Broker group warns of investor risks posed by U.S. direct share-listing proposal

Broker group warns of investor risks posed by U.S. direct share-listing proposal

FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission logo adorns an office door at the SEC headquarters in Washington, June 24, 2011. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst December 13, 2019 By Joshua Franklin and Michelle Price NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission risks weakening investor protections if it allows companies to raise money in the public market through a direct listing without the support of underwriting banks, an influential broker group said on Friday….

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How ethanol plant shutdowns deepen pain for U.S. corn farmers

How ethanol plant shutdowns deepen pain for U.S. corn farmers

FILE PHOTO: Corn rests on the ground on Hodgen Farm in Roachdale, Indiana, U.S. October 29, 2019. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston December 13, 2019 By Mark Weinraub and Stephanie Kelly RACCOON TOWNSHIP, Ind./NEW YORK (Reuters) – When the U.S. ethanol industry was booming, Indiana farmer Paul Hodgen made good money selling about a quarter of his crop to a local facility that produced the corn-based fuel. Now that plant has stopped churning out ethanol and has instead…

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German police find canisters, munitions in building at scene of fatal blast

German police find canisters, munitions in building at scene of fatal blast

Smoke billows out of an apartment building after an explosion in Blankenburg, Germany December 13, 2019 in this still image obtained from social media. PI Magdeburg/Polizeirevier Harz via REUTERS December 13, 2019 BERLIN (Reuters) – Police said they found gas canisters and old war munitions in an apartment where a blast occurred early on Friday in the eastern German city of Blankenburg, killing one person and injuring at least 15 others. The victim was believed…

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BOJ seen holding fire as trade war fears ease, may warn of soft output

BOJ seen holding fire as trade war fears ease, may warn of soft output

FILE PHOTO: A Japanese flag flutters atop the Bank of Japan building under construction in Tokyo, Japan, September 21, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai December 13, 2019 By Leika Kihara TOKYO (Reuters) – The Bank of Japan is set to keep monetary policy steady next week, as receding fears of a disorderly Brexit and signs of progress in U.S.-China trade talks take some pressure off the central bank to use its dwindling ammunition to underpin growth. BOJ…

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‘Out of market today’: Australia brandishes four words crucial to case against Citi, Deutsche

‘Out of market today’: Australia brandishes four words crucial to case against Citi, Deutsche

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Dow Jones Industrial Average stock market index listed company JPMorgan Chase (JPM) is seen in Los Angeles, California, United States, in this October 12, 2010 file photo. JPMorgan Chase & Co. owns Chase Commerical Bank and JPMorgan Investment Bank. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson December 13, 2019 By Byron Kaye SYDNEY (Reuters) – A four-word handwritten note by a JPMorgan Chase & Co banker has been seized by Australian prosecutors as fundamental to…

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Coming to ‘Star Wars’: Emotional end for Skywalkers, and then what?

Coming to ‘Star Wars’: Emotional end for Skywalkers, and then what?

FILE PHOTO: A man watches a trailer for “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” at the Dolby store in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., December 5, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo December 13, 2019 By Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The next “Star Wars” movie arrives in theaters on Thursday promising an epic conclusion to three trilogies over four decades and answers to at least some of the biggest questions…

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U.S. envoy to visit Seoul as deadline looms for stalled North Korea talks

U.S. envoy to visit Seoul as deadline looms for stalled North Korea talks

FILE PHOTO: U.S. special envoy for North Korea Stephen Biegun pictured here attending as U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Korea’s President Moon Jae-in in New York, U.S. September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo December 13, 2019 SEOUL (Reuters) – The U.S. special envoy for North Korea will arrive in South Korea on Sunday ahead of a year-end deadline set by Pyongyang for Washington to soften its approach to stalled denuclearization talks, Seoul said on…

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Shares and sterling soar after trade and Brexit boosts

Shares and sterling soar after trade and Brexit boosts

FILE PHOTO: A woman points to an electronic board showing stock prices as she poses in front of the board after the New Year opening ceremony at the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE), held to wish for the success of Japan’s stock market, in Tokyo, Japan, January 4, 2019. REUTERS December 13, 2019 By Marc Jones and Wayne Cole LONDON/SYDNEY (Reuters) – Shares already trading at record highs piled on the gains and the pound soared…

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Victory for nationalism: Johnson’s win puts UK’s future in doubt

Victory for nationalism: Johnson’s win puts UK’s future in doubt

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he speaks during a Conservative Party event following the results of the general election in London, Britain, December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay December 13, 2019 By Ian Graham and Russell Cheyne BELFAST/GLASGOW (Reuters) – The election result was hailed as a victory for English, Scottish and Irish nationalism – and it could spell the end of the United Kingdom. Boris Johnson’s resounding triumph will allow him to take…

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U.S. rally to stall Internationals’ advance at Presidents Cup

U.S. rally to stall Internationals’ advance at Presidents Cup

FILE PHOTO: Oct 21, 2019; Chiba, JAPAN; Tiger Woods plays a tee shot on the 11th hole during The Challenge: Japan Skins golf competition at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Matt Roberts-USA TODAY Sports – 13549677 December 13, 2019 By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) – The United States rallied late in Friday’s foursomes at the Presidents Cup to hold the Internationals to a 6.5-3.5 lead after Ernie Els’ team threatened to run away…

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