Withdrawal of companies from Libra project is a good sign: Scholz

Withdrawal of companies from Libra project is a good sign: Scholz

FILE PHOTO: A 3D-printed Facebook Libra cryptocurrency logo is seen in front of displayed German flag in this illustration taken, September 13, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic October 15, 2019 BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s Finance Minister Olaf Scholz told Reuters on Tuesday that the recent withdrawal of several important companies from Facebook’s Libra project was a good sign, adding that the plan poses a threat to the stability of world finances. Facebook Inc’s ambitious efforts to establish…

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Kuwait’s emir to return home from U.S. after medical care

Kuwait’s emir to return home from U.S. after medical care

FILE PHOTO: Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah attends the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia December 9, 2018. Bandar Algaloud/Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court/Handout via REUTERS October 15, 2019 DUBAI (Reuters) – Kuwait’s 90-year-old ruler will return home on Wednesday from the United States where he had been admitted to hospital, causing him to postpone a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, state news agency KUNA said on Tuesday. Emir…

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Mozambique president praises peace, opposition warns in tense poll

Mozambique president praises peace, opposition warns in tense poll

A Women casts her vote during the presidential, legislative and provincial elections in Maputo, Mozambique, October, 15, 2019. REUTERS/Grant Lee Neuenburg October 15, 2019 By Emma Rumney and Manuel Mucari MAPUTO (Reuters) – Mozambicans voted on Tuesday in an election which the president said should help anchor peace, while his opposition rival warned against any manipulation of the results. The presidential, legislative and provincial polls will test the fragile two-month-old peace deal between the ruling…

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Goldman profit misses estimates on weak underwriting, M&A

Goldman profit misses estimates on weak underwriting, M&A

FILE PHOTO: The ticker symbol and logo for Goldman Sachs is displayed on a screen on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., December 18, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo October 15, 2019 (Reuters) – Goldman Sachs Group Inc <GS.N> missed Wall Street estimates for quarterly profit on Tuesday, hit by lower fees from advising on deals and weakness in underwriting. Revenue at three of its four major businesses fell,…

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UnitedHealth raises profit view as revenue from pharmacy benefits grows

UnitedHealth raises profit view as revenue from pharmacy benefits grows

A UnitedHealth Group health insurance card is seen in a wallet in this picture illustration October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/Illustration October 15, 2019 (Reuters) – UnitedHealth Group Inc <UNH.N> on Tuesday raised its 2019 earnings forecast for the third time this year, bolstered by higher revenue at its unit that manages pharmacy benefits as well as its core health insurance business. Shares of the company, which also beat Wall Street profit estimates for the quarter,…

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Nakagami to miss last three MotoGP races, staying at LCR Honda

Nakagami to miss last three MotoGP races, staying at LCR Honda

FILE PHOTO: Motorcycling – MotoGP – Thailand Grand Prix – Chang International Circuit, Buriram, Thailand – October 6, 2019. LCR Honda’s Takaaki Nakagami in action during the race. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun October 15, 2019 (Reuters) – Japanese rider Takaaki Nakagami will miss the last three races of the MotoGP season after shoulder surgery, but his contract with the LCR Honda team has been extended to the end of 2020. Honda said the 27-year-old would have…

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Impeachment inquiry, Warren-Biden matchup highlight U.S. Democratic debate

Impeachment inquiry, Warren-Biden matchup highlight U.S. Democratic debate

FILE PHOTO: Former Vice President Joe Biden listens as Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks in the final minutes of the 2020 Democratic U.S. presidential debate in Houston, Texas, U.S. September 12, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo October 15, 2019 By Trevor Hunnicutt and Jarrett Renshaw WESTERVILLE, Ohio (Reuters) – Twelve top White House contenders will take part on Tuesday in the first Democratic debate since the launch of an impeachment inquiry into Republican President Donald Trump’s efforts…

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Advantage climbers as 2020 Tour de France route revealed

Advantage climbers as 2020 Tour de France route revealed

Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme speaks during a news conference to unveil the itinerary of the 2020 Tour de France cycling race in Paris, France, October 15, 2019. The world’s greatest cycling event, which will start from Nice on June 27 and will finish at the Champs Elysees in Paris on July 19. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes October 15, 2019 By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) – Tour de France organizers put a spring in the step…

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U.S. pension funds took positions in blacklisted Chinese surveillance company

U.S. pension funds took positions in blacklisted Chinese surveillance company

FILE PHOTO: A Hikvision surveillance camera is seen on the Drum Tower in downtown Beijing, China June 19, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee October 15, 2019 By Svea Herbst-Bayliss and Tim McLaughlin BOSTON (Reuters) – Some of the biggest public pensions funds in the United States have invested in one of the world’s largest purveyors of video surveillance systems that the U.S. government claims are used in wide-scale repression of the Muslim population of western China. The…

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Euro up on Brexit deal hopes, trade caution caps dollar

Euro up on Brexit deal hopes, trade caution caps dollar

FILE PHOTO: United States one dollar bills are seen on a light table at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington November 14, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Cameron/File Photo October 15, 2019 By Tomo Uetake SYDNEY (Reuters) – The dollar hovered below 2-1/2-month highs against the yen on Tuesday, failing to extend recent gains as optimism over trade negotiations between the world’s two largest economies and for an orderly British exit from the European Union started…

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