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Banks seek loan repayment from Brazil oil rig maker – report

(Reuters) – Five Brazilian banks are joining British lender Standard Chartered Plc (STAN.L) in seeking early repayment of loans to oil rig producer Sete Brasil Participações SA, which has been hit by a corruption scandal ...
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It’s a perfect time to sell German stocks

LONDON (MarketWatch) — It’s been a stunning 2015 for Germany’s DAX 30 index, but if you want to bank the most profits, now is the time to say “auf Wiedersehen” to the benchmark, according to Société Générale analysts. The index...

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Pakistan’s Most Amazing Money Manager Gets No Respect

(Bloomberg) — In Pakistan, it’s difficult to find a more successful money manager than Maheen Rahman. The 39-year-old turned a loss—making asset management company into a profitable acquisition target, led her flagship eq...

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London’s FTSE 100 index of the largest publicly traded companies closed at an all-time high of 7,022.51 points

The record FTSE 100 value capped five days of gains, while the pound also regained lost ground against the dollar. Shares in building suppliers CRH jumped 5% on news that the proposed merger between Lafarge and Holcim is back o...


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Fracking Big Upset: New York Residents Talk Secession

One could argue America was conceived from intense frustration that ultimately led to separation. Fed up with what they perceived as excessive control by the Crown, colonists to the “New England”, in essence, seceded in 1776, a...
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White House announces plan to train 50,000 people, including veterans, to install solar panels

WASHINGTON — The U.S. is planning to train veterans to become solar panel installers in the next six years, the White House said Thursday. The jobs training program is among a host of initiatives the White House says will cut c...


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Crude Oil rises sharply during Netanyahu’s address to Congress

Investing.com — Oil prices surged on Tuesday, moving up sharply during Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address in front of Congress, before falling slightly back, as futures continued on a volatile path....
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NYMEX crude quoted higher in Asia after API shows mixed stocks data

Investing.com – Crude oil prices were quoted higher in Asia on Wednesday after industry data showed U.S. oil inventories mixed in the past week. The American Petroleum Institute said that crude oil stocks rose 2.9 million...


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Forex – USD/CAD drops after strong Canadian GDP data

Investing.com – The U.S. dollar dropped against its Canadian counterpart on Tuesday, after data showed that Canada’s economy expanded more-than-expected in December. USD/CAD hit 1.2435 during early U.S. trade, the p...

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Forex – Aussie gains after Q4 GDP meets expectations, consumer spend up

Investing.com – The Australian dollar gained on Wednesday after GDP data for the fourth quarter met expectations and even showed gains in consumer spending. Australia fourth quarter GDP rose 0.5% as expected quarter-on-qu...




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