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ISTANBUL (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey could face serious problems if the country’s central bank is not completely revised after the dismissal of its governor Murat Cetinkaya, the Haberturk news website reported on Wednesday. It cited Erdogan as telling reporters on his plane returning from a trip to Bosnia that Cetinkaya had made decisions for which a high...
(Reuters) - A federal judge on Monday dealt a blow to the Trump administration by striking down a new rule that would have forced pharmaceutical companies to include the wholesale prices of their drugs in television advertising. U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta in Washington sided with drugmakers Merck & Co Inc, Eli Lilly and Co and Amgen Inc by halting...
GENEVA/DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran threatened on Monday to restart deactivated centrifuges and ramp up enrichment of uranium to 20% purity in a move away from the 2015 nuclear deal, but the head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards insisted the world knows Tehran is not pursuing nuclear arms. The threats to ramp up enrichment, made by Tehran’s nuclear agency spokesman, would go...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Monday issued a notice on broker-dealer custody of digital asset securities, amid industry requests for clarity on whether they can hold sauch assets under federal securities laws. The SEC’s statement, issued in conjunction with the general counsel of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), clarified that entities seeking to...
BEIJING (Reuters) - China and the rest of the world must co-exist, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan said on Monday, in an indirect jab at the United States with which Beijing is currently trying to resolve a bitter trade war. “China’s development can’t shut out the rest of the world. The world’s development can’t shut out China,” Wang said in...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump praised the women’s national soccer team in the wake of their World Cup triumph on Sunday and said he would look into inviting them to the White House, just days after a spat with the captain. “Congratulations to the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team on winning the World Cup! Great and exciting play....
TOKYO (Reuters) - The dollar rose broadly on Monday after strong U.S. jobs growth in June suggested the Federal Reserve will not aggressively cut interest rates later this month. U.S. nonfarm payrolls rebounded in June to 224,000, the most in five months, data showed on Friday, beating economists’ consensus estimate of 160,000. The solid outcome virtually wipes out chances for a...
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked Pope Francis for “very substantive” talks on Thursday, a day before Ukraine’s Catholic leaders were due at the Vatican. Putin, who has met with Francis twice before, arrived an hour late. He had been 50 minutes late for their first meeting in 2013 and more than an hour late for their...
LONDON/DUBAI (Reuters) - British Royal Marines seized a giant Iranian oil tanker in Gibraltar on Thursday for trying to take oil to Syria in violation of EU sanctions, a dramatic step that drew Tehran’s fury and could escalate its confrontation with the West. The Grace 1 tanker was impounded in the British territory on the southern tip of Spain after...
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Crude oil prices fell on Friday, pressured by concerns over the outlook for global economic growth. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures CLc1 were down 1.1% at $56.71 per barrel by 0042 GMT. Front-month Brent crude futures LCOc1 were down 0.1% at $63.23 per barrel, after closing down 0.8% on Thursday. “Concerns over weaker demand outweighed the supply...

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