WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. efforts to sustain and possibly intensify its “maximum pressure” campaign on North Korea are entering a perilous phase as a potential breakdown in diplomacy with Pyongyang raises fears that China may loosen its enforcement of international sanctions.
ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Friday found a common cause in their shared unease at U.S. President Donald Trump’s actions on Iran, climate change and international trade.
Five weeks into the IT crisis, the bank says experts from IBM will remain “for as long as it takes”.
Peripheral bonds sell off after confidence motion called against Rajoy while Rome bickers
Succinct Summations for the week ending May 25th, 2018 Positives: 1. Following a series of diplomatic blunders, markets shook off lots of bad geopolitical news to close higher for the week; 2. Core durable goods orders rose 1% m/o/m, above the expected 0.7%. 3. PMI Composite rose to 55.7, up .9 from previous 54.8. 4.…
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Facing a currency crisis and a re-election bid, the president finally allowed interest rates to rise. But investors fear he is micromanaging the economy
Deaths of 13 protesters in India prompts shadow chancellor to call for action by the London Stock Exchange.
Clothing sales to fall for second consecutive year after shift to ‘experience economy’
Fashion sales are in retreat across the UK as clothing purchases come under pressure from tight household finances and the lure of the gym, restaurants and entertainment.
The volume of clothing sold is expected to fall for the second successive year, declining by 0.5% in 2018 after a fall of 0.8% the year before, as the recent woes of Marks & Spencer are reflected across the high street.
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