Prudential to spin off UK and European business in radical break-up

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prudential (PRU.L) is to spin-off its UK and European division from its international businesses as part of a radical break-up of the 170-year-old company. FILE PHOTO: The logo of British life insurer Prudential is seen on their building, in London October 21, 2008. REUTERS/Stephen Hird /File Photo The FTSE 100 insurance giant said on Wednesday that ...

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German lawmakers elect Merkel to fourth term as chancellor

BERLIN (Reuters) – German lawmakers voted on Wednesday to re-elect Angela Merkel as chancellor for a fourth, and likely final, term that may prove her most challenging yet as she leads a fragile coalition with her standing diminished. German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) talks to outgoing German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel (R) and Volker Kauder, parliamentary group leader of the ...

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Google bans crypto-currency adverts – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Exchanges offering trade in Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and other crypto-currencies will be affected Google has moved to ban crypto-currency advertising from its platforms. The move will affect promotional campaigns for initial coin offerings, Bitcoin exchanges, digital wallets to store the assets and trading advice. A notice said the policy would be introduced in June ...

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South Africa antitrust watchdog charges Takata with price fixing

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African competition watchdog charged Takata Corp with price fixing on Wednesday, another blow to the Japanese auto safety products maker in the throes of a massive airbag scandal. FILE PHOTO: A woman stands next to a logo of Takata Corp at a showroom for vehicles in Tokyo, Japan, November 6, 2015. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/File Photo The Competition ...

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Russia says over 300 people have left Syria’s eastern Ghouta: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Over 300 people have left Syria’s eastern Ghouta district since a humanitarian corridor opened there, RIA news agency cited a representative for Russia’s ceasefire monitoring centre in Syria as saying on Wednesday. Children look through a bus window during evacuation from the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, in Damascus, Syria March 13, 2018. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh “Since ...

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Even backers of Trump’s economic policies pan tariffs

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – As U.S. President Donald Trump forges ahead with his controversial trade policies, even financial experts who enthusiastically applaud many of Trump’s other policies are worried that the protectionist measures could hurt U.S. growth, Reuters interviews with more than two dozen such specialists show. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks with the news media before boarding ...

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