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Yuan at two-and-a-half week high as China signals support, revives fix factor

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The yuan hovered at a 2-1/2-week high against the U.S. dollar on Monday after China’s central bank revived a “counter-cyclical factor” in its daily fixing to support the currency, arresting a record 10-week slide that has rattled global markets. FILE PHOTO: A China yuan note is seen in this illustration photo May 31, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas White/Illustration/File Photo ...

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The X Factor: Louis Walsh leaves after 13 ‘fantastic’ years

Image copyright PA Louis Walsh has decided to leave talent show The X Factor after what he has described as 13 “fantastic” years. Walsh, 65, has been the show’s longest-serving judge, appearing on all but one edition since it began in 2004. Production company Thames thanked him for playing a “huge part” in the show’s success. Simon Cowell will return ...

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Trump factor leaves Macron scrambling ahead of Russia trip

PARIS (Reuters) – Emmanuel Macron heads to St Petersburg on Thursday seeking to win concessions from Vladimir Putin, but with Europe-U.S. ties strained over Iran, the Russian leader may have little incentive to offer the French president a diplomatic success. French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during the presentation of the French government’s plan for the country’s most deprived areas, at ...

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Photos celebrate uplands country ‘wow factor’

Image copyright Jay Birmingham Image caption Judges felt the “chill in the air” in the winning entry – of the sunrise in the Peak District Winning entries in a countryside photograph competition had the “wow factor”, judges said. Landscape photos dominate the Moors for the Future Partnership uplands-themed showcase, but it also features wildlife and a 5,000ft (1,524m) selfie. Two ...

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ZTE tells suppliers China trade row may be factor in U.S. ban: source

NEW YORK (Reuters) – China’s ZTE Corp (000063.SZ) held a conference call on Wednesday with major suppliers, during which a company representative suggested the trade dispute with Beijing may have been a factor in last week’s U.S. order banning American firms from selling goods to the smartphone maker, according to a person familiar with the call. FILE PHOTO: A ZTE ...

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Why Lauryn Hill still has the Ex Factor

Image copyright Shutterstock Lauryn Hill’s iconic debut album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, turns 20 this year, and to celebrate, the singer is heading out on tour. A 20-date run has been announced across the US with international dates expected to follow. The singer will perform the multi Grammy-winning record in its entirety at each of the shows. After chart ...

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U.S. explores including wage factor in NAFTA auto rules: sources

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – U.S. trade negotiators have floated a plan to introduce rules under a reworked NAFTA that stipulate a certain amount of automotive production must be carried out in areas paying higher salaries, two sources familiar with the matter said. Flags of Canada, Mexico and the U.S. are seen before a joint news conference on the closing of ...

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