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Asian shares, sterling up on pause in Brexit, trade fears

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Asian shares and the pound moved higher on Thursday as investors breathed a sigh of relief after British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a no-confidence vote, and as China appeared to be taking more steps to meet U.S. demands to open its markets. FILE PHOTO: An investor sits in front of a board showing stock information at ...

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Fears over sensitive US military data in commercial cloud

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Pentagon – the world’s largest office building – is the United States’ military headquarters A technology company bidding for a Pentagon contract to store sensitive data has close partnerships with a firm linked to a sanctioned Russian oligarch, the BBC has learned. The Jedi project, a huge cyber-cloud which could ultimately store nuclear codes, ...

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Huawei CFO seeks bail, cites health fears behind bars: court documents

Meng Wanzhou, Executive Board Director of the Chinese technology giant Huawei, attends a session of the VTB Capital Investment Forum “Russia Calling!” in Moscow, Russia October 2, 2014. REUTERS/Alexander Bibik TORONTO (Reuters) – A top executive of China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] argued that she should be let out on bail while awaiting an extradition hearing due to severe ...

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Huawei arrest stokes fears of China reprisals among America Inc executives

HONG KONG/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – At a closed-door security meeting of U.S. companies in Singapore on Thursday, one topic was high on the agenda: the arrest of a top executive at Chinese tech giant Huawei [HWT.UL] and the potential backlash on American firms operating in China. The Huawei logo is pictured outside their research facility in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, December 6, ...

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U.S. employment report seen calming fears over economy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. companies likely maintained a solid pace of hiring in November while increasing wages for workers, suggesting the economy remains strong enough for the Federal Reserve to continue raising interest rates in 2019. FILE PHOTO – Job seekers line up at a job fair of an oil services giant Halliburton at the MCM Grande Fundome hotel in ...

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France protests: Eiffel Tower to close on Saturday amid Paris riot fears

Image copyright Inpho Image caption The violence of the “gilets jaunes” protests has shocked France The Eiffel Tower in Paris is to close on Saturday amid fears of further street violence from “yellow vest” anti-government protests. Across France, 89,000 police officers will be on duty and armoured vehicles will be deployed in the capital, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced. Police ...

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France protests: Government fears ‘major violence’ in coming days

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The scene Thursday in Nantes, as school students protested education reforms The French government says it fears “major violence” in Paris on Saturday as the national “yellow vests” protest movement shows little sign of easing. The government said it was scrapping fuel tax increases in the budget – the original spark for the protests. But ...

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Stocks battered by Wall Street, fears of U.S. slowdown

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Global stocks fell on Wednesday, plagued by a flattening yield curve that sparked concerns about an economic slowdown in the United States and weakening expectations of a lasting U.S.-China trade truce, while the dollar steadied. U.S. markets were closed to mark former President George H.W. Bush’s death, but the effect of Wall Street’s turmoil in the ...

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