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Ford set to end production at Blanquefort in France, jobs at risk

FILE PHOTO: The Ford logo at the New York Auto Show in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., March 29, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo BORDEAUX, France (Reuters) – Ford (F.N) will end production at its Blanquefort plant in France by late August next year after rejecting a rescue deal for the factory, in a move which ...

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EastEnders set revamp goes £27m over budget

Image caption The Queen Vic pub is the centrepiece of the EastEnders set The BBC project to replace and expand the external set of EastEnders will now cost £27m more than originally planned. The original 2015 forecast for the scheme was £59.7m, but the revised budget is now £86.7m. A National Audit Office (NAO) report concluded that “the BBC will ...

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Wall Street set for strong open on Trump’s upbeat trade comments

(Reuters) – U.S. stock futures jumped 0.9 percent on Wednesday, joining a global equities rally, as President Donald Trump’s encouraging comments fueled optimism over trade negotiations between the United States and China. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., December 11, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Trump, in an interview with Reuters, said ...

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Macron’s concessions set to blow out French deficit

PARIS (Reuters) – France is on course to overshoot the European Union’s budget deficit ceiling next year without new spending cuts after President Emmanuel Macron caved in to anti-government street protests. Macron announced wage increases for the poorest workers and a tax cut for most pensioners on Monday to defuse discontent, leaving his government scrambling to come up with extra ...

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Huawei CFO back in Canada court as bail hearing set to wrap

VANCOUVER (Reuters) – A top executive at Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] is set to return to a Vancouver courtroom on Tuesday, as the judge weighs final issues in determining whether she should be freed on bail while awaiting extradition proceedings. Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou was arrested by Canadian authorities on Dec. 1 at the request of ...

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Indian opposition could get a boost as Modi looks set to lose state votes

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – When Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party won a landslide in India’s last general election, in 2014, it grabbed almost all the parliamentary seats in the heartland states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh. FILE PHOTO: India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends a presentation of a joint statement with Russian President Vladimir Putin after their delegation level ...

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Prosecutors set to indict Ghosn and Nissan as CEO’s role in focus: sources

TOKYO (Reuters) – Tokyo prosecutors are due to indict ousted Nissan Motor (7201.T) Chairman Carlos Ghosn as well as the automaker itself on Monday, sources said, intensifying scrutiny of CEO Hiroto Saikawa’s role in the financial misconduct scandal. FILE PHOTO: Carlos Ghosn, chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, attends the Tomorrow In Motion event on the eve of press ...

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Early election in Armenia set to cement revolution’s power shift

YEREVAN (Reuters) – Armenians vote on Sunday in an early parliamentary election initiated by acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, who aims to bolster his authority after sweeping to power in a peaceful revolution earlier this year. FILE PHOTO: Armenia’s acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan attends a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council in St. Petersburg, Russia December 6, 2018. ...

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