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'Black Friday' Sales Bonanza Fails to Boost London Stock Market

London's stock market fell on Friday, bucking an upwards trend elsewhere, as 'Black Friday' price-slashing wooed customers but was expected to hurt the bottom line of Britain's biggest retailers.

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Asian Traders Cautious after Being Unnerved by China Sell-Off

Asian markets mostly rose but investors moved warily on Friday after a sharp sell-off in Shanghai the previous day fuelled concerns of fresh turmoil in Chinese markets.

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Shoppers Mobilize on Thanksgiving, As Retailers Branch Out

Shoppers are hitting the stores on Thanksgiving as retailers under pressure look for ways to poach shoppers from their rivals.

As the holiday shopping season officially kicked off, retailers are counting on a lift from a better economy. But they're also looking beyond economic data and mapping out ways to pick up sales from other retailers as Amazon expands its reach.

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French Business Confidence at Near 10-Year High

French business confidence hit a near 10-year-high in November, French statistics agency INSEE said on Thursday, providing a boost for President Emmanuel Macron. 

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Dollar Struggles in Asia on Fed Rate Hike Uncertainty

The dollar struggled Thursday in Asia following the previous day's losses as dovish Federal Reserve minutes rowed back expectations for US interest rate hikes.

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As Black Friday Nears, US Stores Get Creative to Battle E-Commerce

The photo op with Santa Claus has long been a holiday mainstay for American children. But this year, shopping malls in several states are scheduling glamour shots for man's best friend.

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Britain Hikes Brexit Pot, Slashes Growth Outlook

Britain on Wednesday substantially hiked its funds for Brexit preparations, as it slashed growth forecasts over a five-year period in a key annual budget update.

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French Central Bank Calls for More Cross-Border Mergers

The Banque de France wants it to be easier for European banks to merge, the central bank's chief Francois Villeroy de Galhau said on Wednesday.

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UK Budget to Weigh Austerity as Brexit Clouds Gather

Britain's Conservative government, facing severe pressure over Brexit and battling a sluggish economy, launches a budget fightback Wednesday that is expected to see some scaling back of unpopular austerity.

Finance minister Philip Hammond will deliver his annual tax and spend plans as uncertainty lingers over the nature of Britain's departure from the European Union.

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Asian Markets Extend Global Rally, Hong Kong Cracks 30,000 Mark

Hong Kong stocks broke the 30,000 mark for the first time in 10 years on Wednesday as Asian markets extended a global rally following another record close on Wall Street.

After retreating for most of this month, investors were back in buying mood this week on optimism about the world economy and earnings, while they remain upbeat that US lawmakers will eventually push through much-vaunted tax cuts.

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