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EU Envoys Agree Mandate for Brexit Trade Talks

EU ambassadors on Monday finalized a mandate for chief negotiator Michel Barnier ahead of tough talks due to start next week on Britain's future relationship with the bloc.

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Saudi Hosts G20 Financial Leaders amid Coronavirus Alarm

Finance ministers and central bank governors from G20 nations meet in the Saudi capital Saturday for a two-day gathering to discuss the global economy and the risks from the coronavirus epidemic.

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Asian Markets Fall on Fears over Spreading Virus

A spike in new virus cases outside China spooked Asian markets Friday after Wall Street pulled back from record highs as more companies warned earnings could be hurt by the epidemic.  

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SGBL Denies Making Transfers for Politicians, Shareholders after October 17

Lebanon’s SGBL bank on Thursday denied as “totally baseless” media reports claiming that politicians and shareholders had made transfers through the bank to foreign financial institutions in the wake of the October 17 uprising.

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Morgan Stanley to Acquire Broker E*Trade for $13 Billion

U.S. investment bank Morgan Stanley announced Thursday it will acquire the brokerage E*Trade in a deal valued at $13 billion.

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Argentina's Debt 'Not Sustainable,' Says IMF

Argentina's debt is not sustainable, the IMF concluded Wednesday at the end of a week-long visit, urging the government to generate funds from private investors to address the issue.

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France Steps Up Probe into Ghosn's Versailles Wedding

French investigators said Wednesday they were stepping up their investigation into two parties thrown by fallen auto titan Carlos Ghosn at the Palace of Versailles, including his lavish 2016 wedding.

The prosecutor's office in the Paris suburb of Nanterre, which had been leading the probe, said it had been handed to an investigating magistrate, which means that Ghosn -- who jumped bail in Japan in December -- could soon face charges in France.

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Global Markets Rebound on Hopes for Limited Virus Impact

World stock markets mostly rebounded Wednesday on investor hopes that the deadly coronavirus will have only a short-term impact on corporate earnings and economic growth.

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UK Inflation Surges, Weakening Case for Rate Cut

British annual inflation surged to 1.8 percent in January from 1.3 percent one month earlier, official data showed Wednesday, boosting the pound.

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Saudi Aramco Shares Shed Post-IPO Gains as Oil Dives

Saudi Aramco shares have lost most of the gains they made since listing in December in a landmark first offering, as oil prices drop amid alarm over the new coronavirus.

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