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FOREX-Pound pauses for breath amid Brexit limbo, dollar steadies

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HONG KONG (Reuters) – The British pound stabilised on Thursday as the Brexit project entered a fresh holding pattern, while the dollar held firm as traders took a breather from Sino-U.S. trade headlines. FILE PHOTO: Pound and Dollar banknotes are seen in this picture illustration taken June 13, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Currency markets are also Read More

Morning News Call – India, October 24

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To access a PDF version of this newsletter, please click here here If you would like to receive this newsletter via email, please register at: here FACTORS TO WATCH No major events are scheduled for the day. INDIA TOP NEWS • India announces $8 billion plan to revive loss-making state telecoms firms India announced an Read More

NHS in Scotland ‘could face £1.8bn shortfall’

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The health service in Scotland could face a £1.8bn shortfall in less than five years if it is not reformed, the public spending watchdog has said. Audit Scotland’s annual report said the NHS was “seriously struggling to become financially sustainable”. Auditor General Caroline Gardner said the integration of health and social care was too slow Read More

Asian shares edge up; investors anxious over earnings, Brexit

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares pulled ahead on Thursday with corporate earnings buffeting trading as investors remained anxious about the business impact of the Sino-U.S. trade war while Brexit uncertainties kept overall sentiment in check. FILE PHOTO: Passersby are reflected on a screen displaying graphs of market indices outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, August Read More

Ghosn’s lawyers accuse Japan officials, Nissan executives of collusion

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FILE PHOTO: Former Nissan Motor Chariman Carlos Ghosn leaves the Tokyo Detention House in Tokyo, Japan April 25, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato TOKYO (Reuters) – Lawyers for former Nissan Motor Co (7201.T) chairman Carlos Ghosn submitted filings to the Tokyo District Court on Thursday seeking the dismissal of all charges against him and accusing Japanese officials Read More

BBC News launches ‘dark web’ Tor mirror

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The BBC has made its international news website available via Tor, in a bid to thwart censorship attempts. Tor is a privacy-focused web browser used to access pages on the dark web. The browser can obscure who is using it and what data is being accessed, which can help people avoid government surveillance and censorship. Read More

Facebook’s Zuckerberg grilled over Libra currency plan

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has tried to reassure sceptical US lawmakers over the safety of the social network’s proposed digital currency Libra. At a fractious hearing in Washington, members of Congress attacked plans for the payment system, warning it could be abused by criminals and terrorists. Mr Zuckerberg was also challenged over claims that he Read More

Opposing mass surveillance IS patriotic: Edward Snowden opens up about gov’t spying programs on Joe Rogan show

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NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden wants to come home, just not into the waiting arms of a fear-based system of “turnkey tyranny” that has mushroomed with the rise of smartphones, he told talk show host Joe Rogan. Americans might believe the government cleaned up its act after Snowden revealed the NSA’s unconstitutional spying in 2013, but Read More

UPDATE 3-Chile’s Codelco resumes operations after union calls for end to strike

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(Recasts throughout) By Fabian Cambero and Dave Sherwood SANTIAGO, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Chile’s Codelco, the world’s top copper miner, said it had resumed normal operations after its unionized workers struck a deal with government officials late Wednesday to end a day-long walk-off amid a week of raucous protests throughout Chile. The Copper Workers Federation Read More

Trump channels ‘America invades for oil’ meme as he says some troops will stay in Syria to ‘protect’ it

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US forces have secured Syria’s oil, and now most of them are on their way out, President Donald Trump has declared, patting himself on the back for “saving a lot of lives.” He then produced an oil-grabbing quote worthy of a meme. “Let someone else fight over this long, bloodstained sand,” Trump told reporters on Read More