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White House stands firm on Monday deadline for Mexico tariffs: spokeswoman

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 4:21pm
The White House is standing firm on its position that Mexico must make take significant new steps to halt the surge of Central American migrants by Monday, or face tariffs on its exports to the United States, spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Thursday.

Spotify strikes multi-year podcast deal with Barack and Michelle Obama

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 11:04am
Former U.S President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle on Thursday announced a multi-year partnership with streaming service Spotify to produce a series of exclusive podcasts.

Wall Street subdued as rate cut bets temper trade tensions

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 10:54am
U.S. stocks eked out gains in choppy trading on Thursday, as hopes of an interest rate cut outweighed fears of a flare up in U.S.-China trade tensions after comments from President Donald Trump.

U.S. yield curve flattens after ECB move; stocks mixed

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 10:25am
The U.S. Treasury yield curve flattened on Thursday as the European Central Bank committed to leaving interest rates steady into the first half of 2020, while major world stock indexes were mixed following U.S. President Donald Trump's fresh tariff threat against China.

Google to buy analytics software firm Looker for $2.6 billion

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 10:24am
Alphabet Inc's Google said on Thursday it would buy Looker, a privately held big-data analytics company, for $2.6 billion in cash, in the first major acquisition for new Google Cloud Chief Executive Thomas Kurian.

Trump to make China tariffs decision 'right after G20'

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 10:09am
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he would make a decision about whether to impose a further series of tariffs on Chinese goods after meeting his Chinese counterpart at the G-20 meeting in Japan later this month.

Mexico meets migrants at southern border with armed forces

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 10:07am
Mexican soldiers, armed police and migration officials blocked hundreds of migrants after they crossed the border from Guatemala in a caravan into southern Mexico on Wednesday, and detained dozens of them, a witness from a migrant aid group and an official said.

France seeks to fend off blame for FCA-Renault deal collapse

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 10:01am
France was battling to defend its business strategy on Thursday after being blamed for scuppering a $35 billion-plus merger between carmakers Fiat Chrysler (FCA) and Renault only 10 days after the plan was officially announced.

Pence: U.S. talks to continue, Mexico must do more on immigration

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 9:39am
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said U.S.-Mexico talks would continue on Thursday, and reiterated President Donald Trump's assessment that Mexico must do more to curb immigration at the border between the two nations.

U.S., Mexico to resume talks over tariffs, border as Trump seeks more progress

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 9:39am
Mexican and U.S. officials are set to resume talks in Washington on Thursday aimed at heading off punitive tariffs on Mexican goods as President Donald Trump called for Mexico to take more action to curb migration at the southern U.S. border.

Mexican president hopes for deal with U.S. on migration on Thursday

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 9:39am
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he hoped a deal could be struck with the United States on Thursday to resolve a migration dispute and avoid the Trump administration imposing trade tariffs on Mexico next week.

Exclusive: India plans to order taxi aggregators like Uber, Ola to go electric - documents

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 9:19am
India plans to order taxi aggregators like Uber and Ola to convert 40% of their fleet of cars to electric by April 2026, according to a source and records of government meetings to discuss new rules for clean mobility.

Ford to close engine plant in Wales in latest blow to UK car sector

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 9:07am
Ford said it would close its plant in Bridgend, south Wales next year because of falling demand for some of its engines, putting 1,700 jobs at risk in a further blow to Britain's once booming car industry.

Trump, Macron honour D-Day veterans who fought through "fires of hell"

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 8:55am
France will never forget the sacrifice of the Allied troops who liberated it from Nazi Germany, President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday, the 75th anniversary of the D-Day operation that helped bring World War Two to an end.

Hugs, not macho handshakes: Trump shelves politics at D-Day anniversary

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 8:53am
President Donald Trump briefly set aside politics and his testy relationship with France's Emmanuel Macron on Thursday, heaping praise on U.S. war veterans in a speech to mark the 75th D-Day anniversary and steering clear of issues that might rile Europe.

France would consider any Renault deal respecting its interests: minister

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 8:48am
The French government is open to tie-ups involving Renault as long as French industrial interests are protected, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Thursday.

Asia shares muted, trade risk offsets rate hopes

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 11:00pm
Asian markets were in a mixed mood on Thursday as fears the U.S. trade tussle with Mexico would further depress global growth, warred with wagers central banks would have to respond with fresh stimulus.

Exclusive: U.S. pursues sale of over $2 billion in weapons to Taiwan, sources say, in test for China

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 10:43pm
The United States is pursuing the sale of more than $2 billion worth of tanks and weapons to Taiwan, four people familiar with the negotiations said, in a move likely to anger China as a trade war between the world's two biggest economies escalates.

Fiat Chrysler withdraws merger offer for Renault, blames French politics

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 8:57pm
Fiat Chrysler said it has abandoned its $35 billion merger offer for Renault, blaming French politics for scuttling what would have been a landmark deal to create the world's third-biggest automaker.

#KuToo no more! Japanese women take stand against high heels

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 8:26pm
A social media campaign against dress codes and expectations that women wear high heels at work has gone viral in Japan, with thousands joining the #KuToo movement.