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Trade truce boosts German investor morale to highest in 4-1/2 years

By Michael Nienaber BERLIN (Reuters) - The mood among German investors was at its strongest in 4-1/2 years in January on the back of hopes that Europe's largest economy might not be as badly bruised by trade tensions as previously thought, a survey showed on Tuesday. The...


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Sterling resists the weight of UK rate cut speculation

By Sujata Rao and Ritvik Carvalho LONDON (Reuters) - The swift repricing of short-dated UK interest rate futures has sent bond yields plunging but barely moved sterling, which is still holding out hopes of a post-election, post-Brexit inward investment bounce that will lift the pound...


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Exclusive: Receding risks may give BOJ room to tweak forward guidance

By Leika Kihara TOKYO (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan could consider watering down later this year its commitment to keep or cut its rock-bottom interest rates, if pessimism over the global outlook continues to recede, sources say. Any such tweak would be a sign Japan's ce...


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Prince Harry arrives in Canada to prepare for non-royal life

(Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry has arrived in Canada to join his wife Meghan as the couple prepare for a new life after agreeing to stop using their royal titles as part of a deal to end a crisis in the Windsor family. Harry was shown arriving on Vancouver Island by Sky News, jus...


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In forest monastery, Buddhist abbot faces bushfire with a smile

By Angie Teo and Joyce Zhou BUNDANOON, Australia (Reuters) - Buddhist monk Phra Mana helped build his bush monastery with his bare hands three decades ago, but when Australia's worst wildfires in generations threatened to destroy it he stood up to fate with a smile. An i...


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Dixons Carphone boosted by supersized TVs, gaming and smart tech

By James Davey LONDON (Reuters) - Robust demand for supersized televisions, gaming sets and smart technology helped British retailer Dixons Carphone <DC.L> to outperform a weak UK market over the key Christmas period, keeping it on track to meet its financial targets....


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Iranian MP says Iran would be protected if it had nuclear arms - ISNA

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran would be protected from threats if it had nuclear weapons, Iranian lawmaker told parliament on Tuesday, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency, adding that Iran should build missiles with "unconventional" warheads. "If we had nuclear weapons today, we w...


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BP appoints new finance chief as Looney prepares to take over

By Ron Bousso and Yadarisa Shabong LONDON (Reuters) - BP's <BP.L> finance chief Brian Gilvary is to step down in June after eight years in the role and will be replaced by a close ally of Bernard Looney who takes over as chief executive next month. Murray Auchinclo...


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Iran seeks help reading downed plane's black boxes in new standoff

By Alexander Cornwell and Babak Dehghanpisheh DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran said it had asked the U.S. and French authorities for equipment to download information from black boxes on a downed Ukrainian airliner, potentially angering countries which want the recorders analysed abroad....


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Iranian MP announces $3 million award for "whoever kills Trump" - ISNA

DUBAI (Reuters) - An Iranian lawmaker announced a 3 million dollar (2.3 million pounds) award to "whoever kills Trump", Iranian semi-official News agency reported. "On behalf of people of Kerman province, we will pay 3 million dollar award in cash to whoever kills Trump," Ahmad Hamze...