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January 11, 2018 4:41 PM TIMELINE-Troubled Carillion's tale of woe

Jan 11 (Reuters) - British construction company Carillion has been hurt by costly contract delays, a downturn in new business, the departure of its CEO and a string of profit warnings. Carillion's shares have lost 88 percent of their value since its first profit warning in July. Its troubles have been compounded by heavy debt, pension obligations and delays 4

January 9, 2018 6:00 AM JGB yields up; 20- to 40-yr at 1 month high after BOJ trims buying

TOKYO, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Japanese government bond prices dipped on Tuesday, with yields on 20 to 40-year bonds hitting one-month highs, after the Bank of Japan reduced its buying in those maturities over 10 years. The BOJ trimmed the amount it bought in Japanese government bonds of 10 to 25 years left to maturity and those of 25 to 40 years to maturity 2

January 4, 2018 6:26 AM US about to meet 'sudden, CATACLYSMIC end' says Republican Senator in SHOCK claim

THE US is about to meet a “sudden, cataclysmic end” a Senator has claimed in a damning verdict on the American political-economic system. Republican Ron Paul, who ran for President in 2012, has compared the US to the final days of the Soviet Union. In an outburst live on TV the Texas representative argued the years of US dominance on the international 15

January 2, 2018 10:01 AM The free browser app you've probably never heard of that's replacing Google Chrome for MILLIONS of smartphone users in Asia

The battle of the mobile browsers is hotting up, with a new contender emerging in Asia that is taking on Google Chrome's dominance. UC Browser is becoming the web access application of choice for hundreds of millions of consumers in developing markets. The free app for Android devices is said to work better on low-end smartphones and in areas with intermittent 11

January 2, 2018 7:14 AM Factors to watch Jan 2

Markit is due to release December manufacturing PMI index at 0800 GMT. Airbus Helicopters is likely to seek financial compensation from Poland at the Stockholm arbitration court after Warsaw scrapped a 13.5 billion zloty ($3.89 billion) deal for 50 Airbus helicopters in 2016, Dziennik Gazeta Prawna reported, quoting unnamed sources. A group of economists 4

December 28, 2017 7:08 AM Factors to Watch Dec 28

Poland will spend 18.6 billion zlotys ($5.30 billion) on promoting the use of electric cars by 2027, Gazeta Wyborcza daily said, quoting a draft bill that is expected to be adopted by the government on Thursday. Poland's government hopes to open a coking coal mine and thermal coal mine at the cost of around 7 billion zlotys, Rzeczpospolita daily said. Poland's

December 21, 2017 5:12 AM Noble Group gets another credit extension, but future remains uncertain

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Troubled commodity trader Noble Group on Thursday said it had received an extension on a loan until May next year, giving it crucial time for negotiations over debt restructuring. But the firm, based in Hong Kong and listed in Singapore, said the outcome of the discussions with creditors remained uncertain 5

December 20, 2017 3:06 PM 'Clarity would be great!' Andrew Neil ROASTS Labour MP in row over Corbyn's Brexit chaos

ANDREW NEIL ripped into Labour MP Justin Madders as he mocked the party’s Brexit chaos. Labour has faced huge criticism over its Brexit policy with senior officials delivering different messages on aspects of the deal they would seek with the European Union. Speaking on the BBC’s Daily Politics, Andrew Neil put Justin Madders on the spot over Labour’s 60 1

December 20, 2017 7:18 AM Tesco's £3.7bn takeover of Booker is cleared by competition watchdog

The Competition and Markets Authority's (CMA's) decision means the proposed tie-up, first announced in January, is now able to proceed to shareholder votes. Tesco is the UK's largest grocery retailer while Booker is the largest wholesaler - supplying many of Tesco's competitors. Following a consultation on its provisional findings last month, the CMA declared 17

December 20, 2017 6:42 AM JGBs yields up, track U.S. bond yields on tax cut plan

TOKYO, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Japanese government bond yields edged up on Wednesday, tracking U.S. Treasury yields on expectations of the biggest overhaul of the U.S. tax code in more than 30 years. The 10-year JGB yield rose 1.5 basis point to 0.050 percent while the price of the benchmark 10-year JGB futures dropped 0.20 point, their biggest fall since