No longer dirty? EU leaders want to challenge perceptions of lithium mining

© Reuters. By Catarina Demony and Sergio Goncalves LISBON (Reuters) – Environmental worries have boosted anti-lithium sentiment across Europe and EU officials say it is crucial to show local populations that mining the metal used in electric car batteries is no longer a “dirty operation.” Tapping European deposits of lithium is an important part of […]

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Black Lloyd’s of London staff distrust leaders: survey

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A man works at a desk in the Lloyd’s of London building in the City of London financial district LONDON (Reuters) – Fewer than half Black Lloyd’s of London staff believe senior leaders in the insurance market create opportunities for everyone and only two-thirds think they mean what they say, the […]

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In meeting with business leaders, Biden backs stricter income limits for stimulus checks

4/4 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Walmart’s logo is seen outside one of the stores in Chicago 2/4 By Jeff Mason and Alexandra Alper WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Joe Biden said on Tuesday he agreed with a proposal by Democratic lawmakers that would limit or phase out stimulus payments to higher-income individuals as part of his […]

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Leaders to push Brexit trade talks beyond latest deadline

3/3 © Reuters. EU Commission President von der Leyen meets British PM Johnson in Brussels 2/3 By Gabriela Baczynska and Costas Pitas BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) -London and Brussels agreed on Sunday to more talks on an elusive trade agreement, even though they still have a long way to go to avert a turbulent ‘no deal’ exit […]

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G20 leaders seek to help poorest nations in post-COVID world

2/2 © Reuters. United Nation Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, conducts virtual press briefing from his office in New York ahead of the annual G20 Summit World Leaders to take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 2/2 By Raya Jalabi, Ryan Woo and Andrea Shalal BEIJING/DUBAI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Leaders of the 20 biggest economies on Saturday vowed […]

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G20 finance leaders to debate debt relief on Nov 13, says Japan’s Aso

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Japan’s newly-appointed Finance Minister Taro Aso speaks at a news conference in Tokyo TOKYO (Reuters) – The Group of 20 finance leaders will discuss debt relief for emerging nations at their meeting on Nov. 13, Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Friday. “Fair burden among lenders is important” in addressing […]

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Pound Falls as EU Leaders Say UK Needs to Make Concession to Reach Deal

© Reuters. By Yasin Ebrahim Investing.com – The pound fell sharply against the dollar on Thursday, after EU leaders did not commit to work “intensively” with the UK to reach a trade deal and placed the onus on Britain to “make the necessary moves” to secure an agreement. fell 0.82% to $ 1.2904. Following the […]

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Signs of progress as EU leaders meet to haggle over climate target

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: European Union flags flutter outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels By Kate Abnett and Francesco Guarascio BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Signs of progress towards agreeing a new European Union climate target emerged ahead of a summit on Thursday, as leaders drafted a plan to bring Poland on board and the Czech […]

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Saudi Arabia says G20 leaders summit to be held virtually on Nov 21-22

CAIRO (Reuters) – The G20 leaders summit will be held virtually on Nov. 21-22, Saudi Arabia said on Monday. The summit will focus on protecting lives and restoring growth by addressing vulnerabilities uncovered during the pandemic and by laying down foundations for a better future, the government said in a statement. “The G20 has contributed […]

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Forex – Euro Hits 4-Month High; EU Leaders Set to Discuss Recovery Fund

© Reuters. By Peter Nurse Investing.com – The euro has been in demand in early European trade Wednesday, hitting a four-month high after Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard hinted at a need for an even easier monetary policy in the U.S. The dollar also suffered more broadly from a rise in risk appetite after positive […]

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