Exclusive-Saudi Arabia wants to see “verifiable deeds” from talks with Iran, says official

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The Iranian flag waves in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria, March 1, 2021. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner/File Photo By Ghaida Ghantous DUBAI (Reuters) – A Saudi foreign ministry official said on Friday that talks between Saudi Arabia and Iran aim to reduce regional tensions, but added […]

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Climate-risk disclosure requirements will spark huge investments: U.S. official

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A participant stands near a logo of IMF at the International Monetary Fund – World Bank Annual Meeting 2018 in Nusa Dua 2/2 By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Requiring financial institutions and companies to disclose climate change risks will trigger huge shifts in capital investments around the world, U.S. […]

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Clear link between AstraZeneca vaccine and rare blood clots in brain, EMA official tells paper

ROME (Reuters) – There is a link between AstraZeneca (NASDAQ:)’s COVID-19 vaccine and very rare blood clots in the brain but the possible causes are still unknown, a senior official for the European Medicines Agency (EMA) said in an interview published on Tuesday. “In my opinion we can now say it, it is clear that […]

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U.S. readies $40 billion in loans to boost clean energy – official

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm testifies before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee in Washington By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said on Wednesday she is ready to reactivate her department’s loan program office that went mostly unused in the last four years and has […]

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Clear crypto rules urgently needed as major companies embrace asset: SEC official

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Commissioner Peirce participates in a U.S Securities and Exchange Commission open meeting to propose changing its definition of an “accredited investor” in Washington By Chris Prentice and Katanga Johnson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A clear cryptocurrency regulatory regime is urgently needed as major companies like Tesla (NASDAQ:) Inc, BNY Mellon (NYSE:) Corp […]

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Former Obama official named U.S. Postal Service board chair

© Reuters. File photo of Ron Bloom, President Obama’s top manufacturing adviser, speaking about the U.S. auto industry from the White House in Washington By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A former official during the Obama administration was named on Tuesday as the new chairman of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) board of governors as […]

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Treasury checks to individuals could start this week, senior official says

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Department of the Treasury is seen in Washington, D.C. (Reuters) – The U.S. Treasury Department is anticipating sending the first wave of $ 600 stimulus checks to U.S. individuals and households as early as this week, as previously planned, a senior Treasury official said on Monday. The Treasury would […]

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An EU official says expect a Brexit statement Thursday morning

Says a European Union statement on Brexit is expected on Thursday morning. “Going through the details now’ of UK trade deal No final agreement is yet confirmed  Separately, the UK is preparing for a Brexit related press conference on Thursday morning.  GBP is little changed on the session: Let’s block ads! (Why?) Forexlive RSS Breaking […]

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China official PMIs for October: Manufacturing 51.4 (vs expected 51.3) Services 56.2 (expected 56.0)

The manufacturing PMI fell from September but not by as much as expected (central median estimate). Manufacturing 51.4Non-manufacturing 56.2Composite 55.3 prior 55.1 Official Purchasing Manager’s Index (PMI) from China’s National Bureau of Statistics. All remain above 50 and in expansion.   China’s economy is still struggling out of the pandemic response earlier in the year, but […]

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We do not expect another summit on Brexit next month – senior EU official

Reuters reports, citing a senior EU official At this stage, another summit would not be justified I think the key phrase here is ‘at this stage’. If Brexit talks go beyond this week, they could easily call for a summit between EU leaders if there is a need to do so in the future. In […]

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