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G20 watchdog says fintech doesn't pose threat to financial stability

G20 watchdog says fintech doesn't pose threat to financial stability

27 Jun 2017 | 6:05 PM

By Huw Jones LONDON, Jun 27 (Reuters) The rise of fintech does not pose any compelling risks to financial stability, according to a review by global regulators, but this may change as the sector grows.

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Iran's Zarif - "regrettable" that US Supreme Court revived US travel ban

27 Jun 2017 | 6:01 PM

BERLIN, Jun 27 (Reuters) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif today said it was regrettable that the US Supreme Court revived part of a US travel ban imposed on citizens from six majority Muslim countries, and said it could fuel extremism in the region.

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Israeli financial system strong but still at risk from housing exposure -c.bank

27 Jun 2017 | 5:56 PM

By Steven Scheer TEL AVIV, Jun 27 (Reuters) Israel's financial system remains strong despite low interest rates but still faces a "significant risk" from exposure to the housing market, the Bank of Israel said on Tuesday.

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Germany urges all sides in Qatar crisis to talk, avoid escalation

27 Jun 2017 | 5:55 PM

BERLIN, Jun 27 (Reuters) German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel appealed to all sides involved in the Qatar crisis to meet for direct talks to avoid a further escalation.

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US-led coalition says hit Islamic State targets in Syrian town

27 Jun 2017 | 5:54 PM

BEIRUT, Jun 27 (Reuters) The US-led coalition said today it had conducted strikes on Islamic State targets in the Syrian town of al-Mayadeen this week and it would assess allegations that dozens of people had been killed in an air strike there yesterday.

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French parliament opens in test for Macron's many novice lawmakers

27 Jun 2017 | 5:52 PM

By Leigh Thomas PARIS, Jun 27 (Reuters) France's new parliament will sit for the first time today as rivals of President Emmanuel Macron questioned a lack of political experience among deputies of his majority-holding Republic on the Move(LREM) party.

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OPEC in no rush on deeper oil output cut, to look at in July- delegates

27 Jun 2017 | 5:50 PM

By Alex Lawler LONDON, Jun 27 (Reuters) OPEC will not rush into making a further cut in oil output or end some countries' exemptions to output limits, OPEC delegates said, although a meeting in Russia next month is likely to consider further steps to support the market.

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British grocers' sales growth at five-year high on rising food prices

27 Jun 2017 | 5:49 PM

LONDON, Jun 27 (Reuters) British supermarkets recorded their highest sales growth in five years in the latest quarter, driven by rising food prices, industry data showed on Tuesday.

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Ninety-five buildings fail safety tests after London fire - PM

Ninety-five buildings fail safety tests after London fire - PM

27 Jun 2017 | 5:44 PM

LONDON, Jun 27 (Reuters) Ninety-five buildings have failed safety tests introduced after at least 79 people were killed in a fire that ravaged a tower block in west London earlier this month, a spokesman for British Prime Minister Theresa May said today.

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Sri Lankan stocks end marginally lower; foreign buying caps fall

27 Jun 2017 | 5:40 PM

COLOMBO, Jun 27 (Reuters) Sri Lankan shares closed slightly lower on Tuesday as banking shares fell, but foreign buying capped losses while local investors waited for more clarity on a new tax bill.

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Plunge in UK confidence hits Debenhams, adds to slowdown fears

27 Jun 2017 | 5:40 PM

By James Davey and William Schomberg LONDON, Jun 27 (Reuters) British consumer confidence plunged during the political crisis sparked by Prime Minister Theresa May's election flop, hitting the sales of general retailers such as Debenhams just as shoppers' spending power is undermined by the pound's fall.

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Futures slip on tech selloff; Yellen in focus

27 Jun 2017 | 5:39 PM

By Tanya Agrawal Undated, Jun 27 (Reuters) U.

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Euro zone bond yields jump as Draghi opens door to policy tweak

27 Jun 2017 | 5:38 PM

By Dhara Ranasinghe LONDON, Jun 27 (Reuters) Germany's short-dated bond yields hit seven-month highs and the euro jumped to a nine-day peak on Tuesday, after ECB chief Mario Draghi opened the door to tweaks in the bank's ultra-easy monetary policy as the economy recovers.

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Hong Kong's biggest yuan ETF sees strong inflows on China 'A' shares MSCI inclusion

27 Jun 2017 | 5:38 PM

SHANGHAI, Jun 27 (Reuters) Hong Kong's biggest yuan-denominated exchange-traded fund (ETF) that invests in China's "A-shares" saw its largest inflow this year on Tuesday following index publisher MSCI's decision to include mainland stocks in its emerging market benchmark sparked foreign investor interest.

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Zinc near three-month high on falling stocks, higher steel prices

27 Jun 2017 | 5:36 PM

By Zandi Shabalala LONDON, Jun 27 (Reuters) Zinc touched a near three-month high on Tuesday as the dollar lost its lustre, exchange stockpiles fell and expectations of stronger demand from Chinese steelmakers rose.

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Hong Kong's biggest yuan ETF sees strong inflows on China 'A' shares MSCI inclusion

27 Jun 2017 | 5:36 PM

SHANGHAI, Jun 27 (Reuters) Hong Kong's biggest yuan-denominated exchange-traded fund (ETF) that invests in China's "A-shares" saw its largest inflow this year on Tuesday following index publisher MSCI's decision to include mainland stocks in its emerging market benchmark sparked foreign investor interest.

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Sudan hopes US travel ban won't affect sanctions lifting -official

27 Jun 2017 | 5:35 PM

KHARTOUM, Jun 27 (Reuters) Sudan hopes the revival of President Donald Trump's travel ban on its citizens and those of five other Muslim-majority states will not affect the planned lifting of US economic sanctions next month, a Foreign Ministry official said today.

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Syrian Observatory: air strike kills 42 in Islamic State-held town

Syrian Observatory: air strike kills 42 in Islamic State-held town

27 Jun 2017 | 5:34 PM

BEIRUT, Jun 27 (Reuters) The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 42 people were killed in an air strike believed to have been carried out by the US-led coalition in an eastern Syrian town controlled by Islamic State.

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Russia c bank doesn't see problems with forex liquidity

27 Jun 2017 | 5:29 PM

MOSCOW, Jun 27 (Reuters) Russia's central bank said on Tuesday that there was sufficient foreign-currency liquidity on the Russian money market and in the banking system.

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In Amazon's shadow, hedge funds take aim at Brexit-hit retailers

27 Jun 2017 | 5:29 PM

By Alasdair Pal LONDON, Jun 27 (Reuters) Hedge funds have significantly stepped up bets against Britain's traditional high street retailers, as the sector struggles with online competition, worries about a stretched consumer and weakening sales and profits.

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Russia starts cleaning up Cold War-era nuclear waste

27 Jun 2017 | 5:27 PM

By Dmitry Solovyov MOSCOW, Jun 27 (Reuters) Russia today sent a first shipment of spent fuel from Soviet-era nuclear-powered submarines to a reprocessing plant as part of an international effort to clean-up a dangerous legacy of the Cold War.

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China passes tough new intelligence law

27 Jun 2017 | 5:24 PM

BEIJING, Jun 27 (Reuters) China's legislature passed a new intelligence law today after an unusually brief round of discussions, a draft of which gave new powers to monitor suspects, raid premises and seize vehicles and devices.

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Ukraine's Ukrenergo says hit by cyber attack, power supplies unaffected

27 Jun 2017 | 5:17 PM

KIEV, Jun 27 (Reuters) Ukrainian state power distributor Ukrenergo said its IT system had been hit by a cyber attack today, but the disruption had no impact on power supplies or its broader operations.

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China, Kyrgyzstan border forces hold exercises to stop arms smuggling

27 Jun 2017 | 5:04 PM

BEIJING, Jun 27 (Reuters) Chinese and Kyrgyzstan border forces held exercises today in China's Xinjiang region to bolster defences against the smuggling of weapons, China's state media reported.

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Iraqi forces set sight on Old City riverside, PM sees Mosul victory soon

27 Jun 2017 | 5:01 PM

By Stephen Kalin MOSUL, Iraq, Jun 27 (Reuters) Iraqi forces today pushed towards the river side of Mosul's Old City, their key target in the eight-month campaign to capture Islamic State's de-facto capital, and Iraq's prime minister predicted victory very soon.

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World's first ATM machine turns to gold on 50th birthday

World's first ATM machine turns to gold on 50th birthday

27 Jun 2017 | 4:54 PM

LONDON, Jun 27 (Reuters) Five decades since it heralded a transformation in the way people obtained and used cash, the world's first ATM was turned into gold for celebrations of its fiftieth anniversary.

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Court confirms Dutch UN peace-keepers partly liable for Srebrenica massacre

27 Jun 2017 | 4:32 PM

By Stephanie van den Berg The Hague, Jun 27 (Reuters) A Dutch appeals court today confirmed that the Netherlands was partly liable for the deaths of some 300 Muslim males who were expelled from a Dutch UN base after the surrounding area was overrun by Bosnian Serb troops.

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UN rights boss: Trump breaking torture taboo, global laws threatened

27 Jun 2017 | 4:30 PM

GENEVA, Jun 27 (Reuters) The United Nations' top rights official accused US President Donald Trump of breaking taboos by suggesting bringing back torture, and warned world powers against undermining civil liberties in their fight against militants.

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PM Modi arrives to warm welcome in Amsterdam

PM Modi arrives to warm welcome in Amsterdam

27 Jun 2017 | 4:17 PM

Amsterdam, Jun 27 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today arrived to a grand welcome in the Netherlands on the last leg of his three-nation tour.

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SE Asia Stocks-Most rise as oil prices extend gains; Yellen speech eyed

27 Jun 2017 | 4:03 PM

By Nicole Pinto Undated, Jun 27 (Reuters) - Most southeast Asian stock markets edged higher on Tuesday as oil prices rose for a fourth consecutive session, although worries over a persistent global supply glut lingered.

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