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  • FTSE 100 struggles as Unilever poised for worst day in 13 years after Kraft Heinz abandons takeover bid

    Unilever poised for worst day in more than 13 years after Kraft Heinz walks away from takeover bid Kraft Heinz: How to lose a deal and irritate everyone European bourses open higher after mixed session in Asia Pound remains below $1.25 after Friday's weak retail sales figures Euro struggles as French political concerns …

  • Equities in the world’s biggest single market rose and U.S. futures pointed higher even as Unilever slumped after Kraft Heinz Co. withdrew a $143 billion takeover bid. The pound rallied the most in more than two weeks against the dollar, while South Africa’s rand fell on political turmoil. With U.S. bond and stock markets …

  • Pro-government forces advance in the western Yemeni coastal town of Mokha as they try to drive the Shiite Huthi rebels away from the Red Sea coast

    Four Yemenis working with the Norwegian Refugee Council have been detained in a rebel-held part of the country, the NGO said Monday, after they distributed aid insurgents allege is linked to Saudi Arabia. In a statement, the NRC said authorities in the rebel-controlled Red Sea district of Hodeida detained three Yemeni …

  • Shanghai stocks climb in Asian market rally AFP News - 1 hour 33 minutes ago
    Tokyo stocks overcame early losses to end modestly higher as yen weakness prompted late bargain-hunting

    Shanghai stocks closed more than one percent higher on Monday, with traders buoyed by reports that China's official pension funds may start investing, as markets across Asia saw modest gains. Tokyo stocks overcame early losses to end modestly higher as yen weakness prompted late bargain-hunting. Shanghai gained 1.18 percent …

  • Investor optimism that West Texas Intermediate oil prices will rise reached an all-time high as the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries delivered on pledges to reduce production. The International Energy Agency said the group has achieved a record 90 percent initial compliance with an output accord. The U.S. …

  • Unilever shares slide after Kraft Heinz withdraws $143B … Associated Press - 1 hour 40 minutes ago
    FILE - At left, in a March 25, 2015, file photo, a Heinz ketchup sign is shown on the side of the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh. At right, also in a March 25, 2015, file photo, the Kraft logo appears outside of their headquarters in Northfield, Ill. U.S. food giant Kraft Heinz Co. is confirming that it's made an offer to buy Europe's Unilever and been rejected. The company said Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, that talks are ongoing with the Dutch company, but that no deal can be assured. (AP Photo/File)

    NEW YORK (AP) — Shares in Unilever, the owner of brands like Hellman's, Lipton, and Knorr, are down sharply after rival Kraft Heinz withdrew a $143 billion takeover offer.

  • Japan’s companies have for years sat on record piles of cash -- the equivalent of $2.4 trillion in September, the most in the world. French fund giant Amundi Group, for one, is targeting cash-rich companies with sleepy management practices that are ripe for overhaul. “I have been in this industry 25 years but I have never …

  • World shares rise ahead of week's earnings, Fed … Associated Press - 2 hours 5 minutes ago
    A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. Asian stocks were mixed in early trading Monday as investors looked for fresh leads while they awaited economic and corporate earnings reports and Fed meeting minutes due out this week. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

    HONG KONG (AP) — Global stock markets advanced Monday as a strong performance on Wall Street last week helped buoy sentiment among investors as they awaited economic and corporate earnings reports and Fed meeting minutes due out this week.

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  • Last week’s spike in US. rig count continues to overshadow the market, but prices creep higher on Monday, boosted by news that Saudi Arabia reduced output in December.

  • Pro-government forces advance in the western Yemeni coastal town of Mokha as they try to drive the Shiite Huthi rebels away from the Red Sea coast

    Four Yemenis working with the Norwegian Refugee Council have been detained in a rebel-held part of the country, the NGO said Monday, after they distributed aid insurgents allege is linked to Saudi Arabia. In a statement, the NRC said authorities in the rebel-controlled Red Sea district of Hodeida detained three Yemeni …

  • Developing Themes & Technical Views in The Commodity Landscape

  • Investor optimism that West Texas Intermediate oil prices will rise reached an all-time high as the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries delivered on pledges to reduce production. The International Energy Agency said the group has achieved a record 90 percent initial compliance with an output accord. The U.S. …

  • Grenade attack kills 11 members of Afghan family AFP News - 2 hours 32 minutes ago
    Afghan civilian casualties in 2016 were the highest recorded by the UN since 2009, with nearly 11,500 non-combatants killed or wounded

    Eleven members of an Afghan family, including women and children, were killed in a grenade attack on their home in the country's volatile east, officials said Monday. The attack, which left three others wounded, occurred in Laghman province on Sunday but no militant group has so far claimed responsibility. "Eleven people …

  • Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. awarded CNPC an 8 percent stake in the onshore venture in return for a $1.8 billion signing bonus, Adnoc said in a statement. State-run CNPC is the venture’s third Asian partner, joining Japanese and South Korean companies alongside BP Plc and Total SA. BP signed on to the project in December, …

  • Asian Stocks Gain, Look Hopefully to US Tax Plans

  • The legal case involving flamboyant internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom has lasted more than five years and will likely continue for years to come. Here's a timeline of significant events: ___ 2005: Dotcom ...

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