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  • LISBON, July 29- Portugal's largest listed bank, Millennium bcp, said on Friday it obtained "clearly positive" results in the latest stress test by the European Central Bank, even as it posted a first-half loss after impairments for bad loans to clean up its books. BCP said it had a net loss of 197 million euros in the first half, after a year-ago profit, due mainly to the...

  • *China approval conditional on joint venture stake sale. *Brazil beer volume down 4.5 pct after 10 pct drop in Q1. BRUSSELS/ BEIJING, July 29- Brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev cleared a major hurdle towards its takeover of SABMiller with regulatory approval from China on Friday, leaving the acquisition's future in the hands of the British company's board.

  • LONDON, July 29- Britain's June 23 referendum decision to leave the European Union has had far-reaching consequences for the world's economy, businesses, investors and politics. JULY 29: UK institutional investors voted with their feet after the referendum. Consumer morale in Britain suffered its sharpest drop in more than 26 years post-vote, according to...

  • LONDON, July 29- Britain's June 23 referendum decision to leave the European Union has had far-reaching consequences for the world's economy, businesses, investors and politics. JULY 29: UK institutional investors voted with their feet after the referendum. Consumer morale in Britain suffered its sharpest drop in more than 26 years post-vote, according to...

  • LONDON, July 29- Britain's June 23 referendum decision to leave the European Union has had far-reaching consequences for the world's economy, businesses, investors and politics. Signs of Brexit stress: 1) London- focused estate agent Foxtons blames a 42 percent drop in its first-half profit on Britain's EU referendum. 2) British Airways- owner IAG trims growth...

  • LONDON, July 29- Britain's June 23 referendum decision to leave the European Union has had far-reaching consequences for the world's economy, businesses, investors and politics. Signs of Brexit stress: 1) London- focused estate agent Foxtons blames a 42 percent drop in its first-half profit on Britain's EU referendum. 2) British Airways- owner IAG trims growth...

  • MILAN, July 28- Italy's third-biggest lender, Monte dei Paschi di Siena, has received a last-minute rescue proposal by Swiss bank UBS, just hours before it is due to unveil its own bailout plan to meet regulators' concerns over its stability. The bank said in a statement on Thursday night it had received two letters from UBS and former Italian Industry Minister...

  • *Madrid, Lisbon still possible face EU aid suspension. BRUSSELS, July 28- The European Commission's decision to spare Spain and Portugal fines over their excessive budget deficits signals a tentative effort to promote more expansionary economic policy in response to Britain's destabilizing vote to leave the European Union. Fiscal hawks in northern Europe...

  • FRANKFURT, July 28- The euro zone economy has remained surprising resilient to the shock of Britain's vote to leave the European Union, fresh data showed on Thursday, a big contrast to the UK where signs of widespread economic pain are already apparent. Still, Europe is unlikely to escape unscathed, economists argue. "The stability/resilience in the euro area was...

  • ISTANBUL— The European Union and journalist associations expressed concern Thursday about a widening crackdown on media in Turkey, calling on Ankara to respect fundamental freedoms. As a candidate nation for EU membership, Turkey "needs to aspire to the highest possible democratic standard and practices, including on the freedom of the media," said EU...

  • LONDON, July 28- Britain's June 23 referendum decision to leave the European Union has had far-reaching consequences for the world's economy, businesses, investors and politics. Britain's Foreign and Commonwealth Office is working overtime to persuade people that the country is still a viable international player despite turning its back on the EU.

  • LONDON, July 28- Britain's June 23 referendum decision to leave the European Union has had far-reaching consequences for the world's economy, businesses, investors and politics. Britain's Foreign and Commonwealth Office is working overtime to persuade people that the country is still a viable international player despite turning its back on the EU.

  • LONDON, July 28- Britain's June 23 referendum decision to leave the European Union has had far-reaching consequences for the world's economy, businesses, investors and politics. Britain's Foreign and Commonwealth Office is working overtime to persuade people that the country is still a viable international player despite turning its back on the EU.

  • LONDON, July 28- Britain's June 23 referendum decision to leave the European Union has had far-reaching consequences for the world's economy, businesses, investors and politics. Britain's Foreign and Commonwealth Office is working overtime to persuade people that the country is still a viable international player despite turning its back on the EU.

  • ZURICH/ BRUSSELS, July 28- European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has let negotiators pursue a deal on curbing an influx of foreigners to Switzerland, diplomats said, keeping alive Swiss hopes of avoiding a rupture with its most important trading partner. The talks are crucial for Switzerland, which has threatened to impose unilateral curbs on...

  • BRUSSELS, July 28- European Union rules limiting remuneration of bankers and financial firms' staff may be too costly for smaller companies and could be reviewed, the European Commission said on Thursday, in a move that addresses concerns raised by banks. Before proposing any changes, Brussels will conduct a study to assess more thoroughly the impact of bonus...

  • LONDON, July 28- Britain's June 23 referendum decision to leave the European Union has had far-reaching consequences for the world's economy, businesses, investors and politics. Signs of Brexit stress: 1) Dealership Inchcape expects UK car market growth to slow after Brexit. 2) Countrywide, the UK's biggest lettings and estate agency company, warns on full-year...

  • LONDON, July 28- Britain's June 23 referendum decision to leave the European Union has had far-reaching consequences for the world's economy, businesses, investors and politics. Signs of Brexit stress: 1) Dealership Inchcape expects UK car market growth to slow after Brexit. 2) Countrywide, the UK's biggest lettings and estate agency company, warns on full-year...

  • LONDON, July 28- Britain's June 23 referendum decision to leave the European Union has had far-reaching consequences for the world's economy, businesses, investors and politics. Signs of Brexit stress: 1) Dealership Inchcape expects UK car market growth to slow after Brexit. 2) Countrywide, the UK's biggest lettings and estate agency company, warns on full-year...

  • LONDON, July 28- Britain's June 23 referendum decision to leave the European Union has had far-reaching consequences for the world's economy, businesses, investors and politics. Signs of Brexit stress: 1) Dealership Inchcape expects UK car market growth to slow after Brexit. 2) Countrywide, the UK's biggest lettings and estate agency company, warns on full-year...