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  • 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...

  • LONDON, July 28- A dollar retreat boosted emerging assets on Thursday, with stocks at new 11- month highs despite fresh wobbles on Chinese equity markets, while the Turkish lira continued its recovery, firming to one-week highs. MSCI's emerging equity index rose 0.25 percent despite pullbacks in Asian markets, where some concern is rising over volatility in...

  • PARIS— French energy company Total SA says its net income fell 30 percent in the second quarter to $2.09 billion due to the impact of lower oil prices. The Paris- based company said its sales for the April-June period were $37.22 billion, down from $44.72 billion in the year-earlier period. Chairman and CEO Patrick Pouyanne said the company will continue to focus...

  • CBOT soybeans bounded to session highs after the U.S. Department of Agriculture said at midmorning that exporters sold 131,000 tonnes of U.S. soybeans to top global importer China. Most-active CBOT November soybeans were up 19 cents at $9.92-3/ 4 per bushel as of 11:40 a.m. CDT, on pace for their biggest daily gains in 1-1/ 2 weeks. You put it all together, you get a...

  • PARIS, July 27- France will help grain farmers cope with an expected plunge in revenue after torrential rain and a lack of sunshine in late spring hit the country's cereal crops. First results of the still ongoing harvest point to a crop of soft wheat, the most cultivated cereal in France, at some 30 million tonnes this year, growers group Orama said on Wednesday.

  • *John Paul eyes sales of $170 mln in 2018 vs $60 mln in 2016. PARIS, July 27- AccorHotels said on Wednesday it had entered exclusive talks to buy concierge service provider John Paul, as it pushes further into new hospitality services and beefs up its response to the challenges of Airbnb. Under the terms of the deal, AccorHotels- the world's fifth-largest hotel group-...

  • *Chicago wheat little changed after falling over 3 pct on Tuesday. HAMBURG, July 27- Chicago wheat fell on Wednesday, as dealers weighed up the impact of falling European Euronext futures against a crop tour forecasting lower U.S. harvest yields. The Chicago Board Of Trade's most-active September wheat contract fell 0.1 percent to $4.14-1/ 2 a bushel at 1057 GMT.

  • PARIS, July 27- Airbus Group took a 1.4 billion euro hit for problems with Europe's troubled A400M troop plane and its A350 jetliner on Wednesday, clouding better than expected quarterly profits. Delays in deliveries of another keenly awaited jet, the revamped A320neo jetliner, which competes with Boeing's upcoming 737 MAX, also weighed on Europe's largest...

  • PARIS— Air France, facing a strike by cabin crew at the height of the summer vacation season, is warning of pressure on its finances amid concerns about France as a tourist destination after a string of deadly attacks. Air France cancelled over 10 percent of flights Wednesday amid its latest strike, by cabin crew. It warned the global context this year remains "...

  • PARIS, July 27- AccorHotels said on Wednesday it had entered exclusive talks to buy concierge service provider John Paul, further beefing up its response to the challenges of Airbnb. Under the terms of the deal, AccorHotels- the world's fifth-largest hotel group- will acquire 80 percent of John Paul for about $150 million in equity and debt, with the company's...

  • PARIS, July 27- French automaker PSA Group shrugged off a drop in Chinese sales and an ageing lineup to deliver record first-half profit, as Chief Executive Carlos Tavares made progress on his turnaround plan for the maker of Peugeot, Citroen and DS cars. But the Paris- based carmaker fell behind archrival Renault in global deliveries for the first half, as sales of...

  • PARIS— Airbus Group suffered 1.4 billion euros in losses linked to its troubled A400M military transporter and A350 passenger jet in the first half of the year, though profits rose thanks to asset sales and a satellite launch merger. In the second quarter, Airbus finalized its sale of a stake in Dassault Aviation and the creation of Airbus Safran Launchers joint...

  • WASHINGTON— Russia may have been behind the leak of hacked Democratic National Committee documents, President Barack Obama said Tuesday in his first public comments on the breach. Obama, who traditionally avoids commenting on active FBI investigations, broke with that protocol and noted that outside experts have blamed Russia for the leak.

  • TransCanada is behind the Energy East Pipeline project, a 4,600- kilometer pipeline, or nearly 3,000 miles, that would carry crude oil from tar sands in Western Canada to the East Coast, where it would then be shipped to refineries along the Texas Gulf Coast. Plans call for converting a natural gas line for part of the route and then building a new pipeline to...

  • *Vivendi confirms it now only wants 20 pct of pay TV. MILAN/ PARIS, July 26- French tycoon Vincent Bollore has backed away from a deal to buy the pay-TV business of Silvio Berlusconi's Mediaset in an unexpected move that the Italian broadcaster's biggest shareholder said could lead to a full takeover. Fininvest, the Berlusconi holding company that owns 35 percent...

  • MILAN, July 26- Vivendi has backed away from a deal to buy the pay-TV business of Mediaset in an unexpected move the Italian broadcaster's biggest shareholder said could mean that a full takeover was on the agenda. Mediaset, controlled by the family of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, said on Tuesday Vivendi had proposed an alternative...

  • PARIS/ SINGAPORE, July 26- Chicago soybeans ticked higher on Tuesday, supported by an easing dollar, but held close to an earlier three-month low as a U.S. government report confirmed favourable crop conditions. Chicago wheat fell to break a three-day rally, pressured by a pullback in European wheat futures after a surge last week on deteriorating harvest...