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  • LONDON/ PARIS, March 28- EU farmers are ramping up production of sugar beet this year when they will be freed at last to grow as much as they want and sell it globally, after a decade of strict output quotas and export limits. Farmers have started drilling the first post-quota crop this month in several EU member states, including top EU producer France where planting...

  • Marine Le Pen

    If French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen loses, it will spur “significant” inflows into European stocks, JPMorgan said in a note Monday.

  • WASHINGTON— Moving forward with a campaign pledge to unravel former President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to curb global warming, President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday that will suspend, rescind or flag for review more than a half-dozen measures in an effort to boost domestic energy production in the form of fossil fuels.

  • March 27- Global banks have warned they could move thousands of jobs out of Britain to prepare for the expected disruption caused by the country's exit from the European Union, endangering London's status as a major financial centre. More details are starting to emerge after Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed Britain would leave the European single market,...

  • *Brussels, Luxembourg seen more flexible on capital. LONDON, March 27- Lloyd's of London, the world's largest speciality insurance market, will this week pick Brussels or Luxembourg for its planned European Union subsidiary, after Dublin had been an early favourite, sources say. Lloyd's shortlist of six locations has been reduced to Brussels and Luxembourg,...

  • March 27- Global banks have warned they could move thousands of jobs out of Britain to prepare for the expected disruption caused by the country's exit from the European Union, endangering London's status as a major financial center. More details are starting to emerge after Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed Britain would leave the European single market,...

  • The Paris Agreement requires consensus for all decisions, meaning the withdrawal of a recalcitrant United States would make it easier for emitters such as China and the European Union to design details of a trillion-dollar shift from fossil fuels. In a step to undo environmental regulations introduced under former President Barack Obama, Trump will sign an...

  • PARIS— French energy company Total is launching a multi-billion-dollar petrochemical joint venture in Texas as it tries to profit from the "business-friendly environment" under the current U.S. administration. The plan announced Monday in Paris is the company's largest-ever investment in petrochemicals, and part of its strategy to benefit from cheap...

  • MOSCOW/ PARIS, March 27- Russia's largest carmaker Avtovaz is planning to delist from the Moscow Exchange after a secondary share offering later this year, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. The move would allow Avtovaz, majority-owned by French car giant Renault and its alliance partner Nissan, to take out costs relating to supporting a listing...

  • FRANKFURT, March 27- London has seen its standing as a financial center slip as Britain prepares to trigger its departure from the European Union, according to a survey released on Monday, although rival European cities still lag far behind. The Z/Yen global financial centers index, which ranks 88 financial centers, still puts London in first place, followed by...

  • The EU needs to make up a budget gap once the Brexit becomes official

    Great Britain says it will not pay a 60 billion euro bill to leave the EU.

  • SYDNEY/ PARIS, March 27- U.S. soybeans edged lower on Monday, hovering close to a five-month low amid ample global supplies of the oilseed and strong South American production. The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade fell 0.3 percent to $9.73 a bushel after hitting $9.72-1/ 4 a bushel, a five-month low already hit on Friday.

  • French President Francois Hollande (C) with Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugam (L) and Wang Gungwu (R), chairman of the ISEAS Board of Trustees in Singapore on March 27, 2017

    French President Francois Hollande defended the importance of multilateralism as he warned against protectionism during a state visit to Singapore.

  • FRANKFURT, Germany— A top banking supervisor says that British banks must put down solid roots if they want European banking licenses to keep access after the UK leaves the European Union. "Banks that have their EU base in London— which includes British banks but also non-European ones— could lose access to the other 27 EU countries if Britain opts to break away...

  • PARIS— French Guiana faced a nationwide strike Monday over crime and economic difficulties, amid protests that have paralyzed the French territory in South America, halted flights and a rocket launch and prompted a U.S. travel warning. The unrest is a reminder of the deep economic, social and racial divides between France's mainland and former colonies from...

  • A photograph of a British nuclear weapons test over Christmas Island in the 1950s at the Imperial War Museum in London.

    None of the major powers were present at high-level negotiations aimed at banning nuclear weapons — a worrisome indicator for global denuclearization.

  • French election risk concentrated in fixed income area: SocGen

    Kokou Agbo Bloua, global head of flow strategy and solutions at Societe Generale, discusses the risks surrounding this year's spate of European elections.

  • PARIS— French voters just won't tolerate corruption in politics anymore— that appears to be the message from the swift downfall of the country's powerful security minister. Five years ago, Hollande campaigned on the promise to make the French Republic "exemplary." The case comes as France's electoral campaign is being affected by a string of corruption...

  • PARIS— Police in Monaco say robbers have carried out an armed heist at a luxurious Cartier jewelry shop in Monte Carlo and one of the suspects has been captured. The Monegasque police authority said three individuals carrying at least one firearm targeted the shop Saturday afternoon near the famed casino square in the French principality.

  • CHICAGO, March 24- U.S. soybean futures dropped 1.6 percent on Friday to their lowest level in more than five months on pressure from rising forecasts for already-robust South American harvests, traders said. Chicago Board of Trade soft red winter wheat rose on bargain buying following four straight days of declines. Chicago Board of Trade May soybean futures...