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  • A 'To Let' letting sign is seen displayed outside a rental property in an area that is popular for buy-to-let properties

    Brexit exposed cracks in U.K. property investments, but there's still opportunity in the market, Pictet Alternative Advisors’ CEO Nicolas Campiche said.

  • THURSDAY, JULY 21 FRANKFURT- European Central Bank Governing Council meeting, followed by interest rate announcement- 1145 GMT. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank Chief Mario Draghi to hold a press conference- 1230 GMT. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to meet Greece Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos.

  • *China likely to keep out of policy spotlight at meeting. SHANGHAI, July 21- Finance heads from the world's leading economies will confront fresh fears about protectionism when they meet in China this weekend, with Brexit fallout and dwindling policy options to boost global growth expected to dominate talks. The Group of 20 finance ministers and central...

  • *But Anglo American leads mining stocks lower. LONDON, July 20- European shares advanced on Wednesday, with the technology sector leading the market higher after SAP and ASML reported forecast-beating quarterly results. Shares in SAP, Europe's largest software company, surged 5.7 percent as unexpectedly strong growth in high-margin packaged software...

  • LONDON, July 20- 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 20 Moody's says Brexit won't hurt EU finances but there is now a risk of political fragmentation. From the it-all-depends-on-who-you-are department: Appliance-maker...

  • LONDON, July 20- Sterling rose against the euro and a broadly stronger dollar on Wednesday after a Bank of England survey showed no clear evidence of a slowing of economic activity after last month's Brexit vote. That argued against the main narrative that has weakened sterling since the June 23 vote to leave the European Union: that the economy would tank in the...

  • MUNICH, July 20- Volkswagen is ready to make an acquisition for its trucks business in North America if the right opportunity comes along, despite the rising cost of its "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal, the head of the trucks division told Reuters. Andreas Renschler said his main focus remained on deepening cooperation between Volkswagen's truck...

  • BERLIN, July 20- Germany wants a message of stability to emerge from this weekend's G20 meeting in China, where Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble will also meet his newly appointed British counterpart Philip Hammond to discuss Brexit, a senior government official in Berlin said on Wednesday. The Group of 20 finance ministers and central bankers will put the...

  • Wall Street set to follow suit. Wall Street looked set to open higher, according to index futures. The tech sector has been in focus this week since Japan's Softbank agreed to buy Britain's chip designer ARM for $32 billion.

  • The first-half figure excludes 2.2 billion euros in new provisions related to legal costs in North America, which takes the operating result down to 5.3 billion euros. Though Volkswagen didn't directly refer to what market expectations it was referring to, investors appeared encouraged by the news and Volkswagen shares in Frankfurt spiked 5.2 percent to...

  • BERLIN, July 20- German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble will meet his newly appointed British counterpart Philip Hammond for bilateral talks at the sidelines of a G20 meeting in China on Saturday, a senior government official in Berlin said on Wednesday. Germany expects the meeting of financial leaders from the Group of 20 major economies to focus on...

  • *China likely to keep out of policy spotlight at meeting. SHANGHAI, July 20- Finance heads from the world's leading economies will confront fresh fears about protectionism when they meet in China this weekend, with Brexit fallout and dwindling policy options to boost global growth expected to dominate talks. The Group of 20 finance ministers and central...

  • LONDON, July 20- Sterling rose against the euro and recovered all of the day's losses versus a broadly stronger dollar on Wednesday after a Bank of England survey showed no clear evidence of a slowing of economic activity after last month's Brexit vote. That argued against the main narrative that has weakened sterling since the June 23 vote to leave the European...

  • *Halves UK capacity expansion plans due to weaker pound. LONDON, July 20- Eastern European-focused budget airline Wizz Air said it would switch some of its planned expansion away from Britain because of the weakness in the pound following the vote to leave the European Union. That would represent growth of at least 27 percent and contrasts with profit warnings...

  • *SAP, ASML among top gainers; Anglo American down. LONDON, July 20- European shares advanced on Wednesday, with the technology sector leading the market higher after SAP and ASML Holding reported forecast-beating quarterly results. "So far, European earnings have been better than expected, with investors focusing on company guidance to form a view on the market's...

  • BERLIN— Britain will not start exit talks with the European Union until "our objectives are clear"— and that won't be this year, Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday, at her first meeting with an EU leader as the U.K. begins the long, uncertain process of leaving the bloc. May met German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, on her first foreign trip as Britain's...

  • More details on the ax attack by a 17-year-old asylum-seeker emerged, as Germany said such events were "extremely difficult" to prevent.

  • Treasury Secretary Jack Lew visits Greece. THURSDAY, JULY 21 FRANKFURT- European Central Bank Governing Council meeting, followed by interest rate announcement- 1145 GMT. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank Chief Mario Draghi to hold a press conference- 1230 GMT.

  • *Monsanto says Bayer's latest bid financially inadequate. *Says open to continuing talks with Bayer, other parties. July 19- U.S. seed company Monsanto Co turned down a sweetened $64 billion acquisition offer from Bayer AG, but said it was open to further talks with the German healthcare and chemicals group as well as other parties.

  • *Monsanto says Bayer's latest bid financially inadequate. July 19- U.S. seed company Monsanto Co turned down a sweetened $64 billion acquisition offer from Bayer AG, but said it was open to further talks with the German healthcare and chemicals group as well as other parties. The German company disclosed last Thursday that it increased its bid by $3 per share.