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  • LONDON, June 21- Britain's pound hit a 5/ 12- month high against the dollar and stocks rose on Tuesday as worries diminished that Britons would vote to leave the European Union, though polls and surveys showing the referendum on a knife-edge kept investors nervous. The dollar weakened against most major currencies with the exception of the yen, which has...

  • *Germany, Britain make up almost half decline in 2014. BRUSSELS, June 21- European Union greenhouse gas emissions fell in 2014 to their lowest level since 1990, although the bloc said more diesel vehicles had increased carbon dioxide on its roads and significant cuts were needed. Germany and Britain led the way, accounting together for some 45 percent of...

  • *Betting odds weigh towards Britain remaining in EU. LONDON, June 21- Gold fell to a ten-day low on Tu.esday as global shares rose and fears that Britain could vote to leave the European Union in Thursday's referendum receded. "There are not many major economic releases this week and gold is going to lack fresh impetus ahead of the UK referendum," Macquarie analyst...

  • LONDON, June 21- A decision by Germany's top court to reject a challenge to an emergency ECB bond-buying scheme comforted bond markets on Tuesday as investors braced for Britain's too-close-to-call referendum on whether to stay in the European Union. Conceived at the height of Europe's debt crisis in 2012, the Outright Monetary Transactions program was...

  • LONDON, June 21- Stricter European Union rules for corporate bond markets will be phased in gradually to ensure they don't threaten funding for the economy, a senior EU official said on Tuesday in the latest sign of a more accommodative stance towards the financial sector. After a rethink, the bloc's European Securities and Markets Authority proposed...

  • *Betting odds weigh towards Britain remaining in EU. LONDON, June 21- Gold fell for a second session in a row on Tuesday as fears that Britain could vote to leave the European Union in Thursday's referendum receded. "There are not many major economic releases this week and gold is going to lack fresh impetus ahead of the UK referendum," Macquarie analyst Matthew...

  • BRUSSELS, June 21- Multinational companies may find it trickier to reduce their tax bills after European Union states adopted new rules on Tuesday aimed at combatting tax avoidance. Belgium and Czech Republic asked for a temporary suspension of the agreement, but have now withdrawn their objections, officials said. The deal was reached after ministers had...

  • LONDON, June 21- The chief executive of Europe's biggest mobile group Vodafone warned that Britain needs to remain in the European Union to influence the development of the single market for digital services, one the fastest growing parts of the economy. "We think the digital single market is the next big opportunity for the economy, in Europe in general and for...

  • LONDON, June 21- A ruling on Tuesday by Germany's top court on the legality of an emergency ECB bond-buying scheme looks set to test bond investor confidence in the bank's crisis-fighting powers just two days before Britain's vote on membership of the European Union. Germany's constitutional court is due to gives its final ruling on the European Central...

  • *Betting odds weigh towards Britain remaining in EU. BENGALURU, June 21- Gold was down for a second session on Tuesday as Asian shares extended a rally on growing expectations that Britain would opt to remain in the European Union in a referendum later this week. Two opinion polls on Monday suggested support for Britain staying in the European Union had recovered...

  • LONDON, June 20- Britons will shape the future of the United Kingdom and Europe on Thursday when they decide whether to stay in the European Union following a campaign that has shown the potency of anti-establishment feeling in the West. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have implored Britain to stay in the bloc, which they say has given...

  • *Betting odds weigh towards Britain remaining in EU. BENGALURU, June 21- Gold was down for a second session on Tuesday as Asian shares extended a rally on growing expectations that Britain would opt to remain in the European Union in a referendum later this week. Two opinion polls on Monday suggested support for Britain staying in the European Union had recovered...

  • *Debate over Russia policy flares as sanctions deadline looms. BERLIN, June 20- As the European Union squabbled over refugees, Greek bailouts and austerity in past years, it showed striking unity in another area: its resolve to punish Russia for the annexation of Crimea and support of separatists in eastern Ukraine. That consensus was possible because German...

  • TOKYO, June 21- Japan's Nikkei share average edged up on Tuesday morning in choppy trade, but gains from hopes Britain will stay in the European Union were limited as many investors steered from risk amid currency market volatility. While expectations Britain will stay in the EU in Thursday's referendum supported sentiment, the chance U.S.

  • LILONGWE, June 20- The International Monetary Fund will increase loans to Malawi by $76.8 million, the global lender said on Monday following an economic review of the drought-hit country. The IMF said it was also augmenting Malawi's Extended Credit Facility arrangement, signed in 2012, by another six months with funding equivalent to $49.2 million.

  • LILONGWE, June 20- The International Monetary Fund will increase loans to Malawi by $76.8 million, the global lender said on Monday following an economic review of the drought-hit country. The IMF said it was also augmenting Malawi's Extended Credit Facility arrangement, signed in 2012, by another six months with funding equivalent to $49.2 million.

  • *Broad rally as fear over Brexit subsides. NEW YORK, June 20- Wall Street rose on Monday, though indexes ended far from the highs of the day, in a relief advance after indications that British voters later this week will choose to remain in the European Union. "The market is positioning for a' remain' vote, so you see the fear and uncertainty trade unwinding right now," said...

  • NEW YORK, June 20- Wall Street rose on Monday, though indexes ended far from the session highs, in a relief advance after indications that British voters later this week will choose to remain in the European Union.

  • LONDON, June 20- Billionaire investor George Soros said on Monday he saw Russia emerging as a global power as the European Union collapses, in much the same way as the EU flourished when the Soviet Union started falling.

  • LONDON, June 20- The campaign to keep Britain in the European Union appeared to regain the upper hand on Monday, putting the pound on track for its biggest one-day gain in more than seven years and buoying the UK stock market. The killing of Cox, a 41- year-old mother of two young children, has shocked Britain and could yet prove a defining moment in a vote that will...