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  • In an open letter to Prime Minister Theresa May, nine leading UK- based technology entrepreneurs and investors, including Skype co-founder Niklas Zennstrom, pressed the government to act to ensure a continued flow of skilled migrants after Britain leaves the European Union. Signatories of the letter also included Balderton Capital partner Bernard...

  • Political uncertainty across Europe could push the European Central Bank (ECB) to start buying Greek debt, according to an economist.

  • *Brent up 19 pct, WTI up 16 pct since OPEC deal on Nov. 30. LONDON, Dec 5- Brent crude oil rose above $55 a barrel on Monday, trading at a 16- month high, on rising prospects of a tightening market after OPEC agreed a landmark deal to cut production last week. "OPEC sentiment continues to support oil markets.

  • The fake embassy in Accra, Ghana.

    Authorities in Ghana have busted a fake U.S. embassy in the capital Accra run by a criminal network, the U.S. State Department said.

  • Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi give a speech after the results of the referendum on constitutional reforms at Palazzo Chigi on December 5, 2016 in Rome, Italy. The result of the government referendum that could change the constitution is considered crucial for the political future of Italy and for the personal future of its Prime Minister.

    Italian PM Matteo Renzi’s defeat in a referendum over constitutional reforms is a harbinger of further uncertainty in Europe.

  • SAO PAULO, Dec 2- Brazilian telephone company Oi SA, which is under creditor protection, said court administrators had filed a petition in an Amsterdam court to convert the suspension of payment status of two Oi subsidiaries into bankruptcy. A hearing in Amsterdam has been scheduled for Jan. 12 to decide on the matter, according to a filing from Oi late on Thursday...

  • DUBLIN, Dec 1- Ireland's central bank is not seeking to dissuade financial firms from moving investment banking or trading operations to Dublin as a result of Brexit and is receiving applications from a range of sectors, its head of regulation said on Thursday. Roux said there was no need for extra caution because the risk appetite for such trading activities...

  • DUBLIN, Dec 1- Ireland's central bank is not seeking to dissuade financial firms from moving investment banking or trading operations to Dublin as a result of Brexit and has begun receiving applications in some unnamed areas, its head of financial regulation said on Thursday. Banking sources told Reuters last week the central bank has signalled in talks with...

  • AMSTERDAM, Dec 1- AirBnB and the city of Amsterdam said on Thursday they have struck a deal capping the number of days residents may offer their apartments on the service to 60 per year. Many residents of the Dutch capital complain tourists wandering side streets with rolling suitcases and noisy groups who come to Amsterdam to party are making the centre...

  • SAO PAULO, Nov 29- Brazilian phone carrier Oi SA said on Tuesday that Dutch judicial authorities could compel bankruptcy proceedings for its two Netherlands- based units, which hold most of the company's bond debt. Oi said in a securities filing that it hoped that a bankruptcy process in the Netherlands, should it take place, would have no meaningful bearing on its...

  • LONDON, Nov 25- Some financial firms in Britain looking for a base in the European Union after Brexit are expected to start applying for licenses in Dublin by early next year, Ireland's financial services minister said on Friday. The Irish capital, along with other financial centers in the EU such as Paris, Frankfurt and Luxembourg, are hoping that banks and other...

  • LONDON, Nov 25- Some financial firms in Britain looking for a base in the European Union after Brexit are expected to start applying for licences in Dublin by early next year, Ireland's financial services minister said on Friday. The Irish capital, along with other financial centres in the EU such as Paris, Frankfurt and Luxembourg, are hoping that banks and other...

  • NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 25- Output of crude palm oil in world No.1 producer Indonesia could increase by up to 16 percent to between 32 million and 33 million tonnes next year, an industry group said on Friday. "In 2016, Indonesia experienced a wet dry season, which is favorable for oil production, so we expect that production will be back to its normal trend," said Fadhil...

  • Ireland lacks specialised supervisors for risky trade- source. *Bank bailout in 2008 cost Ireland 40 pct of GDP. LONDON/ DUBLIN, Nov 22- Ireland has signalled to several large investment banks it would be reluctant to host large trading operations, banking sources told Reuters, despite Dublin's desire to attract financial sector jobs from London after Britain...

  • Donald Trump wears a coal miner's protective hat while addressing his supporters during a rally at the Charleston Civic Center on May 5, 2016 in Charleston, WV.

    Canada, the fifth-largest market for U.S. coal last year, says it will speed up plans to cut coal consumption.

  • Nov 21- Cyber criminals have remotely attacked cash machines in more than a dozen countries across Europe this year, using malicious software that forces machines to spit out cash, according to Russian cyber security firm Group IB. The newly disclosed heists across Europe follow the hacking of ATMs in Taiwan and Thailand that were widely reported over the...

  • Nov 21- Cyber criminals have remotely attacked cash machines in more than a dozen countries across Europe this year, using malicious software that forces machines to spit out cash, according to Russian cyber security firm Group IB. The newly disclosed heists across Europe follow the hacking of ATMs in Taiwan and Thailand that were widely reported over the...

  • Nov 21- Cyber criminals have remotely attacked cash machines in more than a dozen countries across Europe this year using malicious software that forces machines to spit out cash, according to Russian cyber security firm Group IB. The newly disclosed heists across Europe follow hacks of ATMs in Taiwan and Thailand, which were widely reported over the summer.

  • Consider the sneaker industry, one of the first to move to Asia because of the sharply lower cost of production in China and Vietnam. Nike Inc. and its smaller, privately held rival New Balance Shoes Inc. split over the question of whether the United States should back the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal. But if Trump and a Republican-controlled Congress...

  • LOS ANGELES, Nov 17- Airbnb launched a new program on Thursday called Trips to transform itself into a travel company, marking the most significant expansion since the company was founded eight years ago as a home- and room-renting service. Chief Executive Brian Chesky kicked off a three-day event in Los Angeles with the announcement that Airbnb would offer...