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  • LONDON, Feb 27- Sterling hit a 12- day low against the dollar on Monday, as talk of another possible Scottish independence vote added to fears about Britain's future as it prepares to leave the European Union. A report in the Times newspaper said British Prime Minister Theresa May is preparing for Scotland to call a fresh independence referendum in March, to...

  • LONDON, Feb 27- For every buyer of futures and options there must be a seller. For every long position there must be a corresponding short position. Since September 2009, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission has employed a four-way classification for all traders with reportable positions in crude oil.

  • LONDON— The British government said Monday it has found no evidence that patients were put at risk when hundreds of thousands of confidential medical documents were mislaid over a five-year period. Labour Party health spokesman Jonathan Ashworth said it was an "absolute scandal," and Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron called the episode "a staggering loss of...

  • The company has apologized for a colossal mistake at the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday night when actors Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty wrongly announced the top Oscar went to "La La Land," instead of "Moonlight." For London- headquartered PwC, it's anything but funny. According to Nigel Currie, an independent London- based branding specialist with decades' worth of...

  • *France election campaign continues to weigh on euro. LONDON, Feb 27- The dollar edged up from a 2-1/ 2- week low against the yen on Monday but struggled to gain traction more broadly, as investors awaited a speech this week by U.S. "The FX market is going to be most reactive to anything in the address which seems to reverse what we were already thinking was in train," said...

  • LONDON, Feb 27- From a non-descript office in south London, Mark Hiley may be showing the way for Wall Street giants such as JPMorgan and Merrill Lynch to adapt to new European rules requiring them to charge an explicit fee for investment research. They rely entirely on what they charge for research, as will be required under the European Union's MiFID II directive...

  • LONDON, Feb 27- Sterling fell broadly against major currencies on Monday, as the prospect of another Scottish independence vote and signs a major merger was unlikely to go through renewed fears about Britain's future as it prepares to leave the European Union. A report in the Times newspaper said British prime minister Theresa May is preparing for Scotland to...

  • LONDON— The London Stock Exchange's merger with Deutsche Boerse has been thrown into doubt after the LSE decided it couldn't comply with last-minute conditions imposed by European regulators. In a statement late Sunday, the London exchange said the European Commission, the executive branch of the European Union, was demanding that it sell its majority stake...

  • *France election campaign continues to weigh on euro. LONDON, Feb 27- The dollar edged up from a 2-1/ 2- week low against the yen on Monday but struggled to gain traction elsewhere, as investors awaited a speech this week by U.S. "The market is still waiting for further details of President Trump's economic stimulus plans, including looser regulation, comprehensive...

  • *Malaysia stops foreign banks using offshore ringgit forwards. *Nov-Jan capital outflows from Malaysia hit record- Nomura. The ringgit was the weakest currency in emerging Asia last year after China's yuan, prompting Malaysia's central bank to get a written commitment from foreign banks to stop trading ringgit non-deliverable forwards, offshore contracts...

  • *Strike at Noranda zinc plant in Canada continue. MELBOURNE, Feb 27- London copper slipped on Monday, but prices were supported by simmering concerns over supply amid production stoppages at the world's two biggest copper mines. "We're seeing some consolidation as we have the same story as last week but nothing on the fundamentals has changed," said analyst Helen...

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    Persimmon CEO Jeff Fairburn discusses earnings and the demand for U.K. property, as well as the wider industry's issues with staffing and training.

  • President Donald Trump's speech to Congress this week for details of promised tax cuts and infrastructure spending. KEEPING SCORE: London's FTSE -100 advanced 0.4 percent to 7,274.60 and Germany's DAX gained 0.1 percent to 11,817.81. On Friday, the DAX lost 1.2 percent while the CAC 40 slumped 0.9 percent and the FTSE 100 shed 0.4 percent.

  • President Donald Trump's speech to Congress this week for details of promised tax cuts and infrastructure spending. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index fell 0.7 percent to 19,152.27 and the Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.3 percent to 3,244.71. Seoul's Kospi shed 0.2 percent to 2,090.20 and benchmarks in Southeast Asia also retreated.

  • *France election campaign continues to weigh on euro. TOKYO, Feb 27- The dollar recouped some ground after dipping to a two-week low against the yen in Asian trading on Monday, but it lacked momentum as investors awaited this week's speech by U.S. The dollar added 0.2 percent to 112.20 yen, after falling as low as 111.920 yen earlier in the session, its lowest since Feb....

  • *France election campaign continues to weigh on euro. TOKYO, Feb 27- The dollar firmed in Asian trading on Monday, pulling away from a two-week low against the yen but lacking momentum as investors awaited this week's speech by U.S. The dollar edged up 0.1 percent to 112.04 yen, after falling as low as 111.925 yen on Friday, its first foray below the 112 level since Feb. 9.

  • The London Stock Exchange says its planned merger with the Deutsche Boerse is likely to be blocked after the European Commission raised antitrust concerns. In a statement Sunday, the London exchange said the European Commission, the executive branch of the European Union, was demanding that it sell its majority stake in the electronic bond market MTS before...

  • NORMAN, United States- Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan to participate in a moderated Q&A session before the University of Oklahoma Price College of Business Distinguished Speaker Series- 1600 GMT. SANTA CRUZ, United States- San Francisco Fed President John Williams to speak on the economic outlook before the Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce- 2030 GMT.

  • NORMAN, United States- Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan to participate in a moderated Q&A session before the University of Oklahoma Price College of Business Distinguished Speaker Series- 1600 GMT. SANTA CRUZ, United States- San Francisco Fed President John Williams to speak on the economic outlook before the Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce- 2030 GMT.