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  • Communist China is the world's champion of free trade and globalization. And Europe, spurned by Washington and London, is turning to Beijing to fill the void. Welcome to the World Economic Forum in Davos circa 2017.

  • Fireworks explode over the Lincoln Memorial after a welcome celebration for US President-elect Donald Trump in Washington, DC, on January 19, 2017.

    President-elect Trump held a concert, attended a reception and spoke at a ball for donors before his inauguration.

  • Jan 20- U.S. stocks rose amid gains across sectors on Friday as Donald Trump gets set to become the 45th president of the United States. Trump will be sworn in by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts in Washington. "There is a lot of optimism and renewed hope for better things to come," said Sean O'Hara, president of Pacer ETFs.

  • *Officials in Washington D.C. prepare for massive protests. NEW YORK, Jan 20- U.S. stocks rose along with Treasury yields on Friday, the last day of a choppy trading week, as investors awaited Donald Trump's Presidential inauguration later in the day. Caution ahead of the former reality TV star's impending inauguration speech offset better-than-expected...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 20- Kansas City Southern on Friday reported a lower quarterly net profit that missed Wall Street estimates by a wide margin as a historic drop in the Mexican peso after the election of President-elect Donald Trump affected the regional U.S. railroad's operations in Mexico. Just hours before Trump was due to take office in Washington, Kansas City...

  • Jan 20- U.S. stocks rose amid gains across sectors on Friday as investors counted down to Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th president of the United States. Trump, a New York businessman and former reality TV star, is scheduled to be sworn in around midday by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts in Washington. Trump's campaign promises of tax and...

  • BERLIN, Jan 20- The United States must stick to international agreements under the presidency of Donald Trump, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Friday, adding he did not expect a major trade war despite Trump's attack on German car makers. Nearly 61 percent of Germans fear relations between Germany and the United States will suffer under...

  • An advertising board of a Voentorg shop displaying a portrait of US President-elect Donald Trump in central Moscow on January 19, 2017.

    Russia is in the grip of "Trumpomania", with state media giving the President-elect blanket air time.

  • A group of protestors, comprised mostly of women, rally against Republican Donald Trump, 45th president of the United States

    The inauguration of Mr. Trump has prompted a striking number of Wall Street women to overcome their worries about demonstrating in public.

  • CHICAGO, Jan 20- Kansas City Southern on Friday reported a lower quarterly net profit that missed Wall Street estimates by a wide margin as a historic drop in the Mexican peso after the election of President-elect Donald Trump affected the regional U.S. railroad's operations in Mexico. Just hours before Trump was due to take office in Washington, Kansas City...

  • Jan 20- U.S. stocks looked set to advance on Friday, with investors counting down to Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th president of the United States. Trump, a New York businessman and former reality TV star, is scheduled to be sworn in around midday by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts in Washington. "All eyes will be on the content and style of Trump's...

  • LONDON, Jan 20- The dollar edged higher on Friday, steadying after a volatile week that underlined the growing uncertainty over how Donald Trump will behave after his inauguration as U.S. It turned around early losses to inch up 0.2 percent on the day in morning trade in Europe and stand unchanged for the week. "What is clear is that the risks from Trump are not as...

  • BERLIN, Jan 20- The United States must stick to international agreements under the presidency of Donald Trump, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Friday, adding that he did not expect a major trade war despite Trump's attack on German car makers. "The United States also signed international agreements," Schaeuble told magazine Der Spiegel.

  • *Officials in Washington D.C. prepare for massive protests. LONDON, Jan 20- The dollar recouped earlier losses on Friday while stocks were little changed as investors refrained from big bets ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president and a speech that could shed some light on his economic policies. Concerns over the details of Trump's inauguration...

  • *China is key engine for global oil demand growth. *Trump promised to confront China, boost oil independence. DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 20- Oil executives and Middle East producers are concerned that trade tensions between the United States and China risk clouding the outlook for global energy demand growth and a recovery in the price of oil.

  • Jan 20- U.S. stock index futures treaded water on Friday ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th U.S. *Futures also got a lift after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen backed her stance for gradual interest rate increases on Thursday. *Trump, a New York businessman and former reality TV star, is scheduled to be sworn in around midday by Supreme Court Chief...

  • *Brazil, Argentina open up as protectionism rises in West. *Globalization benefits U.S. workers, consumers too- Brazil. That's the message leaders of developing countries want to send from the Davos forum to U.S.

  • *China is key engine for global oil demand growth. *Trump promised to confront China, boost oil independence. DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 20- Oil executives and Middle East producers are concerned that trade tensions between the United States and China risk clouding the outlook for global energy demand growth and a recovery in the price of oil.

  • DAVOS, Switzerland— The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland:. Britain's Treasury chief, Philip Hammond, says the former prime minister, Tony Blair, is partly responsible for the country's vote to leave the European Union for failing to introduce measures to limit the flow of people from countries that joined the bloc in 2004..

  • U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks at his election night rally in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 9, 2016.

    Eric Cantor, Moelis & Company, and Don Baer, Burson-Marsteller, discuss Trump's pro-growth agenda and unorthodox style.