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  • Prime Minister Theresa May says Britain's Parliament will be able to vote on the final divorce deal reached between the U.K. and European Union. Britain will have two years to negotiate a deal after that. Prime Minister Theresa May says Britain will ensure control of immigration from Europe as it exits the EU— though she pledged to guarantee the rights of EU...

  • *China economy worries ease but big risks remain. DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 17- Chinese President Xi Jinping offered a vigorous defense of globalization and free trade in a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday, which underscored Beijing's desire to play a greater global role as the United States turns inward. Xi did not mention Donald Trump in his...

  • *Foreign-invested firms to be allowed to list in mainland China. China will lower restrictions on foreign investment in banking, securities, investment management, futures, insurance, credit ratings and accounting sectors, the State Council said in a statement posted on its website. China will keep its door wide open and not close it, Xi told the World Economic...

  • Trump declared the NATO alliance "obsolete," praised Britain's exit from the European Union and gave his clearest hint yet that he would consider lifting financial sanctions on Moscow, which the United States and EU both imposed after Russia seized Ukraine's Crimea peninsula. He said he had already met with the head of NATO to share his concern.

  • PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Jan 17- Chicago soybean futures rose for a third consecutive session on Tuesday to touch a six-month high as heavy rains in Argentina's key growing belt raised concerns over yield losses and added to support from reduced estimates of U.S. soybean supply. Chicago futures were resuming trading after Monday's holiday closure in the United...

  • *Foreign-invested firms to be allowed to list in mainland China. BEIJING, Jan 17- China's State Council, the country's Cabinet, issued on Tuesday new measures to further open the world's second-largest economy to foreign investment, including easing restrictions on investment in banks and other financial institutions. The move comes as President Xi Jinping...

  • DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 17- China will not devalue its yuan, also known as the renminbi, or start a trade war, President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday. Xi told the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, that China stood for open, transparent and win-win trade agreements, and called on other countries not to blame others when tackling "difficulties".

  • *Sentiment lifted by improved situation in Europe. BERLIN, Jan 17- The mood among German analysts and investors improved slightly in January, with rising expectations "a leap of faith for 2017" after a stronger-than-expected economic performance by Germany last year, the ZEW economic institute said on Tuesday. "The slight increase of the ZEW indicator of...

  • *Sales rise at overseas markets such as Iran, Indiaindia. PARIS, Jan 17- French carmaker Groupe Renault reported record sales for 2016 thanks to growth in Europe and in overseas markets such as India and Iran, and it expected more progress this year. Renault's figures painted a similar picture to that of rival PSA which last week also reported higher sales, with the...

  • The institute credited improving growth in Germany and stronger industrial production in the 19 countries that use the euro. Germany and Europe are experiencing an economic recovery but face an uncertain political year. Elections in France, the Netherlands and Germany will give anti- European Union forces a chance to test their appeal to voters.

  • DAVOS, Switzerland— Chinese president urges world to' say no to protectionism' and insists' no one will emerge the winner in a trade war'.

  • DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 17- Lloyd's of London will make an announcement on its new European subsidiary by the middle of April at the latest, its chairman John Nelson said on Tuesday, as it prepares for Britain's exit from the European Union. "We will be ready to make an announcement in relation to our move to Europe in Q1, certainly by Easter," Nelson told Reuters in an...

  • DAVOS, Switzerland— The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland:. Addressing delegates at the World Economic Forum, Rubenstein said there's a risk of "potentially another Mexican-style crisis" in emerging markets because many firms that borrowed in dollars won't be able repay the loans if their earnings are in local currency while the dollar...

  • *Full 2016 results due on March 1. BERLIN/ STOCKHOLM, Jan 17- Lower-than-expected quarterly sales hit shares in Zalando, Europe's biggest pure online fashion retailer, which said it would open a new distribution centre in Sweden this year to speed up delivery across the Nordic region. Zalando said fourth-quarter sales rose 25-26 percent to between 1.086 billion...

  • DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 17- China's richest man, Wang Jianlin, said on Tuesday that rising tensions between the United States and China will affect trade, although he's confident that his Dalian Wanda Group's investment in the country's entertainment industry will not be hampered. Wang, speaking to Reuters on the sidelines of the annual World Economic Forum in...

  • DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 17- In 2014, Arnold Kamler, CEO of New Jersey- based Kent International, took a big step: he resumed making bicycles in the United States, 23 years after uprooting production to China. For business and political leaders gathered in the Swiss Alps town of Davos for this year's World Economic Forum, Kamler's experience- part of a process Morgan...

  • DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 17- In 2014, Arnold Kamler, CEO of New Jersey- based Kent International, took a big step: he resumed making bicycles in the United States, 23 years after uprooting production to China. For business and political leaders gathered in the Swiss Alps town of Davos for this year's World Economic Forum, Kamler's experience- part of a process Morgan...

  • FRANKFURT, Germany— Inflation has suddenly jumped in Europe. This week, ECB President Mario Draghi is expected to lay out the reasons why the chief monetary authority for the 19- country eurozone intends to stick with its stimulus plan decided at the Dec. 8 meeting— to keep pumping newly printed money into the economy through bond purchases at least until the end...

  • DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 17- A senior adviser to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump warned on Tuesday about the risk from a stronger dollar. "We need to be careful about the rising currency," Anthony Scaramucci of Skybridge Capital told a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos.

  • LONDON— Prime Minister Theresa May is preparing to make a speech that will signal that Britain will make a clean break from the European Union and not seek to remain "half-in, half-out." "Not partial membership of the European Union, associate membership of the European Union, or anything that leaves us half-in, half-out," she plans to say, according to excerpts...