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  • LONDON, Jan 17- Prime Minister Theresa May is setting out the principles that will guide her approach to Britain's withdrawal from the European Union in a speech in London on Tuesday. I want us to be a truly global Britain, the best friend and neighbour to our European partners, but a country that reaches beyond the borders of Europe too. This government has a plan for...

  • LONDON, Jan 17- Prime Minister Theresa May is setting out the principles that will guide her approach to Britain's withdrawal from the European Union in a speech in London on Tuesday. I want us to be a truly global Britain, the best friend and neighbor to our European partners, but a country that reaches beyond the borders of Europe too. This government has a plan for...

  • LONDON, Jan 17- Prime Minister Theresa May is setting out the principles that will guide her approach to Britain's withdrawal from the European Union in a speech in London on Tuesday. I want us to be a truly global Britain, the best friend and neighbor to our European partners, but a country that reaches beyond the borders of Europe too. This government has a plan for...

  • LONDON, Jan 17- Prime Minister Theresa May is setting out the principles that will guide her approach to Britain's withdrawal from the European Union in a speech in London on Tuesday. I want us to be a truly global Britain, the best friend and neighbour to our European partners, but a country that reaches beyond the borders of Europe too. This government has a plan for...

  • NEW YORK _ Morgan Stanley on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $1.67 billion. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 65 cents per share. Morgan Stanley shares have increased nearly 4 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed nearly 2 percent.

  • Prime Minister Theresa May says that Britain plans to make a clean break from the European Union and not opt for "anything that leaves us half-in, half-out." She says Britain will forge a "new and equal partnership" with Europe. Anthony Scaramucci, who is part of President-elect Donald Trump's transition team, says global elites have to get out of their comfort zones...

  • *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...

  • Jan 17- Wall Street bank Morgan Stanley's quarterly profit doubled, helped by a bump in trading activity following the U.S. presidential election. Earnings applicable to the bank's common shareholders rose to $1.51 billion in the three months ended Dec. 31 from $753 million a year earlier, while earnings per share increased to 81 cents from 39 cents.

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Jan 17- The new year has started with something familiar from the last- a bubble in Chinese iron ore and steel prices. The most-traded iron ore contract on the Dalian Commodity Exchange leapt by as much as 8 percent on Monday, in the process reaching a three-year high of 657.5 yuan a tonne. Full-year figures are not yet available, but China's...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 17- Billionaire Wilbur Ross, chosen by Donald Trump to help implement the president-elect's trade agenda, earned his fortune in part by running businesses that have offshored thousands of U.S. jobs, according to Labor Department data attained by Reuters. Data attained by Reuters through a Freedom of Information Act request shows that rescue...

  • BOSTON, Jan 17- JPMorgan Chase& Co Chief Executive Jamie Dimon has been no fan of Institutional Shareholder Services and once called investors "lazy" if they cast votes in corporate elections based on recommendations from the leading proxy adviser or its rival. Proxy Insight's findings, which it provided to Reuters News last week, come amid a debate over whether...

  • LONDON, Jan 17- Prime Minister Theresa May is setting out the principles that will guide her approach to Britain's withdrawal from the European Union in a speech in London on Tuesday. I want this United Kingdom to emerge from this period of change stronger, fairer, more united and more outward-looking than ever before. I want us to be a truly global Britain, the best...

  • LONDON, Jan 17- Prime Minister Theresa May is setting out the principles that will guide her approach to Britain's withdrawal from the European Union in a speech in London on Tuesday. I want this United Kingdom to emerge from this period of change stronger, fairer, more united and more outward-looking than ever before. I want us to be a truly global Britain, the best...

  • LONDON, Jan 17- Prime Minister Theresa May is setting out the principles that will guide her approach to Britain's withdrawal from the European Union in a speech in London on Tuesday. I want this United Kingdom to emerge from this period of change stronger, fairer, more united and more outward-looking than ever before. I want us to be a truly global Britain, the best...

  • LONDON, Jan 17- Prime Minister Theresa May is setting out the principles that will guide her approach to Britain's withdrawal from the European Union in a speech in London on Tuesday. I want this United Kingdom to emerge from this period of change stronger, fairer, more united and more outward-looking than ever before. I want us to be a truly global Britain, the best...

  • DALLAS _ Comerica Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $163 million. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 83 cents per share. Comerica shares have increased nearly 3 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has risen nearly 2 percent.

  • Jan 17- Upscale jeweler Tiffany& Co said its comparable sales in the Americas fell 4 percent in November and December, hurt by lower consumer spending and a drop in sales at its flagship store in New York. The company said sales at its flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York declined 14 percent, partly due to post-election traffic disruption in Manhattan.

  • *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...

  • Jan 17- Wal-Mart Stores Inc said it would add about 10,000 jobs in the United States this year through the opening or remodeling of 59 stores as well as through its e-commerce business. The number of jobs being created is consistent with previous years, company spokesman Lorenzo Lopez said. The company employs almost 1.5 million people in the country.

  • The Dallas- based bank said net income attributable to common shareholders rose to $163 million in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31 from $115 million a year earlier. Earnings per share rose to 92 cents from 64 cents. Provisions for bad loans fell 41.7 percent to $35 million, while net interest income rose 5.1 percent to $455 million.