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  • Britain's new Prime Minister Boris Johnson gives a speech outside 10 Downing Street in London on July 24, 2019 on the day he was formally appointed British prime minister. - Boris Johnson takes charge as Britain's prime minister on Wednesday, on a mission to deliver Brexit by October 31 with or without a deal.

    It will be tight to meet the United States' desire to do a post-Brexit trade deal with Britain within a year, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday.

  • French activist Jean-Baptiste Redde, aka Voltuan (R) holds a placard reading 'stop climate crime' next to a demonstrator dressed as a traditional Basque shepherd, during a march in Hendaye, south-west France on August 24, 2019, to protest against the annual G7 Summit attended by the leaders of the world's seven richest democracies, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States.

    Thousands of anti-globalisation and environmental activists joined yellow vest protesters and Basque separatists on Saturday near the French coastal resort of Biarritz to demand action from G7 and other world leaders set to meet there.

  • Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro speaks during a discussion on US-Brazil relations at the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC on March 18, 2019.

    Under international pressure to contain fires sweeping parts of Brazil's Amazon, President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday authorized use of the military to battle the huge blazes while thousands took to the streets to protest his environmental policies.

  • Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange, August 13, 2019.

    The final week of August could be highly volatile as markets fret over the economy and the latest developments in trade wars.

  • LONDON, Aug 23- World stock markets and the dollar rose on Friday as investors looked to a speech by Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell for clarification on whether the U.S. central bank remains on course to deliver another interest rate cut in next month. Suggesting markets remain broadly confident of further Fed stimulus, European stocks rebounded from the...

  • LONDON, Aug 23- World stock markets and the dollar rose on Friday as investors looked to a speech by Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell for clarification on whether the U.S. central bank remains on course to deliver another interest rate cut in next month. Earlier in Asia, MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged 0.3% higher and was up...

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.7%, FTSE 250 up 1%. Aug 23- London's FTSE 100 bounced back on Friday as positive updates on trade talks between the United States and China and expectations of a dovish stance by U.S. The FTSE 100 added 0.7% by 0811 GMT.

  • Aug 23- Peppa Pig-owner Entertainment One's shares rose more than 30% to a record high on Friday, surpassing the price agreed by the company's board with U.S. toy maker Hasbro Inc in a sign that investors see some chance of a counter offer. The buyout offer comes months after eOne denied reports that award-winning producer Mark Gordon would leave the company and...

  • Luigi Di Maio, Leader of 5-Star Movement (M5S) leaves the parliament after a new day of meetings for the formation of the new government on April 26, 2018 in Rome, Italy.

    The unlikely alliance would in theory enjoy a relatively comfortable majority in the parliament's lower house but would rely on a handful of sympathetic but unaligned senators.

  • Current U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson (L) and U.S. President Donald Trump meeting at the UN headquarters in New York on September 18, 2017.

    Boris Johnson will be meeting President Donald Trump to discuss a potential post-Brexit trade deal.

  • At 12:30 p.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade December corn was up 3/ 4 cent at $3.71 per bushel. December wheat was up 5-1/ 4 cents at $4.73-1/ 4 a bushel while November soybeans were down 5 cents at $8.68 a bushel. "We need every GDD we can get to bring these crops home, yet it's supposed to be kind of cool for the next week or two," said Jack Scoville, an analyst with the Price...

  • Aug 22- European shares fell on Thursday as mixed readings of business growth across major economies and uncertainty over the U.S. interest rate outlook made investors nervous, while a jump in the pound dented London stocks. The latest data showed business growth in the euro zone recovering marginally in August but factory activity shrinking in both Japan and...

  • *FTSE 100 down 1.1%, FTSE 250 flat. Aug 22- London's FTSE 100 fell on Thursday as the latest signals from the U.S. The FTSE 100 shed 1.1%, while the FTSE 250 was roughly flat.

  • *Dollar slips as Jackson Hole meeting gets underway. "Manufacturing has been pretty weak across the globe for a while now and we are starting to see that bleed into the U.S.," said Joe Mallen, chief investment officer at Helios Quantitative Research. Investors' focus, however, remained firmly on Friday's speech by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell at a Jackson...

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at the 100-years anniversary celebration of prosthesis maker Ottobock SE in Duderstadt, Germany, February 18, 2019.

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said a solution to the Irish "backstop" is possible before the October 31 Brexit deadline.

  • *Corn edges up as crop tour points to lower Illinois yields. LONDON, Aug 22- Chicago corn futures edged up on Thursday as a widely watched crop tour indicated there could be a drop in yields in Illinois, the second largest corn-growing state. The most-active corn contract on the Chicago Board Of Trade had risen 0.1% to $3.70-3/ 4 a bushel by 1125 GMT, edging further away...

  • Aug 22- Wall Street's main markets were set to edge lower on Thursday as the previous session's hints of a skeptical Federal Reserve attitude to a new cycle of interest rate cuts offset a handful of more bullish signs from U.S. retailers. While traders are sticking to bets that the Fed will cut again in September, money markets have now ruled out a half-point move,...

  • LONDON, Aug 22- Share markets flatlined on Thursday as uncertainty over the outlook for U.S. interest rate cuts following the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's last policy meeting kept investors on edge. In Europe, the Euro STOXX 600 fell 0.1% in choppy trade, following a 0.5% drop in MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan.

  • *Asia subdued, strong retail earnings lift Wall St. In early European trades, the pan-region Euro Stoxx 50 futures slipped 0.2% as did London's FTSE futures. Germany's DAX futures eased 0.3% while France's CAC 40 futures were off about 0.4%.

  • *Asia subdued, strong retail earnings lift Wall St. Japan's Nikkei added 0.1%, as did Shanghai blue chips. Wall Street had been saved by surprisingly upbeat results from retailers, which sent Target Corp surging 20% and Lowe's Cos Inc up 10%.