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  • CHICAGO, Dec 9- U.S. soybean futures rose for a fifth straight session to their highest in two weeks as Chinese importers on Monday bought at least five bulk cargo shipments of the oilseed from the United States, or about 300,000 tonnes, traders said. The U.S. soybean sales to China, for shipment in January and February, came after Beijing offered the buyers at least 1...

  • A Dec. 15 deadline that will usher in $156 billion in U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods stirred caution, leading MSCI's all-country world index to trade flat while shares on Wall Street slid and European equities closed lower. Investors have bid up stocks in recent weeks, pushing the three major Wall Street indexes close to new record highs and MSCI's gauge of global...

  • PARIS, Dec 9- Trade unions called for more street protests after nationwide strikes aimed at forcing President Emmanuel Macron to abandon his pension reforms caused chaos on France's transport networks for a fifth day on Monday. The week ahead will test whether Macron can deliver the social and economic change he says is necessary for France to compete with...

  • MILAN, Dec 9- An Italian judge will reach a decision by Jan. 21 on a request by French media giant Vivendi to suspend a corporate reorganization at Italian broadcaster Mediaset, leaving the overhaul on hold until then, Mediaset said on Monday. The Milan- based company wants to use the new entity to pursue pan-European tie-ups to take on increasing competition in the...

  • *Austria pulls back from outright glyphosate ban from January. PARIS, Dec 9- France's health and environment agency said on Monday it was banning dozens of glyphosate-based weedkillers, most of the volume of such products sold in France, ruling there was insufficient data to exclude health risks. The products accounted for nearly three-quarters of the volume...

  • *China exports shrink for fourth straight month in Nov. Dec 9- European stocks slipped on Monday, dragged down by a slump in shares of Tullow Oil after its chief executive stepped down and the oil and gas explorer scrapped its dividend, while weak data out of China also weighed on sentiment. On Monday, data from China showed exports in November shrank for the fourth...

  • LONDON, Dec 9- Italian and Greek government bonds- the riskier assets in the euro zone government bond market- strongly outperformed their peers on Monday, brushing aside waning risk appetite across global markets. Bonds from Italy and Greece would usually not be expected to underperform on days where investors shun risk assets. Greece's 10- year bond yield...

  • Attendees visit the Disney+ streaming service booth at the D23 Expo on August 23, 2019 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

    The amount streaming services will take in subscription fees won't exceed the sums needed to make new content in the next five years, according to GroupM analyst Brian Wieser

  • RUSSIA'S FINANCE MINISTRY SAYS CONFIDENT THAT UK SUPREME COURT WILL RULE IN FAVOUR OF MOSCOW IN RUSSIA- UKRAINE EUROBOND CASE.

  • *China Nov exports fall as trade war bites. *Pound up on expectations of Conservative win in UK election. *Focus turns to U.S.- China tariff deadline.

  • The research firm predicted that air taxi start-ups such as Joby Aviation, based in Silicon Valley, and Germany's Lilium Aviation, could draw a record level of venture investment in 2020, despite a lull in funding in 2019.. Lilium has raised more than $100 million, with China's Tencent Holdings a major investor. German automaker Daimler and China's Geely...

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Dec 9- China's record imports of crude oil in November underscore both the challenges and risks facing OPEC and its allies as they attempt to drive prices up by deepening output cuts. China's imports of 11.13 million bpd in November were a record high on a daily basis, and brought imports for the first 11 months of the year to 10.09 million bpd,...

  • *Soybeans up for 5th session on hopes of U.S.- China deal China to exempt some U.S. soybeans, pork from tariffs. PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Dec 9- Chicago soybean futures rose for a fifth straight session on Monday to their highest in almost two weeks, after China's announcement last week about tariff waivers for U.S. soybean and pork encouraged hopes of a trade agreement.

  • LONDON, Dec 9- Global equity markets were in a sombre mood on Monday, holding well off recent two-year highs after Chinese export data highlighted the damage from the 17- month long trade war and re-focused attention on a crucial Dec. 15 tariff deadline. Several big events loom for the week-- the Federal Reserve meets on Wednesday and new European Central Bank chief...

  • ROME, Dec 9- Forcing European lenders to risk-weight their holdings of sovereign bonds would be harmful, but offering incentives to diversify such holdings could be discussed, Italy's economy minister said on Monday. Italian banks are large holders of the country's 2.3 trillion euro debt and Rome is opposed to a proposal to strip sovereign bonds of their...

  • LONDON, Dec 9- German benchmark bond yields were lower on Monday, shrugging off unexpectedly strong trade data from Germany, before a week that includes U.S. Federal Reserve and European Central Bank meetings and a UK election. Fund managers expect yields in Europe to edge lower next year. Mark Holman, a partner at TwentyFour Asset Management, expects 10 bps rate...

  • TOPSHOT - Vehicles run on the Paris' ring road, the "Peripherique", on December 9, 2019 in Porte de Vincennes in Paris, during a strike of Paris public transports over French government's plan to overhaul the country's retirement system, as part of a national strike.

    French commuters experienced a chaotic journey on Monday as public sector workers entered a fifth day of nationwide strikes.

  • BRUSSELS, Dec 9- EU regulators will review two-decade old rules that determine if companies have the market power to throttle rivals or control prices to take into account globalization and digitalisation, Europe's antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager said on Monday. Her announcement came amidst criticism by lawyers and academics that the European Union's...

  • LONDON, Dec 9- Britain's peer-to-peer lenders faced tough new rules on Monday, which industry executives and analysts expect to prompt a clearout after the failure of two firms in the last six months. The collapses of Lendy and FundingSecure and a Financial Conduct Authority letter to executives in September warning it was monitoring bad practices at some...

  • Finnish Minister of Transport and Communications Sanna Marin attends a Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council Meeting at the European Council in Brussels, Belgium on December 02, 2019.

    Finland's Sanna Marin will lead a center-left coalition government of five parties — all headed by women.