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  • SAO PAULO/ BRASILIA, Aug 21- Brazil on Monday floated a proposal to cede control of the country's biggest power utility, Eletrobras, in the boldest privatization yet by a government struggling to close a record budget deficit, sending Eletrobras' shares soaring in after-market trading. The Mining and Energy Ministry gave Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras SA, the...

  • SAO PAULO/ BRASILIA, Aug 21- Brazil's Mines and Energy Ministry will propose President Michel Temer to exit control of power holding company Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras SA, the boldest move yet by a government struggling to close a swelling budget deficit and heed calls to fight widespread corruption. Given that Eletrobras is listed in São Paulo, New York...

  • Driver in Barcelona attack shot dead by police

    CNBC's Sue Herera reports that the fugitive driver of the deadly van attack in Barcelona, Spain has been shot dead by police.

  • Police officers stand guard on the Las Ramblas boulevard in Barcelona on August 19, 2017, two days after a van ploughed into the crowd, killing 13 persons and injuring over 100.

    Spanish police declined to confirm the report but said on Twitter shortly before that an "incident" was underway in Subirats.

  • *Attacks using vehicles are growing threat in Europe. LONDON, Aug 21- Europe has experienced around a dozen cases of drivers using a car or truck to plough into pedestrians like last week's attack in Barcelona, but cities have not rushed to mitigate the risks by changing their layout. We dont want to be Hebron, said Els Ampe, Deputy Mayor of Brussels, referring to the...

  • *Attacks using vehicles are growing threat in Europe. LONDON, Aug 21- Europe has experienced around a dozen cases of drivers using a car or truck to plough into pedestrians like last week's attack in Barcelona, but cities have not rushed to mitigate the risks by changing their layout. We dont want to be Hebron, said Els Ampe, Deputy Mayor of Brussels, referring to the...

  • Expect no lasting impact of Barcelona attack: AB Bernstein

    Richard Clarke, senior analyst for European hotels and leisure at AB Bernstein, speaks about the repercussions of last week's terror attack in Barcelona, Spain.

  • Shares of American Airlines Group Inc. fell 48 cents to $45.55; United Continental Holdings Inc. rose 5 cents to $64.75; Southwest Airlines Co. gained 2 cents to $53.17; and Delta Air Lines Inc. was unchanged at $47.53. Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. disclosed this week that it trimmed its airline investments. The firm's stakes in American, Delta,...

  • *Barcelona attack hurts Europe stocks, keeps U.S. on edge. NEW YORK, Aug 18- Wall Street indexes and the U.S. dollar ended a volatile session lower after a week of drama in Washington intensified doubts about President Donald Trump's ability to deliver on pro-growth policy promises such as tax reform. "It's only marginally positive as it doesn't put money in...

  • PARIS— From Barcelona to Times Square and beyond, extremists have used vehicles as deadly weapons with alarming frequency in recent years, whether to promote jihad, get attention or express despair. Security experts say such barriers would have minimized the fatal damage wreaked on Spain this week— yet warn that as long as motor vehicles exist, some risks will...

  • NEW YORK/ JOHANNESBURG, Aug 18- Gold prices were little changed after jumping to their highest in more than nine months on Friday as the dollar retreated on political uncertainty in the United States and a suspected Islamist militant attack in Spain boosted bullion's safe-haven appeal. Spain mounted a sweeping anti-terrorism operation on Friday after a...

  • Treasury yields were little changed on Friday as the exit of senior White House adviser Stephen Bannon, known for his economic nationalist views, revived the appetite for stocks and reduced it for lower-yielding bonds. "With anything that could change this White House, it could result in an upside surprise," said Jason Celente, senior portfolio manager at...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 18- U.S. Treasury yields nudged higher on Friday as the exit of senior White House adviser Stephen Bannon, known for his economic nationalist views, revived the appetite for stocks and reduced it for lower-yielding bonds. You have had a lot of drama in Washington, "said Michael Schumacher, head of rate strategy at Wells Fargo Securities in New York.

  • *European shares fall; Barcelona attack weakens travel stocks. President Donald Trump fired chief strategist Steve Bannon on Friday, the White House announced, ending the turbulent tenure of a rabble-rousing conservative media entrepreneur and political activist who was a darling of Trump's base. "Theres a lot of hopeful people thinking that, you know what, he...

  • *STOXX 600 down 0.7 pct, blue-chips down 0.9 pct. *Deadly attack in Barcelona weighs on travel sector. LONDON, Aug 18- European travel stocks fell sharply on Friday after the van attack in tourist hotspot Barcelona.

  • *Barcelona van attack kills 13, wounds scores. LONDON, Aug 18- Demand for highly-rated euro zone bonds increased on Friday as equity markets tumbled on mounting evidence that U.S. Meanwhile, the gap between yields on southern European bonds issued by Spain and Portugal and those on higher-rated German debt widened in a global retreat from riskier assets that...

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.9 pct, mid caps fall 0.7 pct. *FTSE 100 posts small weekly gain. LONDON, Aug 18- Britain's top share index came under pressure from falls among consumer giants, financials and airline stocks, caught up in a broader risk-off move following the attack in Spain.

  • *Trump legislative failures, valuations worry Wall Street. NEW YORK, Aug 18- The dollar fell to a four-month low against the Japanese yen on Friday as investors sought out the safe-haven currency in light of uncertainty about the White House's ability to push through its economic agenda. President Donald Trump can get Congress to pass the pro-growth measures...

  • Aug 18- Wall Street was lower for the second straight day on Friday on mounting worries about President Donald Trump's ability to legislate his pro-growth agenda, after his comments on the recent violence in Virginia drew widespread criticism. Several business leaders have since resigned from his advisory councils and a White House official said plans for...

  • TORONTO, Aug 18- Canada's main stock index fell on Friday, led lower by heavyweight bank shares, as investors worldwide fled equities to perceived safe-haven investments amid global geopolitical uncertainties. Manulife Financial Corp fell 1.3 percent to C $24.77, while Bank of Montreal slipped 0.6 percent to C $91.2. At 10:16 a.m. ET, the Toronto Stock...