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  • Restaurant Brands, which also owns coffee-and-donut chain Tim Hortons and fast-food restaurant chain Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, said Burger King was seeing strength outside of the United States, particularly in China, India, Brazil and Spain. Tim Hortons also serves breakfast sandwiches made with faux-meat burger maker Beyond Meat Inc's Beyond Sausage in...

  • French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes U.S. President Donald Trump for bilateral talks at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Nov. 10, 2018.

    France isn't the only country pushing for a digital tax on tech giants like Amazon, Google, Apple and Facebook.

  • Aug 1- Yum Brands Inc beat expectations for quarterly profit on Thursday, as menu refreshes and a delivery push drove better-than-expected growth at all of the restaurant operator's chains, including Pizza Hut, sending its shares to a record high. Pizza Hut, a weak spot for the company in the past few years, grew for the first time in five quarters, while same-store...

  • LONDON, Aug 1- Core euro zone bond yields inched up from all-time lows on Thursday after U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell tempered bets on more rate cuts after the central bank's first cut in more than a decade. Mizuho rates strategist Peter McCallum noted that despite Powell's reference to "mid-cycle adjustment," the United States' vast corporate debt...

  • MADRID, July 31- The chief executive of Spain's BBVA said on Wednesday the bank was reinforcing internal compliance controls and was treating an alleged spying case "very seriously" although he said the issue had not had an impact on the bank's business. Spain's High Court placed the country's second-largest bank BBVA under formal investigation on Monday as...

  • *Cost of risk guidance in Turkey cut to 250 bps in 2019. MADRID, July 31- Latin America and Spain fueled a 2.6% rise in BBVA's second-quarter net profit and income from lending beat expectations, but the chief executive's comments on an alleged spying case involving the bank overshadowed good results. The shares were initially boosted by news of a more than 20% rise...

  • MADRID, July 31- The chief executive of Spain's BBVA said on Wednesday the bank was reinforcing internal compliance controls and treating an alleged spying case "very seriously" although he said the case had not had an impact on the bank's business. Spain's High Court placed the country's second-largest bank BBVA under formal investigation on Monday as part of...

  • PARIS, July 31- French bank BNP Paribas posted forecast-beating quarterly profit on Wednesday, boosted by its corporate and investment banking business, lifting its share price by more than 3%. The CIB numbers lifted the French bank's overall performance for a second consecutive quarter, with net profit up 3.1% at 2.47 billion euros on revenue of 11.22 billion...

  • *Core euro zone debt well bid ahead of Fed meeting. LONDON, July 31- Euro zone bond yields fell back towards recent lows on Wednesday as investors worried about a no-deal Brexit and the state of U.S.- China trade talks before an expected interest-rate cut by the Federal Reserve. The headline inflation rate was the lowest in 17 months, heightening expectations for...

  • *Lower cost of risk guidance in Turkey to 250 bps in 2019. MADRID, July 31- Latin America and Spain fuelled a 2.6% rise in BBVA's net profit in the second quarter, along with better than expected income from lending at Spain's second-largest bank. It reported a 26% increase in net profit in South America, its third-biggest area after Mexico and Spain, to 211 million...

  • *Q2 net 1.28 bln euros vs forecast of 1.21 bln euros. MADRID, July 31- Spain's second-largest bank BBVA said on Wednesday its second-quarter net profit rose by 2.6% due to its performance in its home market and Mexico, as well as a better than expected performance in lending income. Shares in BBVA were up 0.2% at 0729 GMT after it reported a net profit of 1.28 billion...

  • *Price for an iSpace rocket launch is 4.5 mln euros. BEIJING, July 31- Beijing- based startup iSpace is planning up to eight commercial rocket launches next year, after last week becoming China's first privately funded firm to put a satellite into orbit, its executives told Reuters. China envisions constellations of commercial satellites that can offer services...

  • *Ireland/ Germany 10- year spread hits widest since June 5. LONDON, July 30- Irish government bond yield spreads over Germany hit their widest in nearly two months on Tuesday, as chances rise of a no-deal Brexit that would cause particular damage to Ireland. In the euro zone bond market, Ireland has been hardest hit; Britain is Ireland's biggest trading partner, and...

  • *Ireland/ Germany 10- year spread hits widest since June 5. LONDON, July 30- Irish government bond yield spreads over Germany hit their widest levels in more than a month on Tuesday, as worries grow over the potential impact of a no-deal Brexit on Europe in general and Ireland in particular. In the euro zone bond market, Ireland has been hardest hit; Britain is...

  • The seal of the International Monetary Fund(IMF) is seen outside of the headquarters building in Washington, DC on April 8, 2019.

    The next head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will have to deal with trade wars, currency manipulation and new digital currencies, a strategist told CNBC Monday.

  • 'Huge lack of trust' in Spain's coalition government, expert says

    Antonio Barroso, managing director of Teneo, discusses Spain's political climate.

  • Spain's state-owned lender Bankia on Monday posted a 31.6% fall in its second-quarter net profit from a year earlier due to lower trading income and ongoing pressure on lending income.

  • PARIS, July 27- Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Saturday that France would proceed with taxing revenues of big technology firms and urged the United States not to bring trade tariffs into the debate on how to fairly raise levies on digital services. Two weeks ago, the French Senate approved the 3% levy that will apply to revenue from digital services...

  • WASHINGTON/ PARIS, July 26- U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to tax French wines on Friday in retaliation for France's recent proposal to levy a tax aimed at big U.S. technology companies. Trump had told French President Emmanuel Macron last week that he was concerned about the proposed digital services tax.

  • WASHINGTON/ PARIS, July 26- U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday the United States would hit France shortly with a "substantial reciprocal action"- and warned a new American tax on French wine was possible- after Paris announced a tax aimed at U.S. technology companies. The United States is by far the largest single export market for French wine and spirits,...