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Scotland referendum: Live Report
19 Sep 2014 | 4:23 am
Russian PM Medvedev says talk of closed economy inappropriate
19 Sep 2014 | 4:16 am
SOCHI Russia (Reuters) - Talk of making Russia a closed economy is inappropriate, and Russia intends to stick to basic principles of macroeconomic policy, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Friday. "Any discussions about fundamental changes to the model of economic development, in the direction of a mobilisational or closed economy, are inappropriate and unnecessary," he told an business conference in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. (Reporting by Darya Korsunskaya and Katya Golubkova; Writing by Jason Bush; Editing by Lidia Kelly)
Scottish 'no' vote best outcome for Europe: Spanish PM
19 Sep 2014 | 4:13 am
MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Friday welcomed Scotland's rejection of independence after a referendum on staying within the United Kingdom, saying it was the best outcome for Europe. "The Scottish have avoided serious economic, social, institutional and political consequences," Rajoy said in a video message posted on the government's website on Friday. "They have chosen the most favourable option for everyone; for themselves, for all of Britain and for the rest of Europe. ...
UK to make changes after Scotland vote keeps union
19 Sep 2014 | 4:12 am
LONDON (AP) — Voters in Scotland have rejected independence, but leaders of Britain's three largest parties have promised Scots more autonomy than they have won so far. Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday he also wants to give England, Wales and Northern Ireland greater independence from central government. Here's a look at how things might change.
Yahoo options popular ahead of Alibaba IPO
19 Sep 2014 | 4:09 am
By Saqib Iqbal Ahmed NEW YORK (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's shares do not begin trading until Friday, so investors hungry for a bite of the Chinese e-commerce giant have turned their attention to Yahoo Inc's options in recent days. The volume of options trading in Yahoo - which has a big stake in Alibaba - has risen steadily over the last month. On Thursday, a day before Alibaba's debut on the New York Stock Exchange, options trading peaked with more than 929,000 contracts changing hands. ...
Alibaba IPO prices at top of range, raising $21.8 billion
19 Sep 2014 | 4:09 am
By Liana B. Baker, Jessica Toonkel and Deepa Seetharaman (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding priced its initial public offering at $68 a share, the top end of the expected range, raising $21.8 billion on Thursday, in the latest sign of strong investor appetite for the Chinese e-commerce juggernaut. At that price, the IPO, one of the largest-ever, would give Alibaba a market valuation of $167.6 billion, surpassing American corporate icons from Walt Disney Co to Boeing Co . The offering also vaults it atop U.S. ...
NYSE tests systems, to brief investors before Alibaba's debut
19 Sep 2014 | 4:09 am
By Herbert Lash NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Stock Exchange tested its trading systems over the summer to make sure Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's market debut on Friday goes without a hitch, after the Chinese e-commerce company's initial public offering raised $21.8 billion. Alibaba chose the NYSE over rival exchange operator Nasdaq OMX Group Inc to list its shares in part because it worried about Nasdaq's ability to handle a massive IPO after Facebook Inc's botched market debut in 2012, sources have previously said. ...
Pound, stocks rise as Scotland votes to stay in UK
19 Sep 2014 | 4:08 am
HONG KONG (AP) — The British pound jumped and world stocks rose Friday as Scotland voted to stay part of the United Kingdom, avoiding a messy breakup that could have roiled financial markets. Japanese shares surged to their highest since 2007 as the yen extended losses against the dollar.
Ugandan president removes prime minister and former ally Mbabazi
19 Sep 2014 | 4:06 am
KAMPALA (Reuters) - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has replaced his prime minister, the government said in a statement on Friday, removing a former ally who some analysts had seen as a potential contender for the top job. Amama Mbabazi, a lawyer, had enjoyed a close relationship with Uganda's veteran leader, but relations between the two became strained recently, with Museveni accusing Mbabazi of taking decisions in the ruling party without consulting him. Museveni named Health Minister Ruhakana Rugunda to replace Mbabazi, the government statement said. ...
North Korea struts in style on world sports stage
19 Sep 2014 | 4:04 am
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