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 2021-01-22 10:52 

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CEE MARKETS-Stocks weaken, most currencies ease as risk-on rally halts...

Central European stocks weakened and most currencies eased on Friday as the risk-on sentiment of the week fuelled by U.S. stimulus hopes faded, stopping the weakening of the dollar and recent gains in equities. Stocks in the CEE region fell, tracking the ...

 2021-01-22 10:52 

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EU's Michel phones Russia's Putin to demand Navalny's release...

A senior European Union official told Russian President Vladimir Putin by telephone on Friday to release opposition politician Alexei Navalny and demanded an investigation into the Kremlin critic's poisoning last August....

 2021-01-22 10:52 

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Malaysia reports 3,631 new coronavirus cases with 18 new deaths, highest daily fatalities...

Malaysian health authorities reported 3,631 new coronavirus cases on Friday with 18 new deaths, its highest daily fatalities so far....

 2021-01-22 10:51 

Reuters

Kremlin critic Navalny's spokeswoman jailed for nine days before protest - her Twitter...

A Russian court jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's spokeswoman for nine days on Friday, meaning she cannot attend an opposition protest planned on Saturday to call for his release, she said on Twitter....

 2021-01-22 10:48 

Reuters

Sweden's Trustly plans $11 billion IPO as digital payments boom: sources...

Swedish payments firm Trustly plans to take advantage of a surge in digital transactions in the COVID-19 pandemic with a second-quarter flotation that could value it at up to 9 billion euros ($11 billion), people close to the matter said....

 2021-01-22 10:48 

Reuters

Kremlin critic Navalny's spokeswoman jailed for nine days before protest - her Twitter...

A Russian court jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's spokeswoman for nine days on Friday, meaning she cannot attend an opposition protest planned on Saturday to call for his release, she said on Twitter....

 2021-01-22 10:48 

Reuters

Nudging lower: Emerging market central banks extend easing cycle in December...

Emerging market central banks revisited interest rate cuts in December, extending an easing cycle that started in 2019 and had exceeded the cuts during the 2008 financial crisis and the 2010 euro crisis....

 2021-01-22 10:47 

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Singapore expecting shipment delays of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines...

Singapore is expecting shipment delays of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines due to upgrades in Pfizer's manufacturing plant, its health ministry said on Friday....

 2021-01-22 10:47 

Reuters

UK police break up COVID rule-breaching wedding with 400 guests...

British police said on Friday they had broken up a wedding with almost 400 guests in a "completely unacceptable breach" of COVID lockdown rules which only allow six people to attend....

 2021-01-22 10:47 

Reuters

UPDATE 1-Heavy drop in business activity and weak retail knock sterling...

* Graphic: Trade-weighted sterling since Brexit vote http://tmsnrt.rs/2hwV9Hv (Updates throughout, adds charts)...

 2021-01-22 10:46 

Reuters

Huawei founder praises U.S. tech in first word from company since Biden inauguration...

The United States remains a "beacon of technology" to be emulated and China's Huawei Technology should consider cutting products in the wake of U.S. actions against it, the Chinese firm's founder Ren Zhengfei said in remarks made public on...

 2021-01-22 10:46 

Reuters

UPDATE 2-Sweden's Trustly plans $11 bln IPO as digital payments boom - sources...

Swedish payments firm Trustly plans to take advantage of a surge in digital transactions in the COVID-19 pandemic with a second-quarter flotation that could value it at up to 9 billion euros ($11 billion), people close to the matter said....

 2021-01-22 10:46 

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Georgia to lift ban on international flights on Feb. 1...

Georgia will lift a ban on international flights, imposed last March as an anti-pandemic measure, in 10 days' time, authorities said on Friday....

 2021-01-22 10:45 

Reuters

UPDATE 1-EU's Michel phones Russia's Putin to demand Navalny's release...

A senior European Union official told Russian President Vladimir Putin by telephone on Friday to release opposition politician Alexei Navalny and demanded an investigation into the Kremlin critic's poisoning last August....

 2021-01-22 10:44 

Reuters

Japan denies Olympics will be cancelled...

Japan stood firm on Friday on its commitment to host the Tokyo Olympics this year and denied a report of a possible cancellation but the pledge looks unlikely to ease public concern about holding the event during a pandemic....

 2021-01-22 10:43 

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Volkswagen operating profit drops by half in 2020...

Volkswagen said its 2020 adjusted operating profit nearly halved but said its car deliveries had recovered strongly in the fourth quarter....

 2021-01-22 10:43 

Reuters

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Ukraine capital Kyiv seeks to buy 1 million doses COVID vaccines: mayor...

Ukraine's capital Kyiv is in talks with several European and American manufacturers aiming to buy 1 million doses of COVID-190 vaccine, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said on Friday....

 2021-01-22 10:43 

Reuters

Singapore expecting shipment delays of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines...

Singapore is expecting shipment delays of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines due to upgrades in Pfizer's manufacturing plant, its health ministry said on Friday....

 2021-01-22 10:42 

Reuters

Georgia to lift ban on international flights on Feb. 1...

Georgia will lift a ban on international flights, imposed last March as an anti-pandemic measure, in 10 days' time, authorities said on Friday....

 2021-01-22 10:42 

Reuters

UPDATE 1-Volkswagen operating profit drops by half in 2020...

Volkswagen said its 2020 adjusted operating profit nearly halved but said its car deliveries had recovered strongly in the fourth quarter....

 2021-01-22 10:41 

Reuters

Huawei founder praises U.S. tech in first word from company since Biden inauguration...

The United States remains a "beacon of technology" to be emulated and China's Huawei Technology should consider cutting products in the wake of U.S. actions against it, the Chinese firm's founder Ren Zhengfei said in remarks made public on...

 2021-01-22 10:41 

Reuters

UPDATE 4-Muted recovery for UK retailers in December ends worst year on record...

British retailers struggled to recover in December from a partial coronavirus lockdown the previous month, marking a weak end to their worst year on record, while public debt has climbed to its highest since 1962, official data showed on Friday....

 2021-01-22 10:41 

Reuters

UK police break up COVID rule-breaching wedding with 400 guests...

British police said on Friday they had broken up a wedding with almost 400 guests in a "completely unacceptable breach" of COVID lockdown rules which only allow six people to attend....

 2021-01-22 10:40 

Reuters

EU lawmakers condemn Vietnam over human rights crackdown...

The European parliament has chastised Vietnam for a government crackdown against activists in the Southeast Asian country and called on EU member states to condemn the campaign ahead of a major ruling Communist Party congress next week....

 2021-01-22 10:39 

Reuters

Column: Biden should revisit China trade deal to weed out problem spots for U.S. agriculture...

U.S. grain and oilseed producers cheered when the United States signed the Phase 1 trade deal with China a year ago, as it suggested one of their most crucial customers would be back in the American market in a bigger way than ever before....

 2021-01-22 10:38 

Reuters

Reports of 12 murdered at Kurdish-run displacement camp in Syria - U.N....

The United Nations says it has received reports of 12 Syrian and Iraqi nationals being murdered in the first half of January at the Kurdish-run al-Hol camp in northeast Syria, which holds internal refugees and families of Islamic State fighters....

 2021-01-22 10:36 

AP

Russian welcomes US proposal to extend nuclear treaty...

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin on Friday welcomed U.S. President Joe Biden's proposal to extend the last remaining nuclear arms control treaty between the two countries, which is set to expire in less......

 2021-01-22 10:34 

Reuters

GRAPHIC-Nudging lower: Emerging market central banks extend easing cycle in December...

Emerging market central banks revisited interest rate cuts in December, extending an easing cycle that started in 2019 and had exceeded the cuts during the 2008 financial crisis and the 2010 euro crisis....

 2021-01-22 10:32 

Reuters

Saudi-led forces say thwart two attacks by Yemen's Houthis...

The Saudi-led coalition fighting against Yemen's Houthi movement said had it thwarted two attacks by the Houthis on Friday morning, including destroying an explosive-laden boat in the southern Red Sea, Saudi state TV said on Twitter....

 2021-01-22 10:31 

Reuters

Reports of 12 murdered at Kurdish-run displacement camp in Syria: U.N....

The United Nations says it has received reports of 12 Syrian and Iraqi nationals being murdered in the first half of January at the Kurdish-run al-Hol camp in northeast Syria, which holds internal refugees and families of Islamic State fighters....

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