INTERNATIONAL NEWS
17 Nov
Zimbabwe's President Mugabe makes first public appearance in days after military takeover
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Robert Mugabe has made his first public appearance after being placed under house arrest by the country's military on Wednesday.

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17 Nov
Europe close: Stocks slip going into the weekend
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Stocks reversed early gains as investors opted to play it safe going into the weekend and the euro edged a tad higher on the back of the political gyrations on Capitol Hill.

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17 Nov
Credit card providers to seek customer consent before raising credit limits
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Credit card providers have agreed with the Financial Conduct Authority to ask customers' permission before raising their credit card limits, after research found this was a contributing factor to debt problems for many people.

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17 Nov
US pre-open: Stocks seen flat amid Russia developments; Abercrombie rallies
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US futures pointed to a muted open on Wall Street on Friday as investors continued to mull developments regarding Russia’s involvement in the US presidential election.

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17 Nov
Asia report: Markets mixed after quiet end to week
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Markets in Asia finished mixed on a quiet Friday as investors struggled for direction, with Japanese and Hong Kong benchmarks finishing above the waterline but pared back from earlier gains.

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17 Nov
21st Century Fox subject of Comcast acquisition bid - report
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Competition for the acquisition of 21st Century Fox is heating up after reports on Thursday suggested media giant Comcast has approached Rupert Murdoch’s company about a merger.

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17 Nov
Tesla unveils new electric truck alongside surprise sports car debut
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Innovative US carmaker Tesla Motors has unveiled its first ever electric truck, as it attempts to offer an alternative to gas-guzzling diesel lorries.

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16 Nov
US close: Wall Street back in the green despite tax reform concerns
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Wall Street was back in the green on Thursday, bouncing back from weakness earlier in the week thanks to a crop of positive corporate updates and a robust reading on factory output, even as some analysts continue to differ on the outlook.

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16 Nov
Europe close: Benchmarks manage to hold onto gains
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Stocks finished in the black on Thursday even as traders pondered out loud whether to participate or not, while keeping a wary eye on the news-flow out of Capitol Hill regarding Republicans'push for tax cuts.

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16 Nov
Coca-Cola to hold first investor day since 2009
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Coca-Cola reiterated its guidance on Thursday as it updated long-term goals ahead of its first investor day event in eight years.

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16 Nov
Emerson Electrical raises offer for Rockwell Automation
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Rockwell Automation shares took off on Thursday after Emerson Electrical raised its takeover bid by $10 per share.

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16 Nov
Fed's Mester says impact of ageing on interest rates is unclear
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The impact that older demographics will have on interest rates is unclear, a top US central bank official believes.

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16 Nov
US open: Corporate results, factory data buoy Wall Street
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Wall Street is back in the green, bouncing back from weakness earlier in the week thanks to a crop of positive corporate updates and a robust reading on factory output, even as some analysts continue to differ on the outlook.

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16 Nov
NAHB housing market index hits eight-month high in November
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Sentiment among US housebuilders unexpectedly improved in November, hitting an eight-month high, according to data released on Thursday.

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16 Nov
Improved eCommerce business gives Walmart revenue boost
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US retail giant Walmart reported strong online growth across the third quarter as the battle to get back some of its business lost to the likes of Amazon intensified.

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16 Nov
Autos and chemicals boost US industrial production in October
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US manufacturing roared back into life in October, amply offsetting a large drop in mining output.

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16 Nov
US import prices rise by less than forecast in October
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Import prices in the States rose by less than expected last month despite a large increase in the cost of fuel imports.

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16 Nov
US jobless claims unexpectedly rise
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The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, according to data from the Labor Department.

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16 Nov
Indian Supreme Court demands Government regulate Bitcoin
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The Supreme Court of India called on the nation's government on Tuesday to take steps to regulate the use of crypto-currencies such as bitcoin.

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16 Nov
Philly Fed index slips by more than forecast in November
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Activity in the US mid-Atlantic factory sector cooled slightly more than expected in November, the results of a widely-followed survey revealed, although a key sub-index tied to the pace of new orders continued to push higher.

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