Dollar gains, stocks ebb after jobs data halts rally

08/08/2020

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The dollar bounced off two-year lows and a gauge of global equity markets halted its march toward a record high on Friday, as better-than-expected U.S. jobs growth in July was tempered by the wrangles in Washington over a new stimulus bill. […]

Belgium suspends arms exports to Saudi national guard

08/07/2020

A complaint from human rights groups prompts Belgium to suspend arms export licences for some shipments. Belgium’s top legal authority has suspended arms export licences for shipments to Saudi Arabia’s National Guard after a complaint from human rights groups. The Council of State granted an […]

Take Five: We're all going on a summer holiday (maybe)

08/07/2020

1/WANTED: AUGUST LIFELINE FOR TOURISM August conjures up images of beaches and sunshine but it may not bring much respite to travel and tourism stocks. Battered by lockdowns, tourism has lagged a broader market recovery, with airline, hotel and leisure shares 20%-50% lower year-to-date. After […]

Betting markets favor Biden over Trump, but odds narrow in U.S. race

08/07/2020

(Reuters) – Betting markets favor Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden over Republican President Donald Trump in November’s U.S. election, though the odds between them have narrowed during the last week, two betting market aggregators said. British betting and gambling company Ladbrokes Coral Group gives Biden […]

Guinea's President Alpha Conde picked to run for third term

08/07/2020

Governing party nominates Conde taking advantage of new constitution to circumvent two-term limit. Guinea’s governing party nominated President Alpha Conde to stand for a third term, taking advantage of a new constitution to circumvent a two-term limit on presidential mandates. Conde, 82, stopped short of […]