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Italian banks sink on early election worries

LONDON Concern over Italy's banks and Britain's national election dominated holiday-thinned European financial markets on Monday, pushing stock markets lower after Asian share indices fell back off two-year highs.

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RBS investor group accepts offer to end lawsuit over 2008 cash call

LONDON A group representing Royal Bank of Scotland investors has accepted an out-of-court deal to settle a lawsuit that aimed to call disgraced former CEO Fred Goodwin to account over a 12 billion pound ($15 billion) cash call in 2008.

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U.S. companies no longer know rules of game under Trump, Hasbro director says

CASCAIS, Portugal Confusion surrounding the trade policies of U.S. President Donald Trump's administration means U.S. companies no longer know the rules of the game, a board member and former CEO of toymaker Hasbro told an international conference on Monday.

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New Russian jet heralds carbon manufacturing shake-up

PARIS Russia's new jetliner, which conducted its maiden flight on Sunday, may have a hard time challenging the sales duopoly of Boeing and Airbus, but it does point the way to radical changes in how they could be building jets in the future.

Monte dei Paschi says in exclusive talks over bad loan sale

MILAN Monte dei Paschi di Siena said on Monday it was in exclusive talks with a domestic fund and a group of investors over the sale of its bad loan portfolio, which it needs to offload before it can be taken over by the state.

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China's slam dunk 'sharing economy' booms, but can it last?

BEIJING Fancy shooting some hoops, but don't have a basketball? Caught in the rain with no umbrella? Smartphone run out of juice?

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