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Bitcoin futures steal spotlight, momentum keeps pushing stocks up

LONDON World stocks climbed and equity volatility neared a record low on Monday as investors focused on signs of strong economic growth ahead of a slew of central bank rate decisions, while the launch of bitcoin futures fed the market's cryptocurrency obsession.

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Bangladesh minister says wants to 'wipe out' Manila bank for heist role

DHAKA Bangladesh's finance minister said late on Saturday he wanted to "wipe out" a Philippines bank that was used to channel $81 million stolen from the Bangladeshi central bank's account with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York last year.

Tech, Campaign Finance Dec 10 2017

Mediaset hopes truce with Vivendi to come with content deal with Telecom Italia: media

MILAN Mediaset's chief executive said he hoped the shared interest over TV content with Telecom Italia (TIM) could pave the way to a truce with France's Vivendi , speaking in a interview published late on Sunday.

Dec 10 2017

Britain's Labour Party looks to move some BoE functions away from London

Britain's Labour Party is considering moving some of Bank of England's functions to Birmingham, from its current home in Threadneedle Street in the City of London, according to an interim report on the British financial system released on Sunday.

Dec 10 2017

Thyssenkrupp makes offer to workers for Tata Steel deal: sources

BERLIN Thyssenkrupp has offered workers commitments on jobs and investments to get union backing for its deal with Tata Steel to merge their European steel operations, several people close to labor union IG Metall said.

Dec 10 2017

VW executive convicted in U.S. may seek transfer to Germany: Welt am Sonntag

BERLIN Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt, convicted in the United States this week for his role in the German carmaker's emissions scandal, may ask to serve his prison sentence in Germany, German weekly Welt am Sonntag reported, citing sources close to Schmidt.

Dec 09 2017

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