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Nigel Stephenson

Downtown? Petula Clark goes Down Farm

Aug 14 2017

CROPREDY, England Grammy award-winner Petula Clark sang her global hit "Downtown" about as far from "where the neon signs are pretty" as she could at the weekend -- to thousands in a field in rural England.

Global Markets: Trump's "fire and fury" warning hits stocks, lifts Swiss franc and gold

Aug 09 2017

LONDON President Donald Trump's warning North Korea faced "fire and fury" and Pyongyang's threat of possible retaliation drove investors out of stocks on Wednesday and into the yen, Swiss franc, gold and government debt.

Telcos, banks lift European shares, dollar dips

Feb 20 2017

LONDON European stocks rose on Monday, with gains in telecoms and banks offsetting a big fall in Unilever, while uncertainty over political developments and the timing of a U.S. interest rate hike kept the dollar in check.

Oil fuels stocks rally, bond market pressure eases

Feb 09 2017

LONDON Stocks rose in Europe and Asia on Thursday and yields fell on some of the euro zone's battered low-rated bonds as investors put aside the political risks that have dominated markets this week.

Investors turn wary as Brexit, Trump uncertainty grows

Jan 16 2017

LONDON Investors sold sterling and stocks on Monday, seeking shelter in gold and the Japanese yen as uncertainty over Britain's departure from the European Union and the policies of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump curbed appetite for risky assets.

European shares dip, sterling falls on Brexit comments

Jan 09 2017

LONDON The dollar edged higher on Monday, boosted by robust U.S. wage growth data strengthening the case for more Federal Reserve interest rate increases, while Britain's pound fell on Prime Minister Theresa May's hint at no membership of the EU's single market.

Frexit would be financial 'catastrophe' - Columbia Threadneedle

Nov 17 2016

LONDON The chances of an anti-establishment candidate winning in Europe next year are high following Brexit and the U.S. election of Donald Trump, and if it led to France leaving the European Union it would be financial "catastrophe", Columbia Threadneedle Investments said on Thursday.

American Paul Beatty's race satire wins Man Booker Prize

Oct 26 2016

LONDON Paul Beatty was on Tuesday named as the first American to win the prestigious Man Booker fiction prize, for "The Sellout", a biting satire on race relations in the United States. | Video

American Paul Beatty's race satire wins Man Booker Prize

Oct 25 2016

LONDON, Oct 25 Paul Beatty was on Tuesday named as the first American to win the prestigious Man Booker fiction prize for "The Sellout", a biting satire on race relations in the United States.

Whowonit? 'Seismic' Man Booker prize due next week

Oct 21 2016

LONDON After whittling down a pile of 155 novels, the judges of the Man Booker Prize are set to unveil this year's winner of a 50,000 sterling ($61,200) award that can have a "seismic" impact on a writer's career. | Video

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