Norway’s $1tn wealth fund urged to keep oil and gas investments

Government advisers reject central banks proposal to sell billions held in oil stocks Government advisers have urged Norway not to ditch oil and gas investments from its $1tn sovereign wealth fund, in a setback for those backing the worlds biggest fossil fuel divestment. Norways central bank last year $6.14bn in…

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Rich Asians Give Deutsche Bank Crazy Growth Potential

In Read about how not even fruit bowls are safe in Deutsche Bank’s cost clampdown Since taking over in April, Sewing has announced has talked about the need to expand some operations. Wealth management in Asia, the Americas and Europe has been identified as among the bank’s most important areas…

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Turkeys Warning to ItalianEuroskeptics

There are some politicians in the Italian government who dream of escaping the economic shackles that accompany membership of the euro and the European Union. The nightmare currently engulfing Turkish assets should be a warning that freedom isn't all it's cracked up to be. Market Meltdown Investors are punishing Turkish…

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French skier’s remains identified with the help of social media after 64 years

(CNN)Italian police have identified the remains of a French skier more than half a century after he was lost in the Alps, thanks to social media. However, despite their best efforts, they remained unable to put a name to the body, and hypothesized the skier may not have been Italian,…

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EU Banker Exodus Hits London Home Prices, BOE’s McCafferty Says

An outflow of European bankers from London is damping prices and rents in the capital’s housing market, Bank of England policy maker Ian McCafferty said on Tuesday. “We have seen an exodus of people — such that certain properties in London are now finding it harder and the prices in…

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London Mansion Values Start to Climb on More Realistic Prices

London’s moribund luxury homes market is showing signs of bottoming out. Values in the best districts rose 1.2 percent in the second quarter from a year earlier, the fastest annual rate in almost three years, as buyers took advantage of price cuts after higher sales taxes damped demand. More homeowners…

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Swedish student’s plane protest stops man’s deportation ‘to hell’

Elin Ersson refused to sit down on Gothenburg flight until man being sent to Afghanistan was removed A lone student activist on board a plane at Gothenburg airport has prevented the deportation of an Afghan asylum seeker from Sweden by refusing to sit down until the man was removed from…

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Trump, Juncker Tout Deal Pulling Back From U.S.-EU Trade War

President Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker agreed to suspend new tariffs while negotiating over trade, pulling the U.S. and Europe back from the edge of a transatlantic trade war. The leaders pledged to expand European imports of U.S. liquefied natural gas and soybeans and both vowed to…

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Ireland becomes world’s first country to divest from fossil fuels

Bill passed by parliament means more than 300m shares in coal, oil, peat and gas will be sold as soon as practicable The Republic of Ireland will become the worlds first country to sell off its investments in fossil fuel companies, after a bill was passed with all-party support in…

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Millionaires Now Control Half of the World’s Personal Wealth

The rich are getting a lot richer and doing so a lot faster. Personal wealth around the globe reached $201.9 trillion last year, a 12 percent gain from 2016 and the strongest annual pace in the past five years, Boston Consulting Group said in a Source: Boston Consulting Group Last year’s…

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Denmark passes law banning burqa and niqab

Campaigners say ban violates rights to freedom of expression and religion Denmark has joined several other European countries in banning garments that cover the face, including Islamic veils such as the niqab and burqa, in a move condemned by human rights campaigners as neither necessary nor proportionate. In a 75-30…

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Muellers Manafort Case Just Got Stronger, Former Prosecutors Say

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller strengthened his case against Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort with new charges filed Friday. He also stoked intrigue by adding a new name to his indictment against Manafort — a longtime Manafort associate who prosecutors have said has ties to Russian intelligence. The…

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Exit polls point to landslide vote to relax Irish abortion laws

Two surveys for Irish Times and RT indicate clear victory for yes campaign Ireland has voted by a landslide to lift the ban on abortion that had been enshrined in its constitution for three decades, the first exit polls from a historic referendum suggest. If confirmed at Saturdays count, the…

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Ireland has changed utterly: the cruel eighth amendment is history | Ivana Bacik

An end to our 35-year struggle for safe, legal abortion is at last in sight, writes senator and campaigner Ivana Bacik Ireland has spoken and we have made history. The clause inserted into our constitution in 1983 that bestowed on the unborn a right to life equal to that of…

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United Bans 25 Pet Breeds From Hold, Will Resume Flying Others

United Continental Holdings Inc. will ban 25 different pet breeds when it resumes flying pets this summer, four months after a dog’s death prompted the airline to review its policies for transporting animals. The carrier will again accept dogs and cats in the cargo hold starting July 9 if the…

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