Recent market ‘jolt’ will be first of many as easy money era ends, says BIS

LONDON (Reuters) – Recent sharp selloffs across global financial markets are probably the first of many, as investors adjust to a world of tighter monetary conditions and the threat of economic downturn, the Bank of International Settlements said on Sunday. … Continue reading Recent market ‘jolt’ will be first of many as easy money era ends, says BIS

After outcry over appointment, Trump’s top law enforcer treading lightly

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Matthew Whitaker flew to Dallas last week to deliver his latest speech since U.S. President Donald Trump installed him as acting attorney general, an appointment embroiled in criticism and court challenges. FILE PHOTO: Acting Attorney General Matthew … Continue reading After outcry over appointment, Trump’s top law enforcer treading lightly

Germany plans to lower threshold for probes of foreign takeovers: Handelsblatt

A general view shows the skyline of Potsdamer Platz square and the Leipziger Strasse street in Berlin, Germany, November 6, 2018. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch BERLIN (Reuters) – Berlin plans to cut to 10 percent the threshold at which it can launch … Continue reading Germany plans to lower threshold for probes of foreign takeovers: Handelsblatt

Nations agree on global climate pact rules, but they are seen as weak

KATOWICE, Poland (Reuters) – Nearly 200 countries overcame political divisions late on Saturday to agree on rules for implementing a landmark global climate deal, but critics say it is not ambitious enough to prevent the dangerous effects of global warming. … Continue reading Nations agree on global climate pact rules, but they are seen as weak

Australia recognizes West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital but embassy not moving yet

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia formally recognizes West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, reversing decades of Middle East policy, but will not move its embassy there immediately, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday. Palestinians pass by a section of the controversial … Continue reading Australia recognizes West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital but embassy not moving yet

North Carolina Republican says he hired consultant at heart of fraud probe

(Reuters) – The North Carolina Republican embroiled in a vote fraud controversy said on Friday he hired the political operative at the center of a probe into possible absentee ballot irregularities in a disputed U.S. congressional election. FILE PHOTO: Mark … Continue reading North Carolina Republican says he hired consultant at heart of fraud probe