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GST, fund inflows restore upswing in Indian equity indices (Market Review)

The NSE 50-share Nifty also down 16.65 points, or 0.17 per cent, to 9,647.25, after shuttling between 9,688.70 and 9,641.50. The 30-scrip Sensitive Index ( Sensex ) was trading 71.17 points or 0.23% lower during the early session. The euro eased 0.2% to $1.1193 against USA dollar. "The GST Council on Saturday last week announced that the rate on gold and gold jewellery would be at 3 per cent, while the import duty of 10 per cent, which will be over and above the 3 per cent, remains ...

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SBI raises Rs 15000 cr from QIP

The demand from domestic institutions, barring one large outfit, was Rs 8,500 crore and the overall demand from foreign institutions was over Rs 11,000 crore. "Plus we have plans for unlocking value by listing at least the life subsidiary". It may also consider some stake sale in its non-core assets including CCIL, NSE and UTI MF.

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RBI keeps repo rate unchanged at 6.25 percent

The SLR is the percentage of deposits banks must park in the Government securities. In a press briefing after the announcement of the rates, Patel disclosed that the MPC had turned down the Finance Ministry's invite for a discussion ahead of the panel's policy review meeting.

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Clinton slams New York Times, DNC, Comey

The word even made it into Urban Dictionary with the definition: "When you want to say "coverage" but your hands are too small to hit all the letters on your keyboard". Her remarks add the DNC to a seemingly endless set of people and groups she blames for her defeat, including Russian Federation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, misogynists and the New York Times.

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Peacock takes out $500 in wine after crashing liquor store

At one point, it flew directly at him, then landed on a top shelf of the store, lined with expensive liquor bottles. "When that happened, I was like, 'Aw, this is about to be a big mess, '" Ghanem told the AP . "He got away with it". The peafowl desperately tried to avoid capture by flapping its wings and dodging the animal control officer's net. Tha is when the hilarity ensued, Mr Ghanem said.

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House to vote on sweeping rollback of banking rules

House Republicans approved a bill to rework the law in a 233-186 vote Thursday , though it is not likely to pass the Senate as smoothly. "While the intentions behind Dodd-Frank may have been good, the heaviest burdens of its expansive regulations and rules fell on Main Street, not big banks on Wall Street ", McKinley said in a statement .

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European Union presses Britain to get its act together for Brexit talks

The spectre of the decimation of the Labour Party was quickly shed away by the party under Corbyn , who announced one of the most radical election manifestos in recent history around the slogan 'For the many, not the few.' In contrast to Corbyn's hopeful campaign, the Conservative Party tried to sell fear, but their lead continued to fall.

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Uber moves to repair tainted image with 20 firings, 1 hiring

Attorney General Eric Holder into company culture and practices. Uber commissioned a pair of investigations after a widely circulated blog post written by a former employee in February alleged sexual harassment and discrimination.

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Angela Merkel expects Brexit talks to begin 'within days'

Germany's Chancellor said she wanted to get to work quickly on talks over Britain's separation from the European Union and was ready for the negotiations to start on 19 June. "From our side, we are ready for the talks, we are prepared (.) I understand that the United Kingdom is going to respect the timetable". "Britain is a member of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, so we have a lot of shared challenges to deal with, and that's the spirit we want to carry out these negotiations in".

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Why an Election Disaster is Good for British Stocks: Chart

Any outcome where Labour wins the most seats would push the pound up to $1.32 against the dollar overnight, Tombs argues. Currently, investors seem to worry that a weakened Conservative prime minister would not have the power to resist calls from some within the party who want a clean divorce from the European Union , even if that means losing privileged access to the European Union single market.

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Flight shares soar as pound sinks after election shock

Yields on 10-year gilts fell 3 basis points to 1.00 per cent. With the majority of seats counted, May's Conservatives had no way to win an outright majority in parliament . The probability of a clean divorce from the European Union, a so-called "hard Brexit", can play out in different ways. There was much less drama elsewhere, as the Japanese yen gave up early gains and eased to 110.20 per dollar JPY= .

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Theresa May to carry on as British PM

This effectively becomes a vote of approval or disapproval in the Tory-DUP deal and could also bring it down. The UK has witnessed another stunning result at the polls, with Theresa May's Conservative Party failing to retain its outright majority in parliament .

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Cosby jurors hear his worry about being seen as 'dirty old man'

Then prosecutors brought in a forensic psychologist and victim behavior expert to essentially normalize Constand's actions during and after the alleged sexual assault at Cosby's Cheltenham mansion in 2004. Proceedings will now pause for the weekend, with Cosby's defense set to mount its own argument next week. Cosby maintains the encounter at his suburban Philadelphia home was consensual.

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Trump welcomes Romanian president to WH

In an extraordinary broadside against a key US partner, President Donald Trump lambasted Qatar on Friday for funding terrorism "at a very high level" and insisted that it stop. The committee also sent a letter to Comey asking for any notes or memos in his possession about the discussions he had with Trump before being abruptly fired last month.

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Sara Zelenak Confirmed As Dead In London Bridge Terror Attack

Police arrive on the scene of the London Bridge attack on Saturday before shooting dead the three attackers . Pressure has been building on police to explain why one of the three attackers had managed to slip under the radar despite having known links to extremists.

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DC Residents Need $5K More Than Last Year To Afford Rentals

Someone making the federal minimum wage would need to work 117 hours a week - or almost three full-time jobs - to be able to afford a two-bedroom apartment. He suggested that the government could offer increased rental assistance and boost programs such as the National Housing Trust Fund, which invests in affordable homes.

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Merkel says European Union ready to start Brexit negotiations

European Council President Donald Tusk said he didn't know when negotiations were going to start, but warned the U.K.to avoid a "no deal" scenario in the case of any failure to come to the negotiating table. "Yet another own goal, after Cameron now May". German Chancellor Angela Merkel refused to comment on the outcome of the ballot, citing "politeness and respect" as the reason.

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Democratic Unionists in Northern Ireland become election key

Now the party, led by Theresa May , says it intends to form a coalition government with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party ( DUP ). May in April had chosen to call the election three years ahead of the schedule to try to strengthen her hand in talks with the European Union to pull Britain out of the single market.

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Pound plunged last night as Tories failed to win parliamentary majority

If the Conservative party increases its majority, UBS Wealth Management's Dean Turner expects the pound to resume its previous momentum. At around 8am the exchange rate hit a high of €1.14979 to the pound - up from lows of €1.13972 earlier in the week.

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Theresa May is forming a minority government with support from the DUP

Theresa May has said she intends to form a government that will provide "certainty" and guide the country through Brexit talks. "I don't see how she can be a strong and credible figure now to lead these negotiations", he said. However, her campaign unraveled after a policy u-turn on care for the elderly. "With a weak negotiating partner, there's a danger that the negotiations will turn out badly for both sides".

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How major US stock market indexes fared on Friday

The Standard & Poor's 500 index closed slightly lower. The S&P fell -2.02 points or 0.08%. France's CAC 40 added 0.5 percent in early trading to 5,292.66, while Germany's DAX rose 0.5 percent to 12,770.25. Apple lost 4 percent and Facebook gave up 3 percent. Micron Technology fell 5.8% to $30.56. It remains up 18.5% for the year. July-dated crude futures rose 19 cents, or 0.4%, to settle at $45.83 per barrel.

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Trump says Comey cleared him. He didn't

Earlier this week Mr Comey gave evidence before a US Senate hearing about Mr Trump and his alleged links with Russian Federation. Comey said that at a White House dinner January 27, Trump told him , "I need loyalty, I expect loyalty".

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Oil market averts major breakdown, bounces aggressively off one-month low

The US benchmark, West Texas Intermediate (WTI), was down 0.81 per cent at $47.80 a barrel. United States crude production has jumped over 10 percent since mid-2016 to 9.34 million barrels per day (bpd), levels close to top producers Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia .

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Disney CEO Has Something To Say About That Rumored Movie Hack

Amid a summer of disappointing box office flops, Guardians is an impressive early success story that continues to dominate each weekend, having yet to fall out of the top two in its first month in theaters. A less complicated example of remake fatigue setting in, meanwhile, can be seen in the way Paramount's Baywatch largely belly-flopped at the box office.

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Claims for US jobless benefits fall by 10K to 245K

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell last week, unwinding half of the prior period's jump and suggesting the labour market was tightening despite a recent slowdown in job growth. The more accurate four-week average of new claims, meanwhile, rose by 2,250 to 242,000. Data on continuing claims are released with a one-week lag.

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The Tristel Plc (TSTL) Rating Reiterated by FinnCap

The rating was maintained by Peel Hunt on Thursday, February 9 with "Buy". The firm has "Neutral" rating by Wedbush given on Friday, September 9. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, November 12 by Cantor Fitzgerald. It is down 2.85% since June 8, 2016 and is uptrending. On Wednesday, March 2 the stock rating was maintained by JP Morgan with "Overweight". It has underperformed by 13.85% the S&P500.

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House votes to roll back post-2008 financial rules

The bill would repeal a rule that bans banks from engaging in trading for their own profit using federally-insured deposits, or forming certain relationships with private equity funds. The bill will be especially useful for smaller, community banks who have traditionally lent money to small business startups. What does the Financial Choice Act do? Speaker Paul RyanPaul RyanEx-GOP rep: Ryan's impeachment claim about Trump "isn't true" Tom Brokaw: "Trump ran as a big time exec, not as ...

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Bustling Stock in Focus: AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN)

As per Thursday, March 3, the company rating was maintained by Shore Capital. The stock of AstraZeneca plc (ADR) (NYSE:AZN) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, February 26 by Cantor Fitzgerald. Active stock market investors may have to find that flawless balance between being too risky or playing it too safe. The RSI was created by J. Welles Wilder who was striving to measure whether or not a stock was overbought or oversold.

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Kansas legislature rejects 2012 tax cuts, once seen as a conservative model

Leslie Osborn, the Republican chairwoman of the Oklahoma House Appropriations Committee. Now, after their policies failed to produce the results GOP politicians promised, the state has become host to another revolution: a resurgence of moderate Republicans.

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'Significant' number of holidaymakers still without luggage after BA IT failure

Handling of the crisis is " undoubtedly the single worst event in the airline's history since privatization ", said Wheeldon. "We are very sorry for the frustration this situation is causing at a very busy time of year", it said. Controlling costs has been an overarching focus for Mr Walsh, who as BA chief orchestrated the 2011 merger of the British flag carrier with Iberia to create FTSE 100 giant IAG .

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Oil comeback for cut-exempt producers threatens to swamp OPEC

Another week of market losses continued on Thursday with West Texas Intermediate dropping 8 cents to $45.64 and Brent declining 15 cents to $47.91, and experts believe the cause is the report from the Energy Information Administration of an unexpected 3.3 million build in US stockpiles at a time when it was thought a drawdown was imminent.

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Election dents Scottish nationalists' hopes for independence

The scale of the losses leaves major gaps in the SNP's Westminster frontbench - and raises serious questions about Sturgeon's strategy to push for a a second independence referendum of the back of last year's Brexit vote. She criticised Theresa May , who called a snap election in a bid to boost her party's slender majority at Westminster - a gamble which spectacularly backfired on the Conservative leader.

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US Crude Stockpiles Slump As Refining Surges To Record High

Crude oil prices were flat to slightly lower in early Thursday trading as consumer demand issues balance against a large draw in oil inventories. The main factor for Brent is whether a decision led by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to extend a pledge to cut production by around 1.8 million barrels per day (bpd) until the end of the first quarter of 2018 will significantly tighten the market to end years of oversupply.

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Nordstrom, Inc. (JWN) Lowered to Hold at Vetr Inc

Earnings per share (EPS) breaks down the profitability of the company on a single share basis, and for Nordstrom Inc. the EPS stands at 0.37 for the previous quarter, while the analysts predicted the EPS of the stock to be 0.27, suggesting the stock exceeded the analysts' expectations.

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Arab nations add names to terror list amid Qatar dispute

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, his son, became Qatar's ruling emir in 2013, but Sheikh Hamad still looms large in the tight, insular world of Qatari ruling family politics. Those breaking ties with Qatar are the UAE , Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain , the Maldives, Mauritania and Libya's eastern-based government. The spat has led to one of the worst Gulf crises in decades, with suspended flights and regional ports closed to Qatari ships.


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