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French food retailer Leclerc takes on rivals to crack Paris
PARIS (Reuters) - French supermarket chain Leclerc, which launches a home delivery service in Paris this month, also aims to open click and collect stores and hypermarkets in the capital.
Stocks stage comeback with record inflows despite wilting returns: BAML
LONDON (Reuters) - Appetite for equities came back with a vengeance this week, driving record inflows as concerns around trade dissipated and billions more were plowed into tech stocks, Bank of America Merrill-Lynch strategists said on Friday.
Germany wants to use all options for talks about planned U.S tariffs
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany wants to use all possibilities to talk about planned U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs, a government spokesman said on Friday.
Former Qualcomm chairman explores long-shot bid for U.S. chip maker: sources
(Reuters) - Former Qualcomm Inc
Chairman Paul Jacobs has informed its board of directors that he will seek to partner with investment firms to make an offer for the U.S. semiconductor company, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
Even after ouster, Zimbabwe's Mugabe hogs the headlines
HARARE (Reuters) - Four months after his overthrow, former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe was back on familiar territory on Friday, splashed across the front pages after lambasting his successor as a "disgrace".
U.S. wants export caps in return for scrapping tariffs: Spiegel
BERLIN (Reuters) - The United States has set conditions for scrapping its planned punitive tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Europe, German magazine Der Spiegel reported, including capping U.S.-bound exports of the metals at 2017 levels.
JD.com's finance unit aims to raise $1.9 billion, valuation set to double: sources
HONG KONG (Reuters) - JD.com Inc's finance arm is looking to raise about 12 billion yuan ($1.9 billion) in fresh equity that could see its value double from last year to more than $20 billion, three people with knowledge of the matter said.
Bike-sharing companies face an uphill ride in U.S.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A bike-sharing craze that has swept China over the past two years is picking up speed in cities across the United States, but with a different spin as tough local regulations rein in the roll-out of dockless bikes.
UK city Birmingham wants further details from Uber before license decision
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's second city Birmingham is seeking clarity from Uber [UBER.UL] on its business model as it decides whether to renew the taxi app's license after granting a temporary extension.
Chamber of Commerce warns Trump against China tariffs
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the most influential U.S. business lobbying group warned the Trump administration that unilateral tariffs on Chinese goods could lead to a destructive trade war that will hurt American consumers and U.S. economic growth.
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