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HIGHLIGHTS-Tennis-Australian Open day four
Jan 17 (Reuters) - Highlights of Thursday's fourth day of the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tournament of the year (all times GMT):
Soc Gen warning and Huawei frictions drive European shares down
MILAN (Reuters) - European shares fell on Thursday with banks leading the way after Societe Generale warned that tough market conditions would hit its quarterly results, while fresh frictions over Chinese tech giant Huawei that revived trade worries also weighed.
AB Foods says no-deal Brexit would be "reckless"
LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Leaving the European Union at the end of March without a deal would be "reckless" for Britain, the finance chief of Associated British Foods said on Thursday.
British stocks shrug off politics as results drive big moves
LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Investors in British stocks turned their focus from political to company developments on Thursday as results from software firm Sage, Primark owner ABF, and bookmaker GVC triggered big moves and weak house sales data dented shares in housebuilders.
Delay to Brexit is inevitable, former UK PM Blair says
LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - A delay to Brexit is now inevitable, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Thursday, after lawmakers defeated Theresa May's European Union withdrawal deal.
UPDATE 1-Turkey deports Dutch journalist over 'security-related concerns' - paper
AMSTERDAM, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Turkey on Thursday deported a journalist for the largest Dutch financial newspaper, Het Financieele Dagblad, citing unspecified 'security-related concerns', the paper said.
ECB hawk Lautenschlaeger has not given up on 2019 rate hike -Politico
BERLIN (Reuters) - A recent dip in euro zone inflation and growth was anticipated so it is not enough to unravel expectations of an interest rate hike, Sabine Lautenschlaeger, the most prominent hawk on the ECB Executive Board, said in an interview with Politico.
Turkey deports Dutch journalist over 'security-related concerns': paper
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Turkey deported a journalist for the largest Dutch daily financial paper on Thursday, Het Financieele Dagblad, citing unspecified 'security-related concerns', the paper said.
Nishikori has another great escape to reach third round
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Kei Nishikori made another great escape at the Australian Open on Thursday, surviving a second five-set battle and 59 aces from Ivo Karlovic to squeeze into the third round.
LTA keen to work with Murray to develop British tennis
(Reuters) - Britain's Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) is keen on working with Andy Murray, when the Scot calls time on his career, to transform and develop British tennis to produce more top 100 players in the next five years, according to a media report.
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