New round of U.S.-China trade talks to begin in Washington on Tuesday
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new round of talks between the United States and China to resolve their trade war will take place in Washington on Tuesday, with follow-up sessions at a higher level later in the week, the White House said on Monday.
British supermarkets battle to secure stocks as chaotic Brexit looms
LONDON (Reuters) - Britons could face shortages of fresh food, price rises and less variety if the country leaves the European Union next month without agreeing trade terms, food industry officials say.
Germany tops Japan with world's largest current account surplus in 2018: Ifo
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's current account surplus shrank but remained by far the world's largest last year due to strong exports, according to data from the Ifo institute on Tuesday that is likely to renew criticism of Chancellor Angela Merkel's fiscal policies.
Payless ShoeSource seeks bankruptcy protection again
(Reuters) - U.S. discount retailer Payless ShoeSource Inc on Monday filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for the second time, along with its North American subsidiaries, and said it would wind down all North American stores by the end of May.
Trade talk optimism helps European shares cling onto October highs
LONDON (Reuters) - European shares edged down slightly on Tuesday at the open but clung to highs not seen since October as optimism about Sino/U.S. trade talks helped maintain morale despite a few earnings disappointments such as HSBC's and BHP Group's.
Kuroda flags BOJ's readiness to ease further, yen slips
TOKYO (Reuters) - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Tuesday the central bank was ready to ramp up stimulus if sharp yen rises hurt the economy and derail the path toward achieving its 2 percent inflation target.
Australia watchdog plans criminal claims on financial sector after inquiry rap
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's corporate regulator, which was criticized heavily by a misconduct inquiry for being soft on the financial industry, said on Tuesday it expects to refer major financial institutions and their representatives for criminal prosecutions.
Fireballs and lights: Senegal's president promises a brighter future
DAKAR (Reuters) - In a campaign video featuring images of fireballs and flashing lights, Senegalese President Macky Sall is depicted in front of an express train, a motorway, a glass high-rise and then a sports arena.
Oil hovers just below 2019 highs as markets look to trade talks
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices hovered just below 2019 highs on Tuesday as traders waited for the outcome of U.S.-China trade talks this week, while supply cuts led by producer group OPEC meant markets were relatively tight.
S&P says Dubai home prices to fall further in 2019, main culprit is supply
DUBAI (Reuters) - S&P Global Ratings said on Tuesday it expects Dubai residential property prices to fall further in 2019 due to a continued gap between supply and demand, before a gradual stabilisation in 2020.