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South Africa defence group Denel to seek investment partners: CEO

19/02 South Africa's state-owned defence group Denel could sell stakes in some divisions as part of a new strategy to return to profitability within two years, its chief executive said on Tuesday.  Full story

U.S. Fed says minutes to be released on time as offices close

05h58 The U.S. Federal Reserve said minutes of its January policy meeting would be released on Wednesday as scheduled though its offices in Washington would be closed due to bad weather.. . .  Full story

Wheat rises after dropping to 4-mth low, soybean prices ease

05h53 Chicago wheat rose on Wednesday, underpinned by bargain-buying after falling for the last three sessions to its lowest since late October on concerns over weak demand for U.S. supplies. Soybean prices. . .  Full story

Oil near 2019 highs amid OPEC cuts, U.S. sanctions

05h37 Oil prices were around 2019 highs on Wednesday, propped up by supply cuts led by producer club OPEC and by U.S. sanctions on Iran and Venezuela.. . .  Full story

Asia shares rally to 4-1/2-month peak on hopes of U.S.-China trade deal

05h26 Asian stocks advanced to 4-1/2-month highs on Wednesday as investors bet that Chinese and U.S. trade negotiators would be able to secure a deal to de-escalate their year-long tariff war.. . .  Full story

Tokyo's drive to expel zombie stocks hits small caps

05h23 The Tokyo Stock Exchange's push to weed out small and weak firms from its main board could take years, but some fund managers are already ditching small-caps for fear they could be excluded from. . .  Full story

Thai wary of risks, policy tightening to be gradual - minutes

05h21 Thailand's central bank kept its policy rate on hold this month and expects any future policy tightening to be gradual and dependent on data, its meeting minutes showed on Wednesday.. . .  Full story

U.S. wants pledge for stable Chinese yuan as talks resume -report

05h20 The United States is seeking to secure a pledge from China it will not devalue its yuan as part of an agreement intended to end the countries' trade war, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.. . .  Full story

Australia, NZ dlrs rally with yuan, resource prices

05h16 The Australian and New Zealand dollars were grinding higher on Wednesday as hints of progress in Sino-U.S. trade talks lifted the yuan, while dovish signals from a range of central banks supported commodity prices.. . .  Full story

Australia's Fortescue beats estimates as iron ore pricing improves

05h12 Australia's Fortescue Metals Group blew past estimates for its first-half profit on Wednesday on the back of higher prices for its iron ore, adding further fuel to a share price rally following constraints on. . .  Full story

S.Korean stocks jump to 4-month high on foreign buying; won rises

05h04 South Korean stocks rose to a four-month high on Wednesday as foreign investors banked on a weaker dollar to pump more cash into Seoul shares. The Korean won gained 0.6 percent on the U.S.. . .  Full story

Nikkei rises to new 2-month high on U.S.-China trade deal optimism

05h02 Japan's Nikkei rose to more than two-month highs on Wednesday morning, as progress in U.S.-China trade talks helped lift cyclical stocks such as autos and electronic equipment firms.. . .  Full story

China regulator requests pause in new game applications to clear backlog -sources

04h50 China's top content regulator has asked local authorities to stop submitting requests to monetise new video games while it processes a backlog of applications built up after a lengthy pause last year, three people with. . .  Full story

FOREX-Dollar struggles ahead of Fed minutes, but gains on the yen

04h49 The dollar was capped against its peers on Wednesday on falling U.S. yields and before the Federal Reserve's policy meeting minutes, though it managed to gain on the yen as stronger investor risk appetite. . .  Full story

Asian currencies up; S.Korean won, Thai baht, Chinese yuan lead gains

04h37 The following table shows rates for Asian currencies against the dollar at 0233 GMT. CURRENCIES VS U.S. DOLLAR Change on the day at. . .  Full story

Australia's property downturn puts Woolworths' shoppers off their champagne

04h22 Australia's biggest supermarket chain Woolworths Group Ltd warned of a prolonged slump in consumer sentiment as it posted slowing sales and a lower-than-expected first-half profit on Wednesday, sending its shares down sharply.. . .  Full story

Japan's exports fall most in 2 years as China shipments weaken

04h18 Japan's exports posted their biggest decline in more than two years as China-bound shipments tumbled, fuelling concerns about slowing global demand as the business mood sours and orders for the country's machinery goods fell sharply.. . .  Full story

Australia's Fortescue says lacks capacity to 'materially' boost iron ore output near-term

04h08 Australia's Fortescue Metals Group said that it had no capacity at its ore processing facilities to immediately add 'material' iron ore volumes, after a dam tailings burst in Brazil raised uncertainty over global supply.. . .  Full story

Peru launches crackdown on illegal gold mining in Amazon

03h59 Peru on Tuesday launched a drive to eliminate illegal gold mining in one of the Amazon's most biodiverse corners, sending 1,500 police and military officers to a region that has suffered rising deforestation from. . .  Full story

UK's Hammond says EU won't consider alternatives to backstop for now

03h53 British Finance Minister Philip Hammond said on Tuesday it was clear the European Union will not now consider alternatives to the Irish backstop to help the UK government win support for its Brexit withdrawal. . .  Full story

Australian wage growth still tepid but private sector catches up

03h48 Australian wages grew at a slightly slower clip in the fourth quarter from the third, but salary gains at private companies were the highest in five years, a boon for the country's heavily-indebted households. . .  Full story

Tesla prepares to offer Model 3 leasing to boost demand - Electrek

03h26 Elon Musk's Tesla Inc is preparing to launch its leasing products for Model 3 to boost demand, news website Electrek said on Tuesday, citing an email sent to employees.. . .  Full story

Copper up for 6th session on U.S.-China trade optimism

03h23 London copper prices rose for a sixth consecutive session on Wednesday, trading near their highest since early December on expectations of a trade deal between Washington and Beijing.. . .  Full story

New Zealand's a2 Milk defies China slowdown to post record profit

03h17 Chinese demand for infant formula and growing market share in the United States helped New Zealand's a2 Milk Company Ltd post a 55 percent jump in half-year profit on Wednesday, smashing expectations and sending its. . .  Full story

Australian shares lower as consumer firms sag, dairy boosts NZ

03h17 Australian shares slipped on Wednesday, erasing earlier gains as weakness in the consumer and property sectors offset a strong rally in resource related firms.. . .  Full story

COLUMN-Slowing U.S. economy can ill afford any more shocks: Kemp

03h00 The U.S. economy lost a lot of momentum during the fourth quarter and suffered a serious wobble in December, which should give policymakers pause before doing anything that could unsettle fragile sentiment further.. . .  Full story

COLUMN-The United States' aluminium tariff wall is crumbling: Andy Home

03h00 It is almost a year since the United States imposed duties on imports of aluminium and steel on national security grounds.. . .  Full story

May in Brussels again, seeking Brexit movement

03h00 British Prime Minister Theresa May makes another trip to Brussels on Wednesday, hoping European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker may prove more yielding than of late to salvage her Brexit deal.. . .  Full story

Gold prices hold at 10-month highs; markets await Fed minutes

02h44 Gold prices held at 10-month highs on Wednesday, supported by global slowdown concerns and a weaker dollar, with markets eyeing the release of the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy meeting minutes later in the session.. . .  Full story

Australia's Stockland Corp sees weak FY amid housing downturn

01h15 Australian property company Stockland Corporation Ltd on Wednesday reported a decline in half-year funds from operations and warned of weaker full-year results due to a steep decline in the residential property market.. . .  Full story

Walmart holiday-quarter sales jump, says consumers still spending

01h04 Walmart Inc posted its strongest holiday quarter in at least a decade on Tuesday, boosted by higher grocery and e-commerce sales, and said it saw no signs of weakness in U.S. consumer spending despite. . .  Full story

Kellogg, Mondelez stock up on Pringles, Milka for fear of Brexit

01h02 As Brexit looms, Kellogg Co and Mondelez International Inc are taking measures to protect Britons from a potential shortage of Pringles chips, BelVita biscuits and Milka chocolate.. . .  Full story

Japanese firms see flat business spending amid trade frictions, tax hike jitters

01h00 Business investment in Japan has been a rare bright spot in the world's third-largest economy but that may now be fading amid anxiety over an upcoming sales tax hike and global trade frictions,. . .  Full story

Japan firms see weak wage hike momentum, cautious on capex

01h00 Business investment in Japan has been a rare bright spot in the world's third-largest economy but that may now be fading amid anxiety over an upcoming sales tax hike and global trade frictions,. . .  Full story

Global dairy prices rise for sixth time in a row, pointing to ongoing recovery

00h26 Global dairy prices rose for the sixth sale in a row at a fortnightly auction held early on Wednesday, cementing hopes of an ongoing recovery from a dip in 2018.. . .  Full story

Libya's NOC to assess security at El Sharara before resuming production

00h25 Libyan state oil firm NOC will reopen the El Sharara oilfield, the country's biggest, only after an inspection to establish security, a spokesman said on Tuesday.. . .  Full story

LendingClub forecasts bigger-than-expected 1st-qtr loss

00h17 Online lender LendingClub Corp forecast a bigger-than-expected first-quarter loss on Tuesday, and revenue that missed Wall Street estimates, sending its shares down 6 percent in after-market trading.. . .  Full story

Wall Street rises modestly on Walmart bump

00h12 U.S. stocks gained ground on Tuesday as upbeat results from Walmart boosted investor sentiment and high-level U.S.-China trade talks resumed in Washington.. . .  Full story

Latam FX firms, Brazilian stocks mount recovery

00h05 A Latin American equities benchmark rose on Tuesday, bolstered by a rebound in Brazilian shares, while Latin American currencies broadly advanced against a soft dollar. Global currency traders wound back. . .  Full story

U.S. watchdog proposes 'testing waters' before all public offerings

19/02 The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission proposed on Tuesday to expand a rule that allows companies to sound out prospective investors privately before going public.. . .  Full story

-Ford to close oldest plant in Brazil, costing 2,700 jobs

19/02 Ford Motor Co said on Tuesday it will close its oldest factory in Brazil and exit its heavy commercial truck business in South America, a move that could cost more than 2,700 jobs as. . .  Full story

Fed's Williams says new economic outlook necessary for rate hikes

19/02 New York Fed President John Williams on Tuesday said he was comfortable with the level U.S. interest rates are at now and that he sees no need to raise them again unless economic growth. . .  Full story

TransCanada restarts shut portion of Keystone oil pipeline

19/02 TransCanada Corp restarted a section of the Keystone oil pipeline on Tuesday, following a leak in Missouri earlier this month, company spokesman Terry Cunha said.. . .  Full story

Gold hits 10-month peak on growth worries; dollar dips

19/02 Gold prices rose to a 10-month high on Tuesday as concerns over a global economic slowdown spurred a safe-haven bid and were also supported by a weaker U.S. dollar, which fell on optimism for. . .  Full story

Australia shares to open higher; NZ gains

19/02 Australian shares are set to open higher on Wednesday, tracking gains from Wall Street and amid the resumption of U.S.-China trade talks. The local share price index futures. . .  Full story

ICE cotton ends higher as dollar slips; trade talks eyed

19/02 ICE cotton futures settled higher on Tuesday, having touched a one-week high earlier in the session, helped by a weaker dollar, while investors focused on the latest round of trade talks between the United. . .  Full story

Allergan should explore selling itself - Appaloosa's Tepper

19/02 Billionaire hedge fund manager David Tepper stepped up pressure on Allergan Plc, saying on Tuesday the drugmaker should consider selling itself if management is unable to turn around recent lagging performance.. . .  Full story

Eastern Libyan forces hand El Sharara oilfield to oil guards

19/02 Eastern Libyan forces handed over control of the El Sharara oilfield to an oil security force, officials said on Tuesday, in a bid to encourage state oil firm NOC to restart production that has. . .  Full story

U.S. wheat futures plunge on sluggish U.S. exports, soy sags

19/02 Chicago Board of Trade grain and soybean futures all soured on Tuesday as U.S. wheat sellers failed to nab any export sales and traders waited impatiently for news on the latest of talks on. . .  Full story

Trump says March 1 deadline for China trade talks not 'magical' date

19/02 U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that trade talks with China were going well and suggested he was open to pushing off the deadline to complete negotiations, saying March 1 was not a. . .  Full story

Chile charges Lumina Caserones copper mine with using too much water

19/02 Chile's environmental regulator on Tuesday said it had filed charges against Lumina Copper for infractions related to over-extraction of water from wells feeding its Caserones copper mine.. . .  Full story

Yields lower with FOMC, U.S.-China trade talks in view

19/02 Treasury yields were lower in Tuesday afternoon trade ahead of the release on Wednesday of minutes from the Federal Reserve's January policy-setting meeting and as trade talks between the United States and China neared their. . .  Full story

New Zealand's a2 Milk half-year profit jumps as China expansion pays off

19/02 New Zealand's a2 Milk Company Ltd reported on Wednesday a more than 50 percent jump in half-year net profit, as the company expanded market share in China despite slowing demand there.. . .  Full story

Dollar falls on U.S.-China trade hopes, Swedish crown tumbles

19/02 The dollar slipped against a basket of other currencies on Tuesday as traders scaled back their safe-haven greenback holdings on optimism that a fresh round of talks between China and the United States would. . .  Full story

U.S. shale oil output to hit record 8.4 mln bpd in March - EIA

19/02 U.S. oil output from seven major shale formations is expected to rise 84,000 barrels per day (bpd) in March to a record of about 8.4 million bpd, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said in. . .  Full story

C$ gains as investors bet on trade talks breakthrough

19/02 The Canadian dollar rallied to its highest level in nearly a week against a broadly weaker greenback on Tuesday, as oil prices rose and investors bet on a breakthrough in trade talks between the. . .  Full story

Brent dips as demand worries weigh, U.S. oil prices hit 2019 high

19/02 Oil prices were mixed on Tuesday as concerns about global crude oil demand and uncertainty over the latest round of U.S.-China trade talks countered investor optimism around tightening supplies.. . .  Full story

German halt in Saudi arms sales hurting UK industry - Hunt

19/02 Britain has urged Germany to exempt big defence projects from its efforts to halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia or face damage to its commercial credibility, the German magazine Der Spiegel reported on Tuesday.. . .  Full story

Trump says March 1 deadline for China trade talks not 'magical' date

19/02 U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that trade talks with China were going well and suggested he was open to pushing off the deadline to complete negotiations, saying March 1 was not a. . .  Full story

Italian police seize assets from four banks in diamonds probe - sources

19/02 Italy's tax police have carried out a seizure order for more than 700 million euros ($794 million) as part of a probe targeting the country's top four banks over alleged fraudulent diamond sales, two. . .  Full story

Palladium eyes $1,500/oz in record surge; gold hits 10-mth high

19/02 Palladium scaled a record peak to within striking distance of the $1,500 level on Tuesday fuelled by a sharp supply deficit, while gold climbed 1 percent to hit a 10-month high on a. . .  Full story

Lebanon nominates challenger to Trump's choice to lead World Bank

19/02 Lebanon has nominated investment banker Ziad Hayek as a candidate for president of the World Bank, mounting the first challenge to U.S. President Donald Trump's choice to lead the development lender, Hayek said in a. . .  Full story

Argentina's billion-dollar buying spree reins in peso, rates

19/02 Argentina's central bank, looking to rein in a stronger peso, has snapped up close to 1 billion U.S. dollars in the last month, helping trim back sky-high interest rates and top up dollar reserves. . .  Full story

Carl Icahn urges Caesars Entertainment to sell itself

19/02 Activist investor Carl Icahn on Tuesday urged Caesars Entertainment Corp to sell itself, after disclosing a 9.78 percent stake in the U.S. casino operator.. . .  Full story

BlackRock, KKR plan $4 bln-$5 bln investment in ADNOC pipeline unit - FT

19/02 U.S. investment firms BlackRock Inc and KKR & Co Inc are in advanced talks to take a $4 billion to $5 billion stake in Abu Dhabi National Oil Co's (ADNOC) pipeline network, the Financial. . .  Full story

EU raids salmon farmers in suspected cartel inquiry

19/02 Antitrust regulators raided salmon farms in several European Union countries on Tuesday, including some owned by Norway's Mowi, in a suspected cartel inquiry.. . .  Full story

European lawmakers say NordLB rescue may involve state aid, urge EU probe

19/02 The recapitalisation of Germany's NordLB bank should be investigated by the European Commission as it likely involved state aid that might have violated European Union rules, two EU lawmakers said on Tuesday.. . .  Full story

EU insurance watchdog seeks to avoid Brexit no-deal disruption

19/02 Policies bought by European Union customers from British insurers would still be valid if the UK crashes out of the bloc next month with no deal, the EU's insurance watchdog said on Tuesday.. . .  Full story

Barclays hoped 2008 cash call would drive international growth, court told

19/02 Barclays believed deals with strategic investors during the 2008 financial crisis would help to provide a springboard for its international ambitions, the bank's former chairman told a London criminal trial on Tuesday.. . .  Full story

Sterling shoots above $1.30 on Brexit hopes in jittery session

19/02 Sterling shot past $1.30 on Tuesday on hopes that Prime Minister Theresa May will make progress in seeking changes to her Brexit deal with the European Union, although some traders struggled to explain the. . .  Full story

France, Cyprus bring syndicated bonds in supercharged market

19/02 France and Cyprus took full advantage of a market supercharged by expectations of more monetary stimulus from the European Central Bank to print syndicated bonds on Tuesday.. . .  Full story

HSBC, stronger pound pressure FTSE 100; Greggs outshines mid-caps

19/02 Britain's main index fell on Tuesday, weighed down by disappointing results from blue-chip heavyweight HSBC and a stronger pound, while mid-cap baker Greggs surged to a record high after guiding to higher full-year profits.. . .  Full story

Kerry forecasts 'grave' no-deal Brexit fallout for Irish food firms

19/02 Ireland's Kerry Group warned on Tuesday of "grave consequences" for Irish food producers if Britain leaves the European Union without a replacement trade deal.. . .  Full story

Copper hits 11-week peak on hopes for trade deal, soft dollar

19/02 Copper prices touched their highest in more than two months on Tuesday due to a weaker dollar and hopes that the United States and China would forge a trade deal.. . .  Full story

European shares slip from October highs as banks weigh

19/02 European shares dipped on Tuesday as a disappointing update from HSBC hit the heavyweight banking sector and a rally fuelled by optimism about a possible Sino-U.S. trade deal ran out of steam.. . .  Full story

U.S. Silica posts smaller-than-expected loss as industrial push pays off

19/02 U.S. Silica Holdings Inc reported a smaller-than-expected quarterly loss on Tuesday, driven by increased supply of sand to industries such as glass and construction as its main frac sand business slows.. . .  Full story

Honda to close British car plant as Brexit looms

19/02 Honda will close its only British car plant in 2021 with the loss of up to 3,500 jobs, a major departure of Japanese investment announced just over a month before the United Kingdom is. . .  Full story

Raw sugar hits 3-1/2 month top after white in technical push

19/02 Raw sugar futures on ICE climbed to a 3-1/2 month high on Tuesday in the wake of a similar peak for white sugar in London, as a technically driven rally continued, while coffee lost. . .  Full story

Germany, France agree proposals for euro zone budget - German media

19/02 Germany and France have agreed a proposal for a common euro zone budget to be used to reward countries that successfully implement economic reforms and to finance strategic investments, German media reported on Tuesday.. . .  Full story

U.S. consumers forecast more spending than a year ago -NY Fed

19/02 U.S. consumers expect to spend more money in 2019 than they did a year ago, data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York showed on Tuesday.. . .  Full story

Aviva, NatWest to join "Brexodus" of business to EU

19/02 England's High Court on Tuesday gave Aviva, Britain’s second largest insurer, approval to transfer around 9 billion pounds ($11.69 billion) in assets to a new Irish company just before the starting gun is. . .  Full story

British farmers face Brexit date shipment conundrum

19/02 British farmers and food producers must decide whether to proceed with shipments next week because exports could face tariffs if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal, a farming leader said on Tuesday.. . .  Full story

Kellogg stocks up on Pringles, cereals for fear of 'hard Brexit'

19/02 As the possibility of a no-deal Brexit looms, Kellogg Co is taking measures to protect Britons from a potential shortage of Pringles, the UK's second-favorite brand of chips.. . .  Full story

Danske Bank pulls out of Russia, Baltics after money-laundering backlash

19/02 Danske Bank will pull out of Russia and the neighbouring Baltic states, the Danish lender said after Estonia ordered it to close the branch at the centre of one of the largest-ever money laundering scandals.. . .  Full story

China to expand agriculture reforms to bolster rural economy

19/02 China will deepen reforms of its agriculture sector to promote its rural economy, the government said in its first policy statement of 2019, as it seeks to bolster growth and offset trade challenges.. . .  Full story

HeidelbergCement sees easier 2019, CEO to step down

19/02 HeidelbergCement's long-standing CEO will step down next year before potentially moving to head the supervisory board in 2022, the German company said on Tuesday, as it forecast a rise in demand and margins this. . .  Full story

As traders tussle over tankers, Turkmenistan slashes oil exports

19/02 A clash between trading house Vitol and Azerbaijan's SOCAR over Caspian Sea oil shipments is forcing Turkmenistan to slash exports of crude due to a lack of tankers.. . .  Full story

Israeli chipmaker TowerJazz expects core business growth, shares rise

19/02 Israeli chip manufacturer TowerJazz said it expects its main business units to grow further this year, despite macro-economic headwinds facing the sector, lifting its shares.. . .  Full story

Greek central bank head asks government to rein in minister

19/02 Greek central bank governor Yannis Stournaras called on the government on Tuesday to rein in a minister who he said had tried to interfere with the bank's independence when he phoned him about inquiries. . .  Full story

Intercept's fatty liver drug meets late-stage main goal, shares soar

19/02 Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Tuesday its treatment in patients with a progressive fatty liver disease showed an improvement in scarring on the organ, taking the drug a step closer to approval and sending. . .  Full story

TSX edges higher as material shares gain on higher gold prices

19/02 Canada's main stock index inched higher on Tuesday, as shares of precious metal miners gained on the back of higher gold prices.. . .  Full story

Norwegian Air's owners approve deep-discount share sale

19/02 Norwegian Air's shareholders overwhelmingly endorsed on Tuesday the lossmaking airline's plan for a deeply discounted cash call to help bolster its finances, Chairman Bjoern Kise said.. . .  Full story

Latam currencies rise ahead of trade talks; Brazil stocks recover

19/02 Latin American currencies strengthened on Tuesday amid increased risk appetite for assets in the region as the dollar softened with investors tracking the next round of trade talks between the United States and. . .  Full story

Hunt: German halt in Saudi arms sales to hit British defence industry-report

19/02 Britain's foreign minister has written to Germany's foreign minister expressing concern about the effect of Germany's halt in exports to Saudi Arabia on both the British and European defence industry, a magazine reported on Tuesday.. . .  Full story

Glencore to cut output, jobs at copper, cobalt mine in Congo - WSJ

19/02 Glencore Plc is planning to cut production at one of its largest copper and cobalt mining operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources on Tuesday.. . .  Full story

Slowing U.S. economy can ill afford any more shocks: Kemp

19/02 The U.S. economy lost a lot of momentum during the fourth quarter and suffered a serious wobble in December, which should give policymakers pause before doing anything that could unsettle fragile sentiment further.. . .  Full story

UK's Gove: Govt will use tariffs to protect farming in no deal Brexit

19/02 Britain will use import tariffs to protect its farming industry if it fails to reach a trade pact with the European Union, farming and environment minister Michael Gove said on Tuesday.. . .  Full story

Cyber security provider Palo Alto to buy Demisto for $560 mln

19/02 Cyber security company Palo Alto Networks Inc said on Tuesday it would buy U.S.-Israeli information security firm Demisto Inc for $560 million in cash and stock.. . .  Full story

France, Germany seek veto for EU governments on antitrust cases

19/02 France and Germany on Tuesday proposed to give the European Council, the forum representing European Union governments, the right to override some antitrust decisions by the European Commission in certain "well-defined cases".. . .  Full story

India exempts small firms from angel tax to promote business

19/02 India eased taxes for some new businesses on Tuesday, bowing to pressure to exempt them from an "angel tax" on funds they have raised, in an attempt to boost investments and jobs.. . .  Full story

S.Africa's AngloGold looks to streamline assets, Argentine mine up for sale

19/02 South Africa's AngloGold Ashanti said on Tuesday it was putting its interests in an Argentine mine up for sale as it looks to focus on operations with a longer shelf life and ability to. . .  Full story


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Mexico pushes mobile payments to help unbanked consumers ditch cash

19/02 Mexico's new leftist government is betting on financial technology to help lift people out of poverty.. . .  Full story