HKEX undeterred by LSE rebuff for £32bn takeover bid

  Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing has vowed to press on with its £32bn takeover bid for the London Stock Exchange, even as the UK group flatly rejected the unsolicited approach. In a dismissive statement on Friday morning, the LSE cited concerns abo...
  • September 13, 2019

Sterling rallies to two-month high as no-deal Brexit fears ebb

  The pound has risen to its highest level against the dollar since July, breaking through the $1.24 mark as fears recede that the UK is on the brink of crashing out of the EU without a deal. Sterling shot up 1.1 per cent against the dollar on Friday...
  • September 13, 2019

Biden comes under attack from Democratic field

  Former US vice-president Joe Biden came under attack from several Democratic presidential contenders on Thursday as the party held its third debate in the race to select a challenger to Donald Trump in 2020. On issues ranging from healthcare and im...
  • September 13, 2019

Friday briefing: Bercow lays down the law to PM

  Top story: Speaker swings behind written constitution Good morning briefers. I’m Martin Farrer and these are the top stories to help you over the line and into the weekend. John Bercow has promised that he will be prepared to rip up the parliamenta...
  • September 13, 2019

Argentina’s political instability set to delay IMF bailout

  The IMF is a long way from making a decision over the disbursement of the latest $5.4bn tranche of its bailout package for Argentina due this month, which could even be delayed beyond presidential elections in October, people familiar with the coun...
  • September 13, 2019
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