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Slowdown, default risks to prompt China reserve cut

BEIJING: Having reduced the amount of reserves that lenders must hold just two months ago, China's central bank could soon do it again to support a slowing economy and contain risks posed by corporate debt defaults, policy sources said.

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ECB gets ready to pull the plug on stimulus scheme

FRANKFURT: The European Central Bank (ECB) will debate whether to end its huge asset purchases by year-end, in what would be its biggest step towards dismantling crisis-era stimulus credited with pulling the eurozone economy out of recession.

Business

China's central bank unexpectedly holds fire on rates as economy wobbles

SHANGHAI: China's central bank left borrowing costs for interbank loans unchanged on Thursday, a surprising decision that shrugged off the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy rate increase and came as data showed the world's second-biggest economy lost more steam than expected.

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Malaysian palm oil/Vegoils: Market factors to watch Thursday June 14

KUALA LUMPUR: The following factors are likely to influence Malaysian palm oil futures and other vegetable oil markets on Thursday June 14.

World

Canada PM safe for now as Trump attacks, but angry farmers loom

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, facing the threat of a trade war from U.S. President Donald Trump, has unanimous domestic support for now but to keep a firm hold on power must wring concessions from an unwilling powerful dairy lobby in order to mollify Washington.

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Investors wipe US$3b off China’s ZTE market value after US settlement

HONG KONG: Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE Corp had about $3 billion wiped off its market value as it resumed trade on Wednesday after agreeing to pay up to $1.4 billion in penalties to the U.S. government.

Business

Looking for a haven in emerging-market turmoil? Try India

LONDON: As the threat of a trade war grows and emerging-market central banks sacrifice growth to protect their currencies, equity investors have their backs to the wall. But in their search for a haven, one name keeps cropping up: India.

World

As Trump attacks, Canada goes to Plan B - same as Plan A

OTTAWA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's blistering attack on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has driven bilateral relations to their lowest point in decades and left Ottawa with few options for averting a trade war with its much bigger neighbour.

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IMF's Lagarde says global economic outlook darkening by the day

BERLIN (Reuters) - International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde led an attack by global economic organisations on U.S. President Donald Trump's "America First" trade policy on Monday, warning that clouds over the global economy "are getting darker by the day".

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G7 summit 'fiasco' creates huge uncertainty among German exporters - DIHK

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's DIHK Chambers of Commerce and Industry said on Monday the escalating trade dispute with the United States is causing huge uncertainty among German exporters that are also indirectly burdened by U.S. sanctions against Iran and Russia.