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Dollar, stocks edge up as U.S. healthcare vote back on

SYDNEY (Reuters) – The dollar recouped a little lost ground on Friday amid signs a delayed vote on President Donald Trump’s healthcare bill would go ahead later in the day,

Eddie Stobart: Lorry firm targets £550m stock market listing

The haulage firm, known for its green and red lorries, plans to list its shares in London next month. BBC News – Business

Call for ‘decently paid’ maternity leave

The TUC says that while UK mothers get a relatively good amount of maternity leave, they fare much worse on pay. BBC News – Business

Wall St. rises as bank stocks jump; healthcare vote eyed

(Reuters) – U.S. stocks were higher in late morning trading on Thursday as investors snapped up beaten-down bank stocks, but remained cautious ahead of a vote on a healthcare bill

Next sees first annual profit fall in eight years

The retailer warns of “another tough year ahead” as shoppers shift spending away from clothing. BBC News – Business

Asia stocks rise, but gains for dollar, oil capped by jitters

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Asian stocks, taking some cues from a steady Wall Street, edged up on Thursday while the path for the dollar, which crawled up from a four-month low,

S&P, Nasdaq rise as investors seek bargains after steep drop

(Reuters) – The S&P and the Nasdaq reversed course to climb higher in afternoon trading on Wednesday, as investors sought bargains a day after the major indexes posted their biggest

UBS charges customers to deposit euros

Swiss bank UBS plans to charge a fee for customers who deposit more than a million euros. BBC News – Business

Asian stocks slide as fresh Trump jitters damage risk sentiment

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Asian stocks posted their biggest drop in two weeks on Wednesday as growing doubts about Donald Trump’s economic growth agenda prompted investors to dump risky assets

Pound’s jump unsettles London shares

FTSE 100 ends lower as a rise in sterling on the back of UK inflation data sparks worries about corporate profits. BBC News – Business

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