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FTSE heads back toward record, banks a drag on European stocks

Strength in bluechip exporters helped the UK’s benchmark index inch back towards an all-time high on Thursday and outperform broader European markets where weakness in banks weighed. Euro zone stocks rose 0.2 percent. The FTSE 100, meanwhile, was up 0.5 percent, just shy of a record high it hit in the previous session. UK-listed multi-national firms, which dominate… Read More »

‘Duterte Harry’ tipped to win as Philippines heads to the polls

Millions in the Philippines started casting their votes as polls opened Monday to select a new government that will shape the country for the next six years. Nearly 55 million of the country’s 100 million population have registered to choose not only a new president and deputy, but also to elect half of the Senate, the entire House… Read More »