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10/24/2017 12:00 PM
UK economy approaching full capacity, says Hammond
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's economy is approaching full capacity, chancellor Philip Hammond said on Tuesday ahead of his Nov. 22 budget announcement when asked about using public money to finance homebuilding.

10/24/2017 10:14 AM
FTSE falters on Whitbread wobble
LONDON (Reuters) - Firmer commodities-related stocks failed to keep the UK's top share index out of negative territory as results depressed Whitbread, though small cap Carillion saw its shares boosted by progress with its debt.

10/24/2017 11:56 AM
German bank regulator urges EU to be ready for Brexit cliff edge
LONDON (Reuters) - European Union regulators need temporary fixes in place to prevent market distortions in case banks based in Britain face a Brexit without a deal, Germany's financial watchdog said.

10/24/2017 11:31 AM
Ryanair delays plans limiting carry on bags until January
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ryanair will delay plans forcing non-priority customers to place any second larger carry-on bags in the hold to allow passengers "more time to familiarise themselves with the changes," it said on Tuesday.

10/24/2017 12:09 PM
Saudi determined to end oil glut, sees smooth exit for OPEC pact
RIYADH (Reuters) - The world's top oil exporter Saudi Arabia is determined to reduce inventories further through an OPEC-led deal to cut crude output and raised the prospect of prolonged restraint once the pact ends to prevent a build up in excess supplies.

10/24/2017 11:18 AM
Essilor confident on Luxottica deal despite EU probe
PARIS (Reuters) - French eyewear group Essilor said on Tuesday it was confident of securing European Union approval for its $54 billion merger with Italian peer Luxottica after the EU launched a full-scale probe into its impact on competition.

10/24/2017 11:47 AM
China shoppers rein in spending on cookies to pop drinks: survey
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Growth in sales of consumer goods ranging from biscuits and candies to toothpaste and shampoo has slowed in China to a five-year low, a survey shows, in a major challenge for global firms seeking to attract buyers in the world's most populous nation.

10/24/2017 11:43 AM
World wine output set to fall to lowest since 1961 - OIV
PARIS (Reuters) - Global wine production this year is set to fall to its lowest level since 1961 after harsh weather in western Europe damaged vineyards in the world's largest production area, international wine body OIV said on Tuesday.

10/24/2017 10:29 AM
Harry Potter still casting his spell over Bloomsbury revenues
LONDON (Reuters) - Harry Potter is continuing to work his magic for publisher Bloomsbury 20 years after his debut, with special editions of his first adventure helping revenue rise 15 percent.

10/24/2017 10:07 AM
Toshiba weighing options in case chip unit sale not completed by March
CHIBA CITY, Japan (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp said it is considering various measures in case the $18 billion sale of its chip unit does not close by the end of the financial year and leaves the embattled conglomerate short of funds needed to ensure it stays listed.


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