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Three European banks to pay $46m for 'spoofing' market

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) says it has charged eight individuals over allegations they “spoofed” or manipulated the futures markets for precious metals and share indexes. Separately UBS, HSBC and Deutsche Bank will pay a total of $46.6m (£33m) to settle spoofing charges against them. Spoofing refers to …

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May looking for trade deals during China trip

The Prime Minister jets out to China promising “frank discussions on all issues” with her hosts, as she is accompanied by the biggest ever business delegation of executives seeking to strike new deals with the fast-growing Asian giant. Theresa May will be accompanied by her husband Phillip and the …

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Facebook to promote local news in drive for 'trusted' content

Facebook says it is changing the way its news delivery service works by focusing on local news sources in its drive for “high quality” content.”Local news helps us understand the issues that matter in our communities,” explained chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on his page on Monday.The update will initially …

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Banks charged in US over market 'spoofing'

US authorities have filed civil and criminal charges against three European banks and eight individuals for alleged manipulation in US futures and commodities markets. The lenders – UBS, Deutsche Bank and HSBC – agreed to pay $46.6m to settle the cases brought by the Department of Justice (DoJ) and …

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Nafta talks are at a 'much better' point, says Mexico

Officials from the US, Canada and Mexico say they have made progress in tense negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta).Their remarks concluded the latest round of talks, the second-to-last before the negotiations are supposed to end in March.President Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw from the …

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Why has Meryl Streep applied to trademark her name?

Multi-award winning screen actor Meryl Streep has applied to trademark her name to stop others exploiting it.The application, filed with the US Trademark Office, would give her exclusive rights to the use of her name in the entertainment industry.Celebrities are increasingly turning to the law to protect their names …

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Waterstones owner balances books with Elliott talks

The hedge fund which took Game Digital onto the stock market four years ago is in talks about a takeover of Waterstones, Britain’s best-known specialist bookseller. Sky News has learnt that Elliott Advisors, which has backed a string of UK retail deals, is one of a small number of …

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