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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has indicated that Brexit talks may be improving after months of deadlock as she called on both sides to move forward so that a deal can be reached by year-end. Merkel reinforced her confidence in the process saying there was "zero indication” that Brexit talks will...
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has threatened an extra-ordinary clap down on political freedom in Catalonia  stating he will impose direct rule in the autonomous region unless leader Carles Puigdemont retracts his statement of intent on independence. In a statement from Madrid, the government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said it would...
What do internal financial reports and dashboards look like in companies such as Coca-Cola bottlers, Swarovski, Philips, Roche, Bayer, and SAP? This exclusive talk is open to all FP&A/financial managers, CFOs and BI/reporting professionals. Kindly hosted by Microsoft. Microsoft Conference Center, Redmond WA Thursday, October 19, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Limited...
Concern over security around oil assets in Iraq has pushed crude prices higher as the country's government and Kurdish forces face ongoing tension. The price of Brent crude rose to $58.12 a barrel in trading Monday, while US West Texas Crude climbed to $52.16. Iraq is the second largest producer in...
Financial concerns over the fallout from the recent Catalna independence referendum have been stayed with global indices resurging on Monday. German and Chinese stocks led the rally with major indices in both countries hitting record levels. In Frankfurt, the  DAX reached an all-time high based on industrial output that beat...
A strong euro has done little to slow global investors’ buying into European equities even as stocks become comparatively more pricey. Fund managers report sustained confidence in the region, predicting the eurozone will move on from years of economic flat corporate profits to post a strident recovery. Stock indexes peaked...