LONDON - Britain's top share index edged up on Monday, extending strong gains from late last week with leading risers and fallers driven by trade data from China showing a large surplus and hinting at growing momentum in the global economy.
- HSBC considering listing UK banking arm - FT
- Britain to scrap plans to outsource military buying - source
- German industry output posts surprise fall in October
- EU's Almunia says Gazprom antitrust proposal due this week
- Portugal confirms 0.2 percent economic growth in third quarter versus second quarter
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PARIS - Airbus confirmed on Monday that Kuwait Airways had signed a provisional agreement to buy 25 new aircraft in the biggest overhaul of its fleet since the 1990 Iraqi invasion.
ATHENS - Greece posted in November its highest deflation since monthly records began in 1960, as consumer prices fell 2.9 percent on an annual basis, data from the statistics service showed on Monday.
TOKYO - Japan aims to expand or restart bilateral currency swap agreements with five Southeast Asian nations and may announce the deals at a regional summit this weekend in Tokyo, government sources said on Monday.
LONDON - Failure to thrash out a common supervision of the $640 trillion (£390.41 trillion) global financial derivatives industry will split markets and bump up costs for end users, a top regulator said on Monday.
Today's jobs report showed that the US economy added 203,000 jobs in November, and the unemployment rate fell to 7.0% for the first time since recession.
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- Oil Report: Cold Dec/Jan forecasts could be exaggerated-German meteorologist
- British Pound Report: Sterling rises on hopes U.S. taper put off to 2014
- US Dollar Report: FOREX-U.S., Chinese data lift euro, hit dollar and yen