SYDNEY Asian shares edged up on Monday, with sentiment boosted by expectations U.S. lawmakers will pass a long-awaited tax bill, while Chinese stocks were soggy after the country's central bank raised interest rates.
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SINGAPORE Oil edged up on Monday, lifted by an ongoing North Sea pipeline outage and over signs that booming U.S. crude output growth may be slowing, although the outlook for oil markets cites ample supplies despite ongoing production cuts led by OPEC.
PARIS France will propose that the G20 group of major economies discuss regulation of the bitcoin virtual currency next year, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Sunday.
TOKYO Toyota Motor Corp will make more than 10 battery electric car models globally in the early 2020s, with sales starting in China, the company said on Monday.
LONDON Bankers may be given a cribsheet to help the industry push for close ties with the European Union following Brexit, according to a document drawn up for the organisation that promotes Britain as a financial centre.
TOKYO Japanese exports accelerated sharply in November, yet again pointing to growing momentum in the world's third-biggest economy. There was just one catch: inflation remained stubbornly low and well off the central bank's 2 percent target.
- Gold: PRECIOUS-Gold inches lower as dollar holds firm on U.S. tax bill hopes
- Oil Report: UPDATE 1-Oil edges up, though 2018 outlook cites ample supplies
- British Pound Report: UPDATE 2-Sterling drops as Brexit talks move to second round
- US Dollar Report: FOREX-Dollar steady after U.S. tax bill moves closer to ratification