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Mark Cuban says tax rates have almost no impact on investment

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NEW YORK Billionaire entrepreneur and potential presidential candidate Mark Cuban said on Wednesday that a cut in the U.S. corporate tax rate would have little to no effect on his investment decisions. | Video

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Sonangol's dos Santos says new Angola president backs oil firm's reforms

LONDON Angola's new President João Lourenço backs the reform plans of oil company Sonangol, the state firm's powerful chief Isabel dos Santos said on Wednesday.

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RBC's CEO pushes back on suggestion bitcoin is a fraud

TORONTO The chief executive of Canada's biggest lender on Thursday pushed back on a suggestion by JPMorgan Chief Executive Jamie Dimon that bitcoin is a fraud, though he said the cryptocurrency needs monitoring. | Video

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Microsoft search engine Bing to focus on PC search market - CEO

NEW YORK Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella said on Wednesday the company's search engine, Bing, will focus on expanding in the PC search market after losing its deal with Apple Inc's voice assistant Siri. | Video

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Brazil's Temer says government not considering privatising Petrobras

NEW YORK Brazil's President Michel Temer said on Wednesday state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro, a symbol of national sovereignty, would stay in public hands even as his government makes an aggressive privatisation push. | Video

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"Not scared": Australian regulator takes aim at country's powerful banks

SYDNEY Australia's corporate regulator took aim at the nation's four major banks, saying the powerful institutions "with a lot of hubris" aren't used to being taken on by regulators who have stepped up scrutiny of the scandal-hit sector.

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London Metal Exchange trading fees likely to be cut - HKEX chief

HONG KONG Trading fees at the London Metal Exchange (LME) will likely be cut to bolster liquidity at the world's oldest and largest market for industrial metals, said the chief executive of its owner, Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing (HKEX).

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HKEX CEO says talks to win Saudi Aramco listing "will never stop"

HONG KONG Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd (HKEX) is still in talks with oil giant Saudi Aramco, with the bourse's planned IPO investment link with China key to clinching the potential listing, Chief Executive Charles Li told Reuters on Tuesday.

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Hong Kong needs new ways to lure more tech listings - HKEX CEO

HONG KONG Hong Kong needs to find new ways to attract so-called new-economy companies to stay competitive, Charles Li, chief executive of bourse operator Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd (HKEX), told Reuters on Tuesday.

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Australia's biggest pension fund flags equities, local property risks

SYDNEY Australia's largest pension fund, AustralianSuper, is preparing for the end of the global equities run and looking to infrastructure opportunities in the United States where it believes foreign firms will in time gain greater access. | Video

AustralianSuper prepares for U.S. infrastructure play

SYDNEY The head of Australia's biggest pension fund, AustralianSuper, expects state governments in the United States will cast aside parochial concerns and allow foreign funds to invest and fix up poor infrastructure there.

AustralianSuper to invest more abroad, look into corporate financing

SYDNEY Australia's largest pension fund, AustralianSuper, plans to invest a greater share of its A$120 billion ($96.7 billion) in funds offshore, with Asia set to become a greater focus, chief executive Ian Silk said on Thursday.

Pension fund AustralianSuper says avoiding energy infrastructure for now

SYDNEY Australia's largest pension fund, AustralianSuper, is interested in investing more in infrastructure projects at home but will avoid the energy sector given uncertainty over government policies.

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Exclusive - Hong Kong leader offers condolences to wife of Chinese dissident Liu

HONG KONG Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Friday she shares the compassion of people over the death of Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo and acknowledged "anxieties" about "incidents" in the former British colony that can potentially erode its autonomy. | Video

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Hong Kong court expels four democracy-activist lawmakers

HONG KONG Hong Kong's high court on Friday expelled four opposition lawmakers from the city's legislature after it invalidated their oaths of office, a ruling that undermines the influence of the opposition in favour of pro-China legislators.

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Finance firms need freedom to choose location after Brexit

LONDON Finance firms should not be forced by regulators to change location after Britain leaves the European Union in 2019, Andrew Bailey, chief executive of the UK's Financial Conduct Authority told a Reuters Newsmaker event on Thursday. | Video

Financial services regulator calls for post-Brexit transition period

LONDON Banks and other financial services firms need a transition period based on current trading arrangements after Britain leaves the European Union, a top UK markets watchdog said on Thursday.

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Daily Briefing: Initial market flight to safety after U.S. airstrike

LONDON The U.S. cruise missile strikes on a Syrian airbase has prompted a flight to perceived safe-haven assets, including top-rated government debt, gold and the Japanese yen.

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BOJ chief Kuroda says 'no reason' to withdraw stimulus now

TOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said there is "no reason" to raise the bank's bond yield targets now with inflation so far from its 2 percent target, offering his strongest denial to date of the chance of withdrawing its massive stimulus any time soon. | Video

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BOJ's Kuroda says won't raise bond yield targets now

TOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Friday he does not expect the central bank to raise its bond yield targets now, and will look at underlying trend inflation in guiding monetary policy.