JPMorgan, National Bank of Canada, others test debt issuance on blockchain

NEW YORK (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co has tested a new blockchain platform for issuing financial instruments with the National Bank of Canada and other large firms, they said on Friday, seeking to streamline origination, settlement, interest rate payments and...
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Risks to the global economy will begin materializing in 3 years ‘at the latest,’ says UBS chairman

The world economy is set for one of its best years since the crisis, but risks loom, says UBS chairman Axel Weber.
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Is the crypto world sexist? That might be the wrong question.

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China’s ZTE slams U.S. ban on sales, says company’s survival at risk

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's ZTE Corp said on Friday that a ban on the sale of parts and software to the company was unfair and threatens its survival, and vowed to safeguard its interests through all legal...
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Sweden, Mongolia, Pyongyang and more: Where a Trump-Kim summit could take place

Sweden, North Korea and Mongolia are potential locations for the high-stakes negotiations.
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Australia vows crackdown on corporate misconduct as bank inquiry claims AMP scalp

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian inquiry into financial sector misconduct claimed its first scalp on Friday as the chief executive of the country's largest wealth manager stepped down over revelations of board-level deception and misappropriation of...
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Asia tech shares spooked by phone warning, oil near highs

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares slipped on Friday as a warning on smartphone demand from the world's largest contract chipmaker slugged the tech sector, while high oil prices stirred inflation fears and undermined sovereign...
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China’s ZTE slams U.S. ban on sales as unfair, vows to safeguard interests

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp said on Friday a U.S. decision to impose sanctions on the company was unfair and threatens the survival of the technology giant as it pledged to safeguard its rights through all legal...
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Judge Halts Transfer of American ISIS Suspect to Other Country

A judge has blocked the U.S. from transferring an American citizen, held in Iraq for seven months as an “enemy combatant,” to the custody of another country.
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Alabama Executes Mail Bomber, 83, the Oldest Inmate Put to Death in Modern Era

Walter Leroy Moody Jr. used mail bombs to kill a federal judge and a civil rights lawyer in 1989. He spent years denying his guilt.
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Alabama Executes Mail Bomber, 83, the Oldest Inmate Put to Death in Modern Era

Walter Leroy Moody Jr. used mail bombs to kill a federal judge and a civil rights lawyer in 1989. He spent years denying his guilt.

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Justice Department Gives Congress Comey’s Memos on Trump

The memos, which had been redacted, detail phone calls and encounters between President Trump and James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director.

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Hurricane Aid Has Eased Puerto Rico’s Finances. It May Not Be Enough.

An infusion of billions in aid has helped improve the island’s fiscal outlook, but a federal oversight board has called for more austerity measures.

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Pompeo Nears Confirmation but Faces Historic Rebuke From Committee

With the backing of Senator Heidi Heitkamp, Mike Pompeo looks assured to become secretary of state, but the Foreign Relations Committee may withhold its support.

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Giuliani to Join Trump’s Legal Team

Rudolph W. Giuliani, the former New York City mayor and longtime Trump loyalist, will be part of a legal stable as the president faces the Russia investigation.

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On Washington: Push for Special Counsel Bill Shows G.O.P.’s Rising Fear Mueller Will Be Fired

Despite Mitch McConnell’s resistance to bringing legislation protecting the special counsel to the floor, its backers are pressing ahead to send President Trump a message.

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