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UBS Chairman says 1,000 London-based employees could be hit by Brexit: BBC

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UBS Chairman Axel Weber has said that around 1,000 of the Swiss bank's 5,000 employees based in London could be impacted by Britain's exit from the European Union. "We have roughly 5,000 people in London. "So we’re still looking at what is happening but of course we have to look at optionality and we’ve largely done that so far."

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JPMorgan agrees to $55 million settle of mortgage discrimination complaint: source

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Gates charity to sell 60 million Berkshire shares, as Buffett urged

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At Davos, retreat of globalisation stokes fears for poor nations

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U.S. banking regulator can sue banks over mortgage bonds: court

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U.S. industrial output rises 0.8 percent as utilities surge

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FTSE 100 in recovery mode after worst selloff in six months

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Pound is moving lower after logging biggest one-day gain since 2008.. U.K. stocks advanced Wednesday, recovering some ground after suffering their worst loss in six months after the British prime minister revealed her government's Brexit plans. The FTSE 100 rose 0.4% to 7,249.27, led by consumer goods, utility and health care shares.

Europe

European stocks wander as corporate updates come into focus

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German inflation rises to highest since 2013. European stocks searched for firm direction Wednesday, as investors sifted through corporate updates, including better-than-anticipated results from ASML Holding NV. The Stoxx Europe 600 was down less than 1 point at 362.28, drifting back from a modest gain of 0.3%.

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FTSE 100 slides most since June as May says Britain will leave EU's single market

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FTSE 100 breaks 14-day winning run ahead of May speech

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FTSE 100 continues record run, rising for 14th day in a row

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FTSE 100 ekes out 13th straight day of wins

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European stocks trim losses after Theresa May's Brexit speech

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European stocks end lower as banks, auto makers struggle

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Fiat rebound helps send European stocks higher into the weekend

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Drug makers, auto stocks yank European stocks lower for first time in 3 days

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US

The Dollar and the Donald

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Trump, the dollar is likely to go up no matter what you say. President-elect Donald Trump, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, said that the dollar was "too strong," and it is not hard to see why. A strong dollar lowers costs for the importers and outsourcers he says have taken American jobs.

Asia

Asian stocks close mixed as investors warily await Trump

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Japan financials slide; Hang Seng breaches 23,000 mark. Asian markets lacked direction Wednesday as traders grappled with the uncertainties about the policies of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, whose inauguration looms.

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Cloud Selloff Lets Through a Ray of Sun

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How hedge-fund pro David Einhorn is bracing for a Trump presidency

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Treasury yields rise as investors look ahead to ECB meeting

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Gold holds ground at 2-month high as U.S. inflation tops 2%

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Asian stocks fall as global trade in focus surrounding U.K.'s May's speech

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Nikkei tumbles as exporters drop; Chinese stocks sell off

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Asian markets close out the week mainly lower

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Japan's Nikkei reverses gains as yen strengthens

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