UK plans levy on banks and others to help tackle money laundering

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is expected to announce this week a new levy on banks and…

UK set to double funding for flood action, Treasury says

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is expected to double spending on flood defenses to 5.2 billion pounds…

U.S. judge says Amazon likely to succeed on key argument in contract challenge

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. judge said Amazon.com Inc <AMZN.O> is likely to…

Declaring it cannot pay debts, Lebanon sets stage for default

By Tom Perry and Ellen Francis BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon announced it cannot meet its debt…

Coronavirus infects 100,000-plus worldwide, 21 cases found on ship off San Francisco

By Lawrence White and Dan Whitcomb LONDON/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Twenty-one people aboard a cruise ship…

German coronavirus cases jump, economic anxiety rises

By Thomas Escritt BERLIN (Reuters) – The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany jumped by…

U.S. financial regulators start contingency planning as virus reaches Washington

By Pete Schroeder, Chris Prentice and Katanga Johnson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. financial regulators are preparing…

Wall Street Week Ahead: Investors look for buys as virus fears crush travel stocks

By David Randall NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bargain-hunting investors are eyeing the shares of airlines, hotels,…

Ethiopian draft report blames Boeing for 737 MAX plane crash: sources

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A draft interim report from Ethiopian crash investigators circulated to…

U.S. lawmakers fault FAA, Boeing for deadly 737 Max crashes

By David Shepardson and Eric M. Johnson WASHINGTON/SEATTLE (Reuters) – A U.S. House investigative report into…

China’s February forex reserves fall to $3.107 trillion

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s foreign exchange reserves fell less than expected in February as the yuan…

Facebook closes London offices until Monday due to coronavirus

LONDON (Reuters) – Facebook said on Friday it is closing its London offices until Monday after…