Activist hedge fund Marcato Capital to shut down after drop in assets

By Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON (Reuters) – Activist hedge fund Marcato Capital Management, backed by Blackstone Group…

German cabin crew union threatens Lufthansa strikes after ‘failed’ talks

BERLIN (Reuters) – German cabin crew union UFO said arbitration talks with Lufthansa <LHAG.DE> on Sunday…

Lufthansa says arbitrators propose fresh talks with cabin crew union in January

BERLIN (Reuters) – German airline Lufthansa <LHAG.DE> said arbitrators had proposed a further meeting with cabin…

West Africa renames CFA franc but keeps it pegged to euro

By Ange Aboa ABIDJAN (Reuters) – West Africa’s monetary union has agreed with France to rename…

Boeing’s Starliner lands in desert: company

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Boeing Co’s Starliner astronaut spacecraft landed in the New Mexico desert on Sunday,…

China lifts ban on some Japanese beef imports amid meat shortages

BEIJING (Reuters) – China has lifted a ban on deboned beef from Japanese cows under 30…

Politicians must have bigger say in naming Bank of Italy chief: 5-Star

ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s politicians should play a bigger role in the appointment of the Bank…

Second Credit Suisse spying probe expected to clear CEO Thiam: SonntagsZeitung

By Brenna Hughes Neghaiwi ZURICH (Reuters) – A second probe into staff surveillance at Credit Suisse…

Christmas in Lebanon not so merry as economic crisis bites

By Dala Osseiran and Alaa Kanaan BEIRUT (Reuters) – Rafi Tabakian’s clothing store in a Beirut…

The best year financial markets have ever had?

By Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) – For all the angst about trade wars, geopolitics and a…

Trump says trade deal with China to be signed ‘very shortly’

By Alexandra Alper WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Saturday said the…

Manager of McDonald’s franchise in Peru says faulty drinks machine caused deaths

By Marco Aquino LIMA (Reuters) – The general manager of the company that operates McDonald’s restaurants…