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Italy – Factors to watch on Feb. 20

MILANO, Feb 20 (Reuters) – The following factors could affect Italian markets on Wednesday. Reuters has not verified the newspaper reports, and cannot vouch for their accuracy. New items are marked with (). For a complete list of diary events in Italy please click on . ECONOMY Italian Deputy Prime …

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Quo vadis, Prime Minister Andrej Babiš? For everyone, to Europe.

Andrej Babiš, photo: ČTK/Ondřej Deml Despite facing charges for EU subsidy fraud, accusations of conflict of interest over his Agrofert business empire, and presiding over the first minority government to rely on Communist support since 1989, Slovak-born tycoon-turned-populist politician Andrej Babiš remains comfortably in power. In his speech to party …

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European Union, South Korea Clear Qualcomm to Buy NXP

Qualcomm Inc.’s bid to acquire NXP Semiconductors N.V. cleared a significant hurdle Jan. 18, when the European Commission announced its approval, subject to conditions. The Korea Fair Trade Commission also gave its approval, Qualcomm said in a statement. With that, Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM) has eight of nine regulatory approvals it …

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Donald Trump: Munich audience refuses to applaud US President

On Friday, world leaders and country representatives gathered for the annual Munich Security Conference in Germany. In addition to handshakes, exchanged pleasantries and speeches from world leaders, we were treated to some rather awkward footage of Mike Pence and Ivanka Trump. The Vice President gave a speech representing the US …

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Seeing the world beyond Brexit

It is now almost two years since we warned of the dangers of wearing Brexit Goggles – of seeing the world as a feature of Brexit (rather than the other way around).   Wearing the Brexit goggles restricts your view, so everything appears to be about Brexit – trade, investment, …

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An Alliance Might Fix Fiat Chrysler’s European Problem

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ (FCA) financial performance is being dragged down by its European division and investors believe an alliance with another manufacturer could be on the cards. Ford of Europe recently announced a collaboration agreement with Volkswagen to try and fix its chronic unprofitability. A couple of years ago General …

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