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Amazon in Holocaust row about 'Hunters' series, anti-Semitic books

02/23/20 8:30 PM

The Auschwitz Memorial criticized Amazon on Sunday for fictitious depictions of the Holocaust in its Prime series "Hunters" and for selling books of Nazi propaganda.

Shares drop, gold surges as coronavirus fears trigger flight for safety

02/23/20 7:24 PM

Global shares and oil extended losses on Monday while safe-haven gold soared as the spread of the coronavirus outside China accelerated with infections jumping in South Korea, Italy and the Middle East, in a worrying new development in the outbreak.

Rising stocks fuel record profit for Buffett's Berkshire; operating profit disappoints

02/23/20 7:13 PM

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Saturday posted a 23% decrease in quarterly operating profit, while soaring prices in stock holdings such as Apple Inc enabled the conglomerate to smash its old record for full-year earnings.

Buffett calls for more accountability for corporate directors

02/23/20 7:13 PM

Warren Buffett on Saturday called on corporate America to make their boards of directors more accountable to shareholders and less beholden to chief executive officers, perhaps by reducing their pay and requiring that they buy more stock.

Buffett defends Berkshire stock push, reassures on future as profit smashes record

02/23/20 7:13 PM

Warren Buffett on Saturday forcefully defended Berkshire Hathaway Inc's decision to invest heavily in stocks of companies such as Apple Inc as he labors through a four-year drought since his last major acquisition of a company.

Oil prices fall 2% on demand concerns as coronavirus spreads outside China

02/23/20 6:49 PM

Oil prices tumbled more than 2% on Monday as investors worried about a hit to demand from the coronavirus outbreak, which is spreading rapidly outside China.

Exclusive: If Lebanon needs financial aid, France will be there, finmin says

02/23/20 6:34 PM

France is ready to support Lebanon financially - bilaterally or multilaterally - its finance minister said on Sunday, warning against mixing economic recovery in the small Mediterranean state with U.S.-led efforts to counter Iran in the region.

UniCredit CEO Mustier ruled out of HSBC role: source

02/23/20 5:12 PM

UniCredit Chief Executive Jean Pierre Mustier has ruled himself out of a switch to European rival HSBC , a source with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Sunday.

No global digital tax by end-2020 would mean chaos: France

02/23/20 2:38 PM

Failure to reach a global deal on where and how much to tax digital giants such as Google , Amazon or Facebook would result in many digital tax regimes emerging all over the world, France's Finance Minister said on Sunday.

G20 finance heads eye impact of coronavirus outbreak on growth, see modest pickup

02/23/20 1:40 PM

Finance chiefs of the world's top 20 economies vowed to monitor the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on global growth and act if needed, as they said loose monetary policy and easing trade tensions would prompt a pick-up in 2020 and 2021.

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