Bank of England confirms EU exit research after email misfire

The Bank of England plans to assess the implications of a possible British exit from the European Union, it said in a statement, confirming an email it inadvertently sent to a newspaper about the supposedly confidential research project.

Fiat Chrysler CEO approached GM about a merger, was rebuffed: NYT

As part of his quest for a mega merger, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne sent an email to General Motors Co Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra in March suggesting combining the automakers but was rebuffed, the New York Times reported on Saturday.

China and Peru agree to study transcontinental rail link

China and Peru have agreed to study the feasibility of a controversial 5,300 km (3,300 miles) transcontinental railroad that will connect Peru's Pacific coast with Brazil's Atlantic coast, China's official Xinhua News Agency reported.

Troubled Malaysia Airlines to be completely revamped: new CEO

Loss-making Malaysia Airlines is set to undergo a complete overhaul as it is restructured into a new company, with a rebranding that will be unveiled next week and changes planned to its fleet and network strategies.

Iraqi bank to open five more branches in bet on future

An Iraqi bank controlled by Jordanian interests plans to open five more branches in Iraq by the end of this year, a sign that there is still money to be made in much of the country despite civil war and low oil prices.

Brazil's Levy says budget freeze adequate, worried about revenue

Brazilian Finance Minister Joaquim Levy said on Monday that the size of the budget freeze announced last week was "adequate," but he expressed concern about the forecast for government revenues this year.

Dollar back in vogue on CPI boost, Yellen's comments

The dollar hit a one-month high against a basket of major currencies on Monday after stronger-than-expected underlying U.S. inflation bolstered the Federal Reserve's case for an interest rate hike later this year.

Oil prices edge down as dollar strengthens

Crude oil futures edged lower toward $65 a barrel as the dollar strengthened on Monday, with a public holiday in the United States and much of Europe keeping trading muted.

China invites private investors to help build $318 billion of projects

China's state planning agency on Monday released a list of more than 1,000 proposed projects totalling 1.97 trillion yuan ($317.75 billion) that it is inviting private investors to help fund, build and operate.

Europe stocks stumble, dollar lifted by U.S rate view

European shares fell in thin trade on Monday while the dollar powered ahead after U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen indicated that the central bank was poised to raise interest rates this year.

Berlusconi says still looking for an investor in AC Milan

Italian media tycoon and former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi is still looking for a co-investor in AC Milan to help revive the fortunes of the Serie A soccer club which he has owned for nearly three decades.

In China, P2P lenders offer some relief to small entrepreneurs

When Chinese flight booking operator Baitour needed cash to grow its business last year, it opted against using Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, its long-term lender and the world's largest bank, turning instead to Internet finance startup Jimu Box.

Alibaba's latest gambit in fighting fakes: foster local brands

Criticized and even sued by luxury brand Gucci and others for facilitating the counterfeit goods trade, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has been quietly piloting a scheme to try to curb fakes at source.

Daimler and Qualcomm to develop in-car tech, wireless charging

Carmaker Daimler on Saturday announced a partnership with mobile technologies company Qualcomm Inc. to explore wireless recharging of mobile phones in cars as well as recharging of electric cars without cables.

Beijing promises coal-free power by 2017 to fight pollution

Beijing will build four gas-fired power and heating plants by next year and shut the last of its coal-fired generators by 2017 as part of its campaign against hazardous air pollution, officials said.

Thailand passes first inheritance tax to raise revenue in lackluster economy

Thailand's military government has passed the country's first inheritance tax bill, as part of tax reforms to broaden the tax base and boost revenue in a lackluster economy.

ECB's Draghi urges euro zone to unite for economic reform

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi has urged euro zone countries to unite in the task of reforming the bloc's economies, saying sharing sovereignty was an opportunity and not a threat.

Cigarette maker ITC misses profit estimates

India's largest cigarette maker, reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit as higher taxes on smokes and a government push to discourage tobacco consumption hurt business.

India's top bank SBI says bad loan pressure easing

State Bank of India, the nation's top lender by assets, posted better-than-expected quarterly bad debt levels on Friday and said it now expected an improvement, a long-awaited sign of easing pressure that helped its shares jump over five percent.

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