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European Stock Extended Last Week's Gain Led by Banking and Commodity Sectors

Stoxx Europe 600 Index continued last week's gain. The index sets a new course for the first back-to-back advance in two weeks.

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British Retailer Iceland Innovates to Take On German Competitors

In a battle with German's budget stores, Aldi and Lidl, Iceland introduces its food warehouse concept. The concept is an advancement of its old style format with cash-and-carry style.

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Italian Banks Face a Bailout Following a Surmounting Bad Loans

Italy faces a €4.95 billion ($5.65 billion) bailout after bad loans in its banks accumulated to an alarming rate. The bank shares have lost close to half of its value in the last 12 months.

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European banks under regulators' scanner amid Panama Papers issue

European banking regulators have begun probing links between banks and tax havens in the wake of leakage of Panama Papers. Switzerland's financial watchdog FINMA has cautioned banks to crack down on money laundering. Geneva has also commenced a criminal enquiry into banks dealing with tax havens in the wake of Panama Papers.

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Asian shares, oil, bonds move up ending bruising week

Oil price, Asian stocks and bond yields were trading marginally higher on Friday ending the week on positive mode. Japanese currency Yen continued to rise against US dollar and this also further aided Asian stocks.

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Argentina to push $12.5bln bond offer in US, UK

Argentina government will market its $12.5-billion bond offer in North America by organizing road shows in New York, Washington and Los Angeles. The $12.5-bln bond offer will be marketed in the US and the UK.

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Alibaba’s Alipay Will Launch European Expansion This Summer

Alipay is working on a plan to launch services in Europe this summer. The service will make it easier Chinese tourists to make transactions with European merchants using the app.

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Canadian Pension Fund to Acquire 40% Stake in Agriculture Unit of Glencore For $2.5 Billion

Glencore is possibly nearer to a deal with Canda’s largest pension fund to sell 40% stake in its agriculture business. CPPIB has agreed to pay $2.5 billion against a total valuation of $6 billion. However, there is no guarantee that the deal will surely take place.

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Scandinavian FSAs Summon Banks To Explain Their Accounts Against Panama Papers’ Allegations

Nordea Bank of Sweden and DNB ASA of Norway, largest lenders of the respective countries, have been accused of aiding in tax dodging by the leaked ‘Panama Papers’. DSAs of the respective countries have summoned them to explain their roles over the allegations. However, both the banks have denied any wrongdoing while reiterating commitments for upholding laws.

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Prosecutors Around The Globe Initiate Probe Over Tax Dodging Leaked Through Panama Papers

Following the leak of documents related to tax dodging by a Panamanian Firm, governments around the globe has initiated probe in this regard. Tax payers are righteous to know the state actions in unearthing the probable tax abating which has prompted the authorities to investigate. However, the leaked documents have provided an opportunity to earn penalty from the probable tax dodgers.

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UK finance chiefs put hiring, investment plans on hold amid Brexit concerns

UK's financial chiefs are concerned about impact of Brexit, postponing their key decisions on hiring and investments. The British industry and business segments are in wait and watch mode until referendum on Brexit in June 2016.

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IMF Chief Lagarde Vows To Speedy Conclusion In Greek Bailout Review

In response to a letter from the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Christine Lagarde, the IMF chief, has binned the Wikileaks’ transcript. Since IMF doesn’t act on leaks, she decided to allow the IMF team to resume the postponed bailout review. She has stressed the need for a speedy conclusion of the bailout review just for the sake of the Greek people.

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Finnish FM Faces Party Leadership Challenge From Right Wing MP

Elina Lepomäki, a right wing MP from National Coalition Party, has announced vying for party leadership with Alexander Stubb, the Finnish Finance Minister. In Finland, party leaders generally steps down from the cabinet membership, also following defeat in leadership challenge. NCP is scheduled to elect its new chair during the party congress in June.

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Trial for Five Former Barclays Bankers on Libor Rigging Case to Start Monday

After a series of setbacks, UK's Serious Fraud Office will start the third trial on Libor rigging case. Five former bankers in Barclays will stand accused as conspirators.

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Societe Generale SA to Cut 128 Jobs in Its Global Banking Division

The third largest bank in France will continue its cost cutting plan. Through the year 2020 the bank will cut 550 jobs in its retail operation.

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