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Exxon steps up efforts to sway shareholders on climate-report vote

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May 31, 2017 By Gary McWilliams and Ross Kerber HOUSTON/BOSTON (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil Corp <XOM.N> has stepped up efforts to persuade investors to vote against climate-related proposals at Wednesday’s annual meeting with a campaign of calling, writing and lobbying shareholders in person. The world’s largest publicly traded oil company opposes a proposal requiring it to report on the risks to its business from new technologies and global climate change policies, insisting it already provides the information. Last year, the same proposal was backed by 38.1 percent of shares voted. The stakes are higher this year. The business-impact issue is […]

British PM May could lose majority in June 8 election: YouGov projection

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May 31, 2017 By Guy Faulconbridge and Paul Sandle LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May could lose control of parliament in Britain’s June 8 election, according to a projection by polling company YouGov, raising the prospect of political turmoil just as formal Brexit talks begin. The YouGov model suggested May would lose 20 seats and her 17-seat working majority in the 650-seat British parliament, though other models show May winning a big majority of as much as 142 seats and a Kantar poll showed her lead widening. If the YouGov model turns out to be accurate, May would be […]

Gulf Arab row rattles Trump’s anti-Iran axis

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May 31, 2017 By Sylvia Westall and Tom Finn DUBAI/DOHA (Reuters) – Just 10 days after President Donald Trump called on Muslim countries to stand united against Iran, a public feud between Qatar and some of its Gulf Arab neighbours is jolting his attempt to tip the regional balance of power against Tehran. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are incensed by Qatar’s conciliatory line on Iran, their regional archrival, and its support for Islamist groups, in particular the Muslim Brotherhood, which they regard as a dangerous political enemy. The bickering among the Sunni states erupted after Trump […]

U.S. companies no longer know rules of game under Trump, Hasbro director says

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May 30, 2017 By Axel Bugge CASCAIS, Portugal (Reuters) – Confusion surrounding the trade policies of U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration means U.S. companies no longer know the rules of the game, a board member and former CEO of toymaker Hasbro <HAS.O> told an international conference on Monday. Alan G. Hassenfeld, whose family founded America’s second largest toymaker in the 1920s, said: “We thought, you know, if you run a business today you would like to know what the rules of the game are,” Hassenfeld at told the Horasis conference, attended by business leaders, politicians and academics to discuss globalization […]

Oil inches up in quiet holiday trade, focus on crude glut

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May 30, 2017 By Nia Williams (Reuters) – Oil prices rose slightly on Monday, barely paring last week’s steep losses with the market remaining cautious as increases in U.S. drilling activity have undercut an OPEC-led push to tighten supply. Trading was subdued due to public holidays in China, the United States and Britain. The market remains uncertain about whether the extension of output cuts by OPEC and other producing countries will be enough to support prices. Brent crude futures <LCOc1> settled up 14 cents, or 0.2 percent, at $52.29 per barrel. Brent fell nearly 3 percent the previous week. U.S. […]

Philippines urges Islamist rebels to surrender as battle enters eighth day

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May 30, 2017 By Tom Allard MARAWI, Philippines (Reuters) – The Philippine military urged Islamist militants occupying a southern city to turn themselves in on Tuesday, the eighth day of a push by security forces using armored vehicles and firing rockets from helicopters to eliminate the gunmen. The government says it is close to retaking Marawi from the Islamic State-linked Maute group, which seized parts of the city after a failed attempt by security forces to capture Isnilon Hapilon, the militants’ so-called emir of Southeast Asia. Graphic on battle for Marawi: http://tmsnrt.rs/2qBkSPk “We call on the remaining terrorists to surrender while […]

Goldman confirms buying Venezuela bonds after opposition cries foul

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May 30, 2017 CARACAS (Reuters) – Goldman Sachs Group Inc <GS.N> has confirmed it bought Venezuelan bonds after being excoriated by the country’s opposition for financing the embattled government of President Nicolas Maduro, who is facing sustained protests. The president of the opposition-led Congress accused the bank of financing “dictatorship” after the Wall Street Journal reported Goldman had bought $2.8 billion in bonds issued by state oil company PDVSA at a steep discount. “We bought these bonds, which were issued in 2014, on the secondary market from a broker and did not interact with the Venezuelan government,” Goldman wrote in […]

Senator McCain says Putin bigger threat than ISIS

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May 29, 2017 MELBOURNE (Reuters) – U.S. Senator John McCain said Russian President Vladimir Putin is a bigger threat to global security than ISIS, and warned that the Senate would push for sanctions against Moscow for its alleged interference in the U.S. election. McCain, a leading foreign policy voice in the U.S. Congress, was speaking in an interview in Australia, where he has held security talks on his way to a defense summit in Singapore. “I think he (Putin) is the premier and most important threat, more so than ISIS,” McCain said in an interview on Australian Broadcasting Corp television. […]

Trump condemns fatal Oregon stabbings; says victims stood against hate

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May 29, 2017 By Barbara Goldberg (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday condemned the fatal stabbings of two Good Samaritans who tried to stop a man from harassing a pair of women who appeared to be Muslim, in a tweet issued days after an advocacy group urged Trump to condemn the attacks it said his anti-Muslim rhetoric had encouraged. A third man who also came to the aid of the women suffered serious wounds in the attack on a Portland commuter train on Friday, hours before the start of Ramadan, Islam’s holy month. One of the women tearfully […]

U.S. may put emergency tariffs on solar imports

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May 29, 2017 By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) – The United States has notified the other 163 members of the World Trade Organization that it is considering putting emergency “safeguard” tariffs on imported solar cells, according to a WTO filing published on Monday. The move raises the stakes in a global battle to dominate the solar power industry, which has grown explosively in the past five years. As production has increased, prices have tumbled, favoring producers who can take advantage of economies of scale. The United States, China and India are vying to be the market leader, and are looking […]