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Bale arrives in UK ahead of Tottenham move
Sports

Bale arrives in UK ahead of Tottenham move

  • Sky Sports footage showed Bale stepping off a private jet owned by Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy.
  • Real Madrid left back Sergio Reguilon was also on the plane and is also set to join the London club.
Published 18 Sep, 2020 06:38pm
Raw sugar slips but heads for 6pc gain on the week
Markets

Raw sugar slips but heads for 6pc gain on the week

  • December white sugar rose $1.9, or 0.5%, to $366.30 a tonne, having hit its highest in nearly a month at $372.50.
  • December arabica coffee edged up 0.4 cents, or 0.3%, to $1.1840 per lb, following four consecutive days of losses.
Published 18 Sep, 2020 06:31pm
US current account deficit surges 52.9pc in second quarter
World

US current account deficit surges 52.9pc in second quarter

  • The Commerce Department said on Friday the current account deficit, which measures the flow of goods, services and investments into and out of the country.
  • Data for the first quarter was revised higher to show a $111.5 billion shortfall, instead of $104.2 billion as previously reported.
Published 18 Sep, 2020 06:27pm
Trump to block US downloads of TikTok, WeChat on Sunday: officials
Business

Trump to block US downloads of TikTok, WeChat on Sunday: officials

  • Current TikTok users will see little change on Sunday and US Commerce Department officials said they will not bar additional technical transactions for TikTok until Nov. 12,
  • ByteDance has been in talks with Oracle Corp and others to create a new company, TikTok Global, that aims to address US concerns about the security of its users' data.
Published 18 Sep, 2020 06:11pm
Trump offered to pardon Assange if he provided source for Democratic emails
World

Trump offered to pardon Assange if he provided source for Democratic emails

  • Assange's lawyer, Jennifer Robinson, said she observed a meeting where former Republican US Representative Dana Rohrabacher and Charles Johnson.
  • Robinson said Assange was told that Trump approved of the meeting and that Rohrabacher would later meet with the president to discuss the reaction to the proposed deal.
Published 18 Sep, 2020 06:06pm
Fed's Kashkari wanted stronger commitment to delay rate hikes
World

Fed's Kashkari wanted stronger commitment to delay rate hikes

  • The US central bank earlier this week signaled it would keep interest rates in their current range of 0% to 0.25%.
  • I would have preferred the Committee make a stronger commitment to not raising rates until we were certain to have achieved our dual mandate objectives.
Published 18 Sep, 2020 06:05pm
Tunisia buys barley and durum in tender, no soft wheat
Markets

Tunisia buys barley and durum in tender, no soft wheat

  • The grains can all be sourced from optional origins. The agency made no purchase of up to 42,000 tonnes of soft wheat also sought because of high prices.
  • The barley was bought in three 25,000 tonne consignments: with sellers said to be Dreyfus at $225.47 a tonne c&f, Glencore at $226.75 a tonne c&f and Aston at $223.00 a tonne c&f.
Updated 18 Sep, 2020 06:05pm