19/03 Total's renewable energy unit said on Monday it had opened the world's largest solar-thermal hybrid plant in Burkina Faso, the first of what it hopes will be many projects supplying the African mining industry's growing need for power.  Full story
19/03 Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg faced calls on Monday from U.S. and European lawmakers to explain how a consultancy that worked on President Donald Trump's election campaign gained improper access to data on 50 million Facebook users.  Full story
19/03 Oil prices slipped on Monday as Wall Street slid more than 1 percent and energy market investors remained wary of growing crude supply, although tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran gave prices some support.  Full story
19/03 Chinese officials have told a visiting Czech delegation that the chairman of Chinese conglomerate CEFC China Energy, Ye Jianming, is under investigation and is stepping down from his post, the Czech president's office said on Monday.  Full story
19/03 French tyre maker Michelin plans to buy British engineering company Fenner for 1.2 billion pounds ($1.7 billion) so that it can serve mining companies better and benefit from an industry recovery.. . .  Full story
19/03 British outsourcing company Mitie Group said on Friday it expected annual costs associated with its turnaround programme to be higher than previously estimated and added that the year ahead would remain "challenging".. . .  Full story
19/03 France and its arms suppliers face heightened legal risks for supplying weapons to Saudi Arabia and the UAE despite warnings such arms could be used in the war in Yemen, a law firm's report. . .  Full story
19/03 Britain has made its disappointment with U.S. import tariffs on metals known and is optimistic about a resolution, UK trade minister Liam Fox said on Friday.. . .  Full story
19/03 U.S. Treasury prices gained on Monday as stocks tumbled and as investors waited on the conclusion of the Federal Reserve’s two-day meeting on Wednesday, where the U.S. central bank is widely expected to raise rates. . .  Full story
19/03 Britain and the European Union agreed on Monday to a transition period to avoid a "cliff edge" Brexit next year -- though only after London accepted a potential solution for Northern Ireland's land border. . .  Full story
19/03 Gold prices turned positive on weakness in equity markets after touching their lowest in more than two weeks on Monday ahead of a U.S. central bank meeting that could raise interest rates and signal. . .  Full story
19/03 The euro jumped and bond yields in the currency bloc rose on Monday after a source-based story from Reuters that ECB policymakers are shifting their debate from quantitative easing to the expected path of. . .  Full story
19/03 The FTSE fell to a 15-month low on Monday after Britain and the European Union agreed on a post-Brexit transition which boosted the sterling but weighed on the internationally exposed index.. . .  Full story
19/03 Copper eased and aluminium briefly touched its lowest since mid-December on Monday as cyclical assets broadly weakened ahead of an expected rise in U.S. interest rates and as finance ministers met for a G20 summit.. . .  Full story
19/03 European shares fell on Monday ahead of a widely expected U.S. interest rate hike, while earnings and M&A took centre stage with software company Micro Focus sinking and a bid for Hammerson boosting commercial. . .  Full story
19/03 Renewable energy company Total Eren said on Monday it had opened the world's largest solar-thermal hybrid plant in Burkina Faso, the first of what it hopes will be many projects supplying the African mining industry's. . .  Full story
19/03 Power generation from Britain's wind farms hit a record 14.2 gigawatts (GW) on March 17, National Grid said on Monday.. . .  Full story
19/03 European carmakers said they want Britain and the European Union to establish urgently how vehicle approvals, environmental targets and customs will work after Brexit to avert disastrous consequences for the automotive sector.. . .  Full story
19/03 French shopping centres operator Klepierre has made a 4.9 billion pound ($6.9 billion) bid for Hammerson, seeking to strike before the British company completes a major takeover of its own.. . .  Full story
19/03 Micro Focus International lost more than half of its value on Monday after Britain's leading software company ditched its CEO and cut its revenue outlook due to problems integrating assets from Hewlett Packard Enterprise.. . .  Full story
19/03 Thousands of people attended the first day of an auction of vehicles owned by indebted Saudi Arabian tycoon Maan al-Sanea and his company, a sale which officials say will go towards repaying about 18 billion. . .  Full story
19/03 The battle for British engineering company GKN intensified on Monday, with both Melrose and Dana sweetening their proposals before a March 29 takeover deadline.. . .  Full story
19/03 German manufacturers are sitting on orders that will take them nearly six months to complete, providing some cushioning as Berlin tries to work through a trade stand-off with Washington that has finance minister Olaf Scholz. . .  Full story
19/03 Regulators from across the world start work this week on a blueprint for a global "sandbox" or testing bed for new financial technology applications, Britain's Financial Conduct Authority said on Monday.. . .  Full story
19/03 Sherborne Investors, led by activist investor Edward Bramson, has taken control of a 5 percent stake in Barclays, cheering other shareholders who hope the move could herald a shake-up of the British bank.. . .  Full story
19/03 France will toughen rules on hate speech to ensure social media giants do more to remove racist and anti-Semitic content from internet, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Monday.. . .  Full story
19/03 Columbia Threadneedle, a top 10 shareholder in GKN, plans to reject a takeover offer for the British engineering company from industrial turnaround specialist Melrose.. . .  Full story
19/03 EU antitrust authorities are investigating whether limits placed by German grid operator TenneT on cross-border electricity capacity with Denmark breaches EU antitrust rules.. . .  Full story
19/03 BT said on Monday it would close its defined benefit pension scheme after it struck an agreement with a major union on the future arrangements for 20,000 staff.. . .  Full story
19/03 U.S. drinkers overtook Britons as the world's biggest buyers of champagne in 2017, after British purchases fell heavily for the second straight year following the vote to leave the European Union, industry data showed.. . .  Full story
19/03 Zimbabwe has changed its empowerment law to limit majority ownership by state entities to only diamond and platinum mines and not the entire mining sector as in previous legislation, according to. . .  Full story
19/03 SoftBank Group Corp could relist ARM Holdings, the British chip designer it bought two years ago, according to a senior executive at the Japanese conglomerate, the Financial Times reported on Monday.. . .  Full story
19/03 Asian investors are returning to the European government bond market in numbers not seen in years, as a strengthening economy, positive yields and the increasing cost of dollar investments conspire to make Europe an attractive. . .  Full story
19/03 Britain's National Crime Agency said on Monday $500 million frozen in the UK as part of an ongoing investigation into a potential fraud against Angola's central bank can be returned. . .  Full story
19/03 Edizione, the holding company of Italian entrepreneur family Benetton, is considering increasing its stake in insurer Generali from its current level of about 2 percent, two sources close to the matter said on Monday.. . .  Full story
19/03 Switzerland's highest court has upheld the seizure of $1.85 million in Swiss bank accounts, part of a corruption probe linked to a former Mongolian finance minister who helped clear the way for a disputed. . .  Full story

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