GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares rally, shrug off China PMIs TOKYO, Dec 1- Asian shares were solidly higher on Tuesday, as investors latched on to tentative signs of stabilization in China even as twin factory surveys highlighted the fragile state of the world's second-largest economy. Financial spreadbetters predicted the buoyant mood to carry over to European trading, with Britain's FTSE 100 seen opening as much as...
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Greek banks hit by bitcoin ransom demand Hackers have targeted three Greek banks, demanding a ransom from each lender of 20,000 bitcoin, the FT reports.
Source: Financial Times
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UPDATE 2-China factory activity hits 3-year low in November - official PMI *China official PMI shows manufacturing at 3- year low. BEIJING, Dec 1- Manufacturing activity in China hit a three-year low in November, an industry survey showed Tuesday, supporting the case for more accommodative policies as authorities seek to prop up growth in the world's second largest economy. China's National Bureau of Statistics' official Purchasing...
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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares log solid gains, shrug off China PMI TOKYO, Dec 1- Asian shares were solidly higher on Tuesday, shrugging off a Chinese factory survey that did little to ease concerns about cooling growth and taking some comfort from a private survey showing a glimmer of stabilization. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan extended early gains and was up 1.6 percent, while Japan's Nikkei was...
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UPDATE 1-Brazil sues BHP, Vale for $5 bln in damages for mine disaster BRASILIA, Nov 30- Brazil filed a lawsuit on Monday against two of the world's largest mining companies for 20 billion Brazilian reais to clean up what it says was its worst environmental disaster, caused by the collapse of a tailings dam. The governments of Brazil and those of two states hit by the damburst sued iron ore operator Samarco and its co-owners, the...
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