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Ryanair plans 500-700 job cuts as O'Leary bags bonus

Ryanair's Chief Executive Michael O'Leary said he plans to cut 500-700 jobs at the airline as shareholders narrowly approved a bonus scheme on Thursday that could earn him around 100 million euros ($111 million) over five years.



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France and Germany united on strategy to fight global slowdown: French minister

France and Germany are agreed on a joint strategy to respond to a global economic slowdown at a time of international trade tensions, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Thursday.



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Berstein downgrades Costco, says memberships will be the first to go in an economic downturn

Bernstein downgraded Costco to underperform from market perform.

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Wall Street futures tick lower after mixed policy signals from Fed

U.S. stock index futures were lower on Thursday after the Federal Reserve delivered a widely expected interest rate cut but played down hopes of further monetary easing.



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Real crunch from Saudi Arabia's oil outage has yet to be felt

Saudi Arabia's ability to avert a global oil supply crunch will only become clear in a few weeks, because for now its crude held in storage can fill the gap and mask the scale of damage to its facilities, traders and analysts say.



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Military strike against Iran would result in 'all-out war': foreign minister

Any U.S. or Saudi military strike against Iran would result in "all-out war", Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said on Thursday.



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Ryanair expects to be flying Boeing 737 MAX by February-March 2020

Ryanair thinks February or the start of March is the most realistic timetable for it to start flying the grounded Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, CEO Michael O'Leary said on Thursday.



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Huawei's new phone lacks Google access after U.S. ban

Huawei [HWT.UL] launches what could be the world's smartest 5G phone on Thursday, but its fate in Europe will hang on whether customers will buy a device lacking access to software and apps supported by Google.



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Trump 'not thrilled' with Fed but says chairman's job safe: Fox News

U.S. President Donald Trump said Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's job is safe, even though he was "not thrilled" with the central bank after it moved to lower interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point on Wednesday.



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India meets criteria to reclaim U.S. trade concessions

India meets the criteria for trade concessions that the United States eliminated in June, India's Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said on Thursday.



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India's Modi to meet BP, Exxon executives to discuss investment opportunities

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet executives from energy majors BP PLC and Exxon Mobil Corp in the United States next week to discuss investment opportunities, the foreign ministry said on Thursday.



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Ryanair warns UK pilots of losing benefits if strikes continue: union

The British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) said https://www.balpa.org/Media-Centre/Press-Releases/Ryanair-reverts-to-type-and-starts-threatening-pil on Thursday that Ryanair pilots in the UK have been told by the airline that their benefits will be removed should they take part in strike action started on Wednesday.



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Unsafe sex: Argentina crisis deflates condom sales as costs rise

In South America's capital of romance, Argentine lovers are cutting back on one important cost: contraception.



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Barclays initiates coverage of Beyond Meat, saying it's 'not your typical meat company'

Barclays started coverage of Beyond Meat with an overweight rating and said the company has endless possibilities going forward.

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Huawei takes on Apple's new iPhone 11 with Mate 30 range

Huawei [HWT.UL] launched its Mate 30 smartphone range on Thursday in a challenge to Apple's new iPhone 11, saying the Chinese firm's new devices were more compact, their cameras superior and wraparound screens brighter.



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