INDIA LIVE-Markets higher on prediction of Modi win, but major reforms awaited

May 20 (Reuters) – 0413 GMT: NIFTY SURGES, RUPEE STRENGTHENS IN ANTICIPATION OF MODI WIN India’s benchmark Nifty stocks index surged 2.22% in early trade after exit polls predicted Prime Minister Narendra Modi would win a comfortable majority in the general election, but investors said they were awaiting major reforms. “I’m not investing in India because it’s near its all-time […]

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Huge 2020 field will force Democrats to confront divisions early: ANALYSIS

It’s an embarrassment of Democratic candidates – until or unless it gets embarrassing. Interested in 2020 Elections? With announcement season just about complete, Democrats now turn to the task of choosing a presidential candidate from a field that shatters all records in terms of pure numbers and the range of backgrounds and experiences. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s […]

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New York Mayor de Blasio becomes 24th Democrat in crowded 2020 White House field

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio entered the crowded 2020 presidential race on Thursday, arguing that his record of progressive accomplishments in the country’s biggest city positioned him as the perfect foil to President Donald Trump. De Blasio, 57, launched his candidacy with the central campaign message, “Working People First,” becoming the 24th Democrat seeking […]

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Democrat Warren rejects town hall on 'hate-for-profit' Fox News

(Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday said she was refusing an invitation to participate in a town hall organized by Fox News, calling the American cable news network popular with conservatives “a hate-for-profit racket.” Warren, a U.S. senator from Massachusetts, explained in a series of Twitter posts that such an event would help Fox News burnish its […]

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Labour’s European election manifesto to restate referendum position

Labour has agreed a European elections manifesto that restates the party’s commitment to pushing for another referendum if it cannot change the Brexit deal or force a general election. A high-stakes meeting of its ruling body decided the manifesto would be “fully in line” with Labour’s existing policy, a source told Sky News. The manifesto will be published “soon”, a […]

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General Election Results Could Bolster South Africa ETF

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. As South Africa’s general election will be finalized and tallied in the weeks ahead, investors may find an opportunity in the country-related exchange traded fund. The iShares MSCI South Africa ETF (NYSEArca: EZA) has been gaining momentum in recent weeks, rising 10.2% over the past month, and the South Africa ETF could continue […]

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F.B.I. Warns of Russian Interference in 2020 Race and Boosts Counterintelligence Operations

WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. director warned anew on Friday about Russia’s continued meddling in American elections, calling it a “significant counterintelligence threat.” The bureau has shifted additional agents and analysts to shore up defenses against foreign interference, according to a senior F.B.I. official. The Trump administration has come to see that Russia’s influence operations have morphed into a persistent threat. […]

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U.S. judges order Michigan to revamp Republican-drawn districts in gerrymandering case

(Reuters) – A panel of federal judges on Thursday ordered Michigan’s Republican-controlled legislature to redraw nearly three dozen state and U.S. congressional districts, ruling that the existing lines illegally dilute the power of Democratic voters. The decision gives lawmakers until Aug. 1 to approve new district maps, which would need to be signed by Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer. If legislators […]

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