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NHL Rumor Roundup: Artemi Panarin’s free-agent plans open new round of…

“Artemi Panarin’s ongoing reluctance to re-sign with the Blue Jackets gave rise to growing speculation over his departure via this summer’s unrestricted free-agent market” reports sportingnews.com. MORE: Top 10 players most likely to be traded at 2019 deadline Panarin’s hiring was also significant as Theofanus represents Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky. Source: sportingnews.com

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‘We control our own fate,’ Deutsche Bank exec says amid merger speculation

“Amid reports of a government-brokered merger with its rival, Deutsche Bank insists its fate is in its own hands” writes Silvia Amaro for cnbc.com. “There’s a lot of speculation out there but we won’t comment on mergers,” James von Moltke, the chief financial officer of Deutsche Bank, told CNBC’s Annette Weisbach on Friday.Sewing said last year that Deutsche needs to focus on being profitable rather than looking at a merger.There have been numerous reports that Deutsche could merge with Commerzbank given that they are both big players in Germany.A merger…

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Ferrari chairman reiterates support for CEO Camilleri

“MILAN (Reuters) – John Elkann, chairman of Ferrari and main shareholder in Exor , reiterated his support for Ferrari chief executive Louis Camilleri, denying speculation a top management purge could be on the cards” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. After the replacement this month of Maurizio Arrivabene by Mattia Binotto as Formula One principal, media speculation grew over a possible broader management shake-up. Source: 95kqds.com

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AND: Brexit Deal Backstop Amendment Could Help May Get EU Concessions

“But it has proved the most controversial element of the deal, as Brexiteers and the DUP fear it could become permanent” writes Deputy Political Editor for huffingtonpost.com. An MP’s attempt to add an end date to the Irish border backstop in Theresa May’s Brexit deal has raised speculation the government could use it to try and wring fresh concessions from the EU. Tory Andrew Murrison’s amendment backs the prime minister’s deal subject to a “legal codicil” adding an December 31, 2021 expiry date to the controversial backstop.But there are reports…

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Deutsche Bank is strong, has no need for state aid, merger” chairman

“FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Deutsche Bank is strong and its turnaround strategy is bearing fruit, Chairman Paul Achleitner said, ruling out the need for state aid and playing down speculation that the lossmaking German bank should merge” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Sewing, hired in April, has pushed back against speculation that Deutsche could merge with struggling rival Commerzbank in the near future. Source: 95kqds.com

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Gold ticks up as dollar stays under pressure ahead of Fed meeting

“Though upside potential for gold prices faces impediment from a vigorous dollar, looming economic uncertainties will present optimistic conditions for safe-haven assets beyond 2018.”” reports cnbc.com. “The U.S. dollar remains the prime mover for gold prices in the current term,” Benjamin Lu, a commodities analyst with Phillip Futures in Singapore, said in a note.Gold prices rose slightly on Tuesday ahead of a key U.S. Federal Reserve meeting, as speculation that signs of economic turbulence may prompt the central bank to put brakes soon on its monetary tightening cycle kept the…

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Coinbase Offers Venezuelans Crypto for Christmas

“Popular U.S. cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is showing its charitable side by donating cryptocurrency to over 300 people in Venezuela” writes Nick Marinoff for livebitcoinnews.com. To get ready for the holiday season, Coinbase has created a special program it’s calling “12 Days of Coinbase,” taken from the popular carol “12 Days of Christmas,” but instead of leaping lawyers, milking maids, French hens, turtledoves or partridges in pear trees, Coinbase is putting cryptocurrency in needy families’ stockings.Earlier this year, U.S. President Donald J. Trump signed a bill making all trading of the…

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Theresa May Should ‘Resign Now’ Says Jacob Rees-Mogg As ‘No Confidence’ Speculation Intensifies

“Labour has said there is no point forcing a no confidence vote until it can be won” writes Rachel Wearmouth for huffingtonpost.com. Theresa May should resign immediately because her humiliating climbdown over her Brexit deal proves she has lost the confidence of parliament, Jacob Rees-Mogg has said. But he called for “a small number” of candidates to come forward, heightening speculation Tory MPs are gearing up to topple May and instal a new leader swiftly. Source: huffingtonpost.com

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