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British lawmaker stabbed to death in ‘terrorist incident’

British lawmaker David Amess was stabbed to death in an Essex church on Friday by an assailant who lunged at him as he met voters, in what police said was a terrorist attack.


U.S. offers payments, relocation to family of Afghans killed in botched drone attack

The Pentagon has offered unspecified condolence payments to the family of 10 civilians who were killed in a botched U.S. drone attack in Afghanistan in August during the final days before American troops withdrew from the country.



Kenosha police ‘deputized’ militia ahead of deadly shooting, lawsuit claims

A man shot by U.S. teenager Kyle Rittenhouse during racial justice protests in Wisconsin last year has filed a lawsuit against local law enforcement he accuses of deputizing a “roving militia” of white nationalists.


Tropical storm Elsa exits Cuba trailing heavy rains, takes aim at Florida

Four candidates backed by Donald Trump to challenge Republican lawmakers who voted to impeach him or boot him from office are falling behind in raising money for their campaigns, according to disclosures filed on Friday.



Analysis: Supply chains, inflation overshadow vaccine, debt woes at IMF-World Bank meetings

Supply chain woes and growing inflation concerns pushed aside a widening gap in COVID-19 vaccinations and mounting debt problems for developing countries as the top concerns for global policymakers at International Monetary Fund and World Bank annual meetings this week.


U.S. lawmaker blames Boeing leaders for culture that led to crashes

A senior U.S. House Democrat who oversaw a massive investigation into the Boeing 737 MAX said on Friday the indictment of a former chief technical pilot should not be the end of the accountability in the two fatal crashes that killed 346 people



Adele makes music comeback with new single ‘Easy On Me’

British singer-songwriter Adele made her highly anticipated music comeback on Friday, releasing her first new record since the 2015 Grammy award-winning album “25.”


Golden Globes still on, despite NBC dropping the awards show

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which organizes the annual Golden Globes, said on Friday it will present the awards for television and film in January despite the NBC television network deciding in May to no longer air the show.



Texas House votes to keep transgender girls out of female sports

The Texas House of Representatives passed a bill that bans transgender women and girls from participating in female school sports after three previous attempts failed, all but assuring Republican Governor Greg Abbott will sign it into law.


Tennis-‘Today was just not my day’: Zverev regrets shock defeat to Fritz

Olympic champion Alexander Zverev admitted he blew the chance to win the Indian Wells tournament after Friday’s shock quarter-final defeat by American Taylor Fritz and said he just wants to return home.




Air India deal to give tailwind to Tata’s international flight plans

Tata Sons’ purchase of Air India will give it instant access to a large fleet of widebody planes and valuable flying rights and landing slots globally, but restoring the brand to its former glory will require major investments, industry executives say.

18 Oct


POLL- U.S. crude, products inventories, weekly data released by the EIA and API

A preliminary poll on analyst expectations for weekly crude and oil product inventory data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration and the American Petroleum Institute. The releases are among the biggest fixtures in the weekly calendar for the energy industry and both have the potential to move global crude markets. The EIA data is released on Wednesday, and the API on Tuesday. If there is a holiday in the week prior to the release, the data is delayed by a day. The EIA is part of the U.S. Department of Energy. The API is a trade group.

18 Oct


Canada’s ‘Tax the Rich’ plan leaves big debt risk untouched

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s new government is set to unleash higher taxes on Canadians, which will help pay for some campaign promises but are not nearly broad enough to cut record levels of debt, leaving Canada vulnerable to the next economic crisis. 18 Oct 10:00 ET / 10:00 GMT


FDA’s decision on United Therapeutics and MannKind’s drug-device therapy for treatment of PAH

The U.S. health regulator is set to decide by Tuesday on the use of United Therapeutics and MannKind’s drug-device therapy called Tyvaso DPI for treatment of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).

19 Oct


Canadian National Q3 results

Canadian National, reporting earnings for the first time since its failed bid to buy Kansas City Southern, is expected to report a rise in revenue and net income, helped by higher volumes.

19 Oct


Bellway Full Year 2021 Earnings

The homebuilder will report higher annual profit as the sector benefited from sustained demand, boosted by government support measures. Demand outlook following the full expiry of a stamp duty holiday in September along with commentary on supply chain disruptions and labor shortage will be on focus.

19 Oct 06:00 ET / 06:00 GMT


Centamin PLC Q3 2021 Production Results

19 Oct 06:00 ET / 06:00 GMT


888 Holdings Q3 Trading Update

The online gambling firm will point to an easing in volumes following the lifting of pandemic restrictions as people spent less time indoors. Investors will look for comments on its deal to buy William Hill’s non-U.S. assets, which is expected to close in the first half of next year.

19 Oct 06:00 ET / 06:00 GMT


Q1 2022 Procter & Gamble Co Earnings Release

Procter & Gamble is expected to post a rise in first-quarter revenue boosted by demand for its beauty and skin care products, but investors will likely be paying more attention to any update from the company on its full earnings forecast as supply chain bottlenecks and commodity cost inflation threaten to squeeze profit margins.

19 Oct 12:30 ET / 12:30 GMT


Johnson & Johnson reports third quarter results

Johnson & Johnson is expected to report third-quarter results on Tuesday, setting the tone for U.S. pharmaceutical company earnings. Investors will focus on details about J&J’s COVID-19 vaccine production, and comments on talc litigation after the company put potential liabilities from lawsuits into a newly created unit, which has filed for bankruptcy protection.

19 Oct 12:30 ET / 12:30 GMT


PUSU deadline for DraftKings to make a formal bid for Entain

Takeover deadline for DraftKings to either make its $22.4 billion offer for Entain formal or walk away.

19 Oct 16:00 ET / 16:00 GMT


POLL: US weekly oil and product inventories, weekly data issued by EIA, API

An extended version of the poll issued initially on Monday. The poll gives analyst forecasts on weekly crude and product inventories that are released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (part of the U.S. Department of Energy) and the American Petroleum Institute. The API is a trade group. Both are potentially market moving. The API data is released on Tuesday, the EIA data on Wednesday, unless there is a U.S. public holiday in the week prior to the release. If that is the case, then the API and EIA release is delayed a day (ie API on Wednesday and EIA on Thursday).

19 Oct 18:00 ET / 18:00 GMT


Netflix Reports Third Quarter Results

Netflix Inc is expected to post a rise in quarterly revenue and strong subscriber additions, banking on the success of South Korean original series ‘Squid Game’, while the video streaming giant also forays into gaming to diversify its sources of revenue. Investors will watch out for the company’s plans around gaming, and updates on the upcoming content slate for the holiday season.

19 Oct 20:00 ET / 20:00 GMT

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