Sweden Warns U.K. Against Aggressive Tax Cuts Amid Brexit Talks – Bloomberg

The U.K. should avoid any drastic steps to cut corporate taxes, or similar measures, as it prepares to start talks on leaving the European Union, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Loefven said. The premier of the largest Nordic economy also said the U.K.’s exit from the 28-nation bloc “shouldn’t take longer than necessary.” “But if the […]

Search for successor to revered public protector grips South Africa – The Guardian

In a country that loves its reality shows, a very public competition is attracting record audiences. It does not involve a wedding or a singing child; there is no dancing and no mascara. There is, however, a celebrity: Thuli Madonsela. Appointed as South Africa’s constitutionally mandated public ombudsman – officially known as the public protector […]

MIDEAST STOCKS – Factors to watch – Aug 22 – Reuters

Aug 22 Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Monday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy. INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL * GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares slip, dollar stands tall on Fed hike bets * MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf edges down despite petchems; Telecom Egypt climbs * Oil falls […]

Brookes: Russia muscles US aside in Mideast – Boston Herald

People seem plenty panicked about recent reports of Russian war planes using an Iranian air base for bombing runs into Syria as part of its ongoing support for the beleaguered regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad. It’s not at all unreasonable to be concerned. On the other hand, we really shouldn’t be surprised by the […]

Europe Plans for Life After Brexit as Merkel Meets Allies at Sea – Bloomberg

The Italian aircraft-carrier Giuseppe Garibaldi usually patrols the Mediterranean as the flagship of the European mission to save shipwrecked refugees. On Monday, it will host the leaders of Germany, France and Italy as they try to ensure the European Union doesn’t founder in the aftermath of Brexit. The meeting of Angela Merkel, Francois Hollande and […]

Matthew Fitzpatrick earns Team Europe’s final Ryder Cup bid – PGA.com

Matthew Fitzpatrick of England nailed down the ninth and final automatic spot for Europe in the Ryder Cup on Sunday. Fitzpatrick finished fifth in the Czech Masters, giving him enough world points that no one can catch him when European qualifying ends next week in Denmark. Thomas Pieters of Belgium, who finished fourth last week […]

Best Buy at 50: Future’s Bleak for Brick-and-Mortar Giant – Newsweek

This article was originally published on the Motley Fool. There’s a pretty big sale taking place at Best Buy through Saturday night, with large markdowns to celebrate Best Buy turning 50 years old. A golden anniversary is as good a reason as any to host a massive sale, and some will argue that it’s not the only […]