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Hopes for progress in Sino-U.S. trade talks and expectations of policy stimulus from central banks lifted world stocks to 2 1/2- month highs on Monday, though European gains were held back by concern over the outlook for auto makers.\n \n
Germany\'s financial watchdog has banned \"short\" selling of Wirecard shares due to volatility in the payments firm\'s stock following reports in the Financial Times which are now the subject of an investigation by German authorities.\n \n
British security officials do not support a full ban of Huawei from national telecoms networks despite U.S. allegations the Chinese firm and its products could be used by Beijing for spying, people with knowledge of the matter said.\n \n
Britain\'s Financial Times rejected as \"baseless and false\" any allegations accusing the newspaper or its reporters of market manipulation or unethical reporting in relation to German payments company Wirecard.\n \n
Citigroup is in talks to buy the tower housing its European headquarters in London\'s Canary Wharf district, which is on the market with a price tag of around 1.2 billion pounds ($1.55 billion), a source familiar with the matter said.\n \n
Japan\'s SoftBank Group has provided nearly half of the cash for Abu Dhabi\'s state investor Mubadala Investment Co\'s new $400 million fund investing in European start-ups, a source familiar with the matter said.\n \n
New Zealand will independently assess the risk of using China\'s Huawei Technologies in 5G networks, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday after a report suggested that British precautions could be used by other nations.\n \n
New Zealand said on Monday that it plans to update its laws so it can tax revenue earned by multinational digital firms such as Google, Facebook and Amazon, extending a global effort to bring global tech giants into the tax net.\n \n
The U.S. Commerce Department sent a report on Sunday to U.S. President Donald Trump that could unleash steep tariffs on imported cars and auto parts, provoking a sharp backlash from the industry even before it is unveiled, the agency confirmed.\n \n
The owner of one of the world\'s most famous diamond mines could be about a decade away from clearing its multi-million-dollar debts, in a sign of the struggles facing an industry assailed by synthetic rivals and uncertain demand.\n \n

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