First International Bank of Israel (FIBI) reported a dip in third-quarter net profit, hurt by a quadrupling of its provisions to protect against future loan defaults due to economic uncertainty during Israel's war with Hamas militants. FIBI, Israel's fifth largest bank, also said on Wednesday it would keep unchanged its dividend policy of paying out 50% of annual net profit. Net profit for the July-September quarter was 455 million shekels ($124 million), down from 467 million shekels a year earlier.
The Sky News presenter accused Rishi Sunak of snubbing his Greek counterpart.
Japanese broadcaster NHK said the Osprey was trying to land at Yakushima airport.
Vanguard Australia will look to buy or merge with domestic pension funds, in an effort to grow its retirement product as much as fifty-fold, Managing Director Daniel Shrimski said on Wednesday, in a market worth almost $2.3 trillion. Launched last November, the Vanguard Australia pension product has grown to roughly A$900 million ($597 million) in assets and Shrimski said mergers were part of the plan to become a mid-sized player within five to seven years. In Australia, that typically means between A$10 billion to A$50 billion under management.
With group play of the inaugural In-Season Tournament ending Tuesday, the NBA announced the two missing games on the Heat’s schedule for next week.
International mediators worked Wednesday to extend the truce in Gaza, hoping the territory's Hamas rulers will keep freeing hostages in return for the release of Palestinian prisoners and further respite from Israel's air and ground offensive. Israel has welcomed the release of dozens of hostages in recent days and says it will maintain the truce if Hamas keeps freeing captives.
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Helsinki has accused Moscow of ushering migrants toward theior shared border through thick forests in the south to the rugged Arctic landscape in the north.
Greg Abel will likely work more closely with Warren Buffett after Charlie Munger, his old friend and vice chair of Berkshire Hathaway, died Tuesday.
Temperatures could dip as low as -8C this week, the Met Office said
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Spanish infrastructure giant Ferrovial agreed to sell its 25% stake, held since 2006, for £2.4bn.
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The 41 men are recuperating in hospital after being trapped in a tunnel in Uttarakhand state for 17 days.
Myanmar and China are conducting naval drills together as the military government in the Southeast Asian nation loses ground in its northeast border region to a coalition of militias that also has strong ties to Beijing. State-run Myanma Alinn newspaper said Wednesday that three Chinese vessels were anchored in Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city, and that officials from both nations met Tuesday to discuss the maritime security exercises. The Chinese vessels – the destroyer Zibo, frigate Jing Zhou and supply ship Qian Dao Hu – carry about 700 sailors and arrived at the Myanmar port Monday.
STORY: They have been the best of enemies. But Uber and London’s famous black cabs have decided to get along instead. The iconic taxis will be available to book on the ride hailing app from early next year. That marks a dramatic turnaround in the relationship. Recent years saw the black taxi drivers block streets in protest at the app. They felt Uber’s technology and pricing threatened their livelihoods. The drivers also staged an unsuccessful legal challenge against the app’s London operating license. Black cabs are the only vehicles allowed to pick up passengers on the street in the city. Their drivers have to pass a test called “the Knowledge”, which requires them to memorize thousands of routes. Now the new deal will see them offered trips at a pre-determined price range. They’ll be free to accept or decline. Uber won’t charge any commission for the first six months of the agreement. The first black cab driver to sign up said it was simply about getting more bookings, and earning more money.
The Harvest Field dates from 1797 and was unknown to scholars before it was last sold in 1992.
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