Lloyds secures Berlin bank licence as part of Brexit preparations – source

by Sinead Cruise and Lawrence White — Reuters

FILE PHOTO: People walk past a branch of Lloyds Bank on Oxford Street in London, Britain July 28, 2016. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) – Lloyds Banking Group (LLOY.L) has secured a banking licence for its new Berlin-based subsidiary, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters, as part of long-standing plans to Brexit-proof its business with European Union clients.… Read Full Article

Bye Bye Trade War? China Plans $1 Trillion Buying Spree to Reduce US Trade Deficit


China has extended the olive branch back to the United States by offering a path to eliminate Washington’s burgeoning trade deficit with the country, Bloomberg reported Friday. The news comes less than a day after The Wall Street Journal reported that the Trump administration was considering lifting tariffs amid the ongoing trade war.… Read Full Article

The World’s 9 Most Teched-Out Hotels

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By Deb LandauCole Haan BRANDVOICE

Whether traveling for business or pleasure, today’s savvy travelers have come to expect some technology basics in their hotels — bedside USB plugs, teched-out fitness centers and keyless card entry systems.… Read Full Article