Amazon has started showing soccer matches in the UK. And it’s got a mixed response

Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus is interviewed for Amazon Prime Video by Gabriel Clarke (right) during the Premier League match at Turf Moor, Burnley. Amazon’s foray into soccer broadcasting in the U.K. has received a mixed response with praise for technological innovation counterbalanced by complaints over streaming issues. In June 2018, Amazon won the rights to show 20 English Premier League (EPL) matches per season from 2019/20. The Guardian newspaper said Wednesday that Amazon appeared to ha


Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus is interviewed for Amazon Prime Video by Gabriel Clarke (right) during the Premier League match at Turf Moor, Burnley.
Amazon’s foray into soccer broadcasting in the U.K. has received a mixed response with praise for technological innovation counterbalanced by complaints over streaming issues.
In June 2018, Amazon won the rights to show 20 English Premier League (EPL) matches per season from 2019/20.
The Guardian newspaper said Wednesday that Amazon appeared to ha
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Amazon has started showing soccer matches in the UK. And it's got a mixed response

Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus is interviewed for Amazon Prime Video by Gabriel Clarke (right) during the Premier League match at Turf Moor, Burnley.

Amazon’s foray into soccer broadcasting in the U.K. has received a mixed response with praise for technological innovation counterbalanced by complaints over streaming issues.

In June 2018, Amazon won the rights to show 20 English Premier League (EPL) matches per season from 2019/20. The EPL claims to be the most watched sports league in the world, with a potential audience of 4.7 billion people.

All 20 of Amazon’s games are being shown on its Prime Video service and will be concentrated into two game weeks — from December 3 to 5 and December 26 to 27.

Tuesday night’s fixtures between Burnley and Manchester City, and Crystal Palace versus Bournemouth, marked Amazon’s first official entry into the prized EPL. And they were met with a mixed response.

The biggest complaint appeared to be streaming issues. The U.K.’s Independent newspaper noted “buffering at inopportune times” and “commentary out of sync.” The newspaper added that the delay to the feed was often up to a minute behind the action, which could annoy viewers who were exposed to two different streams or goal notifications on their smartphones.

On Tuesday night, Amazon simulcast two matches and the Independent feared that Wednesday night’s six-match offering could cause real problems. Some fans took to Twitter to express their unhappiness.

Others were happier with the service, praising its live data which allows viewers to check team line-ups or replay game highlights. Amazon has also offered the option for fans to listen without commentary but still hear the stadium noise. That option appeared to please several fans.

In the early 1990s, Sky revolutionized English soccer coverage with brash on-screen graphics and attempts to use technology to analyze games. And in 2013, BT Sport entered the EPL fray with a big studio, more technical analysis, and big money spent on high-profile commentators.

The Guardian newspaper said Wednesday that Amazon appeared to have gone for a much less flashy debut.

“The branding was extremely subtle, the studio sparse and largely undecorated, the Fifa 20-esque graphics inoffensively styled, the introductions straight to the point,” said reviewer Jonathan Liew before adding, “The entire operation appeared to have been calibrated to cause as few qualms as possible.”

Amazon has promoted the matches as “free-to-air,” which is true in the sense that there is a 30 day-trial available. Beyond that, U.K.-based soccer fans will pay the Prime membership fee of £7.99 per month, or an annual fee of £79 ($103).

CNBC approached Amazon for comment but had not received any reply by the time of publication.

Disclosure: Comcast, which owns CNBC parent NBCUniversal, is the owner of Sky.


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European stocks advance as investors track trade and key euro zone data

European stocks traded in positive territory on Friday despite mixed signals over the status of U.S.-China trade discussions. The pan-European Stoxx 600 climbed 0.5% in early trade, with basic resources stocks adding 1.2% as most sectors and major bourses advanced. Stocks in Asia were mixed on Friday afternoon, with the Shanghai composite down 0.6% while the Shenzhen component and Shenzhen composite each jumped more than 1.2%. French, German and euro zone manufacturing and services PMI (purchasi


European stocks traded in positive territory on Friday despite mixed signals over the status of U.S.-China trade discussions.
The pan-European Stoxx 600 climbed 0.5% in early trade, with basic resources stocks adding 1.2% as most sectors and major bourses advanced.
Stocks in Asia were mixed on Friday afternoon, with the Shanghai composite down 0.6% while the Shenzhen component and Shenzhen composite each jumped more than 1.2%.
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European stocks advance as investors track trade and key euro zone data

European stocks traded in positive territory on Friday despite mixed signals over the status of U.S.-China trade discussions.

The pan-European Stoxx 600 climbed 0.5% in early trade, with basic resources stocks adding 1.2% as most sectors and major bourses advanced.

Against the backdrop of ongoing trade negotiations, tensions between the world’s two largest economies have come under strain this week over a U.S. bill supporting Hong Kong protesters, while U.S. Navy warships twice sailed near islands in the South China Sea over the past few days, further angering Beijing.

The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that Chinese Vice Premier Liu He had invited U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to Beijing for further talks.

China’s Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng said on Thursday that China is willing to work toward an agreement despite reports of pessimism in Beijing over President Donald Trump’s refusal to roll back existing tariffs.

Stocks in Asia were mixed on Friday afternoon, with the Shanghai composite down 0.6% while the Shenzhen component and Shenzhen composite each jumped more than 1.2%.

Back in Europe, U.K. stocks and the pound were driven lower Thursday after the main opposition Labour Party launched its election manifesto, featuring a promise to raise taxes on corporations and re-nationalize infrastructure groups.

Germany avoided a recession in the third quarter as GDP (gross domestic product) expanded by 0.1%on the back of a 1% increase in exports, official statistics published Friday morning revealed.

French, German and euro zone manufacturing and services PMI (purchasing managers’ index) figures for November are all scheduled for release during morning trade.

In terms of individual stocks, Edenred slid 5.4% after the British payment solutions provider announced that it had suffered a malware infection.

Micro Focus shares added 2.2% to lead the Stoxx 600 in the absence of any particularly strong gains at the start of the session.


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Asia stocks mixed as investors grapple with uncertainty over US-China trade

Stocks in Asia were mixed on Friday following days of declines this week amid U.S.-China trade confusion. Elsewhere, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.32% to close at 23,112.88 while the Topix index ended its trading day 0.12% higher at 1,691.34. Meanwhile, shares in Australia rose as the S&P/ASX 200 finished its trading day 0.55% higher at 6,709.80. Shares of Westpac declined 1.55% after Goldman Sachs cut its price target for the stock by 10%, according to Reuters. Markets have had a rocky trading week ami


Stocks in Asia were mixed on Friday following days of declines this week amid U.S.-China trade confusion.
Elsewhere, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.32% to close at 23,112.88 while the Topix index ended its trading day 0.12% higher at 1,691.34.
Meanwhile, shares in Australia rose as the S&P/ASX 200 finished its trading day 0.55% higher at 6,709.80.
Shares of Westpac declined 1.55% after Goldman Sachs cut its price target for the stock by 10%, according to Reuters.
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Asia stocks mixed as investors grapple with uncertainty over US-China trade

Stocks in Asia were mixed on Friday following days of declines this week amid U.S.-China trade confusion. Mainland Chinese stocks fell on the day, with the Shanghai composite down 0.63% to about 2,885.29 and the Shenzhen component shedding 1.51% to 9,626.90. The Shenzhen composite also fell 1.454% to around 1,607.51. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index was about 0.3% higher, as of its final hour of trading. Elsewhere, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.32% to close at 23,112.88 while the Topix index ended its trading day 0.12% higher at 1,691.34. Shares of gaming firm Nintendo, however, fell 3.51% after Morgan Stanley downgraded the stock to equal-weight from overweight. In South Korea, the Kospi closed 0.26% higher at 2,101.96. Meanwhile, shares in Australia rose as the S&P/ASX 200 finished its trading day 0.55% higher at 6,709.80. Shares of Westpac declined 1.55% after Goldman Sachs cut its price target for the stock by 10%, according to Reuters. The lender’s stock has slipped in the past few days. Australia’s anti money-laundering and terrorism financing regulator filed for civil penalty orders against the firm, alleging its “oversight of the banking and designated services provided through its corresponding banking relationships was deficient.” Overall, the MSCI Asia ex-Japan index was 0.13% higher.

Markets have had a rocky trading week amid mixed headlines on U.S.-China trade. The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, during a phone call thought to have been made late last week, had invited U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to Beijing to sit down for further talks. It was not clear whether U.S. negotiators had accepted Liu’s invitation. However, the Journal’s report said that U.S. trade officials were willing to meet with their Chinese counterparts. Meanwhile, the South China Morning Post said both countries are on the “doorstep” of reaching a deal, citing a source close to the Trump administration. “I think the phase one agreement is important. One, because it would put a trade truce between China and the United States. Two, it’d build a little confidence and certainty in the trading system,” Myron Brilliant, executive vice president and head of international affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Friday. “It is a step in the right direction if the deal can get done,” Brilliant said. “There’s a little bit of an impasse right now after the enthusiasm expressed by President Trump when Vice Premier Liu He visited Washington and I had a chance to sit down (with) Liu He. And I explained to him: ‘You’re gonna have to have some give and take here, but China has to bring more to the table to get the final package,'” he added. The matter has been further complicated by U.S. legislation on Hong Kong, which has been rocked by months of protests. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday intended to support protesters in Hong Kong. It prompted Beijing to accuse the U.S. of interfering in domestic affairs. U.S. President Donald Trump has yet to sign the bill. “China has called on the President to veto the bill but with unanimous Senate and House support, its highly unlikely that he will do so,” Kathy Lien, managing director of foreign exchange strategy at BK Asset Management, wrote in an overnight note. “They have threatened forceful measures if the bill is signed so expect to tensions to escalate when that happens,” Lien said.

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European stocks close lower amid mixed signal on U.S.-China trade

European stocks closed lower on Thursday as Sino-U.S. relations came under strain over Hong Kong, fueling concerns a “phase one” trade deal between the two powerhouses may be pushed into 2020. The pan-European Stoxx 600 was 0.4% lower at the closing bell, with almost every sector and all major bourses in negative territory. Basic resources, a sector heavily exposed to China, slipped 1.5% to lead losses, while autos stocks bucked the trend to end the session above the flatline. Across the Atlanti


European stocks closed lower on Thursday as Sino-U.S. relations came under strain over Hong Kong, fueling concerns a “phase one” trade deal between the two powerhouses may be pushed into 2020.
The pan-European Stoxx 600 was 0.4% lower at the closing bell, with almost every sector and all major bourses in negative territory.
Basic resources, a sector heavily exposed to China, slipped 1.5% to lead losses, while autos stocks bucked the trend to end the session above the flatline.
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European stocks close lower amid mixed signal on U.S.-China trade

European stocks closed lower on Thursday as Sino-U.S. relations came under strain over Hong Kong, fueling concerns a “phase one” trade deal between the two powerhouses may be pushed into 2020.

The pan-European Stoxx 600 was 0.4% lower at the closing bell, with almost every sector and all major bourses in negative territory. Basic resources, a sector heavily exposed to China, slipped 1.5% to lead losses, while autos stocks bucked the trend to end the session above the flatline.

Reports emerged Thursday that China had invited U.S. negotiators to Beijing for another round of trade talks, but this did little to improve market sentiment after days of mixed signals.

Both chambers of U.S. Congress passed a bill supporting Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters on Wednesday, placing President Donald Trump in a potential quandary as he tries to strike a trade deal with China.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Beijing “condemns and firmly opposes” the first bill, according to Reuters.

Reuters also reported Wednesday, citing trade experts and sources close to the Trump administration, that completion of a partial deal could be delayed until 2020 as China pursues more comprehensive tariff rollbacks.

Across the Atlantic, stocks on Wall Street also ticked lower as investors monitored the simmering Sino-U.S. tensions.

Back in Europe, a flash estimate released by the European Commission showed consumer confidence in the euro zone rose slightly between October and November.

In corporate news, Thyssenkrupp on Thursday reported a widening full-year net loss for fiscal 2019 and downgraded its 2020 outlook. The German giant’s stock plunged nearly 14% by the end of the session.


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Asia stocks mixed amid US-China trade uncertainty

Asia markets were mixed in Friday morning trade following a record close overnight on Wall Street for the S&P 500. Meanwhile, Australian stocks advanced in morning trade. Investors continue to monitor U.S.-China trade developments. White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Thursday that Washington is “getting close” to a trade deal with Beijing, Reuters reported. Markets have been on edge for much of the trading week amid uncertainty over the state of U.S.-China trade negotiations.


Asia markets were mixed in Friday morning trade following a record close overnight on Wall Street for the S&P 500.
Meanwhile, Australian stocks advanced in morning trade.
Investors continue to monitor U.S.-China trade developments.
White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Thursday that Washington is “getting close” to a trade deal with Beijing, Reuters reported.
Markets have been on edge for much of the trading week amid uncertainty over the state of U.S.-China trade negotiations.
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Asia stocks mixed amid US-China trade uncertainty

Asia markets were mixed in Friday morning trade following a record close overnight on Wall Street for the S&P 500.

The Nikkei 225 in Japan rose fractionally in early trade while the Topix index added 0.15%. South Korea’s Kospi, on the other hand, slipped 0.1%.

Meanwhile, Australian stocks advanced in morning trade. The S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.36% as almost all the sectors traded higher.

Overall, the MSCI Asia ex-Japan index traded 0.17% higher.

Investors continue to monitor U.S.-China trade developments. White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Thursday that Washington is “getting close” to a trade deal with Beijing, Reuters reported.

Markets have been on edge for much of the trading week amid uncertainty over the state of U.S.-China trade negotiations.

Earlier this week, reports surfaced that talks between the economic powerhouses hit a snag over agricultural purchases.

Chinese Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng said Thursday that both countries are holding deep discussions about a “phase one” deal, but noted that the rolling back of some tariffs is key to reaching an agreement.

“The trade war was begun with adding tariffs, and should be ended by canceling these additional tariffs. This is an important condition for both sides to reach an agreement,” Feng said Thursday at a weekly press conference.


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European stocks mixed as US-China trade deal hopes return; BT down on Labour nationalization pledge

European stocks traded mixed Friday despite optimistic sounds out of the White House on a prospective trade deal between the U.S. and China. The pan-European Stoxx 600 slipped 0.15% below the flatline by late morning, dragged down by a 0.6% decline for Britain’s FTSE 100. Stocks in Asia Pacific mostly advanced on Friday as investors reacted to the developments, with South Korean and Australian indexes leading gains. Euro zone inflation slowed to 0.7% on the year in October from 0.8% in September


European stocks traded mixed Friday despite optimistic sounds out of the White House on a prospective trade deal between the U.S. and China.
The pan-European Stoxx 600 slipped 0.15% below the flatline by late morning, dragged down by a 0.6% decline for Britain’s FTSE 100.
Stocks in Asia Pacific mostly advanced on Friday as investors reacted to the developments, with South Korean and Australian indexes leading gains.
Euro zone inflation slowed to 0.7% on the year in October from 0.8% in September
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European stocks mixed as US-China trade deal hopes return; BT down on Labour nationalization pledge

European stocks traded mixed Friday despite optimistic sounds out of the White House on a prospective trade deal between the U.S. and China.

The pan-European Stoxx 600 slipped 0.15% below the flatline by late morning, dragged down by a 0.6% decline for Britain’s FTSE 100. Household goods slid 0.7% to lead losses while autos edged 0.3% higher. White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow claimed on Thursday that phase one of a trade deal between the world’s two largest economies was “getting close,” according to Reuters, while Chinese Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng continued Beijing’s call for a removal of existing tariffs. Stocks in Asia Pacific mostly advanced on Friday as investors reacted to the developments, with South Korean and Australian indexes leading gains.

Back in Europe, the EU executive launched a legal case against the U.K. on Thursday for failing to name a new representative at the European Commission, while data Thursday revealed that British consumer spending slowed in October, furthering suspicions that the economy is losing momentum ahead of December’s general election. Euro zone inflation slowed to 0.7% on the year in October from 0.8% in September, according to preliminary Eurostat estimates published Friday. Meanwhile the bloc’s trade surplus grew to 18.7 billion euros ($20.6 billion) in September, up from 12.6 billion euros in September 2018.

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US futures point to a mixed open

U.S. stock index futures were mixed Wednesday morning after the Dow Jones Industrial Average posted a fresh record close on Tuesday. ET, Dow futures were down four points point and implied a negative open of more than six points. Futures on the S&P 500 were seen fractionally lower while the Nasdaq was seen slightly higher. The Dow inched 0.1% higher to close at another new record on Tuesday, its third consecutive day of gains. CVS Health is set to publish earnings before the bell Wednesday Wynn


U.S. stock index futures were mixed Wednesday morning after the Dow Jones Industrial Average posted a fresh record close on Tuesday.
ET, Dow futures were down four points point and implied a negative open of more than six points.
Futures on the S&P 500 were seen fractionally lower while the Nasdaq was seen slightly higher.
The Dow inched 0.1% higher to close at another new record on Tuesday, its third consecutive day of gains.
CVS Health is set to publish earnings before the bell Wednesday Wynn
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US futures point to a mixed open

U.S. stock index futures were mixed Wednesday morning after the Dow Jones Industrial Average posted a fresh record close on Tuesday.

At around 02:05 a.m. ET, Dow futures were down four points point and implied a negative open of more than six points. Futures on the S&P 500 were seen fractionally lower while the Nasdaq was seen slightly higher.

The Dow inched 0.1% higher to close at another new record on Tuesday, its third consecutive day of gains.

Investors are waiting for signals on an easing of the protracted trade dispute between the U.S. and China.

The two sides are working toward a “phase one” deal, with China pushing for U.S. President Donald Trump to remove more tariffs imposed in September on around $125 billion worth of Chinese goods, according to reports.

On the data front, nonfarm productivity figures and unit labor costs for the third quarter are due for publication at 9:30 a.m. ET.

Corporate earnings season remains in focus, with FactSet data indicating that 75% of S&P 500 companies to report thus far have topped analyst expectations.

CVS Health is set to publish earnings before the bell Wednesday Wynn Resorts reporting in the afternoon. Qualcomm, Expedia, TripAdvisor, Fox Corp and Papa John’s are among those due to report after the bell.


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European markets mixed; trade war, earnings in focus

European markets traded mixed on Wednesday as investors continue to monitor U.S.-China relations and corporate earnings. However, traders are largely optimistic that the preliminary agreement could be signed as early as this month. Asian shares traded mixed on Wednesday, with MSCI’s Asia-Pacific index excluding Japan edging slightly lower. Singapore’s Straits Times index led regional gains, adding 0.3%. Back in Europe, IHS Markit will publish composite PMI data for the euro zone at 9:00 a.m. Lon


European markets traded mixed on Wednesday as investors continue to monitor U.S.-China relations and corporate earnings.
However, traders are largely optimistic that the preliminary agreement could be signed as early as this month.
Asian shares traded mixed on Wednesday, with MSCI’s Asia-Pacific index excluding Japan edging slightly lower.
Singapore’s Straits Times index led regional gains, adding 0.3%.
Back in Europe, IHS Markit will publish composite PMI data for the euro zone at 9:00 a.m. Lon
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European markets mixed; trade war, earnings in focus

European markets traded mixed on Wednesday as investors continue to monitor U.S.-China relations and corporate earnings.

The pan-European Stoxx 600 hovered just below the flatline in early trade, with bank stocks bucking the trend to rise 0.9% as most sectors traded in the red, led by a fall of 0.7% for basic resources.

China is reportedly pressing U.S. President Donald Trump to roll back tariffs the U.S. imposed in September before a “phase one” trade deal is signed between the world’s two biggest economies.

UN economists warned in a report on Tuesday that the Sino-U.S. trade war was a “lose-lose” situation, costing China $35 billion in the first half of this year while U.S. consumers and companies bore the brunt of the most expensive tariffs.

Meanwhile, Reuters reported on Tuesday that finalizing a location for a meeting between Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping has become another hurdle for the deal.

However, traders are largely optimistic that the preliminary agreement could be signed as early as this month.

Asian shares traded mixed on Wednesday, with MSCI’s Asia-Pacific index excluding Japan edging slightly lower. Singapore’s Straits Times index led regional gains, adding 0.3%.

Back in Europe, IHS Markit will publish composite PMI data for the euro zone at 9:00 a.m. London time.


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European markets mixed amid US-China trade developments; Pandora down 12% after earnings

European markets traded mixed on Tuesday morning as investors await updates on a potential U.S.-China trade deal and monitor economic developments. The pan-European Stoxx 600 hovered below the flatline in early trade, with chemicals stocks jumping out to 0.5% gains while telecoms fell 0.7% to lead losses. Asian shares rose during Tuesday’s session, following record closes for stocks on Wall Street on Monday. However, the organization warned that sales growth over a 12-month period fell to a new


European markets traded mixed on Tuesday morning as investors await updates on a potential U.S.-China trade deal and monitor economic developments.
The pan-European Stoxx 600 hovered below the flatline in early trade, with chemicals stocks jumping out to 0.5% gains while telecoms fell 0.7% to lead losses.
Asian shares rose during Tuesday’s session, following record closes for stocks on Wall Street on Monday.
However, the organization warned that sales growth over a 12-month period fell to a new
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European markets mixed amid US-China trade developments; Pandora down 12% after earnings

European markets traded mixed on Tuesday morning as investors await updates on a potential U.S.-China trade deal and monitor economic developments.

The pan-European Stoxx 600 hovered below the flatline in early trade, with chemicals stocks jumping out to 0.5% gains while telecoms fell 0.7% to lead losses.

Asian shares rose during Tuesday’s session, following record closes for stocks on Wall Street on Monday. Japanese shares led regional gains, with the Nikkei adding 1.8% during afternoon deals.

Chinese leader Xi Jinping, delivering an address at the China International Import Expo on Tuesday, called for international tensions to be resolved through discussion, urging the removal of global trade barriers.

While he did not specifically mention the U.S., his remarks came after Reuters reported that China was pushing Washington to remove more tariffs as part of a “phase one” trade agreement between the world’s two largest economies.

Surveys on Tuesday showed that China’s services sector slipped to an eight-month low in October, while business confidence fell to a 15-month low, according to Reuters.

Back in Europe, new data published by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) on Tuesday showed that consumer spending in the U.K. saw its strongest year-over-year increase in October for six months. However, the organization warned that sales growth over a 12-month period fell to a new low of 0.1%.

The BRC’s chief executive told Reuters that Brexit and new uncertainties arising from the U.K.’s looming general election were creating a difficult environment for retailers.

On Monday, PMI data from IHS Markit showed that the euro zone’s manufacturing sector continued to contract during October.


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Trump cheered and booed at mixed martial arts fight in Madison Square Garden

President Donald Trump arrives to the UFC 244 event at Madison Square Garden on November 02, 2019 in New York City. Days after being booed at a World Series game in Washington, Trump was greeted by an ovation from many fans of the contact sport gathered to watch fighter Nate Diaz face off against Jorge Masvidal in an Ultimate Fighting Championship match at Madison Square Garden. The life-long New Yorker also has a long relationship with MMA and UFC President Dana White. His warm reception from M


President Donald Trump arrives to the UFC 244 event at Madison Square Garden on November 02, 2019 in New York City.
Days after being booed at a World Series game in Washington, Trump was greeted by an ovation from many fans of the contact sport gathered to watch fighter Nate Diaz face off against Jorge Masvidal in an Ultimate Fighting Championship match at Madison Square Garden.
The life-long New Yorker also has a long relationship with MMA and UFC President Dana White.
His warm reception from M
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Trump cheered and booed at mixed martial arts fight in Madison Square Garden

President Donald Trump arrives to the UFC 244 event at Madison Square Garden on November 02, 2019 in New York City.

U.S. President Donald Trump presided over a bruising Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) showdown on Saturday in his first visit to New York City after declaring his exodus from the Big Apple and as an impeachment inquiry looms over his presidency.

Days after being booed at a World Series game in Washington, Trump was greeted by an ovation from many fans of the contact sport gathered to watch fighter Nate Diaz face off against Jorge Masvidal in an Ultimate Fighting Championship match at Madison Square Garden.

Flanked by key Republican lawmakers and his sons, Eric and Don Jr., Trump stood up and waved from his seat just feet from the octagon, drawing cheers from the 20,000-strong crowd.

A smattering of boos could be heard when he entered.

For Trump, the visit was a welcome break from a House of Representatives impeachment probe of allegations he withheld aid from Ukraine to pressure authorities there to investigate his political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden.

At a rally on Friday in Mississippi, Trump said an “angry majority” of voters would support him against impeachment, a day after the Democratic-controlled House voted formally to lay out the rules of the inquiry.

Trump’s visit was his first to New York since announcing he was moving his permanent residence from Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo tweeted “good riddance” after Trump slammed local officials for treating him badly despite his paying what he said were “millions” in taxes there.

Several dozen demonstrators, including members of local anti-fascist groups, gathered outside the venue in Midtown Manhattan to protest Trump’s visit, some holding placards that read “Impeach Trump” and chanting “Out now!”

The life-long New Yorker also has a long relationship with MMA and UFC President Dana White. Trump hosted UFC events at his since-bankrupt Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City decades ago when the sport was spurned by most venues,

White said in an interview last year with The Hill. “I would never say anything negative about Donald Trump because he was there when other people weren’t,” said White, who spoke at the 2016 Republican National Convention in support of Trump’s candidacy.

Trump has a taste for martial arts. During a visit to Japan earlier this year, he spent what he said was an “incredible evening” watching sumo wrestling in Tokyo with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

His warm reception from MMA fans was in stark contrast to his appearance at Game 5 of the Major League Baseball World Series between the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros last Sunday. Some attendees booed and chanted “Lock him up!” when Trump was shown on screen at the Washington Nationals Park stadium.

The Washington Post reported on Saturday that Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle would skip the traditional visit to the White House to mark the team’s victory, saying he “just can’t” celebrate with Trump. Doolittle, 33, was quoted as saying he would not go because his wife’s parents are lesbians and he has a disabled brother-in-law, and Trump has mocked both lesbians and the disabled.


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