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Highlights: December 18 - December 21, 2018

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The most interesting news, stories, and events that marked the last week.

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France: Yellow Vest protests cost shopping malls $2.27bn

Weeks of Yellow Vest protests have cost French shopping malls 2 billion euros ($2.27 billion)....

Ameris Bancorp to acquire Fidelity Southern Corporation in $750.7 million deal

Ameris Bancorp, the parent company of Ameris Bank, and Fidelity Southern Corporation, the parent company of Fidelity Bank, jointly announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which Fidelity will merge with and into Ameris in an all-stock transaction....

China remains largest foreign buyer of U.S. Treasury bonds

China's holdings of U.S. Treasury bonds in October hit the lowest in a year, but the country remained the largest foreign buyer of U.S. government debt....

U.S. homebuilder confidence hits 3-year low

In December, builder confidence for new single-family homes fell to the lowest level since May 2015, as housing affordability concerns persist in the United States, said National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)....

Funding secured for Chilean highway connection, cost $832 million

Much of the necessary funding has now been secured for construction of the first section of Chile's Americo Vespucio Oriente (AVO 1) highway. ...

Takeaway.com to buy Delivery Hero's German business in EUR930m deal

Dutch online food delivery company Takeaway.com has agreed to buy the German business of Delivery Hero for around 930m euros in cash and shares....

UK car manufacturing plunges by almost 20% in November

British car making output fell by almost 20% in November, as Brexit and weak export demand hit the industry, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said on Friday....

UK consumer confidence hits five-year low in December

Consumer confidence in the UK fell to a five-year low in December, according to a widely-followed survey released on Friday....


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