Putin’s $11 Billion Deal; Cameron Deplores ‘Lies’: Sunday Wrap

  • ‘Finding Dory’ sets record for animated film opening weekend
  • Middle East’s largest lender may arise in Abu Dhabi merger

Here are highlights of Sunday’s top breaking stories:

Campaigning on the referendum that will decide whether the U.K. stays in the European Union resumed after a three-day pause prompted by the assassination of pro-EU lawmaker Jo Cox. Prime Minister David Cameron deplored “lies” by Brexit advocates, including claims that Turkey is joining the EU. The pound rose in early Asia trading after Saturday’s news that the first poll done since Cox’s death showed a swing in favor of remaining.

Russia is considering selling a minority stake in oil giant Rosneft to China and India, a record privatization deal that would strengthen not only Russia’s ailing economy but also President Vladimir Putin’s geopolitical hand.

Abu Dhabi’s two biggest banks are discussing a deal that would create the Middle East’s largest lender. A surprise element: the investment advisers on the deal are Credit Suisse and UBS Group, both of which scaled back in the Gulf after the financial crisis.

Monday could be rough for India’s markets following the surprise resignation of central bank governor Raghuram Rajan, who made clear he felt nudged out by political attacks.

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan continued to walk the tightrope between his convictions and the good of his party when it comes to supporting presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump.

One fish, two fish, orange fish, blue fish: "Finding Dory,” the sequel to Disney’s 2003 hit “Finding Nemo,” set an opening-weekend box office record for an animated film.

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