#TTIP ‘ Dutch activists come out in force against secret trade deal #TTIPalarm

@AceFinanceNews – Featured Report: Update:June.09: Activists in the Netherlands on Tuesday started an online campaign against the controversial free trade agreement between the United States and the European Union, a day before the European Parliament will vote on the deal.

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Calls for ‘TTIP Light’ Amid Charges of Secrecy and Lack of Trust

MOSCOW (Sputnik) –  Opponents say that the EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal will benefit big corporations rather than ordinary citizens, as the deal’s Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) system would enable foreign investors to sue states for damages.

Several watchdogs called on Twitter users on Tuesday to urge Dutch members of the European Parliament to vote against the ISDS, using hashtag #TTIPalarm, according to the campaign’s Facebook page.

“We do not want companies and the US government to decide what our rules, laws and standards should look like. Such things threaten our democracy,” the rights groups said in a statement.

Following the start of the campaign, #TTIPalarm became one of the top trending topics in the Netherlands on Tuesday.

Over 2 million people have signed an online petition against TTIP and a similar deal with Canada, known as the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.

On April 18, waves of protests against TTIP spread across Europe, with tens of thousands of people taking to the streets to express their dissatisfaction at the speed and secrecy of the treaty negotiations and the possible negative impact of the deal.

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GERMANY: ‘ Deutsche Bank says office raid linked to client transactions ‘

#AceFinanceReport – Featured Update:June.09:FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Deutsche Bank confirmed its offices in Frankfurt had been searched on Tuesday and said investigators were looking for evidence related to client transactions, with no Deutsche Bank employees accused of wrong-doing.

A spokesman for Germany’s largest lender said the raid had been conducted on behalf of prosecutors in the German city of Wiesbaden, who were seeking evidence of securities transactions by the bank’s clients.

(Reporting by Thomas Atkins; Writing by Jonathan Gould; Editing by Maria Sheahan)

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GREECE: ‘ Proposal aims to bridge gap on fiscal targets, address debt’

#AceFinanceReport – Featured Update: June.09:ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece has submitted alternative proposals to European creditors in a bid to reach agreement on fiscal targets and debt relief, a Greek government official said on Tuesday.

“The Greek side will continue exchanging views with the lenders on a political level, awaiting their official response with interest,” the official said in a statement.

(Reporting by Renee Maltezou, editing by Deepa Babington)

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MARKET REPORT’ FTSE falters as miners and HSBC dip lower ‘

#AceFinanceNews – FTSE Market Report:June.09:LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index edged lower on Tuesday, weighed down by weaker mining stocks and a dip in bank HSBC.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index fell 0.1 percent to 6,780.90 points. The FTSE remains up by more than 3 percent since the start of 2015 but is some 5 percent below a record high of 7,122.74 points set in April.

FTSE falters as miners and HSBC dip lower

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