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  • PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia— The more than two-year-long hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will be suspended once the current search area in the Indian Ocean has been completely scoured, the three countries conducting the operation announced Friday, possibly ending all hopes of solving aviation's greatest mystery. Some families of the lost plane's 239...

  • SYDNEY, July 22- National Australia Bank, the country's No.1 lender, on Friday announced a top management shake-up and restructuring to reverse declining market share in Australia and New Zealand, leading to the departure of three senior executives. "To me this is another sign of the ongoing transition of NAB to an Australia and New Zealand- facing business," said...

  • SINGAPORE, July 22- Crude oil futures eased on Friday, extending big falls in the previous session as investors reassessed U.S. data underlining the glut in petroleum, while Iraqi crude exports are also on the rise. The inroads into global stockpiles of oil are not as great as anticipated, "said Ric Spooner, chief market analyst at Sydney's CMC Markets.

  • SYDNEY, July 22- National Australia Bank, the country's No.1 lender, on Friday announced a top management shake-up and restructuring to reverse declining market share in Australia and New Zealand, leading to the departure of three senior executives. "To me this is another sign of the ongoing transition of NAB to an Australia and New Zealand- facing business," said...

  • SINGAPORE, July 22- Crude oil futures eased on Friday, extending big falls in the previous session as investors reassessed U.S. data underlining the glut in petroleum, while Iraqi crude exports are also on the rise. The inroads into global stockpiles of oil are not as great as anticipated, "said Ric Spooner, chief market analyst at Sydney's CMC Markets.

  • SYDNEY, July 22- National Australia Bank, the country's No.1 lender, on Friday said it has overhauled its business to focus on its Australian and New Zealand core markets after hiving off its troubled British operations earlier this year. After exiting struggling UK businesses, CEO Andrew Thorburn is under pressure to reverse NAB's declining market share in...

  • *Weak results from Intel and transport companies weigh on Wall St. TOKYO, July 22- Asian stocks dipped early on Friday after weak corporate results halted Wall Street's record run overnight, while the yen held to large gains made after the Bank of Japan's governor downplayed the need for "helicopter money" monetary policies. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific...

  • July 21- Confidence in prospects for the global economy has been dented following Britain's vote to leave the European Union, with a growing view that monetary policy is a fading force and many governments now need to borrow and spend, Reuters polls showed. "Given how fragile the global economy is nearly eight years after the start of the global financial crisis,...

  • *ANZ sees nickel prices nearing $12,000 on Philippine supply risk. LONDON, July 21- Zinc touched its highest in 14 months on Thursday and nickel hit an eight-month peak as speculators kept buying, but analysts cautioned that rallies were vulnerable to corrections. Benchmark zinc on the London Metal Exchange was up 0.4 percent at $2,255.50 a tonne at 1032 GMT...

  • *China copper imports up 19.7 pct in June, exports up 192.4 pct. MELBOURNE, July 21- London copper rose towards $5000 a tonne on Thursday, finding some support as the dollar eased from a four-month high, and after China's copper imports remained solid in June. Price gains across metals this year, ranging from a 6- percent rise in copper to a 40- percent surge in zinc, have...

  • TOKYO— The "Pokemon Go" craze has yet to hit Japan, but reports of robberies, traffic accidents and other mishaps abroad already has the government worried. A report that the game would would finally be released in Japan on Wednesday raised expectations, but turned out to be false. "There are people who have achieved a high score abroad, so I hope it gets released in...

  • *Coming Up: Breakdown of China commodity imports. MELBOURNE, July 21- London copper edged higher on Thursday, finding some support as the dollar eased from four-month highs and ahead of a breakdown of China trade data is expected to offer more insight into its commodity demand. Price gains across metals this year, ranging from copper, up nearly 6 percent, to zinc, up...

  • SYDNEY— A flight from Sydney to Thailand was diverted to Indonesia to offload six rowdy passengers, the airline said on Thursday. Jetstar Flight JQ27 was diverted to Bali on Wednesday night after the six who were traveling together to the tourist island of Phuket became "extremely disruptive among themselves" and refused requests from the crew, the Australian...

  • *China copper output rose 7.6 pct to 4 mln T in H1 2016. LONDON, July 20- Copper and aluminum slipped on Wednesday as the dollar surged to a four-month high, with copper investors also growing cautious about signs of rising supply. Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange closed down 0.4 percent at $4,966 a tonne while aluminum slid 1.3 percent to finish at...

  • *China copper output rose 7.6 pct to 4 mln T in H1 2016. LONDON, July 20- Copper and aluminium slipped on Wednesday as the dollar surged to a four-month high, with copper investors also growing cautious about signs of rising supply. Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange closed down 0.4 percent at $4,966 a tonne while aluminium slid 1.3 percent to finish at...

  • Tech media reports that the augmented-reality game would finally be released in Japan, two weeks after its launch in the United States, Australia and New Zealand, turned out to be incorrect. "There are people who have achieved a high score abroad, so I hope it gets released in Japan soon," he said. "Pokemon Go" is available in more than 20 countries, mostly in Europe and...

  • *TechCrunch says Japan launch was due Wednesday but now delayed. TOKYO, July 20- Nintendo Co's shares on Wednesday gave up some of their meteoric gains made on the record-breaking success of its Pokemon GO mobile game, hurt in part by a reported delay for the game's introduction in Japan. Technology news site TechCrunch said that game developer Niantic Inc had...

  • *TechCrunch says Pokemon GO to launch in Japan on Wednesday. *TechCrunch says McDonald's Japan to become game's first sponsor. Pokemon GO, which marries a classic 20- year-old franchise with augmented reality, is now available in 35 countries, mostly in Europe, and technology news site TechCrunch reported the game will be launched in Japan, one of the world's...

  • *Europe falls 1 percent after German, UK and ECB data. *Wall Street set for subdued open, Goldman profits leap 78 pct. LONDON, July 19- World shares dipped for only the second time in nine days on Tuesday, sapped by a drop in oil prices and data that showed Britain's vote to quit the European Union has done some serious damage to German economic confidence.

  • *Europe falls 1 percent after German, UK and ECB data. LONDON, July 19- World shares dipped for only the second time in nine days on Tuesday, sapped by a drop in oil prices and data that showed Britain's vote to quit the European Union dented German business confidence. "The aussie and kiwi dollar are providing a bit of interest but the rest of the market is pretty...