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  • SINGAPORE, March 28- Asian stocks pulled ahead on Tuesday after Wall Street steadied and the dollar bounced from a four-month-low, as concern over Donald Trump's setback on his healthcare reform bill gave away to tentative hopes for the U.S. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.3 percent in early trade. Risk appetite had...

  • CHICAGO, March 27- U.S. wheat, corn and soybean futures fell to their lowest this year on Monday, pressured by abundant global grain and oilseed supplies and outlooks for crop-friendly rain in the southern Plains wheat belt, traders said. "The path of least resistance is lower," said EFG Group analyst Tom Fritz. Chicago Board of Trade May wheat futures were down 6 cents...

  • The tie-up announced by the companies on Monday highlights the increasingly competitive nature of the sector, with Lufthansa battling Gulf carriers on routes to Asia and Cathay counting the cost of the advance of Chinese rivals that contributed to its first full-year loss since 2008.. Under the Cathay Pacific deal, Lufthansa and its Swiss and Austrian...

  • BERLIN— Lufthansa has announced a code-sharing deal with Cathay Pacific under which the German airline and its Swiss and Austrian Airlines units will offer new connections to Australia and New Zealand. Lufthansa said Monday that the deal will allow Cathay Pacific passengers to reach 14 of its destinations in Europe under the Hong Kong airline's flight...

  • NEW YORK, March 27- Waiting until you are retired to travel to all your bucket list destinations? That is what helped spur Valerie Jalufka into action. She has also gone on safari in Tanzania, and visited everywhere from Tasmania to Tierra del Fuego, often with the tour operator Abercrombie& Kent.

  • NEW YORK, March 27- Waiting until you are retired to travel to all your bucket list destinations? That is what helped spur Valerie Jalufka into action. She has also gone on safari in Tanzania, and visited everywhere from Tasmania to Tierra del Fuego, often with the tour operator Abercrombie& Kent.

  • NEW YORK, March 27- Waiting until you are retired to travel to all your bucket list destinations? That is what helped spur Valerie Jalufka into action. She has also gone on safari in Tanzania, and visited everywhere from Tasmania to Tierra del Fuego, often with the tour operator Abercrombie& Kent.

  • NEW YORK, March 27- Waiting until you are retired to travel to all your bucket list destinations? That is what helped spur Valerie Jalufka into action. She has also gone on safari in Tanzania, and visited everywhere from Tasmania to Tierra del Fuego, often with the tour operator Abercrombie& Kent.

  • NEW YORK, March 27- Waiting until you are retired to travel to all your bucket list destinations? That is what helped spur Valerie Jalufka into action. She has also gone on safari in Tanzania, and visited everywhere from Tasmania to Tierra del Fuego, often with the tour operator Abercrombie& Kent.

  • NEW YORK, March 27- Waiting until you are retired to travel to all your bucket list destinations? That is what helped spur Valerie Jalufka into action. She has also gone on safari in Tanzania, and visited everywhere from Tasmania to Tierra del Fuego, often with the tour operator Abercrombie& Kent.

  • LONDON— Tim Barlow pushes a green stamp onto the edge of an unfinished plate, leaving behind the words "Made in England." It's still a piece of unglazed gray clay, a far cry from the gleaming decorated disc of Wedgwood Jasperware it will become, but Barlow and his employers are betting those words will be a selling point as Britain begins the process of leaving the...

  • China makes friends Down Under

    Bate Gil, professor at Australian National University, says China is looking to get more support in the region for its multilateral trade framework.

  • WELLINGTON, New Zealand— New Zealand and China announced Monday they would open talks soon to expand a successful free-trade deal in place for nearly a decade. New Zealand hopes that a renegotiated agreement would allow it to sell more dairy products to China, while China also hopes to sell more goods in New Zealand and erase a small trade deficit.

  • WELLINGTON, March 27- China and New Zealand ramped up their cooperation on Monday, pledging to expand their existing free trade agreement into what visiting Premier Li Keqiang called China's "most advanced" with a developed country. In a column published on Monday in the New Zealand Herald, headlined "To New Zealand, with love", Li wrote that rising international...

  • MELBOURNE, March 27- London copper slipped for a third day on Monday as risk appetite fell after President Donald Trump's failure to push through healthcare reform fanned concerns over his ability to realize his economic agenda. "On copper there is so much uncertainty, Escondida, Indonesia, the Philippines, but on the demand side it seems China isn't doing too...

  • WELLINGTON, March 27- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang pressed for deeper trade ties with New Zealand and warned against global protectionism in a newspaper opinion piece published on Monday before meetings with Prime Minister Bill English and business leaders in Wellington. In the New Zealand Herald column, titled "To New Zealand, with love", Li said "rising...

  • NEW YORK— Should the "Fearless Girl" stand up to Wall Street's charging bull forever? That's the question New York City officials are facing after a statue of a ponytailed girl in a windblown dress went up in front of the bronze bull early this month and immediately became a tourist draw and internet sensation. Holli Sargeant, 20, a visitor from Queensland,...

  • Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull took a break from trade discussions to kick back at the Australian Football League match in Sydney. China is Australia's biggest trading partner, with bilateral trade exceeding $107 billion and bilateral investment exceeding $100 billion. On Friday, Turnbull rejected arguments...

  • CHICAGO, March 24- U.S. soybean futures dropped 1.6 percent on Friday to their lowest level in more than five months on pressure from rising forecasts for already-robust South American harvests, traders said. Chicago Board of Trade soft red winter wheat rose on bargain buying following four straight days of declines. Chicago Board of Trade May soybean futures...

  • LONDON, March 24- Copper fell on Friday, ending the week 2 percent lower after workers agreed to end a strike at the world's top copper mine in Chile. The price of copper in London dipped briefly on Thursday on news that the strike at BHP Billiton's Escondida mine had ended. "It had led to rising prices ahead of the strike and now I would expect the price to give away some...