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  • MOSCOW— The Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia said on Tuesday it does not mind people playing the hit smartphone game "Pokemon Go" around synagogues and other cultural buildings. While Russian airports and banks have endorsed the game, the Russian Orthodox Church and some Duma deputies have angrily complained that the Western-developed app has...

  • OSLO, July 19- Norwegian mobile phone operator Telenor will not take part in an upcoming spectrum auction in India, indicating it may be edging closer to exiting the country, as it reported forecast-beating quarterly results on Tuesday. Telenor previously said it may leave India if it was unable to secure additional capacity for its networks at a reasonable...

  • BUCHAREST, Romania— Romania's prime minister is launching a national anti-corruption strategy in a bid to crack down on widespread corruption that plagues every walk of life in Romania. Ciolos said it would take years to root out corruption in Romania. Romania has cracked down on high-level corruption in recent years.

  • WARSAW, July 19- Poland's conservative government is betting on a new child subsidy to prop up its ratings and boost confidence in the European Union's sixth largest economy. Opinion polls suggest the 500+ subsidy, introduced in April and named after the monthly 500 zlotys per child it offers, is proving popular for the governing Law and Justice party as it...

  • BUDAPEST/ WARSAW, July 19- Central Europe's most liquid currency, the zloty, retreated from July's strongest levels against the euro on Tuesday morning as profit-taking gripped European markets. The currency and other assets in Warsaw had risen after a review of Poland's credit rating on Friday brought no change despite fears that Fitch could lower the rating...

  • TUESDAY, JULY 19 LONDON- International Monetary Fund publishes update to World Economic Outlook, including new UK growth forecasts- 1300 GMT. ANKARA- Turkey central bank monetary policy meeting- 1100 GMT. PRETORIA- South African Reserve Bank starts its three-day monetary policy committee meeting.

  • NEW YORK, July 18- Oil prices settled down more than 1 percent on Monday after rising stockpiles of crude and refined fuel intensified fears another major glut was building up. Market intelligence firm Genscape reported that the Cushing, Oklahoma delivery hub for U.S. crude futures saw a supply build of 26,460 barrels in the week to July 15, traders who saw the data...

  • NEW YORK, July 18- Oil prices settled down more than 1 percent on Monday after rising stockpiles of crude and refined fuel intensified fears another major glut was building up. Market intelligence firm Genscape reported that the Cushing, Oklahoma delivery hub for U.S. crude futures saw a supply build of 26,460 barrels in the week to July 15, traders who saw the data...

  • NEW YORK, July 18- Oil prices settled down more than 1 percent on Monday after rising stockpiles of crude and refined fuel intensified fears another major glut was building up. Market intelligence firm Genscape reported that the Cushing, Oklahoma delivery hub for U.S. crude futures saw a supply build of 26,460 barrels in the week to July 15, traders who saw the data...

  • NEW YORK, July 18- Oil prices fell more than 1 percent on Monday after rising stockpiles of crude and refined fuel intensified fears of another major glut building. Market intelligence firm Genscape reported that the Cushing, Oklahoma delivery hub for U.S. crude futures saw a supply build of 26,460 barrels in the week to July 15, traders who saw the data said.

  • *Genscape reports Cushing stockpile build last week- traders. NEW YORK, July 18- Oil prices fell more than 1 percent on Monday as rising stockpiles of crude and refined fuel intensified fears of another major glut building. Market intelligence firm Genscape reported that the Cushing, Oklahoma delivery hub for U.S. crude futures saw a supply build of 26,460...

  • *Genscape reports Cushing stockpile build last week- traders. NEW YORK, July 18- Oil prices fell 2 percent on Monday as rising stocks of crude and refined fuel intensified fears of another major glut building in the market. Market intelligence firm Genscape reported that the Cushing, Oklahoma delivery hub for U.S. crude futures saw a supply build of 26,460 barrels...

  • LONDON, July 18- Oil prices fell nearly 2 percent on Monday as traders shrugged off the impact of the attempted coup in Turkey and the market turned its attention to bearish fundamentals, while disruptions to crude exports in Libya lent prices some support. Brent crude futures fell 85 cents to $46.76 a barrel by 1311 GMT, while U.S. crude futures were 82 cents lower...

  • LONDON, July 18- Oil prices fell on Monday as traders shrugged off the impact of the attempted coup in Turkey and the market turned its attention to bearish fundamentals, while disruptions to crude exports in Libya lent prices some support. Brent crude futures fell 36 cents to $47.25 a barrel by 1131 GMT, while U.S. crude futures were 31 cents lower at $45.64 a barrel.

  • LONDON, July 18- Oil prices were largely unchanged on Monday as traders shrugged off the impact of the attempted coup in Turkey, while disruptions to crude exports in Libya and upbeat U.S. economic data lent prices some support. Brent crude futures rose 2 cents to $47.63 a barrel by 0924 GMT, while U.S. crude futures eased by 4 cents to $45.91 a barrel.

  • *Fitch does not cut Poland's rating outlook despite fears Turkish coup attempt ignored, stocks hit multi-week highs. BUDAPEST, July 18- Central European assets mostly firmed on Monday after Fitch reaffirmed Poland's rating and its outlook on Friday rather than lowering it as some investors had feared. A fall in Turkish shares after a failed military coup did...

  • other emerging assets@ LONDON, July 18- Turkish stocks fell 5 percent and bond yields rose on Monday when the country's markets re-opened after Friday's foiled coup, though there was little sign of significant contagion into other emerging assets. Tourism-related stocks fared worst, with airport operator TAV down 11 percent and Turkish Airlines falling...

  • SINGAPORE, July 18- Oil prices were virtually unchanged in choppy Asian trade on Monday following gains last week as traders shrugged off the impact of Friday's attempted coup in Turkey, while upbeat economic data from the United States lent price support. Brent crude futures rose 2 cents at $47.63 a barrel as of 0653 GMT after closing up 24 cents in the previous...

  • SINGAPORE, July 18- Oil prices were virtually unchanged in choppy Asian trade on Monday following gains last week as traders shrugged off the impact of Friday's attempted coup in Turkey, while upbeat economic data from the United States lent price support. Brent crude futures rose 2 cents at $47.63 a barrel as of 0653 GMT after closing up 24 cents in the previous...

  • July 17- A failed Turkish military coup attempt briefly closed the Bosphorus Strait to shipping traffic on Saturday, reminding the world of Turkey's huge and growing importance as a transit route for commodities between Russia, Central Asia and Europe. Over 3 percent of global supply or 3 million barrels per day, mainly from Russia and the Caspian Sea, passes...