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  • JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING, United States- Bank of England's Deputy Governor for Markets and Banking Nemat Shafik to participate in a panel discussion titled "Adapting to Changes in the Financial Market Landscape"- 1450 GMT. FRIDAY, AUGUST 26 JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING, United States- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks on "The Federal Reserve's Monetary Policy...

  • Midwest Crop Tour scouted impressive crops in central Illinois, following its observation a day earlier of above-average soybean pod counts in Nebraska and Indiana. U.S. soybeans benefit from strong demand, due to production shortfalls in South America, "but we're still going to have a big crop," said Bill Gary, president of Commodity Information Systems in...

  • The annual four-day Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour late on Tuesday reported above-average soybean pod counts in Nebraska and Indiana. U.S. soybeans benefit from strong demand, due to production shortfalls in South America, "but we're still going to have a big crop," said Bill Gary, president of Commodity Information Systems in Oklahoma City. Most-active November...

  • Burkini ban is good for business

    France’s controversial move to ban the burkini is making it a must have fashion item

  • *French firm in talks with Australia for $38 bln submarine deal. SYDNEY/ PARIS, Aug 24- French naval contractor DCNS said on Wednesday it may have been the victim of "economic warfare" after secrets about its Scorpene submarines being built in India were leaked. India opened an investigation after The Australian newspaper published documents relating to the...

  • *Wheat down after higher crop estimates in Canada, Ukraine. PARIS/ SYDNEY, Aug 24- U.S. corn and wheat fell to one-week lows on Wednesday as ample global supplies continued to pressure markets, although mixed findings from a widely watched U.S. crop tour curbed corn's losses. The most active corn futures on the Chicago Board of Trade fell 0.6 percent to $3.35-1/ 4 by...

  • This house could be worth more than $1B

    The Villa Les Cèdres property offers 10-bedrooms, 30-stables, a 50-meter swimming pool and a 35-acre botanical park.

  • PARIS— Sensitive data on submarines designed for India's navy have leaked from a leading French shipbuilder with military customers around the world. Analysts say the leak is a blow to India's navy and could compromise its underwater combat capabilities. India has spent $3.9 billion on six conventionally powered Scorpene submarines built by France's DCNS...

  • SYDNEY/ NEW DELHI, Aug 24- India is investigating the extent to which secrets about French Scorpene submarines being built in the country have been compromised, its defence ministry said on Wednesday, after a leak of documents relating to its combat capabilities. The leak, which was first reported in The Australian newspaper, contains more than 22,000 pages...

  • SYDNEY/ NEW DELHI, Aug 24- India is investigating the extent to which secrets about French Scorpene submarines being built in the country have been compromised, its defence ministry said on Wednesday, after a leak of documents relating to its combat capabilities. The massive leak has also raised doubts about the security of DCNS's submarine project in...

  • PARIS— Fewer foreign tourists are visiting the Paris region after deadly attacks last year and a season of strikes, violent labor action and exceptional floods. Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has called a meeting for early September to find ways to revive tourism, which represents about 7 percent of the French economy. Other French regions have not been as...

  • BEIJING— On a seaside field south of Shanghai, workers are constructing a nuclear reactor that is the flagship for Beijing's ambition to compete with the United States, France and Russia as an exporter of atomic power technology. Still, experts say Beijing underestimates how tough it will be for its novice nuclear exporters to sell abroad.

  • Bank of England's Executive Director for Resolution Andrew Gracie to speak- 0615 GMT. JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING, United States- Bank of England's Deputy Governor for Markets and Banking Nemat Shafik to participate in a panel discussion titled "Adapting to Changes in the Financial Market Landscape"- 1450 GMT. FRIDAY, AUGUST 26 JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING, United States-...

  • *USDA raises good/excellent rating for corn crop. *Pro Farmer tour finds good yield potential in Indiana. Crop ratings typically deteriorate heading into autumn, so the improvement weighed on prices, said Jim Gerlach, president of A/C Trading in Indiana.

  • LONDON, Aug 23 (Reuters)- European shares advanced on Tuesday, with housebuilders leading the market higher and mining companies rebounding from their declines the day before. Britain's second-largest housebuilder, Persimmon, rose 4.2 percent after reporting its reservation rate had risen an annual 17 percent since the start of July. Some builders have...

  • Nicolas Sarkozy

    Nicolas Sarkozy has confirmed he plans to run again to be French President, but he may not be The Republicans party’s best bet for success.

  • *Strong growth in France helps euro zone stay stable. LONDON, Aug 23- Surprisingly strong growth in France supported stable euro zone private business activity during August but factories could face a tougher September as new order growth stumbled, surveys showed on Tuesday. In France, the travel and tourism sector's contribution to GDP will grow 1.1 percent...

  • La promenade des Anglais in Nice, France

    The euro zone economy accelerated marginally in August, according to Markit's euro zone composite PMI, which came in at a seven-month high.

  • PARIS— France and Germany pushed Tuesday for Europe- wide rules requiring the makers of encrypted messaging apps such as Telegram to help governments monitor communications among suspected extremists. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said French authorities have detained three people this month with "clear attack plans," but police need better tools...

  • *UniCredit helps Italy to outperform. LONDON, Aug 23- European shares advanced on Tuesday, with housebuilders leading the market higher following a solid update from Persimmon while miners bounced back from sharp declines in the previous session. Persimmon rose more than 4 percent after Britain's second largest housebuilder said its reservation rate had...