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  • *Wheat, soybeans up after deep losses. PARIS/ SINGAPORE, July 28- Chicago corn futures slid for a third consecutive session on Tuesday to a one-month low with pressure from ideal weather across the U.S. Wheat rose following a drop to one-month lows on Monday while soybeans firmed after shedding nearly 6 percent over the last three sessions.

  • PARIS, July 28- French and German armoured vehicle makers Nexter and KMW are to seal their long-planned merger on Wednesday, the French defence ministry said, combining the Leclerc and Leopard tank brands to compete with the U.S.-made Abrams and Britain's Challenger. The merged company will be 50 percent owned by the French government through GIAT Industries...

  • HONG KONG, July 28- Asian stocks rose from the day's lows on Tuesday as Chinese shares see-sawed after Beijing scrambled to prop them up while some investors took shelter from market volatility in safe-haven assets such as government bonds and the Japanese yen. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.3 percent on the day after...

  • MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.8 percent in early deals, its lowest level since July 9 as mainland Chinese indexes opened 2- 5 percent lower. Since hitting a peak in early June, Chinese shares have gone through a roller-coaster ride with main China indexes falling by a third in less than a month before rebounding by a quarter,...

  • *Asia drops after Monday's freefall in China shares. The dollar was under pressure as China jitters spurred flows into havens such as the yen, while commodities including oil and copper wilted amid fears of a collapse in demand from China. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.3 percent.

  • Google, Apple, Goldman Sachs and 10 other well-known companies joined the White House in launching the American Business Act on Climate Pledge, a campaign that the White House said would inject $140 billion in low-carbon investments into the global economy. Mindy Lubber, president of environmental investor group Ceres, applauded the announcements but said...

  • Shanghai market records biggest daily loss since 2007. Wall Street was down on worries over China's slowing growth, crystallized by a stunning 8.5 percent fall in shares in Shanghai that also rattled equity markets in Europe and Asia. China's top securities regulator quickly said the government would continue to buy shares to stabilize the stock market as an...

  • European shares close sharply lower on China concerns Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 12:28 PM ET

    *China- exposed stocks among top decliners. LONDON, July 27- European equities dropped to a two-week low on Monday, recording their fifth straight daily decline, as fears for China's growth prospects overshadowed some forecast-beating results. But shares fell further following a weaker start on Wall Street on concerns that China's growth prospects were...

  • BRUSSELS/ ATHENS, July 27- International creditors want Greece to enact a third wave of politically sensitive reforms before they will release any money to keep the near bankrupt country afloat under a third bailout they began negotiating on Monday. The government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has pushed two packages of measures through parliament this...

  • Wall Street opened lower on worries over China's slowing growth, crystallized by a stunning 8.5 percent fall in Shanghai that also rattled equity markets in Europe and Asia. Share indices in Frankfurt and Paris tumbled more than 2 percent, while London's FTSE 100 was off nearly 1 percent. Japan's Nikkei slipped nearly 1 percent, while MSCI's broadest index of...

  • BRUSSELS, July 27- In early 2013, President Barack Obama's call for a U.S.-EU trade deal generated such optimism in Europe that the graffiti "NO TAFTA, NO TTIP" scrawled under a bridge near the EU headquarters in Brussels was an isolated message of dissent. More than two years on, with the graffiti still there, European officials are ruing their failure to spot early...

  • The helicopters also startled swimmers and fishermen enjoying the beaches of the lake in eastern France. "As soon as they contacted us, we realized there was a communication problem and we immediately stopped," Denis Froidevaux, a Swiss military official, told the Swiss newspaper Le Matin, whose headline Monday read "No, Switzerland is not stealing water from...

  • Orders for US durable goods jump 3.4 percent in June Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 8:31 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods posted a sizable gain in June, but the advance was fueled by higher demand for commercial aircraft. Orders for durable goods jumped 3.4 percent in June from May, when orders had fallen 2.1 percent, the Commerce Department reported Monday. However, the jump was driven by aircraft orders booked...

  • NEW YORK, July 27- When Stan Calow was growing up, frugality was a way of life: "You spend as little as you need to, and then save everything else." So, the 58- year-old engineer and U.S. Army veteran from Kansas City, Missouri always hated spending money. Calow and his wife just returned from a trip to France, touring the chateaux of the Loire Valley, just like they had always...

  • BRUSSELS/ ATHENS, July 27- Talks between Greece and its international creditors on a third bailout began in Athens on Monday but the lenders want to see more reforms turned into law before they disburse the first loans to keep the near-bankrupt country afloat. The government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has pushed two packages of measures through...

  • *Valeo sinks 3.7 pct despite guidance upgrade. *JPMorgan stays overweight Europe equities. "Most of the fall is coming from China...

  • *Soybeans hit one-month low, drop 9 out of 10 sessions. LONDON, July 27- Corn futures slid to one-month lows on Monday on an improving crop outlook in the United States, while soybean and wheat prices also fell. Chicago Board of Trade December corn futures, the most actively traded contract, fell 2.4 percent to $3.93-1/ 4 a bushel by 0958 GMT, after earlier slumping to a...

  • Police in France tend to avoid intervening in peaceful protests, and French President Francois Hollande on Monday said he backed the farmers and called for a high-level meeting of European agricultural officials. German Agriculture Ministry spokesman Jens Urban declined to comment on the protest but said he didn't think it was leading to a total stoppage...

  • *Valeo sinks 3.7 pct despite guidance upgrade. *JPMorgan stays overweight Europe equities. LONDON, July 27- European equities started the week on a downbeat note, heading for their fifth straight daily fall, with worries over China's growth prospects overshadowing some forecast-beating corporate results.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-China slides again, Europe follows Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 4:41 AM ET

    *Shanghai market falls 8.5 percent, biggest daily loss since 2007. LONDON, July 27- European stocks and major commodity prices fell hard on Monday as concerns over China dominated financial markets in the wake of the biggest drop in Shanghai shares in eight years. But it was the stunning 8.5 percent fall in Shanghai that drove most of the moves early in the European...