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  • JAKARTA/ SINGAPORE, Oct 24- Honda Motor's Mobilio, a spacious yet affordable multi-purpose vehicle, has nearly doubled its market share this year, triggering a price war with Toyota Motor in Indonesia, the latest battleground for global carmakers. Toyota and its Daihatsu Motor affiliate have long enjoyed a more than 50 percent market share in Indonesia- where...

  • FOREX-Dollar rises on return to riskier assets Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 4:48 PM ET

    *Dollar's gains cut on reports of Ebola-like symptoms in New York doctor. NEW YORK, Oct 23- The dollar rallied on Thursday as investors plowed cash back into riskier asset classes, underpinned by promising U.S. data and stronger-than-expected manufacturing reports in Europe and China. However, the dollar trimmed gains in late trading as the U.S. stock rally...

  • FOREX-Risk-on trade pulls dollar higher Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 11:42 AM ET

    *U.S. leading economic indicators better than expected. *German and eurozone flash PMIs beat expectations. NEW YORK, Oct 23- The dollar rallied on Thursday as investors plowed cash back into riskier asset classes, with an underpinning of promising data from the United States and better-than-expected manufacturing data in Europe and China.

  • TOKYO, Oct 23- Japanese three-month government discount bills were sold for the first time at negative yields on Thursday, highlighting the strength of investor demand for short-term debt- whatever the yield- because the Bank of Japan is buying such large amounts of it. The Ministry of Finance sold 5.257 trillion yen of three-month bills at an auction on...

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-German survey props up European shares Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 4:59 AM ET

    *Mixed morning in Europe after Asia shares slide. LONDON, Oct 23- Stock markets in Europe recovered from a poor start on Thursday after a batch of more optimistic than expected surveys of German and euro zone purchasing managers leavened an otherwise shaky mood. Concerns over growth, banks and a beckoning era of deflation in Europe were at the heart of a stock...

  • LONDON, Oct 23- The euro recovered from a two-week low against the dollar on Thursday after data showed euro zone business growth unexpectedly picked up in October, though gains could be fleeting amid continued expectations of more monetary easing. The euro rose to $1.2662, rebounding from a two-week low of $1.2614 hit after data showed France's preliminary...

  • *China October PMI at 3- month high of 50.4- HSBC/ Markit. *OPEC should cut output by at least 500,000 bpd- Libya. China's manufacturing activity quickened to a three-month high in October, with the HSBC/ Markit manufacturing purchasing managers' index rising to 50.4 from 50.2 in September.

  • SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, Oct 23- The euro eased on Thursday with the focus turning to a gauge of euro zone business activity due later in the day, while the kiwi slid after a surprisingly weak reading on inflation in New Zealand. The U.S. dollar managed to stay above water, though a largely muted reaction was seen in currency markets to a survey showing China's factory sector...

  • *Takata shares fall to 18- month low. The Nikkei share index lost 0.7 percent to 15,089. 14 Wall Street shares slid on Wednesday after big gains in the past few days. 1/ 8 ID: nL2N0SH2QI 3/ 8 Oil prices also fell sharply, pressured by data that showed a second big jump in weekly U.S. crude stockpiles, as well as a rising U.S. dollar and falling equity markets. 1/ 8 ID: nL6N0SH1EW 3/...

  • TOKYO, Oct 23- The dollar steadied on Thursday, hovering near a one-week high versus the euro, supported by a slight rise in Treasury yields following news of an uptick in U.S. inflation. Concerns over the health of the European banking sector also weighed on the euro and underpinned the dollar after media reported that 11 euro zone banks had failed stress tests run...

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Nov 4 Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    Treasury Under Secretary David Cohen speaks on "Disrupting ISIL's Money Trail" before the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington- 1400 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England Deputy Governor Ben Broadbent gives a speech on monetary policy outlook to Society of Business Economists- 0805 GMT. OTTAWA- Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz and Senior...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 22- U.S. federal prosecutors are trying to determine whether Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp misled U.S. regulators about the number of defective air bags it sold to automakers, including Toyota Motor Corp and Honda Motor Co Ltd, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. Word of the investigation follows a notice on Tuesday from the U.S....

  • Mazda roadster in Guinness World Records Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 11:36 AM ET

    Driving the 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata roadster is like letting loose of heavy burdens. The smartly styled, 13- foot-long two-seater is so efficient in design, there's not a lot of room to carry extra baggage. U.S. models come from Mazda's Hiroshima auto manufacturing complex.

  • DETROIT, Oct 22- U.S. safety regulators on Wednesday expanded the number of vehicles in the United States that may be affected by recalls for potentially defective Takata Corp air bags that could spray shrapnel at occupants. The NHTSA has urged owners of certain Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Chrysler, Ford and General Motors vehicles to...

  • Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 8:42 AM ET

    DETROIT— In a story Oct. 20 about an auto industry air bag recall, The Associated Press reported an incorrect age for Hien Thi Tran, who died after being severely injured in a Florida crash. DETROIT— The U.S. government issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million people to get the air bags in their cars fixed, amid concern that a defect in the devices can possibly kill...

  • LONDON, Oct 22- European shares slipped and the euro hit a one-week low on Wednesday as reports that at least 11 banks could fail a region-wide financial health check this weekend offset hopes of corporate bond buying by the ECB. Spanish news agency Efe cited several unidentified sources saying three banks in Greece, three Italian lenders, two Austrian banks, as...

  • *BoE minutes eyed for UK interest rate clues. LONDON, Oct 22- The euro hit a one-week low against the dollar on Wednesday following a Reuters report that the European Central Bank was considering buying corporate bonds, highlighting the diverging policy outlooks for the euro zone and the United States. Fresh ECB easing could restore the interest rate gap between...

  • *Earnings results beat expectations in Europe, the U.S. LONDON, Oct 22- European shares edged up and the euro hit a one-week low against the dollar on Wednesday, driven by upbeat company earnings results and hopes of corporate bond buying by the European Central Bank. Outdoor equipment maker Husqvarna surged 6.1 percent after reporting a rise in earnings that was...

  • UPDATE 1-Brent holds above $86 as buyers slowly return Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 1:42 AM ET

    *No immediate oil glut- Standard Chartered Bank. SINGAPORE, Oct 22- Brent crude futures steadied above $86 a barrel on Wednesday, clinging to gains from the previous session as buyers gradually returned to a market hammered to four-year lows by abundant supply. Brent crude for December delivery was up 17 cents at $86.39 at 0525 GMT, pulling further away from last...

  • Japan's exports up in September, deficit persists Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 12:36 AM ET

    TOKYO— Japan's trade deficit edged higher in September though exports rose more than expected as the yen weakened to a near six-year low, the Finance Ministry said Wednesday. The September figures took Japan's trade deficit in the first half of the fiscal year to 5.53 trillion yen, up 8.6 percent from a year earlier. Japan's economic recovery has slowed in recent...