Japanese PM Abe said on Tuesday G8 leaders expressed strong support for his "Abenomics" economic policies and heard no concerns about Japan's super easy monetary easing.» Read More
LONDON, June 18- German Bunds fell on Tuesday on speculation the U.S. Economists expect Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke to repeat on Wednesday his recent comment that the purchases could be trimmed at one of the next few meetings, if the U.S. economy continues to improve.
ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland, June 18- U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday it was important to build a strong opposition in Syria that could function after Bashar al-Assad loses power.
LONDON, June 18- European equities steadied on Tuesday, with investors unwilling to take large bets until there is clarity on the strength of the domestic economy and on how soon the U.S. Mixed European data offered only limited support, with the keenly watched ZEW index pointing to improved economic sentiment in Germany but worsening current conditions.
LONDON, June 18- It is too soon to draw conclusions about some of the unintended side effects of Japan's $1.4 trillion stimulus push, the International Monetary Fund's deputy managing director Min Zhu said on Tuesday.
ANOTHER CUT: Moody's has downgraded its ratings on Co-operative Bank for the second time this year on Tuesday _ another blow to the troubled lender. THE DETAILS: It said it had reduced the bank's debt and deposit ratings from Ba3 to Caa1. THE BACKGROUND: A day earlier, Co-operative Group, Britain's biggest mutual business, announced a rescue plan for its bank.
ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland, June 18- Following is the section of a communique agreed by the leaders of the G8 powers at a two-day summit on the global economy.
ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland, June 18- Following are the opening sections of a communique agreed by the leaders of the G8 powers at a two-day summit in Northern Ireland. To read the full text, click: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachmenttdata/file/207583/ L o u g h t E r n e t 2 0 1 3 t G 8 t L e a d e r s t C o m m u n i q u e t t 2 t. p d f.
*Obama, Putin disagreed over Syria. Isolated at the G8, Russia's Vladimir Putin had clashed with other leaders over the conflict and resisted their attempts to get him to agree to anything that would imply Assad should step down or that Russia should tone down its support for Assad.
LONDON, June 18- Copper fell to a 1-1/ 2 month low on Tuesday as investors remained sidelined awaiting Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's clarification on the central bank's plans for its monetary stimulus programme following a two-day policy meeting. Copper posted its steepest weekly decline since mid-April last week.
NEW YORK, June 18- The U.S. dollar rose for a second day against the yen on Tuesday as some traders bet the Federal Reserve may signal it is almost ready to reduce its bond buying program aimed at propping up the economy.
Figures on Tuesday from the Association of European Carmakers showed Germany, France and Italy, accounting for about half of the embattled region's sales, suffered declines at or near double-digit percentage levels.
LONDON, June 18- China's Huawei unveiled its flagship smartphone, the Ascend P6, at its first standalone launch event on Tuesday, underlining its ambitions to compete with Apple and Samsung in the top tier of mobile technology. Previously Huawei unveiled its handsets at industry trade shows like Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
LONDON, June 18- Britain's top market regulations enforcer said on Tuesday her agency would pursue relentlessly individuals who break rules such as rigging Libor interest rates, and that fines were not punishment enough.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.-- Missouri Gov. Missouri officials said Boeing currently employs about 15,000 workers at its St. Louis County campus. The state Department of Economic Development said Boeing could access up to $7 million during the next five years through the Missouri Quality Jobs program through the expansion.
LONDON, June 18- EasyJet's multi-billion dollar deal to buy 135 jets from Airbus has sparked a new battle with the budget airline's founder and biggest shareholder Stelios Haji-Ioannou, who has voiced his opposition to the deal.
LONDON, June 18- Germany utility E.ON has made a high-risk bet on fuel cells for distributed power, after entirely missing out on a solar boom in Europe's largest economy. Gas-fired power is also hurting in Germany and across Europe because of weak power demand and high gas prices.
*Obama, Putin disagreed over Syria. ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland, June 18- Russian President Vladimir Putin clashed with other world leaders over the civil war in Syria at a tense G8 summit, blocking any mention of the fate of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad from a final communique to be issued on Tuesday.
NEW YORK, June 18- The U.S. dollar rose against most other major currencies on Tuesday as some traders bet the Federal Reserve may signal it's close to reducing its bond-buying program aimed at propping up the economy.
*Pentagon sees estimates coming down after fall review. Lockheed is developing three models of the F-35 for the U.S. military and eight countries that are helping fund its development: Britain, Australia, Canada, Norway, Italy, Turkey, Denmark and the Netherlands.
*Market keeps an eye on standoff over Syria. LONDON, June 18- Oil rose above $106 a barrel on Tuesday after data pointing towards a strengthening U.S. economy eased some concerns ahead of the Federal Reserve's meeting on its stimulus plan.