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  • BHP's U.S. oil export plan met by caution in Asia Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 3:02 AM ET

    SINGAPORE, Nov 6- Asian buyers of condensate said they would be wary of taking cargoes of the ultra-light oil that BHP Billiton Ltd plans to export from the Gulf of Mexico without explicit approval from the U.S. government. South Korea's GS Caltex and Japan's Cosmo Oil Co were the first Asian refiners to buy U.S. condensate after the United States relaxed a 40- year...

  • HONG KONG, Nov 6- The global journey of the Chinese currency is set to enter a new stage with the first yuan clearing bank in the Americas, to be launched in Canada soon, boding well for the growth of a yuan deposit pool and investor participation there. Canada is expected to finalise the creation of a yuan clearing center, sources familiar with the government's talks...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 5- The U.S. government on Wednesday said it had canceled, at the request of South Korea, early work by the U.S. unit of Britain's BAE Systems on upgrades for 134 F-16 fighter jets after a spike in the projected $1.7 billion cost of the arms deal. The unusual move, announced by the Pentagon's Defense Security Cooperation Agency, paves the way for South...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 5- The U.S. government on Wednesday said it had canceled, at the request of South Korea, a preliminary contract with the U.S. unit of Britain's BAE Systems to upgrade 134 F-16 fighter jets, ending a major arms deal initially valued at $1.7 billion. The unusual move, announced by the Pentagon's Defense Security Cooperation Agency, paves the way for...

  • NEW DELHI/ SEOUL, Nov 6- India is hoping a new China- backed multilateral lender will fund coal-based energy projects, an official said, putting it in direct conflict with the World Bank, whose chief has maintained that it would stick to its restrictions on such lending. A senior Indian official told Reuters the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, sponsored by...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 4- Canada's Come by Chance refinery, on the far eastern tip of the country, has swapped out its mainstay Iraqi crude to run almost wholly on U.S. shale oil, industry sources say, the latest sign of how the shale boom is redrawing global oil trade. Some two months after South Korea's national energy firm agreed to sell the refinery to a newly formed New York-...

  • OTTAWA/ TORONTO, Nov 4- Canada expects to finalize the creation of a yuan clearing hub in the country, sources familiar with the government's talks with Chinese officials said on Tuesday, with an announcement expected during Prime Minister Stephen Harper's trip to China later this week. China has in the past two years appointed clearing banks for Taiwan,...

  • OTTAWA, Nov 4- Canada expects to finalize the creation of a yuan clearing hub in the country, a source familiar with the government's talks with Chinese officials said on Tuesday, with an announcement expected during Prime Minister Stephen Harper's trip to China in the coming week. China has in the past two years appointed clearing banks for Taiwan, Singapore,...

  • *Coincides with other Qatar investment deals with China. Industrial and Commercial Bank of China's Doha branch has been appointed as the clearing bank for yuan deals in Qatar, China's central bank said on Tuesday. "The signing of the MoU and the appointment of the renminbi clearing bank will increase the strong ties between China and Qatar and position Qatar as...

  • WASHINGTON/ DETROIT, Nov 3- Korean carmakers Hyundai Motor Co and affiliate Kia Motors Corp will pay $350 million in penalties to the U.S. government for overstating fuel economy ratings in what officials said on Monday was the biggest settlement of its kind. Monday's settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Justice and...

  • South Korea unveils plans to grow as global yuan hub Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 2:00 AM ET

    SEOUL, Oct 31- South Korea will launch direct trading between the yuan and the won in December and adopt a series of measures to make the country an international hub for growing yuan businesses, the government said on Friday. South Korea will be the third country outside China to host direct trading of the yuan against its own currency after Russia and Japan, with...

  • The U.S. company, which is expected to get more than $1 billion from the planned sale, and Hyundai are working with separate investment banks on the deal, the person said. GE's spokesman in South Korea, Bill Joh, declined to comment on the matter, while representatives at Hyundai could not be immediately reached for comment. In response to a local South Korean media...

  • SEOUL, Oct 30- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday said it would revamp its smartphone line-up to take on competitors in the rapidly growing mid-to-low range segment, after third-quarter earnings set it on course for its worst year since 2011.. The global smartphone leader's market share declined in annual terms for the third straight quarter in...

  • SEOUL, Oct 30- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd saw its July-September quarterly profit fall to the lowest level in more than three years, as a decline in earnings from its smartphone business set the South Korean giant on track for its worst year since 2011.. The global smartphone leader has lost market share in annual terms for the past two quarters, lagging behind...

  • SEOUL, Oct 29- The Shanghai Stock Exchange is unaware of when a landmark trading scheme with the exchange in Hong Kong will launch, an exchange official said, adding that the two bourses had already "done their jobs" for the project to take off. Bo Que, executive vice president of the Shanghai Stock Exchange, said the exchange was optimistic. It is entirely up to the...

  • TOKYO/ SINGAPORE, Oct 29- China has boosted exports of steel qualifying for a generous tax exemption to some Asian countries, triggering accusations that mills in the world's biggest producer are taking advantage of the rebate to sell surplus steel cheaply. The steel in question contains boron, an element that can harden steel for uses ranging from...

  • TOKYO, Oct 29- Asian shares climbed to one-month highs on Wednesday, steered by a robust Wall Street on optimism over corporate earnings and prospects the U.S. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan gained 1.1 percent, led by a 1.8 percent rise in South Korean shares. European shares are expected to follow suit, with spreadbetters looking to...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 28- The U.S. unit of BAE Systems Plc on Tuesday said the U.S. Air Force has halted some of the company's initial work on a project to upgrade South Korea's F-16 fighter jets amid ongoing talks about the second phase of the project. "We remain concerned about the lack of progress in the negotiations between the Republic of Korea and the U.S. Air Force on...

  • TOKYO/ SINGAPORE, Oct 29- China has boosted exports of steel qualifying for a generous tax exemption to some Asian countries, triggering accusations that mills in the world's biggest producer are taking advantage of the rebate to sell surplus steel cheaply. The steel in question contains boron, an element that can harden steel for uses ranging from...

  • SEOUL, Oct 27- South Korean households are piling on debt at the fastest rate in eight years thanks to big-bang stimulus launched by the new finance minister- but as global growth cools the government risks scoring an economic own goal and inflaming deflationary pressures. That would be particularly ironic as Finance Minister Choi Kyung- hwan has repeatedly...