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*MSCI Asia ex- Japan up 0.5 pct, Nikkei advances 1.2 pct. *Copper rises on short covering after steep weekly losses. "Market players both domestic and overseas are taking a wait-and-see stance," said Kim Young- il, a market analyst at Daishin Securities, of South Korean shares which traded nearly flat but hovered near a seven-month low hit last week.
HONG KONG, June 17- Hong Kong shares could start weaker on Monday, tracking Wall Street losses as investors await the outcome of a policy meeting of the U.S.
*MSCI Asia ex- Japan down 0.2 pct, Nikkei opens 0.8 pct lower. TOKYO, June 17- Asian shares inched lower and the dollar remained defensive on Monday as investors settled in to wait for the U.S.
PARIS, June 16- Pratt& Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp, expects to reach an agreement with the Pentagon within the next 30 days on a contract for engines to power a sixth batch of F-35 fighter jets, Pratt President David Hess told Reuters.
June 15- When the heads of the World Bank and the United Nations flew into the violence-wracked African city of Goma on a cloudy day last month, it was the first time the giants of international development had joined forces in the struggle to help the world's most fragile regions. World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and U.N.
Investigators are interviewing "approximately 200 area growers," said USDA. USDA said it gave skittish trading partners a test method on Thursday to identify the wheat, developed years ago by Monsanto Co, which is not approved for cultivation anywhere in the world.
OKPO, South Korea, June 14- Denmark's Maersk Line unveiled the world's biggest container ship on Friday, hoping a new fleet of super-size vessels will deliver savings and return it to profit an industry battered by overcapacity, weak economies and cut-throat competition.
TOKYO, June 14- Japan's cabinet rubber-stamped a set of measures on Friday to boost economic growth that so far have failed to impress markets and made Prime Minister Shinzo Abe promise to take more steps after next month's upper house elections.
*MSCI Asia ex- Japan rises 1.4 pct, Nikkei jumps after sharp sell-off. TOKYO, June 14- Asian shares rebounded from multi-month lows on Friday, as upbeat economic data boosted U.S. equities and calmed nerves after a bruising selloff in global markets, but investors remained anxious ahead of next week's Federal Reserve policy meeting.
*Copper prices, which fell to the lowest since May 3 on Thursday at $7,011.25, have dropped around 10 percent so far this year. *The most-traded October copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange edged down 0.19 percent to 5,1570 yuan a tonne.
HONG KONG, June 14- Hong Kong shares could rebound from a eight-month closing low on Friday, tracking a Wall Street rebound after upbeat U.S. economic data, but benchmark indexes are headed for their fifth-straight weekly loss.
*MSCI Asia ex- Japan up 0.4 pct, Nikkei opens up 1.8 pct. TOKYO, June 14- Asian shares recovered from multi-month lows on Friday, as a rebound in U.S. equities on the back of upbeat economic data calmed nerves after a bruising selloff in global markets, but investors remained cautious ahead of next week's Federal Reserve policy meeting.
WASHINGTON, June 13- The U.S. Agriculture Department, reeling from the discovery of unapproved genetically modified wheat growing in Oregon, said on Thursday it is working to make "appropriate and validated" tests available to detect the wheat.
*BMW unit in tax probe, others raided over pricing- media. SEOUL, June 14- Recent free trade deals have helped foreign premium-brand automakers such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz drive up sales in South Korea, previously a heavily protected market dominated by Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors. "Korea is a highly protected market.
Central banks from India to Turkey have acted this week to stem currency losses, and on Thursday the Indonesian rupiah was boosted by a surprise central bank rate hike. Markets have been shaken by doubts over the next moves of major central banks such as in Japan and the United States.
Its intended guest, North Korea, has stopped answering the phone. North Korea is interested in reviving the two economic projects that were to be the main focus of the meetings, both as an emblem of reconciliation and as a source of foreign investment and hard cash.
GENEVA- The death toll in Syria reached at least 93,000 at the end of April, but the true number from the violence now in its third year may be much higher, the United Nations human rights office said on Thursday.
Central banks from India to Turkey have acted this week to stem currency losses and on Thursday the Indonesian rupiah was buoyed by a surprise central bank rate rise. Markets are being rattled by uncertainty over the next moves of central banks in Japan and well as the United States.
*Apple considering iPhones with 4.7- inch, 5.7- inch screens- sources. *Apple has floated cheaper model price of $99- source. June 13- Apple Inc is exploring launching iPhones with bigger screens, as well as cheaper models in a range of colours, over the next year, said four people with knowledge of the matter, as it takes a cue from rival Samsung Electronics.
Apple is exploring launching iPhones with bigger screens, as well as cheaper models in a range of colours, over the next year, said four people with knowledge of the matter.