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  • HONG KONG, Oct 9- Hong Kong called off talks with protesting students on Thursday, dealing a heavy blow to attempts to defuse a political crisis that has seen tens of thousands take to the streets to demand free elections and calling for leader Leung Chun- ying to resign. The government's decision came as democratic lawmakers demanded anti-graft officers...

  • HONG KONG, Oct 9- Hong Kong called off talks with protesting students on Thursday, dealing a heavy blow to attempts to defuse a political crisis that has seen tens of thousands take to the streets to demand free elections and calling for leader Leung Chun- ying to resign. The government's decision came as democratic lawmakers demanded anti-graft officers...

  • HONG KONG, Oct 9- Hong Kong's Justice Department handed the investigation of a $6.4 million business payout to city leader Leung Chun- ying to prosecutors on Thursday as political fallout grows from mass protests calling for democracy in the Chinese-controlled city. Part of the brief includes "considering and deciding whether prosecution action is...

  • HONG KONG, Oct 9- Democratic lawmakers in Hong Kong demanded anti-graft officers investigate a $6.4 million business payout to Chief Executive Leung Chun- ying on Thursday, as political fallout grows from massive student-led protests calling for democracy in the Chinese-controlled city. The controversy ratchets up the pressure on the pro- Beijing leader...

  • HONG KONG, Oct 9- Democratic lawmakers on Thursday demanded an investigation into a $6.4 million business payout to Hong Kong's embattled leader Leung Chun- ying, as political fallout grew from massive student-led protests in the Chinese-controlled city. The controversy ratchets up the pressure on the pro- Beijing leader just days after tens of thousands of...

  • LONDON, Oct 2- British construction activity grew at one of the fastest rates on record last month, though slower rises in new orders and employment raise questions about the durability of the upturn, a survey of purchasing managers showed on Thursday. The Markit/ CIPS construction PMI rose to 64.2 in September from 64.0 in August, beating economists'...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 1- U.S. construction spending unexpectedly fell in August, hit by weaker private spending outside the housing sector and a pullback in public investments.

  • ADVISORY-Construction spending story withdrawn Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 10:43 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Oct 1- Please be advised the story "U.S. construction spending hits highest level in 5-1/ 2 years" is an out-of-date story and was published in error.

  • The left-leaning Guardian bemoaned: "No one can conceive of Renault, Fiat or indeed BMW fattening themselves up after years of emaciation, ready for sell-off to a foreign rival." The blow to British pride was made all the more acute by the success of France, where Peugeot and Renault were speeding ahead.

  • "There are two prices that matter for Australia right now, those for homes and those for commodities, said Paul Bloxham, chief economist for Australia at HSBC. The alarm is shared by Australia as over 35 percent of its exports go to China, giving it an annual trade surplus worth around A $50 billion with the Asian giant.

  • "There are two prices that matter for Australia right now, those for homes and those for commodities, said Paul Bloxham, chief economist for Australia at HSBC. The alarm is shared by Australia as over 35 percent of its exports go to China, giving it an annual trade surplus worth around A $50 billion with the Asian giant.

  • "This is welcome news in an otherwise mixed outlook," said Diane Swonk, chief economist at Mesirow Financial in Chicago. New home sales jumped 18.0 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 504,000 units, a second straight monthly gain that took them to the highest level since May 2008, the Commerce Department said on Wednesday.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 24- Sales of new U.S. single-family homes surged in August and hit their highest level in more than six years, offering confirmation that the housing recovery remains on course. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday sales jumped 18.0 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 504,000 units.

  • U.S. new home sales race to six-year high in August Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Sept 24- Sales of new U.S. single-family homes surged in August and hit their highest level in more than six years, offering confirmation that the housing recovery remains on course. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday sales jumped 18.0 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 504,000 units.

  • *Russia's Rosatom says signed $10 billion agreement. JOHANNESBURG, Sept 23- South Africa's nuclear cooperation deal signed this week with Russia is part of a tender process that will involve other competing countries and is not a contract to build power plants, government officials said on Tuesday.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Sept 23- South Africa's nuclear cooperation deal signed this week with Russia is part of a tender process that will involve other competing countries and is not a contract to build power plants, government officials said on Tuesday.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 22- U.S. home resales unexpectedly fell in August as investors stepped away from the market, but the decline probably does not signal renewed weakness in the housing sector. The National Association of Realtors said on Monday existing home sales dropped 1.8 percent to an annual rate of 5.05 million units.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 18- U.S. housing starts and permits fell in August, but upward revisions to the prior month's data suggested the housing market continued to gradually improve. Groundbreaking declined 14.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual 956,000- unit pace, the Commerce Department said on Thursday.

  • We're finding money in places we didn't even know existed, " Danny Roderick, chief executive of Toshiba- owned nuclear reactor maker Westinghouse, told Reuters at a nuclear industry conference last week in London.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 17- Housing stocks were solidly outperforming the broader market in the early stages of trading on Wednesday, in the wake of earnings from homebuilder Lennar Corp and upbeat data on the housing market.