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  • *General Dynamics, Northrop beat profit estimates. *General Dynamics reports higher aerospace orders. July 23- U.S. weapons makers General Dynamics Corp and Northrop Grumman Corp raised their 2014 profit forecasts as cost cutting allowed them to improve profitability even as defense spending by the U.S. government remained low.

  • DIARY - Emerging Markets Economic Events to Aug 5 Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 8:02 PM ET

    July 23- For other related diaries, please. WARSAW- Central Bank of Poland Marek Governor Belka speaks in parliament. MEXICO CITY- IMF presents its latest World Economic Outlook report- 1400 GMT.

  • There was also some safe-haven buying in the afternoon, boosting bond prices, in connection with tensions in the Middle East after the Federal Aviation Administration advised U.S. airlines not to fly to Tel Aviv in Israel.

  • TREASURIES-Prices lower on no change in global tensions Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 11:06 AM ET

    CPI rises 0.3 percent, Treasuries trim losses. *Geopolitics still a big factor. NEW YORK, July 22- U.S. long-term Treasury debt prices fell on Tuesday as safe-haven demand weakened in line with a rise in stocks, with investors hopeful tensions in the Middle East and Ukraine will ease.

  • NEW YORK, July 22- U.S. stock index futures rose on Tuesday as a cascade of earnings landed and inflation data was tame, while hopes rose for an easing of tensions in Ukraine.

  • This fragmentation is mirrored in the first-half import picture from China, the world's largest user of industrial metals and raw materials. A couple of years ago it was customary to view China's metals trade as a proxy for the health, or otherwise, of the country's manufacturing economy.

  • BEIJING, July 22- Policy insiders are concerned that China's ambitious reform agenda is being sidelined by a focus on stimulus to meet the government's growth target, delaying the planned overhaul of the world's second-largest economy.

  • *Sees 3rd- qtr profit of $1.46- $1.54/ shr vs est $1.45. July 21- Staffing company ManpowerGroup Inc reported better-than-expected second-quarter results and forecast third-quarter profit above analysts' expectations, helped by a pick up in hiring in Europe.

  • July 21- Staffing company ManpowerGroup Inc reported a 5.6 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by a recovery in hiring in Europe. The company's revenue increased to $5.32 billion, with revenue from Europe rising 9 percent to $3.50 billion.

  • HONG KONG, July 21- China's yuan weakened against the dollar on Monday, extending last week's losing streak as investors judged the latest growth numbers would not trigger a fresh bounce in the currency in the near term as the broader economic outlook remains cloudy.

  • SAO PAULO, July 18- Brazilian beef exports to China will increase by more than $1 billion next year following the decision by the world's second-largest economy to lift an embargo on Brazilian beef, the president of an industry group said on Friday.

  • *U.S., Britain to outperform peers in industrialised world. July 17- Global growth prospects have dimmed slightly, with the United States and Britain leading industrialised economies that are not generating much inflation even after years of aggressive monetary stimulus, Reuters polls found.

  • Markets roiled by fresh US sanctions on Russia Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 4:03 AM ET

    The strong performance of Wall Street indexes is at odds with the modest growth prospects of the U.S. economy and the same contradiction also prevails in Europe and parts of Asia. In early European trading, Britain's FTSE 100 was down 0.4 percent to 6,759.68 and France's CAC 40 dipped 0.5 percent to 4,349.28.

  • For US and Europe, divisions over Russia penalties Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 12:24 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The United States and Europe are seeking to maintain a united front against Russia with coordinated announcements of new economic sanctions, but divisions persist over how aggressive the West should be in punishing Moscow for its threatening moves in Ukraine.

  • Business Highlights Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 5:50 PM ET

    Rejected Fox bid for Time Warner shows growth mood. NEW YORK— In a move that aims to counter consolidation among TV distributors, Rupert Murdoch's Fox has made an unsolicited takeover offer for rival media giant Time Warner for about $76 billion in cash and stock.

  • BEIJING, July 16- China's economic growth picked up slightly in the second quarter as a burst of government stimulus paid dividends, but analysts said Beijing will likely need to offer more support to meet its annual growth target as the property market slows.

  • China growth pickup reassuring but no game changer Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 4:08 AM ET

    A pickup in China's growth has fortified confidence the world's second-biggest economy will avoid a precipitous slowdown as the past decade's explosive growth decelerates to the 7 percent range. China's economic transformation since the 1980 s has relied heavily on industrial investment and exports but those engines have run out of momentum.

  • China growth edges up in possible sign of recovery Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 3:41 AM ET

    BEIJING— China's economic growth edged up in the latest quarter and more than 7 million new jobs were created in the first half of the year, easing pressure on communist leaders as they try to prevent a precipitous slowdown in the world's second-largest economy.

  • HONG KONG, July 16- China shares posted their first losses in four sessions on Wednesday, as investors rotated out of recent outperformers ahead of a new batch of initial public offerings. Investors largely shrugged off the announcement that China's economy grew slightly faster than expected in the second quarter.

  • *Huadian Power jumps on positive profit alert. HONG KONG, July 16- Hong Kong and China shares eked out slim gains by midday on Wednesday, after China reported that second-quarter economic growth was slightly faster than market expectations.