*Lower imports by China hit corn, wheat. *Weak PMI data indicate poor demand from China. NEW DELHI, April 23- Chicago corn futures fell on Tuesday, extending losses from the previous session, due to better crop weather forecasts and poor demand from China, the world's second-biggest consumer of the grain.
SINGAPORE, April 23- Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said he hoped the long-delayed bid by Singapore's DBS Group Holdings Ltd for PT Bank Danamon can be resolved in the "very short term."
SINGAPORE, April 23- Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said the government realises that fuel subsidies are too big and hopes to reduce them next month. Indonesia's new acting finance minister, Hatta Rajasa, said on Monday he wants to cut hefty government fuel subsidies and avoid deepening the fiscal deficits in Southeast Asia's largest economy.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 22- California's anti-smoking advocates are asking their legislature to back a $2 state tax hike on cigarettes- double the increase voters rejected last year- on the heels of President Barack Obama's urging a federal cigarette tax increase earlier this month.
CHICAGO, April 22- An odd thing happened on Monday when Caterpillar Inc, the world's largest maker of earth-moving equipment, posted disappointing profits and cut its full-year forecast, blaming weakness in the mining industry it bet on so heavily in recent years. So what was different about Caterpillar?
*Copper under $6,800 a tonne represents value- trader. *China local copper premium hits 10- month high.
WASHINGTON, April 22- Legislation that would allow states to tax on-line sales would make business fairer for local retailers and strengthen state and local revenues, White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Monday.
*Mercedes, BMW, Audi going small and local to boost sales. MUMBAI, April 23- Luxury carmakers in India are moving downmarket and shifting production of smaller and cheaper cars to local plants to cut costs, broadening their target market to include India's young, female and middle-class drivers to boost lacklustre performance.
SINGAPORE, April 23- London copper slipped on Tuesday and was mired near 18- month lows on sluggish prospects for global growth, with traders waiting for China's first economic report for the second quarter for clues on demand in the world's top metals consumer.
SINGAPORE, April 23- Gold turned lower on Tuesday after rising to a 1- week high on bargain hunting in the previous session, while more gold outflows from exchange-traded funds summed up investors' weakening confidence in the metal. *Gold fell $4.63 an ounce to $1,420.51 by 0021 GMT. *U.S. gold futures for June delivery stood at $1,420.20 an ounce, down $1.00.
*Netflix forecasts Q2 subscriber growth to slow. April 22- Netflix Inc impressed investors with solid subscriber growth and better-than-expected profits in the first quarter, sending shares of the video subscription service soaring 24 percent higher in after-hours trade.
*ABB to acquire Power-One for $6.35 per share in cash. ZURICH, April 22- Swiss industrial group ABB is to buy solar energy firm Power-One Inc for about $1 billion, betting growth in emerging markets will revive a sector ravaged by overcapacity and plunging demand in recession-hit Europe.
*Revenue down 14 pct to $1.75 billion on weak coal prices. April 18- Peabody Energy Corp, the world's largest private sector coal miner, reported a smaller-than-expected first-quarter loss on Thursday and said it expects thermal coal to claw back much of the U.S. market share it has lost to natural gas.
April 15- President Barack Obama's proposal to nearly double federal excise taxes to $1.95 on each pack of cigarettes would likely knock down sales volume 7 percent to 8 percent and is a credit negative for U.S. tobacco companies, Moody's Investors Service said on Monday.
Nov. 1993- Fire in a Sino-Hong Kong joint venture toy factory in southern Shenzhen province, China, kills 84 workers. Nov. 1993- Explosions and fire in the explosives workshop of a chemical plant kill 61 workers in central Hunan province, China. June 1994- A textile plant at Zhuhai, China, burns down and then collapses.
April 22- Halliburton Co is in "advanced" talks to settle private claims against it in a trial to determine blame for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill, the oilfield services company said on Monday, as it booked a $1 billion pretax charge for a possible deal.
SINGAPORE, April 23- U.S. crude futures held above $89 a barrel on Tuesday, trading at the highest level in a week, as investors wait on manufacturing data from China for demand cues at the world's second-largest oil consumer.
*Halliburton, Caterpillar rise after comments, results. NEW YORK, April 22- U.S. stocks climbed on Monday as last week's sharp losses brought buyers back to the market and Microsoft Corp shares jumped after an activist investor took a stake in the company.
April 22- Netflix Inc reported on Monday a first-quarter profit that beat Wall Street expectations as the dominant video rental service added 2 million new U.S. streaming subscribers, and its shares soared 24 percent. Netflix shares rose to $216.62 in after-hours trading, after closing at $174.37 on Nasdaq.
April 22- Nokia Oyj said it won a court injunction that would prevent rival HTC Corp from using microphone components made by STMicroelectronics NV in HTC One phones.