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  • DUBAI, Feb 3- Cash-rich Gulf banks are becoming bigger players in the region's aviation boom, helping carriers like Emirates, Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways to fund their fleet expansion. Figures from European planemaker Airbus show that 47 percent of its aircraft deals in the Middle East in the first 11 months of last year were funded by local banks, up from 17...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 2- The U.S. Air Force's fiscal 2016 budget plan earmarks $7.1 billion for space programs, including a 10th Global Positioning System III satellite by Lockheed Martin Corp, and sets the stage for future competition for such satellites. Lockheed won the contract to build GPS-III satellites in 2008, beating out Boeing Co, which had built earlier GPS...

  • -$3.4 billion for 16 P-8 maritime surveillance planes built by Boeing Co.. -$3 billion for continued development of Boeing's KC-46A refueling planes, or tankers. -$11.6 billion for nine new ships, including smaller coastal warships built by Lockheed and Australia's Austal, an aircraft carrier being built by Huntington Ingalls Industries, and other submarines...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 2- The U.S. Air Force's fiscal 2016 budget released on Monday delayed a long-awaited competition for a new air-ground surveillance aircraft to replace the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System. The JSTARS program has been delayed repeatedly, although potential bidders had been heartened by statements from Air Force officials...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 2- The U.S. Air Force's fiscal 2016 budget plan earmarks $7.1 billion for space programs, including a 10th Global Positioning System III satellite by Lockheed Martin Corp, and sets the stage for future competition for such satellites. The Air Force had no immediate details on the potential competition, how many satellites it would include, or when...

  • Last year, the Navy also omitted EA-18G jets, or Growlers, from its base budget request, but later told Congress on an "unfunded priority list" that it wanted $2.1 billion to buy 22 more of the planes, given the growing threat of electronic attacks. Lawmakers ultimately funded 15 of them in the fiscal 2015 budget passed by Congress, which is expected to maintain...

  • Last year, the Navy also omitted EA-18G jets, or Growlers, from its base budget request, but later told Congress on an "unfunded priority list" that it wanted $2.1 billion to buy 22 more jets, given the growing threat of electronic attacks. Lawmakers ultimately funded 15 of the jets in the fiscal 2015 budget passed by Congress, which is expected to maintain Boeing's...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 2- The U.S. Defense Department's budget request released on Monday would boost funding for research, development and procurement of weapons by 13 percent to $190 billion in fiscal 2016, including nearly $11 billion for the Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jet. -$3.4 billion for 16 P-8 maritime surveillance planes built by Boeing Co..

  • WASHINGTON, Feb. 1- Resilience, innovation and advances in technology will be key factors as NATO maps out a multibillion-dollar effort to replace its aging fleet of 17 Boeing Co E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft, a top NATO official told Reuters. "This a very crucial project for NATO for the next two decades," Palomeros told Reuters last week...

  • *Dollar set for record-breaking run of monthly gains. LONDON, Jan 30- The dollar was poised to end January with its longest run of gains since it was floated in 1971 while European shares were set for their best monthly performance in three years, despite sagging slightly on Friday. GDP data due at 1330 GMT, which a Reuters poll tipped to show economic growth of 3.0...

  • A volatile stock market waits for earnings clarity Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 6:01 AM ET
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    Stocks are on track to end with monthly losses as investors reassess earnings.

  • European gains tracked a late rally on Wall Street on Thursday, where stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs numbers and a rally in Apple and Boeing helped offset some disappointing earnings. "Retail sales in Germany and Spain, as well as consumer spending in France, are above expectations. These are the first signs for the positive impact from low oil prices and are a...

  • TOKYO, Jan 30- Asian shares wavered between positive and negative territory on Friday, as a late earnings-led surge on Wall Street helped counter persistent concerns over global growth and sagging Chinese shares. Spreadbetters predicted the U.S. lustre would rub off on European bourses when they opened, with Britain's FTSE 100 expected to open up around 19...

  • TOKYO, Jan 30- Asian shares edged up on Friday, talking heart from a late earnings-led surge on Wall Street even as continuing concerns about global growth tempered gains. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up about 0.1 percent on the day, but up more than 1 percent for the month. On Thursday, major U.S. indexes surged almost 1 percent or...

  • *SoftBank bucks weakness after Alibaba's revenue disappoints. TOKYO, Jan 30- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Friday as strong company earnings in the United States and at home from the likes of Nomura Holdings and Advantest Corp buoyed investors' risk appetite. Nomura Holdings Inc rose 3.1 percent after reporting the biggest jump in its quarterly profits...

  • MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was nearly flat in early trade. On Thursday, major U.S. indexes surged almost 1 percent or more as Apple Inc and Boeing Co extended their gains after strong earnings reports this week. Data released before the market open showed the availability of jobs in Japan rose to the highest level in more than two...

  • A volatile stock market waits for earnings clarity Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 5:24 PM ET
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    Stocks are on track to end with monthly losses as investors reassess earnings.

  • Stocks rally after 2-day rout; Dow ends up 225 points Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 4:55 PM ET
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    Stocks rose Thursday after a two-day rout, as Ford Motor rose on earnings and fewer filed jobless claims.

  • *Alibaba shares, Qualcomm shares tumble after results. NEW YORK, Jan 29- U.S. stocks enjoyed a late afternoon rally and closed higher on Thursday as an upturn in oil prices and a rally in Apple and Boeing shares helped offset some disappointing earnings and lingering questions over U.S. monetary policy. While the afternoon rise in crude was not huge, it was enough to...

  • *Wall St rallies as Apple, Boeing lead in late-day surge. Major Wall Street indexes surged almost 1 percent or more as Apple Inc and Boeing Co extended gains following their strong earnings reports earlier this week. Amazon.com and Google Inc reported earnings after the bell, with Amazon shares gaining as much as 8.5 percent, but Google fell almost 5 percent.