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  • BEIJING, Oct 19- China is expected to post its weakest quarterly economic growth since the global financial crisis on Monday, raising pressure on policymakers to roll out more interest rate cuts and other support measures to avert a sharper slowdown. Chinese leaders have been trying to reassure jittery global markets for months that Beijing is able to manage...

  • *Parts ways with top execs, Colin Fan, Michele Faissola. FRANKFURT, Oct 18- Deutsche Bank is restructuring its business, splitting its investment bank in two and parting ways with some of its top bankers as the new chief executive of Germany's biggest bank sets out its most "fundamental" overhaul. Chief Executive John Cryan has come under mounting pressure to reform...

  • *If not, Germany plants "social explosives", says Gabriel. BERLIN/ FRANKFURT, Oct 18- Support for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives has fallen to its lowest since May 2013, a poll showed on Sunday, as her coalition partner said Germany must win over refugee sceptics or else risk "planting social explosives in our nation". Germany, a favoured destination for...

  • Oct 18- United Continental Holdings Inc declined to provide details about the medical condition of its new chief executive officer on Sunday, days after the airline said Oscar Munoz was admitted to the hospital and a person familiar with his health said he suffered a heart attack. United has an obligation to disclose material developments, wrote John Coffee, a...

  • Oct 18- United Continental Holdings Inc declined to provide details about the medical condition of its new chief executive officer on Sunday, days after the airline said Oscar Munoz was admitted to the hospital and a person familiar with his health said he suffered a heart attack. United's previous chief executive left while federal authorities were...

  • LOS ANGELES, Oct. 18- "Goosebumps" rode a wave of Clinton era nostalgia to the top of the box office charts, as the adaptation of the popular children's book series earned $23.5 million in its opening weekend. DreamWorks produced the $40 million production. "It's overwhelmingly applicable to today," said Dave Hollis, Walt Disney Studios' executive vice president of...

  • DUBAI, Oct 18- Commercial Bank of Qatar, the Gulf Arab state's second-largest lender by assets, reported a 43 percent drop in third-quarter net profit on Sunday, blaming the weaker performance of its unit in the United Arab Emirates. In contrast, Qatar National Bank and Qatar Islamic Bank have already delivered estimate-beating results. CBQ made a net profit of...

  • FRANKFURT, Oct 18- Deutsche Bank is splitting its investment bank into two separate units as part of a broad strategic overhaul of the lender launched by new Chief Executive John Cryan. Germany's flagship bank said on Sunday the sales and trading activities of its Corporate Banking& Securities unit would form a new business division called Global Markets.

  • LOS ANGELES, Oct. 18- "Goosebumps" rode a wave of Clinton era nostalgia to the top of the box office charts, as the adaptation of the popular children's book series earned $23.5 million in its opening weekend. The film added $21.5 million to its $143.8 million haul. DreamWorks produced the $40 million production.

  • FRANKFURT, Oct 18- Deutsche Bank is splitting its investment bank into two separate units as part of a broad strategic overhaul of the lender launched by new Chief Executive John Cryan. Germany's flagship bank said on Sunday the sales and trading activities of its Corporate Banking& Securities unit would form a new business division called Global Markets.

  • DUBAI, Oct 18- Commercial Bank of Qatar, the Gulf Arab state's second-largest lender by assets, reported a 35 percent fall in third-quarter net profit on Sunday, blaming the weaker performance of its unit in the United Arab Emirates. In contrast, Qatar National Bank and Qatar Islamic Bank have already delivered estimate-beating results. CBQ made a net profit of...

  • BEIJING, Oct 18- China's Premier Li Keqiang has called for continued reform of the country's financial system, while admitting the government faces significant obstacles to achieving its economic targets. Many economists expect China to report that July-Sept economic growth dropped below 7 percent for the first time since the global financial crisis.

  • PARIS, Oct 18- EDF hopes to announce a deal with Chinese investors to build a nuclear plant at Hinkley Point, Britain, in the coming days, the French utility's chief executive said on Sunday. "Britain is not giving guarantees to do us a favor, but because Hinkley Point will provide power 24 hours a day for 60 years. The 16 billion pound project to build two Areva- designed...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Oct 18- Debt issuance in sub-Saharan Africa fell by nearly a third to $10.3 billion in the first nine months of the year, data from Thomson Reuters showed on Sunday, as sinking currencies and faltering economies forced borrowers to take a breather. South Africa, the continent's most advanced economy, was the biggest issuing country, accounting for...

  • PARIS, Oct 18- EDF hopes to announce a deal with Chinese investors to build a nuclear plant at Hinkley Point, Britain, in the coming days, the French utility's chief executive said on Sunday. Jean-Bernard Levy said EDF was in final negotiations with its Chinese partners, but added he did not want to anticipate what would happen on Tuesday and Wednesday during a visit...

  • MADRID, Oct 18- Many countries around the world offer tax rebates or tax credits to attract foreign film or TV productions, as well as animation or video game projects, which can boost local economies. Spain is trying to catch up, with a 15 percent rebate for international production costs up to a cap of 2.5 million euros as it hopes to create jobs and bring...

  • MADRID, Oct 18- Half a century ago, Hollywood came to Spain, turning Madrid into revolutionary Russia and the arid south into the Wild West. In one Danish series, southern Spain doubled as Afghanistan, complete with Taliban fighters. Now Spain is trying to catch up with locations such as the United States and Canada.

  • China's Xi lauds Britain for 'visionary' openness Sunday, 18 Oct 2015 | 5:10 AM ET
    Chinese President Xi Jinping.

    China is worried about the slowing of the broader global economy but confident it will weather the current downturn as it reshapes its economy.

  • What will stabilize growth in China? Sunday, 18 Oct 2015 | 4:30 AM ET

    Increased infrastructure investment is key to stabilizing China's economic growth, a top state advisor said on Sunday.

  • BEIJING, Oct 18- Increased infrastructure investment is key to stabilising China's economic growth, a top state advisor said on Sunday, while calling on the central bank to lower the cost of financing for companies and increase overall credit. China needs to speed up its 172 hydropower projects, develop 800 million mu of high-standard agricultural land and...