BRIDGEPORT, Conn., May 19- Thousands of Connecticut commuters should brace for travel chaos on Monday as Metro-North workers repair damage on the United States' busiest rail line caused by the collision of two trains, officials warned on Sunday.» Read More
The classical allusion may be a stretch, but one way or the other, Britain's David Cameron faces a tough ask on Europe. When he stands up to speak at 10 a.m. on Friday, the prime minister will confront a highly expectant audience, not just in the room before him in Amsterdam, but on TV across Europe and particularly on the other side of the Channel at home.
TOKYO, Jan 16- Japan must not allow a leadership vacuum at the Bank of Japan when its governor's term ends in April, said the leader of Japan's main opposition party, which delayed the appointment of a new governor at the last leadership change five years ago.
TOKYO, Jan 16- Japan Airlines Co Ltd said it will ground all of its Boeing Co 787 passenger jets on Thursday after one of the Dreamliners of rival All Nippon Airways Co made an emergency landing in western Japan earlier on Wednesday.
LONDON, Jan 16- A helicopter crashed into a crane near a railway station in central London during the morning rush hour on Wednesday, bursting into flames and throwing plumes of smoke into the air.
PARIS, Jan 16- China's trade surplus with the United States shrinks by a quarter when calculated according to which countries provide the parts and services that go into its exports and imports.
*MSCI world share index dip 0.3 pct, European shares open lower. LONDON, Jan 16- World shares slipped while safe-haven bonds and gold firmed on Wednesday as poor economic data from Europe rekindled investors' caution about the health of the global economy.
*Shanghai volume robust, HK turnover weakest this year. HONG KONG, Jan 16- Onshore China shares were knocked off 7-1/ 2- month highs on Wednesday, also sinking Hong Kong, as investors took profit on recent outperformers such as Chinese financials ahead of more China economic data at the end of the week.
LONDON, Jan 16- A helicopter crashed near a rail station in central London on Wednesday, the fire service said. Sky News said one pilot was on board the helicopter when it crashed into a crane on a building site near Vauxhall train station, a major commuter station on the south side of central London.
JOHANNESBURG, Jan 16- Miners at the Rustenburg operations of South Africa's Anglo American Platinum refused to work overnight shifts in protest at company plans to close mines, a labour leader said on Wednesday. "They didn't go underground," Evans Ramogka, an activist at an Amplats mine in Rustenburg, about 120 km northwest of Johannesburg, told Reuters.
TOKYO, Jan 16- All Nippon Airways Co Ltd said it will ground all of its Boeing Co 787 planes on Thursday after one of its domestic flights was forced to make an emergency landing in western Japan earlier on Wednesday. An ANA spokesman said this would result in the cancellation of around 35 domestic flights on Thursday.
*Anglo American Platinum workers down tools. *Gold breaks resistance at $1,678/ oz, eyeing $1,701- technicals. SINGAPORE, Jan 16- Platinum reversed early losses on Wednesday to extend its winning streak into a seventh straight session, buoyed by rising supply concerns after staff at top producer Anglo American Platinum downed tools.
LONDON, Jan 16- Europe's top shares opened lower on Wednesday with indexes consolidating around mutli-month highs and near technically "overbought" territory as sovereign risks remain a cloud on the horizon.
PARIS, Jan 16- French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Wednesday that the country's campaign against al Qaeda- affiliated rebels in Mali would be long, and that French ground troops were deploying in the north. "We're in a better position than last week, but the combat continues and it will be long, I imagine," Le Drian told RTL radio.
HONG KONG, Jan 16- Hong Kong shares retreated further on Wednesday from levels last seen in June 2011, as investors took profits on recent outperformers such as Chinese financials ahead of more China economic data at the end of the week. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong ended down 0.8 percent at 11,907.5.
TOKYO, Jan 16- Japanese government bond prices rose on Wednesday, with benchmark yields falling to a four-week low, as a sharp pullback in Japanese stocks and heightening anticipation of more Bank of Japan stimulus lifted sentiment.
*Boeing: Aware of reports, working with customer. TOKYO, Jan 16- Japan's two leading airlines grounded their fleets of Boeing 787 s on Wednesday after one of the Dreamliner passenger jets made an emergency landing, the latest and most serious in a series of incidents to heighten safety concerns over a plane many see as the future of commercial aviation.
At 0705 GMT, futures for Euro STOXX 50 were up 0.1 percent, while those for Germany's DAX, France's CAC and Britain's FTSE were all broadly flat.
HONG KONG, Jan 16- Mainland Chinese shares retreated from 7-1/ 2- month highs on Wednesday, dragged lower by real estate developers on renewed fears of broader property taxes. The CSI300 of the top Shanghai and Shenzhen A-shares closed down 0.7 percent at 2,577.1 points. The Shanghai Composite Index also shed 0.7 percent.
TOKYO, Jan 16- Japan's Nikkei share average fell 2.6 percent on Wednesday, its biggest one-day drop in eight months, as a rebound in the yen prompted investors to take profits on recent outperformers such as shares of exporters. Toyota Motor Corp fell 2.6 percent, Canon Inc dropped 4.1 percent and Fanuc Corp shed 4.3 percent.
This earnings season, the U.S. technology industry is in an unusual position - dragging corporate America down, rather than lifting it up.