BEIJING, March 11- China's central bank governor said on Tuesday that the country's deposit rates are likely to liberalised in one to two years- the most explicit timeframe to date for what would be the final step in freeing up banks to set their own interest rates.» Read More
LONDON, Oct 21- Merlin Entertainments, whose attractions include the Madame Tussauds waxworks and Legoland theme parks, plans to sell at least 20 percent of its shares in a stock market debut in London.
HONG KONG, Oct 21- China's CSI300 share index posted its strongest daily gain in six weeks on Monday, outshining Asian markets after Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said there should be "no slackening" in implementation of policies that ensure growth targets are met.
Under the deal, EDF said it would have a 45 to 50 percent stake in the consortium to build two Areva- designed European Pressurised Water Reactors reactors at Hinkley Point C in Somerset, southwest England.
MOSCOW, Oct 21- Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the government to expand tax breaks to more deposits that will supply gas for the Novatek-led liquefied natural gas project in Russia's Yamal peninsula, according to the Kremlin's web site.
LONDON, Oct 21- Images of warehouses full of Brazilian sugar going up in smoke have drawn attention to a price hike in a commodity already finding new favour with investors as years of oversupply look like coming to an end.
French utility EDF and the British government have signed an agreement to build two nuclear reactors for a total cost of 16 billion pounds, EDF said in a statement on Monday.
TOKYO, Oct 21- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a three-week high on Monday on expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve will delay trimming its economic stimulus programme following a 16- day government shutdown. The Nikkei added 0.9 percent to 14,693.57 after climbing as high as 14,727.85 earlier, the highest since Sept. 27.
*Australian shares gain 0.6 pct, hit 5- year highs. TOKYO, Oct 21- Australian shares climbed to a five-year peak on Monday, drawing confidence from another record high on Wall Street as investors bet the Federal Reserve will put off winding back its cheap money policies until next year.
PARIS, Oct 21- French utility EDF and the British government have signed an agreement to build two nuclear reactors for a total cost of 16 billion pounds, EDF said in a statement on Monday. EDF said it would have a 45 to 50 percent stake in the consortium to build two Areva- designed EPR reactors at Hinkley Point C in Somerset, southwest England.
TOKYO, Oct 21- Japanese government bonds were restrained on Monday, held back by a fall in U.S. bond prices late last week and as investors turned cautious ahead of a 20- year bond auction on Tuesday. JGB futures moved in a narrow 144.69-77 range and last stood at 144.76, flat from Friday close.
LAUNCESTON, Australia, Oct 21- Going short gold was the top commodity investment pick for the next 12 months by two top-ranked analysts at the recent World Commodities Week conference in London. However, a raft of new refineries in Asia, coupled with rising exports of U.S. and Russian diesel, as well as soft economic growth in Europe, is undermining this trade.
DHAKA, Oct 21- Bangladesh's garment factory owners are pencilling in a minimum wage increase of about 50 to 80 percent and will ask retailers to pay more to defray the cost, as the government tries to end a wave of strikes that hit nearly a fifth of workshops last month.
SINGAPORE, Oct 21- Brent crude oil futures held steady near $110 a barrel on Monday on hopes the U.S. Brent crude futures for December delivery edged higher by 1 cent to $109.95 a barrel by 0501 GMT. U.S. crude oil futures for November delivery slipped 5 cents to $100.76, after earlier rising as high as $100.95.
*Tencent hits record high after Google's strong gains. HONG KONG, Oct 21- China shares outshone others in Asia early on Monday, lifting Hong Kong to its highest in a month, after Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said there should be "no slackening" in carrying out policies that ensure growth targets are met.
SHANGHAI, Oct 21- China's yuan firmed against the dollar on Monday, hovering near its record high buoyed by large dollar sales from corporates while an all-time-high fixing by the central bank also boosted sentiment towards the Chinese currency.
*Dollar index near 8- month low. TOKYO/ SINGAPORE, Oct 21- The dollar was mired near an 8- month low against a basket of currencies on Monday on growing expectations the U.S. The U.S. economy is losing steam and cannot withstand tapering, "said Daisuke Uno, chief strategist at Sumitomo Mitsui Bank.
SINGAPORE, Oct 21- Brent crude oil futures held steady above $110 a barrel on Monday on hopes the U.S. Brent crude futures for December delivery gained 10 cents to $110.04 a barrel by 0343 GMT. U.S. crude oil futures for November delivery were up 3 cents to $100.84, after earlier rising as high as $100.95.
*Nickel prices climb on Indonesia export ban hopes. SINGAPORE, Oct 21- London copper prices edged down on Monday on the prospect of rising supply, but hopes the United States would delay tapering its massive economic stimulus underpinned demand for metals.
TOKYO, Oct 21- Japan's Nikkei share average rose above 14,700 for the first time in three weeks, underpinned by a strong performance on Wall Street and expectations the Federal Reserve will delay trimming its economic stimulus programme.
WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Oct 20- JPMorgan Chase& Co CEO Jamie Dimon has pleaded with and complained to the U.S. Justice Department but cannot convince the government to end its criminal probe of his bank because prosecutors are not yet certain of their findings, people familiar with the matter said.