CIVIL NUCLEAR India and the United States struck a deal that could open the door for U.S. companies to build nuclear reactors in India by promising insurance cover to U.S. companies that had shied away from an Indian law placing liability on suppliers in case of an accident. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's assertiveness in the region has already aligned India...» Read More
NEW YORK, Sept 16- U.S. Treasury debt prices rose on Tuesday as buyers fretted over possible shifts in America's ultra loose monetary policy and about the independence referendum in Scotland on Thursday, which could shake global markets.
Sept 16- Bill Barrett Corp said it would exchange most of its acreage in Wyoming's Powder River Basin for oil-producing assets in Colorado, and also sell some natural gas assets in the state.
PARIS, Sept 16- Airbus is conducting the final stage of ground trials as it edges towards the keenly-awaited first flight of its revamped A320neo aircraft, the planemaker said on Tuesday. Airbus is sticking to its target for a first flight in the third quarter, or by the end of September, the spokesman said.
MOSCOW, Sept 16- Russia's ban on most Western food, the assimilation of the disputed Crimea region and people fleeing conflict in Ukraine are set to boost Russian grain demand this year, SovEcon, one of the country's leading agriculture consultancies, said.
*Dollar in holding pattern ahead of Fed meeting. NEW YORK, Sept 16- The dollar slipped on Tuesday as investors booked profit on the currency's recent rally ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting that could potentially turn more upbeat on the U.S. economy and flag an interest-rate increase sooner rather than later.
MOSCOW, Sept 16- The Russian central bank sees crude oil prices returning to above $100 per barrel in coming quarters and staying above that mark in 2016-2017, according to the bank's quarterly monetary policy document published on Tuesday.
*OPEC to cut output target in November meeting- Badri. LONDON, Sept 16- Brent crude oil rose above $98 per barrel on Tuesday, as the prospect of a likely supply cut from OPEC outweighed the impact of weak demand from the world's biggest energy consumers.
The number of chronically undernourished people dropped by more than 100 million, equivalent to a country the size of the Philippines, according to a report by the United Nations food agency, International Fund for Agricultural Development and World Food Programme.
Sept 16- United Parcel Service Inc is almost doubling the number of seasonal employees it hires for this year's holiday shopping season as it aims to avoid a repeat of last year's network breakdown during the crucial period.
BELO HORIZONTE/ SAO PAULO, Brazil, Sept 16- The handsome, accomplished grandson of one of Brazil's most beloved politicians, Aecio Neves has been preparing his whole life to be president, friends say. And that, paradoxically, best explains why he's languishing in Brazil's presidential election race.
*Reuters poll points to 133 bln euro take-up on Thursday. FRANKFURT, Sept 16- The European Central Bank invited banks on Tuesday to bid for a fresh round of long-term loans it hopes will stimulate lending to businesses and reinvigorate the euro zone economy but which may see only modest take-up.
*Europe airlines squeezed by budget rivals, Gulf carriers. "We're continuing to negotiate, we have made proposals, we have heard the concerns of pilots who imagined that Transavia France could suddenly replace all of Air France across France," Air France Chief Executive Frederic Gagey told Europe 1 radio.
*The pipelines key for boosting Russian oil exports to Asia. MOSCOW, Sept 16- Western sanctions on Russia over Ukraine are likely to delay the launch of new oil pipelines in Siberia, Russian oil pipeline monopoly Transneft said on Tuesday, potentially derailing plans to boost oil exports to Asia in coming years.
WASHINGTON, Sept 16- The United States announced on Tuesday it will send 3,000 troops to help tackle the Ebola outbreak as part of a ramped-up plan, including a major deployment in Liberia, the country where the epidemic is spiraling fastest out of control.
Sept 16- Struggling power producer Atlantic Power Corp asked its chief executive to leave and slashed its dividend by 70 percent after ending discussions about selling itself. Atlantic Power's U.S.-listed shares fell more than 20 percent premarket on Tuesday.
*All 30 economists say SNB will leave rates unchanged on Sept. 18. ZURICH, Sept 16- The Swiss National Bank will keep the 1.20 cap on the franc for at least six months, intervening in foreign exchange markets again or even effectively charging for franc deposits if needed, a Reuters poll found on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON, Sept 16- U.S. producer prices were flat in August, pointing to muted inflation pressures that should see the Federal Reserve in no hurry to raise interest rates. The Labor Department said on Tuesday its producer price index for final demand was unchanged as gasoline and food costs fell.
RUSSIAN CENTRAL BANK SAYS INFLATIONARY EXPECTATIONS FOR YEAR AHEAD HAVE INCREASED SIGNIFICANTLY- DOCUMENT.
RUSSIAN CENTRAL BANK SEES CURRENT ACCOUNT SURPLUS AROUND 2 PCT OF GDP IN 2014, FALLING TO 1 PCT IN 2015-2017- DOCUMENT.
RUSSIAN CENTRAL BANK EXPECTS NET CAPITAL OUTFLOW OF $20 BLN IN H2, $90 BLN IN WHOLE OF 2014, SEES RISKS OF MORE CAPITAL FLIGHT, WEAKER ROUBLE- DOCUMENT.