PARIS, Dec 28- The AirAsia aircraft that went missing on Sunday on its way to Singapore from Surabaya in Indonesia was delivered to its operator in 2008 and had recorded 23,000 flight hours on 13,600 flights, manufacturer Airbus said in a statement. Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501, an Airbus 320-200 with 162 people aboard, lost contact with Jakarta air traffic...» Read More
NEW YORK, Aug 13- U.S. stocks opened higher on Wednesday amid signs of an easing of tensions in Ukraine and Iraq, which overshadowed weak U.S. retail sales data and corporate forecasts from bellwethers including Macy's.
NEW YORK, Aug 13- Brent crude futures turned higher on Wednesday, recovering from a 13- month low as the dollar weakened against the euro and as traders covered shorts ahead of weekly U.S. government data on the nation's oil inventories. Continuing geopolitical threats to supply also continued to support crude futures, brokers and traders said.
Aug 13- Health Care REIT Inc said it would buy Canada's HealthLease Properties Real Estate Investment Trust in a deal valued at $950 million, including debt, to expand its presence in senior housing and post-acute care segments.
WASHINGTON, Aug 13- U.S. retail sales unexpectedly stalled in July, pointing to some loss of momentum in the economy early in the third quarter.
LONDON, Aug 13- Brent crude oil bounced off a 13- month low on Wednesday, reversing early losses to trade back above $103 a barrel as traders with one eye on potential supply disruptions in Iraq started buying.
Aug 13- Macy's Inc cut its full-year same-store sales forecast, after second-quarter sales failed to make up for weakness in the first quarter when harsh weather kept shoppers away. Many customers still are not feeling comfortable about spending more in an uncertain economic environment, "Chief Executive Terry Lundgren said in a statement on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, Aug 13- The U.S. The central bank has held the overnight federal funds rate near zero since December 2008, and is close to winding down a lengthy program of bond purchases that will have swelled its balance sheet to more than $4 trillion.
NEW YORK, Aug 13- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wednesday as investors plucked bargains following recent declines amid signs of an easing of tensions in Ukraine and Iraq, which overshadowed some weak U.S. data and corporate forecasts.
MUMBAI/ NEW DELHI, Aug 13- India is considering joining Euroclear, the world's largest securities settlement system, with the condition that only long-term foreign investors trade Indian government debt for now, three sources familiar with the discussions told Reuters.
WASHINGTON, Aug 13- U.S. retail sales were unexpectedly flat in July, pointing to some loss of momentum in the economy early in the third quarter.
CAIRO/ ABU DHABI, Aug 13- A top Iraqi government grains official said on Wednesday that Islamic State militants are taking wheat from state silos in northern and western Iraq, in order to mill it there and in neighboring Syria.
HEAD OF IRAQ'S GRAIN BOARD SAYS ISLAMIC STATE MILITANTS HAVE TAKEN WHEAT FROM STATE SILOS AND SENT IT TO IRAQI AND SYRIAN MILLS.
LONDON, Aug 13- When the London Metal Exchange consulted with its industrial users on what it should do about long load-out queues at some of its warehouses, the only point of general agreement in a polarised response was that it should improve transparency.
IRAQ GRAIN BOARD SAYS STOPPED BUYING LOCAL WHEAT LAST WEEK IN ATTEMPT TO AVOID MILITANT SMUGGLING.
LONDON, Aug 13- Gas-fuelled locomotives are not a new idea. Plymouth Locomotive Company built the first propane-fuelled rail engine as early as 1936..
Aug 13- Rigel Pharmaceuticals Inc said its experimental drug failed to meet the main goal in a mid-stage study in patients with dry eye disease, sending its shares down 10.7 percent in premarket trading. British drugmaker AstraZeneca stopped developing Rigel's rheumatoid arthritis treatment in June 2013.
Aug 13- Macy's Inc cut its full-year same-store sales forecast, saying a 3.3 percent rise in second-quarter sales would not make up for weakness in the first quarter when harsh weather kept shoppers away. Shares of the company, which also owns the high-end Bloomingdale's chain, were down 5 percent at $56.77 in premarket trading.
BAGHDAD, Aug 13- Nuri al-Maliki stuck to his guns and refused to accept his removal as Iraq's prime minister on Wednesday, but his hold on power was tenuous as Iran's supreme leader, a long-time Maliki ally, publicly backed his replacement.
LONDON, Aug 13- World stock markets ticked higher on Wednesday, lifted by brighter corporate results and as oil prices plumbed 13- month lows with ample supply offseting output disruption risks posed by tensions in Iraq and Libya.