WASHINGTON, March 10- After discovering China- made components in the F-35 fighter jet, a Pentagon investigation has uncovered Chinese materials in other major U.S. weaponry, including Boeing Co's B-1B bomber and certain Lockheed Martin Corp F-16 fighters, the U.S. Defense Department said.» Read More
VEVEY, Switzerland, Oct 17- Nestle said still-weak emerging market demand and falling prices for its products in Europe slowed underlying sales growth to 4.4 percent in the first nine months of the year from 6.1 percent in the year-ago period.
*U.S. Congress ends debt deadlock. *U.S. says talks intense, serious after Iran hints at concessions. SINGAPORE, Oct 17- Brent futures were steady above $110 a barrel on Thursday, with investors reluctant to lock in fresh positions ahead of a deluge of data expected in the wake of Washington's deal to end a partial government shutdown and dodge a debt default.
TAIPEI, Oct 17- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd said its third-quarter net profit rose more than 5 percent from a year earlier, beating forecasts, as smartphone makers stocked up on chips for new devices launched during the period. TSMC will stage an investor conference at 0600 GMT on Thursday to give its outlook for the fourth quarter.
*Kurds insist committed to Iraq unity, revenue-sharing. ARBIL/ BAGHDAD, Oct 17- A new export pipeline means Iraqi Kurdistan will soon earn more from its own oil than it receives from Baghdad as a share of total Iraqi revenues, a turning point that could strengthen the region's hand in its long search for independence.
*Multinationals from China performed badly, India on top. BERLIN, Oct 17- The anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International has admonished Chinese companies for their opaque business practices while praising Indian firms' relatively high standards, in a survey of emerging market multinationals released on Thursday.
WASHINGTON, Oct 16- The White House moved quickly early on Thursday to get the U.S. government back up and running after a 16- day shutdown, directing hundreds of thousands of workers to return to work.
WASHINGTON, Oct 17- Consensus may be hard to find in Washington these days, but many corporate executives and economists seem to agree on one point: the biggest risk to the world's largest economy may be its own elected representatives.
TOKYO, Oct 17- Japan's economy will remain on track as the government prepares a 5 trillion yen stimulus package to offset the drag from a sales tax increase scheduled for next April, a Reuters poll showed.
NEW YORK, Oct 17- As U.S. officials warned that the technology behind Obamacare might not be ready to launch on Oct. 1, the administration was pouring tens of millions of dollars more than it had planned into the federal website meant to enroll Americans in the biggest new social program since the 1960 s.
BEIJING, Oct 17- China's exporters face a difficult time in coming months as demand from emerging markets slows, the Chinese trade ministry warned on Thursday after the latest trade data showed sales to Southeast Asia slowed sharply in September.
*U.S. Congress ends debt deadlock. *U.S. says talks intense, serious after Iran hints at concessions. SINGAPORE, Oct 17- Brent futures were steady above $110 a barrel on Thursday, with investors reluctant to lock in fresh positions ahead of a deluge of data expected in the wake of Washington's deal to end a partial government shutdown.
*China coal miners spike after reported price rebound. HONG KONG, Oct 17- Hong Kong and China shares crept higher early on Thursday after U.S. legislators reached a deal to raise the government's borrowing limit, but turnover stayed muted, suggesting investors did not return to the market in a big way.
*Senate passes bill, House follows suit. Capping weeks of political brinkmanship that had unnerved global markets, President Barack Obama quickly signed the spending measure, which passed the Senate and House of Representatives after Republicans dropped efforts to use the legislation to force changes in his signature healthcare law.
HONG KONG, Oct 17- China's yuan rose within sight of a fresh record high on Thursday as Asian markets rallied after U.S. lawmakers produced a last-minute deal to avert a potentially catastrophic debt default.
WASHINGTON, Oct 16- Washington's last-minute deal to reopen the government and avert a default sets up the latest congressional committee to try to reach a budget compromise, but some lawmakers say the panel faces an extremely difficult task.
*Multinationals from China performed badly, India on top. *India's Tata Communications got top marks overall.
SINGAPORE, Oct 17- The dollar eased versus the yen on Thursday in a sell-the-fact type of reaction after the U.S. Congress approved an 11th- hour deal to end a fiscal standoff and avoid a damaging default on government debt.
*Senate passes bill, House follows suit. Capping weeks of political brinkmanship that had unnerved global markets, the Senate and House of Representatives each passed the spending measure after Republicans dropped efforts to link the legislation to changes in President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.
WASHINGTON, Oct 16- President Barack Obama plans to sign legislation on Wednesday night ending the fiscal crisis, and federal government employees should expect to return to work on Thursday morning, Office of Management and Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell said in a statement.
SYDNEY, Oct 17- Share markets from Australia to Japan staged a relief rally on Thursday after legislators produced a last-minute deal to lift the U.S. government's borrowing limit and dodge a potentially catastrophic debt default.