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  • CANBERRA, Nov 18- Australia and India will push for a free trade pact, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday during a rare state visit to Canberra by an Indian leader. Australia on Monday finalized a landmark free trade deal with China more than ten years in the making, significantly expanding ties between...

  • TOYOTA MOTOR CORP TO LAUNCH MIRAI FUEL CELL SEDAN IN U.S.

  • TOYOTA WILL INTRODUCE 200 FUEL CELL VEHICLES IN U.S.

  • NEWPORT BEACH, California, Nov 17- Toyota Motor Corp on Monday said it will introduce its first mass-market fuel cell car in the United States next year, hoping to replicate the success of its Prius hybrid with a vehicle that runs on hydrogen instead of gasoline. The four-person sedan named Mirai, the Japanese word for "future", will be at California dealerships in...

  • A day after shock data showing Japan slipping into recession had rattled financial markets, Japan's Nikkei rose 1.4 percent in early trade, erasing about a half of its 3.0 percent fall the previous day. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was flat. Japan's economy shrank an annualised 1.6 percent in July-September after a 7.3 percent...

  • TOKYO, Nov 18- The dollar held its own on Tuesday after European Central Bank officials raised the prospects of further stimulus steps and as investors waited to see if Japan's leader would call a snap election after the country unexpectedly slipped into recession. The dollar was steady on the day at 116.68 yen, within sight of its seven-year peak of 117.06 yen...

  • DIARY - Emerging Markets Economic Events to Dec 1 Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 7:02 PM ET

    Nov 18- For other related diaries, please. MAKATI CITY- Asian Development Bank to launch the latest Asian Economic Integration Monitor- 0130 GMT. BRASILIA- Brazil Central Bank President Alexandre Tombini may speak at congressional commission about deterioration of the country's fiscal results.

  • LONDON, Nov 18- Britain's tax collection agency is not doing enough to tackle multinational firms who use complex company structures to reduce their tax bills, a report by lawmakers said on Tuesday. Britain has sought to take a leading role in international efforts to reduce legal tax avoidance methods used by companies such as Amazon.com Inc and Google Inc to...

  • Nov 17- Solar company SunEdison Inc and unit TerraForm Power Inc said they would buy First Wind for $2.4 billion to enter the U.S. wind power market. SunEdison's shares rose 6.6 percent to $17.70, while TerraForm shares rose 1.2 percent to $26.15 in after-market trading. SunEdison raised its 2015 installation forecast to 2.1-2.3 gigawatts from 1.6-1.8 GW.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 17- Any changes the Federal Reserve makes to its vast portfolio of bonds in the coming years is likely to have a bigger impact on U.S. financial and housing markets than any interest rate hike the U.S. central bank may make in 2015, Fannie Mae chief economist Doug Duncan said on Monday. The Fed's balance sheet stands at $4.22 trillion, including $2.46...

  • SAC's Martoma to begin prison term on Nov. 20 Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 6:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 17- Mathew Martoma, a former portfolio manager at billionaire Steven A. Cohen's hedge fund SAC Capital Advisors LP, has been ordered to begin serving his nine-year prison sentence for his insider trading conviction on Nov. 20. District Judge Paul Gardephe in Manhattan issued the order on Monday, five days after the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...

  • China's internet TV sites battle for foreign shows Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 6:11 PM ET

    China's big internet-TV companies are spending hundreds of millions of dollars on foreign TV shows and films in a battle to attract users and advertisers.

  • Indian retailers hobble as e-commerce race ahead Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 5:58 PM ET

    Indian retailers are struggling to keep up online as e-commerce garner large investments.

  • Nov 17- SunEdison Inc and unit TerraForm Power Inc said they would buy wind power developer and operator First Wind for $2.4 billion. The companies said the deal comprises $1.9 billion in upfront payment and $510 million earn-out. TerraForm was created by SunEdison to own and operate its solar power plants.

  • Nov 17- Starbucks Corp said on Monday it has been wrongly accused in online petitions of supporting a Grocery Manufacturers Association lawsuit to block Vermont's GMO labeling law. Petitions posted to websites such as Sumofus.org and Care2.com accused Starbucks of teaming with fellow GMA member Monsanto Co to kill GMO labeling in Vermont, which in May...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Nov 17- Argentina, which faces an acute hard currency shortage, sought to toughen international trade controls on Monday by creating a new agency to keep track of imports and exports and said it would keep tightening currency restrictions. President Cristina Fernandez began restricting access to dollars through legal channels in 2011, forcing...

  • LONDON, Nov 17- London's benchmark foreign exchange "fixings" will move to a five-minute calculation window, from one minute currently, as of 2200 GMT on Sunday, Dec. 14, the WM Company said in a memo sent to banks on Monday. The move by WM, a unit of State Street Corp, follows the levying of the first fines on banks in a row over alleged manipulation of foreign exchange...

  • The evolution of insect resistance "is a great threat" long- term to the sustainability of the GMO crop biotechnology that has become a highly valued tool for many U.S. farmers, according to Fangneng Huang, an entomologist at Louisiana State University and lead researcher for a three-year study. The research documents resistance by fall armyworms in the...

  • TORONTO, Nov 17- The Canadian province of Ontario trimmed its economic growth forecasts for the next three years on Monday but left its deficit targets unchanged and said its budget will be balanced by 2017-18.. In his fall fiscal update, Finance Minister Charles Sousa projected a deficit of C $12.5 billion in fiscal 2014-15, ending March 31, unchanged from the...