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  • CHINA'S PRESIDENT XI SAYS CHINA'S ECONOMY WILL STAY ON STEADY COURSE WITH RELATIVELY FAST GROWTH.

  • BRIEF-US CONCERNED ABOUT LACK OF LEVEL PLAYING FIELD IN CHINA. Has Serious Concerns About Lack Of Level Playing Field Across Range Of Industries In China- U.S. Secretary of Commerce Source text for Eikon:.

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 23- Gold struggled on Wednesday to recover from two days of losses as the dollar jumped to its highest in nearly three weeks on expectations the Federal Reserve would hike U.S. interest rates this year. *Spot gold was steady at $1,124.05 an ounce by 0043 GMT, after dropping 1.3 percent in the previous two sessions. *Gold also came under pressure after a...

  • HAS SERIOUS CONCERNS ABOUT LACK OF LEVEL PLAYING FIELD ACROSS RANGE OF INDUSTRIES IN CHINA- U.S.

  • "China will not go backward in this process," Xi said at a forum for U.S. and Chinese governors in Seattle during the first day of his week-long visit to the United States. Xi's visit will include meetings with tech and other top business leaders, a black-tie state dinner at the White House hosted by President Barack Obama and an address at the United Nations.

  • *Focus on China flash Caixin/Markit PMI. SINGAPORE, Sept 23- The dollar hit its highest in nearly three weeks versus a basket of currencies on Wednesday, while the yen held on to broad gains made overnight as persistent worries over a slowdown in China dampened risk sentiment. The euro eased 0.1 percent to $1.1110, having pulled back from a high of $1.1460 set last...

  • HONG KONG, Sept 23- Asian stocks fell on Wednesday as global growth worries stung Wall Street, sending investors scampering to the relative safety of the yen and government debt. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan slipped 0.3 percent, with Australia down 1.3 percent and South Korea falling 0.8 percent. On Tuesday, the Asian Development...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Oct 6 Tuesday, 22 Sep 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    BRUSSELS- European Central Bank Chief Mario Draghi speaks at the Quarterly Hearing before the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of European Parliament- 1300 GMT. COLUMBUS, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart speaks before the Columbus Rotary Club- 1630 GMT. AMHERST, United States- Federal Reserve Chair Janet...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 22- Upper middle-class shoppers spooked by a whipsawing stock market and shoppers waiting till the last minute for the best deals could result in the weakest U.S. holiday sales season for retailers since the recession, AlixPartners said. The more closely watched National Retail Federation forecast for holiday sales is expected in early October.

  • CHINA'S PRESIDENT XI SAYS CHINA WILL SPEED UP EFFORTS TO BUILD AN OPEN ECONOMY; SAYS CHINA WILL NOT GO BACK IN REFORM PROCESS.

  • FARGO, N.D., Sept 22- North Dakota's oil producers and their federal regulators spared at an industry conference on Tuesday over a raft of new rules with broad implications for energy development, the latest escalation in a war of words that has both parties aiming to sway public opinion. Both proposals, from the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Environmental...

  • LOS ANGELES, Sept 22- The California Air Resources Board will broaden its testing of Volkswagen AG cars with diesel engines to include those with 3.0- liter V6 engines sold by two subsidiaries, a spokesman for the state regulator said on Tuesday. Audi did not respond to a request for comment. Young said VW engineers acknowledged the use of a so-called defeat...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Sept 22- Volkswagen AG will probably have to show there was some legitimate reason to install software that led to false vehicle emissions tests if it is to avoid U.S. criminal charges, lawyers said on Tuesday. A Justice Department spokesman declined to comment. But there will likely be a debate between the Justice Department and...

  • SEATTLE, Sept 22- Dozens of people protesting human rights abuses in China greeted President Xi Jinping in Seattle on Tuesday, forming the first in what is likely to be a series of demonstrations against China's leader in his week-long visit to the United States. In downtown Seattle, a crowd supporting Falun Gong, a religious group that says it is repressed in...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 22- A legislative holding action to avert a U.S. government shutdown began taking shape in the Senate on Tuesday, but it was still far from certain whether a dispute over funding for women's healthcare group Planned Parenthood could be overcome. With only days remaining before an Oct. 1 deadline for action, Senate leaders said they were pursuing a...

  • *Platinum vs palladium graphic: http://link.reuters.com/nav65w. Platinum prices dropped 3.6 percent on Tuesday, their biggest one-day fall in more than two years, "whacked" by concerns that the German carmaker's years-long effort to dupe U.S. regulators on diesel emissions will hurt sales of diesel engines, said Ed Meir, metals analyst at INTL FCStone.

  • Sept 22- Cision, a provider of public relations software and intelligence, is working on a bid to acquire press release distributor PR Newswire Association LLC, according to people familiar with the matter. Cision, owned by private equity firm GTCR LLC, is participating in an auction run by British communications and events company UBM Plc, which owns PR Newswire,...

  • Sept 22- Turing Pharmaceuticals, a small company that generated outrage over raising the cost of an old anti-infective drug by more than 5,000 percent, said on Tuesday it would roll back that increase to make sure it remains affordable. Turing and its Chief Executive Officer Martin Shkreli became the new face of the U.S. drug pricing controversy this week, after...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 22- Nissan Motor Co CEO Carlos Ghosn said it would be difficult for an automaker to conceal internally an effort to falsify vehicle emissions data, such as has happened at Volkswagen AG. "I don't think you can do something like this hiding in the bushes," said Ghosn, who is also CEO of Nissan's alliance partner, Renault SA, as well as chairman of their...

  • EXCLUSIVE-CISION PREPARES BID TO ACQUIRE PR NEWSWIRE ASSOCIATION LLC-SOURCES.