SHANGHAI, March 14- China's yuan fell against the dollar on Friday after the central bank set a weaker midpoint, adding to increasingly bearish sentiment towards the currency after a recent central-bank engineered depreciation, traders said.» Read More
*Japan under pressure from credit rating agencies. TOKYO, Oct 1- Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took a step on Tuesday that none of his predecessors had managed in more than 15 years- making a dent in the government's runaway debt.
JAKARTA, Oct 1- Indonesia recorded a surprise trade surplus for August, its first in five months, offering some relief to the ailing rupiah, but the country's current account deficit will likely keep weighing on Asia's weakest currency this year.
TOKYO, Oct 1- The billionaire founder of tech and telecoms group SoftBank Corp bought Tokyo's landmark Tiffany Building for 32 billion yen in one of the priciest property deals in recent years in Japan, underscoring the recovery in the real estate market.
BANGALORE, Oct 1- Factory activity in India shrank for a second month in September, albeit not as sharply as in August, on a dearth of new orders which pushed firms to cut staff, a survey showed on Tuesday.
*Tankers still in shipyards in Iran, China, Argentina. But the tankers from shipyards in Iran, Argentina and China, have never set sail, according to five sources with knowledge of the company's fleet, as well as ship tracking data from Reuters showing the ships sitting where they were built.
*Iran to meet P5 +1 in mid-Oct for nuclear talks. SINGAPORE, Oct 1- Brent crude fell below $108 a barrel on Tuesday to trade near a 7- week low on worries a shutdown of the U.S. government may crimp oil demand, while investors also eyed easing tensions in U.S.- Iran nuclear talks.
Federal agencies were directed to cut back services after lawmakers could not break a political stalemate that sparked new questions about the ability of a deeply divided Congress to perform its most basic functions.
Oct 1- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc will receive Goldman Sachs Inc stock worth nearly $2.15 billion on Tuesday through warrants acquired as part of a deal originally signed during the depths of the 2008 financial crisis.
WASHINGTON, Oct 1- With a government shutdown under way, the U.S. Senate on Tuesday planned to recess until 9:30 a.m., at which time Democrats will formally reject the House of Representatives' latest offer for funding the government.
WASHINGTON, Oct 1- The U.S. federal government was due to start partially shutting down on Tuesday after lawmakers failed to compromise on an emergency spending bill before a midnight deadline.
WASHINGTON, Oct 1- President Barack Obama told U.S. troops in a televised message that they will remain on "normal duty status" during a government shutdown that began on Tuesday, but warned civilian Defense Department employees of possible furloughs.
WASHINGTON, Sept 30- The White House ordered government agencies to begin shutting down late on Monday after Congress failed to find a compromise on a government spending bill before a midnight deadline.
WASHINGTON, Sept 30- Just minutes before a U.S. government shutdown was to begin at midnight, the Republican-led House of Representatives convened to formally request negotiations with the Democratic-led Senate.
Oct 1- Japan's government is to announce an economic stimulus package on Tuesday worth $50 billion or more to cushion the economy from the blow of raising the national sales tax, a final draft of the government plan, seen by Reuters, shows.
Reid instead called on the House to pass a Senate- approved measure that would keep the government funded through Nov. 15. Earlier on Monday, competing spending measures flew back and forth between the Republican-controlled House of Representatives and Democratic-led Senate with increasing rapidity and without any sign of compromise.
TOKYO, Oct 1- The dollar held steady on Tuesday as investors waited with bated breath as a partial U.S. government shutdown appeared inevitable with less than a. half-hour to go before midnight in Washington, a move which.
*Big manufacturers' sentiment DI +12 vs June +4. TOKYO, Oct 1- Japanese manufacturers' sentiment improved sharply in the three months to September to a near six-year high, a closely-watched central bank survey showed, cementing the case for Premier Shinzo Abe to proceed with a planned sales tax hike next year.
*Iran to meet P5 +1 in mid-Oct for nuclear talks. SINGAPORE, Oct 1- Brent crude edged below $108 a barrel on Tuesday to trade near a 7- week low on the prospect of a U.S. government shutdown that could crimp oil demand, while investors also eyed easing tensions in U.S.- Iran nuclear talks.
TOKYO, Oct 1- Japanese government bonds eased slightly ahead of a sale of 10- year notes, the first major JGB auction in the fiscal second half. Treasuries in Asia and higher Tokyo stocks ahead of a possible U.S. government shutdown over Republican efforts to halt President Barack Obama's healthcare reforms.
WASHINGTON, Sept 30- The U.S. government was headed toward a shutdown over Republican efforts to halt President Barack Obama's healthcare reforms using a temporary spending bill even as efforts emerged to try to negotiate a deal.