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  • KUALA LUMPUR, July 19- Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai will fly to the Ukraine capital of Kiev on Saturday to ensure an investigating team gets safe access to the site of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17. The United States believes the plane was hit by a surface-to-air missile fired from rebel-controlled territory in eastern Ukraine.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, July 19- Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai will fly to the Ukraine capital of Kiev on Saturday to ensure an investigating team gets safe access to the site of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17. The United States believes the plane was hit by a surface-to-air missile fired from rebel-controlled territory in eastern Ukraine.

  • *Ukraine says rebel missile shoots down Boeing 777. HRABOVE, Ukraine/ WASHINGTON, July 19- U.S.

  • PANAMA CITY, July 18- Panamanian banking supervisors said on Friday they had taken control of ES Bank SA, a small unit of Portugal's Espirito Santo, which is facing intense scrutiny from investors and regulators over revelations of irregularities at related companies.

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 18- Argentina signed deals on Friday to borrow $7.5 billion from China at a time when the Latin American country cannot tap global capital markets because of disputes over unpaid debt. China is Argentina's second-largest trading partner after neighbor Brazil.

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 18- Port workers in Argentina's Rosario grains hub will end their strike at midnight, a trade union leader told Reuters on Friday, after the job action paralyzed all agricultural exports for three days during a busy time in the harvest cycle. The workers are set to meet the government for wage negotiations on Monday.

  • President Barack Obama spoke to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday about the potential need for more sanctions against Russia if it fails to take steps to de-escalate the situation in Ukraine, the White House said.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Aug 1 Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    OSLO- EU Commission Vice President Michel Barnier meets Norway Finance Minister Siv Jensen. SYDNEY- 2nd Latin America Australia Investors Forum. SYDNEY- RBA Governor Glenn Stevens speaks to the Anika Foundation Luncheon in Sydney- 0300 GMT.

  • DETROIT, July 18- General Motors Co in 2003 and 2004 made changes to redesigned ignition switch parts on four models but did not ensure that older, potentially faulty parts were taken out of circulation, the automaker said in a filing with U.S. safety regulators made public on Friday.

  • WASHINGTON, July 18- The White House said on Friday there was a "credible prospect for a comprehensive deal" with Iran over its nuclear program that made it necessary to extend talks with Western powers another four months.

  • Groeneveld said the Navy was still reviewing lessons learned from the exercise, which took place aboard the USS Carl Vinson off the coast of southern California. The exercise could help Navy officials make the case for adding EA-18G Growlers to the five planes now slated to go on each of the Navy's 11 aircraft carriers in coming years.

  • NEW YORK, July 18- Amazon.com Inc launched a $9.99- per-month subscription service on Friday that lets customers read as much as they choose from its library of more than 600,000 digital books. Subscribers to the Kindle Unlimited service can read e-books, including "The Hunger Games" and "Life of Pi," on Amazon's Kindle e-reader or any device with a Kindle app.

  • NICOSIA, July 18- Cyprus's central bank took control of the Cypriot branch of a Tanzanian-based bank on Friday, a day after the United States called it a "financial institution of primary money laundering concern".

  • SAO PAULO, July 18- Brazilian beef exports to China will increase by more than $1 billion next year following the decision by the world's second-largest economy to lift an embargo on Brazilian beef, the president of an industry group said on Friday.

  • *Ukraine says rebel missile shoots down Boeing 777. President Barack Obama demanded Russia stop supporting separatists in Ukraine after the downing of a Malaysian airliner by a surface-to-air missile he said was fired from rebel territory raised the prospect of more sanctions on Moscow.

  • *Angola central bank says BES's Angola unit needs capital increase.

  • "The science is clear that mining the Pebble deposit would cause irreversible damage to one of the world's last intact salmon ecosystems," said Dennis McLerran, regional administrator for the EPA, in a statement.

  • NEW YORK, July 18- A federal judge in New York has granted prosecutors access to a Gmail user's emails as part of a criminal probe, a decision that could fan the debate over how aggressively the government may pursue data if doing so may invade people's privacy.

  • BERLIN/ GENEVA, July 18- As international investigators head to rebel-held eastern Ukraine to piece together what, and who, caused a Malaysian airliner to plunge into the steppe, securing evidence in the middle of a war zone is a major challenge.

  • NEW YORK, July 18- Many investors say the best trading strategy around a potential takeover of Time Warner Inc by Twenty-First Century Fox is to wager that media baron Rupert Murdoch will pay up to get what he wants.