SYDNEY, July 31- A group of World Trade Organization members has informally discussed adopting a global overhaul of customs rules without India if New Delhi goes ahead with threats to block the deal, sources familiar with the talks said on Thursday.» Read More
FCC CHAIRMAN WILL AGAIN PURSUE NO BLOCKING, NON-DISCRIMINATION IN OPEN INTERNET ORDER- SENIOR FCC OFFICIAL.
They say the big three domestic players, Rogers Communications Inc, Telus Corp and BCE Inc's Bell Canada, along with large regional players such as Quebecor Inc's Videotron, may have bid up prices in a narrowed playing field to try to secure the airwaves that will allow them to build more powerful mobile networks.
MOSCOW, Feb 19- A dramatic slump in capital investment by Russian companies in January pointed on Wednesday to Russia's ailing economy continuing to deteriorate fast.
NEW YORK, Feb 19- U.S. natural gas futures rose to $6 per million British thermal units on Wednesday, the highest in more than four years, boosted by unrelenting forecasts for frigid cold weather across the United States that will further drive heating demand and deplete natural gas supplies.
LONDON, Feb 19- Residential property in the second phase of the Battersea power station project in London will be offered for sale in the British capital before being marketed to overseas buyers, the scheme's Malaysian-backed developer said.
MOSCOW, Feb 19- Lukoil, Russia's No.2 oil producer, posted worse-than-expected net profit in 2013, hit by write-offs at some major projects it once touted as the breakthrough finds to boost earnings.
SAO PAULO/ LONDON, Feb 19- Ukraine's sovereign bonds plunged further on Wednesday as a renewed wave of violence hit the capital Kiev, while mounting unrest in Venezuela drove the price of its credit default swaps to near five-year highs.
*European Investment Bank suspends work in Ukraine. BRUSSELS/ LONDON Feb 19- The European Investment Bank said on Wednesday it had frozen its activities in Ukraine after at least 26 people died in the worst violence since the former Soviet republic gained independence.
NEW YORK, Feb 19- U.S. stocks were mixed on Wednesday amid caution ahead of the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's most recent policy meeting, and as investors brushed off weak housing data. The Dow Jones industrial average index rebounded after underperforming the broader market in the previous session, led by gains in Chevron and American Express.
*Tenaris, Vallourec pummelled by U.S. import tariff ruling. LONDON, Feb 19- European shares edged lower on Wednesday, led by Italy's Tenaris as a U.S. tariff ruling hurt the region's steel pipe industry, although buoyant updates from brewer Carlsberg and Lafarge helped limit market losses.
ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, Feb 19- The United States urged the Ukrainian government to pull back riot police from Independence Square in Kiev, call a truce and hold discussions with the opposition, White House Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said on Wednesday.
NEW YORK, Feb 19- Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc has agreed to pay $275 million to resolve a U.S. lawsuit accusing it of misleading investors in mortgage-backed securities, lawyers for the plaintiffs said on Wednesday.
Feb 19- An experimental cancer drug developed by Eli Lilly and Co, touted by some to be the company's next blockbuster, significantly improved survival rates in lung cancer patients, sending the company's shares up 3 percent in early trading.
BENONI, South Africa, Feb 19- After eight days decomposing in a disused South African gold mine, 32- year-old Blessing's body was so bloated it could barely fit through the tiny tunnel entrance hidden at the foot of a towering mine dump in a town east of Johannesburg.
WHITE HOUSE SAYS EXPECTS UKRAINE SITUATION TO COME UP ON WEDNESDAY IN MEETINGS BETWEEN U.S., MEXICO AND CANADA.
WHITE HOUSE SAYS OBAMA IS FOLLOWING UKRAINE EVENTS CLOSELY, DISCUSSED WITH FRENCH PRESIDENT HOLLANDE.
WHITE HOUSE SAYS WOULD LIKE TO SEE RUSSIA SUPPORT EFFORTS TO REDUCE TENSIONS IN UKRAINE.
WHITE HOUSE SAYS U.S., EU BELIEVE THAT EVENTS OF TUESDAY IN KIEV WERE UNACCEPTABLE.
WHITE HOUSE SAYS HAS MADE CLEAR WILL CONSIDER USE OF SANCTIONS AGAINST THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR VIOLENCE IN UKRAINE.
WHITE HOUSE SAYS IN CONSULTATION WITH EU ON WHICH INDIVIDUALS SHOULD BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR VIOLENCE.