NEW DELHI, Feb 28- India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday announced a budget aimed at high growth, saying the pace of cutting the fiscal deficit would slow as he seeks to boost investment and ensure that ordinary people benefit. "India is about to take off," Jaitley, 62, said early in his speech to lawmakers. "The world is predicting that this is India's...» Read More
HONG KONG, Sept 19- Shares in China's largest auto rental company CAR Inc surged as much as 28 percent in their Hong Kong trading debut on Friday as investors scrambled for exposure to a market expected to almost double to $11 billion by 2018..
*PM Cameron and Elizabeth II expected to comment. EDINBURGH, Sept 19- Scotland has voted against breaking from the United Kingdom in half its constituencies home to nearly one third of the electorate, early results from a divisive independence referendum showed. Scotland's final verdict on the union should be clear around breakfast time on Friday.
NIKKEI HITS SEVEN-YEAR HIGH AFTER PM ABE PUSHES PENSION. TOKYO, Sept 19- Japanese stocks extended gains to a seven-year high on Friday after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he will aim to carry out a pension fund reform as soon as possible, boosting sentiment that was aleady upbeat due to the yen's weakness.
SCOTTISH VOTERS SUPPORT INDEPENDENCE IN GLASGOW, SCOTLAND'S LARGEST CITY- COUNTING OFFICER.
JAPAN'S NIKKEI SHARE AVERAGE HITS SEVEN-YEAR HIGH, RISES ABOVE DEC 2013 PEAK.
BEIJING, Sept 19- Business confidence among Chinese entrepreneurs fell in the third quarter- marking the third consecutive quarter of decline- a central bank survey showed on Friday, mirroring signs of fragility in the economy.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 18- Apple's iPhone 6 Plus uses chips from Qualcomm, Skyworks Solutions, Avago Technologies and other companies, according to gadget repair firm iFixit, which pried one of the devices open in Melbourne early on Friday. Like previous iPhones, the iPhone 6 Plus uses a Qualcomm 4 G LTE modem, according to iFixit.
CAIRNS, Australia, Sept 19- U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said on Friday the global economy continues to underperform, particularly the euro area and Japan, while a number of emerging market economies were also slowing. "The United States continues to be a source of strength in the global economy," Lew said in remarks with his Australian counterpart Joe Hockey.
CAIRNS, Australia, Sept 19- U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said on Friday the global economy continues to underperform, particularly the euro area and Japan, while a number of emerging market economies were also slowing.
TOKYO, Sept 19- Japanese stocks extended gains to an 8-1/ 2 month high on Friday after the yen dropped to a six-year low, underpinned by the Federal Reserve's policy outlook, and after the first result in the Scottish independence vote went to the unioninst camp.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 18- Apple's iPhone 6 Plus uses chips from Qualcomm and SK Hynix, according to gadget repair firm iFixit, which pried one of the devices open in Melbourne early on Friday. They will support more than 200 telecoms carriers worldwide, with sales launching in Australia on Friday morning and then in the United States and other countries.
*Sterling gains as poll suggests Scotland voted to stay in UK. TOKYO, Sept 19- The British pound rose sharply after a early results from the Scottish independence vote reinforced expectations Scotland would remain in the United Kingdom, while Asian shares gave up some of their earlier gains on Wall Street's strength.
TOKYO, Sept 19- Sterling rose to a two-week high against the U.S. dollar and two-year peak against the euro on Friday, taking comfort from early results of a Scottish referendum that indicated a break-up of the United Kingdom will be averted.
EDINBURGH, Sept 19- Scotland voted against breaking apart the United Kingdom in four small constituencies, early referendum results showed on Friday, as Scots agonized over the fate of their country following a divisive independence campaign.
Sept 18- U.S. regulators are investigating a Goldman Sachs Group Inc internship for the brother of a former official at Libya's sovereign wealth fund and perks allegedly offered by the bank to the fund, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.
MELBOURNE, Sept 19- London copper was set to end the week flat on Friday as concerns simmered over the timing of a possible U.S. rate hike, while signs of slowing growth in top metals user China also dragged. *The most-traded November copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange fell 0.9 percent overnight to 48,800 yuan a tonne.
SYDNEY, Sept 19- Australia's miners face tough times amid a meteoric fall in the price of their cash cow, iron ore, but there are plenty of reasons to believe the rest of the economy can weather the storm and perhaps even profit from it.
EDINBURGH, Sept 19- Votes are being counted from Scotland's independence referendum with most of the first tallies expected to come from the smaller councils. Announcements from the big cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen are expected only around 0400 GMT. TOTAL OF VOTES COUNTED Source: Electoral Commission.
SYDNEY, Sept 19- Sterling pushed sharply higher in Asian trade on Friday as the first result reported in the Scottish independence vote went to the unionist camp. The result in the small borough of Clackmannanshire was reported as 46.2 percent in support of independence, with 53.8 percent against.
TOKYO, Sept 19- Japan's government cut its overall economic assessment for the first time in five months as private consumption is struggling to recover from the slump caused by April's sales tax hike, clouding the outlook for a sustained recovery.