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  • US TREASURY PRICES TURN POSITIVE AS STOCKS EXTEND LOSSES, 10- YEAR NOTE YIELDS FALL TO 2.06 PCT.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 21- A U.S. appeals court on Friday upheld a Department of Labor rule requiring employment agencies to pay the minimum wage and overtime to domestic workers providing in-home care for the elderly, sick or disabled. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected a challenge filed by the Home Care Association of America and...

  • LONDON, Aug 21- Following are five themes likely to dominate the thinking of investors and traders in the coming week and the Reuters stories related to them. China's bourses fell 11 percent this week, Asian stocks hit a 2- year low and the weakness is spilling over into developed markets- Germany's DAX is on track for its worst month since 2011 and the S&P 500 is now...

  • ANKARA, Aug 21- Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will ask Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to form a temporary government next week to lead the country to a snap election, after efforts to agree a coalition with opposition parties failed. But Turkey is in untested waters- never before has such an arrangement been necessary. That deadline falls on Sunday, Aug. 23.

  • Aug 21- Deere& Co reported that third-quarter profit tumbled 40 percent on weak demand for agricultural equipment and a stronger dollar, and gave a bleaker forecast for fourth-quarter equipment sales, sending shares sliding more than 8 percent. Farm and turf equipment sales, which account for more than two-thirds of total revenue, fell 24 percent to $5.31...

  • US TREASURY PRICES TURN NEGATIVE, 10- YEAR NOTE YIELDS INCREASE TO 2.09 PERCENT.

  • Aug 21- Deere& Co reported that third-quarter profit tumbled 40 percent on weak demand for agricultural equipment and a stronger dollar, and gave a bleaker forecast for fourth-quarter equipment sales, sending shares sliding more than 8 percent. Farm and turf equipment sales, which account for more than two-thirds of total revenue, fell 24 percent to $5.31...

  • LONDON, Aug 21- European shares fell to a seven-month low on Friday, as growing concerns over China's economy hit world stock markets and many investors remained cautious over the near-term outlook. The Caixin/ Markit manufacturing index showed activity in China's factory sector shrank at its fastest pace in almost 6-1/ 2 years in August, heightening fears of a...

  • SEOUL, Aug 21- North and South Korea appeared headed towards another clash on Friday as Seoul refused to halt propaganda broadcasts and Pyongyang put its troops on a war footing, prompting China to urge both sides to take a step back. South Korean Vice Defence Minister Baek Seung- joo said it was likely the North would fire at some of the 11 sites where Seoul has set up...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 21- The dollar fell broadly on Friday, dropping to a two-month low against the euro, as weak factory data from economic giant China added to doubts the Federal Reserve will raise U.S. interest rates next month. The euro, which is used as a "funding" currency borrowed to buy riskier but higher-yielding emerging market currencies, topped $1.13 as investors...

  • Drawing new price tags, "said retired farmer Daulet Ishimbayev who supplements his pension by selling fruit and vegetables in a makeshift kiosk in an Almaty suburb. Heaps of melons from Uzbekistan and crates with Kyrgyz grapes contrasted with modest-looking tomatoes and cucumbers from southern Kazakhstan, the only local produce on sale.

  • ATHENS, Aug 21- Rebels angered by Greece's international bailout walked out of the leftist Syriza party on Friday, formalising a widely-expected split after leader Alexis Tsipras resigned as prime minister to pave the way for early elections. Greece's president gave the conservative opposition a chance to form a new government, but the effort is almost...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 21- U.S. Investors will closely evaluate a speech by Fed Vice Chair Stanley Fischer at Jackson Hole on Aug. 29 for clues on whether a rate increase in September is likely. "The September rate hike is still possible, but you're not going to get a better feel on that until you see the employment report," said Charles Comiskey, head of Treasuries trading at Bank...

  • Aug 21- Wall Street opened lower on Friday as weak manufacturing data from China spooked investors already worried about global growth. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 123.13 points, or 0.72 percent, to 16,867.56. The S&P 500 lost 13.94 points, or 0.68 percent, to 2,021.79 and the Nasdaq composite dropped 76.26 points, or 1.56 percent, to 4,801.23.

  • By Ercan Gurses and Orhan Coskun. ANKARA, Aug 21- President Tayyip Erdogan and the ruling AK Party will keep their grip on power when an interim government is formed next week to lead Turkey to a snap election, with the cabinet set to be dominated by loyalists. The AK Party, founded by Erdogan, lost its majority in a June 7 election for the first time since coming to power...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 21- The hangover from the bursting of the housing bubble and competition from electronic trading have helped restrain U.S. dealers from growing their balance sheets and taking more risks, the New York Federal Reserve said in a blog post on Friday. New York Fed analysts Tobias Adrian, Michael Fleming, Daniel Stackman, and Erik Vogt said in the blog that...

  • Aug 21- Wall Street was set to open lower on Friday, with the S&P 500 mini futures falling to their weakest level since early February, as more alarming data from China spooked investors already worried about global growth. The data from China showed its giant manufacturing sector slowing at the fastest pace since the depths of the financial crisis in 2009,...

  • Aug 21- Steiner Leisure Ltd, an operator of spas on cruise ships and in hotels, will be taken private by private equity firm Catterton Partners for about $843 million. Catterton has investments in consumer companies including high-end home furnishings chain Restoration Hardware Holdings, restaurant operator Noodles& Co and toymaker Build-A-Bear Workshop.

  • OTTAWA, Aug 21- Canada's annual inflation rate rose in July as higher prices for food and clothing offset the moderating effect of cheaper energy, data from Statistics Canada showed on Friday. Core inflation, which strips out volatile items and is closely watched by the Bank of Canada, was firmer, rising to 2.4 percent from 2.3 percent, as forecast.

  • *UK public finances record first July surplus in three years. LONDON, Aug 21- Britain's public finances recorded their first July surplus in three years, as the country's economic upturn spurred the strongest income tax receipts for the month since records began in 1997.. The Office for National Statistics reported a public finance surplus, excluding banks, of...