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  • Nov 10- Boeing Co said it has dropped GKN PLC as the supplier for its 737 MAX jetliner, while it reaffirmed its expectation for delivery of the jet to customers beginning in 2017.. Boeing spokesman Doug Alder, in a statement on Tuesday, said the company has made design changes to the 737 and is in negotiations with the new supplier. The Wall Street Journal had first...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 10- Several Republican presidential candidates accused the Federal Reserve of keeping U.S. interest rates low for political reasons and one called for replacing Janet Yellen. "The Fed should be audited and the Fed should stop playing politics with our money supply," New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said. The comments came in the "undercard"...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 10- Thousands of protesters took to the streets across the U.S. on Tuesday to demand a $15- an-hour minimum wage and union rights for fast food workers, a campaign intended to attract support from national political candidates ahead of the 2016 elections. Organizers said thousands of low-wage workers walked off their jobs in some 270 cities across...

  • TOKYO, Nov 11- Japan's first commercial jet in half a century made its maiden flight on Wednesday, in a breakthrough for the country's long-held ambition to establish an aircraft industry that can compete with some of the major players in global aviation. The unit of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, which built the World War Two-era Zero fighter, is hoping the $47-...

  • SINGAPORE, Nov 11- Gold was trading near a three-month low on Wednesday, as strength in the dollar and outflows from bullion funds hurt the metal ahead of an anticipated U.S. rate hike. *Spot gold was little changed at $1,088.80 an ounce by 0032 GMT. *The metal had fallen to $1,084.90 on Friday, the lowest since Aug. 7, after a robust U.S. nonfarm payrolls report boosted...

  • TOKYO, Nov 11- Confidence among Japanese manufacturers fell in November for a third straight month to levels unseen in about 2-1/ 2 years, a Reuters poll showed on Wednesday, reflecting fears that a China- led slowdown in overseas demand may have pushed the economy into recession. The monthly Reuters Tankan, which closely tracks the Bank of Japan's tankan...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 10- Brazil's state-controlled oil producer Petroleo Brasileiro SA canceled talks with union leaders that were planned for Tuesday and aimed at settling a strike that is now in its ninth day. Members of oil union FUP have been on strike at Petrobras, as the company is known, since Nov. 1 in the biggest labor action against it in 20 years.

  • *Asia shares dither after flat finish on Wall St. Concerns about Chinese demand were evident in Japan where a Reuters survey showed confidence among manufacturers fell in November for a third straight month to levels unseen in about 2-1/ 2 years. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged up 0.1 percent having sunk to a one-month low on...

  • SINGAPORE, Nov 11- U.S. crude oil prices fell in early Asian trading on Wednesday after industry data showed an increase in U.S. stockpiles, while fears that Japan's economy may have fallen into recession added to demand woes. Benchmark U.S. crude futures slipped to a two-week low at $43.55 a barrel and were trading down over half a dollar from their last close at...

  • MARIANA, Brazil, Nov 10- As despair turns to anger over a deadly dam burst at a Brazilian mine, lawmakers pushed on Tuesday for tougher regulations in a new mining code and iron ore giant Vale SA came under pressure to help mourning families and contain the environmental impact. In five days of rescue efforts in towns ravaged by the massive mudflow, six bodies have...

  • *First time for China to approve British barley imports. SHANGHAI, Nov 11- Britain has signed an up to 100 million pounds deal to export barley to China over the next five years, tapping into a fast-growing market for premium beer, a British minister said. China, home to a 486 billion yuan beer market that is the world's largest by volume, currently buys about 8 million...

  • *World Energy Council cuts UK rating to AAB. Nov 11- Britain has lost its top-notch energy policy rating from the U.N.-accredited World Energy Council after the government prematurely cut some renewable energy subsidies, creating uncertainty about how it will address support in future. The World Energy Council has downgraded Britain to an AAB rating, from AAA,...

  • Speakers:- Bank of England Mark Carney and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi. WELLINGTON- Reserve Bank of New Zealand releases Financial Stability Report STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank executive board meets for non-rate setting meeting UTSUNONMIYA, Japan- Bank of Japan board member Yutaka Harada speaks at Utsunomiya- 0130 GMT.

  • Nov 10- Ecommerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said it generated more than $3.9 billion in gross merchandise volume within the first hour of its China's Singles' Day sale. This compares with $2 billion recorded in about an hour in the 2014 sales event, which is held on Nov. 11 and is called "Double Eleven". Alibaba said nearly 130 million users visited its mobile...

  • BERLIN, Nov 11- Volkswagen has dampened hopes for quick results from an investigation into its rigging of diesel emissions tests and said developing a fix for the affected cars rather than finding the root cause of the manipulations is its top priority. Independent investigators led by U.S. law firm Jones Day are looking into documents and computer files...

  • *Lufthansa wins temporary injunction in Duesseldorf. Flight attendants started striking last Friday over early retirement benefits and pensions and the cabin crew union raised the pressure on Tuesday by calling for walkouts on short- and long-haul flights at Frankfurt, Duesseldorf and Munich airports from 0300 GMT on Wednesday through to 2300 GMT on...

  • TOKYO, Nov 11- Confidence among Japanese manufacturers fell in November for a third straight month to levels unseen in about 2-1/ 2 years, a Reuters poll showed on Wednesday, reflecting fears that a China- led slowdown in overseas demand may have pushed the economy into recession. The monthly Reuters Tankan, which closely tracks the Bank of Japan's tankan...

  • GENEVA, Nov 10- A large diamond of a rare pink hue fetched 28.725 million Swiss francs on Tuesday, the star lot of Christie's semi-annual jewellery sale in Geneva, where designer eye candy drew strong prices. Its pre-sale estimate was $23 million to $28 million. There are few pink-pink the way this one was, "said Francois Curiel, chairman of Christie's Luxury Group...

  • Nov 10- Kinross Gold Corp revived on Tuesday the possibility of expanding its Mauritanian-based mine but in a "bite-sized," two-step expansion that the miner's chief executive said was less risky in today's depressed metal price environment. Kinross, the world's fifth biggest gold miner by output, said it was finishing early stage engineering work on a...

  • *Euro under pressure amid political uncertainty in Portugal. SYDNEY, Nov 11- The euro nursed broad losses early on Wednesday as political uncertainty in Portugal provided an excuse to sell in a market already bracing for further monetary policy easing from the European Central Bank. Portugal's fiscal backdrop is much more manageable than Greece's, "said Elias...