SYDNEY, Sept 23- Australia on Tuesday said it wants to dramatically deregulate its energy industry, boost domestic gas supply and cut renewable energy subsidies as it prepares to ramp up exports of liquefied natural gas.» Read More
*Now sees adj EBITDA at 380- 400 mln eur vs 419 mln in 2013. Bilfinger said late on Monday that it now expects its 2014 adjusted earnings before interest, tax and amortisation to fall to 380- 400 million euros from 419 million last year. It expects adjusted net profit to drop to 230- 245 million euros, from 255 million euros in 2013..
BEIJING, July 1- Foreign brands in China's consumer goods market are facing stiffer competition from domestic rivals, with about 60 percent of firms overseas losing market share last year, a private study of 40,000 households showed on Tuesday.
*Rates seen on hold at record lows. FRANKFURT, July 1- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi faces a grilling after Thursday's policy meeting over forward guidance on interest rates after he hinted at a stronger message last week without being specific.
ST PETERSBURG, Russia, July 1- Russia's rate of inflation could reach 6.5 percent by the end of 2014, the central bank's head of monetary policy Ksenia Yudaeva said on Tuesday, although the bank was not yet changing its official forecast. "It could be 6.5 percent. But for the time being our base forecast is 6 percent, "she said at a banking conference in St Petersburg.
FRANKFURT, July 1- German drugmaker Bayer said it would keep the Dr. Scholl's and Coppertone- each worth more than $1 billion- Bayer said it was not planning to untie the Merck bundle it secured in May in a competitive bidding tussle with Reckitt Benckiser, Procter& Gamble Co and Novartis.
LONDON, July 1- The Bank of England revealed on Tuesday how it made a secret recommendation to Britain's finance ministry in September 2011 to prepare for the risk of a euro zone break-up.
July 1- Private-equity firms KKR& Co LP and TPG Capital are among the groups looking to buy a majority stake in food retailer Kuwait Food Co SAK, better known as Americana, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The other potential bidders include CVC Capital Partners Ltd and Advent International Corp, Bloomberg said.
BRUSSELS, July 1- The European Parliament on Tuesday chose Martin Schulz as its president for another two and half years, backing a combative social democrat who has fought for more power for the EU legislature.
Markit, ISM factory data due. NEW YORK, July 1- U.S. stock index futures kicked off the third quarter with early gains Tuesday, buoyed by a report showing China's factory sector expanded in June for the first time in six months, and ahead of U.S. data expected to show manufacturing continued to grow.
RUSSIA'S PUTIN SAYS GAS CONSUMERS, SUPPLIERS "SHOULD NOT SUFFER FROM ACTIONS OF UKRAINIAN POLITICIANS".
RUSSIA'S PUTIN SAYS UKRAINE IS USING "BLACKMAIL" AS NEGOTIATING TOOL IN GAS TALKS, DEMANDS "TOTALLY UNJUSTIFIED" PRICE CUT.
LONDON, July 1- European and Asian stocks started the second half of 2014 brightly on Tuesday, helped by upbeat Chinese data and bets that record low interest rates will remain in place for some time yet.
AGENUS BRAIN CANCER VACCINE NEARLY DOUBLES SURVIVAL RATE IN. July 1- Agenus Inc said its experimental cancer vaccine helped brain tumor patients live nearly twice as long compared with those who received standard of care treatment.
RUSSIA'S ROSNEFT SAYS READY TO TAKE GAZPROM TO COURT OVER REFUSAL TO OFFER ACCESS TO FUTURE GAS PIPELINE TO CHINA.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., July 1- The launch of an unmanned Delta 2 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California was called off less than a minute before liftoff on Tuesday when the pad's water system failed, a live NASA Television broadcast showed.
LONDON, July 1- Sweden's renewable energy support scheme is compatible with European Union law, the EU's top court said on Tuesday, in a ruling that means member states will avoid a radical overhaul of their renewable energy laws.
WASHINGTON, July 1- The U.S. Supreme Court has opened up a new front in the battle over corporate rights by ruling that family-owned and other closely held corporations can mount religious objections to government action.
BERLIN, July 1- German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Tuesday his country would not hesitate to back economic sanctions against Russia, despite the impact on the German economy, if it continues to break international law in Ukraine.
*Manufacturing picks across Asia, South Korea lags. LONDON/ TOKYO, July 1- Manufacturing activity in Asia's industrial powerhouses China and Japan gained pace in June, fuelled by improving demand at home, but euro zone growth faltered as main motor Germany slowed.
July 1- Dov Charney, who was ousted as American Apparel Inc's chairman and chief executive last month, said he has increased his stake in the apparel retailer to 42.98 percent. The former CEO, already the biggest shareholder in American Apparel with a 27.2 percent stake, said the increased stake reflected his holding as of last Friday.