HONG KONG, Aug 22- China's yuan is set to post its biggest weekly loss in two months on Friday thanks to a resurgent dollar and cooling expectations about the economy's outlook after recent data. Growth in China's vast factory sector slowed to a three-month low in August as output and new orders moderated, a preliminary private survey showed on Thursday.» Read More
SYDNEY, May 6- Asian share markets shuffled higher on Tuesday after promising U.S. economic news helped Wall Street to a firmer finish, though activity was again light with Tokyo still on holiday. Australia's main index led the way with a gain of 0.5 percent, while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.16 percent.
CARACAS, May 5- U.S. automaker Ford has halted operations in Venezuela on Monday due to a lack of foreign currency to import parts for assembly, workers at its plant said.
Hundreds of Boeing workers attended a rally at the plant on Monday to mark the delivery of the 100th EA-18G "Growler" to the Navy, as the company highlighted the plane's unique capabilities and accelerated its campaign to keep the program alive.
OTTAWA, May 5- NATO's top military commander in Europe said on Monday he no longer thought regular Russian troops would enter eastern Ukraine, predicting Moscow could achieve its goals through the unconventional forces stirring up trouble there.
PARIS, May 5- The Mexican government's opening of its oil and gas industry is attracting major interest from investors worldwide, including companies from China and Singapore, Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Monday.
*Outcome of RBA policy review due 0430 GMT. SYDNEY, May 6- The dollar was subdued in Asia on Tuesday, holding largely around where it began this week after an aimless session overnight with holidays in Japan and Britain crimping activity in markets. The euro stood at $1.3875, having moved in a tight $1.3864- $1.3887 range.
ZURICH, May 6- UBS's progress in winding down unwanted assets, cutting costs and addressing risks associated with past scandals is likely to overshadow an expected drop in net profit when the Swiss bank publishes first-quarter results on Tuesday.
IBM shares fell 6.4 percent last Oct. 17, wiping out $12.9 billion of market value, a day after the company posted disappointing quarterly revenue, including drops in China of 22 percent in sales and 40 percent in hardware sales.
OTTAWA, May 5- NATO's top military commander on Monday said he did not think regular Russian troops would enter eastern Ukraine, predicting that Moscow could achieve its goals through other means.
May 5- A Las Vegas suburb is grappling with financial problems similar to those that tipped the cities of Detroit, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and Stockton, California, into insolvency, Fitch Ratings said on Monday.
May 5- Chinese jobs website operator Zhaopin Ltd filed with U.S. regulators to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering of American depositary shares.
*Steinhafel also oversaw troubled expansion into Canada. May 5- Target Corp's decision to oust Gregg Steinhafel as chairman and chief executive some five months after a massive data breach has triggered concerns the No. 3 U.S. retailer might have even more bad news for investors.
WASHINGTON, May 5- Credit Suisse Group AG is in talks with the U.S. Justice Department to pay as much as $1.6 billion to resolve an investigation into the bank's role in helping Americans evade U.S. taxes, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday.
OTTAWA, May 5- NATO's top military commander on Monday said he did not think Russian troops would enter eastern Ukraine, predicting that Moscow could achieve its goals through other means. General Philip Breedlove also told an audience in Ottawa that it was too early to say whether Russian special forces were firing missiles at Ukrainian helicopters.
WASHINGTON, May 5- An international organization that sets standards for how countries combat money laundering said it has decided not to hold a planned meeting in Moscow next month due to the continuing Ukraine crisis.
NATO'S TOP MILITARY COMMANDER: CANNOT SAY WHETHER RUSSIAN SPECIAL FORCES HAVE BEEN FIRING MISSILES AT UKRAINIAN HELICOPTERS.
NATO'S TOP MILITARY COMMANDER SAYS DOESN'T THINK RUSSIAN TROOPS WILL CROSS INTO EASTERN UKRAINE, SAYS PUTIN CAN ACHIEVE GOALS THROUGH OTHER MEANS.
The company told the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in a preliminary prospectus that Credit Suisse and UBS Investment Bank were underwriting the IPO.
Increasing access to Medicaid, the government-run insurance program for the poor, and mandating that everyone have health insurance were the two centerpieces of Massachusetts' healthcare reform.
SINGAPORE, May 6- Unless they are in for the long haul, global investors in Asian equity markets outside Japan should be prepared for returns this year to be below those of other markets once again.