BEIJING, Sept 21- Microsoft Corp has delayed the launch of its Xbox One game console in China, which had been set for release on Tuesday, but the world's biggest software company said it would be released by the end of the year.» Read More
SOURCE AT RUSSIA'S GAZPROM SAYS GAS SUPPLIES TO UKRAINE WERE RESTRICTED AS SOON AS DEADLINE FOR GAS DEBT PAYMENT PASSED.
RUSSIA'S GAZPROM SAYS WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPLY CONTRACTED VOLUMES TO EUROPEAN CONSUMERS, UKRAINE IS REQUIRED TO SEND IT ON.
MOSCOW, June 16- Russian gas exporter Gazprom said on Monday Ukraine had failed to pay at least part of its gas debts by a 0600 GMT deadline and would now have to pay up front for deliveries, suggesting that supplies could be cut.
*Sunni Islamists solidify grip on northern Iraq. SINGAPORE, June 16- Brent crude rose to a near nine-month high above $113 per barrel on Monday as Sunni insurgents advanced in Iraq, intensifying concerns over a potential disruption to oil exports from the second-largest OPEC producer.
TOKYO, June 16- Most Asian share markets struggled on Monday, as crude extended gains and tested nine-month highs on fears the insurgency in Iraq could spread- disrupting oil exports.
*Taiwan garment maker is Cambodia's second ever listing. PHNOM PENH/ HONG KONG, June 16- The number of companies on Cambodia's stock exchange doubled on Monday- to two.
TOKYO, June 16- Japanese stocks dropped to a two-week low on Monday as oil prices extended gains as the insurgency in Iraq raised concerns about potential disruption to oil exports, but chip-related firms outperformed on Intel Corp's rosy outlook. The Nikkei fell 1.1 percent to 14,933.29, the lowest closing price since May 30.
RUSSIA'S GAZPROM SAYS UKRAINE MUST NOW PAY UP FRONT FOR GAS SUPPLIES AS DEADLINE FOR DEBT PAYMENT PASSES, HAS NOT RECEIVED PAYMENT FOR JUNE.
SHANGHAI, June 16- China's yuan weakened slightly against the dollar on Monday after the central bank set a weaker midpoint in what traders said was the PBOC signalling is not seeking to bolster the yen- despite the Chinese currency's recent strength.
*A Republican-run Senate would be more open to trade deals. A Republican victory in the Senate may prevent the chamber's Democrats, backed by labor unions concerned about the impact of free trade on American jobs, from blocking trade legislation favored by both President Barack Obama and Republican leaders.
NEW YORK, June 16- Nasdaq OMX Group Inc lured back former Chief Financial Officer Adena Friedman as co-president with the understanding that she will succeed Chief Executive Bob Greifeld, possibly as soon as next year, sources familiar with the matter said.
NEW YORK/ DETROIT, June 16- U.S. banks looking to get in on a booming market for financing new-car sales have run into a formidable competitor: the auto manufacturers themselves.
NEW YORK, June 16- As politicians debate the dangers of a massive increase in oil carried by rail in North America, railroads and energy producers are considering the same for natural gas.
HONG KONG, June 16- China shares eked out slim gains in a choppy morning session on Monday, lifted by strength in energy firms after President Xi Jinping's call for a drastic change in the sector as demand rises and supply is constrained. Hong Kong shares remained tepid with investors awaiting direction from a U.S.
June 16- Capital One Financial Corp has agreed to fundamentally change the way it uses consumer database, ChexSystems, to restrict only customers who land in the database for fraud, the New York Times reported, citing people briefed on the matter.
TOKYO, June 16- Asian shares got off on the back foot on Monday, as crude extended gains and tested nine-month highs on fears the insurgency in Iraq could spread- disrupting oil exports.
*Sunni Islamists solidify grip on northern Iraq. SINGAPORE, June 16- Brent crude rose above $113 per barrel to near a nine-month high on Monday as Sunni insurgents advanced in Iraq, intensifies concerns over a potential disruption to oil exports from the second-largest OPEC producer.
*Oil prices at highest this year on Iraq supply threat. SYDNEY, June 16- London copper climbed on Thursday, buoyed as conflict in Iraq drove commodity indices higher, while Shanghai copper hit a 10- day peak after breaking through a key level on charts.
TOKYO, June 16- Japanese government bond prices edged higher on Monday as stocks sagged on Iraq concerns, although super long tenors bucked the trend. As expected, the Bank of Japan bought a total of 900 billion yen of one- to 10- year JGBs in its regular bond purchasing programme which also helped underpin the market.
SYDNEY, June 16- This year's sharp drop in iron ore prices could force China to close up to 80 million tonnes of domestic mine production, more than a fifth of its total annual output, consultancy Wood Mackenzie said on Monday.