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  • WASHINGTON, Sept 2- Japan's NEC Tokin Corp settled charges on Wednesday that it conspired to fix the prices of electrolytic capacitors, used in autos and electronics, agreeing to plead guilty and to pay a fine of $13.8 million, the Justice Department said. The case in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California is United States of America v.

  • LONDON, Sept 2- The dollar rose on Wednesday as fragile global stock markets stabilised, taking the heat out of a rush to unwind carry trades that boosted the safe-haven yen and the low-yielding euro in recent weeks. The dollar was up 0.6 percent at 120.10 yen, rising from a low of 119.225 yen as European stock markets rose and U.S. stock futures were almost 1 percent...

  • TOKYO, Sept 2- The dollar bounced to cut steep losses versus the yen on Wednesday as Tokyo shares rebounded after sharp losses, dulling demand for the safe-haven Japanese currency for the time being. The dollar was up 0.7 percent at 120.175 yen, hoisted up from a low of 119.225 as Tokyo's Nikkei gained 0.8 percent following the previous day's 3.8 percent tumble.

  • *Weak U.S, China, euro zone PMI numbers hit jittery markets. HONG KONG, Sept 2- Asian shares fell for a third straight day on Wednesday as weak manufacturing reports from China, the United States and Europe fueled worries about slowing global growth, while the safe-haven Japanese yen firmed as investors unwound carry trades. While signs of an emerging market...

  • YOKOHAMA, Japan, Sept 2- The yuan's recent depreciation moves it closer towards its real market value, the head of the Asian Development Bank said, dismissing fears that China may export deflation to its Asian neighbors by flooding goods made cheaper by a weak currency. ADB President Takehiko Nakao also said that while China's economy may no longer expand at a 10-...

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 2- U.S. soybeans gained ground on Wednesday after losing 1.5 percent in the last session, but concerns about slowing economic growth in China, the world's largest soy importer, capped gains. The Chicago Board of Trade most-active soybeans contract had risen 0.4 percent to $8.77-1/ 2 a bushel by 0245 GMT, while corn gained 0.3 percent to $3.70-1/ 4 a...

  • TOKYO, Sept 2- The dollar and commodity currencies like the Aussie were on the defensive on Wednesday as another stormy 24- hour session for financial markets forced investors to unwind well established trades, sending the euro and safe-haven yen higher. The dollar was up 0.5 percent at 119.89 yen, off a low of 119.25 but still sharply down from an overnight high...

  • STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank holds monetary policy meeting. Speakers:- International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde, Reserve Bank of India Deputy Governor Urjit Patel, Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso, Indonesia Finance Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro and IMF Monetary and Capital Markets Department Division Chief Ulric...

  • *China factory activity shrinks at fastest pace in 3 years. NEW YORK, Sept 1- World stock indexes and commodities slumped on Tuesday as weak Chinese data revived fears about the effect of China's economic health on the global economy and fueled more market turmoil. The moves followed a stormy week in the markets, when investors became increasingly concerned...

  • *China factory activity shrinks at fastest pace in 3 years. NEW YORK, Sept 1- World stock indexes and commodities dropped on Tuesday as weak Chinese data revived fears about the effect of China's economic health on the global economy and fueled more market turmoil. On Tuesday, surveys showed China's manufacturing sector shrinking at its fastest pace in three...

  • *Corn also eases, wheat steadies after 3- month low. Corn gave up 0.7 percent to $3.72-1/ 2 a bushel and wheat added 0.4 percent at $4.86-3/ 4 a bushel. Share prices in Asia and Europe fell while commodity markets also slid as concerns about China were reignited by surveys showing its manufacturing sector shrinking at the fastest pace in three years and its services...

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-China jitters send stocks tumbling Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 | 4:40 AM ET

    *China factory activity shrinks at fastest pace in 3 years. London, Frankfurt and Paris were down 2.3 to 2.5 percent and oil was also back in the red as it cut almost $1.5 off the $10 it had leapt between Thursday and Monday, which had been its biggest three-day surge in 25 years. GDP was revised up, but the overall theme is still the weakness in China and that is very hard...

  • Margin-trading Mrs Watanabe took a drubbing on Aug. 24, when the dollar tumbled nearly 5 percent to a seven-month low of 116.15 yen as risk aversion triggered by a rout in Chinese equity markets heavily favoured the safe-haven Japanese currency. "The plunge resulted in forcing day traders into massive rounds of dollar-selling to cut their losses," said Takuya...

  • *Japan had been seen as frontrunner for Australian submarine deal. *But Australian defence firms unhappy after talks with Japan. SYDNEY, Sept 1- A Japanese consortium eyeing a A $50 billion contract to build submarines for Australia irked local suppliers by failing to share key information about its proposal or discuss specific collaboration possibilities...

  • TOKYO, Sept 1- Japanese government bond prices edged up on Tuesday, spurred by a strong 10- year debt auction and a slide in Tokyo equities. The bid-to-cover ratio, a gauge of demand, at Tuesday's 2.4 trillion yen 10- year JGB sale rose to 3.52 from 2.84 at the previous auction in August. Japan's Nikkei was down 2.9 percent as weak corporate expenditure and soft China...

  • SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, Sept 1- The yen and euro edged higher on Tuesday as falls in Asian equities kept the focus on whether investors would need to further unwind carry trades, bets in risk assets funded by low-yielding currencies. The dollar fell 0.3 percent to 120.86 yen, having retreated from its recent peak of 121.76 yen set late last week. In the stock market, MSCI's...

  • Corn gave up 0.6 percent to $3.73 a bushel and wheat slid 0.4 percent to $4.83-1/ 4 a bushel. "Corn and soybean markets are coming under pressure as U.S. crops are just doing fine and very large supplies from the Midwest will flood the market," said Kaname Gokon of brokerage Okato Shoji in Tokyo. Corn crop was seen at 68 percent good to excellent, matching analysts'...

  • *Focus on PMI manufacturing surveys from China, US. TOKYO, Sept 1- Low-yielding yen and euro held firm on Tuesday as nervous investors look to upcoming data from China and the United States to gauge whether they need to further wind back carry trades, bets in risk assets funded by these currencies. The euro bounced back to $1.1228, up 0.2 percent from late U.S. levels...

  • Correction: The Month Ahead story Monday, 31 Aug 2015 | 12:33 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for August, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for July, 10 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Labor Department releases second-quarter productivity data, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases factory orders for July, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases Beige Book, 2 p.m..

  • Asian shares fall on bleak China manufacturing data Monday, 31 Aug 2015 | 11:24 AM ET

    Fears about a slowdown in China's economy and concerns about when the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates pushed stocks sharply lower this month. The move, an effort to boost China's economy, seemed to have the opposite effect. Global investors interpreted the decision as a sign that China's economy, the second-largest in the world, was growing more...