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  • UberEATS app

    Uber is making a broad international push into takeaway meal deliveries, backed by a big staff recruitment and marketing campaign.

  • *USDA report shows bean harvest behind expectations. PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Sept 27- Chicago soybean futures edged higher on Tuesday as a U.S. report showed the harvest was progressing slower than expected due to heavy rain, recovering from a one-week low hit on Monday after forecasts for drier weather. The Chicago Board of Trade's most-active soybean contract was up...

  • Showing its ambition to expand well beyond the core online taxi-hailing business, Uber announced on Tuesday the launch later this week of its UberEats meal delivery app service in Amsterdam, just as Takeaway.com, the local market leader in the Netherlands, is seeking a share listing. In addition, the company told reporters in Amsterdam that it will open the...

  • TOKYO, Sept 27- Japanese government bonds mostly rose on Tuesday as investors were reassured by the outcome of a 40- year sale- the first major bond auction since the Bank of Japan adopted a new policy focus last week. The Ministry of Finance's quarterly sale of 500 billion yen of 40- year JGBs with a 0.4 percent coupon produced a highest yield of 0.5600 percent, with...

  • *Board shared view inflation expectations weak. TOKYO, Sept 27- Bank of Japan policymakers fretted over weak inflation expectations and uncertain prospects for achieving its price goal even before announcing its plan to conduct in September a comprehensive review of its policies, minutes of the central bank's policy meeting in July showed on Tuesday.

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks rebounded Tuesday and climbed after a survey showed consumer confidence is at a nine-year high, a sign Americans will keep spending in the months to come. U.S. consumer confidence reached its highest level this month since August 2007, according to the Conference Board. Katie Nixon, chief investment officer for Northern Trust, said it's even...

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 27- The Mexican peso surged in Asian trade on Tuesday, buoyed by the view that U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton did better than her rival Donald Trump in a closely-watched television debate. The peso has hit record lows in recent days on concerns that a Trump victory would threaten Mexico's exports to the United States, its single...

  • *USDA report shows bean harvest below expectations. SINGAPORE, Sept 27- Chicago soybean futures rose on Tuesday, recovering from last session's over one-week low, as a U.S. government report showed the harvest across the Midwest lagged expectations following heavy rains. Chicago Board of Trade most-active soybean contract had climbed 0.3 percent to $9.48 a...

  • Pedestrians pass in front of a Bank of America branch in New York City.

    Bank of America is set to cut investment banking jobs in Asia, including some top dealmakers, as a slowdown forces banks to cut costs.

  • Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton pauses during the Presidential Debate at Hofstra University on September 26, 2016 in Hempstead, New York.

    If the Mexican peso is any indication, the foreign exchange market seems pretty sure Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton beat her opponent.

  • TOKYO, Sept 27- Japanese stocks were down on Tuesday morning, but were off 7-1/ 2- week lows hit in early deals amid some volatility as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump wound up their first U.S. presidential debate. "Stock investors are cautiously monitoring the currency market to trade in stocks," said Chihiro Ohta, general manager at investment research and...

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 27- The Mexican peso surged in Asian trade on Tuesday, buoyed by the view that U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is doing better than her rival Donald Trump in a closely-watched television debate. The peso has hit record lows in recent days on concerns a Trump victory would threaten Mexico's exports to the United States, its single...

  • TOKYO, Sept 27- The dollar was on the back foot and the safe-haven yen was buoyant as caution gripped the market ahead of the closely-watched U.S. presidential debate. Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump will square off at 0100 GMT. "The first presidential debate will not necessarily decide the entire outcome, but it could potentially bring...

  • TOKYO, Sept 27- The dollar slipped to a one-month low against the safe-haven yen on Tuesday amid nervous, risk-averse trading ahead of the closely watched first U.S. presidential debate.

  • Treasury Secretary Jack Lew meets with Brazilian President Michel Temer and Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer speaks on "Why Study Economics?" WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gives semi-annual testimony on Federal Reserve supervision and regulation of the...

  • Treasury Secretary Jack Lew meets with Brazilian President Michel Temer and Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer speaks on "Why Study Economics?" WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gives semi-annual testimony on Federal Reserve supervision and regulation of the...

  • In a sign of growing ambition beyond its taxi business, Uber is gearing up to deliver meals in Amsterdam this week just as Takeaway.com, the restaurant ordering leader in the Netherlands, lists on the Amsterdam stock market. The plan include 16 cities in 12 European countries ranging from Moscow to Madrid to Manchester, 11 new cities in nine Asian countries-...

  • *Oil prices rise on hopes of OPEC production freeze. NEW YORK, Sept 26- Stock prices around the world fell on Monday ahead of the first U.S. presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, while oil prices rose in advance of an informal OPEC meeting in Algeria on hopes for an output cut. Deutsche Bank shares hit a record low on worries about Germany's...

  • Yen

    Some strategists expect the Japanese yen to gain ground against the dollar if Trump wins tonight's presidential debate.

  • *Oil prices climb on hopes of OPEC production freeze. NEW YORK, Sept 26- Stock prices around the world fell on Monday ahead of the first U.S. presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, while oil prices rose in advance of an informal OPEC meeting in Algeria on hopes for an output cut. Deutsche Bank shares hit a record low on worries about Germany's...