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  • FOREX-Dollar rises as Fed's jobs view hints at rate hike Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 3:35 PM ET

    NEW YORK, July 29- The dollar rose modestly against a basket of currencies on Wednesday as the Federal Reserve upgraded its view of the labor market, supporting some traders' opinion that it would raise benchmark U.S. interest rates, perhaps as early as September. Although inflation has remained below the Fed's 2 percent target and overseas developments...

  • With soybean yields largely determined in August and questions about the size of planted area, there is still uncertainty about the crop, said Terry Linn, analyst at The Linn Group in Chicago. Chicago Board of Trade August soybeans rose 10 cents or 1 percent to $9.84-3/ 4 a bushel at 9:56 a.m. CDT. September corn fell 5 cents or 1.3 percent to $3.70 a bushel, after...

  • Cathay Pacific departs Aleutians after emergency landing Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 10:27 AM ET

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska— A Cathay Pacific flight from Hong Kong to Los Angeles departed from a remote U.S. air base in the Aleutian Islands late Wednesday morning, hours after making an emergency landing because smoke was detected on board. Flight 884 landed early Wednesday at Eareckson Air Station in Shemya Island, Alaska, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman...

  • FOREX-Dollar holds steady as traders await clues from Fed Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 10:24 AM ET

    NEW YORK, July 29- The dollar held steady against major currencies on Wednesday as traders awaited possible clues from the Federal Reserve on whether it will raise interest rates, perhaps as early as September. Although inflation has remained below the Fed's 2 percent target and overseas developments including the European debt crisis and most recently...

  • *To restructure and downsize India operations. *To stop production at one of two plants in India. NEW DELHI, July 29- General Motors Co said on Wednesday it will invest $1 billion over the next few years to turn India into a global export hub, even as it cuts production capacity in the country due to sluggish demand.

  • HAMBURG/ SINGAPORE, July 29- U.S. wheat, corn and soybeans resumed their recent falls on Wednesday after rising on bargain-buying on Tuesday, with prices again around one-month lows as attention returned to the good U.S. harvest outlook. "Wheat, corn and soybeans are again weaker today as the market's attention has returned to the good U.S. crop prospects with near...

  • *To launch 10 new India- made vehicles over next 5 years. NEW DELHI, July 29- General Motors Co will invest $1 billion in the next few years to turn operations in India into a new global export hub aimed at boosting sales in fast-growing emerging markets, top executives said on Wednesday. But by 2020 analysts expect India to become the world's third-largest passenger...

  • The 58- year-old, whose lush paddy fields in the Shonai plain overlook the Sea of Japan, is in the minority among farmers generally opposed to a pact being negotiated in Hawaii this week that could make selling their products harder. Japan's reluctance to open up to more imports, including of rice, has been a major stumbling block to the TPP, and Tokyo held bilateral...

  • SEOUL, July 29- An ugly fight among Lotte Group founding family members for control of the conglomerate's holding company sent shares in group firms jumping on Wednesday as investors bet the founder's sons would seek to boost their stakes. Whether younger son Shin Dong- bin, 60, will be able to maintain his grip on Lotte Holdings remains uncertain as the father...

  • TOKYO— Nissan's April-June profit jumped 36 percent as the Japanese automaker benefited from a cheap yen and better sales in the U.S. and Europe. Nissan stuck to its forecast for a 485 billion yen annual profit. "Given our on-going product offensive, the benefits of our alliance strategy and continued cost discipline, Nissan is on track to deliver its full-year...

  • Nintendo reports profit but no word on new president Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 3:52 AM ET

    TOKYO— Nintendo posted an 8.28 billion yen profit for the fiscal first quarter, helped by better sales and a cheap yen, but did not announce a new president to lead the company after the death this month of Satoru Iwata. Quarterly sales at Nintendo Co., the Japanese video-game maker of the Super Mario and Pokemon franchises, rose 20 percent to 90.2 billion yen.

  • JGBs edge lower as Fed meeting outcome awaited Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 3:31 AM ET

    TOKYO, July 29- Japanese government bonds edged down on Wednesday, though moves were small as investors awaited the outcome of the U.S. Federal Reserve's meeting later in the session for clues to the timing of an expected interest rate increase. The Bank of Japan offered to buy 375 billion yen of JGBs in the 1- year to 3- year zone, 425 billion yen of JGBs in the 3- year...

  • TOKYO/ SINGAPORE, July 29- The dollar eased versus the yen on Wednesday but held above a recent two-week low as investors awaited hints from the U.S. Ahead of the Fed's policy statement due at 1800 GMT, trading could be swayed by month-end related flows, with Wednesday being the last trading day for settlement before the month end, traders said.

  • How foreigners have transformed Subaru's hometown Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 9:09 AM ET

    It's not New York, but Ota, a town north of Tokyo with an economy powered by Japanese automaker Subaru. It's here that Subaru's parent company, Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd, got its start building engines and the Hayate fighter plane for the Imperial Army in the 1940 s. A recent influx of foreigners has transformed the Subaru hub, making it a rare example of...

  • The top executive at the maker of Subaru automobiles joked that he would have to wear a helmet on an upcoming trip to the United States. Subaru's U.S. sales have almost doubled in the past four years. Subaru's " Love Promise," in which it pledges to make "a positive impact in the world," has helped build loyal consumers in states like California, New York and Washington.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— Long-haul budget carrier AirAsia X said Tuesday it expects to return to operational profit by the end of the year and is open to foreign investment. AirAsia X has suffered losses in the past two years and its share price has plunged to near record lows at around 0.20 ringgit, far below its IPO price of 1.25 ringgit. Malaysia- based AirAsia X has...

  • *European, U.S. stocks shrug off China fall. Germany's DAX, France's CAC 40 and Britain's FTSE 100 were all up around 0.5 percent too, while S&P futures pointed to similar gains at the open on Wall Street. Earlier, MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan ended the day 0.2 percent higher after falling nearly 1 percent early on, touching its lowest...

  • LONDON, July 28- The dollar rose from a two-week low against the yen on Tuesday, as investors brushed off China's stock market rout and focused instead on the possibility of a 2015 U.S. interest rate rike ahead of the start of a Federal Reserve meeting. The dollar gained a third of a percent to 123.66 yen, up from its low of 123.01 yen on Monday. "We're in for a little bit of a...

  • HONG KONG, July 28- Asian stocks rose from the day's lows on Tuesday as Chinese shares see-sawed after Beijing scrambled to prop them up while some investors took shelter from market volatility in safe-haven assets such as government bonds and the Japanese yen. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.3 percent on the day after...

  • FOREX-Dollar rises ahead of Fed meeting Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 1:36 AM ET

    TOKYO, July 28- The dollar firmed on Tuesday as cautious investors covered short positions ahead of the start of a two-day U.S. The dollar rose about 0.3 percent on the day to 123.570 yen after falling as low as 123.010 yen on Monday, while the euro was up about 0.2 percent at 136.92 yen, after rising as high as 137.10 in the previous session. "The Chinese market dropped...