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  • U.S. President Donald Trump (R) holds a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the East Room of the White House on March 17, 2017.

    The four economies that accounted for 81 percent of America's trade deficit last year sold $943.3 billion more goods than they bought.

  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, March 27- The dollar slid to a near two-month low against a basket of currencies on Monday as concerns mounted about the chances of U.S. fiscal stimulus after President Donald Trump's failure to push through a healthcare reform bill. Trump's inability to deliver on a major election campaign promise marked a big setback for a Republican president...

  • TOKYO, March 27- Japanese government bond prices were steady across the board as investors were reluctant to stake out positions ahead of the looming domestic fiscal year-end. Trading volumes were low with many domestic institutional investors having closed their books ahead of the March 31 fiscal year-end. JGB futures did manage to eke out modest gains...

  • TOKYO, March 27- Japan's Nikkei share average skidded on Monday, battered by a resurgent yen and deepening last week's 1.3 percent loss. "At a time when there is some degree of policy uncertainty that has emerged in the United States, questions about the timing of when the Trump administration can implement its agenda may be all feeding through into a period of' risk...

  • *White House failure on healthcare raises worries over tax reform. *Asia markets less impacted on valuation bets. "Markets have had a good run recently and this is a good opportunity for profit taking across counters," said Alex Wong, a fund manager at Ample Capital Ltd. in Hong Kong, with about $130 million under management.

  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, March 27- The dollar slid to a near two-month low against a basket of currencies early on Monday as concerns mounted about the chances of U.S. fiscal stimulus after the stinging defeat of President Donald Trump's healthcare package. The inability to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, a major election campaign promise of Trump and his allies,...

  • TOKYO, March 27- Shares in Toshiba Corp rose on Monday morning after a report that U.S. unit Westinghouse Electric Co could file for bankruptcy protection as early as Tuesday and is seeking support from South Korea's Korea Electric Power Corp.. Toshiba's shares were last up 0.5 percent at 224 yen after earlier rising as high as 232 yen, against the backdrop of a...

  • MADRID- Chicago Fed President Charles Evans and ECB Chief Economist Peter Praet speaks in Madrid- 1300 GMT. DALLAS, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in moderated question-and-answer session before the Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations 1700 GMT. ONTARIO- Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz will attend...

  • MADRID- Chicago Fed President Charles Evans and ECB Chief Economist Peter Praet speaks in Madrid- 1300 GMT. DALLAS, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in moderated question-and-answer session before the Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations 1700 GMT. ONTARIO- Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz will attend...

  • Westinghouse Electric could file for bankruptcy protection as early as Tuesday.

  • This robot named Bandit can help motivate the elderly to complete exercises and daily tasks.

    Accounting firm PwC says nearly a third of British jobs might be threatened by robots.

  • FRANKFURT- Federal Board member Wuermeling gives speech at the Aefma Annual General Meeting 2330 GMT. MADRID- Chicago Fed President Charles Evans and ECB Chief Economist Peter Praet speaks in Madrid- 1300 GMT. DALLAS, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in moderated question-and-answer session before the...

  • FRANKFURT- Federal Board member Wuermeling gives speech at the Aefma Annual General Meeting 2330 GMT. MADRID- Chicago Fed President Charles Evans and ECB Chief Economist Peter Praet speaks in Madrid- 1300 GMT. DALLAS, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in moderated question-and-answer session before the...

  • Trump's secretary says a robot crisis is far off

    Nearly 4 in 10 u.s. jobs are at risk from being taken over by robots according to a new report from consultancy firm PWC.

  • LONDON, March 24- The dollar steadied against the yen on Friday after its worst run of daily losses versus the safe-haven currency since 2010, but gains were capped by worries that U.S. Though the dollar was flat on the day at just under 111 yen on Friday, it has still fallen over 3 percent over the past fortnight-- its worst showing since early August 2016-- as the...

  • *Westinghouse to file for Chapter 11 on March 31. TOKYO, March 24- Japan's Toshiba Corp has informed its main lenders it is planning for U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Co LLC to file for bankruptcy on March 31, people briefed on the matter said on Friday. Toshiba expects a Chapter 11 filing for Westinghouse would expand charges related to the U.S. unit in the...

  • LONDON, March 24- The dollar edged up against the yen on Friday, recovering from its worst run of daily losses versus the safe-haven currency since 2010, but gains were capped by worries that U.S. And though the dollar edged up 0.2 percent to 111.19 yen on Friday, it has still fallen over 3 percent over the past fortnight-- its worst showing since early August 2016-- as...

  • TOKYO, March 24- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said there is "no reason" to raise the bank's bond yield targets now with inflation so far from its 2 percent target, offering his strongest denial to date of the chance of withdrawing its massive stimulus any time soon. The former top Japanese currency diplomat also played down the risk that President Donald...

  • TOKYO, March 24- Japan's Nikkei share average gained on Friday as the yen took a breather from its recent strength, but the Nikkei still logged a weekly loss. The dollar rose 0.5 percent to 111.46 yen, moving away from the previous session's four-month lows, as signs a delayed vote on President Donald Trump's healthcare bill would go ahead later in the day.

  • TOKYO, March 24- Japan's Nikkei share average gained on Friday as the yen took a breather from its recent strength, but the Nikkei still logged a weekly loss. The dollar rose 0.5 percent to 111.46 yen, moving away from the previous session's four-month lows, as signs a delayed vote on President Donald Trump's healthcare bill would go ahead later in the day.