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  • TUESDAY, JULY 19 LONDON- International Monetary Fund publishes update to World Economic Outlook, including new UK growth forecasts- 1300 GMT. ANKARA- Turkey central bank monetary policy meeting- 1100 GMT. PRETORIA- South African Reserve Bank starts its three-day monetary policy committee meeting.

  • July 18- U.S. regulators are investigating whether Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV had inflated vehicle sales figures, the company said Monday, following a lawsuit by Illinois dealers in January. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice are probing the way the Italian-American automaker reports vehicle sales to individuals,...

  • The Securities and Exchange Commission as well as the U.S. Department of Justice are conducting the investigation and the Italian-American automaker based in London is cooperating, according to a company statement.

  • DHAKA, July 18- A court in Bangladesh formally charged 38 people with murder on Monday in connection with the 2013 collapse of the Rana Plaza building which killed 1,135 people in the country's worst industrial disaster. The collapse of the complex, built on swampy ground outside the capital Dhaka, sparked demands for greater safety in the world's...

  • DHAKA, July 18- A court in Bangladesh on Monday formally charged 38 people with murder in connection with the 2013 collapse of the Rana Plaza building which killed 1,135 people in the country's worst industrial disaster. The collapse of the complex, built on swampy ground outside the capital Dhaka, sparked demands for greater safety in the world's...

  • *Forecasts unchanged for China, India, Southeast Asia. MANILA, July 18- The Asian Development Bank lowered its 2016 growth forecast for developing Asia on Monday, citing the slowing U.S. economy and near-term shocks from Britain's decision to leave the European Union. Developing Asia, which groups 45 countries in the Asia Pacific region, is now expected to expand...

  • MANILA, Philippines— The Asian Development Bank said Monday it had cut its 2016 growth projection for developing economies in Asia and the Pacific to 5.6 percent, down from its earlier forecast of 5.7 percent, but added that the economies' performance will remain solid and help offset softness from the U.S. economy and near-term market shocks from Britain's...

  • JAKARTA, July 15- Indonesia on Friday ordered an immediate overhaul of the food and drug monitoring agency, a month after police uncovered a syndicate selling fake imported child vaccines to hospitals, pharmacies and clinics over the past decade. Investigators continue to unravel how widespread the reach of a drug-making ring that sold fake booster vaccines...

  • BANGALORE, India _ Infosys Ltd. on Friday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $511 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 23 cents per share. Infosys shares have risen 10 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NEW DELHI, July 15- Indian IT services giant Infosys Ltd warned it won't make its previous revenue target for this fiscal year, cutting its outlook after first-quarter earnings came in below estimates and Britain's vote to exit the European Union left the company with little visibility on future business prospects. Shares in Infosys, India's second-largest...

  • SINGAPORE, July 15- Singapore plans to sign a memorandum of understanding with Malaysia next Tuesday to build a high-speed rail link that is expected to cut travel time between the city state and Kuala Lumpur to around 90 minutes. The rail link reflects improved relations in recent years, despite the spillover of a high-profile Malaysian money laundering...

  • *H1 crude imports from Iran up 107.9 pct y/y. SEOUL, July 15- South Korea's crude imports from Iran jumped nearly 115 percent in June from a year earlier as cheaper prices for Iranian condensate prompted Asia's major ultra-light oil buyer to boost purchases of the oil products last month. More Iranian condensate imports are expected in the fourth quarter if Iran...

  • FRIDAY, JULY 15 ANKARA- Launch of OECD Economic Survey of Turkey. PHNOM PENH- International Monetary Fund representative in Cambodia holds press conference about economy- 0600 GMT. TUESDAY, JULY 19 LONDON- International Monetary Fund publishes update to World Economic Outlook, including new UK growth forecasts- 1300 GMT.

  • WASHINGTON, July 14- The U.S. House of Representatives passed two pieces of legislation linked to the international nuclear agreement with Iran on Thursday, one year after the landmark pact was announced, defying President Barack Obama's veto threat. Voting largely along party lines, the Republican-controlled House voted 246 to 179 to pass a new set of...

  • JPMorgan, the largest U.S. bank by assets, beat subdued expectations, reporting a 1 percent slide in second-quarter earnings on Thursday, in the face of historically low rates, volatile markets and questions about its future in one of Europe's biggest economies. Chief Financial Officer Marianne Lake struck a resilient tone when discussing results, saying...

  • July 14- JPMorgan Chase& Co is lending more and keeping a lid on expenses to combat the scourge of low interest rates, allowing management to stick to financial goals for the year. JPMorgan, the largest U.S. bank by assets, beat subdued expectations in reporting a 1 percent slide in second-quarter earnings on Thursday, in the face of historically low rates, volatile...

  • July 14- JPMorgan Chase& Co is lending more and keeping a lid on expenses to combat the scourge of low interest rates, allowing management to stick to financial goals for the year. JPMorgan, the largest U.S. bank by assets, beat subdued expectations in reporting a 1 percent slide in second-quarter earnings on Thursday, in the face of historically low rates, volatile...

  • *India's Jan-June gold imports halve from a year ago- GFMS. MUMBAI, July 14- While high-end jewellery shops in Mumbai's Zaveri bazaar are scratching for customers after a jump in local gold prices, Jitendra Jain, a scrap gold buyer in India's biggest bullion market, is doing brisk business. Demand for new gold has been so weak in the past few months that India's...

  • *India's Jan-June gold imports halve from a year ago- GFMS. MUMBAI, July 14- While high-end jewelry shops in Mumbai's Zaveri bazaar are scratching for customers after a jump in local gold prices, Jitendra Jain, a scrap gold buyer in India's biggest bullion market, is doing brisk business. Demand for new gold has been so weak in the past few months that India's imports...

  • MANILA, Philippines— European markets and U.S. futures made early gains after a mixed performance in Asia following calming words from Britain's new Treasury chief and ahead of a decision by the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee on whether to stimulate the economy. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 rose 0.7 percent to 6,714.49.