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  • HONG KONG— Asian stock markets are mixed Friday after a U.S. vote on a health care bill was delayed, raising doubts among investors over whether President Donald Trump can push through his business friendly agenda. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 0.9 percent to 19,265.00 as buying picked up following recent losses. ANALYST VIEW: "Markets...

  • *Presumed new Hong Kong leader seen stoking tensions. HONG KONG, March 24- Hong Kong on Sunday will likely select Beijing's favoured candidate for its next leader who some say will further divide a city where middle class families have become increasingly disaffected by political tension and economic hardship. Former top civil servant Carrie Lam is widely...

  • The model is very different from most other OPEC and non- OPEC producers that rely more heavily on spot sales to refiners and traders. And Saudi Arabia's commitment to reduce production under the accord with other OPEC and non- OPEC countries reached towards the end of 2016 creates a tension with its customer-focused strategy. In fact, Aramco has so far cut...

  • VIENNA- European Central Bank Board Member Sabine Lautenschlager will participate in strategy panel "CROs im Dialog mit Spitzenvertretern der Aufsicht, Notenbank und Politik" at 25. BRUSSELS- European Central Bank Board Member Daniele Nouy will deliver an introductory statement on the occasion of the presentation of the ECB Annual Report on supervisory...

  • VIENNA- European Central Bank Board Member Sabine Lautenschlager will participate in strategy panel "CROs im Dialog mit Spitzenvertretern der Aufsicht, Notenbank und Politik" at 25. BRUSSELS- European Central Bank Board Member Daniele Nouy will deliver an introductory statement on the occasion of the presentation of the ECB Annual Report on supervisory...

  • *OPEC cuts began on Jan. 1 but stockpiles still climbing. OPEC's largest producer, Saudi Arabia, expects crude exports to the United States in March will fall by around 300,000 barrels per day from February, in line with the supply-cut agreement OPEC struck in November, a Saudi energy ministry official said. OPEC has broadly met its commitments to reduce output, but...

  • Police forensics team examine a car in Parliament Square on March 22, 2017 in London, England.

    Masood had a range of convictions, including assault and possession of offensive weapons.

  • *OPEC cuts began on Jan. 1 but stockpiles still climbing. Benchmark Brent crude oil settled at $50.56 a barrel, down 8 cents on the day and holding above Wednesday's slide to $49.71, its lowest level since Nov. 30 when OPEC announced plans to cut output. OPEC has broadly met its commitments to reduce output, but non- OPEC producers have yet to fully deliver on pledged...

  • NEW YORK, March 23- U.S. stocks inched lower on Thursday after a vote on President Donald Trump's healthcare bill was delayed, casting doubt over the prospects of Trump's pro-growth policies, while European shares rose on bank borrowing and oil prices slipped. The U.S. House of Representatives delayed a vote on legislation to begin dismantling Obamacare as...

  • TORONTO, March 23- Noranda Income Fund said on Thursday zinc output at its Quebec plant, the second-largest in North America, was at 50-60 percent of normal operating levels as a five-and-a-half week long strike dragged on. Typical annual zinc production at the plant is 270,000-275,000 tonnes, Eva Carissimi, chief executive of plant operator Canadian...

  • VIENNA- European Central Bank Board Member Sabine Lautenschlager will participate in strategy panel "CROs im Dialog mit Spitzenvertretern der Aufsicht, Notenbank und Politik" at 25. BRUSSELS- European Central Bank Board Member Daniele Nouy will deliver an introductory statement on the occasion of the presentation of the ECB Annual Report on supervisory...

  • WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Deputy Director for Division of Bank Supervision and Regulation Maryann Hunter will attend American Bankers Association's Government Relations Summit- 1145 GMT. FRANKFURT- French Central Bank Chief Francois Villeroy de Galhau and other top European finance officials speak in Frankfurt. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 23- Raw sugar futures on ICE jumped on Thursday, recovering from the previous session's 10- month low on short-covering, as cocoa on ICE Futures U.S. edged toward this week's two-month high and coffee prices retreated. *The market's decline has been driven by fund selling, a favorable production outlook in top grower Brazil and diminishing...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 23- Gold slipped on Thursday as the dollar firmed, while palladium extended gains to hit a two-year high on economic data and demand from the automobile sector. $1,253.12, its highest since Feb. 28. "The dollar has been a little bit stronger today, interest rates climbed up a touch and the stock market finally gave a positive performance prior to...

  • March 23- Billionaire investor William Ackman's Pershing Square Holdings Ltd said on Thursday it planned to list its shares in London as it seeks to improve liquidity and valuation. The company, which has a listing on the Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange, said it plans to apply for a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange and that it would be eligible for...

  • NEW YORK, March 23- U.S. stocks rose slightly on Thursday despite signs that President Donald Trump was struggling to get enough votes to pass a healthcare bill in Congress, while European shares rose on bank borrowing and gold prices slipped. U.S. investors remained in suspense, with Trump poised to make a final push to secure the votes needed to begin dismantling...

  • Ray Dalio, Bridgewater Associates

    A team at Bridgewater Associates, the $150 billion hedge fund Dalio founded, published a 61-page paper on it Wedenesday.

  • LONDON, March 23- Deutsche Bank has chosen a new office for its London headquarters, signalling a vote of confidence in Britain's capital despite the country's decision to leave the European Union. This week Goldman Sachs said it would begin moving hundreds of people out of London as part of contingency planning to retain access to the single market even before...

  • March 23- State-backed Royal Bank of Scotland said on Thursday it planned to close about 180 bank branches in Britain and Ireland and about 1,000 roles were at risk in the latest round of cuts and closures at the lender. RBS said about 770 roles may be eliminated in Britain and about 220 roles in the Republic of Ireland. "We're frustrated to see RBS show so little...

  • BRUSSELS, March 23- The European Commission could introduce EU passporting and lower regulatory requirements for financial technology firms, moves that could undercut London's leading position in "fintech" as Britain gets ready to leave the European Union. The EU executive's vice president Valdis Dombrovskis said on Thursday that the Commission is...