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  • LONDON, July 30- British Prime Minister Theresa May was concerned about the security implications of a planned Chinese investment in the new Hinkley Point nuclear plant and intervened personally to delay the project, a former colleague and a source said on Saturday. The plan by France's EDF to build two reactors with financial backing from a Chinese...

  • The plan by France's EDF to build two new reactors with financial backing from a Chinese state-owned firm was championed by May's predecessor David Cameron as a sign of Britain's openness to foreign investment. But just hours before a signing ceremony was due to take place on Friday, May's new government said it would review the project again, raising doubts...

  • AMSTERDAM— Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport has suddenly boosted its security in a move authorities there have linked to the "national threat level," snarling traffic as military police check cars coming to drop passengers off. An employee working at the airport told The Associated Press the move followed an unspecified threat. Saturday is one of the busiest days...

  • LONDON, July 30- Theresa May was unhappy with the "gung-ho" approach her predecessor took to Chinese investment in Britain, a former colleague said on Saturday, after the new British prime minister cast into doubt a high-profile Chinese-funded nuclear project. Britain had been due to sign off on Friday on a plan by France's EDF to build two new reactors at Hinkley...

  • Speakers: Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan, Swiss National Bank Chairman Thomas Jordan, Monetary Authority of Singapore Managing Director Ravi Menon, Bank Indonesia Deputy Governor Perry Warjiyo, IMF Deputy Managing Director Mitsuhiro Furusawa, Bank of Philippines Governor Amando Tetangco and Federal Reserve Bank of New York President...

  • SAO PAULO, July 29- Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and the former chief executive of investment bank Grupo BTG Pactual SA will stand trial for obstruction of justice, documents from a federal court in Brasilia showed on Friday. The case dates to last November, when former Senator Delcidio do Amaral and Andre Esteves, the founder and former CEO...

  • LISBON, July 29- Portugal's largest listed bank, Millennium bcp, said on Friday it obtained "clearly positive" results in the latest stress test by the European Central Bank, even as it posted a first-half loss after impairments for bad loans to clean up its books. BCP said it had a net loss of 197 million euros in the first half, after a year-ago profit, due mainly to the...

  • SAO PAULO, July 29- Brazil's ex President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and the former chief executive of investment bank Grupo BTG Pactual SA will stand trial for obstruction of justice, documents from a federal court in Brasilia showed on Friday. The case dates to last November, when former Senator Delcidio do Amaral and Andre Esteves, the founder and former CEO of...

  • WASHINGTON, July 29- New York state and nuclear power have never been best friends, but the state is expected to decide as soon as Monday on a proposed subsidy plan that could furnish the rest of the country with a model for saving a struggling industry while reducing carbon emissions. Five plants in states from Florida to California have shut since 2013 and many...

  • LONDON/ MILAN, July 29- European shares rose on Friday helped by some encouraging company updates, with Kering gaining after its fashion brand Gucci recorded strong sales. Financial services were in demand, with the STOXX Europe 600 Banks index topping sectoral gainers with a rise of 2.1 percent before the the release later in the day of the results of Europe- wide...

  • LOS ANGELES, July 29- Volkswagen AG and the California Air Resources Board will begin testing hardware and software that could help the German automaker avoid buying back as many as 475,000 diesel cars sold in the United States with improperly designed pollution controls, the head of the board told Reuters. Nichols' positive words about VW are significant...

  • LONDON, July 28- Britain's battered pound looks to be holding its own a month after the shock vote for a Brexit, even as the Bank of England prepares to take UK interest rates below their U.S. equivalents for the first time in a decade. Sterling sank by 14 percent within hours of the decision to quit the European Union in June 23' s referendum and banks were quickly...

  • *Trump wants to tear up Iran nuclear deal if he wins. LONDON/ ANKARA, July 29- Britain's vote to leave the European Union and the rise of U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump have paralysed efforts by Western governments to encourage already highly reluctant international banks to do business with Iran. Uncertainty is frustrating Tehran's push for foreign...

  • PARIS _ CGG SA on Friday reported a loss of $77.8 million in its second quarter. On a per-share basis, the Paris- based company said it had a loss of $3.52. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • *UK government to review plan by early autumn. Fall in UK power price makes project more expensive. LONDON, July 29- Britain has cast doubt on a $24 billion project with French utility EDF to build the UK's first new nuclear plant in decades, delaying a final decision on the plan just weeks after the Brexit vote ushered in a new prime minister.

  • *Soybeans face 16 pct monthly slump as weather fears ease. SYDNEY/ PARIS, July 29- U.S. soybeans fell on Friday, poised for its biggest one-month fall in more than two years as fears ease over potential yield losses due to unfavourable weather. The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade lost 0.7 percent, falling to $9.71 a bushel after rising to...

  • BERLIN— A German TV channel has canceled plans to broadcast the finals of a global tournament of the video shooting game "Counter-Strike: Global Offensive" in response to last week's slayings in Munich. Authorities say the Munich shooter, identified only as David S., was an ardent "Counter-Strike" player, sparking a debate in Germany about violent games.

  • *China approval conditional on joint venture stake sale. *Brazil beer volume down 4.5 pct after 10 pct drop in Q1. BRUSSELS/ BEIJING, July 29- Brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev cleared a major hurdle towards its takeover of SABMiller with regulatory approval from China on Friday, leaving the acquisition's future in the hands of the British company's board.

  • LONDON, July 29- Britain's June 23 referendum decision to leave the European Union has had far-reaching consequences for the world's economy, businesses, investors and politics. JULY 29: UK institutional investors voted with their feet after the referendum. Consumer morale in Britain suffered its sharpest drop in more than 26 years post-vote, according to...

  • LONDON, July 29- Britain's June 23 referendum decision to leave the European Union has had far-reaching consequences for the world's economy, businesses, investors and politics. JULY 29: UK institutional investors voted with their feet after the referendum. Consumer morale in Britain suffered its sharpest drop in more than 26 years post-vote, according to...