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  • LONDON, Sept 27- European stocks reversed course mid-morning on Tuesday as weakness in banks, led by another drop to record lows for Deutsche Bank, once again weighed on markets. Deutsche Bank hit new record lows, falling nearly 3 percent to extend losses following a 7.5 percent slump in its stock price on Monday, after Deutsche Bank said it had no need for German...

  • MONTREAL, Sept 27- Fast-growing aviation powerhouse India is not ready to join the world's first climate deal to curb pollution from commercial flights because it fears that talks beginning on Tuesday may not lead to a fair agreement, its civil aviation minister said. The proposed landmark deal, backed by the United States and China, aims to limit rising airline...

  • AMSTERDAM, Sept 27- Greenpeace activists on Tuesday blocked operations of Malaysian palm oil trader IOI at Rotterdam Port, accusing it of forest destruction and child labour, but other traffic at Europe's busiest port was unaffected, a port spokesman said. Ten activists are blocking IOI, one of the world's biggest producers and traders of palm oil, from...

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 27- An international group that monitors money laundering said on Tuesday that Singapore should pursue more offenders involved in international cases and take more action to confiscate suspicious funds moving through the city-state. "Singapore maintains one of the lowest domestic crime rates in the world and therefore the bulk of...

  • BOBIGNY, France— Fifteen current and former Air France workers went on trial Tuesday for alleged violence during a union protest last year at the airline's headquarters that saw two company executives flee over a fence with their shirts ripped off. Dozens of union activists rallied in support of the defendants outside the courthouse in Bobigny north of Paris...

  • *Rogers hired to change mindset of LVMH managers. PARIS, Sept 26- When LVMH hired former Apple music executive Ian Rogers to craft a digital strategy, investors may have hoped for some quick results. Changing mentalities and priorities at LVMH takes time, according to sources close to the 78 billion euro group controlled by France's richest man, Bernard Arnault.

  • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivers an address as part of commemorations for National Heroes' Day in Manila.

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday he would visit Russia and China this year to chart an independent foreign policy.

  • Treasury Secretary Jack Lew meets with Brazilian President Michel Temer and Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer speaks on "Why Study Economics?" WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gives semi-annual testimony on Federal Reserve supervision and regulation of the...

  • Treasury Secretary Jack Lew meets with Brazilian President Michel Temer and Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer speaks on "Why Study Economics?" WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gives semi-annual testimony on Federal Reserve supervision and regulation of the...

  • In a sign of growing ambition beyond its taxi business, Uber is gearing up to deliver meals in Amsterdam this week just as Takeaway.com, the restaurant ordering leader in the Netherlands, lists on the Amsterdam stock market. The plan include 16 cities in 12 European countries ranging from Moscow to Madrid to Manchester, 11 new cities in nine Asian countries-...

  • MANILA, Sept 26- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday he would visit Russia and China this year to chart an independent foreign policy and "open alliances" with two powers with historic rivalries with the United States. Duterte said the Philippines was at the "point of no return" in relations with former colonial ruler the United States, so he wanted...

  • *Iran downplays chance of output freeze, some in OPEC hopeful. Key OPEC member Iran, the fourth largest crude exporter which is still trying to recapture output before Western sanctions in 2012, downplayed the chances of a deal while some OPEC members remained hopeful. "Unless there's an impressive production cut by OPEC on top of a freeze, I think we'll give back...

  • GENEVA, Sept 26- Countries negotiating an international agreement on trade in services plan to meet in early December to try to finalize the deal, U.S. The Trade in Services Agreement, which would provide stronger international rules for sectors such as communications and banking, is being negotiated among 23 WTO members, including the 28- country European...

  • Prices also rose on caution ahead of the first U.S. presidential debate between candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, analysts said. "A lot of the gains in Treasuries are safe-haven trades," said Kim Rupert, managing director for fixed income at Action Economics in San Francisco. The German bank has been fighting a $14 billion demand from the U.S. Department...

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 26- Europe's car emissions tests have been seen as inadequate for decades, a top U.S. regulator told European Union lawmakers on Monday, saying much stronger enforcement will be needed to stop cheating by automakers like Volkswagen. Testifying before a European Parliament committee investigating foul play on diesel-car emissions tests, the...

  • *Iran downplays chance of output freeze, some in OPEC hopeful. Key OPEC member Iran, the fourth largest crude exporter which is still trying to recapture output before Western sanctions in 2012, downplayed the chances of a deal while some OPEC members remained hopeful. Implied volatility, a gauge of how much oil prices move, was at its highest since April 18, when...

  • BERLIN, Sept 26- Commerzbank is planning to cut around 9,000 jobs over the coming years as Germany's second biggest lender pushes ahead with a restructuring plan, Handelsblatt reported on Monday, citing unnamed sources in the finance industry. Squeezed by negative European Central Bank interest rates, German banks have been seeking ways to boost revenue by...

  • GENEVA, Sept 26- SWIFT, whose messaging network is used by banks to send payment instructions worth trillions of dollars each day, said three clients were hacked over the summer and cyber attacks on banks are set to increase. The theft of $81 million in February from Bangladesh's central bank using SWIFT messages rocked faith in the system whose messages had,...

  • *Only Fitch holds investment grade rating on Turkey. *Some see opportunity given Turkey fundamentals. ISTANBUL/ ANKARA, Sept 26- On the first trading day after Moody's downgraded Turkey's sovereign rating to "junk," the reaction in Istanbul and Ankara was swift and predictable-- stocks and the lira took a beating and policymakers accused the agency of playing...

  • PARIS, Sept 26- Britain appears to be heading for a "hard Brexit" under which links to the European Union would be reduced to little more than trade agreements, Scotland's external affairs minister Fiona Hyslop said on Monday, citing "mood music" from recent talks. The talks are part of efforts to establish a common United Kingdom position for divorce discussions...