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  • *Asia shares tentatively higher, helped by Wall Street rally. The steadier tone was enough to lift Australia's main index 0.9 percent, while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.4 percent. Japan's Nikkei eased 0.3 percent, hit by sharp falls in Fanuc Corp and Tokyo Electron.

  • LAHAINA, Hawaii, July 28- Japanese Economics Minister Akira Amari said on Tuesday that Japan and the United States have not yet reached an agreement in bilateral trade talks and that the two nations need more discussion. Ministers from the 12- nation Trans-Pacific Partnership are in Hawaii aiming to clinch a broad agreement this week. Japan and the U.S. have been...

  • BEIJING/ SINGAPORE, July 29- Any attempt by Iran to sell to China millions of barrels of ultra light crude built up in tankers over the last 2-1/ 2 years of sanctions is likely to be thwarted by poor refining margins and an outage at a major importer of the oil. Traders and company officials say Iran has little choice but to target China to buy the crude known as...

  • BRASILIA, July 29- Brazil's central bank is widely expected to raise its policy interest rate on Wednesday after a steep cut in fiscal savings targets weakened the real currency and stirred doubts about the government's commitment to help contain price increases. Standard& Poor's threat on Tuesday to strip Brazil of its coveted investment-grade rating in...

  • NEW YORK, July 29- When Matt and Jen Osmun opened their vape shop in Bethel, Connecticut, last December, they didn't expect to get a boost from the local medical marijuana outlet. "Sales are going really well, and getting better every month," said Jen Osmun, who started the business with her husband, a former plumber, after he was injured in an accident.

  • WASHINGTON, July 29- The Federal Reserve is expected on Wednesday to point to a growing U.S. economy and stronger job market as it sets the stage for a possible interest rate hike in September. With a slew of employment, inflation and GDP reports to come before its September meeting, the Fed is unlikely to hint too strongly about its plans, Barclays economists...

  • TOKYO/ SINGAPORE, July 29- The dollar eased versus the yen on Wednesday but held above a recent two-week low as investors awaited hints from the U.S. Ahead of the Fed's policy statement due at 1800 GMT, trading could be swayed by month-end related flows, with Wednesday being the last trading day for settlement before the month end, traders said.

  • TOKYO, July 29- Shares in Mitsubishi Heavy Industries tumbled for a second day on Wednesday after the company said compensation claims related to the shutdown of California's San Onofre nuclear plant had surged to $7.6 billion. Southern California Edison, a unit of Edison International, and others had previously sought at least $4 billion, accusing...

  • SHANGHAI, July 29- China's yuan inched up against the dollars on Wednesday as some corporate clients sold dollars after the central bank set the official guidance rate slightly firmer, traders said. The People's Bank of China set the midpoint rate at 6.1150 per dollar prior to market open, 0.01 percent firmer than the previous fix at 6.1154.

  • HONG KONG, July 29- China stocks fell for a fourth day on Wednesday but losses were more subdued than earlier in the week after Beijing reiterated its determination to stabilise its wild equity markets. But China CSI300 stock index futures for August fell 1 percent to 3,646.4, or 150.37 points below the current value of the underlying index, pointing to...

  • *OPEC oversupply 3 million bpd in Q2- Reuters survey. Asian investors focused on OPEC production figures that showed members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries produced around 3 million barrels of oil per day more than daily demand in the second quarter, a Reuters survey showed. OPEC members pumped 31.25 million barrels per day in the...

  • WASHINGTON— The Federal Reserve is moving toward raising interest rates from record lows— just not likely yet. The meeting will end with a policy statement but no news conference by Chair Janet Yellen. "Our economy is in a much better state," Yellen told Congress earlier this month.

  • NEW YORK— It took me just a weekend to get comfortable with Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system, something I never did with its predecessor, Windows 8, even after nearly three years. Windows 8 was Microsoft's way of modernizing personal computers, as smartphones and tablets grew more popular. Apps that weren't designed for touch— including Microsoft's...

  • SHANGHAI, July 29- Chinese shares fell for a fourth consecutive day on Wednesday, but the declines were modest as Beijing's efforts to prop up values appeared to have brought a measure of stability to its unruly stock market. After a dramatic plunge of more than 8 percent in Chinese stocks on Monday, China's securities regulator pledged to buy shares to calm the...

  • LAHAINA, Hawaii, July 28- Pacific Rim trading partners are considering setting up a top-level forum to consider ways to avoid currency manipulation in parallel to an ambitious 12- nation trade deal, Australian Trade Minister Andrew Robb said on Tuesday. Robb said the U.S. proposal would not seek to include language on avoiding currency manipulation within the...

  • HONG KONG, July 29- The bull run in China's share markets that collapsed last month drove a 36 percent rise in global equity trading volumes during the first half of 2015, according to data released on Wednesday. Share trading on the Shanghai and Shenzhen exchanges jumped 166 percent during the first half compared with the second half of 2014, the World...

  • SHANGHAI, July 29- China stocks fell for a fourth straight session on Wednesday but losses were more subdued than earlier in the week, while futures markets steadied after the government announced more market support measures. China CSI300 stock index futures for August were little changed at 3,682.2, but still 118.71 points below the current value of the...

  • *OPEC oversupply 3 million bpd in Q2- Reuters survey. Asian investors focused on OPEC production figures that showed members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries produced around 3 million barrels of oil per day more than daily demand in the second quarter, a Reuters survey showed. OPEC members pumped 31.25 million barrels per day in the...

  • SHANGHAI, July 29- Beijing may be struggling to put a floor under its tumbling stock market but it has managed to lock the yuan into an incredibly tight band against the dollar, despite pledging again to allow more exchange rate volatility. The cabinet said last week that Beijing would allow the yuan to fluctuate more to support weak exports.

  • *Fanuc, Tokyo Electron take hefty points off Nikkei. TOKYO, July 29- Japan's Nikkei share average edged down on Wednesday morning hit by sharp falls in Fanuc Corp and Tokyo Electron after they cut their full-year forecasts, while the market awaited a policy decision from the U.S. Tokyo Electron Ltd dived 11 percent to 6,593 yen, after it cut its full-year operating...