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  • SYDNEY, March 29- U.S. soybeans edged lower on Wednesday as expectations for increased plantings in North America, along with already ample global supplies, kept the oilseed tethered near a five-month low. *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade fell 0.1 percent to $9.70-3/ 4 a bushel, having closed little changed in the previous session.

  • March 28- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved Roche Holding AG's multiple sclerosis drug Ocrevus, putting the potential blockbuster drug back on track after a delay by regulators over manufacturing issues. The drug's entry into the U.S. market was delayed by three months when the FDA in late December pushed back its deadline for an...

  • BRASILIA, March 28- The Brazilian government's on Tuesday delayed again the announcement of budget cuts and other measures to meet its fiscal target, and politicians and officials said this reflected growing pressure from lawmakers to avoid or limit tax hikes. President Michel Temer's options are limited as he tries to balance market demands for austerity...

  • BRUSSELS, March 29- Michel Barnier has a dealmaker's flair for gauging what the other side can accept but as Theresa May launches Brexit negotiations some EU officials wonder if Brussels' man can really figure out what she wants. That is a nagging question for European Union leaders who need the veteran French minister and EU commissioner to best the British...

  • LIMA, March 28- A Boeing jet operated by Peruvian Airlines caught fire on Tuesday while landing at an airport near the Andean town of Jauja in central Peru after it swerved on the runway, but there were no serious injuries, a government minister said. Peruvian Airlines said in a statement that the Boeing 737-300 jet drove off the runway for unspecified reasons...

  • LIMA, March 28- A Boeing jet operated by Peruvian Airlines caught fire on Tuesday while landing at an airport near the Andean town of Jauja in central Peru after it swerved on the runway, but there were no serious injuries, a government minister said. Peruvian Airlines said in a statement that the Boeing 737-300 jet drove off the runway for unspecified reasons...

  • LIMA, March 28- A Boeing jet operated by Peruvian Airlines caught fire on Tuesday while landing at an airport near the Andean town of Jauja in central Peru after it swerved on the runway, but there were no serious injuries, a government minister said. Peruvian Airlines said in a statement that the Boeing 737-300 jet drove off the runway for unspecified reasons...

  • LIMA, March 28- A Boeing jet operated by Peruvian Airlines caught fire on Tuesday while landing at an airport near the Andean town of Jauja in central Peru after it swerved on the runway, but there were no serious injuries, a government minister said. Peruvian Airlines said in a statement that the Boeing 737-300 jet drove off the runway for unspecified reasons...

  • LONDON, March 28- Progress towards oil-market rebalancing and the need for an extension of production cuts by OPEC and non- OPEC countries has become the most contentious issue in the oil market. Goldman expects oil stocks in the OECD to fall to the five-year average in terms of demand cover by the end of 2017, even if OPEC brings production back on line in the...

  • TOKYO, March 29- Japanese retail sales were effectively flat in February as consumers cut back on food and durable goods after employers offered the lowest spring wage increases in four years. The anemic figures raise further doubt about the strength of private consumption, emphasizing how difficult it will be for Japan's economy to generate sustained wage...

  • President Donald Trump told a group of senators on Tuesday that he expected lawmakers would be able to reach a deal on healthcare, without offering specifics on how they would do it or what had changed since a healthcare reform bill was pulled last week for insufficient support. "I have no doubt that that's going to happen very quickly," Trump said at a bipartisan...

  • TOKYO, March 29- The dollar pulled away from 4-1/ 2- month lows against a currency basket on Wednesday as solid data backed expectations for more U.S. interest rate hikes this year, while sterling was knocked by concern about Britain's impending exit from the European Union. The healthcare stumble raised doubts that Trump would be able to carry out his fiscal...

  • March 28- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved Roche Holding AG's multiple sclerosis drug Ocrevus, putting the potential blockbuster drug back on track after a delay by regulators over manufacturing issues. The injectable drug, known chemically as ocrelizumab becomes the first U.S. approved medicine for primary progressive form of the...

  • TORONTO, March 28- The Canadian and Ontario governments plan to team up with a group of businesses to invest about C $200 million to fund an artificial intelligence institute at the University of Toronto, project organizers said on Tuesday. The center, to be known as the Vector Institute, will train large numbers of masters, doctoral and postdoctoral AI...

  • *Australia stocks highest since mid-2015, Asia up modestly. *Pound under pressure as UK formally starts Brexit. The cheerful mood did not extend to the pound which was on the skids as the British government sent a letter to Brussels formally starting the country's exit from the European Union.

  • SEOUL, March 29- South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix Inc is in talks with Japanese financial investors about forming a consortium and jointly bidding for Toshiba's memory chip business, Korea Economic Daily reported on Wednesday citing unnamed sources. The paper said SK Hynix, the world's No. 2 memory chip maker behind Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, plans to submit a...

  • 29- Mar United States Sale of 2- year floating rate notes 29- Mar United States Sale of 7- year notes 29- Mar Italy Bills auction 29- Mar Sweden Auction of Treasury bills 29- Mar Norway Auction Treasuries 30- Mar Italy Medium-Long Term auction 30- Mar Japan Auction of 2- year government bonds. 4- Apr United Kingdom Auction of 1 1/ 4% Treasury Gilt 2027 4- Apr Japan...

  • 29- Mar United States Sale of 2- year floating rate notes 29- Mar United States Sale of 7- year notes 29- Mar Italy Bills auction 29- Mar Sweden Auction of Treasury bills 29- Mar Norway Auction Treasuries 30- Mar Italy Medium-Long Term auction 30- Mar Japan Auction of 2- year government bonds. 4- Apr United Kingdom Auction of 1 1/ 4% Treasury Gilt 2027 4- Apr Japan...

  • LONDON- Bank of England Executive Director, Chris Salmon speaks at Foreign Exchange Industry event in London. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank Executive Board Member Peter Praet delivers speech at the "2017 Harvard Law Europe- US Symposium on International Financial Systems"- 1750 GMT. NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams...

  • LONDON- Bank of England Executive Director, Chris Salmon speaks at Foreign Exchange Industry event in London. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank Executive Board Member Peter Praet delivers speech at the "2017 Harvard Law Europe- US Symposium on International Financial Systems"- 1750 GMT. NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams...