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  • BEIJING, July 26- China's securities regulator said Wednesday it will regulate and expand access to capital markets for all types of investors, while also encouraging more long-term institutional participation.

  • July 25- Pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts Holding Co said on Tuesday that a new contract with biggest customer Anthem Inc would be on terms significantly less favorable for the company. Express Scripts spokesman Brian Henry said that the company is no more or less bearish than when it made its regulatory disclosures last quarter.

  • July 26- The Australian consumer watchdog said on Wednesday it has started court proceedings against Ford Motor Co's local unit, accusing the company of engaging in misleading or deceptive conduct when responding to customer complaints. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said in a statement that Ford had refused to provide a refund or...

  • *The most active wheat futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade were up 0.2 percent to $4.74-3/ 4 a bushel at 0050 GMT, having earlier fallen to $4.73 a bushel- the lowest since June 29. *The most active soybean futures edged up 0.1 percent to $9.93-3/ 4 a bushel, having earlier hit a low of $9.90-1/ 2 a bushel- the lowest since July 14. *Spring wheat prospects are lower than last...

  • *Spot gold had dropped 0.1 percent to $1,247.08 per ounce by 0038 GMT. *U.S. Senate Republicans narrowly agreed on Tuesday to open debate on a bill to end Obamacare, but the party's seven-year effort to roll back Democratic President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law still faces significant hurdles. *The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly...

  • commodities@ MEXICO CITY/ SAO PAULO, July 25- Mexico's stock market hit a fresh record high on Tuesday, boosted by expectations of good earnings, while Brazil's stocks hit a one-month high as commodity price gains lifted shares of local blue-chips Vale SA and Petróleo Brasileiro SA. Mexico's S&P/BMV IPC stock index rose for the third straight session, inching up...

  • TOKYO, July 26- Asian stocks edged up early on Wednesday after Wall Street indexes notched record highs, while the dollar was steady as investors awaited the Federal Reserve's policy decision later in the day for more clues on its tightening plans. A statement is expected at 1800 GMT. So equities would be able to take this Fed meeting in stride if the Fed's...

  • HOUSTON, July 25- Indonesia is open to rejoining the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries as long as it is not forced to curb its own crude oil production, the nation's energy and mineral resources minister said on Tuesday. Indonesia said two months ago that it was considering rejoining OPEC after it had left and rejoined several times over the...

  • July 25- Pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts Holding Co said on Tuesday that a new contract with biggest customer Anthem Inc would be on terms significantly less favorable for the company. Express Scripts said the Anthem contract generated about 19 percent of total consolidated revenues for the quarter ended June 30. The company forecast a...

  • BRASILIA, July 25- Brazil unveiled plans on Tuesday to raise revenue from mining royalties by 80 percent, the latest measure to shore up government finances, and cut red tape in attempt to attract more foreign investment amid a weak economic recovery. "We are just scratching the surface here," Mining Minister Fernando Coelho Filho said, touting Brazil's potential...

  • HOUSTON, July 25- Indonesia is open to rejoining the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries as long as it is not forced to curb its own crude oil production, the nation's energy and mineral resources minister said on Tuesday. "We would have to have a concession for not following cuts from time to time," the minister, Ignasius Jonan, said in an interview in...

  • July 26- For other diaries, please see:. 26- Jul United States Sale of 2- year floating rate notes 26- Jul United States Sale of 5- year notes 26- Jul Italy Zero-coupon/BTPi auction 27- Jul United States Sale of 7- year notes 27- Jul Italy Bills auction 27- Jul Japan 3- month discount bill auction 27- Jul Japan Auction of 2- year government bonds 28- Jul Italy...

  • July 26- For other diaries, please see:. 26- Jul United States Sale of 2- year floating rate notes 26- Jul United States Sale of 5- year notes 26- Jul Italy Zero-coupon/BTPi auction 27- Jul United States Sale of 7- year notes 27- Jul Italy Bills auction 27- Jul Japan 3- month discount bill auction 27- Jul Japan Auction of 2- year government bonds 28- Jul Italy...

  • TOKYO- Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso speaks to business leaders in Hiroshima- 0130 GMT. **FRANKFURT- The European Central Bank releases monthly data on lending and money supply- 0800 GMT. OAKDALE, Minneapolis- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari participates in a moderated question-and-answer session before a Woodbury...

  • TOKYO- Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso speaks to business leaders in Hiroshima- 0130 GMT. **FRANKFURT- The European Central Bank releases monthly data on lending and money supply- 0800 GMT. OAKDALE, Minneapolis- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari participates in a moderated question-and-answer session before a Woodbury...

  • LOS ANGELES, July 25- Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc is retraining kitchen crews on food safety and enforcing a zero-tolerance policy for employees refusing to abide by new rules, after identifying a sick employee as the cause of a Norovirus outbreak that forced it to briefly close a restaurant in Virginia last week. The company's stock had flirted around $750 two...

  • BRASILIA, July 25- Brazil's foreign trade chamber, Camex, has put off for 30 days a decision on whether to impose a tariff on ethanol to curb a surge in imports from the United States, a senior government official who attended the meeting told Reuters on Tuesday. Brazil's ethanol producers, particularly in the northern of the country where most of the U.S. ethanol is...

  • VIACOM INC HAS INFORMED SCRIPPS NETWORKS INTERACTIVE IT IS WILLING TO PAY ALL CASH TO ACQUIRE THE TV NETWORK OPERATOR-SOURCES.

  • LOS ANGELES _ Hope Bancorp Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings of $40.7 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 32 cents per share. Hope Bancorp shares have fallen 15 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • CHICAGO _ Morningstar Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings of $46.1 million. On a per-share basis, the Chicago- based company said it had profit of $1.07. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.