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  • Emanuel, a Los Angeles- based partner at law firm Littler Mendelson, has worked with Republicans in Congress and major trade groups from an array of industries, and has for decades defended employers in cases before the board. He is a member of the conservative Federalist Society, an influential group of lawyers credited with pushing Trump to nominate U.S....

  • SINGAPORE, June 28- The euro stood tall near a 10- month high on Wednesday after the European Central Bank chief hinted the days of the ECB's aggressive stimulus are numbered, and as the dollar was pressured after a vote on U.S. healthcare legislation was delayed. The euro was fetching $1.1338, after surging 1.4 percent on Tuesday and scaling a high of around...

  • SYDNEY, June 28- A Cadbury chocolate factory has become the first Australian business to be hit by a global cyber attack, a trade union official said, underscoring the rapid spread of the latest ransomware extortion campaign. Production at the Cadbury factory on the island state of Tasmania ground to a halt late on Tuesday after computer systems went down, said...

  • NEW DELHI, June 28- India is launching a new national Goods and Services Tax on July 1 that will unify its $2 trillion economy and 1.3 billion people into a single market for the first time. The GST embodies the principle of "one nation, one tax, one market," according to the government. Here's how the Indian GST compares with its counterparts in Asia:.

  • *India launches Goods and Services Tax on July 1. MEERUT, India, June 28- Businessman Pankaj Jain is so worried about the impending launch of a new sales tax in India that he is thinking of shutting down his tiny textile factory for a month to give himself time to adjust. Jain is one of millions of small business owners who face wrenching change from India's biggest tax...

  • The delay put the future of a longtime top Republican priority in doubt amid concerns about the Senate bill from both moderate and conservative Republicans. With Democrats united in their opposition, Republicans can afford to lose only two votes among their own ranks in the Senate. At the White House meeting with most of the 52 Republican senators, Trump said it...

  • June 27- The federal board overseeing Puerto Rico's finances disapproved a $9 billion debt restructuring deal covering the bankrupt U.S. territory's public power monopoly, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. Insurers of billions of dollars of Puerto Rican bonds had sued the island's financial oversight...

  • *CNPC main supplier of diesel and gasoline to North Korea. BEIJING, June 28- China National Petroleum Corp has suspended sales of fuel to North Korea over concerns the state-owned oil company won't get paid, as pressure mounts on Pyongyang to rein in its nuclear and missile programmes, three sources told Reuters. A prolonged cut would threaten critical supplies...

  • BENGALURU, June 28- Gold prices firmed on Wednesday on lower equities and a weaker U.S. dollar after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi hinted the ECB could trim its stimulus this year. *Spot gold had risen 0.2 percent to $1,249.17 per ounce by 0049 GMT. *U.S. Senate Republican leaders postponed a vote on a healthcare overhaul on Tuesday after resistance...

  • LONDON, June 27- Oil prices have been rising gently during the past four trading sessions despite concerns about the continued rise in the U.S. rig count and enormous excess inventories. Front-month Brent futures prices are up by about $2 a barrel since touching a low of $44 on June 21, which could herald a break in the downtrend that had been in place since late May.

  • TOKYO, June 28- Japan's Toshiba Corp said on Wednesday it had not yet reached a final agreement with the preferred bidder for its chip unit as negotiations with several of the parties that make up the consortium were still ongoing. Toshiba said in a statement that it aimed to reach an agreement as soon as possible. The preferred bidder consortium is led by Japanese...

  • TOKYO, June 28- Asian shares slumped on Wednesday after Wall Street was knocked hard in the wake of a delay to a U.S. healthcare reform vote, while the euro rallied after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi hinted that the ECB could trim its stimulus this year. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.2 percent in early...

  • Brent crude futures were at $46.32 per barrel at 0012 GMT, down 33 cents, or 0.7 percent, from their last close. The price falls come despite an ongoing effort by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries to cut production by 1.8 million barrels per day between January 2017 and March 2018. Ian Taylor, head of the world's largest independent oil trader...

  • The White House said in a statement that Trump intended to nominate William Emanuel, 75, to fill one of two vacancies on the five-member NLRB, which oversees union elections and disputes between workers, unions, and employers. Emanuel, a Los Angeles- based partner at law firm Littler Mendelson, has worked with Republicans in Congress and major trade groups from an...

  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska— The Latest on the eruption of an Alaska volcano:. The Alaska Volcano Observatory says seismic activity at an Aleutians Island volcano has diminished. Bogoslof Volcano about 850 miles southwest of Anchorage erupted at 3:17 a.m. Tuesday and sent an ash cloud to 30,000 feet.

  • June 28- For other diaries, please see:. Top Economic Events Polling unit diary Today in Washington Political and general news. 4- Jul Japan Auction of 10- year government bonds 4- Jul Belgium Auction of Treasury bills 5- Jul Germany Auction of 5- year Federal notes 5- Jul Japan 6- month discount bill auction 5- Jul Sweden Auction of Treasury bills 5- Jul Norway...

  • CANBERRA- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on "The Global Growth Slump: Causes and Consequences" before the Economic Association of Australia Eminent Speaker Series 2017- 0730 GMT. MOLDOVA- National Bank of Moldova announces interest rate decision. TUESDAY, JULY 4 SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia holds monetary policy...

  • SINTRA, Portugal- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi participates in Policy Panel at the ECB Forum on Central Banking in Sintra, Portugal- 1430 GMT. SINTRA, Portugal- European Central Bank Executive Board Member Vitor Constancio is chairing a Panel "Business cycles, growth and macroeconomic policy" at the ECB Forum on Central Banking in Sintra,...

  • June 28- For other diaries, please see:. Top Economic Events Polling unit diary Today in Washington Political and general news. 4- Jul Japan Auction of 10- year government bonds 4- Jul Belgium Auction of Treasury bills 5- Jul Germany Auction of 5- year Federal notes 5- Jul Japan 6- month discount bill auction 5- Jul Sweden Auction of Treasury bills 5- Jul Norway...

  • SINTRA, Portugal- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi participates in Policy Panel at the ECB Forum on Central Banking in Sintra, Portugal- 1430 GMT. SINTRA, Portugal- European Central Bank Executive Board Member Vitor Constancio is chairing a Panel "Business cycles, growth and macroeconomic policy" at the ECB Forum on Central Banking in Sintra,...