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  • BRUSSELS— The Latest on the European Union's decision that Apple must pay billions in back taxes:. Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan has rejected the European Commission's ruling and says Ireland will appeal the judgment, insisting that Ireland's tax rules were transparent and straightforward. He has rejected findings that Ireland cut an especially...

  • TOKYO, Aug 30- The Bank of Japan could consider buying foreign bonds as an option to weaken the yen, if government intervention in the currency market is deemed by the United States to be exchange rate manipulation, an adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday. "Japan's monetary authorities should intervene in the currency market not to change the yen's...

  • SHANGHAI/ BEIJING, Aug 30- Two of China's Big-Five banks, ICBC and BoC, reported on Tuesday near flat profits as margins shrank, mirroring results of other major domestic lenders that are feeling the pain of China's slowing economic growth that is hitting borrowers. Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, the country's largest bank by assets, reported a 0.8...

  • PLYMOUTH, Minn. _ Christopher& Banks Corp. on Tuesday reported a loss of $3.9 million in its fiscal second quarter. On a per-share basis, the Plymouth, Minnesota- based company said it had a loss of 11 cents. For the current quarter ending in November, Christopher& Banks said it expects revenue in the range of $102 million to $106 million.

  • *Market looking ahead to China manufacturing data. Benchmark copper on the London Metal Exchange was little changed from Friday's close, trading at $4,614 a tonne by 1020 GMT, but up from an earlier $4,610, its lowest since June 24. Stocks of copper in LME-approved warehouses rose 11,650 tonnes, bringing the total retained to 283,225 tonnes, with much of the build...

  • TORONTO _ Bank of Nova Scotia on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $1.47 billion. Bank of Nova Scotia shares have increased 31 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Bank of Nova Scotia, Earnings Report.

  • BEIJING, Aug 30- Canadian farm goods are high quality and safe, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in Beijing on Tuesday as his trade minister said Canada was working hard to resolve a canola import dispute that threatens C $2 billion in business. Trudeau is seeking deeper ties with China but a the canola spat, government divisions over China policy and the case of...

  • BRUSSELS, Aug 30- Economic sentiment in the 19 countries sharing the euro fell in August to its lowest level since March, a further indication that morale is weakening after Britain voted to leave the European Union. The European Commission's euro zone Economic Sentiment Indicator fell to 103.5 in August from 104.5 in July, its lowest level since March and well...

  • NEW DELHI, Aug 30- India will auction a diamond project that global miner Rio Tinto is abandoning, or allocate it to a state firm, the mines secretary said on Tuesday, adding that the government would move fast to tap the resource. Rio Tinto's decision came at a time when the government was seeking the help of it and its rivals, such as Anglo American, to explore for...

  • NEW DELHI, Aug 30- India will auction a diamond project that global miner Rio Tinto is abandoning, or allocate it to a state firm, the mines secretary said on Tuesday, adding that the government would move fast to tap the resource. Rio Tinto's decision came at a time when the government was seeking the help of it and its rivals, such as Anglo American, to explore for...

  • NEW DELHI, Aug 30- India will auction a diamond project that global miner Rio Tinto is abandoning, or allocate it to a state firm, the mines secretary said on Tuesday, adding that the government would move fast to tap the resource. Rio Tinto's decision came at a time when the government was seeking the help of it and its rivals, such as Anglo American, to explore for...

  • NEW DELHI, Aug 30- India will auction a diamond project that global miner Rio Tinto is abandoning, or allocate it to a state firm, the mines secretary said on Tuesday, adding that the government would move fast to tap the resource. Rio Tinto's decision came at a time when the government was seeking the help of it and its rivals, such as Anglo American, to explore for...

  • BRUSSELS, Aug 30- Apple said it would appeal against an EU ruling ordering it to pay up to 13 billion euros in taxes to the Irish government which the EU considers to have been illegal state aid. We will appeal and we are confident the decision will be overturned, "the company said in a statement on Tuesday after the European Commission's decision.

  • BRUSSELS, Aug 30- Economic sentiment in the 19 countries sharing the euro fell in August to its lowest level since March, a further indication that morale is weakening after Britain voted to leave the European Union. The European Commission's euro zone Economic Sentiment Indicator fell to 103.5 in August from 104.5 in July, its lowest level since March and well...

  • PARIS, Aug 30- French President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday an international deal on climate change agreed in Paris last year was still far from being implemented and called on countries to ensure it was ratified by year-end. "The immediate urgency is to ensure the is put into action by year-end. That's far from being achieved.

  • FRANKFURT, Aug 30- FreedomPop, a U.S. startup challenging the mobile industry by offering free voice and data plans, has received a $50 million investment to fund international expansion from LetterOne, the investment vehicle owned by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman. Luxembourg- based LetterOne said on Tuesday it had received national security...

  • BRUSSELS, Aug 30- EU antitrust regulators ordered Apple on Tuesday to pay up to 13 billion euros in taxes plus interest to the Irish government after ruling that a special scheme to route profits through Ireland was illegal state aid. Apple, which with Ireland said it will appeal the decision, paid tax rates on European profits on sales of its iPhone and other...

  • Aug 30- Bank of Nova Scotia reported a 6.1 percent rise in third-quarter earnings, driven by growth in both its domestic and international banking businesses. Net income rose to C $1.96 billion in the quarter ended July 31 from C $1.85 billion a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the bank earned C $1.54, compared with C $1.45.

  • LONDON, Aug 30- Growing expectations the Federal Reserve will raise U.S. interest rates this year pushed the dollar up for a seventh time in eight days on Tuesday. But both Fed Chair Janet Yellen and Vice Chair Stanley Fischer suggested on Friday the case for a rate increase was strengthening, and Fischer is due to speak later on Tuesday. "The market is now pricing...

  • ATHENS, Greece— State regulators in Greece have launched an auction for four private national television licenses, reducing the number from seven after a heated public debate on corruption in the financially troubled country. Private Mega Television was excluded last month due to financial difficulties. Greece's left-wing government argues the process...