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  • PORTLAND, Maine— American fishermen are digging in for a fight over a proposal to shut down the vestiges of the U.S. harvest of shark fins, prized for soup and traditional medicine in Asia, and send a message to the rest of the world. Cory Booker, a New Jersey Democrat, and others promises to ban the sale and possession of shark fins to ensure U.S. fishermen and seafood...

  • SHANGHAI, July 26- Mainland Chinese stocks edged higher on Tuesday as bargain hunters snapped up brokerage shares, while Hong Kong outperformed, taking cues from a broad Asian rally. "The market is generally in a standstill, with investors focusing on individual hot stocks," said Gang, chief equity analyst at Central China Securities in Shanghai.

  • *Japan to miss FY2020 GDP target of 600 trln yen- govt forecast. TOKYO, July 26- Japan will not meet its goal of reaching nominal gross domestic product of 600 trillion yen in fiscal 2020, and may not achieve it even by fiscal 2024 if growth stays sluggish, the government's projections showed on Tuesday, adding pressure on policymakers struggling to revive the...

  • MINNEAPOLIS— General Mills is expanding a flour recall issued over a possible link to an E. coli outbreak after four new illnesses were reported. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said flour produced at a General Mills plant in Kansas City, Missouri, is a likely source of the outbreak, which so far has sickened 46 people in 21 states.

  • Australia's NAB in management shake-up to boost growth at home.

  • Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, met on Tuesday to discuss a U.S. proposal for closer military cooperation on Syria. They met on the sidelines of a meeting of Southeast Asian nations in Laos, the second time they have met this month to discuss the Syria plan, which would see Washington and Moscow share intelligence to...

  • Highest accepted yield 0.345 pct Issue price 102.04 yen Coupon rate 0.40 pct Bids accepted at highest yield 31.7647 pct Total bids 1.1559 bln yen Accepted bids 399.5 bln yen Issue date July 28, 2016 Maturity date March 20, 2056 Bid-to-cover ratio 2.89.

  • SYDNEY, July 22- National Australia Bank, the country's No.1 lender, on Friday announced a top management shake-up and restructuring to reverse declining market share in Australia and New Zealand, leading to the departure of three senior executives. "To me this is another sign of the ongoing transition of NAB to an Australia and New Zealand- facing business," said...

  • Spot gold was at $1,315.51 an ounce at 0320 GMT, hovering above the previous session's close of $1,315.15. That would induce further correction in gold prices, "said Mark To, head of research at Hong Kong's Wing Fung Financial Group. Spot gold may retest a support at $1,313, a break below which could cause a loss to the next support at $1,298, Reuters technical analyst...

  • *Japan to miss FY2020 GDP target of 600 trln yen- govt forecast. *Weak economic growth, fiscal health problems for Japan. TOKYO, July 26- Japan will fail to meet its goal of achieving in fiscal 2020 nominal gross domestic product of 600 trillion yen even in fiscal 2024 if growth remains sluggish, the government's projections showed on Tuesday, adding pressure on...

  • SYDNEY, July 26- Caution gripped Asian markets on Tuesday, sending the safe-haven yen scampering higher ahead of central bank meetings in the United States and Japan, while a fresh skid in oil dampened energy stocks. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was 0.2 percent firmer, still consolidating after recently topping out at nine-month...

  • CARACAS, Venezuela— Venezuela is getting some financial relief as it burns through foreign reserves to pay for imports of badly needed food and medicine. On Monday, the Latin American Reserve Fund said it approved a three-year-loan of $482 million for Venezuela* s central bank. But the Colombia- based multilateral lender, which was created by regional...

  • SINGAPORE, July 26- Chicago soybeans ticked higher on Tuesday but were still holding close to last session's a three-month low as a U.S. government report showed the crop in a healthy condition. Chicago Board Of Trade most-active soybeans gained 0.1 percent to $9.67-1/ 2 a bushel by 0210 GMT, having lost 4.6 percent in the last two sessions. Corn fell 0.2 percent to...

  • SINGAPORE, July 26- Chicago soybeans ticked higher on Tuesday but were still holding close to last session's a three-month low as a U.S. government report showed the crop in a healthy condition. Chicago Board Of Trade most-active soybeans gained 0.1 percent to $9.67-1/ 2 a bushel by 0210 GMT, having lost 4.6 percent in the last two sessions. Corn fell 0.2 percent to...

  • TAIPEI, July 26- Taiwan stocks fell on Tuesday in cautious trading, paced by declines in electronics and financial shares. Shares of Hon Hai Precision slipped 0.2 percent, while Cathay Financial Holdings dipped 0.4 percent. The Taiwan dollar softened T $0.03 to T $32.170 per U.S. dollar.

  • TOKYO, July 26- Japan will fail to meet its goal of achieving in fiscal 2020 nominal gross domestic product of 600 trillion yen even in fiscal 2024 if growth remains sluggish, the government's projections showed on Tuesday. Japan now expects nominal GDP of 551 trillion yen in the fiscal year beginning in April 2020 assuming the current pace of growth, the Cabinet...

  • TOKYO, July 26- The dollar fell more than 1 percent against the yen on Tuesday, on investors' growing expectations that the Japanese government's stimulus steps will fall short of initial hopes. The dollar was down 1 percent at 104.71 yen after dropping as low as 104.625 yen earlier on the EBS trading platform, its lowest since July 14. The Japanese government is...

  • TOKYO, July 26- The dollar fell more than 1 percent against the yen on Tuesday, on investors' growing expectations that the Japanese government's stimulus steps will fall short of initial hopes. The dollar was down 1 percent at 104.71 yen after dropping as low as 104.625 yen earlier on the EBS trading platform, its lowest since July 14. The Japanese government is...

  • MELBOURNE, July 26- London copper was trapped near a one-week low on Tuesday as the appetite for risk among investors fell and volumes dwindled ahead of the U.S. Caution gripped Asian markets on Tuesday, sending the safe-haven yen higher ahead of central bank meetings in the United States and Japan, while a fresh skid in oil dampened energy stocks on Wall Street.

  • DOLLAR/YEN FALLS MORE THAN 1 PERCENT ON THE DAY.