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  • TOKYO/ SINGAPORE, July 29- The dollar eased versus the yen on Wednesday but held above a recent two-week low as investors awaited hints from the U.S. Ahead of the Fed's policy statement due at 1800 GMT, trading could be swayed by month-end related flows, with Wednesday being the last trading day for settlement before the month end, traders said.

  • TOKYO, July 29- Shares in Mitsubishi Heavy Industries tumbled for a second day on Wednesday after the company said compensation claims related to the shutdown of California's San Onofre nuclear plant had surged to $7.6 billion. Southern California Edison, a unit of Edison International, and others had previously sought at least $4 billion, accusing...

  • SHANGHAI, July 29- China's yuan inched up against the dollars on Wednesday as some corporate clients sold dollars after the central bank set the official guidance rate slightly firmer, traders said. The People's Bank of China set the midpoint rate at 6.1150 per dollar prior to market open, 0.01 percent firmer than the previous fix at 6.1154.

  • HONG KONG, July 29- China stocks fell for a fourth day on Wednesday but losses were more subdued than earlier in the week after Beijing reiterated its determination to stabilise its wild equity markets. But China CSI300 stock index futures for August fell 1 percent to 3,646.4, or 150.37 points below the current value of the underlying index, pointing to...

  • *OPEC oversupply 3 million bpd in Q2- Reuters survey. Asian investors focused on OPEC production figures that showed members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries produced around 3 million barrels of oil per day more than daily demand in the second quarter, a Reuters survey showed. OPEC members pumped 31.25 million barrels per day in the...

  • WASHINGTON— The Federal Reserve is moving toward raising interest rates from record lows— just not likely yet. The meeting will end with a policy statement but no news conference by Chair Janet Yellen. "Our economy is in a much better state," Yellen told Congress earlier this month.

  • NEW YORK— It took me just a weekend to get comfortable with Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system, something I never did with its predecessor, Windows 8, even after nearly three years. Windows 8 was Microsoft's way of modernizing personal computers, as smartphones and tablets grew more popular. Apps that weren't designed for touch— including Microsoft's...

  • SHANGHAI, July 29- Chinese shares fell for a fourth consecutive day on Wednesday, but the declines were modest as Beijing's efforts to prop up values appeared to have brought a measure of stability to its unruly stock market. After a dramatic plunge of more than 8 percent in Chinese stocks on Monday, China's securities regulator pledged to buy shares to calm the...

  • LAHAINA, Hawaii, July 28- Pacific Rim trading partners are considering setting up a top-level forum to consider ways to avoid currency manipulation in parallel to an ambitious 12- nation trade deal, Australian Trade Minister Andrew Robb said on Tuesday. Robb said the U.S. proposal would not seek to include language on avoiding currency manipulation within the...

  • HONG KONG, July 29- The bull run in China's share markets that collapsed last month drove a 36 percent rise in global equity trading volumes during the first half of 2015, according to data released on Wednesday. Share trading on the Shanghai and Shenzhen exchanges jumped 166 percent during the first half compared with the second half of 2014, the World...

  • SHANGHAI, July 29- China stocks fell for a fourth straight session on Wednesday but losses were more subdued than earlier in the week, while futures markets steadied after the government announced more market support measures. China CSI300 stock index futures for August were little changed at 3,682.2, but still 118.71 points below the current value of the...

  • *OPEC oversupply 3 million bpd in Q2- Reuters survey. Asian investors focused on OPEC production figures that showed members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries produced around 3 million barrels of oil per day more than daily demand in the second quarter, a Reuters survey showed. OPEC members pumped 31.25 million barrels per day in the...

  • SHANGHAI, July 29- Beijing may be struggling to put a floor under its tumbling stock market but it has managed to lock the yuan into an incredibly tight band against the dollar, despite pledging again to allow more exchange rate volatility. The cabinet said last week that Beijing would allow the yuan to fluctuate more to support weak exports.

  • *Fanuc, Tokyo Electron take hefty points off Nikkei. TOKYO, July 29- Japan's Nikkei share average edged down on Wednesday morning hit by sharp falls in Fanuc Corp and Tokyo Electron after they cut their full-year forecasts, while the market awaited a policy decision from the U.S. Tokyo Electron Ltd dived 11 percent to 6,593 yen, after it cut its full-year operating...

  • MELBOURNE, July 29- London copper jumped on Wednesday as short sellers rushed to cover their positions amid speculation about further stimulus from China, and ahead of a key monetary policy meeting in the United States. Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange jumped by 1.2 percent to $5,360.50 a tonne by 0141 GMT, adding to 2.2 percent gains in the...

  • TAIPEI, July 29- Taiwan stocks fell on Wednesday, pulled lower by flat panels after one of the major television and gadget screen makers issued a downbeat outlook. The world's No.3 and 4 flat panel makers, Innolux Corp and AU Optronics Corp, suffered declines of 5.76 percent and 5.68 percent respectively, after the latter expressed caution about business in the...

  • PORTLAND, Ore., July 28- Protesters began gathering in a riverside park in Portland Tuesday evening, planning to drop kayaks in the water to protest Wednesday's scheduled launch of a ship to be used by Royal Dutch Shell for Arctic oil exploration. Following the lead of protesters in Seattle who tried to block ships headed for Shell's planned oil exploration in the...

  • SEOUL, July 29- Sales at top South Korean department stores in June fell more than reported earlier to mark the worst drop on record, revised government data showed on Wednesday, as an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome prompted consumers to cut spending. The trade ministry said sales at department store chains run by Hyundai Department Store, Lotte...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 28- Critics have long lamented that Twitter Inc is difficult to use and has had trouble defining itself, which is why it has not expanded its audience. Add interim chief executive Jack Dorsey and Chief Financial Officer Anthony Noto to the list of critics. While Wall Street dumped the stock in after-hours trading on Tuesday, the frank comments...

  • LAHAINA, Hawaii, July 28- The United States, Canada and Japan have to make concessions on dairy trade before a wider Pacific trade deal can be wrapped up, New Zealand's agricultural trade envoy said on Tuesday. "We have got to see movement with Canada and the USA, Japan and New Zealand and Australia in particular, that's where the dairy things lie," Petersen said.