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  • "We can no longer have massive trade deficits and job losses," he wrote, adding in apparent reference to U.S. firms manufacturing in China: "American companies must be prepared to look at other alternatives. Despite a string of U.S.- China meetings and conversations that have appeared aimed at mending ties after strong criticism of China by Trump during his...

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 30- A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket recovered at sea from its maiden flight last year blasted off again from Florida on Thursday in the first successful launch of a recycled orbital-class booster, which scored a double feat with another return landing on an ocean platform. The unprecedented twin achievements of launching a reusable rocket...

  • *Asia ex- Japan set for 13 pct quarterly gain; Nikkei for 0.3 pct. *Oil continues climb after Kuwait agrees to extend OPEC cuts. Stock markets in Asia were off a bit despite solid gains on Wall Street as investors awaited China's official manufacturing purchasing managers index data for March.

  • TOKYO, March 31- The dollar edged up in Asian trading on Friday, poised for weekly gains after solid U.S. economic data contrasted with figures showing euro zone inflation cooling. German and Spanish consumer price data released on Thursday showed inflation slowed more sharply than expected in March as oil prices slumped, offering some respite to the European...

  • TOKYO, March 31- The dollar edged up in Asian trading on Friday, poised for weekly gains after solid U.S. economic data contrasted with figures showing euro zone inflation cooling. German and Spanish consumer price data released on Thursday showed inflation slowed more sharply than expected in March as oil prices slumped, offering some respite to the European...

  • RUSSIA Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, has discussed with congressional committees giving testimony in their investigations of potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, his lawyer says. The White House has invited the top Republican and Democratic members of the Senate and House of Representatives intelligence...

  • *Tokyo March core CPI down 0.4 pct yr/yr vs f'cast -0.2 pct. TOKYO, March 31- Japan's core consumer prices rose 0.2 percent in February from a year earlier, government data showed on Friday, marking the fastest annual pace in nearly two years but still distant from the central bank's ambitious 2 percent target. Separate data showed Japan's jobless rate stood at 2.8...

  • NEW YORK, March 30- A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit by taxi owners and lenders accusing New York City and its Taxi and Limousine Commission of jeopardizing their survival by imposing burdensome regulations and letting the Uber ride-sharing service take passengers away. "Make no mistake about it- we fully expect the fight on behalf of the New York...

  • TOKYO, March 31- U.S. private equity firm Silver Lake Partners LP and U.S. chipmaker Broadcom Ltd have offered Toshiba Corp about 2 trillion yen for its chip unit, the Nikkei business daily reported on Friday. Suitors include Western Digital Corp which operates a chip plant with Toshiba in Japan, Micron Technology Inc, South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix Inc and...

  • NEW YORK, March 30- A federal judge on Thursday said Wells Fargo& Co must face litigation seeking to hold it responsible for billions of dollars of claimed investor losses stemming from its alleged failures as a trustee overseeing risky residential mortgage-backed securities. District Judge Katherine Polk Failla in Manhattan said the plaintiffs, including...

  • The White House has invited the top Republican and Democratic members of the Senate and House of Representatives intelligence panels to review new material relevant to their investigation into Russia's alleged interference in the election, presidential spokesman Sean Spicer says. SUPREME COURT Senators Joe Manchin and Heidi Heitkamp become the first...

  • ASUNCION, March 30- Paraguay's economy will grow more than 4.2 percent in 2017 thanks to a record soy harvest, Finance Minister Santiago Pena said on Thursday, a forecast much higher than the central bank's current estimate of 3.7 percent growth. The central bank's estimate "will be revised upwards" as the harvest accelerates and begins to benefit the country's...

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 30- A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket recovered at sea from its maiden flight nearly a year ago blasted off again from Florida on Thursday in the first successful launch of a recycled orbital-class booster, which scored a double feat by returning to land on a floating platform at sea. The unprecedented twin achievements of launching a reusable...

  • ASUNCION, March 30- Paraguay's economy will grow more than 4.2 percent in 2017 thanks to a record soy harvest, Finance Minister Santiago Pena said on Thursday, a forecast much higher than the central bank's current estimate of 3.7 percent growth. The central bank's estimate "will be revised upwards" as the harvest accelerates and begins to benefit the country's...

  • *France says online sales curbs safeguard brands' prestige. LUXEMBOURG, March 30- German beauty products maker Coty rejected claims that its distribution policies imply a blanket ban on online sales, arguing that its main concern was to safeguard the cachet of its luxury brands such as Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein and Chloe. The issue is significant for Europe which...

  • The FCC under President Barack Obama said those rules were outdated after the 2009 conversion to digital broadcasting and revoked them in September. Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc in September challenged the FCC rule. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said in a statement the FCC was likely to lose the legal challenge before the U.S. Court of Appeals.

  • March 31- For other diaries, please see: Top Economic Events Polling unit diary Today in Washington Political and general news. DATE COUNTRY AUCTION DETAILS 4- Apr United Kingdom Auction of 1 1/ 4% Treasury Gilt 2027 4- Apr Japan Auction of 10- year government bonds 4- Apr Japan 3- month discount bill auction 4- Apr Belgium Auction of Treasury bills 4- Apr Spain...

  • March 31- For other diaries, please see: Top Economic Events Polling unit diary Today in Washington Political and general news. DATE COUNTRY AUCTION DETAILS 4- Apr United Kingdom Auction of 1 1/ 4% Treasury Gilt 2027 4- Apr Japan Auction of 10- year government bonds 4- Apr Japan 3- month discount bill auction 4- Apr Belgium Auction of Treasury bills 4- Apr Spain...

  • BRUSSELS- ECB Executive Board Member Benoit Coeure gives a presentation followed by a discussion and Q&A at Bruegel in Brussels- 1000 GMT BOLOGNA, Italy- ECB Supervisory Board Member Ignazio Angeloni speaks at a conference in Bologna- 1050 GMT. MINNESOTA, UNITED STATES- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari participates in a...

  • BRUSSELS- ECB Executive Board Member Benoit Coeure gives a presentation followed by a discussion and Q&A at Bruegel in Brussels- 1000 GMT BOLOGNA, Italy- ECB Supervisory Board Member Ignazio Angeloni speaks at a conference in Bologna- 1050 GMT. MINNESOTA, UNITED STATES- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari participates in a...