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  • TOKYO, June 26- Asian shares edged up on Monday on optimism about global growth while the dollar was on the defensive as a subdued U.S. inflation outlook capped U.S. bond yields. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan ticked up 0.2 percent while Japan's Nikkei rose 0.3 percent. Share prices have also been supported by relatively loose...

  • *Spot gold was nearly flat at $1,256.06 per ounce at 0050 GMT, staying near a one-week low hit on Friday. *Britain's Brexit minister David Davis said on Sunday he was "pretty sure" he could negotiate a good deal to leave the European Union, something that would require a transitional arrangement for around one or two years. *China's top banking regulator has told banks...

  • TOKYO, June 26- Embattled airbag maker Takata Corp on Monday filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan and said it would seek $1.588 billion in financial aid from U.S.-based auto parts supplier Key Safety Systems. The filing at the Tokyo District Court followed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection filing in the United States. The Tokyo Stock Exchange said shares...

  • June 26- Key Safety Systems said on Sunday that it had reached a deal with Takata to purchase nearly all of its assets for about 175 billion yen, after the air-bag maker filed for bankruptcy in the United States and Japan. Takata, the firm at the centre of the auto industry's biggest ever product recall, said proceeds from the sale would be used to settle a plea...

  • Brent crude futures were up 24 cents, or 0.53 percent, at $45.78 per barrel at 0047 GMT. But crude supplies in the United States, which is not part of the OPEC- led deal, have been dampening the impact of curbs. U.S. energy firms added 11 oil rigs in the week to June 23, bringing the total count up to 758, the most since April 2014, according to data from energy services firm...

  • TOKYO, June 26- Embattled airbag maker Takata Corp on Monday filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan and said it would seek $1.588 billion in financial aid from U.S.-based auto parts supplier Key Safety Systems. The KSS deal would help it deal with the fallout from its defective airbag inflators at the centre of the global auto industry's biggest ever recall,...

  • June 26- Key Safety Systems said on Sunday that it had reached a deal with Air-bag maker Takata to purchase nearly all of Takata's global assets and operations for an aggregate purchase price of about 175 billion yen after the company filed for bankruptcy in the United States and Japan.

  • *Dollar index continues slow decline from 1- month highs. TOKYO, June 26- The dollar sagged against its major peers on Monday, losing traction as U.S. "The main reason behind the weakness of the dollar, which has lost its upward momentum since the Fed rate hike, is U.S. yields stuck at low altitude," said Junichi Ishikawa, senior FX strategist at IG Securities in Tokyo.

  • June 25- Activist investor Daniel Loeb's Third Point LLC on Sunday unveiled a stake of more than 1 percent in Switzerland's Nestle SA and urged the world's largest packaged foods maker to improve its margins, buy back stock and shed non-core businesses. The 3.28 billion Swiss francs stake is the largest ever taken by the hedge fund, which pressed for change in...

  • UNDATED— Japanese air bag maker Takata, overwhelmed by lawsuits, recall costs, files for bankruptcy protection.

  • 27- Jun Germany Auction of 2- year Treasury notes 27- Jun Italy Zero-coupon/BTPi auction 27- Jun Japan Auction of 2- year government bonds 28- Jun United States Sale of 2- year floating rate notes 28- Jun United States Sale of 7- year notes 28- Jun Italy Bills auction 29- Jun Japan 3- month discount bill auction 30- Jun Italy Medium-Long Term auction.

  • LISBON, SINTRA, Portugal- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi speaks in Lisbon and Sintra. **SINTRA, Portugal- ECB Excecutive board member Benoit Coeure chairing a Session 1 on "Innovation, investment and productivity" at the ECB Forum on Central Banking in Sintra, Portugal- 0930 GMT. **SINTRA, Portugal- ECB Executive board member Peter Praet chairing a panel "...

  • 27- Jun Germany Auction of 2- year Treasury notes 27- Jun Italy Zero-coupon/BTPi auction 27- Jun Japan Auction of 2- year government bonds 28- Jun United States Sale of 2- year floating rate notes 28- Jun United States Sale of 7- year notes 28- Jun Italy Bills auction 29- Jun Japan 3- month discount bill auction 30- Jun Italy Medium-Long Term auction.

  • LISBON, SINTRA, Portugal- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi speaks in Lisbon and Sintra. **SINTRA, Portugal- ECB Excecutive board member Benoit Coeure chairing a Session 1 on "Innovation, investment and productivity" at the ECB Forum on Central Banking in Sintra, Portugal- 0930 GMT. **SINTRA, Portugal- ECB Executive board member Peter Praet chairing a panel "...

  • *Takata board held meeting this morning in Tokyo- Japan media. *Bankruptcy filings coming soon in Japan- Reuters sources. TOKYO, June 26- Japan's Takata Corp, the firm at the centre of the auto industry's biggest ever product recall, will file for bankruptcy protection in Japan on Monday with liabilities of more than 1 trillion yen, a source said.

  • MEXICO CITY, June 25- Tropical Storm Dora, located off the western coast of Mexico in the Pacific Ocean, is expected to become a hurricane on Monday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in its latest advisory on Sunday. The NHC warned of possible heavy rains along the southwestern coast of Mexico but added that the center of the storm is expected to move parallel...

  • *Results are setback for ruling Democratic Party. ROME, June 25- Italy's centre-right parties were the big winners in mayoral elections on Sunday, partial results showed, in a vote likely to put pressure on the centre-left government ahead of national elections due in less than a year. The candidate backed by the anti-immigrant Northern League and Silvio...

  • *Results are setback for ruling Democratic Party. ROME, June 25- Italy's center-right parties were the big winners in mayoral elections on Sunday, partial results showed, in a vote likely to put pressure on the center-left government ahead of national elections due in less than a year. The candidate backed by the anti-immigrant Northern League and Silvio...

  • SINGAPORE, June 26- Asia bond demand is running at its highest level in eight months and looks set to stay firm this year, boosted by the region's higher returns at a time when stubbornly low inflation in the United States is keeping a lid on Treasury yields. Investors poured $9 billion into Asian government and corporate bonds in May, topping $8.8 billion in April,...

  • TOKYO, June 26- Japan's Takata Corp decided on Monday to file for bankruptcy protection in Japan with liabilities of more than 1 trillion yen, Japanese media reported, as the auto parts supplier has struggled due to its defective air bag inflators at the centre of the auto industry's biggest ever product recall. Chapter 11- style bankruptcy protection...