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  • TOKYO, July 21- The dollar headed for weekly losses on Friday, wallowing at its lowest levels against the euro in nearly two years after European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi said policymakers would discuss changing its bond-buying programme in the autumn. The euro caught its breath at $1.1625 after climbing as high as $1.1659 on Thursday, its loftiest peak...

  • TOKYO, July 21- The euro held near two-year highs against the dollar on Friday after the head of the European Central Bank said tapering of its stimulus will be on the table this autumn, while a solid global economic outlook kept Asian share prices near decade highs. "Although bond markets didn't take his comments as something particularly new, the currency market...

  • WASHINGTON, July 20- The regulatory agenda released by the Trump administration on Thursday contained a signal that the U.S. government has halted its work on restricting Wall Street executives' bonuses and other pay incentives. The 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law called for federal banking and securities regulators to create limits on...

  • July 21- For other diaries, please see:. 24- Jul Belgium OLO auction 25- Jul United States Sale of 2- year notes 25- Jul Japan Auction of 40- year government bonds 25- Jul United Kingdom Auction of 1-1/ 2% Treasury Gilt 2047 26- Jul United States Sale of 2- year floating rate notes 26- Jul United States Sale of 5- year notes 26- Jul Italy Zero-coupon/BTPi auction 27-...

  • July 21- For other diaries, please see:. 24- Jul Belgium OLO auction 25- Jul United States Sale of 2- year notes 25- Jul Japan Auction of 40- year government bonds 25- Jul United Kingdom Auction of 1-1/ 2% Treasury Gilt 2047 26- Jul United States Sale of 2- year floating rate notes 26- Jul United States Sale of 5- year notes 26- Jul Italy Zero-coupon/BTPi auction 27-...

  • MEXICO CITY, July 20- Mexican retail and banking company Grupo Elektra on Thursday reported a net profit of 7.1 billion pesos in the second quarter, boosted by higher sales, an improved loan portfolio and a big payoff from derivative bets. Elektra saw net financial income of 6.87 billion pesos in the second quarter, compared to last year when its costs totaled 3.13...

  • SHANGHAI/ HONG KONG, July 21- Retired chauffeur Yao Huiliang used to spend his days trading small-cap Chinese stocks, trying to make quick money on sharp moves- casino-type behavior often seen in China's stock markets. His move is in tune with what regulators in Beijing want to achieve: deflating some of China's asset bubbles and building the global credibility...

  • MONDAY, JULY 24 TOKYO- Bank of Japan releases minutes of Monetary Policy Meeting held on June 15 and 16 2350 GMT. WEDNESDAY, JULY 26 TOKYO- Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso speaks to business leaders in Hiroshima- 0130 GMT. OAKDALE, Minneapolis- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari participates in a moderated...

  • MONDAY, JULY 24 TOKYO- Bank of Japan releases minutes of Monetary Policy Meeting held on June 15 and 16 2350 GMT. WEDNESDAY, JULY 26 TOKYO- Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso speaks to business leaders in Hiroshima- 0130 GMT. OAKDALE, Minneapolis- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari participates in a moderated...

  • A lobbying group that represents Alphabet Inc's Google, Amazon.com Inc, Microsoft Corp and Facebook Inc filed comments with the U.S. International Trade Commission. Intel and Apple rival Samsung are members of the group, called the Computer& Communications Industry Association. "If the ITC were to grant this exclusion order, it would help Qualcomm use its...

  • CARACAS, July 20- Many Venezuelan streets were barricaded and deserted on Thursday for a strike called by foes of President Nicolas Maduro to demand elections and the scrapping of plans for a new congress they fear would consolidate dictatorship in the OPEC country. "We must all do our best to get rid of this tyrant," said Miguel Lopez, 17, holding a homemade shield...

  • July 21- Russia's Eurasia Drilling Company Ltd said on Thursday it would sell a 51 percent stake in the company to the world's No. 1 oilfield services provider, U.S.-based Schlumberger NV. The agreement is subject to approval by the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia, the company said. http://bit.ly/2uf0YgD. Schlumberger's attempt to buy a 45.65 percent...

  • Chinese companies and investors eyeing U.S. assets could face more roadblocks as a result, at a time when the Chinese government is also restricting the flow of capital out of China following a bonanza of Chinese overseas deals. CFIUS's more conservative stance towards deals coincides with growing political and economic tensions between the United States...

  • LAFAYETTE, La. _ Iberiabank Corp. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $52 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.12 per share. Iberiabank shares have dropped nearly 3 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • RESTON, Va. _ WashingtonFirst Bankshares Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $5.3 million. The Reston, Virginia- based bank said it had earnings of 40 cents per share. Keywords: WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Earnings Report.

  • WASHINGTON, July 20- Seeking a more positive spin on U.S.- China economic talks viewed as ending in discord, China said on Thursday that the two sides agreed to "active and effective measures" to reduce global excess steel production capacity. Their statement did not mention steel and cited only one point of consensus, a "shared objective" to work towards reducing...

  • WASHINGTON— The International Monetary Fund's board on Thursday approved a $1.8 billion loan to Greece— but will only release the money if the country gets debt relief from its European creditors. The IMF has praised Greece for taking steps to reduce its budget deficits, including expanding its tax base and cutting spending on pensions. IMF managing director...

  • WASHINGTON/ HOUSTON, July 20- Exxon Mobil Corp sued the U.S. government on Thursday, blasting as "unlawful" and "capricious" a $2 million fine levied against it for a three-year-old oil joint venture with Russia's Rosneft. The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday morning slapped the world's largest publicly traded oil producer with the fine for "reckless disregard"...

  • LONDON, July 21- Britain launched a consultation over its long-term aviation strategy on Friday, seeking input on topics from baggage to the environment as it prepares the sector for life outside the European Union. It will also examine how to make the most of existing capacity at UK airports. Britain has also said it backs the building of a third runway at...