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  • *USDA report shows bean harvest below expectations. SINGAPORE, Sept 27- Chicago soybean futures rose on Tuesday, recovering from last session's over one-week low, as a U.S. government report showed the harvest across the Midwest lagged expectations following heavy rains. Chicago Board of Trade most-active soybean contract had climbed 0.3 percent to $9.48 a...

  • BEIJING— A court in southern China's industrial heartland has sentenced three labor organizers who led strikes to suspended prison sentences. One of the defendants, Zeng Feiyang, was handed a four-year suspended sentence Monday, while Tang Huanxing and Zhu Xiaomei were each given 18- month suspended sentences. The official Xinhua News Agency said Tuesday...

  • MANILA, Sept 27- The Philippines has suspended 20 more mines for environmental violations, most of them nickel, a government official said on Tuesday, bringing to 30 the number of mines shuttered. The Philippines is the world's top nickel ore supplier. The metal was down 1.8 percent at $10,350 a tonne by 0408 GMT, after falling as much as 2.8 percent earlier.

  • *Investors look for sign of output agreement as producers meet at Algiers energy conference. Major oil producers are gathering in Algeria for a three-day meeting that could see moves to cut or freeze oil output in an effort to support oil prices. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and other oil producers led by Russia are meeting informally...

  • *Asia stocks ex- Japan recoup losses, Nikkei swings higher. SYDNEY, Sept 27- Asian shares recovered from an early bout of nerves while the Mexican peso surged on Tuesday as investors awarded the first U.S. presidential debate to Democrat Hillary Clinton over Republican Donald Trump. As early risk aversion faded, MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares...

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 27- Nickel dropped more than 2 percent on Tuesday, falling for a second day on speculation that expected mine closures in the Philippines, the world's biggest nickel ore supplier, may not limit supply as much as originally thought. Nickel futures on the London Metal Exchange fell 2.1 percent to $10,305 a tonne by 0303 GMT, adding to Monday's decline...

  • BEIJING, Sept 27- Profits earned by China's industrial firms in August grew at the fastest pace in three years helped by rising sales, higher prices and lower costs, pointing to strengthening economic activity. Profits in August jumped 19.5 percent to 534.8 billion yuan, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday, the fastest monthly rate since August...

  • *Russia boosts gold reserves in August. Sept 27- Gold edged lower on Tuesday as equity markets bounced back and the U.S. dollar strengthened, hinting that investors viewed Democrat Hillary Clinton as the winner of her first U.S. presidential debate with Republican Donald Trump. "The current $1,330- $1,342 range is still in play and participants will be looking...

  • TOKYO, Sept 27- Japanese stocks were down on Tuesday morning, but were off 7-1/ 2- week lows hit in early deals amid some volatility as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump wound up their first U.S. presidential debate. "Stock investors are cautiously monitoring the currency market to trade in stocks," said Chihiro Ohta, general manager at investment research and...

  • *Asia stocks ex- Japan recoup losses, Nikkei off 0.4 pct. SYDNEY, Sept 27- Asian shares recovered and the Mexican peso surged on Tuesday as investors seemed to award the first U.S. presidential debate to Democrat Hillary Clinton over Republican Donald Trump. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan bounced to be up 0.2 percent, while South Korea...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 26- Perry Capital, the hedge fund firm founded by Richard Perry and Paul Leff in 1988, plans to wind down its main hedge funds, according to a letter sent to investors on Monday and seen by Reuters. "Although I continue to believe very strongly in our investments, process and team, the industry and market headwinds against us have been strong, and the...

  • S&P 500 E-MINI FUTURES UP MORE THAN 0.5 PCT.

  • *Asia stocks ex- Japan recoup losses, Nikkei off 0.4 pct. SYDNEY, Sept 27- Asian shares recouped early losses on Tuesday and the dollar edged away from a one-month trough against the yen, suggesting investors judged Democrat Hillary Clinton was winning her debate against Republican Donald Trump. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan...

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 27- The Mexican peso surged in Asian trade on Tuesday, buoyed by the view that U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is doing better than her rival Donald Trump in a closely-watched television debate. The peso has hit record lows in recent days on concerns a Trump victory would threaten Mexico's exports to the United States, its single...

  • Wells Fargo, the United States' third-largest bank by assets, agreed to pay $190 million earlier this month to settle regulatory charges that some of its employees opened as many as 2 million accounts without customers' knowledge, in order to meet sales targets. The lawsuit, which was filed in the U.S. District Court of Northern California, comes nearly a week after...

  • WASHINGTON— A claim from the presidential debate and how it stacks up with the facts:. Under former chairman Ben Bernanke and current chairwoman Janet Yellen, the Fed has attracted controversy by pegging the short-term interest rate it controls to nearly zero for seven years. Bernanke was initially appointed by Republican President George W. Bush, and...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 26- With speculation mounting that Twitter Inc will soon have a new corporate owner, the 10- year-old social networking service- which has long struggled to define its core purpose- may end up heading in one of several distinctly different directions depending on who ends up paying for it. Twitter Chief Executive Jack Dorsey, speaking at a...

  • *Asia stocks ex- Japan recoup losses, Nikkei off 0.4 pct. SYDNEY, Sept 27- Asian share markets recouped early losses on Tuesday and the dollar edged away from a one-month trough against the yen, suggesting investors judged Democrat Hillary Clinton was winning her debate against Republican Donald Trump. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan...

  • TOKYO, Sept 27- The Mexican peso jumped more than one percent in early Asian trade on Tuesday, on the view that U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is doing better than her rival Donald Trump in a closely-watched television debate.

  • MEXICAN PESO EXTENDS GAINS, UP MORE THAN 1 PERCENT VS U.S.