Wires

  • FRANCE'S HOLLANDE SAYS PARIS CLIMATE CHANGE DEAL FAR FROM BEING IMPLEMENTED, EFFORTS MUST BE DOUBLED TO ENSURE RATIFICATION BY COUNTRIES.

  • FRANCE'S HOLLANDE SAYS CANNOT SUPPORT AN AGREEMENT THAT WOULD BE CONCLUDED BEFORE END OF US PRESIDENT OBAMA' S MANDATE.

  • FRANCE'S HOLLANDE CONSIDERS THAT IN CURRENT CONTEXT THERE CANNOT BE AGREEMENT BY YEAR-END ON TRANSATLANTIC FREE TRADE TALKS.

  • FRANCE'S HOLLANDE SAYS TRANSATLANTIC FREE TRADE TALKS ARE "BOGGED DOWN" AND "REMAIN TOO UNBALANCED".

  • LONDON, Aug 30- Gold fell on Tuesday after Federal Reserve officials sounded a hawkish note on interest rates at the weekend, boosting the dollar, while attention turned to U.S. payrolls data this week for further clues on the pace of rate hikes. Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Friday the case for higher rates was strengthening, though she gave little clarity on when...

  • *Firm overstated fuel economy for Pajero, Outlander, other models. *Govt orders Mitsubishi to stop domestic sales, correct readings. TOKYO, Aug 30- Japan's transport ministry on Tuesday ordered Mitsubishi Motors Corp to stop domestic sales of eight vehicle models after an investigation found the automaker overstated their fuel economy, the second such order in...

  • PARIS, Aug 30- Current transatlantic trade talks should be halted and a new set started, France's trade minister said on Tuesday, adding his voice to some calls from Germany for an end to the negotiations. Matthias Fekl said he would request a halt to negotiations with the United States over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership on behalf of France...

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 30- Bank of China Ltd, the country's fourth-biggest lender by assets, reported a 2.5 pct increase in net profit in the first half, helped by the disposal of Nanyang Commercial Bank. BoC said on Tuesday its net profit for the January-June period was 93.0 billion yuan, compared to 90.7 billion yuan in the year-ago period. The first-half figure implies a...

  • However, keeping smaller investors in the dark about the way the deals are awarded risk scrutiny from the SEC, say private equity lawyers. Given the confidentiality of the arrangements, and the fact that some agreements are not even in writing, it is difficult for the SEC to spot infractions unless alerted by a whistleblower, the person said.

  • *VW CEO says Prevent Group had not signed up to code. VW suppliers Car Trim and ES Automobilguss, both part of Prevent Group, triggered the disruptions by halting deliveries of seat covers and cast iron parts for gearboxes, exposing how dependent VW has become on some of its suppliers. "One could discuss at length who is to blame for the fact that this situation went...

  • SHANGHAI/ BEIJING, Aug 30- Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, the country's largest bank by assets, reported a 0.8 percent growth in its first-half net profit, accompanied by a decline in its bad debt ratio. ICBC said on Tuesday its net profit for the January-June period was 150.2 billion yuan, up from 149.0 billion in the year-ago period.

  • LONDON, Aug 30- Sterling slipped back towards $1.30 on Tuesday on divergent expectations for monetary policy, with investors increasingly betting U.S. interest rates could rise by year-end while British rates may be cut again. In contrast, the Bank of England earlier this month cut rates to a record low of 0.25 percent and relaunched asset purchases in an effort...

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 30- Hong Kong shares bounced on Tuesday amid doubts the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates as soon as September. Most sectors in Hong Kong rose, with material stocks leading the rise. China Southern Airlines' Hong Kong- traded stock slumped over 6 percent, after the carrier reported an 11 percent drop in first-half profit.

  • DUBLIN/ BRUSSELS, Aug 30- The European Commission will rule against Ireland's tax dealings with Apple Inc on Tuesday, sources familiar with the decision told Reuters, likely resulting in a multi-billion dollar tax bill for the U.S.-based tech company. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager will hold a news conference on an antitrust case at noon in Brussels, whose...

  • PARIS, Aug 30- Current Transatlantic trade talks should be halted and a new set started, France's trade minister said on Tuesday, adding his voice to German calls for an end to the negotiations. Matthias Fekl said he would request a halt to negotiations over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership on behalf of France at next month's meeting of...

  • VW suppliers Car Trim and ES Automobilguss, both part of Bosnia's Prevent Group, triggered the disruptions earlier this month by halting deliveries of seat covers and cast iron parts for gearboxes. "One could discuss at length who is to blame for the fact that this situation went belly up, but I will not discuss it any further," Mueller said, referring to the dispute...

  • SEATTLE— Seattle leaders have proposed new rules for retail and food-service businesses with hourly employees, including requiring them to schedule shifts two weeks in advance and compensate workers for some last-minute changes— the latest push by a city that has led the nation in mandating worker benefits. Seattle was among the first to phase in a $15 hourly...

  • LONDON, Aug 30- Italy is set to lead a surge in euro zone government bond supply on Tuesday in what would be the first major test of investor sentiment after concerns over the future of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi intensified. "Rising uncertainties in Italy regarding its own referendum are likely to weigh on the market tone." Germany's 10- year bond yields were up 1...

  • BUDAPEST, Aug 30- Poland's zloty was off overnight lows on Tuesday amid hopes that output data will not boost expectations for a central bank rate cut, while Central European currencies mostly moved sideways. Polish Deputy Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said a row over a constitutional tribunal that triggered Poland's rating cut was just a political game...

  • LAS VEGAS— Sin City and Asian investors are going all in on Chinese tourism, as some of Las Vegas' latest developments on and off the Strip target Chinese nationals and Chinese-Americans. Nonstop flights from mainland China are planned for the first time, and two Asian-themed casinos will be among the first post-recession additions to Sin City's glittering...