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  • LONDON, Sept 4- The dollar fell on Friday while demand for the safe-haven yen picked up as stocks weakened, with traders increasingly certain that a key U.S. jobs report due later is unlikely to push the Federal Reserve to raise rates. Expectations of a rate hike by the Fed in September have waned as a slowdown in China has brought increased market volatility across...

  • ATHENS, Sept 4- So divided has Syriza's youth wing become over the direction of Greece's leftist party, that when its council planned to convene at the end of August, the meeting was abandoned. In just seven months as premier, Tsipras, under pressure from Greece's creditors, has backtracked on his pre-election promises to end austerity. Tsipras has called an...

  • BERLIN— Germany's BASF SE is reviving a planned asset swap with Russian gas company Gazprom that was called off last December. BASF said Friday that the two companies have agreed to complete the asset swap by the end of this year. The swap will see BASF subsidiary Wintershall transfer its share in a jointly operated natural gas trading and storage business to...

  • DRAFT G20 COMMUNIQUE WILL WELCOME MEASURES COUNTRIES TAKE TO STABILISE ECONOMIES AND REDUCE VOLATILITY- RUSSIAN SOURCE.

  • DRAFT G20 COMMUNIQUE TO BROADLY MENTION CHANGES IN MONETARY POLICY BY DEVELOPED COUNTRIES- SOURCE IN RUSSIAN DELEGATION.

  • G20 COMMUNIQUE DRAFTERS REJECTED PUSH BY EMERGING MARKETS TO CHARACTERISE POSSIBLE DEVELOPED COUNTRY RATE HIKES AS SERIOUS RISK FOR GLOBAL ECONOMY- RUSSIAN SOURCE.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 4- Malaysia's international reserves, which have slid this year as the central bank has supported the country's embattled currency, increased in the last two weeks of August, surprising economists. Currency reserves increased to $94.7 billion as of Aug. 28, Bank Negara Malaysia said on Friday, from $94.5 billion on Aug. 14- the lowest level since...

  • *New Delhi also needs overseas investment to boost growth. MUMBAI, Sept 4- India's tax officials, long the scourge of foreign investors, are under government pressure to avoid aggressive claims against overseas funds and companies, as the country seeks to repair an image dented by high-profile tax battles. The new, consensual approach marks a sharp change for a...

  • ANKARA, Sept 4- Any rate rise by the United States would reflect strength in the U.S. economy and therefore be a plus for the global economy, Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Friday.

  • LONDON, Sept 3- On the London Metal Exchange benchmark nickel for three-month delivery is currently trading around $10,000 per tonne. Nickel hit a low of $9,100 during its "flash crash" of Aug. 12, within spitting distance of the low of $8,850 recorded in October 2008, the month after the fateful " Lehman Moment." When nickel recorded that historic low back in October...

  • *Indonesia exports no tin in August. LONDON, Sept 4- Copper and other industrial metals slumped on Friday on caution over the prospects of an increase to U.S. interest rates and the reopening of the hard-hit Chinese stock market next week. "The market's getting a bit uneasy about the fact that there's already been a lot of stimulus but the Chinese economy is...

  • LONDON, Sept 4- China-focused hedge funds suffered record losses in the past three months and were overtaken by their Japan- themed peers as this year's best performers, leaving them at risk of a surge in redemptions. Some managers were caught out by the extent of the selloff in China, re-entering the market prematurely. "Many managers thought the collapse had...

  • PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia, Sept 4- M alaysia's anti-corruption commission's investigation into allegations that millions of dollars ended up in Prime Minister Najib Razak's bank account has been free of government interference, its deputy commissioner said on Friday. A media report in July said investigators looking into alleged mismanagement at debt-laden...

  • FRANKFURT/ MILAN, Sept 4- Russia's Gazprom increased its industrial muscle in the heart of Europe on Friday, bulking up through deals on asset swaps and more pipeline capacity with energy companies keen to get back to business as usual. Gazprom secured access to western European gas storage as well as a deal with industry partners to double the capacity of the...

  • G20- JAPAN'S KURODA SAYS IN GENERAL TERMS ANY RATE RISE BY U.S. WOULD REFLECT STRENGTH IN U.S. ECONOMY, AND THEREFORE A PLUS FOR GLOBAL ECONOMY.

  • G20- BOJ GOVERNOR KURODA SAYS GRADUAL RECOVERY IN JAPANESE ECONOMY CONTINUES.

  • TOKYO, Sept 4- The Bank of Japan is expected to offer a bleaker view on overseas economies and may lower its assessment on the country's exports next week, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters by Friday. The more pessimistic outlook reflects growing pressure on the world's third-largest economy from China's slowdown and weakness in emerging Asia...

  • HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. _ Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores Inc. on Friday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $1.5 million. On a per-share basis, the Hoffman Estates, Illinois- based company said it had profit of 7 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • *Delegates seeking more from China on market turmoil. Federal Reserve is coming under pressure from emerging markets not to raise rates too soon as turmoil in China threatens global growth, but the G20 will not publicly call for any delay, delegates meeting in Turkey said on Friday. Slower growth in China and rising market volatility have boosted the risks to the...

  • ZURICH, Sept 4- Swiss consumer prices posted their biggest fall in 56 years in August, the strongest indication yet of the downward pressure on prices from Switzerland's strong currency and low oil prices. The Swiss National Bank's governing board next meets on Sept. 17 to discuss its monetary stance but the latest data are unlikely to affect policy, economists...