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  • *North Korea fired what appeared to be a short-range ballistic missile on Monday that landed in the sea off its east coast, South Korea's military said, the latest in a series of missile tests defying world pressure and threats of more sanctions. President Donald Trump attacked the news media and dismissed leaks from the White House as "fake news" on Sunday,...

  • HANDAN, China, May 29- Hebei province, home to many of China's most polluted cities, has promised to close down companies that are poisoning the environment, but after years of protests villagers living in the shadows of the Guantao chemical park remain sceptical. Though festooned with banners calling for the construction of "beautiful villages" and the "upgrade"...

  • HANDAN, China, May 29- Hebei province, home to many of China's most polluted cities, has promised to close down companies that are poisoning the environment, but after years of protests villagers living in the shadows of the Guantao chemical park remain skeptical. Though festooned with banners calling for the construction of "beautiful villages" and the "upgrade"...

  • May 29- London's Heathrow Airport said early on Monday that there were still some disruptions to British Airways flights from the airport following a global computer system failure at the airline. "We have mobilized additional Heathrow colleagues to assist passengers at the terminals and give out free water and snacks," Heathrow said in a statement on Twitter.

  • *Investors shrug off North Korea's latest missile launch. TOKYO, May 29- The dollar was steady in early Asian trading on Monday, holding well above last week's 6-1/ 2- month lows and taking news of Pyongyang's latest missile test in stride. "The markets are used to news of North Korea's missile tests by now, and the dollar/yen is unlikely to move much unless there is...

  • *OPEC wants to see Texan fields, U.S. bankers visit Vienna. *OPEC needs higher prices, but wary of new U.S. oil boom. OPEC and non- OPEC countries led by Russia agreed on Thursday to extend oil output curbs by nine months to March 2018, keeping roughly 2 percent of global production off the market in an attempt to boost prices.

  • *OPEC raised expectations too high. While OPEC has worked hard in recent years on improving communication to ensure the right message is delivered to financial markets, Thursday's experience showed the 14- member group and its non- OPEC allies still have a long way to go. OPEC agreed on Thursday to extend its existing production cuts by nine months- more than the...

  • TOKYO, May 29- Asian stocks steadied early on Monday, taking cues from Wall Street shares hovering around record highs, while the pound nursed losses after a poll showed a shrinking lead for Prime Minister Theresa May's party in Britain's upcoming elections. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan stood little changed.

  • 1- Jun Spain Bond auction 1- Jun Japan 3- month discount bill auction 1- Jun Japan Auction of 10- year government bonds 5- Jun France Auction of BTF Treasury notes 6- Jun United Kingdom Auction of 0 1/ 2% Treasury Gilt 2022. 6- Jun Netherlands DTC auction 6- Jun Japan Auction of 30- year government bonds 7- Jun Germany Auction of 5- year Federal notes 7- Jun Sweden...

  • 1- Jun Spain Bond auction 1- Jun Japan 3- month discount bill auction 1- Jun Japan Auction of 10- year government bonds 5- Jun France Auction of BTF Treasury notes 6- Jun United Kingdom Auction of 0 1/ 2% Treasury Gilt 2022. 6- Jun Netherlands DTC auction 6- Jun Japan Auction of 30- year government bonds 7- Jun Germany Auction of 5- year Federal notes 7- Jun Sweden...

  • *China market share dwindles; Brazil, India now biggest markets. That, combined with fierce competition from lower-end manufacturers in its home base of China such as Xiaomi and Oppo, saw its global position fall to eighth in 2016.. A recently announced reorganisation of its China business aimed at sharpening the PC brand's consumer focus comes amid an ongoing...

  • **VIENNA- Austrian National Bank Governor Ewald Nowotny to speak at a macro-economics conference. BRUSSELS- ECB President Mario Draghi speaks at the European Parliament in Brussels. VIENNA- ECB Governing Council member Erkki Liikanen gives a speech at an Austrian National Bank conference on "Is the post-crisis financial system more resilient?

  • **VIENNA- Austrian National Bank Governor Ewald Nowotny to speak at a macro-economics conference. BRUSSELS- ECB President Mario Draghi speaks at the European Parliament in Brussels. VIENNA- ECB Governing Council member Erkki Liikanen gives a speech at an Austrian National Bank conference on "Is the post-crisis financial system more resilient?

  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska— In a story May 27 about, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge covers 2,300 square miles The refuge covers about 30,000 square miles. President Donald Trump's proposed budget calls for opening the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling.

  • *China market share dwindles; Brazil, India now biggest markets. That, combined with fierce competition from lower-end manufacturers in its home base of China such as Xiaomi and Oppo, saw its global position fall to eighth in 2016.. A recently announced reorganization of its China business aimed at sharpening the PC brand's consumer focus comes amid an ongoing...

  • NEW YORK— The trial of a Chinese billionaire charged in a United Nations bribery case will not begin Tuesday after all, prosecutors said Sunday. Ng, 68, has been living in a luxury Manhattan apartment under 24- hour guard under a $50 million bail agreement for the majority of time since his September 2015 arrest. Prosecutors say Ng joined a conspiracy to influence...

  • Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says he's considering banning laptops from the passenger cabins of all international flights to and from the United States. That would dramatically expand a ban announced in March that affects about 50 flights per day from 10 cities, mostly in the Middle East. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says he's...

  • SAO PAULO, May 28- Brazilian federal prosecutors on Sunday made a new offer to JBS SA's controlling shareholder, J&F Investimentos, that it pay a 10.99 billion real fine for its role in massive corruption scandals. Negotiations on the leniency deal fine follow bombshell state's witness testimony from J&F's owners Joesley and Wesley Batista that they spent 600...

  • SAO PAULO, May 28- Brazilian federal prosecutors on Sunday made a new offer to JBS SA's controlling shareholder, J&F Investimentos, that it pay a 10.99 billion real fine for its role in massive corruption scandals. Negotiations on the leniency deal fine follow bombshell state's witness testimony from J&F's owners Joesley and Wesley Batista that they spent 600...

  • *Unannounced, Russia stages test flight of new passenger plane. MOSCOW, May 28- Russia carried out the maiden flight of its new MS-21 medium-range passenger plane on Sunday, its first post-Soviet foray into production of a mainline commercial aircraft which it hopes will rival those of its Western competitors. Russian officials have said the MS-21 is superior...