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  • *Asia trade insurers wary over China, India metals firms. *Coming Up: Germany Industrial output Dec 0700 GMT. MELBOURNE, Feb 9- London copper drifted on Tuesday after worries over bank solvencies spilled over from global stock markets, and turnover was extremely low as traders waited for the return of top consumer China next week for fresh signals on demand.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 8- Zenefits, a software startup valued at $4.5 billion, said on Monday it had replaced founder and Chief Executive Parker Conrad and appointed a new leader for the troubled tech company. David Sacks, a former executive at Yammer and PayPal who joined Zenefits a year ago as chief operating officer, has taken over as CEO. Recently, Zenefits came under...

  • MEXICO CITY, Feb 8- Mexico's government could announce 2017 budget cuts in the next few days, Finance Minister Luis Videgaray said on Monday, though he did not specify how much of a cut was on the table. Videgaray said earlier on Monday that the government should prepare for budget cuts in 2017, as a slump in oil prices and production has hammered public finances.

  • *Most of Asia still shut for Lunar New Year holidays. TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Feb 9- The dollar briefly crashed through the 115- yen level to its lowest since November 2014 on Tuesday, as a sell-off in European and U.S. stocks continued into the Asian session and stoked demand for the perceived safe-haven Japanese currency. "What a panic situation," said Kaneo Ogino, director at...

  • *If Nikkei falls further, lowest level since Oct 2014 in sight. *Strong yen triggers worries about Japan Inc's earnings. TOKYO, Feb 9- Japan's Nikkei share average tumbled to a 2-1/ 2- week low on Tuesday morning, with banks taking the brunt of the sell-off, while a stronger yen dragged down stocks across the board.

  • SYDNEY, Feb 9- U.S. soybeans rose for the first time in five sessions on Tuesday, coming off their lowest level in nearly two months, though gains were capped as heavy rains improved production prospects in Argentina. *Storms brought moisture to dry fields in Argentina during a key time for crop development. *Traders have been on edge about weather conditions in...

  • In addition to the Feb. 3 grant for the class C Google stock units, Pichai on the same day sold 375 Class A common shares at a price of $786.28 each, and sold 3,625 Class C capital stock at a price of $768.84 each, the filing said..

  • MELBOURNE, Feb 9- London copper was underpinned by weakness in the dollar on Tuesday, with extremely low turnover as traders waited for the return of top consumer China next week for fresh signals on demand. Copper topped out at its highest in a month at $4,720 on Thursday and trade is expected to stay quiet with China out this week for the Lunar New Year break.

  • MONTREAL/ WASHINGTON Feb 8- Global aviation experts agreed on Monday to the first emissions-reduction standards for aircraft in a deal that will take effect with new models in four years, but environmental groups said the carbon dioxide cuts did not go far enough. The standards are aimed at makers of small and large planes alike and will apply to all new aircraft...

  • TOKYO, Feb 9- The benchmark 10- year Japanese government bond yield hit zero percent Tuesday for the first time on record as tumble in Tokyo shares boosted demand for safe-haven debt. Traders reckon that it is a matter of time before the 10- year JGB yield falls into the negative with the Bank of Japan having adopted negative interest rates late last month.

  • TOKYO, Feb 9- Crude oil prices jumped as much as 2 percent in early Asian trade on Tuesday, shrugging off big drops in Japan's stock market and eroding some of the previous session's losses that were driven by festering concerns about global oversupply. U.S. crude was up 44 cents at $30.13 a barrel at 0103 GMT, after rising as far as $30.30. But on Tuesday, oil market...

  • MEXICO CITY, Feb 8- Mexican central bank governor Agustin Carstens said on Monday that Mexico's government should start preparing itself to face low oil prices ahead. Finance Minister Luis Videgaray said earlier on Monday that the government should get ready for lower spending next year, as government revenues have been hit by a slump in oil prices and weaker...

  • DOLLAR/ YEN FALLS BELOW 115.17 YEN, HITS LOWEST LEVEL SINCE NOV 2014.

  • MANILA, Feb 9- Gold stayed near its highest since June at close to $1,200 an ounce on Tuesday, buoyed by uncertainty over global growth that has kept stock markets under immense selling pressure. *Spot gold was flat at $1,191.10 an ounce by 0037 GMT. The metal, which thrives on instability in markets elsewhere, rose as high as $1,200.60 on Monday, its strongest since...

  • LOS ANGELES— No, Anheuser-Busch didn't pay Peyton Manning to say he'd be drinking a lot of Budweiser after winning the Super Bowl. A-B marketing director Lisa Weser also tweeted, "Budweiser did not pay Peyton Manning to mention Budweiser tonight. Manning also celebrated the win atop a float at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, on Monday.

  • MEXICO CITY, Feb 8- Mexican central bank governor Agustin Carstens said on Monday that Mexico's government should start preparing itself for a low oil price scenario in 2017..

  • HEALTHCARE SOFTWARE STARTUP ZENEFITS' CEO PARKER CONRAD HAS RESIGNED- COMPANY.

  • ZENEFITS ANNOUNCES NEW CEO DAVID SACKS AND PETER THIEL AS BOARD MEMBER- COMPANY.

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Feb 8- Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, will attempt its second launch of the year this month, as it ramps up production of its Falcon 9 rockets to handle more than $8 billion of business for NASA and commercial companies, officials said. But the Hawthorne, California- based company, owned and operated by technology entrepreneur Elon...

  • SYDNEY, Feb 9- Asian share markets were scorched on Tuesday as stability concerns put a torch to European bank stocks and sent investors stampeding to only the safest of safe haven assets. The jump in the yen piled further pressure on Japan's Nikkei which sank 3.4 percent. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.8 percent, and would have...