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  • TOKYO— Asian shares were mostly higher Monday despite worries over regional tensions after a North Korea missile launch failed over the weekend. KEEPING SCORE: Many markets in Asia and Europe were closed for Labor Day. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 0.4 percent in the morning session to 19,274.99.

  • WASHINGTON, April 30- U.S. congressional negotiators have hammered out a bipartisan agreement on a spending package to keep the federal government funded through the end of the current fiscal year on Sept. 30, a senior congressional aide said on Sunday. The House of Representatives and Senate must approve the deal before the end of Friday and send it to President...

  • TOKYO, May 1- The United States will begin an investigation into whether thermoplastic components used in some Japanese and German vehicle models sold in the country violate its patent laws, trade authorities said late last week. The U.S. International Trade Commission on Friday listed 25 companies in the probe, including BMW, Honda Motor Co Ltd, Toyota Motor...

  • TOKYO, May 1- Asian stocks shook off a sluggish start and steadied on Monday, with Japan outperforming on upbeat earnings, while the dollar regained traction as the U.S. government looked likely to avoid a shutdown. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was largely flat. Many markets in Asia and Europe are closed for Labour Day.

  • SEOUL, May 1- South Korea's exports are expected to remain firm in May, a trade ministry official told a media conference on Monday, citing strong demand for key items such as semiconductors, petrochemical products and construction-related goods. Chae Hee- bong, an official at the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said robust export growth was likely in May...

  • The House of Representatives and Senate must approve the deal before the end of Friday and send it to President Donald Trump for his signature to avoid the first government shutdown since 2013.. Republicans who control Congress and opposition Democrats have been in intensive negotiations for weeks over the legislation that would provide around $1...

  • *Spot gold dropped 0.3 percent to $1,264.06 per ounce, as of 0236 GMT. *U.S. gold futures eased 0.2 percent to $1,265.20 an ounce. Hedge funds and other money managers increased their net long position in COMEX gold for the sixth straight week to April 25, lifting it to a 5-1/ 2- month high, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission data showed Friday.

  • TOKYO, May 1- Oil prices edged lower on Monday, undermined by a weak manufacturers survey out of China, and despite talk that OPEC- led crude oil output cuts could be extended when oil priducers meet later this month. NYMEX crude for June delivery was down 10 cents at $49.23 a barrel by 0204 GMT. Iran's oil minister said on Saturday that OPEC and non- OPEC countries had...

  • TOKYO, May 1- Japanese stock prices posted modest gains on Monday as high-tech shares such as Tokyo Electron and Murata Manufacturing gained on upbeat earnings in otherwise holiday-lulled trading. Investors are picking up companies that have improving earnings outlook, "said Takaaki Yoshino, chief quantitative analyst at Daiwa Securities.

  • Exports to the United States rose in April but South Korea's trade surplus with that country declined on an annual basis over the same period, Monday's data showed, potentially easing concerns Washington may impose protectionist measures that could hurt South Korea's economy- Asia's fourth-largest. President Donald Trump said last week in an interview...

  • The House of Representatives and Senate must approve the deal before the end of Friday and send it to President Donald Trump for his signature to avoid the first government shutdown since 2013.. The Washington Post reported that Congress was expected to vote early this week on the agreement that is expected to include increases for defense spending and...

  • CONGRESS NEGOTIATORS REACH DEAL TO FUND GOVERNMENT THROUGH SEPT 30; FULL HOUSE AND SENATE STILL MUST APPROVE- SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL AIDE.

  • WASHINGTON, April 30- U.S. congressional negotiators have hammered out a bipartisan agreement on a spending package to keep the federal government funded through the end of the current fiscal year on Sept. 30, the Washington Post reported, citing congressional aides. The Post reported that Congress was expected to vote early this week on the agreement that is...

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on the bill being negotiated on Capitol Hill to fund the government through September:. GOP leaders also did not try to use the must-do spending bill to "defund" Planned Parenthood and the White House backed away from language to take away grants from "sanctuary cities" that do not share information about people's immigration status with...

  • CONGRESSIONAL NEGOTIATORS REACH DEAL TO FUND GOVERNMENT THROUGH SEPTEMBER, ACCORDING TO CONGRESSIONAL AIDES- WASHINGTON POST.

  • WASHINGTON— Congressional Republicans, Democrats reach agreement on $1 T measure to fund government until Oct. 1.

  • TOKYO, May 1- The Bank of Japan trimmed its purchases of Japanese government bonds with three to five years left to maturity on Monday, after signaling last week that it intended to curb its buying in that zone. It offered to buy 300 billion yen of three- to five-year JGBs in its regular buying operations. On Friday, the central bank said it intends to buy 250 billion yen...

  • SEOUL, May 1- South Korea's exports to the United States rose 3.9 percent in April from a year earlier, trade ministry data showed on Monday, rebounding from a 5.0 percent decline in March. Shipments to the United States have been fairly uneven this year, falling in January and March due to variable economic recovery there. South Korea's trade surplus with the U.S....

  • TOKYO, May 1- Oil prices edged down on Monday on worries that OPEC- led production cuts may not significantly tighten an oversupplied market in the short term despite talk of extending them. Iran's oil minister said on Saturday that OPEC and non- OPEC countries had given positive signals for an extension of output cuts, which Tehran would also back.

  • TOKYO, May 1- Oil prices edged down on Monday on worries that OPEC- led production cuts may not significantly tighten an oversupplied market in the short term despite talk of extending them. Iran's oil minister said on Saturday that OPEC and non- OPEC countries had given positive signals for an extension of output cuts, which Tehran would also back.