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  • TAIPEI, July 26- Taiwan stocks fell on Tuesday in cautious trading, paced by declines in electronics and financial shares. Shares of Hon Hai Precision slipped 0.2 percent, while Cathay Financial Holdings dipped 0.4 percent. The Taiwan dollar softened T $0.03 to T $32.170 per U.S. dollar.

  • TOKYO, July 26- Japan will fail to meet its goal of achieving in fiscal 2020 nominal gross domestic product of 600 trillion yen even in fiscal 2024 if growth remains sluggish, the government's projections showed on Tuesday. Japan now expects nominal GDP of 551 trillion yen in the fiscal year beginning in April 2020 assuming the current pace of growth, the Cabinet...

  • TOKYO, July 26- The dollar fell more than 1 percent against the yen on Tuesday, on investors' growing expectations that the Japanese government's stimulus steps will fall short of initial hopes. The dollar was down 1 percent at 104.71 yen after dropping as low as 104.625 yen earlier on the EBS trading platform, its lowest since July 14. The Japanese government is...

  • TOKYO, July 26- The dollar fell more than 1 percent against the yen on Tuesday, on investors' growing expectations that the Japanese government's stimulus steps will fall short of initial hopes. The dollar was down 1 percent at 104.71 yen after dropping as low as 104.625 yen earlier on the EBS trading platform, its lowest since July 14. The Japanese government is...

  • MELBOURNE, July 26- London copper was trapped near a one-week low on Tuesday as the appetite for risk among investors fell and volumes dwindled ahead of the U.S. Caution gripped Asian markets on Tuesday, sending the safe-haven yen higher ahead of central bank meetings in the United States and Japan, while a fresh skid in oil dampened energy stocks on Wall Street.

  • DOLLAR/YEN FALLS MORE THAN 1 PERCENT ON THE DAY.

  • DOLLAR/YEN FALLS MORE THAN 1 PERCENT ON THE DAY.

  • TOKYO, July 26- Japan's Nikkei share average dropped on Tuesday morning to a 1-1/ 2- week low as Wall Street languished and the dollar fell against the yen ahead of the U.S. The Nikkei fell 1.3 percent to 16,400.47 in mid-morning trade, after falling to as low as 16,344.34, the lowest level since July 14. "As expectations for helicopter money waned while there are...

  • SINGAPORE, July 26- Oil prices edged away from three-month lows on Tuesday, supported by a weaker dollar, but concerns of ongoing oversupply weighed on markets and many traders are raising their bets on further price falls. International Brent crude oil futures were trading at $44.80 per barrel at 0134 GMT, up 8 cents from their last close. West Texas Intermediate...

  • *Q2 GDP +0.7 pct s/adj q/q. SEOUL, July 26- South Korea's economy grew at an unexpectedly robust 3.2 percent annual rate in the second quarter, driven by firmer domestic consumption and capital investment, but analysts said the lift would probably be temporary. Gross domestic product expanded 0.7 percent in April-June, following 0.5 percent growth in the first...

  • SYDNEY, July 26- U.S. soybean prices fell for a third straight session on Tuesday to trade around the lowest in more than three months, as fears over yields diminished after the U.S. Department of Agriculture said the crop withstood recent hot weather. *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade fell 0.23 percent to $9.64 a bushel, having closed...

  • MELBOURNE, July 26- London copper was trapped near one-week lows on Tuesday as risk appetite dried up and volumes dwindled ahead of the U.S. *Shanghai Futures Exchange copper fell 1 percent to 37,790 yuan a tonne. *German business morale fell only slightly in July, a benchmark survey showed, suggesting Europe's largest economy has weathered the immediate storm...

  • BENGALURU, July 26- Gold inched up early Tuesday as the dollar slipped and equities eased ahead of central bank meetings in the United States and Japan this week. *The U.S. financial system faces greater potential instability due to Britain's decision to leave the European Union while low and negative interest rates also raise risks, a U.S. government monitor...

  • LONDON, July 25- Hedge funds have been liquidating their former record bullish position in crude futures and options putting downward pressure on oil prices in recent weeks. Hedge funds and other money managers cut their net long position in Brent and WTI futures and options by 31 million barrels to 453 million in the week ending on July 19.

  • TOKYO, July 26- Japan's government is likely to inject 6 trillion yen in direct fiscal outlays into the economy over the next few years under a planned stimulus package, double the amount initially planned, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Tuesday. The Finance Ministry had initially earmarked 3 trillion yen for direct spending from national and local...

  • TOKYO, July 26- The dollar slipped ahead of the U.S. The dollar slipped 0.5 percent against the yen to 105.23, while the euro shed 0.5 percent to 115.66 yen. The Japanese government is also putting together a massive spending package worth about 20 trillion yen, government sources told Reuters last week, though actual public spending will be far less than the...

  • SYDNEY, July 26- Caution gripped Asian markets on Tuesday, sending the safe-haven yen higher ahead of central bank meetings in the United States and Japan, while a fresh skid in oil dampened energy stocks on Wall Street. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.2 percent, consolidating after recently topping out at nine-month highs.

  • ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates— The world's first round-the-world flight to be powered solely by the sun's energy made history Tuesday as it landed in Abu Dhabi, where it first took off on an epic 25,000- mile journey that began more than a year ago. After landing the plane, pilot Bertrand Piccard was greeted outside the cockpit by his Solar Impulse partner and...

  • July 26- For other diaries, please see: Top Economic Events Polling unit diary Today in Washington Political and general news. DATE TIME COUNTRY AMOUNT AUCTION DETAILS. 26 July United States Sale of 5- year notes.

  • NEW YORK— Four days after the ouster of Roger Ailes as Fox News chief, two more executives at the network have been axed. But the firing of Michael Clemente and his top deputy, Peter Boyer, were not related to the sexual harassment allegations that forced Ailes out at the network that he started two decades ago, two Fox executives said Monday, speaking on condition of...