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  • 14- Mar Japan Auction of 20- year government bonds. 14- Mar Spain Auction of 3- and 9- month Treasury Bills. 14- Mar Netherlands DSL Auction.

  • 14- Mar Japan Auction of 20- year government bonds. 14- Mar Spain Auction of 3- and 9- month Treasury Bills. 14- Mar Netherlands DSL Auction.

  • LONDON, Feb 20- Online retailer Amazon is set to create more than 5,000 jobs in Britain this year, the company said on Monday, boosting its investment in the country once more even as it prepares to leave the European Union. Amazon, along with other tech giants such as Google and Apple, has increased its commitment to Britain in the last year, saying Britain's...

  • *Full-year results due Feb. 24 after fifth profit warning. LONDON, Feb 17- John Fallon needs to show he has a plan to navigate Pearson through the sinking sands of its main markets when the world's biggest education company reports full-year results. But while some question Fallon's ability to see the scale of the challenge ahead and are now urging action, there is...

  • STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley will talk on electronic payment forms of the future at a lunch meeting arranged by the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences- 1100 GMT. BOISE, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on "Getting to Know the Fed" before Boise State University...

  • STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley will talk on electronic payment forms of the future at a lunch meeting arranged by the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences- 1100 GMT. BOISE, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on "Getting to Know the Fed" before Boise State University...

  • TOKYO, Feb 20- Japan's exports rose 1.3 percent in January from a year earlier, government data showed on Monday, a slowdown from the previous month due to a decline in U.S. exports and the Chinese New Year holidays. The trade balance came to a deficit of 1.09 trillion yen, versus the median estimate for a 636.8 billion yen deficit. To view full tables, go to the website of...

  • QUITO, Feb 19- Ecuadorean exit polls put ruling party leftist Lenin Moreno clearly ahead in Sunday's presidential election, although it was unclear whether he had enough votes to avoid an April runoff against conservative ex-banker Guillermo Lasso. Moreno, who lost the use of his legs two decades ago after being shot during a robbery, has a more conciliatory...

  • PARACHUTE, Colo.— The western Colorado town of Parachute is getting a drive-through marijuana shop, believed to be the first in the state. The Parachute Board of Trustees approved a business license for Tumbleweed Express last week, the Glenwood Springs Post Independent reported Saturday. "As far as I can tell, we are not aware of this business model ever coming up...

  • *Beijing relaxed foreign deal approval regime in October. HONG KONG, Feb 20- Overseas acquisitions by Chinese buyers are cooling after two record years as Beijing reins in capital outflows, but deals into China are on the rise, and new rules will make it easier for foreign buyers to tap China's giant consumer potential. Verlinvest, which manages funds for the...

  • TOKYO, Feb 20- One third of Japanese firms are looking to lift business investment at home in the next financial year, in a positive sign for the economy. But companies are less keen about capital spending in the United States, waiting to see how the Trump administration's policies pan out, a Reuters poll showed. Below are the questions and answers to the poll...

  • TOKYO, Feb 20- One third of Japanese firms are looking to lift business investment at home in the next financial year, but companies are less bullish about capital spending in the United States due to uncertainty over the Trump administration's policies, a Reuters poll showed. The Reuters Corporate Survey found 33 percent of companies expect to boost domestic...

  • QUITO, Feb 19- Ecuadorean exit polls put ruling party leftist Lenin Moreno clearly ahead in Sunday's presidential election, although it was unclear whether he had enough votes to avoid an April runoff against conservative ex-banker Guillermo Lasso. Moreno, who lost the use of his legs two decades ago after being shot during a robbery, has a more conciliatory...

  • QUITO, Feb 19- An exit poll by Ecuador's Cedatos pollster estimated ruling party leftist Lenin Moreno received some 39.4 percent of valid votes versus around 30.5 percent for conservative ex-banker Guillermo Lasso in Sunday's presidential election. Moreno, a disabled former vice president, needs 40 percent of valid votes and a 10- percentage-point...

  • QUITO, Feb 19- An exit poll by Ecuador's Cedatos pollster estimated ruling party leftist Lenin Moreno received some 39.4 percent of valid votes versus around 30.5 percent for conservative ex-banker Guillermo Lasso in Sunday's presidential election.

  • ECUADOR CEDATOS EXIT POLL SAYS RULING PARTY CANDIDATE MORENO HAS ESTIMATED 39.4 PCT OF VALID VOTES.

  • Trump's next pick for national security adviser will have autonomy over staffing and key decisions, the White House says as it scrambles to fill the post following the turbulent departure of Michael Flynn. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis distances himself from Trump's assessment of the media as "the enemy of the American people," saying during his first trip to...

  • President Donald Trump's administration is mulling changes to how it calculates U.S. trade deficits in a way that would likely help bolster political arguments to renegotiate key trade deals, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing people involved in the discussions. Trump has been highly critical of trade deals including the North American Free...

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 19- "The Lego Batman Movie" is dominating the North American box office with an estimated $44 million this President's Day weekend-- nearly matching the combined haul of "Fifty Shades Darker" and "The Great Wall." New Line's opening of high school comedy "Fist Fight" showed only a modest punch in fifth with around $14 million at 3,185 locations.

  • If Moreno is forced into a second round, analysts expect Ecuador's fractured opposition to coalesce around Lasso amid an economic downturn and corruption scandals in OPEC's smallest member state. That would further bolster the right in South America, after Argentina, Brazil and Peru all shifted away from leftist rule in the past 18 months as a commodities...