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  • BRASILIA, Feb 20- Brazilian Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles said cash-strapped states that sign up for a debt relief program would get three years to repay loans owed to the federal government and private banks as long as they commit to drastic spending curbs. Meirelles told Globo TV's cable news network on Monday a new bill with the deal's terms would be...

  • *Toshiba want to complete sale by end of March 2018- source. TOKYO, Feb 21- Toshiba Corp wants to raise at least 1 trillion yen from the sale of a majority stake in its flash memory chip business as a buffer against any fresh financial problems, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said. After flagging a $6.3 billion writedown on its U.S. nuclear unit earlier this...

  • MELBOURNE, Feb 21- London copper held its ground on Tuesday, near its highest in a week, supported by supply concerns amid industrial action in Chile and an Indonesian export permit dispute. *Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange traded flat at $6,071 a tonne by 0112 GMT, holding gains after a 1.9 percent rally the session before when it struck $6,105 a...

  • Feb 20- Uber Technologies Inc has hired former U.S. Holder and Tammy Albarran, who are partners at the law firm Covington& Burling, will look into the complaints about a manager at Uber, as well as general questions about diversity and inclusion, Chief Executive Travis Kalanick told his employees in a memo on Monday that was seen by Reuters. Arianna Huffington, who...

  • *Spot gold inched down 0.2 percent to $1,235.08 per. ounce at 0058 GMT, while U.S. gold futures also fell 0.2 percent to $1,236.2. *Holdings of the largest gold-backed exchange traded fund, New York's SPDR Gold Trust GLD, fell 0.28 percent on Friday from Thursday, while the largest silver-backed ETF, New York's iShares Silver Trust SLV, remained unchanged during the...

  • BRASILIA, Feb 20- Brazilian Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles said cash-strapped states that sign up for a debt relief program would get three years to repay loans owed to the federal government and to private banks as long as they commit to drastic spending curbs. Meirelles told Globo TV's cable news network on Monday that the bill with the terms of the debt...

  • TOKYO, Feb 21- U.S. crude futures rose for a second day on Tuesday, with data showing hedge funds are betting big across oil markets following OPEC production cuts agreed last year. West Texas Intermediate crude was up 23 cents at $53.63 a barrel at 0032 GMT. Investors now hold more crude futures and options than at any time on record, after members of the Organization...

  • HONG KONG, Feb 21- Asian stocks held near 1-1/ 2- year highs in subdued early trade on Tuesday as a holiday in the United States left investors with few catalysts, while the euro nursed overnight losses as lingering concerns about the looming French election rattled its bonds. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was flat in opening trades...

  • *Le Pen narrows gap, French bonds sold. *Progress in Greece aid talk gives euro some relief. The euro could face further pressure given there's still time before the election, "said Ayako Sera, market strategist at Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank.

  • 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 21- Britons are now more concerned about the economy than they are about terrorism or immigration, a survey showed on Tuesday, another sign that consumers are feeling increasingly worried about Britain's decision to leave the European Union. Britain's government is preparing to leave the EU with an approach that prioritizes greater immigration...

  • BOISE, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on "Getting to Know the Fed" before Boise State University students- 2030 GMT. GOLDEN VALLEY, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari participates in conversation on the economy and the role of the Federal Reserve before the Financial...

  • BOISE, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on "Getting to Know the Fed" before Boise State University students- 2030 GMT. GOLDEN VALLEY, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari participates in conversation on the economy and the role of the Federal Reserve before the Financial...

  • LAMBERTVILLE, N.J.— A United Airlines lobbyist and longtime state official accused of conspiracy in a shakedown benefiting the former chairman of the agency that controls New York City- area airports has died. Jamie Fox, who held numerous governmental posts during his career, died Monday at age 62, the Van Horn-McDonough Funeral Home said.

  • SHANGHAI/ LONDON, Feb 21- For years, cash-rich Chinese investors have been highly sought after the world over. China's increasing efforts to prevent capital from leaving the country are eroding the confidence of domestic and foreign investors about getting deals done inside and outside of the world's second-biggest economy. Chinese bidders had become...

  • SHANGHAI/ LONDON, Feb 21- For years, cash-rich Chinese investors have been highly sought after the world over. China's increasing efforts to prevent capital from leaving the country are eroding the confidence of domestic and foreign investors about getting deals done inside and outside of the world's second-biggest economy. Chinese bidders had become...

  • Feb 20- The Canada Border Services Agency said on Monday it would investigate whether silicon metal from Brazil, Malaysia and five other countries was being sold at unfairly low prices in Canada after a Quebec- based company filed a complaint. The agency said it was also looking at silicon originating or exported from Kazakhstan, Laos, Norway, Russia and Thailand...

  • Feb 20- The Canada Border Services Agency said on Monday it would investigate whether silicon metal from Brazil, Malaysia and five other countries was being sold at unfairly low prices in Canada after a Quebec- based company filed a complaint. The agency said it was also looking at silicon originating or exported from Kazakhstan, Laos, Norway, Russia and Thailand...

  • Feb 20- The Canada Border Services Agency said on Monday it would investigate whether silicon metal from Brazil, Malaysia and five other countries was being sold at unfairly low prices in Canada after a Quebec- based company filed a complaint. The agency said it was also looking at silicon originating or exported from Kazakhstan, Laos, Norway, Russia and Thailand...