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  • G20- LUXEMBOURG FINANCE MINISTER SAYS REGARDING FED RATE STANCE: "WE CANNOT LIVE ALL THE TIME ON EASY MONEY".

  • LONDON, Sept 4- World shares slid towards their fourth weekly loss in the last five on Friday, as a boost from a supportive-sounding European Central Bank gave way to caution ahead of closely watched U.S. jobs data. Rumbling concerns about China had consigned Asian shares to a seventh straight weekly loss and Europe's markets started 1.3 to 1.6 percent in the red...

  • *Barclays cuts 2016 Brent forecast by $5 to $63. The European Central Bank said on Thursday that economic troubles in China and emerging markets could drag the 19- member euro zone into deflation in the coming months. "There is still a supply-demand imbalance and on top of that is the overhang in the market," said Abhishek Deshpande, oil analyst at Natixis in London.

  • ANKARA, Sept 4- Structural reforms being planned by the world's major economies have taken on increased importance because global growth has fallen behind forecasts, Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver told Reuters on Friday. Canada co-chairs with India a G20 committee on growth strategies, which were meant to add 2 percent to the world's economic activity...

  • G20- CANADA FINANCE MINISTER SAYS DISAPPOINTING GLOBAL GROWTH MAKES STRUCTURAL REFORMS ALL THE MORE IMPORTANT.

  • The industry has seen sluggish sales in recent years as consumers opt to spend their money on smartphones and tablets instead, so many companies are pinning their hopes for a revival in the PC market on the latest version of Microsoft's operating system. Among them is Toshiba, which launched its new Satellite Radius 12 this week, priced at 1,449 euros in Europe.

  • *AstraZeneca targeting Brilinta sales of $3.5 bln by 2023. Sept 4- U.S. regulators have approved a new dose of AstraZeneca's blood thinner Brilinta for longer-term use in patients with a history of heart attacks, boosting prospects for a drug the company thinks will eventually sell $3.5 billion a year. The FDA approved Brilinta at a new 60 milligram dose to be...

  • BEIJING, Sept 4- Global investors are bracing for data next week that could show a big drop in China's foreign exchange reserves as the central bank steps up its intervention to stabilise the yuan currency after its shock devaluation last month. China's foreign exchange reserves, the world's largest, have been falling from a record $3.99 trillion in June 2014...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif.— More than two months after calling a special session to address California's transportation funding backlog, Gov. The $65 charge would generate $2 billion a year, while $500 million would come from fees charged to polluters and $100 million from so-called "efficiencies" at Caltrans, which the independent state legislative analyst has said...

  • HONG KONG, Sept 4- Hong Kong stock fell for a third straight session on Friday as investors squared positions ahead of a key U.S. monthly jobs report and while mainland China markets remained closed. The Hang Seng Index ended the day 0.5 percent lower at 20,840.61, the lowest close since July 9, 2013. Nervousness ahead of the U.S. Labor Department's monthly jobs...

  • JAKARTA, Sept 4- Japan must drop its requirement for government guarantees if it wants to stay in the race against China to build an Indonesian railway link from Jakarta to Bandung, a senior minister said on Friday. Meanwhile China doesn't require that. Indonesia scrapped plans for the nation's first high-speed railway linking the two cities at the 11th hour on...

  • ANKARA, Sept 4- Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann said he is open to discussion on including the Chinese yuan in the International Monetary Fund's benchmark currency basket, adding that recent financial turmoil in China should not pose a lasting danger to the global economy. Weidmann told Reuters that recent financial market turmoil in China and uncertainty...

  • LONDON, Sept 4- The dollar fell on Friday while demand for the safe-haven yen picked up as stocks weakened, with traders increasingly certain that a key U.S. jobs report due later is unlikely to push the Federal Reserve to raise rates. Expectations of a rate hike by the Fed in September have waned as a slowdown in China has brought increased market volatility across...

  • *Focus on U.S. non-farm payrolls data at 1230 GMT. LONDON, Sept 4- European shares retreated on Friday after strong gains in the previous session, with investors focusing on a U.S. jobs report for hints about the timing of an expected interest rate rise in the United States. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was down 1.3 percent at 1,410.52 points by 0744 GMT,...

  • LONDON, Sept 4- Euro zone bond yields fell further on Friday following a strong signal from the European Central Bank that it is willing to take further steps to shore up the currency bloc's economy. The ECB cut its growth and inflation forecasts on Thursday, warning of possible further fallout from China and paving the way for an expansion of its already massive 1...

  • BERLIN— German factory orders dropped a larger than expected 1.4 percent in July compared to the previous month, dragged down by flagging foreign demand. The Federal Statistical Office reported Friday that it revised June's 2 percent increase downward to a rise of 1.8 percent, adjusted for seasonal and calendar factors. UniCredit economist Andreas Rees says...

  • TOKYO, Sept 4- The Bank of Japan does not need to expand monetary policy in October even if it cuts its growth and price forecasts, as long as inflation expectations are well anchored, the IMF's mission chief for Japan said on Friday. Kalpana Kochhar, who is also deputy director of the International Monetary Fund's Asia and Pacific Department, said there was scope...

  • *For poll data click: reuters:// realtime/verb= Open/url= cpurl:// apps.cp./ Apps/fx-polls? BENGALURU, Sept 4- The Chinese yuan will weaken further over the next 12 months as policymakers ramp up efforts to support the economy through further stimulus or another currency devaluation, a Reuters poll found. The People's Bank of China sent shockwaves through global...

  • According to email documents provided to The Associated Press, the American Egg Board tried to prevent Whole Foods grocery stores from selling Hampton Creek's Just Mayo spread and engaged in other efforts to counter the brand. In a statement Thursday, USDA spokesman Sam Jones-Ellard said the department is looking into the documents and "does not condone any...

  • *Indonesia exports no tin for August- trade min. MELBOURNE, Sept 4- London copper fell on Friday but was set to log a second weekly gain after bets for monetary easing in Europe fuelled a short-covering rally that began to flicker out. The European Central Bank cut its growth and inflation forecasts on Thursday paving the way for an expansion of its already massive 1...