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  • LONDON, July 26- Hedge funds and other money managers have begun to amass another large short position in futures and options contracts linked to the price of crude oil. Hedge funds increased their short positions in NYMEX WTI futures and options from 53 million barrels on May 31 to 141 million barrels on July 19, anticipating a further drop in prices.

  • TOKYO, July 27- Shares of Japan's Itochu Corp skidded after activist short-seller Glaucus Research Group released a report early on Wednesday criticizing the Japanese trading company's accounting.

  • TOKYO, July 27- Shares of Japan's Itochu Corp skidded after activist short-seller Glaucus Research Group released a report early on Wednesday criticising the Japanese trading company's accounting.

  • PANAMA CITY— Panama Canal authorities say a Chinese container ship's damaging scrape with the canal's new wider locks was caused by bad weather and the vessel not lining up correctly. Canal administrator Jorge Quijano said Tuesday there was intense rain, poor visibility and winds between 30 and 40 knots when the ship carrying 9,000 containers was using the...

  • *Yen bullish as hopes placed on Japan stimulus fade. The safe-haven yen sat atop large gains as hopes for a large fiscal stimulus package out of Japan faded. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.1 percent.

  • *Decision expected July 29 0330-0530 GMT. *Gov Kuroda to brief media from 0630 GMT. TOKYO, July 27- Yen moves and political considerations could be decisive factors for Bank of Japan policymakers agonizing over whether to expand stimulus yet again on Friday or to save their dwindling policy resources in case the economy takes a turn for the worse.

  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 27 TBILISI- National Bank of Georgia monetary policy committee meeting. POLOKWANE, South Africa- South African central bank deputy governor Daniel Mminele speaks at a business breakfast event in the city of Polokwane- 0700 GMT. THURSDAY, JULY 28 KIEV- National Bank of Ukraine monetary policy meeting- 0700 GMT.

  • THURSDAY, JULY 28 NEW HAVEN, United States- European Central Bank board member Benoit Coeure speaks at the Yale Forum on financial crisis management organised by U.S. Department of Treasury in New Haven- 1800 GMT. CAMBRIDGE- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams participates in a policy dialogue on "What's Left in the Fed's Tool Kit?"

  • SPARKS, Nevada, July 26- Tesla Motors Inc's "master plan" to broaden the electric vehicle maker's product line could cost "tens of billions" of dollars over time and would likely require a "modest capital raise," Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Tuesday. Speaking at a formal unveiling of Tesla's $5 billion battery "gigafactory" outside Reno, Nevada, Musk said the new...

  • 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. 27 July Germany Auction of 30- year Federal Bond.

  • NEW YORK— The Latest on arrest of three charged in two bank heists that netted about $5 million in cash, diamonds, jewelry, coins and baseball cards from safe deposit boxes:. Two of the three Brooklyn suspects charged in a duo of Hollywood style bank heists that netted about $5 million in cash, diamonds, jewelry, coins and baseball cards from safe deposit boxes have had...

  • THE WOODLANDS, Texas _ Western Gas Equity Partners L.P. on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $88.9 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 35 cents per share. Western Gas Equity shares have increased almost 3 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • RENO, Nev., July 26- Tesla Motors Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Tuesday that the company's Model 3 could generate $20 billion in revenue per year and an annual gross profit of about $5 billion. A "modest capital raise" could be needed to fund Tesla's strategic plans, and new products in the plan could cost "tens of billions" over time, Musk said at a press conference...

  • HOUSTON _ Oil States International Inc. on Tuesday reported a second-quarter loss of $11.7 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 27 cents per share. Oil States International shares have risen roughly 7 percent since the beginning of the...

  • July 26- Tesla Motors Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Tuesday that the company's Model 3 could generate $20 billion in revenue per year and an annual gross profit of about $5 billion.

  • *Williams wants pressure put on Mexico to strengthen labor unions. July 26- United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams said on Tuesday that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has assured him she would renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement if she is elected president. "She's committed to me that not only would dig into NAFTA but...

  • VANCOUVER, British Columbia _ Capstone Mining Corp. on Tuesday reported a second-quarter loss of $13.4 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The Vancouver, British Columbia- based company said it had a loss of 3 cents per share. Keywords: Capstone Mining, Earnings Report.

  • WINNIPEG/ CALGARY, July 26- An oil spill into a major Canadian river from a Husky Energy Inc pipeline started late on July 20, but flows were not shut down until the following morning, the company said on Tuesday. Husky's incident report, released by the Saskatchewan government, said the leak started on July 20 at 8 p.m. CST in the western province.

  • *LG building a new production line in South Korea. SEOUL, July 27- South Korea's LG Display Co Ltd said on Wednesday it will invest 1.99 trillion won to boost capacity for flexible organic light-emitting diode displays, its latest attempt to meet growing demand from mobile device makers. LG, in a regulatory filing, said it was building a new production line for...

  • July 26- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said on Tuesday it had revised more than five years of monthly U.S. vehicle sales figures to reflect a new reporting method, amid an investigation by federal authorities into claims of inflated sales figures. The company has boasted for several years of carving out year-over-year sales gains every month since April 2010, for a...