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  • FRANKFURT, Sept 19- Huawei launches what could be the world's most powerful and feature-packed 5 G smartphone on Thursday, but the fate of the device in Europe will hang on whether it can overcome a U.S. ban to give customers the Google software they expect. The Chinese telecoms giant will showcase its Mate 30 range in Munich, Germany, in its first unveiling of an...

  • *USDA fails to report any new soy purchases by China. Midwest weather that has helped accelerate crop maturity in corn and soybeans and worrisome dryness in South America, where farmers in Argentina and Brazil are preparing to plant their next crops. Chicago Board of Trade November soybeans fell 5 cents to settle at $8.88-3/ 4 a bushel, while December corn rose 3-1/...

  • STRASBOURG/ BRUSSELS, Sept 18- The European Union warned on Wednesday that Britain was headed for a damaging no-deal Brexit, with London's ideas for solving the contentious issue of the Irish border still unlikely to unlock a deal just six weeks before Britain is due to leave. Addressing EU lawmakers in Strasbourg, European Commission President Jean-Claude...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 18- Two Democratic U.S. senators on Wednesday urged Trump administration officials to halt talks with Saudi Arabia on building nuclear reactors after weekend attacks that halved the country's oil output and increased instability in the Middle East. Energy Secretary Rick Perry told reporters on Tuesday at a nuclear power conference in...

  • *Trump orders more Iran curbs, Saudi shows attack evidence. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he ordered a major increase in sanctions on Iran in the latest U.S. move to pressure Tehran. The United States wants to build a coalition of European and Arab partners to deter Iran after the attack on Saudi Arabia that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo described on...

  • Sept 18- India became the latest country after Brazil and Thailand to ban the sale of e-cigarettes in what could potentially be the biggest move against vaping globally over growing health concerns. India has 106 million smokers, second only to China. It could also dash the expansion plans of companies such as Altria backed Juul Labs and Philip Morris...

  • MILAN, Sept 18- Prada chose personal style over fashion while Peter Pilotto merged the beach with the ballroom at their catwalk shows on Wednesday, kicking off the first day of Milan Fashion Week. Miuccia Prada, considered an industry trailblazer, presented a spring line she said was about "the power of women over clothing" dressing models in breezy dresses and...

  • BONN, Sept 18- A banker at the center of a trading scheme German prosecutors say resulted in hundreds of millions of euros of illegitimate tax rebates told a court the scheme had taken on an "industrial scale" involving a network of banks and other institutions. Martin Shields, a former investment banker, said that a web of banks, investors and brokers had organized...

  • Led by the National Foreign Trade Council, the groups on Wednesday said they had formed the Tariff Reform Coalition to urge Congress to wrestle back greater control of trade policy and increase its oversight of the president's use of tariffs. NFTC President Rufus Yerxa said the U.S. constitution gave Congress the power to regulate commerce, and lawmakers...

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.1%, FTSE 250 up 0.1%. Sept 18- London's main share index weakened on Wednesday, underperforming its European peers ahead of a U.S. The FTSE 100 ended 0.1% lower, while the domestically-focussed mid-cap FTSE 250 index added 0.1%.

  • *Fed policy statement due at 1800 GMT. After flitting between small gains and losses during the session, the pan-European STOXX 600 closed with a tiny 0.02% gain as investors awaited the U.S. central bank's monetary policy statement due at 1800 GMT. "It doesn't seem like there is a lot of expectations for a particularly dovish announcement," said Simona Gambarini,...

  • LONDON, Sept 18- Peripheral euro zone government bonds outperformed on Wednesday as relief in oil markets boosted risk appetite, while the market's focus shifted to the U.S. Analysts said euro zone markets were still benefiting from last week's European Central Bank easing and from a broad retreat in oil prices on news that Saudi Arabia expects to quickly...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 18- Two Democratic U.S. senators on Wednesday urged Trump administration officials to halt talks with Saudi Arabia on building nuclear reactors after weekend attacks that halved the country's oil output and increased instability in the Middle East. Energy Secretary Rick Perry told reporters on Tuesday at a nuclear power conference in...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 18- Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg delivered a short and direct message before a Congressional hearing on Wednesday: "I dont want you to listen to me. Thunberg was one of four students invited to address a joint hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, Energy, and the Environment and the Select...

  • Despite this, Libra has drawn a sceptical response from regulators and politicians in Europe and the United States, with concerns centring on its potential to upend the world financial system, harm privacy and foster money laundering. Facebook met a junior minister and officials in charge of cryptocurrency policy at Britain's finance ministry on April 23.

  • Mexico's foreign ministry on Tuesday said that 95 of the 120 pieces on auction appear to be from Mexican cultures, including the emblematic pre-Columbian city of Teotihuacan, as well as the Olmeca and Maya cultures. "The problem for Mexico is that this collection is exemplary in every way: provenance, publications and exhibitions it has featured in.

  • Mexico's foreign ministry on Tuesday said that 95 of the 120 pieces on auction appear to be from Mexican cultures, including the emblematic pre-Columbian city of Teotihuacan, as well as the Olmeca and Maya cultures. "The problem for Mexico is that this collection is exemplary in every way: provenance, publications and exhibitions it has featured in.

  • President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he ordered a major increase in sanctions on Iran as Saudi Arabia displayed remnants of drones and missiles it said Tehran used in a crippling weekend attack on its oil facilities. "I have just instructed the Secretary of the Treasury to substantially increase sanctions on the country of Iran! "They want to impose maximum......

  • LISBON, Sept 18- Ghana and Ivory Coast, the world's top cocoa producers, are looking at introducing a cocoa production ceiling to support global prices and discourage overproduction, the countries' industry regulators said on Wednesday. The director general of Ivory Coast's Conseil Cafe Cacao, Brahima Yves Kone, said lawmakers in Ivory Coast and Ghana would...

  • *India e-cigarette ban to apply on sale, import, advertising. *A blow to Juul, Philip Morris which had India launch plans. NEW DELHI, Sept 18- India banned the sale of electronic cigarettes on Wednesday and warned of an "epidemic" among young people, in the latest and potentially biggest move globally against vaping over growing health concerns.