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  • *China's imports from North Korea: http://tmsnrt.rs/2fNLAVt. LONDON, Aug 17- Lead has been an unlikely and unforeseen beneficiary of the North Korea missile crisis. China, which signed up to the U.S.-drafted resolution, will lose an increasingly significant flow of raw materials to its lead smelters.

  • TUESDAY, AUGUST 29 CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans gives opening remarks at the Large-Bank Directors Conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago 1500 GMT. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30 CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Board Governor Jerome Powell speaks on "Key Areas of Focus of Supervisory Reform" at the Large-Bank Directors...

  • TUESDAY, AUGUST 29 CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans gives opening remarks at the Large-Bank Directors Conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago 1500 GMT. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30 CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Board Governor Jerome Powell speaks on "Key Areas of Focus of Supervisory Reform" at the Large-Bank Directors...

  • *Barcelona attack viewed as terrorism; 13 dead. Adding to investor concerns was news that a van had slammed into crowds in the Spanish city of Barcelona, killing 13 people, according to media reports, in an attack police were treating as terrorism. Treasury yields fell on worries Trump will be unable to deliver on campaign promises such as tax reform, even as the...

  • *Barcelona attack treated as terrorism; 13 said killed. Adding to investor concerns was news that a van had slammed into crowds in the Spanish city of Barcelona, killing 13 people, according to media reports, in an attack police were treating as a terrorism. Treasury yields fell on worries Trump will be unable to deliver on campaign promises such as tax reform, even...

  • *Genscape reports more than 1 mln bbl draw at Cushing- trade. Inventories at Cushing, the delivery hub for U.S. crude futures, declined more than a million barrels in the week to Aug. 15, traders said citing estimates from energy industry information provider Genscape. In the latest week to Aug. 11 for which government data was available, Cushing inventories...

  • KINSHASA, Aug 17- As Congo's government was soliciting urgent help from Western donors and the IMF last month to contain an economic crisis, the chairman of the state mining company brought an unusual guest to the prime minister's office. It was Raymond O'Leary, a vice president from Russia's second largest bank, state-owned VTB, to discuss a Eurobond aiming to...

  • *Washington turmoil affects U.S. stocks. *Van crash in Barcelona adds to worries. President Donald Trump will be able to implement his economic plans even as the White House knocked down speculation that Gary Cohn, director of the National Economic Council, would resign.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 17- The dollar rose on Thursday, boosted by weakness in the euro after the European Central Bank's July policy meeting minutes, but was volatile as rumors swirled about the possible resignation of Gary Cohn, director of the U.S. National Economic Council. The White House released a statement shortly after saying Cohn "intends to remain in his position.

  • LONDON, Aug 17- European shares broke their three-day winning streak on Thursday as banks fell following a set of cautious minutes from the U.S. Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.6 percent, and Germany's DAX dropped 0.5 percent. Societe Generale, Credit Agricole and BNP Paribas were the top drags on France's CAC, down 1.6 to 2.3 percent.

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.6 pct. LONDON, Aug 17- Banks wilting on the prospect of slower U.S. rate hikes dented Britain's major share index on Thursday, and Kingfisher also weighed after a weaker quarterly sales performance. The FTSE 100 fell 0.6 percent, breaking a three-day winning streak in the wake of European indexes, which edged back after a set of cautious minutes from...

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.6 pct. LONDON, Aug 17- Banks wilting on the prospect of slower U.S. rate hikes dented Britain's major share index on Thursday, and Kingfisher also weighed after a weaker quarterly sales performance. The FTSE 100 fell 0.6 percent, breaking a three-day winning streak in the wake of European indexes, which edged back after a set of cautious minutes from...

  • LONDON, Aug 17- Sterling edged past 91 pence per euro on Thursday after a mixed batch of UK retail sales figures helped investors put aside nerves over the economy and Brexit talks that have driven the currency to its weakest since October. The pound gained 0.2 percent on the day to 91.10 pence per euro, but was flat against the dollar at $1.2883.

  • LONDON, Aug 17- Sterling edged past 91 pence per euro on Thursday after a mixed batch of UK retail sales figures helped investors put aside nerves over the economy and Brexit talks that have driven the currency to its weakest since October. The pound gained 0.2 percent on the day to 91.10 pence per euro, but was flat against the dollar at $1.2883.

  • *Genscape reports more than 1 mln bbl draw at Cushing- trade. Inventories at Cushing, the delivery hub for U.S. crude futures, declined more than a million barrels in the week to Aug. 15, traders said citing estimates from energy industry information provider Genscape. In the latest week to Aug. 11 for which government data was available, Cushing inventories...

  • KINSHASA, Aug 17- As Congo's government was soliciting urgent help from Western donors and the IMF last month to contain an economic crisis, the chairman of the state mining company brought an unusual guest to the prime minister's office. It was Raymond O'Leary, a vice president from Russia's second largest bank, state-owned VTB, to discuss a Eurobond aiming to...

  • *Sixt owns 50 percent of BMW's car-sharing firm DriveNow. FRANKFURT, Aug 17- German carmakers Daimler and BMW may be in talks to combine their car-sharing services Car2Go and DriveNow, the chief executive of car rental company and DriveNow partner Sixt hinted on Thursday. Asked whether Sixt was involved in merger talks with Daimler and BMW, Chief Executive Erich...

  • *China's imports from North Korea: http://tmsnrt.rs/2fNLAVt. LONDON, Aug 17- Lead has been an unlikely and unforeseen beneficiary of the North Korea missile crisis. China, which signed up to the U.S.-drafted resolution, will lose an increasingly significant flow of raw materials to its lead smelters.

  • *But says cash flow positive with Brent oil at $50 a barrel. *Expects to grow in Kazakhstan, Middle East. DUBAI, Aug 17- Topaz Energy and Marine expects to expand in Kazakhstan and the Middle East as the Dubai- based oil services company projects better growth for the industry next year with oil prices stabilising around $50 a barrel, its chief executive said.

  • The Jordan- based firm, which makes and markets branded and non-branded generic and injectable drugs, said it now expected 2017 revenue to be about $2 billion, at the lower end of its previous forecast of $2 billion- $2.1 billion. The company had already cut its full-year guidance in May to the range of $2 billion- $2.1 billion at constant currency from $2.2 billion.