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  • LONDON, Sept 18- Saudi Arabia will try to maintain oil supplies to its major customers by drawing down crude stored at tank farms in the kingdom and in its global network while repairing and replacing installations damaged in the recent attacks. Saudi Arabia reported domestic crude stocks of 180 million barrels at the end of July, government data supplied to the...

  • PARIS, Sept 17- France aims to raise 5 billion euros in funds from private-sector investors to give French startup companies a leg up and help the most promising ones grow further, President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday. France is jostling with other European countries to lure investors and budding tech companies and chip away at London's lead as a startup...

  • *Netherlands expected to loosen up budget. LONDON, Sept 17- Euro zone government bonds gave up some early gains on Tuesday as oil prices slipped off 3-1/ 2- month highs, although the weekend attacks on Saudi oil facilities underpinned a cautious mood in world markets ahead of this week's expected U.S. rate cut. Germany's 30- year yield was down 1 bps to 0.05%.

  • *Netherlands expected to loosen up budget. LONDON, Sept 17- Euro zone government debt yields edged lower on Tuesday as geopolitical uncertainty following the weekend attack on Saudi oil facilities underpinned a cautious tone in bond markets ahead of this week's expected U.S. rate cut. President Donald Trump said on Monday he did not want to go to war, and added...

  • LONDON, Sept 16- Saudi Arabia should be able to keep exports flowing after attacks on vital oil infrastructure on Saturday slashed more half of its oil production, but a prolonged shutdown will rattle global oil supplies, analysts said on Monday. In addition to its own storage facilities in the kingdom, Aramco also stores oil in other strategic locations like...

  • LONDON, Sept 16- Saudi Arabia should be able to keep exports flowing after attacks on vital oil infrastructure on Saturday slashed more half of its oil production, but a prolonged shutdown will rattle global oil supplies, analysts said on Monday. An industry source told Reuters on Sunday that Riyadh plans to compensate the lost production with exports from oil...

  • At the country's key export terminal Ras Tanura, Ursa said it observed 39.2 million barrels in storage, or about 60% of tank capacity, on Sept. 5. Ursa said that Ras Tanura's storage has ranged from 35 to 45 million barrels over the last 12 months. Ursa observed 31.1 million barrels at Yanbu on Sept. 9 and 2.8 million barrels at Khafji on Sept. 5.

  • LONDON, Sept 16- Bond yields in the euro zone's higher-rated debt markets tumbled on Monday as attacks on Saudi Arabia's crude facilities and uncertainty over the chances of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson securing a new Brexit deal boosted safe-haven assets. Long-dated bond yields in Germany, France and the Netherlands hit six-week highs at the end of...

  • LUXEMBOURG, Sept 16- Apple will launch a legal challenge on Tuesday to a European Commission order to pay 13 billion euros in Irish back taxes in a landmark case in the EU's crackdown on tax avoidance by multinational companies. The iPhone maker is expected to send a six-man delegation headed by Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri to the two-day court hearing...

  • *U.S. and China ease trade war tensions. LONDON, Sept 12- European stocks climbed on Thursday to their highest in seven weeks and bond yields tumbled as the European Central Bank's new stimulus measures and mutual concessions by the United States and China in their trade dispute buoyed riskier bets. Bourses in Paris and Frankfurt gained 0.8%, rebounding strongly...

  • *U.S. and China ease trade war tensions. LONDON, Sept 12- European stocks climbed on Thursday to their highest in seven weeks and bonds fell as the European Central Bank's new stimulus measures and mutual concessions by the United States and China in their trade dispute buoyed riskier bets. Bourses in Paris and Frankfurt gained 0.8%, rebounding strongly after...

  • *ECB rate decision at 1145 GMT, news conference 1230 GMT. LONDON, Sept 12- Euro zone bond markets were braced on Thursday for the European Central Bank to announce fresh stimulus measures, but uncertainty reigned over the bank's precise moves. "Whether the ECB cuts rates by 10 or 20 bps is neither here or there," said Chris Scicluna, head of economic research at Daiwa...

  • *ECB rate decision at 1145 GMT, news conference 1230 GMT. LONDON, Sept 12- Euro zone bond markets were braced on Thursday for the European Central Bank to announce fresh stimulus measures, but uncertainty reigned over the bank's precise moves. "Whether the ECB cuts rates by 10 or 20 bps is neither here or there," said Chris Scicluna, head of economic research at Daiwa...

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 12- The European Central Bank is set to unveil fresh stimulus measures on Thursday to prop up the ailing euro zone economy, but its exact moves are far from certain and a decision that underwhelms markets risks pushing up borrowing costs. With other major central banks easing monetary policy, Germany at risk of falling into recession and...

  • *FTSE 100 up 1%, FTSE 250 up 1.2%. Sept 11- UK stocks advanced on Wednesday on signs of less tension in the U.S.- China trade fight and prospects of more stimulus from central banks, while shares in London Stock Exchange scaled a record high after Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing's offer. The FTSE 100 rose 1%, its best one-day performance in nearly ten days, while the...

  • Sept 11- Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing has made an unsolicited $39 billion takeover approach for the London Stock Exchange, with any offer contingent on the LSE ditching its acquisition of data company Refinitiv. It runs the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Futures Exchange and in Britain, the London Metal Exchange, which it bought in 2012..

  • *Prosus becomes 3rd biggest stock on Amsterdam exchange. AMSTERDAM, Sept 11- Shares in Prosus, a spin-off from Naspers that includes the e-commerce group's 31% stake in Chinese tech giant Tencent, surged more than 25% on their stock market debut in Amsterdam on Wednesday, creating one of Europe's largest internet companies. "The idea with today's listing is...

  • *U.S.- China trade war also puts new focus on European market. "All carmakers face the challenge that they will have to fulfill fleet consumption targets," Matthias Zentgraf, regional president for Europe at China's Contemporary Amperex Technology, told Reuters. Zentgraf said he expected further supply deals to be struck in Europe this year following...

  • *China stocks lag broader market, end lower. Mainland China stocks lagged, ending lower despite the scrapping of quota restrictions in two major inbound investment schemes on Tuesday, as conflicting signals over progress in U.S.- China trade negotiations kept investors on the sidelines. In a conciliatory gesture, China said it would exempt 16 types of U.S....

  • *Naspers set to list Prosus subsidiary in Amsterdam. The spin-off in Amsterdam marks the end of an era for Naspers as it looks to move beyond the legacy of former Chief Executive Koos Bekker's prescient investment of just $34 million in Tencent when it was a startup in 2001, one of the most lucrative bets in corporate history. That would make it the third-largest...