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  • *Deutsche Bank acted as correspondent bank for Danske. FRANKFURT, Jan 23- Deutsche Bank said on Wednesday it had received requests for information from regulators and law enforcement agencies around the world that are investigating a money laundering scheme involving Danske Bank. The statement came in response to a Bloomberg report that said the U.S.

  • BEIJING, Jan 23- China's imports of livestock feed grains sorghum and barley shrank further in December, customs data showed on Wednesday, as Beijing's trade disputes with major exporters continued to shrivel demand. China- previously the world's top sorghum buyer- bought none of the grain in December, compared with 160,000 tonnes a year earlier, according to...

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 23- London aluminum prices rose for a second session on Wednesday to trade near last session's one-month high, underpinned by signs of falling production in China. Copper ticked higher after closing lower in the last two sessions, although concerns over trade dispute between Washington and Beijing kept a lid on prices of industrial metals.

  • CHICAGO, Jan 23- U.S. Army pilot Shaun Perez spent ten hours flying an Apache helicopter over Afghanistan, providing gun cover for Special Forces soldiers on the ground as they hunted for high-value targets, guns and weapons. Perez took advantage of one of the tightest labor markets in the United States, created by years of slow hiring, a wave of pending retirements...

  • *Offer values Aphria at about $1.76 bln. Jan 22- U.S. cannabis retailer Green Growth Brands Inc said on Tuesday it would make a second all-stock takeover bid for Aphria Inc, valuing the Canadian pot producer at about C $2.35 billion. Based on Green Growth's close on Tuesday, the offer values Aphria shares at about C $9.40 each, compared with its closing price of C $9.43.

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 23- London aluminum prices rose for a second session on Wednesday to trade near last session's one-month high, underpinned by signs of falling production in China. Copper ticked higher after closing lower in the last two sessions, although concerns over trade dispute between Washington and Beijing kept a lid on prices of industrial metals.

  • *Chicago soybeans set to rise for four out five sessions. SINGAPORE, Jan 23- Chicago soybean futures rose on Wednesday, set to gain for four out of five sessions with prices underpinned as dry weather curbs yields in top exporter Brazil. The most-active soybean contract on the Chicago Board of Trade had risen 0.3 percent to $9.12 a bushel by 0325 GMT, having closed...

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 23- London aluminium prices rose for a second session on Wednesday to trade near last session's one-month high, underpinned by signs of falling production in China. Copper ticked higher after closing lower in the last two sessions, although concerns over trade dispute between Washington and Beijing kept a lid on prices of industrial metals.

  • A spokesman from the Federal Aviation Administration earlier said flights into Newark- the 11th busiest U.S. airport- were briefly suspended after two drones were seen flying at 3,500 feet over nearby Teterboro Airport, a small regional airport about 17 miles away that mostly handles corporate jets and private planes. The Port Authority of New York and New...

  • Jan 22- IBM Corp beat Wall Street quarterly earnings estimates and also forecast 2019 profit above expectations on Tuesday, in the latest indication that Chief Executive Officer Ginni Rometty's efforts to turn around the technology services company were gaining traction. Chief Financial Officer James Kavanaugh told Reuters that IBM signed roughly $16...

  • A spokesman from the FAA said flights into Newark- the 11th busiest U.S. airport- were briefly suspended after two drones were seen flying at 3,500 feet over nearby Teterboro Airport, a small regional airport about 17 miles away that mostly handles corporate jets and private planes. The FAA said there is still a ground stop for some flights arriving into Newark in...

  • Federal Reserve Today in Washington. 23- Jan Germany Auction of 5- year Federal notes 24- Jan Japan Auction of 20- year government bonds 24- Jan Sweden Auction of inflation-linked government bonds 24- Jan France Index-linked Securities auction 25- Jan Japan 3- month discount bill auction 25- Jan Italy CTZ/BTPi auction 28- Jan United States Sale of 2- year...

  • The spokesman said flights into Newark- the 11th busiest U.S. airport- were temporarily suspended after two drones were seen flying at 3,500 feet over nearby Teterboro Airport, a small regional airport about 17 miles away that mostly handles corporate jets and private planes. The FAA said there is still a ground stop for some flights arriving into Newark in...

  • Jan 22- Bayer AG unit Monsanto has asked a California judge in the litigation over its glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup allegedly causing cancer to limit evidence by splitting an upcoming trial into two phases, a request previously successful with another judge. Monsanto in a previously unreported filing on Jan. 15 asked California Superior Court Judge...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 22- Reports of two drone sightings in northern New Jersey temporarily halted arrivals at Newark Liberty International Airport on Tuesday, an Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said on Tuesday.

  • Chicago Board of Trade March soybean futures settled down 7-1/ 2 cents at $9.09-1/ 4 a bushel after dipping to $8.99-1/ 2, breaking below chart support at the contract's 50- day moving average near $9.06. Soybeans and corn tumbled after the Financial Times reported that the Trump administration rejected an offer from China for preparatory trade talks this week...

  • Jan 22- Johnson& Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit have agreed to pay $120 million to resolve deceptive marketing claims by several U.S. states over the company's metal-on-metal hip implants. Under Tuesday's settlement agreement, DePuy is required to maintain a post-market surveillance program and update procedures to track complaints over the hip...

  • TORONTO, Jan 22- The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday it will pursue the extradition of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, arrested in Canada in December on allegations she participated in a conspiracy to defraud banks. Her Dec. 1 arrest sparked a diplomatic row between Canada and China. The process begins with a...

  • "We had our strongest signings quarter to finish out the year in a long period of time, where we signed roughly $16 billion worth of signings- that's up 21 percent," Chief Financial Officer James Kavanaugh told Reuters. IBM has been structuring its cloud strategy around helping companies stitch together their multiple cloud platforms, according to analysts,...