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  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- A gauge of global equity performance edged higher on Thursday, a day after the Federal Reserve cut interest rates, but crude oil prices climbed higher on concerns last weekend's attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities pose supply risks. President Donald Trump against being dragged into all-out war in the Middle East after the attacks, which...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- A gauge of global equity performance rose within 1% of a record high on Thursday, a day after the Federal Reserve cut interest rates, but crude oil prices climbed higher on concerns last weekend's attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities pose supply risks. President Donald Trump against being dragged into all-out war in the Middle East after the...

  • *Fed cut rates, divided on further decreases. NEW YORK, Sept 19- U.S. They basically kept the door open to further cuts, but didnt really walk through it or commit to walking through it in any way, shape, or form, said Gennadiy Goldberg, an interest rate strategist at TD Securities in New York.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- A gauge of global equity performance rose Thursday within 1% of a record high a day after the Federal Reserve cut interest rates but crude prices jumped on concerns the weekend attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities pose supply risks. President Donald Trump against being dragged into all-out war in the Middle East after the attack on Saudi oil...

  • NEW DELHI, Sept 19- Technology firms must protect user privacy and prevent abuse of their platforms, India's IT minister said on Thursday, speaking as the government draws up a data privacy law and seeks to push companies to store more data locally. India's 1.3 billion people and their massive consumption of mobile data has turned it into a key growth market for...

  • *United States to impose more sanctions on Iran. Brent crude futures gained $1.78 to $65.38 a barrel by 1219 GMT, while U.S. Earlier this week Saudi Arabia set out a timeline for a resumption of full operations, saying it had restored supplies to customers at levels prior to the attacks by drawing from its oil inventories.

  • *Europe's shares inch higher after Fed rate cut. Japan and Switzerland then kept their deeply negative interest rates on hold. The Brexit-constrained Bank of England sat on its hands, while an outlier hike in Norway also came with a hint it would be the last.

  • *Iran warns trump against war. DUBAI/ JEDDAH, Sept 19- Iran warned U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday against being dragged into all-out war in the Middle East following an attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities which Washington and Riyadh blame on Tehran.

  • *United States to impose more sanctions on Iran. Brent crude futures gained $1.44 to $65.04 a barrel by 0958 GMT, while U.S. Earlier this week Saudi Arabia set out a timeline for a resumption of full operations, saying it had restored supplies to customers at levels prior to the attacks by drawing from its oil inventories.

  • *Europe's shares inch higher after Fed rate cut. LONDON, Sept 19- A positive start in Europe nudged the main world share indexes and bond yields higher on Thursday, after the U.S. The Bank of Japan and Switzerland's central bank then both kept their deeply negative interest rates on hold.

  • JAKARTA, Sept 19- During Southeast Asia's dry season, farmers in Indonesia and other countries clear land using fire, often for palm and wood pulp plantations, with flames frequently raging out of control to produce a choking haze that spreads across the region. Here are some facts about the fires, and the haze affecting Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and other...

  • *Iran denies it behind Saudi oil attack. JEDDAH/ DUBAI, Sept 19- The United States was discussing with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf allies possible responses to an attack on Saudi oil facilities they blame on Iran and which U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday struck a cautious note, saying there were many options short of war with Iran, which denies involvement...

  • The logos of QQ Music, Kugou and Kuwo are seen on the screen of an iPhone on June 12, 2018 in Paris, France. QQ Music, Kugou and Kuwo are the three streaming Chinese music services owned by Tencent.

    Besides China, the WeSing app is available in the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia.

  • TOKYO, Sept 19- Asian shares extended declines on Thursday after the U.S. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.6%. Hong Kong shares shed 1.36%, but Japan's Nikkei rose 0.43%.

  • *U.S. to impose more sanctions on Iran. The steadying of nerves, after a 14.6% jump in Brent prices on Monday- the contract's biggest one-day percentage gain since at least 1988- came after Saudi Arabia set out the timeline to full operation, and also said it had managed to restore supplies to customers at levels prior to the attacks by drawing from its oil...

  • *U.S. to impose more sanctions on Iran. Saudi Arabia, the world's leading oil exporter, has said the crippling attack on its oil sites was "unquestionably sponsored" by bitter regional rival Iran. President Donald Trump said there were many options short of war with Iran and added that he had ordered the U.S.

  • *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.

  • TOKYO, Sept 19- Asian shares turned lower on Thursday after the U.S. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.36%. Hong Kong shares shed 0.96%, but Japan's Nikkei rose 1.01%.

  • *U.S. to impose more sanctions on Iran. Saudi Arabia, the world's leading oil exporter, has said the crippling attack on its oil sites was "unquestionably sponsored" by bitter regional rival Iran. President Donald Trump said there were many options short of war with Iran and added that he had ordered the U.S.

  • *Spot gold was 0.3% lower at $1,489.73 per ounce, as of 0102 GMT. *U.S. gold futures were down 1.2% at $1,497.5 per ounce. *The dollar stood tall on Thursday, while Asian shares edged higher tracking some modest Wall Street gains.