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  • SINGAPORE, Sept 19- Royal Dutch Shell has loaded the first cargo of low-sulfur fuel oil from its Pulau Bukom refining site in Singapore, it said on Thursday. Demand for stable low-sulfur marine fuel supplies is rising as the shipping sector prepares for the International Maritime Organization's lowering of the cap on sulfur in marine fuels to 0.5% from 3.5%...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 18- The United States is reassessing its assistance to Solomon Islands after the South Pacific nation cut ties with Taiwan in favor of China this week, a senior official in the U.S. Agency for International Development said on Wednesday. Solomon Islands was the sixth country to switch allegiance to China since President Tsai Ing- wen took office...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 18- The United States is reassessing its assistance to the Solomon Islands after the Pacific nation cut ties with Taiwan in favor of China this week, a senior official in the U.S. Agency for International Development said on Wednesday. The Solomon Islands was the sixth country to switch allegiance to China since President Tsai Ing- wen took...

  • Vice President Mike Pence has declined to meet with the leader of the Solomon Islands to discuss development partnerships after the Pacific island cut ties with Taiwan in favor of China this week, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday. The Solomon Islands was the sixth country to switch allegiance to China since President Tsai Ing- wen took office in Taiwan in...

  • Vice President Mike Pence has declined to meet Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare after the nation cut ties with Taiwan in favor of China this week, a senior U.S. administration official said on Tuesday. The meeting was to have taken place on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York. "But the decision by the Solomon...

  • *Refiners in India, N. Asia offered full vols for Oct- sources. NEW DELHI/ SINGAPORE, Sept 17- Saudi Aramco has informed at least six refiners in Asia that it will supply full allocated volumes of crude oil in October following attacks on Saudi oil facilities on the weekend, although at least one has been told of a grade switch partially. Three state-owned refineries in...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Sept 16- As some world leaders question whether the world is facing a climate emergency, more than a dozen cities are stepping up to tackle global warming and sustainable development and will next week pledge to report their progress to the United Nations. Sixteen cities will commit to implementing global goals to end poverty, inequality and...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Sept 16- As some world leaders question whether the world is facing a climate emergency, more than a dozen cities are stepping up to tackle global warming and sustainable development and will next week pledge to report their progress to the United Nations. Sixteen cities will commit to implementing global goals to end poverty, inequality and...

  • HOUSTON, Sept 14- Saudi Arabia's oil production and exports have been disrupted by drone attacks on two major oil facilities run by state-owned company Aramco, including the world's biggest petroleum processing facility. The pre-dawn drone attack by Yemen's Iran- aligned Houthi group set off several fires, although the kingdom, the world's largest oil...

  • *China, S.Korea, Taiwan markets shut for holiday. Sept 13- Developing world currencies rose for the eighth straight session on Friday to a near six-week high on signs of a thaw in U.S.- China trade tensions and monetary easing in the euro zone and Turkey. China resumed purchased of U.S. farm products, a move seen as a goodwill gesture before trade talks next month.

  • Vancouver skyline with Burrard bridge during sunset

    As protests in Hong Kong stretch from summer into autumn with little sign of resolution, a surge in migration applications suggests more locals are making plans to leave the special administrative region.

  • LONDON, Sept 12- The euro hovered near $1.10 on Thursday as traders waited to see the scale of fresh stimulus expected from the European Central Bank, while China's yuan and Australia's dollar were buoyed by further signs of a thaw in the U.S.- China trade war. After a difficult August in which concerns about a global recession sparked a scramble into safer assets,...

  • Employees work on the assembly line of the Tiguan model, at the Volkswagen car plant in Puebla, central Mexico in 2018.

    Much discussion of the places benefiting from the trade war has focused on countries like Vietnam. But Mexico is also a likely winner.

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 12- The dollar rose to a six-week high against the safe-haven yen on Thursday after an exchange of olive branches between Washington and Beijing on trade stoked investors' appetite for risk. Export-driven Asian currencies from Taiwan to Australia rallied on the buoyant mood as the world's two largest economies each granted concessions in...

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  • *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....

  • *China Aug factory deflation deepens. China's producer prices fell by the most in three years in August, reinforcing expectations Beijing will roll out more economic stimulus as its trade war with Washington intensifies. Asian indexes also racked up losses with Taiwan and the Philippines shedding 0.4% each, while mainland China stocks ended softer but off...

  • TAIWAN REQUESTS CONSULTATIONS WITH INDIA ON DUTIES IMPOSED ON IMPORTS OF CERTAIN INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY GOODS, FIRST STEP IN DISPUTE PROCESS- WTO.

  • *Russia- Ukraine prisoner swap helps rouble. *C.bank meetings in Turkey and Poland eyed this week. "The latest move reflects the government's determination to use a combination of policy tools to stimulate the economy," said Huani Zhu, economist at Mizuho Bank.

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 9- Apple Inc and manufacturing partner Foxconn Technology Co Ltd on Monday rebutted allegations of lapses in people management leveled by a non-profit monitor of worker rights, though confirmed they employed too many temporary workers. U.S. tech firm Apple relies heavily on Taiwan's Foxconn and its Chinese manufacturing facilities to...