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  • NEW YORK, Sept 22- Oil prices were mixed on Friday, hovering close to their highest levels in months, as major producers may wait until January before deciding whether to extend their output curbs beyond the first quarter. After the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and major producers finished their meeting in Vienna, Russia's energy minister...

  • DUBLIN/ BERLIN, Sept 22- Ryanair blames an internal "cock up," but its cancellation of 2,000 flights exposes the struggle that low-cost carriers face as they risk growing faster than their ability to recruit experienced pilots. Junior pilots are readily available, with hundreds unemployed in Britain alone, but Europe's budget airlines require many extra...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 22- Oil prices were mixed on Friday, hovering close to their highest levels in months, as major producers may wait until January before deciding whether to extend their output curbs beyond the first quarter. By 11:47 a.m. ET, Brent crude was up 14 cents, or 0.3 percent, at $56.57 a barrel, after hitting $56.87, its highest since March.

  • LONDON, Sept 22- Nickel slid 5 percent to a five-week low on Friday after trading fees were raised in China to dampen speculation and steel prices dropped with other metals as investors shunned risky assets after more North Korean tensions. Financial markets were rattled when North Korea said on Friday it might test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean after...

  • *London declines to renew Uber licence. LONDON, Sept 22- London deemed Uber unfit to run a taxi service on Friday and stripped it of its licence to operate from the end of next week in a major blow to the U.S. firm and 3.5 million users in one of the world's wealthiest cities. "Transport for London and the Mayor have caved in to a small number of people who want to restrict...

  • *London declines to renew Uber license. LONDON, Sept 22- London deemed Uber unfit to run a taxi service on Friday and stripped it of its license to operate from the end of next week in a major blow to the U.S. firm and 3.5 million users in one of the world's wealthiest cities. "Transport for London and the Mayor have caved in to a small number of people who want to restrict...

  • *North Korea rhetoric boosts safe haven currencies. NEW YORK, Sept 22- Jitters over a fresh exchange of barbs between North Korea and the United States drove up U.S. MSCI's world equity index, which tracks shares in 46 countries, was little changed, and Britain's main FTSE 100 stock index climbed as Prime Minister Theresa May laid out plans for Britain's exit from...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 22- The dollar slipped against the yen on Friday, with tensions simmering on the Korean peninsula and as the boost from heightened expectations of a U.S. interest rate hike in December faded. North Korea said on Friday it might test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean after U.S. "Increasing tensions with North Korea is putting a little bit of selling...

  • *London declines to renew Uber license. LONDON, Sept 22- London deemed Uber unfit to run a taxi service on Friday and stripped it of its license to operate from the end of next week in a major blow to the U.S. firm and 3.5 million users in one of the world's wealthiest cities. "Transport for London and the Mayor have caved in to a small number of people who want to restrict...

  • *London declines to renew Uber licence. LONDON, Sept 22- London deemed Uber unfit to run a taxi service on Friday and stripped it of its licence to operate from the end of next week in a major blow to the U.S. firm and 3.5 million users in one of the world's wealthiest cities. "Transport for London and the Mayor have caved in to a small number of people who want to restrict...

  • MILAN, Sept 22- Colour is the answer in times of sadness and austerity, according to Italian designer Giorgio Armani who was showcasing his spring summer 2018 collection at Milan Fashion Week on Friday. "I do not see why I have to dwell on sadness, making women even sadder.. I answer with colours in a time of sadness, "the 83- year-old designer told reporters after the...

  • *Bettencourt family has 33 pct stake in L'Oreal. *Nestle holds 23 pct of L'Oreal. PARIS, Sept 22- The death of billionaire Liliane Bettencourt focused attention on Friday on how L'Oreal's founding family and major shareholder Nestle would manage their stakes in the world's biggest cosmetics firm.

  • The RBoS Shareholders Action Group, whose members once topped 27,000, is one of five claimant groups that alleged investors were misled about the bank's financial strength when they bought shares at 200- 230 pence. In a letter dated June 15 to one of its members, the Action Group board explained that it had used its delegated authority to accept RBS's final 82 p...

  • *OPEC- led supply pact due to expire in March. OPEC and its allies have been considering extending the deal beyond the end of March. Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said OPEC and other oil producers would not take a decision until January, while other ministers suggested a decision could come this year.

  • LONDON, Sept 22- Pladis, the Turkish company that owns Godiva chocolate and McVitie's biscuits, is considering making an offer for Nestle's U.S. confectionery assets, which could be valued at around $2 billion, as part of its international expansion plans. "We are looking at Nestle's confectionery assets in the U.S.," Chief Executive Cem Karakas told Reuters.

  • Sept 22- Uber faces having to withdraw ride hailing services in London, its busiest European market, after local regulator Transport for London pulled the company's licence for private hire cabs on Friday, a move Uber said it planned to appeal. UberPOP remains available in a handful of cities in the Czech Republic, Estonia, Norway, Poland and Switzerland.

  • LONDON— The Latest on British Prime Minister Theresa May's speech on Brexit:. The European Union's Brexit negotiator is welcoming Prime Minister Theresa May's speech on leaving the bloc but says its content must be turned into action. Weber is not directly involved in the Brexit divorce talks between the U.K. and the EU, but the European Parliament must endorse...

  • FLORENCE, Italy, Sept 22- British Prime Minister Theresa May is setting out her plan for future ties with the European Union in a speech which she hopes will help spur negotiations over the country's divorce from the bloc. Below are the highlights from her speech:. "We are moving through a new and critical period in the history of the United Kingdom's relationship...

  • *London declines to renew Uber licence. Uber, whose 40,000 drivers in London account for a third of private vehicles hired, said it would contest the decision and regulator Transport for London will let it operate until the appeals process is exhausted. "Transport for London and the Mayor have caved in to a small number of people who want to restrict consumer...

  • *London declines to renew Uber license. Uber, whose 40,000 drivers in London account for a third of private vehicles hired, said it would contest the decision and regulator Transport for London will let it operate until the appeals process is exhausted. "Transport for London and the Mayor have caved in to a small number of people who want to restrict consumer...