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  • WASHINGTON/ BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Aug 19- President Donald Trump's ouster of chief strategist Steve Bannon is unlikely to mark the abandonment of the administration's "America First" agenda that has unnerved investors and trade partners and split the White House into nationalist and globalist camps. Bannon can now do more to further conservative causes because "...

  • PARIS— A report that a cooperating witness has emerged out of Ukraine to help the FBI's inquiry into the 2016 hacking of the Democratic National Committee is drawing confusion and denials in Ukraine. A front-page story published by The New York Times says a malware author linked to the hacking of the DNC's servers had turned himself in and was cooperating with...

  • **LINDAU, Germany- Keynote speech by ECB President Mario Draghi at the opening ceremony of 6th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences in Lindau, Germany 0700 GMT. **WYOMING, United States- Participation by ECB Board member Benoit Coeure at 41st Economic Symposium organised by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City 2017 in Jackson Hole, U.S.A.. **WYOMING, United States-...

  • **LINDAU, Germany- Keynote speech by ECB President Mario Draghi at the opening ceremony of 6th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences in Lindau, Germany 0700 GMT. **WYOMING, United States- Participation by ECB Board member Benoit Coeure at 41st Economic Symposium organized by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City 2017 in Jackson Hole, U.S.A.. **WYOMING, United States-...

  • PARIS— From Barcelona to Times Square and beyond, extremists have used vehicles as deadly weapons with alarming frequency in recent years, whether to promote jihad, get attention or express despair. Security experts say such barriers would have minimized the fatal damage wreaked on Spain this week— yet warn that as long as motor vehicles exist, some risks will...

  • Chicago Board of Trade November soybean futures settled up 4-3/ 4 cents at $9.37-3/ 4 a bushel, slightly below its session high. CBOT December corn was 1-1/ 2 cents higher at $3.65-3/ 4 a bushel and September wheat futures were up 2 cents at $4.16 a bushel. Seasonal supply pressures from big harvests in Russia and elsewhere in the Black Sea export region along with...

  • Malloy also would restore $40 million of the $100 million he cut from private, nonprofit health and human service providers in a previous executive order issued in June. "In the absence of an adopted budget from the General Assembly, my administration is reallocating resources to pay for basic human services, education in our most challenged school districts...

  • LONDON, Aug 18- Britain's pound edged lower against the dollar on Friday and is set for its biggest weekly decline in more than two months as investors lightened positions after the week of lackluster data quashed expectations of policy tightening in the coming months. "The sentiment in the pound remains heavy due to the Brexit risks, complex negotiations,...

  • VIENNA, Aug 18- Austrian holiday airline Niki's 850 employees were braced for a bumpy ride as insolvent parent Air Berlin began talks on Friday to sell off its assets before it runs out of cash. Union representative Peter Stattmann told journalists that all bills at Niki had been paid so far but that the next "litmus test" would be August wages in the two-digit...

  • *CBOT wheat consolidates but Paris wheat slips again. PARIS/ MANILA, Aug 18- Chicago wheat futures edged higher on Friday to hold above day-earlier contract lows but gains were modest as an expected record Russian harvest kept attention on the size of global supplies. Wheat for December delivery on the Chicago Board of Trade was up 0.5 percent at $4.42-3/ 4 a bushel...

  • BERLIN, Aug 18- The German government is not involved in talks on the sale of insolvent German airline Air Berlin's assets, an Economy Ministry spokesman said on Friday, adding there was no deadline for any deal to be sealed. The government is not sitting at the table there and is also not steering this, " Economy Ministry spokesman Korbinian Wagner said during a...

  • *White House denies rumour Gary Cohn quitting. *Barcelona van attack kills 13, wounds scores. Meanwhile, yields rose slightly on southern European bonds in the likes of Spain and Portugal in a global retreat from riskier assets that saw the biggest drop in three months on Wall Street overnight.

  • LONDON, Aug 18- Britain's pound fell against the euro on Friday and was poised for a third consecutive week of losses as a global selloff in risky assets prompted investors to cut bets after a week of tepid U.K. data. With growing market expectations that the Bank of England is unlikely to raise interest rates over the coming months due to Brexit-related risks and...

  • *Barcelona van attack kills 13, wounds scores. *White House denies rumour Gary Cohn quitting. LONDON, Aug 18- Demand for highly-rated euro zone bonds increased on Friday as investors focused on a deadly attack by a suspected Islamist militant in Barcelona and the difficulties U.S.

  • *Wall St groups, Nomura of Japan among those choosing Frankfurt. Frankfurt, along with Dublin, is emerging on top in the battle to draw highly-paid banking jobs- and the tax revenue that they bring- away from London before Britain's departure from the European Union in March 2019. Instead she relied on Volker Bouffier, prime minister of the state of Hesse where...

  • TUESDAY, AUGUST 29 CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans gives opening remarks at the Large-Bank Directors Conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago 1500 GMT. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30 CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Board Governor Jerome Powell speaks on "Key Areas of Focus of Supervisory Reform" at the Large-Bank Directors...

  • TUESDAY, AUGUST 29 CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans gives opening remarks at the Large-Bank Directors Conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago 1500 GMT. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30 CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Board Governor Jerome Powell speaks on "Key Areas of Focus of Supervisory Reform" at the Large-Bank Directors...

  • BERLIN— German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle says an Arabic-language news and culture website it operates has been blocked in Egypt. Christoph Jumpelt told The Associated Press on Thursday that after conducting tests, Deutsche Welle concluded that the problem wasn't just a technical glitch. Qantara has received funding from Germany's Foreign...

  • BERLIN/ FRANKFURT, Aug 17- A first round of formal talks for the sale of insolvent German airline Air Berlin's assets will be held with its bigger local rival Lufthansa on Friday, ahead of other prospective bidders, a senior labour union official said. As far as I know, the other bidders will be invited for talks afterward and then an overall package will be put...

  • LONDON, Aug 17- Sterling edged past 91 pence per euro on Thursday after a mixed batch of UK retail sales figures helped investors put aside nerves over the economy and Brexit talks that have driven the currency to its weakest since October. The pound gained 0.2 percent on the day to 91.10 pence per euro, but was flat against the dollar at $1.2883.