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  • TOKYO, Sept 21- Asian stocks extended gains on Friday after Wall Street's S&P 500 set a new all-time high, while the dollar slipped as investors viewed Beijing's and Washington's fresh exchange of import tariffs as less harmful than initially feared. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.2 percent in early trade, extending the...

  • CARACAS, Sept 20- Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday that 34 supermarket managers had been jailed on charges of hiding food and gouging prices, in the leftist government's latest crackdown on businesses as the country struggles under a severe economic downturn. "We had a group of supermarkets that hid the products from people and started to...

  • LONDON, Sept 20- Tin has been spared the volatility afflicting the rest of the industrial metals over the past month. The London contract is too illiquid to attract the attention of many of the speculative players who have been hammering the likes of copper as a proxy for their negative view on global manufacturing growth. The London Metal Exchange three-month...

  • OPEC and its allies are scheduled to meet on Sunday in Algeria to discuss how to allocate supply increases to offset a shortage of Iran supplies due to U.S. sanctions. Stephen Innes, head of trading for Asia-Pacific at OANDA in Singapore, said Trump's remarks just days before the OPEC meeting put "a focus on the likely supply impacts of U.S.-led Iran sanctions.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 20- Facebook Inc said on Thursday that it would no longer dispatch employees to the offices of political campaigns to offer support ahead of elections, as it did with U.S. The company and other major online ad sellers including Alphabet Inc's Google and Twitter Inc have long offered free dedicated assistance to strengthen relationships...

  • 25- Sep Italy Zero coupon/BTPi auction 25- Sep Netherlands DSL Auction 26- Sep Germany Auction of 5- year Federal notes 26- Sep Italy Bills auction 26- Sep Japan Auction of 40- year government bonds 26- Sep Norway Auction Treasuries 26- Sep Sweden Auction of Treasury bills 27- Sep United States Sale of 7- year notes 27- Sep Italy Medium-long term auction 27-...

  • Sept 21- Walmart Inc has issued a warning in a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer that it may have to raise prices due to tariffs on Chinese imports, CNN Money reported. President Donald Trump said on Monday that he would impose 10 percent U.S. tariffs on about $200 billion worth of Chinese imports.

  • BARCELONA, Sept 20- Natural gas is no longer merely a transition fuel between the past of dirty coal and crude oil and the future of renewables, according to an increasingly confident cross-section of the industry. While the industry has plenty to be buoyant about, including rapid and sustained Chinese demand for liquefied natural gas and the shale gas...

  • FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 FRANKFURT- Bank of France Deputy Governor Sylvie Goulard and Bundesbank Board Member Joachim Wuermeling speak at a conference in Frankfurt. TOKYO- Bank of Japan releases minutes of monetary policy meeting held on July 30 and 31 2350 GMT. LONDON Bank of England's External Monetary Policy Committee member Gertjan Vlieghe gives speech at...

  • TOKYO, Sept 20- Japanese fashion billionaire Yusaku Maezawa's first meeting with role model and SoftBank Group Corp boss Masayoshi Son came in 2010 when they bathed together- a popular communal activity in Japan- on the 26th floor of the tech giant's headquarters. The next year, the two men teamed up to launch a business in China. While success alone helped Son and...

  • LONDON, Sept 21- Support in Britain for increased levels of tax to fund more public spending has hit a 15- year high, according to a survey published on Friday, after nearly a decade of government efforts to cut its budget deficits. The National Centre for Social Research said its survey, based on interviews conducted in 2017, showed 60 percent of respondents...

  • SINGAPORE/ BEIJING, Sept 20- China's diesel demand will grow at its fastest in at least five years as a pick-up in diesel-intensive sectors in the world's second-biggest economy coincides with lower output from domestic refineries, several sources and analysts said. Diesel accounts for about 30 percent of China's appetite for petroleum products and is...

  • FACEBOOK TO GIVE LESS DIRECT SUPPORT TO TRUMP IN 2020 CAMPAIGN- BLOOMBERG.

  • Sept 20- More than 84,000 homes and businesses in North Carolina were still without power on Thursday in the wake of Hurricane Florence which hit the state's coast on Sept. 14, according to local power companies. That figure is down from a peak of 2.1 million total customers who were affected after the storm passed through several Southeast and Mid-Atlantic...

  • TORONTO, Sept 20- Cannabis investor Canopy Rivers Inc, the venture arm of industry giant Canopy Growth Corp went public on Thursday in a debut that gave it a market capitalization of about C $1.6 billion, more than double its valuation prior to the listing. Canopy Rivers listed on the Canada's junior stock exchange through a reverse takeover of a shell company, a...

  • The memory chipmaker, whose NAND and DRAM chips help power smartphones and servers, said that U.S. tariffs of 10 percent $200 billion of Chinese goods that go into effect on Sept. 24 played a big role in its gross margin forecast. Chief Financial Officer David Zinsner said Micron expects to be able to work through the blow from tariffs but that it will take up to a year.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 20- Canada and the United States showed scant sign on Thursday of closing a deal to revamp NAFTA, and Canadian officials made clear Washington needed to withdraw a threat of possible autos tariffs, sources said. While multiple deadlines have passed during the more than year-long negotiations to renew NAFTA, pressure on Canada to agree to a deal...

  • WASHINGTON— U.S. and Canadian negotiators are working around the clock on a deal to keep Canada in a North American trade bloc ahead of a Sept. 30 U.S. deadline. Freeland is returning to Canada for a summit of women foreign ministers Friday but said she and Lighthizer remain in close contact by phone and email. Canada was left out when the United States and Mexico...

  • NEW YORK— Amazon wants the most basic of tasks to be controlled by voice, from microwaving potatoes to switching up the music in the car. The company unveiled several gadgets on Thursday, furthering Amazon's goal of placing its Alexa voice assistant everywhere its customers are. Among the new products: an Amazon-branded microwave that connects with Amazon's...