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  • NEW YORK— Walmart is expanding its grocery delivery service with ride-hailing service Uber to two more markets— Dallas and Orlando, Florida. The move, announced Monday, marks the latest steps that Walmart is taking to offer more options for online grocery shoppers looking for convenience amid increasing competition from online leader Amazon.com.

  • BRENT CRUDE FUTURES EXTEND LOSSES, FALL BY $1 PER BARREL.

  • *Rosneft to double Vadinar refinery capacity. *Rosneft may supply Venezuelan oil to Vadinar refinery. The deal is the first foray by Rosneft into Asia's refining sector and the biggest foreign acquisition ever in India, as well as Russia's largest outbound one.

  • *Attacks using vehicles are growing threat in Europe. LONDON, Aug 21- Europe has experienced around a dozen cases of drivers using a car or truck to plough into pedestrians like last week's attack in Barcelona, but cities have not rushed to mitigate the risks by changing their layout. We dont want to be Hebron, said Els Ampe, Deputy Mayor of Brussels, referring to the...

  • ZURICH, Aug 21- The Swiss National Bank will have to wait years before it can start winding down its huge foreign currency holdings for fear of triggering renewed rises in the Swiss franc that would hurt exporters. As monetary policy at the European Central Bank and U.S. Its foreign cash pile has become the world's largest in relation to GDP, representing nearly...

  • *U.S. inventory fall is result of OPEC- led production cuts- Kuwait. Benchmark Brent crude futures were down 56 cents at $52.16 a barrel at 1342 GMT, after surging more than 3 percent in the previous session. "Fresh uncertainty about inventories and OPEC compliance could be enough reason to sell some of the long positions."

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were lower Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Sept delivery was lower 3.40 cents at $4.1240 a bushel; Sept corn was down 3.60 cents at $3.4820 a bushel; Sept oats lost 1.60 cents at $2.53 a bushel while Sept soybeans was down 6.20 cents to $9.3120 a bushel. August live cattle was. 08 cent lower at $1.0630 a pound; August...

  • LOBNYA, Russia— "Old, fat and ugly" is what Yevgeniya Magurina jokingly calls a group of flight attendants for Russia's flagship airline Aeroflot who she claims have been sidelined in an apparent drive to make the cabin crew younger and more physically attractive. A Moscow court is due to rule on Tuesday in Magurina's lawsuit against Aeroflot, the first of two...

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stock indexes edged lower in early trading Monday, following back-to-back losses for the Standard& Poor's 500 index over the last two weeks. KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 lost 2 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,423, as of 10 a.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones industrial average dipped 42 points, or 0.2 percent, to 21,632. The Nasdaq composite fell 6 points, or 0.1...

  • *U.S. inventory fall is result of OPEC- led production cuts- Kuwait. Benchmark Brent crude futures were down 56 cents at $52.16 a barrel at 1342 GMT, after surging more than 3 percent in the previous session. "Fresh uncertainty about inventories and OPEC compliance could be enough reason to sell some of the long positions."

  • Aug 21- U.S. stocks opened little changed on Monday, with some measure of calm returning after a turbulent two weeks during which turmoil in the White House and simmering tensions between the United States and North Korea roiled the markets. Last week, President Donald Trump fired chief strategist Steve Bannon and disbanded some business councils among other...

  • *Canadian dollar at C $1.2575 or 79.52 U.S. cents. TORONTO, Aug 21- The Canadian dollar was marginally firmer against its U.S. counterpart on Monday as investors look toward comments from central bank officials at the annual Jackson Hole summit and domestic retail sales data later this week. trading at C $1.2575 to the greenback, or 79.52 U.S. cents, up 0.1 percent.

  • ABIDJAN, Aug 21- Rain and sun in most of Ivory Coast's biggest cocoa-growing regions last week will improve the size and quality of the main crop in the world's top producer, farmers said. "This year farmers are expecting a large harvest starting in September because there are lots of pods that will be ripe in three or four weeks," said Amara Kone, who farms in the outer...

  • *Dana Gas soars in Abu Dhabi. *Qalaa Holdings surges in Egypt. DUBAI, Aug 21- Real estate investment trusts were some of the top gainers on Saudi Arabia's stock exchange on Monday, a day before the listing of a new trust, but bourses in the region were generally sluggish, especially Qatar.

  • ASTANA, Aug 21- Kazakhstan may lift a ban on the export of gasoline and diesel fuel a year earlier than planned to help local refineries increase profits after spending heavily on equipment upgrades, Energy Minister Kanat Bozumbayev said on Monday. Under an agreement with Russia, Kazakhstan in 2014 banned exports of so-called white products, including...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 21- U.S. Investors were focused on this weeks annual central banking conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, which begins on Thursday, where Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi are due to speak. Are they going to try to pare back asset purchases, what their thinking is on inflation, are among the main...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 21- U.S. Investors were focused on this weeks annual central banking conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, which begins on Thursday, where Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi are due to speak. Are they going to try to pare back asset purchases, what their thinking is on inflation, are among the main...

  • TORONTO, Aug 21- Canada's main stock index turned slightly higher in early trade on Monday as gains for gold and base metal miners on the back of higher gold and copper prices offset losses for heavyweight energy stocks.

  • NEW YORK— The latest on developments in financial markets:. Major U.S. stock indexes were little changed in early trading on Wall Street, but some companies were moving on deal talk. Fiat Chrysler rose 4.8 percent after Chinese SUV maker Great Wall Motors says it is considering making an offer to buy Fiat Chrysler's Jeep unit.

  • Azerbaijan's gas industry is crucial for Europe's plans to secure additional energy sourcing and reduce its dependence on Russia, which covers about a third of the European Union's gas needs and has frosty relations with the West. It has historically bought gas from a number of countries, such as Russia, Iran and Turkmenistan. According to the statistics...