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  • TOKYO, Sept 20- Booming shipments of cars and electronics in August drove up Japan's exports at the fastest pace in nearly four years, further evidence that overseas demand is strong enough to support healthy economic growth. Export growth is seen likely to continue as the global economy remains on a solid footing, which should underpin policymakers'...

  • *Yen unmoved by Trump's fiery North Korea rhetoric at the U.N. TOKYO, Sept 20- The dollar edged up against a basket of currencies on Wednesday as investors awaited the outcome of the Federal Reserve's meeting at which it was expected to announce plans to trim its $4.2 trillion in bond holdings. President Donald Trump's speech to the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday,...

  • Sept 20- Gold was steady on Wednesday, with investors in wait-and-see mode ahead of the outcome of a two-day Federal Reserve meeting in the United States. *Spot gold was flat at $1,310.93 an ounce at 0039 GMT. President Donald Trump escalated his standoff with North Korea over its nuclear challenge on Tuesday, threatening to "totally destroy" the country of 26...

  • TOKYO, Sept 20- Asian stocks were mostly steady on Wednesday after Wall Street again rose to record highs, although movements were limited as a wait-and-see mood prevailed before the Federal Reserve reveals its monetary policy stance later in the day. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.1 percent. Japan's Nikkei was flat and...

  • TOKYO, Sept 20- Booming shipments of cars and electronics in August drove up Japan's exports at the fastest pace in nearly four years, further evidence that overseas demand is strong enough to support healthy economic growth. Export growth is seen likely to continue as the global economy remains on a solid footing, which should underpin policymakers'...

  • TOKYO, Sept 20- Oil prices rose on Wednesday after Iraq's oil minister said OPEC and other crude producers were considering extending or even deepening a supply cut to curb a global glut, while a report showed a smaller-than-expected increase in U.S. inventories. OPEC and producers including Russia have agreed to reduce output by about 1.8 million barrels per...

  • Sept 19- A technical glitch caused Amazon.com Inc to email some of its customers erroneously that they had received a gift, a spokeswoman said in a statement on Tuesday. The email displayed an image of a crawling infant and told shoppers that they had received a present from their baby registry. A number of recipients, however, reported on social media that they...

  • This month, hurricanes Irma and Maria have forced Caribbean oil terminals and refineries to shut or slow operations, locking down millions of barrels stored. The scramble for shipments has led some shippers to divert tankers away from Venezuela to feed Latin American and Caribbean countries desperate for fuel. Eustatius, Puerto Rico and parts of the Bahamas,...

  • Top Economic Events Polling Unit Diary Today in Washington Political and General News. 20- Sept Germany Auction of 30- year Federal bonds 20- Sept Japan 3- month discount bill auction 20- Sept Sweden Auction of government bonds 21- Sept France BTAN/Index-linked Securities auction 21- Sept Spain Bond auction 26- Sept United States Sale of 2- year notes 26-...

  • Top Economic Events Polling Unit Diary Today in Washington Political and General News. 20- Sept Germany Auction of 30- year Federal bonds 20- Sept Japan 3- month discount bill auction 20- Sept Sweden Auction of government bonds 21- Sept France BTAN/Index-linked Securities auction 21- Sept Spain Bond auction 26- Sept United States Sale of 2- year notes 26-...

  • WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 STOCKHOLM- Swedish Deputy Central Bank Governor Martin Floden talks about monetary policy- 1200 GMT. FRANKFURT- ECB Governing Council meeting. TOKYO- Bank of Japan monetary policy meeting.

  • WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 STOCKHOLM- Swedish Deputy Central Bank Governor Martin Floden talks about monetary policy- 1200 GMT. FRANKFURT- ECB Governing Council meeting. TOKYO- Bank of Japan monetary policy meeting.

  • TOKYO, Sept 20- Japan's exports rose 18.1 percent in August from a year earlier, Ministry of Finance data showed on Wednesday, in a sign of robust overseas demand. The trade balance came to a surplus of 113.6 billion yen, versus the median estimate of a 93.9 billion yen surplus. For background, please access this PREVIEW To view full tables, go to the website of the...

  • President Donald Trump is using money donated to his re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee to pay for his lawyers in the probe of alleged Russian interference in the U.S. election, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters. Following Reuters exclusive report on Tuesday, CNN reported that the Republican National Committee paid in...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Sept 19- More than 120 birds in Canada's oil heartland of Alberta were killed after getting caught in a pond of oil sands byproducts operated by the country's largest producer, Suncor Energy Inc, the local regulator said on Tuesday. The Alberta Energy Regulator said the animals, waterfowl and songbirds, were found at the Fort Hills oil sands mine...

  • LONDON— Britain's small businesses are more pessimistic about the future than at any time since the immediate aftermath of last year's Brexit vote as higher prices and a stuttering domestic economy weigh on the confidence of firms that don't export, a lobby group said Wednesday. It's now not far off the -3 level seen in the summer of 2016 after Britain voted to...

  • LONDON, Sept 20- Unemployment is the biggest risk for businesses globally, according to a World Economic Forum survey of business leaders published on Wednesday. The survey of 12,411 executives across 136 countries provides a backdrop for the World Economic Forum's Global Risks report published shortly before its annual January meeting in Davos,...

  • The company said the cyber attack slashed 79 cents per share from its profit- nearly 40 times the 2- cents- a-share impact from deadly Hurricane Harvey, which brought catastrophic flooding to southeastern Texas. FedEx joins a string of companies that reported big drops in earnings because of the NotPetya virus, which hit on June 29, crippling Ukraine businesses...

  • LAS VEGAS— Officials with authority over the Las Vegas Strip on Tuesday decided to wait until the city of Denver approves the nation's first marijuana club before they further discuss licensing and regulating pot lounges in Sin City. Nevada launched legal sales of recreational pot on July 1, and there's been heavy demand from tourists. The initial discussion...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 19- U.S. Senate Republicans have reached a tentative budget deal that could allow tax reform legislation to eliminate as much as $1.5 trillion in revenues over 10 years through tax cuts, raising the odds that their planned tax overhaul would expand the federal deficit. The prospective tax cuts are part of closed-door talks among 12 Senate...