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  • BANGKOK, Nov 16- A proposed cybersecurity law in Thailand would give a new government agency sweeping powers to spy on internet traffic, order the removal of content, or even seize computers without judicial oversight, alarming businesses and activists. Civil liberties advocates, internet companies and business groups are protesting the planned...

  • *OPEC expected to cut supply to prevent glut. *Japan set to restart Iran oil imports in January- sources. SINGAPORE, Nov 19- Oil prices rose around 1 percent on Monday as traders expected top exporter Saudi Arabia to push producer club OPEC to cut supply towards year-end.

  • TOKYO, Nov 19- Japan's exports rebounded in the year to October, reversing from the prior month's surprise drop as U.S.-bound car shipments grew, although slowing global demand and the intensifying U.S.- China trade war cloud the outlook for export-reliant Japan. "Japan's exports rebounded from a decline caused by natural disasters, but they are losing...

  • SYDNEY, Nov 19- Asian shares crept cautiously higher on Monday amid conflicting signals on the chance of a truce in the Sino-U.S. trade dispute, while the Federal Reserve's new-found concern on the global economy undermined the dollar. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan tacked on 0.1 percent and Chinese blue chips 0.5 percent.

  • SINGAPORE, Nov 19- London copper prices rose on Monday, supported by tight supply and after U.S. *Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange had risen 0.4 percent to $6,229 a tonne by 0153 GMT, while the most-traded copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange was up 0.4 percent at 49,780 yuan a tonne. *The premium of cash copper over the three-month...

  • SINGAPORE, Nov 19- The dollar was modestly lower against its key rivals on Monday after Federal Reserve officials expressed caution over the global growth outlook, prompting traders to reassess the pace of future U.S. interest rate increases. But comments on Friday by Richard Clarida, the Fed's newly appointed vice chair, put to the test market expectations for...

  • *Spot gold was up about 0.1 percent at $1,222.14 per ounce at 0111 GMT, while U.S. gold futures were flat at $1,222.8 per ounce. *President Donald Trump said on Friday that he may not impose more tariffs on Chinese goods after Beijing sent the United States a list of measures it was willing to take to resolve trade tensions, although he added it was unacceptable that...

  • *U.S.- China trade war dims outlook for export-led Japan. TOKYO, Nov 19- Japan's exports rebounded in the year to October, reversing from the prior month's surprise drop as U.S.-bound shipments grew, although slowing global demand and the intensifying U.S.- China trade war could cloud the outlook for export-reliant Japan. Japan's exports to the United States...

  • *OPEC expected to cut supply to prevent glut. SINGAPORE, Nov 19- Oil prices rose on Monday as traders expected top exporter Saudi Arabia to push producer club OPEC to cut supply towards the end of the year. Despite that, market sentiment remains weak on signs of a demand slowdown amid deep trade disputes between the world's two biggest economies, the United States...

  • SYDNEY, Nov 19- Asian shares inched cautiously higher on Monday amid conflicting signals on the chance of a truce in the Sino-U.S. trade dispute, while a new-found air of concern on the global outlook at the Federal Reserve undermined the dollar. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan tacked on 0.1 percent and South Korea 0.5 percent.

  • Nov 19- Scotland's constitution minister, Michael Russell, predicted on Monday the British government's Brexit deal would be defeated in the UK parliament and said the Scottish government would do everything it could to ensure a common-sense alternative. "This week therefore while the Tories escalate their civil war, we will step up our efforts to work...

  • **FRANKFURT- ECB Chair of the Supervisory Board Daniele Nouy participates in conversation at the 19th Handelsblatt Annual Conference "EBR European Banking Regulation" in Frankfurt, Germany- 0915 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England Executive Director for UK Deposit Takers Supervision James Proudman speaking on' Cyborg Supervision- The Application of Advanced...

  • TOKYO, Nov 19- Japan's exports rose 8.2 percent in October from a year earlier, reversing the prior month's decline, Ministry of Finance data showed on Monday. That compared with a 9.0 percent increase expected by economists in a Reuters poll. The trade balance came to a deficit of 449.3 billion yen, versus the median estimate for a 70 billion yen deficit.

  • *Meeting marked by competing visions from U.S., China. PORT MORESBY, Nov 18- Asia-Pacific leaders failed to agree on a communique at a summit in Papua New Guinea on Sunday for the first time in their history as deep divisions between the United States and China over trade and investment stymied cooperation. Competition between the United States and China over the...

  • S&P 500 E-MINI FUTURES FALL 0.42 PCT AS TRADING RESUMES; VOLUME AT 2,547 CONTRACTS.

  • *Gubitosi appointed by majority vote, Vivendi votes against. ROME/ MILAN, Nov 18- Telecom Italia appointed Luigi Gubitosi as chief executive on Sunday, in a move seen as portending a more aggressive shake-up at the phone group and prompting his predecessor to call for a shareholder vote on the strategy turn. Gubitosi, a former head of telecoms group Wind and now...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 18- California utility PG&E Corp, facing investor concerns over its possible role in the deadly Camp Fire in Northern California, has reported another power-line outage that it experienced on the morning of Nov. 8 when the blaze started. The incident report, which was filed on Friday with the safety division of the California Public Utilities...

  • PORT MORESBY, Nov 18- Papua New Guinea will release a formal closing statement for the regional APEC forum in coming days, Prime Minister Peter O'Neill said on Sunday, as the 21- member body was unable to agree on a leaders' statement for the first time in its history. In his closing comments to the forum, O'Neill also said the group was trying to ensure "free and open"...

  • *Defence chief's resignation over Gaza triggered crisis. JERUSALEM, Nov 18- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged his coalition partners on Sunday not to bring down the government, citing security challenges ahead and hinting at future Israeli military action against its enemies. That put the fate of Netanyahu's coalition at the mercy of its...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Nov 18- South African power utility Eskom cut 1,000 megawatts of electricity from the strained national power grid on Sunday after high unplanned outages, a company spokesman said. The controlled power cuts- locally known as load-shedding- started at 1015 GMT and were scheduled to end at 2000 GMT, but stopped earlier than planned, Eskom spokesman...