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  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 23- An army of trained rescuers and scores of volunteers carefully combed through the rubble of Mexico's most deadly earthquake in decades on Saturday, hoping against diminishing odds to pull more survivors out nearly four days after the disaster struck. Maria Isela Sandoval waited anxiously outside a collapsed office building in the...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 23- An army of trained rescuers and scores of volunteers carefully combed through the rubble of Mexico's most deadly earthquake in decades on Saturday, hoping against diminishing odds to pull more survivors out nearly four days after the disaster struck. Maria Isela Sandoval waited anxiously outside a collapsed office building in the...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 23- An army of trained rescuers and scores of volunteers carefully combed through the rubble of Mexico's most deadly earthquake in decades on Saturday, hoping against diminishing odds to pull more survivors out nearly four days after the disaster struck. Maria Isela Sandoval waited anxiously outside a collapsed office building in the...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 23- An army of trained rescuers and scores of volunteers carefully combed through the rubble of Mexico's most deadly earthquake in decades on Saturday, hoping against diminishing odds to pull more survivors out nearly four days after the disaster struck. Maria Isela Sandoval waited anxiously outside a collapsed office building in the...

  • WELLINGTON, Sept 23- New Zealand Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern said on Saturday evening she did not expect any immediate talks with populist politician Winston Peters, whose party was poised to play kingmaker after the hotly contested national elections. "I don't expect there'll be any conversations for a little while yet," Ardern told local media as she...

  • BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, Sept 23- China's gasoline exports rose in August as refiners continued to sell excess product abroad amid a domestic glut, customs data showed on Saturday. August gasoline shipments rose 35.2 percent from a year ago to 910,000 tonnes, according to data from the General Administration of Customs. China's imports of liquefied natural gas were...

  • *Lukoil plans budget with oil price of $50 per barrel, forex rate $1= 62- 64 roubles in 2018-2020;. *Lukoil CEO will meet Iranian oil minister in Moscow on Oct. 3 to discuss Lukoil's next projects in Iran;. *Lukoil will invest $3 billion in gas projects in Uzbekistan by 2021-2022;.

  • WELLINGTON, Sept 23- Populist New Zealand First Party leader Winston Peters said on Saturday evening that he believed his party would decide the next government after the hotly contested national elections. Peters reiterated that he would not rush into a decision on whether to support the incumbent National Party, which has ruled for nine years, or the...

  • President Donald Trump and top Republicans in Congress are about to show how aggressively they intend to cut the corporate tax rate, while trying to avoid the appearance of favoring the wealthy. But the Big Six, which includes top Trump aides and congressional Republican leaders, is expected to refrain from cutting the top individual tax rate of 39.6 percent, in...

  • ST. LOUIS, Sept 23- Protests in St. Louis over the acquittal of a white former policeman who killed a black man could impede the city's bid to attract Amazon.com' s second headquarters, academics and business executives said. "There is no good timing for something like this and it will have an impact," said Didi Caldwell, founding principal with Global Location...

  • LONDON— Britain and the European Union are preparing to head back to the Brexit negotiating table after a speech by Prime Minister Theresa May that received a cautious welcome from the bloc's leaders. May stressed in her Friday speech that Britain wants to keep closes ties with the bloc and offered to keep paying the EU and following its rules during a two-year...

  • ZURICH, Sept 23- Roche immunotherapy Tecentriq has won European Union approval for treating advanced lung and bladder cancer, the Swiss drugmaker said. The European Commission approved Tecentriq, also known as atezolizumab, as a monotherapy for locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer after patients have been treated with chemotherapy.

  • BEIJING, Sept 23- China's trade with North Korea rose in August to its highest since December 2016, data showed on Saturday, even after the United Nations slapped tougher sanctions on Pyongyang in a bid to choke off a third of its $3 billion in annual export revenue. The world's second-largest economy imported and exported goods worth $604.27 million in August, up...

  • LONDON Sept 23- Ratings agency Moody's downgraded Britain's credit rating on Friday, saying the government's plans to bring down its heavy debt load had been knocked off course and Brexit would weigh on the economy. But Moody's- which stripped Britain of its top-notch AAA rating in 2013- said the outlook for public finances had weakened significantly as May's...

  • PRAGUE— It has never been so easy to start your own beer company. They cost 120,000 euros, weigh 3,000 kilograms and can generate 525 hectoliters of beer a year. Pavel Pozivil, who started Well Service two years ago and delivered his first ready-to-go beer lab this year, says he wants to encourage the growth of craft beers in countries such as the United States,...

  • PARIS— French far-left leader Jean-Luc Melenchon is rallying disaffected voters against President Emmanuel Macron's plan to weaken worker protections. Melenchon's party, Defiant France, says it is busing in protesters from more than 150 French towns for a protest march in Paris on Saturday. Macron changed France's labor laws amid spreading discontent...

  • *China revised August dollar-denominated exports +5.6 percent y/y. *China revised April dollar-denominated imports +13.5 percent y/y. *China revised April trade balance+ $41.92 billion.

  • LONDON, Sept 23- A British government minister has criticised the London authorities for deciding to strip Uber of its taxi licence, a major setback to the U.S. technology firm that has become a big player in the city's transport system. London Mayor Sadiq Khan, a member of the opposition Labour Party, backed the move. "At the flick of a pen Sadiq Khan is threatening to...

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 23- China's total trade with North Korea was $604.27 million in August, up from $456.16 million a month earlier, data from China's General Administration of Customs showed on Saturday.

  • CORRECTED- CHINA REVISED MONTH TRADE BALANCE+ $41.92 BLN.