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  • Aug 22- For other diaries, please see:. 22- Aug Japan Auction of 20- year government bonds 22- Aug Spain Auction of 3- and 9- month Treasury bills 23- Aug United States Sale of 2- year floating rate notes 23- Aug United Kingdom Auction of 0 3/ 4% Treasury Gilt 2023 23- Aug Germany Auction of 10- year Federal bonds 23- Aug Sweden Auction of government bonds 24- Aug Japan...

  • Aug 22- For other diaries, please see:. 22- Aug Japan Auction of 20- year government bonds 22- Aug Spain Auction of 3- and 9- month Treasury bills 23- Aug United States Sale of 2- year floating rate notes 23- Aug United Kingdom Auction of 0 3/ 4% Treasury Gilt 2023 23- Aug Germany Auction of 10- year Federal bonds 23- Aug Sweden Auction of government bonds 24- Aug Japan...

  • WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23 LINDAU, Germany- Keynote speech by ECB President Mario Draghi at the opening ceremony of 6th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences in Lindau, Germany 0700 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Riksbank First Deputy Governor Kerstin af Jochnick will participate in a seminar on current issues in the Swedish economy- 1100 GMT. JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming- Luncheon address by...

  • WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23 LINDAU, Germany- Keynote speech by ECB President Mario Draghi at the opening ceremony of 6th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences in Lindau, Germany 0700 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Riksbank First Deputy Governor Kerstin af Jochnick will participate in a seminar on current issues in the Swedish economy- 1100 GMT. JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming- Luncheon address by...

  • LOS ANGELES, Aug 21- Newspaper company Tronc Inc on Monday named digital media veteran Ross Levinsohn to be chief executive officer and publisher of the Los Angeles Times as part of a shake-up of senior management. The current editor and publisher of the Los Angeles Times, Davan Maharaj, is leaving the paper, Tronc Chief Executive Justin Dearborn said in a memo to...

  • Aug 21- The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing Co and Northrop Grumman Corp separate contracts to continue work on the replacement of the aging Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile system, the Pentagon said on Friday. Though the award for the new Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent comes amid rising tensions with North Korea, the Air Force had asked...

  • WASHINGTON— The Air Force is awarding contracts to Boeing Co. and Northrop Grumman Corp. for work that could lead to replacement of the nation's intercontinental ballistic missiles. The Air Force said Monday that it gave Boeing a $349 million contract and Northrop Grumman a $329 million award to advance the technology needed to replace the Minuteman III...

  • BHP tripled its final dividend to $0.43 a share, also below expectations, but pleased shareholders with a focus on reducing net debt, which was cut by nearly $10 billion. "Net debt looks very impressive.. so the cash looks like it was applied to deleveraging versus extra dividends," Shaw and Partners analyst Peter O'Connor said. Fund managers including Elliott...

  • Aug 21- Exxon Mobil Corp said on Monday a fire broke out at its refinery in Rotterdam but that there were no injuries and most of the facility remained operational. Exxon last year started a $1 billion, three-year expansion of the Rotterdam refinery to boost production of lubricants and other chemicals. Shares of Exxon Mobil were unchanged on the New York Stock...

  • *Chinese companies see strong profit growth, larger cash buffers. HONG KONG/ BANGALORE, Aug 22- Rising corporate profits are providing Chinese policymakers with room to do more to tackle the countrys growing debt problems without inflicting major damage on the economy. Although it is far from certain the government will tighten credit conditions further, some...

  • TOKYO, Aug 22- A vast majority of Japanese firms do not want any further radical monetary easing, even though they believe the central bank's inflation goal will either take more than three years to achieve or is an impossible target, a Reuters poll showed. Deflation- where consumers believe declining prices are here to stay, restraining their spending- has...

  • BOSTON, Aug 21- Billionaire investor Ray Dalio, who has been expressing concerns about President Donald Trump in recent months, said on Monday he was cutting some of his exposure during a time of growing political and economic divisions. "I'm watching how conflict is being handled as a guide, and I'm not encouraged," Dalio wrote in a LinkedIn post published on Monday.

  • Aug 22- Global mining giant BHP Billiton posted a fourfold rise in annual underlying profit on Tuesday to $6.7 billion on the back of a recovery in industrial commodities markets, but missed analysts' forecasts. BHP increased its final dividend to $0.43 a share from $0.14 a year ago and cut net debt by 37 percent to $16.3 billion. "Strong momentum will be carried...

  • SAO PAULO/ BRASILIA, Aug 21- Brazil's Mines and Energy Ministry will propose President Michel Temer to exit control of power holding company Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras SA, the boldest move yet by a government struggling to close a swelling budget deficit and heed calls to fight widespread corruption. Given that Eletrobras is listed in São Paulo, New York...

  • The company said it expected one-time costs of about $20 million to $25 million mainly in the third quarter, and that it would save about $30 million on a yearly basis. Macy's also named former eBay Inc executive Hal Lawton as president, effective Sept. 8. The restructuring will merge three units merchandising, planning and private brands into one division, which...

  • NEW YORK— Macy's says it has hired a senior eBay Inc. executive as president and is further streamlining its organization to make it more nimble in the face of increased competition. Hal Lawton will become president of Macy's on Sept. 8. He will report to Macy's CEO Jeff Gennette, who had previously held that role.

  • HARRISBURG, Pa.— Crews encountered air brake problems before a 178- car freight train derailed in Pennsylvania earlier this month, causing hazardous material to ignite and forcing nearby residents to evacuate, federal investigators said. The National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary report issued Monday said a crew stopped the CSX...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 21- A majority of Americans think Confederate monuments should be preserved in public spaces, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll, a view that is at odds with efforts in many cities to remove them. Cities across the United States are debating what to do with hundreds of statues, plaques and other monuments to the slave-holding Confederacy.

  • LOS ANGELES— The Los Angeles Times ousted its editor-publisher and several other top newsroom executives Monday in what its parent company said was a shake-up aimed at moving one of the nation's flagship newspapers more quickly into the digital age while bolstering its Washington coverage and other reporting. The Times reported Maharaj was terminated...

  • S&P 500 stock index ended up slightly on Monday after two days of declines, though a drop in oil prices weighed on energy shares and tensions between the United States and North Korea kept investors on edge. Market participants began to turn their focus to the Federal Reserve meeting at Jackson Hole, Wyoming later this week which will be attended by Fed Chair...