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  • HONG KONG, July 23- China Tower, the worlds largest telecoms tower operator, has lined up $1.4 billion from 10 cornerstone investors for its Hong Kong initial public offering of up to $8.7 billion, in what would be the world's biggest listing in four years, five people close to the deal told Reuters. The Beijing- based mobile phone infrastructure firm has set an...

  • SHANGHAI, July 23- China's central bank said on Monday that it lent 502 billion yuan to financial institutions via its one-year medium-term lending facility with rates unchanged. The interest rate for the one-year MLF was 3.30 percent, the People's Bank of China said, unchanged from the previous one-year MLF injection. 170 billion yuan worth of reverse repos is...

  • TOKYO, July 23- The dollar fell to a two-week low versus the Japanese yen on Monday, dropping below 110.77 after U.S. President Donald Trump expressed discomfort with the greenback's strength. The yen's move higher also follows reports from Reuters and other media that the Bank of Japan is actively discussing changes to its policies.

  • ST. LOUIS— Ride-sharing company Uber has suspended a driver who recorded hundreds of St. Louis- area riders without their permission and streamed the live video online. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported 32- year-old Jason Gargac, of Florissant, Missouri, has given about 700 rides in the area since March. Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...

  • *The most active wheat futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade were down 0.3 percent at $5.14-1/ 4 a bushel by 0121 GMT, having earlier hit a high of $5.20-1/ 2 a bushel- the highest since June 13. *Wheat is supported by dry weather that threatens harvest prospects in Europe, the Black Sea region and Australia. *The United States and China have slapped tariffs on $34 billion...

  • DOLLAR/YEN FALLS TO TWO-WEEK LOWS BELOW 110.77.

  • BEIJING, July 23- China's Commerce Ministry said on Monday it has launched an anti-dumping probe into imports of stainless steel billet and hot-rolled stainless steel sheet and plate from the European Union, Japan, South Korea and Indonesia. China imported 703,000 tonnes of those products in 2017, up almost 200 percent from a year earlier, with 98 percent...

  • TOKYO, July 23- The dollar slumped against the yen and other major peers on Monday after U.S. Against the yen, the dollar fell for the third day to a low of 110.85 yen, its weakest level since changing hands at 110.77 yen on July 11. It was last off about 0.4 percent at 111.06 yen.

  • *Spot gold was up 0.2 percent at $1,234.24 an ounce at 0045 GMT, after rising 0.7 percent in the previous session. *Trump on Friday said he was ready to impose tariffs on all $500 billion of imported goods from China, threatening to escalate a clash over trade policy that has unnerved financial markets. *A policy debate in China on how best to address slowing growth...

  • BEIJING, July 23- China's Commerce Ministry said on Monday it has launched an anti-dumping probe into imports of stainless steel billet and hot-rolled stainless steel sheet and plate from the European Union, Japan, South Korea and Indonesia. The move follows a complaint by Shanxi Taigang Stainless Steel, it said. China imported 703,000 tonnes of those products...

  • TOKYO, July 23- Japanese government bond prices fell steeply on Monday with the benchmark 10- year yield hitting its highest in nearly six months, following reports the Bank of Japan is actively discussing changes to its policies. "Whatever explanation the BOJ makes, if it makes policy adjustments that will lead to higher rates, that will make market players...

  • LONDON, July 20- The rising value of the U.S. dollar against most other major currencies is creating an additional headwind for oil prices, as it pushes up the local price of crude and fuels across much of Asia, Europe and Latin America. China overtook the United States to become the worlds largest crude importer in 2017 and net imports of crude and fuels are now...

  • Brent crude was up 2 cents at $73.09 a barrel by 0037 GMT, having ended up 49 cents on Friday. West Texas Intermediate was down 8 cents at $68.18 a barrel, after finishing up 2 cents on Friday. The talks come amid escalating rhetoric in the trade conflict between the United States and China, the world's largest economies, which have so far slapped tariffs on $34 billion...

  • SHANGHAI, July 23- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has called for an immediate investigation into a scandal over faulty vaccines that he said had crossed a moral line, and urged severe punishment for the companies and people implicated. The case has sparked anger on social media and dealt a blow to China's drug regulator, which has been struggling to clean up the...

  • SYDNEY, July 23- The dollar declined on Monday against major currencies to its lowest in more than two weeks after U.S. Trump, on Friday, lamented the recent strength of the U.S. dollar and accused the European Union and China of manipulating their currencies. The remarks, coupled with Trump's threats to impose tariffs on all U.S. imports from China, triggered a bout...

  • DOLLAR/YEN FALLS 0.5 PERCENT ON DAY FOLLOWING TRUMP'S COMMENTS.

  • Tesla has asked some of its suppliers to refund a portion of what the auto maker has already spent to help it become profitable, the Wall Street Journal reports. "It's simply ludicrous and it just shows that Tesla is desperate right now," Dennis Virag, a manufacturing consultant who has worked in the automotive industry for 40 years, told the paper.

  • Federal Reserve Today in Washington. 23- Jul Belgium OLO Auction 24- Jul Japan Auction of 40- year government bonds 24- Jul United States Sale of 2- year notes 25- Jul Germany Auction of 5- year Federal notes 25- Jul United States Sale of 2- year floating rate notes 25- Jul United States Sale of 5- year notes 26- Jul Italy Zero coupon/BTPi auction 26- Jul Japan...

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 22- European finance leaders called for progress on global rules to tax the digital economy at a meeting of G20 finance ministers and central bankers in Argentina on Sunday, putting them at odds with U.S. counterparts. The European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union, proposed rules earlier this year to make digital companies...

  • A White House spokeswoman said on Sunday that Trump would make remarks at the exhibit designed to demonstrate the administration's "commitment to ensuring more products are made in America." All major automakers, including Ford Motor Co, which will have an F-150 pickup truck on display at the White House exhibit, oppose imposing vehicle and parts tariffs of up...