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  • ENDEAVOR IS IN A 2 BLN STG BID BATTLE WITH ITV FOR CONTROL OF ENDEMOL SHINE, THE TELEVISION PRODUCTION GIANT BEHIND DEAL OR NO DEAL- DAILY TELEGRAPH.

  • *Competition authority examining tie-up of 2nd and 3rd players. LONDON, Sept 19- Britain's competition regulator referred Sainsbury's 7.3 billion-pound takeover of Asda for an in-depth review on Wednesday because their stores overlapped in hundreds of local areas. It said it also needed to investigate whether a combination of Britain's second and third...

  • GENEVA- FORMER CHINESE CENTRAL BANK GOVERNOR ZHOU XIAOCHUAN SAYS CHINA NEEDS TO CHANGE MENTALITY ON SUBSIDIES.

  • *Germany to sell 3 bln euros of 10- year bonds. LONDON, Sept 19- Germany's 10- year government bond yield rose to a seven-week high on Wednesday, pushing closer to the key 0.50 percent mark ahead of a three billion euro sale of long-dated German debt later in the day. Growing confidence that Italy's new anti-establishment government will deliver a budget that...

  • *OPEC due to meet in Algeria on Sept. 23. Reuters reported on Sept. 5 that Saudi Arabia wants oil to stay between $70 and $80 a barrel to keep a balance between maximizing revenue and keeping a lid on prices until U.S. congressional elections. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and non- OPEC producers, including the world's biggest producer Russia,...

  • Thomas Borgen said in a statement that " Danske Bank has not lived up to its responsibility in the case of possible money laundering in Estonia. In May, Danish regulators said there had been "serious shortcomings" in the anti-money laundering activities of Danske Bank in Estonia, following reports this year of money flows from family members of Russian President...

  • LONDON, Sept 19- Britain's competition regulator referred Sainsbury's 7.3 billion-pound takeover of Asda to an in-depth review on Wednesday because their stores overlapped in hundreds of local areas. The Competition and Markets Authority said on Wednesday that shoppers could face higher prices or a worse quality of service in places where both chains had...

  • Sept 19- Britain's accounting watchdog said on Wednesday KPMG, one of the world's "Big Four" accounting firms, and one of its partners had admitted to misconduct in relation to their 2011 compliance reports for a unit of Bank of New York Mellon Corp and its London branch. The Financial Reporting Council said KPMG and partner Richard Hinton admitted to falling...

  • TOKYO, Sept 19- Japan's Nikkei extended its gains to near eight-month highs on Wednesday as investors took heart from a strong performance in Wall Street despite lingering trade war concerns, with financial stocks rallying after U.S. yields jumped. Investors say that another milestone is in sight, as the Nikkei edges closer to the 24,129.34 hit on Jan. 23, a break...

  • Sept 19- UK's financial regulator said on Wednesday KPMG and one of its partners had admitted to misconduct in relation to their 2011 compliance reports for a unit of Bank of New York Mellon Corp and its London branch.

  • MILLVILLE, Ky.— The whiskey quit flowing decades ago from a landmark Kentucky distillery housed in a picturesque castle. Will Arvin and Wes Murry saw potential where others perceived only blight. Renamed Castle& Key Distillery, the facility resumed spirits production in late 2016— the first year whiskey was produced there since the distillery shuttered in...

  • ZURICH, Sept 19- Adecco has seen a slowdown in growth so far in the third quarter, the world's largest staffing company said on Wednesday ahead of an investor day in London. "Recent trading has been more challenging than expected, driven by Continental Europe," Chief Executive Alain Dehaze said in a statement. The slowdown compared with 4 percent revenue growth in...

  • *Premier Li: Beijing won't engage in competitive yuan devaluation. TOKYO, Sept 19- Asian stocks rose across the board on Wednesday as expectations that Beijing would implement stimulus to soften the economic blow from the Sino-U.S. trade war helped Chinese shares rally. Spreadbetters expected European stocks to follow Asia's lead and open higher, with...

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 19- The yuan edged up against the U.S. dollar on Wednesday as Premier Li Keqiang pledged China will not engage in competitive currency devaluation, a day after Beijing and Washington plunged deeper into a trade war with more tit-for-tat tariffs. China will not weaken the yuan to boost exports, Li said in a speech at the World Economic Forum in Tianjin,...

  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— Qatar Airways says it suffered a $69 million loss this year off revenue of $11.5 billion amid a boycott of Doha by four Arab nations. The carrier made the announcement in a statement Tuesday, over a year after the boycott saw Qatar Airways locked out the airspace of Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

  • BEIJING/ CHICAGO, Sept 19- The executive from one of China's biggest soybean crushers sat on a panel at a Kansas City agricultural exports conference, listening to an expert beside him explain why China would remain dependent on U.S. soybeans to feed its massive hog herds. The comments echo a growing confidence within China's soybean industry and government...

  • MUMBAI/ NEW DELHI, Sept 19- India's largest law firm, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, is being scrutinized by federal agents after they seized documents related to the $2 billion fraud at state-run Punjab National Bank from CAMs premises in February, a lawyer representing the government and a police source told Reuters. In what has been dubbed as India's biggest bank...

  • BEIJING, Sept 19- Shanghai copper prices rose sharply on Wednesday, tracking a jump in London in the previous session and hitting a one-month high, while zinc climbed more than 3 percent, as investors shrugged off an escalation of the U.S.- China trade row. China responded to the latest U.S. tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods, levied at an initial 10 percent...

  • *Japan's economy expanding moderately- BOJ. TOKYO, Sept 19- Japan's exports rose in August and its central bank kept its view the economy was expanding modestly, but policy makers and analysts warned of risks to the outlook from a U.S.-led trade war that some fear could chill global investment and growth. The Bank of Japan and many of its overseas counterparts have...

  • The N.C. Department of Agriculture issued the livestock mortality totals Tuesday, as major flooding is continuing after the slow-moving storm's drenching rains. The Department of Environmental Quality said the earthen dam at one hog lagoon in Duplin County had breached, spilling its contents. North Carolina is among the top states in the nation in producing...