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  • TOKYO, Oct 23- Japan's Nikkei share average notched 21- year highs on Monday to rise for a record 15th straight session, lifted by a weaker yen after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's coalition scored a resounding election victory on Sunday. "While upward momentum is apparently strong, it would not be unusual for short-term profit-taking to emerge," said Yutaka Miura, a...

  • Oct 23- Boeing Co and Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd announced they have agreed on steps to reduce the cost of producing the wings of the 787 Dreamliner. MHI is the sole supplier of the 787 composite wings and manufactures them at its factory in Nagoya. Delays in the 787 development and delivery, due in part to difficulties of managing a global supply...

  • *Spot gold may seek support in $1,271- $1,273/ oz range- techs. Oct 23- Gold hit its lowest in over two weeks on Monday, as the dollar climbed to a three-month high versus the yen after Japan's ruling bloc scored a big win in Sunday's election, leaving the door open to ultra-loose monetary policy for longer. "This move is just really because of the dollar strength," said...

  • LONDON, Oct 20- Asian spot LNG prices fell this week as reluctant buyers submitted lower bids, more supply emerged and Egypt's call for 12 shipments in Q1 2018 undershot expectations by traders. Egypt's tender for deliveries between January and March- including three shipments which are to be imported via Jordan- was seen as a bearish signal for global gas...

  • SYDNEY, Oct 23- The Australian government is planning to increase penalties and lengthen prison terms for financial crimes in a bid to strengthen the enforcement powers of the corporate regulator following a series of scandals. The government is seeking to improve public confidence in the financial system and give more power to the Australian Securities...

  • *Changes will have Q3 impact of 311 mln euros. PARIS, Oct 23- Air France KLM has struck a pensions deal with its KLM pilot and cabin staff unions, which the airline said would incur a 311 million euro hit in the third quarter. In September British Airways proposed the closure of a large pension scheme, angering trade unions representing workers who had already taken...

  • *Iraq supplies cut amid fighting between govt. forces, Kurds. SINGAPORE, Oct 23- Oil prices rose on Monday over supply concerns in the Middle East and as the U.S. market showed further signs of tightening while demand in Asia keeps rising. "Oil prices are holding comfortably above $50 as possible supply disruptions in the Kurdish region of Iraq support prices," said...

  • *US FDA approves new easy-to-use, once-weekly Bydureon BCise injectable medicine for patients with type-2 diabetes. *Bydureon BCise will be available for patients in US in Q1 of 2018. *a regulatory application for new autoinjector device has also been accepted by european medicines agency Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:.

  • SYDNEY, Oct 23- Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd has reached a last-minute agreement to settle a case brought by the country's securities regulator accusing it of manipulating the bank bill swap rate. Australia's third-largest lender, which had previously said it would defend itself against the allegations, did not give a reason for its decision to...

  • PARIS, Oct 22- Airbus's coup in buying a $6 billion Canadian jetliner project for a dollar stunned investors and took the spotlight off a growing ethics row last week, but internal disarray has raised questions over how smoothly it can implement the deal. Chief Executive Tom Enders has urged staff to keep calm in the face of French reports describing payments to...

  • Oct 23- Boeing Co and Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd said on Monday they had agreed on steps to reduce the cost of producing the wings of the 787 Dreamliner. The pair will also study advanced aerostructure technologies for future generation commercial aircraft, they said in a joint statement. MHI manufactures 787 composite wings at its factory in...

  • PARIS, Oct 23- Air France KLM has struck a pensions scheme deal for its KLM pilot and cabin staff unions, in changes that the airline said would have a 311 million euros impact in the third quarter. The airline said that in future, the KLM pensions scheme would qualify as a collective defined contribution scheme, and yearly pension contributions would have a limited...

  • TOKYO, Oct 23- Japanese government bond prices erased early losses on Monday after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc scored a big election win, ensuring his reflationist economic policies will stay in place. The yield has been on an uptrend after it had bottomed out at minus 0.015 percent in early September on relief that North Korea did not conduct...

  • BEIJING, Oct 23- China's new home prices registered a second straight month of weak growth in September, with prices in the biggest markets slipping and gains in smaller cities slowing as government measures to cool a long property boom took hold. China's housing market has been on a near two-year tear, giving the economy a major boost but stirring fears of a...

  • A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week:. Wall street expects that General Motors' latest quarterly results declined from a year earlier. The Commerce Department releases new home sales figures for September on Wednesday.

  • SYDNEY, Oct 23- Japanese shares jumped on a weaker yen on Monday as an election win for Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc gave a green light for more policy stimulus, while the euro eased as Spain's constitutional crisis aggravated concerns about political unity in the region. The U.S. dollar was the major beneficiary as President Donald Trump and Republicans took a small...

  • SHANGHAI, Oct 23- China shares were flat on Monday morning, with investors piling into environmental stocks but dumping banks and property firms in line with policy cues from a key political congress. Policymakers at the Communist Party congress in Beijing suggested that Beijing was formulating plans for a free port in Shanghai and accelerating the...

  • *Will unveil new brands and thousands of exclusive gifts under $15 for holiday season. *From Nov 1, target.com to offer free shipping with no minimum purchase; number of stores that ship online orders increased to above 1,400. *'Giftnow' on website to allow gift givers to send e-gift; recipient can accept, change color, size or pick anything different before shipping.

  • MELBOURNE, Oct 23- London copper climbed on Monday alongside other metals, after Chinese authorities reaffirmed that the country's economy was on track to achieve the official growth target even as its housing market slows. LME copper prices reached $7,177 a tonne last week, the highest in three years, as manufacturing brightens in Asia, Europe and the United...

  • It says it wants to be more in tune with customers' mindset, so it plans to ease in holiday promotions this year while better recognizing Thanksgiving. For November, Target will keep Thanksgiving signs and displays at the entrances and its marketing will play up Thanksgiving meal preparation and entertaining for shoppers. " They want us to pause, and be really...