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  • SINGAPORE, Oct 23- Global liquefied natural gas markets will remain oversupplied into the 2020 s due to a surge in production, although soaring demand especially from China may tighten the market earlier than expected, the IEA said on Monday. "We will see massive amounts of new LNG capacity coming to the market... so we will probably continue to have well-supplied...

  • MINSK, Oct 23- Belarus's reputation as a hard place for private entrepreneurs to succeed is starting to fade as the Soviet-style economy frays and the president who once denounced them as "leeches" tries to woo them. The former Soviet republic, squeezed between Russia and the European Union, is still dominated by the state, weighed down by bureaucracy and...

  • LONDON, Oct 23- Growth in British factory orders slowed to its weakest in almost a year this month, although it remained above its long-run average, a monthly survey from the Confederation of British Industry showed on Monday. The CBI's factor order book balance unexpectedly fell this month to -2, its lowest since November, from +7 in September, below all...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 20- It has been a rough 16 years for General Electric Co and its shareholders. When recently retired Chief Executive Jeff Immelt took over at the helm of GE in September 2001, the conglomerate was the most valuable U.S. publicly traded company, giving it outsized influence on the stock market. Immelt's successor John Flannery derided the results as "...

  • OTTAWA, Oct 20- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government has been badly shaken by a conflict-of-interest controversy about his finance minister, but the Liberal government's upcoming fiscal update offers an opportunity to reset the public focus on Canada's strong economy, political observers say. The government has been plagued all week about...

  • LONDON— The Latest on Britain's talks to leave the European Union:. A high level European Union official denies that the EU Commission leaked an unfavorable account of last week's dinner where British Prime Minister Theresa May sought to rally EU support for her views on the Brexit negotiations. Five of Britain's biggest business groups are calling on the...

  • LONDON, Oct 23- Gold hit its lowest in more than two weeks on Monday as expectations that Japan's ultra-loose monetary policy would stay in place after Shinzo Abe's election victory at the weekend lifted the dollar to a three-month high versus the yen. Spot gold was down 0.4 percent at $1,275.30 an ounce $1,273.61. The metal could drift down towards the $1,250...

  • FRANKFURT, Oct 23- Germany's Linde has cut the approval level and extended the acceptance period for its $80 billion tie-up with Praxair which will create an industrial gases leader. The planned merger between Linde and U.S. group Praxair will create a global leader in industrial gases to overtake France's Air Liquide with a combined revenue of $28.7 billion...

  • *China to bring PM2.5 down to 35 micrograms by 2035- minister. BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, Oct 23- China will strive to comply fully with its own air quality standards by 2035, the country's environment minister said on Monday, adding that the long and difficult battle against pollution would eventually benefit the economy. Speaking on the sidelines of China's Communist...

  • *China to bring PM2.5 down to 35 micrograms by 2035- minister. BEIJING, Oct 23- China will strive to comply fully with its own air quality standards by 2035, the country's environment minister said on Monday, adding that the long and difficult battle against pollution would eventually benefit the economy. Speaking on the sidelines of China's Communist Party...

  • Prolonged ultra-loose monetary policy has squeezed margins of financial institutions in many advanced economies including Japan, where its central bank caps borrowing costs at zero percent through aggressive money printing to reflate growth. But global comparisions show profitability is particularly low in Japan, "the central bank said in a...

  • BEIJING— China on Monday defended its growing trade with North Korea as permitted by U.N. Security Council sanctions that say they should avoid hurting "humanitarian needs." "The Security Council pointed out that the relevant resolutions should not inflict negative impacts on the livelihood and humanitarian needs of North Korea," Geng said at a regular...

  • LONDON, Oct 23- A stronger dollar increased pressure on some emerging currencies on Monday with the Turkish lira and stocks suffering as the latest concerns over Ankara's relationship with Washington compounded the weaker global backdrop. But Turkey's lira and South Africa's rand- both seen as vulnerable to U.S. interest rate rises due to current account...

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 23- Greece's budget surplus last year was lower than initially estimated and its debt higher, revised data by the EU statistics office showed on Monday. Eurostat said Greece had a 0.5 percent surplus in 2016, after a 5.7 deficit the previous year, but this was lower than the 0.7 percent initially estimated by the EU agency in April.

  • LONDON— Drivers of older, more polluting cars will face an additional charge when entering central London as the city battles air pollution blamed for thousands of premature deaths each year. Starting Monday, cars registered before vehicles were forced to meet new European emissions standards now face a toxicity charge of 10 pounds a day in addition to the...

  • AMSTERDAM _ Koninklijke Philips NV on Monday reported third-quarter net income of $370.2 million. On a per-share basis, the Amsterdam- based company said it had net income of 39 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • HOUSTON _ Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc. on Sunday reported third-quarter net income of $2.3 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 1 cent per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • PINE BLUFF, Ark. _ Simmons First National Corp. on Sunday reported third-quarter earnings of $28.9 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 87 cents per share. Simmons First National shares have fallen roughly 3 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 23- Solar power costs will fall by another 60 percent over the next decade giving an already booming market another boost, the head of the International Renewable Energy Agency said on Monday. Irena expects 80 to 90 GW of new solar capacity, enough to power more than 8 billion LED light bulbs, to be added globally each year over the next 5 to 6 years, Adnan...

  • LONDON, Oct 23- European shares were flat on Monday with banks weighing and Madrid's bourse lagging its peers as Catalonia's political crisis deepened. Financial shares fell across Europe, with the banking sector down 0.4 percent and heavyweights Deutsche Bank and Standard Chartered losing 1.2 percent each. The subdued mood in Europe was in sharp contrast to...