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  • Tidjane Thiam had been scheduled to go to the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh, but now joins several other top executives who have bowed out amidst uproar over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

  • *Iran exports 1.33 mln bpd of crude in Oct. 1-14- Refinitiv. Brent crude was down 50 cents a barrel at $80.28 by 0900 GMT. U.S. light crude was 50 cents lower at $71.28.

  • LONDON, Oct 16- The basic wages of workers in Britain rose at their fastest pace in nearly a decade over the summer months, backing up the Bank of England's view that a long period of weak pay increases is ending. Earnings, excluding volatile bonus payments, rose by an annual 3.1 percent in the three months to August, the Office for National Statistics said on Tuesday.

  • LONDON, Oct 16- The pound rose above $1.32 on Tuesday after labor data beat expectations, but investors said doubts that a Brexit deal would be reached at a European Union summit this week would limit the currency's advance. Less than six months before Brexit, negotiators from both sides are trying to figure out how to keep the UK frontier with the Irish Republic...

  • BERLIN, Oct 16- The mood among German investors darkened more than expected in October, a survey showed on Tuesday, as concerns about the fallout of an escalting trade dispute between China and the United States clouded the outlook for Europe's largest economy. The ZEW research institute said its monthly survey showed economic sentiment among investors...

  • LONDON, Oct 16- The pound rose above $1.32 on Tuesday after labour data beat expectations, but investors said doubts that a Brexit deal would be reached at a European Union summit this week would limit the currency's advance. Less than six months before Brexit, negotiators from both sides are trying to figure out how to keep the UK frontier with the Irish Republic...

  • MILAN, Oct 16- European shares rose on Tuesday helped by stronger defensive stocks as the focus turned to the start of the reporting season which is expected to deliver double-digit earnings growth for the third quarter. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was up 0.4 percent by 0834 GMT, after hitting a 22- month low in the previous session on the back of risings U.S.

  • Oct 16- Emerging stock and currency markets drew some comfort on Tuesday from signs Saudi Arabia will acknowledge the death of a missing journalist in a botched interrogation while lukewarm Chinese inflation data cooled concerns over the yuan's fall. President Donald Trump's dispatching of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Riyadh also encouraged hope...

  • FRANKFURT, Oct 16- German premium car brand Audi, a division of Volkswagen said it was fined 800 million euros on Tuesday for violations tied to six- and eight-cylinder diesel engines which did not conform to anti-pollution standards. "Considering these special items the Audi Group will significantly undercut major financial key performance indicators...

  • BRASILIA, Oct 16- The momentum is squarely behind Brazilian far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro, according to the latest polls, with just a dozen days to go before the run-off vote against leftist rival Fernando Haddad. The survey interviewed 2,506 people on Saturday and Sunday across Brazil and had a 2 percentage point margin of error.

  • *Deiss says fate of Detroit car industry a salutory warning. "If you look at the former bastions of the auto industry like Detroit, Oxford- Cowley or Turin, you understand what happens to cities when once powerful corporations and leading industries falter," CEO Herbert Diess told an auto suppliers conference in Wolfsburg, VW's manufacturing base.

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.3 pct. The FTSE 100 was down 0.3 percent by 0835 GMT, extending early losses after strong employment figures sent sterling higher. Workers in Britain are seeing the fastest pay growth in nearly a decade, figures from the Office for National Statistics showed, boosting the currency further and weighing on the FTSE 100 dominated by dollar-earning...

  • BASEL, Switzerland, Oct 16- The new chief executive of Clariant, which has Saudi Basic Industries Corp as its anchor shareholder, said rising tensions surrounding the disappearance of a Saudi Arabian journalist could hit the Swiss speciality chemicals maker and its rivals. "If there is a major trade disruption involving Saudi Arabia, Clariant will be affected...

  • *Iran exports 1.33 mln bpd of crude in Oct. 1-14- Refinitiv. U.S. crude stockpiles are expected to have risen last week for the fourth straight week, by about 1.1 million barrels, according to a Reuters poll ahead of reports from the American Petroleum Institute and the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration. "Once pipelines and oil terminals...

  • Oct 16- Stocks in Hong Kong ended higher on Tuesday, gaining a footing after recent losses, although data showing cooling factory-gate inflation in China for a third straight month in September and a warning from S&P on government debt curbed further gains. **China's factory-gate inflation cooled for a third straight month in September amid ebbing domestic...

  • LONDON, Oct 16- British American Tobacco cut its full-year revenue target for cigarette alternatives such as vaping pens and tobacco heating devices, citing a flat market in Japan and a product recall in the United States. It said the cut was due to flat growth in Japan, the most developed market for tobacco-heating devices, and the recall in the United States of...

  • ROME, Oct 16- European Union sanctions against Russia are damaging Italian companies, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Tuesday, adding that his government wanted to deepen its ties with Moscow. His comments come a day after Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini had defined the EU sanctions a "social, cultural and economic absurdity". Conte told parliament...

  • TOKYO, Oct 16- The U.S. government had not spoken to Japan about including provisions in free trade agreements to deter currency manipulation, Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday, although the two sides are likely to enter talks sometime next year. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday that Washington wants to include such...

  • LONDON, Oct 16- The pound rose towards $1.32 on Tuesday as investors prepared for a European Union summit where diplomats will try to pave the way for an agreement on Brexit. With only six months before Britain leaves the EU, major obstacles remain to securing an agreement, including how to keep an open border between the British province of Northern Ireland and...

  • LONDON, Oct 16- The pound rose towards $1.32 on Tuesday as investors prepared for a European Union summit where diplomats will try to pave the way for an agreement on Brexit. With only six months before Britain leaves the EU, major obstacles remain to securing an agreement, including how to keep an open border between the British province of Northern Ireland and...