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  • PARIS/ CHICAGO, Nov 16- U.S. carrier Delta Air Lines said on Friday it ordered 10 Airbus A330neo long-haul jets, reinforcing its position as the first U.S. airline to operate the upgraded jet and lending its influential support to a slow-selling model. "Expanding our A330 order book not only ensures that Delta's near-to-medium-term widebody needs are taken care...

  • CHICAGO, Nov 16- U.S. soybean futures turned higher Friday after President Donald Trump said China had sent a list of things it was willing to do to resolve trade tensions with the United States and his administration may not have to impose further tariffs. China, the world's biggest soy buyer, has responded with import tariffs on U.S. goods, including soybeans.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Nov 16- Raw sugar futures and arabica coffee futures on ICE closed higher on Friday, boosted Strengthening in the currency of Brazil, the top producer of both commodities, boosted raw sugar and arabica coffee earlier. *March raw sugar settled up 0.04 cent, or 0.3 percent, at 12.69 cents per lb, down 0.3 percent from the week prior. *India's annual...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 16- Home-renting company Airbnb Inc said on Friday it had "substantially more" than $1 billion in revenue for the third quarter, marking its strongest quarter yet ahead of a widely anticipated initial public offering next year. The number of people booking homes on Airbnb in the third quarter was up 91 percent in Beijing, 79 percent in Mexico City...

  • SAO PAULO, Nov 16- Investors on Friday welcomed the appointment of Santander executive Roberto Campos to head Brazil's central bank as a sign President-elect Jair Bolsonaro will entrust economic and monetary policy to a market-friendly team of economists. Sao Paulo's Bovespa stock index surged as much as 2.65 percent on Friday and Brazil's real currency...

  • The airline, which operates in Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa, announced soon afterwards that it had raised $11.5 million through a placing of 898.4 million shares. "Business in our continuing operations in Zimbabwe and growth-markets of South Africa and Mozambique is on the right track", CEO Nico Bezuidenhout said.

  • BOGOTA, Nov 16- Private oil producers in Colombia said on Friday they are optimistic about promises by President Ivan Duque to improve security and bolster the sector. "We're seeing progress- we have all the confidence in the world in the administration," said Occidental Petroleum chief executive Vicki Hollub, on the sidelines of an oil and gas conference in...

  • Nov 16- The S&P 500 swung between gains and losses on Friday following conflicting reports on a U.S. trade deal with China, while weakness in chipmaker Nvidia weighed on the Nasdaq. President Donald Trump said the United States may not have to impose further tariffs on China, but added the situation was still not acceptable to him. Stocks have been volatile as...

  • Nov 16- Alphabet Inc's Verily said on Friday it is pausing research on glucose-sensing lens, one of its earliest projects. The search engine giant's life sciences division started the project in 2014 with Alcon, Novartis' eye-care division, to better manage diabetes by putting sensors on a contact lens to measure glucose levels for people with the disease.

  • It also marks a ramping up of the SEC's vigorous oversight of the cryptocurrency space. After raising a combined $27 million from investors, CarrierEQ Inc and Paragon Coin Inc agreed to pay back investors and to each pay $250,000 in fines as part of the settlement, the regulator said in a statement. "These cases tell those who are considering taking similar...

  • His comments were similar to those of CBS interim CEO Joe Ianniello earlier this month. Viacom's new film deal with Netflix expands upon other work it has done for the world's biggest streaming video service, including TV series "The Haunting of Hill House" and "Maniac," which stars Emma Stone and Jonah Hill. Revenue from TV production across Viacom, owner of cable...

  • Drillers added two oil rigs in the week to Nov. 16, bringing the total count to 888, still the highest level since March 2015, General Electric Co's Baker Hughes energy services firm said in its closely followed report on Friday. U.S. crude output from seven major shale basins was expected to rise 113,000 barrels per day to a record 7.9 million bpd in December, driven...

  • Nov 16- Former Oracle Corp product chief Thomas Kurian is replacing Diane Greene as chief executive of Alphabet Inc's Google Cloud, according to a blog post https://cloud.google.com/blog/topics/inside-google-cloud/transitioning-google-cl o u d- a f t e r- t h r e e- g r e a t- y e a r s from Greene.

  • Nov 16- The S&P 500 and the Dow gained on Friday, after U.S. President Donald Trump said that the United States may not need to impose further tariffs on Chinese imports as the world's two largest economies continue to work on an agreement to eliminate trade tensions. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 171.44 points, or 0.68 percent, to 25,460.71, the S&P 500...

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  • *OPEC could cut supply by 1.4 mln bpd to prevent glut. NEW YORK, Nov 16- Oil traded up slightly in a volatile session on Friday, supported by expectations that the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries would agree to cut output next month, though prices were set to for a weekly drop on underlying oversupply worries. OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia is keen for...

  • GOOGLE CLOUD CEO DIANE GREENE SAYS WILL REMAIN A DIRECTOR ON THE ALPHABET BOARD- GOOGLE CLOUD BLOG.

  • GOOGLE CLOUD CEO DIANE GREENE SAYS WILL CONTINUE AS CEO THROUGH JANUARY, WORKING WITH THOMAS KURIAN TO ENSURE A SMOOTH TRANSITION- GOOGLE CLOUD BLOG.

  • THOMAS KURIAN WILL BE JOINING GOOGLE CLOUD ON NOVEMBER 26 TH AND TRANSITIONING INTO THE GOOGLE CLOUD LEADERSHIP ROLE IN EARLY 2019- GOOGLE CLOUD BLOG.

  • Wall Street has been struggling with uncertainty over U.S. congressional midterm elections, the path of interest rate hikes possibility corporate earnings have already peaked. After an October that saw the S&P 500 slump nearly 7 percent, Wall Street has struggled to find its footing, rising 0.7 percent so far in November. "Of all the other factors, the consumer...