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  • Federal Reserve Today in Washington. 23- Oct United States Sale of 2- year notes 23- Oct United Kingdom Auction of 0 1/ 8% Index-linked Treasury Gilt 2028 23- Oct Netherlands DSL Auction 24- Oct United States Sale of 2- year floating rate notes 24- Oct United States Sale of 5- year notes 24- Oct Germany Auction of 5- year Federal notes 24- Oct Sweden Auction of...

  • SYDNEY- Remarks by Guy Debelle, RBA Deputy Governor, at the Finalists Announcement for Walkley Business Journalism Awards 0200 GMT. SYDNEY- Panel Participation by Michele Bullock, RBA Assistant Governor, at the Sibos 2018 Conference 0300 GMT. SYDNEY- Panel Participation by Guy Debelle, RBA Deputy Governor, at the Sibos 2018 Conference 0430 GMT.

  • Oct 19- More than 116,000 homes and businesses in Florida and Georgia were still without power on Friday in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, power companies said. In total, more than 3.3 million customers lost power from Florida to New York after Michael struck the Florida Panhandle on Oct. 10 as a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 155 miles per...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 19- The Trump administration wants pollution limits on ship fuels that a United Nations maritime agency will implement in 2020 to be phased in to protect consumers from any price spikes in heating and trucking fuels, a White House spokesman said on Friday. The IMO said last month it would not delay implementation after some shipping groups as...

  • BRASILIA, Oct 19- Facebook Inc's WhatsApp messaging service became the frontline in Brazil's bitter presidential campaign on Friday, as front-runner Jair Bolsonaro angrily denied accusations he had encouraged widespread misinformation campaigns on the platform. On Thursday, newspaper Folha de S.Paulo had reported that supporters of the far-right...

  • *Moody's cuts Italy debt rating to "Baa3". ROME, Oct 19- Moody's on Friday cut Italy's sovereign debt rating to one notch above junk status because of concerns over government budget plans, but in a move that could calm investor anxiety, it said the outlook was stable. It said the shift towards an expansionary fiscal policy meant Italy's public debt would likely...

  • WASHINGTON/ SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct 19- President Donald Trump on Friday threw his support behind speeding up water projects for agriculture and hydropower in the arid U.S. Trump signed a presidential memorandum that directs Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to "reduce regulatory burdens" and expedite environmental reviews for...

  • Oct 19- The U.S. Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services said on Friday it was responding to a data breach that exposed the files of about 75,000 individuals. The agency said it detected anomalous activity in the Federally Facilitated Exchange's Direct Enrollment pathway for agents and brokers. The number of files accessed in the breach represented a small...

  • The winner can opt for an immediate cash payment of $565.6 million or receive the $1 billion prize over 29 years. That is taller than any skyscraper in the United States including New York City's 1 World Trade Center, which reaches 1,792 feet at its tip. And with the winnings they could buy the entire content of a department store and still have enough money left...

  • *Honeywell erases gains after warning of slower China growth. NEW YORK, Oct 19- The U.S. benchmark S&P 500 stock index edged lower on Friday as strong earnings from Procter& Gamble Co were offset by ongoing concerns about rising interest rates and tensions over trade policy denting economic growth. The consumer staples sector, which has underperformed the...

  • Hedging activity increased in October in the yen, Australian and New Zealand dollars versus the greenback for maturities as far out as one year, strategists said. Polls suggest the most likely outcome will be Democrats winning control of the House of Representatives with Republicans retaining the Senate. "There has been a rise in hedging activity across all...

  • President Donald Trump is scheduled to meet the chief executives of the biggest U.S. defense companies at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona on Friday to discuss how they can source more parts and materials domestically, people familiar with the meeting said on Friday. Friday's meeting in Arizona will include executives from BAE Systems Plc, which makes howitzers...

  • *WTI in contango as Cushing stockpiles expected to rise. NEW YORK, Oct 19- Oil prices rose on Friday on signs of surging demand in China, the world's No. 2 oil consumer, although prices were headed for a second weekly decline on swelling U.S. inventories and concern that trade wars were curbing economic activity. Brent crude futures rose 49 cents to settle at $79.78 a...

  • EXCLUSIVE-CROWDSTRIKE INC HIRES GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC TO LEAD 2019 INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING- SOURCES.

  • NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 19- Cybersecurity software maker CrowdStrike Inc has hired investment bank Goldman Sachs Group to prepare for an initial public offering that could come in the first half of next year, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. CrowdStrike is the latest in a wave of Silicon Valley startups, including ride hailing firms Uber...

  • Oct 19- More than 118,000 homes and businesses in Florida and Georgia were still without power on Friday in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, power companies said. In total, more than 3.3 million customers lost power from Florida to New York after Michael struck the Florida Panhandle on Oct. 10 as a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 155 miles per...

  • DETROIT, Oct 19- General Motors Co Chief Executive Mary Barra has transformed the No. 1 U.S. automaker in her almost five years in charge, but that is still not enough to satisfy investors. Ahead of third-quarter results due on Oct. 31, GM shares are trading about 6 percent below the $33 per share price at which they launched in 2010 in a post-bankruptcy initial public...

  • Treasury yields rose on Friday, with the 10- year yield hovering near a one-week high as traders pared safe-haven bond positions stemming from hopes for reduced tension between Italy and the European Commission over the country's debt-laden budget. They offset worries about rising borrowing costs, U.S.- China trade tensions and strained relations...

  • Spot gold was up 0.1 percent to $1,225.75 an ounce by 3:14 p.m. EDT. U.S. gold futures settled down $1.4, or 0.11 percent, at $1,228.7. "The technical posture of gold in near term basis has improved remarkably in the past two weeks," said Kitco Metals senior analyst Jim Wyckoff, adding that the volatility seen in the stocks markets worldwide recently has also been...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 19- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Friday it has withdrawn a regulation proposed in the last days of the Obama administration that aimed to tighten health and safety compliance rules for uranium miners. On Jan. 19, 2017- a day before Donald Trump took office as president- the EPA had proposed standards to regulate byproduct...