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  • SINGAPORE, Oct 23- The Japanese yen, a safe haven in uncertain times, firmed against the dollar on Tuesday, as the euro and sterling suffered due to doubts over Italy's budget spending and over British Prime Minister Theresa May's future with Brexit talks stalled. With just over five months until Britain is scheduled to exit the EU, Brexit talks have hit an impasse,...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 22- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Monday said it had ordered Transdev North America to immediately stop transporting school children in Florida in a driverless shuttle, as the testing could be putting them at "inappropriate" risk. Transdev's use of its EZ10 Generation II driverless shuttle in the Babcock Ranch...

  • HONG KONG, Oct 23- UBS allows all its staff to travel "freely in and out" of China and it is business as usual there, the Swiss bank said, after authorities there last week asked one of its bankers to delay her departure from Beijing to meet with local officials. That move by the Chinese authorities led to UBS asking its wealth management staff to reconsider their travel...

  • Oct 23- Chicago soybean futures looked set to fall for a third session out of four on Tuesday, trading close to their lowest in nearly two weeks after a U.S. government report pegged the harvest there above market expectations. The most-active soybean contract on the Chicago Board of Trade was down 0.4 percent at $8.54-3/ 4 a bushel by 0320 GMT, after dropping to its...

  • Oct 22- Twitter Inc confirmed on Monday it has removed more accounts affiliated with Infowars, the website of U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. The company confirmed a CNN report https://cnn.it/2AnbFm1, which said Twitter permanently suspended 18 accounts, partly because of their attempts to help Infowars and Jones circumvent the ban placed on them by...

  • Oct 23- Copper prices ticked down on Tuesday, dropping from the previous session's one-week high and snapping two days of gains which were sparked by expectations of strong demand in China, the world's biggest consumer of industrial metals. COPPER: Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange eased 0.5 percent to $6,212.50 a tonne by 0312 GMT after climbing...

  • Oct 23- Copper prices ticked down on Tuesday, dropping from the previous session's one-week high and snapping two days of gains which were sparked by expectations of strong demand in China, the world's biggest consumer of industrial metals. COPPER: Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange eased 0.5 percent to $6,212.50 a tonne by 0312 GMT after climbing...

  • *U.S. sanctions against Iran to start Nov. 4. SINGAPORE, Oct 23- Oil prices fell on Tuesday after Saudi Arabia pledged to play a "responsible role" in energy markets, although sentiment remained nervous in the run-up to U.S. sanctions against Iran's crude exports that start next month. There has been concern that just as markets tighten on the back of the U.S. sanctions...

  • *U.S. sanctions against Iran to start Nov. 4. SINGAPORE, Oct 23- Oil prices fell on Tuesday after Saudi Arabia pledged to play a "responsible role" in energy markets, although sentiment remained nervous in the run-up to U.S. sanctions against Iran's crude exports that start next month. There has been concern that just as markets tighten on the back of the U.S. sanctions...

  • Oct 23- London copper prices edged lower on Tuesday, dropping from last session's one-week high and snapping two days of gains which were triggered by expectations of strong demand in top consumer China. *Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange eased 0.1 percent to $6,236.50 a tonne by 0141 GMT after climbing on Monday to its highest since Oct. 15 at...

  • Oct 23- London copper prices edged lower on Tuesday, dropping from last session's one-week high and snapping two days of gains which were triggered by expectations of strong demand in top consumer China. *Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange eased 0.1 percent to $6,236.50 a tonne by 0141 GMT after climbing on Monday to its highest since Oct. 15 at...

  • BENGALURU, Oct 23- Gold prices inched up early Tuesday as Asian stocks faltered, weighed down by political tensions between Saudi Arabia and Western powers, uncertainties around Brexit and Italy's budgetary woes. *Asian shares were listless on Tuesday, a day after a strong rally led by stimulus hope in China, with MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares...

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 23- The dollar gained against its major peers on Tuesday, reining as the preferred safe haven currency as uncertainity over Brexit negotiations and Italy's free spending budget spooked investors away from the euro and sterling. With just over five months until Britain is scheduled to exit the EU, talks have stalled over a disagreement on the...

  • *European stocks hit by worries over Italy's budget. TOKYO, Oct 23- Asian shares edged lower on Tuesday as earnings season nerves in the U.S. dented Wall Street, while a cocktail of negative factors from Saudi Arabia's diplomatic isolation to concerns over Italy's budget and Brexit talks depressed sentiment. That rolled back some of the previous session's...

  • LONDON, Oct 22- Hedge fund managers accelerated their profit-taking in crude oil and refined fuels last week, as confidence in the previous price rally faltered and the market fell. Hedge funds and other money managers cut their combined net long position in the six most important petroleum futures and options contracts by 133 million barrels in the week to Oct....

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 22- Microchip firm Qualcomm Inc is joining Amazon.com Inc to spread the use of Amazon's Alexa voice assistant in wireless headphones, the companies said on Monday. Amazon and Alphabet Inc's Google, whose voice assistants have most often been found in their respective smart speakers for the home, are rushing to partner with headphone makers.

  • JUDGE CONDITIONALLY DENIES MONSANTO'S MOTION FOR NEW TRIAL IN THE $289 MLN CALIFORNIA GLYPHOSATE CASE.

  • JUDGE DENIES MONSANTO COMPANY'S MOTION FOR JUDGMENT NOTWITHSTANDING THE VERDICT IN THE $289 MLN CALIFORNIA GLYPHOSATE CASE.

  • 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...

  • MINNEAPOLIS, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari gives welcome and opening remarks before the "Innovation in Early Childhood Development and K-12 Education" conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, in Minneapolis, Minn.- 1330 GMT. BATON ROUGE, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President...