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  • KKR CO-CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER BAE AND DAVID PETRAEUS, CHAIR OF KKR GLOBAL INSTITUTE, WITHDRAW FROM SAUDI CONFERENCE- SOURCES.

  • OTTAWA, Oct 15- Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo on Monday discussed his concerns about new Canadian tariffs on steel during a call with Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, a Canadian government source said. Guajardo said last week he rejected Canada's move to impose new quotas and tariffs on imports of seven categories of steel from many...

  • CHICAGO, Oct 15- U.S. soybean futures neared a two-month high on Monday on poor Midwest harvest conditions, coupled with reminders of strong domestic crushing demand and signs of U.S. soy cargoes headed to China, analysts said. As of 1:06 p.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade November soybean futures were up 20-1/ 2 cents at $8.88 per bushel after reaching $8.89, the...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 15- Dozens of employers looking to hire the next generation of tech employees descended on the University of California, Berkeley in September to meet students at an electrical engineering and computer science career fair. Boris Yue, 20, was one of thousands of student attendees, threading his way among fellow job-seekers to meet recruiters.

  • BREXIT: AFTER MEETING UK PM MAY, SCOTLAND'S STURGEON SAYS CLEAR THERE REMAIN FUNDAMENTAL ISSUES TO BE RESOLVED BETWEEN UK AND EU.

  • OTTAWA, Oct 15- Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo on Monday discussed his concerns about new Canadian tariffs on steel during a call with Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, a Canadian government source said.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 15- The U.S. federal government closed the 2018 fiscal year $779 billion in the red as tax cuts hit revenues and the government paid more to service a growing national debt, according to Treasury Department data released on Monday. The data also showed a $119 billion budget surplus in September, which was larger than expected and a record for the...

  • ABUJA, Oct 15- Sixty people were killed after a fire broke out on Friday on an oil pipeline in the southeast of Nigeria, a spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency said on Monday, up from the tally of 16 dead given by officials three days earlier. In an emailed statement, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation said it had been prevented from...

  • DAR ES SALAAM, Oct 15- The family of a Tanzanian tycoon and former lawmaker who was kidnapped in Dar es Salaam last week offered on Monday a reward of one billion shillings for information that would help secure his release. Mohammed Dewji, the owner and president of Mohammed Enterprises Tanzania Ltd, was seized as he arrived for a morning workout at a luxury hotel...

  • ORLANDO, Fla., Oct 15- French planemaker Dassault Aviation will nudge up production rates on certain business jet models, including its Falcoln 8 x and 2000 jets, Chief Executive Eric Trappier said on Monday, a sign of broader industry demand for corporate aircraft. We are at the moment increasing a little bit our rate of production, Trappier told reporters ahead of...

  • BRITAIN'S HUNT SAYS CASE OF JAMAL KHASHOGGI REMAINS "DEEPLY CONCERNING," UK "FULLY SUPPORTS" TURKISH INVESTIGATION.

  • The decision, announced by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, also comes months after President Donald Trump unveiled a "blueprint" of proposed policies to give the government more leverage over prices. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said in a statement, adding that the HHS would continue to implement the blueprint to...

  • ORLANDO, Fla., Oct 15- Aerion Supersonic, the developer of a $120 million supersonic business jet, said on Monday it would be able to take off and land without regulatory changes in the United States, a potential boost to efforts to bring back faster air travel. "We're on track to fly in 2023, and before that year is out cross the Atlantic at supersonic speed, which will be...

  • ABUJA, Oct 15- Sixty people were killed after a fire broke out on Friday on an oil pipeline in the southeast of Nigeria, a spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency said on Monday. The state oil company on Friday said 16 people were killed and pumping on the System 2 E pipeline network had been halted. "We will resume the pumping of products very soon," NNPC...

  • *IEA cuts forecasts for oil consumption and demand for OPEC crude. Brent crude futures fell 6 cents to $80.37 a barrel by 1:02 p.m. EDT. Riyadh has been under pressure since journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a critic of the kingdom and a U.S. resident, disappeared on Oct. 2 after visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 15- The real estate investment trusts that own the malls and shopping centers where many Sears stores are anchor tenants have waited years for the retailer's demise to renovate the sites and boost rent, although redevelopment costs may strain some plans. Most large U.S. malls are controlled by REITs. Gaining control of vacated sites will be costly,...

  • MOSCOW, Oct 15- Russia's energy minister Alexander Novak discussed the oil output cap agreed between OPEC and non- OPEC countries with his Iranian counterpart Bijan Zanganeh at a meeting in Moscow on Monday, the Russian energy ministry said in a statement.

  • EUROPEAN COUNCIL PRESIDENT DONALD TUSK HAS INVITED UK PM MAY TO ADDRESS REMAINING EU 27 MEMBER STATES WEDS NIGHT- SKY.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 15- Stephen Pagliuca, co-chairman at U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital, will not attend a high-profile conference in Saudi Arabia, a source familiar with the matter said on Monday.

  • BAIN CAPITAL CO-CHAIRMAN STEPHEN PAGLIUCA WILL NOT ATTEND SAUDI FII CONFERENCE- SOURCE.