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  • TOKYO, March 26- Bank of Japan policymakers debated the feasibility of ramping up monetary stimulus at their rate review this month as heightening overseas risks weighed on the country's fragile economy, a summary of opinions of the meeting showed on Tuesday. "In the current situation where downside risks are materializing, the BOJ should be prepared to make...

  • 26- Mar United States Sale of 2- year notes. 26- Mar Italy CTZ/BTPi auction 26- Mar Japan Auction of 40- year government bonds 26- Mar Germany Auction of 2- year Treasury notes 27- Mar United States Sale of 2- year floating rate notes 27- Mar United States Sale of 5- year notes 27- Mar Italy Bills auction 27- Mar Sweden Auction of government bonds 27- Mar Norway...

  • *Global energy demand grows, coal use in Asia up. LONDON, March 26- Global energy-related carbon emissions rose to a record high last year as energy demand and coal use increased, mainly in Asia, the International Energy Agency said on Tuesday. The United States' CO2 emissions grew by 3.1 percent in 2018, reversing a decline a year earlier, while China's emissions...

  • "It's a good value," said Merrill Brown, a media consultant and founder of The News Project, which is building technology for news providers. Conde Nast- publisher of the New Yorker, Vogue and Wired magazines- will include the full load of stories from each print issue of its titles, plus other curated content on Apple News+. Conde Nast said it believes its current...

  • WASHINGTON, March 25- As the U.S. further pushes to separate itself from Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei Technologies, the Pentagon is laying the groundwork to use technology from rivals Nokia and Ericsson in its 5 G development plans, a Pentagon official said on Monday. "I am not sure we are going to have a total U.S. solution," Ellen Lord, the...

  • BANGKOK, March 25- Shares of companies linked to a billionaire politician who campaigned in Thailand's election on a pledge to legalise marijuana leapt on Monday after partial results suggested his party could be a key part of a coalition government. However, both the pro-army Palang Pracharat and the opposition Pheu Thai could seek support from Anutin...

  • NEW YORK, March 25- Attorney Michael Avenatti, who represented adult film star Stormy Daniels in her legal battles with U.S. Avenatti, who was also hit with separate federal charges alleging embezzlement and fraud in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, was arrested in New York. The other lawyer, an unnamed co-conspirator, was identified by the New York Times and Wall...

  • BOSTON, March 25- For months, activist investor William Ackman promised to rebuild his record. For years Ackman earned billions for himself and clients while growing Pershing Square Capital Management into a roughly $20 billion firm. But in 2015 a soured bet on drug company Valeant paved the way for three years of losses, when investors ran for the exits,...

  • *Lawmakers to vote on Brexit options on Wednesday. LONDON, March 25- Sterling rose slightly on Monday after British lawmakers voted to wrest control of the Brexit process from Prime Minister Theresa May for a day, but the gains were muted with traders little wiser about when, how and even if Britain will exit the European Union. Seizing control of the process from...

  • PARIS, March 25- Airbus signed a deal worth tens of billions of dollars on Monday to sell 300 aircraft to China, coinciding with a visit to Europe by Chinese President Xi Jinping and matching a China record held by U.S. rival Boeing. Donald Trump visited Beijing in 2017, follows a year-long vacuum of purchases in which China failed to place significant orders amid...

  • SEATTLE/ KIGALI, March 25- Boeing Co will provide airlines that have bought the 737 MAX with free software upgrades, the U.S. manufacturer said on Monday, as Ethiopian Airlines told Reuters it expected a preliminary crash report this week or next. The causes of separate Lion Air and Ethiopian Airline crashes are also still unknown, though Ethiopian Airlines Chief...

  • The anti-stall system- known as MCAS, or Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System- has been pinpointed by investigators probing October's fatal Lion Air crash and faces new scrutiny in the wake of another fatal accident in Ethiopia. Airline briefings on the software upgrade, which is designed to address the situation faced by pilots of the doomed...

  • March 25- McDonald's Corp said on Monday it would buy Israel's Dynamic Yield, whose technology helps marketers personalize customer interactions, to boost its online marketing efforts. A Wall Street Journal report said McDonald's would pay more than $300 million. Dynamic Yield, whose customers include IKEA and URBN, has offices in New York and Tel Aviv.

  • BERLIN, March 25- Germany's unpredictable arms export policies and long wait times for export licenses threaten the future of big Franco-German projects to develop new tanks, combat jets and drones, France's ambassador to Germany said in an essay published late Monday. It was unacceptable that Germany could veto exports of weapons systems by other countries...

  • March 25- McDonald's Corp said on Monday it would buy Israel's Dynamic Yield, whose technology helps marketers personalize customer interactions. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. A Wall Street Journal report https://www.wsj.com/articles/mcdonalds-nears-deal-to-buy-israeli-digital-startup- d y n a m i c- y i e l d- 1 1 5 5 3 5 5 2 1 2 4 said...

  • WASHINGTON, March 25- South Korean government officials are expected to press for extending a sanctions waiver on Iran's petroleum exports that expires in May on a visit to Washington this week. The Trump administration has unilaterally reimposed sanctions on Iran's oil exports, the lifeblood of its economy, as it seeks to curb Tehran's nuclear and missile...

  • With appearances by Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg, the world's second-most valuable technology company lifted the curtain on a television and movie subscription service called Apple TV+ that will stream original television shows and movies. "While Apple may introduce a bigger roster of original content than Amazon and Netflix during their...

  • BERLIN, March 25- Germany's unpredictable arms export policies and long wait times for export licenses threaten the future of big Franco-German projects to develop new tanks, combat jets and drones, France's ambassador to Germany said in an essay published late Monday. It was unacceptable that Germany could veto exports of weapons systems by other countries...

  • They are expected to ask the FAA about the program that allows companies to perform functions on the FAA's behalf at a Senate hearing on Wednesday. The panel's findings and recommendations will be presented directly to Chao and the FAA, the Transportation Department said. Acting FAA chief Dan Elwell, National Transportation Safety Board chairman Robert...

  • With appearances by Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg, the world's second-most valuable technology company lifted the curtain on a television and movie subscription service called Apple TV+ that will stream original television shows and movies. "While Apple may introduce a bigger roster of original content than Amazon and Netflix during their...