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  • TOKYO, March 20- The dollar rose against most of its peers on Wednesday as reports of renewed tension in U.S.- China trade negotiations supported safe-haven bids, although the Federal Reserve's policy meeting later due in the day limited the greenback's gains. The Australian dollar slipped a quarter of a percent to $0.7070 on a decline in 10- year bond yields...

  • CHINCHOLI, India, March 20- A few years ago, in this sweltering corner of western India, the horizon was dotted with hunched, barefoot women swinging sickles all day to cut wheat for the spring harvest. Chhaya Kharade, 36, and other women doing lighter farm work were gradually replaced by the machines that now crisscross wheat, sugar cane and onion fields...

  • SINGAPORE, March 20- Most industrial metals on the London Metal Exchange fell on Wednesday, shrugging off some gains in the previous sessions as investors turned cautious ahead of the result of the U.S. *Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange fell 0.2 percent to $6,446.5 a tonne by 0127 GMT, while the most-traded copper contract on the Shanghai Futures...

  • SYDNEY, March 20- U.S. soybeans futures edged lower for the third consecutive session on Wednesday, as concerns over the progress of trade talks between Washington and Beijing stoked fears over global oilseed trade. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin plan to travel to China next week for another round of trade talks...

  • ADDIS ABABA/ PARIS/ WASHINGTON, March 19- Europe and Canada said they would seek their own guarantees over the safety of Boeing's 737 MAX, further complicating plans to get the aircraft flying worldwide after they were grounded in the wake of two accidents killing more than 300 people. As the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration analyses Boeing's plans for a...

  • The management reshuffle comes as Europe and Canada said they would seek their own guarantees over the safety of Boeing's 737 MAX, further complicating plans to get the aircraft flying worldwide after they were grounded in the wake of crashes that killed more than 300 people. John Hamilton, formerly both vice president and chief engineer in Boeing's...

  • SYDNEY, March 20- Oil prices fell on Wednesday, retreating from a four-month high, as concerns that trade talks between the United States and China have stalled, stoking fears over the outlook for global economic growth. International Brent crude oil futures were at $67.49 a barrel at 0107 GMT, down 15 cents, or 0.2 percent, from their last close.

  • BROWNVILLE, Neb., March 19- Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Nebraska on Tuesday to take stock of the devastation unleashed across the U.S. The floodwaters have inundated a large swath of farm states Iowa and Nebraska along the Missouri River, North America's longest river, prompting half of Iowa's 99 counties to declare states of emergency.

  • TOKYO, March 20- Asian shares got off to a cautious start on Wednesday, holding close to six-month highs on hopes the U.S. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan ticked down 0.1 percent from a six-month high touched the previous day. Since the beginning of year, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell has said the central bank would be patient- interpreted...

  • TRANSPORT CANADA SAYS TO CONDUCT "EXHAUSTIVE REVIEW" OF BOEING 737 MAX FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM MCAS.

  • LONDON, March 19- Investors seem to be betting history will repeat itself, with the Federal Reserve cutting interest rates to keep the U.S. expansion going, just as it did in 1998, producing one final bull run in oil and equity markets. Prompt reductions helped to ensure the U.S. economy continued expanding for another 30 months before finally entering recession...

  • SEOUL, March 20- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd expects a tough year for its component business including memory chips due to sluggish growth in the smartphone market and reduced investment from data center companies, Chief Executive Kim Ki- nam said on Wednesday. He was speaking at the South Korean tech giant's annual general meeting where shareholders are...

  • ADDIS ABABA/ PARIS/ WASHINGTON, March 19- Europe and Canada said they would seek their own guarantees over the safety of Boeing's 737 MAX, further complicating plans to get the aircraft flying worldwide after they were grounded in the wake of two accidents killing more than 300 people. Canada said it would independently certify the 737 MAX in the future, rather...

  • WASHINGTON, March 19- Following the live-streaming on social media of the mass shooting in New Zealand, the chair of the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security wrote a letter to top executives of four major technology companies urging them to do a better job of removing violent political content. "If you are unwilling to do so, Congress must consider policies to...

  • LONDON, March 19- Another 100 tonnes of zinc were loaded out of the London Metal Exchange warehouse system on Monday. The LME three-month price rose to an eight-month high of $2,882 per tonne last week, up 18 percent this year, before easing slightly to current levels of $2,800. The exchange's stock reports have thrown up many surprises over the intervening years,...

  • OTTAWA, March 19- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government, seeking to move past a political crisis threatening its re-election, lavished new spending on middle-class voters in its budget on Tuesday, but the measures may be spread too thin to move the needle before October's vote. But with no single blockbuster pledge and with opposition antics...

  • March 19- A U.S. jury on Tuesday found Bayer AG's glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer caused cancer, a blow to the company eight months after another jury issued a $289 million verdict over similar claims in a different case. Tuesday's unanimous jury decision in San Francisco federal court, which came after five days of deliberation, was not a finding of Bayer's...

  • Last month, the FDA issued a statement https://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/LetterstoHealthCareProviders/ucm630863. h t m warning doctors about a type of lymphoma linked to breast implants after receiving reports of the disease. "Despite multiple attempts to discuss this with FDA, Mentor has not received feedback," Mentor spokeswoman Mindy...

  • WASHINGTON, March 19- The chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives transportation committee and another key Democrat asked the Transportation Department's inspector general on Tuesday to examine key decisions made by the Federal Aviation Administration in certifying Boeing's 737 MAX jet for use. The request follows the March 10 crash of a 737 MAX jet...

  • March 19- FedEx Corp on Tuesday cut its 2019 profit forecast for the second time in three months, sending its shares down more than 5 percent and fueling fresh worries it is losing ground to delivery rivals such as United Parcel Service Inc and Deutsche Post DHL Group. "Slowing international macroeconomic conditions and weaker global trade growth trends...