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  • NEW YORK, April 20- One of the year's most popular events for fund managers, the Sohn Investment Conference, will be held in New York on Monday, but if history is any guide, some of the industry's lower-profile managers will probably provide the most profitable ideas. The best ideas of some press-shy hedge fund managers who spoke at the 2017 New York Sohn Investment...

  • NEW YORK, April 20- The potential for an intensifying trade dispute to undercut the U.S. stock market could become clearer next week when a host of multinational companies reports quarterly results that may provide a glimpse into the impact of those global tensions. China has responded with tariffs of its own, leading to fears about a full-blown trade war and...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 22,- "A Quiet Place" had another noisy weekend at the domestic box office, reclaiming the No. 1 slot in its third frame. John Krasinski's thriller co-starring Emily Blunt continued on its stellar run, earning $21.8 million from 3,808 locations. That was enough to top Dwayne Johnson's "Rampage" and Amy Schumer's "I Feel Pretty."

  • April 22- Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz said he expects the inflation rate to be above 2 percent in 2018, but he is comfortable with that as long as the long-term trend is steady, according to media reports published on Sunday. "That's actually a positive thing," the Canadian Press quoted Poloz as saying. If inflation is going to be 2.3 or something like that,...

  • *Modi to meet Xi on Friday, Saturday in China's Wuhan. BEIJING, April 22- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit China this week for an informal meeting with President Xi Jinping, as efforts at rapprochement gather pace following a testing year in ties between the two giant neighbors. "We will make sure that the informal summit will be a complete success and a...

  • LOS ANGELES— It's another weekend of buzz versus pure star power at the box office as the word of mouth sensation "A Quiet Place" finds itself neck-and-neck again with Dwayne Johnson's "Rampage." Studio estimates on Sunday have placed "A Quiet Place," with $22 million, in first, and "Rampage" in second with $21 million, but it's possible those numbers may shift when final...

  • LONDON, April 22- Britain's opposition Labour Party would likely broaden the Bank of England's mandate to include factors such as employment but would not seek to remove the central bank's independence, Labour's finance policy chief John McDonnell said on Sunday. "I'm quite attracted by the wider mandate that there is in America but we would retain Bank of...

  • WASHINGTON— The tax overhaul that took effect Jan. 1 provides generous breaks for corporations and wealthy Americans and more modest relief for middle- and low-income households. In addition, the tax cuts for corporations are permanent; those for individuals and families are only temporary. Richard Phillips is a senior policy analyst at the nonpartisan,...

  • JERUSALEM, April 22- Israel's banking regulator plans to relax rules for credit card companies as part of a broader reform aimed at boosting competition in the banking sector and lowering the cost of credit. In a draft of amendments to its directives, the Bank of Israel said on Sunday new credit card companies will be allowed a lower liquidity requirement-- a Tier I...

  • NEW DELHI, April 22- India's economy could grow at 7.4 percent in the fiscal year to March 2019 after a "resilient performance" in the second half of the previous year, central bank Governor Urjit Patel said. India's economy likely grew at 6.6 percent in the 2017/ 18 fiscal year against 7.1 percent a year earlier, but higher investments led to a significant pick in the...

  • *Modi to meet Xi on Friday, Saturday in China's Wuhan. BEIJING, April 22- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit China later this week for an informal meeting with President Xi Jinping, as efforts at rapprochement gather pace following a testing year in ties between the two giant neighbours. "We will make sure that the informal summit will be a complete...

  • *Doha Bank beats earning estimates. DUBAI, April 22- Middle Eastern stock markets mostly fell on Sunday, with Saudi Arabian petrochemical shares hit particularly hard, in response to a drop by global bourses at the end of last week. The Saudi index slipped 0.3 percent as Saudi Basic Industries, the biggest petrochemical firm, slid 0.6 percent and Sahara...

  • BEIJING, April 22- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit China later this week for an informal meeting with President Xi Jinping, as efforts at rapprochement gather pace following a testing year in ties between the two giant neighbours. "This year, under the guidance of our leaders, the China- India relationship has realised good development and shown a...

  • DUBAI, April 22- Bahrain's Gulf Air is counting on Middle East routes to help drive passenger growth and turn around the loss-making airline, its deputy chief executive said on Sunday. Middle East air traffic is dominated by Qatar Airways, Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways, and Dubai's Emirates who focus on linking east and west traffic flows through their Gulf hubs.

  • MOSCOW— Russia's communications watchdog agency says it is adding some Google IP addresses to the state register of banned sites, as a dispute over a banned messaging app intensifies. Russia has ordered the popular Telegram messaging app to shut down because it won't share its encryption key with intelligence agencies. Communications watchdog...

  • The ban on state-owned ZTE was imposed last Monday in a case involving exports of telecoms equipment to Iran and North Korea. U.S. companies are barred from selling technology to ZTE for seven years. ZTE pleaded guilty in March 2017 and agreed to pay a $1.19 billion penalty for having shipped equipment to Iran and North Korea in violation of U.S. regulations.

  • "This year, under the guidance of our leaders, the China- India relationship has realised good development and shown a positive momentum," Wang said. China's ambitious Belt and Road initiative of transport and energy links bypasses India, apart from a corner of the disputed Kashmir region, also claimed by Pakistan, but involves India's neighbours Sri Lanka, Nepal...

  • BEIJING, April 22- Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 27-28 in central China's Wuhan, Xinhua news agency reported Sunday. Modi will visit China again in June for a summit of the China and Russia- led security grouping, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. China's ambitious Belt and Road initiative of transport...

  • BEIJING, April 22- China's ZTE is seeking a resolution to a U.S. ban on selling it parts and software that it has said threatens its survival. ZTE "has learnt from its past experiences on export control compliance and attaches significant importance to the work on export control compliance," the mobile phone and telecoms company said in a statement to the Hong Kong...

  • BEIJING, April 22- Chinese President Xi Jinping will hold an informal meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 27-28 in central China's Wuhan, Xinhua news agency reported Sunday.