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  • *Amazon, Monoprix to extend Prime Now outside Paris. The move, which follows an initial co-operation between Casino's upmarket Monoprix supermarket chain and Amazon in Paris, could re-ignite speculation of a bigger deal later on. The deal, unveiled on Tuesday, will see Amazon lockers installed in 1,000 locations across France in nine of Casino's brands,...

  • The pan-European STOXX 600 index edged lower after seven straight sessions of gains by 0737 GMT, with all major indices in the red except oil major-heavy London's FTSE 100 which moved marginally higher. Belgium's Melexis, which supplies semiconductor solutions for cars, slipped 6 percent after first quarter net income tumbled and the company said it expects...

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    French supermarket retailer Casino said it was beefing up its partnership with tech giant Amazon following the success of an earlier deal between its Monoprix supermarket chain and Amazon in Paris.

  • LONDON, April 23- The London Metal Exchange on Tuesday launched an initiative that could see it ban or delist brands that are not responsibly sourced by 2022.. The LME said its proposed rules would require all brands to undertake a "Red Flag assessment" based on guidelines set by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development by the end of 2020..

  • FTSE 100 up 0.2 pct. April 23- London's FTSE 100 opened higher on Tuesday as oil majors surged on an imminent end to the United States' Iran sanction waivers, while tour operator Thomas Cook jumped after a report that several bidders were interested in its assets. The FTSE 100 rose 0.2 percent to hit a fresh 6- month high, while the FTSE 250 had eased 0.1 pct by 0717 GMT.

  • NEW DELHI, April 23- Millions of Indians are voting in the third and largest phase of a staggered general election on Tuesday, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi who cast his ballot in his home state of Gujarat and again underlined the need to combat "terrorism". India's parliament has 545 members. Nearly 24 percent of those eligible had voted as of 12 p.m.,...

  • AMSTERDAM, April 23- Dutch supermarket group Ahold, warned on Monday that a strike at its Stop& Shop chain in the United States would hurt its underlying 2019 profit margin. The strike involved 30,000 workers in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Ahold kept its full-year free cash flow estimates unchanged at 1.8 billion euros, due to expected growth at...

  • SINGAPORE, April 23- Copper and nickel prices fell on Tuesday as investors worried that China, the world's top metals consumer, may ease stimulus measures after its economy showed some signs of recovery. Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange fell 0.8 percent to $6,427.50 a tonne by 0707 GMT, while the most active copper contract on the Shanghai Futures...

  • *Graphic: World FX rates in 2019 http://tmsnrt.rs/2egbfVh. LONDON, April 23- The dollar held near three-week highs on Tuesday as a drop in market volatility ramped up demand for riskier assets. "We are in a very range-bound market with the broader picture being more positive for the dollar relative to the euro after the weak eurozone PMI manufacturing data last...

  • The United Nations says about 80 percent of the 30 million population needs some form of humanitarian assistance and two-thirds of all districts in Yemen are in a "pre-famine" state. The rival central bank headquartered in Sanaa, the capital now held by the Houthis who control most urban centers in Yemen, did not receive any funds from the Saudi loan.

  • HONG KONG/ TOKYO, April 23- World oil prices jumped to near 6- month highs on Tuesday as the United States tightened sanctions on Iran, sending shares of energy companies higher and boosting currencies of several major crude producers. Brent crude oil futures rose 0.7 percent to $74.57 per barrel by 0630 GMT, their highest since November, after Washington said it...

  • *Beneficiaries of higher oil prices lead gains. TOKYO, April 23- Japan's Nikkei average ended modestly higher on Tuesday, with oil-related stocks leading the gains after Washington moved to end all Iran sanctions waivers, while recent gainers such as Fast Retailing and Yaskawa Electric dropped on profit-taking. Oil prices were near 2019 highs on Tuesday after...

  • *U.S. reiterates its goal to cut Iran oil exports to zero. SINGAPORE, April 23- Oil prices hit 2019 highs on Tuesday after Washington announced all Iran sanction waivers would end by May, pressuring importers to stop buying from Tehran. Despite the move by Washington, analysts said global oil markets would be able to cope with the Iran disruption as there was enough...

  • PARIS, April 23- French supermarket retailer Casino said on Tuesday that it was beefing up its partnership with tech giant Amazon following the success of an earlier deal between its Monoprix supermarket chain and Amazon in Paris. The new, extended partnership entails the installation of 1,000 so-called Amazon lockers in Casino stores across France and the...

  • TOKYO, April 23- Japan's unprecedented 10- day holiday to celebrate Crown Prince Naruhito's enthronement is expected to give the sluggish economy at least a short-term boost. A record 24.7 million people- about one-fifth the country's population- are expected to travel, according to travel agency JTB Corp., mostly within the country. Japanese have made travel...

  • PARIS, April 23- French car parts group Faurecia on Tuesday reported a slight rise in first-quarter sales, and added that it was on track to meet its full-year financial target. Faurecia, which is 46- percent owned by PSA, said its sales edged up 0.2 percent from a year earlier to 4.325 billion euros, with growth in Asia and South America offsetting a weaker...

  • SHANGHAI, April 23- China's yuan was little changed against the U.S. dollar on Tuesday as investors combed through a flurry of comments from policymakers for clues on the pace of further monetary easing. But China watchers such as Nomura say Beijing cannot afford to stop easing yet, as it is too early to tell if the economy is back on sustainably solid footing.

  • HONG KONG/ BEIJING, April 23- Luckin Coffee Inc, the Chinese challenger to Starbucks Corp, filed on Monday for a U.S. initial public offering through which, sources said, it is looking to raise up to $800 million. The Beijing- based coffee chain set a placeholder amount of $100 million to indicate the size of the IPO and did not disclose the number of shares it would offer,...

  • *U.S. reiterates its goal to cut Iran oil exports to zero. SINGAPORE, April 23- Oil prices were near 2019 highs on Tuesday after Washington announced all Iran sanction waivers would end by May, pressuring importers to stop buying from Tehran. Despite the move by Washington, observers like U.S. bank Goldman Sachs said global oil markets would be able to cope with the...

  • SEOUL, April 23- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is retrieving all Galaxy Fold samples distributed to reviewers to investigate reports of broken screens, a day after it postponed the phone's launch, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday. Samsung's share price was 0.4 percent lower as of 0425 GMT, in a flat Seoul market. However, parts suppliers...