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  • BEIJING, Sept 19- Shanghai copper prices rose sharply on Wednesday, tracking a jump in London in the previous session and hitting a one-month high, while zinc climbed more than 3 percent, as investors shrugged off an escalation of the U.S.- China trade row. China responded to the latest U.S. tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods, levied at an initial 10 percent...

  • *Japan's economy expanding moderately- BOJ. TOKYO, Sept 19- Japan's exports rose in August and its central bank kept its view the economy was expanding modestly, but policy makers and analysts warned of risks to the outlook from a U.S.-led trade war that some fear could chill global investment and growth. The Bank of Japan and many of its overseas counterparts have...

  • The N.C. Department of Agriculture issued the livestock mortality totals Tuesday, as major flooding is continuing after the slow-moving storm's drenching rains. The Department of Environmental Quality said the earthen dam at one hog lagoon in Duplin County had breached, spilling its contents. North Carolina is among the top states in the nation in producing...

  • BEIJING— China's No. 2 leader appealed Wednesday for support for free trade and promised to improve conditions for foreign companies following tit-for-tat U.S. and Chinese tariff hikes in an escalating battle over Beijing's technology policy. China announced a tariff hike on $60 billion of American imports on Tuesday in response to U.S.

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 19- Chicago soybean futures ticked higher on Wednesday, snapping four days of losing streak, but the market is trading close to previous session's 10- year low on pressure from a record U.S. crop and crop-friendly weather in Brazil. The most-active soybean contract on the Chicago Board Of Trade was up 0.2 percent at $8.15-1/ 4 a bushel, as of 0356 GMT,...

  • BEIJING, Sept 19- Oil prices were steady on Wednesday as concerns that producers will not be able to respond to a shortfall in supply once U.S. sanctions on Iran are enacted outweighed a gain in stockpiles in the United States, the world's biggest oil user. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and non- OPEC producers, including the world's biggest...

  • TOKYO— Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday, despite jitters over the escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China. China responded by saying it will go ahead with plans to increase tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. goods. THE QUOTE: "As it is, the U.S. and China still sit on the brink of further ratcheting of trade tension, particularly with the latest...

  • NEW YORK— Esports giant Riot Games is adding its first global sponsor, even as the company behind League of Legends contends with backlash over claims it has fostered a sexist culture. Riot announced Wednesday that Mastercard has signed on to be the first global advertising partner for League of Legends, the world's most-watched esport. Kotaku published a...

  • STAVANGER, Norway, Sept 19- When the owners of Norwegian oil firm Aker BP decided to digitize its assets and operations, they searched high and low for the right software company. Less than two years later, Cognite is selling its software to Aker BP's rivals and one competitor, Sweden's Lundin Petroleum, has even agreed to share its real-time oilfield data with Aker...

  • TOKYO, Sept 19- The Japanese yen stood near-two-month lows as financial markets took fresh U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods in their stride and as U.S. bond yields shot up to four-month highs on fears of higher inflation. The British pound held firm, briefly hitting its highest levels in about two months versus the dollar, the euro and the yen, on hopes the European Union...

  • TIANJIN, China, Sept 19- Maintaining China's steady growth is increasingly difficult amid significant changes in the external environment, but China will not resort to massive stimulus, Premier Li Keqiang said on Wednesday. China has ample policy tools to cope with difficulties and challenges, and it will keep macro-economic policies steady, Li said in a...

  • Treasury yields hovered near four-month highs on Wednesday with investors looking past the latest escalation in the U.S.- China trade feud, seen by some market participants as less severe than expected. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.7 percent. Australian stocks added 0.45 percent, South Korea's KOSPI dipped 0.2 percent...

  • TIANJIN, China, Sept 19- China's Premier Li Keqiang said on Wednesday that multi-lateralism should be upheld, and that unilateral trade actions will not solve any problems. The trend of globalisation is unstoppable, even though there are flaws in the process, and the basic principle of free trade should be maintained, Li said in a speech at the World Economic Forum...

  • UK PM MAY TO WILL USE SALZBURG MEETING TO SEEK BREXIT COMPROMISE SOLUTION FOR IRISH BORDER- FT.

  • LOS ANGELES, Sept 18- The city of Los Angeles, a leading center of the world's fashion industry, moved on Tuesday toward becoming the largest U.S. metropolis to outlaw the sale and manufacture of most fur products within its limits. Following the lead of San Francisco and two smaller California municipalities, the Los Angeles City Council voted 12-0 to direct the...

  • UK'S THERESA MAY TO BYPASS BARNIER IN DRIVE TO WIN OVER EUROPES LEADERS- FT.

  • *Japan's economy expanding moderately- BOJ. Investors are focusing on BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda's post-meeting briefing for clues on the debate over market moves, as well as any warnings he may issue on the damage the intensifying trade war between the United States and China could inflict on Japan's export-reliant economy. "Japan's economy is expanding...

  • THOMSON REUTERS/ INSEAD SURVEY SHOWS BUSINESSES IN THAILAND MOST OPTIMISTIC, CHINA LEAST.

  • THOMSON REUTERS/ INSEAD ASIAN BUSINESS SENTIMENT INDEX FALLS TO 58 IN Q3 FROM 74 IN Q2.

  • THOMSON REUTERS/ INSEAD ASIAN SENTIMENT SURVEY SHOWS GLOBAL TRADE WAR IS CHIEF RISK TO FIRMS SIX-MONTH OUTLOOK.