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  • Federal Reserve Today in Washington. 19- Sep Germany Auction of 10- year Federal bonds 19- Sep Sweden Auction of government bonds 19- Sep Portugal Auction of Treasury bills 20- Sep United Kingdom Auction of 1 5/ 8% Treasury Gilt 2028 20- Sep Japan Auction of 20- year government bonds 20- Sep Spain Bond Auction 20- Sep France Index-linked Securities auction 21-...

  • **LONDON- Roundtable with Silvana Tenreyro, member of the Monetary Policy Committee, Bank of England. BERLIN- ECB President Mario Draghi gives speech at an event entitled "Making Europe's Economic Union work" organized by Jacques Delors Institute, Hertie School of Governance, Bertelsmann Stiftung in Berlin, Germany- 1330 GMT. FRANKFURT- Bundesbank President Jens...

  • TOKYO, Sept 19- Japan's exports rose 6.6 percent in August from a year earlier, Ministry of Finance data showed on Wednesday. The result compared with a 5.6 percent increase expected by economists in a Reuters poll. The trade balance came to a deficit of 444.6 billion yen, against the median estimate of a 468.7 billion yen deficit.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 18- Brazil could face a diesel shortage at the end of 2018 as a result of the government's mispriced subsidy program which has discouraged suppliers, and the state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA may be forced to sell diesel at a loss, broker INTL FCStone said on Tuesday. "Private imports are paralyzed, and Petrobras is...

  • Attorneys general from California and New Mexico are suing the Trump administration over its rollback of a rule aimed at reducing pollution from energy drilling on federal lands. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in California on Tuesday. It came just hours after the U.S. Interior Department announced it was rescinding a methane pollution rule...

  • Sept 18- Tesla Inc said on Tuesday the U.S. Department of Justice was investigating Chief Executive Elon Musk's public statements in August that he was considering taking the electric car maker private, the latest and biggest threat to Musk's leadership. The probe by the Justice Department, which can press criminal charges, comes on top of a civil probe by the...

  • WELLINGTON, Sept 19- Global dairy prices fell at the third fortnightly auction in a row early Wednesday as New Zealand's supply of key products ramped up. The GDT Price Index dipped 1.3 percent to an average selling price of $2,934 per tonne, after falling 0.7 percent at the previous sale. However, that was less than the 4.7 percent fall in WMP prices expected by...

  • UK- EU FREE TRADE AREA FOR GOODS AND AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS AND BUSINESS-FRIENDLY CUSTOMS WOULD PROTECT INTEGRATED SUPPLY CHAINS- PM MAY.

  • MUMBAI/ NEW DELHI, Sept 19- India's largest law firm, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, is being scrutinized by federal agents after they seized documents related to the $2 billion fraud at state-run Punjab National Bank from CAMs premises in February, a lawyer representing the government and a police source told Reuters. In what has been dubbed as India's biggest bank...

  • BERLIN/ LONDON, Sept 19- Prime Minister Theresa May said Britain and the European Union were nearing a divorce deal but called on the bloc to show "goodwill and determination" to avoid a disorderly Brexit and secure a close future partnership. Just before an informal EU summit in Austria, May showed no sign of backing away from her Brexit plan, shrugging off...

  • BERLIN, Sept 19- The United Kingdom and the European Union are close to agreeing an orderly Brexit, British Prime Minister Theresa May wrote in a German newspaper on Wednesday, urging the European Commission to evolve its position for the sake of a deal. EU leaders are due to meet in Salzburg in Austria on Wednesday and Thursday for talks that U.K. Brexit minister...

  • DAKAR, Sept 18- U.S.-based Firestone Natural Rubber has reduced production at its rubber wood factory in Liberia and is laying off 75 staff, the latest blow to the world's largest natural rubber plantation and a major employer in the impoverished West African country. Its plantation covers almost 200 square miles in a forested area east of the capital Monrovia...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 18- Private analytics firm Informa Economics projected that U.S. corn plantings would rise 4.4 percent in 2019 to 93.044 million acres, while soybean acres would decline 7.5 percent, according to an Informa client note seen by Reuters. Informa forecast a U.S. 2019 corn crop of 15.256 billion bushels based on a yield of 178.0 bushels per acre.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 18- The Trump Administration on Tuesday rolled back an Obama-era rule on emissions of the greenhouse gas methane from oil and gas operations on public lands in its latest step to ease regulations on the industry. David Bernhardt, the Interior Department's deputy secretary, said revisions to the rule reflect President Donald Trump's policy...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 18- New laws enacted by Illinois in response to a huge backlog of unpaid bills fail to address the underlying problems that led to the state's reliance on payment deferrals, Moody's Investors Service said on Tuesday. Illinois has the lowest credit ratings of any U.S. state, and its pile of unpaid bills is currently estimated at $8.1 billion.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Sept 18- Poverty and crime in South Africa are driving a surge in the illegal harvesting off its shores of the abalone, a large sea snail coveted as a delicacy in some parts of Asia, a report said on Tuesday. There are several species of abalone but the one commercially harvested in South Africa is the South African abalone or Haliotis midae.

  • WASHINGTON— Seeking better-skilled workers, Cedar Electronics decided last year to return some of its manufacturing to the United States from the Philippines, only to run smack into a worsening U.S.- China trade war. On Monday, Trump intensified his trade war with China by announcing tariffs on an additional $200 billion of Chinese goods, including antennas...

  • PM MAY SAYS UK IS NOT SEEKING THE RIGHTS OF EU MEMBERSHIP WITHOUT ITS OBLIGATIONS- SENIOR SOURCE.

  • LONDON, Sept 18- Prime Minister Theresa May will call on the European Union to show "goodwill and determination" to avoid a disorderly Brexit, urging them to get behind Britain's offer of a "fair arrangement," a senior source said on Tuesday. On the eve of an informal EU summit in Austria, May showed no sign of backing away from her Brexit plan, shrugging off criticism at...

  • BRITISH PM MAY SAYS WITH GOODWILL AND DETERMINATION WE CAN AVOID A DISORDERLY BREXIT- SENIOR SOURCE.