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  • DUBAI, Oct 17- The Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange said on Tuesday it was introducing technical short-selling in an effort to increase liquidity in the stock market and attract more foreign investors. In short-selling, investors sell stocks they do not own to profit if prices have dropped when the trades are settled. In the exchange's technical short-selling...

  • ATLANTA, Oct 17- Delta Air Lines said on Tuesday it was unclear when the Bombardier CSeries jets would be delivered, as a proposed U.S. government tariff on the planes complicates the future of the Canadian-made aircraft. Speaking to reporters in Atlanta, Chief Operating Officer Gil West said the delivery schedule of the plane was still "something of a question...

  • VALLETTA, Malta— Malta's home minister says his EU country has appealed to the FBI and to European forensic experts to help investigate the car bomb slaying of the country's leading investigative journalist. In her crusade against corruption, Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, took on top politicians and other powerful Maltese, including by exposing links through...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 17- President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Tom Marino, his pick as the U.S. drug czar, has withdrawn after it became public that the congressman advocated for legislation undermining the government's ability to crack down on pharmaceutical companies that play a role in the nation's opioid crisis. Trump had pegged Marino, a Pennsylvania...

  • BRUSSELS— The European Union's Brexit negotiator says the British government must keep up the momentum in negotiations on leaving the bloc if it wants the talks to move into a new phase in December. Barnier held dinner talks Monday with British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker as London seeks to broaden the...

  • UnitedHealth Group, the country's biggest health insurer, rose 3.9 percent early Tuesday after reporting earnings that beat analysts' estimates. Johnson& Johnson rose 1.2 percent after reporting a strong quarter of its own. Netflix sank 1.4 percent as investors worried about its mounting borrowing and spending on programming.

  • TORONTO, Oct 17- Canada's main stock index opened marginally positive on Tuesday as Bombardier Inc stock surged more than 20 percent after the planemaker announced a CSeries partnership with Airbus, but gains were offset by mining shares, which fell on lower metal prices. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index rose 9.85 points, or 0.06 percent, to...

  • *Canadian dollar at C $1.2539, or 79.75 U.S. cents. Canada sends about 75 percent of its exports to the United States. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo and Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland are scheduled to meet and take stock of the negotiations before issuing statements at a joint event at 3 p.m..

  • *IPO could value unit at 8 bln euros. FRANKFURT, Oct 17- Deutsche Bank has asked banks to pitch for work on an initial public offering of its asset management business that could raise around 2 billion euros, two people close to the matter said on Tuesday. Germany's largest lender said in March it planned to list the asset management arm, which could achieve a total...

  • PARIS, Oct 17- President Donald Trump's hawkish new approach towards Tehran, coupled with banking worries and domestic political turbulence in both countries, are causing growing uncertainty over Iran's $36 billion deal to buy airliners from Boeing, Airbus and ATR. Trump struck a blow against the nuclear agreement with Iran on Friday choosing not to certify...

  • Oct 17- Wall Street opened flat on Tuesday as upbeat earnings from big investment banks Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley failed to fuel the optimism that has led the major indexes to record highs. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 15.01 points, or 0.07 percent, to 22,971.97. The S&P 500 lost 0.5 points, or 0.01 percent, to 2,557.14.

  • *Catalan stance sets region on collision course with Madrid. *Barcelona due to see pro- Catalan demonstration. MADRID/ BARCELONA, Oct 17- Catalonia refused on Tuesday to bow to the Spanish government's demand that it renounce a symbolic declaration of independence, setting it on a political collision course with Madrid later this week.

  • *U.S.- Iran tension helps raise global risk premium for oil. LONDON, Oct 17- Oil prices firmed on Tuesday, building on gains made as fighting between Iraqi and Kurdish forces threatened supplies from northern Iraq while tension rose between the United States and Iran. The Baghdad government recaptured territory across northern Iraq from Kurds on Tuesday,...

  • ANKARA, Turkey— A coal mine collapsed in southeast Turkey on Tuesday, killing at least six miners. The mine located in the province of Sirnak— bordering Iraq and Syria— caved in trapping eight workers, the private Dogan news agency reported. Turkey's energy ministry said meanwhile, that the mine was unlicensed and operating illegally.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 17- U.S. industrial output rose in September as the effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma began to fade and construction and utilities production bounced back, the Federal Reserve said on Tuesday. Overall industrial production increased 0.3 percent in September after an upwardly revised 0.7 percent decline in August. Industrial production...

  • MORGAN STANLEY CFO: THIS HAS BEEN A SUBDUED ENVIRONMENT FOR TRADING, I DON'T THINK IT PERSISTS FOREVER.

  • WASHINGTON— U.S. industrial production rose a solid 0.3 percent in September, but the increase was limited due to the lingering damage from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The Federal Reserve said Tuesday that the storms, which struck the Gulf Coast and Florida, held down industrial output by 0.25 percentage points. Greater demand for industrial machinery, autos...

  • Oct 17- General Motors Co plans to test vehicles in fully autonomous mode in New York state in early 2018, according to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. The planned testing by GM and its self-driving unit, Cruise Automation, will be the first by a Level 4 autonomous vehicle in the state, Cuomo said in a statement. GM and Cruise Automation will begin conducting tests in...

  • PARIS, Oct 17- Danone's sales of baby milk formula in China rose strongly in the third quarter, beating forecasts and sending the French food company's shares to a record high. Danone published its strong sales figures as Le Monde reported that chairman Franck Riboud, 61, is to stand down and hand over to chief executive Emmanuel Faber, 53, who will become both...

  • LONDON, Oct 17- Britain wants more say over deals in its military and technology sectors, as the government tries to prevent homegrown companies in sensitive industries from falling into foreign hands. The weakening of the pound since Britain's vote to leave the European Union has also made UK companies cheaper for foreign buyers. Theresa May, who became prime...