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  • *North Korea says open to resolving issues with U.S. TOKYO, May 25- The yen stepped back from a two-week high against the dollar on Friday when North Korea said it was open to resolving issues with the United States after U.S. "The risk-off mood eased a bit after North Korea said its open to talks during early Asian trade," said Shuntaro Ikeshima, chief manager of forex...

  • President Donald Trump's decision to call off a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un triggered safe-haven buying. *Spot gold was down 0.2 percent at $1,302 per ounce at 0100 GMT, after gaining nearly 1 percent in the previous session in its biggest one-day percentage rise since April 11. *Trump on Thursday called off a summit with North Korean leader Kim...

  • President Donald Trump canceled a summit with North Korea, although the return of geopolitical tensions kept wider investor sentiment subdued. Trump, in a letter to North Korea released by the White House, called off the June 12 summit, citing "tremendous anger and open hostility" in a recent statement by Pyongyang. The cancellation came even after North Korea...

  • President Donald Trump canceled a summit with North Korea, although the return of geopolitical tensions kept wider investor sentiment subdued. Trump, in a letter to North Korea released by the White House, called off the June 12 summit, citing "tremendous anger and open hostility" in a recent statement by Pyongyang. The cancellation came even after North Korea...

  • President Donald Trump's decision to call off a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un triggered safe-haven buying. *Spot gold was down 0.2 percent at $1,302 per ounce at 0100 GMT, after gaining nearly 1 percent in the previous session in its biggest one-day percentage rise since April 11. *Trump on Thursday called off a summit with North Korean leader Kim...

  • President Donald Trump called off a key summit with North Korea, though investor concerns were softened by expectations the two countries may still continue dialog. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan ticked down. Japan's Nikkei fell 0.3 percent.

  • HONG KONG, May 25- Samsonite International, the world's largest luggage maker, said criticism of its accounting practices in a short-seller report were "one-sided" and "misleading," and it reserved the right to take legal action. Blue Orca Capital issued a report on Thursday saying Samsonite had questionable accounting practices and poor corporate governance,...

  • SYDNEY, May 25- U.S. wheat edged up on Friday, holding near a 10- month high reached in the previous session, as concerns over dry weather in major global exporters put the grain on track for a second weekly gain. *Wheat hit a high of $5.45-1/ 4 a bushel on Thursday, the highest since July 2017. *Meanwhile, dry weather in parts of Canada, Australia and Russia- all major wheat...

  • May 24- A Portland, Oregon, family has learned what happens when Amazon.com Inc's popular voice assistant Alexa is lost in translation. Amazon on Thursday described an "unlikely... string of events" that made Alexa send an audio recording of the family to one of their contacts randomly. The episode underscored how Alexa can misinterpret conversation as a wake-up...

  • LONDON, May 24- NioCorp Developments, which is in the process of raising financing for a minerals project in Nebraska, has just seen its Toronto- listed shares surge from C $0.52 to $0.70 in the space of two days thanks to the U.S. government. No-one's mined niobium in the United States since 1959, according to the United States Geological Survey.

  • BRASILIA, May 24- Brazil's presidential chief of staff Eliseu Padilha said on Thursday night that the government had reached a deal with protesting truckers to suspend for 15 days a nationwide strike that has paralyzed several vital sectors of Latin America's biggest economy. Padilha was joined by representatives of several truckers' groups in making the...

  • *Russia has been withholding supply with OPEC since 2017. *OPEC, non- OPEC producers to meet in June to discuss production. But Russia, in particular, has been floating a potential end to the production cuts, with energy minister Alexander Novak saying on Thursday that restrictions on oil production could be eased "softly" if OPEC and non- OPEC countries see the oil...

  • MEXICO CITY/ WASHINGTON May 24- Mexico will not buckle to pressure to conclude the long-stalled renegotiation of NAFTA, President Enrique Pena Nieto's spokesman said on Thursday, but a source said the country made a new offer after the United States launched a probe exploring auto tariffs. Differences over how to reconfigure the auto industry have slowed...

  • Federal Reserve Today in Washington. 25- May Japan 3- month discount bill auction 28- May Italy Zero-coupon/BTPi auction 29- May Italy Bills auction 29- May Japan Auction of 40- year government bonds 30- May Italy Medium-long term auction 30- May Sweden Auction of government bonds 30- May Norway Auction Treasuries 31- May Japan Auction of 2- year...

  • Participants include Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick Harker and Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan. STOCKHOLM- Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann speaks in Stockholm 1920 GMT.

  • Participants include Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick Harker and Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan. STOCKHOLM- Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann speaks in Stockholm 1920 GMT.

  • SALT LAKE CITY— A Tesla that crashed while in Autopilot mode in Utah this month accelerated in the seconds before it smashed into a stopped firetruck, according to a police report obtained by The Associated Press Thursday. Data from the Model S electric vehicle show it picked up speed for 3.5 seconds shortly before crashing into a stopped firetruck in suburban...

  • TOKYO, May 25- Japan's net external assets fell for a third straight year in 2017 as rises in gross overseas debt outpaced asset gains, though the country remained the biggest creditor nation for the 27th straight year, the Ministry of Finance said on Friday. Japan's net external assets were about 1.3 times those held by Germany, who overtook China as the world's...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 24- Alphabet Inc's Google sought to ease online publisher concerns on Thursday about the effects European data privacy rules going into effect in just a few hours will have on their ad business. The rules threaten fines of as much as 4 percent of company revenues for violations, although attorneys and European Union officials have cautioned...

  • BRASILIA, May 24- Brazilian congressman Osmar Terra said on Friday that the government of President Michel Temer is now proposing that a 10- percent reduction in diesel prices be stretched out for 30 days and that state-led oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA no longer change fuel prices on a daily basis but adjust them monthly.