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  • NEW DELHI, April 24- U.S. sanctions on Russian military exports have put the brakes on a $6 billion deal with India and may derail the arms purchases of other U.S. allies around Asia, experts say. Indonesia and Vietnam also buy weapons from Russia while being regional partners of the United States. Jakarta closed a $1.14 billion pact for Sukhoi fighters recently,...

  • SINGAPORE, April 24- The dollar set a three-month high against a basket of currencies on Tuesday, having gained a boost as the U.S. 10- year Treasury yield climbed toward the psychologically key 3 percent level. The rise in Treasury yields has caused U.S.- Japan and U.S.-German yield differentials to widen in the dollar's favour, leaving the yen and the euro lower.

  • *China seen adjusting policy if trade dispute worsens-economists. This was the year that Beijing was expected to step up its controls on unfettered lending, particularly in the so-called shadow banking area, as it seeks to contain a dangerous build up in debt across much of the economy. President Donald Trump has ratcheted up the pressure on China over its trade...

  • *The USDA said 5 percent of the U.S. corn crop was planted as of Sunday, lagging behind market expectations. *The USDA said 2 percent of the soybean crop was planted as of Sunday, matching market forecasts. *The USDA said 31 percent of the U.S. wheat crop was in good to excellent condition, behind analysts' forecasts.

  • *Prices also buoyed by looming threat of U.S. sanctions on Iran. SINGAPORE, April 24- International oil prices hit their highest levels since late 2014 on Tuesday, pushed up by expectations of renewed U.S. sanctions against Iran and as OPEC continues withholding supplies amid strong demand. The United States has until May 12 to decide whether it will leave the Iran...

  • SEOUL, South Korea— SK Hynix Inc. said Tuesday its first-quarter net profit has surged 64 percent over a year earlier thanks to robust memory chip prices that offset slowing growth in the mobile sector. SK Hynix, the world's second-largest memory chipmaker after Samsung Electronics, said prices of memory chip devices called DRAM continued to show solid growth...

  • TOKYO, April 24- Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday he was not considering resigning over recent scandals involving his ministry, including alleged sexual harassment by a top official and document alterations related to a controversial sale of public land.

  • MELBOURNE, April 24- New Century Resources has signed a deal to supply zinc to global trader Concord Resources Ltd, as it pushes to sell the final portion of production planned at its site in northern Australia, the company said on Tuesday. The agreement is the second in two days after the miner on Monday said it had reached a supply deal with Swiss trader MRI Trading...

  • WASHINGTON, April 23- Southwest Airlines Co canceled more flights on Monday as it worked to complete inspections of engines like the one that failed last week in a deadly accident over Pennsylvania. Late on Monday, Representative Bill Shuster, chairman of the U.S. House Transportation Committee, introduced an amendment to a bill to reauthorize the Federal...

  • *After falling for three sessions, spot gold edged up 0.1 percent to $1,325.16 per ounce at 0041 GMT, not far from a low of $1,321.81 an ounce touched on Monday, its weakest level since April 6. *Palladium plunged 5 percent on Monday after the United States gave American customers of Russia's biggest. *South Korea on Monday halted the propaganda broadcasts it blares...

  • TOKYO, April 24- Asian stocks slipped and the U.S. dollar advanced on Tuesday, as a deluge of U.S. government debt this week and the spectre of inflation and a higher fiscal deficit drove U.S. borrowing costs near four-year highs. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.25 percent. "There are concerns about inflation, rising oil prices and...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 23- Strong growth in ad sales on Google search and YouTube were not enough to offset a surge in costs at parent Alphabet Inc that shrank the first-quarter operating margin, leaving shares flat after hours on Monday. Alphabet got a boost from how it values investments in Uber Technologies Inc and other startups. Alphabet is investing to keep...

  • *No need for big hoods, crash zones in autonomous EVs. BEIJING, April 24- An autonomous driving electric vehicle may not take to the sky any time soon but could one day start to look a bit like The Jetsons flying car- a glass bubble without the long hood that is a signature feature of today's gasoline-fueled cars. That is the next logical step, Karim Habib, the design chief...

  • Federal Reserve Today in Washington. 24- Apr United States Sale of 2- year notes 24- Apr Japan Auction of 2- year government bonds 24- Apr Italy Zero-coupon/BTPi auction 24- Apr Germany Auction of 2- year Treasury notes 24- Apr United Kingdom Auction of 0 1/ 8% Index-linked Treasury Gilt 2048 25- Apr United States Sale of 2- year floating rate notes 25- Apr...

  • **LONDON- ECB policymaker and French central bank governor Francois Villeroy de Galhau speaks at two events in London on Europe beyond Brexit- 0800 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England Executive Director for Banking, Payments and Financial Resilience Andrew Hauser will participate in a panel discussion at the SWIFT Business Forum 0820 GMT. LONDON- Valdis Dombrovskis,...

  • **LONDON- ECB policymaker and French central bank governor Francois Villeroy de Galhau speaks at two events in London on Europe beyond Brexit- 0800 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England Executive Director for Banking, Payments and Financial Resilience Andrew Hauser will participate in a panel discussion at the SWIFT Business Forum 0820 GMT. LONDON- Valdis Dombrovskis,...

  • POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. _ Southern Missouri Bancorp Inc. on Monday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $5.3 million. On a per-share basis, the Poplar Bluff, Missouri- based company said it had net income of 60 cents. Southern Missouri Bancorp shares have dropped 1.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • CHICAGO _ Heidrick& Struggles International Inc. on Monday reported first-quarter profit of $10.2 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 32 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in July, Heidrick& Struggles said it expects revenue in the range of $160 million to $170 million.

  • TORONTO, April 23- Foreign ministers from Group of Seven leading industrialized nations on Monday united to condemn Russia for what they called "a pattern of irresponsible and destabilizing" behavior and urged Moscow to help resolve the conflict in Syria. "We call on Russia to cease this behavior, which is highly detrimental to prospects for constructive...

  • CHICAGO— United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz, who was criticized for his initial response to a passenger being violently dragged off a plane, says he gave up his 2017 bonus. Munoz's compensation, mostly in stock awards, fell to $9.6 million in 2017 from $18.7 million the year before. United Continental Holdings Inc. detailed it in a securities filing Monday.