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  • BEIJING, Aug 23- China's trade with North Korea fell in July from a month earlier, data showed on Wednesday, as a ban on coal purchases from its isolated neighbor slowed imports amid growing pressure from the United States to rein in Pyongyang's missile program. The world's second-largest economy imported and exported goods worth $456.16 million in July, down...

  • President Donald Trump warned on Tuesday he might terminate the NAFTA trade treaty with Mexico and Canada after three-way talks failed to bridge deep differences. The United States, Canada and Mexico wrapped up their first round of talks on Sunday to revamp the trade pact with little sign of a breakthrough coming. "In a joint statement issued at the end of five...

  • President Donald Trump warned on Tuesday he might terminate the NAFTA trade treaty with Mexico and Canada after three-way talks failed to bridge deep differences. The United States, Canada and Mexico wrapped up their first round of talks on Sunday to revamp the trade pact with little sign of a breakthrough coming. "In a joint statement issued at the end of five...

  • President Donald Trump warned on Tuesday he might terminate the NAFTA trade treaty with Mexico and Canada after three-way talks failed to bridge deep differences. The United States, Canada and Mexico wrapped up their first round of talks on Sunday to revamp the trade pact with little sign of a breakthrough coming. "In a joint statement issued at the end of five...

  • President Donald Trump warned on Tuesday he might terminate the NAFTA trade treaty with Mexico and Canada after three-way talks failed to bridge deep differences. The United States, Canada and Mexico wrapped up their first round of talks on Sunday to revamp the trade pact with little sign of a breakthrough coming. "In a joint statement issued at the end of five...

  • President Donald Trump warned on Tuesday he might terminate the NAFTA trade treaty with Mexico and Canada after three-way talks failed to bridge deep differences. The United States, Canada and Mexico wrapped up their first round of talks on Sunday to revamp the trade pact with little sign of a breakthrough coming. "In a joint statement issued at the end of five...

  • President Donald Trump warned on Tuesday he might terminate the NAFTA trade treaty with Mexico and Canada after three-way talks failed to bridge deep differences. The United States, Canada and Mexico wrapped up their first round of talks on Sunday to revamp the trade pact with little sign of a breakthrough coming. "In a joint statement issued at the end of five...

  • TOKYO, Aug 23- Asian stocks steadied on Wednesday, taking a breather after the previous day's surge, lacking the momentum to keep up with a global rally spurred by gains for tech shares on Wall Street and miners in Europe. Spreadbetters expected a mixed start for European stocks, forecasting Britain's FTSE would open 0.15 percent lower, Germany's DAX to start 0.05...

  • *Focus on Aug. 24-26 Jackson Hole symposium. President Donald Trump raised the spectre of a government shutdown to fulfil a campaign pledge, but overall moves among major currencies were limited ahead of this week's Jackson Hole global central bankers' conference. "Investors are focusing much more on the upcoming Jackson Hole conference than on anything Trump...

  • Aug 23- China's General Administration of Customs data:. *China July gasoline imports up 64.6 percent on year to 35 tonnes- customs. *China July kerosene imports up 22.5 percent on year to 420,000 tonnes- customs.

  • WELLINGTON, New Zealand— New Zealand's national airline on Wednesday reported a 17 percent drop in profit from last year but said it has risen to the challenge of increased competition. Air New Zealand announced an after-tax profit of 382 million New Zealand dollars for the year ending June, compared with NZ $463 million last year. Internationally, the carrier...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 22- Four mutual fund companies have marked down their investments in Uber Technologies Inc by as much as 15 percent following a scandal-ridden year for the ride-hailing company. T. Rowe Price Group Inc cut the estimated price of Uber shares by more than 12 percent to $42.73 during the second quarter ended June 30. Another investor, Fidelity...

  • BEIJING, Aug 23- China's July sugar imports plunged for a second month to just 60,000 tonnes, the lowest in three years, after Beijing imposed hefty tariffs on foreign arrivals in late May and slashed import permits, customs data showed on Wednesday. Sugar imports for the next months of this year will remain at a low level, "said Zhan Xiao, analyst with Shanghai Buyun...

  • BEIJING, Aug 23- China's trade with North Korea fell in July from a month earlier, data showed on Wednesday, as a ban on coal purchases from its isolated neighbor slowed imports amid growing pressure from the United States to rein in Pyongyang's missile program. The world's second-largest economy imported and exported goods worth $456.16 million in July, down...

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 23- China's yuan edged up slightly against the U.S. dollar early on Wednesday on tight liquidity, with traders looking to a meeting of global central bankers in the United States for further cues. Prior to market opening, the People's Bank of China set the midpoint rate at 6.6633 per dollar, 36 pips or 0.05 percent weaker than the previous fix 6.6597.

  • MELBOURNE, Aug 23- London metals slipped on Wednesday as the dollar stood tall ahead of a meeting of global central bankers at Jackson Hole in the United States later in the week. *LONDON COPPER: London Metal Exchange copper had slipped 0.2 percent to $6,565 a tonne by 0430 GMT, after ending little changed in the previous session, when prices touched their highest...

  • The tremor, officially recorded in Italy at a modest strength of 4.0, toppled buildings, killed two people and injured dozens in a district where seven years ago residents rioted to prevent bulldozers from razing illegally built homes. "It's ridiculous that people should die in an earthquake of this strength," said Francesco Peduto, president of Italy's...

  • *Frankfurt included schools in pitch to attract bankers. FRANKFURT, Aug 23- Frankfurt's international schools see a bonus from Brexit after a deluge of calls from bankers who are set to be posted to Germany's financial centre along with their children now that Britain has decided to leave the European Union. Studies show as many as 10,000 jobs could move from...

  • *Frankfurt included schools in pitch to attract bankers. FRANKFURT, Aug 23- Frankfurt's international schools see a bonus from Brexit after a deluge of calls from bankers who are set to be posted to Germany's financial centre along with their children now that Britain has decided to leave the European Union. Studies show as many as 10,000 jobs could move from...

  • *Frankfurt included schools in pitch to attract bankers. FRANKFURT, Aug 23- Frankfurt's international schools see a bonus from Brexit after a deluge of calls from bankers who are set to be posted to Germany's financial center along with their children now that Britain has decided to leave the European Union. Studies show as many as 10,000 jobs could move from...