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  • CHICAGO, Sept 25- U.S. soybean futures climbed to their highest prices in more than a month on Tuesday in a turnaround from recent declines that were driven by concerns about the U.S.- China trade dispute hurting American exports. The soybean market is particularly exposed to the trade dispute because the oilseed is the biggest U.S. agricultural export to China.

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 25- Swiss bourse operator SIX risks losing much of its exchange business if the European Union and Switzerland fail to reach a deal by the end of the year on future relations, SIX's chairman told Reuters on Tuesday. Switzerland has a patchwork of accords with the EU which govern ties with its most important trading partner, but Brussels is seeking a...

  • TREASURY YIELDS HOLD AT HIGHER LEVELS AFTER $38 BLN 5- YEAR NOTE SALE; 10- YEAR YIELD LAST AT 3.1057 PCT.

  • NEW DELHI, Sept 25- India has for the first time allowed state refiners to buy 35 percent of their oil imports in tankers arranged by the seller, a document reviewed by Reuters showed, enabling them to swiftly tap cheaper cargoes. India had previously allowed state-refiners to buy only 15.48 percent of their estimated 118.15 million tonnes of oil imports in the...

  • President Donald Trump's top trade official said on Tuesday that changing China's economic policies to become more market-oriented "is not going to be easy" even with tariffs now in place on $250 billion worth of Chinese goods. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, in rare public remarks at the Concordia Summit, said "endless dialogues" with the Chinese...

  • LIVERPOOL, England, Sept 25- Britain's opposition Labour Party is set to vote against any deal Prime Minister Theresa May clinches with the European Union and is open to a second referendum with the option of staying in the bloc, Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer said on Tuesday. With just over six months until Britain leaves the EU, May has yet to reach a deal on the...

  • Sept 25- Alphabet Inc's Google said on Tuesday it would allow certain regulated cryptocurrency exchanges to advertise in the United States and Japan, easing an earlier ban on all cryptocurrency ads. The changes will take place in October and advertisers will need to be certified with Google for the country where the ads will appear, the search engine giant said...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 25- U.S. consumer confidence surged to an 18- year high in September as households grew more upbeat about the labor market, pointing to sustained strength in the economy despite an increasingly bitter trade dispute between the United States and China. said Chris Rupkey, chief economist at MUFG in New York. Consumers' assessment of labor market...

  • MADRID, Sept 25- Banco Santander has appointed Andrea Orcel as its new chief executive officer to replace Jose Antonio Alvarez, Spain's biggest bank said on Tuesday. "He brings a deep understanding of retail and commercial banking, as well as a strong track record in managing diverse teams across Europe and the Americas in a collaborative way," Botin added.

  • WASHINGTON— The Federal Reserve is all but certain Wednesday to raise its key short-term interest rate for the third time this year and to signal that another hike is likely before the year ends. Most economists foresee a slowdown in the nearly 10- year-old U.S. economic expansion as President Donald Trump's trade war takes a toll and the benefits of tax cuts...

  • Total plans to buy back $1.5 billion of shares by the end of 2018 after purchasing around $600 million in shares during the first half of the year as part of its $5 billion 2018-2020 share buyback program announced in February. "We will realize the $1.5 billion in 2018 on top of the 2 billion scrip share buyback," Chief Executive Officer Patrick Pouyanne told...

  • *First roll out in India. Dating is still frowned upon in many circles in India's religiously- and ethnically-divided society, where arranged marriages are still the norm. Taru Kapoor, general manager for Tinder owner Match Group in India, told Reuters the function had been pioneered in India because of Tinder's need to attract more women to the app by making them...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Argentina— A nationwide strike to protest the Argentine government's handling of the country's economic crisis is grounding flights and paralyzing bus and train lines. The stoppage is led by labor unions protesting austerity measures ordered by President Mauricio Macri. Many also oppose the government's decision to strike a financing deal...

  • INVESTORS AT AMERICAN OUTDOOR BRANDS SUPPORT CALL FOR GUN SAFETY REPORT AT ANNUAL MEETING.

  • RIYADH, Sept 25- Saudi Arabia denied it had backed the gunmen who killed 25 people at a military parade in southwestern Iran over the weekend, almost half of them Revolutionary Guards, the Saudi state news agency reported on Tuesday. "Saudi Arabia rejects and condemns the false accusations that Iranian officials have made about Saudi Arabia supporting the...

  • LONDON, Sept 25- Britain will need a stronger voice in post-Brexit global financial rulemaking as the United States increasingly calls international standards into question, industry officials said on Tuesday. Enthusiasm for global rules may also be waning as the United States and Europe tailor regulations to their own ends, industry officials told an...

  • *WhatsApp battling false, incendiary texts in India. Reliance Chairman Mukesh Ambani, India's richest man, launched the JioPhone last year at a refundable deposit of 1,500 rupees. In India's smaller towns and villages, deep-seated prejudices, often based on caste and religion, and cut-price mobile data can aggravate the so-called fake news problem.

  • LONDON, Sept 25- Copper, zinc and other base metals slid on Tuesday, rattled by more concerns about the economy of top metals consumer China and adjusting after a one-day closure of Chinese markets. "We note developers shares declined more than 3 percent... debt fears resurfacing following last weeks positivity around tax cuts and consumption growth," Alastair...

  • Dunkin' is dropping the donuts— from its name, anyway. Doughnuts are still on the menu, but the company is renaming itself " Dunkin'" to reflect its increasing emphasis on coffee and other drinks. Canton, Massachusetts- based Dunkin' says the name change is one of several things it's doing to stay relevant to younger customers.

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 25- EU negotiators are ready to offer Theresa May a free-trade area after Brexit but say that, contrary to her "Chequers" plan, there must be a customs border that will make trade less than "frictionless", according to an internal EU document seen by Reuters. The document-- three pages of "defensive points" for EU officials to make against the British prime...