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  • Firefighters were making progress seeking to contain the blaze at Intercontinental Terminals Co, with the number of giant storage tanks on fire reduced to six from seven earlier, said ITC spokeswoman Alice Richardson. Nearby residents were encouraged to remain indoors by the city of Deer Park, which lifted a shelter-in-place order for all residents imposed...

  • LOS ANGELES, March 18- Netflix Inc will not make its programming available through a coming TV service expected to be unveiled by Apple Inc, Netflix Chief Executive Reed Hastings said on Monday.

  • 19- Mar Japan 1- year discount bill auction 19- Mar Japan Auction of 20- year government bonds 20- Mar Germany Auction of 5- year Federal notes 20- Mar Portugal Auction of Treasury bills 21- Mar Sweden Auction of inflation-linked government bonds 21- Mar France Index-linked Securities auction 21- Mar Spain Bond Auction 22- Mar Japan 3- month discount bill...

  • LONDON- Bank of England's Member of the Financial Policy Committee, Richard Sharp, to deliver a speech at Cass Business School 1830 GMT. VERSAILLES, France- Participation by ECB's chief economist, Peter Praet, in a panel discussion on "Twenty Years of the Euro: Challenges and Opportunities Ahead" at the HSBC' AAA' conference in Versailles, France- 0935 GMT.

  • LONDON, March 19- Leaving the European Union is making it harder for fintech firms in Britain to recruit top talent, a report said on Tuesday, threatening to slam the brakes on a 7 billion pound growth sector just as EU states step up competition. The Fuelling Fintech report from TheCityUK, which promotes Britain as a financial centre, and recruitment firm Odgers...

  • LONDON, March 18- Hedge fund managers have become more cautious about buying oil since the end of February as doubts about the global economy resurface, dampening expected price rises from OPEC- led production cuts and U.S. sanctions on Iran and Venezuela. Although hedge funds and other money managers were net buyers of 5 million barrels of Brent crude futures...

  • MEXICO CITY, March 18- Mexico invited a host of international firms, including three U.S. companies, to bid on the construction of an $8 billion oil refinery, officials said on Monday, as President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador seeks to fast-track one of his signature projects. The facility would be owned by Mexico's national oil company, Pemex, becoming its seventh...

  • CHICAGO, March 18- U.S. front-month hog futures surged on Monday, extending last week's advances on expectations of additional export sales to China, where African swine fever has decimated the world's largest hog herd, traders said. Chicago Mercantile Exchange April lean hogs settled up 2.225 cents at 71.025 cents per pound after reaching as high as 71.175...

  • GENEVA, March 18- Chinese telecoms giant Huawei led the pack with Asia accounting for more than half of the international patent applications at the World Intellectual Property Organization last year, WIPO said on Tuesday. Asia- based filings accounted for 50.5 percent of the total applications received, Gurry said. Although inventors in the United States...

  • TOKYO, March 19- When a young Vietnamese woman found out late last year that she was pregnant after arriving in Japan on a "technical trainee" visa, she was given a stark choice: "Have an abortion or go back to Vietnam." Buoyed by hopes of higher wages but burdened by loans, Vietnamese youth- the fastest-growing group of foreign workers in Japan- will be among those most...

  • TOKYO, March 19- When a young Vietnamese woman found out late last year that she was pregnant after arriving in Japan on a "technical trainee" visa, she was given a stark choice: "Have an abortion or go back to Vietnam." Buoyed by hopes of higher wages but burdened by loans, Vietnamese youth- the fastest-growing group of foreign workers in Japan- will be among those most...

  • March 18- Cosmetics maker Revlon Inc said on Monday it had identified a "material weakness" in its financial reporting related to the implementation of its SAP enterprise resource planning system in the United States, sending its shares down over 10 percent in extended trading. Revlon does not expect any changes to its previously reported preliminary...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, March 18- A Brazilian court has ordered Vale SA, the world's largest iron ore miner, to suspend operations at two more dams, demanding that it prove the structures are stable. The company's iron ore production is expected to be 82.8 million tonnes, or 21 percent, lower than was planned for the year due to the restrictions on its Brazil operations,...

  • March 18- A group of U.S. states is investigating Hyundai Motor Co and Kia Motors Corp for potential unfair and deceptive acts related to reports of hundreds of vehicle fires, Connecticut Attorney General William Tong said on Monday. In November, Reuters reported that federal prosecutors had launched a criminal investigation into Hyundai and Kia to determine...

  • OTTAWA, March 18- Transport Canada is re-examining the validation it gave Boeing Co's 737 MAX jets, following reports of a U.S. probe into the aircraft's certification by the Federal Aviation Administration, Canada's transport minister said on Monday. Canada accepted the FAA's March 2017 certification of the MAX under a deal where such approvals by the United...

  • In Britain, Goldman Sachs wants 9 percent of its entry-level workforce to be black. He and two deputies sent the staff-wide memo ahead of disclosures on its gender pay gap that are required in Britain. Last year, Goldman Sachs reported a mean gender pay gap in Britain for its international business of 55.5 percent and a mean bonus gap for the unit of 72.2 percent.

  • Midwest on Monday and were not expected to crest for another 24 hours, forecasters said, after killing three people in Nebraska and Iowa and inundating a U.S. Air Force base. The Missouri River, the longest in North America, has flooded much of Nebraska between Omaha and Kansas City at the Missouri state line. "This really is the most devastating flooding we've...

  • *Ethiopia and France see similarities with Indonesia crash. Analysis of the cockpit recorder showed its "angle of attack" data was "very, very similar" to that of the Lion Air jet that went down off Jakarta in October, killing 189 people, a person familiar with the investigation said. "If that's the case, that does raise the possibility that there is a similar occurrence...

  • March 18- Latin American stocks surged on Monday with Brazil stocks scaling new highs and Argentine shares jumping 3 percent, while regional currencies firmed ahead of the U.S. "The Fed meeting should reinforce the dovish overtures made since the start of the year," said Mazen Issa, a senior FX strategist at TD Securities. Brazil's real rose 0.6 percent with...

  • March 18- Foxconn Technology Group Ltd said on Monday it will complete work on a new factory in Wisconsin to assemble liquid crystal display screens and start production before the end of next year. Foxconn initially planned to manufacture advanced large-screen displays for TVs and other consumer and professional products at the Wisconsin plant.