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  • "For the next 18 to 24 months, it's very hard to envision anyone challenging Nvidia on training," said Jon Bathgate, analyst and tech sector co-lead at Janus Henderson Investors. Intel's chips can still work just fine there, especially when paired with huge amounts of memory, said Bruno Fernandez-Ruiz, chief technology officer of Nexar Inc, an Israeli startup using...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— More than a thousand Google employees have signed a letter protesting the company's secretive plan to build a search engine that would comply with Chinese censorship. The letter calls on executives to review ethics and transparency at the company. The letter's contents were confirmed by a Google employee who helped organize it but who...

  • TOKYO, Aug 17- Asian shares won a modest reprieve on Friday after China and the United States agreed to hold their first trade talks since June next week and as the Turkish lira extended gains from its record low earlier this week. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.2 percent in early trade, a day after it hit its lowest level in a year.

  • *China and the United States will hold lower-level trade talks this month, the two governments said on Thursday, offering hope that they might resolve an escalating tariff war that threatens to engulf all trade between the world's two largest economies. *The United States warned Turkey on Thursday to expect more economic sanctions unless it hands over...

  • LONDON, Aug 16- If the global economy starts to grow more slowly, the impact will show up first in the price of refined fuels such as road diesel, marine gasoil and jet fuel that play a central role in the freight transport system. Middle distillate fuels are principally burned in the high-powered engines used in trucks, railroads, ships, barges and aircraft to move...

  • TOKYO, Aug 17- Oil prices fell on Friday, with U.S. crude heading for a seventh weekly decline amid increasing concerns about slowing global economic growth that could hit demand for petroleum products. Brent crude oil futures were down 5 cents at $71.38 a barrel by 0050 GMT. China and the United States have implemented several rounds of trade tariffs and...

  • *Focus on next week's U.S.- China trade meeting. TOKYO, Aug 17- The dollar was little changed against other major currencies on Friday after nudging away from 13-1/ 2- month highs amid easing risk aversion and as investors awaited the next developments in the U.S.- China trade saga. "Next week, the main focus will likely shift to U.S.- China trade issues from Turkey...

  • Aug 17- An ExxonMobil-operated gas project in Papua New Guinea has agreed a deal to supply liquefied natural gas to a unit of British oil giant BP, said Australia's Oil Search Ltd, a partner in the development. "takes the total contracted volumes from the Project to approximately 7.5 MTPA", said Oil Search Managing Director Peter Botten. Earlier this month, Oil...

  • A former member of Tesla's internal investigations team, Karl Hansen, filed a tips, complaints and referrals form to the SEC about the Gigafactory on Aug. 9, Hansen's attorney Stuart Meissner said in a news release. Whistleblowers can receive 10 percent to 30 percent of penalties the SEC collects. Hansen alleges Tesla failed to disclose that it received written...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 16- Texas environment regulators should coordinate shutdowns of oil refineries and other petrochemical plants during major storms to avoid big releases of air pollution like during last year's Hurricane Harvey, a report said on Thursday. Texas industry, including refineries and petrochemical plants, released an extra 8.3 million pounds of...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— An Uber driver from San Francisco is accused of picking up a woman while off-duty and sexually assaulting her, police said Thursday. Kevin Barillas-Saballas, 30, was charged Thursday by the Alameda County district attorney's office with sexual assault, sexual battery, kidnapping, imprisonment and criminal threats. Steve Mendez said the woman...

  • Federal Reserve Today in Washington. 17- Aug Japan 3- month discount bill auction 20- Aug Norway Auction of Treasury bills 20- Aug Netherlands DTC Auction 21- Aug Germany Auction of 2- year Treasury notes 21- Aug Japan Auction of 20- year government bonds 21- Aug Spain Auction of 3- and 9- month Treasury bills 22- Aug Germany Auction of 10- year Federal bonds...

  • MONDAY, AUGUST 20 KINGSPORT, Tennessee- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic speaks on the economic outlook before a fireside chat of the Johnson City, Kingsport, and Bristol Chamber of Commerce- 1500 GMT. FRANKFURT- Bank of Canada Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn Wilkins participates in panel discussion at Central Bank Research...

  • **MANILA, Philippines- Philippines central bank Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr. at an economic forum 0130 GMT. **JOHANNESBURG, South Africa- South African Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago addresses learners- 1030 GMT BOGOTA- Colombia's new president Ivan Duque, as well as members of his cabinet, central bank board members and business leaders will attend a...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 16- The United States warned Turkey on Thursday to expect more economic sanctions unless it hands over detained American pastor Andrew Brunson, as relations between the two countries took a further turn for the worse. The United States and Turkey have exchanged tit-for-tat tariffs in an escalating attempt by Trump to induce Turkish President...

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON Aug 16- OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP has tapped law firm Davis Polk& Wardwell LLP for financial restructuring advice, as its potential liabilities swell with a wave of lawsuits over the opioid addiction epidemic sweeping the United States, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...

  • VANCOUVER, Aug 16- Canada's energy regulator on Thursday said it had given the go-ahead for the construction of a large portion of the Trans Mountain expansion project, which will nearly triple capacity on the oil pipeline from Alberta to a Vancouver area port. Kinder Morgan Canada, which announced a deal to sell the project to the Canadian government in May,...

  • LONDON, Aug 17- Vaping rules should be relaxed to allow the promotion of e-cigarettes as tools to help tobacco smokers quit, British lawmakers said on Friday. This could include prescribing medically licensed e-cigarettes to assist smoking cessation efforts. "Concerns that e-cigarettes could be a gateway to conventional smoking, including for young...

  • Aug 16- Nvidia Corp shares fell as much as 5 percent in after-hours trading on Thursday after the chip maker said cryptocurrency-fueled demand had dried up and it forecast sales below Wall Street targets, overshadowing quarterly results that otherwise beat expectations. Nvidia previously had forecast sales for cryptocurrency chips for the fiscal second...

  • TOKYO, Aug 17- Business confidence among Japanese manufacturers was at its highest in seven months in August thanks to a firm global economy, a Reuters poll showed on Friday, but the service sector's mood hit its lowest since 2016, casting doubt on the robustness of domestic demand. In the Reuters poll of 483 large- and mid-sized companies, some exporters of cars...