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  • Federal Reserve Today in Washington. 14- Dec Japan 3- month discount bill auction 17- Dec Norway Auction of Treasury Bills 18- Dec Japan Auction of 20- year government bonds 19- Dec Japan 1- year discount bill auction 21- Dec Japan 3- month discount bill auction 24- Dec United States Sale of 2- year notes 26- Dec United States Sale of 2- year floating rate notes...

  • **ZAGREB- Croatia central bank Governor Boris Vujcic and his aides will hold a traditional end-year briefing for journalists about economic situation assessment and policy plans for 2019- 1100 GMT. WARSAW- National Bank of Poland holds Monetary Policy Council Meeting RABAT- Bank of Morocco holds monetary policy meeting. BUDAPEST- Hungarian Central Bank holds...

  • TOKYO, Dec 14- Confidence among large Japanese manufacturers held steady in December from three months ago, following three quarters of deterioration, the central bank's closely watched "tankan" survey showed on Friday. The headline index for big manufacturers' sentiment came to plus 19 in December, the same reading as three months ago, the quarterly Bank of...

  • The people behind a rash of bomb threats made across the United States and Canada on Thursday demanded a $20,000 ransom to be paid in bitcoin. U.S. cyber security firm Chainalysis estimates that from 2012 through 2017, global ransom payments using bitcoin totaled at least $31 million. It shot from $5 a coin at the start of 2012 to nearly $20,000 at this time last...

  • Dec 13- A U.S. government auction for three wind leases off the coast of Massachusetts was on track to blow through a previous sale record on Thursday, with bids standing at combined $285 million after 24 rounds. The highly competitive lease sale will give the winner or winners the right to develop nearly 390,000 acres, divided into three leases near the...

  • Costco, which sells everything from personal computers to groceries, has been adding more organic and fresh food products as it takes on Walmart's Sam's Club, which after shutting some stores last year has amped up competition. Costco also raised hourly minimum wages for about 130,000 store employees by $1 to between $14 and $14.50 in June, as it becomes harder...

  • The Federal Trade Commission's lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California alleges that Qualcomm's patent licensing and chip sale practices were anticompetitive and sought to preserve a monopoly on so-called premium LTE modem chips, which help mobile phones connect to wireless data network. At the hearing in San Jose,...

  • NEW ZEALAND CYBER SECURITY AGENCY REPORTS RESIDENTS RECEIVING BOMB THREAT EMAILS; POLICE INVESTIGATING.

  • -Lipper@ NEW YORK, Dec 13- Investors pulled record cash from U.S.-based stock funds and pulled billions more from bonds in a week of escalated caution, Lipper data showed on Thursday. More than $46 billion thundered out of U.S. stock mutual funds and exchange-traded funds, the most ever, while a near-record $13 billion poured from bonds, according to the research...

  • The Federal Trade Commission's lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California alleges that Qualcomm's patent licensing and chip sale practices were anticompetitive and sought to preserve a monopoly on so-called premium LTE modem chips, which help mobile phones connect to wireless data network. At the hearing in San Jose,...

  • Dec 13- Starbucks Corp said on Thursday it was partnering with UberEats for delivery from about 3,500 U.S. stores and would nearly double its outlets in China over the next four years, but forecast that same-store sales would remain steady, sending shares down 3 percent. Starbucks also said on Thursday it would raise its store footprint in China, its fastest...

  • FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION SAYS THERE ARE' STILL DISCUSSIONS GOING ON' ABOUT SETTLEMENT WITH QUALCOMM IN ANTITRUST CASE- COURT HEARING.

  • Dec 13- A federal judge on Thursday ruled that evidence provided by chip supplier Qualcomm Inc that major phone makers like Apple Inc have moved to competing suppliers like Intel Corp cannot be used to fight allegations Qualcomm acted to preserve a monopoly on some mobile phone chips. The Federal Trade Commission's lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the...

  • Dec 13- Costco Wholesale Corp on Thursday reported quarterly revenue above Wall Street estimates. Total revenue rose 10.2 percent to $35.07 billion, beating analysts' average estimate of $34.80 billion, according to IBES data from Refinitiv. Net income attributable to the company rose to $767 million, or $1.73 per share, from $640 million, or $1.45 per share, a...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 13- Investors slammed U.S.-based stock funds with record withdrawals during the latest week, pulling $46 billion from the products during the seven days ended Dec. 12, Lipper said on Thursday. Taxable bond funds posted $13.4 billion in withdrawals, the most since December 2015. Relatively low-risk money market funds pulled in $81 billion, also the...

  • MEXICO CITY, Dec 13- Nervous bond holders will pore over Mexico's budget like never before this weekend to see if leftist President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador can pull off higher social spending, tax cuts and pricey oil ventures without increasing debt. On Saturday, Lopez Obrador submits his 2019 budget to lawmakers, with markets on tenterhooks to see how he...

  • BRUSSELS, Dec 13- Britain's weakened prime minister, Theresa May, appealed to fellow EU leaders on Thursday for concessions to help her win support in parliament next month for a deal that can smooth Britain's exit from the European Union. Twenty-four hours after surviving an internal party vote that threatened to oust her, May was met largely by readiness to...

  • *U.S. soy stocks seen remaining high despite China buying. CHICAGO, Dec 13- U.S. soybean futures fell to a one-week low on Thursday as confirmation of a 1.13 million-tonne U.S. soybean sale to China failed to impress traders who are shifting their focus to burdensome U.S. and global supplies, analysts said. Soybeans slid to session lows after the U.S. Department of...

  • Dec 13- Costco Wholesale Corp on Thursday reported quarterly revenue below Wall Street estimates, as the warehouse club operator cut prices and invested more in its online business to compete with Amazon.com Inc and Walmart Inc.. Total revenue rose 10.2 percent to $35.07 billion, missing analysts' average estimate of $35.54 billion, according to IBES data...

  • SAO PAULO, Dec 13- JPMorgan Chase& Co named Lucianna Lorenzo as its new head of debt capital markets in Brazil, replacing Ricardo Leoni, the bank said in an internal statement on Thursday. Lorenzo has been working for JPMorgan for 17 years, dealing with sales for financial institutions. Leoni was named head of corporate banking for Latin America earlier this year.