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  • *U.S. sanctions on Iran oil exports start from Nov. 4. *OPEC to meet on Sunday in Algeria. TOKYO, Sept 20- Oil rose for a third day on Thursday amid another drawdown in U.S. inventories and strong U.S. gasoline demand, while signs OPEC may not raise output to address shrinking supplies from Iran also supported prices.

  • HAIER SUSPENDS PLAN TO SELL US-MADE, GE-BRANDED GOODS IN CHINA- FT.

  • *China should focus on' Silk Road' trade nations-Ma. Sept 20- Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma said the company can no longer meet its promise to create 1 million jobs in the United States due to U.S.- China trade tensions, Chinese news agency Xinhua reported on Wednesday. Ma has already warned that the trade war between the world's two largest economies could last decades...

  • HONG KONG, Sept 20- Shares in Chinese online food delivery-to-ticketing services firm Meituan Dianping climbed 6 percent in their Hong Kong debut on Thursday, sending a positive signal to companies lining up to list in the financial hub. Tencent-backed Meituan's performance is being seen as a test of investor appetite for Hong Kong listings against a...

  • DALIAN, China, Sept 20- Volumes at China's biggest physical iron ore trading platform may hit record levels this year, with demand for the steelmkaing raw material pushed up as steel output has been strong despite pollution-linked curbs, its president said. Despite production restrictions in many cities including top-producer Tangshan, China's overall...

  • Sept 19- Volkswagen AG will end almost of all its operations in Iran, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing a U.S. official who led the discussions with the carmaker. The Trump administration persuaded Volkswagen to comply with U.S. sanctions on Iran, Bloomberg said. President Donald Trump pulled out of a 2015 pact between Iran and major world powers under which...

  • *Popular young lawmaker to vote for Abe rival- Kyodo. TOKYO, Sept 20- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was expected to win a ruling party leadership vote on Thursday, setting him on track to become Japan's longest-serving premier and try to cement his legacy, including by revising the pacifist constitution. President Donald Trump next week, when he will face pressure to...

  • SYDNEY, Sept 20- U.S. soybean futures inched lower on Thursday after gaining 2 percent in the previous session, moving back towards to a decade-low touched earlier in the week as the Sino-U.S. trade war threatens U.S. exports. *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board of Trade were down 0.1 percent at $8.29-1/ 4 a bushel by 0039 GMT, having firmed 2 percent on...

  • LONDON, Sept 19- Benchmark U.S. natural gas prices have remained stuck below $3 per million British thermal units for most of this year even as consumption has soared and gas stocks have slipped to their lowest seasonal levels since 2003.. Working stocks in underground storage amounted to just 2,636 billion cubic feet at the end of the first week in September,...

  • 25- Sep Italy Zero coupon/BTPi auction 25- Sep Netherlands DSL Auction 26- Sep Germany Auction of 5- year Federal notes 26- Sep Italy Bills auction 26- Sep Japan Auction of 40- year government bonds 26- Sep Norway Auction Treasuries 26- Sep Sweden Auction of Treasury bills 27- Sep United States Sale of 7- year notes 27- Sep Italy Medium-long term auction 27-...

  • **BERLIN- German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz holds a speech on "100 years of sales tax" in Germany- 0730 GMT. FRANKFURT- Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann speaks in Freiburg, Germany- 1515 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Riksbank Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley will hold a breakfast presentation on the economic situation and current monetary policy- 0700 GMT.

  • SAO PAULO, Sept 19- A Rio de Janeiro appeals court has determined that billions of dollars in fines owed to regulators by Brazil's Oi SA will be included in the company's bankruptcy recovery package, a ruling showed on Wednesday. Oi, Brazil's largest fixed line telecom company, entered bankruptcy in 2016, and in late 2017 creditors approved a plan to convert...

  • TOKYO, Sept 20- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was expected to win a ruling party leadership vote on Thursday, setting him on track to become Japan's longest-serving premier and try to cement his legacy, including by revising the pacifist constitution. President Donald Trump next week, when he will face pressure to cut Japan's $69 billion surplus with its key ally,...

  • *UK INFORMATION COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE ISSUED EQUIFAX LTD WITH £500,000 FINE FOR FAILING TO PROTECT PERSONAL INFORMATION OF UP TO 15 MILLION UK CITIZENS DURING CYBER ATTACK IN 2017 Source text: http://bit.ly/2O1Dl7K.

  • UK INFORMATION COMMISSIONERS OFFICE ISSUED EQUIFAX LTD WITH £500,000 FINE FOR FAILING TO PROTECT PERSONAL INFORMATION OF UP TO 15 MLN UK CITIZENS DURING CYBER ATTACK IN 2017.

  • HOUSTON, Sept 19- A former Petroleos Mexicanos board member said on Wednesday Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has enough political support to change the nation's energy law and should postpone planned competitive oil auctions until the law is revised. Lopez Obrador, who takes office on Dec. 1, handily won Mexico's presidential election...

  • WUXI, China/ LONDON, Sept 19- With smart cancer diagnostics, one-stop-shop diabetes kits and AI systems to improve ambulance pick-ups for patients with chest pain, AstraZeneca aims to move from simply supplying drugs to become a broad healthcare provider in China. Surrounded by the latest gizmos at the World Internet of Things Exposition in Wuxi, eastern China,...

  • President Donald Trump intends to nominate former Federal Reserve economist Nellie Liang to the U.S. central banks board of governors, the White House said on Wednesday. Earlier, two White House officials speaking on condition of anonymity told Reuters that Liang has a strong background on financial and monetary stability, including crisis response, and is...

  • BRASILIA, Sept 19- Brazil's central bank on Wednesday held its policy interest rate at an all-time low but said it could gradually raise rates if the outlook for the currency worsens, highlighting investor concern about the presidential election vote on October 7. "A substantial currency depreciation past current levels could drive the central bank to raise...

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump is set to nominate former Federal Reserve economist Nellie Liang to the central bank's board of governors, tapping an official who played a key role at the Fed in dealing with the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters confirmed the president's intention, which was first reported...