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  • *FT report on U.S.- China talks rekindle trade worries. Japan's Nikkei dropped 0.7 percent while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dipped 0.1 percent. White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow denied the report, helping U.S. equities pare some losses though the fresh concerns about U.S.- China relations kept share prices in check.

  • A spokesman from the Federal Aviation Administration earlier said flights into Newark- the 11th busiest U.S. airport- were briefly suspended after two drones were seen flying at 3,500 feet over nearby Teterboro Airport, a small regional airport about 17 miles away that mostly handles corporate jets and private planes. The Port Authority of New York and New...

  • President Donald Trump wants to boost markets through a trade pact with China, he will not soften his position that Beijing must make real structural reforms, including how it handles intellectual property, to reach a deal, advisers say. The United States accuses China of stealing intellectual property and forcing American companies to share technology when...

  • *John Kemp is a Reuters market analyst. LONDON, Jan 22- U.S. crude oil production will continue to grow through 2019 and 2020, but at a much slower pace than in 2018, according to the latest forecasts from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Growth from the Lower 48 states excluding federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico is expected to slow even more sharply...

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 23- The safe-have Japanese yen kept overnight gains against the dollar as concerns about slowing global growth and U.S.-Sino trade tensions drove investors away from risky assets. On Monday, the International Monetary Fund cut its 2019 and 2020 global growth forecasts, citing a bigger-than-expected slowdown in China and the Eurozone, and said...

  • *Output halted since night shift on Jan. 16- Subaru. TOKYO, Jan 23- Subaru Corp said its sole car factory in Japan accounting for roughly 60 percent of global production had halted output a week ago after it discovered a defect in a component procured from a supplier. Output has been halted since the night shift on Jan. 16, it said.

  • Jan 22- IBM Corp beat Wall Street quarterly earnings estimates and also forecast 2019 profit above expectations on Tuesday, in the latest indication that Chief Executive Officer Ginni Rometty's efforts to turn around the technology services company were gaining traction. Chief Financial Officer James Kavanaugh told Reuters that IBM signed roughly $16...

  • A spokesman from the FAA said flights into Newark- the 11th busiest U.S. airport- were briefly suspended after two drones were seen flying at 3,500 feet over nearby Teterboro Airport, a small regional airport about 17 miles away that mostly handles corporate jets and private planes. The FAA said there is still a ground stop for some flights arriving into Newark in...

  • Federal Reserve Today in Washington. 23- Jan Germany Auction of 5- year Federal notes 24- Jan Japan Auction of 20- year government bonds 24- Jan Sweden Auction of inflation-linked government bonds 24- Jan France Index-linked Securities auction 25- Jan Japan 3- month discount bill auction 25- Jan Italy CTZ/BTPi auction 28- Jan United States Sale of 2- year...

  • LONDON, Jan 23- British trade minister Liam Fox will use a two-day trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos to meet trade ministers from around the world to discuss rolling over existing EU trade agreements after Britain leaves the bloc, his office said. With little time left until the United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union on March 29, there is no...

  • TOKYO, Jan 23- Japan's exports fell 3.8 percent in December from a year earlier, Ministry of Finance data showed on Wednesday. That compared with a 1.9 percent decrease expected by economists in a Reuters poll. The trade balance came to a deficit of 55.3 billion yen, versus the median estimate for a 29.5 billion yen deficit.

  • The spokesman said flights into Newark- the 11th busiest U.S. airport- were temporarily suspended after two drones were seen flying at 3,500 feet over nearby Teterboro Airport, a small regional airport about 17 miles away that mostly handles corporate jets and private planes. The FAA said there is still a ground stop for some flights arriving into Newark in...

  • CARACAS, Jan 22- Venezuela's state-run oil company PDVSA said on Tuesday its debt fell 5 percent in 2018 from a year ago to $34.6 billion, though it remains in default on most of its bonds as crude output has slumped to 70- year lows in an economic crisis. PDVSA, which is short for Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., has not paid interest on most of its bonds since the end of...

  • Jan 22- World leaders and top CEOs meet at Davos in Switzerland this week to discuss how to steer policy amid worries of slowing economic growth, damaging trade wars and Brexit. >Pompeo voices optimism for good outcome on US-China trade Brazil's Bolsonaro uses Davos speech to appeal to big business. >Merkel to attend Davos and discuss Europe, Africa, AI.

  • Jan 22- Bayer AG unit Monsanto has asked a California judge in the litigation over its glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup allegedly causing cancer to limit evidence by splitting an upcoming trial into two phases, a request previously successful with another judge. Monsanto in a previously unreported filing on Jan. 15 asked California Superior Court Judge...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 22- Reports of two drone sightings in northern New Jersey temporarily halted arrivals at Newark Liberty International Airport on Tuesday, an Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said on Tuesday.

  • SAO PAULO, Jan 22- Brazil's new government will support state-run utility Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA raising capital but whether that is through privatization or another format has not yet been determined, Chief Executive Wilson Ferreira said on Tuesday. Ferreira told Reuters he has begun to discuss how to capitalize Eletrobras, as the company is...

  • Chicago Board of Trade March soybean futures settled down 7-1/ 2 cents at $9.09-1/ 4 a bushel after dipping to $8.99-1/ 2, breaking below chart support at the contract's 50- day moving average near $9.06. Soybeans and corn tumbled after the Financial Times reported that the Trump administration rejected an offer from China for preparatory trade talks this week...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 22- Lockheed Martin Corp has been awarded a $542 million contract for equipment and spares for F-35 aircraft, the Pentagon said in a statement on Tuesday.

  • *Brazil markets fall as president fails to detail pension reforms. The MSCI Index of Latin American shares fell nearly 1 percent, with Brazil stocks shedding 0.9 percent, and Argentine equities tumbling 3.6 percent and posting their biggest one-day loss in more than one month. In Brazil, consumer stocks were the biggest losers with meat distributors Marfrig...