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  • *U.S.- China trade war dims outlook for export-led Japan. TOKYO, Nov 19- Japan's exports rebounded in the year to October, reversing from the prior month's surprise drop as U.S.-bound shipments grew, although slowing global demand and the intensifying U.S.- China trade war could cloud the outlook for export-reliant Japan. Japan's exports to the United States...

  • *OPEC expected to cut supply to prevent glut. SINGAPORE, Nov 19- Oil prices rose on Monday as traders expected top exporter Saudi Arabia to push producer club OPEC to cut supply towards the end of the year. Despite that, market sentiment remains weak on signs of a demand slowdown amid deep trade disputes between the world's two biggest economies, the United States...

  • SYDNEY, Nov 19- Asian shares inched cautiously higher on Monday amid conflicting signals on the chance of a truce in the Sino-U.S. trade dispute, while a new-found air of concern on the global outlook at the Federal Reserve undermined the dollar. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan tacked on 0.1 percent and South Korea 0.5 percent.

  • Nov 19- Scotland's constitution minister, Michael Russell, predicted on Monday the British government's Brexit deal would be defeated in the UK parliament and said the Scottish government would do everything it could to ensure a common-sense alternative. "This week therefore while the Tories escalate their civil war, we will step up our efforts to work...

  • **FRANKFURT- ECB Chair of the Supervisory Board Daniele Nouy participates in conversation at the 19th Handelsblatt Annual Conference "EBR European Banking Regulation" in Frankfurt, Germany- 0915 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England Executive Director for UK Deposit Takers Supervision James Proudman speaking on' Cyborg Supervision- The Application of Advanced...

  • TOKYO, Nov 19- Japan's exports rose 8.2 percent in October from a year earlier, reversing the prior month's decline, Ministry of Finance data showed on Monday. That compared with a 9.0 percent increase expected by economists in a Reuters poll. The trade balance came to a deficit of 449.3 billion yen, versus the median estimate for a 70 billion yen deficit.

  • *Meeting marked by competing visions from U.S., China. PORT MORESBY, Nov 18- Asia-Pacific leaders failed to agree on a communique at a summit in Papua New Guinea on Sunday for the first time in their history as deep divisions between the United States and China over trade and investment stymied cooperation. Competition between the United States and China over the...

  • S&P 500 E-MINI FUTURES FALL 0.42 PCT AS TRADING RESUMES; VOLUME AT 2,547 CONTRACTS.

  • *Gubitosi appointed by majority vote, Vivendi votes against. ROME/ MILAN, Nov 18- Telecom Italia appointed Luigi Gubitosi as chief executive on Sunday, in a move seen as portending a more aggressive shake-up at the phone group and prompting his predecessor to call for a shareholder vote on the strategy turn. Gubitosi, a former head of telecoms group Wind and now...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 18- California utility PG&E Corp, facing investor concerns over its possible role in the deadly Camp Fire in Northern California, has reported another power-line outage that it experienced on the morning of Nov. 8 when the blaze started. The incident report, which was filed on Friday with the safety division of the California Public Utilities...

  • PORT MORESBY, Nov 18- Papua New Guinea will release a formal closing statement for the regional APEC forum in coming days, Prime Minister Peter O'Neill said on Sunday, as the 21- member body was unable to agree on a leaders' statement for the first time in its history. In his closing comments to the forum, O'Neill also said the group was trying to ensure "free and open"...

  • *Defence chief's resignation over Gaza triggered crisis. JERUSALEM, Nov 18- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged his coalition partners on Sunday not to bring down the government, citing security challenges ahead and hinting at future Israeli military action against its enemies. That put the fate of Netanyahu's coalition at the mercy of its...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Nov 18- South African power utility Eskom cut 1,000 megawatts of electricity from the strained national power grid on Sunday after high unplanned outages, a company spokesman said. The controlled power cuts- locally known as load-shedding- started at 1015 GMT and were scheduled to end at 2000 GMT, but stopped earlier than planned, Eskom spokesman...

  • President Donald Trump said he does not want to listen to an audio recording of the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi despite facing mounting pressure to punish Saudi Arabia for the killing. Trump also said he wants to maintain a close alliance with Saudi Arabia despite Khashoggi's death and questioned the alleged role of Saudi Crown Prince...

  • LOS ANGELES, Nov 18- "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" enchanted moviegoers with a debut of $62 million. Warner Bros., the studio behind the wizarding series, sees "Fantastic Beasts" as more of an international play, where the follow-up has already earned $191 million. "The Crimes of Grindelwald" is the second entry in what Warner Bros. intends to be a...

  • LONDON, Nov 18- Nespresso, part of food giant Nestle, aims to use sustainable aluminum in all of its coffee capsules by 2020 under a deal with mining major Rio Tinto announced on Monday. Under the deal, Anglo-Australian Rio Tinto will supply aluminum produced with renewable power and respect for biodiversity to Nespresso, the world leader in the coffee pod market.

  • *Deputies raise exemptions to ease impact on middle class. AMMAN, Nov 18- Jordan's parliament approved a new IMF-backed tax law on Sunday after introducing some changes in a move to push ahead with crucial fiscal reforms to lower record public debt needed to get the economy hit by regional conflict back on track. Jordan's Prime Minister Omar al Razzaz earlier...

  • President Donald Trump said in an interview that aired on Sunday the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was "very vicious" but that he wants to stick with Saudi Arabia as a close ally in the Middle East. Under pressure to punish Saudi Arabia for Khashoggi's death inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2, Trump questioned the alleged role of Saudi...

  • Turkey and Cyprus have overlapping claims of marine jurisdiction and both plan to carry out exploratory drilling this year. We remind them that sharing the natural resources of the island of Cyprus relates to the core of the Cyprus issue, "Aksoy said in a statement. Greece denied the charge and Cyprus accused Turkey of stirring tension.

  • BERLIN/ PARIS, Nov 18- French President Emmanuel Macron called on Sunday for Germany and France to dig deeper as allies in their bid to spearhead a more united Europe, including by overcoming lingering skepticism on issues such as a euro zone budget. In a speech to the German lower house of parliament on Sunday at an event honoring war victims, Macron said the onus...