BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, Sept 23- China's grain imports fell sharply in August, customs data showed on Sunday, a month after Beijing imposed hefty tariffs on shipments from the United States, one of its top suppliers. China brought in 60,000 tonnes of sorghum in August, down 78.5 percent from 259,892 tonnes a year ago, according to figures published by the General...
*China August scrap copper imports down 29.7 pct y/y to 220,000 tonnes- customs. *China August scrap aluminum imports down 23.4 pct y/y to 130,000 tonnes- customs. *China August waste paper imports down 46.2 pct y/y to 1.4 mln tonnes- customs.
CORRECTED- CHINA AUG SORGHUM IMPORTS AT 60,000 TONNES- CUSTOMS.
CORRECTED- CHINA AUG BARLEY IMPORTS AT 550,000 TONNES- CUSTOMS.
CORRECTED- CHINA AUG WHEAT IMPORTS AT 140,000 TONNES- CUSTOMS.
CORRECTED- CHINA AUG CORN IMPORTS AT 330,000 TONNES- CUSTOMS.
SAN DIEGO— The Trump administration on Saturday proposed rules that could deny green cards to immigrants if they use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers and other forms of public assistance. The Department of Homeland Security said current and past receipt of certain public benefits above thresholds would be considered "a heavily weighed negative...
But U.S. House and Senate leaders say they will direct the Federal Aviation Administration to set minimum dimensions for passenger seats as part of a new spending bill. The Senate supported limiting those fees. Ed Markey of Massachusetts said Saturday the provision was left out after negotiations with House lawmakers.
BRITISH PRIME MINISTER THERESA MAY'S AIDES HAVE BEGUN CONTINGENCY PLANNING FOR A NOVEMBER SNAP ELECTION- SUNDAY TIMES.
LONDON, Sept 22- Comcast beat Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox in the battle for Sky on Saturday after offering 30.6 billion pounds in a dramatic auction to decide the fate of the pay-television group. The U.S. cable giant bid 17.28 pounds a share for control of London- listed Sky, bettering a 15.67 pounds-a-share offer by Fox, Britain's Takeover Panel...
LONDON, Sept 22- Prime Minister Theresa May has vowed that Britain will "hold its nerve" in Brexit talks with the European Union, the Sunday Express reported. On Friday May had demanded new proposals and respect from EU leaders, saying after a summit in Austria that the Brexit talks had hit an impasse. "This is the moment to do what is right for Britain," the Sunday Express...
BREXIT: MAY SAYS "THIS IS THE MOMENT TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT FOR BRITAIN"- SUNDAY EXPRESS.
Congress faces a Sept. 30 deadline to keep FAA programs running. In July, the FAA rejected the idea of setting minimum standards for airlines seats and legroom as a safety measure. But Congress appears determined to require the FAA to do so.
*SKY CEO JEREMY DARROCH SAYS: "THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF THE NEXT EXCITING CHAPTER FOR SKY" Further company coverage:.
LONDON, Sept 22- The independent directors of Sky backed Comcast's offer for the pay-TV group on Saturday after a rare auction that saw the U.S. cable company defeat Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox. "We consider the Comcast offer to be an excellent outcome for Sky shareholders, and we are recommending it as it represents materially superior value," said...
HONOLULU— The Latest on the reopening of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park after an eruption that caused widespread damage to infrastructure:. A national park in Hawaii has reopened after being closed for more than four months because of Kilauea volcano's latest eruption, which caused widespread damage to park infrastructure and dramatically changed its...
ATHENS, Greece— The publisher and editor in chief of a Greek newspaper have been detained over an article that alleges mishandling of European Union funds meant to improve conditions in migrant hotspots across the country. The journalists were detained following a complaint by Defense Minister Panos Kammenos, whose ministry is handling the EU funding.
LONDON— British regulators say Comcast has beat 21st Century Fox in a rare auction that allowed both sides to bid for European broadcaster Sky. The regulator, the Takeover Panel, set up the auction to reduce uncertainty for Sky. Comcast wants to grow its operations in Europe.
Sept 22- Twenty-First Century Fox:. *COMCAST CHAIRMAN AND CEO BRIAN L. ROBERTS: "THIS IS A GREAT DAY FOR COMCAST. *COMCAST CEO: "WE NOW ENCOURAGE SKY SHAREHOLDERS TO ACCEPT OUR OFFER, WHICH WE LOOK FORWARD TO COMPLETING BEFORE THE END OF OCTOBER 2018.
LONDON— British regulator says Comcast has won an auction to formally bid for Sky, offering 29.6 billion pounds.