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  • SYDNEY, Sept 24- U.S. private equity-owned coal miner Coronado Coal Group said on Monday it would price shares in its Australian IPO at between A $4.00 and A $4.80 per share, valuing the company at up to A $4.4 billion. The IPO is likely to be the biggest coal mining float in Australia since Yancoal Australia listed in 2012 at the peak of the country's mining boom.

  • *Markets in Japan, South Korea, China closed for holiday. SYDNEY, Sept 24- The safe haven yen gained on Monday in holiday-thinned trading as China cancelled upcoming tariff talks with the United States, ratcheting up tensions while oil prices jumped after top producers including Russia ruled out boosting crude output. China also cancelled mid-level trade talks...

  • MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 BANGKOK, Thailand- Bank of Thailand Governor Veerathai Santiprabhob speaks at a two-day BOT symposium 2018: The future of money, finance, and central banking- 0200 GMT. BRATISLAVA- Slovakia Central Bank Governor Jozef Makuch holds a news conference 1100 GMT. PRAGUE- Czech National Bank holds monetary policy meeting.

  • **LONDON- Participation by ECB chief economist Peter Praet in opening keynote dialogue at FT Investment Management Summit Rebalancing Return and Risk Amid Global Recovery in London 0810 GMT. **LONDON- Guest talk by ECB chief economist Peter Praet at an event organized by InTouch Capital Markets in London 1330 GMT. LONDON Bank of England's External Monetary...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 23- The White House will hold a meeting on Monday on U.S. government efforts to boost quantum information science, with administration officials, leading companies including Alphabet Inc, IBM Corp, JPMorgan Chase& Co and academic experts taking part. The meeting will include officials from the Pentagon, National Security Agency, White House...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ HONG KONG, Sept 24- For three whirlwind days in June, U.S. scientist Zhi Hong went shopping at the Boston Bio Conference to find drugs to fill the pipeline of his two-week-old drug company. Months earlier, Hong had raised $260 million- much of it from Chinese and Asian investors- with a strategy to bring U.S. biotechnology drugs to China, the worlds...

  • Sept 24- Britain's opposition Labour Party will vote on a motion this week to keep all options on the table including a second Brexit referendum if the party cannot get a national election, BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg said on Twitter.

  • SYDNEY, Sept 24- The safe-haven Japanese yen briefly blipped higher on Monday as investors reacted to news China had cancelled trade talks with the United States just as the latest round of tariffs are set to take effect. The trade-exposed Australian dollar went the other way, taking an early hit after China also summoned the U.S. ambassador in Beijing and...

  • BRITAINS LABOUR PARTY WILL VOTE ON A MOTION THIS WEEK TO KEEP ALL OPTIONS ON TABLE INCLUDING SECOND BREXIT REFERENDUM IF PARTY CANNOT GET A NATIONAL ELECTION-BBC.

  • Sept 23- Dell Technologies Inc is exploring an initial public offering after shelving this option earlier this year in favor of going public by buying back a special type of stock from investors, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday. Dell's IPO deliberations come as several hedge funds, including Elliott Management Corp and Canyon Capital Advisors...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 23- California's top air regulator urged the Trump administration on Sunday to abandon a plan to freeze fuel efficiency standards through 2026, as automakers urged state and federal regulators to reach agreement to extend nationwide rules. Mary Nichols, who chairs the state's Air Resources Board, asked the U.S. National Highway Traffic...

  • MONTREAL, Sept 23- U.S. and Canadian officials trying to reach a deal on NAFTA are "very likely" to hold informal talks on the sidelines of a major U.N. meeting in the next few days, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Sunday. President Donald Trump struck a side deal on NAFTA with Mexico last month and has threatened to exclude Canada if necessary.

  • MINNEAPOLIS— Actor James Woods has been locked out of his Twitter account over a tweet he sent out months ago that was found to be in violation of Twitter's rules. In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press on Sunday, Woods said this means he'll be allowed back on Twitter only if he decides to do what Twitter says and accedes to the social platform's...

  • MONTREAL, Sept 23- U.S. and Canadian negotiators trying to work out a deal on NAFTA are "very likely" to hold informal talks on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly meeting in the next few days, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Sunday. Trudeau told reporters in Montreal that no decision had been made about a possible meeting. Senior officials from...

  • *Iran's elite force warns of "unforgettable" retribution. DUBAI, Sept 23- Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards vowed on Sunday to exact "deadly and unforgettable" vengeance for an attack on a military parade that killed 25 people, including 12 of their comrades, and Tehran accused Gulf Arab states of backing the gunmen. Saturday's assault, one of the worst ever against...

  • LOS ANGELES— The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has dropped a penny per gallon over the past two weeks, to $2.90. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says that's 28 cents higher than at this time last year. The highest average price in the contiguous 48 states is $3.69 in the San Francisco Bay Area.

  • ALGIERS, Algeria— A meeting of OPEC and its allies ended without any decision to further increase oil output despite President Donald Trump's call for lower prices. Trump has been calling publicly for OPEC to help lower prices by producing more. OPEC and Russia have capped production since January 2017 to bolster prices.

  • CHICAGO— A former OpenTable employee has been charged with wire fraud for allegedly making hundreds of bogus reservations at Chicago restaurants to undermine a rival booking service. They say Addison, of Chicago, allegedly booked some 1,200 seats in all, often during peak hours, making the no-shows especially costly. Christa Quarles, the CEO of San Francisco-...

  • LONDON/ NEW YORK, Sept 23- U.S. cable giant Comcast scored a big win in the scramble for media assets by beating Rupert Murdoch, and his backer Disney, in the battle for Sky with an eye-watering $40 billion bid. It was a "great day" for Comcast, Chairman and Chief Executive Brian L. Roberts said of Saturday's auction victory. The U.S. group has had its sights set on Sky,...

  • The Dallas Morning News reported that Atmos Energy Corp. has some of the nation's oldest pipes in the country and that the company's largest division, Atmos Mid-Tex, has received five times as many state safety violations as Houston's CenterPoint, the other large gas distribution company in Texas. Atmos Energy has reported $3.3 billion in profits since 2005.