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  • *Dollar index hits highest since May 2017. TOKYO, April 26- The dollar held steady close to a two-year high against its peers on Friday, supported by data showing strong U.S. capital goods orders, while a first-quarter GDP report to be released later in the global day could further reinforce bullishness. "We expect the GDP data to underline steady economic recovery,"...

  • BEIJING, April 25- China's imports of soybeans from the United States, the second-largest supplier to the country in 2018, rose in March from the previous month as more cargoes booked during a truce in the trade dispute between the two countries arrived. China, the world's biggest soybean buyer, imported 1.51 million tonnes of soybeans from the United States in...

  • April 25- The United States on Thursday added China's third-largest e-commerce platform to its list of "notorious markets" for violations of intellectual property rights and kept China on its priority watch list for piracy and counterfeiting concerns. It also kept Alibaba Group's taobao.com, China's largest e-commerce platform, on the list.

  • STOCKHOLM/ COPENHAGEN/ OSLO, April 26- SAS said on Friday many of its domestic, European and long-haul flights have been cancelled as Swedish pilots at the airline went on a strike after rejecting mediators' bid, affecting thousands of travellers. Flights operated by SAS Ireland and airlines that are subcontractors of SAS will not be affected by the strike, SAS...

  • *Investors uncertain on strength of China recovery. TOKYO, April 26- Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Friday following disappointing earnings from high-tech firms and as market players wind down for the 10- day holiday to celebrate the enthronement of Crown Prince Naruhito. The firm saw a 16 percent fall in net profits in the year to March to 7.5 billion yen,...

  • SINGAPORE, April 26- London copper prices on Friday inched away from a one-month low touched in the previous session, buoyed as the U.S. dollar eased from a two-year high. *Shanghai copper fell 0.8 percent to 48,830 yuan a tonne following the overnight drop in London. *Most other metals rose, with London nickel and zinc both up 0.5 percent.

  • April 26- Gold rose on Friday, on track for its first weekly gain in five weeks as investors focused on signs of economic weakness after dismal data from Germany and Asia, although a strong dollar ahead of U.S. *Spot gold was up 0.1 percent at $1,278.62 per ounce, as of 0105 GMT. *Japan's industrial output fell 0.9 percent in March from the previous month, down for the...

  • SYDNEY, April 26- U.S. soybean futures held steady on Friday but remained on course for their third straight weekly loss amid ample global stockpiles. *Slowed by excessive moisture over the winter and early spring, farmers had planted 6 percent of the U.S. corn crop as of April 21, behind the five-year average of 12 percent, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said this...

  • *Copper mine is in New South Wales. April 26- Australian miner Aurelia Metals Ltd on Friday said it was in talks about a possible acquisition of Glencore's CSA copper mine in the state of New South Wales. That comes after copper producer Aeris Resources Ltd earlier this month said it was unable to reach an agreement with Glencore on its $575 million offer to buy the...

  • KAWASAKI, Japan, April 26- Wherever Japan's. Shirataki's passion for "okkake," as the pursuit is known in Japan, began in 1993, when she followed then- Masako Owada after her engagement to Crown Prince Naruhito but couldn't get good photos. "I wasn't used to carrying such a heavy camera, so I'd shoot the tires, or the back seat, or the driver," Shirataki said in the kitchen of...

  • The SEC in February sought to have Musk found in contempt of a fraud settlement last year after the CEO tweeted details about Tesla production numbers that were not vetted by the electric vehicle company's attorneys. Instead, U.S. District Court Judge Alison Nathan in Manhattan ordered Musk and the SEC to try to resolve the dispute on their own.

  • April 25- Japanese Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Thursday the topic of currencies did not come up during trade talks held over the last two weeks with his U.S. counterpart, Jiji news agency reported. Motegi was speaking to reporters in Washington, D.C., after holding talks with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer ahead of a summit meeting on...

  • SEC PLAN TO FILE ANOTHER JOINT SUBMISSION ON OR BEFORE APRIL 30, 2019- N.Y.

  • *Dollar index hits highest since May 2017. TOKYO, April 26- The dollar hovered near a two-year high against its peers on Friday, supported by strong U.S. capital goods orders and awaiting first-quarter GDP data which could further reinforce the greenback's bullish standing. The dollar index versus a basket of six major currencies stood at 98.128 after advancing...

  • April 25- Los Angeles County sued Southern California Edison on Thursday, alleging that the company's damaged electrical equipment may have sparked the Woolsey fire that engulfed Malibu and nearby neighborhoods, the Los Angeles Times reported on Thursday. The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, seeks millions of dollars in damages related...

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  • FACEBOOK SAYS CO AND INSTAGRAM FILED A LAWSUIT IN US FEDERAL COURT AGAINST ONE COMPANY AND THREE PEOPLE BASED IN NEW ZEALAND.

  • Federal Reserve Today in Washington. 26- Apr Italy Bills auction 29- Apr Belgium OLO Auction 30- Apr Italy Medium-long term auction 30- Apr Germany Auction of 2- year Treasury notes. 2- May Sweden Auction of inflation-linked government bonds 6- May Norway Auction of Treasury bills 6- May Netherland DTC Auction 6- May France Auction of BTF Treasury notes 7-...

  • MONDAY, APRIL 29 MANILA- Philippines central bank Governor Benjamin Diokno delivers keynote address at a general members meeting of the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines- 0400 GMT. ANKARA- Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey publishes its Inflation Report ANKARA- Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey publishes summary of its monetary...