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  • U.S. 10- YEAR TREASURY YIELD BREAKS RECENT TECHNICAL RESISTANCE TO LOWEST LEVEL SINCE JUNE 27- REUTERS DATA.

  • Aug 18- AT&T Inc is exploring options for its Digital Life home security business, including selling it, as it seeks to pay down debt following its planned $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc, people familiar with the matter said. While this would do little to reduce the AT&T's debt, which totaled $143.7 billion on June 30, the sale could be a prelude to more...

  • *Record global issuance of $32.2 bln in Q2; China dominates. LONDON, Aug 18- Emerging economies are increasingly selling green bonds to Western investors hungry for environmentally-friendly investments, but there is a concern some of the new deals don't meet the standards required. South Africa's Cape Town, Argentina's La Rioja Province, Brazil's BNDES and the...

  • OTTAWA, Aug 18- Canada's annual inflation rate ticked higher in July as gas prices climbed, suggesting price pressures are picking up after June's subdued reading and clearing the way for the Bank of Canada to raise interest rates again in the fall. The inflation rate rose to 1.2 percent from June's 20- month low of 1.0 percent, matching analysts' expectations, and...

  • *Estee Lauder rises after forecast beats estimates. Several business leaders have since resigned from his advisory councils and a White House official said plans for an infrastructure council had been dropped. Adding to the woes were a speculation of a possible departure of National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, which was denied by the White House.

  • >Norway's risk-averse wealth fund considers next moves. >Norway's economic prospects brighten as election draws near. >Norway's opposition Labour drops to four-year low in poll- NRK.

  • >Norway's risk-averse wealth fund considers next moves. >Norway's economic prospects brighten as election draws near. >Norway's opposition Labour drops to four-year low in poll- NRK.

  • >Norway's risk-averse wealth fund considers next moves. >Norway's economic prospects brighten as election draws near. >Norway's opposition Labour drops to four-year low in poll- NRK.

  • >Norway's risk-averse wealth fund considers next moves. >Norway's economic prospects brighten as election draws near. >Norway's opposition Labour drops to four-year low in poll- NRK.

  • *Norway averse to taking too much risks with savings. OSLO, Aug 18- Jobs, taxes and schools will be top of Norwegian voters' minds when they go to the polls on Sept. 11, but it's what to do about the nearly $1- trillion sovereign wealth fund that may be the next parliament's biggest challenge. The world's largest sovereign wealth fund, pooling Norway's revenues from oil...

  • LONDON, Aug 18- Stock markets have spent the year rising on bets of a resurgence in inflation, while central bankers trying to manage the global economy have spent the same time repeatedly reassuring everyone it's just around the corner. In the United States, where the Federal Reserve is raising interest rates, inflation pressures are in an extended lull, which...

  • LONDON, Aug 18- Stock markets have spent the year rising on bets of a resurgence in inflation, while central bankers trying to manage the global economy have spent the same time repeatedly reassuring everyone it's just around the corner. In the United States, where the Federal Reserve is raising interest rates, inflation pressures are in an extended lull, which...

  • Expectations were high for the company heading into the quarter, analysts said, as it has surprised Wall Street in the past few quarters with its ability to control costs amid weak demand. Bumper corn and soybeans harvests in the United States have driven down crop prices, leaving farmers with less cash to spend on farm equipment. Total equipment sales in the...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 18- Glenview Capital Management, Tenet Healthcare Corp's largest shareholder, is pulling its two representatives off the hospital company's board, citing "irreconcilable differences" over strategy. Tenet said on Friday that Glenview executives Randy Simpson and Matt Ripperger had resigned from the board. In a letter Tenet filed with the U.S....

  • OTTAWA, Aug 18- Canada's annual inflation rate ticked up to 1.2 percent in July, but remained well below the Bank of Canada's 2.0 percent target, as transportation and shelter costs rose, Statistics Canada said on Friday. Two of the three measures of core inflation the Bank of Canada set last year also ticked higher. Shelter costs rose 1.3 percent, natural gas prices...

  • EPS 51 cents vs. est. *FY18 EPS forecast $3.87- $3.94 vs. est. Aug 18- Estee Lauder Cos Inc forecast full-year profit and sales ahead of Street views and posted higher-than-expected quarterly results as it sold more cosmetics from brands such as M.A.C and Tom Ford.

  • VIENNA, Aug 18- Austrian holiday airline Niki's 850 employees were braced for a bumpy ride as insolvent parent Air Berlin began talks on Friday to sell off its assets before it runs out of cash. Union representative Peter Stattmann told journalists that all bills at Niki had been paid so far but that the next "litmus test" would be August wages in the two-digit...

  • *Deer Park refinery outage supports WTI prices. At 1152 GMT, benchmark Brent crude futures were up 6 cents at $51.09 a barrel on the day but still about 2 percent lower on the week. "Falling U.S. commercial stocks are supportive and I also believe that high U.S. product demand, and gasoline demand in particular, is helping too," Tamas Varga, senior analyst at London...

  • *CBOT wheat consolidates but Paris wheat slips again. PARIS/ MANILA, Aug 18- Chicago wheat futures edged higher on Friday to hold above day-earlier contract lows but gains were modest as an expected record Russian harvest kept attention on the size of global supplies. Wheat for December delivery on the Chicago Board of Trade was up 0.5 percent at $4.42-3/ 4 a bushel...

  • *Shares in HK and Shanghai units remain suspended. *China Unicom unveiled plans on Wed to raise $11.7 bln. But since then, China Unicom has taken down the announcement of the fundraising from the Shanghai stock exchange, shares of its two listed units remain suspended, and one investor named by Unicom in the fundraising denied involvement in the deal.