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  • ISTANBUL, Aug 20- Turkey has initiated a dispute complaint with the World Trade Organisation against additional tariffs imposed by the United States on Turkish steel and aluminium imports, the WTO said on Monday. The pastor, originally from North Carolina, has lived in Turkey for two decades. "Turkey has requested WTO dispute consultations with the United...

  • Overall retail sales rose 6.4 percent in July from a year ago, and sales from non-store retailers, which include online merchants, soared nearly 9 percent, according to the Commerce Department. "This suggests the U.S. economy started the third quarter on solid footing after recording its best performance in nearly four years in the second quarter," Bank of the West...

  • *Iran says more needed to save nuclear deal. *Washington to impose tougher sanctions on Iran. ANKARA, Aug 20- Iran urged Europe on Monday to speed up efforts to salvage a 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and major powers that U.S.

  • BRASILIA, Aug 20- The Brazilian real led losses among Latin American currencies on Monday after an opinion poll showed the market's preferred candidate in October's presidential elections lagging far behind his rivals. The nation's benchmark Bovespa stock index, however, fell only slightly as rising iron ore prices helped lift shares of miners and...

  • *Turkey currency crisis raises questions over emerging markets. LONDON, Aug 20- German government bond yields hovered near one-month lows on Monday as investors held on to one of the safest assets in the world given the uncertainty around Turkey's currency crisis and what implications it may have for other emerging markets. "The question this week is whether...

  • PARIS, Aug 20- French oil and gas major Total confirmed on Monday that it had notified the Iranian authorities of its withdrawal from the multibillion dollar South Pars gas project after it failed to obtain a waiver from U.S. sanctions. "The contractual process is ongoing," Total said in an emailed statement. "As for the future of Total's share, we have not been...

  • *China's JD.com to buy more shares, Farfetch says. Aug 20- Online fashion retailer Farfetch aims to float on the New York Stock Exchange by the end of the year, the London- based company said on Monday, seeking to capitalize on rapid growth in luxury sales on the web. Competition to capture online shoppers has picked up among premium brands in recent years, pitting...

  • BERLIN— Germany's transport minister says the country has reliable procedures for checking bridges "that I trust and citizens can trust too." Andreas Scheuer told the weekly Bild am Sonntag that while the recent deadly bridge collapse in the Italian port of Genoa was grounds for reflection "I am not worried when I use a highway in Europe. Scheuer said Germany is...

  • *StanC completes Asia sale to Actis. The UK- based bank, whose business is focused on Asia, Africa and the Middle East, did not disclose the size of that deal. Reuters reported in November the real estate principal finance business has around $700 million in investments across Asia and Africa.

  • *Iran to provide insurance for oil cargoes to China- sources. BEIJING/ SINGAPORE, Aug 20- China, seeking to skirt U.S. sanctions, will use oil tankers from Iran for its purchases of that country's crude, throwing Tehran a lifeline while European companies such as France's Total are walking away due to fear of reprisals from Washington. China, which has cut imports of...

  • The plaintiff, Napoleon Patacsil of San Diego, is seeking class-action status on behalf of U.S. users of Android phones and Apple iPhones who turned the tracking feature off. He is seeking unspecified damages for Google's alleged intentional violations of California privacy laws, and intrusion into people's private affairs. The alleged tracking by the unit...

  • PARIS, Aug 20- French oil and gas major Total confirmed on Monday that it had notified the Iranian authorities of its withdrawal from the multibillion dollar South Pars gas project after it failed to obtain a waiver from U.S. sanctions.

  • *Italy has said it will raise 2019 deficit goal. Under European Union rules, member states are supposed to keep their deficits within 3 percent of annual gross domestic product but Italy's new coalition government has big spending plans including on infrastructure. Asked if he could exclude Italy breaching the limit in 2019, cabinet undersecretary...

  • The European Commission said the companies' pledge to sell assets to reinforce a Japanese rival in Europe and other concessions addressed its concerns that the deal may lead to price hikes and hurt competition, confirming a Reuters story on July 12. "With this decision, we make sure that the merger of Praxair and Linde will not result in further concentration in...

  • *Weak prices stimulating physical demand in Asia. LONDON, Aug 20- Gold prices crept higher on Monday after touching a 19- month low last week as a strengthening currency in China made the metal cheaper for buyers in the world's biggest gold consumer. That pressure eased after news of U.S.- China trade talks planned for this week helped lift the yuan from its...

  • BALLSTON SPA, N.Y.— A 7- year-old New York boy is back selling lemonade and raising money for a friend in need after a state health inspector put the squeeze on him last month. Brendan Mulvaney raised more than $900 on Saturday for the family of a 12- year-old girl who's facing surgery this week to fix a bowleg deformity from a rare bone disease. An inspector shuttered...

  • *StanC completes Asia sale to Actis. LONDON, Aug 20- Standard Chartered has completed the sale of its principal finance real estate business in Asia to private equity firm Actis, the bank said on Monday. Reuters reported in November the business has around $700 million in investments across Asia and Africa.

  • *U.S.- China trade talks due to start on Wednesday. NEW YORK, Aug 20- The dollar fluctuated on Monday morning, strengthening modestly against the euro over continuing trepidation about Turkey and the risk of contagion it poses to Europe, before retracing those gains as risk-on trades boosted the euro. It's a risk-on session, and the dollar has come off accordingly, "...

  • *Russia agriculture ministry met with traders on Friday. Speculation about potential export limits in Russia, the world's biggest wheat exporter, pushed global wheat prices sharply higher on Friday, adding to worries about tightening global supplies after drought has cut harvests from the Black Sea to Europe and Australia. A meeting at Russia's agriculture...

  • Aug 20- U.S. stock index opened higher on Monday as reports of planned trade talks between the United States and China raised hopes of a potential resolution to their trade spat. Lower-level trade talks will be held on Aug. 22 and 23, according to the Wall Street Journal, just as new U.S. tariffs on $16 billion of Chinese goods take effect, along with Beijing's...