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  • LONDON, Aug 21- Iran said on Tuesday it had resumed supplies of electricity to Iraq and other neighbouring states 10 days earlier, after shortages in Iraqi cities sparked unrest in July. Deputy Energy Minister Mahmoudreza Haghifam said Iran had restarted electricity exports to Iraq, Tasnim news agency reported. Saudi Arabia offered last month to sell...

  • TOKYO— Asian shares were mixed Tuesday amid doubts on the prospects for resolving the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped nearly 0.1 percent to finish at 22,219.73, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.9 percent to 6,286.50. TRADE TENSIONS: Investors are closely watching for any prospects for an end to...

  • *Taiwan says not prepared to play dollar diplomacy. TAIPEI/ BEIJING, Aug 21- Taiwan vowed on Tuesday to fight China's "increasingly out of control" behaviour after Taipei lost another ally to Beijing when El Salvador became the third country to switch allegiances to China this year. Speaking in Taipei, President Tsai Ing- wen said Taiwan would not bow to pressure,...

  • *International markets prepare for U.S. sanctions vs Iran. *U.S.- China trade dispute threatens global economic growth. SINGAPORE, Aug 21- Oil prices edged higher on Tuesday as U.S. fuel markets were seen to be tightening while looming American sanctions against Iran were expected to cut supply out of global markets.

  • *Taiwan says not prepared to play dollar diplomacy. TAIPEI/ BEIJING, Aug 21- Taiwan vowed on Tuesday to fight China's "increasingly out of control" behavior after Taipei lost another ally to Beijing when El Salvador became the third country to switch allegiances to China this year. Speaking in Taipei, President Tsai Ing- wen said Taiwan would not bow to pressure,...

  • LONDON, Aug 21- Iran said on Tuesday that it resumed supplying electricity to Iraq and other neighbouring countries 10 days ago, and it will be increasing it. "We are now exporting 200 to 250 megawatt of electricity to Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan," Tasnim news agency quoted Deputy Energy Minister Mahmoudreza Haghifam as saying. Tehran stopped supplying...

  • LONDON, Aug 21- Iran said on Tuesday that it resumed supplying electricity to Iraq and other neighbouring countries 10 days ago, and it will be increasing it. "We are now exporting 200 to 250 megawatt of electricity to Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan," Tasnim news agency quoted Deputy Energy Minister Mahmoudreza Haghifam as saying. Tehran stopped supplying...

  • LONDON, Aug 21- Iran said on Tuesday that it resumed supplying electricity to Iraq and other neighboring countries 10 days ago, and it will be increasing it. "We are now exporting 200 to 250 megawatt of electricity to Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan," Tasnim news agency quoted Deputy Energy Minister Mahmoudreza Haghifam as saying. Tehran stopped supplying...

  • LONDON, Aug 21- Iran said on Tuesday that it resumed supplying electricity to Iraq and other neighboring countries 10 days ago, and it will be increasing it. "We are now exporting 200 to 250 megawatt of electricity to Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan," Tasnim news agency quoted Deputy Energy Minister Mahmoudreza Haghifam as saying. Tehran stopped supplying...

  • TOKYO, Aug 21- Longer-dated Japanese government bond prices rose on Tuesday after a 20- year debt auction attracted firm demand from investors, with the market drawing an additional lift from overnight gains in U.S. The 10- year JGB yield was flat at 0.090 percent, while the 20- year yield fell 1.5 basis points to 0.600 percent. The bid-to-cover ratio, a gauge of...

  • *Trump accuses China, Europe of manipulating their currencies. In an interview with Reuters on Monday, President Donald Trump said that China was manipulating its currency to make up for having to pay tariffs imposed by Washington on some imports from China. This kept global trade conflict concerns alive and dented some of the market optimism ahead of upcoming...

  • EURO GAINS MORE THAN 0.5 PCT VERSUS DOLLAR.

  • *Taiwan says not prepared to play dollar diplomacy. TAIPEI/ BEIJING, Aug 21- Taiwan vowed on Tuesday to fight China's "increasingly out of control" behaviour after Taipei lost another ally to Beijing when El Salvador became the third country to switch allegiances to China this year. Speaking in Taipei, President Tsai Ing- wen said Taiwan will not bow to pressure,...

  • However, BHP Chief Executive Andrew Mackenzie said the miner was "a little more apprehensive" on the short-term outlook, given trade ructions between China and the United States, and analysts flagged concerns over rising costs. For the year ended June 30, underlying profit, which excludes one-time gains and losses, rose to $8.93 billion from $6.73 billion, just...

  • *Taiwan says not prepared to play dollar diplomacy. TAIPEI/ BEIJING, Aug 21- Taiwan vowed on Tuesday to fight China's "increasingly out of control" behaviour after Taipei lost another ally to Beijing when El Salvador became the third country to switch allegiances to China this year. Speaking in Taipei, President Tsai Ing- wen said Taiwan will not bow to pressure,...

  • LONDON— Claudio Belotti knows he cut the denim that became the jeans Meghan Markle wore on one of her first outings as the fiancee of Britain's Prince Harry. That's because he cuts all of the fabric for Hiut Denim Co., a seven-year-old company that makes jeans in Cardigan, Wales. Their success comes from promoting their small size and individuality, said Jaideep...

  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 21- The U.S. The threats are modest but growing, from the fragile state of some emerging markets seen in the collapse of the Turkish lira to a slowdown in Europe that could make the European Central Bank delay the expected start of its own rate increases. Smaller players including Canada and Britain have raised rates based on local...

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 21- China's yuan rose to a near two-week high against the U.S. dollar on Tuesday, reflecting a weaker greenback following President Donald Trump's criticism of the Federal Reserve's interest rate policy. The dollar fell against a basket of six other major currencies after Trump told Reuters he was "not thrilled" with Fed Chairman Jerome Powell for...

  • WASHINGTON— In a city with a long tradition of leftist street activism, Robin Bell has become something of a D.C. celebrity. He's called President Donald Trump a pig and a racist, used smiling poop emojis, and taunted the president with images of his former lawyer, Michael Cohen. The longtime Washington- based activist and professional projectionist first...

  • *Spot gold may end current bounce around resistance at $1,206/ oz- Technicals. President also accused China, Europe of manipulating their currencies. Spot gold was up 0.3 percent at $1,193.92 an ounce at 0355 GMT after gaining 0.5 percent in the previous session.