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  • MOSCOW, Sept 25- Russia's grain exports are slowing due to tougher quality controls at ports following complaints from major buyers, along with a stronger rouble currency, analysts, traders and an industry lobby said. Russia's food safety watchdog beefed up quality controls on grain exports after complaints from major buyers about falling crop standards in...

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 25- China's stock markets fell on Tuesday, their first trading day after new U.S. and Chinese tariffs on each others goods kicked in on Monday, while property firms plunged on worries that a property pre-sale system may be scrapped. Stock markets in China were closed on Monday for a holiday. Property shares had fallen sharply in Hong Kong on Monday on...

  • LONDON, Sept 25- Unilever executives took to the British press and airwaves on Tuesday to defend their plan to base a new single headquarters in the Netherlands, as opposition to it grows. In a coordinated charm offensive, Chairman Marijn Dekkers wrote an op-ed in the Daily Telegraph, while Chief Financial Officer Graeme Pitkethly appeared on BBC Radio 4' s Today...

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 25- London copper prices lost more ground on Tuesday with the market dropping 1.5 percent as an intensifying trade war between Washington and Beijing raised concerns over demand for industrial metals in top consumer China. Asia stocks struggled on Tuesday as a fresh round of U.S.- China tariffs and a surge in oil prices to near four-year highs...

  • *U.S., China imposed fresh tariffs on each other's goods on Monday. *China says when trade talks can restart depends on U.S. It's not an equal negotiation, "Wang said, stressing the United States has abandoned its mutual understanding with China.

  • Sept 25- British energy supplier SSE has acquired the other half of offshore wind joint venture Seagreen Wind Energy Limited from Fluor Ltd as it increases its renewable energy ambitions, the company said on Tuesday. SSE also said it was sticking to its outlook for the fiscal year to March 31, after it said earlier this month it expected adjusted operating profit...

  • DUBAI, Sept 25- New foreign direct investment in Bahrain more than doubled in the first nine months of 2018 as the kingdom marketed itself as a base for companies to access the region, especially Saudi Arabia, data released on Tuesday showed. Some companies are locating operations in Bahrain to take advantage of reforms in Saudi Arabia, which aims to develop...

  • TOKYO, Sept 25- Japan's Nikkei rose for a seventh session on Tuesday helped by gains in chip-related stocks that offset weakness in construction equipment manufacturers, which fell on worries that a new round of U.S.- China trade tariffs could hurt global demand. The dollar's ascent above 112 yen level has underpinned overall sentiment.

  • LIVERPOOL, England, Sept 25- Britain's main opposition Labour Party is set to vote down any deal Prime Minister Theresa May clinches with the European Union and is open to a second referendum with the option of staying in the bloc, its Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer said on Tuesday. With just over six months until Britain leaves the European Union, May has yet to...

  • BERLIN, Sept 25- Germany's BDI industry association warned that increased business uncertainty caused by U.S. President Donald Trump's trade policy and Brexit was lowering demand for German goods, as it slashed its forecasts for 2018 economic and exports growth. President Trump, but also the approaching Brexit are dampening investment activity worldwide...

  • BAHRAIN FDI COMMITMENTS UP 138 PCT TO $810 MLN IN FIRST 9 MONTHS OF 2018- ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD.

  • ZURICH, Sept 25- GAM Holding said its decision to suspend a director in charge of absolute return bond funds in July, which triggered an investor exodus and a sharp fall in the company's shares at the time, was prompted by a tip from an internal whistleblower. GAM, which said on Tuesday no other staff were under investigation, said director Tim Haywood's potential...

  • ZURICH, Sept 25- GAM Holding said its decision to suspend a director in charge of absolute return bond funds in July, which triggered an investor exodus and a sharp fall in the company's shares at the time, was prompted by a tip from an internal whistleblower. GAM, which said on Tuesday no other staff were under investigation, said director Tim Haywood's potential...

  • PARIS, Sept 25- Morale in the French industrial sector fell in September to its lowest level since March 2017, according to data from the INSEE state statistics agency, in a further sign that the euro zone's second-biggest economy is going through a sluggish period. The reading for industrial confidence in September fell to 107 points from 110 points in August-...

  • Tinder has been testing the function in India for several months and plans to spread it worldwide if the full rollout proves successful. The country is also ranked the world's most dangerous for women due to the high risk of sexual violence, according to a poll https://in.reuters.com/article/women-dangerous-poll/india-most-dangerous-country- f o r- w o m...

  • Sept 25- British American Tobacco Plc named Jack Bowles as chief executive officer to succeed Nicandro Durante. Bowles, chief operating officer of BAT's international business, will become CEO Designate on Nov. 1 and will join the board on Jan. 1, 2019. Bowles joined the world's second-biggest international tobacco company by revenue in 2004 and has worked for...

  • FRESNO, Calif.— The Trump administration's proposal to rollback national fuel economy standards was headed for its second public hearing a day after California officials and scores of speakers here blasted it as a danger to the environment and public health. "No one wins if our customers are not buying the new highly efficient products offered in our showrooms,"...

  • Sept 25- British American Tobacco Plc named Jack Bowles as chief executive officer to succeed Nicandro Durante. Bowles, chief operating officer of BAT's international business, will become CEO Designate on Nov. 1 and will join the board on Jan. 1, 2019. BAT said last week that its board had identified a lead candidate to succeed Durante, who has said he intends to...

  • JERUSALEM— The Gaza Strip's economy is in "free fall," a report from the World Bank warned Tuesday, calling for urgent action by Israel and the international community to avoid "immediate collapse." The World Bank cited various factors, starting with Israel's decade-long blockade against the territory's militant Hamas rulers, for the precarious downturn.

  • *Looming Iran sanction, OPEC defying calls to up output lift oil. TOKYO, Sept 25- Asia stocks struggled on Tuesday as a fresh round of U.S.- China tariffs and a surge in oil prices to near four-year highs added to worries about risks to global growth. Spreadbetters expected European stocks to open on the defensive, with Britain's FTSE giving up 0.1 percent, Germany's...