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  • TOKYO, Sept 21- Japan's Nikkei advanced to fresh eight-month highs led by an upbeat Wall Street performance, with commodity stocks rising as investors appeared to gravitate to the view that the U.S.- China trade row would be less damaging to growth than first feared. Earlier this week, China added $60 billion of U.S. products to its import tariff list to hit back at...

  • Sept 21- S&P Global Ratings said on Friday it maintained Australia's sovereign credit rating at' AAA', but raised its outlook to stable from negative.

  • *OPEC, its allies to gather on Sunday in Algeria. President Donald Trump urged OPEC to lower crude prices ahead of its meeting in Algeria this weekend. OPEC and its allies are scheduled to meet on Sunday in Algeria to discuss how to allocate supply increases to offset a shortage of Iran supplies due to U.S. sanctions.

  • TOKYO, Sept 21- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump will hold a summit meeting on Sept. 26, Japan's top government spokesman said on Friday. Their meeting will be held on the sidelines of Abe's visit to New York to attend a United Nations General Assembly.

  • Sept 20- Walmart Inc said that it may hike prices of products if the Trump administration imposes a tariff on Chinese imports, according to a letter the company wrote to U.S. President Donald Trump slapped tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. Earlier this week, Trump escalated his trade war with China by imposing 10 percent tariffs on about $200 billion...

  • HOUSTON— Ivanka Trump made a telephone call to the International Space Station and spoke to the crew while touring NASA's Johnson Space Center. Her visit to the center Thursday in Houston came during a stop on her campaign tour of Texas for Republican candidates in the Nov. 6 midterm elections. Dan Patrick, all Texas Republicans facing Democratic challengers.

  • SYDNEY, Sept 21- U.S. soybeans edged lower on Friday, but the oilseed was still poised to record its biggest weekly gain in more than one month, as stronger than expected demand for North American supplies help prices recover from a decade low touched earlier in the week. *Soybeans hit a low of $8.12 a bushel on Tuesday, the lowest since December 2008.

  • TOKYO, Sept 21- Asian stocks extended gains on Friday after Wall Street's S&P 500 set a new all-time high, while the dollar slipped as investors viewed Beijing's and Washington's fresh exchange of import tariffs as less harmful than initially feared. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.2 percent in early trade, extending the...

  • CARACAS, Sept 20- Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday that 34 supermarket managers had been jailed on charges of hiding food and gouging prices, in the leftist government's latest crackdown on businesses as the country struggles under a severe economic downturn. "We had a group of supermarkets that hid the products from people and started to...

  • LONDON, Sept 20- Tin has been spared the volatility afflicting the rest of the industrial metals over the past month. The London contract is too illiquid to attract the attention of many of the speculative players who have been hammering the likes of copper as a proxy for their negative view on global manufacturing growth. The London Metal Exchange three-month...

  • OPEC and its allies are scheduled to meet on Sunday in Algeria to discuss how to allocate supply increases to offset a shortage of Iran supplies due to U.S. sanctions. Stephen Innes, head of trading for Asia-Pacific at OANDA in Singapore, said Trump's remarks just days before the OPEC meeting put "a focus on the likely supply impacts of U.S.-led Iran sanctions.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 20- Facebook Inc said on Thursday that it would no longer dispatch employees to the offices of political campaigns to offer support ahead of elections, as it did with U.S. The company and other major online ad sellers including Alphabet Inc's Google and Twitter Inc have long offered free dedicated assistance to strengthen relationships...

  • 25- Sep Italy Zero coupon/BTPi auction 25- Sep Netherlands DSL Auction 26- Sep Germany Auction of 5- year Federal notes 26- Sep Italy Bills auction 26- Sep Japan Auction of 40- year government bonds 26- Sep Norway Auction Treasuries 26- Sep Sweden Auction of Treasury bills 27- Sep United States Sale of 7- year notes 27- Sep Italy Medium-long term auction 27-...

  • Sept 21- Walmart Inc has issued a warning in a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer that it may have to raise prices due to tariffs on Chinese imports, CNN Money reported. President Donald Trump said on Monday that he would impose 10 percent U.S. tariffs on about $200 billion worth of Chinese imports.

  • BARCELONA, Sept 20- Natural gas is no longer merely a transition fuel between the past of dirty coal and crude oil and the future of renewables, according to an increasingly confident cross-section of the industry. While the industry has plenty to be buoyant about, including rapid and sustained Chinese demand for liquefied natural gas and the shale gas...

  • FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 FRANKFURT- Bank of France Deputy Governor Sylvie Goulard and Bundesbank Board Member Joachim Wuermeling speak at a conference in Frankfurt. TOKYO- Bank of Japan releases minutes of monetary policy meeting held on July 30 and 31 2350 GMT. LONDON Bank of England's External Monetary Policy Committee member Gertjan Vlieghe gives speech at...

  • TOKYO, Sept 20- Japanese fashion billionaire Yusaku Maezawa's first meeting with role model and SoftBank Group Corp boss Masayoshi Son came in 2010 when they bathed together- a popular communal activity in Japan- on the 26th floor of the tech giant's headquarters. The next year, the two men teamed up to launch a business in China. While success alone helped Son and...

  • LONDON, Sept 21- Support in Britain for increased levels of tax to fund more public spending has hit a 15- year high, according to a survey published on Friday, after nearly a decade of government efforts to cut its budget deficits. The National Centre for Social Research said its survey, based on interviews conducted in 2017, showed 60 percent of respondents...

  • SINGAPORE/ BEIJING, Sept 20- China's diesel demand will grow at its fastest in at least five years as a pick-up in diesel-intensive sectors in the world's second-biggest economy coincides with lower output from domestic refineries, several sources and analysts said. Diesel accounts for about 30 percent of China's appetite for petroleum products and is...