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  • NEW YORK— Lowe's Cos. wants customers to drop the tape measure and pick up an iPhone instead. The app, called Measured by Lowe's, uses the smartphone's camera to measure items in a room. Online furniture seller Wayfair, for example, added a function in its app last week that lets shoppers see how Wayfair's sofas, lamps or other items look in their room using an iPhone or...

  • LONDON, Sept 25- Southern European government bonds underperformed on Monday after an unexpectedly weak election result for Germany's Angela Merkel led to concerns about the emergence of a more hardline stance towards the euro zone in the bloc's largest economy. Some also said the German result could complicate the European Central Bank's policy path as it...

  • *Iran to keep oil exports at around 2.6 mln bpd. *Turkey threatens to cut off oil from Iraq's Kurdish region. NEW YORK, Sept 25- Oil prices hit a more than two-year high on Monday after major producers said the global market was on its way towards rebalancing, while Turkey threatened to cut oil flows from Iraq's Kurdistan region toward its ports.

  • The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator says that EU rules will apply without exception during any eventual transition period after Britain officially leaves the bloc in 2019.. The Czech Republic's foreign minister has told British counterpart Boris Johnson that he welcomes that Britain is ready to honor its financial commitment to the European...

  • TORONTO, Sept 25- Bombardier Inc shares extended their recent losses to hit a four-month low on Monday following a report that the train and plane maker likely will lose out to Alstom SA in a rail deal with Siemens AG. Bombardier's stock fell as much as 8.1 percent to hit its lowest since May 18 at C $2.05 in Toronto. If Siemens merges with Alstom, "that's going to create...

  • Microsoft, through its research into artificial intelligence, has created a virtual assistant that can be used by companies to respond to customer service requests. At the company's Ignite conference in Orlando, CEO Satya Nadella said Monday that Macy's and Hewlett-Packard have already begun to use the technology. Microsoft is also launching new workplace...

  • COPENHAGEN, Sept 25- Payments firm Nets on Monday welcomed a 33.1 billion Danish crown bid from U.S. firm Hellman& Friedman, marking what could be one of the largest European private equity takeovers in recent years. The Danish firm was taken public in Copenhagen a year ago and was valued at 30 billion crowns, or 150 crowns per share, double what Advent International,...

  • *Iran imposes flight ban, Turkey threatens retaliation. *Tension simmers over vote in disputed areas like oil-rich Kirkuk. ERBIL/SULAIMANIYA, Iraq, Sept 25- Kurds voted in large numbers in an independence referendum in northern Iraq on Monday, ignoring pressure from Baghdad, threats from Turkey and Iran, and international warnings that the vote may ignite yet...

  • TORONTO, Sept 25- Canada's main stock index edged up on Monday as higher oil prices lifted energy shares, offsetting declines led by mining issues and Bombardier Inc. Oil rallied after major producers said the global market was on track towards rebalancing, while Turkey threatened to cut oil flows from Iraq's Kurdish region. At 10:24 a.m. ET, the Toronto Stock...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 25- U.S. Treasury yields declined to session lows on Monday on safe-haven demand after North Korean foreign minister Ri Yong Ho said U.S. President Donald Trump had declared war on North Korea and that Pyongyang reserves the right to take countermeasures.

  • Sept 25- U.S. stocks fell sharply in late morning trading on Monday after North Korea accused the United States of declaring war and a selloff in technology stocks accelerated. North Korea's foreign minister said President Donald Trump had declared war on North Korea and that Pyongyang reserves the right to take countermeasures. "Technology stocks have been...

  • The Reuters Financial Regulation Summit starting on September 25 will tap key policymakers, politicians and executives from Hong Kong, India, Australia and the European Union for their views, including on the future of London, Europes biggest financial center, tighter anti-money laundering rules in Asia and fallout from the fintech revolution.

  • The Reuters Financial Regulation Summit starting on September 25 will tap key policymakers, politicians and executives from Hong Kong, India, Australia and the European Union for their views, including on the future of London, Europes biggest financial centre, tighter anti-money laundering rules in Asia and fallout from the fintech revolution.

  • TREASURY YIELDS FALL TO SESSION LOWS AFTER NORTH KOREA'S FOREIGN MINISTER SAYS TRUMP HAD DECLARED WAR ON NORTH KOREA.

  • Mexico's Finance Ministry and banking regulator CNBV said in a statement that the license for KEB Hana Bank was formally approved on Friday and the new lender will mainly focus on corporate finance and international trade between South Korea and Mexico.

  • Chief Executive Mark Pruzanski said the company was "not anticipating on changes that restrict the use in any part of the population" as of today, based on the discussions with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. On Thursday, however, the FDA warned about Ocaliva being incorrectly dosed in some patients with PBC, increasing the risk of liver injury and death.

  • BERLIN/ PARIS, Sept 25- German Chancellor Angela Merkel struck a note of caution with respect to French calls for deeper European integration on Monday, a day before French President Emmanuel Macron lays out his plans for ambitious European reforms. At a news conference after a German election that has forced her to consider a new coalition with the liberal Free...

  • LONDON, Sept 25- A deal between Britain and the European Union to allow 20 trillion pounds of derivatives contracts to run their course after Brexit will be critical to avoid a disruptive "cliff edge," a top British regulator said on Monday. Andrew Bailey, chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority, said the issue of potential derivatives contract...

  • The Reuters Financial Regulation Summit starting on September 25 will tap key policymakers, politicians and executives from Hong Kong, India, Australia and the European Union for their views, including on the future of London, Europes biggest financial centre, tighter anti-money laundering rules in Asia and fallout from the fintech revolution.

  • The Reuters Financial Regulation Summit starting on September 25 will tap key policymakers, politicians and executives from Hong Kong, India, Australia and the European Union for their views, including on the future of London, Europes biggest financial center, tighter anti-money laundering rules in Asia and fallout from the fintech revolution.