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  • TOKYO, Feb 20- The dollar sagged against its peers on Wednesday in the wake of falling U.S. yields and as investors remained cautious ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy meeting minutes due later in the session. The U.S. currency has also been weighed down as safe-haven demand for the liquid dollar has ebbed on optimism that a fresh round of talks between China...

  • Feb 20- For other diaries, please see:. Top Economic Events Emerging Markets Economic Events Government Debt Auctions Political and General News U.S. Federal Reserve Today in Washington.

  • WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 JOHANNESBURG, South Africa- South Africa Finance Minister Tito Mboweni to present 2019 budget to parliament- 1200 GMT KINGSTON- Bank of Jamaica holds interest rate announcement and monetary policy report. JAKARTA- Indonesia Central Bank holds board of governors' meeting. SYDNEY- Appearance by Philip Lowe, Reserve Bank of Australia...

  • STOCKHOLM- Riksbank Deputy Governor Martin Flodén will discuss the economic situation and monetary policy- 1100 GMT. FRANKFURT- ECB chief economist Peter Praet delivers Speech by at 11th Frankfurt Main Financial Centre Breakfast organized by Frankfurt Main Finance e.V. in Frankfurt, Germany.- 0700 GMT. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21 STANFORD, Calif.- Federal Reserve...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 19- The U.S. government has reached a settlement with Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd over charges that its agreements with rivals impeded consumer access to lower-priced generic drugs. The Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday said it had settled three reverse payment fights with units of Teva, which will be prohibited from making any...

  • TOKYO, Feb 20- Japan's exports fell 8.4 percent in January from a year earlier, Ministry of Finance data showed on Wednesday, in a sign of slowing external demand. That compared with a 5.5 percent decrease expected by economists in a Reuters poll and followed a revised 3.9 percent decline in December. The trade balance came to a deficit of 1.415 trillion yen, versus...

  • Feb 19- The U.S. Transportation Department said on Tuesday it will cancel $929 million in federal grant funds awarded by the Obama administration for a California high-speed rail project and is "actively exploring every legal option" to seek the return of $2.5 billion the state has already received. California Governor Gavin Newsom said last week the state...

  • LIMA, Feb 19- Peru on Tuesday launched a new, "sustained" effort to uproot illegal gold mining in one of the Amazon's most biodiverse corners, sending 1,500 police and military officers to the region after deforestation from wildcat mining hit a new high last year. The government of President Martin Vizcarra said it was suspending civil liberties and tasking the...

  • Feb 19- The U.S. Transportation Department said on Tuesday it will cancel $929 million in federal grant funds awarded by the Obama administration for a California high-speed rail project and is "actively exploring every legal option" to seek the return of $2.5 billion the state has already received. The department's Federal Railroad Administration said in a...

  • REUTERS CORPORATE SURVEY: 67 PCT OF JAPAN FIRMS SEE FY2019 OVERSEAS CAPEX FLAT; 19 PCT SEE IT UP; 15 PCT SEE IT DOWN.

  • REUTERS CORPORATE SURVEY: 56 PCT OF JAPAN FIRMS SEE FY2019 DOMESTIC CAPEX FLAT; 30 PCT SEE IT RISING; 14 PCT SEE IT FALLING.

  • TOKYO, Feb 20- Business investment in Japan has been a rare bright spot in the world's third-largest economy but that may now be fading amid anxiety over an upcoming sales tax hike and global trade frictions, a Reuters monthly corporate survey showed. Below are the questions and answers to a poll conducted by Nikkei Research between Feb. 1-14 for Reuters.

  • UKS HAMMOND SAYS NO DEAL BREXIT WOULD DELIVER DAMAGING SHORT TERM SHOCK TO UK ECONOMY, BETRAY REFERENDUM PROMISES.

  • UK FINANCE MINISTER HAMMOND SAYS NO DEAL BREXIT WOULD BE MUTUAL CALAMITY FOR UK AND EU.

  • UKS HAMMOND SAYS OUR MOST URGENT TASK IS TO SECURE BREXIT DEAL THAT WILL PROTECT OUR TRADING RELATIONSHIP WITH EU.

  • Feb 19- Concho Resources Inc reported quarterly profit that missed Wall Street estimates on Tuesday, sending shares of the shale firm lower in after-hours trading. Concho Resources' net income rose to $1.5 billion, or $7.55 per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from $267 million, or $1.79 per share, a year earlier. On an adjusted basis, the company earned 94...

  • Feb 19- British Columbia on Tuesday projected a budget surplus of C $274 million in fiscal 2019-20, with larger surpluses forecast over the following two years as the province's left-leaning government announced a new child benefit program. Finance Minister Carole James said the province is expecting to lead Canada in GDP growth at a 2.4 percent rate in 2019...

  • WELLINGTON, Feb 20- Global dairy prices rose for the sixth sale in a row at a fortnightly auction held early on Wednesday, cementing hopes of an ongoing recovery from a dip in 2018.. Softer global supply and slower-than-expected production growth out of New Zealand, the world's biggest dairy exporter, was supporting prices, a reverse after falling for much of...

  • BENGHAZI, Libya, Feb 19- Libyan state oil firm NOC will reopen the El Sharara oilfield, the country's biggest, only after an inspection to establish security, a spokesman said on Tuesday. The eastern military has said it will not allow flights to southern Libya without its permission. "We call on NOC to lift force majeure," said Naji al-Maghrabi, the eastern-based...

  • OTTAWA, Feb 19- The former Canadian justice minister at the center of allegations of wrongdoing by government officials said on Tuesday she would break her silence as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's team sought to defuse the biggest crisis of his career. The Liberal government has been on the defensive since the Globe and Mail newspaper reported on Feb. 7 that...