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  • HOUSTON, Oct 17- Even as crude prices hover near four-year highs, U.S. oilfield service firms' third-quarter results due out in coming days will reflect a shaky recovery, as their customers face drilling constraints and pressure to hold down spending. "The risk for a number of firms is to the downside," said Brad Handler, a Jefferies equity analyst in New York who...

  • Oct 16- Google-owned YouTube said https://bit.ly/2QYd3RB on Tuesday a widespread issue with some of its services has been resolved, almost two hours after several people took to social media to complain about broadcasting issues. The video streaming service earlier said https://bit.ly/2P2BU9h it was looking into reports about access issues with...

  • *UBER IS CONSIDERING TAKING MINORITY STAKE INVESTMENTS TO HELP FINANCE ITS COSTLY SELF-DRIVING CAR UNIT AMID PRESSURE FROM INVESTORS AHEAD OF ITS IPO- FT.

  • UBER RECEIVED EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FROM POTENTIAL INVESTORS, COULD SPIN OFF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES GROUP INTO SEPARATE BUSINESS UNIT- FT, CITING SOURCES.

  • Oct 17- Chicago soybean futures slid for a second session on Wednesday as a bumper U.S. crop harvest is expected to gather pace after forecasts of dry weather in parts of the U.S. The most-active soybean contract on the Chicago Board of Trade was down 0.1 percent at $8.84 a bushel, as of 0314 GMT. Wheat fell 0.1 percent to $5.22-3/ 4 a bushel and corn added 0.1 percent to...

  • West Texas Intermediate crude was up 15 cents, or 0.2 percent, at $72.07 a barrel by 0255 GMT on Wednesday, having settled up 14 cents. Brent crude was up 12 cents, or 0.2 percent, at $81.53 a barrel, after settling up 63 cents the session before. "The market is reacting to the unexpected decline as inventories tend to rise at this time of year," said Tomomichi Akuta, senior...

  • YOUTUBE SAYS IT IS BACK UP AFTER REPORTS OF USER ACCESS ISSUES WITH ITS SERVICES- TWEET.

  • TOKYO, Oct 17- Japan's Nikkei share average hit a six-day high on Wednesday, continuing its recovery from last week's sharp downturn with technology stocks supported by a turnaround in their Wall Street peers. The Nikkei had soared to a 27- year high on Oct. 2, before being dragged down by Wall Street's tumble. Japan's technology shares tracked their U.S....

  • *Nikkei up more than 1 pct, but China stocks lag. SYDNEY, Oct 17- Asian equities got some welcome relief on Wednesday after upbeat U.S. earnings reports drove a rebound on Wall Street and helped restore a little faith in emerging market stocks and currencies. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.7 percent and South Korea 1.2 percent.

  • The ride-hailing firm has fought for the ability to accept cash fares in Mexico, despite concerns that the practice risks making drivers targets for robberies. As it prepares for a planned initial public offering next year, it will be important for Uber to maintain its lead in Mexico and other Latin American markets it dominates. "We are celebrating this...

  • YOUTUBE SAYS IT IS LOOKING INTO REPORTS OF ISSUES WITH ITS WEBSITE; SAYS IT IS WORKING TO FIX THE ISSUE- TWEETS.

  • BEIJING, Oct 17- Shanghai copper extended losses for a second day on Wednesday, curbed by tepid spot trading amid increasing stockpiles at the futures exchange. *Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange edged up 0.1 percent to $6,221 a tonne by 0109 GMT, and the most-traded copper contract for November delivery on the Shanghai Futures Exchange dipped 0.5...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 16- Bank of Montreal has appointed veteran investment banker Susan Wolford as vice-chair of investment and corporate banking and Patrick Kratus as head of technology and businesses services, according to a memo reviewed by Reuters on Tuesday. A representative for BMO Capital Markets, the investment banking arm of Canada's Bank of Montreal,...

  • *Spot gold was up 0.1 percent at $1,224.70 an ounce at 0100 GMT. On Monday, it touched its highest since July 26 at $1,233.26 an ounce.. President Donald Trump heaped more criticism on the Fed in an interview with Fox Business Network on Tuesday, extending his discontent beyond its chairman, Jerome Powell, whom he has frequently critiqued in public.

  • *Wall Street earnings boosts risk sentiment, yen weakens. SINGAPORE, Oct 17- The dollar was little changed against most of its major peers on Wednesday but made gains against the yen as upbeat Wall Street earnings turned global sentiment away from safe haven assets. The three main Wall Street indexes each rose by more than two percent as blue-chips delivered...

  • SYDNEY, Oct 17- U.S. soybean futures fell for a second session on Wednesday as forecasts of dry weather in parts of the United States indicated farmers there would be able to pick up the pace of harvesting. *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board of Trade were down 0.1 percent at $8.83-3/ 4 a bushel by 0042 GMT, having closed down 0.8 percent on Tuesday.

  • SHANGHAI/ HONGKONG, Oct 16- Investors are betting that the powerful forces of easier monetary policy at home and unrelenting gains in the U.S. dollar will push China's yuan down, even as Beijing categorically insists that it isn't pursuing currency depreciation. The yuan, or renminbi, is already down 10 percent against the dollar since March, when the first round...

  • LONDON, Oct 16- Saudi Arabia is unlikely to employ its so-called "oil weapon" in the diplomatic crisis over the disappearance of a journalist after visiting the countrys consulate in Istanbul. Experience from the last time Saudi Arabia tried to use oil sales as a diplomatic instrument in 1973/ 74 shows such action does not work and the kingdom itself would be the...

  • Oct 16- Netflix Inc hooked 7 million new streaming subscribers from July to September, a third more than Wall Street had expected, reassuring investors who had worried the company was facing a slowdown in its fast-paced growth. The leap in subscribers marked a sharp turnaround from three months ago, when investors sent Netflix shares tumbling 14 percent after...

  • SYDNEY, Oct 17- Asian equities got some much needed relief on Wednesday after upbeat U.S. earnings reports drove a rebound on Wall Street and helped restore a little confidence in emerging market stocks and currencies. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.5 percent and South Korea 1.5 percent. On Wall Street, the three major...