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  • *China shares up modestly in early trade, Nikkei slips. *Dollar off highs, focus on China yuan and Turkish lira. Investors were also encouraged by news China and the United States will hold lower-level trade talks this month, offering hope that they might resolve an escalating tariff war.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 20- A broad cross-section of U.S. businesses has a message for the Trump administration: new tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports will force Americans to pay more for items they use throughout their daily lives, from cradles to coffins. "USTRs proposed tariffs on an additional $200 billion of Chinese imports dramatically expands the harm to...

  • *Dollar off highs, focus on China yuan and Turkish lira. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan gained 0.3 percent in early trade, with South Korea leading the way with a rise of 0.6 percent. Investors had been encouraged by news China and the United States will hold lower-level trade talks this month, offering hope that they might resolve an...

  • *Australia delays legislation governing emission reductions. President Donald Trump and withdrawing from the global climate accord, Australia removed requirements from its National Energy Guarantee plan that would have mandated that greenhouse emissions from its power industry decrease by 26 percent from 2005 levels by 2030.. As Australia's east...

  • *U.S. and China set to implement new tariffs on Aug. 23. BEIJING/ WASHINGTON, Aug 16- China and the United States will hold lower-level trade talks this month, the two governments said on Thursday, offering hope that they might resolve an escalating tariff war that threatens to engulf all trade between the world's two largest economies. There also remains a wide gap...

  • *U.S. sanctions against Iran threaten to reduce supply. Shanghai crude futures for December delivery, China's most actively traded contract, fell 3.4 percent to 488.2 yuan per barrel. "Disappointing industrial data out of China along with concerns over emerging market economies centred on Turkey weighed on commodities," Edward Bell of Emirates NBD bank said in...

  • *GRAPHIC: India's coal imports by source: https://tmsnrt.rs/2OP1zhX. LAUNCESTON, Australia, Aug 20- India's coal imports appear headed for another strong month in August, raising the question as to why the usually cost-sensitive market hasn't scaled back purchases given a surge in prices to the highest in nearly seven years. But no matter what the exact level of...

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 20- The Southeast Asian offshore natural gas assets of U.S. oil and gas producer Hess Corp, estimated to be worth as much as $5 billion, have attracted takeover interest from firms including Thailand's PTTEP PCL and Austrian energy group OMV AG, people familiar with the matter said. Hess, which has a collection of gas fields in North Malay Basin in...

  • TOKYO, Aug 20- The dollar edged higher on Monday as confirmation was awaited that there will be talks this week between China and the United States, which markets hope will lead to an easing of their trade disputes. Escalating trade tensions between the United States and its trading partners, in addition to a plunge in the Turkish lira, has taken a heavy toll on...

  • *China shares up marginally, Nikkei slips. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan gained 0.6 percent, while Shanghai blue chips firmed 0.2 percent. Investors were also encouraged by news China and the United States will hold lower-level trade talks this month, offering hope that they might resolve an escalating tariff war.

  • TOKYO, Aug 20- Japanese government bond prices were little changed on Monday, as a wait-and-see mood prevailed ahead of proposed Sino-U.S. trade talks and the Federal Reserve's Jackson Hole meeting coming up later this week. The 10- year JGB futures rose 0.09 point to 150.53, with a trading volume of 15,707 lots by late afternoon trade, supported by soft Japanese...

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 20- China's yuan hit a 10- day high against the dollar on Monday, following a firmer fixing by the central bank and as immediate worries about global trade receded, taking some of the shine off the safe-haven greenback. China and the United States will hold lower-level trade talks this week, raising speculation they might resolve an escalating...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 20- A broad cross-section of U.S. businesses has a message for the Trump administration: new tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports will force Americans to pay more for items they use throughout their daily lives, from cradles to coffins. Six days of public hearings on the proposed duties of up to 25 percent will start on Monday in Washington as...

  • RALEIGH, N.C.— North Carolina Republicans have infuriated liberal activists by slashing income-tax rates, defending illegally gerrymandered districts and passing a now-partially repealed "bathroom bill" aimed at transgender people. But GOP legislators surprised critics by acting more like lawmakers in a deep-blue state when they passed a $15- per-hour "...

  • *HK-> Shanghai Connect daily quota used 4.7 pct, Shanghai-> HK. SHANGHAI, Aug 20- China and Hong Kong stocks firmed on Monday, tracking other Asian markets, as investors awaited developments on planned Sino-U.S. trade talks and the Chinese yuan moved away from recent lows. **Investors also cheered news that China and the United States will hold lower-level trade talks...

  • BEIJING— Malaysia's leader said Monday that he hoped China would sympathize with his country's fiscal problems as he met with the country's leaders after suspending multibillion-dollar construction projects financed by Chinese loans. "We hope also to get China to understand the problems we face... and I hope that China, and I believe that China will look...

  • *U.S. sanctions against Iran threaten to reduce supply. Brent crude futures, which act as a benchmark for international oil prices, were at $71.59 per barrel at 0413 GMT, down 24 cents, or 0.3 percent, from their last close. "Disappointing industrial data out of China along with concerns over emerging market economies centered on Turkey weighed on commodities,"...

  • WASHINGTON— Conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S., the Trump administration declares in a major new policy statement that threatens to undermine decades of government campaigns for gas-thrifty cars and other conservation programs. Growth of natural gas and other alternatives to petroleum has reduced the need for imported oil,...

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 20- Chicago soybean futures climbed more than 1 percent on Monday as traders expect China to resume purchases of U.S. cargoes after planned talks between the two nations. Soybeans are drawing support after the Wall Street Journal reported last week that the United States and China are working on a plan to resolve their trade dispute by November.

  • WASHINGTON— U.S. business economists are concerned about the risks of some of President Donald Trump's economic policies, saying they fear his tariffs and higher budget deficits could eventually slow the economy. More than 90 percent of economists surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics in a report being released Monday said they think...