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  • Treasury yields bounced from two-week lows and rose on Monday after a report that President Trump was favouring Stanford economist John Taylor, seen as more hawkish than current Chair Janet Yellen, to head the Fed. But it was allowed to rebound as a stronger Wall Street, good U.S. data and the report about Taylor all came into place to stop the yield decline, "said...

  • *Oil highest since Sept as Iraq govt seizes Kurdish-held Kirkuk. TOKYO, Oct 17- Oil prices held firm on Tuesday after Iraqi forces seized the oil-rich city of Kirkuk from largely autonomous Kurdish fighters while Asian shares look set to extend their bull run on optimism about upcoming earnings. President Donald Trump favoured Stanford economist John Taylor...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 16- The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's enforcement chief, Anthony Alexis, plans to leave the agency, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, a move that could slow the regulator's policing of financial companies. Alexis has led the bureau's enforcement operations during most of its six years of existence, the Journal said,...

  • PARIS, Oct 17- U.S. planemaker Boeing dismissed a deal between Airbus and Bombardier to partner on Canada's CSeries jet, calling it an attempt to sidestep import duties recommended by the U.S. Commerce Department following a Boeing trade complaint. Bombardier earlier said it would sell control of its CSeries programme to Europe's Airbus under a deal that would...

  • *Woodside delays further drilling in Myanmar gas fields- sources. YANGON, Oct 16- Australia's Woodside Petroleum and its partners have deferred gas exploration plans in Myanmar until 2018 after some disappointing drilling results, according to four people familiar with the situation. Woodside and its partner, French oil and gas major Total, have targeted...

  • CARACAS, Oct 16- Venezuela's opposition cried foul on Monday over the ruling socialists' win in gubernatorial elections, raising the threat of more foreign sanctions following the vote in what the United States called "an authoritarian dictatorship." President Nicolas Maduro's candidates took 17 governorships, versus five for the opposition, in Sunday's...

  • It is a joint decision between the central bank and us, "El-Garhy said in an interview on the sidelines of a New York investor luncheon sponsored by the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt. I think this will improve this year and the discount could be only 25 percent, and that reflects improvement in the risk profile of Egypt. " Egypt has tried to implement economic...

  • EGYPT HAS "NO SCENARIO" FOR ANOTHER FUEL PRICE INCREASE THIS YEAR- FINANCE MINISTER.

  • EGYPT NOT PLANNING ANY INCREASE IN CURRENT 14 PERCENT VAT- FINANCE MINISTER.

  • EGYPTIAN FINANCE MINISTER AMR EL-GARHY SAYS EXPECTS RENEWAL OF REPURCHASE FINANCING AGREEMENT WITH LENDERS.

  • **LONDON Bank of England Deputy Governor David Ramsden and Monetary Policy Committee member Silvana Tenreyro participates in Treasury Select Committee appointment hearings followed by Bank of England Governor Mark Carney. STOCKHOLM- Riksbank executive board meeting 1100 GMT. FRANKFURT- Opening speech by the ECB President Mario Draghi at the ECB...

  • Top Economic Events Polling Unit Diary Today in Washington Political and General News. 17- Oct Germany Auction of 2- year Treasury notes 17- Oct Japan Auction of 20- year government bonds 17- Oct Spain Auction of 3- and 9- month Treasury bills 18- Oct Germany Auction of 30- year Federal bonds 18- Oct Japan 1- year discount bill auction 18- Oct Sweden Auction of...

  • SYDNEY- Panel participation by Luci Ellis, Assistant Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, at the 9th Annual Australian& New Zealand Investment Conference 0030 GMT. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia will release the minutes of October monetary policy meeting- 0030 GMT. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Assistant Governor Michele Bullock will give speech...

  • Airbus will buy a 50.01 percent interest in C-Series Aircraft Limited Partnership, which manufactures and sells the planes.

  • MONTREAL/ PARIS, Oct 16- Airbus SE said on Monday it would acquire a majority stake in Bombardier Inc's CSeries program in a deal that the Canadian plane-and-train-maker said would boost sales and position the company strategically against a potentially costly U.S. trade dispute with Boeing Co.. The deal, which would come at no cost for Airbus, would give the...

  • Oct 16- Procter& Gamble Co said on Monday that activist hedge fund manager Nelson Peltz had lost his bid to win a seat on the consumer goods company's board by 6.15 million votes, according to its preliminary tally. Peltz, whose Trian Fund Management LP owns a $3.5 billion stake in P&G, has sought a board seat in one of the biggest and most expensive proxy contests ever.

  • PARIS, Oct 17- The chief executives of Airbus and Bombardier predicted an upswing in sales of the CSeries as a result of an agreement by Airbus to take control of the troubled Canadian jet programme. Bombardier Chief Executive Alain Bellemare predicted the deal would double the value of the CSeries programme, which has been struggling due to weak sales and now...

  • MILAN/ BERLIN, Oct 16- Germany's Lufthansa and British budget airline easyJet are two of seven companies that have bid for Alitalia on Monday but the process to rescue Italy's ailing flag carrier is likely to drag out until late next year. This may not find favour with Rome, which wants to sell the airline in one block to minimise the impact on its 12,000 staff.

  • TORONTO, Oct 16- Canada's TMX Group Ltd, operator of the Toronto Stock Exchange, said on Monday that it might delist stocks of marijuana companies with interests in the United States, where their operations are illegal under federal law. The regulators did not prohibit marijuana firms with U.S. ties from listing in Canada, leaving room for any firms rejected by TMX...

  • President Donald Trump on Monday declared Obamacare "dead" and "gone," but urged Republicans and Democrats in Congress to craft a short-term fix of healthcare markets under the 7- year-old law that critics say he has effectively sabotaged. Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump said: "I think well have a short-term fix with Republicans and Democrats...