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  • SHANGHAI, Sept 26- China's main stock indexes steadied on Tuesday after three days of losses as investors hunted for bargains in beaten-down property and resources shares. China's securities watchdog said late on Monday that maintaining market stability is of "extreme importance", and is a political task. Both China's blue-chip CSI300 index and the Shanghai...

  • *Latest verbal jab by North Korea spoils risk sentiment. TOKYO, Sept 26- The yen stood tall on Tuesday after tensions on the Korean peninsula flared-up anew amid an escalating war of words between North Korea and the United States, while the euro struggled near a four-week low versus the dollar. The Japanese currency made sharp gains after North Korea's foreign...

  • BEIJING, Sept 26- Baidu Inc's video streaming service iQiyi, a Chinese-style Netflix, is looking for an initial public offering in the United States as early as next year, which could value it at more than $8 billion, Bloomberg reported. The video steaming service, which competes with Tencent Holdings Ltd and Alibaba Holdings Ltd's Youku Tudou, is set to start...

  • Sept 26- Dubai International Airport, the world's busiest for international traffic, recorded its busiest month ever in August for passenger traffic, which the operator said was boosted by a seasonal increase in travellers. The most popular destinations by passenger volume were London, Kuwait, and Mumbai, and the airport handled 221,508 tonnes of cargo, which...

  • TOKYO, Sept 26- Asian shares withered on Tuesday and the yen firmed against the backdrop of rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula, and as investors awaited fresh signals about the U.S. monetary policy outlook. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.3 percent, following tech-focused losses on Wall Street. North Korea's foreign...

  • HONG KONG, Sept 26- Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is raising its stake in logistics affiliate Cainiao Smart Logistics Network Ltd to 51 percent from 47 percent by investing 5.3 billion yuan, Alibaba said on Tuesday. Alibaba also said in a statement it will invest another 100 billion yuan in the next five years to expand its global logistics...

  • *Turkey threatens to cut supply from Iraq's Kurdish region. TOKYO, Sept 26- Oil prices extended gains on Tuesday, with Brent crude hitting a 26- month high, supported by Turkey's threat to cut crude flows from Iraq's Kurdistan region to the outside world. Brent's rise meant it extended gains for a fifth straight day, jumping from just over $55 a barrel a week ago, as...

  • The hearing by the Senate Banking Committee, which had been scheduled prior to the disclosure of the breach last Wednesday, will offer lawmakers, companies and investors the first opportunity to hear from SEC chief Jay Clayton on the incident. The SEC has so far provided no additional public information. "When we learn a year after the fact that the SEC had its own...

  • at 0339 GMT, not far from Monday's high of $1,311.50, when it marked its biggest intra-day percentage gain since Sept. 7. "The sharp sell-out in the equity market and rising risk aversion," said Richard Xu, a fund manager at China's biggest gold exchange-traded fund, HuaAn Gold. North Korea's foreign minister said on Monday that a weekend tweet by President Donald...

  • TAIPEI, Sept 26- Taiwan aims to stimulate consumer spending and spur private investment as part of measures to boost its trade-reliant economy, Premier William Lai said on Tuesday. China views democratic Taiwan as a renegade province to be retaken with the use of force if necessary, and says other countries and international organizations should not...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 25- Mexico will search another three days beneath the rubble for possible survivors of the September 19 earthquake even though it is unlikely rescuers will find anyone alive, the country's chief of emergency services said on Monday. Luis Felipe Puente, coordinator of Mexico's Civil Protection department, also told Reuters that the...

  • *Murata, Alps, Taiyo Yuden underperform. *TSE corrects Japan Post share inclusion date to Sept. 29. TOKYO, Sept 26- Japan's Nikkei average slipped slightly on Tuesday morning as tech shares and Apple suppliers declined, tracking their U.S. counterparts overnight, while concerns over North Korea sapped risk appetite.

  • MEXICO'S PUENTE SAYS SEARCH AND RESCUE OPERATIONS WILL CONTINUE FOR THREE MORE DAYS.

  • EXCLUSIVE- MEXICO'S EMERGENCY SERVICES CHIEF PUENTE SAYS UNLIKELY TO FIND SURVIVORS AMONG 43 PEOPLE BELIEVED BURIED IN RUBBLE AFTER SEPT. 19 EARTHQUAKE.

  • MEXICO'S PUENTE SAYS GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, BUILDING COMPANY AND PROPERTY OWNER OF SCHOOL COULD BE HELD RESPONSIBLE.

  • MEXICO'S PUENTE SAYS SITE OF COLLAPSED SCHOOL WHERE 19 CHILDREN DIED WILL BE THOROUGHLY STUDIED BY PROSECUTORS.

  • BEIJING, Sept 26- China plans to delay a deadline for implementing new food import regulations by two years until Oct. 1 2019, a senior EU official said on Tuesday, following a lobbying effort by Europe and the United States amid concerns about disruption to trade. The extension comes just days before the new rules, which are part of a drive by China to boost oversight...

  • TOKYO— Japan's government has approved a revision to its 30- to-40-year plan to decommission the Fukushima nuclear plant, delaying by two more years the removal of radioactive fuel rods in two of the three reactors damaged in the 2011 disaster. The cleanup plan so far has succeeding in decreasing the amount of contaminated water and using remote-controlled...

  • BEIJING, Sept 26- China plans to delay a deadline for implementing new food import regulations by two years until Oct. 1 2019, a senior EU official said on Tuesday, following a lobbying effort by Europe and the United States amid concerns about disruption to trade. Jerome Lepeintre, minister counsellor for health and food safety at the European Union delegation in...

  • MELBOURNE, Sept 26- London metals rose on Tuesday amid a broader updraft for commodities after production cuts fuelled an oil price recovery, while demand prospects also brightened after the Asian Development Bank raised its forecast for China's growth. *SHFE METALS: Shanghai zinc rallied 3 percent, helped by a recovery in Shanghai rebar, which climbed by 1.5...