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  • *Russia supplies 1.095 mln bpd in Oct, down 1.9 pct on-yr. BEIJING, Nov 24- Russia held its position as China's top crude oil supplier for the eighth month in a row in October, customs data showed on Friday. Shipments from Russia in October hit 4.649 million tonnes, or around 1.095 million barrels per day, according to the detailed breakdown of commodity trade data...

  • OSLO, Nov 24- Norway's $1- trillion sovereign wealth fund and Unicef have established a network to strengthen children's rights in the garment and footwear industry, the fund said on Friday. "The network will facilitate dialog, exchange experience of children's rights efforts, and work to increase awareness and acceptance of children's rights," it said.

  • BEIJING, Nov 24- China imported no iron ore, lead or coal from North Korea in October as sanctions against the isolated nation came into force, while the world's second-largest economy didn't export any diesel, gasoline or corn, data showed on Friday. It was the first time since July 2015 that China has not sold any gasoline to its northern neighbour and it was the...

  • TOKYO, Nov 24- Japan's Nikkei recouped early losses and ended slightly higher on Friday as expectations that the Bank Of Japan would buy more exchange-traded funds offset drops in automakers. Also supporting sentiment was a Reuters news story in early afternoon that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was meeting Etsuro Honda, Japan's ambassador to Switzerland, and...

  • DUBAI, Nov 24- The vast majority of about 200 businessmen and officials implicated in a sweeping crackdown on corruption are agreeing to settlements under which they hand over assets to the government, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told the New York Times. We show them all the files that we have and as soon as they see those about 95 percent agree to a settlement,...

  • BEIJING, Nov 24- China imported no iron ore, lead or coal from North Korea in October as sanctions against the isolated nation came into force, while the world's second-largest economy didn't export any diesel, gasoline or corn, data showed on Friday. It was the first time since July 2015 that China has not sold any gasoline to its northern neighbour and it was the...

  • BEIJING, Nov 24- Russia held on to its position as China's top crude oil supplier for the eighth month in a row in October, according to a detailed breakdown of commodity trade data released by China's General Administration of Customs on Friday. Shipments from Russia were at 4.649 million tonnes, or around 1.095 million barrels per day, the data showed.

  • HONG KONG— Asian stock markets were mixed Friday with investors finding little guidance after Wall Street closed for the Thanksgiving holiday and Chinese markets in focus after a big sell-off the previous day. KEEPING SCORE: Japanese shares resumed trading a day after a holiday, with the benchmark Nikkei 225 index recouping early losses to rise 0.1 percent to...

  • SYDNEY, Nov 24- A rebel member of Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's coalition government is circulating a draft bill to step up pressure for an official inquiry into the country's scandal-hit banks. The draft bill, reviewed by Reuters, was being circulated late this week by Barry O'Sullivan, a senator of the junior coalition partner, the National...

  • CBS said late Thursday it reached a multi-year agreement with Dish for carrying its local stations as well as three cable channels. The CBS channels are being restored, Dish said in a separate statement. CBS content was pulled off Dish networks on Tuesday over a dispute that revolved around how much Dish would pay for 28 local CBS channels as well as three cable...

  • *Markets also supported by expected extension of OPEC output cuts. *Analysts say internal OPEC tensions threaten collaboration. SINGAPORE, Nov 24- U.S. crude oil rose to a two-year high on Friday, as the shutdown of a major crude pipeline from Canada to the United States tightened North American markets.

  • TOKYO, Nov 24- Japanese government bonds slipped on Friday and the yield curve steepened following the Bank of Japan's move to slightly trim its purchases of longer maturities in its regular buying operations. The BOJ offered to buy 90 billion yen of JGBs maturing in 25 to 40 years, down from 100 billion yen in its previous operation for those maturities.

  • *Rare, non-ferrous metal stockpiles usually total about 250,000 T. SEOUL, Nov 24- The South Korean agency that manages state stockpiles of commodities says it could ramp up its inventories of non-ferrous metals next year amid growing demand for such materials in churning out products like electric vehicles. "We can't confirm our plan next year, but think will be...

  • TOKYO, Nov 24- The dollar wobbled in thin trading on Friday, on track for losses against most rivals in a holiday-shortened week as it remained under pressure on the Federal Reserve's cautious view on low U.S. inflation. U.S. markets were closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, which was also a national holiday in Japan. The dollar added 0.2 percent against...

  • BEIJING— China announced tariff cuts Friday on consumer goods including avocados, mineral water and baby carriages in a new effort to spur economic growth driven by domestic consumption and reduce reliance on trade and investment. Beijing faces pressure from the United States, Europe and other trading partners for better access to its growing market.

  • Nov 23- CBS Corp and Dish Network Corp resolved a dispute over the fees the satellite TV provider pays to the broadcaster, ending a blackout that affected nearly 3 million customers across 26 states. CBS said late Thursday it reached a multi-year agreement with Dish for carrying its own stations, as well as the CBS Sports Network, POP and the Smithsonian Channel.

  • *Latest quality assurance scandal to hit Japan. TOKYO, Nov 24- Mitsubishi Materials Corp saw its stock fall as much as 11 percent on Friday after it said three subsidiaries had falsified product data, marking the latest in a series of quality assurance scandals involving Japanese manufacturers. Mitsubishi Materials said data falsification at subsidiary...

  • NEW YORK— Stores are hoping deals and excitement bring shoppers to stores and to their sites for Black Friday, one of the biggest shopping days of the year. But the Thanksgiving weekend, when stores go all-out to attract shoppers, can be an indication of how well they'll do through the season. Lam Huynh, who was at Macy's during a visit to New York from Grand Rapids,...

  • SANTA CRUZ, Nov 24- Russian gas giant Gazprom is in talks with Bolivia's YPFB to possibly sell Bolivian gas to neighboring countries in Latin America, Russia's energy minister Alexander Novak said on Thursday, raising hopes for an expansion in markets for the landlocked supplier. "The possibility of Gazprom selling Bolivian gas to neighbors seems very...

  • SHANGHAI, Nov 24- Chinese stocks slipped further on Friday after the biggest selloff in months the previous day, with fresh government steps to reduce financial risks and a rout in the bond market sapping investors' confidence. The blue-chip CSI300 Index ended the morning down 0.8 percent at 4,069.00 points, putting it on track for its worst two days of trading...