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  • BEIJING— China has raised tariffs on $60 billion of U.S. imports in an escalation of their fight over technology policy following a deadline for President Donald Trump's latest increase. The General Administration of Customs said it started collecting additional taxes of 5 to 10 percent on a list of thousands of American goods at noon Monday, ratcheting up...

  • SYDNEY, Sept 24- U.S.-based Coronado Global Resources Inc kicked off what is set to be Australia's biggest coal mining float in six years with an IPO that seeks to raise up to A $1.3 billion and capitalize on Asian demand for the steelmaking commodity. Coronado, which is backed by U.S. private equity firm Energy and Minerals Group, said in a statement on Monday it...

  • WASHINGTON— Congress is set to pass a crucial spending bill that averts a government shutdown, but there's one potential obstacle: President Donald Trump. Neither party wants the government to close ahead of the midterm elections that will determine control of Congress, but Trump has made clear his frustration at the lack of money for his long-promised wall...

  • Jousting with Democrats in advance of the November midterms, Trump also declares a premature victory from his tariffs by pointing to a manufacturing renaissance that has yet to be and boasts of promises kept on "full" funding for improvements at the Department of Veterans Affairs. On judges, Trump's comments about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's...

  • BANGKOK— Shares have fallen in Asia after China reportedly rebuffed a plan for talks with the U.S. on resolving their dispute over trade and technology. Markets in Japan, South Korea, Shanghai and elsewhere in the region were closed for national holidays. CHINA- US-TRADE: There was no sign that trade talks between Washington and Beijing would go ahead and reports...

  • WASHINGTON— Farmers across the United States will soon begin receiving government checks as part of a billion-dollar bailout to buoy growers experiencing financial strain from President Donald Trump's trade disputes with China. Farmers are already feeling the impact of Trump's trade tiffs with China and other countries. China has hit back hard,...

  • PARIS, Sept 24- French supermarket retailer Casino, whose shares have hit by concerns over its debts, said it had rejected an approach from domestic rival Carrefour- something that Carrefour itself denied. "The board of directors also acknowledged the barriers, in France and in Brazil, to a combination with Carrefour, especially in terms of competition and...

  • *Tighter U.S. market comes ahead of new Iran sanctions. SINGAPORE, Sept 24- Oil prices rose on Monday as U.S. markets tightened just weeks ahead of Washington's plan to impose new sanctions against Iran, with major traders and banks expecting prices to rise over $90 per barrel in coming months. Commodity merchants Trafigura and Mercuria said on Monday that Brent...

  • *Hang Seng index falls 1.24 pct China Enterprises index HSCE slides 1.56 pct HSI financial sector eases 1.1 pct; property down 1.9 pct. HONG KONG, Sept 24- Hong Kong's main Hang Seng index fell on Monday led by a fall in Chinese property stocks in the local market. **Participants kept to the sidelines awaiting the next move in the escalating trade fight as China added...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 24- A reshuffling of Wall Street benchmark industry sectors that transferred high-flying FANG stocks like Facebook Inc and Google-parent Alphabet Inc out of the technology label may be a boon to some under-the-radar companies that used to compete with them for investor attention. Companies such as Cisco Systems Inc, Juniper Networks Inc, Xerox...

  • *SAUDI ARAMCO CEO DEFENDS SABIC DEAL- FT. *SAUDI ARAMCO CEO SAYS TALKS WITH SABIC WERE AT AN EARLY STAGE, BUT THAT DEAL WOULD HELP ACCELERATE ARAMCOS PLANS TO DEVELOP CHEMICALS OPERATIONS- FT. *SAUDI ARAMCO CEO SAYS GOVERNMENT WAS STILL COMMITTED TO IPO FOR CO, BUT ANY IPO WOULD HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL AFTER ACQUISITION, INTEGRATION OF SABIC- FT.

  • SAUDI ARAMCO CEO, ON SABIC DEAL, SAYS NEGOTIATIONS OVER THE PRICE HAD NOT YET BEGUN- FT.

  • President Donald Trump in New York on Sunday ahead of the second round of trade dialogues between the two countries this week. He told reporters in New York that they spoke about trade and investment and reaffirmed their commitment to denuclearise the Korean Peninsula. Abe and Trump will hold a summit meeting on Wednesday on the sidelines of a United Nations...

  • Statistics establishing a pattern are hard to come by, but police in some of the nation's biggest cities told The Associated Press they are also seeing a shift, if sometimes only in the age of the sex workers they're encountering. Jimmy Sides, of the San Antonio police. Law enforcement in San Antonio arrested 296 people for prostitution between March 21, when the...

  • PANAMA CITY— The June meeting was conducted behind closed doors far from the klieg-light attention normally focused on Venezuela. At that gathering, financial forensic investigators from the U.S. and three conservative Latin American allies— Mexico, Panama and Colombia— traced transactions by companies believed to be controlled by a government-connected...

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 24- Chicago soybean futures slid for a second session on Monday as fears of a prolonged trade war between Washington and Beijing weighed on the market with new tariffs taking effect. The Chicago Board Of Trade most-active soybean contract was down 0.8 percent at $8.40-3/ 4 a bushel, as of 0339 GMT, having closed down 0.4 percent on Friday.

  • FRESNO, Calif.— Doctors, environmental groups and California officials will weigh in on the Trump administration's proposal to roll back car-mileage standards at what could be a raucous hearing in a region with some of the nation's worst air pollution. The daylong session in Fresno on Monday is the first of three events by the U.S. Environmental Protection...

  • Despite trade disputes between China and the United States, he said, U.S. crude supply was an important new source for Chinese refiners as it allows diversification away from Middle East and African crudes, on which China has relied heavily. Trade war tensions between the United States and China will last just "for the time being, and in the future we'll be active in...

  • BENGALURU, Sept 24- Gold edged lower on Monday as the dollar held firm on news that China has canceled trade talks with the United States, with the market also eyeing this week's U.S. Investors were squarely focused on Sino-U.S. trade tensions, after China canceled mid-level trade talks with the United States, as well as a proposed visit to Washington by vice...

  • MELBOURNE, Sept 24- London copper eased on Monday as buying was thinned by holidays in China and Japan, a session after it notched up its biggest one-day advance in more than five years on receding trade war concerns. *TRADE: The United States is optimistic about finding a way forward in its trade dispute with China, but it does not have a date scheduled for further...