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  • SINGAPORE— Asian shares are mixed, trading in a narrow range Thursday after news of a fresh round of tariffs by the U.S. on $200 billion in Chinese goods drew a muted reaction on Wall Street. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 was less than 0.1 percent higher at 23,674.93 after the ruling Liberal Democratic Party gave Prime Minister Shinzo Abe the go-ahead for a...

  • TOKYO, Sept 20- Japan's Nikkei ended little changed on Thursday as an extended rally in financial shares were largely offset by profit taking after several days of big gains for the broader market. The stock market barely blinked after a well-anticipated win by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in a ruling party leadership vote. The vote result is not...

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 20- Woodside Energy Trading Singapore said on Thursday it signed a heads of agreement with Germany's Uniper Global Commodities for the supply of up to 0.6 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas per annum. The agreement is for a period of four years starting from 2019, the company said in a statement. The LNG will be supplied from Woodside's...

  • DALIAN, China, Sept 20- China's steel demand will remain firm despite the country's escalating trade war with the United States, and any efforts by Washington to "sabotage" the Chinese economy will not succeed, the head of China's steel association said. China on Tuesday imposed fresh tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. imports, retaliating soon after the Trump...

  • WOODSIDE TO SUPPLY UNIPER WITH UP TO 0.6 MILLION TONNES OF LNG A YEAR FOR FOUR YEARS FROM 2019- STATEMENT.

  • WOODSIDE ENERGY TRADING SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH GERMANY'S UNIPER GLOBAL COMMODITIES FOR LNG SUPPLY- STATEMENT.

  • Las Vegas' newest attraction— and Instagram backdrop— is a museum celebrating all things cannabis. Nobody will be allowed to light up at Cannabition when it opens Thursday because of a Nevada ban on public consumption of marijuana, but visitors can learn about the drug as they snap photos. "Our goal when people come out of this is that they don't fear the cannabis...

  • TOKYO, Sept 20- Japanese government bond prices were little changed across the board on Thursday, capped by robust stocks and weaker U.S. Thursday's 1 trillion yen 20- year JGB auction still managed to attract ample demand, with the maturities seen to have attracted buyers after the recent cheapening of super long bonds. Japan's Nikkei posted its fifth straight...

  • The move comes as the KitKat chocolate bar maker has come under pressure from New York- based hedge fund Third Point, run by investor Daniel Loeb, who has demanded a bolder and faster overhaul at the world's biggest food group. "The board has come to the conclusion that the future growth opportunities of Nestle Skin Health lie increasingly outside the group's...

  • MOSCOW, Sept 20- Russia's economic growth slowed to 1.0 percent in August from a year earlier, slowing from 1.8 percent in July, the economy ministry said on Thursday. A Reuters consensus forecast was for 1.6 percent growth in gross domestic product in August. The data confirms analysts' concerns that an economic recovery in Russia is still tepid.

  • Marine parks and aquariums are opening monthly in China, with more than 36 large-scale projects set to launch in the coming two years. "We've had great progress in shutting down marine parks in the West but China is saying,' it's my turn now'," said Ric O'Barry, founder of the Dolphin Project, an advocacy group. Haichang's Shanghai Ocean World, which is due to open in...

  • TOKYO, Sept 20- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won a ruling party leadership vote on Thursday, setting him on track to become Japan's longest-serving premier and try to cement his legacy, including by revising the pacifist constitution. If Abe, who resigned abruptly after a troubled 2006-2007 term, stays in office through November 2019, he will have exceeded the 2,886...

  • The exchange was taken offline until details of the damage could be confirmed, and efforts were underway to get it back working, Tech Bureau said. Japan has been bullish on virtual money and has set up a system requiring exchanges to be licensed to help protect consumers. Bitcoin has been a legal form of payment in Japan since April 2017, and a handful of major...

  • TOKYO— Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was re-elected as head of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party in a landslide Thursday, paving the way for up to three more years as the nation's leader. The decisive victory may embolden Abe to pursue his long-sought revision to Japan's U.S.-drafted pacifist constitution, although the hurdles remain high and doing so...

  • Aerial photographs show widespread devastation to farms and industrial sites in eastern North Carolina, with tell-tale trails of rainbow-colored sheen indicating potential contamination visible on top of the black floodwaters. Duke Energy said Wednesday that water samples collected by its employees and tested at the company's own lab showed "no...

  • TOKYO, Sept 20- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won a ruling party leadership vote on Thursday, setting him on track to become Japan's longest-serving premier and try to cement his legacy, including by revising the pacifist constitution. Abe, who surged back to power in 2012 promising to reboot the economy and strengthen defence, defeated former defence minister...

  • CHINA PLANNING TO CUT AVERAGE TARIFF RATE THAT IT CHARGES ON IMPORTS FROM MAJORITY OF ITS TRADING PARTNERS AS SOON AS NEXT MONTH- BLOOMBERG.

  • CHINA PLANS BROAD IMPORT TAX CUT AS SOON AS OCTOBER - BLOOMBERG.

  • TOKYO, Sept 20- Japan's automakers' association said on Thursday it hoped that the North American Free Trade Agreement would maintain its current framework as the United States, Canada and Mexico update the trade pact amid growing trade tensions between the United States and its trading partners. Both issues could raise the cost of selling cars, one of Japan's...

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 20- China's yuan was little changed against the dollar on Thursday as market participants squared positions ahead of a long holiday weekend and remained cautious about developments in the Sino-U.S. trade war. The dollar hovered near a seven-week low against a basket of major currencies as trade concerns took a backseat to discussions between...