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  • LONDON, Oct 23- European shares fell to their lowest levels in nearly two years on Tuesday after a disappointing batch of third-quarter results, particularly in the tech sector, amid ongoing worries on Brexit, Italy's budget, Saudi isolation, trade wars, Chinese growth and U.S. interest rates. The pan-European STOXX 600 was down 1.3 percent at 0838 GMT, its lowest...

  • *C.bank says Q3 GDP growth may be slightly below 5.1 pct. JAKARTA, Oct 23- Indonesia's central bank kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged on Tuesday, taking a pause after 150 basis points of rate hikes since May, and warned that third quarter economic growth may not be as strong as initially expected. The 7- day reverse repurchase rate was held at 5.75 percent,...

  • *Q3 revenues at $479.6 mln, seen at $570- 610 mln in Q4. VIENNA, Oct 23- AMS AG's shares fell by nearly a third on Tuesday after its fourth-quarter outlook raised doubts about the mid-term targets of the Apple reliant Austrian chipmaker. Analysts have voiced doubts about when the specialist in facial recognition sensors will be able to reach its 2019 target of more...

  • SHANGHAI, Oct 23- The trading volume of China's onshore spot yuan rose to $50.5 billion by the domestic close on Tuesday, its highest level since August 2015. The soaring volume was a result of jumps in intraday trades as some market participants exploited a swing in a very thin range of the onshore spot yuan rate, a trader at a Chinese bank in Shanghai said.

  • STOCKHOLM, Oct 23- Sweden's Saab plans to raise 6 billion Swedish crowns to bolster its financial muscle after big contract wins that have swelled its order backlog in recent years, the defense company said on Tuesday. The company has developed the T-X trainer aircraft-- recently ordered by the U.S. Air Force-- with Boeing, while large projects in its backlog include...

  • Oct 23- Emerging-market stocks and currencies took a beating on Tuesday as concerns over Italy's budget, Brexit talks and Saudi Arabia's handling of Jamal Khashoggi's killing kept investors' appetite for risk in the doldrums. A weak lead from Wall Street overnight filtered through to stock markets, with Chinese shares falling after two strong days and South...

  • STOCKHOLM, Oct 23- Sweden's Saab plans to raise 6 billion Swedish crowns to bolster its financial muscle after big contract wins that have swelled its order backlog in recent years, the defense company said on Tuesday. The company has developed the T-X trainer aircraft-- recently ordered by the U.S. Air Force-- with Boeing, while large projects in its backlog include...

  • LONDON, Oct 23- The British pound recovered from 2-1/ 2 week lows on Tuesday but gains were limited because of continuing uncertainty about whether Prime Minister Theresa May can see off her opponents and secure Britain an exit deal from the European Union. May told parliament on Monday that the Brexit deal with Brussels was 95 percent complete, and she urged...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 22- A record-setting $1.6 billion prize that would instantly make a single winner one of the richest people in the world will be up for grabs on Tuesday when the Mega Millions holds its drawing. Anyone who hits all six numbers to win the jackpot can choose an immediate cash payment of $904 million or receive the $1.6 billion prize over 29 years.

  • Oct 23- SoftBank Group Corp Chief Executive Masayoshi Son has cancelled a speaking engagement at this week's Saudi Arabia investment conference but could still attend, the Wall Street Journal said on Tuesday, citing a conference representative. Simon Segars, chief executive of Arm Holdings, has pulled out of the event, a source told Reuters on Monday.

  • Schindler's shares were down 7 percent at 207 Swiss francs by 0807 GMT after it reported net profit of 230 million Swiss francs, below the average of 240 million francs expected by analysts in a Reuters poll. Schindler reaffirmed its full-year outlook of revenue growth of 5 percent to 7 percent and net profit in the 960 million to 1,010 million francs range.

  • BENGALURU, Oct 23- Gold prices rose on Tuesday as Asian shares faltered on worries over political tensions between Saudi Arabia and Western powers, uncertainties around Brexit and Italy's budgetary woes, bolstering the metal's safe-haven appeal. On Oct. 15, the bullion touched its highest since July 26 at $1,233.26. Asian shares slumped amid a cocktail of...

  • LONDON/ PARIS, Oct 23- AstraZeneca is plowing deeper into cancer immunotherapy through a wide-ranging deal with Innate Pharma, which includes the British group buying a 9.8 percent stake in the French biotech company. Tuesday's agreement is a coup for Innate- run by former AstraZeneca executive Mondher Mahjoubi- which gains rights to sell AstraZeneca's newly...

  • LONDON, Oct 23- The euro fell towards a two-month low on Tuesday before a meeting by the European Commission on Italy's budget that could see Brussels take the unprecedented step of rejecting it and demanding changes. A dispute over Italy's spending plans and doubts about the leadership of Britain's prime minister, mired in a stalemate over Brexit, means...

  • The cancellation comes amid mounting pressure on Riyadh over the disappearance and death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a U.S. resident and Washington Post columnist critical of Riyadh's policies, who disappeared on Oct. 2 after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

  • DUBAI, Oct 23- Saudi Arabia's stock market dived in early trade on Tuesday, the opening day of a three-day investment conference, amid persistent investor concern about global reaction to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. President Donald Trump said on Monday that he was still not satisfied with what he has heard from Saudi Arabia about the killing of...

  • *U.S. sanctions against Iran to start Nov. 4. *South Korea imported no oil from Iran in Sept. LONDON, Oct 23- Oil prices fell on Tuesday after Saudi Arabia said it would play a "responsible role" in energy markets, although sentiment remained nervous ahead of new U.S. sanctions on Iran's crude exports that start next month.

  • INDIA'S PAYTM SAYS CONSUMER DATA SAFE AFTER FOUNDER'S PERSONAL DATA STOLEN- STATEMENT.

  • *Punitive damages slashed to $39 mln from $250 mln. In a ruling by San Francisco's Superior Court of California, Judge Suzanne Bolanos said she would slash the punitive damages award to $39 million from $250 million if lawyers for school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson agreed. Bayer said in a statement the decision to reduce the damages was a step in the right...

  • LONDON, Oct 23- European shares fell to their lowest levels in nearly two years on Tuesday as a new batch of third-quarter earnings failed to offset growing concerns on Brexit, Italy's budget, Saudi isolation, trade wars, Chinese growth and U.S. interest rates. The pan-European STOXX 600 was down 1.1 percent at 0826 GMT, its lowest level since December 2016 as it...