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  • *China's 19th Communist Party Congress winds up on Tuesday. Investors are closely watching China and the 19th Communist Party Congress, which winds up on Tuesday and at which President Xi Jinping is expected to release the composition of the Standing Committee- the apex of power in the country. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was 0.1...

  • Oct 24- Agricultural chemicals maker Nufarm Ltd said it would buy a range of European crop protection product lines for $490 million to strengthen its position in Europe where it generates its highest crop protection margins. The portfolio is also expected to generate revenues of about A $250 million and earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and...

  • TOKYO, Oct 24- One of the Kobe Steel Ltd plants at the heart of a product data cheating scandal is being inspected by Japan's transport ministry, Kyodo News reported on Tuesday. Ministry officials started the checks on Monday at Kobe Steel's Daian plant in Mie prefecture west of Tokyo, Kyodo reported, citing a source close to the matter. Mitsubishi Heavy has said...

  • San Diego, Calif., Oct 23- Nine months after President Donald Trump took office, the first tangible signs of progress on one of the central promises of his campaign have appeared along the U.S. border with Mexico. A couple of miles from the bustling Otay Mesa border crossing in San Diego, eight towering chunks of concrete and steel stand as much as 30 feet tall against...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 23- The U.S. Commerce Department on Monday set preliminary antidumping duties on imports of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia, after an initial finding that the products were being sold under market value in the United States. The department set antidumping duties ranging from 54.36 percent to 70.05 percent on soy-based biodiesel from...

  • Top Economic Events Polling Unit Diary Today in Washington Political and General News. 24- Oct United States Sale of 2- year notes 24- Oct United Kingdom Auction of 0 5/ 8% Index-linked Treasury Gilt 2042 25- Oct United States Sale of 2- year floating rate notes 25- Oct United States Sale of 5- year notes 25- Oct Germany Auction of 10- year Federal bonds 25- Oct...

  • STOCKHOLM- Swedish central bank holds monetary policy meeting no. 5- 0700 GMT. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26 STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank will hold a press conference on its interest rate decision. FRANKFURT- The European Central Bank releases monthly data on lending and money supply.

  • PANAMA CITY— The United States has lifted restrictions on two Panama newspapers wrapped up in money laundering allegations against their owner. Ambassador John Feeley says in a statement that Abdul Waked transferred his shares in La Estrella de Panama and El Siglo to a foundation. His nephew, Nidal Waked, was arrested on a U.S. warrant in Colombia in May 2016.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 23- U.S. representatives from both parties asked the Department of Justice on Monday whether the domestic terrorism law would cover actions by protesters that shut oil pipelines last year, a move that could potentially increase political rhetoric against climate change activists. Ken Buck, a Republican representative from Colorado, said in a...

  • DALLAS _ Veritex Holdings Inc. on Monday reported third-quarter earnings of $5.2 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 30 cents per share. Veritex Holdings shares have risen roughly 1 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NEW YORK— A JetBlue plane from Boston to Las Vegas that struck some birds shortly after takeoff has made a safe emergency landing in New York. JetBlue Airways Corp. spokeswoman Sharon Jones says Flight 877 landed safely at John F. Kennedy International Airport just before 7:30 p.m. Monday. JetBlue did not say if the plane suffered any damage.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 23- President Donald Trump on Monday dismissed the possibility of curbing a popular tax-deferred U.S. retirement savings program to help pay for his sweeping tax cuts, and voiced doubts about adding another top bracket targeting the wealthiest Americans. The potential scaling back of 401 plans, which for four decades have helped millions of...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 23- Facebook Inc said on Monday it was testing the idea of dividing its News Feed in two, separating commercial posts from personal news in a move that could lead some businesses to increase advertising. The test is taking place in Bolivia, Cambodia, Guatemala, Serbia, Slovakia and Sri Lanka, and it will likely go on for months, Adam Mosseri, the...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 23- The U.S. Commerce Department on Monday set preliminary antidumping duties on imports of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia, after an initial finding that the products were being sold under market value in the United States. The department set antidumping duties ranging from 54.36 percent to 70.05 percent on soy-based biodiesel from...

  • OSLO, Oct 24- U.S. companies are still among the most ambitious in setting targets to combat global warming despite President Donald Trump's plans to quit the 195- nation Paris climate agreement, a 2017 survey showed on Tuesday. U.S.-based firms made up a fifth of those in a 2017 "A list" of 159 companies judged to have ambitious policies on limiting climate change...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 23- The Securities and Exchange Commission will now require companies participating in audits to disclose remarks and inquiries made by independent auditors, the main U.S. financial regulator said on Monday. The new rule, which takes effect immediately and which was created by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and approved by the...

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 23- The judge overseeing phone carrier Oi SA's bankruptcy protection case has agreed again to postpone the creditors assembly that was originally scheduled for Monday until Friday Nov. 10, the company said in a securities filing. The judge had already postponed the meeting until Nov. 6. The debt-laden company sustained a new setback on Monday when...

  • BOGOTA, Oct 23- Thousands of taxi drivers in Colombia's capital Bogota began an indefinite strike on Monday to protest private transport services like Uber, snarling traffic for much of the day as drivers blocked roads and clashed with police. There are some 480,000 registered taxis in Colombia, with 53,000 in Bogota, a city of about 8 million people.

  • DETROIT— Mitsubishi Motors Corp. is recalling 161,167 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada because electric relays can cause the engine to stall or overheat. The recall affects the 2015-2017 Outlander SUV, the 2015-2017 Lancer sedan and Outlander Sport, and the 2015 Lancer Evolution sport sedan. Most are in the U.S. but 28,615 are in Canada.

  • Oct 24- Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co Ltd's domestic sales for the Oct. 1 to Oct. 20 period plummeted 20 percent following recent allegations of misconduct in its inspection procedures, the Nikkei said. The Yokohama- based automaker's domestic sales fell to 12,300 units during the period, the newspaper reported. Last week, the country's second-largest...