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  • LONDON/ COPENHAGEN, Sept 18- Short positions on Danske Bank shares hit an 11- month high on Monday, rising 46 percent from Friday, data from industry tracker FIS' Astec Analytics showed. The rise to 1.9 million shares out on loan, from 1.3 million on Friday, comes ahead of a report which Danske Bank is due to publish on Wednesday on how billions of euros from Russia and...

  • Sept 18- U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday led by the technology and consumer sectors, as investors judged the latest exchange of blows in a trade war with China less damaging than first feared. President Donald Trump's 10 percent duties on some $200 billion worth of Chinese goods spared a range of consumer technology products including Apple and Fitbit smartwatches,...

  • *Emirates NBD, Aramex weigh on Dubai. DUBAI, Sept 18- Saudi Arabia's stock market closed higher on Tuesday, buoyed by rising oil prices and more details on Saudi Basic Industries Corp's partnership with Switzerland's Clariant. In Egypt, the stock index was flat, closing up 0.02 percent after tumbling to its lowest level this year on Monday due to fallout from the...

  • *Ireland collects 14.3 billion euros in total from Apple. DUBLIN, Sept 18- Ireland has fully recovered 13.1 billion euros in disputed taxes from Apple Inc plus interest of 1.2 billion which it will hold in an escrow fund pending its appeal against an EU tax ruling, Ireland's finance minister said on Tuesday. While the 14.3 billion euros would be enough to fund the...

  • Sept 18- Cheerios cereal maker General Mills Inc missed analysts' estimates for quarterly sales and margins on Tuesday, hurt by higher input costs and lower demand for its snacks and yogurts in the United States. The Minneapolis- based company's shares were down 8.7 percent in morning trading, leading a 2.7 percent decline in the S&P 500 Packaged Food& Meats index.

  • Sept 18- China has set a 10 percent tariff on imports of U.S. liquefied natural gas just as trade of the super-chilled fuel between the two nations started to ramp up and exports from new terminals on the U.S. Gulf Coast are poised to begin. China became the world's second-largest importer of LNG last year, behind Japan and ahead of South Korea, driven by a push to...

  • LONDON— BMW says it is scheduling a weeks-long shutdown of its Mini plant in England to coincide with Brexit as insurance against supply hiccups from a disorderly British departure from the European Union. The German automaker says annual maintenance at its Cowley factory will begin April 1— the first working day after Brexit on March 29— and last several weeks.

  • NEW YORK— Visa and Mastercard say they and several banks will pay $6.2 billion to settle part of a long-running lawsuit brought by merchants over fees on credit card transactions. Visa says it's paying $4.1 billion and Mastercard is paying about $900 million. A group of 19 merchants and trade groups alleged Visa and MasterCard conspired to fix fees that are...

  • VILNIUS, Lithuania— Lithuania says Walmart has agreed to remove shirts with Soviet emblems from its online shop after three Baltic countries complained about the clothing. Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania were forcibly annexed by Moscow in 1940 and remained part of the Soviet Union until its collapse in 1991, except for a brief occupation by Nazi Germany...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 18- U.S. "A big part of the selling in Treasuries is tied to investment-grade corporate bond supply," said Justin Lederer, Treasury trader at Cantor Fitzgerald in New York. Action Economics said in its blog that corporate bond supply this week totaled about $25 billion this week, after $80 billion in sales so far this month.

  • BUDAPEST, Sept 18- Hungary's central bank left its interest rates unchanged at record lows on Tuesday but tweaked its policy tools, saying it was preparing for a future "gradual and cautious" normalization of its loose monetary policy. The National Bank of Hungary, which has stuck to its dovish stance even as some other central banks in Central Europe started...

  • Sept 18- Canada's main stock index edged higher on Tuesday, boosted by gains in energy companies as oil prices rose on signs that OPEC may not raise output to address shrinking supplies from Iran. *U.S. crude prices were up 1.9 percent a barrel, while Brent crude added 1.8 percent. *At 9:58 a.m. ET, the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was up 29.08...

  • BEIJING, Sept 18- China will levy tariffs on about $60 billion worth of U.S. goods in retaliation for the latest round of U.S. tariffs on Chinese products, as previously planned, but has reduced the level of tariffs that it will collect on the products. "China is forced to respond to U.S. unilateralism and trade protectionism, and has no choice but to respond with its own...

  • BEIJING, Sept 18- China will levy tariffs on about $60 billion worth of U.S. goods in retaliation for the latest round of U.S. tariffs on Chinese products, as previously planned, but has reduced the level of tariffs that it will collect on the products. "China is forced to respond to U.S. unilateralism and trade protectionism, and has no choice but to respond with its own...

  • SEATTLE— Bill Gates is rallying behind school quality in developing nations with a push for more assessment data, a new initiative that links the Microsoft co-founder's signature U.S. education priorities with his more prominent global philanthropy work. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as the world's largest philanthropy issued its latest "...

  • EUROPEAN COMMISSION SAYS IT WILL PROPOSE DROPPING LEGAL ACTION AGAINST IRELAND RELATED TO APPLE'S TAX CASE AFTER COMPANY PAID BACK TAXES.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 17- A company owned by Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov is in talks to raise $1.25 billion from Russian banks by the start of 2019 to build a massive mining and metallurgical plant at Russia's biggest untapped copper deposit, its chairman said. Usmanov's Baikal Mining Company, operator of the Udokan copper deposit, is betting on strong global...

  • LONDON, Sept 18- If you have been wondering what to wear when Britain leaves the European Union next spring, here are some pointers: Hot pink, skirts slashed at the thigh and plenty of lace and ruffles. The economic uncertainty facing the 32.3 billion pounds fashion industry when Britain leaves the bloc on March 29 has not translated into gloomy looks on the...

  • MOSCOW, Sept 17- Baikal Mining Company, operator of Russia's biggest untapped copper deposit Udokan, plans to raise $1.25 billion in project financing from a Russian bank by the start of 2019, its chairman, Valery Kazikayev told Reuters. When Kazikayev was receiving a PhD in Economics from the Moscow Mining Institute in 1976, one of the ideas being researched by...

  • Travel can be busy, noisy and crowded— a potentially daunting environment for anyone. But if you're an introvert, it can drain your internal battery. Introverts gain energy by reflecting and expend energy when interacting, clinical psychologist and professor Laurie Helgoe writes in her book " Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life Is Your Hidden Strength."