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  • LONDON— Shares in Sky plc are up 8.8 percent after Comcast won a bidding war for the British pay TV giant in a weekend auction that pushed the value of the company to almost 30 billion pounds. The rare auction was organized by Britain's Takeover Panel after months of offers and counteroffers from Comcast and 21st Century Fox as the U.S. media companies sought a...

  • BUDAPEST, Sept 24- Central European currencies eased slightly on Monday on expectations that the U.S. The zloty led currencies lower, dropping 0.15 percent against the euro by 0850 GMT, to trade at 4.3085. Poland's 10- year yield bid up 4 basis points at 3.274 percent, only 1 bps from 3- and-1/2-month highs.

  • SAUDI ARAMCO CEO AMIN NASSER SAYS READY TO SUPPLY ADDITIONAL BARRELS- CNBC.

  • *SAUDI ARAMCO CEO AMIN NASSER SAYS HAVE 1.5 MILLION BARRELS OF SPARE CAPACITY- CNBC.

  • SAUDI ARAMCO CEO AMIN NASSER SAYS HAVE 1.5 MLN BARRELS OF SPARE CAPACITY- CNBC.

  • PARIS, Sept 24- Two of France's biggest supermarket groups were locked in a dispute on Monday after Casino said it had rejected a tie-up approach from larger rival Carrefour that Carrefour denied ever making. Two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters there had been a meeting on Sept. 12 between Carrefour head Alexandre Bompard and Casino's boss...

  • *China struggling to contain African swine fever. BEIJING, Sept 24- China said on Monday it has confirmed a new outbreak of African swine fever in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of northern China, as authorities struggle to contain the highly contagious disease. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said a slaughterhouse in the city of Hohhot...

  • LONDON, Sept 24- Shares in Sky jumped 9 percent on Monday to within touching distance of the 17.28 pounds a share Comcast bid to beat Twenty-First Century Fox in the battle for Europe's biggest pay-TV group. The U.S. cable-TV giant offered $40 billion in a rare weekend auction that brought to an end its battle against Rupert Murdoch's Fox and Walt Disney Co, which...

  • LONDON, Sept 24- European stock markets traded in negative territory on Monday as fears of an escalating trade row between the United States and China spread from Asian markets, while oil rallied as U.S. sanctions restricted Iranian crude exports. The benchmark index for euro zone blue chips retreated 0.4 percent, while the pan-European STOXX 600, which also...

  • *To supply fuel to Japan wholesaler Kygnus from 2020. Refiners in Japan, the world's fourth largest crude oil importer, halted oil imports from Iran in mid-September, the country's refinery association said last week, allowing time for payments before sanctions are imposed. "Japan will not import any crude from Iran in November because of the U.S. sanctions," Cosmo...

  • *Market tightening ahead of new Iran sanctions. LONDON, Sept 24- Oil prices jumped more than 2 percent on Monday after OPEC declined to announce an immediate increase in production despite calls by U.S. OPEC leader Saudi Arabia and its biggest oil-producer ally outside the group, Russia, on Sunday ruled out any immediate extra increase in output, effectively...

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.1 pct. LONDON, Sept 24- Resurgent fears of a protracted and costly trade war dented the FTSE 100 on Monday, while M&A stole the spotlight with Comcast finally clinching a takeover of Sky, and Randgold Resources agreeing a tie-up with Barrick Gold. London copper eased from a ten-week high as holidays in China and Japan thinned trading.

  • LONDON, Sept 24- The U.S.- China trade war dented European stock markets on Monday after tariffs from the world's biggest economies came into force and China cancelled planned talks, triggering new fears of a protracted, costly trade dispute. Europe's STOXX 600 fell 0.3 percent, with Germany's trade-sensitive DAX down 0.4 percent. "There's potential for this to...

  • *BARRICK SAYS DOES NOT ANTICIPATE JOB CUTS AT RANDGOLD AT OPERATIONAL, MANAGEMENT LEVELS AS RESULT OF MERGER Further company coverage:.

  • LONDON, Sept 22- A banker from one of Britain's leading boutique advisory firms pressed the button on Comcast's knockout $40 billion bid for broadcaster Sky. The U.S. cable giant emerged victorious on Saturday evening from its protracted battle with Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox for London- listed Sky with a 17.28 pounds-a-share offer.

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 24- Commodity price reporting agency S&P Global Platts is canvassing reforms to its Dated Brent crude oil price assessment that would include delivered shipments to Rotterdam, the company said on Monday. In its latest proposal, Platts suggested including North Sea crude on a Cost, Insurance and Freight basis into Rotterdam.

  • *Deal could value Exyte at 2.5- 3 bln eur. FRANKFURT, Sept 24- German chip factory builder Exyte is planning to list on the Frankfurt stock exchange this year, the company said on Monday, adding to a flurry of initial public offerings in Europe's largest economy. People close to the matter have said stock worth up to 1 billion euros is expected to be offered in a deal that...

  • *Expects to reduce Iran crude imports slightly. SINGAPORE, Sept 24- World oil demand will peak at 104.4 million barrels per day in the mid-2030s, up from just below 100 million bpd currently, as new technologies gradually eat into oil use, China's Unipec said on Monday. Improved energy efficiency and technological changes, including the rise of renewables, meant...

  • FRANKFURT, Germany— Business confidence in Europe's largest economy fell only slightly in September despite worries about trade disputes that could harm growth. The Ifo institute survey of the outlook among business executives in Germany eased to 103.7 points from 103.9 in August. Europe's economy has lost some steam recently amid worries about that and a...

  • HONG KONG, Sept 24- Hong Kong's financial markets will be closed on Tuesday, Sept. 25, for the Mid-Autumn Festival. Markets will resume trading on Wednesday, Sept. 26. For the latest Hong Kong stock report, please click.