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Akzo Nobel CEO quits for health reasons after takeover defence

19 Jul 2017 | 12:30 PM

* Buechner's takeover defence alienated some investors * Vanlancker has to deliver on performance promises * As CEO, analysts say Buechner transformed the business By Toby Sterling AMSTERDAM, Jul 19 (Reuters) The chief executive of Dutch paintmaker Akzo Nobel, Ton Buechner, has stepped down for health reasons two months after fending off a takeover bid, and will be replaced by chemicals division chief Thierry Vanlancker, the firm said.

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Britain's BBC to publish names of biggest earners

19 Jul 2017 | 12:27 PM

LONDON, Jul 19 (Reuters) Britain's BBC will reveal the salaries of its highest paid employees for the first time today in a move imposed by the government to improve transparency and value for money at the public broadcaster.

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Australia shares rebound as bank stocks surge, New Zealand up too

19 Jul 2017 | 12:10 PM

Undated, Jul 19 (Reuters) Australian shares advanced on Wednesday, unfazed by a slip in BHP Billiton, as the "Big Four" banks surged after declaring comfort with new capital rules designed to make them "unquestionably strong".

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JGBs edge down slightly as outcome of BOJ meeting awaited

19 Jul 2017 | 11:59 AM

TOKYO, Jul 19 (Reuters) Japanese government bonds edged down slightly on Wednesday, with activity thin as investors awaited the outcome on Thursday of the Bank of Japan's policy meeting.

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Bangladesh issues tender to import 50,000 T of rice

19 Jul 2017 | 11:58 AM

DHAKA, Jul 19 (Reuters) Bangladesh's state grains buyer has issued its fifth international tender since May, looking to import 50,000 tonnes of parboiled rice as it grapples with dwindling stocks and high local prices.

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End to austerity? Poll gamble exposes rift in Britain's ruling party

19 Jul 2017 | 11:39 AM

By Elizabeth Piper LONDON, Jul 19 (Reuters) An early election was meant to bind the Conservatives to Theresa May's agenda for at least five years, but instead it has badly shaken the governing party with ministers questioning its seven-year pursuit of austerity.

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Wildfire forces evacuation of California town near Yosemite

19 Jul 2017 | 11:29 AM

By Al Golub MARIPOSA, Calif.

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U.S., China talks seen offering small-scale market access deals

19 Jul 2017 | 11:00 AM

By David Lawder WASHINGTON, Jul 19 (Reuters) U.

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Australia, NZ dollars overpower punch-drunk greenback

19 Jul 2017 | 10:50 AM

By Swati Pandey and Ana Nicolaci da Costa SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, Jul 19 (Reuters) The Australian dollar stood at two-year peaks and its New Zealand cousin held near a five-month top as the greenback wrestled with worries about the prospects for the Trump administration's economic agenda.

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Thai judge hands down 21 guilty verdicts in major trafficking trial

19 Jul 2017 | 10:50 AM

By Panu Wongcha-um, Patpicha Tanakasempipat and Aukkarapon Niyomyat BANGKOK, Jul 19 (Reuters) A judge handing down verdicts in Thailand's biggest human trafficking trial today had announced 21 guilty verdicts by mid-morning from 103 defendants, with judgments expected to last late into the day.

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After privacy controversy, Trump's voter fraud panel gets to work

19 Jul 2017 | 10:44 AM

WASHINGTON, Jul 19 (Reuters) A White House commission set up to look into US President Donald Trump's allegations of voter fraud, which critics have said could be a vehicle to suppress voting rights, is slated to meet for the first time today.

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China's yuan weakens as dollar demand offsets strongest fix in 9 months

19 Jul 2017 | 10:37 AM

SHANGHAI, Jul 19 (Reuters) China's yuan weakened against the dollar for the first time in eight days on Wednesday, despite the strongest official fixing in almost nine months as businesses picked up dollars on the cheap following the U.

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BHP to spend $277 mln to modernise Australian copper smelter

19 Jul 2017 | 10:35 AM

SYDNEY, Jul 19 (Reuters) BHP said it will spend A$350 million ($277 million) to boost capacity by about 6 percent at its underperforming Olympic Dam copper smelter, cutting production during the upgrade.

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Wildfire forces evacuation of California town near Yosemite

Wildfire forces evacuation of California town near Yosemite

19 Jul 2017 | 10:29 AM

(Rptg, correcting date) By Al Golub MARIPOSA Calif  Jul 19 (Reuters) The 2,000 residents of a small California town in the foothills flanking Yosemite National Park were ordered to evacuate as crews battled an out-of-control wildfire that has already destroyed eight structures.

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Rowsley shares soar on plan to buy healthcare assets from billionaire shareholder

19 Jul 2017 | 10:25 AM

SINGAPORE, Jul 19 (Reuters) Shares of Rowsley Ltd soared 64 percent on Wednesday, after the Singaporean real estate firm said it planned to buy healthcare assets from its controlling shareholder, billionaire Peter Lim, in a deal worth up to S$1.

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Asia Inc perpetual bonds have bumper year as Softbank joins ranks

19 Jul 2017 | 10:23 AM

By Umesh Desai HONG KONG, Jul 19 (Reuters) Asia Inc's scramble to lock in low interest rates and investors' thirst for a steady stream of income have boosted perpetual bond issuance in the region to a record this year, led by a clutch of jumbo deals from ChemChina to Japan's SoftBank.

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MH370 search data unveils fishing hotspots, ancient geological movements

MH370 search data unveils fishing hotspots, ancient geological movements

19 Jul 2017 | 10:17 AM

SYDNEY, Jul 19 (Reuters) Detailed sea-floor maps made during the unsuccessful search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, released by Australia today could help increase the knowledge of rich fisheries and the prehistoric movement of the earth's southern continents.

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Philippine presidential guards wounded in attack by Maoist rebels

19 Jul 2017 | 10:12 AM

MANILA, Jul 19 (Reuters) Four members of the Philippine presidential guard were wounded in a firefight with dozens of Maoist rebels disguised as soldiers at a checkpoint on the southern island of Mindanao, the military said today.

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China blue chips power ahead as resource shares surge; HK to rise for 8th day

19 Jul 2017 | 10:11 AM

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG, Jul 19 (Reuters) China stocks rose on Wednesday as investors piled into banking, consumer and resources shares after robust economic growth data earlier in the week and on expectations that Beijing is stepping up efforts to reform lumbering and inefficient state companies.

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Rise ahead of corporate results; Philippines hits 1-mth high

19 Jul 2017 | 10:08 AM

By Ambar Warrick Undated, Jul 19 (Reuters) Most Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Wednesday, in line with Asia, as investors shrugged off concerns about an immediate interest rate hike by the U.

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China drafts new rules for oil storage industry

19 Jul 2017 | 10:07 AM

BEIJING, Jul 19 (Reuters) Beijing on Wednesday issued draft regulations for China's growing oil and fuel storage industry, as the nation pushes on with plans to reform its vast energy sector.

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Amazon makes cloud contract more customer-friendly as rivals loom

Amazon makes cloud contract more customer-friendly as rivals loom

19 Jul 2017 | 9:27 AM

FRANCISCO, Jul 19 (Reuters) Amazon.

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Senate intelligence panel wants to interview all in Trump Jr.-Russia meeting

Senate intelligence panel wants to interview all in Trump Jr.-Russia meeting

19 Jul 2017 | 8:45 AM

 

WASHINGTON, Jul 19 (Reuters) A congressional panel wants to interview President Donald Trump's eldest son, his former campaign chairman and all others who were at a June 2016 meeting with Russian nationals, part of investigations into allegations that Moscow meddled in the US election campaign, senators said.

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White House: Trump, Putin had 'brief conversation' at G20 dinner

White House: Trump, Putin had 'brief conversation' at G20 dinner

19 Jul 2017 | 8:19 AM

WASHINGTON, Jul 19 (Reuters) President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin had "just a brief conversation" not a "second meeting" at the end of a dinner with G20 leaders in Germany earlier this month, a White House official said .

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Brazil's Temer eyes minor tax reform as pension overhaul stalls

Brazil's Temer eyes minor tax reform as pension overhaul stalls

19 Jul 2017 | 8:18 AM

BRASILIA, Jul 19 (Reuters) With corruption charges delaying his unpopular proposal for the overhaul of Brazil's costly pension system, President Michel Temer is trying to quickly push through a mini tax reform, a presidential aide told Reuters.

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Trump invites Republican senators to healthcare lunch on Wednesday

Trump invites Republican senators to healthcare lunch on Wednesday

19 Jul 2017 | 8:03 AM

WASHINGTON, Jul 19 (Reuters) US President Donald Trump has invited all Republican senators to discuss healthcare over lunch at the White House today, the day after the party's push to overhaul Obamacare collapsed in the US Senate, a White House official said.

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N.Korea conducts public executions for theft, watching S.Korea media - report

19 Jul 2017 | 6:48 AM

By Christine Kim SEOUL, Jul 19 (Reuters) North Korea carries out public executions on river banks and at school grounds and marketplaces for charges such as stealing copper from factory machines, distributing media from South Korea and prostitution, a report issued today said.

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UK to crack down on "rip off" card fees

19 Jul 2017 | 6:44 AM

LONDON, Jul 19 (Reuters) Britain will stop companies ranging from takeaway food apps to airlines from charging an extra fee to consumers who want to use credit cards and other payment services, the finance ministry said on Wednesday.

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Japan business mood steady at high levels as economy recovers -Reuters Tankan

19 Jul 2017 | 6:40 AM

* Manufacturers' sentiment index +26 in July, flat from June * July service-sector index +33, unchanged from prior month * Manufacturers' mood seen up ahead, service sector down * Reuters Tankan closely correlates with BOJ tankan By Tetsushi Kajimoto and Izumi Nakagawa TOKYO, Jul 19 (Reuters) Japanese manufacturers' and service providers' business confidence held steady at high levels in July, a Reuters poll found on Wednesday, underlining the central bank's upbeat view on the economy.

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Trump to nominate Huntsman as Russia ambassador -White House

19 Jul 2017 | 6:36 AM

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON, Jul 19 (Reuters) US President Donald Trump will nominate Jon Huntsman, an envoy to China under former Democratic President Barack Obama, as US ambassador to Russia, the White House said.

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