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China stocks down, Li's remarks raise growth, regulatory concerns

28 Jun 2017 | 1:05 PM

SHANGHAI, Jun 28 (Reuters) China's main stocks indexes fell on Wednesday, as comments by Premier Li Keqiang raised concerns over an economic slowdown and regulatory tightening.

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Philippines says bodies of beheaded civilians found in rebel-held town* Death toll could be significantly higher - army

28 Jun 2017 | 1:05 PM

* Discovery first concrete sign of beheadings in siege * Military says civilian deaths due to rebel atrocities * Fighting enters its 36th day By Kanupriya Kapoor MARAWI CITY, Philippines, Jun 28 (Reuters) The decapitated bodies of five civilians have been found in a Philippine city occupied by Islamist rebels, the military said today, warning the number of residents killed by rebel "atrocities" could rise sharply as troops retake more ground.

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Oil prices weighed down as US inventory gains revive glut worries

28 Jun 2017 | 1:03 PM

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Myanmar army clashes with rebels in region where journalists held

28 Jun 2017 | 12:55 PM

By Simon Lewis and Shoon Naing YANGON, Jun 28 (Reuters) Myanmar's military has engaged in deadly clashes with ethnic minority rebels in the northeast in the past week, state media reported today, as concern grows for three reporters detained by the military in the region.

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China launches new class of naval destroyer

China launches new class of naval destroyer

28 Jun 2017 | 12:54 PM

BEIJING, Jun 28 (Reuters) China's military today launched a new type of domestically-built destroyer, state media said, the latest addition to the country's rapidly expanding navy.

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Britain's opposition Labour Party to force vote in parliament on pay cap

28 Jun 2017 | 12:50 PM

LONDON, Jun 28 (Reuters) Britain's opposition Labour Party will force a vote in parliament today over a pay cap for public sector employees, the first test of whether Prime Minister Theresa May can muster enough lawmakers to rule.

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Japan, EU press ahead on free trade pact to counter US protectionism

28 Jun 2017 | 12:47 PM

* EU officials in Tokyo for marathon talks on trade * Free trade pact could help resist tide of protectionism * Japan could use trade pact to thwart US negotiations By Kaori Kaneko and Stanley White TOKYO, Jun 28 (Reuters) Japanese and European Union negotiators meeting in Tokyo aim to reach a free trade deal that would stand against a protectionist tide threatening the global economy, and make the United States think twice over pursuing inward-looking policies.

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China launches new class of naval destroyer

28 Jun 2017 | 12:44 PM

BEIJING, Jun 28 (Reuters) China's military today launched a new type of domestically-built destroyer, state media said, the latest addition to the country's rapidly expanding navy.

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Pakistan faces challenges in building economic corridor with China-minister

Pakistan faces challenges in building economic corridor with China-minister

28 Jun 2017 | 12:37 PM

DALIAN, China, Jun 28 (Reuters) Pakistan faces some challenges in steering an ambitious plan to build an economic corridor with China despite the economic benefits for the country, Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal said today.

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Australia shares rise 0.7 pct led by banks, miners; New Zealand flat

28 Jun 2017 | 12:35 PM

Undated, Jun 28 (Reuters) Australian shares had their biggest rise in two weeks on Wednesday, led by financials after an insurance company hit a record high and by materials stocks on higher commodity prices.

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Euro hits 1-year high in the wake of Draghi's upbeat comments

28 Jun 2017 | 12:33 PM

SINGAPORE, Jun 28 (Reuters) The euro hit a one-year high on Wednesday, staying firm after comments by European Central Bank President Mario Draghi the previous day were seen as opening the door to tweaks in the central bank's aggressive monetary stimulus.

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Japan regulator ends contract restrictions on reselling LNG cargoes

28 Jun 2017 | 12:30 PM

By Osamu Tsukimori and Mark Tay TOKYO, Jun 28 (Reuters) Japan's anti-monopoly regulator said on Wednesday that all new contracts for liquefied natural gas (LNG) must not contain restrictions on the resale of cargoes of the fuel, ending a practice the country's buyers say is unfair.

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Turkey returns fire on Kurdish YPG in northern Syria - military

28 Jun 2017 | 12:29 PM

ISTANBUL, Jun 28 (Reuters) Turkish forces retaliated with artillery fire overnight and destroyed Kurdish YPG militia targets after YPG fighters opened fire on Turkey-backed forces in northern Syria, the Turkish military said today.

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Australia flies indigenous flags above its oldest public office

28 Jun 2017 | 12:26 PM

By Joseph Hinchliffe Undated, Jun 28 (Reuters) Australia raised indigenous flags to fly alongside its national standard over its oldest public building today, another step on a long and often troubled road to reconciliation with its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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French consumer confidence rises to 10-year high -INSEE

28 Jun 2017 | 12:24 PM

PARIS, Jun 28 (Reuters) French consumer confidence rose in June to reach 108 points from 103 points in May, marking its highest level in 10 years, the official INSEE statistics agency said on Wednesday.

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Indonesia imposes travel ban on Trump's business partner

28 Jun 2017 | 12:24 PM

JAKARTA, Jun 28 (Reuters) Indonesian authorities have imposed a travel ban on tycoon and politician Hary Tanoesoedibjo, who is building resorts to be managed by Trump hotels, over an investigation into allegations he threatened a prosecutor via a text message.

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Japan shares drop as techs underperform; small caps hit hard

28 Jun 2017 | 12:21 PM

(Rptng, removing garble from headline) * Tech shares fall on weak Nasdaq performance * Banks gain on rise in global bond yields * Investors cautious after US Senate delays health bill vote By Hideyuki Sano and Ayai Tomisawa TOKYO, Jun 28 (Reuters) Japanese stocks wobbled on Wednesday as tech shares followed their US counterparts down and as souring sentiment battered small caps, while large cap bank shares benefited from a rise in global bond yields.

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SKorean won, stocks slump on foreigners' eager stock-selling

28 Jun 2017 | 12:18 PM

SEOUL, Jun 28 (Reuters) The South Korean won slipped to a one-week closing low on Wednesday and shares edged down as offshore investors accelerated stock-selling on broad risk-off sentiment.

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Philips to buy US Spectranetics in 1.9 bln euros deal

28 Jun 2017 | 11:55 AM

AMSTERDAM, Jun 28 (Reuters) Philips, the Dutch medical equipment maker, said on Wednesday it will acquire US-based Spectranetics Corp for 1.

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London copper dips from near three-month top

28 Jun 2017 | 11:52 AM

By Melanie Burton MELBOURNE, Jun 28 (Reuters) London copper eased on Wednesday from near three-month highs hit the previous session, as prices consolidated after rising alongside a weaker dollar, with a tighter supply side underpinning gains.

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Turkish forces return fire against Kurdish YPG militia in Syria - military

28 Jun 2017 | 11:15 AM

ISTANBUL, Jun 28 (Reuters) Turkish forces retaliated with artillery fire overnight and destroyed Kurdish YPG militia targets after YPG fighters opened fire on Turkey-backed forces in northern Syria, the Turkish military said today.

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Philippines says death toll in rebel-held town could rise 'significantly'

28 Jun 2017 | 11:13 AM

By Neil Jerome Morales and Kanupriya Kapoor MANILA/MARAWI CITY, Philippines, Jun 28 (Reuters) The Philippine military said today it was likely that large numbers of civilians had been killed during the five-week occupation of a southern town by Islamist rebels, due to "atrocities" by the militants allied with Islamic State.

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China's Hony Capital targets food outlets expansion, starting in UK

28 Jun 2017 | 11:12 AM

* Hony to expand global food network to over 10,000 in 10 years * To build F&B business through Best Food & PizzaExpress * Some Best Food's brands eye expanding into UK By Julie Zhu and Donny Kwok HONG KONG, Jun 28 (Reuters) PizzaExpress owner Hony Capital, one of China's biggest private equity firms, said it aims to boost its global network of retail food outlets to more than 10,000 over the next decade from about 850 now in a bid to be a top world food and beverages player.

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China launches new class of naval destroyer

28 Jun 2017 | 11:04 AM

BEIJING, Jun 28 (Reuters) China's military today launched a new type of domestically-built destroyer, state media said, the latest addition to the country's rapidly expanding navy.

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Facing revolt on healthcare bill, US Senate Republicans delay vote

28 Jun 2017 | 11:01 AM

By Susan Cornwell and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON, Jun 27 (Reuters) US Senate Republican leaders postponed a vote on a healthcare overhaul after resistance from members of their own party, and President Donald Trump summoned Republican senators to the White House to urge them to break the impasse.

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Euro gets boost from Draghi, delayed US Senate vote dents dollar

28 Jun 2017 | 10:48 AM

* Euro hits fresh 10-month high after Draghi's upbeat comments * ECB chief opens door to policy tweak as economy recovers * Vote on US healthcare legislation delayed * Dollar index touches its lowest in more than 7 months By Masayuki Kitano SINGAPORE, Jun 28 (Reuters) The euro hit a 10-month high on Wednesday after the European Central Bank chief hinted the days of the ECB's aggressive stimulus are numbered, and as the dollar was pressured after a vote on US healthcare legislation was delayed.

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Thailand seeks US cooperation following trafficking report

28 Jun 2017 | 10:47 AM

BANGKOK, Jun 28 (Reuters) Thailand today defended its efforts to stop human trafficking after the United States kept it on a trafficking watch list and urged US officials to visit the country and see first hand its efforts.

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Fall as Wall St hit by US healthcare vote delay

28 Jun 2017 | 10:46 AM

By Nicole Pinto Undated, Jun 28 (Reuters) Southeast Asian stock markets fell on Wednesday, tracking broader Asia and Wall Street after a vote on U.

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Fresh economic sanctions on Qatar being considered - UAE envoy

28 Jun 2017 | 10:42 AM

DUBAI, Jun 28 (Reuters) Gulf Arab states are considering fresh sanctions on Qatar and could ask their trading partners to choose between working with them or Doha, the United Arab Emirates ambassador to Russia said in an interview with The Guardian newspaper.

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Merkel's conservatives at highest support since September 2015 - poll

28 Jun 2017 | 10:38 AM

BERLIN, Jun 28 (Reuters) German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives expanded their support to 40 per cent - the highest level since September 2015 - in a poll conducted by the Forsa institute for Germany's Stern magazine and broadcaster RTL.

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