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European scientists puzzle over Mars lander's radio silence

Top Reuters News - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 05:10
FRANKFURT/BERLIN (Reuters) - A European lander that descended to Mars on Wednesday has failed to send signs of life to its mothership, leaving scientists uncertain whether it touched down on the Red Planet gently as planned, or crashed and broke apart, the European Space Agency (ESA) said.

JPMorgan in talks to sell out of Chinese securities JV

Top Reuters News - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 04:14
HONG KONG (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co is in talks to sell out of a Chinese securities joint venture with First Capital Securities Co Ltd in what would be the first departure by a top-tier global investment bank from China's securities segment.

Iraqi elite unit, Kurdish forces in fresh push to close in on Mosul

Top Reuters News - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 03:59
EAST OF MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - An Iraqi army elite unit and Kurdish fighters on Thursday launched a fresh offensive to dislodge Islamic State militants from villages around Mosul, their last major city stronghold in Iraq, with the air and ground support of the U.S.-led coalition.

Germany's DIHK lifts growth forecast to 1.9 pct for 2016

Reuters Us Markets - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 03:44
BERLIN, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Germany's DIHK Chambers of Industry and Commerce has raised its 2016 growth forecast for Europe's largest economy to 1.9 percent from a previous estimate of 1.5 percent,...

UPDATE 1-ECB seen firmly on hold, charting course to more easing in December

Reuters Us Markets - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 03:43
* Decision at 1145 GMT (Updates with market prices, adds quote)

BRIEF-Nissan says it completes purchase of stake in Mitsubishi Motors

Reuters Us Markets - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 03:33
* paid 237.4 billion yen ($2.29 billion) for Mitsubishi Motors stake

European shares slip as profit warnings weigh on market

Reuters Us Markets - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 03:22
LONDON, Oct 20 (Reuters) - European shares slipped back on Thursday, as a clutch of profit warnings from companies throughout the region took their toll on the market.

Exclusive: Iran steps up weapons supply to Yemen's Houthis via Oman - officials

Top Reuters News - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 03:03
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran has stepped up weapons transfers to the Houthis, the militia fighting the Saudi-backed government in Yemen, U.S., Western and Iranian officials tell Reuters, a development that threatens to prolong and intensify the 19-month-old war.

UPDATE 1-Glencore to sell Australia coal haulage unit for $874 mln

Reuters Us Markets - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 03:00
* G&W doubles its Australian business (Adds Glencore, G&W comments, adviser)

Syria says east Aleppo ceasefire has begun, promises 'safe exit'

Top Reuters News - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 02:47
AMMAN (Reuters) - The Syrian military said on Thursday a unilateral ceasefire backed by Russia had come into force to allow people to leave besieged eastern Aleppo, a move that the rebels have said was part of a psychological campaign to get them to surrender.

BRIEF- Pernod eyes prices adjustments in post Brexit Britain

Reuters Us Markets - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 02:41
Oct 20 (Reuters) - Pernod Ricard Chief Financial Officer Gilles Bogaert tells Reuters by phone:

U.S. RESEARCH ROUNDUP-AMC Networks, Expedia, Ventas

Reuters Us Markets - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 02:40
Oct 20 (Reuters) - Wall Street securities analysts revised their ratings and price targets on several U.S.-listed companies, including Allergan, BJ's Restaurants and Lam Research, on Thursday. ...

Sky says British customers can sign up for mobile from Oct. 31

Reuters Us Markets - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 02:38
LONDON, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Pay-TV company Sky Plc said on Thursday that customers would be able to register for its new mobile phone service in Britain, its biggest market, from the end of the month.

Rigged elections? Nasty woman? Trump's scorched earth tactics have little upside

Top Reuters News - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 02:16
(Reuters) - Republican Donald Trump had one last chance at a nationally televised debate to reach out to the undecided voters he badly needs to keep his presidential campaign viable.

China's Xi says hopes Duterte's visit can fully improve ties

Top Reuters News - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 00:45
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Thursday that he hoped Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's "milestone" visit to China could help "fully improve" ties between the two countries, which have suffered over disputes in the South China Sea.

JGBs gain on firm liquidity-enhancing auction

Reuters Us Markets - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 00:36
TOKYO, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Japanese government bond prices gained on Thursday, with the market supported by firm auction results.

Mexican builder ICA says CEO Zarate has died

Reuters Us Markets - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 00:32
MEXICO CITY, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Mexican construction firm ICA said on Wednesday its experienced Chief Executive Officer Luis Zarate has died, dealing a fresh blow to the company as it seeks to...

FOREX-Euro on defensive before ECB; Mexican peso firms to 6-week high after U.S. debate

Reuters Us Markets - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 00:22
* Sterling steady ahead of May's first EU summit as PM (Updates prices, adds comments)

Obama to give his diagnosis for what ails Obamacare

Reuters Us Markets - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 00:00
WASHINGTON, Oct 20 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Thursday will head to the election battleground state Florida to give his prescription for fixing the Affordable Care Act, his signature...