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Jun 20, 2018

South Africa's rand pares early gains, technicals offer support
JOHANNESBURG, June 20 (Reuters) - South Africa's rand was firmer in early trade on Wednesday in a technical rebound after slumping as much as 2 percent in the previous session to seven-month lows on jitters triggered by the escalating tit-for-tat U.S.-China trade war.

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Jun 20, 2018

UPDATE 1-Nordea launches Apple Pay in Norway, DNB stays focused on Vipps
* Nordea Bank launched Apple Pay to its customers in Norway on Wednesday, it said in a statement

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Jun 20, 2018

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian stocks bounce as China turns up on hopes of policy support
* China markets build on gains as regulators seek to calm markets

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Jun 20, 2018

UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on June 20
June 20 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 15 points higher at 7,619 on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures up 0.66 percent ahead of the cash market open.

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Jun 20, 2018

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian stocks pick up steam as hopes of policy support lift China
* MSCI Asia-Pacific index up 1.1 percent, Nikkei gains 1.1 pct

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Jun 20, 2018

FOCUS-Pets At Home bets on vets to break curse of British retail
* Vets business has higher margins than firm's retail business

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Jun 20, 2018

PRESS DIGEST-New York Times business news - June 20
June 20 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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Jun 20, 2018

UPDATE 8-Trump says would back both U.S House immigration bills as separation crisis grows
* Reuters/Ipsos poll shows most Americans oppose policy (Updates with protesters in Washington, paragraph 18, statements from Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in paragraph 21-22)

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Jun 20, 2018

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on June 20
June 20 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 15 points higher at 7,619 on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers. * BAE SYSTEMS: The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded BAE Systems PLC a contract for wheeled amphibious combat vehicles (ACV) that transport Marines from ship to shore under hostile conditions, the defense contractor said on Tuesday. * BHP BILLITON: BHP said on Tuesday it has agreed to sell the Cerro Colorado copper mine in Chile to Australian pr

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Jun 20, 2018

German stocks - Factors to watch on June 20
BERLIN/FRANKFURT, June 20 (Reuters) - The following are some of the factors that may move German stocks on Wednesday:

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Jun 20, 2018

DEALTALK-Fox to craft script for M&A summer blockbuster
June 20 (Reuters) - Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's board is set to decide on Wednesday whether to entertain Comcast Corp's $65 billion cash bid for the New York-based media company or stick with its roughly $52 billion all-stock offer from Walt Disney Co, people familiar with the matter said.

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Jun 20, 2018

Caterpillar, Volvo, Komatsu linked to mining abuses in Myanmar - report
PHNOM PENH, June 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - C aterpillar, Volvo and Komatsu contribute to abuses in Myanmar by selling machinery used by domestic mining companies implicated in land expropriation, environmental destruction and armed conflict, according to a report published on Wednesday.

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Jun 20, 2018

U.S. shale producers warn Chinese tariffs would hit energy exports
HOUSTON, June 20 (Reuters) - China's proposed tariffs on U.S. petroleum imports, part of a mounting trade war between the two countries, would crimp sales to the shale industry's largest customer, adding new pressure on U.S. crude prices, energy executives and analysts said in interviews this week.

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Jun 20, 2018

China stocks extend slump on trade war fears; Hong Kong up
* HK-Shanghai Connect daily quota used -0.1 pct, Shanghai-HK daily quota used 0.9 pct

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Jun 20, 2018

PRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - June 20
June 20 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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Jun 20, 2018

Swiss stocks - Factors to watch on June 20
ZURICH, June 20 (Reuters) - Here are some of the main factors that may affect Swiss stocks on Wednesday.

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Jun 19, 2018

GLOBAL MARKETS-China stocks extend slump, temper Asian bounce as trade war anxiety grows
SHANGHAI, June 20 (Reuters) - China's stock markets slumped on Wednesday, extending a rout from the previous day as the prospect of a full-blown Sino-U.S. trade war put a dampener on the rest of Asian equities, even as they managed a modest bounce.

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Jun 19, 2018

Morning News Call - India, June 20
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Jun 19, 2018

UPDATE 2-India shelves Air India sale plan after failing to attract buyers - reports
* Market share decline expected to continue - analyst (Recasts, adds details of govt asset sale programme)

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Jun 19, 2018

Nikkei flat in choppy trade as trade war woes pressures; Kikkoman soars
TOKYO, June 20 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average was flat in choppy trade on Wednesday morning as firms that rely on China demand tumbled on trade war worries, with machine tool makers and shippers posting multi-month lows, which offset gains in defensive stocks.

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Jun 19, 2018

METALS-London copper off three-week low, but trade worries drag
(Adds analyst comment, updates prices) By Manolo Serapio Jr MANILA, June 20 (Reuters) - London copper prices steadied on Wednesday after touching a three-week low earlier in Asian trading, but a deepening trade row between China and the United States capped any recovery in risk appetite. Other metals including aluminium and zinc also edged up, but were not far above multi-week lows reached on Tuesday. "While the (trade) tariffs in themselves don't derail the narrative of global

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Jun 19, 2018

RPT-Malaysia could extend tax breaks for key foreign investors - Mahathir
KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 (Reuters) - Malaysia could extend new tax incentives for foreign investment in areas such as technology if companies promise to create better-paid jobs for Malaysians, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday.

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Jun 19, 2018

GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks recover from earlier rout but trade war fears seen capping gains
SHANGHAI, June 20 (Reuters) - Stocks in Asia rebounded from recent losses on Wednesday as investors sought bargains, a day after the spectre of a U.S.-China trade war rattled global markets, but significant uncertainty around the trade outlook is capping gains.

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Jun 19, 2018

UPDATE 7-Trump says would back both U.S House immigration bills as separation crisis grows
* Reuters/Ipsos poll shows most Americans oppose policy (Adds reporter's credit in signoff, no change to text)

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Jun 19, 2018

Canada Senate approves recreational use of marijuana
TORONTO, June 19 (Reuters) - Canada's upper house of parliament on Tuesday approved a revised bill to legalize recreational marijuana, setting the stage for the country to become the first Group of Seven nation to legalize cannabis.

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Jun 19, 2018

METALS-London copper prices off three-week low, but trade woes drag
MANILA, June 20 (Reuters) - London copper prices edged up on Wednesday after touching a three-week low earlier in Asian trading, but a deepening trade row between China and the United States capped any recovery in risk appetite. Other metals including aluminium and zinc also edged up, but were not far above multi-week lows reached on Tuesday. *LONDON COPPER: Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange was up 0.1 percent at $6,847.50 a tonne by 0130 GMT, after initially

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Jun 19, 2018

Pershing Square analyst Brian Welch to leave company
June 19 (Reuters) - Willliam Ackman's hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management LP said on Tuesday that Brian Welch, who led research efforts on Automatic Data Processing Inc , one of the firm's recent investments, was leaving the company.

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Jun 19, 2018

UPDATE 3-U.S. Marines award amphibious vehicle deal to BAE
WASHINGTON, June 19 (Reuters) - The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded BAE Systems PLC a contract for wheeled amphibious combat vehicles (ACV) that transport Marines from ship to shore under hostile conditions, the defense contractor said on Tuesday.

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Jun 19, 2018

UPDATE 1-India decides not to immediately revive Air India sale plan - Bloomberg
June 20, (Reuters) - India has virtually abandoned a plan to sell its ailing state carrier Air India after failing to attract buyers, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Jun 19, 2018

UPDATE 3-General Electric loses place in elite Dow Jones Industrial Average
June 19 (Reuters) - General Electric Co has lost its spot in the Dow Jones Industrial Average after over a century in the blue chip stock index, a new blow to a company that once towered over the American business landscape but is now struggling to retain its standing as an industrial powerhouse.

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Jun 19, 2018

CORRECTED-China's Jinko to produce solar panels in Florida by 4th qtr despite tariffs
NEW YORK, June 19 (Reuters) - Chinese manufacturer JinkoSolar Holding Co Ltd expects to start manufacturing solar panels at a new factory in Jacksonville, Florida, by the fourth quarter, and production will not be affected by the latest round of U.S. tariffs on Chinese products, a company executive said on Tuesday.

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Jun 19, 2018

UPDATE 3-BHP to sell Chilean copper mine to private equity fund
* BHP agrees cash payment of $230 million (Adds EMR comments)

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Jun 19, 2018

India decides not to immediately revive Air India sale plan - Bloomberg
June 20, (Reuters) - India has virtually abandoned a plan to sell its ailing state carrier Air India after failing to attract buyers, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Jun 19, 2018

UPDATE 3-Activist Icahn gains control of board in proxy fight at SandRidge Energy
OKLAHOMA CITY, June 19 (Reuters) - Activist investor Carl Icahn on Tuesday won a battle for control of SandRidge Energy , taking five seats on the board of the U.S. shale producer that he wants to sell.

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Jun 19, 2018

PRESS DIGEST- British Business - June 20
June 20 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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Jun 19, 2018

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian markets rebound on bargain-hunting, shrug off trade war threats
SHANGHAI, June 20 (Reuters) - Stocks in Asia rebounded from recent losses on Wednesday as investors sought bargains, a day after the spectre of a U.S.-China trade war drove down bond yields, and share and commodity prices.

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Jun 19, 2018

UPDATE 5-Trump says he would back both U.S House immigration bills as separation crisis grows
* Reuters/Ipsos poll shows most Americans oppose policy (Recasts with Trump's meeting with lawmakers, adds Meadows, Cole, updates separation figures)

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Jun 19, 2018

PRESS DIGEST- Financial Times - June 20
June 20 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Financial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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Jun 19, 2018

UPDATE 1-Venezuela taps Citgo engineer Ortega as new central bank chief
CARACAS, June 19 (Reuters) - Venezuela on Tuesday tapped industrial engineer Calixto Ortega as the country's new central bank chief as it struggles amidst a hyperinflationary collapse of the national economy.

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Jun 19, 2018

UPDATE 2-General Electric loses place in elite Dow Jones Industrial Average
June 19 (Reuters) - General Electric Co has lost its spot in the Dow Jones Industrial Average after over a century in the blue chip stock index, a new blow to a company that once towered over the American business landscape but is now struggling to retain its standing as an industrial powerhouse.

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Jun 19, 2018

UPDATE 1-China-based campaign breached satellite, defense companies -Symantec
SAN FRANCISCO, June 19 (Reuters) - A sophisticated hacking campaign launched from computers in China burrowed deeply into satellite operators, defense contractors and telecommunications companies in the United States and southeast Asia, security researchers at Symantec Corp said on Tuesday.

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Jun 19, 2018

UPDATE 2-Activist Icahn gains control of board in proxy fight at SandRidge Energy
OKLAHOMA CITY, June 19 (Reuters) - Activist investor Carl Icahn on Tuesday won a battle for control of SandRidge Energy , winning at least four of seven seats on the board of the U.S. shale producer that he wants to sell.

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Jun 19, 2018

UPDATE 3-Starbucks closing cafes; CEO calls performance 'not acceptable'
June 19 (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp forecast on Tuesday slower sales growth than Wall Street expected this quarter and plans to close about 150 U.S. cafes next fiscal year to boost performance, sending its shares down 2 percent after hours.

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Jun 19, 2018

UPDATE 1-Hollywood producers speak out against Fox over immigration stance
LOS ANGELES, June 19 (Reuters) - Some powerful Hollywood producers and directors have criticized Twenty-First Century Fox Inc over its news commentators' support for the U.S. immigration crackdown that separates children from their parents, with one award-winning producer threatening to take his work elsewhere.

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Jun 19, 2018

FedEx orders Boeing freighters for $6.6 bln
June 19 (Reuters) - FedEx Express, a unit of package delivery company FedEx Corp, has ordered 24 medium and large freighters from Boeing Co, the world's biggest planemaker said on Tuesday, as e-commerce demand boosts air freight business.

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Jun 19, 2018

CORRECTED-Goldman Sachs to invest $500 mln in women-run companies
June 19 (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc will pump $500 million into companies led, founded or owned by women, as it steps up efforts to close the gender investing gap, the Wall Street bank said on Tuesday.

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Jun 19, 2018

UPDATE 1-Goldman Sachs to invest $500 million in women-run companies
June 19 (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc will pump $500 million into companies led, founded or owned by women as it steps up efforts to close the gender investing gap, the Wall Street bank said on Tuesday.

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Jun 19, 2018

UPDATE 3-Oracle's forecast miss overshadows cloud growth, shares fall
June 19 (Reuters) - Oracle Corp's forecast for current-quarter profit missed analysts' expectations on Tuesday, hurt by a strengthening U.S. dollar, dampening its fourth-quarter earnings beat that was powered by growth in its cloud business.

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Jun 19, 2018

UPDATE 4-Argentine bonds rebound after touching lowest level of Macri's term
BUENOS AIRES, June 19 (Reuters) - Argentine bonds touched their lowest levels of market-friendly President Mauricio Macri's term on Tuesday, adding to weeks of losses during a run on the peso currency, but rebounded in a volatile trading session.

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Jun 19, 2018

UPDATE 2-Mellanox, Starboard settle on new board members
NEW YORK, June 19 (Reuters) - Chipmaker Mellanox Technologies Ltd struck a settlement with activist investor Starboard Value LP to appoint new board members and name a director if the company fails to meet certain operating goals.

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Jun 19, 2018

UPDATE 2-U.S. Marines award amphibious vehicle deal to BAE -U.S. official
WASHINGTON, June 19 (Reuters) - The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded BAE Systems PLC a contract for wheeled amphibious combat vehicles (ACV) that transport Marines from ship to shore under hostile conditions, according to a U.S. official and a person familiar with the decision.

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Jun 19, 2018

UPDATE 4-U.S. congressional Republicans seek legislative fix to family separation crisis
* (Recasts with legislative moves by congressional Republicans, adds lawmakers' quotes)

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Jun 19, 2018

UPDATE 2-Verizon to stop selling phone location data to third parties
June 19 (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc will stop selling its customers' phone location data to third parties after an investigation by a U.S. Senator found law enforcement agencies were able to use the data to track people without their consent.

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Jun 19, 2018

UPDATE 1-General Electric to be removed from Dow Jones Industrial Average
June 19 (Reuters) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average is losing General Electric Co, the lone original component of the venerable blue-chip index that debuted in 1896.

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Jun 19, 2018

UPDATE 2-Starbucks to close 150 U.S. cafes to combat slowing growth
June 19 (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp on Tuesday said it would close 150 cafes in some saturated U.S. markets and warned comparable sales globally this quarter would miss Wall Street expectations, sending shares down 3 percent after hours.

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Jun 19, 2018

WRAPUP 6-White House piles pressure on China after Trump tariff threat
WASHINGTON/BEIJING, June 19 (Reuters) - China has underestimated U.S. President Donald Trump's resolve to impose more tariffs unless it changes its "predatory" trade practices, a White House trade adviser said on Tuesday, as Trump greatly expanded the amount of Chinese imports possibly facing new duties.

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Jun 19, 2018

Hollywood producers speak out against Fox over immigration stance
LOS ANGELES, June 19 (Reuters) - Some powerful Hollywood producers and directors have criticized Twenty-First Century Fox Inc over its news commentators' support for the U.S. immigration crackdown that separates children from their parents, with one award-winning producer threatening to take his work elsewhere.

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Jun 19, 2018

U.S. Marines awards amphibious vehicle deal to BAE -U.S. official
WASHINGTON, June 19 (Reuters) - The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded to BAE Systems PLC a contract to deliver its next generation of wheeled amphibious combat vehicles for transporting Marines from ship to shore under hostile conditions, according to a U.S. official and a person familiar with the decision.

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Jun 19, 2018

Walgreens to replace GE in Dow Jones Industrial Average
June 19 (Reuters) - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc will replace General Electric Co in the Dow Jones Industrial Average from June 26, S&P Dow Jones Indices said https://bit.ly/2K4IoSE on Tuesday.

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Jun 19, 2018

UPDATE 3-Argentine bonds rebound after touching lowest level of Macri's term
BUENOS AIRES, June 19 (Reuters) - Argentine bonds touched their lowest levels of market-friendly President Mauricio Macri's term on Tuesday, adding to weeks of losses during a run on the peso currency, but rebounded in a volatile trading session.

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Jun 19, 2018

UPDATE 3-VW, Ford confirm talks on possible commercial vehicle tie-up
FRANKFURT, June 19 (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Co are talking about jointly developing and building a range of commercial vehicles including vans, the companies confirmed on Tuesday.

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Jun 19, 2018

China's Jinko to produce solar panels in Florida by 4th qtr despite tariffs
NEW YORK, June 19 (Reuters) - Chinese manufacturer JinkoSolar Holding Co Ltd expects to start manufacturing solar panels at a new factory in Jacksonville, Florida, by the fourth quarter, and production will not be affected by the latest round of U.S. tariffs on Chinese products, a company executive said on Tuesday.

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Jun 19, 2018

UPDATE 1-U.S. Senate backers of ZTE measure will battle Trump over Chinese firm
WASHINGTON, June 19 (Reuters) - U.S. senators who back a clampdown on ZTE Corp urged fellow lawmakers on Tuesday not to give in to White House pressure to support an agreement lifting a ban on the Chinese telecommunications company.

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Jun 19, 2018

Walt Disney names creative heads of animation studios
June 19 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co on Tuesday split the role of its outgoing creative head John Lasseter and appointed two Academy award winners to spearhead its two animation studios.

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Jun 19, 2018

UPDATE 2-Oracle's quarterly results beat estimates on cloud growth
June 19 (Reuters) - Business software maker Oracle Corp reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue on Tuesday as more customers move toward its high-margin cloud business.

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Jun 19, 2018

UPDATE 2-Cybersecurity rivals CrowdStrike, Cylance close major funding rounds
NEW YORK, June 19 (Reuters) - CrowdStrike Inc and Cylance Inc, rival cybersecurity startups vying for a chunk of the surging security industry, both announced major rounds of funding on Tuesday.

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Jun 19, 2018

Starbucks forecasts same-store sales below estimates
June 19 (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp on Tuesday forecast global comparable store sales for the current quarter below Wall Street's estimates and said it anticipates lower net new store growth in the U.S. for fiscal 2019.

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Jun 19, 2018

US STOCKS-Trade fears rattle Wall Street, Dow gives up 2018 gains
* Indexes down: Dow 1.15 pct, S&P 500 0.4 pct, Nasdaq 0.28 pct (Updates to close)

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Jun 19, 2018

UPDATE 1-Oracle's quarterly results beat estimates
June 19 (Reuters) - Business software maker Oracle Corp reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue on Tuesday as more customers move toward its high-margin cloud business.

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Jun 19, 2018

CANADA STOCKS - TSX falls 0.41 pct, led by energy
NEW YORK, June 19 (Reuters) - * The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX fell 67.10 points, or 0.41 percent, to 16,316.53. * The biggest contributor to the TSX loss was Enbridge, while the biggest sector drag was energy. * Leading the index were Canada Goose Holdings Inc, up 4.7 percent, Canopy Growth Corp, up 4.6 percent, and Aurora Cannabis Inc , higher by 4.5 percent. * Lagging shares were SSR Mining Inc, down 7.0 percent, Ivanhoe Mines Ltd, down 5.1 percent, and Lundin Mining Corp, lower by 3.6

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Jun 19, 2018

UPDATE 2-VW, Ford discuss alliance to develop and make transporter vans - sources
FRANKFURT, June 19 (Reuters) - Volkswagen and Ford are in preliminary talks over a development and production alliance for commercial transporter vans, two sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

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Jun 19, 2018

U.S. State Department mocked for hosting Facebook family travel event
WASHINGTON, June 19 (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department aroused anger and ridicule for hosting a Facebook event on Tuesday that offered tips on traveling with children at a time when the Trump administration is under fire for its policy of separating immigrant parents and children.

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Jun 19, 2018

UPDATE 1-ZTE and U.S. still working on escrow agreement -U.S. official
June 19 (Reuters) - ZTE Corp and the U.S. government are still working on an escrow agreement that must be completed and funded with $400 million before a ban on the Chinese company can be lifted, a U.S. official told Reuters on Tuesday.

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Jun 19, 2018

Oracle's quarterly profit rises 5.5 pct
June 19 (Reuters) - Oracle Corp reported a 5.5 percent rise in quarterly profit on Tuesday as the business software maker benefited from strong growth in its cloud unit that helped counter declines in its traditional software licensing business.

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Jun 19, 2018

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Trade fears rattle Wall St, Dow gives up 2018 gains
NEW YORK, June 19 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday as a sharp escalation in the trade dispute between the United States and China rattled markets and put the Dow Jones Industrial Average back in negative territory for the year.

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Jun 19, 2018

Goldman Sachs to invest $500 mln in women-run companies
June 19 (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc will pump $500 million into companies led, founded or owned by women, as it steps up efforts to close the gender investing gap, the Wall Street bank said on Tuesday.

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Jun 19, 2018

UPDATE 1-BofA's Merrill admits misleading customers, to pay $42 mln SEC fine
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, June 19 (Reuters) - Bank of America Corp's Merrill Lynch unit admitted to misleading brokerage customers about which firms processed their trades and agreed to pay a $42 million fine under a settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced on Tuesday.

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Jun 19, 2018

China-based campaign breached satellite, defense companies -Symantec
SAN FRANCISCO, June 19 (Reuters) - A sophisticated hacking campaign launched from computers in China burrowed deeply into satellite operators, defense contractors and telecommunications companies in the United States and southeast Asia, security researchers at Symantec Corp said on Tuesday.

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Jun 19, 2018

Mellanox, Starboard select directors to join board -sources
NEW YORK, June 19 (Reuters) - Mellanox Technologies Ltd , a chipmaker based in Israel and the United States, has picked three directors to join its board as part of a settlement with activist investor Starboard Value LP, sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

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Jun 19, 2018

Investors pull $5.5 bln out of emerging markets in last week -IIF
NEW YORK, June 19 (Reuters) - Foreign investors have pulled about $5.5 billion out of emerging market economies since the U.S. Federal Reserve's interest rate hike last week, data from the Institute of International Finance showed on Tuesday.

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Jun 19, 2018

UPDATE 3-Iran rules out OPEC deal as Russia, Saudi push for oil output hike
VIENNA/MOSCOW, June 19 (Reuters) - Iran said on Tuesday OPEC was unlikely to reach a deal on oil output this week, setting the stage for a clash with Saudi Arabia and Russia, which are pushing to raise production steeply from July to meet growing global demand.

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Jun 19, 2018

ZTE and U.S. working on escrow agreement -U.S. official
June 19 (Reuters) - ZTE Corp and the U.S. government are still working on an escrow agreement that must be completed and funded with $400 million before a ban on the Chinese company can be lifted, a U.S. official told Reuters on Tuesday.

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Jun 19, 2018

WRAPUP 5-Trump threatens almost all imports from China as Beijing fires back
WASHINGTON/BEIJING, June 19 (Reuters) - China has underestimated President Donald Trump's resolve to move forward with tariffs unless Beijing changes its "predatory" trade practices, a top U.S. trade advisor said on Tuesday, in comments that diminished the chances of a negotiated settlement to a looming trade war between the world's economic superpowers.

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Jun 19, 2018

UPDATE 1-Amazon's Alexa will now butler at Marriott hotels
June 19 (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc said on Tuesday that it has partnered with Marriott International Inc to help increase guest access to amenities with Alexa, through its voice-controlled device Echo, in an attempt to expand its presence in the hospitality industry.

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Jun 19, 2018

UPDATE 1-Pizza Hut pledges to drop some chicken antibiotics by 2022
NEW YORK, June 19 (Reuters) - Yum Brand Inc's Pizza Hut chain will fully phase out chickens raised with certain antibiotics in its U.S. restaurants by 2022, in the latest push by a major restaurant chain to follow healthier food practices.

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Jun 19, 2018

EU copyright reforms draw fire from internet luminaries as key vote looms
BRUSSELS, June 19 (Reuters) - Europe's attempts to force Google, Microsoft and other tech giants to share revenues with publishers and bear liability for internet content have triggered criticism from internet pioneers ahead of a key vote on Wednesday.

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Jun 19, 2018

UPDATE 1-High Times refreshes IPO plans as cannabis companies build buzz on Wall St
June 19 (Reuters) - The company that owns High Times, a magazine devoted to marijuana culture, announced on Tuesday that it is launching an equity crowdfunding campaign ahead of its application for an initial public offering on Nasdaq later this year.

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Jun 19, 2018

CBS to expand 'Star Trek' with five-year deal for new TV shows
LOS ANGELES, June 19 (Reuters) - U.S. broadcast network CBS will expand the popular "Star Trek" science-fiction franchise with new series, mini-series and animation under a production deal announced on Tuesday.

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Jun 19, 2018

UPDATE 2-Russia to impose duties on American goods after US sets metals tariffs
MINSK, June 19 (Reuters) - Russia said on Tuesday it would impose import duties on U.S. road-building machinery, a measure likely to help Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, who was hit by U.S. sanctions and controls Russia's biggest maker of road-building equipment.

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Jun 19, 2018

Merrill Lynch to pay $42 million for misleading customers -U.S. SEC
WASHINGTON, June 19 (Reuters) - Bank of America Corp subsidiary Merrill Lynch will pay a $42 million penalty for lying to customers about how it handled their orders, the top U.S. securities regulator said on Tuesday.

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Jun 19, 2018

RPT-GRAPHIC-From the Aussie to soybeans and cars: what's at risk in a trade war?
LONDON, June 19 (Reuters) - The Aussie dollar takes a thumping, soybean prices swing and German carmaker shares are stuck in reverse.

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Jun 19, 2018

UPDATE 1-Verizon to stop selling phone location data to third parties
June 19 (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc will stop selling its customers' phone location data to third parties after an investigation by a U.S. Senator found law enforcement agencies were able to use the data to track people without their consent.

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Jun 19, 2018

Ferragamo family holding to sell 3.5 percent in Italian luxury group
MILAN, June 19 (Reuters) - Italy's Ferragamo family, which controls the eponymous luxury group, said on Tuesday it would sell a 3.5 percent stake in the company through an accelerated book building (ABB).

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Jun 19, 2018

GRAPHIC-From the Aussie to soybeans and cars: what's at risk in a trade war?
LONDON, June 19 (Reuters) - The Aussie dollar takes a thumping, soybean prices swing and German carmaker shares are stuck in reverse.

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Jun 19, 2018

UPDATE 1-VW, Ford discuss alliance to develop and make transporter vans - sources
FRANKFURT, June 19 (Reuters) - Volkswagen and Ford are in preliminary talks over a development and production alliance for commercial transporter vans, two sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

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Jun 19, 2018

UPDATE 1-U.S. grain, livestock prices tumble on China trade war fears
CHICAGO, June 19 (Reuters) - U.S. crop and livestock prices tumbled on Tuesday, with soybean futures hitting lows not seen in nearly a decade, as U.S. President Donald Trump threatened more tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods, stoking fears the trade battle between the two economic giants would have a wider impact on the global economy.

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Jun 19, 2018

U.S. Senate backers of ZTE measure ready to battle Trump over Chinese firm
WASHINGTON, June 19 (Reuters) - U.S. senators who back a clampdown on China's ZTE Corp said on Tuesday they intend to fight for the measure, and urged fellow lawmakers not to give in to White House pressure to give up on the legislation.

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Jun 19, 2018

GLOBAL MARKETS-Trade fears slam stocks and commodities as investors eye safety
* (Updates to early afternoon, adds commentary, price updates)

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Jun 19, 2018

UPDATE 1-Trump's China trade threat a risky negotiating tactic -Goldman CEO
NEW YORK, June 19 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's threat to escalate a trade conflict with China is likely a negotiating tactic and not a "suicide pact," the chief executive of Goldman Sachs & Co said on Tuesday, criticizing the White House strategy as a risky tit-for-tat.

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Jun 19, 2018

Facebook expands offerings for video creators to cash in on views
SAN FRANCISCO, June 19 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc launched a matchmaking system Tuesday to cultivate partnerships between advertisers and video creators as the world's largest social media company tries to quickly parallel the variety of commercial opportunities offered by its video rival YouTube.

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