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Indonesia expects Freeport to pay higher taxes -Finance Ministry official

JAKARTA, Jan 18 The Indonesian unit of U.S. copper miner Freeport McMoRan Inc is expected to pay more in taxes once it obtains a new mining permit, a finance ministry official said, as part of new rules on the mining sector in Southeast Asia's largest economy.

HSBC CEO says to move staff with aim of 20 pct of trading revenue in Paris

Jan 18 HSBC will move staff generating around 20 percent of its trading revenue to Paris following Britain's exit from the European Union, Chief Executive Stuart Gulliver said on Wednesday in an interview on the sidelines of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Japan's Suga: stable forex market is important for government

TOKYO, Jan 18 Japan's top government spokesman said on Wednesday that stability in the foreign exchange market is very important and the government wants to closely monitor markets with a sense of urgency.

Currencies, Markets 2:28am EST

Bertelsmann says open to raising stake in Penguin Random House

FRANKFURT, Jan 18 German media group Bertelsmann may raise its stake in book publisher Penguin Random House, its joint venture with Britain's Pearson, it said on Wednesday after Pearson said it intended to issue an exit note.

Stocks, M&A, Markets, Financials 2:27am EST

JGBs edge down, taking cue from rising U.S. Treasury yields

TOKYO, Jan 18 Japanese government bonds edged down on Wednesday, taking their cues from weaker U.S. Treasuries in Asian trading and stronger Japanese stocks.

Markets 1:51am EST

REFILE-UPDATE 2-China 2016 home prices surge most in 5 years, but moderating, easing bubble fears

BEIJING, Jan 18 Prices of new homes in China grew last year at the fastest rate since 2011, but moderated enough in December to calm fears of a speculative bubble bursting with disastrous economic consequences.

Deutsche Bank sees Q4 pretax impact of $1.2 bln from DoJ civil penalty

FRANKFURT, Jan 18 Deutsche Bank expects a negative impact of $1.2 billion on its fourth-quarter pretax profit from a civil monetary penalty of $3.1 billion agreed with the U.S. Department of Justice, its chief executive said in a message to staff.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks hover near 3-month highs; sterling in spotlight

HONG KONG, Jan 18 Asian stock markets stabilized near three-month highs on Wednesday, helped by Hong Kong and Chinese shares, as investors judged U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's concerns over a stronger dollar to be beneficial to some of the regional bourses.

Stocks, Currencies, Markets 1:06am EST

PRESS DIGEST- Wall Street Journal - Jan 18

Jan 18 The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Democrats blast Trump's pick for Education Secretary

WASHINGTON, Jan 17 Democrats sliced holes in billionaire Betsy DeVos's credentials to be the next U.S. Education Secretary at a confirmation hearing on Tuesday, raising doubts whether President-elect Donald Trump's pick will win approval in the full Senate.

Markets, Financials Jan 17 2017

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