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Trump likely to visit China during November Asia trip: U.S. official

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WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump is likely to make a stop in China in November during his first official visit to Asia, a U.S. official said on Tuesday, a trip that will come amid tensions over North Korea's nuclear tests.

China's Xi says BRICS must promote open world economy

XIAMEN, China The BRICS group of emerging economies must promote trade liberalization and an open world economy, Chinese President Xi Jinping said at a business meeting on Sunday at the start of a three-day summit being held in southeastern China.

Sep 03 2017

BRIEF-Moody's says strong growth led by G20 economies will propel global expansion, U.S. GDP revised downward

* Moody's, in global macro report, says strong growth led by G20 economies will propel global expansion, U.S. GDP revised downward

Bonds, Markets Aug 30 2017

Italy - Factors to watch on Aug. 30

The following factors could affect Italian markets on Wednesday.

Aug 30 2017

Moody's says G20 GDP growth to exceed 3 pct, warns of geopolitical risks

HONG KONG, Aug 30 Moody's Investors Service kept its forecast for G20 economic growth at just over 3 percent for this year and next, but warned of geopolitical risks, U.S. protectionism and spillovers from global monetary tightening and China's deleveraging measures.

Currencies, Bonds, Markets Aug 29 2017

BRIEF-Moody's says G20 to grow 3 pct in 2017, 2018; leading Asian economies to sustain growth

* Moody's says leading Asian economies to sustain growth; G20 to grow 3% in 2017 and 2018

Bonds, Markets Aug 29 2017

Germany bans far-left website after G20 violence

BERLIN Germany has banned a far-left website after police raids on its supporters early on Friday turned up knives, batons and catapults, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said.

World, Tech Aug 25 2017

Exclusive: U.S. steel executives appeal directly to Trump for import restrictions

WASHINGTON American steel industry executives have appealed directly to President Donald Trump for immediate import restrictions in a letter seen by Reuters, as a U.S. Commerce Department national security probe languishes and steel imports surge back to 2015 levels.

Aug 24 2017

Merkel assuming leadership role in world of erratic strongmen

BERLIN Alarmed by the rise of unpredictable strongmen around the world, Angela Merkel feels she must do more to defend the Western order on which Germany depends.

World, Germany Aug 23 2017

UPDATE 1-Ping An Insurance posts best 6-month profit in decade as life premiums jump

* Premium income 341.39 bln yuan vs 256.87 bln yuan last year

Aug 17 2017