Oil prices fall on rising Iraq output, doubt over producer talk prospects

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Oil prices fell early on Monday as output from Iraq rose and as Iran said it would only cooperate in upcoming producer talks to freeze output if fellow exporters recognized its right to fully regain market share.

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Most Asia stocks slide on Fed officials’ rate comments, dollar firms

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Most Asian share markets slipped on Monday while the U.S. dollar held firm on Monday after U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen indicated an interest rate increase remains on the cards for this year.

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Union votes for strike mandate in Canadian auto talks

TORONTO (Reuters) – The union representing most Canadian autoworkers has voted for a strike mandate, it said on Sunday, bolstering its position in contract negotiations with the Big Three U.S. carmakers.

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U.S. SEC paid $3.75 million to BHP Billiton whistleblower: report

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission paid a BHP Billiton insider $3.75 million for detailed information in an investigation into alleged bribery of Asian and African officials, the Australian Financial Review reported on Monday.

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Herbalife may have misled investors, SEC on impact of FTC deal, one short-seller says

BOSTON (Reuters) – After U.S. multi-level marketing company Herbalife settled a probe of its sales practices with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission last month, top executives assured investors that the company would be able to thrive under the new rules.

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China’s BYD forecasts up to 91 percent profit rise for first nine months

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese automaker BYD Co Ltd , backed by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc , on Sunday predicted an up to 91-percent profit increase in the first nine months of the year, as government policies drive green car sales.

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China’s BYD forecasts up to 91 percent profit rise for first nine months

Germany’s economy minister: U.S.-EU free trade talks have failed

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Sunday that talks on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a free trade deal being negotiated by the United States and the European Union, had essentially failed.

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As Fed nears rate hikes, policymakers plan for ‘brave new world’

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (Reuters) – Federal Reserve policymakers are signaling they could raise U.S. interest rates soon but they are already weighing new tools they may need to fight the next recession.

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Fed could use reserves payments to stimulate U.S. economy: paper

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve could push banks to lend more by paying Wall Street smaller returns on money stashed at the U.S. central bank when inflation is low, according to an academic paper presented on Saturday.

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Fed could use reserves payments to stimulate U.S. economy: paper

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve could push banks to lend more by paying Wall Street smaller returns on money stashed at the U.S. central bank when inflation is low, according to an academic paper presented on Saturday.

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Exclusive: Iraq plans to sell oil through Iran if talks with Kurds fail

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq’s government would consider selling crude through Iran should talks with the autonomous Kurdish region on an oil revenue-sharing agreement fail, a senior oil ministry official in Baghdad told Reuters.

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Jobs data to be a big deal for record-high stocks

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Wall Street will fixate on a wave of U.S. economic data next week, crested by payrolls data on Friday that could sway expectations about the timing of future interest rate hikes and spark volatility in record-high stock prices.

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Sycamore Partners, liquidators bid on bankrupt U.S. teen retailer Aeropostale

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bankrupt U.S. teen retailer Aeropostale Inc received bids this week for its business from private equity firm Sycamore Partners, as well as liquidators, firms that wind down businesses, according to people familiar with the matter.

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