Barrick Gold studied offer for Newmont Mining: Bloomberg

FILE PHOTO: An open pit at Barrick Gold Corp’s Veladero gold mine is seen in Argentina’s San Juan province, April 26, 2017. Picture taken April 26, 2017. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci... Read more »

Asian shares tread water as investors watch trade talks

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Shares in Asia were flat in early trade on Friday following a fall on Wall Street, with a deteriorating global economic outlook outweighing more signs of... Read more »

Trump administration ends California talks on auto emissions: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has formally ended talks with California over federal plans to roll back fuel economy rules, the White House said on Thursday,... Read more »

UPDATE 1-Eleven Venezuela diplomats in U.S. defect since last month -opposition

(Adds comment from opposition official, background) WASHINGTON, Feb 21 (Reuters) – Eleven Venezuelan diplomats in the United States have defected from President Nicolas Maduro’s government since opposition leader Juan... Read more »

UPDATE 1-Energy Transfer expands Bakken oil pipeline capacity to 570,000 bpd

(Adds flow rates, details on Permian projects) By Devika Krishna Kumar NEW YORK, Feb 21 (Reuters) – Energy Transfer LP said on Thursday it boosted capacity on the Dakota... Read more »

Danske bolsters board as U.S. expands money laundering investigation

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – The money laundering scandal at Danske Bank deepened on Thursday when the Danish lender said it had received an inquiry from the U.S. Securities and Exchange... Read more »

EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks rise on trade optimism, FX treads water

* China shares falter, Beijing to not cut rates to spur growth * Most Asian currencies fall after Fed minutes * Rand up, traders see smaller chance of Moody’s... Read more »

Nikkei turns up, marks 4th day of gains on U.S.-China trade hopes

* News about trade talks lift futures first – analyst * Santen Pharma jumps on share buyback * Pharmaceutical sector gains attention on individual news * By Ayai Tomisawa... Read more »

Blown away by innovation or price? Samsung’s foldable phone opens up debate

(Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has wowed the smartphone industry with the first mainstream foldable screen, accompanied by a nearly $2,000 price tag that generated heated debate as... Read more »

StanChart fined $133 million by Britain’s financial watchdog

People walk inside the main branch of Standard Chartered in Hong Kong, China August 1, 2017. REUTERS/Bobby Yip/File Photo (Reuters) – Standard Chartered Plc said on Wednesday Britain’s financial... Read more »