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RPT-Positive yields ahoy! Investors hoover up European junk bond issues

(Corrects spelling of Colin Harte’s name in para 12) * Smurfit Kappa achieves one of lowest yields ever at 1.5% * Thyssenkrupp deal...

UPDATE 3-Hong Kong leader says has not discussed resigning with Beijing

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she has never asked the Chinese government to let her resign...

ANZ, Citi, Deutsche cartel case inches ahead in Australia

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian magistrate shifted hearings to a larger room as a long-awaited criminal cartel case against Australia and New Zealand...

Australian shares flat ahead of RBA decision, trade tensions; NZ rises

* Financial stocks gain * Oil Search rises ahead of decision on gas deal * NZ benchmark up By Shriya Ramakrishnan Sept 3...

Australian regulator sues health insurer Medibank alleging benefits wrongly withheld

Sept 3 (Reuters) - Australia’s consumer watchdog said on Tuesday it had sued Medibank Private Ltd alleging the health insurer had denied benefits...

Australian shares to slip ahead of RBA policy meet; NZ flat

Sept 3 (Reuters) - Australian shares were poised to edge lower on Tuesday as risk sentiment was subdued after China...

Argentines wait at banks to withdraw cash as currency controls kick in

BUENOS AIRES, Sept 2 (Reuters) - In the early hours of Monday morning in Buenos Aires, before banks had opened their doors, winding...

Lebanon to announce state of economic emergency, plan to accelerate reforms

BEIRUT, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Lebanon will declare an economic emergency and the government has begun work on a plan to accelerate public...

UPDATE 8-UK PM Johnson threatens an election ahead of battle over Brexit in parliament

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday ruled out ever asking the European Union to delay Britain’s departure from the bloc,...

UPDATE 2-Dubai addresses property market slump with new planning body

* Dubai ruler sets up new real estate planning body * Aims to avoid competition between semi-govt/private firms * Dubai residential prices slumped...