Reuters: Company News 8 April 2018

Santos buyout preps jumbo debt

April 9 (TRLPC) - JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley are underwriting a US$7.75bn senior debt financing backing the leveraged buyout of Australian oil and gas producer Santos Ltd that will set a record for LBO and related debt financing in Asia Pacific.

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Nikkei shaky as investors nervously eye U.S.-China trade dispute

TOKYO, April 9 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average was tentative on Monday as U.S. stock futures edged higher following a battering on Wall Street at the end of last week amid an escalating U.S.-China trade dispute.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks encouraged by bounce in S&P futures; confused on Syria

* Little immediate reaction to reports of U.S. strikes on Syria

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UPDATE 3-Kinder Morgan halts most work on disputed Canada pipeline expansion

OTTAWA, April 8 (Reuters) - Kinder Morgan Canada on Sunday suspended most work on a C$7.4 billion ($5.8 billion) oil pipeline expansion that has become the focus of protests, a move underscoring uncertainty over major energy projects in Canada.

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PRECIOUS-Gold slips as dollar firms, but trade war fears persist

April 9 (Reuters) - Gold prices fell slightly in early Asian trade on Monday as the dollar firmed on signs of easing tensions between the United States and North Korea, although the bullion was underpinned by continued concerns over U.S.-China trade spat. FUNDAMENTALS * Spot gold was down 0.1 percent at $1,331.51 per ounce as of 0044 GMT. Prices on Friday hit a more than 2-week low of $1,321.16 an ounce before closing 0.5 percent higher. * U.S. gold futures

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RPT-COLUMN-An aluminium mirror on Trump's tariff tornado: Andy Home

LONDON, April 6 (Reuters) - The rhetoric of trade war is escalating with each passing day.

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PRESS DIGEST- British Business - April 9

April 9 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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Oil steadies after Friday's falls, but trade disputes still weigh

* Graphic on U.S. vs China tariffs: https://tmsnrt.rs/2GXE9qr

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks hold nerve as S&P futures bounce

* Asia shares start just shade easier, eyeing U.S. stock futures

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Facebook's Zuckerberg to meet with U.S. lawmakers Monday -sources

WASHINGTON, April 8 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg will hold meetings with some U.S. lawmakers on Monday, a day before he is due to appear at Congressional hearings over a political consultancy's use of customer data, two congressional aides said on Sunday.

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