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Republican Mike Johnson elected US House speaker, ending leadership vacuum

WASHINGTON, Oct 25 (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives elected Republican Mike Johnson, a conservative with little leadership experience, as speaker on Wednesday, ending a turbulent three weeks that left the rudderless chamber unable to carry out any of its basic duties.


Israel bombards Gaza, prepares invasion as Biden urges 'path to peace'

GAZA/JERUSALEM, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Israel is preparing a ground invasion of Gaza, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday while Israeli shelling killed more Palestinian civilians and international pressure grew to deliver aid and to safeguard hostages held by Hamas.



Facebook-parent Meta beats revenue estimates, forecasts additional spending

Oct 25 (Reuters) - Meta Platforms beat expectations for third-quarter revenue on Wednesday, while warning of additional spending and regulatory pressures ahead for 2024.


Donald Trump fined $10,000 for second gag order violation in civil fraud case

NEW YORK, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Donald Trump was fined $10,000 on Wednesday after the New York judge overseeing his civil fraud trial said the former U.S. president for a second time violated a gag order barring him from disparaging court staff.



US new home sales scale 19-month high as median price drops

WASHINGTON, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Sales of new U.S. single-family homes surged to a 19-month high in September as the annual median house price dropped by the most since 2009 amid discounts offered by builders to woo buyers, but mortgage rates flirting with 8% could curb demand.


IBM's quarterly revenue beats estimates on resilient software, strong mainframe

Oct 25 (Reuters) - IT software and consultancy services provider IBM reported third-quarter revenue slightly above Wall Street targets on Wednesday, buoyed by stable demand for its software solutions and a stronger-than-expected mainframe business.



Scientists identify molten layer deep within interior of Mars

WASHINGTON, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Seismic waves generated by a meteorite impact on the other side of Mars from where NASA's InSight lander sits have provided new clues about the Red Planet's deep interior, prompting scientists to reappraise the anatomy of Earth's planetary neighbor.


In Mexico, modern art is for dogs too as exhibition opens

MEXICO CITY, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Dogs and the special bond they have with humans have inspired artists for thousands of years. Now, the Museo Tamayo in Mexico City has put together an exhibition of modern art pieces that both humans and their furry friends can visit.



French connection strikes as PSG beat AC Milan to go top

PARIS, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Another Kylian Mbappe moment of magic and a Randal Kolo Muani goal helped Paris St Germain beat a toothless AC Milan 3-0 at the Parc des Princes to go top of their Champions League Group F on Wednesday.


Alcaraz on the mend, plans to play Paris Masters, ATP Finals

Oct 25 (Reuters) - World number two Carlos Alcaraz will play at the Paris Masters and the ATP Finals in Turin, the 20-year-old Spaniard said on Wednesday, after he withdrew from the Swiss Indoors championships this month due to injury.




ServiceNow reports Q3 results

ServiceNow is expected to report a rise in Q3 revenue as the company benefits from strong demand for its artificial intelligence services.

25 Oct 23:00 ET / 03:00 GMT


Vietnam developer No Va Land holds board meeting on international bond issue

Vietnam’s developer No Va Land on Thursday holds an extraordinary board meeting to discuss growing pressure from holders of its $300 million convertible bond listed on Singapore Stock Exchange in 2021 after it missed an interest payment in July.

26 Oct


Harley-Davidson To Report Third Quarter 2023 Results

Harley-Davidson is expected to post a decline in sales and profit due to slowing leisure demand. Investors will be looking for signs of increasing inventories as the forecast for retail demand looks murky heading into 2024.

26 Oct


Colombia officials, Ecopetrol CEO attend oil conference in Cartagena

Colombian energy minister Andres Camacho, Ecopetrol CEO Ricardo Roa, the president of the National Hydrocarbons Agency, Defense Minister Ivan Velasquez and the heads of private oil and gas companies will attend an annual forum in Cartagena.

26 Oct


Buenos Aires Grains Exchange publishes weekly crop forecast report

26 Oct


Israel-Hamas war clouds Israel central bank rates policy outlook

Israel's war with Palestinian militant group Hamas has upended expectations of where Israeli short-term interest rates are headed as policymakers try to balance a sliding shekel and slowing economy with already above-target inflation.

26 Oct 04:00 ET / 08:00 GMT


Credit Suisse publishes Q3 2023 results

Credit Suisse management is publishing the third quarter 2023 results and presenting them to investors, analysts and the media. This event is transmitted via the internet and a telephone conference. A slides presentation and live audio/webcast will be available in due course.

26 Oct 04:45 ET / 08:45 GMT


Labcorp reports third quarter results

Laboratory Corp of America Holdings will report third quarter results before markets open on Thursday. Investors will lookout for updates on annual earnings forecast and commentary on supply constraints related to non-human primates.

26 Oct 06:50 ET / 10:50 GMT


Bristol Myers Squibb to report third quarter results

Bristol Myers Squibb will report third quarter earnings before markets open on Thursday. Investors will lookout for performance in the quarter amid generic competition for its major drugs and updates on its annual. Any commentary around 2024 outlook will also be keenly watched.

26 Oct 07:00 ET / 11:00 GMT


ANALYSIS-Export noose chokes Ukraine's once-mighty steel sector

Until Ukrainian producers can get steel to markets via the Black Sea, where Russia continues to pose a threat to shipping, there is little prospect of recovery for a sector second only to agriculture in terms of importance to the country's economy.

26 Oct 07:00 ET / 11:00 GMT


French food group Danone reports third quarter sales

26 Oct 07:30 ET / 11:30 GMT


German industry association DIHK will publish results of latest poll on the state of the economy

26 Oct 07:30 ET / 11:30 GMT


Vietnam tech giant FPT holds press conference on AI, digital transformation

Vietnam's tech firm FPT holds a press conference on Wednesday on AI and digital transformation. The conference is a part of its 3-day tour to showcase itself to investors, analysts and media.

26 Oct 08:00 ET / 12:00 GMT


Bunge Ltd Q3 2023 earnings release

Global agricultural commodities trader and processor Bunge Ltd will release third-quarter results after raising full-year earnings guidance in August following a strong first half and favorable oilseed crush margin outlook. Investors will look out for any updates on Bunge's merger with Viterra, which is expected to close in mid-2024.

26 Oct 10:00 ET / 14:00 GMT


Kenvue reports third-quarter results

Kenvue is expected to report third-quarter results on Thursday before markets open. Investors will look out for any changes to the company's full-year forecast and sales of its skincare products and over-the-counter medicines. Comments around shift in consumer spending, higher costs, price increases and updates on legal challenges related to its Tylenol Cold & Flu medicine will also be in focus.

26 Oct 10:20 ET / 14:20 GMT


Hershey Co Q3 Earnings

Hershey's quarterly revenue is expected to see a boost from higher prices, even as demand for its chocolates, sweets and snacks start to ease. Investors will be focused on the company's outlook, its comments on weight loss drugs, margins, and any pushback on pricing from retailers.

26 Oct 10:45 ET / 14:45 GMT


Keurig Dr Pepper Q3 2023 Earnings

Keurig Dr Pepper is expected to post a rise in third-quarter revenues, as benefits from price hikes offset a slowdown in demand. Investors will be watching for the soda maker's forecast and its comments on any potential impact to sales from increased usage of weight loss drugs.

26 Oct 11:00 ET / 15:00 GMT


Masco Q3 2023 Earnings

Masco is expected to report a drop in third-quarter revenue as demand softens for its home furnishing products such as paints and plumbing, with sticky inflation discouraging bigger home improvement projects from consumers. Investors will watch out for comments on raw material inflation and pricing actions.

26 Oct 11:00 ET / 15:00 GMT


OPEC+ members send less oil to U.S., adding to tight supply outlook

A drop in U.S. crude waterborne imports from OPEC+ members including Saudi Arabia is adding to an already tight supply picture in the U.S. and in turn supporting other markets including Europe, according to flows data and analysts. 26 Oct 12:00 ET / 16:00 GMT


Brazil-PPI Brazil's statistics agency IBGE publishes producer price data relative to September. In August, PPI was up 0.92% month-on-month.

26 Oct 12:00 ET / 16:00 GMT


Mexico-Unemployment Mexico's statistics agency INEGI releases unemployment data relative to September. Economists polled by Reuters expect the jobless rate to slide to 2.9% from 3% in the previous month.

26 Oct 12:00 ET / 16:00 GMT


Brazil-Inflation Prelim

Brazil's statistics agency IBGE publishes mid-October inflation figures. Economists polled by Reuters expect 12-month inflation to hit 5.06%, down from 5.19% at the end of last month.

26 Oct 12:00 ET / 16:00 GMT


Altria Group Q3 2023 Earnings

Altria Group is expected to post a marginal rise in third-quarter revenue as it benefits from steady demand for higher priced spitless nicotine pouches and Marlboro cigarettes. Investors will watch out for comments on shipment volumes and market share gains for its on! nicotine pouches in the U.S.

26 Oct 12:30 ET / 16:30 GMT


Boston Scientific Corp to report Q3 earnings

Boston Scientific is expected to report its third quarter earnings on Thursday. Investor focus is expected to be on the impact of biotech funding crunch and demand for its cardiovascular devices.

26 Oct 12:30 ET / 16:30 GMT


Kimco Realty Q3 2023 Earnings

Kimco Realty Corp is expected to post a rise in quarterly revenue as it benefits from higher rental rates and steady lease demand at its grocery-anchored shopping malls. Investors will watch out for any updates on its deal to acquire fellow commercial real estate investment trust, RPT Realty.

26 Oct 12:30 ET / 16:30 GMT


Hasbro Earnings Release Q3 2023

Hasbro is expected to post a dip in third-quarter revenue on Thursday as demand across the toy industry softens, while the writers' and actors' strike will pressure its entertainment segment revenue. Investors will look out for the impact of Hollywood strike on overall revenue outlook and holiday consumer demand.

26 Oct 12:30 ET / 16:30 GMT


Seagate Technology Reports First Quarter Earnings

Seagate Technology is expected to forecast 14.5% fall in revenue for the second-quarter due to economic uncertainty and constrained spending by tech sector.

26 Oct 12:30 ET / 16:30 GMT


Comcast Third Quarter Results

Media giant Comcast is expected to report a fall in its third-quarter revenue as advertising spending remains tight with little signs of improvement in an uncertain economy.

26 Oct 12:30 ET / 16:30 GMT


Q3 2023 Mobileye Global Inc Earnings Release

Mobileye will report results for the third quarter. Investors will focus on indicators of demand for electric vehicles (EV).

26 Oct 12:30 ET / 16:30 GMT


Merck & Co to report Q3 earnings

Merck & Co is scheduled to report its third quarter earnings on Thursday. Investor focus is expected to be on sales of cancer immunotherapy Keytruda and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil.

26 Oct 12:30 ET / 16:30 GMT


Royal Caribbean Cruises Q3 2023 Earnings

Royal Caribbean Cruises is expected to post a rise in third-quarter revenue as it benefits from robust demand for cruise vacations. Investors will watch out for booking commentary and the impact on costs from higher fuel prices.

26 Oct 12:30 ET / 16:30 GMT


Q3 2023 Southwest Airlines Co Earnings Release

Southwest is expected to report lower quarterly profit. The focus will be on the airline's commentary on the strength of domestic travel demand and cost pressures.

26 Oct 12:30 ET / 16:30 GMT


Q3 2023 Bristol-Myers Squibb Co Earnings Release Estimated time. Expected before market open (BMO).

26 Oct 12:30 ET / 16:30 GMT


US SEC Chair speaks about forthcoming climate regulation

Gary Gensler, chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, participates in a discussion at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce about his agency's plans to mandate climate-related disclosures from publicly traded companies.

26 Oct 13:00 ET / 17:00 GMT


Portugal's finance minister speaks in parliamentary committee on budget draft

Portugal's finance minister Fernando Medina speaks to lawmakers in a parliamentary committee regarding the 2024 budget draft

26 Oct 14:00 ET / 18:00 GMT


Treasury announces sales 3- and 6-month bills; 52-week bills

Treasury announces sales 3- and 6-month bills; 52-week bills.

26 Oct 15:00 ET / 19:00 GMT


Jose Cuervo maker Becle holds Q3 results call

Tequila and spirits producer Becle hosts its third-quarter results call with analysts.

26 Oct 15:00 ET / 19:00 GMT



Baseball - World Series preview

A preview of the MLB's World Series, where the Texas Rangers face fellow wild card team the Arizona Diamondbacks.

26 Oct



Palestinian refugees in Lebanon speak of multi-generational displacement amid Gaza war

An 82-year-old Palestinian woman who fled the 1948 Arab-Israeli war to Bourj al Barajneh refugee camp in Lebanon tells her story on multi-generational displacement and war.

26 Oct


Colombian President Gustavo Petro visits China

Colombian President Gustavo Petro visits China from Oct. 24 to 26, at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. Petro met Xi on Wednesday.

26 Oct


Indonesia pollster to announce election survey

An Indonesian pollster will issue its election survey on Thursday, factoring in a controversial top court ruling that paved the way for President Joko Widodo's eldest son to run as a vice presidential candidate.

26 Oct 07:30 ET / 11:30 GMT


De facto Israeli embassy in Taiwan briefing on Israel-Hamas war

The de facto Israeli embassy in Taiwan holds a briefing on the Israel-Hamas war.

26 Oct 08:00 ET / 12:00 GMT


Nigeria's top court to rule on presidential election challenge

Nigeria's Supreme Court will rule on whether to uphold President Bola Tinubu's disputed February election victory after his two main challengers appealed the decision of a lower court last month. The judgment of the highest court in Africa's most populous nation will be final.

26 Oct 09:00 ET / 13:00 GMT


With House speaker installed, US Congress returns to spending battles

The morning after U.S. House of Representatives Republican united around new Speaker Mike Johnson, lawmakers on Thursday returned their attention to spending bills urgently needed to avert a government shutdown and respond to crises overseas.

26 Oct 10:00 ET / 14:00 GMT


With eye on 2024, Republicans push for early voting despite Trump's rhetoric

Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin has been crisscrossing the state ahead of November's legislative elections with a central message for Republicans: Vote early. That exhortation is a far cry from what voters have heard since 2020 from former President Donald Trump, who continues to claim falsely that mail and absentee ballots are rampant with fraud. But after losing the White House in 2020 and failing to capture the U.S. Senate last year, Republican leaders in Virginia and nationally are promoting early voting in the run-up to the state's Nov. 7 election - and with an eye toward 2024, when the presidency and control of Congress will be at stake.

26 Oct 10:00 ET / 14:00 GMT


NEWSMAKER-Who is Sam Bankman-Fried, the former crypto mogul testifying in his own defense?

A few years after graduating college, Sam Bankman-Fried grew worried he was not taking enough risks. So the son of two Stanford Law School professors quit his Wall Street job and in 2017 started a cryptocurrency hedge fund, setting off a sequence of events that culminated with him taking the stand in his own defense at a criminal fraud trial. Story to be published when Bankman-Fried takes the stand.

26 Oct 10:00 ET / 14:00 GMT


German finance minister Lindner plans to present new tax revenue estimates

26 Oct 13:00 ET / 17:00 GMT


Trump civil fraud trial continues in NYC

Donald Trump's civil fraud trial continues in New York court as the former U.S. president fights allegations that he inflated his net worth to secure better loan terms. Coverage on merit

26 Oct 13:30 ET / 17:30 GMT


Brazil's Lula holds news conference

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who is recovering from hip surgery, speaks to reporters at a news conference in the Planalto presidential palace.

26 Oct 14:30 ET / 18:30 GMT



GRAPHIC: As Disney turns 100, a look at how they changed animation

For Disney's 100th anniversary, a graphics-driven look at how the 12 principles of animation changed the industry forever.

26 Oct



China to launch Shenzhou-17 mission to space station

China is scheduled to launch its Shenzhou-17 mission to the Chinese space station as part of a crew rotation on the station.

26 Oct 03:00 ET / 07:00 GMT


China launches Shenzhou-17 mission to space station

China launches the Shenzhou-17 mission at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Inner Mongolia, carrying crews to the Tiangong Space Station to carry out experiments and technology tests.

26 Oct 03:14 ET / 07:14 GMT



Chinese defence ministry holds its monthly news briefing

Chinese defence ministry holds its monthly news briefing.

Monitoring for comments on China's new Defence Minister and escalating tensions between the Philippines and China in the South China Sea.

26 Oct 07:00 ET / 11:00 GMT



South Africa begins inquiry into building fire that killed at least 77 people

South African authorities are expected to begin an inquiry into a fire in an apartment building in Johannesburg that killed at least 77 people in September.

26 Oct 08:00 ET / 12:00 GMT



Verdict in trial of man charged with unlawful intelligence activity for Russia

Stockholm district court to deliver verdict in trial of man charged with unlawful intelligence activity for Russia.

26 Oct 09:00 ET / 13:00 GMT


FACTBOX - Executives who defended themselves at criminal trials in the U.S.

Sam Bankman-Fried was due to take the stand on Thursday and become the latest senior business executive to testify at their own white-collar criminal trial in the U.S. in recent years.

26 Oct 10:00 ET / 14:00 GMT


Sam Bankman-Fried could take stand at fraud trial after prosecution finishes

Sam Bankman-Fried could take the stand at his fraud trial as soon as Thursday, when prosecutors are set to finish presenting their case accusing the founder of now-bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange FTX of stealing billions of dollars from customers. The trial will resume at 9:30 a.m. EDT (1330 GMT) on Thursday, Oct. 26 after a weeklong pause.

26 Oct 10:00 ET / 14:00 GMT