TORONTO, Aug 29 Canada's main stock index rose on Monday, but by less than its U.S. peers, as investors bet on rate hikes sooner south of the border and lower oil prices weighed on the commodity-rich TSX.
OTTAWA, Aug 29 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will visit Beijing this week seeking deeper ties with China but a trade dispute, government divisions over China policy and the case of a detained citizen could limit his gains.
* U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil output down 11.5 on storm precaution (New throughout, adds forecast for second weekly build in U.S. crude output, cuts in U.S. Gulf oil output and trader comment)
SIRTE, Libya Aug 29 Libyan forces said they captured a residential neighbourhood in central Sirte from Islamic State on Monday, leaving just one district of the city still occupied by the militants.
BAGHDAD, Aug 29 The Iraqi government and the Kurdish regional authorities agreed to start talks to resolve a dispute on oil revenue-sharing that is holding back the nation's crude exports, according to a statement from the Iraqi prime minister's office.
BENGALURU India's economic growth likely lost some momentum in the April-June quarter on cutbacks in domestic and global demand, a Reuters poll showed.