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  • TOKYO, Aug 31- The dollar began the week under pressure on Monday, on track for monthly losses but off recent lows as investors kept alive hope that U.S. jobs data later this week would give the U.S. But it logged its largest weekly gain in a month, and was well above a seven-month low of 92.621 plumbed a week ago as fears about China sent global equities markets plunging.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Sept 12 Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    ZURICH- Swiss National Bank head Thomas Jordan addresses a business gathering- 1600 GMT. REYKJAVIK- Launch of Economic Survey of Iceland 2015. NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren speaks on the economic outlook before the Forecasters Club of New York- 1710 GMT. TOKYO- Japan Economics Minister Akira Amari speaks at a seminar at...

  • LONDON, Aug 28-- Copper prices extended a rally on Friday after the stock market in China recovered for a second day, but gains were capped due to continued worries about oversupply. "We are confident that not all short sales of metals in China have been already covered," said Commerzbank in a note. Copper shot up 4.2 percent on Thursday, lifted by a bounce in global stock...

  • LONDON, Aug 28-- Copper prices dipped on Friday after a sharp rebound the day before as worries about oversupply resurfaced, but losses were modest after the stock market in top metals consumer China recovered for a second day. Copper shot up 4.2 percent on the London Metal Exchange on Thursday, lifted by a bounce in global stock markets, buoyant U.S. economic data...

  • *Asia stocks rise on Wall Street surge, upbeat U.S. data. Financial spreadbetters expected Britain's FTSE 100 to open around 8 points, or 0.1 percent, higher, Germany's DAX to open up around 13 points, or 0.1 percent, and France's CAC 40 to start the day about 8 points, or 0.2 percent, higher. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 1.2 percent.

  • SYDNEY, Aug 28- Copper edged down in Asian trading on Friday following strong gains overnight, but traders said the metal remained underpinned by a second day of resurgent Asian equities and higher oil prices. Wall Street rose sharply overnight thanks to revised U.S. gross domestic product data showing the economy grew faster than initially thought in the...

  • *Asia stocks rise on Wall Street surge, upbeat US data. Wall Street rose sharply overnight thanks to revised U.S. gross domestic product data showing the economy grew faster than initially thought in the second quarter- a reassuring sign amid worries over deepening economic woes in China. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 1.3...

  • TOKYO, Aug 28- Asian shares extended a global rally on Friday after upbeat U.S. economic data calmed sentiment shaken by days of turmoil in Chinese equities. Wall Street rose sharply overnight thanks to revised U.S. gross domestic product data showing the economy grew faster than initially thought in the second quarter- a reassuring sign amid worries over...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Sept 10 Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    EDINBURGH, Scotland- Bank of England's Executive Director of Prudential Policy David Rule at the Credit Scoring and Credit Control XIV Conference, University of Edinburgh. REYKJAVIK- Launch of Economic Survey of Iceland 2015. NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren speaks on the economic outlook before the Forecasters Club of New...

  • Texas judge wants $10M set aside in 'Fifty Shades' case Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 4:38 PM ET

    DALLAS— A Texas judge has told lawyers for an Australian woman and her publishing company to set aside $10 million for a former business partner who says she was defrauded out of her rightful share from the sale of the erotic best-seller "Fifty Shades of Grey" and two companion novels. State District Judge Susan McCoy said Wednesday that she wants the money...

  • *Wheat lower on dollar strength, fresh Black Sea sales. CHICAGO, Aug 27- U.S. soybean futures rose 1.5 percent on Thursday as equity markets stabilized in China, the world's top soy buyer, and on concerns about dry weather as the U.S. At the Chicago Board of Trade as of 1:10 p.m. CDT, the benchmark November soybean contract was up 13 cents at $8.78 a bushel.

  • LONDON, Aug 27- Copper and zinc scored the biggest one-day gains in over two years on Thursday after comments by U.S. Federal Reserve officials helped calm global markets, including hard-hit stocks in top metals consumer China. Equities rallied around the world on Thursday following comments by two Federal Reserve officials that prompted investors to push...

  • LONDON, Aug 27- Copper and other base metals jumped on Thursday after comments by U.S. Federal Reserve officials helped calm global markets, including hard-hit stocks in top metals consumer China. Equities rallied around the world on Thursday following comments by two Federal Reserve officials that prompted investors to push back forecasts for U.S. rate...

  • US stocks open higher after Chinese market surges Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 3:29 AM ET

    BEIJING— China's main stock index surged 5.3 percent Thursday, its biggest gain in eight weeks, as markets across Asia advanced in the wake of Wall Street's rebound, giving investors some relief after gut-wrenching global losses. Elsewhere in Asia, Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 2.9 percent to 21,697.31 and Tokyo's Nikkei 225 added 1.1 percent to 18,574.44.

  • *Copper finds strength in China turnaround. SYDNEY, Aug 27- London copper futures strengthened on Thursday after a sharp rebound in Chinese equity markets helped calm investors hit by worries over China's faltering economy. China's major stock indexes rose on Thursday following on from a strong rebound on Wall Street.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Sept 9 Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 8:00 PM ET

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development President Sir Suma Chakrabarti and prime ministers of Italy, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia and Albania to attend. PARIS- European Central Bank board member Benoit Coeure speaks at the...

  • LOS ANGELES, Aug 26- "Star Wars" producers on Wednesday announced a marathon, worldwide roll-out of toys next week for its upcoming "The Force Awakens" movie in a promotional push that seeks to capture the excitement that once greeted new "Harry Potter" book releases. The toys will be introduced online over an 18- hour period in 15 cities and 12 nations beginning in...

  • *Corn firm amid uncertainty over size of U.S. crop. HAMBURG/ SYDNEY, Aug 26- U.S. soybeans fell on Wednesday on concern that Tuesday's interest rate cuts may not be enough to stimulate growth in China, the world's largest soybean importer. Corn and wheat rose, rebounding from losses on Tuesday.

  • *But refuses to say if Japan will build vessels in Australia. ADELAIDE, Australia, Aug 26- Japan's effort to charm Australian politicians and the public over its bid for a A $50 billion submarine project appeared to stumble on Wednesday, with officials from Tokyo resisting pressure to commit to building the vessels in Australia. Once seen as the frontrunner to win...

  • ADELAIDE, Australia, Aug 26- Japan's effort to charm Australian politicians and the public over its bid for a A $50 billion submarine project appeared to stumble on Wednesday, with officials from Tokyo resisting pressure to commit to building the vessels in Australia. Once seen as the frontrunner to win the contract, the Japanese bid has since come under...