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  • *China data sends riskier assets lower. LONDON, Feb 1- The yen steadied on Monday after its biggest one-day fall in over a year, as a rally in riskier assets prompted by the Bank of Japan's shift to sub-zero interest rates stalled after yet more weak Chinese data. Oil-rich Canada's dollar fell half a percent against its U.S. counterpart and fellow oil exporter...

  • Europe stocks lower as weak China data weighs Monday, 1 Feb 2016 | 1:00 AM ET

    Japanese stocks, however, extended gains following the Bank of Japan's decision last week to introduce a negative interest rate policy to boost lending and spur growth. KEEPING SCORE: Europe got off to a weak start with Britain's FTSE 100 down 0.4 percent to 6,059.68. THE QUOTE: "There are precious few indicators that point to a recovery within China and this...

  • *China data not bad enough to provide lift for safe-haven yen. TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Feb 1- The yen nursed broad losses on Monday and the euro struggled for traction after the Bank of Japan adopted negative interest rates, heightening expectations that the European Central bank will ease policy too, making European bond yields slide. "Until recently, BOJ Governor Kuroda...

  • Asia stocks uneven as China data, Japan policy weighed Sunday, 31 Jan 2016 | 10:54 PM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— Chinese stocks fell Monday after a weak manufacturing report while Japan extended gains following its central bank's introduction of a negative interest rate policy to boost lending by banks. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 1.8 percent to 17,833.53 and South Korea's Kospi added 0.3 percent to 1,918.22. THE QUOTE: Investors will...

  • *China data not bad enough to provide lift for safe-haven yen. TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Feb 1- The yen nursed broad losses on Monday and the euro was also on the defensive after the Bank of Japan adopted negative interest rates and sent bond yields sliding across the globe and particularly in Europe. "Until recently, BOJ Governor Kuroda openly denied the possibility of...

  • *Japan bond yield plunge to record low, 2- yr at -0.10 pct. TOKYO, Feb 1- Asian shares started a new month on somewhat firmer footing on Monday, helped by accommodative monetary policies in Japan and Europe, but traders were cautious ahead of China factory and service sector activity surveys. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.1...

  • SYDNEY, Feb 1- The yen nursed broad losses on Monday, while the euro was also on the defensive after a surprise cut in Japanese interest rates sent bond yields sliding across the globe and particularly in Europe. "Despite the perception the six-year slowing in China's economy is now becoming more rapid, we have yet to see real evidence of this in China's hard...

  • *Wild weather across Australia kills one. *Tasmania fires burn through 72,000 hectares, floods threaten communities. PERTH, Jan 31- A tropical cyclone that crossed Australia's northwest coast early on Sunday weakened, although several small inland communities were on red alert and the risk of heavy swells, flooding and storm surges remained.

  • LONDON, Jan 29- World stock markets rallied and the yen slumped on Friday after the Bank of Japan took one of its main interest rates into negative territory, its boldest step yet to re-inflate the world's third-biggest economy. The Bank of Japan said it would charge 0.1 percent for excess reserves and may cut rates further if necessary, an aggressive policy...

  • LONDON, Jan 29- The last classic Land Rover Defender, the 4 x4 known the world over and with famous owners including Queen Elizabeth, rolled off the production line on Friday, 68 years since first being built. Designed originally for farming and agricultural use, the offroader became an iconic British vehicle, popular with celebrities including Beatles singer...

  • *Lead touches $1,703.50 a tonne, highest since Jan. 6. LONDON, Jan 29- Copper prices rose on Friday as traders and funds expecting tighter supplies reversed their bets on lower prices, but they expect uncertainty about Chinese demand to cap gains ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday. The metal used in power and construction is on course for a second week of gains of...

  • Q4 GDP at 1330 GMT. LONDON, Jan 29- Gold edged lower on Friday as the dollar strengthened, but prices were still on track for their strongest monthly climb in a year after global economic headwinds hit riskier assets. Spot gold was down 0.2 percent at $1,111.96 an ounce by 1104 GMT, while U.S. gold for February delivery was flat at $1,114.00 an ounce.

  • LONDON, Jan 29- World shares jumped and the yen slumped on Friday after the Bank of Japan stunned markets by taking one of its main interest rates into negative territory, its boldest step yet to reinflate the economy. The yield on Japanese benchmark government bonds plunged to record lows after the central said it would charge 0.1 percent for excess reserves...

  • *Freeport copper export licence expired Thursday. *Freeport says "everything is normal" at massive mine. Asked if overseas shipments had ceased, a Freeport spokesman said "everything is normal", without elaborating.

  • SEOUL, South Korea— Tokyo stocks finished nearly 3 percent higher on Friday while the yen dived after after the country's central bank introduced a negative rate interest policy to boost the economy after previous stimulus efforts produced indifferent results. Other Asian markets were higher after China's top economy official said there is no basis for the...

  • Fugro search director Paul Kennedy has described SAS as developing technology with some questions about its reliability. Because the search was in such a remote region, Fugro opted for established technology with ready supplies of spare parts. The Dong Hai Jiu 101 will join two Fugro ships, Furgo Discovery and Furgo Equator, which will continue to search with...

  • *Freeport copper export licence expired Thursday. JAKARTA, Jan 29- Indonesia has not yet issued a new copper export permit to the local unit of U.S. mining giant Freeport McMoRan Inc, government officials said on Friday, but talks on the issue are expected to continue later in the day. Freeport's six-month licence to export copper concentrate expired on Thursday...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Feb 11 Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 7:01 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams participates in panel before the Commonwealth Club, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Walter E. Hoadley Annual Economic Forecast event- 2030 GMT. PRAGUE- European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis, Slovak Finance Minister Peter Kazimir, Czech central bank Governor...

  • Apple recalls power adapters sold outside United States Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 12:46 PM ET

    Apple is recalling some AC power adapters that it sold for use in continental Europe, South Korea and several other countries outside the United States, after concluding that the two-pronged wall plugs may break and cause an electric shock. The announcement comes a week after Microsoft announced its own voluntary recall of certain power cords sold with...

  • MELBOURNE, Jan 28- China's MMG Ltd flagged on Thursday that its $10 billion new copper mine in Peru was set to ramp up production faster than some analysts had expected, which could weigh on copper markets already mired at more than six-year lows. MMG, the Melbourne- based arm of China's state-owned Minmetals Corp, said it expected to produce 250,000 to 300,000...