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  • *Eyes on China manufacuring PMI due Monday. LONDON, July 28- Copper climbed on Thursday, boosted by a lower dollar after the U.S. central bank left rates unchanged and some expectations of steady demand in top consumer China. Demand for copper in China, which accounts for nearly 50 percent of global consumption estimated at around 22 million tonnes this year, has...

  • *China official PMI due for release on Sunday. MELBOURNE, July 28- London copper climbed away from its lowest in nearly a fortnight on Thursday as the dollar fell after the U.S. said Chief Investment Officer Jonathan Barratt of Ayers Alliance in Sydney. "

  • Spreadbetters forecast a slightly lower open for Britain's FTSE, Germany's DAX and France's CAC. South Korea's Kospi and Hong Kong's Hang Seng both shed 0.4 percent. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan, which briefly climbed to its highest level since August 2015, clung to gains and was last up 0.1 percent.

  • *China official PMI due for release on Sunday. MELBOURNE, July 28- London copper climbed away from its lowest in nearly a fortnight on Thursday as the dollar fell after the U.S. said Chief Investment Officer Jonathan Barratt of Ayers Alliance in Sydney. "

  • TOKYO, July 28- Asian stocks edged up on Thursday after the Federal Reserve provided an positive assessment of the world's largest economy and lifted risk sentiment. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.2 percent after briefly climbing to its highest level since August 2015. Australian shares rose 0.4 percent and Shanghai...

  • TOKYO, July 28- Asian stocks edged up early on Thursday after the Federal Reserve provided an positive assessment of the world's largest economy and lifted risk sentiment. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan gained 0.3 percent, climbing to its highest level since August 2015. Asia was unable to take a strong lead from Wall Street, where...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Facebook is once again getting pushy about how people message one another. Two years ago, the social-media giant forced its users to adopt its Messenger app for direct communication, a change it enforced by deactivating messages in the main Facebook app and steering users to the app. There was an uproar; some users thought Messenger violated their...

  • Copper also declined due to supply concerns as mines ramp up in Peru, drifting close to one-week lows. Three month aluminum on the LME was up 0.1 percent at $1,593 a tonne by 1030 GMT, rebounding from $1,588, the weakest since June 13. "The consumption side in aluminum will be underpinned in the second half, but on the other hand the supply of Chinese aluminum has also...

  • *Copper prices seen at $4,890 average in 4 Q- NAB. MELBOURNE, July 27- London copper dropped to near one-week lows on Wednesday as sentiment soured in China, and ahead of the outcome of the U.S. China stocks tumbled on fears of tighter regulatory restrictions after Beijing officials earlier this week warned about asset bubbles.

  • TOKYO, July 27- Japan's Nintendo Co Ltd booked an operating loss in the first quarter, hurt by unfavourable currency rates although hopes for long-term growth are running high on the worldwide success of Pokemon GO. Nintendo posted an operating loss of 5.1 billion yen for the April-June quarter, versus a profit of 1.15 billion yen in the same period a year earlier,...

  • SINGAPORE, July 27- Oil prices fell on Wednesday, staying close to their near three-month lows reached earlier this week, as plentiful supplies and slowing economic growth weighed on markets. Brent crude oil futures were trading at $44.67 at 0656 GMT, down 20 cents from their previous close. "My view is that oil prices will find a low between $39 and $42 per barrel...

  • *Copper prices seen at $4,890 average in 4 Q- NAB. MELBOURNE, July 27- London copper edged down on Wednesday but held above one-week lows hit in the previous session ahead of the outcome of the U.S. "My medium to longer term view on copper prices is fairly bearish but the recent increase in prices seems to be a general reflection of risk on, as people become more...

  • SINGAPORE, July 27- Oil prices dipped in Asian trading on Wednesday as plentiful supplies and slowing economic growth weighed on markets, although some analysts said that the current downtrend would be modest and see a recovery later this year. International Brent crude oil futures were trading at $44.81 at 0148 GMT, down 6 cents from their previous close.

  • THURSDAY, JULY 28 NEW HAVEN, United States- European Central Bank board member Benoit Coeure speaks at the Yale Forum on financial crisis management organised by U.S. Department of Treasury in New Haven- 1800 GMT. CAMBRIDGE- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams participates in a policy dialogue on "What's Left in the Fed's Tool Kit?"

  • *Australia losing market share in Indonesia- traders. *Australia's largest exporter to build emergency storage. However, a delay in sales could lead to Australia losing more of its share of the overseas market to rival Black Sea producers.

  • *LME lead risks long liquidation if breaks $1,800- Triland. Our economists think markets have become too complacent about the outlook for U.S. monetary policy, "said analyst Carsten Menke at Julius Baer in Zurich. Zinc, the best performing metal on the LME this year, ended down 0.9 percent at $2,229 a tonne, paring losses after touching $2,212, the lowest since July 18.

  • *LME lead risks long liquidation if breaks $1,800- Triland. LONDON, July 26- Copper, zinc and nickel touched one-week lows on Tuesday on market uncertainty ahead of the U.S. central bank meeting and as investors sold to book profits from a recent rally. Our economists think markets have become too complacent about the outlook for U.S. monetary policy, "said analyst...

  • SHANGHAI, July 26- Chinese iron ore miners have called for an anti-dumping investigation into imports of the steelmaking raw material from top suppliers Australia and Brazil. Australia's BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto, along with Brazil's Vale, have embarked on massive expansion programs in recent years to supply the Chinese market. China is the world's biggest...

  • *LME lead risks long liquidation if breaks $1,800- Triland. Our economists think markets have become too complacent about the outlook for U.S. monetary policy, "said analyst Carsten Menke at Julius Baer in Zurich. Shanghai Futures Exchange copper fell 1 percent to 37,810 yuan a tonne.

  • SHANGHAI, July 26- Chinese iron ore miners have called for an anti-dumping investigation into imports of the steelmaking raw material from top suppliers Australia and Brazil. China is the world's biggest steel producer and iron ore consumer, but growing supplies from Australia and Brazil and the low quality of ore mined locally has increased Beijing's...