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  • Speakers: Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan, Swiss National Bank Chairman Thomas Jordan, Monetary Authority of Singapore Managing Director Ravi Menon, Bank Indonesia Deputy Governor Perry Warjiyo, IMF Deputy Managing Director Mitsuhiro Furusawa, Bank of Philippines Governor Amando Tetangco and Federal Reserve Bank of New York President...

  • Since debuting to wild adulation in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand this month, the game from Google spinoff Niantic Inc. has spread like wildfire, launching in more than 30 countries or territories— but not Brazil. Even Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes went to Facebook to urge Niantic investor Nintendo to release the game in Brazil. One video circulating virally, with...

  • CHICAGO, July 29- U.S. soybeans surged as much as 2 percent on Friday, reversing earlier losses in a rally sparked by U.S. data showing improved export demand, traders and analysts said. The most-active CBOT November soybeans gained 19 cents, or 1.9 percent, to $9.97 per bushel as of 11:50 a.m.. Soy prices rallied to their session peaks after the U.S. Department of...

  • *China expected to release weaker official PMI on Sunday. MELBOURNE, July 29- London nickel fell on Friday but was still on track for gains of more than 11 percent in July as the Philippines cracks down on polluting mines, while copper was set for a modest monthly rise. Local nickel ore producers are the biggest suppliers to China for stainless steel production.

  • WELLINGTON, July 29- New Zealand's construction boom led to a 35 percent surge in building consents in the year to June, soothing concern over rising house prices to reinforce expectations that the central bank will reduce interest rates further. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand held interest rates at 2.25 percent at its June review while voicing strong concern...

  • WELLINGTON, July 29- New Zealand's construction boom led to a 35 percent surge in building consents in the year to June, soothing concern over rising house prices to reinforce expectations that the central bank will reduce interest rates further. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand held interest rates at 2.25 percent at its June review while voicing strong concern...

  • SYDNEY, July 29- Australia's state governments have embarked on an infrastructure spending spree after years of frugality, providing vital support to the broader economy as it struggles through the dog days of a decade-long mining boom. Of that, non-mining projects climbed 266 percent to a record A $57 billion and much of that was state spending on transport...

  • WASHINGTON— Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for July, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for June, 10 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for June, 8:30 a.m.. TOKYO— Honda reports fiscal first quarter results.

  • CBOT December corn futures eased 5-1/ 4 cents to $3.37-3/ 4 per bushel, heading for their largest daily losses since July 19. CBOT November soybeans were down 10 cents to $9.76 as of 1:02 p.m. CDT, declining after rising the past two sessions. "The export sales were a little disappointing," said Ted Seifried, analyst at brokerage the Zaner Group.

  • PARIS/ SYDNEY, July 28- Chicago soybean futures turned lower during European trading on Thursday after weaker than expected weekly U.S. exports and as traders set concerns about dryness in the U.S. The most active soybean futures contract on the Chicago Board of Trade was down 0.3 percent to $9.98-1/ 4 a bushel at the end of the overnight session at 1245 GMT.

  • *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,...