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  • *Corn, wheat off six-week lows, soy off one-week low. PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Aug 4- Chicago corn and wheat futures rose on Tuesday, recovering from six-week lows while soybeans came off a one-week low as a pause in a broader commodity sell-off and a lower dollar offset pressure from comfortable global supply. Chicago Board Of Trade August soybeans were up 0.6 percent at...

  • SYDNEY, Aug 4- Australia's central bank held interest rates at record lows on Tuesday in a widely expected decision, but surprised markets by toning down calls for a further fall in the local dollar. The currency jumped half a U.S. cent to $0.7348 after the Reserve Bank of Australia dropped a reference to a further decline being necessary, saying only that the...

  • *Loonie hits 11- year lows as oil prices sink on China worries. TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Aug 4- The Australian dollar rose on Tuesday after the Reserve Bank of Australia took a more measured view on the currency's weakness, while the Canadian dollar languished at 11- year lows as a continuing selloff in oil prices thrust the loonie and other commodity currencies into the...

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 4- Chicago soybean futures slid for a third consecutive session on Tuesday to a one-week low, with pressure from forecasts of near-perfect weather boosting crops across the U.S. Wheat rose from a six-week low touched in the previous session but prospects of ample supplies and worries about flagging Chinese growth are set to cap gains.

  • LONDON- Bank of England announces interest rate decision- 1100 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England will release the minutes from its August policy meeting- 1100 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England to release inflation report- 1100 GMT.

  • Robbiati worked most recently as the managing director and CEO of FlexiGroup Ltd., an Australian consumer finance company specializing in leasing. Sprint Corp. said that its current CFO, Joseph Euteneuer, will leave the Overland Park, Kansas, company following a transfer of responsibilities. Ottendorfer previously served as chief technology officer and a...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Aug 3- A key global commodities price benchmark sank to 12- year lows on Monday as copper and sugar prices hit fresh multi-year lows and oil fell below $50 for the first time in six months, as fears about a hard economic landing in China and global glut deepened. "Weak Chinese data and Iranian braggadocio about 500,000 additional barrels on the...

  • LONDON, Aug 3- Commodities prices slumped again on Monday with some hitting multi-year lows on worries about a glut of supply facing weak demand in China, after factory activity in the world's top consumer of raw materials shrank more than expected last month. On the energy markets, Brent crude oil touched a low of $50.85 a barrel, its weakest since Jan. 30, after...

  • *China July factory activity weaker than feared. *Soft China demand weighs on its export-reliant Asia neighbors. LONDON/ SYDNEY, Aug 3- Economic headwinds facing Chinese manufacturers intensified last month, with conditions deteriorating to their weakest level in two years, while euro zone factories largely shrugged off Greece's brush with bankruptcy.

  • LONDON, Aug 3- Copper prices hit six-year lows on Monday as manufacturing data from top consumer China and a slide in Shanghai equities reinforced concern about economic growth prospects. The metal used in power and construction was at $5,161 at 0942 GMT from $5,230 at Friday's close. July manufacturing activity in China fell at its fastest pace in two years,...

  • *OPEC oil output hits new high in July- Reuters survey. The lack of a plan by OPEC to accommodate the return of more Iranian oil further fueled supply worries. "The market seems to again focus on the supply situation... one of the difficulties is that Iran may be coming back and there is no obvious sign that OPEC will make room for them," Ric Spooner, chief market analyst at...

  • *Copper mine supply disruptions mount; market nears balance- MS. MELBOURNE, Aug 3- London copper sank back towards six-year lows on Monday on jitters over China's economic health, after factory growth stuttered in July and a central bank official said downward pressure on the economy would persist into the second half. A private survey on Monday showed China's...

  • *Factory activity in Taiwan, South Korea and Indonesia also weak. *UK, Europe, US PMIs due later in the day. Similar business activity surveys for Taiwan, South Korea and Indonesia- all heavily reliant on Chinese demand- reflected varying degrees of weakness that is clouding hopes for a convincing global recovery in the second half of the year.

  • *OPEC oil output hits new high in July- Reuters survey. SINGAPORE, Aug 3- Oil extended losses to multi-month lows on Monday on worries of oversupply as OPEC pumped at record levels in July, while weak China data stoked concerns about slower growth at the world's second largest oil consumer. "The market seems to again focus on the supply situation... one of the...

  • METALS-Copper slips as China factories shudder Sunday, 2 Aug 2015 | 11:25 PM ET

    MELBOURNE, Aug 3- London copper slipped on Monday on jitters over China's economic health, after factory growth stuttered in July and a central bank official said downward pressure on the economy would persist into the second half. A private survey on Monday showed China's factory activity contracted by the most in two years as new orders fell, dashing hopes...

  • Oil hit multi-month lows on record OPEC output Sunday, 2 Aug 2015 | 10:41 PM ET

    *OPEC oil output hits new high in July. Saudi Arabia and other key members of OPEC show no sign of wavering in their focus on defending market share instead of prices, as the group's oil output hit the highest monthly level in recent history in July, a Reuters survey showed. "The market seems to again focus on the supply situation... one of the difficulties is that Iran may...

  • LONDON, July 31- Copper prices fell on Friday on persistent worries about demand in top consumer China, but losses were muted after weak U.S. data prompted a slide in the dollar. Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange was down 0.4 percent at $5,240 tonne at 1435 GMT, after sliding as much as 1 percent in the morning and then bouncing briefly into positive...

  • SYDNEY, July 31- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles traded charges in court with its former Australia CEO, who denied breaching his legal duties and said he acted on instructions from above after a lawsuit by the carmaker accused him of excessive spending and illegally enriching himself through commercial deals. Fiat's civil lawsuit in Australian Federal Court...

  • LONDON, July 31- Copper and most other base metals extended their downtrends on Friday on persistent worries about demand in top consumer China, leaving copper facing its biggest monthly loss since January. Investors remained on edge about demand in top metals consumer China, after an official warned that risks from a slowing economy must not morph into social...

  • *Asia stocks set for July loss after worst China drop in 6 years. SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, July 31- Asian shares inched higher on Friday but were still set to post a loss for July, led by China's biggest monthly drop in six years. Financial spreadbetters predicted Britain's FTSE 100 to open 2 to 4 points higher, or up 0.06 percent, Germany's DAX to gain 2 to 3 points, or almost flat...