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  • TOKYO, Feb 21- Crude futures rose for a second day on Tuesday, with data showing hedge funds are betting big across oil markets following OPEC production cuts agreed last year. West Texas Intermediate crude was up 34 cents, or 0.6 percent, at $53.74 a barrel at 0733 GMT, after rising about 0.5 percent in a shortened session on Monday due to a U.S. national holiday.

  • TOKYO, Feb 21- U.S. crude futures rose for a second day on Tuesday, with data showing hedge funds are betting big across oil markets following OPEC production cuts agreed last year. West Texas Intermediate crude was up 27 cents, or 0.5 percent, at $53.67 a barrel at 0511 GMT, after rising about 0.5 percent in a shortened session on Monday due to a U.S. national holiday.

  • Scentre Group CEO on the importance of retail mix

    Peter Allen, CEO of Scentre, talks about the company's performance and how it is tackling the growth in online shopping.

  • *Freeport says could seek damages in Grasberg dispute. LONDON, Feb 20- Copper bounced back above $6,000 a tonne on Monday as a dispute escalated over the world's second-biggest copper operation in Indonesia, while zinc was boosted by a drop in inventories. Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange gained 1.3 percent to $6,035 a tonne by 1510 GMT, recovering...

  • *Freeport says could damages in Grasberg dispute. *Officials at Chile mine put conditions on meeting with union. LONDON, Feb 20- Copper bounced back above $6,000 a tonne on Monday as a dispute escalated over the world's second-biggest copper operation in Indonesia while zinc was boosted by a drop in inventories.

  • *Freeport says could damages in Grasberg dispute. *Officials at Chile mine put conditions on meeting with union. LONDON, Feb 20- Copper bounced back above $6,000 a tonne on Monday as a dispute escalated over the world's second-biggest copper operation in Indonesia while zinc was boosted by a drop in inventories.

  • *Stocks rise in Europe and Asia, driven by merger activity. LONDON, Feb 20- European stocks rose on Monday, with gains in telecoms and banks offsetting a big fall in Unilever, while the dollar dipped as uncertainty over politics and the timing of a U.S. interest rate rise kept investors nervous. U.S. markets were closed for the Presidents Day holiday, and this...

  • *Freeport says could damages in Grasberg dispute. LONDON, Feb 20- Copper bounced back above $6,000 a tonne on Monday as a dispute escalated over the world's second-biggest copper operation in Indonesia while zinc was boosted by a drop in inventories. Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange had risen 0.9 percent to $6,016 a tonne by 1145 GMT, recovering...

  • *Freeport says could damages in Grasberg dispute. LONDON, Feb 20- Copper bounced back above $6,000 a tonne on Monday as a dispute escalated over the world's second-biggest copper operation in Indonesia while zinc was boosted by a drop in inventories. Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange had risen 0.9 percent to $6,016 a tonne by 1145 GMT, recovering...

  • *Stocks rise in Europe and Asia, driven by merger activity. LONDON, Feb 20- European stocks rose on Monday, led higher by Deutsche Telekom on talk of a merger involving its U.S. mobile unit, while the dollar dipped as uncertainty over European politics and the timing of a U.S. interest rate rise kept investors nervous. U.S. markets were closed for the Presidents Day...

  • November 2010: Dotcom, who was born in Germany and who also lived for several years in Hong Kong, is granted permanent residency in New Zealand. Dotcom is arrested in a dramatic police raid on his mansion in New Zealand and is incarcerated. May 2014: The Internet Party, funded by Dotcom, is registered with election authorities.

  • WELLINGTON, New Zealand— A New Zealand judge on Monday upheld an earlier court ruling that flamboyant internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and three of his colleagues can be extradited to the U.S. to face criminal charges. Dotcom, who lives in New Zealand, has been fighting extradition in a case which has moved with glacial slowness at times. The New Zealand district...

  • NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.— Hoping to shift attention from his troubled White House, President Donald Trump hit the road Friday to deliver a pep talk to American workers and the rest of the nation, resurrecting the jobs promises that powered his election victory and pledging in a campaign-style rally to "unleash the power of the American spirit."

  • *Worries over supply from Chile, Indonesia limit losses. Concerns over major supply stoppages in Chile and Indonesia swept the metal to a 21- month high of $6,204 on Monday. The positions of BHP Billiton and the striking union at its Escondida copper mine in Chile-- accounting for about 6 percent of world supply-- remain distant even as the two parties agreed this...

  • TOKYO, Feb 17- Japan's liquefied natural gas buyers are upending the traditional practices of the market, using their leverage as the world's biggest buyers of the fuel to wrestle concessions for more flexible terms. Japan's electric utilities have won provisions that will allow them to divert contracted LNG cargoes if they restart their nuclear reactors,...

  • CNBC’s Matt Taylor talks to Steven Joyce, finance minister of New Zealand, about protectionism and Australia and New Zealand’s relationship with the new U.S. administration.

  • New Zealand Finance Minister Steven Joyce talks to CNBC’s Matt Taylor about the state of the country’s economy, as leaders from New Zealand and Australia meet.

  • *Asia ex- Japan set to post fourth straight week of gains. SINGAPORE, Feb 17- Asian stock markets took a breather on Friday from their recent surge as investors booked profits, while the dollar inched up after Thursday's slide and optimism over possible renewed supply cuts by OPEC lifted oil prices. Financial spreadbetter CMC Markets expects Britain's FTSE 100 to...

  • *Worries over supply from Chile, Indonesia buoy copper. SYDNEY, Feb 17- Copper prices climbed on Friday following overnight losses, supported above the key $6,000- mark by major supply restrictions at the world's two biggest mines in Chile and Indonesia. The positions of BHP Billiton and the striking union at its Escondida copper mine in Chile, the world's largest,...

  • SINGAPORE- Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester speaks on "View From the Federal Reserve" before the Global Interdependence Center "Central Bank Series: Singapore" event- 0115 GMT. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe to speak at the Australia-Canada Economic Leadership Forum- 2230 GMT. WARSAW- National Bank of Poland...