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  • BANGKOK, Aug 5- Thailand's central bank on Wednesday left its already-low benchmark interest rate steady again, signalling its belief that the weakening baht can aid exports and economic recovery better than a rate cut can. The Bank of Thailand said its 2015 growth forecast of 3.0 percent is being lowered again, due to poor exports, but said it won't give the new...

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 5- Benchmark Brent crude oil prices rose above a key support level of $50 on Wednesday, up for a second session from multi-month lows, as investors await U.S. oil inventories data to gauge supply. "The market is still digesting news of Iran coming back with more supply," Ben Le Brun, a markets analyst at OptionsXpress in Sydney said. September Brent crude...

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 5- Benchmark Brent crude oil prices rose above a key support level of $50 on Wednesday, recovering from multi-month lows, as investors await U.S. oil inventories data to gauge supply. "The market is still digesting news of Iran coming back with more supply," Ben Le Brun, a markets analyst at OptionsXpress in Sydney said. September Brent crude rose 35...

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 5- Benchmark Brent crude oil prices inched up just above a key support level of $50 on Wednesday, recovering from multi-month lows, as investors await U.S. oil inventories data to gauge supply. "The market is still digesting news of Iran coming back with more supply," Ben Le Brun, a markets analyst at OptionsXpress in Sydney said. September Brent crude...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 4- The dollar rose on Tuesday as a top U.S. Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart told the Wall Street Journal said it would take "significant deterioration" in the U.S. economy for him to not support a rate hike in September. "He is seen as a swing vote and he has become increasingly hawkish," said Ian Gordon, G10 currency strategist at Bank of America Merrill...

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Aug 4- Corn futures edged higher on Tuesday, recovering from a six-week low as bargain-buying and an outlook for drier U.S. weather offset pressure from comfortable global supply. Grains were supported by dry conditions in parts of the eastern corn belt, and as traders adjusted positions ahead of private forecasts this week and the U.S....

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Aug 4- Chicago corn and wheat futures edged higher on Tuesday, recovering from six-week lows while soybeans rose off a one-week low as a technical bounce and bargain-buying offset pressure from comfortable global supply. Grains were supported by dry conditions in parts of the eastern corn belt, and as traders adjusted positions ahead of...

  • *Disappointing U.S. data raise doubts on rate hike in Sept. NEW YORK, Aug 4- The dollar was little changed against a basket of currencies on Tuesday following a batch of disappointing economic data, while currencies tied to commodities rebounded on a stabilization in oil and metal prices that had fallen sharply in recent weeks. "It's been a quiet day with most major...

  • *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.

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Aug 14 Monday, 3 Aug 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    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.

  • Sprint shifts top management Monday, 3 Aug 2015 | 6:38 PM ET

    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...