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  • PARIS/ SINGAPORE, June 16- Chicago wheat climbed to its highest since early May on Friday with the market on track for a second week of gains as dry weather in parts of North America threatens to reduce yields. Parched conditions for spring wheat in the northern United States remained the focus of crop concerns, but hot, dry weather in western Europe was also adding...

  • *Asia ex- Japan flat, Nikkei jumps; both set for weekly losses. SINGAPORE, June 16- Asian stocks were little changed on Friday, as investors searched for catalysts in the wake of a resumption of the U.S. technology rout overnight. Japan's Nikkei remained up 0.5 percent, narrowing its loss for the week to 0.4 percent.

  • SINGAPORE, June 16- Chicago wheat climbed to its highest since early May on Friday with the market on track for a second week of gains as dry weather in parts of North America threatens to reduce yields. The Chicago Board Of Trade most-active wheat contract is up 2.7 percent this week and has risen by 6.6 percent in the past two weeks- the biggest fortnightly rally...

  • *Asia ex- Japan flat, Nikkei jumps; both set for weekly losses. SINGAPORE, June 16- Asian stocks were steady on Friday, appearing to take in stride the resumption of the U.S. technology rout overnight, while the dollar held near a two-week high after solid economic data backed the case for tighter U.S. monetary policy. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares...

  • MOSCOW Central Bank of Russia interest rate decision. MONDAY, JUNE 19 CANBERRA- Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe takes part in panel discussion at the 2017 Crawford Australian Leadership Forum in Canberra. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia to release minutes of June monetary policy meeting- 0130 GMT.

  • *Amazon said in April it would launch Marketplace in Australia. *No mention yet of Amazon Prime in Australia. SYDNEY/ SAN FRANCISCO, June 16- Since Amazon.com Inc said in late April it would bring its Marketplace for third-party sellers to Australia, shares of leading bricks-and-mortar retailers have tumbled on fears their growth prospects would be hit.

  • *Fed strikes hawkish note after lifting U.S. rates. LONDON, June 15- Copper fell for a fourth day on Thursday after the Federal Reserve lifted U.S. interest rates and took a more hawkish than expected stance on future policy, boosting the dollar and weighing on assets priced in the U.S. currency. "The recovery in copper prices from the early May lows to the recent highs...

  • *Fed sounds hawkish notes after lifting U.S. rates. LONDON, June 15- Copper fell for a fourth day on Thursday after the Federal Reserve lifted U.S. interest rates and sounded a more hawkish than expected note on future policy, boosting the dollar and weighing on assets priced in the U.S. currency. "The recovery in copper prices from the early May lows to the recent highs...

  • *Fed sounds hawkish notes after lifting U.S. rates. LONDON, June 15- Copper fell on Thursday for a fourth day after the Federal Reserve lifted U.S. interest rates and sounded a more hawkish than expected note on future policy, boosting the dollar and weighing on assets priced in the U.S. currency. "The recovery in copper prices from the early May lows to the recent highs...

  • LONDON/ NEW YORK, June 15- The changing nature of attacks in Western cities has led insurers to offer new policies, from straightforward cover for business lost due to police cordons to more risky compensation for declines in tourism. The deaths of two hostages taken at a cafe in Sydney in Dec 2014 and attacks in Paris in Nov 2015 that killed 130 people were...

  • LONDON/ NEW YORK, June 15- The changing nature of attacks in Western cities has led insurers to offer new policies, from straightforward cover for business lost due to police cordons to more risky compensation for declines in tourism. The deaths of two hostages taken at a cafe in Sydney in Dec 2014 and attacks in Paris in Nov 2015 that killed 130 people were...

  • LONDON/ NEW YORK, June 15- The changing nature of attacks in Western cities has led insurers to offer new policies, from straightforward cover for business lost due to police cordons to more risky compensation for declines in tourism. The deaths of two hostages taken at a cafe in Sydney in Dec 2014 and attacks in Paris in Nov 2015 that killed 130 people were...

  • LONDON/ NEW YORK, June 15- The changing nature of attacks in Western cities has led insurers to offer new policies, from straightforward cover for business lost due to police cordons to more risky compensation for declines in tourism. The deaths of two hostages taken at a cafe in Sydney in Dec 2014 and attacks in Paris in Nov 2015 that killed 130 people were...

  • LONDON/ NEW YORK, June 15- The changing nature of attacks in Western cities has led insurers to offer new policies, from straightforward cover for business lost due to police cordons to more risky compensation for declines in tourism. The deaths of two hostages taken at a cafe in Sydney in Dec 2014 and attacks in Paris in Nov 2015 that killed 130 people were...

  • JAKARTA- Indonesia Central Bank board of governors meeting. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Deputy Governor Guy Debelle gives a speech at a Thomson Reuters industry event- 0740 GMT. MONDAY, JUNE 19 CANBERRA- Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe takes part in panel discussion at the 2017 Crawford Australian Leadership Forum in Canberra.

  • MELBOURNE, June 15- Eastern Australia's power grid will be stretched again if fierce heatwaves hit over the next two summers, despite recent government steps to beef up supply, the nation's electricty market operator said on Thursday. The latest outlook from the Australian Energy Market Operator comes three months after it warned that Australia's most...

  • MELBOURNE, June 15- Eastern Australia's power grid will be stretched again if fierce heatwaves hit over the next two summers, despite recent government steps to beef up supply, the nation's electricty market operator said on Thursday. The latest outlook from the Australian Energy Market Operator comes three months after it warned that Australia's most...

  • SYDNEY, June 14- Australian television broadcaster Ten Network Ltd called in administrators on Wednesday after creditors including Lachlan Murdoch pulled a debt guarantee and outlined plans to restructure the youth-focused free-to-air broadcaster. Administrators were appointed after the private companies of News Corp co-chairman Murdoch and...

  • CANBERRA, Australia— Major Australian TV company Ten Network said Wednesday it had appointed voluntary administrators as it struggles with debt and shrinking advertising revenue. The board of Ten Network Holdings Ltd. decided to appoint the three administrators after two of the network's billionaire backers, Lachlan Murdoch and Bruce Gordon, advised...

  • *Dollar buffeted by hawkish turn in Canada; UK politics. *Oil slips after surprise gain in crude stocks, OPEC output. SYDNEY, June 14- Asian shares turned mixed on Wednesday while the dollar was left adrift as investors everywhere awaited clarity on the Federal Reserve's future path for U.S. policy after a likely rate rise later in the day.