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  • PARIS- ECB policymakers Francois Villeroy de Galhau and Peter Praet to speak at a Bank of France's " Secular Stagnation and Growth Measurement Conference"- 0800 GMT. WASHINGTON, United States- Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard speaks on monetary and fiscal policy before the Brookings Institution- 1500 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Chair...

  • PARIS- ECB policymakers Francois Villeroy de Galhau and Peter Praet to speak at a Bank of France's " Secular Stagnation and Growth Measurement Conference"- 0800 GMT. WASHINGTON, United States- Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard speaks on monetary and fiscal policy before the Brookings Institution- 1500 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Chair...

  • SYDNEY, Jan 14- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull in Sydney on Saturday where the pair agreed to deepen defence ties and stressed the importance of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Abe said the increasingly uncertain geopolitical landscape made the relationship between Japan and Australia more important...

  • SYDNEY, Jan 14- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull in Sydney on Saturday where the pair agreed to deepen defense ties and stressed the importance of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Abe said the increasingly uncertain geopolitical landscape made the relationship between Japan and Australia more important...

  • VIENNA- Austria Central Bank Governor Ewald Nowotny to speak at event "Risks and Returns: Managing Financial Trade-Offs for Inclusive Growth in Europe and Central Asia" with World Bank officials. VIENNA- Austrian Finance Minister Hans Joerg Schelling to speak about 2017 economy and fiscal issues- 0930 GMT. VIENNA- ECB Governing Council Member Ewald Nowotny...

  • PARIS- ECB policymakers Francois Villeroy de Galhau and Peter Praet to speak at a Bank of France's " Secular Stagnation and Growth Measurement Conference"- 0800 GMT. WASHINGTON, United States- Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard speaks on monetary and fiscal policy before the Brookings Institution- 1500 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Chair...

  • PARIS- ECB policymakers Francois Villeroy de Galhau and Peter Praet to speak at a Bank of France's " Secular Stagnation and Growth Measurement Conference"- 0800 GMT. WASHINGTON, United States- Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard speaks on monetary and fiscal policy before the Brookings Institution- 1500 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Chair...

  • *China aluminum rallies on prospects of winter supply cuts. LONDON, Jan 13- Copper hit a five-week high on Friday while aluminum climbed to its highest in nearly 20 months on optimism about metals demand following strong economic data from top metals consumer China and the United States. "China's demand outlook still looks favorable," said Xiao Fu, head of...

  • *China aluminum rallies on prospects of winter supply cuts. *China imports 4.95 million tonnes of copper, products in 2016. LONDON, Jan 13- Nickel prices slipped on Friday a day after major producer Indonesia eased a ban on ore exports, potentially offsetting lower supply from Philippines.

  • *China aluminium rallies on prospects of winter supply cuts. *China imports 4.95 million tonnes of copper, products in 2016. SYDNEY, Jan 13- London copper steadied on Friday and was set for a weekly gain of about 4 percent, its biggest such climb since late November, after data showed top consumer China imported more of the metal last year.

  • *Beijing's supply-side reform could continue to buoy demand. BEIJING, Jan 13- China's commodity imports jumped again in December, pushing 2016 shipments of goods from crude to iron ore to record levels and boosting expectations that lower domestic output will help prolong the months-long buying binge. The data reflected a major recovery by the world's...

  • DAVAO, Philippines— Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was on his way to Australia on Friday after a visit to the Philippines where he pledged $8.7 billion worth of business opportunities and private investments along with equipment to fight terrorism. China has refused to recognize the July arbitration decision and has warned the United States and other...

  • *China aluminium rallies on prospects of winter supply cuts. *China imports 4.95 million tonnes of copper, products in 2016. SYDNEY, Jan 13- London copper edged up on Friday, putting it on track for a weekly gain of about 5 percent, its biggest weekly advance since late November after data showed China imported more copper last year and a weaker dollar boosted...

  • SYDNEY, Jan 13- Australia has declared the Trans-Pacific Partnership not dead ahead of key trade talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Sydney on Saturday, despite opposition to the trade pact from U.S. The talks between Australian Prime Minister Turnbull and Abe also come amid heightened regional tension as China asserts its claims over the...

  • WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen will host a townhall meeting with educators from across the Country United States- 0000 GMT. TOKYO- Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao delivers speech about the outlook for Asian economies and the role of ADB- 0800 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Riksbank Deputy Governor Henry Ohlsson talks about current...

  • LONDON, Jan 12- Copper hit a one-month high on Thursday, leading gains across most base metals as the dollar weakened on U.S. president-elect Donald Trump's failure to give clear policy details at his first news conference since November. Nickel recovered after sliding 5 percent in earlier trade to its lowest since mid-September, after Indonesia eased a ban on...

  • LONDON, Jan 12- Nickel fell as much as 5 percent on Thursday after Indonesia eased a ban on metal ore exports, while copper retreated from a one-month high after the country said shipments of concentrate could resume under certain conditions. An official said on Thursday that Indonesia would allow exports of nickel ore and bauxite if smelters built could absorb...

  • *Nickel falls after as Indonesia export ban eases. *Indonesia copper miners halt exports on regulation. LONDON, Jan 12- Nickel fell 5 percent on Thursday after Indonesia eased a ban on metal ore exports, in place since 2014, while copper slid from a one-month high after the country said shipments of concentrate could resume under certain conditions.

  • *Flights from Australia to Bali from Sat 21 Jan under review. SYDNEY/ JAKARTA, Jan 12- Indonesia has cleared Tigerair Australia to operate flights from Bali to Australia until Monday, allowing around 2,000 stranded passengers to return home, the airline said on Thursday. "After consultation with the Indonesian Government, Tigerair Australia has been granted...

  • *US set to launch WTO complaint on China aluminum on Thurs. *Indonesia copper miners halt exports on regulation. SYDNEY, Jan 12- London copper traded up half a percent on Thursday as the dollar dropped after Donald Trump failed to offer concrete stimulus plans.