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  • While the agenda of the meetings is extensive, the focus behind the scenes is expected to be on the July 12 decision by a Hague- based tribunal in a dispute between China and the Philippines. The Permanent Court of Arbitration found that China had no basis for the expansive claims it has made on territorial waters around the Philippines. China has similar claims...

  • July 23- Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov has landed safely in a field on a private property in West Australia after setting a world record for circumnavigating the world solo in a hot air balloon. Konyukhov, who embarked on his epic journey from Northam in Western Australia on July 12, set the record of just over 11 days when he passed above the township 100 km...

  • FRIDAY, JULY 29 CAMBRIDGE- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams participates in a policy dialogue on "What's Left in the Fed's Tool Kit?" before the 2016 Pacific Pension and Investment Institute Summer Roundtable- 1330 GMT. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank to announce results of the 2016 bank stress tests.

  • LONDON, July 22- A stronger dollar knocked industrial metals prices on Friday while nickel was also hit as some investors locked in profits from a recent rally. Benchmark nickel on the London Metal Exchange slid 3.2 percent to close at $10,420 per tonne, after gaining 1.7 percent on Thursday when it hit a 10- month high of $10,900. Nickel has been the top performer...

  • *Key resistance on nickel pegged at $10,785- Sucden. LONDON, July 22- Nickel slipped on Friday as some investors locked in profits from a recent rally, while zinc extended gains on persistent worries about shortages. Benchmark nickel on the London Metal Exchange declined 0.9 percent to $10,660 per tonne by 1011 GMT, after adding 1.7 percent on Thursday when it hit a...

  • PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia— The more than two-year-long hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will be suspended once the current search area in the Indian Ocean has been completely scoured, the three countries conducting the operation announced Friday, possibly ending all hopes of solving aviation's greatest mystery. Some families of the lost plane's 239...

  • SYDNEY, July 22- National Australia Bank, the country's No.1 lender, on Friday announced a top management shake-up and restructuring to reverse declining market share in Australia and New Zealand, leading to the departure of three senior executives. "To me this is another sign of the ongoing transition of NAB to an Australia and New Zealand- facing business," said...

  • SINGAPORE, July 22- Crude oil futures eased on Friday, extending big falls in the previous session as investors reassessed U.S. data underlining the glut in petroleum, while Iraqi crude exports are also on the rise. The inroads into global stockpiles of oil are not as great as anticipated, "said Ric Spooner, chief market analyst at Sydney's CMC Markets.

  • SYDNEY, July 22- National Australia Bank, the country's No.1 lender, on Friday announced a top management shake-up and restructuring to reverse declining market share in Australia and New Zealand, leading to the departure of three senior executives. "To me this is another sign of the ongoing transition of NAB to an Australia and New Zealand- facing business," said...

  • SINGAPORE, July 22- Crude oil futures eased on Friday, extending big falls in the previous session as investors reassessed U.S. data underlining the glut in petroleum, while Iraqi crude exports are also on the rise. The inroads into global stockpiles of oil are not as great as anticipated, "said Ric Spooner, chief market analyst at Sydney's CMC Markets.

  • SYDNEY, July 22- National Australia Bank, the country's No.1 lender, on Friday said it has overhauled its business to focus on its Australian and New Zealand core markets after hiving off its troubled British operations earlier this year. After exiting struggling UK businesses, CEO Andrew Thorburn is under pressure to reverse NAB's declining market share in...

  • *Weak results from Intel and transport companies weigh on Wall St. TOKYO, July 22- Asian stocks dipped early on Friday after weak corporate results halted Wall Street's record run overnight, while the yen held to large gains made after the Bank of Japan's governor downplayed the need for "helicopter money" monetary policies. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific...

  • July 21- Confidence in prospects for the global economy has been dented following Britain's vote to leave the European Union, with a growing view that monetary policy is a fading force and many governments now need to borrow and spend, Reuters polls showed. "Given how fragile the global economy is nearly eight years after the start of the global financial crisis,...

  • *ANZ sees nickel prices nearing $12,000 on Philippine supply risk. LONDON, July 21- Zinc touched its highest in 14 months on Thursday and nickel hit an eight-month peak as speculators kept buying, but analysts cautioned that rallies were vulnerable to corrections. Benchmark zinc on the London Metal Exchange was up 0.4 percent at $2,255.50 a tonne at 1032 GMT...

  • *China copper imports up 19.7 pct in June, exports up 192.4 pct. MELBOURNE, July 21- London copper rose towards $5000 a tonne on Thursday, finding some support as the dollar eased from a four-month high, and after China's copper imports remained solid in June. Price gains across metals this year, ranging from a 6- percent rise in copper to a 40- percent surge in zinc, have...

  • TOKYO— The "Pokemon Go" craze has yet to hit Japan, but reports of robberies, traffic accidents and other mishaps abroad already has the government worried. A report that the game would would finally be released in Japan on Wednesday raised expectations, but turned out to be false. "There are people who have achieved a high score abroad, so I hope it gets released in...

  • *Coming Up: Breakdown of China commodity imports. MELBOURNE, July 21- London copper edged higher on Thursday, finding some support as the dollar eased from four-month highs and ahead of a breakdown of China trade data is expected to offer more insight into its commodity demand. Price gains across metals this year, ranging from copper, up nearly 6 percent, to zinc, up...

  • SYDNEY— A flight from Sydney to Thailand was diverted to Indonesia to offload six rowdy passengers, the airline said on Thursday. Jetstar Flight JQ27 was diverted to Bali on Wednesday night after the six who were traveling together to the tourist island of Phuket became "extremely disruptive among themselves" and refused requests from the crew, the Australian...

  • *China copper output rose 7.6 pct to 4 mln T in H1 2016. LONDON, July 20- Copper and aluminum slipped on Wednesday as the dollar surged to a four-month high, with copper investors also growing cautious about signs of rising supply. Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange closed down 0.4 percent at $4,966 a tonne while aluminum slid 1.3 percent to finish at...

  • *China copper output rose 7.6 pct to 4 mln T in H1 2016. LONDON, July 20- Copper and aluminium slipped on Wednesday as the dollar surged to a four-month high, with copper investors also growing cautious about signs of rising supply. Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange closed down 0.4 percent at $4,966 a tonne while aluminium slid 1.3 percent to finish at...