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  • *TechCrunch says Pokemon GO to launch in Japan on Wednesday. *TechCrunch says McDonald's Japan to become game's first sponsor. Pokemon GO, which marries a classic 20- year-old franchise with augmented reality, is now available in 35 countries, mostly in Europe, and technology news site TechCrunch reported the game will be launched in Japan, one of the world's...

  • *Europe falls 1 percent after German, UK and ECB data. *Wall Street set for subdued open, Goldman profits leap 78 pct. LONDON, July 19- World shares dipped for only the second time in nine days on Tuesday, sapped by a drop in oil prices and data that showed Britain's vote to quit the European Union has done some serious damage to German economic confidence.

  • *Europe falls 1 percent after German, UK and ECB data. LONDON, July 19- World shares dipped for only the second time in nine days on Tuesday, sapped by a drop in oil prices and data that showed Britain's vote to quit the European Union dented German business confidence. "The aussie and kiwi dollar are providing a bit of interest but the rest of the market is pretty...

  • It's a knife edge between optimism and pessimism, "said Ben Le Brun, market analyst at Sydney's OptionsExpress. Brent crude slipped 11 cents to $46.85 a barrel as of 0657 GMT after finishing the previous session down 65 cents, or 1.4 percent. U.S. crude, known as West Texas Intermediate, fell 11 cents to $45.13 a barrel after settling 71 cents, or about 1.6 percent, lower...

  • Japan's index jumped on a weaker yen and a Pokemon-powered rally in Nintendo shares. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 was down 0.8 percent at 4,324 and Germany's DAX shed 1 percent to 9,963. Britain's FTSE 100 lost 0.2 percent to 6,684. U.S. stocks were poised for a subdued open, with Dow futures unchanged and the broader S&P 500 futures down 0.2 percent.

  • It's a knife edge between optimism and pessimism, "said Ben Le Brun, market analyst at Sydney's OptionsExpress. Brent crude slipped 13 cents to $46.83 a barrel as of 0349 GMT after finishing the previous session down 65 cents, or 1.4 percent. U.S. crude, known as West Texas Intermediate, fell 14 cents to $45.10 a barrel after settling 71 cents, or about 1.6 percent, lower...

  • LONDON- Bank of England Deputy Governor Ben Broadbent speaks at the Lords Economic Affairs Committee hearing on digital currency- 1405 GMT. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia to release the minutes of its July monetary policy meeting- 0130 GMT. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi to hold a press conference- 1230 GMT.

  • *Safety trades unwound after Turkey coup bid crushed. NEW YORK, July 18- U.S. stock prices rose on Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 posting record closes amid upbeat company earnings, while oil fell on worries about growing supply and traders brushing off a failed coup in Turkey. "We're now on to the next shiny new object and that's earnings...

  • *Safety trades unwound after Turkey coup bid crushed. NEW YORK, July 18- U.S. stock prices rose on Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 hovering near record highs amid upbeat company earnings, while oil fell on worries about growing supply and traders brushing off a failed coup in Turkey. "We're now on to the next shiny new object and that's...

  • OTTAWA, July 18- The Canadian government, responding to a report that Britain had opened talks on a bilateral trade deal, said on Monday it was focused on completing its long-negotiated free trade agreement with the European Union. But in a sign of the challenges Britain may face in reaching such deals, Freeland's office said her focus was the Comprehensive...

  • *Safety trades unwound after Turkey coup bid crushed. NEW YORK, July 18- U.S. stock prices were higher on Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial and Standard& Poor's 500 hovering near record highs amid upbeat company earnings, while oil fell as traders brushed off a failed coup in Turkey over the weekend. "The markets are going to be driven by earnings reports, while...

  • *Safety trades unwound after Turkey coup bid crushed. *Wall Street set to open higher. LONDON, July 18- The dollar strengthened against the yen on Monday as investors unwound safety trades after a failed coup in Turkey, while SoftBank Group's $32 billion deal to buy British chip designer ARM Holdings lifted European equities.

  • LONDON, July 18- Oil prices were largely unchanged on Monday as traders shrugged off the impact of the attempted coup in Turkey, while disruptions to crude exports in Libya and upbeat U.S. economic data lent prices some support. Brent crude futures rose 2 cents to $47.63 a barrel by 0924 GMT, while U.S. crude futures eased by 4 cents to $45.91 a barrel.

  • *Dollar up vs yen as safety trades unwound after Turkey coup bid. *Asia shares gain, house price data hits China, Tokyo shut. LONDON, July 18- The dollar strengthened against the yen on Monday and oil prices rose as investors unwound safety trades after the failed coup in Turkey while SoftBank Group's $32 billion deal to buy British chip designer ARM Holdings lifted...

  • SINGAPORE, July 18- Oil prices were virtually unchanged in choppy Asian trade on Monday following gains last week as traders shrugged off the impact of Friday's attempted coup in Turkey, while upbeat economic data from the United States lent price support. Brent crude futures rose 2 cents at $47.63 a barrel as of 0653 GMT after closing up 24 cents in the previous...

  • SINGAPORE, July 18- Oil prices were virtually unchanged in choppy Asian trade on Monday following gains last week as traders shrugged off the impact of Friday's attempted coup in Turkey, while upbeat economic data from the United States lent price support. Brent crude futures rose 2 cents at $47.63 a barrel as of 0653 GMT after closing up 24 cents in the previous...

  • *Crude little changed, Turkey coup bid unlikely to hit supply. NEW YORK/ SINGAPORE, July 18- Gold slid one percent on Monday as investor jitters calmed following the failed coup attempt in Turkey, while oil prices edged higher with the turmoil unlikely to hit energy supplies. "Turkey is not a big oil producer nor consumer, and the oil market appears to be displaying...

  • *New Zealand dollar falls after soft CPI data. SINGAPORE, July 18- The Turkish lira rose against the dollar and the safe-haven yen fell broadly on Monday in the wake of a failed Turkish coup over the weekend, easing investor concerns about political uncertainty and geopolitical risks. The dollar rose 0.4 percent to 105.35 yen.

  • SINGAPORE, July 18- Oil prices rose in Asian trade on Monday, following gains last week, as traders shrugged off the impact of Friday's attempted coup in Turkey, while a weaker dollar and upbeat economic data from the United States lent price support. Brent crude futures rose 26 cents to $47.87 a barrel as of 0402 GMT after closing up 24 cents in the previous session,...

  • BEIJING— Asian stock markets were mixed Monday after Wall Street ended the week up, a Turkish military coup failed and China reported better economic data. Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.1 percent to 21,674.28 and Seoul's Kospi was unchanged at 2,017.13. Benchmarks in Singapore and New Zealand gained while the Philippines and Indonesia retreated.