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  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Jan 23- The quiet demise of China's plans to launch a new crude oil futures contract shows the innate conflict of wanting the financial clout that comes with being the world's biggest commodity buyer, but also seeking to control the market. It has been a long-standing ambition for a new global oil price benchmark to be established in...

  • *Stocks recover some ground after paring gains on Trump speech. NEW YORK, Jan 20- The dollar ended down while U.S. stock indexes rose in the last day of a choppy trading week, as investors reacted to President Donald Trump's inaugural speech. "I think folks priced in the good stuff in that first month and now they're worried about inflation and what's the Fed going to do,...

  • *TDC rises after report of possible Telia bid. MILAN, Jan 20- European shares fell, posting their biggest weekly loss since before Donald Trump won the U.S presidential election in November, as investors grew cautious before his inauguration. Britain's FTSE slipped 0.1 percent and posted a weekly decline of 1.9 percent.

  • *Stocks, dollar lose ground on Trump speech. *S&P holds on to small gains, set for weekly dip. NEW YORK, Jan 20- The dollar was down but U.S. stock indexes pared their gains in the last day of a choppy trading week, after Donald Trump's inaugural speech as U.S.

  • *TDC rises after report of possible Telia bid. MILAN, Jan 20- European shares fell, posting their biggest weekly loss since before Donald Trump won the U.S presidential election in November, as investors grew cautious before his inauguration. Britain's FTSE slipped 0.1 percent and posted a weekly decline of 1.9 percent.

  • *TDC rises after report of possible Telia bid. MILAN, Jan 20- European shares fell, posting their biggest weekly loss since before Donald Trump won the U.S presidential election in November, as investors grew cautious before his inauguration. Britain's FTSE slipped 0.1 percent and posted a weekly decline of 1.9 percent.

  • LONDON, Jan 20- Euro zone government bond yields hit one-month highs on Friday as investors, looking ahead to Donald Trump's presidency, focused on prospects of stronger economic growth and higher inflation. Fed Chair Janet Yellen reiterated on Thursday that the central bank should continue to raise rates slowly or risk harming the economic recovery.

  • *Officials in Washington D.C. prepare for massive protests. NEW YORK, Jan 20- U.S. stocks rose along with Treasury yields on Friday, the last day of a choppy trading week, as investors awaited Donald Trump's Presidential inauguration later in the day. Caution ahead of the former reality TV star's impending inauguration speech offset better-than-expected...

  • LONDON, Jan 20- Euro zone government bond yields hit one-month highs on Friday as investors, looking ahead to Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president later in the day, focused on prospects of stronger economic growth and higher inflation. Fed chair Janet Yellen reiterated on Thursday that the central bank should continue to raise rates slowly or risk...

  • LONDON, Jan 20- Emerging stocks fell on Friday and were set to end the week down, snapping a three-week winning streak, as risk appetite eased ahead of U.S. "Trade protectionism is an impending risk," said Jakob Christensen, head of emerging markets research at Danske Bank, highlighting the possibility of a deepening stand-off between the United States and China.

  • *Budapest leads stocks rise, its index is near record highs. BUDAPEST/ WARSAW, Jan 20- Central Europe's main currencies traded marginally weaker or flat on Friday ahead of President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration as investors awaited clearer signals on his future policy direction. Budapest led a moderate rise in equities after robust wages figures from...

  • *Officials in Washington D.C. prepare for massive protests. LONDON, Jan 20- The dollar edged lower while stocks were little changed on Friday as investors held back ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president and a speech that could shed some light on his economic policies. Concerns over the details of Trump's inauguration speech offset...

  • *Colony Capital sells entire stake in Edenred. PARIS, Jan 20- Shares in French voucher and prepaid card provider Edenred slid lower on Friday after its second-largest shareholder Colony Capital sold its entire 11.2 stake in the company. Colday E, a vehicle of private equity firm Colony Capital, said 5.53 percent of the capital had already been sold off-market to...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 19- A month ago, the dollar and stock markets were riding high as investors bet that the Trump administration, together with the Republican-controlled Congress, would usher in an era of lower taxes, more government spending and looser regulations. In the weeks after the Nov. 8 election, Wall Street's major indexes were on a tear. BMO Private Bank's chief...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Jan 19- Gold steadied on Thursday, giving up earlier losses as the dollar and U.S. bond yields pared gains, following earlier pressure from strong U.S. economic data and support from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen for higher U.S. interest rates. Spot gold turned up 0.1 percent to $1,205.14 an ounce the previous session, its biggest fall since Dec....

  • *Wall Street falls ahead of Trump inauguration. NEW YORK, Jan 19- The dollar and U.S. Oil futures rallied from one-week lows after the International Energy Agency said crude markets were tightening.

  • LONDON, Jan 19- Just in time for his inauguration, London- based fintech firm Trading.co.uk is launching an app that will generate trading alerts for shares based on comments made on social media by Donald Trump. Comments earlier this week on China moved the dollar and a pair of December tweets sent the share prices of Lockheed Martin and Boeing spiralling lower.

  • *Wall Street falls, European stocks pare losses. NEW YORK, Jan 19- The dollar rose against the euro on Thursday after comments from the European Central Bank chief, while U.S. Oil futures rallied from one-week lows after the International Energy Agency said crude markets were tightening.

  • LONDON, Jan 19- Gold fell on Thursday as the dollar and U.S. bond yields surged after strong U.S. economic data and support from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen for higher U.S. interest rates. Spot gold fell 0.2 percent to $2,201.76 an ounce by 1609 GMT, having dropped by 1.1 percent in the previous session, its biggest fall since Dec. 15. "It looks like the dollar's...

  • *France and Spain sell short-dated bonds. LONDON, Jan 19- Euro zone bond yields pulled back from one-month highs on Thursday after the ECB played down a pick up in inflation, highlighting a divergence with the U.S. The European Central Bank kept its super-easy monetary policy unchanged as expected and its president, Mario Draghi, said underlying inflationary...