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  • April 25- U.S. stock index futures rose on Tuesday, building on a day-earlier rally as investors assessed quarterly earnings, while awaiting a major tax plan from President Donald Trump. *Trump also indicated his openness to delaying his push to secure funds for building a wall along the U.S.- Mexico border, potentially eliminating a sticking point as lawmakers...

  • RIYADH, April 25- Saudi Arabia's stock exchange should be ready to introduce equity futures and options in about 24 months, after it completes reforms to help it manage the risks of such products, the exchange's chief executive Khalid al-Hussan said. Futures and options would provide hedging tools for the foreign institutional investors that are expected to...

  • SYDNEY, April 25- Copper reversed early losses in Asia on Tuesday to trade higher on the back of strong regional equities markets that broadened investor appeal for cyclical assets such as industrial commodities. *SHANGHAI: The most-traded copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange settled 0.04 percent higher at 46,030 yuan a tonne.

  • West Texas Intermediate crude futures had added 14 cents, or 0.3 percent, by 0640 GMT, but remained below the $50 mark pierced late last week, at $49.37 a barrel. Despite Tuesdays increases, market sentiment has turned bearish, with Brent down 10 percent since late 2016 despite efforts led by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and Russia to cut...

  • West Texas Intermediate crude futures added 24 cents, or 0.5 percent, by 0305 GMT, but remained below the $50 mark pierced late last week, at $49.47 a barrel. Despite Tuesdays increases, market sentiment has turned bearish, with Brent down 10 percent since late 2016 despite efforts led by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and Russia to cut...

  • *Russia says its oil output could hit 30 year highs. West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures added 21 cents, or 0.4 percent, by 0123 GMT, but remained below the $50 mark pierced late last week, at $49.44 a barrel. Despite Tuesdays small price rises, overall market sentiment has turned bearish, with Brent down nearly 10 percent since the end of December despite an...

  • LONDON, April 24- Hedge funds have tempered their bullishness towards crude oil as the short-covering rally that gripped the market since the end of March ran its course. Hedge funds and other money managers increased their net long position in the three major futures and options contracts linked to Brent and WTI by 8 million barrels in the week to April 18.

  • Supporters of French presidential election candidate Emmanuel Macron celebrate after the results of the first round of the presidential election, on April 23, 2017 at the Parc des Expositions in Paris.

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  • CHICAGO, April 24- Chicago soybean futures climbed for a second session on Monday on short-covering and as a weaker U.S. dollar raised hopes for fresh export sales. The U.S. dollar fell on relief over Emmanuel Macron's victory against anti-euro nationalist Marine Le Pen in the first round of France's presidential elections. Chicago Board of Trade July soybeans...

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  • LONDON, April 24- Hedge funds have tempered their bullishness towards crude oil as the short-covering rally that gripped the market since the end of March ran its course. Hedge funds and other money managers increased their net long position in the three major futures and options contracts linked to Brent and WTI by 8 million barrels in the week to April 18.

  • *Soybeans reach highest since March 30 at $9.68/ bushel. SINGAPORE/ PARIS, April 24- Chicago soybean futures climbed for a second session on Monday to a three-week high, supported by a weaker dollar and short-covering by investors. The Chicago Board Of Trade's most active soybean contract was up 0.7 percent at $9.67-3/ 4 a bushel, having peaked at $9.68-3/ 4 a bushel,...

  • *Polls showed pro-EU Macron is expected to beat right-wing rival Marine Le Pen in a deciding vote next month, reducing the chances of France taking a Britain- like shock step to exit the Union. *Even as tensions in North Korea, the French election and a flagging "Trump trade" have weighed on sentiment in recent weeks investors have held on, encouraged by a strong...

  • By April 18, fund managers had accumulated a net position equivalent to 3,511 billion cubic feet, the highest for three years, according to data published by U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Futures prices for gas delivered to Henry Hub in June 2017 have fallen from a recent high of $3.33 per million British thermal units on April 7 to $3.19 on April 21.

  • SYDNEY, April 24- Shanghai copper futures ended higher on Monday after see-sawing for most of the session as investors cut bets that Chinese demand was getting stronger and global tensions were easing. President Donald Trump prepared to call the leaders of China and Japan. *The most-traded copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange gained 0.23 percent...

  • *Soybeans hit highest since March 30 at $9.68/ bushel. SINGAPORE, April 24- Chicago soybean futures climbed for a second straight session on Monday to a three-week high with a weaker dollar and short-covering by investors driving the market higher. The most-active soybean contract on the Chicago Board Of Trade was up 0.6 percent at $9.66-3/ 4 a bushel.

  • SYDNEY, April 24- Shanghai copper futures opened higher on Monday but quickly went into negative territory as investors cut bets that Chinese demand was getting stronger and that global tensions were easing. President Donald Trump prepared to call the leaders of China and Japan. *The most-traded copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange dropped 0.24...

  • SYDNEY, April 24- U.S. soybeans rose more than 0.5 percent on Monday as a weaker dollar pushed the oilseed to a three-week high. *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.55 percent to $9.66 a bushel, near the session high of $9.66-3/ 4 a bushel- the highest since March 30. *The U.S. Agriculture Department said private exporters reported the...

  • NEW YORK, April 23- U.S. stock index futures rose sharply on Sunday on relief that centrist Emmanuel Macron took the first round of voting in the French presidential election, reducing the prospect of an anti-establishment market shock. Macron will face far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a May 7 runoff and opinion polls on Sunday had him easily winning the final...

  • NEW YORK, April 23- U.S. Treasury debt futures prices fell on Sunday after centrist Emmanuel Macron took the first round of voting in the French presidential election. Macron will face far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a May 7 runoff and opinion polls on Sunday had him easily winning the final clash.

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