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  • METALS-Copper steadies after China factory data Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 12:33 PM ET

    *China manufacturing unexpectedly picks up in Sept. LONDON, Sept 23- Copper prices steadied on Tuesday, after touching three-month lows in the previous session, as manufacturing data from top consumer China helped allay some fears about the outlook for demand.

  • *China manufacturing unexpectedly picks up in Sept. LONDON, Sept 23- Copper prices recovered on Tuesday, bouncing off three-month lows hit in the previous session, as encouraging manufacturing data from top consumer China helped allay some fears about the outlook for demand.

  • SYDNEY, Sept 23- Australia on Tuesday said it wants to dramatically deregulate its energy industry, boost domestic gas supply and cut renewable energy subsidies as it prepares to ramp up exports of liquefied natural gas.

  • *Copper to retest support at $6,733- technicals. SINGAPORE, Sept 23- London copper futures rebounded from their three-month lows on Tuesday after a private survey showed China's manufacturing sector expanded at a slightly faster pace than expected, but lack of physical buying suggested the industrial metal and its peers were not out of the woods yet.

  • *Silver drops more than 2 pct to lowest since 2010. *Gold drops below $1,210/ oz. SINGAPORE, Sept 22- Silver's sell-off extended to a second session on Monday, with the metal tumbling to a four-year low, as investors unwound long positions amid strength in the dollar and the possibility of a sooner-than-expected U.S. rate hike.

  • Asian shares slip on jitters over China growth Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 | 11:24 PM ET

    South Korea's Kospi fell 1 percent to 2,032.97 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng index dropped 1.2 percent to 24,006.28. THE QUOTE: "All eyes will be on China's HSBC flash PMI after the recent spate of soft data, especially industrial production and property prices last week," Mizuho Bank said in a commentary. HSBC's gauge of China manufacturing is due Tuesday.

  • *Calls for Europe to do more to lift growth in near term. CAIRNS, Australia, Sept 21- The Group of 20 leading nations say they are tantalisingly close to adding an extra $2 trillion to the global economy and creating millions of new jobs, but Europe's extended stagnation remains a major stumbling block.

  • CAIRNS, Australia, Sept 21- Following is the text of the communique issued after on Sunday the meeting of finance ministers and central bankers from the Group of 20 leading nations in the Australian city of Cairns.

  • CAIRNS, Australia, Sept 20- As the Group of 20 leading economies meet to change no less than the "destiny" of the global economy, members remain divided on how to get there with Germany pushing back at U.S. calls for more government stimulus. That goal has seemed ever more distant as members from China to Japan, Germany and Russia have all stumbled in recent months.

  • CHICAGO, Sept 19- U.S. wheat futures fell 2.9 percent to their lowest in more than four years on Friday, matching a similar low in Paris wheat futures, as a global supply glut overwhelmed demand and pressured prices.

  • METALS-Copper steadies on U.S. growth; nickel slips Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 1:03 PM ET

    *Copper eyes flat week after 3 weeks of falls. LONDON, Sept 19- Copper steadied on Friday and ended the week flat, breaking a string of three straight weekly declines, as some investors bet a recovering U.S. economy would boost metals demand.

  • *Soybeans, corn shrug off export news. *Soybeans on track for weekly loss of 12.2 percent. CHICAGO, Sept 19- U.S. wheat futures fell 2.1 percent to their lowest in more than four years on Friday, matching a similar low in Paris wheat futures, as a global supply glut overwhelmed demand and pressured prices.

  • *Copper eyes flat week after 3 weeks of falls. LONDON, Sept 19- Copper steadied on Friday and was on track to end the week flat, breaking a string of three straight weekly declines, as some investors bet a recovering U.S. economy would boost metals demand.

  • *Copper eyes flat week after 3 weeks of falls. LONDON, Sept 19- Copper prices inched lower on Friday and were on track to end the week flat, weighed by a strong dollar as a drop in U.S. jobless claims reinforced the view that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates sooner than had been expected.

  • *Copper to target $6,800 again soon- Triland. *Next week's flash HSBC PMI for China in focus. MELBOURNE, Sept 19- London copper prices were on track to extend their losing streak to a fourth straight week on Friday, hurt by concerns over slowing economic growth in top consumer China and a looming increase in U.S. interest rates.

  • *Talk of OPEC cuts, lower Libyan output support prices. SINGAPORE, Sept 19- Brent crude drew closer to $98 a barrel on Friday and is set for its first weekly gain in three on the possibility of lower OPEC output. Brent was up 6 cents at $97.76 a barrel at 0624 GMT, while October U.S. crude was 5 cents higher at $93.12.

  • TOKYO, Sept 19- Sterling jumped to a two-week high against the U.S. dollar and two-year peak against the euro on Friday, rallying on relief that Scottish voters rejected independence in a referendum, averting a break-up of the United Kingdom.

  • TOKYO, Sept 19- Sterling jumped to a two-week high against the U.S. dollar and two-year peak against the euro on Friday, rallying on relief that Scottish voters rejected independence in a referendum, averting a break-up of the United Kingdom.

  • *Talk of OPEC cuts, lower Libyan output support prices. SINGAPORE, Sept 19- Brent crude held below $98 a barrel on Friday, but was set for its first weekly gain in three on the possibility of lower OPEC output. Brent was down 4 cents at $97.66 a barrel by 0418 GMT, while the October U.S. crude was 5 cents lower at $93.02.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 18- Apple's iPhone 6 Plus uses chips from Qualcomm, Skyworks Solutions, Avago Technologies and other companies, according to gadget repair firm iFixit, which pried one of the devices open in Melbourne early on Friday. Like previous iPhones, the iPhone 6 Plus uses a Qualcomm 4 G LTE modem, according to iFixit.