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  • 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.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 18- Apple's iPhone 6 Plus uses chips from Qualcomm and SK Hynix, according to gadget repair firm iFixit, which pried one of the devices open in Melbourne early on Friday. They will support more than 200 telecoms carriers worldwide, with sales launching in Australia on Friday morning and then in the United States and other countries.

  • TOKYO, Sept 19- Sterling rose to a two-week high against the U.S. dollar and two-year peak against the euro on Friday, taking comfort from early results of a Scottish referendum that indicated a break-up of the United Kingdom will be averted.

  • SYDNEY, Sept 19- Australia's miners face tough times amid a meteoric fall in the price of their cash cow, iron ore, but there are plenty of reasons to believe the rest of the economy can weather the storm and perhaps even profit from it.

  • TOKYO, Sept 19- Sterling rose to a two-week high against the U.S. dollar and two-year peak against the euro on Friday, taking comfort from a poll showing support for Scotland to remain in the United Kingdom. The YouGov survey showed support for Scottish independence amounted to 46 percent of the electorate with 54 percent wanting to stay in the United Kingdom.

  • *London offers more powers if Scotland stays. EDINBURGH, Sept 18- Scotland has voted on whether to stay within the United Kingdom or break the 307- year-old union in a finely balanced independence referendum with global consequences. The gap is sufficiently close that if the pollsters have got it marginally wrong, Scotland could go its own way.

  • LONDON, Sept 18- Copper and other base metals slipped on Thursday, pressured by a sharp rise in the dollar after the U.S. Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange slid 1.1 percent to $6,851.25 a tonne by 1437 GMT, reversing small gains in the previous session.

  • *London offers more powers if Scotland stays. EDINBURGH, Sept 18- Scotland voted on Thursday on whether to stay within the United Kingdom or end the 307- year-old union with England and become an independent nation in a finely balanced referendum with far-reaching consequences.