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  • METALS-Copper slips on weak Chinese copper imports Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 6:11 AM ET

    *China copper imports fall 7.9 pct on month in June. *Codelco to cancel some shipments to China in H2- sources. In top copper consumer China, data showed its trade performance improved in June but still missed market forecasts, reinforcing expectations that Beijing will have to unveil more stimulus measures to stabilize the economy.

  • Australian Senate delays carbon tax repeal Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 11:06 PM ET

    SYDNEY, July 10- The Australian Senate rejected legislation to repeal the country's carbon tax on Thursday because it did not guarantee savings would be passed onto consumers, but amended legislation could still pass as early as next week.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to July 23 Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    CAMBRIDGE, United States- Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer speaks on "Financial Sector Reform" before a Martin Feldstein Lecture event hosted by the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge- 2030 GMT.

  • LONDON, July 9- Zinc steadied on Wednesday but stayed near the previous session's 3- year high as investors held firm to the view that the metal will face shortages due to mine closures and is currently a good proxy for recovering global growth. Copper prices hovered near their highest in almost five months, while aluminum touched a fresh 13- month top.

  • Copper prices hovered near their highest in almost five months, while aluminium matched a 13- month top. Three-month zinc was the strongest performer on the London Metal Exchange, climbing 1.1 percent to $2,308 a tonne by 1001 GMT, approaching a three-year high of $2,318.50 touched on Tuesday.

  • Markets steady after solid earnings reports Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 3:26 AM ET

    TOKYO— Asian stocks fell for a third day Wednesday and European markets traded tepidly as caution spread ahead of corporate earnings and after record highs on Wall Street.

  • *Libya restarts 340,000- bpd El Sharara oilfield. SINGAPORE, July 9- Brent crude traded at a one-month low under $109 a barrel on Wednesday, on track to drop for an eighth session in what would be its longest losing streak in over four years, amid expectations of more supplies after Libya restarted an oilfield.

  • *Libya restarts 340,000- bpd El Sharara oilfield. SINGAPORE, July 9- Brent crude hovered near a one-month low under $109 a barrel on Wednesday, on track to drop for an eighth session in what would be its longest losing streak in over four years, amid expectations of more supplies after Libya restarted an oilfield.

  • Brent falls below $109 as Libya restarts oilfield Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 11:54 PM ET

    *Libya restarts 340,000- bpd El Sharara oilfield. SINGAPORE, July 9- Brent crude fell below $109 a barrel on Wednesday as Libya restarted an oilfield, on track to drop for an eighth session in what would be its longest losing streak in over four years.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to July 22 Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    BEIJING- Sixth round of the U.S.- China Strategic and Economic Dialog will be held in Beijing, China. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew and Secretary of State John Kerry will join their respective Chinese co-chairs, Vice Premier Wang Yang and State Councilor Yang Jiechi, for the Dialog.

  • LONDON, July 8- Copper, aluminum and zinc touched fresh peaks on Tuesday, driven by speculators buying back short positions as the outlook for the global economy brightened. Copper went up through resistance, as did zinc, "a London trader said.

  • Australia, Japan sign free trade, defense deals Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 9:58 AM ET

    Abe wants Japan to have a larger role in global security amid China's growing military might. The defense policy change drew criticism from Beijing, which is embroiled in a territorial dispute with Japan.

  • LONDON, July 8- Copper prices hovered near their loftiest in more than four months on Tuesday, underpinned by a brightening outlook for the global economy, while zinc raced to its highest in nearly three years on expectations of tightening supplies.

  • LONDON, July 8- Brent crude fell to a fresh one-month low beneath $110 a barrel on Tuesday, as prospects for a rise in Libyan oil exports improved and fears of supply disruption in Iraq eased.

  • LONDON, July 8- The outlook for central bank policymaking going into the second half of 2014 dominated attention in major currency markets on Tuesday, with impetus for the dollar from surprisingly strong U.S. jobs data last week already fading.

  • SINGAPORE, July 8- Brent crude slipped to near $110 a barrel on Tuesday, trading close to its lowest in almost a month, as fears of supply disruption in Iraq eased and prospects for a rise in Libyan exports improved. Brent has shed 5 percent since the Iraq crisis drove prices to a nine-month high of $115.71 in June.

  • SINGAPORE, July 8- Brent crude slipped below $110 a barrel on Tuesday, trading close to its lowest in nearly a month, as fears of supply disruption in Iraq eased and prospects for a rise in Libyan exports improved. Brent has fallen 5 percent since the Iraq crisis drove prices to a nine-month high of $115.71 in June.

  • FOREX-Dollar holds steady, takes breather after rally Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 12:19 AM ET

    SYDNEY/ SINGAPORE, July 8- The dollar held steady versus a basket of major currencies on Tuesday, having retreated from the previous day's near-two-week high, giving the euro a chance to get over an unexpected slump in German industrial output.

  • SINGAPORE, July 8- Brent crude edged towards $110 a barrel on Tuesday, trading close to its lowest in nearly a month, as fears of supply disruption in Iraq eased and prospects for a rise in Libyan exports improved. Brent is down nearly 5 percent since the Iraq crisis drove prices to a nine-month high of $115.71 in June.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to July 18 Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 8:02 PM ET

    CHARLOTTE, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker speaks on "Economic Outlook, July 2014" before a luncheon hosted by the Rotary Club of Charlotte in Charlotte- 1700 GMT.