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  • *Coming Up: China Industrial output, retail sales Nov at 0530 GMT. SYDNEY, Dec 12- London zinc slipped on Friday back towards six-month lows hit in the previous session as oil prices resumed their slide, but worse-than-expected Chinese industrial output data reinforced the case for further stimulus, stemming losses. "Weak oil prices are probably starting to have...

  • SYDNEY/ NEW DELHI, Dec 12- Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko lashed out at India on Friday over a visit by the leader of Crimea, the former Ukrainian territory annexed by Russia, who accompanied President Vladimir Putin's annual summit delegation this week. India does not back Western sanctions against Russia, and the unofficial trip by Sergey Aksyonov...

  • *Coming Up: China Industrial output, retail sales Nov at 0530 GMT. SYDNEY, Dec 12- London zinc steadied on Friday from six-month lows in the previous session, when prices were hit by falling oil, and ahead of the release of China's industrial output data which is expected to underline decelerating demand for metals. "Weak oil prices are probably starting to have an...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Dec 25 Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    FRANKFURT- Deutsche Bundesbank Vice President Claudia Buch to speak on "May change happen"- 1200 GMT. OSLO- Norges Bank Governor Oystein Olsen and Norges Bank Investment Management Director Yngve Slyngstad hold lectures for the regional network. STOCKHOLM- Sweden's central bank holds monetary policy meeting.

  • *Indonesia Nov refined tin shipments fall to 8- yr low. KUALA LUMPUR/ LONDON, Dec 11- Aluminium touched an eight-week low and most other base metals also fell on Thursday on concerns about global growth after Chinese officials warned that the economy of the top metals consumer was vulnerable to more weakness. "I think the macro outlook is dire in a general sense, so...

  • *Indonesia Nov refined tin shipments fall to 8- yr low. KUALA LUMPUR/ LONDON, Dec 11- Aluminum touched an eight-week low and most other base metals also fell on Thursday on concerns about global growth after Chinese officials warned that the economy of the top metals consumer was vulnerable to more weakness. "I think the macro outlook is dire in a general sense, so...

  • LONDON, Dec 11- World stocks and oil prices steadied on Thursday as investors waited to see how much help the ECB's latest funding flood could provide the euro zone and if an expected sharp hike in Russian interest rates could stabilize the rouble. The ECB is offering banks ultra-cheap, four-year loans as part of a package of measures to add around 1 trillion euros...

  • Indonesia Nov refined tin shipments fall to 8- yr low. KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11- Copper prices edged up on Thursday, lifted by a drop in the dollar and prospects for a more favourable demand outlook from top consumer China next year. "Copper is mostly up on the back of the optimism that it is almost certain that we will see some more help from the PBOC to boost growth in the...

  • TOKYO, Dec 11- Asian stocks fell on Thursday as falling oil prices added to global growth concerns, while the dollar saw a bit of a respite against the yen and euro after successive sharp losses. Spreadbetters expected the bearish tone for equities to continue into Europe, forecasting Britain's FTSE to fall by as much as 0.3 percent at the open, and Germany's DAX and...

  • BEIJING, Dec 11- Brent crude ticked higher on Thursday but remained below $65 per barrel, not far from a five-year low hit in the previous session, with the market's bearish tone largely intact. Brent crude edged up 55 cents to $64.79 by 0454 GMT, more than a dollar away from the previous session's low of $63.56- the weakest since July 2009. "This is a bit of a return to a...

  • SINGAPORE/ SYDNEY, Dec 11- The dollar inched higher versus the yen on Thursday, getting some respite after falling roughly 3 percent in the past three days as the market unwound stretched positions ahead of the year-end. It touched a two-week low near 117.45 yen earlier on Thursday but later stabilised and last traded at 118.09 yen, up 0.2 percent on the day.

  • BEIJING, Dec 11- Brent crude ticked higher on Thursday but remained below $65 per barrel, and not far above five-year lows hit in the previous session, with the market's bearish tone largely intact. Brent crude edged up 51 cents to $64.75 by 0325 GMT, a little more than a dollar away from the previous session's low of $63.56- the weakest since July 2009.

  • TOKYO, Dec 11- Asian stocks fell on Thursday as falling oil prices continued to feed into global growth concerns, while the dollar struggled against peers such as the yen and euro after a further drop in U.S. bond yields. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.3 percent as another large decline in oil prices took a heavy toll on energy...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Dec 24 Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    LONDON- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney and Deputy Governor Ben Broadbent will hold a press conference along with Former Federal Reserve Board Governor Kevin Warsh- 1000 GMT. NEW YORK- Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz speaks before the Economic Club of New York- 1245 GMT. HELSINKI- Bank of Finland Governor and ECB council member Erkki Liikanen to hold a...

  • Corn and wheat futures also fell at the Chicago Board of Trade, with corn hitting session lows in the minutes after the monthly supply and demand report was released at midday. USDA pegged both soybean and corn ending stocks below analyst expectations amid strong soy export demand and increased corn domestic demand for sweeteners. "I think it's a buy the rumor,...

  • HAMBURG/ SYDNEY, Dec 10- Chicago wheat fell for a second session on Wednesday as concern that Russia will restrict exports eased, while soybeans hit a near one-month high amid expectations the U.S. Department of Agriculture will cut its forecast for inventories. Corn also rose as traders adjusted positions ahead of the monthly USDA report on global supply and...

  • *Freeport, Jiangxi agree 16.3- pct hike in 2015 TC/RCS- sources. *TC/RC benchmark seen at $107 a tonne/ 10.7 cents a pound. SYDNEY, Dec 10- London copper prices slipped on Wednesday from two-week highs hit the session before, after a short-covering rally lost momentum and as focus shifted to looming oversupply next year.

  • Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon, expressing deep concern about slow action to combat climate change, told governments at U.N. talks in Lima on Tuesday there was no "time for tinkering" and urged a radical shift to greener economies. "But the window of opportunity is fast narrowing," he told delegates from about 190 nations at the Dec. 1-12 talks working on a deal due in...

  • LONDON, Dec 9- Gold rose for a second straight session on Tuesday to above $1,200 an ounce after cautious comments from U.S. Dennis Lockhart, head of the Atlanta Federal Reserve, said late on Monday that he was in no rush to drop the Fed's pledge to keep interest rates near zero for a "considerable time," while San Francisco Fed chief John Williams said the phrase was...

  • FOREX-Yen benefits as investor risk appetite wanes Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 4:27 AM ET

    LONDON, Dec 9- The yen rose strongly on Tuesday as a further drop in oil prices hit risk appetite and as cautious comments from U.S. Commodity currencies extended recent losses, with the Australian dollar setting a four-year low of $0.8223 and the Canadian dollar hitting a five-year trough of C $1.1501 versus its U.S. counterpart as Brent sank below $66 per barrel.