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  • *But geopolitical unrest in Ukraine, Iraq supports prices. SINGAPORE, July 7- Brent crude hit a more than three-week low near $111 a barrel on Monday amid expectations of a rise in supplies as Libya gears up to resume oil exports from two ports that have been closed for nearly a year.

  • *But geopolitical unrest in Ukraine, Iraq supports prices. SINGAPORE, July 7- Brent crude prices hovered near a three-week low just above $110 a barrel on Monday, hurt by a potential rise in oil supply as Libya gears up to resume exports from two ports that have been closed for nearly a year.

  • SYDNEY, July 7- London copper started the week little changed on Monday, broadly holding on to last week's 3 percent gains given tighter-than-expected supply due in part to a halt since January of ore exports from Indonesia.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 2100 GMT / 5:00 PM ET Sunday, 6 Jul 2014 | 4:58 PM ET

    AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France- Christine LaGarde, chief of the International Monetary Fund, indicates that the IMF may trim the Fund's growth forecasts, although she says that global economic activity should get stronger in the year's second half and accelerate in 2015..

  • AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France, July 6- Global economic activity should strengthen in the second half of the year and accelerate in 2015, although momentum could be weaker than expected, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said on Sunday, hinting at a slight cut in the Fund's growth forecasts.

  • AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France, July 6- Global economic activity should strengthen in the second half of this year and accelerate in 2015 although momentum could be weaker than expected, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said on Sunday, adding that the Fund did not expect a sharp slowdown in China.

  • AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France, July 6- Global economic activity should accelerate in 2015 after being gloomy at the start of 2014, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said on Sunday, adding that the Fund saw no brutal slowdown in China.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to July 16 Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France- Annual "Davos in Provence" meeting. Speakers:- IMF chief Christine Lagarde, ECB Executive board member Benoit Coeure, Bank of France Governor Christian Noyer and France Finance Minister Michel Sapin.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to July 15 Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    FRANKFURT- ECB Governing Council meeting, followed by interest rate announcement and a news conference- 1145 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank announces interest rate decision. HOBART, Australia- RBA Governor Glenn Stevens addresses the Australian Conference of Economists and the Econometric Society Australasian Meeting in Hobart- 0100 GMT.

  • NEW YORK, July 2- U.S. U.S. companies hired 281,000 workers in June, marking the biggest monthly increase since November 2012, the ADP National Employment Report showed. "It was an unassailably good number- you couldn't fault it," said David Keeble, global head of interest rates strategy at Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank in New York.

  • NEW YORK, July 2- U.S. U.S. companies hired 281,000 workers in June, marking the biggest monthly increase since November 2012, the ADP National Employment Report showed. "It was obviously a decent number," said Sean Murphy, a Treasuries trader at Societe Generale in New York.

  • *SPDR Gold Trust sees inflow of 5.69 tonnes. LONDON, July 2- Gold held close to a three-month peak on Wednesday, boosted by a weak dollar and a second day of inflows into the top bullion-backed fund ahead of significant U.S. economic data.

  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, July 2- The British pound held firm near six-year highs following an upbeat manufacturing survey while the yen and the euro lost steam as the uptick from quarter-end buying faded. The pound, which scurried to $1.7167 on Tuesday, its highest since October 2008, traded firm at $1.7148.

  • SYDNEY, July 2- Asian stocks scored a three-year peak on Wednesday after a round of upbeat global economic data whetted risk appetites and helped Wall Street taste all-time highs.

  • SYDNEY, July 2- Asian stocks scored a three-year peak on Wednesday after a round of upbeat global economic data whetted risk appetites and helped Wall Street taste all-time highs.

  • FOREX-Aussie, sterling outperform as dollar dithers Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 8:00 PM ET

    SYDNEY, July 2- The Australian dollar hovered near an eight-month peak early on Wednesday, having been swept higher by a short squeeze while an upbeat manufacturing survey helped power sterling to levels not seen in nearly six years.

  • WASHINGTON, July 1- The International Monetary Fund continues to be seen as a club for rich countries, limiting how much other nations trust its advice as objective, the IMF's own auditor said in a report on Tuesday.

  • *IMF cuts 2014 U.S. growth forecast to 2 percent. WASHINGTON, June 16- The International Monetary Fund cut its growth forecast for the United States on Monday and said the economy would not reach full employment until the end of 2017, allowing interest rates to be held near zero for longer than financial markets expect.

  • WASHINGTON, June 16- Weak economic growth in the United States is a temporary phenomenon, with limited impact on the rest of the world, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Monday. U.S. growth in the first quarter contracted due to a harsh winter, but the IMF said it is likely to rebound.

  • IMF's Lagarde urges "gradual path" for Fed rate hikes Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 10:03 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, June 16- The head of the International Monetary Fund said on Monday that the U.S. Federal Reserve should move interest rates up only gradually when it finally begins to lift borrowing costs from near-zero.