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  • LONDON, June 25- Copper prices slipped on Thursday in volatile trade, hit by a looming slowdown in summer demand and as concerns over a potential Greek debt default dimmed prospects for the euro zone economy and related metals demand. Greece's international creditors will put their final proposal for a cash-for-reform deal to euro zone finance ministers for...

  • Brent crude for August delivery was up 2 cents at $63.51 a barrel by 0648 GMT, after ending the previous day down 96 cents, or 1.5 percent. U.S. crude for delivery in August was down 14 cents at $60.13 a barrel, after finishing Wednesday down 74 cents, or 1.2 percent. "The market is disappointed with last night's numbers," said Mike McCarthy, chief market strategist at...

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, June 25- Is India's Adani Mining preparing to walk away from its A $10 billion coal project in Australia's Queensland state, or upping the ante in trying to speed up approvals for the huge project? Adani surprised industry observers by confirming on Wednesday it had halted engineering work on its Carmichael coal project in the frontier...

  • HONG KONG, June 25- The Mongolian government this week completed the sale of an offshore yuan bond, making it the second country after Britain to issue yuan-denominated bonds. From the provincial level, Canada's British Columbia and Australia's New South Wales tapped dim sum bonds last year. "Central banks have recognized the trend toward an increasingly...

  • Brent crude for August delivery had risen 17 cents to $63.66 a barrel by 0329 GMT, after ending the previous day down 96 cents, or 1.5 percent. "The market is disappointed with last night's numbers," said Mike McCarthy, chief market strategist at Sydney's CMC Markets. "For today, we continue to expect prices to move sideways with a strong resistance at $61.80 and $65 for...

  • SINGAPORE, June 25- Oil prices were little changed in early Asian trade on Thursday as an unexpected build in U.S. gasoline inventories offset a higher than forecast draw in U.S. crude inventories, while Brent was supported by buoyant manufacturing figures from Europe. Brent crude for August delivery rose 10 cents to $63.59 a barrel by 0130 GMT, after settling...

  • *Hackers stole Codan's designs for metal detectors. *Codan forced to slash prices to compete with counterfeits. But try telling that to Donald McGurk, chief executive of Australian communications, metal detection and mining technology firm Codan, who has watched sales and prices of his firm's metal detectors collapse since Chinese hackers stole its designs...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to July 7 Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Governor Daniel Tarullo participates in "Conversation on the Economy and Financial Regulation" before the Council on Foreign Relations- 1200 GMT. WINDSOR, Canada- Bank of Canada Deputy Governor Lawrence Schembri will give a speech to the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce- 1610 GMT. LAUSANNE, Switzerland- Swiss...

  • *Hackers stole Codan's designs for metal detectors. *Codan forced to slash prices to compete with counterfeits. But try telling that to Donald McGurk, chief executive of Australian communications, metal detection and mining technology firm Codan, who has watched sales and prices of his firm's metal detectors collapse since Chinese hackers stole its designs...

  • *China macro funds mostly bearish on copper- analyst. LONDON, June 24- Copper slipped on Wednesday as investor sentiment reflected a looming slowdown in demand and market jitters over talks aimed at averting a Greek debt default. Markets reacted nervously to a statement from Athens saying that creditors had rejected certain proposals from Greece, but an EU...

  • *Europe stocks dip, Bunds rally on Greece talks nerves. *Greece worries lift gold off one-week low. Losses were pared after a European Union official said talks with Greece were still going on and that Tsipras would meet the creditors as planned.

  • *German yields dip in sign of caution on Greece. German government bonds yields edged lower in a sign of caution that the sometimes acrimonious stand-off between debt-stricken Greece and its creditors could still prove hard to resolve. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will meet the heads of the European Central Bank, the International Monetary Fund and...

  • METALS-London copper turns higher, Greece in focus Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 3:45 AM ET

    *China's copper imports down 12 pct in January-May. MELBOURNE, June 24- London copper erased early losses on Wednesday to turn higher, as the focus shifted from a seasonal decline in demand to optimism over a potential deal on Greek debt and as the dollar weakened. "Clearly, the issues in Greece are impacting sentiment and no one really wants to jump on board here just...

  • CANBERRA, Australia— Australia says it will become a founding member of a Chinese-led Asian regional bank and its sixth largest shareholder. A government statement said on Wednesday that the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank presented Australia with great opportunities to work with its neighbors and largest trading partner, China, to drive economic...

  • MADRID— Authorities in Spain have accused a company there of running a lucrative international operation that illegally captured vast amounts of an Antarctic fish prized in top restaurants. Spain did not name the companies, but New Zealand's Foreign Minister Murray McCully told The Associated Press in an interview they were all linked to Vidal Armadores SA,...

  • *Greece's new reform proposals welcomed, but no deal yet. A move above $1.14 late in European time on Monday followed a series of headlines indicating an agreement can be reached later this week that would prop Athens up for another period and keep the euro zone's weakest member in the club. "If you bought the euro on those headlines last night, you come in this...

  • Greek deal optimism gives stocks another nudge ahead Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 3:25 AM ET

    Elsewhere, Germany's DAX rose 1.2 percent to 11,598 while the CAC-40 in France rose 1.3 percent to 5,063. The FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was 0.3 percent higher 6,843. Wall Street looked poised for another up day, with Dow futures and the broader S&P 500 futures up 0.2 percent. Investors think that a deal will be signed then, in time for Greece to get the...

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, June 23- The image of miners as mainly burly blokes in hard hats and high-vis vests is likely to change in the next decade to one of computer geeks controlling automated machines while sitting thousands of kilometers away from the pit. ,released last week by the Committee for Economic Development of Australia, a think-tank encompassing...

  • VANCOUVER, June 23- The global gold mining industry is showing signs of life as merger activity picks up and industry veterans set up new companies and hunt for projects, taking advantage of weak prices to lay the groundwork for a rebound. In the first quarter, Paris- based asset manager Carmignac Gestion bought 11.65 million shares of Goldcorp, the highest valued...

  • WELLINGTON, New Zealand— All of New Zealand's international and domestic flights were temporarily grounded Tuesday afternoon after authorities reported that the nationwide radar system had failed. Airways New Zealand, which provides navigational services, wrote on Twitter that it experienced a radar failure at about 2:48 p.m.. National carrier Air New...