*Copper futures slip after 1 pct gain in previous session. *Spot premiums at 600- 750 yuan/ tonne- analyst. SINGAPORE, April 18- Shanghai copper futures slipped on Friday after jumping the most in 2-1/ 2 weeks, but premiums in the spot market rose to their highest this year indicating growing demand in top consumer China.» Read More
*Pro-Russia militants seize more ground in east Ukraine, risk of "gas war" looms. SINGAPORE April 14- Brent crude futures rose to near $108 a barrel on Monday, supported by rising geopolitical tensions over Ukraine that have raised the risk of a military confrontation with Russia.
TOKYO, April 14- U.S. crude oil futures rose above $104 a barrel in early trade on Monday as increasing geopolitical tensions between Ukraine and Russia supported buying sentiment for the front month contract. *U.S. crude for May delivery was up 30 cents at $104.04 per barrel by 0000 GMT, after finishing 34 cents higher on Friday.
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LONDON, April 11- Gold held around 2-1/ 2 week highs on Friday, heading for its biggest weekly rise in a month on sagging risk appetite and increasing hopes the U.S. Gold futures for June delivery were up 0.1 percent to $1,321.70 an ounce.
*JPMorgan falls after results, Wells Fargo due. NEW YORK, April 11- U.S. stock index futures fell on Friday after earnings from JP Morgan Chase, putting the S&P 500 on track to continue its decline after suffering its biggest drop in two months.
LONDON, April 11- Gold steadied below 2-1/ 2 week highs on Friday, heading for its best week in a month on sagging risk appetite and increasing hopes the U.S. Gold futures for June delivery were down 0.1 percent to $1,319.40 an ounce.
LONDON, April 11- Brent oil futures dipped towards $107 a barrel on Friday following a weaker outlook for 2014 global demand growth from the International Energy Agency and due to expectations that more Libyan crude will reach the market next week. Brent crude was down 29 cents at $107.17 a barrel by 0927 GMT after settling 52 cents lower on Thursday.
*Libya's state National Oil Corp lifts force majeure for Hariga port. SINGAPORE, April 11- Brent futures eased towards $107 a barrel on Friday as the global supply outlook improved with more Libyan supplies expected to reach the market, although growing tension between the West and Russia over Ukraine put a floor under prices.
*OPEC cautious on economy, sees lower demand for its oil. SINGAPORE, April 11- Brent futures eased towards $107 a barrel on Friday as the global supply outlook improved with more Libyan supplies expected to reach the market, although growing tension between the West and Russia over Ukraine put a floor under prices.
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NEW YORK— Gold and silver prices rose Thursday as the stock market went into retreat. Platinum for July delivery rose $21.20, or 1.5 percent, to $1,460.10 an ounce. Palladium for June delivery rose $9.75, or 1.2 percent, to $792.30 an ounce.
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*China copper imports jump 10.8 pct y/y in March. LONDON, April 10- Nickel prices touched their highest in more than a year on Thursday as speculators continued to buy up futures on concerns about shortages following a ban on ore exports from Indonesia.
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