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BRENT CRUDE OIL FUTURES EXTEND LOSSES, FALL $2 ON AMPLE SUPPLY.
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*Equities have come under pressure because of the problems between Russia and Ukraine, with the S&P 500 at one point down about 4 percent from a record closing high in late July. *Futures were off their highs of the session amid ongoing concerns about the region, with Ukraine reporting that Russia had massed 45,000 troops on its border.
*Equities have come under pressure because of the problems between Russia and Ukraine, with the S&P 500 at one point down about 4 percent from a record closing high in late July. *The gain implied by futures came despite ongoing concerns about the region, with Ukraine reporting that Russia had massed 45,000 troops on its border.
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*MannKind signs agreement with Sanofi, shares jump. NEW YORK, Aug 11- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Monday, suggesting that Friday's sharp rally could continue as it appeared less likely that the tense situation between Russia and Ukraine would escalate.
*MannKind signs agreement with Sanofi, shares jump. NEW YORK, Aug 11- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Monday, indicating that Friday's sharp rally could continue as it appeared less likely that the tense situation between Russia and Ukraine would escalate.
SYDNEY, Aug 11- London copper edged up on Monday as appetite for risk grew following a move by Russia that soothed tensions over the Ukraine, while optimism over the outlook for China's economy underpinned demand. *The most-traded October copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange edged up 0.1 percent to 49,850 yuan a tonne in overnight trade.
SEOUL, Aug 11- U.S. crude futures held below $98 a barrel on Monday in early Asian trade, as U.S. air strikes in Iraq eased investor concerns over the risk of oil supply disruptions from OPEC's second-largest producer.
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NEW YORK, Aug 8- U.S. stocks rose on Friday, with high dividend-paying utility stocks leading gains and benchmark Treasury yields at a 14- month low, as the United States bombed Islamic State positions in Iraq. Stock index futures had slumped overnight after President Barack Obama authorized relief supplies and air strikes on Iraq.
CRUDE OIL FUTURES TURN NEGATIVE ON PROFIT TAKING AFTER EARLY GAINS.
*Attention turning towards Aug. 12 USDA report. Aug 8- U.S. wheat futures fell for a second session on Friday on profit-taking after running up nearly 4 percent this week partly on fears of disrupted grain flows from the Black Sea region.
BRENT CRUDE FUTURES TURNS NEGATIVE AFTER MARKET "SELLS ON THE NEWS" OF THE US STRIKING ISLAMIC STATE TARGETS IN IRAQ.
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NEW YORK, Aug 8- U.S. stocks were set to rise Friday, with futures reversing earlier losses, as optimism over the Ukraine crisis offset concerns over the implications of U.S. air strikes on Iraq. Market participants said a rebound in U.S. stock index futures Friday was kindled by a report which said Russia was aiming to de-escalate the conflict in Ukraine.
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