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  • LONDON, Sept 2- Copper steadied on Wednesday after Chinese equities recouped some of their losses following further government intervention, though falling oil prices and an August slowdown in world factory activity kept a lid on gains. A number of brokerages in top copper consumer China have pledged additional funds to buy equities, answering the latest...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 27- Oil rocketed more than 10 percent higher on Thursday, posting its biggest one-day rally in over six years as recovering equity markets and news of diminished crude supplies set off a short-covering scramble by bearish traders. The rally was aided by news of a force majeure on Nigerian oil exports declared by Shell and private data indicating...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 27- Oil rocketed more than 8 percent higher on Thursday, posting its biggest one-day rally in years, as recovering equity markets and news of diminished crude supplies set off a short-covering surge by bearish traders. The rally was aided by news of a force majeure on Nigerian oil exports declared by Shell and private data indicating more drawdowns...

  • *Global stock markets rise as China shares recover. *Outlook uncertain on supply glut and China fears. *Standard Chartered slashes crude price forecasts.

  • *Global stock markets rise on Asia, Wall Street rally. *Standard Chartered cuts crude price forecasts sharply. However, do not be wrong footed by a correction higher, " PVM Oil Associates technical analyst Robin Bieber said.

  • *European, U.S. stocks rally after China cuts rates. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Aug 25- Gold fell more than 1 percent on Tuesday after an interest rate cut from China helped global markets rebound from the previous day's rout, with stocks rallying and the dollar also gaining, while palladium sank more than 7 percent to a five-year low. Palladium saw the steepest losses by far in...

  • LONDON, Aug 25- Gold fell on Tuesday as global markets rebounded from the previous day's rout after China cut interest rates to stimulate its wavering economy, with European stocks rising 4.5 percent and the dollar up 1 percent versus the euro. Gold had edged lower on Monday, with some traders citing liquidation to cover losses on other markets, but largely held...

  • *Palladium down more than 7 pct to lowest since 2010. LONDON, Aug 25- Gold fell on Tuesday as global markets found some respite after the previous day's rout, with European stocks rising more than 3 percent and the dollar rebounding from a seven-month low versus the euro and the yen. Gold had edged lower on Monday, with some traders citing liquidation to cover losses...

  • *China equities collapse sparks global markets sell-off. A near 9- percent fall in China shares roiled global markets and sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average down more than 1,000 points in early trading. It's all about China, " Carsten Fritsch, senior oil analyst at Commerzbank in Frankfurt, told the Reuters Global Oil Forum.

  • China in focus as markets in turmoil. MADRID, Aug 24- Markets are watching for China's next move as signs of a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy stack up, raising expectations it will act to stoke growth. A looming snap election in Greece and a closely watched conference hosted by the Federal Reserve in the United States are also likely to keep...

  • *China in focus after weak manufacturing data. MADRID, Aug 21- Markets will be watching for China's next move as signs of a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy stack up, raising expectations it will act to stoke growth. A looming snap election in Greece and a closely watched conference hosted by the Federal Reserve in the United States are also likely to...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 19- Mutual fund managers who believed the slump in oil prices would be short-lived have been taking it on the chin, but some are not giving up, betting that the market will bounce back and they will have the last laugh. The FPA Capital Fund, the Towle Deep Value Fund and the Mount Lucas US Focus Equity fund are among several that are still plowing money into...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 18- Promontory Financial Group LLC has agreed to pay $15 million to New York's banking regulator and refrain from certain new business with state-regulated banks for six months after being accused of whitewashing a report about sanctions compliance at Standard Chartered Bank. Promontory is the third consulting firm to settle with the New York...

  • LONDON, Aug 18- Copper prices slid to a six-year low below the psychological $5,000 a tonne level on Tuesday as worries about weak demand growth from top consumer China were reinforced by tumbling equity prices in Shanghai. "We remain in a pretty oppressive environment, prices are likely to grind lower," said Nicholas Snowdon, analyst at Standard Chartered.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 14- BNP Paribas SA has agreed to pay $115 million to settle U.S. investor lawsuits accusing 16 major banks of rigging prices in the $5.3 trillion- a-day foreign exchange market, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday. Of those banks, the plaintiffs have announced the terms for only four of their settlements, leaving unconfirmed how much BNP...

  • *Dollar up as China eases currency war fears. LONDON, Aug 13- Copper steadied on Thursday above the previous session's six-year low after China's central bank said there was no basis for further yuan depreciation, dampening concerns that the country's appetite for metals imports could wane. It plunged to a six-year trough of $5,062 a tonne in reaction to China...

  • Yuan slide seen adding to StanChart's Asian challenges Thursday, 13 Aug 2015 | 8:10 AM ET

    LONDON, Aug 13- Already faced with a battle to revive the fortunes of banking group Standard Chartered, new Chief Executive Bill Winters is now confronted with another challenge in the shape of China's yuan devaluation. London- based Standard Chartered is the European bank most exposed to Asia's economic weakness and currency volatility, which come just as...

  • Earnings season shows euro zone's gain, FTSE's pain Wednesday, 12 Aug 2015 | 10:30 AM ET

    *Forecasts for FTSE 100 earnings growth slashed. So while this year euro zone companies are projected to grow earnings by 13.4 percent, FTSE 100 members are set to see theirs decline by 11.5 percent. "It's euro zone within Europe that is strong, and any weakness is in the FTSE 100," said Patrick Moonen, senior multi-asset strategist at NN Investment Partners.

  • Even as banks walk away, coal on the rise in Australia Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015 | 5:59 AM ET

    Clean Power Plan unveiled last week aims to shift the fuel generation mix dramatically away from coal- production is rising in Australia. "To say coal mining will stop in Australia is unrealistic," said James Wilson, an analyst with Morgans Financial in Perth, noting that some of the biggest and most efficient mines in the world are located in the country.

  • LONDON, Aug 10- Europe's biggest banks have stockpiled capital this year to cushion them against unexpected demands from regulators and also to show their long-suffering shareholders higher dividend payouts could be just over the horizon. Europe's 24 biggest banks strengthened their common equity ratios, the most-watched measure of capital strength, by...