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  • WHITE HOUSE SAYS OBAMA ADVISERS IN THE PAST RECOMMENDED PRESIDENTIAL VETO OF PREVIOUS PROPOSALS FOR KEYSTONE LEGISLATION; THAT STILL STANDS.

  • NAYPYITAW-WHITE HOUSE SAYS TAKES "DIM VIEW" OF ANY PROPOSAL FOR CONGRESSIONAL APPROVAL OF KEYSTONE PIPELINE, WANTS STATE DEPT REVIEW TO CONTINUE.

  • *Coming Up: China industrial output Oct at 0530 GMT. SYDNEY, Nov 13- London copper marked time on Thursday ahead of a reading on China's industrial production which may shed fresh light on its metals demand. "Our central view is that copper prices will edge down a bit next year," said James Glenn, analyst at National Australia Bank in Melbourne.

  • UPDATE 1-India to announce WTO breakthrough - sources Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 11:31 PM ET

    NEW DELHI, Nov 13- A breakthrough is expected in talks between India and the World Trade Organization to end a deadlock on implementing a deal struck last year to facilitate global trade, two sources close to the talks said on Thursday. India's trade minister Nirmala Sitharaman was due to give a statement shortly, a government official in New Delhi said.

  • China's yuan nearly flat after APEC summit Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 11:14 PM ET

    SHANGHAI, Nov 13- China's yuan barely moved against the dollar on Thursday as investors turn cautious after the conclusion of the APEC summit earlier this week, traders said. China typically keeps its currency steady or lets it appreciate moderately during major political events to deflect criticism that Beijing holds down the value of the yuan to bosst its...

  • *Gold prices flat near $1,160. SINGAPORE, Nov 13- Gold was steady on Thursday as investors awaited U.S. data for possible cues, but sentiment remained fragile as optimism over an economic recovery and a strong dollar dented bullion's appeal as a hedge. The metal has seen an intense sell-off since Oct. 31, sliding below the key technical level of $1,180 and then...

  • TOKYO, Nov 13- A senior lawmaker in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling Liberal Democratic Party told reporters on Thursday it appeared the premier has decided to call early elections, Jiji news agency said. "It looks like Shinzo Abe has finally made up his mind and it's fair to consider that he decided to go to the people," said Tadamori Oshima, a former deputy chief of...

  • *OPEC says demand for its crude will drop next year. SINGAPORE, Nov 13- Brent crude traded around $80 a barrel on Thursday, near its lowest since 2010, after OPEC said demand for its oil would fall next year, while Saudi Arabia remained silent about a possible cut in production. Global demand for oil from OPEC will drop to 29.20 million barrels per day next year, almost 1...

  • TOKYO, Nov 13- The dollar took time out from its rally against the yen and euro on Thursday as traders awaited Chinese and U.S. data for fresh catalysts, while the Australian dollar slid after a central bank official said an intervention on the currency has not been ruled out. The British pound languished at 14- month lows versus its U.S. peer after dovish messages...

  • TIMELINE-Takata air bag recalls Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 10:30 PM ET

    Honda and Takata deny fault and settle for an undisclosed sum. Her family sues Honda and Takata for more than $75 million in April 2011, claiming they knew of the air bag problems as early as 2004. Honda and Takata settle in January 2013 for $3 million, according to court documents. April 27- Honda recalls 896,000 Honda and Acura 2001-03 cars in order to find...

  • JGBs mostly steady as 5-year sale results awaited Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 10:19 PM ET

    TOKYO, Nov 13- Japanese government prices were mostly steady on Thursday, as investors positioned for the day's 5- year sale. The Ministry of Finance offered 2.7 trillion yen of 5- year JGB with a coupon of 0.2 percent, re-opening the September issue instead of the October issue. In the superlong zone, the 20- year yield was up 0.5 basis point at 1.305 percent, its...

  • *Asian shares flat, eyes on China data. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan ticked up 0.1 percent. Saudi Arabia's oil minister did not make clear on Wednesday whether the kingdom would support a cut in oil production at the OPEC meeting on Nov. 27, even as he dismissed talk that the country is engaged in a "price war" with fast-growing U.S. shale...

  • REUTERS POLL-ANY FURTHER BOJ EASING SEEN ONLY AFTER JUNE 2015- ECONOMISTS.

  • *Any further Bank of Japan easing to occur only after June. TOKYO, Nov 13- The Bank of Japan is expected to come up well short of its 2 percent inflation goal despite the latest burst of monetary stimulus, a Reuters poll showed, adding to growing doubts about the BOJ's strategy to re-energise a long-stagnant economy. "The BOJ's stance is not to ease policy in an...

  • REUTERS POLL-BOJ TO FALL WELL SHORT OF 2 PCT INFLATION GOAL DESPITE LATEST EASING.

  • TOKYO, Nov 13- Japanese companies overwhelmingly want Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to delay or scrap a planned tax increase, a Reuters poll shows, highlighting concerns that it could derail a fragile economic recovery. As expectations grow that Abe will soon announce he is putting off the unpopular measure, the Reuters Corporate Survey found that nearly three in...

  • S.Korea c.bank keeps rates unchanged, as expected Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 8:55 PM ET

    SEOUL, Nov 13- South Korea's central bank kept interest rates steady on Thursday, in line with market expectations, as it monitors the effects of its two rate cuts this year as well as policy decisions in the United States and Japan. The Bank of Korea's monetary policy committee kept its base rate unchanged at 2.0 percent, that matches a record low, a media official...

  • *Takata rises on air bag chemical modification announcement. After big gains in the previous two sessions on expectations Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is preparing to delay a second rise in the sales tax in an attempt to keep Japan's sluggish economy recovery on track, investors stepped back to assess the wider economic picture. "I think the mood in the market is...

  • *Sept core machinery orders +2.9 pct vs f'cast -1.9 pct. TOKYO, Nov 13- Japan's core machinery orders unexpectedly rose for the fourth straight month in September and manufacturers grew more confident this month, suggesting the economy may be finally starting to gather speed after the hit from an April sales tax hike. Thursday's data also offered an encouraging...

  • SINGAPORE, Nov 13- U.S. crude edged lower to around $77 a barrel in early Asian trade on Thursday after OPEC said demand for its oil will fall next year, while Saudi Arabia kept its silence about a possible cut in production. *U.S. crude for December delivery was trading 12 cents lower at $77.06 a barrel at 0057 GMT, after dipping as low as $76.86. *Global demand for oil from...