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  • *Gold had fallen 2.2 percent on Monday. SINGAPORE, Nov 11- Gold ticked up on Tuesday as it attempted to recover from a 2 percent slide in the previous session, but was unlikely to rally as the outlook for the U.S. dollar remained optimistic. Spot gold gained 0.4 percent to $1,154.80 an ounce by 0330 GMT, after dropping 2.2 percent in the previous session.

  • SINGAPORE, Nov 11- Brent crude traded around $82 a barrel on Tuesday, just above a four-year low hit last week, with a firm dollar and robust production from U.S. shale oil fields offsetting a drop in output in Libya. The price has fallen nearly 30 percent since late June and all eyes are on OPEC for indications of whether the oil cartel will cut prices at a meeting on Nov....

  • Nov 10- U.S. officials plan to unveil this week a comprehensive slate of consumer protections for prepaid debit cards, including fee disclosure and limits on overdrafts, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's proposed rules, expected on Thursday, will have standards for how...

  • China's yuan edges lower on weaker midpoint Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 11:09 PM ET

    SHANGHAI, Nov 11- China's yuan fell against the dollar on Tuesday after the central bank set the midpoint slightly weak, signalling that Beijing may prefer a temporary pause for the Chinese currency's recent appreciation, traders said. The People's Bank of China set the midpoint at 6.1413, down 0.6 percent from Monday's fix. The yuan has stayed on a general upward...

  • TOKYO, Nov 11- Japanese shares stood out against a lacklustre backdrop in Asia on Tuesday as oil prices continued to drop, while the dollar took a breather from its recent rally. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan erased early losses and eked out a 0.1 percent gain, while Japan's Nikkei stock average added 0.8 percent.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 10- The escalating cost to service Puerto Rico's debt is one reason why its bonds are not attractive at current prices, a major municipal bond investor said on Monday. Traditional municipal bond investors have been largely avoiding junk-rated Puerto Rico, which has a debt load of more than $70 billion, leaving it partly reliant on banks and hedge...

  • JGBs dip on fresh supply, higher Tokyo stocks Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 10:30 PM ET

    TOKYO, Nov 11- Japanese government bond prices dipped on Tuesday, weighed by higher Tokyo stocks and an overnight retreat in U.S. The Ministry of Finance offered a new batch of 30- year JGBs on Tuesday. Tokyo's Nikkei gained 0.8 percent, boosted by Wall Street gains and the BOJ's move to purchase exchange-traded funds as part of its recently beefed-up economic...

  • BEIJING, Nov 11- China and the United States have reached a breakthrough in talks aimed at eliminating duties on information technology products, United States Trade Representative Michael Froman said on Tuesday. The United States and other countries have been hopeful that China would sign on to the ITA, which requires signatories to eliminate duties on some...

  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Nov 11- The dollar steadied on Tuesday after recouping some of its post-payrolls losses as an uptick in risk appetite sent U.S. Treasury yields higher and underpinned Wall Street stocks. It has also been capped by the Australian dollar's rise on stronger than expected local housing data, "said Junichi Ishikawa, a market analyst at IG Securities in...

  • SYDNEY, Nov 11- London copper edged up on Tuesday after a near 1 percent drop in the previous session, while markets braced for a string of soft third-quarter growth reports out of Europe this week that are expected to highlight the fragile nature of metals demand. *The most-traded January copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange eased 0.2 percent to...

  • SINGAPORE, Nov 11- Citigroup has slashed its iron ore price forecast for 2015, predicting the steelmaking ingredient could drop below $60 per tonne in the most bearish estimate yet from a financial institution on the glut-hit commodity. Citigroup expects iron ore to average $60 a tonne in the third quarter of next year, down from a previous forecast of $78 and to...

  • *Sumitomo Metal Mining soars on outlook hike. TOKYO, Nov 11- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Tuesday, buoyed by Wall Street gains and as the weaker yen helped exporters, but oil-related shares such as Inpex Corp underperformed after oil prices fell further. Sentiment was also boosted by the Bank Of Japan's move on Monday to purchase 38 billion yen of...

  • NYMEX-U.S. crude holds above $77 after steep fall Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 8:35 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, Nov 11- U.S. crude held above $77 a barrel in early trade on Tuesday, with a firm dollar and robust production growth at U.S. shale oil fields balanced by geopolitical risks in Libya and Ukraine. *U.S. crude was down 3 cents at $77.37 a barrel by 0109 GMT. *JPMorgan Chase& Co has slashed its 2015 Brent price forecast by $33 to $82 per barrel, citing supply pressures...

  • Nov 10- State Street Corp said on Monday it was responding to subpoenas from the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission for information regarding its solicitation of asset servicing business of public retirement plans. Separately, the SEC said it would increase its enforcement actions in the municipal market, encouraged by its...

  • SINGAPORE, Nov 11- Gold ticked up on Tuesday attempting to recover from a 2 percent slide in the previous session, but gains may be limited as the U.S. dollar nears a four-year high. *Gold rallied on Friday as the dollar weakened after U.S. payrolls data marginally missed expectations, but the dollar has since recovered, adding pressure on safe-haven bullion.

  • TOKYO, Nov 11- Asian shares and the dollar got off to a lacklustre start on Tuesday as oil prices continued to drop, while Japanese shares marked early gains. Crude oil prices shrugged off concerns about conflicts in Libya and Ukraine and continued to sag. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down about 0.2 percent, while Japan's Nikkei...

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Nov 24 Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    STOCKHOLM- Sveriges Riksbank will release the minutes of October monetary policy meeting- 0830 GMT. WELLINGTON- Reserve Bank of New Zealand releases Financial Stability Report, which assesses the soundness and efficiency of the New Zealand financial system- 2000 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Sweden Financial Stability Council meeting.

  • Nov 10- Continental Resources Chief Executive Officer Harold Hamm has been ordered to pay nearly $1 billion to his ex-wife in one of the largest-ever U.S. divorce judgments, according to a court filing on Monday. Although the award could make Sue Ann Hamm, 58, one of the 100 wealthiest women in the United States, according to Forbes' rankings, it is far smaller than...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 10- A U.S. judge ruled on Monday that Citigroup Inc could process an $85 million interest payment by Argentina on bonds issued under its local laws following its 2002 default. District Judge Thomas Griesa in New York said Citigroup could process the Dec. 31 payment it receives on U.S. dollar-denominated Argentine law bonds. Citigroup has said it faces...

  • Nov 10- Last week's ousting of Mongolia's prime minister is likely to delay talks on resolving a long-running dispute over the huge Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold mine in the mineral-rich country, joint-mine owner Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd said on Monday. Mongolia's parliament voted last week to remove Prime Minister Norov Altankhuyag amid concerns about a...