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  • *China, Japan shares up but Australian, S.Korean stocks down. TOKYO, Nov 9- Asian stocks were mixed, with Japanese and Chinese shares up, while the dollar stood at a 7- month high against peers on Monday after robust U.S. jobs data bolstered expectations of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike in December. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 8- The average price of gasoline in the United States rose less than a cent over the past two weeks, breaking a 19- week-long decline when the price plummeted by 63 cents per gallon, according to a Lundberg survey released on Sunday. Regular-grade gasoline rose to $2.25 per gallon in the survey conducted on Nov. 6. In the Lundberg panel of large cities in 48...

  • SYDNEY, Nov 9- U.S. wheat fell more than 0.5 percent on Monday, extending two-day losses by nearly 1.5 percent, as a stronger dollar continued to weigh on prices. *Chicago Board Of Trade December wheat fell 0.72 percent to $5.19-3/ 4 a bushel after closing down 0.57 percent on Friday. *The U.S. Department of Agriculture last week reported wheat export sales for 2015/ 16 in...

  • TAIPEI, Nov 9- Taiwan stocks rose on Monday after leaders of Taiwan and China met for the first time in more than six decades at the weekend, led by gains in heavyweights such as TSMC. Mediatek, which is Taiwan's biggest chip design house and a major player in the China market, rose 0.5 percent. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.085 to T $32.645 per U.S. dollar.

  • SHANGHAI, Nov 9- China major stock indexes opened up on Monday after the securities regulators said it would allow initial public offerings to resume after a July halt. China CSI300 stock index futures for November climbed 0.5 percent, to 3,761.8, 52.25 points below the current value of the underlying index. The Hang Seng index in Hong Kong was down 0.5 percent, to...

  • SYDNEY, Nov 9- BHP Billiton Ltd said it was reviewing its fiscal 2016 iron ore production guidance following a deadly mudflow and flooding disaster at a mine in Brazil, which analysts described as a severe blow for the world's biggest miner. Samarco, a joint venture between BHP and the world's biggest iron ore miner, Vale SA, said it had set no date to restart the mine,...

  • MELBOURNE, Nov 9- London copper was little changed on Monday, struggling to regain the $5,000 mark and trending towards six-year lows after China trade data underlined struggling growth in the world's top metals user. *Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange traded up 0.1 percent at $4,992.50 a tonne by 0010 GMT, after losses in the previous session when...

  • MANILA, Nov 9- U.S. crude futures ticked higher on Monday after tumbling 2 percent in the previous session as the dollar climbed on robust U.S. employment data which raised bets for an interest rate hike this year. *U.S. crude for December delivery was up 14 cents at $44.43 a barrel by 0038 GMT after touching a 1-1/ 2- week low of $43.83. *Brent crude gained 10 cents to...

  • Nov 8- A Canadian Pacific freight train carrying crude oil through Wisconsin derailed on Sunday, knocking 12 cars off the tracks and spilling oil in the state's second derailment in two days. No one was injured in the incident in Watertown, about 50 miles west of Milwaukee, and workers stopped the leak, which company spokesman Martin Cej described as minor.

  • SINGAPORE, Nov 9- Gold languished near its lowest in three months on Monday following an eight-day losing streak, as surging U.S. nonfarm payrolls boosted expectations of a December rate hike in the United States. *Gold is just about $12 away from a 5-1/ 2- year low hit in July. *Gold fell as markets believed higher rates would hurt demand for the non-yielding asset.

  • MARIANA, Brazil, Nov 8- Three days after a massive mudflow and flood caused by ruptured dams at an iron ore mine, Brazilian authorities are still struggling to determine a cause or even recover the bodies of as many as 28 people possibly swept away in the torrent. It has also sparked calls by government officials, environmentalists and outraged residents for...

  • *DXY hits highest since mid-April after bullish U.S. jobs report. TOKYO, Nov 9- The dollar remained aloft in Asian trade on Monday, after soaring to nearly seven-month highs against a basket of currencies as robust U.S. employment data prompted more investors to bet on an interest rate increase by year this year. Interest rates futures were pricing in a 70 percent...

  • *Asia down but losses limited after Wall St rebounds from early loss. TOKYO, Nov 9- Asian stocks slipped and the dollar stood at a 7- month high against its peers early on Monday after robust U.S. jobs data bolstered expectations of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike in December. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dipped 0.5 percent, while...

  • LONDON, Nov 9- The Confederation of British Industry scaled back its forecast for economic growth next year, saying on Monday that resilient domestic demand would not be enough to outweigh the effects of a slowdown in emerging markets. British retailers have increasingly adopted U.S.-style' Black Friday' discounts in recent years in a bid to kick-start...

  • BEIJING, Nov 8- China's trade figures disappointed analyst expectations by a wide margin in October, reinforcing views that the world's second-largest economy will have to do more to stimulate domestic demand given softness in overseas markets. But the weak export reading shows that China might be getting less of a boost than hoped from overseas holiday...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 8- Weyerhaeuser Co will purchase Plum Creek Timber Co Inc in a deal announced on Sunday that the two companies said would create a $23 billion timber, land and forest products company, the largest in the United States. The companies said the exchange implies a premium of 13.8 percent to a weighted average price ratio of Plum Creek shares to...

  • BEIJING, Nov 9- To get a sense of how hard it is to measure greenhouse gas emissions in China, it pays to visit the Deqingyuan poultry farm on the outskirts of Beijing, where streams of chicken manure are piped from wooden sheds to an industrial gas digester that rises above the ground like a tethered balloon. "I don't know how they calculate the figure but there were...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 8- Weyerhaeuser Company will purchase Plum Creek in a deal announced on Sunday that the two companies said would create a $23 billion timber, land and forest products company.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 8- Donald Trump's appearance as guest host of "Saturday Night Live" helped the TV comedy sketch show earn its highest viewership ratings since 2012, the NBC television network said on Sunday. The show, which came under fire from Latino groups for inviting the blunt-spoken Republican presidential frontrunner to host, garnered a 6.6 rating in the 56...

  • MARIANA, Brazil, Nov 8- Brazilian authorities on Sunday were investigating a third possible death caused by a massive mudflow and flooding that swamped towns near an iron ore mine in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais. Neither authorities nor mine operator Samarco- a joint venture between the world's largest mining company, BHP Billiton Ltd, and the biggest...