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  • *Britain votes on European Union membership on Thursday. *PM Cameron warns leaving would diminish Britain. LONDON, June 22- British Prime Minister David Cameron and his eurosceptic opponents made final pitches for wavering voters on Wednesday on the eve of a defining referendum on European Union membership with the outcome still too close to call.

  • *Militants want greater share of Nigeria's oil wealth. The militants say they want a greater share of Nigeria's oil wealth to go to the impoverished Delta region. OPEC member Nigeria was Africa's top oil producer until the spate of attacks pushed it behind Angola.

  • *OPEC oil export revenues fall 46 percent in 2015. *Crude exports by OPEC rise only "slightly". They earned $518.2 billion from petroleum exports last year, OPEC said in its Annual Statistical Bulletin, the lowest level since 2005..

  • *EU has 7 ongoing investigations into China steel imports. BRUSSELS, June 22- China's failure to curb its steel output could prompt the European Union to consider new trade sanctions against Beijing, the European Commission said on Wednesday, joining U.S. calls for over-capacity to be dealt with swiftly. In an EU document aimed at framing the bloc's China policy...

  • *EU has 7 ongoing investigations into China steel imports. BRUSSELS, June 22- China's failure to curb its steel output could prompt the European Union to consider new trade sanctions against Beijing, the European Commission said on Wednesday, joining U.S. calls for over-capacity to be dealt with swiftly. In an EU document aimed at framing the bloc's China policy...

  • *EU has 7 ongoing investigations into China steel imports. BRUSSELS, June 22- China's failure to curb its steel output could prompt the European Union to consider new trade sanctions against Beijing, the European Commission said on Wednesday, joining U.S. calls for over-capacity to be dealt with swiftly. In an EU document aimed at framing the bloc's China policy...

  • *EU has 7 ongoing investigations into China steel imports. BRUSSELS, June 22- China's failure to curb its steel output could prompt the European Union to consider new trade sanctions against Beijing, the European Commission said on Wednesday, joining U.S. calls for over-capacity to be dealt with swiftly. In an EU document aimed at framing the bloc's China policy...

  • WASHINGTON, June 22- International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Wednesday that the Federal Reserve should avoid "abrupt" interest rate moves and focus on stability in its monetary policy. Lagarde, in a news conference on the IMF's U.S. policy review, said the IMF was "aligned" with Fed Chair Janet Yellen on the need for clear policy...

  • WASHINGTON, June 22- The International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday the U.S. economy was "overall in good shape", with growth set to accelerate from recent setbacks despite an overvalued dollar, but the Fund warned that too many Americans were living in poverty. The IMF expects U.S. growth to be 2.2 percent in 2016 and 2.5 percent in 2017, with inflation rising...

  • WASHINGTON, June 22- The International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday that the U.S. economy was "overall in good shape," with growth set to accelerate from recent setbacks despite an overvalued dollar, but the Fund warned that too many Americans were living in poverty. In its annual review of U.S. economic policies, the IMF said that it expects U.S. growth to be 2.2...

  • *Britain votes on European Union membership on Thursday. *PM Cameron warns leaving would diminish Britain. European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker warned there would be no further renegotiation whatever the result on Thursday, after EU leaders reached a deal on a new settlement for Britain in February.

  • *China demand still slowing, but not contracting. LONDON, June 22- Copper rose to its highest in more than two weeks on growing expectations Britain will vote to remain in the European Union and on a weaker dollar, though traders said a lack of liquidity meant moves were exaggerated. Traders said volumes were low as consumers, producers and investors waited to see...

  • DUBAI, June 22- Iran named oil ministry senior analyst Behrouz Beik Alizadeh as its new representative at the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, the ministry's news agency SHANA reported on Wednesday.

  • *Britain votes on European Union membership on Thursday. *PM Cameron warns leaving would diminish Britain. The vote, which echoes the rise of populism elsewhere in Europe and the United States, will shape the future of Europe.

  • LONDON, June 22- Sterling rose on Wednesday, hovering below a 5-1/ 2- month high against the dollar, as investors cut bets against the pound just a day before Britain votes on whether to remain in the European Union. It was at around 60 percent last Thursday before the murder of pro-EU lawmaker Jo Cox. Sterling was up 0.2 percent at $1.4685, having hit a peak of $1.4788 on...

  • *China demand still slowing, but not contracting. LONDON, June 22- Copper rose to its highest in more than two weeks, on growing expectations that Britain would vote to remain in the European Union and on a weaker dollar, although traders said lack of liquidity meant moves were exaggerated. Traders said volumes were low as consumers, producers and investors waited...

  • *OPEC, non- OPEC producers may consult at Sept forum. Despite the collapse of talks on restraining production among OPEC and non- OPEC members earlier this year, he thinks the discussions were a success that might soon be repeated. "It paved the way for a reversal of negative trends in the oil markets," Novak told reporters last week after meeting OPEC member...

  • *Maverick Subramanian Swamy demands sacking of Jaitley aide. NEW DELHI, June 22- Fresh from claiming the scalp of Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan, a Hindu-nationalist politician has turned his fire on a top finance ministry adviser who once worked with Rajan at the International Monetary Fund. The attack by lawmaker Subramanian Swamy fuels...

  • *Britain votes on European Union membership on Thursday. LONDON, June 22- Prime Minister David Cameron and his eurosceptic opponents were crisscrossing Britain on Wednesday in a final push for votes on the eve of a close-run referendum on European Union membership. The City of London, the International Monetary Fund and the majority of British business...

  • NEW DELHI, June 22- Fresh from claiming the scalp of Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan, a Hindu-nationalist politician has turned his fire on a top finance ministry adviser who once worked with Rajan at the International Monetary Fund. The attack by lawmaker Subramanian Swamy fuels concern that his real target is Finance Minister Arun Jaitley,...