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  • *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...

  • *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,...

  • BUDAPEST, June 22- Emerging European assets mostly made mild gains on Wednesday, buoyed by subsiding bookmakers' probabilities of a British exit from the European Union that would be likely to drive cash out of risky assets and towards safe havens. Stocks in Hungary were flat near a 9- year high, meanwhile, despite negative company news coming out of Budapest.

  • *China considers allowing local banks to trade offshore yuan. MELBOURNE, June 22- London copper rose to its highest in two weeks on Wednesday as safe-haven demand for the dollar fell on hopes that Britain will vote to remain in the European Union. The dollar erased its early modest gains on Wednesday while sterling stood tall on the eve of Britain's referendum on...

  • LONDON, June 22- Sterling rose on Wednesday, moving back towards 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. While opinion polls suggested the vote on Thursday was too close to call, the implied probability of a vote to remain in the European Union was at 75...

  • LONDON, June 21- Swiss investment bank UBS warned its clients on Tuesday it may fail to execute some orders on its electronic trading platform should this week's Brexit referendum affect liquidity or cause extreme volatility. The UK votes on Thursday on whether to stay or leave the European Union. Earlier this week, Dutch lender ING and French bank Societe...

  • *All eyes on Britain's EU referendum. SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, June 22- Asian stocks edged up on Wednesday as investors were guardedly optimistic about a "Remain" vote in Britain's make-or-break European Union referendum, while Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's cautious tone virtually ruled out a July rate hike. European markets were also poised for a positive...

  • LONDON, June 22- Gold's sharp gains on uncertainty over Britain's European Union membership are likely to come to an end, regardless of whether Britons vote to leave or remain in Thursday's referendum. Prices hit their highest since August 2014 last week as the $5- trillion a year gold market rose with other "safe" assets, such as German bunds, the Swiss franc and...

  • BENGALURU, June 22- Gold hovered near its lowest in over a week on Wednesday as Asian stocks rose amid indications that Britain would vote to remain in the European Union. That came after two opinion polls on Monday suggested it was increasingly likely Britain would choose to stay in the EU. A vote on June 23 by Britain to leave the 28- member EU, dubbed "Brexit," could...

  • *China considers allowing local banks to trade offshore yuan. MELBOURNE, June 22- London copper held its ground on Wednesday ahead of Britain's referendum on its future in the European Union, with caution setting in following a rise in risk-appetite in recent days on polls suggesting the country was increasingly likely to remain an EU member.

  • BENGALURU, June 22- Gold hovered near its lowest in over a week on Wednesday as the dollar and Asian stocks remained steady on increasing indications that Britain would vote to remain in the European Union. *A vote on June 23 by Britain to leave the 28- member EU, dubbed "Brexit," could tip Europe back into recession, putting more pressure on the global economy, thereby...

  • BUENOS AIRES, June 21- Argentina's central bank cut its 35- day reference rate 75 basis points to 31.5 percent on Tuesday, as part of its campaign to stimulate growth in Latin America's No. 3 economy. Private economists and the International Monetary Fund expect Argentina's economy to shrink this year followed by modest growth in 2017. The administration of new...

  • "During the executive session, the council discussed recent market developments, including the possibility of the United Kingdom's separation from the European Union," it said in a summary of the meeting. On Thursday this week Britain will vote in a referendum on whether to remain a member of the European Union, with an exit from the EU popularly dubbed "Brexit."

  • LONDON, June 21- Swiss investment bank UBS warned its clients on Tuesday it may fail to execute some orders on its electronic trading platform should this week's Brexit referendum affect liquidity or cause extreme volatility. The UK votes on Thursday on whether to stay or leave the European Union. Earlier this week, Dutch lender ING and French bank Societe...

  • NEW YORK, June 21- The dollar rose on Tuesday as investors sold the British pound and the euro on news that the gap had narrowed in the latest poll on Britain's referendum on European Union membership. Both currencies fell against the greenback after a poll showed the percentage of voters supporting Britain's exit from the EU had risen to 44 percent from 42...

  • NEW YORK, June 21- The dollar rose on Tuesday as investors sold the British pound and the euro on news that the gap had narrowed in the latest poll on Britain's referendum on European Union membership. Both currencies fell against the greenback after a poll showed the percentage of voters supporting Britain's exit from the EU had risen to 44 percent from 42...

  • PARIS, June 21- Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary warned on Tuesday of a two to three-year economic downturn if Britain votes to leave the European Union and said that Brussels has been given a "wake-up call" regardless of the result of Thursday's UK referendum. Speaking at an aviation conference in Paris, the head of the Irish budget carrier-- Europe's largest airline...

  • BUENOS AIRES, June 21- Venezuela has badly mismanaged its vast oil resources, a senior U.S. diplomat told Reuters in an interview on Tuesday in which he said a change in government could quickly turn the OPEC member's fortunes around. Tensions have been high between Washington and Venezuela, where the president is facing a possible recall referendum amid...