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  • LILONGWE, June 20- The International Monetary Fund will increase loans to Malawi by $76.8 million, the global lender said on Monday following an economic review of the drought-hit country. The IMF said it was also augmenting Malawi's Extended Credit Facility arrangement, signed in 2012, by another six months with funding equivalent to $49.2 million.

  • *Broad rally as fear over Brexit subsides. NEW YORK, June 20- Wall Street rose on Monday, though indexes ended far from the highs of the day, in a relief advance after indications that British voters later this week will choose to remain in the European Union. "The market is positioning for a' remain' vote, so you see the fear and uncertainty trade unwinding right now," said...

  • NEW YORK, June 20- Wall Street rose on Monday, though indexes ended far from the session highs, in a relief advance after indications that British voters later this week will choose to remain in the European Union.

  • LONDON, June 20- Billionaire investor George Soros said on Monday he saw Russia emerging as a global power as the European Union collapses, in much the same way as the EU flourished when the Soviet Union started falling.

  • LONDON, June 20- The campaign to keep Britain in the European Union appeared to regain the upper hand on Monday, putting the pound on track for its biggest one-day gain in more than seven years and buoying the UK stock market. The killing of Cox, a 41- year-old mother of two young children, has shocked Britain and could yet prove a defining moment in a vote that will...

  • *Debate over Russia policy flares as sanctions deadline looms. BERLIN, June 20- As the European Union squabbled over refugees, Greek bailouts and austerity in past years, it showed striking unity in another area: its resolve to punish Russia for the annexation of Crimea and support of separatists in eastern Ukraine. That consensus was possible because German...

  • LONDON, June 20- Britain's top share index ended sharply higher on Monday, with banking and housebuilding stocks surging following latest polls suggesting the campaign for Britain to remain in the European Union was regaining a narrow edge over the "Out" camp. The market reacted positively to two weekend opinion polls showing the campaign to keep Britain in the...

  • While not as obvious as the role Saudi Arabia played as the market balancer for crude in the previous glory days of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, the dynamics for China and metals may be somewhat similar. Up until fairly recently China was an insignificant player in the export market for most industrial, or semi-refined, metals such as...

  • LONDON, June 20- Britons will shape the future of the United Kingdom and Europe on Thursday when they decide whether to stay in the European Union following a campaign that has shown the potency of anti-establishment feeling in the West. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have implored Britain to stay in the bloc, which they say has given...

  • BRUSSELS, June 20- France will vote on Friday against the continued use of weedkiller glyphosate, its environment minister said, adding to uncertainty over the future of widely-used products such as Monsanto's Roundup in the European Union. "France will vote against the glyphosate vote," Segolene Royal told journalists, ahead of a meeting of EU environment...

  • LONDON, June 20- UK shares paced by banks and housebuilding rose on Monday, boosted by polls suggesting the campaign for Britain to remain in the European Union was regaining a narrow edge over the "Out" camp. Two opinion polls published on Saturday showed that the campaign to keep Britain in the European Union ahead of its June 23 referendum had regained its lead,...

  • June 20- Hong Kong stocks jumped nearly 2 percent on Monday, their biggest one-day gain in almost a month, as Asian markets rebounded on hopes Britain will decide to remain in the European Union. Most Hong Kong sectors rose, with financials and energy shares leading the gains. But Hong Kong- listed shares of Vanke lost nearly 3 percent, after China's biggest...

  • TOKYO, June 20- The International Monetary Fund on Monday said the Japanese government's quest to revitalize its economy faces a long slog in the absence of' bold' structural reforms, and urged Tokyo to move income policies and labor market reform to the forefront. "Under current policies, the high nominal growth goal, the inflation target, and the primary budget...

  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, June 20- Sterling rallied on Monday as opinion polls swung in favor of British voters opting to remain in the European Union at this week's referendum, underpinning risk sentiment and sending the perceived safe-haven yen tumbling. The pound climbed 1.4 percent to $1.4560 after rising as high as $1.4625 earlier, extending a recovery from last...

  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, June 20- Sterling rallied on Monday as opinion polls swung in favour of British voters opting to remain in the European Union at this week's referendum, underpinning risk sentiment and sending the perceived safe-haven yen tumbling. The pound climbed 1.4 percent to $1.4560 after rising as high as $1.4625 earlier, extending a recovery from last...

  • While not as obvious as the role Saudi Arabia played as the market balancer for crude in the previous glory days of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, the dynamics for China and metals may be somewhat similar. Up until fairly recently China was an insignificant player in the export market for most industrial, or semi-refined, metals such as...

  • HOUSTON, June 20- Two years into the worst oil price rout in a generation, large and mid-sized U.S. independent producers are surviving and eyeing growth again as oil nears $50 a barrel, confounding OPEC and Saudi Arabia with their resiliency. That shale giants Hess Corp, Apache Corp and more than 25 other companies have beaten back OPEC's attempt to sideline them...

  • SHANGHAI, June 20- China's yuan strengthened versus the dollar on Monday, buoyed by a fall for the greenback in global markets, while the coming referendum in Britain on remaining in the European Union kept Chinese investors nervous. The dollar index slumped 0.7 percent in Asian morning trade as sterling rallied, with momentum swinging in favor for Britain to...

  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, June 20- Sterling rallied on Monday as opinion polls swung in favor of British voters opting to remain in the European Union at this week's referendum, underpinning risk sentiment and sending the perceived safe-haven yen tumbling. The pound climbed 1.6 percent to $1.4589, extending a recovery from last Thursday's more than two-month trough of...

  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, June 20- Sterling rallied on Monday as opinion polls swung in favour of British voters opting to remain in the European Union at this week's referendum, underpinning risk sentiment and sending the perceived safe-haven yen tumbling. The pound climbed 1.6 percent to $1.4589, extending a recovery from last Thursday's more than two-month trough of...