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  • BENGALURU, June 23- Gold edged up after touching a fresh two-week low early on Thursday on cautious optimism that British voters would opt to stay in the European Union. Bullion touched a low of $1,260.36 earlier in the session, its worst since June 9. "In the near term, gold appears heavily focused on the United Kingdom referendum vote and will likely move according...

  • SHANGHAI, June 23- China stocks fell on Thursday, but volumes were thin as most investors kept to the sidelines awaiting the outcome of Britain's vote on whether to leave the European Union. The CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen fell 0.5 percent to 3,117.32 points, while the Shanghai Composite Index also lost 0.5 percent to...

  • *Political fallout will reach beyond Britain. LONDON, June 23- Britons were voting on Thursday to decide the future of their country and Europe in a referendum on European Union membership that has divided the nation and is being nervously watched by financial markets and politicians across the world. Prime Minister David Cameron called the vote under...

  • *China steelmakers fall as EU may consider new trade sanctions. SHANGHAI, June 23- China stocks fell nearly 1 percent on Thursday, while Hong Kong shares were little changed, as investors braced for Britain's vote on whether to leave the European Union. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index added 0.2 percent, but the Hong Kong China Enterprises Index lost 0.1 percent.

  • BENGALURU, June 23- Gold touched a fresh two-week low early on Thursday on cautious optimism that British voters would opt to stay in the European Union at referendum later in the session, thereby boosting Asian stocks and reducing risk aversion. *The campaign to keep Britain in the European Union got a boost from two opinion polls published late on Wednesday, a...

  • TOKYO, June 23- Group of Seven finance leaders will issue a statement stressing their readiness to take all necessary steps to calm markets if Britain votes to exit the European Union, government officials with direct knowledge of the preparations said on Thursday. Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso may also issue a separate statement to aimed at preventing a...

  • *Political fallout will reach beyond Britain. LONDON, June 23- Britons will decide the future of their country and Europe on Thursday in a vote on European Union membership after a bitter campaign that appeared to divide the nation down the middle. Prime Minister David Cameron called the referendum under pressure from his ruling Conservative Party and an...

  • TOKYO, June 23- Group of Seven finance leaders will issue a statement stressing their readiness to take all necessary steps to calm markets if Britain votes to exit the European Union, said government officials with direct knowledge of the preparations. Finance authorities of the G7 advanced economies are negotiating a draft of the statement that would be...

  • TOKYO, June 23- Group of Seven finance leaders will issue a joint statement stressing their readiness to take all necessary steps to calm markets if Britain votes to exit the European Union, said government officials with direct knowledge of the preparations. Finance authorities of the G7 major economies are negotiating a draft of the statement that would be...

  • LONDON, June 23- Opinion polls published in the days before Thursday's referendum have mostly shown a shift towards keeping Britain in the European Union, but the "In" camp's lead is small and most pollsters say the race still looks too close to call. Prior to this week's polls, in the period between June 10 and June 16, "Out" led in seven of nine polls, rattling investors...

  • *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.

  • ABUJA, June 22- Nigeria's distributable revenues to the three tiers of government rose in May to 305 billion naira, up from 281.5 billion in April, boosted by higher oil prices and tax revenues, the finance minister said on Wednesday. Nigeria, an OPEC member with Africa's biggest economy which relies on crude sales for about 70 percent of national income, has been...

  • LONDON, June 22- The campaign to keep Britain in the European Union has extended its lead over the "Out" camp, according to a ComRes opinion poll published on Wednesday, a day before the country's EU membership referendum. The telephone survey, conducted for the Daily Mail newspaper and ITV television between June 17 and June 22, showed "In" had a lead over "Out" of 48...

  • LONDON, June 22- The campaign for Britain to remain in the European Union has restored its lead over the rival "Out" camp ahead of Thursday's EU membership referendum, according to a YouGov opinion poll for The Times newspaper on Wednesday. The "In" camp led "Out" by 51 percent to 49 percent, after weighting for turnout and asking people who initially responded "don't...

  • *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.

  • WASHINGTON, June 22- The International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday the U.S. economy was "overall in good shape," with growth set to regain momentum despite an overvalued dollar, but it warned that too many Americans were dropping out of the workforce or living in poverty. The IMF expects U.S. economic growth of 2.2 percent in 2016, a downgrade from 2.4 percent it...

  • *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...