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  • *Dollar rises after hitting lowest since Dec. 8. NEW YORK, Jan 18- The dollar edged up on Wednesday as investors bought the greenback after five consecutive days of selling that put its value against a basket of major currencies at the lowest since Dec. 8. "It didn't rock the boat," said John Doyle, director of markets at Tempus Inc in Washington.

  • Jan 18- The Dow Jones Industrial Average was lower for the fourth straight trading day on Wednesday, while the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq were little changed, ahead of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech. Investors are also awaiting President-elect Donald Trump's inaugural speech on Friday to gain more insight into his plans for the U.S. economy.

  • LONDON, Jan 18- Gold retreated on Wednesday from the previous day's eight-week high as data showing the biggest pick-up in consumer prices in 2-1/ 2 years lifted the dollar and U.S. Spot gold was down 0.2 percent at $1,214.46 an ounce at 1450 GMT, while U.S. gold futures for February delivery were $1.50 lower at $1,214.40. The Labor Department said on Wednesday its...

  • SAO PAULO, Jan 18- Brazilian stocks held near a 10- week high on Wednesday as shares of miner Vale SA jumped on hopes that the renewal of a shareholder agreement could improve corporate governance. Analysts at Banco BTG Pactual SA said the changes to corporate governance included in the revised accord could unlock up to $18 billion in value.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 18- U.S. Treasury yields rose on Wednesday after data showed rising consumer prices and as investors awaited a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. Yellen is due to speak at 3 p.m. EST about monetary policy to the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco.

  • *Fed Chair Yellen set to speak at 3:00 p.m. ET. Jan 18- U.S. stocks looked set to open slightly higher on Wednesday as investors assessed bank earnings and economic data, while awaiting Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech. Investors are also awaiting President-elect Donald Trump's inaugural speech on Friday to gain insight into his plans for the U.S....

  • LONDON, Jan 18- Gold retreated on Wednesday from the previous day's eight-week high, as a rebound in the dollar ahead of U.S. inflation data and a speech by Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen prompted some buyers to cash in gains. The metal peaked at $1,218.64 an ounce on Tuesday as the dollar index slid to a four-week low, hurt by U.S. president-elect Donald Trump's...

  • LONDON, Jan 18- The dollar rebounded on Wednesday after falling for five days in a row against its currency basket, as investors awaited a speech by the head of the Federal Reserve later in the day and looked to U.S. inflation data for clues on the path of interest rates. The dollar, which hit a seven-week low of 112.57 yen in early trade in Asia, climbed 0.8 percent to...

  • LONDON, Jan 18- The dollar rebounded on Wednesday after falling for five days in a row against its currency basket, as investors awaited a speech by the head of the Federal Reserve later in the day and looked to U.S. inflation data for clues on the path of interest rates. The dollar, which hit a seven-week low of 112.57 yen in early trade in Asia, climbed 0.8 percent to...

  • LONDON, Jan 18- The dollar rebounded on Wednesday after falling for five days in a row against its currency basket, as investors awaited a speech by the head of the Federal Reserve later in the day and looked to U.S. inflation data for clues on the path of interest rates. The dollar, which hit a seven-week low of 112.57 yen in early trade in Asia, climbed 0.8 percent to...

  • LONDON, Jan 18- The dollar rebounded on Wednesday after falling for five days in a row against its currency basket, as investors awaited a speech by the head of the Federal Reserve later in the day and looked to U.S. inflation data for clues on the path of interest rates. The dollar, which hit a seven-week low of 112.57 yen in early trade in Asia, climbed 0.8 percent to...

  • *Futures up: Dow 6 pts, S&P 0.75 pts, Nasdaq 3.75 pts. Jan 18- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday ahead of another set of big bank earnings and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech. *The Trump rally, which drove Wall Street to record highs, has been showing signs of fatigue since the start of the year as investors get increasingly nervous...

  • LONDON, Jan 18- Gold retreated on Wednesday from the previous day's eight-week high, as a rebound in the dollar ahead of U.S. inflation data and a speech by Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen prompted some buyers to cash in gains. The metal peaked at $1,218.64 an ounce on Tuesday as the dollar index slid to a four-week low, hurt by U.S. president-elect Donald Trump's...

  • LONDON, Jan 18- The dollar rebounded on Wednesday after falling for five days in a row against its currency basket, as investors eyed a speech by the head of the Federal Reserve later in the day and U.S. inflation data for clues on the path of interest rates. The dollar, which hit a seven-week low of 112.57 yen in early trade in Asia, climbed half a percent to 113.19 yen.

  • LONDON, Jan 18- The dollar rebounded on Wednesday after falling for five days in a row against its currency basket, as investors eyed a speech by the head of the Federal Reserve later in the day and U.S. inflation data for clues on the path of interest rates. The dollar, which hit a seven-week low of 112.57 yen in early trade in Asia, climbed half a percent to 113.19 yen.

  • LONDON, Jan 18- The dollar rebounded on Wednesday after falling for five days in a row against its currency basket, as investors eyed a speech by the head of the Federal Reserve later in the day and U.S. inflation data for clues on the path of interest rates. The dollar, which hit a seven-week low of 112.57 yen in early trade in Asia, climbed half a percent to 113.19 yen.

  • LONDON, Jan 18- The dollar rebounded on Wednesday after falling for five days in a row against its currency basket, as investors eyed a speech by the head of the Federal Reserve later in the day and U.S. inflation data for clues on the path of interest rates. The dollar, which hit a seven-week low of 112.57 yen in early trade in Asia, climbed half a percent to 113.19 yen.

  • Jan 18- Hong Kong stocks closed at 2-1/ 2 month highs on Wednesday and rose above the psychologically key 23,000 level unseen in six weeks. A major uncertainty impacting some markets was removed after British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday that the country would quit the EU single market when it leaves the European Union. After recent comments by...

  • SYDNEY, Jan 18- Buying on the back of a weaker dollar tipped London copper into positive territory in early on Wednesday, reversing a slide overnight on uncertainties over U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's economic program. Three-month LME copper was up 0.4 percent at $5,778 a tonne by 0700 GMT, after ending nearly 2 percent lower overnight.

  • Jan 18- Gold prices on Wednesday fell from eight-week highs hit in the previous session as the dollar recovered from lows and investors booked profits ahead of Donald Trump's inaguration as U.S. president later this week. Spot gold fell 0.3 percent to $1,212.43 per ounce by 0706 GMT. "After a quick push higher right on the open, gold succumbed to some profit taking...