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  • *OPEC cut compliance around 90 pct, but U.S. output rising. Investors have certainly taken OPEC members at their word on their commitment to cut production and now hold more U.S. crude futures and options than at any time on record. "There is still a general consensus that the OPEC/ non- OPEC agreement helps supply to get in line with demand.

  • TOKYO, Feb 20- A slide in U.S. bond yields pressured the dollar against the yen on Monday, while the euro struggled for traction after suffering significant losses at the end of last week on renewed concerns about the upcoming French elections. Markets, already nervous over the possibility of a win for far-right, anti- European Union candidate Marine Le Pen, were...

  • Japan Airlines Co. (JAL) group companies' new employees line up on Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

    Japan's move to put the kibosh on karoshi, or 'death by overwork,' by addressing excessive overtime may hit growth, Deutsche Bank said.

  • Japan's 'disappointing' export figures

    Marcel Thieliant, global economist at Capital Economics, weighs in on the latest trade figures from Japan, which might weaken further.

  • Fewer headwinds in Japan?

    Melissa Otto of Fidelity International says things might be changing for the Japanese economy as the Tokyo Olympics near.

  • A freighter is anchored at the international container pier at Tokyo port on February 8, 2017.

    Japan's exports rose 1.3 percent in January from a year earlier.

  • STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley will talk on electronic payment forms of the future at a lunch meeting arranged by the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences- 1100 GMT. BOISE, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on "Getting to Know the Fed" before Boise State University...

  • STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley will talk on electronic payment forms of the future at a lunch meeting arranged by the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences- 1100 GMT. BOISE, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on "Getting to Know the Fed" before Boise State University...

  • STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley will talk on electronic payment forms of the future at a lunch meeting arranged by the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences- 1100 GMT. BOISE, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on "Getting to Know the Fed" before Boise State University...

  • STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley will talk on electronic payment forms of the future at a lunch meeting arranged by the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences- 1100 GMT. BOISE, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on "Getting to Know the Fed" before Boise State University...

  • *China last exported significant corn volumes in 2006/ 07. BEIJING/ CHICAGO, Feb 17- China's COFCO Corp is in talks to sell a small cargo of corn to Japanese trading house Mitsubishi Corp, two sources said on Friday, a rare foreign sale of grain from the world's No. 2 producer. A Mitsubishi spokesman said the company is considering buying corn from other countries,...

  • North Korean leader Kim Jung-un inspects Galido outpost and Jangjedo defending force located in the far south of Southwest sea in North Korea.

    China should be more worried than the U.S. is about the latest developments around North Korea, analysts say.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 17- The yen rose against major currencies on Friday as concerns about the upcoming French elections and the lack of movement in fiscal changes in the United States kindled safe-haven demand for the Japanese currency. The dollar improved versus most peers with the exception of the yen, leaving it little changed on the week following mildly hawkish...

  • *Euro slightly weaker on report French left may unite. LONDON, Feb 17- Falls for the euro and the pound dominated trade in the major global currencies on Friday, hit by a combination of nerves over upcoming French elections and signs British consumers are beginning to struggle in the face of the Brexit effect. The euro dipped around a quarter of a percent to $1.0648.

  • LONDON, Feb 17- Global equity markets were set to end the week on a softer footing on Friday, after setting record highs in the previous two sessions, as investors looked for clarity on U.S. The MSCI All-Country World index was still headed for its fourth straight week of gains after hitting a record high on Thursday, buoyed by positive signs for global economic...

  • LONDON, Feb 17- The dollar was stuck near a one-week low against a basket of currencies on Friday after upbeat economic data failed to lift Treasury yields, with concerns about policy under president Donald Trump quelling hopes of a new rally in the currency. It traded less than 0.2 percent higher on the day in morning trade in Europe at 100.64, having hit an...

  • TOKYO— Global shares slipped Friday following a drop on Wall Street as the stronger dollar sent Japanese issues lower and the arrest of an executive at Samsung weighed on Korean stocks. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 slipped nearly 0.2 percent to 4,892.25 in early trading, while Germany's DAX fell nearly 0.1 percent to 11,749.78. Britain's FTSE 100 dipped 0.1...

  • TOKYO, Feb 17- Japan's exports are seen rising for the second straight month in January, supported by a global economic recovery and a soft yen while imports are expected to rise for the first time in about two years, a Reuters poll showed on Friday. "The global economy continued its recovery trend thanks to a pickup in emerging economies," said Takeshi Minami, chief...

  • TEPCO needs to know the melted fuel's exact location and condition and other structural damage in each of the three wrecked reactors to figure out the best and safest ways to remove the fuel. Despite the incomplete probe missions, TEPCO stuck to its schedule to determine methods for the melted fuel removal this summer and start work in 2021, company spokesman...

  • TOKYO, Feb 17- The dollar wallowed near a one-week low against a basket of currencies on Friday after upbeat economic data failed to lift Treasury yields, with underlying concerns about U.S. trade policy capping greenback attempts to bounce. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen spoke in support of a near-term rate hike and the markets also saw robust U.S....