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  • CHICAGO, May 22- Chicago Board of Trade corn and soybean futures rose on Monday morning, supported by concerns that rain will delay field work in key growing areas and may damage some recently seeded crops, traders said. At 10:42 a.m. CDT, CBOT July corn futures were up 4-1/ 2 cents at $3.77. Soybean futures for July delivery were 5-1/ 2 cents higher at $9.58-1/ 2 a bushel.

  • PARIS/ SINGAPORE, May 22- Chicago corn and wheat extended gains on Monday to notch up two-week highs, while soybeans also stayed firm as wet, cool weather in U.S. grain belts raised risks for spring crop planting and winter wheat harvesting. The Chicago Board Of Trade most-active corn contract was up 0.3 percent at $3.73-3/ 4 a bushel by 1156 GMT, after climbing to its...

  • LONDON, May 22- The euro surged in morning trade in Europe on Monday after German leader Angela Merkel pointed to a weak euro and extremely loose monetary policy as causes of Germany's large trade surplus. The comments played into market speculation that German officials at the European Central Bank may push hard for a tightening of its monetary policy...

  • LONDON, May 22- The dollar steadied close to six-month lows against a basket of currencies on Monday, as investors took stock of a week of political turmoil in the United States and a resurgent euro zone economy. President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey, while improving economic prospects for Europe have also seen investors buy into the euro,...

  • LONDON, May 22- The dollar steadied close to six-month lows against a basket of currencies on Monday, as investors took stock of a week of political turmoil in the United States and a resurgent euro zone economy. President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey, while improving economic prospects for Europe have also seen investors buy into the euro,...

  • LONDON, May 22- The dollar steadied close to six-month lows against a basket of currencies on Monday, as investors took stock of a week of political turmoil in the United States and a resurgent euro zone economy. President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey, while improving economic prospects for Europe have also seen investors buy into the euro,...

  • LONDON, May 22- The dollar steadied close to six-month lows against a basket of currencies on Monday, as investors took stock of a week of political turmoil in the United States and a resurgent euro zone economy. President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey, while improving economic prospects for Europe have also seen investors buy into the euro,...

  • Japan's Nikkei stock index climbed 0.5 percent on Monday, while the benchmark 10- year U.S. Also undermining bond market sentiment, data released early in the session showed Japan's exports rose in April to mark their fifth straight month of gains, signaling that more robust overseas demand could underpin a steady economic recovery. Growing signs of life in...

  • HONG KONG, May 22- Asian stocks posted their biggest daily rise in a month on Monday following modest gains in U.S. shares, though the greenback came under renewed pressure as Washington's political turmoil undermines confidence in U.S. economic policy. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan climbed 0.9 percent on Monday helped by gains in...

  • TOKYO— Global shares were mixed on Monday, with Asian markets cheered by the latest rally on Wall Street and relative quiet in U.S. politics while benchmarks in Europe mostly drifted lower in early trading. Britain's FTSE 100 gained 0.3 percent to 7,491.61. Trump will travel on to Israel and Europe and attend a summit of the Group of Seven nations.

  • President Donald Trump, now on a trip to the Middle East, left behind political drama in Washington that some fear could derail his administration's promises of tax reform and fiscal stimulus, if not his presidency. Trump's budget proposal, set to be unveiled on Tuesday, will include cuts to Medicaid and propose changes to other assistance programs for...

  • *Corn rises to highest since May 10, soybeans extend gains. SINGAPORE, May 22- Chicago corn futures rose for a second straight session on Monday, climbing to their highest since May 10, while soybeans gained more ground with cold and wet weather expected to delay planting in parts of the U.S. The Chicago Board Of Trade most-active corn contract was up 0.3 percent at...

  • TOKYO— Asian stocks rose Monday, cheered by the latest rally on Wall Street and relative quiet in U.S. politics as President Donald Trump began his first official trip overseas as president. Trump will travel on to Israel and Europe and attend a summit of the Group of Seven nations. NORTH KOREA: North Korea's latest missile test, on Sunday, was a solid-fuel ballistic...

  • *Hong Kong, Australia lead regional gainers. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged up 0.9 percent on Monday helped by gains in Australia and Hong Kong stocks despite fresh curbs unveiled by regulators on the property markets in the latter. "This won't have much impact on the market as buyers will continue to focus on the primary market...

  • TOKYO— Japan's exports rose a solid 7.5 percent in April from a year earlier though the trade surplus dropped as higher oil prices pushed the value of imports higher. Trade with other Asian markets such as South Korea and Taiwan has recovered recently, helping drive stronger growth in Japan. Japan's trade surplus with the U.S., a focus of attention for the...

  • Always open to US return to TPP: Japan's Seko

    Hiroshige Seko, minister of economy, trade and industry of Japan, says the U.S. might have accounted for a large part of the deal but TPP still has its value.

  • TOKYO, May 22- Japan's exports rose in April to mark their fifth straight month of gains, as shipments of semiconductors and steel expanded, signaling that more robust overseas demand could underpin a steady economic recovery. The data also showed Japan's trade surplus with the United States narrowed. But Japan's trade surplus with the United States fell 4.2...

  • Asian investors continued to monitor the situation on the Korean peninsula, after North Korea fired a ballistic missile into waters off its east coast on Sunday, its second missile test in a week. South Korea said the launch dashed hopes for Seoul's new liberal government's aim for peace between the neighbours. Against its perceived safe-haven Japanese...

  • Not surprising that markets didn't move on Japan trade data

    Elias Haddad from Commonwealth Bank reacts to the release of Japan's latest trade numbers.

  • A cargo ship makes its way through the Miraflores locks as it crosses the Panama Canal on April 7, 2016 in Panama City, Panama.

    Pacific Alliance countries are in talks to expand the trade bloc outside Latin America and into high-growth Asia amid uncertainty over TPP.