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  • NEW YORK, Jan 19- A month ago, the dollar and stock markets were riding high as investors bet that the Trump administration, together with the Republican-controlled Congress, would usher in an era of lower taxes, more government spending and looser regulations. In the weeks after the Nov. 8 election, Wall Street's major indexes were on a tear. BMO Private Bank's chief...

  • SANTIAGO, Jan 19- Chilean copper miner Antofagasta said on Thursday it would sell its 40 percent stake in the Alto Maipo hydroelectric power project to partner AES Gener, exiting the project entirely. London- listed Antofagasta, controlled by Chile's wealthy Luksic family, signed up to Alto Maipo in 2013, seeking to secure power for its Los Pelambres mine.

  • *Rising U.S. shale output to balance OPEC, non- OPEC cuts. NEW YORK, Jan 19- Oil prices edged higher on Thursday, but swelling U.S. crude stockpiles limited the rebound from a one-week low after the International Energy Agency said oil markets had been tightening even before cuts agreed by OPEC and other producers took effect. The IEA said that while it was "far too soon"...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Jan 19- Gold steadied on Thursday, giving up earlier losses as the dollar and U.S. bond yields pared gains, following earlier pressure from strong U.S. economic data and support from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen for higher U.S. interest rates. Spot gold turned up 0.1 percent to $1,205.14 an ounce the previous session, its biggest fall since Dec....

  • *Wall Street falls ahead of Trump inauguration. NEW YORK, Jan 19- The dollar and U.S. Oil futures rallied from one-week lows after the International Energy Agency said crude markets were tightening.

  • WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

    "I've always been willing to go to the United States provided my rights are respected because this is a case that should never have occurred," Assange said.

  • DAVOS, Jan 19- Top bankers are confident that British Prime Minister Theresa May's government will support a transition period of several years for the financial sector to cope with Britain's exit from the European Union. May met the heads of major U.S. financial firms at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday to discuss their concerns.

  • *Rising U.S. shale output to balance OPEC, non- OPEC cuts. NEW YORK, Jan 19- Oil prices edged higher on Thursday, but swelling U.S. crude stockpiles limited the rebound from a one-week low after the International Energy Agency said oil markets had been tightening even before cuts agreed by OPEC and other producers took effect. The IEA said that while it was "far too soon"...

  • LONDON, Jan 19- Just in time for his inauguration, London- based fintech firm Trading.co.uk is launching an app that will generate trading alerts for shares based on comments made on social media by Donald Trump. Comments earlier this week on China moved the dollar and a pair of December tweets sent the share prices of Lockheed Martin and Boeing spiralling lower.

  • *Rising U.S. shale output to balance OPEC, non- OPEC cuts. NEW YORK, Jan 19- Oil prices rose on Thursday, but swelling crude stockpiles in the United States limited the rebound from a one-week low after the International Energy Agency said oil markets had been tightening even before cuts agreed by OPEC and other producers took effect. The IEA said that while it was "far...

  • *Finance minister repeats UK will need to stay competitive. *PM May speaks at Davos, says wants ambitious trade deal. LONDON, Jan 11- The pound took advantage of a cautious-sounding European Central Bank head Mario Draghi on Thursday to hit a 10- day high against the euro, and stabilised against the dollar after a rollercoaster few days of Brexit-related swings.

  • *Wall Street falls, European stocks pare losses. NEW YORK, Jan 19- The dollar rose against the euro on Thursday after comments from the European Central Bank chief, while U.S. Oil futures rallied from one-week lows after the International Energy Agency said crude markets were tightening.

  • LONDON, Jan 19- Gold fell on Thursday as the dollar and U.S. bond yields surged after strong U.S. economic data and support from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen for higher U.S. interest rates. Spot gold fell 0.2 percent to $2,201.76 an ounce by 1609 GMT, having dropped by 1.1 percent in the previous session, its biggest fall since Dec. 15. "It looks like the dollar's...

  • *France and Spain sell short-dated bonds. LONDON, Jan 19- Euro zone bond yields pulled back from one-month highs on Thursday after the ECB played down a pick up in inflation, highlighting a divergence with the U.S. The European Central Bank kept its super-easy monetary policy unchanged as expected and its president, Mario Draghi, said underlying inflationary...

  • *Iran frustrated at slow progress on banking. LONDON/ ANKARA, Jan 19- The Royal Bank of Scotland has rebuffed efforts by the British government, a major shareholder, to coax the lender into facilitating trade with Iran as it seeks to avoid risky business, sources with knowledge of the discussions say. In recent months British officials have sought to boost business...

  • Jan 19- Insurance broker Aon Plc is in advanced talks to sell its employee benefits outsourcing unit to buyout firm Clayton Dubilier& Rice LLC for nearly $4.5 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. The divestiture would undo much of Aon's 2010 acquisition of human resources services provider Hewitt Associates Inc for $4.9 billion,...

  • *Rising U.S. shale output to balance OPEC, non- OPEC cuts. NEW YORK, Jan 19- Oil prices rebounded from a one-week low on Thursday as the International Energy Agency said oil markets were tightening even before cuts agreed by OPEC and other producers took effect. The IEA said that while it was "far too soon" to gauge OPEC members' levels of compliance with promised cuts,...

  • NEW YORK— The Dow Jones industrial average erased its gains for 2017 on Thursday as it fell for the fifth day in a row, part of a pullback for stock indexes as Treasury yields continued their upward march. Losses were widespread, with three stocks falling on the New York Stock Exchange for every one that rose. Utilities, real-estate investment trusts and others that...

  • FRANKFURT, Jan 19- Rising inflation in the euro zone is primarily being driven by fluctuating energy prices and there are no signs it is sustainable, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said on Thursday. "There are no signs yet of a convincing upward trend in underlying inflation," he told a news conference. "Headline inflation is likely to pick up further...

  • FRANKFURT, Jan 19- Rising inflation in the euro zone is primarily being driven by fluctuating energy prices and there are no signs it is sustainable, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said on Thursday. "There are no signs yet of a convincing upward trend in underlying inflation," he told a news conference. "Headline inflation is likely to pick up further...