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  • CHENGDU, China, July 23- Finance officials from the world's major economies start a two-day meeting in China on Saturday where they will confront challenges to global growth from Britain's decision to leave the European Union and consider deeper structural reforms. The G20 officials' meeting in the southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu will be a debut of sorts...

  • CHENGDU, China, July 23- Finance officials from the world's major economies start a two-day meeting in China on Saturday where they will confront challenges to global growth from Britain's decision to leave the European Union and consider deeper structural reforms. The G20 officials' meeting in the southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu will be a debut of sorts...

  • FRIDAY, JULY 29 CAMBRIDGE- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams participates in a policy dialogue on "What's Left in the Fed's Tool Kit?" before the 2016 Pacific Pension and Investment Institute Summer Roundtable- 1330 GMT. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank to announce results of the 2016 bank stress tests.

  • NAIROBI- Central bank of Kenya monetary policy meeting- 0000 GMT. TUESDAY, JULY 26 JOHANNESBURG- South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan speaks at Nedbank group's annual investment summit on "the role of business in securing a more prosperous and inclusive future for all South Africans"- 0700 GMT. ANKARA- Turkey central bank to publish quarterly inflation...

  • SHANGHAI, July 22- The yuan firmed for a fourth straight day on Friday, posting its biggest weekly gain since April as China's state-run banks were suspected of supporting the currency before Group of 20 finance officials meet this weekend in Chengdu. China typically holds the yuan steady before and during major diplomatic events. In September, a G20 summit of...

  • SHANGHAI, July 22- China stocks closed down on Friday after a central bank official cast doubts on the likelihood of further interest rate cuts and investors took profits following the previous day's bounce. Sheng Songcheng, director of the Survey and Statistics Department at the People's Bank of China, said tax cuts would be a more effective way of stimulating...

  • MELBOURNE, July 22- London zinc and nickel were set to log a second week of gains on Friday as traders bet that supply side constraints would lift prices already supported by expectations of easier central bank policy after Britain's decision to leave the euro zone. LME zinc traded at $2,250 a tonne on Friday, down 0.2 percent, amid light profit-taking after...

  • BEIJING— The head of the International Monetary Fund called Friday for quick action to end uncertainty over Britain's vote to leave the European Union, which she said is dampening global economic growth. Lagarde said that before the British vote, the IMF had been preparing to raise its global growth forecast by 0.1 percentage points due to improvement in Japan,...

  • SHANGHAI, July 22- The yuan edged up against the dollar for a fourth straight day on Friday, heading for its biggest weekly gain since April, as traders said state-owned banks were suspected of supporting the currency in the morning. Friday is the last trading day before the Group of 20 finance ministers and central bankers meet in Chengdu, China this weekend.

  • SHANGHAI, July 22- China stocks fell on Friday after a central bank official cast doubts over the likelihood of further interest rate cuts and as investors took profits following the previous day's bounce. Sheng Songcheng, director of the Survey and Statistics Department at the People's Bank of China, said on Friday that tax cuts would be a more effective way of...

  • MELBOURNE, July 22- Shanghai zinc and nickel climbed on Friday as traders bet on supply side constraints. *Zinc on the Shanghai Futures Exchange rose by 1.4 percent to 17,425 yuan a tonne, earlier hitting 17,555, the most expensive since March 2015. *Shanghai nickel reached the highest in more than 11 months at 84,080 yuan a tonne.

  • SHANGHAI, July 21- China stocks closed up on Thursday, the first rise this week, as investors returned to the market in search of bargains. Although Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index and the Euro Stoxx have been up 1.7 percent and 0.7 percent respectively over the past week, China's CSI300 is down for the week in what analysts say is a reaction to uncertain domestic...

  • SHANGHAI, July 21- A dispute between investors and the underwriter of a bond issued by Evergreen Industries is showing up regulatory failings that need fixing if China is to sustain newly robust inflows of foreign capital into local bonds. As China's economy slows and its currency weakens under pressure from domestic capital flight, policymakers have opened...

  • SHANGHAI, July 21- China stocks rose on Thursday as investors went bargain hunting for mainland shares which sold off over the past five sessions, despite a global equity rally which has taken many other indexes sharply higher. Although Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index and the Euro Stoxx are up 1.5 percent and 0.4 percent respectively over the past week, China's...

  • SHANGHAI, July 21- The yuan was little changed against the dollar on Thursday, following heavy intervention by state-owned banks the past few sessions, as market players stayed on the sidelines before the G20 finance chiefs' meeting that China is hosting. Prior to Thursday's opening, the People's Bank of China set the midpoint rate at 6.6872 per dollar, 0.11...

  • Also rising at a fast clip, though, is speculative interest on both the London and Shanghai markets. Market open interest on the Shanghai Futures Exchange is surging, while speculative length in the LME is rapidly approaching those May 2015 peaks. Investors have got sucked into the zinc market before, most recently in May last year, when the London price peaked at...

  • *China likely to keep out of policy spotlight at meeting. SHANGHAI, July 21- Finance heads from the world's leading economies will confront fresh fears about protectionism when they meet in China this weekend, with Brexit fallout and dwindling policy options to boost global growth expected to dominate talks. The Group of 20 finance ministers and central...

  • HONG KONG/ LONDON, July 20- Britain's vote to leave the EU has prompted the Hong Kong stock exchange to put on hold a commodities clearing link with its London Metal Exchange, dealing a blow to its bid to make the LME more profitable. The freeze is another obstacle to the Hong Kong exchange's efforts to generate a payback from its $2.2 billion takeover of LME in 2012 by...

  • Also rising at a fast clip, though, is speculative interest on both the London and Shanghai markets. Market open interest on the Shanghai Futures Exchange is surging, while speculative length in the LME is rapidly approaching those May 2015 peaks. Investors have got sucked into the zinc market before, most recently in May last year, when the London price peaked at...

  • *China likely to keep out of policy spotlight at meeting. SHANGHAI, July 20- Finance heads from the world's leading economies will confront fresh fears about protectionism when they meet in China this weekend, with Brexit fallout and dwindling policy options to boost global growth expected to dominate talks. The Group of 20 finance ministers and central...