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  • *Euro falls on fears possible UK exit will weaken EU. TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Feb 23- The yen gained broadly on Tuesday as risky assets lost traction and revived demand for the safe-haven currency, while the sterling and euro were shaky after suffering hefty losses on uncertainty over Britain's membership in the European Union. "Dollar/yen lost momentum as investor bids...

  • NOTTINGHAM, England- Bank of England Chief Economist Andy Haldane gives a lecture on " The Dappled World" at the University of Nottingham- 1700 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney appears before UK parliament committee- 1000 GMT. LONDON- European Central Bank Supervisory Council President Daniele Nouy speaks at the Deutsche Bank Capital Forum- 1330...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 22- The United States will call on G20 countries this week to use fiscal policy in order to boost global demand, a senior U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, and central bank governors will meet on Feb. 26-27, with sagging global growth, divergent monetary policies and currency devaluations set to dominate the agenda. Lew has repeatedly called on China...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 22- The United States will call on G20 countries to use all monetary and fiscal tools at their disposal in order to boost global demand, a senior U.S. That would lead to strengthened confidence and I would suspect reduce volatility, "the Treasury official said in a preview call with reporters ahead of a G20 meeting later this week in Shanghai, China.

  • *Break above $1,790 in zinc to spur further buying. Three-month zinc on the London Metal Exchange jumped to an intraday peak of $1,790 a tonne, the strongest since Oct. 23, extending a near 3 percent gain on Friday. Zinc, which turned back after meeting resistance at its 200- day moving average at $1,790, was up 2.2 percent at $1,782.50 by 1533 GMT.

  • *Break above $1,790 in zinc to spur further buying. Investor buying lifted industrial metals along with oil and equity markets, including shares in China, the world's top consumer of metals. Three-month zinc on the London Metal Exchange climbed 2 percent to $1,778.50 a tonne by 1040 GMT, the strongest since Oct. 23, extending near 3 percent gains on Friday.

  • SHANGHAI, Feb 22- China stocks jumped over 2 percent on Monday to a four-week high, led by property and resources shares, as investors welcomed Beijing's decision to replace the top securities regulator and on signs the government was stepping up its economic stimulus efforts.

  • HONG KONG, Feb 22- Asian share markets rose on Monday, extending last week's gains, as investors awaited a rush of February industry surveys to take the pulse of the global economy, while sterling stumbled on concerns the UK might yet vote to leave the European Union. Despite the fresh "Brexit" uncertainty, financial spreadbetters expected European stock markets...

  • SHANGHAI, Feb 22- China's yuan barely budged against the dollar on Monday as the central bank kept holding the line via a steady midpoint fixing. G20 finance ministers and central bank governors are due to meet on Feb. 26 and 27 to discuss issues including China's excess capacity, oil prices and global growth. While such briefings are common for hosts of G20...

  • *London mayor supports campaign for Britain to exit EU. SYDNEY/ TOKYO, Feb 22- Sterling tumbled on Monday, hitting a two-year low against the yen, as concern grew that Britain would quit the European Union after influential London Mayor Boris Johnson threw his weight behind the exit campaign. Johnson said on Sunday that Prime Minister David Cameron had failed to...

  • MELBOURNE, Feb 22- London copper rose to its highest in more than two weeks on Monday as the resignation of the head of China's securities regulator and an uptick from the country's beleaguered steel industry sparked hope for metals demand. China's major stock indexes opened higher on Monday, as investors welcomed news over the weekend that Xiao Gang, chairman...

  • SYDNEY, Feb 22- Asian share markets edged cautiously higher on Monday as investors awaited a rush of February industry surveys to take the pulse of the global economy, while sterling suffered on concerns the UK might yet vote to leave the European Union. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged up 0.7 percent, having rebounded more than 4...

  • SYDNEY, Feb 22- Asian share markets got off to a cautious start on Monday as investors await a rush of February industry surveys to take the pulse of the global economy, while sterling suffered on concerns the UK might yet vote to leave the European Union. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged up 0.1 percent, having rebounded more than 4...

  • *London mayor supports campaign for Britain to exit EU. SYDNEY, Feb 22- Sterling fell in Asia early on Monday as concern grew that Britain would quit the European Union, after London Mayor Boris Johnson threw his weight behind the exit campaign. But Johnson said on Sunday that Prime Minister David Cameron had failed to deliver fundamental reform with the...

  • Hunan- based pharmacy chain Yontinhe Group said last month that it was suing the CFDA over the monitoring system, alleging the arrangement gave an unfair advantage to Ali Health, which has its own online drug sales business. Shares in Ali Health, an affiliate of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding, fell sharply in the aftermath of the announcement, fueled by...

  • HONG KONG, Feb 19- Off the coast of a nearly deserted island below the southern tip of Hong Kong, at least 10 massive ships that normally carry hundreds of thousands of tons of coal or iron ore lie idle near one of the world's busiest sea routes. We have been hit by a perfect storm- huge order books, China slowdown, the end of quantitative easing, lurking European monetary...

  • MADRID/ BEIJING, Feb 20- Six staff at the Madrid branch of China's biggest bank Industrial and Commercial Bank of China who were detained this week in an investigation into alleged money laundering were ordered to jail by a Madrid court on Saturday. A legal source had earlier said the six faced charges of money laundering, fraud and tax crimes and that one of them...

  • SHANGHAI, Feb 20- China has removed the head of its securities regulator following a turbulent period in the country's stock markets, appointing a top state banking executive as his replacement, as leaders move to restore confidence in the economy. The announcement on the official Xinhua news agency on Saturday follows a string of assurances from senior...

  • SHANGHAI, Feb 20- China has removed Xiao Gang, the head of its securities regulator, from his post, and appointed Liu Shiyu to take on the role, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday. Liu, who had been chairman of the Agricultural Bank of China Ltd and a former deputy governor of the People's Bank of China, will succeed Xiao as chairman of the China...

  • "There are a number of factors that have come into play that suggests we're at a market bottom," said Wiktor Bielski, head of commodities research at VTB Capital in London, referring to the broad industrial metals market. Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange hit a peak of $4,631.50 a tonne, the highest since Feb. 9, before paring gains to close up 1 percent at...