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  • July 5- Wall Street opened lower as investors sought shelter in safe-haven assets amid a drop in oil prices and global growth worries. U.S. government bond yields were at an all-time low as weak data from China added fuel to the uncertainty stemming from Britain's vote to leave the European Union. Data from China showed that the country's services sector...

  • July 5- Wall Street was set to open lower for the first time in five days as investors sought shelter in safe-haven assets amid a drop in oil prices and global growth worries. U.S. government bond yields were at an all-time low as weak data from China added fuel to the uncertainty stemming from Britain's vote to leave the European Union. Data from China showed that...

  • *Fed Chair Janet Yellen to speak at 2:30 p.m. ET. Fed Chair Janet Yellen is scheduled to hold a press conference at 2:30 p.m. ET. "The Fed is trying to walk a fine line here," said Art Hogan, chief market strategist at Wunderlich Securities in New York.

  • *Fed Chair Janet Yellen to speak at 2:30 p.m. ET. June 15- Wall Street opened higher for the first time in five days on Wednesday as lower chances of an interest rate hike offered solace to investors amid jitters of Britain's possible exit from the European Union. Fed Chair Janet Yellen is scheduled to hold a press conference at 2:30 p.m. ET.

  • *Fed Chair Janet Yellen to speak at 2:30 p.m. ET. June 15- Wall Street was set to snap a four-day losing streak on Wednesday as lower chances of an interest rate hike offered solace to investors amid jitters of Britain's possible exit from the European Union. Fed Chair Janet Yellen is scheduled to hold a press conference at 2:30 p.m. ET.

  • Anglo American, Glencore and Freeport have been at the forefront of those companies cutting debt, but BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto have also been looking to rationalize their assets while signaling an interest in acquisitions. Slower growth in China triggered the slide in the prices of raw materials, and Chinese companies are now the main potential buyers of...

  • *Oil prices hit 2016 highs. June 8- Wall Street was higher in a narrow trading range early on Wednesday afternoon, with the S&P 500 inching towards its all-time high, as oil prices hit 2016 highs above $50 a barrel. Investors have all but priced out an interest rate hike when Federal Reserve officials meet on June 14-15, which pushed the dollar lower for the fourth day...

  • June 8- Wall Street was little changed in a narrow trading range late on Wednesday morning, with the S&P 500 inching towards its all-time high, as oil prices gave up some early gains. While oil prices held above $50 per barrel for the second consecutive day, they pared gains sharply after data showed a surprise build in U.S. gasoline inventories.

  • *Oil prices stay above $50/ bbl. Oil held above $50 for the second consecutive day on supply disruptions in Nigeria, a drop in U.S. crude inventories and strong demand in China. A few concurrent bullish events such as demand for commodities and the S&P and Dow breaching key resistance areas will likely keep the markets hovering close to record highs, said Adam Sarhan,...

  • *Oil prices above $50 for second straight day. Oil held above $50 for the second consecutive day on supply disruptions in Nigeria, a drop in U.S. crude inventories and strong demand in China. A few concurrent bullish events such as demand for commodities and the S&P and Dow breaching key resistance areas will likely keep the markets hovering close to record highs,...

  • MELBOURNE, May 16- London copper edged higher from its weakest since February on Monday after an improvement in China's property sector offset several softer gauges of China's economy that had rattled investors over the demand prospects for industrial metals. China's fixed asset-investment and retail sales grew more slowly than expected in April, as did...

  • MELBOURNE, May 16- London copper hovered near its weakest since February on Monday after several gauges of China's economy such as factory output and new loans softened in April, increasing concerns over demand prospects for industrial metals. *Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange eased by 0.6 percent to $4,601.50 a tonne by 0004 GMT, after...

  • Anglo American, Glencore and Freeport have been at the forefront of those cutting debt, but BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto have also been looking to rationalise their assets while also signalling an interest in acquisitions. Slower economic growth in China triggered the slide in the prices of raw materials, and Chinese companies are now the main potential buyers...

  • LONDON, Feb 17- Lead suffered its biggest one-day loss in nine months on Wednesday, dropping more than 3 percent after a surge in inventories highlighted the market was well supplied. The key market in lead is China and that's been pretty weak, "said Citi analyst David Wilson. Three-month LME lead slid 3.1 percent to close at $1,734.50 a tonne, its weakest since Feb. 2.

  • LONDON, Feb 17- Lead prices dropped to a two-week low on Wednesday after a surge in inventories highlighted the market was well supplied, while other metals were mixed. The key market in lead is China and that's been pretty weak, "said Citi analyst David Wilson. Three-month LME lead had slid 2.2 percent to $1,750 a tonne by 1540 GMT, the third day of losses and the...

  • LONDON, Feb 17- Lead prices dropped on Wednesday after a jump in inventories highlighted the market was well supplied, while copper followed oil prices higher. The key market in lead is China and that's been pretty weak, "said Citi analyst David Wilson. Three month LME lead fell 1 percent to $1,772 a tonne by 1043 GMT, the third day of losses and after a 2.2 percent...

  • *A new conflict brews at MMG's Peru copper mine. MELBOURNE, Feb 17- London copper edged down on Wednesday as oil prices consolidated following a Middle Eastern supply agreement that initially underwhelmed investors, while traders braced for further signs of distress in the global economy. "The down move we saw last night in oil probably dented a little bit of the...

  • LONDON, Feb 2- Copper hit a four-week high on Tuesday as bets on lower prices were reversed ahead of a Chinese holiday, but prices slipped later in the day as focus returned to oversupply and weak demand growth in top consumer China. Benchmark copper on the London Metal Exchange was down 0.7 percent to $4,529 a tonne at 1527 GMT. The metal used in power and...

  • LONDON, Feb 2- Copper prices hit a four-week high on Tuesday as traders reversed bets on lower prices ahead of the Lunar New Year and sentiment was boosted by expectations of further supply cuts to offset slowing demand in top consumer China. Benchmark copper on the London Metal Exchange was up 0.9 percent at $4,601 a tonne at 0954 GMT. China starts a week-long...

  • MELBOURNE, Feb 2- London copper was treading water on Tuesday after China's factory growth slowed sharply in January, but solid Chinese imports of the metal in December have sparked confidence that prices are finding a floor. *Shanghai Futures Exchange copper was steady at 35,610 yuan a tonne. *China's manufacturing activity contracted at its fastest pace in...