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  • SYDNEY, Jan 19- A firmer U.S. dollar drove London copper lower on Thursday after the currency stabilised overnight on positive U.S. economic signals. *The most-traded copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange rose 0.1 percent to 46,610 yuan a tonne. *The London tin market remains a tight and crowded space.

  • STANFORD, United States- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks on "The Economic Outlook and the Conduct of Monetary Policy" before the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research- 0100 GMT. FAIRFIELD, United States- San Francisco Fed President John Williams speaks before the Solano Economic Development Corporation Annual Luncheon Meeting- 2045 GMT.

  • STANFORD, United States- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks on "The Economic Outlook and the Conduct of Monetary Policy" before the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research- 0100 GMT. FAIRFIELD, United States- San Francisco Fed President John Williams speaks before the Solano Economic Development Corporation Annual Luncheon Meeting- 2045 GMT.

  • LONDON, Jan 19- Britain's housing market had its weakest month since just after June's Brexit vote in December as house price growth slowed and the number of homes sold fell slightly, a closely watched survey of property valuers showed on Wednesday. The resilience of Britain's housing market since the referendum decision to leave the European Union has...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 18- The U.S. dollar rose and stocks also gained ground on Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen suggested the U.S. central bank was ready to raise interest rates quickly this year. "It just adds to the Fed's story and an argument that the economy is ready to weather interest rate hikes," said John Doyle, director of markets at Tempus Inc in...

  • *OPEC pumps 221,000 bpd less in December than in November. NEW YORK, Jan 18- Oil prices fell on Wednesday to their lowest in a week, on a strong dollar and expectations that U.S. producers would boost output even as OPEC's output fell from a record high. Brent crude ended the session at $53.92 per barrel, down $1.55 or 2.79 percent, while U.S. crude settled at $51.08, down...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 18- The U.S. dollar edged higher and stocks gained ground on Wednesday after the top U.S. monetary policy official spoke, but investors voiced caution over how U.S. policy will develop under Donald Trump's presidency two days before his inauguration. Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen were released and after U.S. inflation data.

  • DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 18- Two of Europe's biggest banks warned on Wednesday that they could each move about 1,000 jobs out of London as they prepare for expected disruption caused by Britain's exit from the European Union. Germany's Handelsblatt newspaper also reported that Goldman Sachs is considering halving its London workforce to 3,000 and moving key...

  • *OPEC pumps 221,000 bpd less in December than in November. NEW YORK, Jan 18- Oil prices fell on Wednesday to their lowest in a week, on a strong dollar and expectations that U.S. producers would boost output even as OPEC's output fell from a record high. "The petroleum markets have turned lower again in Wednesday trade amid talk that higher oil prices will translate...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Jan 18- Cocoa futures on ICE were little changed on Wednesday, despite the brief closure of the main port in top grower Ivory Coast by protesting gendarmes, as bearish speculators stood pat and prices tracked the British pound instead. New York March cocoa futures settled down $2, or 0.1 percent, at $2,233 per tonne, while London March cocoa settled...

  • *OPEC pumps 221,000 bpd less in December than in November. NEW YORK, Jan 18- Oil prices fell to the lowest in a week on Wednesday on a strong dollar and expectations that U.S. producers would boost output, while OPEC signalled a drop in the global oil supply surplus this year as the group's output fell from a record high. "The petroleum markets have turned lower again in...

  • BERLIN, Jan 18- Goldman Sachs is considering moving up to 1,000 staff from London to Frankfurt because of concerns over Britain's vote to leave the European Union, Germany's Handelsblatt newspaper reported on Thursday, citing financial sources. The U.S. bank is considering halving its London staff to 3,000 and moving key operations to New York and continental...

  • LONDON, Jan 18- Sterling fell on Wednesday as investors locked in profits after its biggest one-day surge since at least 1998 in the previous session when Prime Minister Theresa May outlined Britain's hopes for its exit from the European Union. Sterling sliced 0.9 percent off the 3- percent gain it had made against the dollar on Tuesday, leaving it back at...

  • Twelve months ago, the mood of the Russian delegation at the World Economic Forum in Davos was distinctly gloomy, with oil prices near 12- year lows below $30 per barrel and Western sanctions depressing their economy and financial markets. Since then, however, Russian stock and bond markets have risen about 50 percent, boosted by rebounding oil and- more recently-...

  • Twelve months ago, the mood of the Russian delegation at the World Economic Forum in Davos was distinctly gloomy, with oil prices near 12- year lows below $30 per barrel and Western sanctions depressing their economy and financial markets. Since then, however, Russian stock and bond markets have risen about 50 percent, boosted by rebounding oil and- more recently-...

  • Twelve months ago, the mood of the Russian delegation at the World Economic Forum in Davos was distinctly gloomy, with oil prices near 12- year lows below $30 per barrel and Western sanctions depressing their economy and financial markets. Since then, however, Russian stock and bond markets have risen about 50 percent, boosted by rebounding oil and- more recently-...

  • Twelve months ago, the mood of the Russian delegation at the World Economic Forum in Davos was distinctly gloomy, with oil prices near 12- year lows below $30 per barrel and Western sanctions depressing their economy and financial markets. Since then, however, Russian stock and bond markets have risen about 50 percent, boosted by rebounding oil and- more recently-...

  • LONDON, Jan 18- Donald Trump's surprise U.S. presidential election victory sparked a frenzy of trading and hedging late last year that boosted top U.S. banks' revenue by 26 percent, according to Reuters calculations, and looks set to keep driving activity. Leading U.S. banks JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citi, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs...

  • *Europe's STOXX inches up 0.2 pct after choppy day. MILAN, Jan 18- European shares ended little changed on Wednesday with investors looking at corporate earnings for market direction as more doubts emerged that a rally triggered by Donald Trump's U.S. presidential election win would continue. The STOXX 600 edged 0.2 percent higher after a choppy session, while...

  • *Philippines cancels permits for four mining projects. LONDON, Jan 18- Copper steadied on Wednesday after its biggest fall in a month in the previous session when U.S. Benchmark copper closed up 0.3 percent at $5,769 a tonne at the London Metal Exchange, after ending Tuesday down 1.9 percent, the biggest fall since Dec. 19.