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  • HONG KONG, Nov 22- Asian stocks rose to one-week highs, helped by solid overnight gains on Wall Street, though investors were wary of chasing prices higher until President-elect Donald Trump picks his economic team. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 1.3 percent, pulled up by a 1.3 percent rally in Australian shares.

  • SHANGHAI, Nov 22- Hong Kong stocks made strong gains and China indexes struck 10- moth highs on Tuesday morning after major U.S. benchmarks hit fresh peaks overnight, with energy shares sharply higher on prospects of oil producing countries agreeing to curb output. Hong Kong shares were poised for their best day in nearly two weeks as the Hang Seng index added 1.3...

  • HONG KONG, Nov 22- Asian stocks struck one-week highs with investors undeterred by a powerful earthquake in Japan on Tuesday, but after Wall Street closed at a record peak they were also wary of chasing prices higher until President-elect Donald Trump picks his economic team. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 1.2 percent, pulled...

  • HONG KONG, Nov 22- Asian stocks rose on Tuesday in the wake of solid gains in U.S. markets overnight, while the Japanese yen briefly strengthened after a powerful earthquake rocked northern Japan. In Asia, MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.53 percent, pulled up by a 1.0 percent rally in Australian shares. A powerful earthquake that...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Nov 21- The Trans-Pacific Partnership would be meaningless without U.S. participation, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday as U.S. Abe, who attended a gathering of TPP leaders in Lima on Saturday, said there was no discussion at the meeting that other members should try to put the TPP into effect without the United States, Abe told...

  • *Oil hits three-week high on OPEC prospects, weaker dollar. *Copper up on expectations of more China demand. "The post-election rally is continuing," said Bucky Hellwig, senior vice president at BB&T Wealth Management in Birmingham, Alabama.

  • *Iran may only freeze production rather than cut. OPEC members are due to agree to a world oil freeze pact on Nov. 30 at a meeting in Vienna, Austria. In recent days, several OPEC members including Iran, along with non-member Russia, have suggested they were leaning toward a deal to limit output.

  • A worker checks the valve of an oil pipe at Nahr Bin Umar oil field, north of Basra, Iraq.

    Oil prices rose to their highest in three weeks as OPEC appeared to be moving closer to reaching an agreement to cut output.

  • *Oil hits three-week high on OPEC prospects, weaker dollar. *Copper up on expectations of more China demand. "It's in that mindset now, we have broken up and out, we are testing the highs, so new highs beget new highs," said Ken Polcari, director of the NYSE floor division at O'Neil Securities in New York.

  • OPEC members are due to agree a world oil freeze pact with non- OPEC countries on Nov. 30. In recent days, several OPEC members including Iran, along with non-member Russia, have suggested they were leaning toward a deal to limit output. "You never know with OPEC- sometimes they go to the last minute and there are a lot of false starts."

  • *Output deal seen likely after Iran possibly offered compromise. OPEC members are due to agree a world oil freeze pact with non- OPEC countries on Nov. 30. "You never know with OPEC- sometimes they go to the last minute and there are a lot of false starts."

  • Trump and Putin to mend US-Russian relations

    The Russian economy is expected to get a boost from Donald Trump's election victory.

  • *Output deal seen likely after Iran possibly offered compromise. Iran may only freeze production rather than cut. LONDON, Nov 21- Oil prices rose 3 percent on Monday to their highest in three weeks, catching a lift from a weaker dollar, as OPEC appeared to be moving closer to agreeing an output cut when it meets next week.

  • MOSCOW, Nov 21- Moscow will deploy S-400 surface-to-air missiles and nuclear-capable Iskander systems in the exclave of Kaliningrad in retaliation for NATO deployments, a senior pro-Kremlin lawmaker was quoted as saying on Monday. Moscow has not linked the moves explicitly with what it says is a NATO military build-up on Russia's western borders.

  • LONDON, Nov 21- Oil prices rose on Monday to their highest in three weeks, catching a lift from a weaker U.S. dollar and from cautious money managers, as OPEC appeared to be moving closer to agreeing an output cut when it meets next week. "While loose terms may be agreed, I remain skeptical that a full detailed agreement can be both achieved and carried out by OPEC given...

  • MOSCOW, Nov 21- Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia would take countermeasures in response to NATO expansion, RIA news agency quoted him as saying on Monday. "Why are we reacting to NATO expansion so emotionally? We are concerned by NATO's decision making, "Putin was quoted as saying in an interview to be broadcast on Russian TV later on Monday.

  • LONDON, Nov 21- Oil prices rose on Monday to their highest in three weeks, catching a lift from a softer U.S. dollar and from cautious money managers, as OPEC appeared to be moving closer to reaching an agreement to cut output when it meets next week. "While loose terms may be agreed, I remain skeptical that a full detailed agreement can be both achieved and carried out by...

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin

    President Vladimir Putin of Russia said Sunday U.S. President-elect Donald Trump confirmed to him he was willing to mend ties.

  • President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin spoke for around four minutes on Sunday at the APEC summit about Syria and Ukraine, in what is likely to be their last in-person meeting before Obama leaves office. Obama later said at a news conference he told Putin the U.S. is deeply concerned about bloodshed and chaos in Syria "sown by constant...

  • US President Barack Obama listens to a question during a press conference after attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Lima, Peru.

    President Barack Obama said he won't be a constant critic of Donald Trump but would speak out if policies breach certain "values or ideals."