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  • *London copper hits highest since March at $5,110 a tonne. *Shanghai copper up on hedges against weaker dollar if Trump wins. SYDNEY, Nov 8- London copper extended hefty overnight gains on growing signs that Hillary Clinton will win the U.S. presidential election over her Republican rival Donald Trump.

  • TOKYO, Nov 8- Japanese government bond prices turned higher on Tuesday as the market took heart from firm investor demand at a 10- year debt auction. The bid-to-cover ratio, a gauge of demand, at Tuesday's 2.4 trillion yen 10- year sale rose to 4.35 from 3.82 at the previous auction last month. Treasuries fell on Monday as risk appetite improved after the FBI cleared...

  • *Oil retreats as outlook dimmed by strong dollar, OPEC. SINGAPORE, Nov 8- Most Asian stock markets rose on Tuesday ahead of the U.S. presidential election, with investors optimistic but cautious over improving prospects for a win by Democrat Hillary Clinton. That came after the FBI announced on Oct. 28 it was reviewing additional emails relating to the server while...

  • *President Park asks parliament to nominate new prime minister. *Close confidant of President Park, senior aides part of probe. SEOUL, Nov 8- South Korean President Park Geun-hye said on Tuesday she will withdraw her nominee for prime minister if parliament recommends a candidate and is willing to let the new premier control the cabinet, seeking to defuse a crisis...

  • HONG KONG, Nov 8- China's yuan softened on Tuesday after the central bank set another weaker midpoint to reflect global dollar strength, but trade was cautious ahead of the U.S. presidential election. Traders say a larger-than-expected drop in China's foreign exchange reserves last month did not have much impact on the market, despite pointing to further...

  • ANGELINA JOLIE PITT AND ESTRANGED HUSBAND BRAD PITT REACH CUSTODY AGREEMENT REGARDING CHILDREN- AP CITING, SPOKESPEOPLE.

  • TOKYO/ LONDON, Nov 8- British American Tobacco PLC plans to test a new tobacco-based cigarette alternative in Japan next month, it said on Tuesday, taking aim at Philip Morris International Inc's popular iQOS and Japan Tobacco Inc's Ploom Tech. It sells Vype e-cigarettes, which use nicotine liquid, in several European markets and is testing iFuse, a liquid-based...

  • BEIJING, Nov 8- China, the world's top soybean buyer, imported 5.21 million tonnes of the oilseed in October, down 5.79 percent year-on-year, customs data showed on Tuesday. It marked the lowest monthly imports since February, when arrivals dropped to less than 5 million tonnes due to the Lunar New Year holiday that month. However, analysts said they were not...

  • BEIJING, Nov 8- China's exports and imports fell more than expected in October, adding to doubts about how long a recent pick-up in economic activity can be sustained. That left the country with a trade surplus of $49.06 billion for the month, the General Administration of Customs said, versus forecasts of $51.70 billion, and September's $41.99 billion.

  • BEIJING, Nov 8- China imported 80.8 million tonnes of iron ore in October, the lowest since February and down 13 percent from the previous month, official data from China's customs showed, as steel mills curtailed output amid tightening profits and soaring costs. Compared with a year ago, shipments of the steelmaking ingredient were still up 7 percent.

  • BEIJING, Nov 8- China's October exports fell 7.3 percent from a year earlier, while imports shrank 1.4 percent, both declining more than expected, official data showed on Tuesday. That left the country with a trade surplus of $49.06 billion for the month, the General Administration of Customs said. The trade surplus was forecast to have expanded to $51.70 billion...

  • BEIJING, Nov 8- China's October exports fell 7.3 percent from a year earlier, while imports shrank 1.4 percent, both declining more than expected, official data showed on Tuesday. That left the country with a trade surplus of $49.06 billion for the month, the General Administration of Customs said. The trade surplus was forecast to have expanded to $51.70 billion...

  • BEIJING, Nov 8- China's exports denominated in yuan fell 3.2 percent in October from the same period a year earlier, the General Administration of Customs said on Tuesday. *Yuan-denominated imports rose 3.2 percent. *That produced a trade surplus of 325.25 billion yuan.

  • *USDA pegs U.S. corn harvest was 86 percent was complete, ahead of market forecasts. *USDA said exporters sold 132,000 tonnes of U.S. soybeans to China and 135,000 tonnes of U.S. soymeal to the Philippines. *Analysts polled by Reuters expected the USDA on Wednesday to raise its forecast for U.S. soybean production to a record high and slightly reduce its outlook for...

  • Nov 7- A federal court jury on Monday awarded $3 million in damages to a University of Virginia administrator that last week found was defamed by Rolling Stone magazine's now-retracted story of a gang rape. The 10- person U.S. District Court jury in Charlottesville, Virginia determined that the writer of the article, Sabrina Rubin Erdely, should pay $2 million in...

  • TOKYO, Nov 8- Japan's Nikkei share average edged down in choppy trade on Tuesday morning, with cautious investors opting to stay on the sidelines before the U.S. presidential election. "The market is not overly cautious, but it cannot price in a Clinton presidency completely," said Hikaru Sato, a senior technical analyst at Daiwa Securities. Sato said that the United...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 7- The U.S. Commerce Department said on Monday it had made a preliminary finding of dumping of certain imports of carbon and alloy steel cut-to-length plate from Austria, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. In the Austria investigation, the department set a preliminary dumping margin of 41.97 percent for...

  • Nov 7- A federal court jury on Monday awarded $3 million in damages to a University of Virginia administrator that it previously found was defamed by Rolling Stone magazine's now-retracted story of a gang rape, court documents show. The 10- person U.S. District Court jury in Charlottesville, Virginia found that the writer of the article, Sabrina Rubin Erdely,...

  • Nov 7- A federal court jury on Monday awarded $3 million in damages to a University of Virginia administrator that it previously found was defamed by Rolling Stone magazine's now-retracted story of a gang rape, court documents show. The 10- person U.S. District Court jury in Charlottesville, Virginia found that the writer of the article, Sabrina Rubin Erdely,...

  • Nov 7- FedEx Corp is grounding one of its planes temporarily that has an engine General Electric Co flagged after a passenger jet erupted in flames last month, a spokesman for the cargo airline told Reuters on Monday. In a statement, FedEx spokesman Chris Allen said the company was notified that an engine in one MD11 aircraft was affected. The American Airlines...