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  • MELBOURNE, Dec 5- Shanghai nickel exended gains in early Asian trade on Monday after the Philippines said it would close more mines on environmental grounds, potentially curbing supplies of nickel ore, wile copper prices fell. *Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange dipped 0.4 percent to $5,737 a tonne by 0102 GMT, after edging down 0.5 percent in the...

  • SINGAPORE/ SYDNEY, Dec 5- The euro was under the gun on Monday, skidding to a 20- month low after Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said he would resign following a stinging defeat on constitutional reform that could destabilise the country's shaky banking system. The single currency, which slumped to as low as $1.0505 in early Asian trade after opening at...

  • Dec 5- Gold edged up in early Asian trade on Monday as jitters over the resignation of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi after losing a referendum on constitutional reform induced safe-haven buying. *The euro sank to 20- months lows in Asia on Monday after Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said he would resign in the wake of a stinging defeat on...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 4- U.S. "Treasuries are likely to be up in price, down in yield, as a result of the referendum as a" safe haven "investment with the dollar already up significantly versus the Euro," said Mark Grant, Chief Strategist and Managing Director at Hilltop Securities. "Italy is a G7 country and third largest economy in euro zone and with a weak and troubled banking...

  • Dec 4- U.S. equity index futures fell on Sunday after a stinging defeat for Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who said he would resign following a referendum over his proposals for constitutional reform. "Buy bonds and sell stocks," hedge fund investor Douglas Kass, who runs Seabreeze Partners Management Inc, said after the vote. Major Wall Street indexes had...

  • The euro fell to 20- month lows against the dollar, with markets worried that instability in the euro zone's third largest economy could reignite a dormant financial crisis and deal a hammer blow to Italy's fragile banking sector. Renzi's resignation could open the door to early elections next year and to the possibility of an anti-euro party, the opposition...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D./ WASHINGTON, Dec 4- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said on Sunday it turned down a permit for a controversial pipeline project running through North Dakota, in a victory for Native Americans and climate activists who have protested against the project for several months. The line, owned by Texas- based Energy Transfer Partners LP, had been complete...

  • Dec 5- For other diaries, please see: Top Economic Events Polling unit diary Today in Washington Political and general news. DATE TIME COUNTRY AMOUNT AUCTION DETAILS. 5- Dec Netherlands DTC Auction.

  • LONDON, Dec 5- A slump in British manufacturing is showing signs of lifting thanks to higher new orders at home and the prospect of more demand from abroad spurred by the fall in the value of the pound after June's Brexit vote, a survey showed on Monday. "This is the most upbeat reading on the state of manufacturing we've seen for some 18 months and signals the start of...

  • NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley speaks on the macroeconomic outlook and what it means for New York before the Association for a Better New York- 1330 GMT. PHOENIX- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard gives a presentation on the U.S. economy and monetary policy before the 53rd annual Economic Forecast...

  • *Social media advertising forecast to hit $50 bln in 2019. LONDON, Dec 5- The amount of money spent on advertising on social media is set to catch up with newspaper ad revenues by 2020, a leading forecaster said on Monday. Advertising agency Zenith Optimedia, owned by France's Publicis, predicts global advertising expenditure on social media will account for 20...

  • TOKYO, Dec 5- The euro tumbled in early Asian trade on Monday after Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said he would resign after conceding defeat in a referendum over his plan to reform the constitution. It also came at a bad time for Italy's fragile banking system, as Monte dei Paschi di Siena, the country's third biggest but ailing lender, needs to raise 5 billion...

  • SYDNEY, Dec 5- The euro sank to 20- months lows in Asia on Monday after Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said he would resign in the wake of a stinging defeat on constitutional reform that could destabilize the country's shaky banking system. The single currency dived as far as $1.0505 in thin trade, after starting around $1.0645 earlier.

  • *Deal would follow purchase of 49 pct stake in Spain's Ficosa. TOKYO, Dec 5- Japan's Panasonic Corp is in the final stages of talks to buy European automotive light maker ZKW Group for up to $1 billion, accelerating its push into the automotive electronics market, the Nikkei business daily reported Monday. It forecasts sales of about 900 million euros in 2016..

  • ROME, Dec 5- Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said he would resign following a stinging defeat on Sunday in a referendum over his proposals for constitutional reform. "The experience of my government ends here," Renzi said in a televised address to the nation after early voting results suggested his' Yes' camp may have lost the referendum by as much as 20 points.

  • TOKYO, Dec 5- Japan's Panasonic Corp is in final talks to buy European automotive light maker ZKW Group for up to $1 billion, accelerating its push into the automotive electronics market, the Nikkei business daily reported Monday. The two companies could reach a basic agreement as early as this month, the Nikkei said. It forecasts sales of about 900 million euros in...

  • *Li Ka-Shing's CKI rejected by Australia for earlier energy bid. SYDNEY, Dec 5- Hong Kong's Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Ltd made a A $7.3 billion approach for Australian energy giant Duet Group, the target said, a sign CKI has not been deterred by a recent regulatory knockback Down Under. In August, the Australian government rejected a A $10 billion bid by...

  • Dec 4- U.S. equity index futures fell on Sunday after Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi was projected to have lost a referendum on constitutional reform by a wide margin. Such a result would throw his future into doubt and open the door to renewed political instability in Italy. Major Wall Street indexes had previously hit a series of record highs over the past...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 4- U.S. Treasury futures prices rose on Sunday after Italian voters were seen rejecting a change to the country's constitution, which was designed to hasten the legislative process. President-elect Donald Trump's policies and higher oil prices would stoke inflation, which erodes bond prices.

  • U.S. 10- YEAR TREASURY NOTE FUTURES PRICES RISE 0.35 PCT AFTER TRADING REOPENS FOLLOWING ITALIAN REFERENDUM.