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  • MELBOURNE, July 24- London copper was marking time near its highest since early March on Monday ahead of the release of a spate of global manufacturing reports, underpinned by extended weakness in the dollar and prospects of tighter mine supply. *London Metal Exchange copper dipped 0.2 percent to $5,995 a tonne by 0135 GMT, following a 0.8 percent gain in the...

  • SHANGHAI, July 24- China's central bank set the yuan midpoint at 6.7410 per dollar on Monday, the highest level since Oct. 20 2016, reflecting the dollar's broad weakness.

  • SYDNEY, July 24- U.S. corn futures fell 2 percent on Monday to hit a one-week low as forecasts for rain eased fears of potential production losses. The most active corn futures on the Chicago Board of Trade had fallen 2 percent to $3.85-3/ 4 a bushel by 0041 GMT, after earlier touching their lowest since July 17 at $3.84-3/ 4 a bushel. "Dry weather has been the big concern...

  • BENGALURU, July 24- Gold touched a four-week high early on Monday, supported by weaker equities and a dip in the dollar to fresh 13- month lows due to political uncertainty in the United States. *The White House said on Sunday that Trump was open to signing legislation toughening sanctions on Russia after Senate and House leaders reached agreement on a bill late...

  • *Asia ex- Japan pulls back; Nikkei lower on stronger yen. *Oil slumps on report forecasting rise in OPEC production. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.1 percent early on Monday.

  • TOKYO, July 24- The dollar struggled near a 13- month low against a basket of major currencies on Monday as U.S. political woes dampened hopes for quick passage of President Donald Trump's stimulus and tax reform agendas. The Trump administration, already dogged by investigations into alleged Russian meddling in the U.S. election, took a fresh hit on Friday after...

  • NEW YORK— The New York Times is asking Fox News' morning show "Fox& Friends" to apologize for what the newspaper calls a "malicious and inaccurate segment" about the newspaper, intelligence leaks and the Islamic State that aired Saturday. New York Times spokeswoman Danielle Rhoades Ha said Sunday that she requested an "on-air apology and tweet."

  • July 24- For other diaries, please see:. 24- Jul Belgium OLO auction 25- Jul United States Sale of 2- year notes 25- Jul Japan Auction of 40- year government bonds 25- Jul United Kingdom Auction of 1-1/ 2% Treasury Gilt 2047 26- Jul United States Sale of 2- year floating rate notes 26- Jul United States Sale of 5- year notes 26- Jul Italy Zero-coupon/BTPi auction 27-...

  • July 24- For other diaries, please see:. 24- Jul Belgium OLO auction 25- Jul United States Sale of 2- year notes 25- Jul Japan Auction of 40- year government bonds 25- Jul United Kingdom Auction of 1-1/ 2% Treasury Gilt 2047 26- Jul United States Sale of 2- year floating rate notes 26- Jul United States Sale of 5- year notes 26- Jul Italy Zero-coupon/BTPi auction 27-...

  • MONDAY, JULY 24 TOKYO- Bank of Japan releases minutes of Monetary Policy Meeting held on June 15 and 16 2350 GMT. **BERLIN- ECB's Executive Board Member Sabine Lautenschlager gives speech at book presentation "100 Years of Women's Vote" organized by Juristinnenbund and Bundesministerium der Justiz in Berlin, Germany 1530 GMT. TOKYO- Bank of Japan Deputy Governor...

  • MONDAY, JULY 24 TOKYO- Bank of Japan releases minutes of Monetary Policy Meeting held on June 15 and 16 2350 GMT. **BERLIN- ECB's Executive Board Member Sabine Lautenschlager gives speech at book presentation "100 Years of Women's Vote" organised by Juristinnenbund and Bundesministerium der Justiz in Berlin, Germany 1530 GMT. TOKYO- Bank of Japan Deputy Governor...

  • SYDNEY, July 24- Australia's consumer watchdog said on Monday it was investigating the recall of Takata Corp vehicle airbags, a day after police said a man's death in a Sydney car crash could be linked to the faulty safety equipment. Choice estimates that more than two-thirds of the cars recalled in Australia still have not had their faulty airbags replaced.

  • TEL AVIV, July 23- Blackstone Group is in advanced talks to pay $400 million for 40 percent of privately held Israeli firm NSO Group, a maker of spyware for mobile devices, Israel's Calcalist business newspaper reported on Sunday. Blackstone, a New York- based buyout firm, was not immediately available to comment. Cyber researchers with Citizen Lab at the...

  • MUMBAI, July 21- India's edible oil imports are set to fall for the first time in six years as a surge in local oilseed output cuts into overseas purchases, but intake needs to fall further to fortify the health of the market, the head of a leading importer said. The lower purchases by the world's biggest importer of vegetable oils come amid a 13 percent run-off in...

  • *China made major contribution to global post-crisis leveraging. Federal Reserve tightening a risk to China. *Fed must take China into account in policy decisions.

  • *China made major contribution to global post-crisis leveraging. Federal Reserve tightening a risk to China. *Fed must take China into account in policy decisions.

  • TOKYO, July 24- Oil prices were little changed on Monday following a steep fall in the previous session amid growing expectations that the joint OPEC and non- OPEC ministerial meeting later in the day would address rising production from Nigeria and Libya, two OPEC members exempted from the cuts. Six OPEC and non- OPEC ministers will meet on Monday in St Petersburg...

  • July 24- Australia's consumer watchdog said on Monday it was investigating the recall of Takata Corp vehicle airbags, a day after police said a man's death in a Sydney car crash could be linked to the faulty safety equipment. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said it was seeking information from both the government department responsible...

  • ABUJA, July 23- Nigeria released a photograph of President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday, the first in almost three months after he left the country on May 7 for medical leave in Britain. The picture purports to show Buhari dining in Britain with senior members of his political party on Sunday, according to an accompanying statement from the presidency.

  • CHICAGO— In a story July 22 about the Pokemon Go Fest in Chicago, The Associated Press misidentified one of the attendees as John Haberkorn. CHICAGO— A major Pokemon Go festival in Chicago Saturday to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the virtual game went badly awry when technical glitches prevented many fans from logging on. Niantic CEO John Hanke was...