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  • SYDNEY, July 29- U.S. soybeans edged higher on Friday, but the oilseed was poised for its biggest one-month fall in more than two years as fears of potential yield losses amid unfavorable weather ease. The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.2 percent to $9.80 a bushel after closing down 0.8 percent on Thursday. "The supply concerns of the...

  • *BOJ Gov Haruhiko Kuroda to meet press 0630 GMT. TOKYO, July 29- The Bank of Japan expanded monetary stimulus on Friday through a modest increase in purchases of exchange-traded funds, yielding to pressure from the government and financial markets for bolder action to spur growth and accelerate inflation towards its 2 percent target. The BOJ said it will...

  • HONG KONG, July 29- China's yuan weakened against the dollar on Friday, but looked set for its second straight week of gains in response to stronger midpoints set by the central bank and global dollar weakness. The People's Bank of China set the midpoint rate at 6.6511 per dollar prior to market open, firmer than the previous fix of 6.6597. "Demand to buy dollars is...

  • The pollution from a unit of Formosa Plastics Group also decimated tourism in central provinces, the Thanh Nien newspaper on Friday quoted the government saying in a report to the National Assembly. The report said the government must learn from the incident and carry out proper oversight of the environment, especially when the country wants to attract more...

  • TOKYO, July 29- The Bank of Japan expanded monetary stimulus on Friday through a modest increase in purchases of exchange-rated funds, yielding to pressure from the government and financial markets for bolder action to spur growth and accelerate inflation towards its 2 percent target. But the central bank maintained its base money target at 80 trillion yen as...

  • TOKYO, July 29- The Bank of Japan cut its consumer inflation forecast in a quarterly review of its long-term economic and price forecasts issued on Friday. Following is a table of median forecasts by the BOJ's nine board members. *The GDP, CPI figures take into account the government's decision to delay a scheduled sales tax hike in April 2017.

  • TOKYO, July 29- The dollar fell more than a full yen on Friday to extend its losses on the day to more than two percent at one point after the Bank of Japan's stimulus fell short of market expectations.

  • DOLLAR/YEN FALLS MORE THAN FULL YEN AFTER BOJ, DOWN 2 PCT ON DAY.

  • TOKYO— Japan reported further signs of weakness in its economy in June, with industrial output and consumer spending falling from the year before. The Bank of Japan and government have made scant progress toward a 2 percent inflation goal set more than three year ago, partly due to the prolonged slump in crude oil prices. Earlier this week Prime Minister Shinzo...

  • TAIPEI, July 29- Taiwan stocks fell on Friday as declines in other Asian markets dented investor sentiment, with technology and banks leading the fall. Japan's Nikkei slipped 0.4 percent and looked set for a 1.3 percent weekly drop, while China's Shanghai Composite Index was trading 0.3 percent lower. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan...

  • DHAKA, July 29- The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has asked the Philippines' central bank to help Bangladesh Bank recover the $81 million that was stolen by hackers in February from its account held at the Fed, boosting Dhaka's efforts to retrieve the money. Bangladesh Bank has also agreed to share with the Fed a report into the heist that was prepared by U.S. cyber...

  • NEW YORK FED ASKS PHILIPPINES' CENTRAL BANK TO HELP BANGLADESH RECOVER MONEY FROM CYBER HEIST.

  • The pollution from a unit of Formosa Plastics Group also decimated tourism in central provinces, the Thanh Nien newspaper on Friday quoted the government saying in a report to the National Assembly. The report said the government must learn from the incident and carry out proper oversight of the environment, especially when the country wants to attract more...

  • TOKYO, July 29- Japan's top government spokesman said on Friday that Prime Minster Shinzo Abe will reshuffle his cabinet on Aug. 3 to accelerate his "Abenomics" economic policies. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference that the cabinet will approve an economic stimulus package next Tuesday, a day before the cabinet reshuffle.

  • MELBOURNE, July 29- London nickel fell on Friday but was still on track for more than 12 percent gains in July as the Philippines cracks down on polluting mines, while copper was set for a modest monthly gain. *Shanghai Futures Exchange copper rose 0.7 percent to 37,970 yuan a tonne. *Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who began a six-year term on June 30, has warned...

  • SINGAPORE, July 29- Oil prices on Friday remained around April lows as slowing economic growth threatened to worsen ongoing oversupply of crude and refined products. International Brent crude oil futures were trading at $42.78 at 0127 GMT, up 8 cents from their previous close. West Texas Intermediate crude was at $41.16, up 2 cents.

  • TOKYO, July 29- Japan's Nikkei share average dipped on Friday, weighed down by a stronger yen and uncertainty over whether the Bank of Japan will ease policy later in the day. The index had risen to a seven-week high of 16,938.96 last week, helped by expectations that Japan's government and central bank would offer a double dose of fiscal and monetary stimulus.

  • SYDNEY, July 29- U.S. soybeans edged higher on Friday, but the oilseed was poised to record its biggest one-month fall in more than two years as concerns over unfavorable weather eased, boosting expectations for bumper supplies. *U.S. Department of Agriculture weekly U.S. export sales for the current marketing season of a negative 1,400 tonnes of soybeans were...

  • *Spot gold crawled up 0.2 percent to $1,337.57 an ounce at 0107 GMT. *The yen last stood at 104.34, with all eyes on the BOJ's policy decision, which is usually announced some time between 0230 GMT and 0500 GMT. *Sub-zero European Central Bank interest rates are doing more good than harm and holding safely above a detrimental level, but the bloc remains at risk of...

  • July 28- Alphabet Inc, Google's parent, on Thursday revealed that efforts to push its vast advertising business toward mobile is paying off as second quarter earnings handily beat Wall Street's expectations. Advertisers typically pay less for user clicks on mobile ads than on desktop ads, Google's traditional strength, but the strong earnings performance...