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  • Haiti has pinned some of its economic growth hopes on the textile industry, which accounts for 90 percent of its exports, according to export.gov, a website managed by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The United States has granted Haiti a preferential trade deal, creating some 40,000 jobs, the Association of Haitian Industries said last November.

  • SYDNEY, June 27- U.S. soybeans rose nearly 0.5 percent on Tuesday, extending gains into a third consecutive session, after the U.S. Department of Agriculture pegged the condition of the crop below market expectations. *The USDA rated 67 percent of the U.S. corn crop in good to excellent condition, unchanged from the prior week, but below analysts' expectations.

  • WASHINGTON, June 26- Escalating a trade dispute with Canada in the run-up to talks on renegotiating NAFTA, the U.S. Commerce Department on Monday imposed preliminary anti-dumping duties on Canadian softwood lumber of up to 7.72 percent. Canada, which denies it subsidizes producers, said earlier this month it would give C $867 million in aid to the domestic...

  • MEXICO CITY, June 26- President Enrique Pena Nieto and industry executives praised a three-year-old overhaul of Mexico's telecommunications sector on Monday as it faces a major challenge from billionaire Carlos Slim in the Supreme Court. It would have condemned Mexico to falling behind, " Pena Nieto told hundreds of government officials and industry...

  • WASHINGTON, June 26- President Donald Trump on Thursday will lay out his plan for reducing regulations to boost already-abundant U.S. production of oil, natural gas and coal and export it around the world, creating American jobs and helping allies. "Weve gone from the age of scarcity now to the age of abundance when it comes to American energy," Mike Catanzaro, a White...

  • WASHINGTON, June 26- President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday called on Pakistan to ensure that its territory is not used to launch terrorist attacks on other countries, the White House said in a statement.

  • *China aims to become lowest-cost seller of FLNG plants. LONDON, June 27- China plans to pour almost $7 billion into floating liquefied natural gas projects in Africa, betting on a largely untested technology in the hope that energy markets will recover by the time they start production in the early 2020 s. China, however, is making a strategic push into FLNG, aiming...

  • The White House is launching its "energy week" with a series of events focused on jobs and boosting U.S. global influence. The previous weeks were largely overshadowed by ongoing probes into whether Trump campaign officials colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election, as well as scrutiny over Trump's firing of James Comey as FBI director.

  • BENGALURU, June 27- Gold edged down on Tuesday on a firmer dollar ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, which may give clues on the pace of possible interest rate hikes by the U.S. central bank. *Spot gold had fallen 0.2 percent to $1,241.11 per ounce by 0046 GMT. *The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by reviving...

  • TOKYO, June 27- The dollar stood tall on Tuesday, pushing to a one-month high against the yen as investors waited to see if Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen would stick to her positive economic outlook at an event later in the global session. The Fed chair is scheduled to take part in a discussion on global economic issues at London's Royal Academy, and is seen...

  • TOKYO, June 27- Japanese stocks closed in on two-year highs early on Tuesday thanks to a weaker yen while the euro sagged against its peers after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi talked up benefits of the ECB's easy monetary policy. A weaker yen, a boon to export-reliant Japan, usually underpins the Tokyo market as the economy looks to global demand to...

  • WASHINGTON, June 26- U.S. lawmakers said on Monday they did not know when legislation to impose new sanctions on Russia might come up for a vote in the House of Representatives, and the White House said it had concerns about the measure. The legislation passed the Senate by a nearly unanimous margin two weeks ago, looking like it might complicate President Donald...

  • OPEC states and 11 other exporters agreed in May to extend cuts of 1.8 million barrels per day until March. However, Nigeria and Libya, OPEC members exempt from the cuts, have raised output. Hedge funds and other money managers appear to have abandoned all hope that OPEC will rebalance the oil market, slashing formerly bullish bets on crude futures and options, John...

  • NEW YORK— The Latest on a retracted CNN story about a supposed investigation in a Donald Trump associated and the head of a Russian investment fund:. CNN says it has accepted the resignations of three employees involved in a retracted story about a supposed investigation into a pre-inaugural meeting between an associate of President Donald Trump and the head...

  • **SINTRA, Portugal- Introductory speech by the European Central Bank President Mario Draghi at the ECB forum on central banking in Portugal- 0900 GMT. SINTRA, Portugal- ECB Excecutive board member Benoit Coeure chairing a Session 1 on "Innovation, investment and productivity" at the ECB Forum on Central Banking in Sintra, Portugal- 0930 GMT. SINTRA, Portugal- ECB...

  • 27- Jun Germany Auction of 2- year Treasury notes 27- Jun Italy Zero-coupon/BTPi auction 27- Jun Japan Auction of 2- year government bonds 28- Jun United States Sale of 2- year floating rate notes 28- Jun United States Sale of 7- year notes 28- Jun Italy Bills auction 29- Jun Japan 3- month discount bill auction 30- Jun Italy Medium-Long Term auction.

  • **SINTRA, Portugal- Introductory speech by the European Central Bank President Mario Draghi at the ECB forum on central banking in Portugal- 0900 GMT. SINTRA, Portugal- ECB Excecutive board member Benoit Coeure chairing a Session 1 on "Innovation, investment and productivity" at the ECB Forum on Central Banking in Sintra, Portugal- 0930 GMT. SINTRA, Portugal- ECB...

  • LONDON, June 26- All hope abandon, ye who enter here, is the warning inscribed above the gate of Hell, according to the Italian poet Dante Aligheri. Hedge funds and other money managers appear to have entered their own special version of hell and abandoned all hope that OPEC will rebalance the oil market, slashing formerly bullish bets on crude futures and options.

  • SYDNEY, Australia- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on "The Global Growth Slump: Causes and Consequences" before the Economic Association of Australia Eminent Speaker Series 2017- 0805 GMT. CANBERRA, Australia- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on "The Global Growth Slump: Causes and...

  • 27- Jun Germany Auction of 2- year Treasury notes 27- Jun Italy Zero-coupon/BTPi auction 27- Jun Japan Auction of 2- year government bonds 28- Jun United States Sale of 2- year floating rate notes 28- Jun United States Sale of 7- year notes 28- Jun Italy Bills auction 29- Jun Japan 3- month discount bill auction 30- Jun Italy Medium-Long Term auction.