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  • Aug 25- Gold rose slightly on Thursday after hitting a four-week low in the previous session, with the dollar losing strength ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that will be closely watched for clues on U.S. interest rate policy. *Spot gold was up 0.2 percent at $1,326.22 an ounce at 0102 GMT. *Yellen is scheduled to address a meeting of central...

  • MELBOURNE, Aug 25- London copper hung near a two-month low on Thursday on evidence of mounting supply, while nickel also weakened after lower shipments to China. *Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange was trading flat at $4,631 a tonne at 0040 GMT, following 1.7- percent losses in the previous session when it fell to its weakest since July 24 at $4,622.50.

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 25- Chicago soybean futures lost more ground on Thursday, falling for a third consecutive session with pressure from a widely watched crop tour reporting bumper crop prospects across the U.S. *Corn won additional support from a USDA report that said private exporters sold 101,600 tonnes of U.S. corn to unknown destinations for 2016/ 17 delivery.

  • SINGAPORE— The world's first self-driving taxis will be picking up passengers in Singapore starting Thursday. It will beat ride-hailing service Uber, which plans to offer rides in autonomous cars in Pittsburgh, by a few weeks. The ultimate goal, say nuTonomy officials, is to have a fully self-driving taxi fleet in Singapore by 2018, which will help sharply cut...

  • LONDON, Aug 24- Global aluminum production fell by 1.2 percent to 33.12 million tonnes in the first seven months of this year, according to the International Aluminium Institute. Equally noteworthy are the divergent trends between dominant producer China and the rest of the world. China, meanwhile, has long been the driver of production growth to the point that...

  • LONDON, Aug 24- Global aluminium production fell by 1.2 percent to 33.12 million tonnes in the first seven months of this year, according to the International Aluminium Institute. Equally noteworthy are the divergent trends between dominant producer China and the rest of the world. China, meanwhile, has long been the driver of production growth to the point that...

  • Aug 25- Russian aluminum giant Rusal on Thursday reported a 39- percent drop in second-quarter core earnings due to weak aluminum prices, slightly ahead of analyst forecasts. Adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization fell to $344 million for the three months to June from $568 million a year earlier. Six analysts on average had...

  • TOKYO, Aug 25- The dollar bobbed higher in Asian on Thursday but major currencies continued to tread water ahead of the global central bankers' gathering in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, at which Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen may offer new clues on U.S. monetary policy. Futures markets on Wednesday were indicating an 18 percent chance the U.S. central bank would hike...

  • CHICAGO/ MIAMI, Aug 24- Florida Governor Rick Scott said on Wednesday the federal government had so far not delivered all the Zika antibody tests and laboratory support he had requested as the state battles the spread of the virus. On Wednesday, the Florida Department of Health reported a second non-travel related case of Zika in Palm Beach County, bringing the...

  • TOKYO, Aug 25- Asian stocks slipped on Thursday, taking their cue from an overnight drop on Wall Street, while the dollar marked time ahead of Friday's speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen at the global central bankers' meeting. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan lost 0.3 percent. Australian stocks fell 0.1 percent, South Korea's...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif.— The Latest on the California Legislature's approval of legislation expanding the state's climate change law, the most aggressive in the nation:. Jerry Brown says more climate-change laws will follow after the Legislature approved an extension of the state's landmark law restricting greenhouse gas emissions. The legislation approved...

  • Aug 25- For other diaries, please see: Top Economic Events Polling unit diary Today in Washington Political and general news. DATE TIME COUNTRY AMOUNT AUCTION DETAILS. 25 August United States Sale of 7- year notes 25 August Japan 3- month discount bill auction 25 August Japan Auction for Enhanced-liquidity 26 August Italy Zero-coupon/BTPi auction 29 August...

  • CHISINAU- National Bank of Moldova interest rate decision. NAIROBI- African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina holds a press conference to highlight Africa's economic growth progress and list structural challenges that hinder the continent from achieving rapid, inclusive and sustainable growth- 1330 GMT. SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 SEOUL- South Korea...

  • JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING, United States- Bank of England's Deputy Governor for Markets and Banking Nemat Shafik to participate in a panel discussion titled "Adapting to Changes in the Financial Market Landscape"- 1450 GMT. FRIDAY, AUGUST 26 JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING, United States- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks on "The Federal Reserve's Monetary Policy...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 24- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called on pharmaceutical company Mylan NV to voluntarily drop the price of its severe allergy treatment drug EpiPen, which has increased in price by more than 400 percent in the past decade. Mylan spokeswoman Nina Devlin did not respond to inquiries about Clinton's criticism of the...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 24- Pharmaceutical company Mylan NV has won a round in its fight with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd at the U.S. Teva sells Copaxone based on patents licensed from Yeda Research& Development Co Ltd.. It said that IMS Health, a healthcare information company, estimates sales of the drug to be $3.3 billion annually.

  • TOKYO, Aug 25- Three years of so-called "Abenomics", Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's bold stimulus programme, has failed to dislodge a deflationary mindset among businesses and consumers. Housewife Yuko Narita, 48, says she is tightening the family purse strings and scouting around for sales on daily goods and clothing. Nobuko Jin, a 75- year-old part-time...

  • DOVER, Del.— The head of U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has called for hearings next month on the proposed merger between the DuPont Co. and Dow Chemical, as well as on broader issues of consolidation within the seed and chemical industry. Chuck Grassley, R- Iowa, said Wednesday that Iowans are concerned that consolidation could result in higher production costs...

  • YORBA LINDA, Calif.— The U.S. is still probing the extent of a recent cyber leak of what purports to be hacking tools used by the National Security Agency, the nation's top intelligence official said Wednesday. "We are still sorting this out," James Clapper, director of national intelligence, said at an event at the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda,...

  • Aug 24- HP Inc, the hardware business of the former Hewlett-Packard Co, reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit as demand recovered for its notebooks. However, HP forecast current-quarter profit below analysts' estimates, reflecting weak sales of its printers as companies cut costs across industries. "The markets remaining challenging...