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  • TOKYO— Most Asian stocks slipped Monday on remarks from the U.S. Federal Reserve late last week that the case has strengthened for raising interest rates, but the Tokyo market was an exception and gained on prospects for a strong dollar. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 2.2 percent to 16,719.31 in early trading.

  • SYDNEY, Aug 29- U.S. wheat edged lower on Monday, lingering near a three-week low, as bumper global supplies kept prices depressed, while soybeans and corn both firmed. *The most active wheat futures contract on the Chicago Board Of Trade fell 0.1 percent to $4.07 a bushel, having closed down 3.8 percent on Friday when prices hit a low of $4.05 a bushel- the lowest since...

  • MELBOURNE, Aug 29- Shanghai copper was stuck near two-month lows on Monday, with the dollar pushed up after comments by the Federal Reserve left the door open to a rate hike this year, while a holiday in London drained the market of direction. *Shanghai Futures Exchange copper was trading up 0.1 percent at 36,390 yuan a tonne by 0125 GMT. *Hedge funds and money managers...

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 29- Oil prices fell about 1 percent on Monday as Iraq's production rose and Iran said it would only cooperate in producer talks to freeze output if fellow exporters recognized its right to fully regain market share. Traders said the price falls were a result of climbing output from the Middle East, where oil exports from Iraq's southern ports have...

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 29- China's yuan weakened on Monday morning to its lowest level in more than one month on broad dollar strength after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's upbeat comments on the U.S. economy and traders raised their bets on an interest rate hike. Spot yuan opened at an intraday low of 6.6850 per dollar, its weakest level since July 20, hovering around...

  • Aug 29- Gold edged lower early on Monday as the dollar strengthened after hawkish comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen left the door open for a U.S. interest hike as early as next month. *The case for raising U.S. interest rates has strengthened in recent months because of improvements in the labor market and expectations for moderate economic growth,...

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 29- China's government-run enterprises account for 66.5 percent of total debt defaults so far this year, China's official Securities Daily newspaper reported on Monday, citing information from the state asset regulator. Debt has emerged as one of China's biggest challenges, with the total load rising to 250 percent of gross domestic product...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 28- High-tech computing company Nutanix has acquired two startups to enhance its data and storage services, as the firm continues to grow its business despite a protracted delay in its initial public offering. San Jose, California- based Nutanix said on Sunday it bought PernixData, a software company that facilitates data storage, and Calm.io,...

  • Surging arrivals at LME sheds in Singapore and South Korea have broadly corresponded to export flows out of China. And in part this is no more than a continuation of the stocks rebalancing that has been playing out for several months, a refilling of a depleted LME system from high inventories in China that accumulated earlier this year. If no-one is being forced...

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 29- Oil prices fell early on Monday as output from Iraq rose and as Iran said it would only cooperate in upcoming producer talks to freeze output if fellow exporters recognised its right to fully regain market share. Also, Iran said late last week that it would only cooperate in upcoming producer talks in September if other exporters recognised...

  • *Asia ex- Japan stocks down 0.7 pct on Fed rate hike expectations. SINGAPORE, Aug 29- Most Asian share markets slipped on Monday while the U.S. dollar held firm on Monday after U.S. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan slid 0.7 percent.

  • Unifor, which represents more than 20,000 autoworkers, is pushing General Motors Co, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Ford Motor Co to invest further in the province of Ontario, home to nearly all of Canada's auto industry, in talks that began this month. The union has asked for terms including higher wages for GM to build new vehicles in Oshawa, and for Ford to keep its...

  • TOKYO, Aug 29- The dollar stood tall in Asian trading on Monday, after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's upbeat comments on the U.S. economy and traders raised their bets on an interest rate increase. The dollar added 0.2 percent to 102.03 yen after earlier rising as high as 102.14, its best since Aug. 12. "The next barrier is in the 102.00-102.60 band," wrote Marc...

  • Aug 29- For other diaries, please see: Top Economic Events Polling unit diary Today in Washington Political and general news. DATE TIME COUNTRY AMOUNT AUCTION DETAILS. 29 August Italy Bills auction 29 August France Auction of BTF treasury notes 30 August Italy Medium long-term auction 30 August Belgium Auction of Treasury bills 30 August Japan Auction of 2-...

  • PAUL, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari participates in conversation on "The Role of the Fed and its Board of Directors," hosted by the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation- 1200 GMT. BEIJING- Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren participates in panel before the "Business Cycles, Financial Markets and Monetary...

  • BRIEF- CANADA'S UNIFOR UNION VOTES FOR STRIKE MANDATE IN AUTO. Aug 28- Canada's Unifor union says it has voted to be in strike position if terms are not reached in talks with U.S. "Big Three" expires on Sept. 19.

  • Unifor President Jerry Dias has said the union is asking for higher wages and would not agree to a deal unless GM commits to building new vehicles in Oshawa, and Ford decides to keep its engine plant operating in Windsor. GM's Oshawa plant could shut one of its two assembly lines, with several vehicles already produced elsewhere or expected to move in 2017..

  • CANADA'S UNIFOR UNION IN TALKS WITH GENERAL MOTORS CO, FIAT CHRYSLER AUTOMOBILES AND FORD MOTOR CO.

  • CANADA'S UNIFOR UNION SAYS HAS VOTED TO BE IN STRIKE POSITION IF TERMS NOT REACHED IN TALKS WITH U.S.' BIG-THREE' CARMAKERS.

  • CURRENT CONTRACT BETWEEN CANADA'S UNIFOR UNION AND U.S.