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  • *Exporters gain ground as dollar stands high against yen. *Mining shares underperform hit by weak oil prices. TOKYO, Aug 22- Japan's Nikkei edged up on Monday, but gains were limited as investors were cautiously focused on this week's meeting of global central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where the U.S.

  • London's FTSE 100 was up 1.3 points at 6,860.31. Sydney's S&P-ASX 200 gained 0.4 percent to 5,497.40 and benchmarks in Thailand, New Zealand and the Philippines also rose. India's Sensex lost 0.1 percent to 28,036.76 and Taiwan also declined.

  • TOKYO, Aug 22- Japan's Nikkei share average edged up on Monday morning, but gains were limited as investors were cautiously focused on this week's meeting of global central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where the U.S. Traders said that anticipation of Thursday's Jackson Hole meeting is likely to set the market direction this week, with Fed Chair Janet Yellen...

  • Pound hit by speculation UK may begin Brexit talks early 2017. TOKYO, Aug 22- The dollar extended gains against the yen and euro on Monday as U.S. The euro was down 0.3 percent at $1.1289, adding distance between $1.1366, its highest since June 24 reached on Thursday.

  • *Spot gold was down 0.3 percent at $1,337.12 an ounce at 0101 GMT, after touching a low of $1,334.20, a level not seen since Aug. 12. *Amid conflicting signals from the Fed in recent days, central bankers from around the world will gather from Aug. 25 for an annual meeting in the mountains of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, with Chair Janet Yellen due to speak the following day.

  • *Pound hit by speculation UK may begin Brexit talks early 2017. TOKYO, Aug 22- The dollar extended modest gains against the yen and euro early on Monday after it rebounded in recent days as U.S. The euro was down 0.2 percent at $1.1300, adding distance between a 8- week peak of $1.1366 reached on Thursday.

  • *Investors await this week's Jackson Hole central bankers meeting. TOKYO, Aug 22- Asian shares slipped on Monday and the dollar pulled away from last week's lows on expectations that a signal might emerge from a Federal Reserve gathering this week in Jackson Hole, Wyoming that the U.S. central bank is gearing up to hike interest rates. The Jackson Hole meeting "...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 19- The rotation to cyclical sectors of the S&P 500 and away from defensive stocks could continue next week if Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen strikes a tone more welcoming to an interest rate increase later this year. Fed speakers this week, including the influential New York Fed President William Dudley, seemed to blaze the trail for Yellen and...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 19- The rotation to cyclical sectors of the S&P 500 and away from defensive stocks could continue next week if Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen strikes a tone more welcoming to an interest rate increase later this year. Fed speakers this week, including the influential New York Fed President William Dudley, seemed to blaze the trail for Yellen and...

  • rises@ SAO PAULO, Aug 19- Most Latin American stocks and currencies fell on Friday on growing debate over when U.S. interest rates will rise following mixed signals from U.S. Bullish speeches from two Fed officials on Thursday put investors on edge ahead of next week's meeting of world central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The central bank sold only $500...

  • TORONTO, Aug 19- Canada's main stock index closed a fraction lower on Friday as investors awaited bank earnings and more talk from the U.S. Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index closed down 8.22 points, or 0.06 percent, at 14,687.46. Canada's biggest banks report third-quarter earnings starting with Bank of Montreal next Tuesday followed by Royal...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 19- Stock on major markets fell worldwide on Friday while the U.S. dollar strengthened as investors began to price in a greater likelihood that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year. "Even though the minutes came out on Wednesday afternoon, I suspect that participants are still digesting their contents and updating their...

  • *Investors await Jackson Hole central bankers' meeting next week. NEW YORK, Aug 19- U.S. stocks edged lower on Friday, led by declines in utility shares as investors weighed prospects for an interest rate increase in the coming months. San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams late on Thursday said if the U.S. central bank waited too long to raise...

  • *Higher yields in Europe pressure U.S. bonds. Investors are waiting for Yellen to hear what she has to say, "said Larry Milstein, head of government and agency trading at R.W. Pressprich& Co. in New York. Before Yellen's speech, set for Aug. 26 at the Jackson Hole, Wyoming event, the U.S. Treasury Department will sell a combined $88 billion in two-year, five-year and...

  • *Jackson Hole meeting next week. San Francisco Fed President John Williams late on Thursday said if the U.S. central bank waited too long to raise rates, it could be costly for the economy and that a possible rate hike in September should be in play. Investors also are bracing for next week's meeting of global central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming where Federal...

  • BILLINGS, Mont.— The Latest on a massive fish kill on the Yellowstone River that prompted the closure of a 183- mile stretch of the river:. A ban on fishing, boating and other activities on Montana's Yellowstone River could last for months after an invasive parasite killed thousands of fish. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks spokeswoman Andrea Jones says that could...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 19- Stock on major markets fell worldwide on Friday while the U.S. dollar strengthened as investors began to price in a greater likelihood that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year. "The focus this week has been on the Fed minutes, which on balance to this reader seemed to suggest that there was a greater likelihood of an interest rate...

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 406 rigs sought oil and 83 explored for natural gas this week. Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas gained eight rigs, Pennsylvania was up two and Louisiana, Oklahoma and West Virginia added one each. Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, Ohio, Utah and Wyoming were unchanged.

  • LONDON, Aug 19- European stock markets fell on Friday in their worst weekly loss since the middle of June, with storage tank group Vopak slumping after its results while major bank stocks also weakened. Uncertainty over a possible near-term interest rate hike in the United States, the world's biggest economy, also weighed on markets. Central bankers from around...

  • BILLINGS, Mont.— Montana is closing a 175- mile stretch of the Yellowstone River to all recreational activities to prevent the spread of a parasite that is believed to have killed tens of thousands of fish, authorities said Friday. Fishing guide Dan Gigone of Livingston says the closure will be catastrophic for his industry. Steve Bullock said a threat to...