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  • LONDON, Sept 5- Copper hit a three-year high of $6,970 per tonne on the London Metal Exchange on Tuesday morning. Aluminum is faring even better, trading above $2,100 per tonne for the first time since 2013.. At a current $3,200 per tonne it is traversing chart levels last seen during the great bull run of 2007-2008..

  • CHICAGO, Aug 24- The pledge by Taiwan's Foxconn to build a $10 billion factory in southern Wisconsin has ignited cross-border competition with Illinois over which states residents will get the jobs created by the project. Within a 20- minute drive of likely Foxconn sites, Illinois stands to gain those jobs, prompting Wisconsin lawmakers to push to hold on to...

  • BEIJING, Aug 14- China's steel output hit a monthly record in July at 74.02 million tonnes, up 10.3 percent on a year ago as mills in the world's top producer continued to ramp up production even as Beijing intensified its war on smog. "However, due to Beijing's crackdown on low-end rebar and capacity cutbacks in the steel sector, mills are spurred by rallying profits...

  • *June core orders -1.9 pct vs f'cast +3.7 pct. *Firms expect core orders to rise 7.0 pct in Q3. TOKYO, Aug 10- Japan's core machinery orders unexpectedly fell for a third consecutive month in June, underscoring companies' reluctance to boost spending and conflicting with recent signs that the economic recovery is gathering momentum.

  • *June core orders -1.9 pct vs f'cast +3.7 pct. TOKYO, Aug 10- Japan's core machinery orders unexpectedly fell for a third straight month in June, underscoring companies' reluctance to boost spending and conflicting with recent signs that the economic recovery is gathering momentum. Japan's economy expanded an annualized 1.0 percent in the first quarter on...

  • TOKYO, Aug 10- Japan's core machinery orders fell 1.9 percent in June from the previous month, posting the third straight month of declines, government data showed on Thursday. The fall in core orders, a highly volatile data series regarded as an indicator of capital spending in the coming six to nine months, compared with a median market forecast for a 3.7 percent...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 1- A gauge of U.S. factory activity slid from a near three-year high in July amid a slowdown in new orders and consumer spending barely rose in the prior month, setting the stage for a moderate economic expansion in the third quarter. "If the consumer has any say, don't expect any major improvement in growth," said Joel Naroff, chief economist at Naroff...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 1- A gauge of U.S. factory activity slid from a near three-year high in July amid a slowdown in new orders and consumer spending barely rose in the prior month, setting the stage for a moderate economic expansion in the third quarter. "If the consumer has any say, don't expect any major improvement in growth," said Joel Naroff, chief economist at Naroff...

  • LONDON, July 31- Copper has finally emerged from its extended winter hibernation, breaking out of an eight-month trading range to hit two-year highs. China is the world's largest importer of scrap metal, sucking in more than three million tonnes a year to supplement its copper needs. Graphic on China's imports of copper scrap:.

  • LONDON, July 31- Copper has finally emerged from its extended winter hibernation, breaking out of an eight-month trading range to hit two-year highs. China is the world's largest importer of scrap metal, sucking in more than three million tonnes a year to supplement its copper needs. Graphic on China's imports of copper scrap:.

  • In Europe, only 0.2 percent of new passenger cars sold were fully electric in 2016. An electric vehicles battery and electric motor has only 200 components, according to analysts at ING. In Europe, there are about 126 plants making combustion engines, employing 112,000 people.

  • In Europe, only 0.2 percent of new passenger cars sold were fully electric in 2016. An electric vehicles battery and electric motor has only 200 components, according to analysts at ING. In Europe, there are about 126 plants making combustion engines, employing 112,000 people.

  • In Europe, only 0.2 percent of new passenger cars sold were fully electric in 2016. An electric vehicles battery and electric motor has only 200 components, according to analysts at ING. In Europe, there are about 126 plants making combustion engines, employing 112,000 people.

  • In Europe, only 0.2 percent of new passenger cars sold were fully electric in 2016. An electric vehicles battery and electric motor has only 200 components, according to analysts at ING. In Europe, there are about 126 plants making combustion engines, employing 112,000 people.

  • *Conflicts help drive demand for arms. PRAGUE, July 26- During the last days of the Cold War in 1988, Czechoslovakia's Aero Vodochody's factory outside Prague produced a record 250 of its Albatros L-39 training jets for Soviet bloc air forces. "The influence of big countries in emerging markets is changing," said Aero Chief Executive Giuseppe Giordo told Reuters.

  • July 24- Qualcomm Inc fired back in its case against Apple Inc on Monday, accusing its critics of waging a "coordinated effort aimed at misdirecting" trade regulators. Earlier this month, Qualcomm filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission seeking to ban iPhones that use chips "other than those supplied by Qualcomm affiliates."

  • HARRISBURG, Pa., July 18- Americans say they love U.S.-made goods. They are less enthusiastic, however, about paying a premium for them. At the AMES Companies Inc factory here, the wheelbarrows coming off the assembly line once every six seconds cost the company more to make in the United States than abroad, but U.S. retailers generally will not charge more for them...

  • GRANITE CITY, Ill., July 13- The blast furnaces and slab casters at United States Steel Corp's Granite City Works have been idle for 18 months, and laid-off workers here are pinning their hopes on President Donald Trump imposing broad new restrictions on imported steel. The Cold War-era law that allows the president to restrict imports of goods deemed critical to...

  • *May core orders -3.6 pct m/m vs forecast +1.7 pct. TOKYO, July 10- Japan's core machinery orders unexpectedly tumbled in May on persistent weakness in the services sector, and the government downgraded the outlook for orders for the first time in eight months, raising doubts about the strength of the economic recovery. It was the steepest month-on-month decline...

  • MELBOURNE, July 10- London copper edged up on Monday after a solid U.S. jobs report buoyed hopes that an economic recovery is taking root in the world's top economy, which spurred appetite for risky assets. *SHFE COPPER: Shanghai Futures Exchange copper traded up 0.1 percent at 46,950 yuan a tonne. *JAPAN ECONOMY: Japan's core machinery orders unexpectedly tumbled...