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  • Aug 15- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Tuesday as North Korea's leader delayed a decision on firing missiles towards the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, pointing to receding tensions between the United States and North Korea. *Pyongyang's plans to fire missiles near Guam prompted a surge in tensions in the region last week, with President Donald Trump...

  • LONDON, Aug 14- "If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again," goes the proverb used to encourage students. Hedge funds and other money managers raised their net long position in the three major futures and options contracts linked to Brent and West Texas Intermediate to 705 million barrels in the week to Aug. 8. Fund managers have boosted their net long position in...

  • Aug 14- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Monday as tensions on the Korean peninsula eased slightly after key U.S. officials played down the risk of an imminent war with North Korea. *Global stocks lost nearly $1 trillion in value last week after President Donald Trump warned North Korea that it would face "fire and fury" if it threatened the United States,...

  • Aug 11- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Friday as the escalating war of words with North Korea drove investors to seek safety in low-risk assets. President Donald Trump on Thursday warned Pyongyang again, saying his previous promise to unleash "fire and fury" may not have been strong enough after North Korea responded with a threat to fire missiles over...

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 11- China stocks stumbled on Friday as a growing war of words between the United States and North Korea combined with profit-taking in cyclical sectors to send shares down for the week. China CSI300 stock index futures for August fell 2.0 percent, to 3,627.8, 20.16 points below the current value of the underlying index. Xiamen Tungsten Co Ltd fell 10...

  • LONDON, Aug 10- Critical steps for replacing Libor could be taken by next year, British industry officials told Reuters, increasing the chances of a smooth transition from the interest rate benchmark used to price financial contracts worth tens of trillions of pounds. The clearing arm of the London Stock Exchange, which already clears short-dated SONIA swaps-...

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 11- Australian stock futures slumped early on Friday and other Asian markets looked set to follow as tensions ramped up between the U.S. and North Korea, sending investors into less risky assets such as gold, the yen and U.S. government bonds. President Donald Trump stepped up his rhetoric against North Korea. Overnight, Wall Street closed sharply...

  • Mexico's 2014 telecom reform bars America Movil from charging other carriers for calls made to customers on its network, even though those firms are allowed to bill America Movil for using their networks. Laynek also found competitors should not have to reimburse America Movil for past fees, which would deprive the firm of a hefty sum. Nonetheless, shares of...

  • LONDON, Aug 10- Critical steps for replacing Libor could be taken by next year, British industry officials told Reuters, increasing the chances of a smooth transition from the interest rate benchmark used to price financial contracts worth tens of trillions of pounds. The clearing arm of the London Stock Exchange, which already clears short-dated SONIA swaps-...

  • LONDON, Aug 10- Critical steps for replacing Libor could be taken by next year, British industry officials told Reuters, increasing the chances of a smooth transition from the interest rate benchmark used to price financial contracts worth tens of trillions of pounds. The clearing arm of the London Stock Exchange, which already clears short-dated SONIA swaps-...

  • LONDON, Aug 10- Critical steps for replacing Libor could be taken by next year, British industry officials told Reuters, increasing the chances of a smooth transition from the interest rate benchmark used to price financial contracts worth tens of trillions of pounds. The clearing arm of the London Stock Exchange, which already clears short-dated SONIA swaps-...

  • LONDON, Aug 10- Critical steps for replacing Libor could be taken by next year, British industry officials told Reuters, increasing the chances of a smooth transition from the interest rate benchmark used to price financial contracts worth tens of trillions of pounds. The clearing arm of the London Stock Exchange, which already clears short-dated SONIA swaps-...

  • Aug 10- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Thursday as investors remained cautious in the face of continuing tensions between the United States and North Korea. *North Korea on Thursday detailed plans for a missile strike near the U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned North Korea that it would face "fire and fury" if it threatened the United States.

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 10- China stocks ended lower as investors took a cue from weak regional and global markets, selling off shares in materials firms that had benefited from a recent rally. China CSI300 stock index futures for August fell 0.5 percent, to 3,701, 14.95 points below the current value of the underlying index. Analysts in China, unlike elsewhere, did not see...

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 10- China stocks ended the morning session on Thursday lower amid profit taking in both mainland and Hong Kong shares, and as recent gains prompted China's largest aluminium producer to warn investors of market risks. China CSI300 stock index futures for August fell 1.2 percent, to 3,674.8, 18.82 points below the current value of the underlying...

  • Aug 9- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Wednesday as investors moved away from risky assets following escalating tensions between North Korea and the United States. *North Korea said it was considering firing missiles at Guam, a U.S.-held Pacific island, after President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned the nuclear-armed nation that it would face "fire and...

  • *Europe shares follow Asia lower, U.S. stock futures down. LONDON, Aug 9- President Donald Trump's warning North Korea faced "fire and fury" and Pyongyang's threat of possible retaliation drove investors out of stocks on Wednesday and into the safety of the yen, Swiss franc, gold and government debt. "Trump's comments about North Korea have created nervousness and...

  • *Europe shares follow Asia lower, U.S. stock futures down. LONDON, Aug 9- President Donald Trump's warning North Korea faced "fire and fury" and Pyongyang's response it was considering an attack on Guam drove investors out of stocks on Wednesday and into the safety of the yen, Swiss franc, gold and government debt. "Trump's comments about North Korea have created...

  • *Pyongyang says it is considering missile strike on Guam. TOKYO, Aug 9- Asian shares and U.S. stock futures slipped on Wednesday and investors sought havens such as U.S. Treasuries, gold and the yen as tensions on the Korean peninsula escalated, with Pyongyang saying it is considering plans to attack Guam.

  • *Pyongyang says it is considering missile strike on Guam. President Donald Trump told North Korea that any threat to the United States would be met with "fire and fury," a spokesman for the Korean People's Army said in a statement carried by the North's state-run KCNA news agency that it was considering a strike aimed at U.S. military bases on Guam.