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  • LONDON, Sept 18- Here we go again on the London Metal Exchange copper stocks roller coaster. The London market is getting used to this long-running tug-of-war between two of the market's bigger players. Deliveries of copper onto LME warrant last week totalled 108,175 tonnes with the inflow concentrated on Rotterdam, Busan in South Korea, Port Klang in Malaysia...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 18- A world stock index was up slightly on Monday and the dollar rose to a more-than seven-week peak against the yen as investors awaited clues from the U.S. Federal Reserve on the timing of further rate hikes and tensions over North Korea eased. A relatively quiet North Korea and U.S.

  • LONDON/ NEW YORK, Sept 18- Gold fell 1 percent on Monday, touching a 2-1/ 2- week low, as the dollar strengthened and U.S. Treasury yields rose ahead of a two-day Federal Reserve meeting, while a world stock market index surged to a record and Wall Street also hit new highs. On Sept. 8, gold's session high of $1,357.54 an ounce was the highest in 13 months.

  • *Portugal returns to investment grade after 5 1/ 2 years. *S&P first of big three ratings firms to lift Portugal back. LONDON, Sept 18- Portugal's 10- year bond yield hit its lowest level since January 2016 on Monday, driven by the country regaining an investment- grade credit rating after 5 1/ 2 years, effectively drawing a line under its debt crisis.

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.5 pct. LONDON, Sept 18- The UK's top share index advanced on Monday, rebounding from the previous session's four-month low as shares in financials rose and higher oil prices boosted energy shares, while late comments from Bank of England governor Mark Carney helped cement gains. Last week a surge in sterling to its highest level since the Brexit vote...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 18- A world stock index hit a record high on Monday and the dollar rose to a more-than seven-week peak against the yen as investors awaited clues from the U.S. Federal Reserve on the timing of further rate hikes and tensions over North Korea eased. A relatively quiet North Korea and U.S.

  • LONDON, Sept 18- Here we go again on the London Metal Exchange copper stocks roller coaster. The London market is getting used to this long-running tug-of-war between two of the market's bigger players. Deliveries of copper onto LME warrant last week totalled 108,175 tonnes with the inflow concentrated on Rotterdam, Busan in South Korea, Port Klang in Malaysia...

  • *Portugal returns to investment grade after 5-1/ 2 years. *S&P 1st of big three ratings agencies to lift Portugal back. LONDON, Sept 18- Portugal's 10- year bond yield hit its lowest level since January 2016 on Monday, driven by the country regaining an investment grade credit rating after 5-1/ 2 years, effectively drawing a line under its debt crisis.

  • *Wall Street set for new record high. *Asian shares highest in a decade; Europe also gains. With no new actions by North Korea over the weekend, investors pushed Europe's main share index to a six-week high.

  • As investors breathed a sigh of relief that the weekend passed with no new provocation by North Korea, Europe's main share index opened at a six-week high. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan had earlier risen to heights not visited since late 2007.. "The FOMC's latest verdict will be of special interest," said Daniel Lenz, an analyst at DZ...

  • As investors breathed a sigh of relief that the weekend passed with no new provocation by North Korea, Europe's main share index opened at a six-week high. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan had earlier risen to heights not visited since late 2007.. "The FOMC's latest verdict will be of special interest," said Daniel Lenz, an analyst at DZ...

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.4 pct. *BAE Systems boosted by Qatar order. Last week a surge in sterling had dampened the FTSE 100, which dropped to its lowest level since the end of April as its predominantly international, dollar-earning firms were hit by the currency's rally.

  • LONDON, Sept 18- A surge in technology stocks helped lift Asian bourses to decade highs and emerging market shares to three-year highs on Monday, tracking gains in developed markets, whilst Friday's weak U.S. data kept tightening expectations at bay. MSCI's benchmark emerging equities index rose almost 1 percent with Asian shares ex- Japan up just over 1 percent...

  • *Portugal returns to investment grade after 5-1/ 2 years. *S&P 1st of big three ratings agencies to lift Portugal back. LONDON, Sept 18- Portugal's 10- year bond tumbled to its lowest level since January 2016 on Monday after the country returned to an investment grade rating after 5-1/ 2 years.

  • *UAE's Dana Gas slumps ahead of London court hearing. *Egypt's El Sewedy Electric shines on solar plant deal. DUBAI, Sept 17- Qatar's stock index fell for a tenth straight session on Sunday as talk of dispute negotiations fails to sway investors, while strong oil prices boosted the Saudi Arabia market.

  • LONDON, Sept 15- A euro zone government bond sell-off resumed on Friday after hawkish rhetoric from a Bank of England policymaker bolstered a sense that central banks across the developed world are moving into tightening mode. Earlier, a missile test from North Korea on Thursday night had made many retreat to safe-haven assets such as German government bonds.

  • LONDON, Sept 15- A euro zone government bond sell-off resumed on Friday after hawkish rhetoric from a Bank of England policymaker bolstered a sense that central banks across the developed world are moving into tightening mode. Earlier, a missile test from North Korea on Thursday night had made many retreat to safe-haven assets such as German government bonds.

  • *Bitcoin tumbles as China to shut down all exchanges by end-Sept. LONDON, Sept 15- Shares and other risk assets barely moved and gold fell on Friday as traders paid little attention to the latest missile test by North Korea, shifting their focus to where and when interest rates will go up. London, Frankfurt and Paris were a shade lower and futures pointed to a steady...

  • *European shares lower after North Korea missile test. LONDON, Sept 15- Traders paid little attention to the latest missile test by North Korea on Friday, with shares and other risk assets barely moving, gold lower and focus rapidly returning to when and where interest rates will go up. London, Frankfurt and Paris were a shade lower after Pyongyang fired a second...

  • LONDON, Sept 15- Unfazed by another North Korean missile launch, emerging market equities were set to end the week up almost 1 percent on Friday, taking their cue from developed markets. MSCI's benchmark emerging stocks index was up 0.2 percent on the day, with index heavyweights South Korea up 0.35 percent and Taiwan up 0.25 percent. There was a limited reaction to...