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  • NEW YORK, April 22- The dollar edged lower against a basket of currencies in thin holiday-impacted trading on Monday, while a jump in the price of oil on news Washington plans to tighten a clampdown on Iranian oil exports in May boosted the Canadian dollar and the Russian ruble. Financial markets in Australia, Hong Kong and many major countries in Europe were...

  • *U.S. to end all waivers for Iran oil imports. *Iran says in touch with partners on waivers. "Most, if not all, legitimate commercial interests will avoid Iran oil purchases.

  • NEW YORK, April 22- Crude oil jumped almost 3% on Monday after the United States said it will tighten a clamp-down on Iranian oil exports in May while U.S. equities were little changed as Wall Street braced for corporate results in a busy earnings week. Brent crude, the global benchmark, rose as much as 3.3 percent a barrel and was last up $1.98 to $73.95.

  • NEW YORK, April 22- The Treasury yield curve steepened on Monday, the start of a busy week in the financial market in which $237 billion of new debt will be auctioned off and more than a quarter of S&P 500 companies will report first-quarter earnings. Government bond auction sizes have ballooned since the start of 2018 as the United States takes on debt to pay for...

  • *U.S. prepares to end Iran oil waivers, announcement due Monday. LONDON, April 22- Oil topped $74 a barrel on Monday, the highest since November, as the United States was set to announce a further clampdown on Iranian oil exports, tightening global supplies. The United States is expected to say later on Monday that buyers of Iranian oil need to end imports soon or face...

  • *Orders from China drop 13.7 pct y/y; U.S. down 9.7 pct. TAIPEI, April 22- Taiwan's export orders fell for the fifth straight month in March, and at a much sharper pace than expected, as the island's manufacturers kept struggling with a drop in global tech demand. Taiwan's hi-tech factories are major suppliers for global tech heavyweights such as Apple Inc and...

  • KIEV, April 22- Ukraine entered uncharted political waters on Monday after near final results showed a comedian with no political experience and few detailed policies had dramatically up-ended the status quo and won the country's presidential election by a landslide. Zelenskiy, who plays a fictitious president in a popular TV series, is now poised to take...

  • KIEV, April 22- Ukraine entered uncharted political waters on Monday after near final results showed a comedian with no political experience and few detailed policies had dramatically up-ended the status quo and won the country's presidential election by a landslide. Zelenskiy, who plays a fictitious president in a popular TV series, is now poised to take...

  • SINGAPORE, April 22- Chicago wheat lost ground on Monday after finishing the last two weeks lower, as the market faced pressure from abundant world supplies and an outlook for a bumper northern hemisphere crop. "Wheat crops look good in most big producing countries when you look at the Black Sea region, Europe and North America but critical period for growth is May...

  • NEW YORK, April 21- It looks like something has to give in global markets. Stocks and bonds around the world have rallied atypically together since the start of the year, rewarding investors both bullish and bearish on the direction of global growth. "The Fed is between a rock and a hard place," said Kathleen Gaffney, a portfolio manager at Eaton Vance Management in...

  • Financial markets in Australia, Hong Kong and many major countries in Europe are closed on Monday for the Easter holiday. The dollar was lackluster against the loonie as crude oil prices rose more than 2 percent following a Washington Post report the United States is likely to ask all importers of Iranian oil to end their purchases or will be subject to U.S....

  • *U.S. re-imposed sanctions against Iran in November 2018. WASHINGTON/ SINGAPORE, April 22- The United States is expected to announce on Monday that all buyers of Iranian oil will have to end their imports shortly or face sanctions, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters, triggering about a 3 percent rise in crude prices. In November, the U.S. reimposed...

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    Trade agreements have advanced corporate interests at the expense of workers in both developed and developing countries.

  • The U.S. dollar has regained some strength in recent weeks.

    The dollar was little changed against a basket of currencies in thin holiday-impacted trading on Monday, while a jump in the price of oil on news that Washington will end sanctions waivers for major Iranian oil importers boosted the Canadian dollar and the Russian rouble.

  • KIEV, April 21- In a popular Ukrainian TV series, comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy played a president who is scrupulously honest and outwits crooked lawmakers and shadowy businessmen who try to stand in his way. President Donald Trump and Italy's 5- Star Movement, which was also once led by a comedian, to power. Critics question Zelenskiy's political inexperience...

  • *Investors, West and Russia wondering what he will do. KIEV, April 21- Ukraine entered uncharted political waters on Sunday after exit polls showed a comedian with no political experience and few detailed policies had easily won enough votes to become the next president of a country at war. Zelenskiy, who plays a fictitious president in a popular TV series, is now...

  • Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Ukrainian comedian and candidate in the upcoming presidential election, hosts a comedy show at a concert hall in Brovary, Ukraine March 29, 2019.

    Ukraine entered uncharted political waters on Monday after near final results showed a comedian with no political experience and few detailed policies had dramatically up-ended the status quo and won the country's presidential election by a landslide.

  • *Deal with Greece a pre-condition for EU, NATO membership. SKOPJE, April 21- Macedonians vote on Sunday in a presidential election dominated by deep divisions over a change of the country's name to North Macedonia under a deal with Greece. The change, which Greece demanded to end what it called an implied territorial claim on its northern province also called...

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  • *Deal with Greece a pre-condition for EU, NATO membership. SKOPJE, April 21- Macedonians vote on Sunday in a presidential election dominated by deep divisions over a change of the country's name to North Macedonia under a deal with Greece. The change, which Greece demanded to end what it called an implied territorial claim on its northern province also called...