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  • *Markets looking to Fed's c.bank gathering in Jackson Hole. LONDON, Aug 21- World stocks struggled at a 5-1/ 2- week low on Monday, though metals dazzled with zinc at its highest in a decade, copper hitting a nearly three-year high and iron ore's gains in the last two sessions stretching to 5 percent. Traders were digesting the latest departure from Donald Trump's...

  • Hong Kong shares gained 0.4 percent and mainland Chinese stocks rose 0.6 percent after Shanghai posted its strongest weekly gain in four months last week. Emerging Europe delivered a more modest performance, with Moscow and Polish shares up around 0.2-0.3 percent. Koon Chow, emerging macro and FX strategist at UBP, said riskier assets had been given a bit of a...

  • LONDON, Aug 21- The euro slipped on Monday, extending its biggest weekly decline in more than two months as markets judged the single currency's double-digit gains this year may be too much for a central bank that is still wary of removing stimulus. "Absent some Mario Draghi fireworks this week, buying on dips for euro/dollar may be a better strategy rather than...

  • BENGALURU, Aug 21- Gold prices were little changed on Monday as investors sought further direction after a week of geopolitical uncertainty in the United States and Europe and ahead of a meeting of central bankers later this week. The metal surged to its highest since November on Friday when political and security concerns in the United States and Spain...

  • KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 0.4 percent to 19,399.01 and South Korea's Kospi dipped 0.1 percent to 2,355.11. Investors will be scrutinizing remarks from the policymakers due to speak, including Fed chief Janet Yellen and European Central Bank head Mario Draghi, for any hints on the future direction of interest rates and economic...

  • TOKYO, Aug 21- The dollar steadied on Monday, edging away from four-month lows against the yen plumbed in the previous session as investors turned their focus from political turmoil in Washington to the Federal Reserve's annual central banking conference in Wyoming. Reports of the impending departure of senior White House adviser Stephen Bannon, known for...

  • BENGALURU, Aug 21- Gold prices were little changed on Monday as investors sought further direction after a week of geopolitical uncertainty in the United States and Europe and ahead of a meeting of central bankers later this week. President Donald Trump fired his chief strategist Steve Bannon in the latest White House shake-up. "Political tensions were...

  • WASHINGTON— The nation's business economists believe that the Federal Reserve's long-awaited move to start reducing its massive bond holdings will push long-term bond rates higher but most think the impact will be fairly modest. The latest survey, out Monday, of the National Association for Business Economics found that 41 percent of economists surveyed...

  • KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 0.4 percent to 19,384.64 and South Korea's Kospi dipped 0.2 percent to 2,354.28. Investors will be scrutinizing remarks from the policymakers due to speak, including Fed chief Janet Yellen and European Central Bank head Mario Draghi, for any hints on the future direction of interest rates and economic...

  • *Investors wary as U.S., South Korea begin military drills. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was barely in the black thanks to modest gains in China, but in most other markets, including Australia, South Korea and Taiwan were in the red. Wall Street shares got only a short-lived boost on Friday after Trump fired White House chief...

  • Bannon's out. Wall Street is finally paying attention! Plus, good times at Jackson Hole. And, are eclipses good for the market?

  • *Spot gold was nearly unchanged at $1,283.30 an ounce by 0111 GMT, after surging to its highest in over nine months on Friday at $1300.80. *The dollar edged up in early Asian trading on Monday, moving tentatively away from the previous session's four-month low against the yen when concerns that personnel changes at the White House weighed on expectations for U.S.

  • MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.07 percent while Japan's Nikkei was off 0.4 percent. Wall Street shares got only a short-lived boost on Friday after Trump fired White House chief strategist Steve Bannon. Although Bannon's departure removes a major source of friction within the White House, Trump's attacks on fellow...

  • TOKYO, Aug 21 I certainly- The dollar edged up in early Asian trading on Monday, moving tentatively away from the four-month low against the yen plumbed in the previous session on concerns that White House personnel changes will impair President Donald Trump's ability to pass tax reform and stimulus measures. Reports of the impending departure of senior White...

  • Richard Harris, chief executive, Port Shelter Investment Management, expects policymakers to be cautious in remarks at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, meeting.

  • **LINDAU, Germany- Keynote speech by ECB President Mario Draghi at the opening ceremony of 6th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences in Lindau, Germany 0700 GMT. **WYOMING, United States- Participation by ECB Board member Benoit Coeure at 41st Economic Symposium organised by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City 2017 in Jackson Hole, U.S.A.. **WYOMING, United States-...

  • **LINDAU, Germany- Keynote speech by ECB President Mario Draghi at the opening ceremony of 6th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences in Lindau, Germany 0700 GMT. **WYOMING, United States- Participation by ECB Board member Benoit Coeure at 41st Economic Symposium organized by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City 2017 in Jackson Hole, U.S.A.. **WYOMING, United States-...

  • **LINDAU, Germany- Keynote speech by ECB President Mario Draghi at the opening ceremony of 6th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences in Lindau, Germany 0700 GMT. **WYOMING, United States- Participation by ECB Board member Benoit Coeure at 41st Economic Symposium organised by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City 2017 in Jackson Hole, U.S.A.. **WYOMING, United States-...

  • **LINDAU, Germany- Keynote speech by ECB President Mario Draghi at the opening ceremony of 6th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences in Lindau, Germany 0700 GMT. **WYOMING, United States- Participation by ECB Board member Benoit Coeure at 41st Economic Symposium organized by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City 2017 in Jackson Hole, U.S.A.. **WYOMING, United States-...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 18- The stock market's steady rise, still low long-term bond yields and a sagging dollar are girding the Fed's intent to raise interest rates again this year despite concerns about weak inflation, according to comments this week from Fed officials and analysts anticipating remarks next week by Chair Janet Yellen. Two officials this week,...