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  • MELBOURNE, Sept 20- London aluminum struck its highest in five years on Wednesday on prospects that China's winter production are starting early and will soon pare back stocks of available metal. "For aluminum, certainly this is related to China's winter production cuts," said analyst Helen Lau at broker Argonaut Securities in Hong Kong. China has launched an...

  • Fed rate decision expected at 1800 GMT. LONDON, Sept 20- Germany's 10- year bond yield hovered near recent five-week highs on Wednesday as investors awaited the conclusion of a U.S. And any weakening in the single currency, up around 14 percent against the dollar this year, could encourage the European Central Bank to press ahead with plans to unwind its hefty...

  • The security trading floor in Shenyang, Liaoning province of China

    Asian shares closed mostly unchanged as investors awaited monetary policy clues from the U.S. Federal Reserve.

  • WASHINGTON— It will come as no surprise if the Federal Reserve has an announcement to make when its latest policy meeting ends Wednesday: That it's ready to begin paring its enormous $4.5 trillion portfolio containing Treasurys and mortgage bonds. The Fed expanded its bond holdings— the major assets on its balance sheet— in the years after the financial crisis...

  • TOKYO, Sept 20- Japanese stocks were nearly flat on Wednesday after scaling highs not seen in more than two years on Tuesday, while investors stayed cautious before the U.S. The U.S. central bank is expected to announce when it will begin paring its bond holdings, and while a September interest rate increase is not expected, investors will closely study Fed Chair...

  • Fed been successful at Fed gradually hiking rates

    Randall Kroszner, former governor at the U.S. Federal Reserve, speaks about the central bank's future path.

  • CNBC's Joumanna Bercetche weighs in on expectations for the U.S. Federal Reserve's September meeting.

  • CNBC's Joumanna Bercetche weighs in on what to expect from the U.S. Federal Reserve.

  • Fed won't change views on interest rates: SocGen

    Guy Stear, head of fixed income research at Societe Generale, speaks about his expectations of the present U.S. Federal Reserve meeting.

  • *Policy statement due at 2 p.m. EDT. WASHINGTON, Sept 20- Caught between a lull in U.S. inflation and a stronger global economy, the Federal Reserve is expected on Wednesday to signal whether it will raise interest rates for a third time this year or back off until prices rise more briskly. The policy statement and projections are due to be released at 2 p.m. EDT.

  • *Snap election hope should support Japan stocks for a while- analyst. TOKYO, Sept 20- Japan's Nikkei share average was nearly flat on Wednesday morning after scaling more than two-year highs on the previous day, while investors stayed cautious before the U.S. Whether the U.S. yields will rise or not is also in focus, "said Masayuki Kubota, chief strategist at Rakuten...

  • MELBOURNE, Sept 20- London metals were trapped in a tight range on Wednesday ahead of a U.S. *LEAD PREMIUMS: Premiums for LME lead in China's bonded zones jumped $10 to $170- $190 amid tightening domestic supply. Lead imports to China have been profitable since early August, fuelled partly by environmental inspections that caused some plants to shut and solid...

  • SYDNEY, Sept 20- U.S. corn fell for a third consecutive session on Wednesday as expectations that ample supplies will soon reach the market kept prices near a one-week low. *The active corn futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade were down 0.1 percent to $3.47-3/ 4 a bushel by 0057 GMT, having closed down 0.9 percent in the previous session when prices hit a low of $3.46-1/...

  • Sept 20- Gold was steady on Wednesday, with investors in wait-and-see mode ahead of the outcome of a two-day Federal Reserve meeting in the United States. *Spot gold was flat at $1,310.93 an ounce at 0039 GMT. President Donald Trump escalated his standoff with North Korea over its nuclear challenge on Tuesday, threatening to "totally destroy" the country of 26...

  • WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 STOCKHOLM- Swedish Deputy Central Bank Governor Martin Floden talks about monetary policy- 1200 GMT. FRANKFURT- ECB Governing Council meeting. TOKYO- Bank of Japan monetary policy meeting.

  • WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 STOCKHOLM- Swedish Deputy Central Bank Governor Martin Floden talks about monetary policy- 1200 GMT. FRANKFURT- ECB Governing Council meeting. TOKYO- Bank of Japan monetary policy meeting.

  • *U.S. stocks hit record closing highs. NEW YORK, Sept 19- Global stock markets inched higher on Tuesday and the dollar dipped as investors awaited signals from the U.S. Investors will be watching for signals that the Fed will raise rates in December, and for any clues on personnel changes as the end of Fed Chair Janet Yellen's term approaches and after the...

  • Sept 19- The three major U.S. stock indexes edged higher on Tuesday, logging closing records, with financial stocks providing the biggest boost a day ahead of the Federal Reserve's concluding statement from its two-day policy meeting. The U.S. central bank is expected to announce when it will begin paring its bond holdings, and while a September interest rate...

  • Sept 19- U.S. stocks were slightly higher on Tuesday, helped by gains in financial, technology and telecom stocks, but indexes traded in a narrow range as investors stayed away from making major bets ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy meeting. While a September interest rate increase is not expected, investors will closely watch Fed Chair Janet Yellen's views...

  • *Oil edges off recent high ahead U.S. stock data, OPEC meeting. NEW YORK, Sept 19- Global stock markets edged higher on Tuesday and the dollar dipped as investors awaited signals from the U.S. Wall Street stocks gained slightly, with the Dow climbing to a fresh record, while an index of stocks across the globe also inched higher.