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  • BRUSSELS, March 18- The European Union will seek Beijing's agreement for deadlines to open up China's economy at an April 9 summit in Brussels, according to a draft leaders' statement, trying to coax it into making good on promises to deepen trade ties. China and the EU will "agree by summer 2019 on a set of priority market access barriers and requirements facing...

  • BRUSSELS, March 13- The European Union expects British Prime Minister Theresa May to request a Brexit delay beyond March 29 after the divided UK parliament voted down her divorce agreed with the bloc for the second time on Tuesday. Lawmakers in the House of Commons will vote at 1900 GMT on Wednesday on whether to leave without agreements to mitigate disruption...

  • The dollar pared gains again the Japanese yen and extended losses against the euro after U.S. consumer prices showed that inflation remains low despite a tight labor market, bolstering the Federal Reserve's case for keeping interest rates on hold.

  • Gold edged higher on Tuesday, supported by a retreat in the dollar after an apparent breakthrough in Brexit negotiations between the European Union and Britain, although rallying equities capped bullion's gains.

  • March 12- U.S. stock index futures inched higher on Tuesday, taking cues from global stocks which rose after last-minute tweaks to Britain's deal to leave the European Union that eased some fears of a no-deal Brexit, and as investors waited for inflation data. European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker said he agreed to an updated Brexit deal with British...

  • LONDON, March 12- Irish shares outperformed the rest of the euro zone on Tuesday after European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and UK Prime Minister Theresa May agreed a new Brexit withdrawal deal to cope with misgivings about the controversial Irish backstop. Dublin's ISEQ climbed 0.8 percent, set for its biggest gain since March 1 and outdoing a...

  • BEIJING, March 12- London base metals gained ground on Tuesday, with copper rising by the most in a week, as a softer dollar and improving investor sentiment after changes to a Brexit deal lent support to prices. "The overall market sentiment is heating up," said Xu Maili, head of non-ferrous metals research at Everbright Futures in Shanghai. *BREXIT: European...

  • SHANGHAI, March 12- The pound and Asian shares jumped on Tuesday after the European Commission agreed to changes in a Brexit deal before a vote in the British parliament on a divorce agreement that has unnerved financial markets over recent months. The rally in Asia is expected to extend to Europe, where financial spreadbetters see Frankfurt's DAX opening 0.6...

  • *Market eyes UK vote on May's Brexit deal later today. March 12- Gold rose on Tuesday as the dollar weakened against the pound after the European Commission accepted amendments to the UK's Brexit deal, although gains were limited as the agreement also buoyed sentiment for riskier assets. European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker on Monday agreed an updated...

  • SHANGHAI, March 12- China's yuan strengthened against the U.S. dollar on Tuesday, as the greenback slipped against the pound on firmer prospects of a Brexit deal and U.S.-Sino trade talks appeared to make further progress. European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker agreed on an updated deal to make the agreement more palatable to UK lawmakers but warned...

  • TOKYO, March 12- Sterling rallied on Tuesday on speculation that British Prime Minister Theresa May might be closer to securing approval for her Brexit deal after the European Commission agreed to some changes to it ahead of a vote in the British parliament. "The market was sensitive to positive news rather than negative news as it had already priced in very bad...

  • *China blue-chips add 1.3 pct. SHANGHAI, March 12- The pound jumped and Asian shares rallied on Tuesday after the European Commission agreed to changes in a Brexit deal ahead of a vote in the British parliament on a divorce agreement. European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker agreed to additional assurances in an updated Brexit deal with British Prime...

  • TOKYO, March 12- Sterling rose sharply on Tuesday as speculation swirled that British Prime Minister Theresa May might be closer to securing approval for her Brexit deal. Sterling, jumped as high as $1.3290 as some investors bolstered bet the prime minister could secure a divorce deal before Britain's scheduled March 29 departure from the EU.

  • SHANGHAI, March 12- The pound jumped on Tuesday and Asian shares rose after the European Commission agreed to changes in a Brexit deal ahead of a vote in the British parliament on a divorce agreement. European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker agreed to additional assurances in an updated Brexit deal with British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday, but...

  • Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement following winning a confidence vote, after Parliament rejected her Brexit deal, outside 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, January 16, 2019.

    The British prime minister has clinched changes to her Brexit deal in her bid to win last-minute support before Tuesday's vote.

  • NEW YORK, March 11- The dollar was lower on Monday afternoon after mixed U.S. retail sales data, while the pound jumped after British Prime Minister Theresa May rushed to Strasbourg in a last-ditch attempt to avoid another defeat in UK parliament of her Brexit deal. Just 18 days before Britain is due to leave the European Union, there is still no ratified deal and...

  • The pound leaped half a percent and hit the day's high of $1.3150 as some investors strengthened bets that May could secure a divorce deal with the European Union before Britain's scheduled March 29 departure from the bloc. "We are starting to see some signs of movement from London and Brussels towards a Brexit deal and that is helping sentiment," said WorldFirst...

  • BRUSSELS, March 11- A Brexit deal seemed close on Saturday after the EU indicated legal ways for Britain to unilaterally leave the contentious Irish border backstop, but the plan was rejected by British Prime Minister Theresa May's cabinet, sources in the bloc said. Brussels' Brexit negotiators on Monday updated envoys of the 27 states staying in the European...

  • BRUSSELS, March 11- A Brexit deal seemed close on Saturday after the EU indicated legal mechanisms London could use to unilaterally leave the contentious Irish border backstop, sources in the bloc said, but the plan was rejected by British Prime Minister Theresa May's cabinet. The bloc's Brexit negotiators on Monday updated envoys of the 27 states staying in...

  • WASHINGTON, March 7- The European Union will not support a comprehensive trade deal with the United States that includes agriculture, the EU's top trade negotiator said on Thursday, so she is working toward a narrower deal focused on industrial goods and automobiles. The European Union's trade commissioner, Cecilia Malmstrom, said at a Georgetown Law School...