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  • NEW YORK, Oct 21- The U.S. dollar recovered earlier losses on Monday afternoon as Brexit negotiations were once again thrown into disarray, and the Canadian dollar strengthened in the hours before results of the election for prime minister, which is expected to be close. But the dollar turned around in North American trade after House of Commons speaker John...

  • *China seeks $2.4 billion in sanctions against U.S. *Russia reports oil output above OPEC+ quota in September. NEW YORK, Oct 21- Oil prices fell nearly 1% on Monday after comments from a U.S. official stymied hopes that a U.S.- China trade deal would be reached soon, feeding worries that a slowing global economy would reduce demand for oil.

  • LONDON, Oct 21- Sterling traded around $1.30 on Monday, a 5-1/ 2- month high, unmoved by House of Commons Speaker John Bercow's decision not to immediately allow a vote on the Brexit withdrawal deal as investors thought a no-deal exit from the EU would be averted. Investors have been rushing to cover short positions as the risk of a no-deal Brexit ebbed, with the most...

  • *Investors eye limited U.S.- China trade deal. LONDON, Oct 21- World shares rose on Monday, as hopes for resolving the U.S.- China trade war and a belief that Britain will avoid a disorderly exit from the European Union gave investors cause for riskier bets. The positive mood in Europe mirrored gains in Asia.

  • *China seeks $2.4 billion in sanctions against U.S. *Russia reports oil output above OPEC+ quota in September. But adding to tensions, China is now seeking $2.4 billion in retaliatory sanctions against the United States for non-compliance with a WTO ruling in a tariffs case dating back to the Obama era, a published document showed.

  • LONDON, Oct 21- Sterling reached its highest in more than five months at $1.3011 on Monday, as more investors rushed to cover short positions on signs that either Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal would pass or the Oct. 31 deadline would be pushed back. In any event, the risks of Britain exiting the European Union without agreeing a transition deal-- a...

  • *Investors eye limited U.S.- China trade deal. LONDON, Oct 21- World shares nudged higher on Monday, as hopes for progress towards resolving the U.S.- China trade war and a belief that Britain will avoid a disorderly exit from the European Union gave cause for riskier bets. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.3%, with Chinese shares...

  • Oct 21- Europeans shares opened slightly higher on Monday, indicating that investors remained hopeful that Britain would be able to avoid a disorderly exit from the European Union, even as British lawmakers delayed a crucial vote on the withdrawal agreement. The British government insisted on Sunday the country will leave the European Union on Oct. 31 despite...

  • *UK says Brexit will happen on Oct. 31. The move derailed Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan for a decision on his withdrawal deal, but the pound held the bulk of its recent rally on confidence that a disorderly exit from the European Union would be avoided. Britain's exit had been envisaged for Oct. 31.

  • LONDON, Oct 20- Sterling slipped half a percent as world currency markets opened for the first time since the UK parliament delayed a crucial vote on a Brexit withdrawal agreement. As trading opened in Wellington, New Zealand, the pound slipped 0.6% to $1.2929, but the bulk of its recent rally held amid confidence that a disorderly exit from the European Union...

  • *For now, EU lets UK political drama to play out. BRUSSELS, Oct 20- The European Union will play for time rather than rush to decide on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's reluctant request to delay Brexit again, diplomats with the bloc said after a 15- minute meeting on Sunday. Johnson's plan to put his Brexit withdrawal deal to the UK parliament on Saturday was...

  • *Johnson: confident Brexit laws will pass by Oct. 31. LONDON, Oct 20- Britain will leave the European Union on Oct. 31 despite an unsigned letter that Prime Minister Boris Johnson was forced by his opponents to send to the bloc requesting a Brexit delay, the government said on Sunday. One of his most senior ministers said Britain would still leave the bloc on Oct. 31.

  • *China's September refinery throughput up 9.4%. NEW YORK, Oct 18- Oil prices edged lower on Friday, as concerns about China's economy outweighed bullish signals from its refining sector, but losses were limited on hopes for progress toward a U.S.- China trade agreement. China's economic growth slowed to 6% year-on-year in the third quarter, its weakest in 27-1/ 2...

  • *China's September refinery throughput up 9.4%. NEW YORK, Oct 18- Oil prices edged lower on Friday, as concerns about China's economy outweighed bullish signals from its refining sector, but losses were limited on hopes for progress toward a U.S.- China trade agreement. China's economic growth slowed to 6% year-on-year in the third quarter, its weakest in 27-1/ 2...

  • *UK parliament to vote on new Brexit deal on Saturday. The pan-European STOXX 600 index finished 0.3% lower and Paris- listed shares lagged the most with a 0.65% decline, hit by weak quarterly results. The warning pushed the wider auto and auto parts index to its biggest percentage drop in two-and-a-half weeks, with added pressure from Sweden's Volvo AB...

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.4%, FTSE 250 flat. Oct 18- London- listed stocks ended a mixed week on a cautious note ahead of a make-or-break parliamentary vote on Brexit, while InterContinental Hotels and oil stocks weighed on the FTSE 100, which closed 0.4% lower. The FTSE 250' s constituents earn most of their revenue in Britain and the index has risen more than 4% since last week...

  • Oct 18- Schlumberger NV's new chief executive wielded an axe to the company's asset-heavy businesses, taking a $12.7 billion charge in the face of weaker shale drilling and sliding profits. While revenue, at $8.5 billion, was flat compared with the same period a year earlier, sales rose in all regions except for North America. Schlumberger's writedowns included...

  • *Fractious EU faces resurgent global powers China and Russia. *Accession process dispute stymies Albania, North Macedonia bids. Ironically, on the question of actually adding two more member states, North Macedonia and Albania, the leaders bickered and agreed to disagree.

  • Industrial metals prices were volatile after China's economic growth slowed slightly more than expected to 6% year-on-year in the third quarter, the weakest pace in almost three decades. Prices headed higher, though, as investors digested the data, which also showed China's property investment grew 10.5% in the first nine months of 2019, infrastructure...

  • *China data, investor caution before Brexit vote, hits markets. NEW YORK, Oct 18- The dollar headed for its worst week in almost four months on Friday, pummelled by sterling and euro rallies driven by a deal on Britain's departure from the European Union, while China's weakest growth in nearly three decades weighed on equities. Dismal manufacturing data and worries...