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  • TOKYO, July 21- The dollar headed for weekly losses on Friday, wallowing at its lowest levels against the euro in nearly two years after what markets perceived as hawkish talk from European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi. But the Australian dollar skidded against the greenback after contrastingly dovish comments from a Reserve Bank of Australia official.

  • TOKYO, July 21- The dollar headed for weekly losses on Friday, wallowing at its lowest levels against the euro in nearly two years after European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi said policymakers would discuss changing its bond-buying programme in the autumn. The euro caught its breath at $1.1625 after climbing as high as $1.1659 on Thursday, its loftiest peak...

  • NEW YORK, July 18- A fresh setback to U.S. The collapse of his fellow Republicans' push to overhaul or repeal Obamacare in the U.S. Senate again raised doubts in financial markets about Trump's ability to enact tax cuts and infrastructure spending. "The setback for Trump is a setback for the U.S. dollar," said Kathy Lien, managing director at BK Asset Management in New...

  • NEW YORK, July 18- U.S. Republican efforts to overhaul or repeal Obamacare collapsed in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, dealing a sharp setback to President Donald Trump and the Republican Party's seven-year quest to kill President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. "It does add some uncertainty as to whether the administration and a cooperative Congress is...

  • CHICAGO, July 17- Chicago Board of Board of Trade wheat futures fell to a roughly two-week low on Monday while MGEX spring wheat gained 1 percent in wheat spreading as dry conditions stressed the spring wheat crop in the northern U.S. September hard red winter wheat declined 7 cents to $5.06-1/ 2 per bushel and MGEX September spring wheat was 9-1/ 4 cents higher to...

  • LONDON, July 13- Alcoa is bringing one of its U.S. aluminium smelters back from the dead. The Warrick smelter in Indiana has annual capacity of 269,000 tonnes, its own coal-based power source and is integrated with a rolling mill. But now, miraculously, Warrick is back and Alcoa will fire up three of the plant's five production lines, with capacity of 161,400 tonnes of...

  • LONDON, July 13- Alcoa is bringing one of its U.S. aluminum smelters back from the dead. The Warrick smelter in Indiana has annual capacity of 269,000 tonnes, its own coal-based power source and is integrated with a rolling mill. But now, miraculously, Warrick is back and Alcoa will fire up three of the plant's five production lines, with capacity of 161,400 tonnes of...

  • *Fed chair to testify to Congress on Wednesday and Thursday. *Bank of Canada interest rate decision awaited. TOKYO, July 12- The dollar edged down to 14- month lows against the euro in Asian trading on Wednesday as investors, already wary ahead Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's testimony, digested emails released by President Donald Trump's eldest son...

  • *Fed chair to testify to Congress on Wednesday and Thursday. TOKYO, July 12- The dollar wobbled in early Asian trading on Wednesday as investors, already wary ahead Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's testimony, digested emails released by President Donald Trump's eldest son suggesting he welcomed Russia's help in last year's election campaign.

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  • July 11- Oil producer Halcon Resources Corp said on Tuesday it would sell assets it operates in the Williston Basin to Bruin E&P Partners for $1.4 billion in cash, as it looks to focus on the more lucrative Delaware Basin. "The sale of our Williston Basin operated assets transforms Halcon into a single-basin company focused on the Delaware Basin where we have more...

  • Spring wheat futures on the Minneapolis Grain Exchange soared to a four-year high above $8 a bushel. At the Chicago Board of Trade, September wheat settled up 29 cents at $5.55 per bushel while front-month July, which expires next week, touched $5.39, the highest spot price since July 20, 2015. Temperatures could top 100 degrees Fahrenheit this weekend and early...

  • TOKYO, June 29- The dollar wallowed close to one-year lows against the euro and slipped against sterling in Asian trading on Thursday, as investors priced in tighter monetary policy in Europe. Sterling added to gains made after Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Wednesday that the central bank is likely to need to raise interest rates as the British...

  • WASHINGTON, June 27- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers released a proposal on Tuesday to repeal the 2015 Clean Water Rule, the latest move by the Trump administration to unwind environmental regulations put in place under former President Barack Obama. Out-of-state D.C. bureaucrats shouldnt impose regulations that hurt...

  • WASHINGTON, June 27- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers released a proposal on Tuesday to repeal the 2015 Clean Water Rule, the latest move by the Trump administration to unwind environmental regulations put in place under former President Barack Obama. The agencies are working to rescind the rule, known as the Waters of the...

  • *Chicago soybeans rise for third session on strong demand. SINGAPORE, June 19- Chicago wheat futures slid on Monday as the market took a breather after rallying around 5 percent in the last two sessions on the back of dry weather hitting U.S. yields. Chicago wheat climbed to its highest in almost a year at $4.68-1/ 2 a bushel on Friday as dry weather threatened to...

  • SINGAPORE, June 19- Chicago wheat slid almost 1 percent on Monday as the market took a breather after rallying around 5 percent in the last two sessions on the back of dry weather hitting U.S. yields. *Chicago wheat climbed to its highest in almost a year at $4.68-1/ 2 a bushel on Friday as dry weather threatened to reduce U.S. spring wheat crop production.

  • CHICAGO, June 16- Chicago Board of Trade wheat futures rallied 2.6 percent on Friday to their highest in nearly a year, with concerns about shortfalls in the U.S. crop sparking a round of short-covering by investment funds, traders said. "It is not that we have a disaster, but it's not quite what people thought it was and the funds were caught short," said Greg Grow,...

  • CHICAGO, June 16- Chicago Board of Trade wheat futures rallied 2.4 percent to their highest in nearly a year on Friday, with concerns about shortfalls in the U.S. crop sparking a round of short-covering by investment funds, traders said. "It is not that we have a disaster, but it's not quite what people thought it was and the funds were caught short," said Greg Grow,...

  • MGEX July spring wheat futures was up 5-1/ 4 cents to $6.33-1/ 4 per bushel at 11:38 a.m. CDT. CBOT July soft red winter wheat, the global benchmark, was up 2-1/ 2 cents to $4.47-1/ 2 per bushel and K.C. hard red winter wheat was 4-1/ 2 cents higher to $4.61-1/ 2. The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Monday slashed good-to-excellent crop conditions for spring wheat by 10...