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  • SAO PAULO, Sept 11- Brazilian stocks hit a record high on Monday as investors grew more confident about the passage of President Michel Temer's sweeping economic agenda, including a challenging revamp of the country's social security system. The allegations forced him to spend political capital in Congress fighting corruption charges rather than pushing...

  • *Dollar rebounds as Irma, North Korea worries ebb. NEW YORK, Sept 11- A global equity index surged to a record high and the dollar gained on Monday, spurred by relief that Hurricane Irma weakened to a tropical storm and that North Korea's anniversary celebrations on the weekend passed without a new missile test. Treasury debt as demand slipped for safe-haven assets...

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reacts during a celebration for nuclear scientists and engineers who contributed to a hydrogen bomb test, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on September 10, 2017.

    Stocks were sharply higher Monday in part from investors' fears about North Korea easing.

  • Chinese vendors sell North Korea and China flags on the boardwalk in the border city of Dandong, China.

    China made an unprecedented move to clamp down on financial flows with Pyongyang regime, Financial Times reports.

  • 'THAAD' can't protect South Korea by itself

    Seoul is not within protective range of the THAAD anti-missile system deployed in South Korea by the United States.

  • Sept 11- Wall Street was set to open sharply higher on Monday on relief that Irma weakened to a tropical storm and North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test over the weekend as feared. Irma pounded heavily populated areas of central Florida over the weekend, but gradually lost strength and was downgraded to a tropical storm in the morning. Also boosting risk...

  • *The United States and its allies had been bracing for another long-range missile launch for the 69th anniversary of North Korea's founding on Saturday, but its leader Kim Jong Un hosted a massive celebration instead. *Wall Street ended mixed on Friday, with the major indexes all posting declines for the week, as investors braced for Irma and fretted about...

  • *Stocks climb back to highs as Pyongyang eschews missile test. LONDON, Sept 11- World shares returned to a record high on Monday, on relief that hurricane Irma looked to be losing strength in the United States and that North Korea's anniversary celebrations at the weekend passed without any new missile test. The relief over North Korea and a weaker yen had also...

  • *Technical support at $1,325- $1,330. LONDON, Sept 11- Gold prices on Monday fell from Friday's 13- month high after relief that North Korea did not conduct a missile test over the weekend caused global stocks, the U.S. dollar and bond yields to rise. Demand for safer assets, including gold, was also weakened after hurricane Irma wreaked less damage than feared in...

  • *Stocks climb as Pyongyang eschews missile test. LONDON, Sept 11- The dollar rose on Monday and world shares climbed back towards record highs, on relief that North Korea did not conduct a further missile test at the weekend when it celebrated its founding anniversary. A weakening of Irma over the United States also tempered demand for safer assets, the hurricane...

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches a firing contest of the KPA artillery units at an undisclosed location in a photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency in Pyongyang on Jan. 5, 2016.

    The U.N. Security Council is voting on new North Korea sanctions, but experts are skeptical of whether China and Russia will get on board.

  • LONDON, Sept 8- Bank of England rate setters won't shock markets with any policy moves when they meet next week as a struggling economy and Brexit fears offset any concerns over inflation sailing well above target. Britain's economy initially withstood the shock of last year's decision to quit the European Union but slowed sharply in early 2017 and is expected...

  • *Relief in Asia as Pyongyang has a party, not a missile test. SYDNEY, Sept 11- The U.S. dollar won a reprieve from risk aversion on Monday after North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un decided to hold a party over the weekend rather than launch another missile, tempering safe havens such as the yen and Treasuries. Japan's Nikkei rose 1.4 percent after Pyongyang held a massive...

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    The dollar rose on Monday, spurred by relief that Irma weakened and North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test over the weekend.

  • *Relief in Asia as Pyongyang has a party, not a missile test. Japan's Nikkei rose 1.4 percent after Pyongyang held a massive celebration to congratulate the nuclear scientists and technicians who steered the country's sixth and largest nuclear test a week earlier. "It's too early to say the risks are gone, but one thing for sure is that market players now think the...

  • *Relief in Asia as Pyongyang has a party, not a missile test. SYDNEY, Sept 11- The U.S. dollar won a reprieve from risk aversion on Monday after North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un decided to hold a party over the weekend rather than launch another missile, tempering safe havens such as the yen and Treasuries. Japan's Nikkei rose 1.4 percent after Pyongyang held a massive...

  • A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched during a successful intercept test, in this undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency.

    The state-of-the-art anti-missile technology may be a start, but it won't protect Seoul from North Korean missiles.

  • SEOUL, Sept 11- International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has upgraded its forecasts for South Korea, saying on Monday she sees the economy growing 3 percent this year and "probably" again in 2018.. She said that Asia's fourth-largest economy looks "highly resilient" to geopolitical risks stemming from nuclear and missile provocations from North...

  • China and Russia are opposed to any sanctions on North Korea that hurt citizens, but may agree to some financial measures being pushed by the US at the UN Security Council, says Duyeon Kim, visiting senior fellow. Korean Peninsula Future Forum.

  • The U.N. Security Council will vote on Monday whether to impose an oil embargo on North Korea, says Wendy Sherman, senior counselor, Albright Stonebridge Group.