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  • CHICAGO, Nov 16- U.S. soybean futures turned higher Friday after President Donald Trump said China had sent a list of things it was willing to do to resolve trade tensions with the United States and his administration may not have to impose further tariffs. China, the world's biggest soy buyer, has responded with import tariffs on U.S. goods, including soybeans.

  • *C.bank unexpectedly hikes benchmark 25 bps to 6.00 pct. JAKARTA, Nov 15- Indonesia's central bank on Thursday surprisingly raised its benchmark interest rate for the sixth time this year, as policymakers struggle to reduce imports and lower the country's yawning current-account deficit. Bank Indonesia raised its 7- day reverse repurchase rate by 25 basis...

  • WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14 JOHANNESBURG- World Bank officials to meet Zambia finance minister and government officials in the town of Livingston to discuss the economy of Africa's No. 2 copper producer, which is facing high levels of debt.. JAKARTA- Indonesia's Central Bank holds Board of Governors Meeting. ZAGREB- Croatia National Bank holds monetary policy...

  • New National Security Adviser John Bolton listens as U.S. President Donald Trump holds a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, April 9, 2018.

    An audio tape of Jamal Khashoggi's killing may not implicate Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, according to Donald Trump's National Security Advisor.

  • TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13 JOHANNESBURG- World Bank officials to meet Zambia finance ministers and government officials in the town of Livingston to discuss the economy of Africa's No. 2 copper producer, which is facing high levels of debt.. JAKARTA- Indonesia's Central Bank holds Board of Governors Meeting. MELBOURNE- Panel Participation by Guy Debelle, RBA Deputy...

  • SINGAPORE/ MANILA, Nov 12- China will further open its economy in the face of rising protectionism, Premier Li Keqiang said as he arrived in Singapore on Monday for meetings with Asia-Pacific leaders that will focus on speeding up work on a major new trade pact. Li's remarks in an article in Singapore's Straits Times newspaper came as Singapore's Prime Minister...

  • DUBAI, Nov 9- Kuwait's prosecutors have asked Dubai to release $500 million in funds belonging to a Kuwaiti private equity fund that were frozen as part of a money laundering investigation, according to a letter seen by Reuters. According to a senior UAE official, the probe, which has not been previously reported, was undertaken by Dubai authorities to determine...

  • US President Donald Trump and US Vice President Mike Pence at the 'Make America Great Again' campaign rally at McKenzie Arena, in Chattanooga, Tennessee on November 4, 2018.

    Vice President Mike Pence will join world leaders from China, Japan and India at the ASEAN Summit in Singapore this week.

  • MELBOURNE, Nov 7- Mining giant BHP Billiton expects some interruption to its Australian iron ore exports after a nearly 3- km-long train loaded with the commodity was forcibly derailed this week after running away en route to a key shipping hub. One of BHP's customers in China, a steel producer, has, however, not yet received any notice from the miner.

  • WARSAW- National Bank of Poland holds Monetary Policy Council Meeting. BUDAPEST- Hungarian Central Bank to publish the minutes of its October 2018 rate-setting meeting 1300 GMT. SYDNEY- Panel Participation by Tony Richards, RBA Head of Payments Policy, at The Future of Financial Services Sydney Conference 2018, Sydney- 2310 GMT.

  • MANILA, Nov 6- Paying some of Asia's highest telecom charges while suffering slow Internet and frequent dropped calls, Filipinos will expect better service once the government picks a new entrant to break a duopoly in a market worth $5.1 billion annually. On Wednesday the government open an auction for a licence, and by the end of the year there should be a third...

  • TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6 SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia holds interest rate meeting 0330 GMT. WARSAW- National Bank of Poland holds Monetary Policy Council Meeting. SYDNEY- Panel Participation by Tony Richards, RBA Head of Payments Policy, at The Future of Financial Services Sydney Conference 2018, Sydney- 2310 GMT.

  • **ISRAEL- Bank of Israel holds conference in honor of governor Karnit Flug, who is leaving the bank. Among those scheduled to participate include deputy governor Nadine Baudot-Trajtenberg, OECD chief economist Laurence Boone, Czech central bank chief Jiri Rusnok, Brazil central bank head Ilan Goldfajn, Swedish deputy central bank governor Martin Floden and...

  • BEIJING, Oct 30- Zinc and copper prices dropped on Tuesday, along with other base metals, after U.S. Bloomberg News reported on Monday that Washington was preparing to announce tariffs on an additional $257 billion of Chinese goods by early December if talks next month between Trump and his counterpart Xi Jinping fail. *SHANGHAI METALS: On the Shanghai Futures...

  • A protestor dressed as Lady Liberty carries a doll, depicting a baby of color, as demonstrators march at the 'Families Belong Together March' against the separation of children of immigrants from their families on June 14, 2018 in Los Angeles.

    Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass believes an impending "democracy recession" poses a direct risk to investors and proponents of individual liberties alike.  

  • **ZAGREB Croatia Finance Minister Zdravko Maric, the Central Bank Governor Boris Vujcic, the European Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis and some other local experts will attend a conference on Croatia's path towards adopting the euro, a goal which the government wants to achieve within 6-7 years- 0800 GMT. CHISINAU National Bank of Moldova...

  • Former CIA Director John Brennan, prominent Democratic Party donor George Soros and California Representative Maxine Waters, an outspoken critic of Trump, were also targets. On Thursday morning, police were investigating a suspicious package at a building in the Tribeca section of New York City that houses a restaurant owned by actor Robert De Niro,...

  • FBI said it was investigating as an act of terrorism. At least eight suspicious parcels were intercepted before reaching any intended recipients, including Obama's attorney general, Eric Holder, former CIA Director John Brennan and prominent Democratic Party donor George Soros. Two packages were sent to California Congresswoman Maxine Waters, the FBI said.

  • President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were among the targets of suspected package bombs delivered to several high-profile Democrats and CNN in what New York officials on Wednesday called an act of terrorism. At least eight suspicious parcels were intercepted before reaching any intended recipients, including Obama's...

  • SYDNEY- Remarks by Guy Debelle, RBA Deputy Governor, at the Finalists Announcement for Walkley Business Journalism Awards 0200 GMT. SYDNEY- Panel Participation by Michele Bullock, RBA Assistant Governor, at the Sibos 2018 Conference 0300 GMT. SYDNEY- Panel Participation by Guy Debelle, RBA Deputy Governor, at the Sibos 2018 Conference 0430 GMT.