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  • BEIJING, Sept 19- Shanghai copper prices rose sharply in early trade on Wednesday, tracking a jump in London in the previous session and hitting a one-month high as investors shrugged off an escalation of the U.S.- China trade row. China responded to the latest U.S. tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods with tariffs on about $60 billion worth of U.S. goods, as...

  • LONDON, Sept 18- Nickel has finally succumbed to the base metals price rout. But the "electric premium" in the price has been crushed by the broader market concerns about the escalating trade stand-off between the United States and China. Nickel was on a roll in the first half of this year, up 25 percent in early June, when it was trading above $15,000 per tonne.

  • **LONDON- Roundtable with Silvana Tenreyro, member of the Monetary Policy Committee, Bank of England. BERLIN- ECB President Mario Draghi gives speech at an event entitled "Making Europe's Economic Union work" organized by Jacques Delors Institute, Hertie School of Governance, Bertelsmann Stiftung in Berlin, Germany- 1330 GMT. FRANKFURT- Bundesbank President Jens...

  • BERLIN/ LONDON, Sept 19- Prime Minister Theresa May said Britain and the European Union were nearing a divorce deal but called on the bloc to show "goodwill and determination" to avoid a disorderly Brexit and secure a close future partnership. Just before an informal EU summit in Austria, May showed no sign of backing away from her Brexit plan, shrugging off...

  • BERLIN, Sept 19- The United Kingdom and the European Union are close to agreeing an orderly Brexit, British Prime Minister Theresa May wrote in a German newspaper on Wednesday, urging the European Commission to evolve its position for the sake of a deal. EU leaders are due to meet in Salzburg in Austria on Wednesday and Thursday for talks that U.K. Brexit minister...

  • LONDON, Sept 18- Prime Minister Theresa May will call on the European Union to show "goodwill and determination" to avoid a disorderly Brexit, urging them to get behind Britain's offer of a "fair arrangement," a senior source said on Tuesday. On the eve of an informal EU summit in Austria, May showed no sign of backing away from her Brexit plan, shrugging off criticism at...

  • PM MAY SAYS WILL HONOUR COMMITMENT TO ENSURE THERE IS LEGALLY OPERATIVE PROTOCOL ON NORTHERN IRELAND, BUT IT MUST RESPECT UK'S ECONOMIC INTEGRITY- SENIOR SOURCE.

  • *OPEC, non- OPEC ministers to meet in Algeria on Sunday. NEW YORK, Sept 18- Oil futures rose more than 1 percent on Tuesday on signs that OPEC would not be prepared to raise output to address shrinking supplies from Iran, and as Saudi Arabia signaled an informal target near current levels. Ministers from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and non-...

  • Brussels and London are still seeking a solution that would keep the border open between EU member Ireland and the U.K.' s Northern Ireland, just six months before Britain leaves the bloc. Barnier said Tuesday that his team believes most checks on goods moving from Britain to Northern Ireland "can take place away from the border, at a company premises or in the...

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 18- The European Union is ready to improve its proposal to Britain for an "insurance policy" backstop arrangement on how to manage its Irish border after Brexit, the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier said on Tuesday. Aware that British Prime Minister Theresa May has ruled out a new "border" between the province and the British mainland, Barnier...

  • *OPEC, non- OPEC ministers to meet in Algeria on Sunday. NEW YORK, Sept 18- Oil futures rose more than 1 percent on Tuesday on signs that OPEC would not be prepared to raise output to address shrinking supplies from Iran, and as Saudi Arabia signaled an informal target near current levels. Ministers from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and non-...

  • *OPEC, non- OPEC ministers to meet in Algeria on Sunday. NEW YORK, Sept 18- Oil futures rose more than 1 percent on Tuesday on signs that OPEC would not be prepared to raise output to address shrinking supplies from Iran, and as Saudi Arabia signaled an informal target near current levels. Ministers from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and non-...

  • *MMC in all-cash deal for JLT at 1,915 pence a share. Shares in JLT, which reorganized earlier this year into three divisions and has been preparing for a so-called hard British exit from the European Union in March, leapt by 32.3 percent, just shy of MMC's cash offer of 1,915 pence per share. JLT Chief Executive Dominic Burke said the deal to create a company with...

  • LONDON, Sept 18- A former junior Barclays trader who was jailed in Britain for conspiring to rig Libor interest rates has suffered a setback in his attempt to quash his conviction. The Criminal Cases Review Commission, a public body that investigates potential miscarriages of justice, said on Tuesday it had closed Jonathan Mathew's case in June without sending...

  • LONDON/ COPENHAGEN, Sept 18- Short positions on Danske Bank shares hit an 11- month high on Monday, rising 46 percent from Friday, data from industry tracker FIS' Astec Analytics showed. The rise to 1.9 million shares out on loan, from 1.3 million on Friday, comes ahead of a report which Danske Bank is due to publish on Wednesday on how billions of euros from Russia and...

  • *Emirates NBD, Aramex weigh on Dubai. DUBAI, Sept 18- Saudi Arabia's stock market closed higher on Tuesday, buoyed by rising oil prices and more details on Saudi Basic Industries Corp's partnership with Switzerland's Clariant. In Egypt, the stock index was flat, closing up 0.02 percent after tumbling to its lowest level this year on Monday due to fallout from the...

  • Sept 18- China has set a 10 percent tariff on imports of U.S. liquefied natural gas just as trade of the super-chilled fuel between the two nations started to ramp up and exports from new terminals on the U.S. Gulf Coast are poised to begin. China became the world's second-largest importer of LNG last year, behind Japan and ahead of South Korea, driven by a push to...

  • LONDON— BMW says it is scheduling a weeks-long shutdown of its Mini plant in England to coincide with Brexit as insurance against supply hiccups from a disorderly British departure from the European Union. The German automaker says annual maintenance at its Cowley factory will begin April 1— the first working day after Brexit on March 29— and last several weeks.

  • LONDON, Sept 18- If you have been wondering what to wear when Britain leaves the European Union next spring, here are some pointers: Hot pink, skirts slashed at the thigh and plenty of lace and ruffles. The economic uncertainty facing the 32.3 billion pounds fashion industry when Britain leaves the bloc on March 29 has not translated into gloomy looks on the...

  • Travel can be busy, noisy and crowded— a potentially daunting environment for anyone. But if you're an introvert, it can drain your internal battery. Introverts gain energy by reflecting and expend energy when interacting, clinical psychologist and professor Laurie Helgoe writes in her book " Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life Is Your Hidden Strength."