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  • SINGAPORE, April 24- A vessel carrying 69,842 tonnes of sorghum from the United States bound for China has switched it destination to Dammam, Saudi Arabia, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon ship tracking data.

  • TOKYO— Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday as a surge in U.S. bond yields pushed the value of the dollar higher against other major currencies. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 climbed 0.5 percent to 5,916.40, and South Korea's Kospi lost 0.3 percent to 2,467.81. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks declined 0.1 percent, to 1,562.12.

  • Bitcoin "miners" who use rows of computers whirring at the same time to produce virtual currencies began taking root along New York's northern border a couple of years ago to tap into some of the nation's cheapest hydroelectric power, offering an air of Silicon Valley sophistication to this often-snowy region. "We don't want someone coming in, taking our...

  • *MSCI ex- Japan tad firmer after two days of losses, Nikkei up. TOKYO/ SYDNEY, April 24- Asian stocks bounced from near two-week lows on Tuesday as investors paused for breath following the heavy selling of recent sessions and waited to see if the dollar's rally was sustainable. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was 0.2 percent higher,...

  • LONDON/ NEW YORK April 24- Thirty-two percent of insurers plan to maintain or increase their investments in private equity in the next 12 months to boost returns, a survey of 300 executives overseeing more than $10 trillion in insurance assets showed on Tuesday. "Insurers are becoming much more sophisticated about investing in private equity," Etienne Comon,...

  • TOKYO, April 24- Japanese government bond prices slipped on Tuesday, weighed down by weaker U.S. The 2.1 trillion yen two-year JGB auction on Tuesday managed to attract ample investor demand despite the headwinds facing the bond market, amid expectations that the Bank of Japan would stick with its negative interest rate policy for the foreseeable future.

  • *Prices also buoyed by looming threat of U.S. sanctions on Iran. *Soaring U.S. output undermines OPEC's effort to tighten market. SINGAPORE, April 24- Brent crude oil rose for sixth day on Tuesday, passing $75 a barrel, on expectations that supplies will tighten because fuel is rising at the same time the United States may impose sanctions against Iran and OPEC- led...

  • BRENT CRUDE OIL FUTURES RISE TO $75 PER BARREL AS SUPPLIES TIGHTEN AMID STRONG DEMAND.

  • BEIJING, April 24- China's General Administration of Customs will release the final batch of China's detailed March and first-quarter trade data on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 p.m., an official said on Tuesday. The data, which provides a breakdown of China's commodities trade by import origin and destination, had initially been expected to be released on...

  • *U.S. soybeans lose more ground as China reduces purchases. The Chicago Board of Trade most-active soybean contract had eased 0.1 percent to $10.31-1/ 4 a bushel by 0232 GMT, having closed down 0.8 percent on Monday when prices hit their weakest since April 6 at $10.29 a bushel. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has not announced any new soybean sales to China since...

  • NEW YORK, April 23- Hedge fund manager David Einhorn said on Monday that his Greenlight Capital was betting Assured Guaranty's stock will fall, sending shares of the bond insurer down as much as 6 percent in after-hours trading. Einhorn, who is known to move stocks by simply opening his mouth, did not disappoint at the Sohn Investment Conference with this year's...

  • BEIJING/ DETROIT, April 24- Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is exploring ways of collaborating with established automakers and parts suppliers to jointly develop cars purpose-built for its services, the company said on Tuesday. Pay-per-use services such as car-sharing and ride-hailing are starting to challenge traditional car ownership in some...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, April 24- Malaysian state-owned oil company Petroliam Nasional Berhad, better known as Petronas, on Tuesday said it had delivered its first liquefied natural gas cargo to South Korea's No.3 refiner S-Oil Corp. The April 22 delivery, via subsidiary Petronas LNG Ltd, marks the beginning of a 15- year supply contract. Petronas said the cargo was...

  • TOKYO, April 24- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to near seven-week highs on Tuesday, with financials leading the gains after U.S. bond yields spiked to four-year highs. The Nikkei advanced 0.67 percent to 22,235, near last week's high of 22,360 while the broader Topix gained 0.71 percent to 1,763.. With Japanese financial institutions stepping up...

  • BEIJING, April 24- Aluminium prices continued to fall on Tuesday after Washington gave U.S. customers of Russian producer United Company Rusal more time to close out their business with the company and comply with sanctions. *LME ALUMINIUM: Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange was down 1.7 percent at $2,250 a tonne by 0139 GMT. *CHILE: Chilean...

  • NEW DELHI, April 24- U.S. sanctions on Russian military exports have put the brakes on a $6 billion deal with India and may derail the arms purchases of other U.S. allies around Asia, experts say. Indonesia and Vietnam also buy weapons from Russia while being regional partners of the United States. Jakarta closed a $1.14 billion pact for Sukhoi fighters recently,...

  • SINGAPORE, April 24- The dollar set a three-month high against a basket of currencies on Tuesday, having gained a boost as the U.S. 10- year Treasury yield climbed toward the psychologically key 3 percent level. The rise in Treasury yields has caused U.S.- Japan and U.S.-German yield differentials to widen in the dollar's favour, leaving the yen and the euro lower.

  • *China seen adjusting policy if trade dispute worsens-economists. This was the year that Beijing was expected to step up its controls on unfettered lending, particularly in the so-called shadow banking area, as it seeks to contain a dangerous build up in debt across much of the economy. President Donald Trump has ratcheted up the pressure on China over its trade...

  • *The USDA said 5 percent of the U.S. corn crop was planted as of Sunday, lagging behind market expectations. *The USDA said 2 percent of the soybean crop was planted as of Sunday, matching market forecasts. *The USDA said 31 percent of the U.S. wheat crop was in good to excellent condition, behind analysts' forecasts.

  • *Prices also buoyed by looming threat of U.S. sanctions on Iran. SINGAPORE, April 24- International oil prices hit their highest levels since late 2014 on Tuesday, pushed up by expectations of renewed U.S. sanctions against Iran and as OPEC continues withholding supplies amid strong demand. The United States has until May 12 to decide whether it will leave the Iran...