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  • *China threatens U.S. oil import duties as trade spat escalates. SINGAPORE, June 18- U.S. oil prices slumped on Monday after China threatened duties on American crude imports in an escalating trade dispute with Washington. "Crude oil prices crashed as U.S.- China trade tensions escalated last Friday," wrote Benjamin Lu of Singapore- based futures brokerage...

  • *Decision comes as Australia- China relations sour. Huawei is likely to be banned by Australia from participating in a 5 G mobile telecommunications roll-out in the nation as it fears Huawei is de facto controlled by China and sensitive infrastructure will fall into the hands of Beijing, according to Australian media reports. "Recent public commentary around...

  • SINGAPORE, June 18- Google will invest $550 million in Chinese e-commerce powerhouse JD.com, part of the U.S. internet giant's efforts to expand its presence in fast-growing Asian markets and battle rivals including Amazon.com. This could help JD.com expand beyond its base in China and Southeast Asia and establish a meaningful presence in U.S. and European...

  • *US tariffs and China's response seen in line with expectations. TOKYO, June 18- The dollar edged up towards a seven-month high on Monday as investors bet the United States and China would avoid a full-blown trade war, although tensions between the two slowed its gains. The greenback navigated through those events, last of which was a decision by the United States...

  • SINGAPORE— Asian shares were mostly lower Monday amid worries about trade tensions as the U.S. and China both started putting tariffs in motion. China and Hong Kong markets were closed for a national holiday. China and Hong Kong markets were closed for the Duanwu Festival commemorating the death of Qu Yuan, an ancient Chinese poet and minister.

  • TOKYO, June 18- Longer-dated Japanese government bond prices dipped on Monday as the market braced for an upcoming auction of 30- year debt, although a drop in Tokyo shares helped curb losses. The Nikkei was down 0.9 percent as an escalating trade dispute between the United States and China stoked concerns about the impact on global demand.

  • *Still near Friday's 1- yr low on U.S.- China trade war. SINGAPORE, June 18- Chicago soybean futures ticked higher on Monday as the market took a breather following last session's deep losses that dragged the market to a one-year low on escalating U.S.- China trade tensions. The Chicago Board Of Trade most-active soybean contract gained 0.3 percent to $9.08-1/ 4 a...

  • *Gold specs raise net long position in week to June 12. Spot gold edged up 0.1 percent to $1,279.70 per ounce. "The U.S. dollar strength is weighing on investor sentiment at the moment rather than any concerns about weaker economic growth due to the trade tensions," said ANZ analyst Daniel Hynes.

  • *OPEC, Russia may loosen voluntary supply restraint. SINGAPORE, June 18- U.S. oil prices slumped on Monday after China threatened duties on American crude imports in an escalating trade dispute with Washington. The producer cartel of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, which is de-facto led by Saudi Arabia, and some allies including Russia...

  • concerns@ SYDNEY, June 18- U.S. soybeans edged higher on Monday, retreating from a one-year low touched in the previous session, though gains were checked amid concerns of a trade war between the United States and China. *Soybeans under pressure amid a trade fight between the United States and China, limiting demand from the world's largest oilseed importer.

  • *GRAPHIC: China's imports of U.S. LAUNCESTON, Australia, June 18- China's threat to impose tariffs on U.S. crude oil, liquefied natural gas and coal is possibly the only sign of clear thinking in the increasingly muddled escalating trade dispute with the administration of President Donald Trump. Looking at the first point, it's clear that China would be able to...

  • *China, HK markets on holiday. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan skidded 0.4 percent to its lowest level since May 31. Financial markets in China and Hong Kong were closed for Dragon Boat festival holiday.

  • TOKYO, June 18- Japanese stocks fell on Monday morning as an escalating trade dispute between the United States and China stoked concerns about the impact on global demand, triggering a sell-off in stocks such as makers of construction equipment. Also denting sentiment was a magnitude-6.1 earthquake in Osaka in western Japan on Monday, hitting the shares of...

  • WEST TEXAS INTERMEDIATE CRUDE FUTURES DROP BY 2 PERCENT AS CHINA THREATENS DUTY ON U.S OIL IMPORTS IN ESCALATING TRADE SPAT.

  • TOKYO— Japan's exports to the U.S. grew 5.8 percent in May from a year ago as shipments of machinery and vehicles rose, according to government data released Monday. Japan's imports from the U.S. for the month grew 19.9 percent as imports of aircraft, fuel and medical products gained on year, the Finance Ministry said. The U.S. tariffs on China's exports could even...

  • SYDNEY, June 18- U.S. soybeans edged higher on Monday, retreating from a one-year low touched in the previous session, though gains were checked amid concerns of a trade war between the United States and China. *Soybeans under pressure amid a trade fight between the United States and China, limiting demand from the world's largest oilseed importer.

  • BOGOTA, June 17- Colombia's President-elect Ivan Duque, who swept aside leftist Gustavo Petro in Sunday's election, pledged to unite his South American nation after a divisive campaign but insisted he would change a landmark peace accord with leftist rebels. Duque's decisive victory in Sunday's poll, with 54 percent of votes to Petro's 42 percent, is likely to...

  • MELBOURNE, June 18- London copper slipped on Monday and touched a near two-week low hit in the previous session on pressure from a stronger dollar, while a holiday in China drained buying interest from the market. *HOLIDAY: The Shanghai Futures Exchange was closed on Monday for a holiday. *INVESTORS: Hedge funds and money managers raised their net long positions in...

  • TOKYO, June 18- Japan's exports rose in May at the fastest rate in four months thanks to increased shipments of cars, car parts, and semiconductor equipment, a sign that global demand is gaining strength. Exports are likely to continue to grow thanks to increased demand for manufacturing equipment, cars and car parts, but Japan's trade surplus with the United...

  • President Donald Trump said he was pushing ahead with hefty tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese imports on Friday, and the smouldering trade war between the world's two largest economies showed signs of igniting as Beijing immediately vowed to respond in kind. *China will impose additional 25 percent tariffs on 659 U.S. goods worth $50 billion in response to the...