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  • *Trump accuses China, Europe of manipulating their currencies. In an interview with Reuters on Monday, President Donald Trump said that China was manipulating its currency to make up for having to pay tariffs imposed by Washington on some imports from China. This kept global trade conflict concerns alive and dented some of the market optimism ahead of upcoming...

  • *International markets prepare for U.S. sanctions against Iran. *U.S./ China trade dispute threatens global economic growth. West Texas Intermediate crude futures for September delivery were up 27 cents, or 0.4 percent, at 0306 GMT, at $66.70 per barrel.

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 21- Chicago wheat futures dropped for a second straight session on Tuesday, weighed down by expectations of higher exports from Russia in the months ahead as suppliers boost shipments ahead of potential export curbs. The most-active wheat contract on the Chicago Board of Trade fell 0.5 percent to $5.59-1/ 2 a bushel by 0234 GMT, having closed down...

  • *Investors on sidelines before U.S.- China trade talks. TOKYO, Aug 21- Japan's Nikkei dropped on Tuesday morning as a stronger yen hurt risk sentiment, with cyclical stocks such as shippers, machinery stocks and automakers losing ground. They added that investors' risk appetite is low amid uncertainty over the lower-level trade talks between the United States...

  • TAIPEI, Aug 21- Taiwan lost another ally to Beijing on Tuesday when diplomatic ties with El Salvador were severed, as China presses the remaining nations with diplomatic links to Taipei to end them. Separately, El Salvador's President Salvador Sanchez Ceren announced in a nationally televised speech that his government had broken off diplomatic relations...

  • TAIPEI, Aug 21- Taiwan lost another ally to Beijing on Tuesday when diplomatic ties with El Salvador were severed, as China presses the remaining nations with diplomatic links to Taipei to end them. Separately, El Salvador's President Salvador Sanchez Ceren announced in a nationally televised speech that his government had broken off diplomatic relations...

  • Several internet companies filed a separate legal challenge on Monday to overturn the FCC ruling, including Mozilla Corp, Vimeo Inc, Etsy Inc, and numerous media and technology advocacy groups. The FCC handed sweeping new powers to internet providers to recast how Americans use the internet-- as long as they disclose any changes. The states argue the FCC reversal...

  • *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board of Trade were down 0.6 percent at $8.88-1/ 4 a bushel by 0139 GMT, having closed little changed on Monday. The USDA rated 68 percent of the corn crop as good-to-excellent, down from 70 percent a week earlier, and slightly behind market forecasts. *The USDA said 65 percent of soybeans were in good-to-excellent...

  • BEIJING, Aug 21- Base metals prices rose in early Asian trade on Tuesday, with London copper climbing back above the $6,000 a tonne mark, as the dollar slipped and the market awaited crunch U.S.- China trade talks in Washington. *SHFE COPPER: The most-traded October copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange climbed 0.6 percent to 48,390 yuan a tonne.

  • SEOUL, Aug 21- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un took aim at his country's health sector, state media reported on Tuesday, the latest salvo of public criticism unleashed as part of his campaign to jumpstart economic development. President Donald Trump in Singapore- where Kim lauded the city-state's economic progress and "world-class" amenities- North Korea's...

  • *China will likely ignore U.S. sanctions. *U.S./ China trade dispute threatens global economic growth. SINGAPORE, Aug 21- Oil prices edged up on Tuesday, supported by expectations of supply cuts once U.S. sanctions against Iran bite in November, but capped by worries a Sino-U.S. trade dispute will drag on fuel demand growth.

  • SEOUL, Aug 21- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un took aim at his country's health sector, state media reported on Tuesday, the latest salvo of public criticism unleashed as part of his campaign to jumpstart economic development. President Donald Trump in Singapore- where Kim lauded the city-state's economic progress and "world-class" amenities- North Korea's...

  • MELBOURNE, Aug 21- Top global miner BHP Billiton is a little nervous about the near-term outlook for commodity prices, its chief executive said on Tuesday. "We've said... that we're a little bit more apprehensive about the short-term, but longer term, we still see a lot of strong demand for our products," Chief Executive Andrew Mackenzie told reporters after the...

  • BENGALURU, Aug 21- Gold prices rose on the back of a weaker U.S. dollar on Tuesday, extending gains into a third session after U.S. president Donald Trump said he was "not thrilled" with the U.S. *Spot gold was up 0.3 percent at $1,193.97. 24 an ounce at 0054 GMT. *Asian stocks were capped in the wake of those comments from Trump and after he accused China and Europe of...

  • BHP Chief Executive Andrew Mackenzie said however that the miner was "a little more apprehensive" on the short term outlook given the trade ructions between China and the United States. For the year ended June 30, underlying profit, which excludes one-time gains and losses, rose to $8.93 billion from $6.73 billion, just below an estimate of $9.27 billion...

  • LONDON, Aug 20- Hedge funds have cut their bullish position in crude oil and refined fuels to the lowest level for almost a year, as fund managers continued to close out former long positions. Hedge funds and other money managers cut their net long position in the six most important petroleum futures and options contracts by 69 million barrels in the week to Aug. 14.

  • *Trump also accuses China, Europe of manipulating their currencies. The dollar was also soft as investors pulled out of the safe-haven currency ahead of anticipated talks this week between China and the United States, which some market participants believe might lead to an easing in trade disputes. "Especially the dollar/yen, which is sensitive to the rate...

  • *Trump accuses China, Europe of manipulating their currencies. President Donald Trump accused China and Europe of manipulating their currencies and said he was "not thrilled" with the Federal Reserve for hiking interest rates. Keeping global trade conflict concerns on the boil, Trump said in an interview with Reuters on Monday that China was manipulating the...

  • President Donald Trump does not expect much progress from trade talks with China this week in Washington, he told Reuters on Monday. Trump also accused China of manipulating its yuan currency to make up for having to pay tariffs imposed by Washington, while arguing the U.S. central bank should be more accommodating. The meetings, expected to take place on...

  • The Trump administration is set to announce plans to roll back the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's efforts to slow global warming. The Environmental Protection Agency says the plan will be announced Tuesday. President Donald Trump has already vowed to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement as he pushes to revive the coal industry.