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  • 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, according to Finance Ministry data released Monday. Worries about trade tensions are growing over President Donald Trump's trade policies, including tariffs of 25 percent on imported steel and 10 percent on aluminum imports...

  • 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...

  • TOKYO, June 18- The dollar edged up towards a seven-month high against a basket of its peers on Monday after the market digested a flurry of news, although U.S.- China trade tensions slowed its gains. In addition to policy meetings at the Fed, the ECB and the Bank of Japan, the currency markets last week faced a U.S.- North Korea summit and renewed trade tensions...

  • "Oil prices tanked... after Russia and Saudi Arabia all but confirmed a production increase," said Stephen Innes, head of trading for Asia/Pacific at futures brokerage OANDA. The producer cartel of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, which is de-facto led by Saudi Arabia, and some allies including Russia have been withholding output with since...

  • President Donald Trump cranked up trade tensions with China by going ahead with tariffs on Chinese imports, prompting Beijing to immediately respond in kind. Fears of a trade war added to pressure on oil prices, which extended Friday's big fall amid expectations of higher output from OPEC and Russia. Financial markets in China and Hong Kong will be closed on...

  • EXCLUSIVE-MELLANOX AND STARBOARD COULD ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT AS SOON AT THIS WEEK- SOURCES.

  • EXCLUSIVE-MELLANOX TECHNOLOGIES INC NEARS AGREEMENT WITH ACTIVIST INVESTOR STARBOARD VALUE LP OVER COMPOSITION OF ITS BOARD- SOURCES.

  • NEW YORK, June 17- Mellanox Technologies Inc, a chipmaker based in Israel and the United States, is close to reaching a deal with activist investor Starboard Value LP over the composition of its board of directors, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday. The agreement would come after the chipmaker, which had a market capitalization of roughly $4.5 billion...

  • TOKYO, June 18- Japan's exports rose in May at the fastest pace in four months thanks to increased shipments of cars, car parts, and semiconductor equipment in 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...

  • Federal Reserve Today in Washington. 18- Jun Belgium OLO Auction 18- Jun Norway Auction of Treasury bills 19- Jun Germany Auction of 2- year Treasury notes 19- Jun Japan 1- year discount bill auction 19- Jun Japan Auction of 30- year government bonds 19- Jun Spain Auction of 3- and 9- month Treasury bills 20- Jun Germany Auction of 30- year Federal bonds 21- Jun...

  • BUENOS AIRES, June 17- Argentina's newly named Production Minister Dante Sica told a radio station on Sunday that an exchange rate of between 28 and 29 pesos per dollar is "comfortable" for industry. "The dollar at between 28 and 29 pesos is comfortable for the industrial sector. The new minister's comments follow several weeks of extreme currency volatility that...

  • TOKYO, June 18- Japan's exports rose 8.1 percent in May from a year earlier, Ministry of Finance data showed on Monday, suggesting a pick-up in global demand. The trade balance came to a deficit of 578.3 billion yen, versus the median estimate for a 235.0 billion yen deficit. To view full tables, go to the website of the Ministry of Finance at:...

  • BOGOTA, June 17- Right-wing candidate Ivan Duque won Colombia's presidential election on Sunday, beating leftist Gustavo Petro in a victory that will reassure investors but raised the prospect of changes to a landmark peace accord with Marxist rebels. It was Colombia's first presidential election since the 2016 peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed...

  • BOGOTA, June 17- Leftist candidate Gustavo Petro on Sunday acknowledged his loss to his business-friendly rival Ivan Duque in Colombia's second-round presidential election. With 99.9 percent of polling stations counted, Duque comfortably won the ballot with 54.0 percent of votes while Petro, who had pledged to shake up Colombia's economic model, had 41.8...

  • BERLIN, June 18- German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies, the Christian Social Union, will decide on Monday whether to defy her by implementing a plan to limit immigration at the German border and risk destabilising her three-month-old coalition. Seehofer wants Germany to have the right to reject migrants who have already registered in another EU...

  • TEXCOCO, Mexico, June 17- Mexican presidential front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Sunday that if he wins the July 1 election, he will aim to hold a public vote before taking office on whether to finish building a $13 billion airport outside Mexico City. The airport, spearheaded by President Enrique Pena Nieto and set to be half-completed by year's...