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  • SHANGHAI, May 22- China's yuan edged up against the dollar on Tuesday, bouncing off a nearly four-month low hit the previous day helped by a slightly firmer midpoint and as the greenback's rally paused. Prior to market opening, the People's Bank of China set the midpoint rate at 6.3799 per dollar, 53 pips or 0.08 percent firmer than the previous fix 6.3852.

  • CHICAGO, May 22- U.S. farmers said they would push ahead with plantings planned before U.S.- China trade tensions eased and, now that the two countries have resumed talks, take a wait-and-see approach to President Donald Trump's promises for more sales to China. Over the weekend, the world's two largest economies pledged to keep talking about how China could...

  • May 22- Ten-year Japanese government bond futures edged higher on Tuesday, as U.S. Treasuries regained some footing in the wake of last week's selloff. The lead June 10- year JGB futures rose 0.04 point to 150.75.

  • *Hong Kong stock markets closed for public holiday. SHANGHAI, May 22- China stocks slipped on Tuesday, weighed down by real estate and banking firms, despite renewed optimism about global growth as the United States and China agreed to drop their tariff threats. **Beijing and Washington both claimed victory on Monday as the world's two largest economies stepped...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, May 22- Malaysia's anti-graft agency chief said on Tuesday that witnesses went missing and he received death threats while pursuing a probe into a financial scandal that implicated former Prime Minister Najib Razak in 2015.. "I was threatened to be fired, asked to retire early, take leave early, and be pulled into the training department," Mohd Shukri...

  • WASHINGTON— The U.S. clung to its health insurance gains last year, an unexpected outcome after President Donald Trump's repeated tries to take apart the Obama-era coverage expansion, according to a major government survey released Tuesday. Overall, the survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 9.1 percent of Americans were...

  • MALAYSIA'S ANTI-GRANT AGENCY CHIEF SAYS CALLED ON EX-PREMIER NAJIB TO RECORD STATEMENT, NOT TO ARREST OR TO CHARGE.

  • BOSTON— A Spanish galleon laden with gold that sank to the bottom of the Caribbean off the coast of Colombia more than 300 years ago was found three years ago with the help of an underwater autonomous vehicle operated by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the agency disclosed for the first time. "We've been holding this under wraps out of respect for the...

  • BEIJING, May 22- Washington and Beijing are nearing a deal that will remove an existing order banning U.S. firms from supplying telecommunications firm ZTE Corp, two people briefed on the talks said.

  • The parent company of the NYSE, Intercontinental Exchange Inc., told The Wall Street Journal Monday night that Stacey Cunningham will become the 67th president. She succeeds Thomas Farley, who came to the NYSE in November 2013. Cunningham first started at the NYSE as an intern in 1994.

  • May 21- The New York Stock Exchange has appointed Chief Operating Officer Stacey Cunningham as its first female president, an NYSE spokeswoman told Reuters on Monday. Cunningham, who will start her new role on Friday, will replace Thomas Farley as head of NYSE, which is owned by Intercontinental Exchange Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported...

  • TOKYO, May 22- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Tuesday that U.S. and most European central banks are "extremely cautious" of the idea of issuing digital currencies as substitutes for cash. "Sweden is an exceptional case," where use of cash has dwindled so much that the central bank had to consider issuing digital currencies, Kuroda said.

  • MALAYSIAN ANTI-GRAFT AGENCY CHIEF SAYS WAS WARNED HE WOULD LOSE HIS JOB; ASKED TO RETIRE EARLY DURING PROBE IN 2015.

  • MALAYSIAN ANTI-GRAFT AGENCY CHIEF SAYS WITNESSES WENT MISSING DURING INITIAL PROBE INTO FORMER 1 MDB UNIT.

  • *MSCI ex- Japan up 0.1 pct, Nikkei flat despite strong Wall St. *Oil near 2014 highs after Venezuela's presidential elections. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was just a shade higher at 568.4 points, but well below an all-time peak of 617.12 hit in January.

  • BEIJING, May 22- The U.S. government will lift an order banning U.S. companies from selling components and software to China's ZTE Corp, the Wall Street Journal reported on its Chinese microblog account, citing unnamed sources.

  • SINGAPORE, May 22- The dollar traded below a five-month high against a basket of currencies on Tuesday, catching its breath after a broad rally inspired by rising U.S. bond yields and relief at an easing of U.S.- China trade tensions. A pull-back in U.S. 10- year Treasury yields from seven-year highs set last week has probably prompted traders to book some profits...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, May 22- Malaysia will review the implementation of mega projects such as the high speed rail line to Singapore, and a $14 billion rail project connecting the country's east and west coasts, state news agency Bernama reported on Tuesday, citing the economic affairs minister. Mohamed Azmin Ali also said the government will ensure projects that will...

  • SINGAPORE, May 22- Chicago wheat futures slid for a second session on Tuesday with prices being weighed down by forecasts of rains in the U.S. southern Plains, which could bring relief to the drought-hit winter crop. The Chicago Board of Trade most-active wheat contract was down 0.5 percent at $5.04-3/ 4 a bushel, by 0319 GMT, having closed down 2.3 percent on Monday.

  • Spot gold eased 0.1 percent to $1,290.66 per ounce as. In the previous session, it slid to $1,281.76, its lowest since Dec. 27. "I think the overriding narrative here is where the dollar is going," said Stephen Innes, APAC trading head at OANDA.