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  • MANILA, Aug 22- London copper steadied on Wednesday ahead of trade talks between the United States and China, although U.S. Trump told Reuters in an interview on Monday that he had "no time frame" for ending the trade dispute with China, which threatens to impose tariffs on virtually all goods traded between the world's two largest economies. "The previously...

  • MANILA, Aug 22- London copper edged lower on Wednesday ahead of trade talks between the United States and China, with U.S. *TRADE TALKS: The meetings, expected to take place on Wednesday and Thursday in Washington, are the first formal U.S.- China trade talks since June, when U.S. *SERBIA MINE: Three companies from Canada, China and Russia have bid for a strategic...

  • SANTIAGO, Aug 21- Chilean President Sebastian Pinera said on Tuesday that his overhaul of the country's tax structure would "modernize" Chile's revenue system and stimulate investment by local and foreign companies. E-commerce is gaining traction in Latin America after a slow start. Pinera, a billionaire second-term president, whose first term as president...

  • *Market weights potential oil supply cut from Iran sanctions. "Investors are also confident that inventories in the United States will decrease this week," ANZ Bank said in a note. Concerns also remain over how much oil will be removed from global markets by renewed sanctions on Iran, despite worries that demand growth could weaken amid a trade disputes between...

  • CANBERRA, Aug 22- U.S. wheat futures edged higher on Wednesday, rebounding from an eight-day low, though gains were checked as fears Russia could limit exports eased, alleviating concerns about global supplies. *The most active wheat futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade were up 0.2 percent at $5.48-3/ 4 a bushel by 0052 GMT, having closed down 2.6 percent on Tuesday...

  • LONDON, Aug 22- Rising fuel costs have dampened gasoline demand from private motorists in the United States, leaving the market relying on continued economic and freight expansion to boost oil use. U.S. traffic volumes were up by just 0.3 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis in the three months from April to June compared with the same period a year earlier,...

  • *Spot gold edged up 0.2 percent to $1,197.66 at 0030 GMT, its highest since Aug. 14. *U.S. gold futures were up 0.3 percent at $1,203 an ounce. *Trump's criticism comes as investors are anticipating the release of the Fed's August policy meeting minutes on Wednesday and the bank's annual symposium at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, later this week.

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 22- Asian stocks were flat in early trade on Wednesday after Wall Street ended higher, with the S&P 500 index touching a record high on Tuesday, and as lower-level trade talks between the U.S. and China due this week boost hopes of easing trade tensions. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was flat, while Japan's Nikkei stock...

  • TOKYO, Aug 22- Japan and China are in talks to resume a currency swap arrangement between their central banks and expand it roughly 10- fold, people with direct knowledge of the matter said, in a sign of warming ties between Asia's two biggest economies. Two Japanese officials with direct knowledge of the deal said China and Japan have begun discussing a...

  • SAN FRANCISCO- Aug 21- Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc said on Tuesday that they each removed about 300 accounts, mostly originating in Iran, that were found to be engaged in coordinated "inauthentic behavior." "Weve removed 652 Pages, groups and accounts for coordinated inauthentic behavior that originated in Iran and targeted people across multiple internet...

  • *U.S.- China trade talks later in session awaited for cues. President Donald Trump's comments on monetary policy continued to weigh on the greenback and markets awaited U.S.- China trade talks and Federal Reserve minutes for directional cues. "The euro was already regrouping from its recent rout and Trump's comments gave extra incentive for short positions...

  • The social network said Tuesday that it had removed 652 pages, groups, and accounts linked to Russia and, unexpectedly, Iran, for "coordinated inauthentic behavior" that included the sharing of political material. Treasury and State departments because of ongoing sanctions against Iran. Facebook said the actions to remove the pages, groups and accounts Tuesday...

  • *TWITTER SAYS BASED ON CO'S EXISTING ANALYSIS, IT APPEARS MANY OF THE SUSPENDED ACCOUNTS ORIGINATED FROM IRAN.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 21- U.S.- Turkey business groups on Tuesday warned that a political dispute between the NATO allies was affecting investor confidence and had forced some firms to suspend investment plans. In interviews with Reuters, the heads of the American Turkish Council and Turkey-U.S. Business Council, which jointly represent 250 companies, called on...

  • Since restarting last month, the talks have focused on ironing out differences between Mexico and the United States which cut to the heart of U.S. He hopes he can reduce the U.S. trade deficit with lower-cost Mexico and claw back jobs, particularly in the automotive industry. Canada has been waiting for the Mexican and U.S. teams to reach common ground on autos...

  • MEXICO CITY, Aug 21- Mexico's competition authority said on Tuesday that it has fined a unit of state-owned oil company Pemex for presenting an annual compliance report on antimonopoly measures in the recently opened fuel market a year after it was due. The Federal Commission for Economic Competition, or COFECE, fined Pemex's Industrial Transformation unit,...

  • TWITTER SAYS BASED ON CO'S EXISTING ANALYSIS, IT APPEARS MANY OF THE SUSPENDED ACCOUNTS ORIGINATED FROM IRAN.

  • TWITTER SAYS HAS SUSPENDED 284 ACCOUNTS FROM TWITTER FOR ENGAGING IN COORDINATED MANIPULATION.

  • Federal Reserve Today in Washington. 22- Aug Germany Auction of 10- year Federal bonds 24- Aug Japan 3- month discount bill auction 27- Aug United States Sale of 2- year notes 28- Aug United States Sale of 5- year notes 28- Aug Italy Zero coupon/BTPi auction 29- Aug United States Sale of 2- year floating rate notes 29- Aug United States Sale of 7- year notes 29- Aug...

  • LONDON, Aug 21- The share of central banks' FX reserves held in dollars has fallen since Donald Trump was elected U.S. president, in large part due to exchange rate valuation changes. Some countries, like Iran, Russia and Turkey, are already looking at ways of reducing their dependence on dollars, in part to avoid punitive U.S. sanctions via restrictions on their use of...