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  • Aug 24- U.S. stocks struggled for direction late on Thursday morning, as investors remained cautious ahead of the kickoff of the annual gathering of central bankers at Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Speeches from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi on Friday will be scrutinized for hints on the path of monetary policy,...

  • LONDON, Aug 24- Sterling bounced slightly after hitting a near-two-month low against the dollar on Thursday but strategists said the outlook was still clouded by concerns about Brexit risk and economic fundamentals. Sterling edged back up to $1.2802 after falling to $1.2774 in early trades, its weakest since June 27. Sterling has been impacted by a general...

  • *Euro dips back below $1.18. NEW YORK, Aug 24- The dollar edged higher on Thursday after another politically driven slide against the euro and yen in the previous session, as investors shifted focus away from government tension in Washington to an upcoming global central bankers' gathering. But the respite was expected to be temporary as investors awaited key...

  • TORONTO, Aug 24- Canada's main stock index edged lower on Thursday after a decline in oil prices helped drive down the energy sector, and shares in Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce's slipped after it posted quarterly results. CIBC, Canada's fifth-biggest lender, recorded a rise in earnings as a strong performance from its retail business offset a weaker...

  • LONDON, Aug 24- Gold prices drifted lower on Thursday, pressured by a firmer dollar as investors awaited signals on interest rates from central bankers meeting in Jackson Hole. Key to the direction of the market were funds holding huge long positions in Comex gold futures, said Ole Hansen, head of commodity strategy at Saxo Bank in Copenhagen.

  • Aug 24- U.S. stocks were slightly lower on Thursday morning as caution prevailed ahead of the start of the annual gathering of central bankers at Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi are scheduled to speak on Friday. "I don't think it is likely that something of possible significance will come...

  • MASSENA, New York/ JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming, Aug 24- A fter a turbulent year of anti-globalization backlash, central bankers still argue open borders and free trade are the key to more jobs, growth and prosperity. That means addressing the concerns of people like Grace Paige, a grandmother of seven from the struggling St. Lawrence County in northern New York state.

  • TORONTO, Aug 24- The Canadian dollar firmed marginally against the greenback on Thursday and outperformed key currency rivals even as oil prices dipped and the U.S. dollar nudged higher ahead of a meeting of global central bankers. The Canadian dollar has rallied nearly 7 percent this year, helped by a broadly weaker U.S. dollar and upbeat domestic economic data...

  • Aug 24- U.S. stocks open higher on Thursday, buoyed by retail companies, although caution prevailed ahead of the start of the annual gathering of central bankers at Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 34.68 points, or 0.16 percent, to 21,846.77. The S&P 500 gained 4.4 points, or 0.18 percent, to 2,448.44.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 24- U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi are both due to speak at the central bank conference in Wyoming on Friday. Were waiting to see if anything comes out of Jackson hole, I dont think anyone is putting any big positions on here, said Lou Brien, a market strategist at DRW Trading in Chicago.

  • LONDON, Aug 24- Oil prices slipped on Thursday, giving up some recent gains as the dollar strengthened ahead of a meeting of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, which could signal changes to monetary policy. Benchmark Brent crude was down 25 cents a barrel at $52.32 by 1315 GMT. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi on...

  • MILAN, Aug 24- World stocks steadied and the dollar edged up on Thursday as investors switched their focus from political concerns to speculation over shifts in monetary policy as the annual Jackson Hole gathering begins. The MSCI World index, which fell to a five-week low on Monday following days of turmoil at the White House, a deadly attack in Spain and worries...

  • Aug 24- U.S. stocks were set to open higher on Thursday, buoyed by retail companies, although caution prevailed ahead of the start of the annual gathering of central bankers at Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi are scheduled to speak on Friday, although the likelihood of new policy messages...

  • Aug 24- U.S. stock index futures rose slightly on Thursday, with caution prevailing ahead of the start of the annual gathering of central bankers at Jackson Hole, Wyoming. *Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi are scheduled to speak on Friday, although the likelihood of new policy messages from either are slim.

  • LONDON, Aug 24- Oil prices slipped on Thursday, giving up some recent gains as the dollar strengthened ahead of a meeting of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, which could signal changes to monetary policy. Benchmark Brent crude was down 20 cents a barrel at $52.37 by 1120 GMT. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi on...

  • *Draghi to avoid policy discussion at Jackson Hole. LONDON, Aug 24- German bond yields were pinned near eight-week lows on Thursday, with demand for the top-rated debt supported by President Donald Trump's threat to shut down government and expectations for a cautious message from a meeting of central bankers. Congress will only have days to approve spending...

  • MASSENA, New York/ JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming, Aug 24- A fter a turbulent year of anti-globalization backlash, central bankers still argue open borders and free trade are the key to more jobs, growth and prosperity. That means addressing the concerns of people like Grace Paige, a grandmother of seven from the struggling St. Lawrence County in northern New York state.

  • LONDON, Aug 24- Gold drifted lower on Thursday, pressured by a firmer dollar as investors waited for signals about interest rates from central bankers meeting in Jackson Hole. Key to the direction of the market were funds holding huge long positions in Comex gold futures, said Ole Hansen, head of commodity strategy at Saxo Bank in Copenhagen.

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    The dollar edged higher on Thursday after another politically driven slide against the euro and yen in the previous session.

  • *MSCI World index little changed. *Oil steady as storm heads into Gulf of Mexico. MILAN, Aug 24- World stocks steadied on Thursday after two turbulent weeks as geopolitical worries eased in Asia and caution prevailed on the day the annual Jackson Hole gathering of central bankers gets underway.