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  • 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.

  • LONDON, Aug 24- Europe's benchmark German government bond yield was pinned near an eight-week low on Thursday as President Donald Trump's threat to shut down the U.S. government and an upcoming meeting of global central bankers kept investors cautious. Congress will have about 12 working days when it returns on Sept. 5 from its summer break to approve spending...

  • *Asia ex- Japan rises, Nikkei dragged lower by steelmakers. Financial spreadbetters expect Britain's FTSE 100, Germany's DAX and France's CAC 40 to open marginally higher. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.45 percent.

  • Trump warned late on Tuesday he might end the NAFTA trade treaty with Mexico and Canada after three-way talks failed to bridge deep differences. He also said he may shut the government if he does not get funding to build a wall on the U.S.- Mexico border. His remarks, made ahead of a debate in Congress over a spending package and raising the debt ceiling, knocked the...

  • 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.

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 24- China's yuan weakened against the U.S. dollar on Thursday, in spite of the central bank setting daily guidance at a fresh 11- month high as companies stepped up their dollar purchases. "Companies were buying dollars, while corporate dollar sales diminished at around 6.66 per dollar level," said a trader at a Chinese bank in Shanghai.

  • *Spot gold may test resistance at $1,294/ oz- technicals. President Donald Trump's threat of a government shutdown, with investors remaining focused on a major central bankers conference in Jackson Hole. It's going to be trading in a very tight range, "said Richard Xu, a fund manager at China's biggest gold exchange-traded fund, HuaAn Gold.

  • *Asia ex- Japan rises, Nikkei dragged lower by steelmakers. SINGAPORE, Aug 24- Asian stocks and the dollar edged up on Thursday, shaking off the risk aversion that gripped financial markets overnight after President Donald Trump threatened to shut down the U.S. government and end the North American Free Trade Agreement. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific...

  • Trump warned late on Tuesday he might end the NAFTA trade treaty with Mexico and Canada after three-way talks failed to bridge deep differences. Trump's remarks came ahead of a looming debate in Congress over raising the debt ceiling, and knocked the dollar lower on Wednesday. The Congressional Budget Office said in June that Congress would need to raise the...

  • *Asia ex- Japan rises, yen strength weighs on Nikkei. SINGAPORE, Aug 24- Asian stocks edged up on Thursday, shaking off the risk aversion that gripped financial markets overnight after U.S. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.15 percent in early trade.

  • STOCKHOLM- Riksbank First Deputy Governor Kerstin af Jochnick will participate in a seminar on current issues in the Swedish economy- 1100 GMT. JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming- Luncheon address by the ECB President Mario Draghi at 41st Economic Symposium organized by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City 2017 in Jackson Hole, U.S.A. 1900 GMT STOCKHOLM- Riksbank...

  • STOCKHOLM- Riksbank First Deputy Governor Kerstin af Jochnick will participate in a seminar on current issues in the Swedish economy- 1100 GMT. JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming- Luncheon address by the ECB President Mario Draghi at 41st Economic Symposium organized by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City 2017 in Jackson Hole, U.S.A. 1900 GMT STOCKHOLM- Riksbank...