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Wall Street scales higher on tech gains; Fed's rate decision awaited

(Reuters) - Wall Street indexes advanced on Wednesday as technology stocks gained and traders took positions, overlooking concerns of benign inflation ahead of a likely interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve later in the day.

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Behind bitcoin boom, Japanese retail investors pile in

* Japanese traders said to account for up to half of bitcoin trade

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Oil settles lower after rally on pipeline outage; Brent premium narrows

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Oil prices fell sharply on Tuesday, as traders took profits after prices surged early to a two-year high on an unplanned closure of the pipeline that carries the largest North Sea crude oil grade.

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Bitcoin euphoria puts other retail bets in shade

(Reuters) - If you wondered why 18-year old twitterati and seasoned speculative traders alike have bet on bitcoin's surge toward $20,000 this week, look no further than the comparison with the past year's new stock exchange floatations.

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Oil drops after rally on pipeline outage; Brent premium narrows

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Oil prices fell sharply on Tuesday, as traders took profits after prices surged early to a two-year high on an unplanned closure of the pipeline that carries the largest North Sea crude oil grade.

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GRAPHIC-Bitcoin euphoria puts other retail bets in shade

Dec 12 (Reuters) - If you wondered why 18-year old twitterati and seasoned speculative traders alike have bet on bitcoin's surge towards $20,000 this week, look no further than the comparison with the past year's new stock exchange floatations.

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Louis Dreyfus to sell Australian fertiliser unit to Agrium

PARIS/WINNIPEG, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Global commodity trader Louis Dreyfus Company has agreed to sell its fertiliser business to Canada's Agrium Inc. as it continues an overhaul in response to tough agricultural markets.

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Cryptocurrency exchanges Coinbase, Bitfinex down

(Reuters) - Digital currency exchange operators Coinbase and Bitfinex reported problems with service through their websites on Tuesday, frustrating traders seeking to cash in on the latest surge in the value of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

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METALS-Zinc up after Glencore holds 2018 output forecast steady

* LME/ShFE arb: http://bit.ly/2wZSAEz (Updates with official midday prices, adds detail) By Maytaal Angel LONDON, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Zinc prices rose on Tuesday after miner and trader Glencore held its output forecast steady for next year, disappointing investors who had largely bet it would restart more capacity. Glencore told an investors presentation it would restart its Lady Loretta mine in the first half of 2018, but added that it expects zinc output to fall sligh

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UPDATE 1-After bitcoin’s wild week, traders brace for futures launch

NEW YORK, Dec 10 (Reuters) - The newest way to bet on bitcoin will arrive on Sunday, when futures of the cryptocurrency that has taken Wall Street by a storm begin trading.

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After bitcoin’s wild week, traders brace for futures launch

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The newest way to bet on bitcoin, the cyptocurrency that has taken Wall Street by storm with its stratospheric price rise and wild daily gyrations, will arrive on Sunday when bitcoin futures start trading.

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Steinhoff shares climb off 14-year low in volatile trade

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Steinhoff shares plunged another 50 percent on Friday, before paring some losses as traders booked profits on short positions taken out after the South African retailer disclosed accounting irregularities earlier this week.

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Steinhoff shares bounce off 14-year low in volatile trade

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Steinhoff shares plunged another 50 percent on Friday, before recovering as traders booked profits on short positions taken out after the South African retailer disclosed accounting irregularities earlier this week.

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South Africa's rand stumbles in bear plays ahead of U.S. jobs data

JOHANNESBURG, Dec 8 (Reuters) - South Africa's rand weakened early on Friday as the case to sell mounted ahead of the U.S. jobs data, seen set to lift the dollar, while short positioning by traders eyeing key economic and political events on the horizon also pressured the currency.

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Gold trader Zarrab says he was threatened in jail for cooperating with U.S.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Turkish-Iranian gold trader testifying for U.S. prosecutors in a criminal trial involving sanctions against Iran said on Thursday that he was removed from a New York federal jail after another inmate threatened to kill him for cooperating with authorities.

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Key to Pandora's turnaround: a better advertising platform

(Reuters) - Kevin Kleinman, a trader at Watchhimtrade.com, listens to music on Pandora every morning as he executes trades worth millions of dollars. But he will not bet a dime on the music streaming company.

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Stock futures sluggish; eyes on tax bill talks and General Electric

(Reuters) - U.S. stock futures pointed to a dull opening on Thursday with technology stocks holding on to their modest gains as traders focus on progress in tax bill negotiations and General Electric's job-cut plan.

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Turkish gold trader says he paid $45,000 bribe to U.S. prison guard

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Turkish-Iranian gold trader testifying in the trial of a Turkish banker accused of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions said on Tuesday that he paid a $45,000 bribe to a U.S. prison guard to obtain alcohol and use the guard's phone.

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UPDATE 1-Turkish gold trader says he paid $45,000 bribe to U.S. prison guard

(Adds Zarrab testimony) By Brendan Pierson NEW YORK, Dec 5 (Reuters) - A Turkish-Iranian gold trader testifying in the trial of a Turkish banker accused of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions said on Tuesday that he paid a $45,000 bribe to a U.S. prison guard to obtain alcohol and use the guard's phone. Reza Zarrab, who is cooperating with prosecutors, testified that he got the money through a Turkish attorney whom he did not identify. Zarrab said he used the guard's phone to speak w

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REFILE-Gold trader says he never liked Turkish banker facing trial

(Refiles to add dropped text in final two paragraphs.) By Brendan Pierson NEW YORK, Dec 5 (Reuters) - A Turkish gold trader testifying for U.S. prosecutors in the trial of an executive at Turkey's state-owned Halkbank, who is charged with helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions, said Tuesday that he and the banker never liked each other. Reza Zarrab, who has pleaded guilty and is cooperating with U.S. prosecutors in the case, also said he had complained about Halkbank deputy ge

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Gold trader says he never liked Turkish banker facing trial

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Turkish gold trader testifying for U.S. prosecutors in the trial of an executive at Turkey's state-owned Halkbank, who is charged with helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions, said Tuesday that he and the banker never liked each other.

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METALS-Copper price sinks to two-month low as dollar firms, inventories rise

* LME/ShFE arb: http://bit.ly/2wZSAEz (Updates prices, dollar, trader comment) By Zandi Shabalala LONDON, Dec 5 (Reuters) - The price of copper fell to its lowest level in two months on Tuesday as inventories rose and the dollar largely held onto gains made in the previous session on hopes of U.S. tax cuts. Benchmark copper had slipped 3.6 percent to $6,580 per tonne by 1527 GMT, after touching its lowest level since Oct. 5 at $6,655.10. It was on track for its biggest

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Gold trader says he paid bribes to get out of Turkish jail after 2013 arrest

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Turkish-Iranian gold trader testifying at the trial of a Turkish bank executive in a New York federal court said Monday that he paid bribes to secure his release from jail in Turkey following his arrest in 2013.

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UPDATE 1-Gold trader says he paid bribes to get out of Turkish jail after 2013 arrest

(Adds additional testimony from Zarrab) By Jonathan Stempel and Brendan Pierson NEW YORK, Dec 4 (Reuters) - A Turkish-Iranian gold trader testifying at the trial of a Turkish bank executive in a New York federal court said Monday that he paid bribes to secure his release from jail in Turkey following his arrest in 2013. The trader, Reza Zarrab, has pleaded guilty to charges that he schemed to help Iran evade U.S. sanctions, and is testifying for U.S. prosecutors against Mehmet Hakan

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CORRECTED-Gold trader says he paid bribes to get out of Turkish jail after 2013 arrest

(Corrects headline, paragraphs 1 and 4 to state that Zarrab was arrested in December 2013 and released in February 2014, not released in December 2013) By Jonathan Stempel and Brendan Pierson NEW YORK, Dec 4 (Reuters) - A Turkish-Iranian gold trader testifying at the trial of a Turkish bank executive in a New York federal court said Monday that he paid bribes to secure his release from jail in Turkey following his arrest in 2013. The trader, Reza Zarrab, has pleaded guilty to charge

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Turkish banker says U.S. prosecutors withheld evidence

NEW YORK, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Lawyers for a banker at Turkey's state-owned Halkbank who is charged with scheming to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran accused U.S. prosecutors of withholding evidence that might help exculpate their client. They said this included gold trader Reza Zarrab's alleged willingness to lie in exchange for leniency. In a letter on Monday to U.S. District Judge Richard Berman in Manhattan, lawyers for Mehmet Hakan Atilla said prosecutors on Saturday even

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Gold trader says he paid bribes to get out of Turkish jail in 2013

NEW YORK, Dec 4 (Reuters) - A Turkish-Iranian gold trader testifying at the trial of a Turkish bank executive in a New York federal court said Monday that he paid bribes to secure his release from jail in Turkey in 2013 after he was arrested there in a corruption investigation.

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UK pushing to include Bitcoin under money-laundering rules

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain wants to increase regulation of Bitcoin and other digital currencies by expanding the reach of European Union anti-money-laundering rules that force traders to disclose their identities and report suspicious activity.

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Dollar gains on U.S. tax cut progress; Brexit deal eyed

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar bounced to a two-week top on Monday and S&P futures jumped as traders marked the passage of a Senate tax bill over the weekend, a move that raises the risk of more aggressive rate hikes in the world's largest economy.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar gains on U.S. tax cut progress; Brexit deal eyed

SYDNEY, Dec 4 (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar bounced to a two-week top on Monday and S&P futures jumped as traders marked the passage of a Senate tax bill over the weekend, a move that raises the risk of more aggressive rate hikes in the world's largest economy.

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Dollar gains on U.S. tax cut progress; Asian shares listless

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar bounced to a two-week top on Monday and S&P futures rallied as traders marked the passage of a Senate tax bill over the weekend, a move that raises the risk of more aggressive rate hikes in the world's largest economy.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar gains on U.S. tax cut progress; Asian shares listless

SYDNEY, Dec 4 (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar bounced to a two-week top on Monday and S&P futures rallied as traders marked the passage of a Senate tax bill over the weekend, a move that raises the risk of more aggressive rate hikes in the world's largest economy.

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Dollar, stock futures gain on U.S. tax cut progress

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar bounced to a two-week top on Monday as traders celebrated the passage of a Senate tax bill over the weekend, while stronger U.S. stock futures pointed to a merry start for Asian shares.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar, stock futures gain on U.S. tax cut progress

SYDNEY, Dec 4 (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar bounced to a two-week top on Monday as traders celebrated the passage of a Senate tax bill over the weekend, while stronger U.S. stock futures pointed to a merry start for Asian shares.

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Turkish gold trader testifies on bank executive's role in sham food sales

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Turkish-Iranian gold trader testifying for U.S. prosecutors in a New York court on Friday gave his most detailed account yet of how he claims an executive of Turkey's state-owned Halkbank devised key parts of a plan to launder money for Iran through fake food sales.

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Turkish gold trader testifies on bank exec's role in sham food sales

By Brendan Pierson NEW YORK, Dec 1 (Reuters) - A Turkish-Iranian gold trader testifying for U.S. prosecutors in a New York court on Friday gave his most detailed account yet of how he claims an executive of Turkey's state-owned Halkbank devised key parts of a plan to launder money for Iran through fake food sales. The executive, Mehmet Hakan Atilla, is on trial on charges that he took part in a scheme to violate U.S sanctions against Iran. The gold trader, Reza Zarrab, ple

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'VIX elephant' catches a lucky break as volatility spikes

NEW YORK, Dec 1 (Reuters) - An unnamed trader dubbed the "VIX elephant," who for months has been prepared for a stock market slump, capitalized on a short-lived spike in volatility on Friday to adjust a massive options hedge.

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Turkey casts Zarrab case as attempt to undermine its politics, economy

ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey cast the testimony of a wealthy gold trader in a U.S. court as an attempt to undermine Ankara and its economy on Friday, highlighting how President Tayyip Erdogan may use the politically charged case to rally nationalist support.

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Turks flock to social media for gold trader sanctions case

ANKARA (Reuters) - Allegations of wrongdoing by Turkey's political and financial leaders have transfixed the country this week, but with some newspapers focusing instead on courtroom conspiracies and clothes, many Turks have been left hungry for news.

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Turkey hopes gold trader Zarrab will 'turn back from mistake', PM says

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Friday he hoped a gold trader cooperating with U.S. prosecutors in the trial of a Turkish banker will "turn back from his mistake", saying the Iran sanctions-related case targeted Turkey and its economy.

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UPDATE 9-Turkish gold trader implicates Erdogan in Iran money laundering

Nov 30 (Reuters) - A Turkish-Iranian gold trader on Thursday told jurors in a New York federal court that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan authorized a transaction in a scheme to help Iran evade U.S. sanctions.

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UPDATE 8-Turkish gold trader implicates Erdogan in Iran money laundering

Nov 30 (Reuters) - A Turkish-Iranian gold trader on Thursday told jurors in a New York federal court that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan authorized a transaction in a scheme to help Iran evade U.S. sanctions.

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UPDATE 7-Turkish gold trader implicates Erdogan in Iran money laundering

Nov 30 (Reuters) - A Turkish-Iranian gold trader on Thursday told jurors in a New York federal court that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan authorized a transaction in a scheme to help Iran evade U.S. sanctions.

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REFILE-CBOT wheat spreads drop after heavy Andersons Inc deliveries

CHICAGO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Chicago wheat futures spreads tumbled on Thursday after larger-than-expected deliveries against futures by grain handler The Andersons Inc in Maumee, Ohio, traders and analysts said.

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UPDATE 6-Turkish gold trader implicates Erdogan in Iran money laundering

Nov 30 (Reuters) - A Turkish-Iranian gold trader on Thursday told jurors in a New York federal court that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan personally authorized a transaction in a scheme to help Iran evade U.S. sanctions.

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UPDATE 5-Turkish gold trader implicates Erdogan in Iran money laundering

Nov 30 (Reuters) - A Turkish-Iranian gold trader on Thursday told jurors in a New York federal court that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan personally authorized a transaction in a scheme to help Iran evade U.S. sanctions.

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UPDATE 4-Turkish gold trader implicates Erdogan in Iran money laundering

Nov 30 (Reuters) - A Turkish-Iranian gold trader on Thursday told jurors in a New York federal court that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan personally authorized a transaction in a scheme to help Iran evade U.S. sanctions.

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Turkish gold trader implicates Erdogan in Iran money laundering

(Reuters) - A Turkish-Iranian gold trader on Thursday told jurors in a federal court in New York that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan personally authorized a transaction on behalf of Iran.

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Turkish gold trader says he discussed Iran scheme with Indian company

(Reuters) - A Turkish-Iranian gold trader on Thursday told jurors in a federal court in Manhattan that he met with representatives of an Indian company in 2012 to discuss moving Iranian funds out of India, a new development in a case that has so far centered on Turkey.

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UPDATE 1-Turkish gold trader says he discussed Iran scheme with Indian company

Nov 30 (Reuters) - A Turkish-Iranian gold trader on Thursday told jurors in a federal court in Manhattan that he met with representatives of an Indian company in 2012 to discuss moving Iranian funds out of India, a new development in a case that has so far centered on Turkey.

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Turkey's Denizbank says did not collaborate with gold trader Zarrab

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's Denizbank said on Thursday it did not have any dealings with the shipping group owned by gold trader Reza Zarrab, who is testifying in a U.S. federal court after pleading guilty to conspiring to evade U.S. sanctions against Iran.

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Turkish gold trader details money laundering scheme for Iran

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Turkish-Iranian gold trader described in a U.S. court on Wednesday how he ran a sprawling international money laundering scheme aimed at helping Iran get around U.S. sanctions and spend its oil and gas revenues abroad.

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UPDATE 3-Turkish gold trader details money laundering scheme for Iran

NEW YORK, Nov 29 (Reuters) - A Turkish-Iranian gold trader described in a U.S. court on Wednesday how he ran a sprawling international money laundering scheme aimed at helping Iran get around U.S. sanctions and spend its oil and gas revenues abroad.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil pension reform worries weigh on stocks, currency

(Updates with final prices, details from Mexico) By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Brazil's stocks and currency fell on Wednesday, extending a recent trend of heightened volatility as traders seek new clues about the likelihood that Congress will approve a plan to streamline the social security system. Chief of Staff Eliseu Padilha said Brazil's government is unwilling to further water down the controversial bill, after repeatedly doing so in order to garner lawmaker

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Turkish gold trader tells U.S. jury he bribed official

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Turkish-Iranian gold trader on Wednesday told jurors in a Manhattan federal court that he bribed a former Turkish government official to set up a deal aimed at helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions.

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UPDATE 2-Turkish gold trader tells U.S. jury he bribed official

NEW YORK, Nov 29 (Reuters) - A Turkish-Iranian gold trader on Wednesday told jurors in a Manhattan federal court that he bribed a former Turkish government official to set up a deal aimed at helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil stocks, currency down on pension reform worries

By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Brazil's stocks and currency fell on Wednesday, extending a recent trend of heightened volatility as traders seek new clues about the odds that Congress will approve a plan to streamline the social security system. Presidential Chief of Staff Eliseu Padilha said the government is unwilling to further water down the controversial bill, after repeatedly doing so in order to garner lawmaker support. His remarks worried traders who fe

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Turkish gold trader begins testifying for U.S. prosecutors

NEW YORK, Nov 29 (Reuters) - A Turkish-Iranian gold trader on Wednesday began testifying for U.S. prosecutors in the trial of an executive at Turkey's state-owned Halkbank accused of taking part in a massive international money laundering scheme to help Iran evade U.S. sanctions.

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Turkish gold trader becomes U.S. witness in Iran sanctions case

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Turkish-Iranian gold trader has pleaded guilty to conspiring to evade U.S. sanctions against Iran and will testify against a Turkish bank official who is charged with arranging illegal transactions involving American banks, a U.S. prosecutor said on Tuesday.

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Turkish gold trader becomes star witness in U.S. case over Iran sanctions

NEW YORK, Nov 28 (Reuters) - A Turkish gold trader has pleaded guilty to conspiring to evade U.S. sanctions against Iran and will testify against a Turkish bank official who is charged with arranging illegal transactions involving American banks, a U.S. prosecutor said on Tuesday.

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Turkish Gold Trader Cuts Deal With Prosecutors in Iran Sanctions Case

The trader, who was arrested in 2016, is cooperating with American investigators, a prosecutor said at the trial of a co-defendant in a New York federal case that has already strained relations between the United States and Turkey.

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Traders await Powell hearing; Brexit doubts grip pound

LONDON (Reuters) - The dollar was stuck near a two-month low on Tuesday as traders waited for the confirmation hearing of new Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell, while the pound slipped from a two-month high as Brexit-related doubts began to re-exert their grip.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil stocks fall on pension reform jitters

(Adds final prices, Mexico, Chile) By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Brazilian stocks fell on Monday as traders feared the government might have to weaken pension legislation further to ensure its approval in Congress. President Michel Temer's administration agreed last week to soften its controversial plan to streamline the social security system after facing strong opposition from lawmakers. That proposal would generate fiscal savings of about 60 percent of the

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Turkish gold trader a no-show at U.S. trial over Iran sanctions

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Turkish gold trader charged with conspiring to evade U.S. sanctions against Iran in a case that has strained Turkish-U.S. ties will not go on trial in New York this week, a U.S. judge said Monday.

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Gold trader's trial strains U.S.-Turkey relations

ISTANBUL/NEW YORK, Nov 26 (Reuters) - A trial which has strained Turkish-U.S. ties before it even started opens this week in New York despite the possible absence of a defendant who Turkey says is cooperating with prosecutors in what it calls "a clear plot" against Ankara.

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France cuts cost of sacking traders to lure banks post-Brexit

PARIS (Reuters) - The French parliament has approved measures to cut the cost of sacking traders by excluding their bonuses from compulsory redundancy payouts, in a move aimed at luring banks'...

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UPDATE 1-Brazil's Anec sees more corn exports, 2017 still tough for traders

SAO PAULO, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Brazilian grain exporters association Anec revised upward its forecast on Thursday for corn exports this year, but commodities traders operating in the country may still see their worse performance in a decade as margins are squeezed amid a bumper harvest.

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Brazil court upholds bankruptcy protection for grains trader Seara

SAO PAULO, Nov 23 (Reuters) - A Brazilian judge has decided to uphold bankruptcy protection for Seara Industria & Comércio de Produtos Agropecuários Ltda, a soy and corn trader whose largest creditor is U.S. agriculture cooperative CHS Inc , Seara said on Thursday.

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U.S. "noise" could put pressure Turkish bank ratings -Fitch

LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Investigations by U.S. authorities into a group of Turkish traders and bankers accused to helping Iran evade sanctions could put Turkish banks' ratings under pressure if the situation escalates, Fitch said on Thursday.

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US STOCKS-Oil helps Wall Street futures inch higher

Nov 22 (Reuters) - A jump in U.S. crude prices prodded Wall Street futures higher on Wednesday, with traders' eyes on a slide in Hewlett Packard shares after its chief executive said she would leave, as well as minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting.

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BRIEF-UK's FCA fines bond trader 60,000 pounds for market abuse‍​‍​

* IMPOSED ON PAUL WALTER, A FORMER BANK OF AMERICA MERRILL LYNCH INTERNATIONAL LTD BOND TRADER, FINANCIAL PENALTY OF 60,090 POUNDS FOR ENGAGING IN MARKET ABUSE‍​‍​‍​ Source text (http://bit.ly/2jekggW) Further company coverage:

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CANADA STOCKS-Futures gain on higher oil prices

Nov 21 (Reuters) - Stock futures pointed to a higher opening for Canada's main stock index on Tuesday as oil prices rose with traders looking forward to next week's OPEC meeting when major exporters are expected to extend production cuts.

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Zarrab trial in U.S. is a 'clear plot against Turkey', government says

ANKARA (Reuters) - A U.S. court case against a wealthy Turkish gold trader is a "clear plot against Turkey" that lacks any legal basis, Ankara's government spokesman said on Monday, ratcheting up rhetoric ahead of a trial that has strained diplomatic relations.

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Zarrab trial in U.S. is a 'clear plot against Turkey', Turkish government says

ANKARA (Reuters) - A U.S. court case against Turkish gold trader Reza Zarrab is a "clear plot against Turkey" which lacks any legal basis, Turkish government spokesman Bekir Bozdag said on Monday.

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Trader Joe's recalls salads over plastic, glass fears

Trader Joe's has recalled some of its packaged poultry salads over concerns they may contain pieces of glass or hard plastic.

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Oil eases as traders and investors grow edgy ahead of OPEC

LONDON (Reuters) - Oil eased on Monday, as traders were reluctant to take on big new positions ahead of an OPEC meeting next week, when the exporter group is expected to decide whether to continue output cuts aimed at propping up prices.

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UPDATE 1-Kenyan assets perk up as the Supreme Court upholds repeat vote

NAIROBI, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Kenyan shares headed higher and the currency strengthened against the dollar after the Supreme Court upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta's victory in a repeat election held last month, traders said.

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Kenyan shares jump after the Supreme Court upholds repeat election

NAIROBI, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Kenya's benchmark NSE-20 share index rose 1.57 percent on Monday after the Supreme Court upheld the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta in a repeat election held last month, traders said.

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Oil markets tepid ahead of Nov. 30 OPEC meeting

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil markets were tepid on Monday as traders were reluctant to take on big new positions ahead of an OPEC meeting at the end of the month, when the producer club is expected to decide whether to continue output cuts aimed at propping up prices.

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Oil markets tepid ahead of OPEC meeting at month-end

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil markets were tepid on Monday as traders were reluctant to take on big new positions ahead of an OPEC meeting at the end of the month, when the producer club is expected to decide whether to continue output cuts aimed at propping up prices.

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Turkey launches investigation into U.S. prosecutors over Zarrab case: Anadolu

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish authorities have opened an investigation into the U.S. prosecutors who brought charges against a Turkish gold trader facing trial in New York, state media said on Saturday, after Ankara said the case was based on fabricated documents.

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UPDATE 1-Bunge scraps deal for controlling stake in Grupo Minsa

Nov 17 (Reuters) - U.S. agricultural commodities trader Bunge Ltd said Friday it has terminated a deal for a controlling stake in Mexican corn miller Grupo Minsa SAB de CV , an acquisition that would have made Bunge the top grain miller in Mexico.

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EMERGING MARKETS-LatAm currencies firm as risk appetite revives

(Updates prices, adds quote, Venezuela debt development) By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Latin American currencies strengthened on Thursday as investors cautiously returned to emerging markets following a selloff in the previous session. Stronger-than-expected U.S. retail and inflation figures on Wednesday fostered expectations that the Federal Reserve could increase U.S. interest rates faster than expected, driving traders away from higher-yielding assets. But tha

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U.S. judge refuses to say whether Reza Zarrab will face trial

(Reuters) - u.s. Judge refuses to say whether turkish gold trader reza zarrab will face trial in u.s. Sanctions case - new york court hearing

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Turkey asks U.S. about jailed trader: foreign ministry sources

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey has sent a note to U.S. authorities inquiring about the condition of gold trader Reza Zarrab, held in the United States awaiting trial on charges of evading U.S. sanctions on Iran, Turkish Foreign Ministry sources said on Wednesday.

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Exclusive: Glencore offers Chad new plan to repay more than $1 billion loan

LONDON (Reuters) - Commodities trader Glencore has offered Chad a grace period from principle repayments on a more than $1 billion cash-for-crude loan and extended the deadline for full repayment to 2025 from 2022, a letter seen by Reuters showed.

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UPDATE 1-CME to launch new Black Sea grain futures with Platts

* To keep older Black Sea futures with physical delivery (Adds detail, quotes from CME, trader)

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Bitcoin claws back over $1,000 after losing almost a third of value

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin surged on Monday, recovering more than $1,000 after losing almost a third of its value in less than four days as traders bought back into the volatile cryptocurrency.

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UPDATE 1-Finnish nickel producer, Trafigura tap electric vehicle boom

HELSINKI, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Finland's Terrafame nickel mine is planning to start producing material for electric vehicle batteries by 2020, the company said on Friday, after securing $200 million more in funding from commodities trader Trafigura Group.

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Bitcoin slides by over $1,000 in less than 48 hours

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin dropped below $7,000 on Friday to trade more than $1,000 down from an all-time high hit on Wednesday, as some traders dumped it for a clone called Bitcoin Cash, sending its value up around a third.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil stocks fall for 2nd day on pension reform jitters

By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Brazilian stocks fell for a second day on Friday as concerns over President Michel Temer's ability to streamline the social security system weighed on demand for local assets. After a week of conflicting signs from policymakers, traders generally agree that the most likely scenario is Congress will vote on pension reform by early 2018. Investors see the bill as key to curbing growth of public debt and boosting long-term growth. St

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UPDATE 1-UK regulator delays banning jailed Libor trader Tom Hayes

LONDON, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Britain's markets regulator said on Wednesday it would postpone banning jailed former trader Tom Hayes from the financial services industry until an investigation into his conviction has been completed.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. says Turkish gold trader facing Iran trial invoked Erdogan ties

NEW YORK, Nov 3 (Reuters) - A wealthy Turkish gold trader charged in the United States with violating U.S. sanctions against Iran sought support from and invoked the name of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to advance his business, U.S. prosecutors said.

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MOVES-Credit Suisse names UBS's Galietto as head of U.S. stock trading

Nov 3 (Reuters) - Credit Suisse Group AG has hired Paul Galietto as head of Americas equities trading from UBS Group AG, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters, as the Swiss bank continues to hire traders from rival banks to boost its stock business.

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U.S. says Turkish gold trader facing Iran trial invoked Erdogan ties

NEW YORK, Nov 3 (Reuters) - A wealthy Turkish gold trader charged in the United States with violating U.S. sanctions against Iran sought support from and invoked the name of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to advance his business, U.S. prosecutors say.

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Apple draws options bulls ahead of quarterly results

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ahead of Apple Inc's quarterly report on Thursday, traders in the options market have taken positions close to the most bullish since late December, options data showed.

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BoE set for hike, Fed to get new head, trillion-dollar Apple?

LONDON (Reuters) - Traders were bracing on Thursday for landmark events including the Bank of England's first rate hike since 2007 and the unveiling of a new Fed chief as well as results from Apple as it looks to become the world's first $1 trillion company.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-BoE set for hike, Fed to get new head, trillion-dollar Apple?

LONDON, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Traders were bracing on Thursday for landmark events including the Bank of England's first rate hike since 2007 and the unveiling of a new Fed chief as well as results from Apple as it looks to become the world's first $1 trillion company.

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Bunge cuts agribusiness earnings forecast amid grains glut

Nov 1 (Reuters) - U.S. agricultural commodities trader Bunge Ltd on Wednesday cut its 2017 earnings forecast for its core agribusiness unit amid a four-year slump in grain prices due to a series of bumper harvests.

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RPT-Rookies and robots brace for first UK rate rise since 2007

LONDON, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Financial markets braced this week for what could be the Bank of England's first rate rise in a decade - a step into the unknown for a generation of young traders who started work after 2007 but also for the state-of-the-art technology they use.