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EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil currency touches 7-month low as pension vote delayed

By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Dec 14 (Reuters) - The Brazilian real on Thursday hit a fresh seven-month low after the lower house of Congress delayed to February a vote on a key bill to cut social security benefits. President Michel Temer had said he hoped for a vote by Tuesday, but he has struggled to rally lawmaker support for the unpopular pension cuts, which many investors consider essential to reining in Brazil's surging public debt. Lower House Speaker Rodrigo Maia said th

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EMERGING MARKETS-With Fed out of way, emerging markets await Turkish cbank

LONDON, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Emerging equities rose to a near two-week high on Thursday after the U.S. Fed delivered a widely-expected rate rise but remained cautious on the inflation outlook, while Turkey's lira slipped before a central bank meeting.

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Op-Ed Contributor: The Global Economy Is Partying Like It’s 2008

The factors that caused the Great Recession are at play again today.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Mexico peso firms after Fed maintains U.S. rate outlook

By Bruno Federowski and Sheky Espejo Dec 13 (Reuters) - Mexico's peso currency and stocks firmed on Wednesday after the U.S. Federal Reserve raised the cost of borrowing, but did not signal that it could pick up the pace of rate hikes next year. Signs of quicker U.S. economic growth had prompted speculation that the Fed could have forecast more rate hikes next year. But the U.S. central bank's forecast of three hikes in 2018 and 2019 was unchanged from its projections in September.

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DoubleLine's Gundlach says investors should add commodities in portfolios: CNBC

NEW YORK (Reuters) - DoubleLine CEO Jeffrey Gundlach said on Wednesday that his best investment idea for the new year is commodities, against the backdrop of increasing global economic activity and...

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EMERGING MARKETS-U.S. political woes lift emerging stocks, FX ahead of Fed

LONDON, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Emerging stocks and currencies sailed higher on Wednesday ahead of an expected Federal Reserve interest rate hike, lifted by U.S. assets nursing losses after President Donald Trump's Republicans suffered an election defeat.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil's Bovespa drops 1 pct on pension jitters

SAO PAULO, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Brazil's benchmark Bovespa index led declines among Latin American equities markets on Tuesday, falling more than 1 percent amid persisting uncertainty over the passage of pension reform legislation seen as key to the nation's fiscal health. Speaking to journalists in Argentina late on Sunday, President Michel Temer said a vote on streamlining Brazil's social security system could be delayed until early 2018 as the government struggles to gather support amon

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EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks hit by Fed, China policy-tightening nerves

LONDON, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Emerging equities fell on Tuesday after two days of strong gains as markets looked to a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting and potential policy tightening in China, though a rise in the oil price to mid-2015 highs underpinned energy producers.

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe flies to Singapore, first trip since ouster

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe has left the country for medical checks in Singapore, his first foreign travel since the army forced him from office last month, a state security official said on Tuesday.

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Brent crude jumps above $65 for 1st time since 2015 after North Sea pipeline outage

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Brent crude oil prices jumped above $65 per barrel for the first time since 2015 after the shutdown of the Forties North Sea pipeline knocked out significant supply from a market that was already tightening due to OPEC-led production cuts.

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Brent crude jumps above $65 for first time since 2015 after North Sea pipeline outage

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Brent crude oil prices jumped above $65 per barrel for the first time since 2015 after the shutdown of the Forties North Sea pipeline knocked out significant supplies from a market that was already tightening due to OPEC-led production cuts.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Chile stocks see highest rise in two years on copper prices

By Felipe Iturrieta and Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Chilean stocks rose more than 2 percent on Monday, their highest daily rise in almost two years, driven by foreign buyers in large stocks and higher prices for copper, the country's main export. The IPSA index rose 2.69 percent to 5,018.67 points, its best performance since January 2016. The copper reference price on the London Metals Exchange rose 1.5 percent, its largest daily rise in almost two months. Shar

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EMERGING MARKETS-Dollar decline and data lift lira, emerging markets

LONDON, Dec 11 (Reuters) - A weaker dollar and better-than-forecast economic data briefly lifted the Turkish lira to two-week highs on Monday, against a backdrop of generally firmer emerging assets and a half-percent rise in emerging equities.

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Venezuela's oil sales to U.S. fell in Nov to lowest level since 2003

HOUSTON, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Venezuela's crude oil exports to the United States fell in November to their lowest level since January 2003, when a strike knocked down the country's output, due to sanctions and a steep production decline, according to Reuters data.

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EMERGING MARKETS-LatAm currencies seesaw on mixed U.S. jobs data

By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Latin American currencies seesawed on Friday after U.S. job growth posted solid gains in November but wages rose less than expected. U.S. nonfarm payrolls rose by 228,000 jobs last month amid broad gains in hiring as the distortions from the recent hurricanes faded. Still, average hourly earnings rose 0.2 percent, less than the 0.3 percent consensus estimate. The figures left investors guessing over the pace of U.S. interest rate h

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U.S.-based stock ETFs attract $14.6 billion of inflows, largest since June: Lipper

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S.-based stock ETFs attracted $14.6 billion of inflows in the week ended Wednesday, their 10th consecutive week of inflows and the largest since June, illustrating investors'...

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UPDATE 1-U.S.-based stock ETFs attract $14.6 bln of inflows, largest since June -Lipper

(Adds quotes from senior research analyst) By Jennifer Ablan NEW YORK, Dec 7 (Reuters) - U.S.-based stock ETFs attracted $14.6 billion of inflows in the week ended Wednesday, their 10th consecutive week of inflows and the largest since June, illustrating investors' appetite for low-cost exposure to record-high stock markets. Risk appetite was also reflected in high-quality bonds. U.S.-based investment-grade corporate bond funds attracted $622 million of inflows in the week ended We

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U.S.-based stock ETFs attract $14.6 bln of inflows, largest since June -Lipper

NEW YORK, Dec 7 (Reuters) - U.S.-based stock ETFs attracted $14.6 billion of inflows in the week ended Wednesday, their 10th consecutive week of inflows and the largest since June, illustrating investors' appetite for low-cost exposure to record-high stock markets.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil markets slump as pension reform odds fade

By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Brazilian markets plummeted on Thursday after President Michel Temer's administration failed to gather enough support from lawmakers to put a pension overhaul plan to a vote. A senior lawmaker said on Wednesday that the government's coalition expected to have enough votes later that day to pass the bill, which investors see as crucial to curbing public debt. But a failure to do so led policymakers to put off a decision, originally

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EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks hit 2-mth lows on Israel fears, tech selling

LONDON, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Emerging equities tumbled to near two-month lows on Wednesday as geopolitical concerns over North Korea and the Middle East soured risk sentiment and investors continued a rotation out of tech stocks, hitting index heavyweights in Asia.

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Japan's Nikkei posts biggest fall since late March

TOKYO, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average fell 2 percent on Wednesday, its biggest percentage drop since late March, with selling accelerating after a break of a key technical support level from its 25-day moving average.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Mexico index rises on bank deal; Brazil's Bovespa dips

(Updates prices, adds details on Mexican stock index) SAO PAULO, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Mexico's S&P/BVM IPC share index rose 0.64 percent on Tuesday, recovering some ground after falling last week to its lowest level since March. Banorte bank pushed the gains, with its shares rising 2.60 percent as it announced that shareholders approved its acquisition of Grupo Financiero Interacciones, a deal that will create the country's second-biggest bank. The Mexican peso weakened in respons

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UPDATE 1-Emerging market fund flows turn sharply negative in late November -IIF

NEW YORK, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Investor fund flows to emerging markets, which have been enjoying a boom for most of this year, turned sharply negative in late November, with equities particularly hard hit, a bank lobbying institution that tabulates flows data said on Tuesday.

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Banned From Winter Olympics, Russia Faces Greatest Sports Crisis Since Soviet Era

The decision carries the whiff of history, although back then the conflicts were rooted in political ideology rather than performance-enhancing drugs.

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Emerging market fund flows turn sharply negative in late November -IIF

NEW YORK, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Investor fund flows to emerging markets, which have been enjoying a boom for most of this year, turned sharply negative in late November, with equities particularly hard hit, a bank lobbying institution that tabulates flows data said on Tuesday.

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U.S. Special Counsel Mueller's office has spent $3.2 million since May: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office has spent about $3.2 million so far as part of its ongoing probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, the Justice Department revealed Tuesday in a report.

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Special Counsel Mueller's office has spent $3.2 million since May: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office has spent about $3.2 million so far as part of its ongoing probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, the Justice Department revealed Tuesday in a report.

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UK new car sales on course for first annual drop since 2011

LONDON, Dec 5 (Reuters) - British new car registrations dropped 5 percent in the year to date, putting them on track for the first annual fall since 2011, hit by weaker consumer confidence and uncertainty over the future of diesel, an industry body said on Tuesday.

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OPEC oil output falls in November to lowest since May

LONDON (Reuters) - OPEC oil output fell in November by 300,000 barrels per day (bpd) to its lowest since May, a Reuters survey found, pressured by a drop in Angolan and Iraqi exports, strong compliance with a supply cut deal and involunary declines.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Dollar strength pressures emerging currencies, lira worst hit

LONDON, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Emerging equities rose from two-week lows on Monday helped by a key growth-boosting U.S. tax overhaul, but currencies fell against the stronger dollar, led by the Turkish lira under pressure from rising inflation.

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Whereabouts of Egyptian ex-PM unknown since deportation home: family

CAIRO (Reuters) - The family of former Egyptian prime minister Ahmed Shafik said on Sunday it has lost contact with him since they say he was deported from the United Arab Emirates to Cairo just days after announcing his intention to run for president next year.

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Voyager fires thrusters for first time since 1980

NASA scientists are able to fire up a set of thrusters on Voyager 1 for the first time since 1980, allowing the spacecraft to orient itself in interstellar space, 13 billion miles from Earth.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Latam stocks post narrow gains in cautious buying

(Adds details on Mexican stocks, peso; closing levels) SAO PAULO, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Brazil's benchmark stock index ended slightly higher on Friday as investors sought buying opportunities among stocks that had fallen about 3 percent in the last three sessions on doubts about whether the country's Congress would pass a proposed overhaul of pensions. In recent days, investors and analysts have focused on attempts by President Michel Temer to whip up the votes he needs in Congress to pass

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EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil's Bovespa steady on cautious buying after November decline

SAO PAULO, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Brazil's Bovespa equities index was steady on Friday, dipping just slightly as some investors sought buying opportunities among stocks that swooned about 3 percent in the last three sessions on doubts about whether Congress would pass a proposed overhaul of the country's pensions. In recent days, investors and analysts have focused on attempts by President Michel Temer to whip up the votes he needs in Congress to pass the pension bill, seen as vital to bolste

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BRIEF-Fiera Capital To Acquire Management Of City National Rochdale Fast-Growing Emerging Markets Fund

* FIERA CAPITAL TO ACQUIRE MANAGEMENT OF CITY NATIONAL ROCHDALE FAST-GROWING EMERGING MARKETS FUND

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EMERGING MARKETS-Turkish lira, banks in fresh selloff on US trial fears

LONDON, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Turkish lira and bank stocks fell on Friday, extending losses and lagging other emerging markets after U.S. trial testimony implicated President Tayyip Erdogan in a plan to help Iran evade sanctions.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Brazilian, Chilean equities slip as political concerns weigh

SAO PAULO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Brazil's benchmark equities index and currency lost ground on Thursday as markets remained jittery about the uneven progress of a pension reform bill seen as key to shoring up the nation's fiscal health. Worldwide, emerging markets came under heavy selling pressure even as U.S. equity markets rallied, with the MSCI International EM price index posting a 1.8 percent loss for its steepest drop in six months. Brazilian President Michel Temer is loo

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U.S.-based money market funds post $33 billion inflows, largest of 2017: Lipper

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors poured $33 billion into U.S.-based money market funds during the week ended Nov. 29, the largest inflows of 2017, Lipper data showed on Thursday, in a sign that...

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BRIEF-Covenant Transportation Says Co And Units Entered Into Fourteenth Amendment To Credit Agreement Dated Sept 23, 2008

* COVENANT TRANSPORTATION SAYS ‍ON NOV 28, 2017, CO AND UNITS ENTERED INTO FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT TO CREDIT AGREEMENT DATED SEPT 23, 2008 - SEC FILING​

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EMERGING MARKETS-Tech turmoil hits emerging stocks

LONDON, Nov 30 (Reuters) - A selloff on U.S. tech shares fed into emerging markets on Thursday, taking MSCI's emerging tech index almost 3 percent lower on the day, while the Turkish lira shrugged off a firmer dollar on expectations of an interest rate increase.

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Google launches app to for mobile phone users in emerging markets

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google introduced an app on Wednesday designed to help Android smartphone users stay under the limits of pricey mobile data packages in developing countries.

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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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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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BRIEF-PetroShale SAYS ‍RECORDED AVERAGE PRODUCTION OF 1,894 BOE PER DAY FOR Q3

* PETROSHALE ANNOUNCES FINANCIAL AND OPERATING RESULTS FOR THE THIRD QUARTER OF 2017

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EMERGING MARKETS-N.Korea test caps emerging stocks gains, lira firms

LONDON, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Another missile test in nuclear-armed North Korea capped gains in emerging equities on Wednesday despite a strong run on Wall Street fuelled by U.S. tax reform progress, while the Turkish lira firmed after a period of weakness.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Chile peso hits 3-mth low; Mexico, Brazil currencies rise

(Updates with final prices, details from Mexico, Brazil) By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Nov 28 (Reuters) - The Chilean peso fell to a three-month low on Tuesday, tracking a decline in prices of copper, the country's main export, though other currencies in the region appreciated after testimony from the nominee to run the U.S. Federal Reserve. The Chilean currency declined for a second day, driving it to the weakest levels since August. In the United States, congressional testimo

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For 1st time since end of the Cold War, Hawaii will test nuclear sirens

Hawaii is taking those threats from North Korea seriously.

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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 PM says EU confused since Brexit, needs to revisit Turkey's future place

LONDON (Reuters) - The European Union is "entirely confused" since Britain voted to leave the bloc and it needs to revisit its vision for enlargement and Turkey's place in that, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Monday.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Rand rises as South Africa dodges double downgrade

LONDON, Nov 27 (Reuters) - South Africa's rand bounced against the dollar on Monday after the country avoided a double downgrade of its local currency debt, although broader emerging markets fell amid jitters over weakness in Chinese and tech shares.

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RPT-EU banks have cut exposure to Britain since Brexit vote

LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Banks on mainland Europe have cut their exposures to Britain since the Brexit vote last year and are concerned about the legality of cross-border deals once the UK leaves, the European Union's banking watchdog said on Friday.

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UPDATE 1-U.S.-based stock ETFs attract $9.4 bln of inflows in latest week -Lipper

(Adds analyst quote on ETF vs active mutual fund flows, byline) By Jennifer Ablan NEW YORK, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Investors poured $9.4 billion into U.S.-based stock exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the week ended Wednesday, the group's eighth consecutive week of inflows, against a backdrop of record closing highs on major markets, Lipper data showed on Friday. Retail investors, however, yanked money out of U.S.-based stock mutual funds, pulling $3.5 billion during the same period, cont

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U.S.-based stock ETFs attract $9.4 bln of inflows in latest week -Lipper

NEW YORK, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Investors poured $9.4 billion into U.S.-based stock ETFs in the week ended Wednesday, the group's eighth consecutive week of inflows, against the backdrop of record closing highs on major markets, Lipper data showed on Friday.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Colombia cenbank springs surprise rate cut; Mexico peso up

(Updates with Colombian central bank, final prices) By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Colombia's central bank lowered its main interest rate in a surprise move on Friday, while Mexico's peso strengthened after the nation's central bank chief said it was undervalued on a day of otherwise quiet activity in Latin American markets. Five of seven board members of the Colombian central bank voted to lower the benchmark rate by a quarter point to 4.75 percent, as policymake

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EU banks have cut exposure to Britain since Brexit vote

LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Banks on mainland Europe have cut their exposures to Britain since the Brexit vote last year and are concerned about the legality of cross-border deals once the UK leaves, the European Union's banking watchdog said on Friday.

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EMERGING MARKETS-LatAm markets quiet; Mexico peso up

By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Nov 24 (Reuters) - The Mexican peso strengthened on Friday after the nation's central bank governor said the currency was undervalued, on a day of quiet activity in Latin American markets. The peso firmed 0.3 percent to 18.6 to the dollar, still weaker than the 17 to 18 pesos per dollar range Central Bank Governor Agustin Carstens considers reasonable. The central bank has repeatedly offered dollar hedging instruments in order to cushion the curren

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Thai PM reshuffles cabinet for the fifth time since coup

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has reshuffled his cabinet, a statement published in the Royal Gazette said on Friday, the fifth change in his administration since he took power in 2014.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks rally for 4th week, S.Africa markets jittery

LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Emerging stocks overcame their China-fuelled jitters on Friday and were set to extended their rally for a fourth straight week, while South African assets weakened amid nervousness over a possible ratings downgrade.

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Emmerson Mnangagwa Is Sworn In as Zimbabwe’s 2nd President Since 1980

The former vice president succeeded the leader he helped to topple, Robert Mugabe, who had held the office since independence 37 years ago.

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Pakistan releases from house arrest Islamist blamed for 2008 Mumbai attacks

LAHORE/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A firebrand Pakistani Islamist accused of masterminding a bloody 2008 assault in the Indian city of Mumbai was released from house arrest on Friday and told his cheering supporters his freedom was vindication of his denial of guilt.

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Pakistani Islamist blamed for 2008 attacks in Mumbai released from house arrest

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani Islamist Hafiz Saeed, seen as the mastermind of a 2008 militant assault in the Indian financial hub of Mumbai in which 166 people were killed, has been released from house arrest, his religious charity said on Friday.

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U.S. Navy Ends Search for 3 Sailors Missing Since Plane Crash Near Japan

“Our thoughts and prayers are with our lost shipmates and their families,” Rear Adm. Marc Dalton said on Friday.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Politics weigh on Chile, Brazil stocks, inflation in Mexico

(Updates with final prices, details from Mexico) SAO PAULO, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Equities markets across Latin America fell on Thursday amid light Thanksgiving trading, led by the blue-chip IPSA index in Chile, where investors are still jittery over a weak performance by conservatives in elections over the weekend. On Thursday leftist Chilean presidential candidate Alejandro Guillier, competing in a run-off after coming second in a first round on Sunday, said he was open to eliminating Ch

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EMERGING MARKETS-Politics weigh on Chilean, Brazilian equities

SAO PAULO, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Equities markets across Latin America fell on Thursday amid light Thanksgiving trading, led by the blue-chip IPSA index in Chile, where investors are still jittery over a weak performance by conservatives in elections over the weekend. On Thursday, leftist Chilean presidential candidate Alejandro Guillier - who is competing in a tight runoff after coming in second in first-round elections on Sunday - said he was open to eliminating Chile's quasi-private pens

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Explosion Was Recorded Where Argentine Submarine Went Missing

The disclosure raised fears that the 44-member crew had been lost, but the navy said a search for the vessel would continue.

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Trump to troops: You're 'really winning' since I took office

Speaking to five branches of the military serving overseas via satellite from Mar-a-Lago, President Donald Trump highlighted how the US military is "really winning" since he took office.

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EMERGING MARKETS-China tumble pushes emerging stocks lower, lira firms

LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) - A tumble in Chinese and Hong Kong shares after recent surges pushed emerging equities lower on Thursday, though Turkey's lira firmed for a second day against the weak dollar, helped partly by comments from an adviser to the Turkish president.

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Trump's tweets since Moore scandal

President Donald Trump spoke out directly on the allegations of sexual misconduct against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. CNN's Brooke Baldwin breaks down everything President Donald Trump has tweeted about other than Roy Moore.

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U.S. oil rig count up in Nov, first monthly build since July -Baker Hughes

By Scott DiSavino Nov 22 (Reuters) - U.S. energy companies this week added oil rigs, with the monthly rig count rising for the first time since July as crude prices traded near their highest levels since the summer of 2015. Drillers added nine oil rigs in the week to Nov. 22, bringing the total count up to 747, General Electric Co's Baker Hughes energy services firm said in its closely followed report on Wednesday. Baker Hughes released the rig count

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EMERGING MARKETS-Argentina's Merval leads gains on high interest rates, oil prices

SAO PAULO, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Argentina's peso currency and Merval stock index registered solid gains on Wednesday after the nation's central bank held its benchmark interest rate and crude prices buoyed the nation's commodities-heavy equities market. On Tuesday evening, Argentina's central bank held its benchmark rate at 28.75 percent in order to fend of inflation that remains stubbornly high. That sent Argentina's peso up 0.22 percent and helped lift its main stock index more than

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UPDATE 7-U.S. crude extends rally to $58, first time since 2015

* Keystone crude deliveries to U.S. cut by 85 pct through Nov

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises, energy stocks up as oil at highest since July 2015

TORONTO, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose in early trade on Wednesday, with energy stocks gaining as U.S. crude prices hit highs last seen in July 2015.

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Wife: Rand Paul hasn't taken a single breath without pain since attack

The average person takes 20,000 breaths a day. Since November 3, my husband, Rand Paul, has not taken a single one without pain. He has not had a single night's sleep uninterrupted by long periods of difficult breathing or excruciating coughing.

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UPDATE 6-U.S. crude extends rally to $58, first time since 2015

* Keystone crude deliveries to U.S. cut by 85 pct through Nov

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EMERGING MARKETS-Turkish lira tumbles to record low

LONDON, Nov 22 (Reuters) - The Turkish lira hit a record low on Wednesday and local bond yields rose to fresh peaks on political strains and worries about the central bank's ability to curb inflation.

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Pakistan court orders Islamist blamed for 2008 Mumbai attacks to be freed from house arrest

LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - A Pakistani court on Wednesday ordered an end to the house arrest of Hafiz Saeed, accused by the United States and India of masterminding the 2008 attacks on the Indian financial hub of Mumbai that killed 166 people, a public prosecutor said.

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RPT-GRAPHICS-Battered Turkish markets separated from successes of emerging herd

LONDON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - In a year when most emerging markets have enjoyed stellar gains, Turkey has been an outlier, pummelled by double-digit inflation, political concerns and the central bank's perceived inability to pursue independent monetary policy.

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Hariri returns to Lebanon for first time since resigning as PM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Saad al-Hariri landed in Beirut on Tuesday, his media office said, returning home for the first time since he resigned as Lebanon's prime minister in a broadcast from Saudi Arabia and plunged his country into political crisis,

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EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil stocks rise, Mexico peso firm as NAFTA talks end for now

(Updates prices) By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Brazilian stocks rose on Tuesday, touching a three-week high amid rising investor hopes that lawmakers will approve a plan to streamline the social security system, while the Mexican peso strengthened to its highest level in a month. Concerns over Brazilian President Michel Temer's ability to pass the controversial measure had spooked local markets following a smaller-than-expected show of support for the center-rig

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EMERGING MARKETS-Turkish selloff bucks mostly firm emerging markets

LONDON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Emerging stocks raced to fresh six-year highs on Tuesday, lifted by stellar gains in Asia but Turkish markets fell heavily, pressured by worsening ties with the United States and fears the central bank would be unable to combat an inflation spike.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Chile stocks drop 4 pct after first-round vote

Nov 20 (Reuters) - Chile's peso currency and benchmark IPSA stock index fell on Monday after market-friendly presidential candidate Sebastian Pinera garnered less support than expected in the country's first round presidential election. Chileans voted for a successor to outgoing center-left President Michelle Bachelet on Sunday. While billionaire former President Pinera will move on to a Dec. 17 runoff against center-left candidate Alejandro Guillier, the race is now seen as tighter tha

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VW raises 2020 sales outlook on emerging-market growth, SUVs

BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen has raised its mid-term revenue outlook on demand for new sport-utility vehicles in emerging markets and upgraded a pretax profit goal even as it pushes investments in electric cars and new technologies.

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Volkswagen raises 2020 sales outlook on emerging-market growth, SUVs

BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen has increased its group sales guidance for 2020 on growing demand for its new sport-utility vehicles in emerging markets such as Brazil and Russia.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Central European currencies recover from bout of German angst

LONDON, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Central European currencies were in recovery mode on Monday, having suffered an early bout of angst following the sudden collapse of German coalition talks.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Mexico peso up on NAFTA talks, uncertainty over U.S. tax cuts

(Updates prices) SAO PAULO, Nov 17 (Reuters) - The Mexican peso firmed on Friday amid expectations that ongoing NAFTA talks in Mexico City would adopt a slightly more deliberative tone than in the past and focus on low-impact issues. The peso, up 0.64 percent on the day, was also lifted by a weaker dollar that sank on mounting uncertainty over major tax cuts sought by U.S. President Donald Trump and his Republican allies in Congress. Late on Thursday, Reuters reported that Canada is

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe appears in public for first time since army took charge

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe appeared in public on Friday for the first time since the army took charge this week, as the ruling party made plans to force him to step down after more than three decades in power.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks track U.S. gains, India shines

LONDON, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Earnings-driven gains on Wall Street pushed emerging stock markets higher on Friday, with Indian assets racing ahead following a ratings upgrade.

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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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EMERGING MARKETS-Solid U.S. data lifts emerging stocks, currencies

LONDON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Emerging stocks snapped a five-day losing streak on Thursday as investors found solace from solid U.S. data in the wake of the recent global equity sell off while currencies advanced despite a slightly stronger dollar.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Mexico peso tumbles to eight-month low on NAFTA worries

MEXICO CITY, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Mexico's peso sank to an eight-month low on Wednesday, hurt by concerns that the latest round of talks to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) would fail to make much headway in the face of tough U.S. demands. Mexico's peso was down by as much as 0.9 percent, touching its weakest level since mid-March, before closing 0.31 percent weaker. Lower level negotiators from the United States, Canada and Mexico started a fifth round of NAFTA

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Global stocks set for longest run of losses since March, euro shines

LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks were set for their longest losing streak in more than six months on Wednesday as weaker commodities weighed, while the euro hit its highest levels in three weeks.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks set for longest losing streak since March, euro shines

LONDON, Nov 15 (Reuters) - World stocks were set for their longest losing streak in more than six months on Wednesday as weaker commodities weighed, while the euro hit its highest levels in three weeks.

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Four Serbs get suspended sentences for 2008 attack on U.S. embassy

BELGRADE (Reuters) - Four Serbian men got suspended prison terms on Tuesday for taking parts in riots at the U.S. embassy in 2008 - a long-delayed case that has soured relations between Belgrade and Washington.

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BRIEF-Blackrock's Turnill bullish on European, Japanese, emerging markets stocks

* "We like stocks in Europe, Japan and emerging markets" due to surging corporate earnings, sustained global growth

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EMERGING MARKETS-Stocks on longest losing streak since Sept, rand rocked again

* Rand hits one-year low as talk of Treasury resignation swirls

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Texas church holds first service since mass shooting

The congregation of First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs held a service on Sunday, one week after a gunman opened fire in the church, killing 25 people and an unborn child in the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX slides, but notches longest weekly win streak since 1996

TORONTO, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index finished lower for a third straight session on Friday, but it managed to rise for the full week, notching its longest weekly winning streak in more than two decades.

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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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EMERGING MARKETS-U.S. tax bill doubts, Middle East tension weigh on emerging markets

LONDON, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Emerging stocks suffered and currencies were treading water on Friday as doubts over the U.S. tax reform plans weighed on equities around the globe while escalating tension across the Middle East further crimped risk appetite.

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Japan sees 60 percent chance of La Niña pattern emerging by end of winter

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's weather bureau said on Friday that some characteristics of a La Niña weather pattern are continuing and that it sees a 60 percent chance of La Niña weather conditions emerging by the end of winter.

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Rival Republican tax-cut plans emerging in Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rival Republican tax-cut plans were emerging in the U.S. Congress on Thursday that differed on issues such as cutting the corporate income tax, the deduction for state and local taxes and the tax on inheritances paid by the richest Americans.

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UPDATE 2-European shares suffer worst day since June as earnings underwhelm

* ECB supervisor lifts Italian banks, results help Commerzbank

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EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil stocks fall as corporate updates trigger profit-taking

By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Brazilian stocks fell on Thursday after a batch of weak corporate updates triggered profit-taking on gains from the previous day's rally. The benchmark Bovespa stock index fell 1.3 percent after rising the most in a month on Wednesday. Blue-chip shares such as Itaú Unibanco Holding SA and Vale SA, which had drive the advance, subtracted the most points from the index. Shares of fuel distributor Ultrapar Participações SA were t

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Emerging nations urge rich to kick-start climate pact before 2020

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Emerging nations pressed developed countries on Wednesday to step up cuts in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 to kick-start the Paris climate agreement, saying the rich were wrongly focused on 2030 goals.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging FX steadies, stocks crimped by China data

LONDON, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Most emerging market currencies steadied on Wednesday after a sharp sell off towards the end of Tuesday's London trading caused by a dollar bounce, but stocks failed to make headway following mixed Chinese trade data.

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Trump will be first foreign leader to dine in Forbidden City since 1949

Donald Trump will receive an honor in Beijing not granted to any US President since the founding of the People's Republic of China: official dinner inside the Forbidden City.

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Market rally is 3rd best since World War II

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BRIEF-U.S.-based bond ETFs post $78 mln outflows in week, 1st withdrawals since March -ICI

* U.S.-based stock ETFs attract $3 bln in week ended Nov. 1, lowest net inflows since Sept. 27 -ICI

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One-year since Trump's win, U.S. funds enjoy strong growth

LONDON (Reuters) - Assets managed by U.S.-based funds have grown substantially, led by equity funds, since Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential elections a year ago.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks at 6-year high, Saudi fallout hits Middle East

LONDON, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Emerging stocks kept a rally on track on Monday, scaling six-year highs, but Middle Eastern bourses reeled from fallout from an anti-graft purge in Saudi Arabia's among business and political elite.

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Japan's Nikkei tops 22,750.70 to hit highest level since 1992

TOKYO, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei jumped to a level not seen since 1992 on Tuesday morning as foreign investors chased the market higher on hopes for strong earnings from Japan Inc.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Chilean stocks up on earnings, Latam FX rebounds

(Adds details on Chilean stocks, updates prices) SAO PAULO, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Chilean stocks rose on Monday, lifted by strong earnings reports, while Latin American currencies rebounded from the previous week's sell-off as rising commodities prices drove investors to hunt for bargains. Brazil's real gained nearly 1.5 percent while Mexico's peso firmed about 0.9 percent after suffering hefty losses on Friday. Colombian markets were closed due to a local holiday. A jump in commodity p

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EMERGING MARKETS-LatAm currencies rebound from losses as commodities rise

By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Latin American currencies on Monday rebounded from the previous week's selloff as rising prices of basic products drove investors to hunt for bargains. Currencies from Brazil, Mexico and Chile firmed between 0.3 and 0.9 percent after suffering hefty losses on Friday. Colombian markets were closed due to a local holiday. Upbeat data on U.S. services and manufacturing drove investors to sell high-yielding assets, betting that U.S. i

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EMERGING MARKETS-Saudi stocks hit by political purge, Gulf feels the chill

LONDON, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's stock market fell over 1.5 percent on Monday as a purge by its Crown Prince on fellow royals, ministers and businessmen appeared to be widening, though it was offset by gains elsewhere including a record high for South Africa.

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U.S. oil rig count falls by most in week since May 2016 -Baker Hughes

Nov 3 (Reuters) - U.S. energy companies cut eight oil rigs this week, the biggest reduction since May 2016, extending a drilling decline that started over the summer when prices slipped below $50 a barrel. The oil rig count fell to 729 in the week to Nov. 3, the lowest level since May, General Electric Co's Baker Hughes energy services firm said in its closely followed report on Friday. The rig count, an early indicator of future output, is still much hi

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EMERGING MARKETS-LatAm FX down as U.S. economic data overshadows wages

By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Nov 3 (Reuters) - Latin American currencies weakened on Friday after upbeat data on U.S. services and manufacturing overshadowed tepid wage growth. U.S. services activity rose at the fastest pace since August 2005 in October, according to the ISM report on the nation's non-manufacturing sector, easily outpacing analysts' expectations. Along with data showing rising factory orders, the report fueled hopes of increasing strength in the U.S. economy t

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U.S.-based stock funds take in most cash since May: Lipper

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors stockpiled $19.3 billion in U.S.-based equity funds during October, ending a streak of outflows for the funds since May, according to Lipper data on Thursday.

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U.S.-based stock funds take in most cash since May -Lipper

NEW YORK, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Investors stockpiled $19.3 billion in U.S.-based equity funds during October, ending a streak of outflows for the funds since May, according to Lipper data on Thursday.

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EMERGING MARKETS-LatAm currencies rise as Republican tax plan hits dollar

By Anthony Esposito MEXICO CITY, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Latin American currencies rose sharply against the dollar on Thursday, with the Mexican peso hitting a two-week high, as the greenback fell broadly on a proposal to overhaul the U.S. tax code. Analysts said the proposal put forth by U.S. House Republicans was unlikely to gather sufficient support in Congress and unlikely to have significant impact on the U.S. economy. "Massive" tax cuts had been a major campaign promise of U.S. Presi

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Bank of England takes slow lane after first rate hike since 2007

LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England raised interest rates for the first time in more than 10 years on Thursday but said it expected only "very gradual" further increases as Britain prepares to leave the European Union, sending sterling down sharply.

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Bank of England set to raise rates for first time since 2007

LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England looks set to raise interest rates for the first time in more than 10 years on Thursday, despite economic growth appearing weaker than before any other increase in borrowing costs in the past two decades.

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BRIEF-DowDuPont total pretax restructuring charges to be recorded include about $875 mln to $975 mln severance and related benefits costs

* DowDuPont - Total pretax restructuring charges to be recorded include about $875 million-$975 million severance and related benefits costs, among others

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Stocks clock up fresh records as oil hits highest since mid-2015

LONDON (Reuters) - World stock markets notched up a fresh record high on Wednesday, powered by a 3 percent jump in basic resources shares after oil prices hit their highest since mid-2015 and by robust earnings from companies such as Sony.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Economic data, Fed lift emerging stocks to 2-week high

LONDON, Nov 1 (Reuters) - Emerging stocks rose to a two-week high on Wednesday, fuelled by data showing that economic expansion was intact in many developing nations, although currencies fared more mixed against a tepid dollar ahead of a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting.

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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.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil, Mexico currencies head for large October losses

By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Oct 31 (Reuters) - The Brazilian and Mexican currencies seesawed on Tuesday but still headed for their worst monthly declines in around one year on politically-driven losses. The Mexican peso was set to lose the most in the region in October, weighed down by concerns over future trade ties between Mexico and the United States. Increasingly strict demands from U.S. President Donald Trump have fostered concerns that Trump may follow through on his thr

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EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks set for monthly gain, tech near record high

LONDON, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Emerging markets broadly firmed on Tuesday after a scintillating performance from U.S. giant Apple put emerging tech shares on track for a tenth straight month of gains, with South Korean markets surging to record highs.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Brazilian markets down on lingering political concerns

By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Oct 30 (Reuters) - The Brazilian real weakened on Monday as investors fretted over President Michel Temer's ability to pass belt-tightening measures. Concerns over his platform of structural reforms, seen as key to curb growth of public debt and boost long-term economic growth, had driven the biggest weekly decline in the Brazilian currency since mid-May. Lawmakers cleared Temer of corruption charges last week, but a smaller show of support than a

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U.S. consumer spending grows at fastest pace since 2009, savings drop

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending recorded its biggest increase in more than eight years in September, likely as households in Texas and Florida replaced flood-damaged motor vehicles, but underlying inflation remained muted.

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U.S. consumer spending grows at fastest pace since 2009

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending recorded its biggest increase in more than eight years in September, likely as households in Texas and Florida replaced flood-damaged motor vehicles, but underlying inflation remained muted.

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U.S. consumer spending posts largest gain since 2009

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending recorded its biggest increase in more than eight years in September, likely as households in Texas and Florida replaced flood-damaged motor vehicles, but underlying inflation remained muted.

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Rose McGowan to make 1st appearance since Weinstein scandal

One of Harvey Weinstein's most high-profile accusers is scheduled to make her first public appearance since charges of sexual harassment against the mogul came to light three weeks ago.

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BRIEF-Nissan said to have conducted faulty inspections since 1979 - Bloomberg

* Nissan said to have conducted faulty inspections since 1979 - Bloomberg citing source Source text - https://bloom.bg/2yR22K4 Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom)

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EMERGING MARKETS-LatAm currencies down on Fed jitters

(Updates prices) By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Latin American currencies weakened on Thursday on bets that U.S. President Donald Trump would nominate a more hawkish policymaker to replace Janet Yellen as head of the Federal Reserve. However, losses were limited by the European Central Bank's decision to extend monetary stimulus, albeit at a slower pace. Politico on Thursday reported that Trump's search for the next chair of the Fed has come down to Fed Gover

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U.S. muni bond funds post $262 million in inflows: Lipper

U.S. municipal bond funds reported $262 million of net inflows in the week ended Oct. 25, compared with $536.2 million in inflows in the previous week, according to data released by Lipper on...

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EMERGING MARKETS-LatAm currencies down on Fed jitters; ECB curbs losses

By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Latin American currencies weakened on Thursday on bets that U.S. President Donald Trump would nominate a more hawkish policymaker to replace Janet Yellen as head of the Federal Reserve. However, losses were limited, by the European Central Bank's decision to extend monetary stimulus, albeit at a slower pace. Politico on Thursday reported that Trump's search for the next chair of the Fed has come down to Fed Governor Jerome Powell

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EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks, FX fall as S.Africa sell-off continues

LONDON, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Emerging stocks and many currencies fell on Thursday after a sell-off in South African assets over the mid-term budget compounded the prospect of higher borrowing costs and ahead of a key European Central Bank meeting.

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Trump has granted Fox News 19 interviews since inauguration

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Mutual funds, ETFs nab $20.77 billion for week ended Oct. 18, biggest since June

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Total estimated inflows to long-term mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) were $20.77 billion for the week ended Oct. 18, the biggest attraction of cash since mid-June,...

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‘Flesh-Eating Bacteria’ Causes 2nd Death in Texas Since Hurricane Harvey

A 31-year-old man, Josue Zurita, had been working to repair houses in Galveston when he injured his arm, and the wound became infected.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks gain, hawkish Fed chief threat curbs FX

LONDON, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Emerging equities rose on Wednesday with some Asian markets hitting record highs, but gains in currencies were capped by a strong dollar and higher U.S. yields following reports that a policy hawk could be the next Fed chair.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Mexico peso down on Fed, NAFTA jitters; Brazil real tumbles

By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Mexico's peso on Tuesday weakened for a third straight day to a five-month low on lingering uncertainty over U.S. monetary policy and concerns about the nation's trade ties with the United States. Traders have been wary of emerging market assets in recent weeks as lack of clarity over who will next head the Federal Reserve cast doubts over the pace of U.S. interest rate hikes in coming months. Growing bets that current Fed Chair J

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EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging FX feel dollar pinch, Turkish assets rattled

LONDON, Oct 23 (Reuters) - A stronger dollar increased pressure on some emerging currencies on Monday with the Turkish lira and stocks suffering as the latest concerns over Ankara's relationship with Washington compounded the weaker global backdrop.

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EMERGING MARKETS-U.S. tax plans cast shadow over emerging FX, stocks gain

LONDON, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Progress in U.S. tax reform plans lifted emerging stocks on Friday, but a stronger dollar and higher U.S. Treasury yields scuppered currencies, which looked set for daily and weekly losses.

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Nikkei posts longest winning streak since 1961 on weaker yen, Abe hopes

TOKYO, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average rose for the 14th straight session on Friday to post its longest winning streak in over 50 years, as a weaker yen helped stocks recoup earlier losses.

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Dodgers 11, Cubs 1 | Los Angeles wins series, 4-1: Dodgers Crush the Cubs and Reach Their First World Series Since 1988

Enrique Hernandez, a utility player for the Dodgers, hit three home runs in the Game 5 win, including a grand slam in the third inning.

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Nikkei in reach of best run of daily gains since 1961 on weaker yen, Abe hopes

TOKYO, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average edged up on Friday in choppy trade, in reach of posting its best daily winning streak in more than five decades, as a weaker yen helped stocks pare earlier losses.

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Fidelity retirement funds warm to Canada, cool to emerging markets

BOSTON (Reuters) - Fidelity Investments has cut exposure to red-hot emerging markets stocks in its age-based retirement funds while putting more money into Canadian stocks and U.S. government bonds.

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Kurdish officials say thousands flee Kirkuk since Iraqi army takeover

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Kurdish officials said on Thursday thousands of their people had fled Kirkuk region fearing persecution since Iraqi armed forces retook it following a referendum on Kurdish independence that was rejected by Baghdad.

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100,000 Kurds flee Kirkuk since Iraqi army takeover: Kurdish officials

ERBIL/BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) - About 100,000 Kurds have fled Kirkuk for fear of sectarian reprisals since Iraqi government forces took over the city after a Kurdish independence referendum condemned by Baghdad, regional Kurdish officials said on Thursday.

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Obama hits campaign trail for first time since leaving White House

(Reuters) - Former President Barack Obama returns to the campaign trail on Thursday for the first time since he left the White House, venturing out to support Democrats in two governor's races that could offer a clue about the national mood before next year's midterm elections.

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About 100,000 Kurds have fled Kirkuk since Monday: Kurdish officials

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - About 100,000 Kurds have fled Kirkuk, fearing unrest, since Monday's takeover of the region by Iraqi forces, officials from the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said on Thursday.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks fall to 1-week low as China growth slows

LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Slower Chinese growth crimped investor appetite for emerging market stocks on Thursday, which hit a one-week low after heavy losses in Asia spread to Europe, but currencies such as the rand and lira snapped a three-day losing streak.

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RPT-UK annual retail sales growth slows to weakest since 2013 in Q3

(Repeats with no changes to text) LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - British retail sales suffered an unexpectedly sharp slowdown in September, dragging quarterly growth to its weakest annual rate since 2013, suggesting consumer demand remains uncertain as the Bank of England nears its first rate rise in a decade. Retail sales volumes fell 0.8 percent in September, the Office for National Statistics said on Thursday, reversing a jump in August and undershooting all ec

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Nikkei rises a 13th straight day, creating longest win streak since 1988

* Kobe Steel gains after automakers declare some products safe

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UPDATE 3-Akzo cuts profit goal for second time since fending off PPG

* Still planning special dividend, chemicals sale (Recasts to focus on Akzo's missed promise, adds detail)

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EMERGING MARKETS-China stocks hit 26-mth high, Mexican peso rebounds

LONDON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - China's stocks hit a 26-month high on Wednesday as a twice-a-decade Communist Party congress began with promises to boost the economy.

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UPDATE 1-China Treasury holdings highest since July 2016 -U.S. Treasury data

NEW YORK, Oct 17 (Reuters) - China's holdings of Treasuries in August rose to their highest since July 2016, data from the Treasury Department showed on Tuesday, with some analysts saying the Chinese government was probably buying U.S. government debt to stem the renminbi's appreciation.

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Iraqi Troops Retake All Oil Fields Held by Kurds Since 2014

The move was part of a push by Baghdad to secure control of all disputed areas claimed by the Kurds, who voted for independence from Iraq last month.

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U.S. exchanges set for highest number of Asian IPOs since 2010

HONG KONG (Reuters) - U.S. exchanges are set to record their busiest year for IPOs from Asian firms since 2010 and may sustain the pace in 2018, as startups from Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia and Vietnam join a flurry of Chinese firms that have already listed in the country.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Stronger dollar rattles lira, yuan; stocks slip from 6-yr high

LONDON, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Emerging market currencies such as the Turkish lira and Chinese yuan were squeezed by a stronger dollar on Tuesday after reports that a policy hawk could be the next U.S. Fed chair, while emerging stocks slipped off a six-year high.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Mexico peso slips to 5-month low on NAFTA jitters

By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Oct 16 (Reuters) - The Mexican peso weakened to a five-month low on Monday on mounting concerns over the future of the nation's trade ties with the United States. U.S. President Donald Trump's administration, which is demanding big changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement, has presented a series of hard-line proposals that partners Canada and Mexico say will be tough to accept. Negotiators are running out of time to reach consensus and loo

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EMERGING MARKETS-China outlook helps emerging stocks scale fresh 6-yr high

LONDON, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Emerging stocks sailed to a fresh 6-year high on Monday but currencies cooled off after their recent rally as investors re-assessed the outlook for growth and inflation in China.

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Sharapova wins first WTA title since return from ban

(Reuters) - Maria Sharapova won her first WTA title in more than two years at the Tianjin Open on Sunday, showing plenty of grit and determination as she came from behind in each set to beat Belarusian teenager Aryna Sabalenka 7-5 7-6(8).

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EMERGING MARKETS-Mexico peso slips on NAFTA fears, other Latam currencies gain

(Recasts with peso weakening) By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Mexico's peso hit a fresh five-month low on Friday on concerns over Mexico's future commerce ties with top trade partner the United States, while other Latin American currencies strengthened. The Trump administration on Friday demanded that U.S.-made content account for half the value of the cars and trucks sold under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), adding to doubts about any potential

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The most maddening optical illusion since 'The dress'

The internet has been victimized by another optical illusion that prods the simple, soft parts of our brains that don't understand color and pits us against friends and loved ones in a deeply bitter debate.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Rand jumps on Zuma court ruling; MSCI index at 6-year high

LONDON, Oct 13 (Reuters) - The South African rand jumped to two-week highs on Friday after a court ruling that upheld reinstating corruption charges against unpopular President Jacob Zuma, while the rally on broader emerging markets continued.

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Jason Aldean rallies crowd at first concert since shooting

Singer Jason Aldean has resumed his They Don't Know Tour in Tulsa, Oklahoma, two weeks after the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

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Thai monks receive alms to mark a year since death of King Bhumibol

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand on Friday held a nationwide Buddhist almsgiving ceremony to mark the passage of a year since the death of its revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej, a father figure to the nation during a reign that spanned seven decades.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Mexico peso sinks to five-month low on NAFTA concerns

MEXICO CITY, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Mexico's peso sank to its weakest in nearly five months on concerns that talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) could founder and undermine demand for the country's exports. Mexican Finance Minister Jose Antonio Meade said that the country is working on plans that include tariff measures and finding substitute markets in case talks to rehash NAFTA are unsatisfactory. The peso shed close to 1 percent following Meade's comme

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U.S. stock funds attract most cash since late August: Lipper

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors waded back into equities during the latest week, channeling the most cash into the stock market since late August, Lipper data showed on Thursday.

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Weinstein Company May Have Known About Payoffs Since 2015

As the company seeks to distance itself from Harvey Weinstein, there are conflicting accounts about what it knew and how it responded.

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Dow has spiked 4,500 points since election

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EMERGING MARKETS-LatAm currencies up on doubts over Trump tax plan

By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Latin American currencies strengthened on Wednesday as doubts that President Donald Trump would push through his planned tax reforms fueled bets that U.S. interest rates will rise more slowly than expected. Trump's public feud with Tennessee Senator Bob Corker, an influential fellow Republican, raised concern among investors that his push for a tax-code overhaul could be harmed. Many investors say the tax changes could boost the

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Japan sees growing signs of La Nina emerging as Pacific Ocean waters near equator cool

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's weather bureau projected on Wednesday that there are growing signs of a La Niña pattern emerging as sea water temperatures being monitored near the equator in the Pacific Ocean are now cooler than their benchmark levels.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks hit 6-yr high fuelled by dollar, growth

LONDON, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Emerging market stocks sailed to fresh six-year highs on Wednesday, buoyed by optimism over global growth and company earnings.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Mexico peso hits near five-month low on NAFTA jitters

(Recasts with peso at five-month low; updates prices) Oct 10 (Reuters) - The Mexican peso weakened for a fifth straight trading day on Tuesday, slumping to a nearly five-month low, on concerns that talks between Mexico and the United States may fail to reach a new trade deal. Trade officials from Mexico, the United States and Canada meet on Wednesday in the Washington area for a fourth round of talks on renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement. On the eve of the talks,

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UK royal Kate makes first public appearance since pregnancy revealed

LONDON (Reuters) - Kate, Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, made her first public appearance on Tuesday since it was announced she was pregnant, joining husband Prince William and his brother Harry at events to mark World Mental Health Day.

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Clinton makes her first public comments since reports of Harvey Weinstein's alleged predatory behavior broke

Hillary Clinton condemned disgraced Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein on Tuesday, marking her first public comments on the matter since reports of his alleged predatory behavior broke five days ago.

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U.S. opens rare criminal trial versus bank stemming from 2008 crisis

WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - The U.S. government, long criticized for a dearth of successful prosecutions tied to the 2008 financial crisis, was set to open a rare criminal trial on Tuesday that gives it a chance to improve its record.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Turkey off lows as emerging markets bounce

LONDON, Oct 10 (Reuters) - A dollar retreat allowed emerging stocks to bounce 0.7 percent on Tuesday to again stand a whisker off three-year highs, while Turkish markets too tried to claw back some losses, with the lira firming 0.25 percent.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Mexico peso hits 4-month low ahead of NAFTA talks

By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Mexico's peso slipped to its weakest in more than four months on Monday, mirroring a fall in other Latin American currencies, ahead of the latest round of talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The peso fell 0.6 percent to 18.65 to the dollar, roughly in line with losses on the Brazilian and Colombian currencies. Demand for high-yielding assets has waned since Friday, when data showing rising U.S. wages fueled

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Emerging market tech stock boom gives fund managers a headache

LONDON (Reuters) - The boom in emerging market technology stocks is becoming a problem for fund managers of all stripes.

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Egypt qualifies for first World Cup since 1990

Egypt manager Héctor Cúper had already been taking medication for high blood pressure to deal with the stress before the game.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Turkish selloff leads broader emerging market weakness

LONDON, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Turkish stocks and bonds fell on Monday and the lira tumbled 2.5 percent after a visa spat erupted with the United States, while broader emerging assets too felt the heat from Treasury yields near five-month highs.

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Chinese watchdog says 1.34 million officials punished for graft since 2013

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's anti-graft watchdog said roughly 1.34 million lower-ranking officials have been punished since 2013 under President Xi Jinping's anti-corruption drive.

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Former British PM Cameron lands new job, first commercial role since leaving office

LONDON, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Former British prime minister David Cameron, who stepped down abruptly last year after failing to convince British voters to remain in the EU, has been appointed to his first high profile commercial role.

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EMERGING MARKETS-LatAm currencies slip on rising U.S. wages

By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Latin American currencies weakened on Friday after a U.S. jobs report showed rising wages, fueling bets that inflation will pick up in coming months. That could allow the Federal Reserve to increase interest rates faster than expected in coming months, potentially reducing demand for high-yielding, emerging-market assets. Average hourly earnings increased 12 cents or 0.5 percent in September after rising 0.2 percent in August even

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UPDATE 2-Renault expects electric cars and emerging markets to boost sales

* Investing 18 billion euros in research and development (Adds CEO comments on Daimler electric-car cooperation, sales outlook)

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CAS confirms decision to strip Chicherova of 2008 high jump medal

ZURICH (Reuters) - Russian high jumper Anna Chicherova has lost her appeal against the decision to strip her of her 2008 Beijing Olympics bronze medal over a doping offense, sport's highest tribunal CAS said on Friday.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Dollar gains hound EM currencies, Turkey's lira hits 12-week low

LONDON, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Emerging stocks headed on Friday for their best week since August thanks to stellar gains in Asia, while currencies suffered at the hands of a buoyant dollar, with Turkey's lira touching a 12-week low.

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Sellers: Bump stocks are selling briskly since Vegas attack

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EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil stocks hit all-time high on economic optimism

By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Brazil's benchmark stock index on Thursday broke above the 78,000-point level for the first time ever, boosted by the outlook for an accelerating economic recovery and low interest rates. The Bovespa rose as much as 1.9 percent to 78,024, a new all-time high, extending the index's gains so far this month to 5 percent. Signs that Latin America's largest economy is emerging faster than expected from the deepest recession in a century hav

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BRIEF-Netflix ups U.S. fees for first time since 2015

* Netflix says will increase prices for U.S. new members on Oct 5

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Netflix ups U.S. fees for first time since 2015

(Reuters) - Netflix Inc's U.S. business announced the first rises in monthly fees in two years on Thursday, hiking costs for two of its three main subscription plans as it spends heavily on its own original content.

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'Complete 180' since Dreamers met Obama

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Austrian poll shows slip in center-left support since smear scandal

VIENNA (Reuters) - Support for Austria's ruling Social Democrats has slipped slightly since they became embroiled in a smear scandal but they are still competing with the far right for second place 10 days before an election, the first poll since the scandal showed.

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Syria fighting worst since Aleppo, air strikes deadly: aid agencies

GENEVA (Reuters) - Syria is in the throes of its worst fighting since the battle for eastern Aleppo last year, with heavy air strikes causing hundreds of civilian casualties, aid agencies said on Thursday.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Rand leads emerging market currencies lower

LONDON, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Emerging currencies broadly weakened on Thursday, with South Africa's rand down 0.3 percent against a marginally firmer dollar, after a stark warning from the central bank over the government's failure to tackle corruption.