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Sri Lankan rupee eases on importer dollar demand

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COLOMBO, Jan 24 (Reuters) - The Sri Lankan rupee eased on Tuesday as importer dollar demand outpaced mild greenback sales by exporters, while the market expects the downward pressure to continue until some steady foreign inflows come in, dealers said. [Source]

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U.S. tax cut outlook drives stocks but dents dollar

LONDON (Reuters) - Global stock markets hit record highs on Monday on expectations that a U.S. tax bill could soon pass, though a more cautious reading of the draft law's prospects among currency traders put the dollar under pressure.

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FOREX-Dollar dips on U.S. tax reform caution

LONDON, Dec 18 (Reuters) - The dollar dipped against a basket of major currencies on Monday, on caution ahead of a vote in U.S. Congress on tax reform, after the bill moved another step closer to ratification over the weekend.

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FOREX-Dollar steady after U.S. tax bill moves closer to ratification

* Kiwi retains momentum from last week's surge (Adds details and quotes, updates prices)

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FOREX-Dollar firm after US tax bill moves closer to ratification

TOKYO, Dec 18 (Reuters) - The dollar held modest gains against the euro and yen on Monday, having received a lift after U.S. tax reform efforts moved another step closer to ratification over the weekend.

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Speculators raise net-short dollar bets to $7.81 bln -CFTC, Reuters

Dec 15 (Reuters) - Speculators raised their net-short bets on the U.S. dollar to $7.81 billion in the latest week, the 22nd straight week of bearish bets against the U.S. currency, according to data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commision calculated by Reuters.

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Battery suppliers struggle to keep up with demand for Porsche's Panamera

LEIPZIG, Germany (Reuters) - Battery suppliers are struggling to cope with buoyant demand for Porsche's Panamera hybrid sedan, the sports car maker told Reuters, in a sign parent Volkswagen's shift to cleaner vehicles may be paying off, but also of the challenges involved.

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Global shares limp toward third week of gains, dollar hobbles

LONDON (Reuters) - World shares fell on Friday and the dollar slipped against major and heavyweight emerging market currencies, as nagging uncertainty about a U.S. tax cuts package dovetailed with broad-based end-of-year caution.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares limp toward third week of gains, dollar hobbles

LONDON, Dec 15 (Reuters) - World shares fell on Friday and the dollar slipped against major and heavyweight emerging market currencies, as nagging uncertainty about a U.S. tax cuts package dovetailed with broad-based end-of-year caution.

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Australia cobalt rush accelerates on electric vehicle demand, DRC troubles

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia, home to the world's second-biggest cobalt reserves, is seeing a rush of interest in projects still years from production as makers of batteries used in electric vehicles (EVs) seek supplies of the metal from a more costly but less risky source than top miner, the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Russia's Promsvyazbank says its bail-out due to new cenbank demands

MOSCOW, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Russia's Promsvyazbank said on Friday that its bail-out was a result of a decision by the central bank to ask for additional provisions.

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As Republican tax bill vote nears, two senators demand changes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's drive to win passage of a sweeping tax bill hit a potential obstacle on Thursday as two Republican senators, who previously backed the measure, insisted on a change to its child tax credit.

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Asia stocks slightly up after Fed move; dollar, U.S. yields sag

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks generally rose on Thursday after the Federal Reserve delivered a much-anticipated interest rate hike, while its caution on inflation tempered expectations for 2018 tightening, weighing on the dollar and Treasury yields.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks slightly up after Fed move; dollar, US yields sag

TOKYO, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Asian stocks generally rose on Thursday after the Federal Reserve delivered a much-anticipated interest rate hike, while its caution on inflation tempered expectations for 2018 tightening, weighing on the dollar and Treasury yields.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks edge higher after Fed meeting; dollar, US yields sag

TOKYO, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Asian stocks edged higher on Thursday after the Federal Reserve delivered a much-anticipated interest rate hike but flagged caution about inflation, tempering expectations for future tightening, which weighed on the dollar and Treasury yields.

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Asia stocks edge higher after Fed meeting; dollar, U.S. yields sag

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks edged higher on Thursday after the Federal Reserve delivered a much-anticipated interest rate hike but flagged caution about inflation, tempering expectations for future tightening, which weighed on the dollar and Treasury yields.

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Parliament Demands Greater Say Over ‘Brexit,’ Defying Theresa May

Rebel Conservative lawmakers joined opposition lawmakers in a 309 to 305 vote to insist on a formal vote on Britain’s plans to withdraw from the European Union.

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Strong Demand for Health Insurance as Deadline Looms

Nearly 4.7 million people have signed up for health insurance despite cutbacks in federal efforts to promote enrollment under the Affordable Care Act.

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U.S. prepares to open doors on billion-dollar London embassy

LONDON (Reuters) - The United States' diplomatic team in London, custodians of one of the most significant bilateral relationships of the last 100 years, will next month move into a new home: a billion-dollar, 12-storey glass cube overlooking the River Thames.

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Asian shares up, dollar dips as Republicans lose Alabama Senate race

TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. stock futures, Treasury yields and the dollar dipped on Wednesday as Democrat Doug Jones beat Republican Roy Moore in a bitter U.S. Senate race in Alabama, while Asian shares gained as crude oil futures took back some lost ground.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares up, dollar dips as Republicans lose Alabama Senate race

TOKYO, Dec 13 (Reuters) - U.S. stock futures, Treasury yields and the dollar dipped on Wednesday as Democrat Doug Jones beat Republican Roy Moore in a bitter U.S. Senate race in Alabama, while Asian shares gained as crude oil futures took back some lost ground.

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Asian shares up, dollar dips as Democrat wins Alabama Senate race

TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. stock futures, Treasury yields and the dollar fell on Wednesday as Democrat Doug Jones beat Republican Roy Moore in a bitter U.S. Senate race in Alabama, while Asian shares edged up as crude oil futures took back lost ground.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares up, dollar dips as Democrat wins Alabama Senate race

* Democrat seen beating Trump-backed candidate in Senate race

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Asian shares flat, Fed hike expectations underpin dollar

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares were treading water in early trade on Wednesday as crude oil futures steadied after a selloff, while a widely expected interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve underpinned the dollar.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares flat, Fed hike expectations underpin dollar

TOKYO, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Asian shares were treading water in early trade on Wednesday as crude oil futures steadied after a selloff, while a widely expected interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve underpinned the dollar.

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UPDATE 4-Broken pipeline cuts British supply during peak energy demand

* Brent jumps above $65 for first time since mid-2015 (Updates with INEOS saying outage could last up to 4 weeks)

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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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Bitcoin futures make firm debut, dollar holds gains ahead of Fed

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Futures in bitcoin, which has taken global financial markets by storm, swung above their launch price, while the dollar kept gains in Monday's Asian session on expectations the Federal Reserve will stick to its tightening path.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Bitcoin futures make firm debut, dollar holds gains ahead of Fed

* Fed expected to hike rates this week; BoE, ECB also meeting

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Bitcoin futures race higher in volatile launch, dollar steady

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Futures in bitcoin, which has taken global financial markets by storm, got off to a volatile start at its launch, while the dollar kept gains in Monday's Asian session on expectations the Federal Reserve will stick to its tightening path.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Bitcoin futures race higher in volatile launch, dollar steady

* U.S. Fed expected to hike rates this week; BoE, ECB also meeting

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Big Jump in Million-Dollar Pay Packages for Private College Leaders

An annual survey showed that 58 presidents of private colleges earned more than $1 million, while the average pay package rose 9 percent.

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Speculators increase net-short dollar bets to $4.28 billion -CFTC and Reuters

Dec 8 (Reuters) - Speculators increased their bearish, net-short bets on the U.S. dollar to $4.28 billion in latest week of trading, marking the 21st straight week of net-negative speculator dollar positioning, data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission calculated by Reuters showed.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks, dollar gain after strong U.S. job growth data

* Dollar index on pace for fifth session of gains (Updates with opening of U.S. markets; changes dateline from London)

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U.S. tax repatriation plan may not cure long-term dollar weakness

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors looking for the U.S. Republican tax bill to prompt multinational companies to convert foreign profits into dollars and end the worst slide in the greenback in a decade may have to temper their hopes for a prolonged rebound.

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Dollar General to open 900 new stores

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks gain, dollar hits two-week high as risk appetite returns

* Bitcoin tops $15,000, continues surge (Updates with open of U.S. markets; changes dateline from London)

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar hits two-week high, world shares climb as risk appetite returns

LONDON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - The dollar rose to its highest level in two weeks on Thursday and world shares rebounded amid a broader recovery in global risk sentiment.

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Dollar hits two-week high on U.S. tax reform optimism, world shares climb

LONDON (Reuters) - The dollar rose to its highest level in two weeks on Thursday over optimism the United States would successfully push through tax reforms, while world shares rebounded after two straight days of losses.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar hits 2-week high on U.S. tax reform optimism, world shares climb

LONDON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - The dollar rose to its highest level in two weeks on Thursday over optimism the United States would successfully push through tax reforms, while world shares rebounded after two straight days of losses.

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METALS-London copper mired near two-month low as China demand growth cools

MELBOURNE, Dec 7 (Reuters) - London copper edged up on Thursday but was still not far two-month lows amid signs that growth in China's property and power sectors, both major copper consumers, is tapering into the year end. FUNDAMENTALS * London Metal Exchange copper edged up by 0.3 percent to $6,571.50 a tonne by 0209 GMT, after closing little changed in the previous session. Prices on Tuesday fell to $6,507.50, the weakest since Oct. 10. Shanghai Futures Exchange copper

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Bitcoin zooms above $13,000 to record high on relentless demand

TOKYO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin extended its rally on Wednesday, breaking above $13,000 to a record high despite questions about the cryptocurrency's real value and worries about a dangerous bubble.

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UPDATE 2-Bitcoin zooms above $13,000 to record high on relentless demand

* Latest rise take Bitcoin's 2017 gain above 1,200 pct (Updates price, adds analyst's comments)

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UPDATE 1-Dollarama tops profit estimates as shoppers spend more

Dec 6 (Reuters) - Canadian dollar-store chain Dollarama Inc topped analysts' forecasts for third-quarter profit, as it opened more stores and benefited from higher customer spending on average.

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METALS-Shanghai copper prices fall sharply on China demand jitters

(Adds analyst comment, updates prices) BEIJING, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Shanghai copper fell more than 3 percent on Wednesday, tracking a steep drop on the LME as investors wound in profits on concerns China could see a weaker first half of next year. Analysts said besides a rise in copper inventories, the selloff was fuelled by concerns about liquidity tightness in China towards the year-end, amid a government-led deleveraging push, and slowing investment in the country's power sector, a ke

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Bitcoin surges above $12,000 to record high on relentless demand

TOKYO (Reuters) - Bitcoin extended its eye-popping rally on Wednesday, breaking above $12,000 to a record high despite questions about the cryptocurrency's real value and worries about a dangerous bubble.

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UPDATE 1-Bitcoin surges above $12,000 to record high on relentless demand

* Latest rise take Bitcoin's 2017 gain above 1,100 pct (Adds details, context)

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Asia stocks stumble on Wall Street losses, dollar sags

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks slipped on Wednesday, dragged by losses on Wall Street as the technology sector stuttered yet again after a brief rebound, while the dollar sagged on lower long-term U.S. yields.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks stumble on Wall Street losses, dollar sags

* Nikkei drops 0.9 pct, copper slide hits non-ferrous metal sector

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Asia stocks pressured by Wall Street losses, dollar sags

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks slipped on Wednesday, pressured by losses on Wall Street as the technology sector stuttered yet again after a brief rebound, while the dollar sagged on lower long-term U.S. yields.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks pressured by Wall Street losses, dollar sags

* Long-term US yields slip as curve flattening continues, USD dips

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Uber suspends cash payments in Mexico's Puebla after demands from state

MEXICO CITY, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc said on Tuesday it will stop accepting cash payments in the central Mexican state of Puebla to comply with demands from authorities, as the ride-hailing company faces a new wave of regulation in Mexico.

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McDonald's to roll out the $1 $2 $3 Dollar Menu

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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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Cheniere boosts LNG tanker fleet amid Asian demand boom

LONDON, Dec 5 (Reuters) - U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) producer Cheniere Energy has expanded its shipping fleet with a flurry of spot vessel charters to keep up with Asian winter demand growth as spot prices hit three-year highs, market sources said.

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METALS-Copper slips as inventories rise, dollar holds gains

* LME/ShFE arb: http://bit.ly/2wZSAEz (Updates prices, dollar) By Zandi Shabalala SYDNEY, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Copper fell to its lowest in nearly two months on Tuesday as inventories rose and the dollar largely held onto the previous session's gains made after U.S. tax bills were pushed through. Benchmark copper had slipped 2.2 percent to $6,675 per tonne in official rings, after touching its lowest since Oct. 10 at $6,657.50. "The dollar has managed to come back on r

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UPDATE 1-Toll Brothers profit, revenue jump on higher demand

Dec 5 (Reuters) - U.S. luxury homebuilder Toll Brothers Inc on Tuesday reported a rise in quarterly profit and revenue, boosted by higher demand for its homes.

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McDonald's new 'dollar' menu to intensify price war in 2018

(Reuters) - McDonald's Corp said on Monday it would introduce new menus with $1, $2 and $3 items in early January as restaurants battle to win U.S. customers who have come to expect deals on fast food.

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UPDATE 2-McDonald's new 'dollar' menu to intensify price war in 2018

Dec 4 (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp said on Monday it would introduce new menus with $1, $2 and $3 items in early January as restaurants battle to win U.S. customers who have come to expect deals on fast food.

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McDonald's new 'dollar' menu to intensify fast-food price war in 2018

(Reuters) - McDonald's Corp said on Monday it will introduce new menus with $1, $2 and $3 items in early January as restaurants battle to win U.S. customers who have come to expect deals on fast food.

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UPDATE 1-McDonald's new 'dollar' menu to intensify fast-food price war in 2018

Dec 4 (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp said on Monday it will introduce new menus with $1, $2 and $3 items in early January as restaurants battle to win U.S. customers who have come to expect deals on fast food.

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McDonald's new 'dollar' menu to intensify 2018 price war

(Reuters) - McDonald's Corp said on Monday it will introduce new menus with $1, $2 and $3 items in early January as restaurants battle to win U.S. customers who have come to expect deals on food.

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McDonald's new "dollar" menu to intensify 2018 price war

Dec 4 (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp said on Monday it will introduce new menus with $1, $2 and $3 items in early January as restaurants battle to win U.S. customers who have come to expect deals on food.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks, dollar gain as U.S. tax plan advances

* Oil prices ease as market eyes U.S. output (Updates with open of U.S. markets, changes dateline; previous LONDON)

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Global air passenger traffic demand up 7.2 percent in October: IATA

Global demand for air travel climbed 7.2 percent in October, rebounding after September was disrupted by hurricanes, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Monday.

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Tax deal sends dollar surging, preps U.S. stocks for strong day

LONDON (Reuters) - The dollar jumped on Monday versus the currencies of other developed and emerging nations while Treasury yields rose and Wall Street was primed for a another record-setting day after the U.S. Senate voted to approve a wide-ranging tax overhaul.

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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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GLOBAL MARKETS-Tax deal sends dollar surging, preps US stocks for strong day

* Dollar rises 0.4 percent vs currency index; bond yields rise

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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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METALS-London copper shrugs off firmer dollar as China demand supports

MELBOURNE, Dec 4 (Reuters) - London copper held its ground on Monday, defying a stronger dollar to find support from resilient manufacturing demand in top consumer China. FUNDAMENTALS * COPPER: London Metal Exchange copper edged up by 0.1 percent to $6,841 a tonne by 0228 GMT, adding to 1.1 percent gains from the previous session. Prices last week fell by 2.4 percent trimming copper's advance for the year to 23 percent, still its largest advance since 2010. * SHFE: Shanghai

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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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Qatar riyal stabilising in offshore market after c.bank pledge on dollar supply

DOHA, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Qatar's riyal is stabilising in offshore trade, recovering from several weeks of increasing volatility, after the central bank pledged to ensure liquidity in the foreign exchange market, commercial bankers said on Sunday.

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Asian shares, dollar pare gains after US tax bill vote delayed

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares and the dollar rose modestly early on Friday in the wake of Wall Street's advances, but those gains were pared as investors awaited the U.S. Senate's vote on tax reform legislation.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares, dollar pare gains after US tax bill vote delayed

TOKYO, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Asian shares and the dollar rose modestly early on Friday in the wake of Wall Street's advances, but those gains were pared as investors awaited the U.S. Senate's vote on tax reform legislation.

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Judge Demands to Know Whether American Detainee Asked for Lawyer

A judge gave the government until 5 p.m. on Thursday to say whether an American held in military custody for more than two months knows his rights.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. trial threatens funding for Turkey's dollar-dependent banks

* Deputy PM promises do whatever necessary if banks affected (Updates Wednesday report with U.S. court case)

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Brexit Cost Rises as Britain Retreats on Divorce Demands

Britain has capitulated to the E.U., doubling its cash offer as part of exit talks. It was not the first time, analysts say, and won’t be the last.

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UPDATE 4-RBC sees increased mortgage demand ahead of new rules

* Rival Scotiabank missed forecasts on Tuesday (Adds shares, comment from executives)

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Hong Kong listing would help Aramco with huge Chinese demand for IPO: HKEX CEO

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing (HKEX) Chief Executive Charles Li said a Hong Kong listing by Saudi Aramco would help the oil giant to anchor huge Chinese demand for its planned IPO.

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Tiffany's sales, profit top estimates on demand for fashion jewelry

(Reuters) - Jeweler Tiffany & Co's sales and profit beat market estimates, helped by strong demand for its fashion and high-end solitaire jewelry in its first full quarter under new Chief Executive Alessandro Bogliolo.

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Dollar cheered by tax cut progress, outshone by bitcoin

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The dollar held firm on Wednesday after Wall Street shot to record peaks amid signs of progress on U.S. tax cuts, while bitcoin topped $10,000 on a host of exchanges as the frenzy for cryptocurrencies showed no sign of fading.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar cheered by tax cut progress, outshone by bitcoin

SYDNEY, Nov 29 (Reuters) - The dollar held firm on Wednesday after Wall Street shot to record peaks amid signs of progress on U.S. tax cuts, while bitcoin topped $10,000 on a host of exchanges as the frenzy for cryptocurrencies showed no sign of fading.

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Dollar firm on tax cut progress, outshone by bitcoin

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The dollar held firm on Wednesday after Wall Street shot to record peaks amid signs of progress on U.S. tax cuts, while Bitcoin topped $10,000 on more exchanges as appetite for digital currencies showed no sign of fading.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar firm on tax cut progress, outshone by bitcoin

SYDNEY, Nov 29 (Reuters) - The dollar held firm on Wednesday after Wall Street shot to record peaks amid signs of progress on U.S. tax cuts, while Bitcoin topped $10,000 on more exchanges as appetite for digital currencies showed no sign of fading. Asian share markets were not as jubilant, held back by caution over the latest missile test by North Korea and concerns at recent softness in Chinese shares. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up just a fraction, while Chi

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UPDATE 1-Alibaba issues price guidance for 5-tranche, benchmark dollar bond - term sheet

HONG KONG, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Chinese internet giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd on Wednesday issued pricing guidance for a multi-tranche benchmark dollar bond, which is expected to price during New York hours, according to a term sheet seen by Reuters.

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Alibaba markets five-tranche US dollar bonds

SINGAPORE, Nov 29 (IFR) - Alibaba Group Holding, rated A1/A+/A+, is marketing five tranches of US dollar bonds in its second such offering.

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Alibaba issues price guidance for 5-tranche, benchmark sized dollar bond issue - term sheet

HONG KONG, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Internet giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is making a five tranche dollar bond offering in a benchmark-sized issue expected to price later on Wednesday during New York trading hours, according to a term sheet seen by Reuters.

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UPDATE 2-Marvell forecasts strong fourth quarter on connectivity chip demand

Nov 28 (Reuters) - Chipmaker Marvell Technology Group Ltd delivered higher-than-expected earnings and revenue for the third quarter and forecast strong results in the current quarter, boosted by robust demand for its networking and connectivity chips.

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UPDATE 1-Marvell forecasts strong 4th qtr on connectivity chip demand

Nov 28 (Reuters) - Chipmaker Marvell Technology Group Ltd forecast strong results for the current quarter while delivering higher-than-expected earnings and revenue for the third quarter, boosted by robust demand for its networking and connectivity chips.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Wall St, dollar up on U.S. policy hopes; sterling swings

* Wall Street hits fresh records despite N. Korea missile nerves

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Wall St, dollar rise with U.S. policy in focus

* U.S. Treasury yield curve steepens; investors eye tax policy

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Activist White Tale to take demands to Clariant shareholders

ZURICH (Reuters) - Activist investor White Tale said it would take its demands directly to Clariant's shareholders after the Swiss specialty chemicals maker snubbed its request for an independent strategic review and three seats on its board of directors.

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METALS-Shanghai nickel tumbles on doubts over steel demand

SYDNEY, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Shanghai nickel futures tumbled more than 2 percent in early trade on Tuesday as reforms in China threaten steel-intensive infrastructure projects.

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These Millennials are fighting for your holiday dollars

As people tackle their holiday shopping lists, companies are competing for their dollars.

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Shared self-driving cars could slash demand for U.S. sedans: study

DETROIT (Reuters) - Ride services using self-driving vehicles could slash by more than half demand for owner-driven sedans in the United States by 2030, according to a study released Monday by consulting firm KPMG that used cellphone data to map commuter travel in three large U.S. cities.

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METALS-Copper hits 1-month top above $7,000 on steady demand

MELBOURNE, Nov 27 (Reuters) - London copper touched a one-month high above $7,000 a tonne on Monday, amid signs of resilience in China's industrial sector that suggested a cooling, but still healthy, appetite for metals. FUNDAMENTALS * LME COPPER: London Metal Exchange copper hit $7,024 a tonne, its highest in a month, and is on track for a 26 percent annual gain, which would be its biggest since 2010. The metal eased to be flat at $7,005 a tonne by 0146 GMT, still holding a ha

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Italy, Bracing for Electoral Season of Fake News, Demands Facebook’s Help

As a crucial election nears, leaders like Matteo Renzi are on high alert for fake news and foreign meddling.

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METALS-Copper tops $7,000, helped by weaker dollar and shrinking supply

LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - The price of copper climbed above $7,000 a tonne and towards a one-month high on Friday, helped by a weaker dollar and shrinking supplies, though concerns over demand from top consumer China capped gains.

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BRIEF-Macy's CEO on CNBC says company has very robust online demand

* Macy's CEO Jeff Gennette on CNBC says Macy's is in a good place for holiday promotion‍​

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UPDATE 2-Clariant snubs review demand as showdown with White Tale looms

ZURICH, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Clariant on Friday rejected its largest shareholder White Tale's demand for an independent strategic review and three board seats, setting up a showdown with the activist investor which blocked its $20 billion merger with Huntsman.

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Clariant snubs review demand as showdown with White Tale looms

ZURICH (Reuters) - Clariant on Friday rejected its largest shareholder White Tale's demand for an independent strategic review and three board seats, setting up a showdown with the activist investor that last month blocked its $20 billion merger with Huntsman .

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METALS-Steady dollar stymies copper prices

SYDNEY, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Copper traded in a tight range on Friday, stymied by the U.S. Thanksgiving Day holiday and a stagnant greenback.

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METALS-Weaker dollar pushes copper to fifth day of gains

* LME/ShFE arb: http://bit.ly/2wZSAEz (Updates with closing prices)

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METALS-Weaker dollar pushes copper towards fifth day of gains

* LME/ShFE arb: http://bit.ly/2wZSAEz (Updates prices, recasts, adds comment)

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Braskem CEO sees strong 2018 demand, possible currency boost

SAO PAULO, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Braskem SA, Latin America's largest petrochemical producer, has positive expectations for sales volumes in 2018, when a weaker Brazilian currency may boost earnings, Chief Executive Fernando Musa said on Thursday.

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China stocks suffer mauling, Fed leaves dollar in a daze

LONDON (Reuters) - The dollar was on the defensive Thursday after suffering its worst drubbing in five months, as the biggest slump in Chinese stocks in almost two years took the shine off another record high in the global bull run.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-China stocks suffer mauling, Fed leaves dollar in a daze

* Fed minutes show "many" worried inflation would stay too low

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Cuba, North Korea reject 'unilateral and arbitrary' U.S. demands

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba said its foreign minister met with his North Korean counterpart in Havana on Wednesday and both rejected the United States' "unilateral and arbitrary" demands while expressing concern about escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula.

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Dollar dumped, bonds buoyant on Fed inflation caution

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The dollar was on the defensive Thursday after suffering its worst drubbing in five months while bonds celebrated a comeback on speculation the Federal Reserve might not tighten U.S. policy as aggressively as previously thought.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar dumped, bonds buoyant on Fed inflation caution

* Fed minutes show "many" worried inflation would stay too low

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Dollar dumped, bonds boosted on Fed inflation caution

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares edged ahead on Thursday as speculation the Federal Reserve might not tighten U.S. policy as aggressively as first thought slugged the dollar and boosted bonds globally.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar dumped, bonds boosted on Fed inflation caution

* Fed minutes show "many" worried inflation would stay too low

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FOREX-Dollar sinks on Fed inflation fears, weak data and technicals

* U.S. durable goods orders miss after strong three-month run

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Syrian opposition to stick to demand Assad go at start of transition: report

RIYADH (Reuters) - Syrian opposition groups will stick to their demand President Bashar al-Assad leave power at the start of any political transition, Al Arabiya television reported on Wednesday, despite speculation they could soften their stance in light of the government's strength on the battlefield.

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NAFTA talks hit wall as Mexico, Canada push back on U.S. demands

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The United States, Mexico and Canada failed to resolve any major differences in a fifth round of talks to rework the NAFTA trade deal, drawing a swift complaint from the Trump administration on Tuesday that the lack of progress could doom the process.

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Salesforce tops quarterly estimates on strong demand

(Reuters) - Salesforce.com Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue, helped by strong demand for its cloud-based sales and marketing software.

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Lowe's comp sales, profit beat as hurricanes drive demand

(Reuters) - Lowe's Cos Inc's third-quarter comparable sales topped analysts' estimates on Tuesday, helped by hurricane-driven demand for its building materials and a push on the volume of business it does with professional contractors.

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UPDATE 2-Lowe's comp sales, profit beat as hurricanes drive demand

Nov 21 (Reuters) - Lowe's Cos Inc's third-quarter comparable sales topped analysts' estimates on Tuesday, helped by hurricane-driven demand for its building materials and a push on the volume of business it does with professional contractors.

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BRIEF-Dollar Tree reports Q3 earnings per share $1.01

* Dollar Tree Inc reports results for the third quarter fiscal 2017

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Dollar Tree reports better-than-expected same-store sales

Nov 21 (Reuters) - Dollar Tree Inc, the biggest U.S. dollar-store chain operator, on Tuesday reported third-quarter comparable store sales that beat Wall Street estimates, helped by higher customer traffic and spending at its stores.

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Asia stocks hit 10-year high on global growth optimism, dollar strong

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks rose to a 10-year high on Tuesday as investors took heart from further evidence of strength in the global economy, while the dollar hovered near a one-week high against its peers thanks to higher U.S. yields and a floundering euro.

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NAFTA nations lock horns on U.S. auto demands as fifth round ends

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Negotiators from the United States, Mexico and Canada square off on Tuesday for the last time in a fifth round of talks to rework the North American Free Trade Agreement, with stalemate brewing on a contentious proposal to ramp up regional content for autos.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks hit 10-year high on global growth optimism, dollar strong

* Dollar index near 1-week high on higher US yields, sagging euro

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UPDATE 3-Bombardier sees strong demand for $1 bln bond offering

Nov 20 (Reuters) - Bombardier Inc said on Monday it priced $1 billion worth of seven-year bonds at par with a final yield of 7.5 percent per year, underscoring strong demand for the deal partly slated to retire debt maturing in 2019.

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Asia stocks supported by global growth optimism, dollar strong

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks edged higher on Tuesday as investors took heart from further evidence of strength in the global economy, while the dollar hovered near a one-week high against its peers thanks to higher U.S. yields and a floundering euro.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks supported by global growth optimism, dollar strong

* Dollar index near 1-week high on higher US yields, sagging euro

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UPDATE 2-Strong cyber security demand helps Palo Alto top estimates

Nov 20 (Reuters) - Palo Alto Networks Inc on Monday reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit, as it benefited from robust demand for its cloud-based security services, sending its shares up more than 6 percent in extended trading.

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Canada, Mexico to confront U.S. auto content demands at NAFTA talks

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Canada and Mexico plan to confront the United States over its demand for tougher NAFTA automotive content rules, people briefed on the matter said on Monday, underlining slow progress on the trade pact's most important issues.

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PRECIOUS-Gold slips on stronger dollar, but still near one-month high

* German politics boost dollar against euro * Prospect of higher U.S. rates creates headwind for gold * Norilsk to boost palladium purchases from central bank (Recasts, adds comment, adds London dateline) By Pratima Desai Nov 20 (Reuters) - Gold slipped on Monday as the dollar rose, but prices still held near the one-month highs hit last week as political and economic uncertainty in the United States dominated sentiment. Spot gold was down 0.2 percent at $1,291.6

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Canada, Mexico to question U.S. auto content demands at NAFTA talks

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Canada and Mexico will not make counterproposals to U.S. demands for tougher NAFTA automotive content rules but instead will offer rebuttals and pepper American negotiators with technical questions on Monday, people familiar with the talks said.

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Mugabe defies demands to quit as Zimbabwe's leader after party fires him

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Sunday defied his own ZANU-PF party and hundreds of thousands of protesters demanding his resignation by pledging in a television address to preside over the party's next congress in December.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-U.S. dollar, Wall St fall with tax overhaul in focus

* Wall St off, weighed by tax uncertainty ahead of Thanksgiving

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GLOBAL MARKETS-U.S. dollar, Wall St fall as tax reform in focus

* Graphic: World FX rates in 2017 http://tmsnrt.rs/2egbfVh (Updates with U.S. trading, changes byline, previous dateline LONDON)

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Asian shares gain, Mueller report hits dollar

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares clawed back most of their weekly loss after rising firmly on Friday as strong Wall Street earnings and a step forward on U.S. tax reform brightened the mood, though many hurdles remain to secure passage of a tax cut deal.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares gain, Mueller report hits dollar

* Futures hint at mostly higher openings for European markets

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Asian shares up on U.S. tax, earnings hopes; Mueller report hits dollar

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares rose firmly on Friday as strong U.S. earnings and a step forward in Congress on U.S. tax reform brightened the mood, even though investors noted that many hurdles remain to passage of a deal on tax cuts.

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Asian shares up on US tax, earnings hopes; Mueller report hits dollar

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares rose firmly on Friday as strong U.S. earnings and a step forward in Congress on U.S. tax reform brightened the mood, even though investors noted that many hurdles remain to passage of a deal on tax cuts.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares up on US tax, earnings hopes; Mueller report hits dollar

* Dollar falls broadly on media report of Mueller's subpoenas

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METALS-Nickel prices drop on worries China steel demand is losing its shine

SYDNEY, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Shanghai nickel prices fell on Friday on worries about growth in Chinese steel markets, with the sector heading into a low consumption period over winter.

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BRIEF-Questfire Energy Corp announces demand by lenders and notice of intention to enforce security

* Questfire Energy Corp - ‍Co's lenders have made demand upon Questfire for payment in full of Questfire's debt​

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks, dollar rise as U.S. House OKs tax overhaul

* Graphic: World FX rates in 2017 http://tmsnrt.rs/2egbfVh (Adds U.S. House passage of tax overhaul)

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks rise along with dollar, investors eye tax vote

* Nikkei rallies on bargain-hunting after 6-day losing streak

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Bradesco expects more demand from buyout firms in Brazilian M&As

NEW YORK, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Buyout firms' interest in Brazilian targets is growing stronger as interest rates head to all-time lows, a senior executive at the nation's No. 3 listed bank Banco Bradesco SA said on Thursday.

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Asia shares gain despite Wall St. weakness, dollar edges higher

TOKYO/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares shrugged off Wall Street losses and a lackluster start to rally on Thursday, while the dollar edged up as investors priced in more U.S. rate hikes after upbeat economic data.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares gain despite Wall St weakness, dollar edges higher

* Nikkei rallies on bargain-hunting after 6-day losing streak

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Asia shares gain despite Wall St. slip, dollar edges higher

TOKYO/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares shrugged off a lackluster start and pushed higher, while the dollar edged up as investors priced in more U.S. rate hikes after upbeat economic data.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares gain despite Wall St slip, dollar edges higher

* Nikkei rallies on bargain-hunting after 6-day losing streak

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Senate candidate's attorney demands accuser hand over inscription for verification by experts

Former Judge Roy Moore continues to deny allegations of sexual abuse against him, his attorney Phillip L. Jauregui said at a news conference Wednesday, during which he attempted to cast doubt on the story of one of Moore's accusers.

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REFILE-Fringe benefits: Home demand in outer Australian cities prolongs building boom

* Private home building reverses downtrend in Aussie construction

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Fringe benefits: Home demand in outer Australian cities prolong building boom

* Private home building reverses downtrend in Aussie construction

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Oil prices slide after IEA casts doubt over demand outlook

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices tumbled on Wednesday, continuing Tuesday's slide after the International Energy Agency cast doubts over the past months' narrative of tightening fuel markets.

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U.S. oil prices slide after IEA casts doubt over demand outlook

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. oil prices tumbled on Wednesday, continuing Tuesday's slide after the International Energy Agency (IEA) cast doubts over the past few months' narrative of a tightening fuel market.

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Home Depot lifts full-year forecasts as hurricanes spur demand

(Reuters) - Home Depot Inc , the largest U.S. home improvement chain, on Tuesday raised its full-year profit and sales forecast after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma spurred demand for generators, flashlights and rebuilding materials.

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Home Depot profit beats as hurricanes spur demand

(Reuters) - Home Depot Inc , the largest U.S. home improvement chain, beat analysts' third-quarter sales and profit estimates on Tuesday, as hurricanes Harvey and Irma boosted demand for storm-related emergency products and rebuilding materials.

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U.S. pumpkin growers toast nontraditional demand for fruit

CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. farmers are cheering a bumper crop of pumpkins this year, due to dry weather, and celebrating a year-round boost in demand aided by new avenues of growth in such products as flavored coffee and pet food.

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PRECIOUS-Gold prices steady as dollar holds up on higher U.S. bond yields

Nov 14 (Reuters) - Gold prices were little changed early on Tuesday, with the dollar supported by higher U.S. Treasury yields and Asian stocks down amid uncertainty over tax reforms in the United States. FUNDAMENTALS * Spot gold was nearly unchanged at $1,277.39 per ounce at 0001 GMT. * U.S. gold futures for December delivery slipped 0.1 percent to $1,277.60. * The dollar got support from higher U.S. Treasury yields in ear

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Exclusive: Japan to delay multi-billion dollar fighter jet development - sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will delay a decision to develop a new advanced fighter jet, four sources said, as military planners struggle to settle on a design and officials splash out on new U.S. equipment such as ballistic missile interceptors and F-35 stealth planes.

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METALS-London copper stays above one-month low on steady demand

MELBOURNE, Nov 13 (Reuters) - London copper rose on Monday from one month lows hit last week, as demand remained steady and the dollar wallowed below its peaks from last week. FUNDAMENTALS * COPPER: London Metal Exchange copper edged up by 0.3 percent to $6,807 a tonne by 0148 GMT, reversing small losses from the previous session. Prices last week fell to the weakest in around a month at $6,761.50 a tonne. * SHFE COPPER: Shanghai Futures Exchange copper was steady at 53,50

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In demanding Hariri's return, Lebanese find rare unity

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A country long divided by sectarian conflicts, Lebanon has found a rare point of unity since Saad al-Hariri's shock resignation as prime minister: Lebanese of all stripes want him to come back from Saudi Arabia and to continue his work as premier.

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Protesters flood Barcelona demanding release of separatist leaders

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Catalan independence supporters clogged one of Barcelona's main avenues on Saturday to demand the release of separatist leaders held in prison for their roles in the region's banned independence drive.

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UPDATE 1-AIRSHOW-Boeing sees steady Gulf demand, interest in mid-sized jet

DUBAI, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Boeing sought to dispel concerns about a slowdown in the growth of Gulf airlines as the aerospace industry gathered on Saturday for the Dubai Airshow.

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Boeing sees steady Gulf demand, interest in mid-sized jet

DUBAI (Reuters) - Boeing sought to dispel concerns about a slowdown in the growth of Gulf airlines as the aerospace industry gathered on Saturday for the Dubai Airshow.

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AIRSHOW-Boeing sees steady Gulf demand, interest in mid-sized jet

DUBAI, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Boeing sought to dispel concerns about a slowdown in the growth of Gulf airlines as the aerospace industry gathered on Saturday for the Dubai Airshow.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stock indexes, dollar dip on U.S. tax reform doubts

* Oil prices steady on output cut hopes, Saudi tensions (Updates to U.S. trading, changes byline, dateline; previous LONDON)

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Nvidia set to open at record on soaring Volta chip demand

(Reuters) - Shares of Nvidia Corp are set to open at a record on Friday, after it posted stellar quarterly results powered by higher demand for graphics chips used in gaming and data centers, and the rapid adoption of its new Volta chips for AI and driverless cars.

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METALS-Copper holds above 1-month low as weaker dollar lifts metals

(Adds Shanghai closing prices, updates London prices) MELBOURNE/BEIJING, Nov 10 (Reuters) - London Metal Exchange copper held above one-month lows on Friday as a weaker dollar broadly lifted base metals, although it remained on track for a weekly loss. "Copper prices will continue to trade sideways over the coming weeks as a stronger U.S. dollar outlook and weakening Chinese imports of refined copper weigh on prices," said BMI Research in a report. "High-frequency indicators such as

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China's deliverymen face robot revolution as parcel demand soars

* Executives say adoption quicker among Chinese firms vs West

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METALS-Copper prices pick up from 1-mth low as weaker dollar lifts metals

MELBOURNE, Nov 10 (Reuters) - London Metal Exchange copper on Friday edged away from one-month lows as a weaker dollar broadly lifted base metals, although it remained on track for a weekly loss. FUNDAMENTALS * COPPER: LME copper had risen 0.1 percent to $6,816.50 a tonne by 0212 GMT, following small losses in the previous session when it sank to its weakest since Oct. 11 at $6,761.50. Shanghai Futures Exchange copper was flat at 53,490 yuan ($8,058) a tonne. * OPEN INTEREST

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Exclusive: Lebanon believes Saudi holds Hariri, demands his return

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon believes Saad al-Hariri is being held in Saudi Arabia, from where he resigned as Lebanese prime minister, two top government officials in Beirut said, amid a deepening crisis pushing Lebanon onto the frontlines of a power struggle between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

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UPDATE 3-Coty profit beats on demand for brands aimed at younger consumers

* Shares up as much as 21 pct (Adds analyst, conference call comments, updates share price)

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Exclusive: Lebanon believes Saudi holds Hariri, demands return

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon believes Saad al-Hariri is held in Saudi Arabia, from where he resigned as prime minister, two top Lebanese government officials said, amid a deepening crisis pushing Lebanon onto the frontlines of a power struggle between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

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Banco do Brasil misses third-quarter profit estimates on weak loan demand

SAO PAULO, Nov 9 (Reuters) - State-controlled lender Banco do Brasil SA missed third-quarter profit estimates on Thursday as weak demand for loans weighed on interest income.

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Asia stocks stay near highs, though Tokyo slides; dollar slips

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asia stocks stayed closed to a decade-long peak on Thursday following another record-breaking day on Wall Street, though Japan's Nikkei slid back from a 26-year high in volatile trading, hit by profit-taking.

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Toshiba quarterly profit jumps on strong memory chip demand

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp reported a 76 percent jump in second-quarter operating profit on Thursday, driven by a strong performance from its memory chip unit which it recently agreed to sell for $18 billion.

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Toshiba first-half profit more than doubles on strong memory chip demand

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp said on Thursday that first-half operating profit had more than doubled, driven by a strong performance from its memory chip unit that it recently agreed to sell for $18 billion.

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U.S. demands CNN or DirecTV sale to approve AT&T/Time Warner deal: sources

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice is pushing AT&T Inc to sell Turner Broadcasting, parent of CNN cable network, or its DirecTV satellite television unit to satisfy antitrust concerns over its purchase of Time Warner Inc , sources told Reuters on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 7-U.S. demands CNN or DirecTV sale to approve AT&T/Time Warner deal -sources

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, Nov 8 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice is pushing AT&T Inc to sell Turner Broadcasting, parent of CNN cable network, or its DirecTV satellite television unit to satisfy antitrust concerns over its purchase of Time Warner Inc, sources told Reuters on Wednesday.

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U.S. demands CNN sale to approve AT&T/Time Warner deal: sources

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice is pushing AT&T Inc to sell Turner Broadcasting, parent of CNN cable network, or its DirecTV satellite television unit to satisfy antitrust concerns over its purchase of Time Warner Inc , sources told Reuters on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 6-U.S. demands CNN sale to approve AT&T/Time Warner deal -sources

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, Nov 8 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice is pushing AT&T Inc to sell Turner Broadcasting, parent of CNN cable network, or its DirecTV satellite television unit to satisfy antitrust concerns over its purchase of Time Warner Inc, sources told Reuters on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-U.S. regulators demand CNN sale to approve At&T-Time Warner deal - FT

* U.S. regulators demand CNN sale to approve AT&T-Time Warner deal- FT, citing sources Source text : http://on.ft.com/2zmMT5H Further company coverage:

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In message to Russia, Western powers demand U.N. extend Syria toxic gas inquiry

PARIS (Reuters) - Major Western powers appeared ready for a showdown with Russia at the U.N. Security Council after demanding on Wednesday the renewal of he mandate of an international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

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France, Britain, U.S, Germany demand U.N. extend mandate on Syria chemical probe

PARIS (Reuters) - France, Britain, the U.S. and Germany called on the U.N. Security Council to renew the mandate of an international inquiry into chemical weapons' attacks in Syria, and urged for a strong signal to ensure those responsible were held accountable.

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Banking stocks, dollar hit by U.S. doubts

LONDON (Reuters) - Banking stocks dropped and the dollar slipped on Wednesday as doubts over tax cuts and bond market moves hurt profitability and raised questions over the longevity of the current expansion in the United States.

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Investor demands LSE let CEO Rolet speak about reasons for his departure

LONDON (Reuters) - A top investor in the London Stock Exchange demanded

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Banking stocks, dollar hit by U.S. doubts

* European lenders follow U.S. banks lower, pull indices lower

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REFILE-PRECIOUS-Gold edges higher as dollar slips

(Corrects dateline to Nov 8) Nov 8 (Reuters) - Gold inched higher early on Wednesday, as the dollar slipped after a media report suggested that the implementation of a major corporate tax cut under a crucial U.S. tax reform plan could be delayed. FUNDAMENTALS * Spot gold was up 0.1 percent at $1,276.30 per ounce as of 0103 GMT. The metal fell about 0.5 percent on Tuesday. * U.S. gold futures for December delivery gained 0.1 percent to $1,2

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PRECIOUS-Gold edges higher as dollar slips

Nov 7 (Reuters) - Gold inched higher early on Wednesday, as the dollar slipped after a media report suggested that the implementation of a major corporate tax cut under a crucial U.S. tax reform plan could be delayed. FUNDAMENTALS * Spot gold was up 0.1 percent at $1,276.30 per ounce as of 0103 GMT. The metal fell about 0.5 percent on Tuesday. * U.S. gold futures for December delivery gained 0.1 percent to $1,277.30. * The dollar f

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FIFA demands visa, work permit and tax exemptions for 2026 World Cup

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - The United States and other countries hoping to host the 2026 World Cup should provide government guarantees on visa-free travel plus work permit and tax exemptions for their bids to be accepted, according to documents published by FIFA on Tuesday.

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Germany's Free Democrats forfeit demand for large tax relief

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) will have to accept smaller income tax cuts than they had previously wanted, their leader said on Tuesday, signaling compromise in discussions with two other parties on forming a new government.

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Germany's Greens drop key demands ahead of crunch coalition talks

* Co-leaders don't insist on fixed date for coal-fired plants

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Activist investor Custos demands general meeting of Johnston Press shareholders

(Reuters) - Newspaper publisher Johnston Press Plc said it received a letter from activist investor Custos Group AS demanding a general meeting of the company's shareholders.

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Stepping on the gas: China's truckers scramble to meet LNG demand

CAOFEIDIAN, China (Reuters) - Li Ruipeng's phone has been ringing off the hook with factories and hotels looking to get their hands on prompt supplies of gas.

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Dialog operating profit up on strong demand for new smartphones

FRANKFURT, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Dialog Semiconductor reported a 4 percent increase in third-quarter adjusted operating profit on Tuesday as it benefited from strong demand from makers of next-generation smartphones and other consumer electronics devices.

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UPDATE 4-Brazil regulator Anatel demands review of Oi restructuring proposal

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA, Nov 6 (Reuters) - The head of Brazil's telecommunications watchdog, Anatel, demanded on Monday that debt-laden carrier Oi SA submit its latest restructuring proposal to the regulator before officially filing it with a bankruptcy court.

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UPDATE 2-Brazil regulator Anatel demands approval of Oi restructuring proposal

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA, Nov 6 (Reuters) - The head of Brazil's telecommunications watchdog, Anatel, demanded on Monday that debt-laden carrier Oi SA submit its latest restructuring proposal to the regulator before officially filing it with the bankruptcy court.

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BRIEF-Blackrock’s strategist Richard Turnill says we see a modestly higher U.S. dollar ahead‍​

* Blackrock’s strategist Richard Turnill says we see a modestly higher U.S. dollar ahead‍​

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UPDATE 2-UK business demands Brexit clarity but PM May provides none

* Britain due to leave EU in March 2019 (Adds comments from Ford executive)