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(Reuters) - Gold prices were steady on Thursday, as simmering Sino-U.S. trade tensions underpinned the dollar, while bullion investors looked for a direction after the minutes of the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting indicated that there was no hurry in cutting rates. Spot gold was steady at $1,273.37 per ounce as of 0251 GMT, after...
(Reuters) - Weather forecasters on Wednesday expected drenching rains to roll into the storm-ravaged U.S. southern and central states, where thunderstorms and tornadoes killed at least three people and triggered widespread flooding. More than 30 tornadoes struck a swath from Texas to Iowa since Monday, according to the National Weather Service, and residents in...
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Indian rupee and bonds rallied on Thursday after early vote count suggested the ruling party led National Democratic Alliance was leading in several seats across the country raising possibility of a second term for the Narendra Modi government Exit polls have predicted a clear win for Prime Minister Modi in the...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States sees signs the Syrian government may be using chemical weapons, including an alleged chlorine attack on Sunday in northwest Syria, the State Department said on Tuesday, warning that Washington and its allies would respond “quickly and appropriately” if this were proven. “Unfortunately, we continue to see signs that...
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong raised $1 billion from the sale of its first green bond on Wednesday, as the former British colony looks to establish itself as a center for green finance. Hong Kong sold a five-year U.S. dollar-denominated green bond with a coupon of 2.5%, attracting over $4 billion in orders...
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese exports contracted for the fifth month in April due to a slump in shipments of chip-making equipment to China, underlining the growing threat to the world’s third-biggest economy from a bruising Sino-U.S. trade war. Data also showed Japan’s trade surplus with the United States rose for a second month as...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump warned on Monday Iran would be met with “great force” if it attacked U.S. interests in the Middle East, and government sources said Washington strongly suspects Shi’ite militias with ties to Tehran were behind a rocket attack in Baghdad’s Green Zone. “I think Iran would be making a...
SYDNEY, Reuters - Australia’s central bank is set to cut interest rates if the labour market fails to improve further, an outcome brought closer by recent disappointing data on unemployment. Minutes of the Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA) May policy meeting out on Tuesday dropped an oft-repeated sentence that ‘there was no strong case...
CAIRO (Reuters) - Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement tried to target a civilian facility in Saudi Arabia’s province of Najran with a drone carrying explosives, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) quoted the Saudi-led military coalition as saying early on Tuesday. It did not mention casualties. Reporting by Ali Abdelaty; Editing by Clarence...
RIYADH (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump issued a new threat to Tehran on Sunday, tweeting that a conflict would be the “official end” of Iran, as Saudi Arabia warned it stood ready to respond with “all strength” and said it was up to Iran to avoid war. The heightened rhetoric follows last week’s...

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