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Wall Street climbs on trade war truce

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Wall Street climbed on Monday after the U.S. and China put their trade differences "on hold". As Fred Katayama reports, a flurry of deal activity also boosted stocks.

UPDATE 6-Trade war fears ebb as U.S., China agree to continue talks

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BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington and Beijing both claimed victory on Monday as the world's two largest economies stepped back from the brink of a global trade war and agreed to hold further talks to boost U.S. exports to China.

Stocks, oil & dollar rise as trade war put "on hold"

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Stocks, oil prices and the dollar were on the rise on Monday after the U.S.-China trade war was declared "on hold", while in Europe, Italy's borrowing costs climbed and the Milan bourse retreated as two anti-establishment parties got…

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UPDATE 1-U.S. slaps heavy duties on Chinese steel shipped from Vietnam

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WASHINGTON, May 21 (Reuters) - The U.S. Commerce Department

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UPDATE 1-US Chamber of Commerce, others back changes to foreign investment bill

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May 21 (Reuters) - The powerful U.S. Chamber of Commerce,

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Trade war with China "on hold"

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U.S. commodity exports to China to rise amid trade talks, but volumes are capped. Aleksandra Michalska reports.

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UPDATE 1-Energy may give further impetus to U.S. small-cap stocks

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. small-cap stocks look poised to extend a breakout rally, especially if oil prices advance deeper into levels last seen in 2014 to drive further gains in the small energy companies that have provided leadership in…

GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks, dollar climb amid U.S.-China trade truce

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Dollar gains, euro pressured by Italy uncertainty

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Global Markets: Easing of U.S.-China trade tensions boosts stocks, dollar

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global stock markets edged higher on Monday and the U.S. dollar rallied to a five-month peak as trade tensions eased between the U.S. and China, while Italy's borrowing costs climbed as two anti-establishment parties…

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China relieved U.S. trade war is "on hold"

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The U.S. trade war with China is "on hold" after the governments agreed to drop tariff threats and work on a wider agreement. On Monday China's Foreign Ministry says that the de-escalation is good for the world. Kate King reports.

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RPT-FOCUS-How Canada's Brookfield snatched bargain assets amid Brazil panic

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SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Rampant corruption scandals and a deep recession soured many foreign investors on Brazil in recent years, but one Canadian group saw opportunity.

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UPDATE 4-Oil edges up as U.S. says trade war with China is 'on hold'

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Oil markets tight on OPEC-cuts, looming U.S. sanctions vs

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RPT-Don't neglect to pay the middleman: How Shell and Eni ended up on trial

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LONDON (Reuters) - Seven years ago, two middlemen launched civil lawsuits to seek payment for helping arrange a $1.3 billion oil deal in Nigeria.

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UPDATE 3-Australia's Santos gets final sweetened $10.8 bln bid from Harbour Energy

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(Reuters) - U.S.-based Harbour Energy made a final offer of $10.8 billion for Australia's Santos Ltd on Monday, hiking its bid for a fifth time in nine months after a steep rise in oil prices and potentially deterring any rival bids.

Morning News Call - India, May 21

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CORRECTED-GLOBAL MARKETS-U.S. stock futures jump after Mnuchin says trade war "on hold"

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TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. stock futures jumped on Monday as U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the U.S. trade war with China is "on hold" after the world's two largest economic powers agreed to drop their tariff threats while they…

Monday, May 21

RPT-COLUMN-Stocks an unlikely shelter from debt, dollar, emerging market storms: McGeever

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LONDON, May 18 (Reuters) - U.S. bond yields are the highest

Sunday, May 20

UPDATE 1-EU could compensate firms hit by U.S. sanctions over Iran -French minister

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PARIS (Reuters) - France is looking to see if the European Union could compensate European companies that might face U.S. sanctions for doing business with Iran, French finance minister Bruno Le Maire said on Sunday.

UPDATE 4-China agrees to import more from U.S., no sign of $200 bln figure

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China has agreed to significantly increase its purchases of U.S. goods and services, the two countries said on Saturday, but made no mention of a $200 billion target the White House had touted earlier.

Saturday, May 19

UPDATE 3-Courts in Curacao, Bonaire partially lift seizures against PDVSA

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May 18 (Reuters) - Courts in Curacao and Bonaire have

RPT-INSIGHT-Vietnam set to tighten clamps on Facebook and Google, threatening dissidents

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HANOI/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A struggle over internet laws in Vietnam is pitting a government keen on maintaining tight control against U.S. technology companies trying to fight off onerous new rules - with the country's online dissidents…

Argentina grain workers say to heed government call to end strike

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BUENOS AIRES, May 18 (Reuters) - Crushing plant workers in

UPDATE 2-Global insurers review business after US exit from Iran deal

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May 18 (Reuters) - Global insurers are taking stock of how

Friday, May 18

US STOCKS-Wall St posts weekly loss as banks, chipmakers weigh

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 500 ended lower on Friday after a choppy trading session as bank and chipmaker stocks weighed on the index and investors grappled with U.S.-China trade talks.

Wall St Week Ahead-Wall Street's 'Sell in May' could be fading away

NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Sell in May and go away," arguably the most well-worn axiom on Wall Street, has proven to be shrewd advice during previous midterm election years.

China denies offering $200 bln package to slash trade gap

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China dropped its anti-dumping probe into imports of U.S. sorghum on Friday, beating a hasty retreat from a dispute that wreaked chaos across the global grain market. But as Ciara Lee reports, it has denied reports that it had offered a…

Asia stocks edge higher, investors cautious on US-China trade talks

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks edged up on Friday as investors kept a cautious watch on developments in U.S.-China trade negotiations, with the dollar perched near a five-month peak after the benchmark U.S. Treasury yield hit its highest…

Thursday, May 17

Tax cut windfall seen lifting U.S. companies' business investments

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. companies could plow more of the money saved from sweeping tax cuts into business investment later this year, perhaps even surpassing a jump in first-quarter capital expenditure that was the highest in almost…

REFILE-GLOBAL MARKETS-Government borrowing costs rise as oil goes back to the 80s

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LONDON (Reuters) - The dollar took a breather at a five-month high on Thursday, though government borrowing costs continued to grind upwards as oil prices hit their highest since 2014 at almost $80 a barrel.

Global Markets: Euro hampered by Italian political risk; Asian shares ease

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The euro struggled near five-month lows on Thursday as worries Italian populist parties might push for debt forgiveness from the European Central Bank triggered wider concerns about market disruption in the common…

China does not want to see escalation in Sino-U.S. trade tension

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BEIJING (Reuters) - China does not want to see escalation in Sino-U.S. trade tensions, its commerce ministry said on Thursday, expressing hope that the two sides could minimize conflict during talks being held in the United States.