COMMODITIES
21 Aug
North Korea issues new threats after US confirms nearby military exercises
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The US Department of Defence announced on Sunday that its annual joint military exercise with South Korea would begin on Monday and continue through until the end of August.

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21 Aug
One dead and another injured as bus crashes into bus shelters in France
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A woman in her 40's was killed and another injured when a van crashed into two bus shelters in the French city of Marseille on Monday, according to French police.

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21 Aug
Empyrean Energy confirms four new gas zones at Dempsey 1-15
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Empyrean Energy confirmed the existence of four gas zones in the shallower parts of its Dempsey 1-15 well in Sacramento, California which the company believes will provide enough cash-flow to at least cover the costs of the well, as they had hoped for.

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21 Aug
Yellen likely to be replaced as Fed chair by Cohn, economists think
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Janet Yellen is not expected to get a second term as Federal Reserve chair, with Donald Trump's chief economic adviser Gary Cohn seen as the favourite to take over as head of the US central bank.

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21 Aug
Elon Musk leads tech executives calling for killer robot ban
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Tesla founder Elon Musk was among a raft of technology experts to call on the United Nations to ban the development of killer robots.

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18 Aug
Commodities: Gold rallies after Barcelona attacks and Trump dissaray
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Friday saw markets waking up to terror attacks in Barcelona which left 14 people dead and around 100 injured.

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18 Aug
US identified as ideal trade partner for UK food and drinks exports post-Brexit
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The US was identified by the government as providing significant opportunities for a trade deal post-Brexit where food and drink was concerned, said the Food and Drink Federation.

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18 Aug
Decision on Bannon's future with White House imminent
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White House chief of staff John Kelly's decision regarding Steve Bannon's future with the administration is reportedly imminent.

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18 Aug
Odds slashed on Trump resignation after disastrous week
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Bookmakers Paddy Power has cut its odds on US President Donald Trump to resign to evens after a controversial week for the former reality television star.

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18 Aug
US consumer confidence rises in August, but University of Michigan sceptical
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Better expectations for the economy overall and for personal financial prospects saw US consumer confidence rise in August, the results of a widely-followed survey showed.

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18 Aug
Barcelona terror attack kills 13; Catalan police foil second attack in Cambrils
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A terrorist attack claimed the lives 13 people in Barcelona after a van speed through the busy central street of Las Ramblas on Thursday thoroughfare, with a second attack in the seaside town of Cambrils ending with death of five assailants.

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18 Aug
Euro area current account surplus slips in June
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The euro area's current account surplus shrank in June amid a sharp drop in the primary income balance and a worsening on that for secondary income.

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18 Aug
Euro area construction dips in June
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Construction output in the euro area retreated in June amid sharp declines in Germany and France, the bloc's main engines.

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18 Aug
Iraq looks to 'return to the Arab fold'
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As Iraq is set to hold national elections next year it is said to be working towards an alliance with Saudi Arabia that would aid the nation in its estimated $100bn rebuilding project.

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18 Aug
Commodities: Choppy day for gold as dollar steadies
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Gold futures stabilized on Thursday as the US dollar remained subdued after Wednesday's minutes from the FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) hinted at a delay in any rate hikes in the US.

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18 Aug
Gary Cohn stays on as White House chief economic adviser
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On Thursday, a spokesman for the oval office denied rumours that National Economic Council director, Gary Cohn would be stepping down as a result of the President's controversial comments about the "very fine" people protesting alongside neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend.

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18 Aug
Third Trump council falls after Charlottesville controversy
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Another business council in the White House has been scrapped just days after last week’s Charlottesville violence, following widespread criticism of Donald Trump’s response to the incident.

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18 Aug
Shanta Gold delivers termination notice to Helio Resource
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Shanta Gold, has delivered notice to Helio Resource Corp of its termination of the arrangement agreement dated as of 19 June 2017.

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18 Aug
German factory prices dip in July
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Factory prices in the Eurozone's largest economy slipped by slightly less than was anticipated last month.

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17 Aug
Van attack in Barcelona leaves 13 dead and many more injured
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A van has run over and killed 13 people on the popular Ramblas thoroughfare of Barcelona, Spain, leaving a further 80 injured.

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