COMMODITIES
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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17 Aug
Herencia Resources finishes review of core copper mineral prospects
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Herencia Resources said a new comprehensive geological review of the company's core copper mineral prospects pointed to greater potential for those assets.

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17 Aug
VAT halted on mining imports to Congo
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After reinstating a value-added tax (VAT) on imports by mining companies in mid-2016, The Democratic Republic of Congo has again suspended the duty.

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17 Aug
US industrial production jumps ahead in July
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US industrial production continued expanding in July as increased energy and utilities output offset a decline in manufacturing.

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17 Aug
August Philly Fed index points to stronger activity
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Activity in the US mid-Atlantic factory sector gained momentum, according to the results of one of the most widely-watched surveys.

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17 Aug
Commodities: Latest FOMC minutes reignite buying in gold
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Wednesday saw a weaker dollar on the back of the latest release from the FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee), after members dampened any rate hike expectations for this year, as "many" rate-setters see sub 2% inflation persisting longer than expected.

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