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Oil Prices Hold Above $50 Per Barrel Pre-Bell

West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures for delivery in December were 0.1% lower at $50.48 per barrel during Tuesday’s pre-market trading session while Brent oil futures for delivery in the same month were 0.4% lower at $51.28 per barrel. The pre-bell price declines come as the greenback is fractionallyRead More

MidEast Shares Mixed, Egypt Drops Amid Dollar Shortage Worries

Middle East stocks were mixed, with Egypt dropping again amid a chronic dollar shortage. In company news, Alujain said it would distribute a dividend of 0.5 riyal per share for 2016 – its first dividend since 1998. Jarir Marketing’s Chairman Muhammad Alagil told Reuters the retail sector’s slump might beRead More

Bonds Mixed, Long End Leading Higher in Light Trade – 10-Year 1.735%

U.S. Treasuries remained mixed Friday with the long bond leading a low-key push higher. Traders were looking to supply in the week ahead and the Nov. 8 elections, both of which may keep trade tethered to comparatively tight ranges while the week’s economic releases may also have a muted impact.Read More

Wal-Mart Stores, JD.com Launch Three New Services Geared to Ease E-Commerce for Chinese Customers

Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) and JD.com (JD) launched three new ways for consumers to shop through the two companies, the companies said Thursday. The efforts, geared toward Chinese customers, come as a part of an alliance agreed upon in June by the two companies, and will launch in the coming daysRead More

Empire State Manufacturing Hit Five-Month Low

The Empire State headline drop to a five-month low of -6.8 from -2.0 in September and -4.2 in August still allowed a slight rise in the Institute for Supply Management ISM-adjusted Empire State after an outsize September hit. That gauge rose to 46.3 from an eight-month low of 45.1 inRead More

Syngenta ADRs Edge Lower as Suitor ChemChina Said in Merger Talks With Sinochem Group

Syngenta AG (SYT) American depository shares were lower over 1% in recent pre-market trade as Reuters cited unnamed people with knowledge of the matter as saying that China National Chemicals Corp, which is seeking to take over the Swiss crop protection and seeds company, is in talks to merge withRead More