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EMERGING MARKETS-Mexico peso jumps on oil, Brazil stocks edge up

Mexico's peso surged on Friday, gaining the most in six weeks as it tracked a rally in oil prices, while stocks in Brazil edged back from a steep selloff. In currency markets, the peso climbed 1.5 percent to a nearly three-week high. That was its biggest one-day gain since May 10. The peso firmed for the third session in a row as it clawed back ground from a 1-1/2-year low it hit last week. Oil prices rose s

UPDATE 1-Speculators turn net long dollars for 1st time since July 2017-CFTC, Reuters

Speculators turned bullish on the dollar for the first time since July last year, according to calculations by Reuters and U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission data released on Friday, as sentiment improved after the Federal Reserve forecast two more interest rate hikes this year. The value of the net long dollar position was $8.64 billion in the week ended June 19, shifting from a

GRAPHIC-Take Five: World markets themes for the week ahead

Following are five big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week and the Reuters stories related to them. 1/Trade winds in China As the trade war rhetoric starts to turn into action, China's markets are on the defensive. The yuan has fallen to its lowest against the dollar since early 2018, stocks just had their biggest weekly decline in five months, and cash rates are rising, with the 14-day repo rate hitting a two-month high as f


Pompeo warns Iran on nuclear arms; hopes military force will never be needed

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday warned Iran not to pursue nuclear weapons, saying it would face the "wrath of the entire world" if it did so, but added that he hoped it would never be necessary for the United States to take military action against the country.