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China November soybean imports plunge 38 percent year-on-year on tariff war

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BEIJING China imported 5.38 million tonnes of soybeans in November, down 38 percent from a year ago and the lowest monthly number in two years, customs data showed on Saturday, after buyers avoided U.S. soybeans amid a tariff war with the United States.

France braces for trouble, Macron to address 'yellow vest' anger

PARIS France hunkered down for another wave of potentially violent protests on Saturday as embattled President Emmanuel Macron planned to address the nation next week over public fury at the high cost of living, senior allies said. | Video

World, France Dec 07 2018

Take Five: UK May-day and U.S. curveballs: 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.

Dec 07 2018

UPDATE 3-France braces for trouble, Macron to address "yellow vest" anger

* Graphic on hit to French companies: https://tmsnrt.rs/2RDxLXu (Adds interior minister, yellow vest spokesman, opposition criticism, retail losses, graphic)

GLOBAL MARKETS-World stocks attempt rebound after selloff

LONDON, Dec 7 World stocks attempted a rebound on Friday with Asian and European markets gaining modestly after the previous day's selloff, while oil prices fell as producers bickered over the details of an output cut.

China Nov FX reserves unexpectedly rise to $3.062 trln

BEIJING, Dec 7 China's foreign exchange reserves unexpectedly rose in November as the Chinese currency posted a rare monthly gain amid hopes for a thaw in Sino-U.S. trade tensions.

White House, Trudeau seek to distance themselves from Huawei move

WASHINGTON/OTTAWA President Donald Trump did not know about plans to arrest a top executive at Chinese telecoms giant Huawei in Canada, two U.S. officials said on Thursday, in an apparent attempt to stop the incident from impeding crucial trade talks with Beijing.

Breakingviews-Trade truce gives China room to loosen up

HONG KONG (Reuters Breakingviews) - A trade truce gives China room to loosen up. Beijing has left its benchmark interest rate untouched since 2015. But officials at the People’s Bank of China, eager to foster growth, have other monetary policy levers they can pull, like interbank rates or the amount lenders must hold in reserve. A period of diplomatic calm gives them the space to do just that.

Dec 06 2018

China yuan to crack 7 per dollar in six months on weak growth outlook

BENGALURU China's yuan will breach the 7 per dollar rate within the next six months, according to about 60 percent of FX strategists polled by Reuters, who also said authorities would continue to exert control over the currency in 2019.

Dec 06 2018

REFILE-WRAPUP 1-White House, Trudeau seek to distance themselves from Huawei move

WASHINGTON/OTTAWA, Dec 6 President Donald Trump did not know about plans to arrest a top executive at Chinese telecoms giant Huawei in Canada, two U.S. officials said on Thursday, in an apparent attempt to stop the incident from impeding crucial trade talks with Beijing.