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- Gold prices slipped lower on Wednesday, but held above the psychologically important $1,200 level , as investors awaited the conclusion of the Federal Reserve meeting later in the day, when it was widely expected to deliver its third rate hike this year. December gold futures were down $2.20 or 0.19% to $1,203.90 by 07.15 AM ET (11.15 GMT) on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange.
- West Texas Intermediate oil remained lower in North American trade on Wednesday, as data showed that oil supplies in the U.S. fell more than expected. Crude oil for November delivery on the New York Mercantile Exchange were mostly unchanged, falling 0.62% to trade at $71.81 a barrel by 10:32 AM ET (14:32 GMT) compared to $71.72 prior.
- China’s soybean processors are snapping up record volumes of Brazilian cargoes for shipment in the fourth quarter, curbing purchases of U.S. crops in North America’s peak marketing season as the trade war between Washington and Beijing intensifies. That shift away from U.S. beans by China, which takes more than 60 percent of the commodity traded worldwide, will pile further pressure on benchmark Chicago Board of Trade prices after they plumbed 10-year lows last week
- Ireland’s Sharon Donnery and Italy’s Andrea Enria are both likely to be shortlisted by the European Central Bank to head its bank supervision arm from next year, two sources familiar with the process said on Wednesday. The ECB’s Governing Council was to decide on the shortlist later in the day, then consult a European Parliament committee before narrowing down the list to a single candidate later this autumn.
- Europe’s banking watchdog has backed a recommendation by the Maltese financial regulator to withdraw Pilatus Bank’s banking license following the indictment of its chairman for money laundering. EBA’s move puts pressure on the European Central Bank which is expected to make a decision on whether to withdraw Pilatus’s license as early as this week. A spokesman for the ECB declined to comment.
- China will cut import tariffs on goods including machinery, paper, textiles and construction materials from Nov. 1, in a move that would lower costs for consumers and companies as a trade war with the U.S. deepens. The decision will lower tariffs for 1,585 products, state radio reported, citing a meeting of the State Council. The combination of these and other tariff cuts this year will lower the tax burden on consumers and companies by about 60 billion yuan ($8.7 billion), the radio reported.
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