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ANALYSIS-As mining investors push caution, Glencore differs from rivals

TORONTO/ MELBOURNE, Feb 16- As shareholders push the world's cash-rich miners to maintain lush dividends and make the most of existing assets, Glencore is taking a slightly different tactic that positions it for shrewd acquisitions. They're trying to find businesses with the highest margin and get into sectors where they will have a competitive advantage, "...

Source: Reuters

METALS--Copper hits highest in 10 days on growth outlook, weaker dollar

MELBOURNE, Feb 15- London copper prices on Thursday rose for a fourth session to their highest in 10 days, supported by a decline in the dollar and robust prospects for global growth. *LONDON COPPER: In light trading, London Metal Exchange copper had climbed 0.2 percent to $7,180.50 a tonne by 0647 GMT. *SHANGHAI COPPER: The Shanghai Futures Exchange was closed for the...

Source: Reuters

UPDATE 1-Asia's soaring gas demand opens window for new LNG projects

NUSA DUA, Indonesia/ SINGAPORE, Feb 14- Soaring gas demand from China, India and Southeast Asia is sucking up an LNG supply glut previously expected to last for years, opening opportunity for new production from East Africa to North America that had been deemed part of the overhang. Growth accelerated in 2017, with imports up by a fifth, largely due to China, but also...

Source: Reuters

ANALYSIS-Asia's soaring gas demand opens window for new LNG projects

NUSA DUA, Indonesia/ SINGAPORE, Feb 14- Soaring gas demand from China, India and Southeast Asia is sucking up an LNG supply glut previously expected to last for years, opening opportunity for new production from East Africa to North America that had been deemed part of the overhang. Growth accelerated in 2017, with imports up by a fifth, largely due to China, but also...

Source: Reuters

Cheniere taps China's booming natural gas market, signing first-ever US long-term LNG contract

Cheniere Energy has signed the first-ever long-term deal between an American natural gas exporter and China National Petroleum Corporation.

Source: CNBC.com

LL Bean dropping its unlimited returns policy

L.L. Bean is imposing a one-year limit on most returns to reduce growing abuse and fraud.

Source: The Associated Press

Citing fraud, LL Bean imposes limits on its return policy

FREEPORT, Maine— L.L. Bean's generous return policy is going to be a little less forgiving: The company, which has touted its 100 percent satisfaction guarantee for more than a century, is imposing a one-year limit on most returns to reduce growing abuse and fraud. "The numbers are staggering," CEO Steve Smith told The Associated Press. L.L. Bean announced Friday that...

Source: The Associated Press

Your first trade for Wednesday, February 7

The "Fast Money" traders share their first moves for the market open.

Source: CNBC.com

METALS-London metals recover as stock markets rally; options expiry looms

BEIJING, Feb 7- London base metals on Wednesday recovered some of the ground lost in the previous session as global equities bounced back after days of sharp falls, although Shanghai metals fell across the board. Analysts said metal prices were holding up well given the recent share market volatility, with London copper holding above the $7,000 a tonne mark that...

Source: Reuters

UPDATE 1-METALS-London metals recover as stock markets bounce back

BEIJING, Feb 7- London base metals on Wednesday recovered some of the ground lost in the previous session as global equities bounced back after days of sharp falls and investors focused on fundamentals. *SHFE COPPER: The most-traded March copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange was down 0.3 percent at 52,960 yuan a tonne by the mid-session interval.

Source: Reuters