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  • *L'Oreal Q3 sales up 4.6 pct. *L'Oreal CEO sees market unchanged in 2013 vs 2012. PARIS, Nov 6- L'Oreal's sales trends continued to worsen by the end of September for the third quarter running, particularly for its luxury and professional products, the world's biggest cosmetics group said on Tuesday.

  • In China, Spending on Industrial Projects Stirs Growing Resistance

    Local leaders were all smiles this summer at a groundbreaking ceremony for a vast copper smelting project that seemed like the answer to the chronic unemployment that has plagued this city in northern Sichuan ever since a devastating earthquake in 2008. The NYT reports.

  • WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney battled down to the wire on Tuesday, mounting a last-minute Election Day drive to get their supporters to the polls in a handful of states that will decide the winner in a neck-and-neck race for the White House.

  • *China spot copper demand still sluggish. LONDON, Nov 6- Copper rose slightly on Tuesday, recovering from a two-month low hit the previous session, as the lower price triggered new buying, but gains were capped by uncertainty ahead of the presidential election in the United States.

  • *Q3 revenue 18.8 bln euros vs 17.7 bln forecast. FRANKFURT, Nov 6- BMW, the world's largest premium carmaker, warned it was beginning to feel the pain of a sickly European market, overshadowing strong quarterly results and a forecast for record annual profit.

  • PARIS, Nov 6- Pernod Ricard plans to tap Africa's thirst for whisky, vodka and cognac at a time when China is slowing and bets the continent will become a key growth area for the French spirits group within 10 years.

  • SEOUL, Nov 6- General Motors Co said it would not build its next-generation Chevrolet Cruze small car in South Korea, raising the possibility that it might shift the assembly to Europe to help boost efficiency at its money-losing unit there. Rocha said the new model would be built in five regions, including Europe, the United States and China, according to Choi.

  • FRANKFURT, Nov 5- When the European Parliament turned Yves Mersch down for a top central banking post, it wasn't because he lacked the expertise or experience; they rejected him because he is a man. Mersch, a Luxembourger who is highly regarded by his peers, had been expected to get the job on the European Central Bank's all-male board anyway.

  • As Silver Economy Booms, Retirement Homes Spring Up

    The elderly from Mumbai to Shanghai are adapting to a life on their own fueling a demand for retirement homes.

  • LONDON- The fourth quarter has so far brought no improvement in the fortunes of most of Europe's economies, which now risk shrinking more than previously expected, gloomy data shows. ( EUROPE- ECONOMY/, moved, by Andy Bruce, 640 words).

  • LONDON- The fourth quarter has so far brought no improvement in the fortunes of most of Europe's economies, which now risk shrinking more than previously expected, gloomy data shows. ( EUROPE- ECONOMY/, moved, by Andy Bruce, 640 words).

  • *China spot copper demand still sluggish. Worries about a fiscal cliff in the U.S., an upcoming leadership transition in China and Greece's strike over a new austerity package also kept sentiment in check. Federal Reserve, the promise of bond buying by the European Central Bank and stimulus measures in Japan and China.

  • *France plans to invest some 15 bln euros by 2020.

  • HONG KONG, Nov 6- China is expected to soon resume stockpiling of some base metals, including copper and aluminium, buying them from domestic smelters hurt by weak demand, industry sources said on Tuesday.

  • Chief Executive Norbert Reithofer said conditions were weakening, after the German company posted a 14 percent rise in third-quarter profit on Tuesday that beat analysts' forecasts.

  • *China spot copper demand still sluggish. Worries about a fiscal cliff in the U.S., an upcoming leadership transition in China and Greece's strike over a new austerity package also kept sentiment in check.

  • SHANGHAI, Nov 6- The yuan closed two points weaker on Tuesday thanks to a last minute bout of dollar buying, but otherwise hugged the strong side of its trading band over the course of the day. The People's Bank of China set its midpoint at 6.3078 p er dollar on Tuesday morning, slightly firmer than Monday's fix, despite a strengthening trend in the dollar index.

  • Despite employment uncertainty, a slight increase in willingness to spend was recorded in the survey of 3,500 Chinese consumers by global information firm, Nielsen, as inflation pressure eased, income growth expanded in double digits and government rebate programmes supported spending.

  • YOKOHAMA, Japan, Nov 6- Counting the cost of anti-Japanese protests in a territorial dispute with China, Nissan Motor Co cut its full-year net profit forecast by a fifth to $3.99 billion, and said it had lost share in its biggest market.

  • *HSBC slides after saying U.S. fine may exceed $1.5 bln. HONG KONG, Nov 6- Hong Kong shares slipped further from 2012 highs as investors took profits in some recent outperformers, with turnover subdued ahead of the U.S. presidential election later on Tuesday.