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SINGAPORE/ SYDNEY, Nov 6- The euro languished near a two-month low versus the dollar on Tuesday, with its outlook clouded by uncertainty over a Greek parliamentary vote on austerity steps needed for Athens to secure international aid.
MEXICO CITY, Nov 5- International groups tasked with safeguarding the world banking system conceded they would miss a deadline for new rules aimed at limiting risk and boosting transparency in the $648 trillion over-the-counter swaps market.
SINGAPORE, Nov 6- Gold traded steady on Tuesday as investors awaited potential policy spinoffs from the U.S. presidential election, while China's upcoming leadership transition and Greece's strike over a new austerity package also kept sentiment cautious.
GENEVA, Nov 5- China will later this month enter talks to create an Asian free-trade bloc covering 28 percent of world GDP, a reaction to U.S. progress in forming a Trans-Pacific Partnership that excludes China, South Korean Trade Minister Taeho Bark said on Monday.
MEXICO CITY, Nov 5- The world's leading economies gave themselves a bit more wiggle room on Monday to meet targets for cutting budget deficits rather than risk worsening a slowdown in many countries, chief among them the United States. It now looks out of reach for some economies, including the United States, as growth has slowed.
TOKYO, Nov 6- Japan's Nikkei share average is likely to be contained in a narrow range on Tuesday as investors avoid taking big positions ahead of the U.S. election outcome, with a weak yen offering support to exporters.
PARIS, Nov 6- President Francois Hollande will unveil measures on Tuesday to revive France's struggling industrial sector and make its exporters more competitive, although critics say that the package falls short of much-needed shock therapy.
Anger, resignation on streets of Athens. The walkout, called by Greece's two biggest labour organisations, is the third major strike in two months against a package of spending cuts and reforms that Prime Minister Antonis Samaras's government is trying to push through parliament to unlock aid.
MEXICO CITY, Nov 5- The world's leading economies gave themselves a bit more wiggle room on Monday to meet targets for cutting budget deficits rather than risk worsening a slowdown in many countries, chief among them the United States.
MEXICO CITY/ LONDON, Nov 5- International watchdogs, working to tighten-up global regulation after the financial crisis, are moving ahead with plans to extend their reach to ``shadow banks'' such as money-market funds that handle trillions of dollars in short-term investments.
*Greece funding, China leadership adds to uncertainty. NEW YORK, Nov 5- Oil rebounded on Monday from the previous session's sharp loss while metals and crop prices mostly fell as financial markets treaded warily ahead of the U.S. presidential election and amid recovery work on the destruction left by Hurricane Sandy.
NEW YORK, Nov 5- The euro fell to a near two-month low against the U.S. dollar on Monday on uncertainty over a Greek vote on reforms needed to secure international aid and as investors awaited the U.S. elections on Tuesday. Mostly I think the fear is something is going to go wrong with the Greek austerity vote,'' said Steven Englander, head of G10 strategy at Citi.
NEW YORK, Nov 5- World stocks fell and the dollar edged up on Monday as investors played it safe before Americans choose their president and Greece headed into two key votes to secure further rescue funds.
The two top interlocutors are the International Monetary Fund in Washington and the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, far outstripping the politicians officially in charge of running the 17- nation single currency area.
Democratic President Barack Obama and his challenger, Republican Mitt Romney, dashed through a handful of swing states, stumping for votes on the last day of the race for the White House.
DETROIT, Nov 5- General Motors Co secured an $11 billion revolving credit facility, more than doubling its financial cushion and further strengthening the balance sheet of the largest U.S. automaker. Thirty-five banks from 14 countries, led by JPMorgan Chase& Co and Citigroup Inc, participated in the deal.
ISTANBUL, Nov 5- Turkey regained its investment grade credit rating on Monday after an 18 year gap, endorsing an economic transformation achieved in the past decade under Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan.
LONDON, Nov 5- Copper hit two-month lows on Monday as the U.S. presidential election, a leadership transition in China and two central bank meetings this week kept risk-prone investors on the sidelines of financial markets.
NEW YORK, Nov 5- Oil prices rose on Monday in very choppy trading as investors remained cautious ahead of the U.S. presidential election and with the recovery from Hurricane Sandy under way in the affected East Coast region.
NEW YORK, Nov 5- The euro fell to a near two-month low against the U.S. dollar on Monday on uncertainty over a Greek vote on reforms needed to secure international aid and as investors awaited the U.S. elections on Tuesday.