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LONDON, Dec 5- European shares looked to be stabilising after three days of sustained selling on Thursday, as focus turned to the European Central Bank's monthly meeting for any sign it is readying further support measures.
*Exports, US freeze lift Paris wheat to near 7- month high. CHICAGO, Dec 4- U.S. soybean futures were higher on Wednesday, reversing two days of declines, on technical buying despite prospects for a huge soy harvest in South America. Chicago Board of Trade January soybeans were up 9-3/ 4 cents per bushel at $13.29-1/ 2, while December wheat was down 6-1/ 2 at $6.47-1/ 4.
*Only Germany, Austria have funds set aside for recapitalisation. BRUSSELS, Dec 4- Euro zone governments have set aside almost no money to make good on their promise to recapitalise ailing banks after a health check next year.
PARIS, Dec 4- Online video company Netflix met with the French president's staff on Tuesday to discuss a possible launch of its streaming service in Europe's third-largest market, in what would be a blow to traditional television companies.
PARIS, Dec 4- The rush to Paris's Charles-de-Gaulle airport for flights to China began on Friday, Oct. 11. "There's a big exodus to China right now," a bemused trade unionist at the Paris- based company told Reuters that weekend. It has survived two world wars and become an emblem of France.
SHANGHAI/ HONG KONG, Dec 4- China plans to roll out financial sector reforms in the Shanghai special economic zone in the next three months and most will be implemented in a year, suggesting authorities are accelerating the pace of dismantling capital account controls.
NEW YORK, Dec 3- Fear that the Federal Reserve will scale back its stimulus as the U.S. economy recovers hit world stock markets on Tuesday, with European equities falling the most since August, while safe havens such as the yen and Treasuries rose. said Gordon Charlop, managing director at Rosenblatt Securities in New York.
NEW YORK, Dec 3- Fear that the Federal Reserve will scale back its stimulus as the U.S. economy recovers hit world stock markets for a second straight day on Tuesday, with European equities falling the most since August, while Treasury prices rose modestly. said Gordon Charlop, managing director at Rosenblatt Securities in New York.
NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 3- Fear that the U.S. Federal Reserve will scale back its stimulus as the economy recovers drove world stock markets down for a second straight day on Tuesday, with Europe taking its worst hit since August, while Treasury prices rose modestly. said Gordon Charlop, managing director at Rosenblatt Securities in New York.
*Wheat edges higher on fresh demand for major buyers. LONDON, Dec 3- Wheat futures edged higher on Tuesday, boosted by fresh demand from major buyers Egypt and Algeria, but gains were capped by improving production prospects in Australia.
*Peugeot, Renault officials attending Iran conference. *Foreign firms hope to revive Iran production. PARIS/ DUBAI, Nov 28- Peugeot and Renault are among Western firms sending executives to an automotive conference that opens in Iran on Saturday- firing the starting gun on a more overt race for post-sanctions business.
The U.K. city of Birmingham is the fastest growing destination for Brits over the Christmas and New Year period, according to travel website Expedia.
LONDON, Nov 29- The 30- year bond boom looks to be over but fears of a dramatic sell-off next year may be overstated. Assuming it stops the whole programme by September, bond buying by the G4 central banks would be cut by some $500 billion to $1.08 trillion in 2014, according to JP Morgan.
*Gold heads for big monthly fall. The Nikkei in Tokyo notched up its best November since 2005 despite some late profit taking in Asia, as the yen, at a five-year against the euro and a six-month low versus the dollar, boosted hopes for its big exporting firms.
*Renault sees Russian market growing next year. BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT, France, Nov 28- R enault- Nissan will build a second engine with Russian partner AvtoVAZ and aims to overcome a decline in Lada sales in a market set to overtake Germany within two years, Renault's regional boss said on Thursday.
*Pessimistic France falls behind Germany, Spain and Italy. BRUSSELS, Nov 28- Most Europeans felt more optimistic about a recovery in the euro zone in November, but pessimism in France underlined the sluggish performance of the bloc's second-largest economy.
*Dubai, Ekaterinburg, Izmir and Sao Paulo in the running. PARIS, Nov 27- Brazil, Russia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates will learn on Wednesday whether their candidate cities will host the 2020 World Expo, with much at stake in terms of investment, tourism and national pride.
MADRID/ PARIS, Nov 27- One year ago, when Spain's Mariano Rajoy travelled to Paris to meet France's Francois Hollande for their annual bilateral summit, only one question was on the agenda: if and when Spain would seek a European bailout for its crippled public finances.
FRANKFURT, Nov 27- The woman set to police Europe's banks has spent much of her 40- year career rising through the ranks of French financial supervision, once a bastion of male domination.
WASHINGTON _ Commerce Department releases durable goods for October, 8:30 a.m. Eastern. WASHINGTON _ Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.. WASHINGTON _ Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m..