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  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Nov 6 Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    FRANKFURT- Deutsche Bundesbank Board Member Andreas Dombret to give press conference at the Bundesbank in Frankfurt- 1200 GMT. FRANKFURT- ECB Vice-president Vitor Constancio and Supervisory Board Chair Daniele Nouy to hold a press conference on the results of the Comprehensive Assessment- 1030 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England Deputy Governor Minouche Shafik...

  • *Shanghai zinc climbs on physical shortfall in China. LONDON, Oct 24- Copper traded flat on Friday, pressured by a fifth straight month of decline in Chinese house prices, with a rise in the euro against the dollar capping falls in the metal. "Anything on a short-term basis that indicates softness in the Chinese property sector is going to be a concern, but I wouldn't...

  • *Shanghai zinc climbs on physical shortfall in China. LONDON, Oct 24- Copper, aluminum and other base metals lost ground on Friday after Chinese house prices fell for a fifth straight month, highlighting concerns about economic growth in the world's biggest metals consumer. "Anything that on a short-term basis that indicates softness in the Chinese property...

  • *All eyes on OPEC meeting on Nov. 27. SINGAPORE, Oct 24- Brent reversed sharp overnight gains and fell towards $86 a barrel on Friday as investors' risk appetite took a hit from news that a doctor in New York City tested positive for Ebola. This could curb travel and that's how it could feed through to the oil markets, "said Ben Le Brun, market analyst at OptionsXpress in...

  • *All eyes on OPEC meeting on Nov. 27. SINGAPORE, Oct 24- Brent reversed sharp overnight gains and fell towards $86 a barrel on Friday as investors' risk appetite took a hit from news that a doctor in New York City tested positive for Ebola. This could curb travel and that's how it could feed through to the oil markets, "said Ben Le Brun, market analyst at OptionsXpress in...

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Nov 5 Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    MILAN, Italy- ECB Executive Board member Peter Praet speaks at the International Banking Conference "Structural changes in the banking sector" organized by Bocconi University- 0820 GMT. FRANKFURT- Deutsche Bundesbank Board Member Andreas Dombret to give press conference at the Bundesbank in Frankfurt- 1200 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England Deputy Governor...

  • *China's manufacturing sector shows uptick in October. LONDON, Oct 23- Copper climbed on Thursday after data showed the euro zone business sector had performed better than expected while manufacturing grew slightly faster in top metals consumer China. A stronger number in China, is mostly good news, "said Naeem Aslam, chief market analyst at Ava Trade.

  • METALS-Copper gains on Chinese manufacturing data Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 6:08 AM ET

    *China's manufacturing sector shows uptick in October. LONDON, Oct 23- Copper rose on Thursday on data showing a slight pickup in the growth in top consumer China's manufacturing sector. A stronger number in China, is mostly good news, "said Naeem Aslam, chief market analyst at Ava Trade.

  • SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, Oct 23- The euro eased on Thursday with the focus turning to a gauge of euro zone business activity due later in the day, while the kiwi slid after a surprisingly weak reading on inflation in New Zealand. The U.S. dollar managed to stay above water, though a largely muted reaction was seen in currency markets to a survey showing China's factory sector...

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Nov 4 Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    Treasury Under Secretary David Cohen speaks on "Disrupting ISIL's Money Trail" before the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington- 1400 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England Deputy Governor Ben Broadbent gives a speech on monetary policy outlook to Society of Business Economists- 0805 GMT. OTTAWA- Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz and Senior...

  • Oct 22- Drugmakers Abbott Laboratories and Mylan Inc on Wednesday declined to explain in detail why they changed the terms of a $5.3 billion deal in which Mylan will buy part of Abbott's overseas generics business and reincorporate for tax purposes in the Netherlands. Windau said many investors had feared the new Treasury rules might derail the deal, and they...

  • Oct 22- Abbott Laboratories and Mylan Inc said on Wednesday they would go ahead with their $5.3 billion deal in which Mylan will buy part of Abbott's overseas generics business and set up headquarters in the Netherlands, but they tweaked the terms of the transaction. Treasury on Sept. 22 made changes to the corporate tax rules that govern such "inversion" merger...

  • As virus spreads, insurers exclude Ebola from new policies Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 12:31 PM ET

    As a result, new policies and renewals will become costlier for companies opting to insure business travel to West Africa or to cover the risk of losses from quarantine shutdowns at home, industry officials told Reuters. "What underwriters are doing at the moment is they're generally providing quotes either excluding or including Ebola- and it's much more...

  • METALS-Copper pressured by strong dollar, growing supplies Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 12:23 PM ET

    *China copper output up 4.9 pct in Sept, new record. *LME week industry gathering continues in London. LONDON, Oct 22- Copper prices edged lower on Wednesday, pressured by a rise in the dollar against the euro and concerns about growing supplies in the market, though prospects of fresh monetary policy measures in Europe and China limited falls.

  • METALS-Copper up on hopes for China, EU policy measures Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 7:24 AM ET

    *China copper output up 4.9 pct in Sept, new record. LONDON, Oct 22- Copper edged up on Wednesday, extending the prior session's biggest one-day advance in two months, on prospects of fresh monetary policy measures in Europe and China, though signs of growing supplies limited gains. This, coupled with prospects of further policy fine-tuning in China-- the world's...

  • B/E Aerospace tops 3Q net income expectations Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 5:03 AM ET

    WELLINGTON, Fla. _ B/E Aerospace Inc. on Wednesday reported net income of $102.2 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.15 per share. B/E Aerospace expects full-year earnings to be $4.45 per share.

  • UPDATE 1-Brent holds above $86 as buyers slowly return Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 1:42 AM ET

    *No immediate oil glut- Standard Chartered Bank. SINGAPORE, Oct 22- Brent crude futures steadied above $86 a barrel on Wednesday, clinging to gains from the previous session as buyers gradually returned to a market hammered to four-year lows by abundant supply. Brent crude for December delivery was up 17 cents at $86.39 at 0525 GMT, pulling further away from last...

  • DIARY -Top Economic Events to Nov 3 Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board holds open meeting to discuss a final rulemaking requiring sponsors of securitization transactions to retain risk in those transactions- 1930 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England publishes minutes of latest Monetary Policy Committee meeting. OTTAWA- Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz and Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 21- The United States has floated excluding tobacco products from a key section of a 12- nation Pacific trade deal and signaled it may present a formal proposal to trading partners at talks in Australia, sources briefed on the negotiations said. Marlboro maker Philip Morris International is challenging Australia's plain packaging laws, which...

  • *DDC to expand into Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan and Somalia. Djibouti Data Center, set up by a group of local and international investors 18 months ago, is the first data centre and Internet exchange in east Africa connected to eight fibre optic cables that are part of the main Internet route from Europe to Asia. The Internet route travels through the Mediterranean,...