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  • LONDON, Nov 5- World stocks fell and the dollar firmed on Monday as low-risk assets gained at the start of a week in which the United States elects a new president and Greece must navigate a fraught parliamentary vote to secure fresh rescue funds.

  • LONDON, Nov 5- The euro fell to a near two-month low against a broadly firmer dollar on Monday on uncertainty over a Greek vote on austerity and before this week's U.S. presidential election. The euro fell 0.4 percent to $1.2778, breaking below a reported options barrier at $1.2800 and stop loss sell orders at $1.2780 to mark its lowest since Sept. 11.

  • UPDATE 5-Oil prices ease ahead of EIA data Thursday, 1 Nov 2012 | 2:59 PM ET

    LONDON, Nov 1- Brent crude oil futures fell to around $108.40 a barrel on Thursday as investors assessed the aftermath of super storm Sandy.

  • UPDATE 4-Oil falls on weaker demand after Sandy Thursday, 1 Nov 2012 | 1:10 PM ET

    LONDON, Nov 1- Brent crude oil futures fell to $108 a barrel on Thursday as investors continued to analyse the aftermath of super storm Sandy.

  • LONDON, Nov 1- European shares rose on Thursday, bolstered by relatively robust earnings reports despite economic weakness, while the euro was flat as uncertainty over how the euro zone will handle crises in Spain and Greece dragged on.

  • *Super storm Sandy seen impacting fuel demand on US East Coast. LONDON, Nov 1- European oil futures fell on Thursday as investors continued to analyse the aftermath of super storm Sandy, while U.S. futures gained as U.S. markets geared back up after the severe battering to the east coast delivered by Sandy.

  • WRAPUP 1-France, Britain set stage for EU budget wrangling Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 10:44 PM ET

    *France objects to proposed farm subsidy cuts. BRUSSELS/ LONDON, Nov 1- British Prime Minister David Cameron came under pressure to act tough on the European Union budget and France threatened to use its veto, signalling a divisive start to bargaining over the 1 trillion euro long-term spending plan.

  • *France objects to proposed farm subsidy cuts. BRUSSELS/ LONDON, Oct 31- British Prime Minister David Cameron came under pressure to act tough on the European Union budget and France threatened to use its veto, signalling a divisive start to bargaining over the 1 trillion euro long-term spending plan.

  • WRAPUP 1-Veto threats fly in EU budget fight Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 5:32 PM ET

    *France objects to proposed farm subsidy cuts. BRUSSELS, Oct 31- France joined a growing list of European Union governments threatening to veto the bloc's next long-term budget, turning up the heat at the start of divisive bargaining over a 1 trillion euro spending plan.

  • How the Swiss Will Boost the Euro Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 2:43 PM ET

    The Swiss National Bank has trimmed its big euro position, taking downward pressure off the currency.

  • LONDON, Oct 31- World shares and the euro edged up on Wednesday as investors braced for a storm-hit Wall Street to reopen after its two-day closure and looked ahead to economic data later in the week. Equity futures are higher, so people are expecting a positive opening,'' said Arne Lohmann Rasmussen, head of currency research at Danske Bank in Copenhagen.

  • LONDON, Oct 31- European shares and the euro rose on Wednesday as investors looked ahead to key economic data and waited for Wall Street to re-open after a two-day closure.

  • FOREX-Euro firms, boosted by equity gains, German data Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 9:45 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 31- The euro rose on Wednesday, lifted as equity market gains helped perceived riskier currencies, and with direction likely to be determined by how Wall Street reopens after storm disruption. A sustained rise above $1.30 could see it target the Oct. 25 high of $1.3023 and then the mid-October peak of $1.3140.

  • HERZLIYA, Israel, Oct 30- Lockheed Martin Corp said on Tuesday that it was making progress on resolving technical issues facing the cutting-edge helmet being developed for use by F-35 fighter pilots, and it cited positive initial reports from night flight tests of the system.

  • French bosses urge 30 bln euro cut in payroll tax Sunday, 28 Oct 2012 | 3:51 PM ET

    PARIS, Oct 28- Executives from nearly 100 of France's biggest companies called on the Socialist government on Sunday to cut payroll taxes by 30 billion euros over two years to regain waning competitiveness.

  • Sovereign wealth funds, pension funds turn bankers Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 11:54 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 25- Yield-hungry pension funds and sovereign wealth funds are stepping in where crisis-hit, regulation-laden banks are pulling back: lending to cash-starved businesses.

  • News Summary: Marlboro maker Altria 3Q profit down Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 9:46 AM ET

    THE RESULTS: Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc.' s third-quarter net income fell 44 percent to of $657 million on charges for a loss on early extinguishment of debt. Revenue, excluding excise taxes, rose about 3 percent to $4.46 billion. OTHER TOBACCO: Volumes of its smokeless tobacco brands such as Copenhagen and Skoal rose nearly 6 percent.

  • FOREX-Euro dragged down by weakening German data Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 11:57 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 24- The euro fell to a one-week low against the dollar on Wednesday after worse-than-expected German business activity and sentiment data fuelled concerns of weakness in the euro zone's largest economy.

  • *More countries follow lead set by Britain and Italy. LONDON, Oct 24- Fifty percent off the first three months of cancer medicine. ``Special offers'' on prescription medicines are all the rage in state-backed healthcare systems across Europe as governments struggle to balance the books.

  • EU: Spain, Italy putting EU emissions cuts at risk Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 7:28 AM ET

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark-- Debt-ridden Spain and Italy could hinder the European Union from achieving its goal of cutting greenhouse emissions under an international climate pact, the EU's environmental agency said Wednesday.