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  • A top holding in the $710 million Ivy Emerging Markets Equity Fund, the best performing diversified emerging market fund over the last five years, is Las Vegas Sands Corp, the U.S.-based casino operator that generates most of its revenue in Macao.

  • SINGAPORE, July 10- Gold edged higher for a second straight session on Thursday, helped by a weaker dollar and as minutes of the Federal Reserve's recent policy meet gave no indication of an early hike in U.S. interest rates.

  • Barclays launches Women in Leadership Index and ETNs Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 8:07 PM ET

    The new index will be composed of companies with a female chief executive officer or women making up at least one-fourth of the board of directors, Barclays said on Wednesday in a statement. In connection with the launch, Barclays executives will ring the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to July 23 Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    CAMBRIDGE, United States- Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer speaks on "Financial Sector Reform" before a Martin Feldstein Lecture event hosted by the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge- 2030 GMT.

  • SYDNEY, July 10- The dollar started at one-week lows against a basket of major currencies on Thursday, coming under some pressure after minutes of the Federal Reserve's June meeting gave no clear indication on when interest rates will rise.

  • More 'headline-grabbing' corporate deals expected Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 7:02 PM ET

    LONDON— More "headline-grabbing" acquisitions are likely over the coming year as businesses take advantage of a period of improving economic growth and cheap financing.

  • Slim's Mexico telecoms sale opens doors to competitors Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 5:11 PM ET

    MEXICO CITY, July 9- Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim's plan to divest a chunk of his most valuable asset, phone company America Movil, could open Mexico's telecoms market as never before to rivals.

  • BRUSSELS, July 9- The chief executive of Bell Helicopter said on Wednesday he was confident that the company's concept for the U.S. Army's next-generation helicopter would be selected for flight testing in an eagerly awaited decision expected within the next month.

  • LONDON, July 9- The London Metal Exchange and technology firm Autilla teamed up on Wednesday to launch a last-minute bid to run the new global silver price benchmark in the closely fought contest to replace the 117- year old London "fix."

  • *Libya restarts 340,000 bpd El Sharara oilfield. NEW YORK, July 9- Oil prices fell on Wednesday, with U.S. crude down more than $1 a barrel on faltering demand for gasoline, and Brent down too as a Libyan oilfield resumed output.

  • Oil on 2-week slide even with Mideast turmoil Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 3:50 PM ET

    In the Middle East, the insurgency in Iraq is far from resolved, but hasn't halted oil exports. Tensions between Israel and Hamas have escalated in the past week, but aren't threatening any major oil production. "We in the U.S are sitting on a ton of crude oil," says energy analyst Stephen Schork of the Schork Group.

  • Libya's oil industry remains vulnerable to protests Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 3:46 PM ET

    TRIPOLI, July 9- Libya's oil industry hopes life will return to normal now that a wave of protests has ebbed, but it will take months to ramp up production and more unrest is in prospect as political chaos spreads in the North African country.

  • CHICAGO, July 9- Foster Farms and its London insurers are facing off over the definition of "product recall" as the poultry producer seeks payment of $14.2 million in claims arising from a government-mandated shutdown of one of its plants, court documents show.

  • NEW YORK, July 9- The U.S. dollar weakened against the euro and the yen on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve's June meeting minutes kept a dovish tone in a statement that was devoid of any large surprises. "A lot of what was said in the FOMC minutes we already knew, and we knew quite well," said John Kicklighter, senior currency strategist at DailyFX in New York.

  • NEW YORK, July 9- Wall Street stocks rose on Wednesday, lifting a global equities gauge as the Federal Reserve detailed its plan to allow a strengthening economy to fend for itself, while Brent fell as Libyan oil pumps came back online.

  • *Alcoa's beat boosts Wall Street stocks. Alcoa Inc reported results after Wall Street closed Tuesday, beating analysts' expectations and lifting the aluminum maker's stock more than 3 percent.

  • As silver fix decision nears, LME ties up with Autilla Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 12:04 PM ET

    LONDON, July 9- The London Metal Exchange and technology firm Autilla joined forces on Wednesday to propose an electronic system for setting the global silver price benchmark as the deadline neared for replacing London's century-old silver fix.

  • LONDON, July 9- The export of hidden Chinese tin stocks is likely to be behind a puzzling rise in London Metal Exchange inventories that has frustrated investors who expected to see shortages this year.

  • ECB: Britain leaving EU would be 'enormous shock' Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 11:04 AM ET

    ATHENS, Greece— A top European Central Bank official says Britain leaving the European Union would be an "enormous shock" whose consequences would be difficult to manage. Britain is home to the EU's biggest financial hub, the City of London, but it's not part of the bloc's joint euro currency.

  • *Alcoa's beat boosts Wall Street stocks. Alcoa Inc reported results after Wall Street closed Tuesday, beating analysts' expectations and lifting the aluminum maker's stock more than 3 percent.