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  • 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...

  • Wall Street fell as Boeing Co and Biogen Idec tumbled after their results disappointed investors, the two biggest drags on the S&P 500.. The retreat on Wall Street pulled MSCI's gauge of global equity performance lower, but European stocks closed higher, largely driven by earnings. GlaxoSmithKline rose 2.6 percent in London after saying it expects an Ebola...

  • 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.

  • *Exploring IPO of minority stake in ViiV Healthcare. LONDON, Oct 22- GlaxoSmithKline, battered by weak U.S. drug sales and a bribery scandal in China, is looking to float its fast-growing HIV drugs business as part of a recovery plan that includes a fresh round of cost cutting. As a standalone company ViiV Healthcare would be among the top 40 companies in London's...

  • UPDATE 2-Total names refining boss to replace de Margerie Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 11:38 AM ET

    PARIS, Oct 22- French oil company Total has appointed refining boss Patrick Pouyanne as chief executive to succeed Christophe de Margerie who was killed in a plane crash in Moscow this week. The world's fourth largest oil company also named Thierry Desmarest, a former Total CEO, as non-executive chairman. Total's choice of a man from the downstream business...

  • Both Yahoo Inc and Broadcom beat revenue expectations late Tuesday, putting the benchmark S&P 500 on track for its biggest five-day rally since December 2011. Yahoo rose 5.9 percent, Broadcom jumped 6.8 percent and GlaxoSmithKline rose 3.6 percent in London after saying it expects a vaccine against Ebola to be ready later this year. Both Yahoo and Broadcom...

  • *Libyan official calls for OPEC output cut. "The large crude oil build is the dominant feature of the report, making it bearish overall," said John Kilduff, partner at Again Capital LLC in New York. Brent has tumbled from $115 in June on abundant supply and concerns that slowing economic growth in Europe and China would hit oil demand.

  • EDINBURGH, Oct 22- European shares nudged higher on Wednesday, supported by a raft of positive corporate earnings and mild inflation data from the United States which may encourage the U.S. However, the session was volatile, with euro zone banks under pressure after Spain's Efe news agency reported that several European lenders might fail EU bank stress tests.

  • *Exploring IPO of minority stake in ViiV Healthcare. LONDON, Oct 22- GlaxoSmithKline, battered by weak U.S. drug sales and a bribery scandal in China, set out a bold recovery plan on Wednesday, including an initial public offering of part of its fast-growing HIV and AIDS drugs business. As a standalone company ViiV Healthcare would be among the top 40 companies in...

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1230 GMT / 8.30 AM ET Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 9:05 AM ET

    LONDON- European shares slip and the euro hit a one-week low as reports that at least 11 banks could fail a region-wide financial health check this weekend offset hopes of corporate bond buying by the ECB. MADRID/ VIENNA- The European Central Bank cautions against speculation over the outcome of its stress tests after a media report says at least 11 banks have...

  • STRASBOURG, France, Oct 22- The European Union will have a new executive in place next month led by Jean-Claude Juncker following its approval in a vote by the European Parliament on Wednesday. Addressing the chamber before his European Commission was approved by 423 votes to 209, the former Luxembourg premier warned that voters were losing patience with EU...

  • Oct 22- With the closest known U.S. cases of Ebola diagnosed about 160 miles away in Dallas, Cary Griffin is taking no chances. For many, the three cases of Ebola diagnosed in the United States so far since late September represent a new potential disaster and a reason to run to the store. Chad Huddleston, an anthropologist at the University of Southern Illinois at...

  • LONDON, Oct 22- Sterling and the euro suffered in another choppy day on currency markets on Wednesday, the single currency trading briefly below $1.27 for the first time in a week after a news report that raised concerns over European banks. That followed a Reuters report on Tuesday that the European Central Bank was looking at buying corporate bonds to add to the...

  • PARIS, Oct 22- French oil major Total on Wednesday appointed refining head Patrick Pouyanne as chief executive and former CEO Thierry Desmarest as non-executive chairman. The nominations at the head of the world's fourth-largest integrated oil company came less than 48 hours after the brutal death of Chairman and CEO Christophe de Margerie in a plane crash...

  • *One named bank- Austria's Erste- denies report. MADRID/ VIENNA, Oct 22- The European Central Bank cautioned on Wednesday against speculation over the outcome of its stress tests after a media report said at least 11 banks had failed the landmark financial health checks, driving some banking shares lower. Austria's Erste Group rejected the report from Spanish...

  • 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...

  • LONDON, Oct 22- European shares slipped and the euro hit a one-week low on Wednesday as reports that at least 11 banks could fail a region-wide financial health check this weekend offset hopes of corporate bond buying by the ECB. Spanish news agency Efe cited several unidentified sources saying three banks in Greece, three Italian lenders, two Austrian banks, as...

  • *ABB, Husqvarna rally after positive results. The STOXX Europe 600 euro zone bank index recovered to trade just 0.2 percent lower, however, with Spain's economy minister saying he was confident Spanish lenders would do well in the European Central Bank's checks, and Austria's Erste Bank denying it was among those that had failed the test. Erste Bank was down 1.6...

  • *Q3 orders up 24 pct to $11.2 bln vs forecast $10.1 bln. The company, which makes products such as industrial robots and power grid transformers, said on Wednesday slowing growth in Europe, the Ebola health crisis in west Africa and political tensions across the globe all risked derailing more positive trends in the U.S. and Chinese economies.