Entrepreneur and philanthropist Sir Tom Hunter, discusses the pros and cons of the Scottish referendum. Hunter brings to light the some unanswered questions facing the Scottish people.» Read More
Sir Thomas Hunter said there are still facts missing from both sides of the Scotland independence debate.
*Russia to send troops to Crimea amid NATO exercises in Ukraine. NEW YORK, Sept 16- U.S. crude futures rose more by more than $2 and Brent by more than $1 on Tuesday on the prospect of an OPEC production cut as well as on a weakening dollar and news that Libya had curbed output after rockets hit an area near a refinery.
*U.S. stocks near record levels, Europe lower. *Crude oil rises on possible OPEC supply cut. "The rumor is won't change the' considerable time' language," said Quincy Krosby, market strategist at Prudential Financial in Newark, New Jersey, referring to the Fed's previously stated timeline of when it will raise rates.
MALVERN, Pa., Sept 16- As U.S. investors race into Vanguard Group mutual and exchange-traded funds at breakneck speeds, the No. 1 mutual fund company's overseas operations have expanded at a comparative snail's pace.
LONDON, Sept 16- Roche's decision to buy U.S. biotech company InterMune for $8.3 billion last month was "exceptional" and not a sign of more ambitious plans for major acquisitions, the Swiss drugmaker's chief executive said on Tuesday.
LONDON, Sept 16- New international tax rules proposed on Tuesday could eliminate structures that have allowed companies such as Google Inc and Amazon.com Inc to shave billions of dollars off their tax bills.
LONDON, Sept 16- Ten-year Bund yields briefly fell back below 1 percent on Tuesday as data showed German investor morale hit its lowest in nearly two years in September, suggesting tensions between Russia and the West had hit Europe's largest economy. The latter may have ripple effects on separatist movements elsewhere in Europe, particularly in Spain.
*OPEC to cut output target in November meeting- Badri. NEW YORK, Sept 16- Brent and U.S. crude futures rose more than a dollar on Tuesday on the prospect of a possible OPEC production cut and on news that Libya curbed output after rockets hit an area near a refinery.
*Crude oil rises on possible OPEC supply cut. Wall Street stocks rose modestly on the day, while an index of European shares fell 0.4 percent as this week's referendum on independence in Scotland kept investors on edge with polls suggesting the vote remains too close to call.
INDIANAPOLIS— Eli Lilly and Co. plans to pay up to $500 million to fellow drugmaker AstraZeneca as part of a collaboration to develop and sell a potential Alzheimer's disease treatment that is in the early stages of clinical testing.
FRANKFURT, Sept 16- U.S. buyout firm Blackstone is acquiring two office towers in Frankfurt, Germany, for a combined 350 million euros to bolster its real estate business, sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.
NEW YORK, Sept 16- U.S. Treasury debt prices rose on Tuesday as buyers fretted over possible shifts in America's ultra loose monetary policy and about the independence referendum in Scotland on Thursday, which could shake global markets.
PARIS, Sept 16- Airbus is conducting the final stage of ground trials as it edges towards the keenly-awaited first flight of its revamped A320neo aircraft, the planemaker said on Tuesday. Airbus is sticking to its target for a first flight in the third quarter, or by the end of September, the spokesman said.
*Dollar in holding pattern ahead of Fed meeting. NEW YORK, Sept 16- The dollar slipped on Tuesday as investors booked profit on the currency's recent rally ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting that could potentially turn more upbeat on the U.S. economy and flag an interest-rate increase sooner rather than later.
*OPEC to cut output target in November meeting- Badri. LONDON, Sept 16- Brent crude oil rose above $98 per barrel on Tuesday, as the prospect of a likely supply cut from OPEC outweighed the impact of weak demand from the world's biggest energy consumers.
London- listed Mail.Ru Group said in a statement Tuesday that it now owns the whole of VKontakte following its purchase of a 48 percent stake from investment fund United Capital Partners. Mail.Ru first invested in VKontakte in 2007 and since then has spent over $2.1 billion accumulating stock.
*BNP Paribas tasked to find buyers for field- sources. LONDON/ LAGOS, Sept 16- France's Total SA, Europe's second largest oil company, has put one of its offshore Nigerian oil fields up for sale again, the company said, after a 2012 deal with Sinopec Corp failed.
LONDON, Sept 16- German 10- year yields fell back below 1 percent on Tuesday as data showed investor morale hit its lowest in nearly two years in September, suggesting tensions between Russia and the West had hit Europe's largest economy.
*Worries about U.S. rates, Scotland referendum. PARIS, Sept 16- European stocks fell on Tuesday, with one index hitting a two-week low, as this week's referendum on independence in Scotland and the Federal Reserve's policy meeting kept investors on edge.
LONDON, Sept 16- A renewed drop in the Australian dollar was the main move on major currency markets on Tuesday, with the dollar, euro and yen steady before potentially more dramatic events later in the week. Since then the Aussie has renewed its course, "said Graham Davidson, a spot currency dealer with National Australia Bank in London.