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  • BERLIN, Oct 25- Calogero Gambino, a senior Deutsche Bank regulatory lawyer, has been found dead in New York in what appears to have been a suicide, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday, citing New York City officials and other sources. He had been closely involved in negotiating legal issues for Deutsche Bank such as a probe by regulators of banks over...

  • 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...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 24- Market fluctuations eased on Friday and the Standard& Poor's 500 index ended its best week in almost two years as fears dwindled that the first Ebola diagnosis in New York could lead to widespread contagion in the nation's financial capital. "Ebola is really center stage as the No. 1 fear of the market right now because of the immediate reaction...

  • *Microsoft, Procter& Gamble results lift U.S. shares. NEW YORK, Oct 24- Global equity markets rose on Friday after strong corporate results from Microsoft and Procter& Gamble and reduced concerns over the possible spread of Ebola boosted U.S. shares and kept safe-haven U.S. MSCI's all-country world equity index rose 3.1 percent for the week, marking its biggest...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 24- Brent oil prices fell on Friday but were little changed on the week as traders caught their breath from a months-long rout, even as signs of rising global supply and a U.S. contango structure threatened deeper losses. Contracts for December delivery settled down $1.08 at $81.01 per barrel, dropping $1.74 since last Friday. Global prices seesawed...

  • MOSCOW, Oct 24- Standard& Poor's ratings agency affirmed Russia's sovereign rating on Friday at a notch above junk status, warning a downgrade may follow if more sanctions are imposed on Moscow for its role in the Ukrainian conflict. S&P also said another cut might come if Russia's monetary policy or exchange-rate flexibility weakens. Russian Finance Minister...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 24- Oil prices lurched lower before paring some losses on Friday, with traders jittery over more signs of abundant crude supplies in the near term and a shift in U.S. markets toward a weakened contango structure. December oil futures fell by more than $1 a barrel to hover about 20 cents above the January contract, threatening to flip to a discount versus...

  • Kering and BASF fall as European shares slip back Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 12:42 PM ET

    *Luxury goods group Kering falls after lower Gucci sales. LONDON, Oct 24- Shares in luxury goods group Kering and chemicals company BASF fell on Friday after business updates, while new worries about the Ebola virus also weighed on European stock markets. Kering slumped 5.1 percent, making it the worst-performing stock on the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300...

  • MOSCOW, Oct 24- Standard& Poor's ratings agency affirmed Russia's sovereign rating on Friday at a notch above junk status, warning that a downgrade may follow if more sanctions are imposed on Moscow for its role in the Ukrainian conflict. S&P also said another cut might come if Russia's monetary policy or exchange-rate flexibility weakens.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 24- Tesco Plc has been hit with a proposed class action lawsuit in the United States by investors over accounting irregularities at Britain's largest retailer. The lawsuit was brought by Irving Fireman's Relief and Retirement Fund on behalf of purchasers of Tesco's American depository shares from Feb. 2 to Sept. 22. The lawsuit accused Tesco and...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 24- The euro rallied on Friday ahead of an official report on the health of the euro zone's main banks as investors continued a trend of covering their short-positions leading to buying of the currency against the U.S. dollar. Bloomberg News first reported the results of the tests, which are due on Sunday. It just highlights that this is a risk that is not...

  • *Microsoft gain lifts U.S. shares. NEW YORK, Oct 24- Global equity markets rose modestly on Friday as gains in Microsoft buoyed U.S. shares, even as news that a New York City doctor tested positive for the Ebola virus produced a modest safe-haven bid for U.S. MSCI's all-country world equity index was set for its biggest weekly gain since July 2013, while the benchmark...

  • Oct 24- Rebekah Brooks, the former head of News Corp's British newspaper division who was at the center of a phone hacking scandal, is visiting New York this week, exploring possible jobs, a company spokesman said on Friday. A protege of Murdoch, Brooks has been in meetings at News Corp's headquarters, the publisher of The Wall Street Journal and New York Post, and...

  • LONDON, Oct 24- Another LME Week, the annual pilgrimage of the global metals industry to London, has come and gone. It is a time-honored tradition, and on the surface at least this one was no different from those of previous years. The champagne flowed as freely as ever at the cocktail parties hosted by Triland Metals and Mitsui Bussan Commodities at the Dorchester...

  • WHO: Millions of Ebola vaccine doses ready in 2015 Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 8:50 AM ET

    Still, the agency warned it's not clear whether any of these will work against the deadly virus that has already killed at least 4,877 people this year in West Africa. Trials of those two most advanced vaccines— one developed by GlaxoSmithKline in cooperation with the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the other developed by the Canadian Public Health Agency...

  • *Equities fall on confirmed case of Ebola in New York. *Commerzbank cuts price forecast on bearish OPEC signals. LONDON, Oct 24- Brent crude fell below $86 a barrel on Friday on news of strong supply from Middle Eastern OPEC producers and as a confirmed case of Ebola in New York spooked global equities markets.

  • Delphi Automotive beats 3Q profit forecasts Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 7:30 AM ET

    GILLINGHAM KENT, United Kingdom _ Delphi Automotive PLC on Friday reported profit of $305 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.13 per share. Delphi Automotive expects full-year earnings in the range of $5 to $5.10 per share, with revenue in the range of $17 billion to $17.3...

  • Queen sends her first tweet, signed 'Elizabeth R' Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 7:16 AM ET

    LONDON— Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet— though she kept things traditional, signing off with "Elizabeth R." The 88- year-old monarch tried her hand at Twitter as she opened a new gallery Friday in central London's Science Museum, taking off a glove to press a tablet screen as 600 guests looked on. "We're not going to go into the details," a Buckingham Palace...

  • LONDON, Oct 24- World stocks dipped on Friday, as European bank stress test results due at the weekend and New York City's first case of Ebola prompted investors to lock in profits after the best week for shares in well over a year. A doctor who treated Ebola patients in West Africa became the first person to test positive for the virus in America's largest city,...

  • Rapid UK economic growth slows slightly in 3rd quarter. LONDON- Britain's rapid economic recovery eased as expected during the third quarter, as services output growth slowed and manufacturing expanded at the weakest pace in 18 months, official data shows. BRUSSELS- France and Italy make fresh commitments to reform to persuade Germany and the European...