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  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Nov 14 Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK- Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Richard Fisher speaks on "Preparing to Normalize Monetary Policy" before a Shadow Open Market Committee meeting sponsored by the Manhattan Institute for Public Policy Research- 1740 GMT. CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans gives welcome and opening remarks before the "...

  • *Barclays shares jump 8 pct; RBS, HSBC, Lloyds also up. LONDON, Oct 31- The Bank of England told British banks on Friday they will need to hold more capital to guard against the risks of bad loans, but the new measures were less stringent than many had expected. Shares in Barclays-- the bank that analysts said was most at risk from tough new rules-- jumped 8 percent on the news,...

  • FRANKFURT, Oct 31- Deutsche Boerse is counting on its new chief executive to raise both the profile and prospects of the German exchange operator, which has seen its efforts at strategic mergers repeatedly stymied. Appointed on Oct. 27, Carsten Kengeter, a former head of investment banking at Swiss lender UBS, will join Deutsche Boerse next April and become CEO on...

  • LONDON, Oct 31- The Bank of England told British banks on Friday they will be required to hold more capital to guard against the risks of bad loans, but the new measures were less stringent than many had expected. Shares in Barclays-- one of the banks which analysts had feared might be hit hardest by the new rules-- rose a hefty 7 percent on the news, and shares in Lloyds...

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1500 GMT /11 AM ET Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 11:09 AM ET

    NEW YORK- During Morgan Stanley's public earnings call earlier this month, Chief Executive James Gorman made a remark that hit his commodities staff like a bombshell. Election-year water crisis taking a toll on Brazil's economy. SAO PAULO- After a grueling election campaign in which officials faced fierce criticism for downplaying the effects of a year-long...

  • LONDON, Oct 31- European shares surged on Friday, on track for their biggest weekly gain so far this year, after the Bank of Japan surprised global financial markets by ramping up its massive stimulus spending. The Bank of Japan's decision to buy more assets helped ease concerns about the end of the U.S. It will help offset the end of the Fed's QE, and also shows how...

  • LONDON, Oct 31- OPEC's oil supply in October has fallen by 120,000 barrels per day due to lower production in Angola and Nigeria, a Reuters survey found, although recovery in Libya and growth in Iraq kept output close to September's two-year high. OPEC pumps a third of the world's oil and meets in November to set output policy for early 2015. Despite oil's drop below...

  • Ukraine won a vital breathing space by sealing an interim gas supply deal with Russia on Thursday that will see it through winter, but the new Kiev government faces a mountain of other problems, not least pro-Russian insurrection in eastern areas. Poroshenko offered his quick backing for Yatseniuk after the 40- year-old former economy and foreign minister,...

  • Fire causes evacuation of French state radio Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 8:57 AM ET

    PARIS— A fire at the Paris headquarters of French state radio forced radio stations housed inside to interrupt broadcasts, as columns of black smoke spilled out of windows. In a sign of the building's national importance, President Francois Hollande interrupted a news conference with Turkish President Recep Erdogan to address the incident.

  • Daimler takes 25 pct stake in Italy's MV Agusta Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 8:50 AM ET

    BERLIN— Daimler says it is taking a 25- percent stake in Italian motorcycle maker MV Augusta for an undisclosed amount. Daimler AG said Friday that its Mercedes-AMG subsidiary will acquire the stake as part of a long-term cooperation agreement that also will see the companies work together on marketing and sales. Mercedes-AMG chief executive Tobias Moers...

  • UKRAINE PM YATSENIUK, SPEAKING AFTER GAS AGREEMENT IN BRUSSELS, SAYS KIEV EXPECTS DELIVERIES OF RUSSIAN GAS 36 HOURS AFTER PRE-PAYMENTS MADE.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 31- Russia may restart gas supplies to Ukraine as soon as next week if Kiev pays $2.2 billion worth of debts and pre-payments, Alexei Miller, head of state gas monopoly Gazprom, said on Friday. Moscow, Kiev and the European Union clinched a deal on Thursday that would resume supplies of Russian gas to Ukraine over the winter in return for payments funded in...

  • Euro inflation creeps up, ECB still under pressure Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 6:09 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, Germany— Inflation crept higher in the 18 countries that use the euro in October— but the rise to an annual 0.4 percent offered little relief to the European Central Bank as it tries to boost a weak economy. The chronic weak inflation figures underline the pressure on the ECB to enact more stimulus measures, especially after the Bank of Japan surprised...

  • Russia: Natural gas will flow after Ukraine pays Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 5:57 AM ET

    MOSCOW— Russia will resume shipping natural gas to Ukraine after Kiev pays off its first debt installment for past supplies of gas next week, officials said Friday. Alexei Miller, chief of Russia's state-controlled Gazprom natural gas giant, made the statement hours after Russia, Ukraine and the European Union thrashed out a $4.6 billion deal that will...

  • MOSCOW, Oct 31- Russia may restart gas supplies to Ukraine as soon as next week if all financial conditions are met, Alexei Miller, head of state gas monopoly Gazprom, said on Friday. Moscow, Kiev and the European Union clinched a deal on Thursday that would resume supplies of Russian gas to Ukraine over the winter in return for payments funded in part by the Ukrainian...

  • Budweiser owner InBev profits up 5.5 percent in Q3 Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 3:59 AM ET

    AMSTERDAM— Anheuser-Busch InBev SA, the world's largest beer maker, has reported a 5.5- percent increase in earnings for the third quarter, as higher selling prices more than made up for volume declines in Europe and Asia. Net profit at the brewer of Budweiser, Stella Artois and Corona was $2.50 billion, compared with $2.37 billion in the same period a year earlier.

  • *Oil rout not over, OPEC needs to cut output- Newedge. SINGAPORE, Oct 31- Brent crude futures fell below $86 a barrel on Friday as a firmer dollar and a well supplied oil market combined to put the benchmark on course to end October with its steepest monthly decline since 2012.. "We are still not confident about oil prices rebounding sharply because there are no signs...

  • Brent falls below $86, heads for worst month since 2012 Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 10:45 PM ET

    *Oil rout not over, OPEC needs to cut output- Newedge. SINGAPORE, Oct 31- Brent crude futures fell below $86 a barrel on Friday as a firmer dollar and a well supplied oil market combined to put the benchmark on course to end October with its steepest monthly decline since 2012.. "We are still not confident about oil prices rebounding sharply because there are no signs...

  • Colombia to launch voluntary carbon credit trading Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 6:26 PM ET

    BOGOTA, Oct 30- A Colombian environmental charity will launch a carbon trading platform in mid-2015 to companies at home and abroad seeking to voluntarily offset emissions, it said on Thursday, as projects in the Andean nation to cut greenhouse gases intensify. Though Colombia does not have legally binding greenhouse gas emissions limits, some local...

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 30- Ukraine, Russia and the European Union signed a deal on Thursday on the resumption of Russian natural gas supplies to Ukraine for winter after several months of delay during the conflict in Ukraine. EU officials said both Russia and Ukraine had bargained hard for commitments from the Western bloc, with Moscow looking for EU cash to help Ukraine...