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  • *Market volatile as all await OPEC decision on cuts. NEW YORK, Nov 24- Crude prices ended lower, with Brent below $80 a barrel, after a volatile session on Monday as Russia's offer to add to OPEC output cuts led some to bet the group will agree on a higher production cut than thought when it meets this week. Russia, which needs higher oil prices to support its economy, tried...

  • AMSTERDAM/ FRANKFURT, Nov 24 (Reuters)- ASML, the world's second largest maker of semiconductor production equipment, said on Monday it could nearly double annual sales to 10 billion euros ( $12 billion) by 2018-- or up to two years later if customers put off buying its latest machines. ASML is working to introduce a new generation of' extreme ultraviolet' (EUV) tools which...

  • *Euro STOXX 50 up 0.6 pct, posts biggest 2- day rise in 17 months. After European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi promised on Friday to use whatever means necessary to raise inflation, investors were betting the ECB would soon unveil new measures, possibly including government bond purchases. The euro zone Euro STOXX 50 index rose 0.6 percent to 3,211.70 points,...

  • LONDON, Nov 24- If the world's biggest central banks were actually coordinating a global monetary policy, they could scarcely do a better job of convincing financial markets right now. Three weeks on, European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi insists his bank will move "as fast as possible" to raise euro zone inflation using all means available- something...

  • *Russia helps markets by not raising oil output- Energy Minister Moscow may make oil output cuts of 15 mln t in 2015- paper. MOSCOW, Nov 24- Russia, in desperate need of higher oil prices, is making a last-ditch attempt to sway this week's OPEC meeting by suggesting Moscow could cut output if the group does the same. With oil prices threatening to go as low as $60 if OPEC...

  • *Euro STOXX 50 up 0.8 pct, eyes biggest 2- day rise in 19 months. After European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi promised on Friday to use whatever means necessary to raise inflation, investors were betting the ECB would soon unveil new measures, possibly including government bond purchases. The euro zone Euro STOXX 50 index was up 0.8 percent at 3,220.50 points at...

  • UAE says OPEC will take "appropriate decision" -WAM Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 9:27 AM ET

    DUBAI, Nov 24- The United Arab Emirates energy minister said OPEC countries would deal with the current fall in oil prices and would take the "appropriate decision", the state WAM news agency reported on Monday. WAM said Suhail bin Mohammed al-Mazroui did not elaborate on the nature or kind of decision that members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting...

  • ECB official calls for gov't action to help growth Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 8:33 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, Germany— A member of the European Central Bank's rate-setting council has said monetary policy cannot boost long-term growth and called for reforms by governments to make the weak economy more investment-friendly. Jens Weidmann said in the text of a speech in Madrid on Monday that low interest rates and stimulus measures can boost short-term...

  • DUBAI, Nov 24- Iran and world powers agreed to keep negotiating beyond the November 24 deadline to try to resolve a nuclear dispute and to the extension of the provisions of last year's Geneva accord until July 1, 2015, state news agency IRNA reported on Monday. "The foreign ministers of Iran and P5 +1 have decided to continue their negotiations during the coming...

  • *OPEC meeting Nov. 27 in Vienna. LONDON, Nov 24- Some commodity fund managers believe oil prices could slide to $60 per barrel if OPEC does not agree a significant output cut when it meets in Vienna this week. "The market would question the credibility of OPEC and its influence on global oil markets if there was no cut," said Daniel Bathe, of Lupus Alpha Commodity Invest...

  • Navios posts 3Q loss Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 7:54 AM ET

    MONTE CARLO MC, Monaco _ Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. on Monday reported a loss of $16.6 million, or 20 cents per share, in its third quarter. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research. NM stock research report from Zacks.

  • MOSCOW, Nov 24- Russia, in desperate need of higher oil prices, is making a last-ditch attempt to sway this week's OPEC meeting by suggesting Moscow could cut output if the group does the same. Non- OPEC member Russia needs an oil price of $100 per barrel to balance its budget. Citing sources, Kommersant daily newspaper said Russia might suggest cutting its oil...

  • *Euro STOXX 50 up 1 pct, FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.4 pct. The euro zone Euro STOXX 50 index was up 1 percent at 3,225.47 points at 1150 GMT, taking its gain since the close on Thursday to 4 percent. Around Europe, Germany's DAX index and France's CAC 40 rose 0.8 percent and 0.9 percent, respectively, outperforming a 0.1 percent fall in Britain's FTSE 100 and Switzerland's SMI.

  • AMSTERDAM, Nov 24- ASML, the world's largest maker of lithograpy machines for the semiconductor industry pushed back its sales growth goal on Monday in a belated recognition of the struggle it has been having in commercialising its next generation of products. "We believe the market was looking for ASML to reach the disclosed financial targets by 2018," ING...

  • Greece, creditors look to revive bailout review Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 5:39 AM ET

    Greece disagrees with its debt inspectors— the International Monetary Fund, European Commission and European Central Bank, known as the troika— on the economic outlook and whether more reforms are needed. Greece insists that, contrary to what the troika believes, it will have no financing gap next year. Hammered by a financial crisis caused by years of...

  • *Athens wants to conclude review so it can exit bailout. ATHENS, Nov 24- Greece's government will resume stalled talks with EU/IMF lenders in Paris on Tuesday, as Athens pushes to conclude a crucial review by inspectors so it can make an early exit to an unpopular bailout programme. But talks floundered over a projected budget gap for next year and EU/IMF...

  • *Sources say China ready to ease further after rate cut. LONDON, Nov 24- World stock markets ground their way higher on Monday after a frenetic round of activity at central banks in Asia and Europe showed they are willing to do more to support economic growth and higher inflation. European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi also looked to be clearing the way for the...

  • UPDATE 1-German business morale rebounds in November Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 4:36 AM ET

    BERLIN, Nov 24- German business sentiment rebounded in November, breaking a streak of six straight declines, in a sign that Europe's largest economy may be gaining some momentum again after narrowly avoiding a recession in the third quarter. The Ifo's business climate index, based on a monthly survey of some 7,000 firms, rose to 104.7 from 103.2 in the previous...

  • US stocks inch further into record territory Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 4:22 AM ET

    The rally has been driven by optimism that central banks in Europe, China and Japan will take action to help invigorate economic growth outside the U.S., after the Federal Reserve ended its bond-buying stimulus program last month. "You clearly have momentum favoring stocks right now," said Russ Koesterich, chief investment strategist at Blackrock.

  • *Final day of talks on Iran nuclear programme. *OPEC to meet in Vienna on Nov. 27. LONDON, Nov 24- Brent crude oil stabilised around $80 a barrel on Monday as world powers met in Vienna for the final day of talks on Iran's nuclear programme ahead of a key meeting of producer group OPEC to discuss production.