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  • European shares fall early after New York Ebola case Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 3:06 AM ET

    PARIS, Oct 24- European shares fell in early trading on Friday, reversing the previous session's gains, as investors fretted about news that a doctor who had recently returned to New York from West Africa had tested positive for Ebola. At 0705 GMT, the FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares was down 0.5 percent at 1,310.25 points. A New York City doctor who...

  • TOKYO, Oct 24- Japanese shares rose to a two-week high on Friday as the weaker yen lifted exporters, while renewed fears about the spread of the Ebola virus in the United States bolstered Ebola-related stocks such as Fujifilm Holdings Corp. Tokyo- listed shares in firms manufacturing Ebola-related products jumped in response to news that a New York City doctor...

  • JGBs bolstered by Ebola fears, BOJ operations Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 2:04 AM ET

    TOKYO, Oct 24- Japanese government bonds rose on Friday, with the benchmark 10- year yield dropping to a fresh 1-1/ 2- year low, as the Bank of Japan's operation adjustment underpinned the market and news that a New York doctor has tested positive for the Ebola virus undermined risk appetite. The central bank reduced the size of its bill purchasing operation to 2.25...

  • *All eyes on OPEC meeting on Nov. 27. SINGAPORE, Oct 24- Brent reversed sharp overnight gains and fell towards $86 a barrel on Friday as investors' risk appetite took a hit from news that a doctor in New York City tested positive for Ebola. This could curb travel and that's how it could feed through to the oil markets, "said Ben Le Brun, market analyst at OptionsXpress in...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 24- After months of focus on slack in U.S. labor markets, the Federal Reserve faces a new challenge: the possibility that weak inflation may be so firmly entrenched it upends the return to normal monetary policy. The Fed is expected to take note of recent market turmoil and worsened world conditions at its Oct 28-29 meeting even as it ends the...

  • *China home-price data shows 1st y/y fall since Nov 2012. SHANGHAI, Oct 24- China stocks rebounded from one-month lows by midday Thursday, shrugging off downbeat property data as investors snapped up some companies with robust earnings. Hong Kong shares slipped for a second straight day, weighed down by falls in property shares, while gains on the mainland market...

  • SHANGHAI, Oct 24- Australia, Indonesia and South Korea skipped the launch of a China- backed Asian infrastructure bank on Friday as the United States said it had concerns about the new rival to Western-dominated multilateral lenders. China's $50 billion Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is seen as a challenge to the World Bank and Asian Development Bank,...

  • China, 20 other countries initiate new Asian bank Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 12:16 AM ET

    BEIJING— China and 21 other Asian nations signed on Friday to a new Beijing- backed international bank for Asia that Washington opposes as an unnecessary rival to established institutions such as the World Bank. The new bank reflects both China's desire to push investment in the region and its frustration with U.S., Japanese and European dominance of the World...

  • Amazon's loss makes holidays a question mark Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 12:05 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Amazon's trademark smile icon is becoming more of a grimace. Investors are increasingly irked by Amazon's strategy of investing heavily in new products and services to spur revenue growth while reporting quarter after quarter of losses or thin profit. For years, Amazon's strategy has been spending the money it makes to grow and expand into new areas.

  • SHANGHAI, Oct 24- Australia, Indonesia and South Korea skipped the launch of a China- backed Asian infrastructure bank on Friday as the United States said it had concerns about the new rival to Western-dominated multilateral lenders. China's proposed $50 billion Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is seen as a challenge to the World Bank and Asian...

  • *All eyes on OPEC meeting on Nov. 27. SINGAPORE, Oct 24- Brent reversed sharp overnight gains and fell towards $86 a barrel on Friday as investors' risk appetite took a hit from news that a doctor in New York City tested positive for Ebola. This could curb travel and that's how it could feed through to the oil markets, "said Ben Le Brun, market analyst at OptionsXpress in...

  • China, 21 other countries initiate new Asian bank Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 10:56 PM ET

    BEIJING— China and 21 other Asian nations have signed on to a new international bank for Asia opposed by Washington as an unnecessary rival to established institutions such as the World Bank. Representatives signed a memorandum of understanding Friday at the Great Hall of the People in the heart of Beijing to establish the Asian Infrastructure Investment...

  • *Fujifilm says receiving inquiries from overseas govts, hospitals. TOKYO, Oct 24- Shares of Fujifilm Holdings Corp and Japanese makers of air purifiers and protective clothing soared in Tokyo trading on Friday as the first confirmed Ebola case in America's biggest city renewed fears about the spread of the virus. Fujifilm, which has gained on hopes that its...

  • Nikkei gains capped by Ebola case in New York Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 10:21 PM ET

    *Nikkei advances on weak yen, Wall Street gains. *Helath stocks Airtech, Fujifilm rise. TOKYO, Oct 24- Japanese shares rose on Friday on the back of a weaker yen and Wall Street gains, but its advance was capped by reports of an Ebola case in New York City which sent U.S. stock futures lower.

  • Caterpillar, 3 M earnings underpin sentiment. TOKYO, Oct 24- U.S. stock futures tumbled while safe-haven assets such as the yen and U.S. bonds gained on Friday after media reported that a doctor who returned to New York City from West Africa has tested positive for Ebola. Asian shares also some ground with MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan...

  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Oct 24- The yen pulled away from two-week lows against the dollar on Friday on safe-haven bids as U.S. stock futures tumbled on reports that a New York doctor had tested positive for the Ebola virus. "I think, next week the market will be more event-driven, with the FOMC and the Bank of Japan, so the downside should be limited," he said, adding that support at...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 23- A highly anticipated study by the U.S. Energy Information Administration will show that domestic oil prices will not rise if the U.S. ban on oil exports is lifted, the agency's top administrator said Thursday. Sieminski, a former chief energy economist for Deutsche Bank, made the comments while taking questions about the issue during an energy...

  • The settlement was filed on Thursday by the SEC in New York federal court, three months after a federal jury in Manhattan acquitted Rengan Rajaratnam of conspiring to engage in insider trading, a rare defeat for U.S. prosecutors. Under the agreement with the SEC, Rajaratnam will pay the $841,243 in four equal payments and will neither admit nor deny wrongdoing.

  • TOKYO, Oct 24- U.S. stock futures and the dollar fell on Friday after reports that a New York doctor has tested positive for the Ebola virus. S&P e-mini futures skidded 0.6 percent, while the greenback was down 0.3 percent against the yen to 107.96 after dropping as low as 107.88. A physician with Doctors Without Borders who returned to New York City from West Africa,...

  • *Caterpillar, 3 M earnings boost sentiment. Japan's Nikkei share average rose 1.4 percent while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.1 percent. Results from Caterpillar Inc and 3 M Co reassured investors that companies with large overseas revenue streams could deliver solid profits, despite concerns about global economic...