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  • *Saudis expected to follow quota model similar to China. RIYADH/ DUBAI, July 22- Saudi Arabia plans to open its stock market, the Arab world's biggest, to direct investment by foreign financial institutions in the first half of next year, the market regulator said on Tuesday.

  • ZURICH, July 22- Credit Suisse said on Tuesday it was winding down its commodities trading to focus its resources on more profitable areas of its business.

  • RIYADH, July 22- Saudi Arabia's cabinet gave permission to the financial regulator to open the Arab World's biggest stock market to direct investment by foreign financial institutions. The opening of the Saudi market, capitalised at about $530 billion, is one of the most keenly awaited economic reforms in the world's biggest oil exporter.

  • RIYADH, July 22- Saudi Arabia's cabinet has given permission to the country's financial regulator to open the stock market to direct investment by foreign financial institutions, the government said.

  • The top market risk this summer is... Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 7:08 PM ET

    Volatility measures suggest investors feel complacent, but a wedge of looming swans may disrupt the calm this summer, Societe Generale said.

  • July 21- Activist investor Elliott Management Corp has taken a $1 billion stake in EMC Corp and plans to push it to spin off virtualization software unit VMware Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • NEW YORK, July 18- Investors worldwide poured $6.2 billion into stock funds in the week ended July 16, encouraged by strong corporate earnings and big potential merger deals in the United States, data from a Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research report showed on Friday.

  • Hedge funds piled into what seemed a one-way bet in early June, grabbing up oil contracts as the rapid advance of Islamist insurgents in northern Iraq threatened supplies from OPEC's second-largest producer at the same time that peak summer demand was approaching.

  • Steve Forbes will continue to serve as chairman and editor-in-chief. The buyer is a newly formed consortium out of Hong Kong called Integrated Whale Media Investments, led by Integrated Asset Management, an investment company that focus on the technology, finance and telecommunications sectors, and Wayne Hsieh, the co-founder of Asustek Computer Inc..

  • NEW YORK, July 18- After more than a year of scaling back in commodities, Morgan Stanley is ready to expand. For example, Morgan Stanley is looking at making more loans to energy producers and sell more commodity-linked products to retail investors, the sources told Reuters. Commodities trading was big for Morgan Stanley before the financial crisis.

  • July 17- Standard General, a little-known hedge fund that has taken the reins of American Apparel Inc, has mapped out a recovery plan for the retailer with or without its ousted Chief Executive Officer Dov Charney. Consider its passive investment in RadioShack's stock, which has fallen about 69 percent this year.

  • July 17- Wall Street bank Morgan Stanley's quarterly earnings more than doubled, beating market estimates, as stronger performances by its investment banking and wealth management businesses more than made up for a fall in revenue from bond trading.

  • July 17- Wall Street bank Morgan Stanley's quarterly adjusted earnings more than doubled as stronger performances by its investment banking and wealth management businesses more than made up for a fall in revenue from bond trading.

  • July 17- Wall Street bank Morgan Stanley's quarterly adjusted earnings more than doubled as stronger performances by its investment banking and wealth management businesses more than made up for a fall in revenue from bond trading.

  • Morgan Stanley quarterly profit more than doubles Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 7:21 AM ET

    July 17- Wall Street bank Morgan Stanley's quarterly adjusted earnings more than doubled as stronger performances by its investment banking and wealth management businesses more than made up for a fall in revenue from bond trading.

  • July 17- Standard General, a little-known hedge fund that has taken the reins of American Apparel, has mapped out a recovery plan for the retailer with or without its ousted Chief Executive Officer Dov Charney.

  • PUTIN SAYS IMF CASH FOR UKRAINE HAS ENDED UP IN PRIVATE BANKS OF UKRAINIAN BILLIONAIRES.

  • UPDATE 1-Merrill Lynch Wealth profit strained by expenses Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 5:41 PM ET

    *Record client assets of $2 trillion trail those at Charles Schwab. NEW YORK, July 16- Bank of America's continuing investment in its Merrill Lynch wealth management business caused expenses in its global wealth sector to grow more quickly than revenue in the second quarter, the company said on Wednesday.

  • NEW YORK, July 16- Billionaire investor John Paulson on Wednesday called Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc a "very serious acquirer" and predicted that Allergan Inc cannot rebuff the drug maker on its own.

  • Merrill Lynch Wealth profit strained by expenses Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 3:04 PM ET

    *Record client assets of $2 trillion trail those at Charles Schwab. NEW YORK, July 16- Bank of America's continuing investment in its Merrill Lynch wealth management business caused expenses in its global wealth sector to grow more quickly than revenue in the second quarter, the company said on Wednesday.