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  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, Sept 26- Janus Capital Group shares surged 38 percent on Friday as investors bet that famed bond manager Bill Gross will bring his old star power to the small mutual fund company, even though his last months at Pimco were tainted by infighting and heavy investor outflows.

  • Bill Gross, who built Pimco into a $2 trillion asset manager and became one of the world's best-known bond investors, quit the firm he co-founded on Friday after his flagship fund suffered its 16th straight month of outflows and amid a Securities and Exchange Commission probe into whether one of his funds artificially inflated returns.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 26- Jeffrey Gundlach, who runs bond firm DoubleLine Capital, an investment firm that has been a major competitor of Pimco, told Reuters on Friday that he and Bill Gross met last week to discuss a possible role for Gross at DoubleLine.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Sept 26- Gold fell on Friday as a dollar-driven rally encouraged by U.S. economic growth dimmed bullion's investment appeal, sending the metal's prices toward a key support level at $1,200 an ounce. Bullion posted its fourth consecutive weekly loss, its longest losing streak since April 2013, after the U.S.

  • Sept 26- Michigan officials on Friday signed off on four bond issues totaling $1.1 billion that would fund Detroit's exit from the biggest-ever municipal bankruptcy.

  • Bill Gross, who built Pimco into a $2 trillion asset manager and became one of the world's best-known bond investors, quit the firm he co-founded on Friday after his flagship fund suffered its 16th straight month of outflows and amid a Securities and Exchange Commission probe into whether one of his funds artificially inflated returns.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 26- Bill Gross, one of the bond market's most renowned investors, on Friday quit Pimco, the huge investment firm he co-founded more than 40 years ago and with which his name has been effectively synonymous, for Janus Capital Group, a distant rival in the asset management arena.

  • European stocks hit by news of Gross departure Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 10:25 AM ET

    *Allianz tumbles 6 pct as Gross leaves Pimco. PARIS, Sept 26- European shares trimmed gains in afternoon trade as shares of German insurer Allianz plunged on news that fund manager Bill Gross was leaving Allianz's asset-management unit Pimco.

  • UPDATE 1-Bill Gross leaves Pimco for Janus Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 9:28 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 26- Bill Gross, one of the bond market's most renowned investors, is leaving Pimco, the investment firm he founded and with which his name has been effectively synonymous, for rival asset management firm Janus Capital Group, Janus said on Friday.

  • European markets hit by news of Gross departure Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 9:18 AM ET

    PARIS, Sept 26- European shares trimmed their gains in afternoon trade as shares of German insurer Allianz sank on news fund manager Bill Gross was leaving Allianz's asset-management unit Pimco. Gross, one of the bond market's most renowned investors, will be joining Pimco's rival Janus Capital Group, Janus said on Friday.

  • Bill Gross leaves Pimco for Janus Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 8:45 AM ET

    Sept 26- Bill Gross, one of the bond market's most renowned investors, is leaving Pimco, the asset management firm he founded, for rival asset management firm Janus Capital Group, Janus said on Friday.

  • DUBAI, Sept 25- Shares in Dubai retailing and restaurants start-up Marka jumped 59 percent on Thursday in the first flotation on the emirate's main stock market since 2009, showing a hunger for fresh equity among local retail investors. Marka shares closed at 1.59 dirhams on the Dubai Financial Market, up from their initial public offer price of 1.00 dirham.

  • LONDON, Sept 25- JPMorgan was the top performing investment bank in the first half of the year, making $11.5 billion in revenue and ranking first for both its fixed income and deals advisory businesses, data showed on Thursday.

  • *151 founders include top UAE businessmen. DUBAI, Sept 25- Shares in Dubai retailing and restaurants group Marka jumped 77 percent upon listing on Thursday in the first flotation on the emirate's main stock market since 2009..

  • VANCOUVER, Sept 25- The price of gold, down more than a third in three years, is approaching the tipping point where the mining industry would see a spike in the number of producers reducing output or even shutting down operations. The industry has geared itself around $1,200, "said Joseph Foster, portfolio manager at institutional investor Van Eck Global.

  • BOSTON, Sept 24- Harvard University on Wednesday named an insider, Stephen Blyth, to run its $36.4 billion endowment, the world's largest. The financial services industry veteran holds a statistics PhD from Harvard, and has taught the subject there.

  • Yale endowment posts 20 pct return, besting rival Harvard Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 11:06 AM ET

    BOSTON, Sept 24- Yale University's endowment posted a 20.2 percent return in the 2014 fiscal year, the school said on Wednesday, besting Ivy League rivals such as Harvard and Dartmouth. Harvard University's endowment, the largest school endowment in the world at over $34 billion, announced on Tuesday an investment return of 15.4 percent.

  • LONDON, Sept 24- The order book for the Netherlands' new five-year bond closed at 13.7 billion euros on Wednesday, the Dutch State Treasury said. Real money accounts such as asset and fund managers as well as pension funds accounted for 35 percent of the orders, it said in a statement.

  • Shanghai shares in highest close since March 2013 Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 3:07 AM ET

    HONG KONG, Sept 24- Shanghai shares finished at their highest in more than 1-1/ 2 years on Wednesday, helped by brokerage firms which rose amid optimism over policy reforms. Among top CSI300 contributors, CITIC Securities leapt 3.5 percent, Haitong Securities put on 3.3 percent, and Changjiang Securities surged the maximum allowed 10 percent.

  • *UniCredit, Santander to hold around one third each of new entity. MILAN, Sept 23- Italian bank UniCredit SpA and Spain's Santander SA are in talks to merge their fund management businesses and create a European powerhouse overseeing some 350 billion euros of assets.