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  • LONDON, Oct 13- European stocks reversed early losses on Monday as airline shares gained after crude oil prices fell to near a four-year low, though broad dollar weakness and a jump in gold signaled investor concern over global economic health. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan lost 0.5 percent. Germany's Lufthansa rose 3.3 percent...

  • *Luxottica shares tumble as new CEO set to leave. PARIS, Oct 13- European stocks paused on Monday following their steep three-week sell-off, with shares in airlines bouncing back as oil prices extended their slide on ample supply. Air France-KLM gained 3.4 percent and Lufthansa climbed 3.3 percent as Brent crude sank below $88 a barrel, its lowest level in almost...

  • *Saudi Arabia reopens after week-long holiday. DUBAI, Oct 12- Stock markets across the Middle East tumbled on Sunday, led by Dubai and Saudi Arabia where the main indexes sank 6.5 percent, as declines on global bourses and falling oil prices sparked a broad sell-off in the region. Global markets took a big hit on Friday as investors fled to the safety of government...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 12- Roger Dean Gillispie, a former General Motors security guard, spent 20 years in an Ohio prison for rape until a federal court ordered him released in 2011. Now he wants to sue GM for allegedly helping to frame him, and he's getting support from an unlikely source: hedge funds. Gillispie, who is waiting to see if he will face a new criminal trial, has...

  • Britain's ring-fence a new hurdle for bank directors Sunday, 12 Oct 2014 | 4:00 AM ET

    LONDON/ DUBLIN, Oct 12- Britain's major lenders may find it hard to hire dozens of directors that are required as part of a radical reshape of the industry aimed at protecting it from future investment bank crashes. Britain wants banks such as HSBC, Barclays and the UK arm of Spain's Santander to ring fence their retail units from their wholesale operations,...

  • CAR CARE PRODUCTS COMPANY ARMORED AUTOGROUP INC SPEAKING TO INVESTMENT BANKS ABOUT POSSIBLE IPO-SOURCES.

  • *$100 bln of assets have left sector since 2012. LONDON, Oct 10- In a telling sign that commodities may struggle for several years to attract investment flows, a clutch of professionals who make their living from the asset class slammed its prospects at a recent conference. "The marginal benefit of commodities today is less than the costs of obtaining and...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 10- An index of global equities fell to a seven-month low and oil hit a two-year low on Friday, continuing a string of weakness built on worries about weak worldwide economic growth. Assets tied to expectations for improved growth have been hit by a recent raft of weak indicators from Europe at a time when other big economies, including China, Japan and...

  • Oct 10- Blackstone Group LP said it would spin off its M&A, restructuring and private equity fundraising advisory businesses to avoid conflicts, combining them with the advisory firm of Morgan Stanley investment banking veteran Paul Taubman. Blackstone's advisory businesses being spun out account for a tiny fraction of the New York firm's earnings,...

  • Oct 9- Morgan Stanley is embracing the financial reforms intended to curb its animal spirits to generate bigger profits. Unlike most of its rivals, Morgan Stanley has been building its private equity business using structures that are subject to the Volcker rule, which restricts the amount of money a bank and its employees can contribute to such funds.

  • LONDON, Oct 9- Big price swings in the foreign exchange market are back and currency funds are reaping the benefit after years of poor returns as central bank cash suppressed the volatility on which they depend. Laith Khalaf, a strategist at investment group Hargreaves Lansdown, said he could not recall a month since the 2008 financial crisis when a currency fund...

  • HONG KONG, Oct 9- The bailout of domestic bondholders of Chinese solar equipment producer Chaori shows the government is determined to shield its rapidly growing corporate bond market in a slowing economy, analysts and traders say. State-owned China Great Wall Asset Management and a Shanghai- based investment firm will also guarantee 880 million yuan of the...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 8- U.S. stocks soared on Wednesday, with major indexes posting their biggest one-day jumps of 2014 after the Federal Reserve reassured investors that its first interest rate hike would not come until it deemed the economy could withstand it. Market, and the labor market is still too squishy for the Fed to be raising rates anytime soon, "said Jim...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St jumps 1 pct after Fed minutes Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 2:49 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 8- U.S. stocks rallied 1 percent on Wednesday, jumping in a volatile session after the Federal Reserve reassured investors that the first interest rate hike would not come before the economy could support it. The Fed has said that it would not raise rates for a "considerable time," and in the minutes from its Sept. 16-17 meeting the U.S. central bank...

  • *Deutsche Bank sees the euro falling to $0.95 by 2017. PARIS/ LONDON, Oct 8- The recent sharp slide in the euro and commodity prices is set to provide tailwind for European companies struggling against economic weakness, and soon break a streak of earnings downgrades that has already lasted 3-1/ 2 years. However, the euro's 10 percent drop in the past five months, and...

  • SAO PAULO/ BRASILIA, Oct 7- President Dilma Rousseff's strategy of slamming bankers and playing up class divisions may give her the edge in this month's election but it further strains relations with business leaders just as Brazil's stagnant economy badly needs fresh investment. The leftist incumbent, who led the first round of voting on Sunday and now faces...

  • Oct 7- An affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management got court approval to buy Atlantic City, New Jersey's shuttered Revel Casino Hotel for $110 million in cash on Tuesday after a judge rejected complaints the auction for the bankrupt complex was tainted. "I have heard evidence to satisfy me that the sale to Brookfield should be confirmed," said U.S. Bankruptcy...

  • Oct 7- An affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management on Tuesday got court approval to buy Atlantic City, New Jersey's shuttered Revel Casino Hotel for $110 million in cash after a judge rejected complaints the auction for the bankrupt complex was tainted. The losing bidder, Glenn Straub of Florida, objected because he said the auction was unfair.

  • UPDATE 1-Pimco's outflow headaches only just beginning Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 12:31 PM ET

    Pimco hasn't said how much money has been withdrawn since fund manager Bill Gross quit on Sept. 26 to join Janus Capital. Outflows "will tend to be elevated over the next few months" said Jeff Tjornehoj, head of Americas research at Lipper, a Thomson Reuters company, who said Gross's exit is "the last straw" for some institutional investors. Morgan Stanley said that the...

  • *Glencore approached Rio Tinto about a merger in July. *Rio says no talks with Glencore after rejecting bid. MELBOURNE/ LONDON, Oct 7- Rio Tinto has rejected a takeover approach from smaller rival Glencore Plc, snubbing a blockbuster deal that would have created a $160 billion mining and commodities trading giant.