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  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks, euro dip ahead of ECB meeting Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 4:32 AM ET

    *MSCI ex-Japan Asia shares retreat from 7- year high. LONDON, Sept 4- A month-long march higher for European and Asian stock markets stalled on Thursday on concerns the European Central Bank will do nothing immediate at its meeting later in the day to address a deteriorating economic outlook.

  • TORONTO, Sept 3- Manulife Financial Corp said on Wednesday it has agreed to acquire the Canadian operations of Standard Life Plc for about C $4 billion in cash, in a deal that significantly expands the insurer's presence in Quebec.

  • TOKYO, Sept 3- Investors may have jumped the gun when they bought Japanese stocks and sold the yen on news that a proponent of an overhaul of Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund will be in charge of the ministry that oversees the mammoth fund.

  • Sept 2- Investment bank Jefferies Group LLC, owned by Leucadia National Corp, reported a more than seven-fold rise in quarterly profit helped by higher investment banking revenues. The bank's preliminary net profit rose to $82 million for the third quarter ended Aug. 31, from $11.7 million a year earlier.

  • Sept 2- Former U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will join investment bank Moelis& Co as vice chairman and managing director, the company said, adding that Cantor will also be elected to its board.

  • "It's another example of just how bad things are in the consumer credit sector," said Nic Norman-Smith, chief investment officer of Lentus Asset Management, which owns shares in JD Group's parent, Steinhoff International.

  • Eric Cantor to join investment bank Moelis Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 1:55 AM ET
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA).

    Former U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will join investment bank Moelis & Co as vice chairman and managing director, the company said.

  • Sept 2- Former U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will join investment bank Moelis& Co as vice chairman and managing director, the company said, adding that Cantor will also be elected to its board.

  • *Warren Buffett flags support for' passive' investing. LONDON, Aug 31- Warren Buffett built a fortune of nearly $60 billion from astute stock picking, but when the 83- year-old dies, the vast majority of the money he leaves his wife will be parked in a fund that simply moves in step with an index.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 29- Some hedge funds seem to have missed out on this week's big rally in U.S. natural gas, cutting bullish bets on the fuel before prices hit six-week highs, government data suggested on Friday.

  • NEW YORK/ BANGALORE, Aug 28- Israel- based EZchip Semiconductor's shares rose 10 percent on Thursday and there was a spike in bullish options bets after the chipmaker canceled expected appearances at upcoming brokerage conferences, sparking talk of a possible deal for the company.

  • TORONTO, Aug 28- Toronto-Dominion Bank and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce reported higher third-quarter earnings on Thursday, extending a trend of buoyant capital markets boosting investment banking and trading profits at the country's big lenders.

  • TORONTO, Aug 28- Toronto-Dominion Bank reported a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday, boosted by gains at its core Canadian retail business and the impact of buoyant capital markets on its investment banking and trading arm.

  • TORONTO, Aug 28- Toronto-Dominion Bank reported a higher quarterly profit on Thursday, boosted by strong gains at its core Canadian retail business and the impact of buoyant capital markets on its investment banking and trading arm.

  • UPDATE 1-CIBC reports stronger third-quarter profit Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 6:49 AM ET

    TORONTO, Aug 28- Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce reported a higher third-quarter profit on Thursday, helped by strong gains at its wealth management and investment dealer divisions. Canada's 5th largest lender said its net income rose to C $921 million, or C $2.26 per share in the quarter ended July 31, from C $878 million, or C $2.13 a year earlier.

  • CIBC reports stronger third-quarter profit Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 6:17 AM ET

    TORONTO, Aug 28- Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce reported a higher third-quarter profit on Thursday, helped by strong gains at its wealth management and investment dealer divisions. Canada's 5th largest lender said its net income rose to C $921 million, or C $2.26 per share in the quarter ended July 31, from C $878 million, or C $2.13 a year earlier.

  • *H1 revenue falls to $82.3 billion. LONDON, Aug 28- Revenue at the world's 10 largest investment banks fell 5 percent in the first half of the year, as continued weakness in fixed income trading departments outweighed a strong rebound in advisory services on deals, new data showed on Thursday.

  • SAFT ON WEALTH-Serving clients, not beating markets Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 4:17 PM ET

    Aug 27- It may be that the future of wealth management lies not in beating the market but in helping the client beat her true opponent: herself.

  • UPDATE 1-ECB hires BlackRock to help develop ABS plan Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 12:21 PM ET

    BlackRock, the world's largest money manager, will provide advice on the design and implementation of a potential ABS purchase program, but all final decisions will be taken by the ECB itself, the spokesman said.

  • TORONTO, Aug 27- National Bank of Canada, the country's sixth-largest lender, reported a stronger-than-expected profit on Wednesday, helped by a sharp jump in earnings at its wealth management and financial markets arms.