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  • LONDON, Oct 31- Europe's leading investment banks took a trading revenue battering in the third quarter that shows no signs of reversing before the end of the year and gives a glimpse into the upheaval facing the industry as a whole.

  • *General Motors rallies, profit leaps on strong demand. *Facebook and Expedia rally in extended trading, Starbucks falls.

  • *General Motors rallies, profit leaps on strong demand. NEW YORK, Oct 30- U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 snapping a four-day streak of gains after the Federal Reserve said it had a weaker growth outlook for the economy, even as it held steady with its stimulus program for the time being.

  • *General Motors rallies, profit leaps on strong demand. NEW YORK, Oct 30- U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday, putting the S&P 500 on track to snap a four-day streak of gains after the Federal Reserve said it had a weaker growth outlook for the economy, even as it held steady with its stimulus program for the time being.

  • *Doesn't expect many more years of instability in Egypt, North Africa. DUBAI, Oct 30- Templeton Emerging Markets Group is looking to increase its equities investment in Egypt because it thinks the political environment will stabilise and the government is committed to repairing the economy, the head of the group said.

  • INSIGHT-Is Israel pulling down the shutters for business? Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013 | 7:31 AM ET

    TEL AVIV, Oct xx- High-tech entrepreneur Eyal Waldman decided he had had enough of Israeli investors when they told him to choose between his titles of chairman and chief executive at the company he co-founded, Mellanox Technologies. "Mellanox is not an impulsive company. is something we were thinking of, that we saw build up.

  • JGBs rangebound as investors await Fed, BOJ Tuesday, 29 Oct 2013 | 11:06 PM ET

    TOKYO, Oct 30- Japanese government bond prices ended the morning session steady to slightly higher on Wednesday, with the 7- year through 20- year curve steepening by 1 basis point from the previous session. Federal Reserve's policy announcement later on Wednesday and the Bank of Japan's meeting on Thursday.

  • The fiduciary bill, sponsored by freshman Republican Representative Ann Wagner of Missouri, targets rulemaking efforts at both the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Labor that would impose a fiduciary duty on certain kinds of financial advisers.

  • Oct 29- Struggling U.S. retailer Sears Holdings Corp, led by hedge fund manager Edward Lampert, sold some Canadian real estate assets for $383 million and said it is considering separating its Lands' End clothing and auto center businesses to raise cash.

  • HELSINKI, Oct 29- Nokia predicted a more profitable future for its NSN networks equipment and software unit on Tuesday, raising hopes for growth in what will be the Finnish firm's main business after its former flagship phones division is sold to Microsoft in the new year.

  • TOKYO, Oct 29- Japanese stocks slid on Tuesday, hit by a sharp drop in Komatsu Ltd after the world's second-largest construction equipment maker issued a profit warning, dragging down other companies exposed to emerging markets.

  • Investment banking slowdown to hit European lenders Monday, 28 Oct 2013 | 8:01 PM ET

    But Britain's biggest domestic lender Lloyds Banking Group will buck the trend by reporting a sharp rise in third-quarter profit, benefiting from the improving health of the UK economy.

  • *Credit Suisse has close ties to Qatar sovereign fund. DOHA, Oct 28- Qatar's sovereign wealth fund is looking at more investments in emerging markets in order to diversify beyond developed nations, said a senior executive of Credit Suisse who is one of the top advisors to the fund.

  • DUBAI, Oct 28- Morgan Stanley Inc is seeing a resurgence in investment banking activity in the Gulf Arab region and expects an end to large-scale retrenchments by global lenders as financial markets improve, senior executives at the bank told Reuters.

  • CHICAGO, Oct 25- Illinois's Teachers' Retirement System, the state's biggest public pension fund, said on Friday that its unfunded liability grew by 7 percent in the latest fiscal year even as investment returns jumped, driven by chronic underfunding by the state.

  • *Euro hovers below two-year high vs dollar after soft German Ifo data. "Traders continue to make the euro their favorite anti-dollar trade in light of expectations the Fed will continue its QE program well into the start of next year," said Boris Schlossberg, managing director of FX strategy at BK Asset Management in New York.

  • DETROIT, Oct 25- Cuts to Detroit's public pensions and retiree healthcare were inevitable given the city's sagging finances, a top consultant for the city testified on Friday during the third day of a trial to determine whether the city is eligible for bankruptcy.

  • Shares of Tesla Motors Inc have soared more than 410 percent this year as the electric car maker, run by billionaire Elon Musk, beat Wall Street's earnings estimates and forced hedge fund managers who had shorted the stock to buy it to cover their positions.

  • Oct 25- Asset manager Legg Mason Inc on Friday said its quarterly profit rose 7 percent compared with a year ago as assets and performance fees rose, but reported an outflow of investor cash from its equity funds.

  • *Treasury to sell $96 bln in 2, 5, 7- yr debt next week. NEW YORK, Oct 25- U.S. "The market continues to do better here in an environment where the Fed is not tapering quantitative easing until sometime in 2014," said Gary Pollack, head of fixed income trading at Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management in New York.

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