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  • *Germany's Schaeuble says Draghi comments' over-interpreted'. LONDON, Aug 27- German Bund yields fell back towards record lows on Wednesday, as further evidence of the bloc's faltering economy fed market expectations for more European Central Bank stimulus.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 26- Three regional Federal Reserve banks, whose presidents are among the more hawkish of U.S. central bankers, continued to press for an increase in the Fed's emergency lending rate ahead of last month's policy-setting meeting, according to minutes on Tuesday.

  • TORONTO, Aug 26- Bank of Nova Scotia and Bank of Montreal posted higher third-quarter profits on Tuesday, benefiting from gains at their traditional Canadian lending arms as well as the impact of buoyant capital markets.

  • *Alcoa to shut Sardinian ops, cut aluminium capacity by 150,000 T. LONDON, Aug 26- Aluminium touched a 18- month peak on Tuesday, boosted by a big long position and declining available stocks, with metals markets also supported by hopes the European Central Bank would implement stimulus measures.

  • AP survey: Fed's outlook correct but not solution Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 11:41 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Economists appear to be of two minds about the Federal Reserve. Yet the latest Associated Press survey of economists finds that most fear the Fed will wait too long to raise interest rates and thereby risk stoking inflation or creating asset bubbles. Still, they're concerned that Janet Yellen's Fed won't raise rates soon enough.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 26- World stock indices rose on Tuesday and European bond yields fell on expectations of more stimulus from the European Central Bank and on strong U.S. data. Speculation grew that the European Central Bank is preparing a program of large-scale asset purchases to weaken the euro and try to jump-start growth in the struggling euro zone.

  • BEIJING, Aug 26- Industrial and Commercial Bank of China has deployed a new IBM mainframe computer system, the two companies said on Tuesday, boosting the U.S. technology giant's credentials in the country.

  • TORONTO, Aug 26- Bank of Nova Scotia reported a higher quarterly profit on Tuesday as strength at its wealth management and insurance businesses boosted its bottom line and allowed Canada's No. 3 lender to raise its dividend. Scotiabank also benefited from a C $555 million notable gain from the sale of most of its investment in fund manager CI Financial Corp..

  • TOKYO, Aug 26- The Bank of Japan is likely to keep its bullish inflation outlook even as it cuts its economic growth forecast for this fiscal year in an October report, sources said, suggesting that the bank will not ease policy further at least until the end of 2014..

  • *FMCs created 2 trillion yuan worth of investment products since 2012- analyst estimate.

  • *The private bank was founded in Geneva in 1805. ZURICH, Aug 26- Swiss private bank Pictet opened its books to public scrutiny for the first time on Tuesday, after being dragged into the spotlight by a change in its 209- year-old structure and a U.S. tax investigation.

  • SHANGHAI/ HONG KONG, Aug 26- Agricultural Bank of China Ltd on Tuesday became the third major Chinese bank to report slowing profit growth and rising bad loans for the second quarter, as a slowing economy impacts lenders. AgBank joins Bank of China and Bank of Communications which reported a similar results this month.

  • TOKYO, Aug 26- Asian shares held firm while the euro hit one-year lows on Tuesday as investors increasingly expect the European Central Bank to expand liquidity as soon as next week to boost the sagging euro zone economy.

  • Aug 25- Municipal bonds will no longer be part of the easily sellable assets that banks can use to show they are able to survive a credit crunch, Bloomberg reported, citing a person familiar with the matter. The Public Affairs Office of the Federal Reserve could not be reached out for comment outside of regular U.S. business hours.

  • Buying the banks     Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 3:45 PM ET

    Discussing if financials are ready to take off, with CNBC market analyst Kenny Polcari, and Michael Block, Rhino Trading Partners.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 2:43 p.m. EDT Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 2:43 PM ET

    S&P 500 trades above 2,000 points for first time; Burger King jumps on deal talks Burger King in talks to buy Tim Hortons, creating new publicly listed company based in Canada US new-home sales drop 2.4 percent in July to annual rate of 412,000 Engine Capital goes public with its push for the sale of the Ann Taylor chain Expectations for central bank stimulus grow in Europe; French PM resigns in feud over economy Vivus acquires patent rights to Qsymia ingredient, terms not disclosed Economists say Federal Reserve is on' the right track', expect interest rates to rise in 2015 Toyota's most rugged Land Cruiser 70 is back in Japan, a nameplate that represents durability As Fed's Jackson Hole conference ends, economists offer clashing views of central bank policy Germany to back Spain's Luis de Guindos to head group of eurozone finance ministers

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 2:40 p.m. EDT Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 2:40 PM ET

    S&P 500 trades above 2,000 points for first time; Burger King jumps on deal talks Burger King in talks to buy Tim Hortons, creating new publicly listed company based in Canada US new-home sales drop 2.4 percent in July to annual rate of 412,000 Engine Capital goes public with its push for the sale of the Ann Taylor chain Expectations for central bank stimulus grow in Europe; French PM resigns in feud over economy Vivus acquires patent rights to Qsymia ingredient, terms not disclosed Economists say Federal Reserve is on' the right track', expect interest rates to rise in 2015 France's Socialist government dissolves amid acrimony in Cabinet over the stagnant economy Toyota's most rugged Land Cruiser 70 is back in Japan, a nameplate that represents durability As Fed's Jackson Hole conference ends, economists offer clashing views of central bank policy

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 2:12 p.m. EDT Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 2:12 PM ET

    Burger King in talks to buy Tim Hortons, creating new publicly listed company based in Canada US new-home sales drop 2.4 percent in July to annual rate of 412,000 S&P 500 trades above 2,000 points for first time; Burger King jumps on deal talks Engine Capital goes public with its push for the sale of the Ann Taylor chain Expectations for central bank stimulus grow in Europe; French PM resigns in feud over economy Vivus acquires patent rights to Qsymia ingredient, terms not disclosed Economists say Federal Reserve is on' the right track', expect interest rates to rise in 2015 France's Socialist government dissolves amid acrimony in Cabinet over the stagnant economy Toyota's most rugged Land Cruiser 70 is back in Japan, a nameplate that represents durability As Fed's Jackson Hole conference ends, economists offer clashing views of central bank policy

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 1:07 p.m. EDT Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 1:07 PM ET

    Burger King in talks to buy Tim Hortons, creating new publicly listed company based in Canada US new-home sales drop 2.4 percent in July to annual rate of 412,000 S&P 500 trades above 2,000 points for first time; Burger King jumps on deal talks Engine Capital goes public with its push for the sale of the Ann Taylor chain Expectations for central bank stimulus grow in Europe; French PM resigns in feud over economy Vivus acquires patent rights to Qsymia ingredient, terms not disclosed Economists say Federal Reserve is on' the right track', expect interest rates to rise in 2015 France's Socialist government dissolves amid acrimony in Cabinet over the stagnant economy Toyota's most rugged Land Cruiser 70 is back in Japan, a nameplate that represents durability As Fed's Jackson Hole conference ends, economists offer clashing views of central bank policy

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 12:53 p.m. EDT Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 12:53 PM ET

    Burger King in talks to buy Tim Hortons, creating new publicly listed company based in Canada US new-home sales drop 2.4 percent in July to annual rate of 412,000 S&P 500 trades above 2,000 points for first time; Burger King jumps on deal talks Engine Capital goes public with its push for the sale of the Ann Taylor chain Expectations for central bank stimulus grow in Europe; French PM resigns in feud over economy Vivus acquires patent rights to Qsymia ingredient, terms not disclosed Economists say Federal Reserve is on' the right track', expect interest rates to rise in 2015 French president dissolves Socialist govt amid acrimony in Cabinet over the stagnant economy Toyota's most rugged Land Cruiser 70 is back in Japan, a nameplate that represents durability As Fed's Jackson Hole conference ends, economists offer clashing views of central bank policy

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