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  • Nov 18- CytRx Corp said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration placed a hold on enrolling new patients in clinical trials of its experimental cancer drug after a patient died, sending the company's shares down 11 percent in premarket trading. Patients already enrolled in the trials, currently in mid stage, will continue receiving the treatment, CytRx said.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 18- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Tuesday following a record close on the S&P 500 and ahead of producer inflation data. *Shares in Europe advanced, boosted by German analyst and investor sentiment, which rose in November for the first time in almost a year, raising hopes of an improvement in Europe's biggest economy.

  • MOSCOW, Nov 18- Russia's central bank said on Tuesday it would continue to limit rouble liquidity through its repurchase agreements and foreign currency swaps. "We do not propose to introduce legal restrictions on speculators, as we believe that does not make sense," the central bank said in e-mailed comments. "But we will continue to limit the provision of rouble...

  • RUSSIAN CENTRAL BANK SAYS WILL CONTINUE TO LIMIT VOLUME OF ROUBLE LIQUIDITY THROUGH FX SWAPS AND REPO OPERATIONS.

  • FDA puts partial hold on CytRx cancer drug trials Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 6:36 AM ET

    Nov 18- CytRx Corp said the United States Food And Drug Administration has placed a partial hold on clinical trials of its experimental cancer drug after a patient died. CytRx shares were down 10 percent in premarket trading. The patient received the drug, aldoxorubicin, under the company's expanded access program that makes promising drugs and devices...

  • *FTSEurofirst 300 up as PM Abe calls Japan election, delays tax rise. LONDON, Nov 18- European shares rose and bond yields fell on Tuesday on hopes that a snap election and delayed tax increase in Japan might lead to more economic stimulus measures, which also knocked the yen to its lowest since 2007.. The yen fell to a seven-year low against the dollar after Abe's...

  • LONDON, Nov 17- Hedge funds have been badly wrong-footed by the slide in oil prices over the past five months, and by trying to turn their positions around have accelerated the rout. By the middle of June, hedge funds had a net long position in WTI-linked futures and options contracts equivalent to almost 413 million barrels of crude oil, according to the U.S....

  • HONG KONG, Nov 17- Hong Kong shares opened up 0.9 percent on Monday as investors cheered the first day of trading of the landmark Shanghai- Hong Kong stock connect scheme. The Hang Seng index opened higher following a stronger opening in the index futures, which rose 1 percent. The trading link will let international investors trade Shanghai- listed shares...

  • LONDON, Nov 14- New rules aimed at making derivatives markets safer and more transparent need tweaking to stop the $690 trillion global market splitting up, a top American regulator said on Friday. Several shallower pools of trading are emerging in what had been one deep, efficient market as brokers outside the United States seek to avoid having to comply with...

  • Pimco flagship fund cuts US gov't holdings in Oct. Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 6:12 AM ET
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    Pimco's flagship Total Return fund ended October with a slight decrease in U.S. government-related holdings and a slight increase in mortgage-backed securities.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 12- Pimco's flagship Total Return fund, whose long-time manager Bill Gross unexpectedly departed on Sept. 26, ended October with a slight decrease in U.S. government-related holdings and a slight increase in mortgage-backed securities. The Pimco Total Return Fund had exposure of 35 percent in U.S. government-related securities in October, down...

  • US STOCKS-Futures lower after latest Dow, S&P records Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 7:41 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 12- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Wednesday, putting major indexes on track to retreat after the Dow and S&P 500 closed at record highs for a fifth consecutive day. *Financial companies will be in focus after global regulators fined five major banks, including UBS, HSBC and Citigroup, $3.4 billion for failing to stop their traders from trying to...

  • *Swap limit of $2 bln to apply until end of November. MOSCOW, Nov 11- The Russian central bank said on Tuesday it was limiting banking sector rouble liquidity by temporarily cutting the size of its foreign exchange swap operations to the equivalent of $2 billion a day. Central Bank governor Elvira Nabiullina said on Monday that the bank was considering limiting...

  • *D.R. Horton posts quarterly earnings. NEW YORK, Nov 11- U.S. stock index futures advanced modestly on Tuesday, after the Dow and S&P 500 extended their streak of record closes for a fourth day. *D.R. Horton, the largest U.S. homebuilder, fell 1.6 percent to $23.05 before the opening bell after it reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue but earnings missed...

  • RUSSIAN ROUBLE TRIMS LOSSES AFTER C.BANK SAYS TO LIMIT ROUBLE LIQUIDITY VIA FX SWAPS.

  • RUSSIAN CENTRAL BANK SAYS WILL LIMIT ROUBLE LIQUIDITY VIA FX SWAPS.

  • *D.R. Horton posts quarterly earnings. NEW YORK, Nov 11- U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Tuesday, after the Dow and S&P 500 extended their streak of record closes for a fourth day. *D.R. Horton, the largest U.S. homebuilder, on Tuesday reported net income rose to $166.3 million, or 45 cents per share in the fourth quarter ended Sept. 30, from $139.5 million, or 40 cents...

  • *Dow, S&P 500 coming off record closing highs. NEW YORK, Nov 7- U.S. stock index futures pointed to slight gains at the open on Friday as the October payroll report showed jobs growth continued apace while the unemployment rate fell to a six-year low. I suppose there could be a short-term negative impact to this, since it was below expectations, but I don't see it has...

  • US STOCKS-Futures flat ahead of payroll report Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 7:05 AM ET

    *Dow, S&P 500 coming off record closing highs. NEW YORK, Nov 7- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Friday, with investors holding off on making bets ahead of a key jobs report that could indicate whether the market's record levels are justified by the economy's fundamentals. The nonfarm payroll report will be released at 8:30 a.m..

  • *Whole Foods rallies in premarket after results. NEW YORK, Nov 6- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open on Thursday, indicating that equity markets would extend a rally that has taken them to repeated records on hopes for additional stimulus from Europe. Futures were flat for much of the premarket session but turned higher following comments...