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  • TOKYO, Oct 28- U.S. crude futures fell back below $81 a barrel on Tuesday in early Asian trade, pressured by Goldman Sachs slashing its price forecasts and expectations of a rise in U.S. crude inventories. *NYMEX crude for December delivery was down 42 cents at $80.58 a barrel by 0008 GMT, after settling down 1 cent on Monday. *Citing rising production and insufficient...

  • NYMEX-Oil falls below $81 on expected fall in stocks Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 8:19 PM ET

    TOKYO, Oct 28- U.S. crude futures fell back below $81 a barrel on Tuesday in early Asian trade, pressured by Goldman Sachs slashing its price forecasts and expectations of a rise in U.S. crude inventories. *NYMEX crude for December delivery was down 42 cents at $80.58 a barrel by 0008 GMT, after settling down 1 cent on Monday. *Citing rising production and insufficient...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 27- U.S. stocks edged lower in afternoon trading on Monday, pausing after the S&P 500' s biggest weekly gain since January 2013, as energy shares fell with another decline in oil prices. Shares of Gilead Sciences, due to report results Tuesday, were up 1.8 percent and helped to limit some of the declines. Micron Technology jumped 3.5 percent and was the...

  • *Morgan Stanley strategists remain' overweight banks'. PARIS/ LONDON, Oct 27- European stocks fell on Monday as investors booked recent gains after the European Central Bank review of the region's banks and a German business sentiment index dropped to its lowest in almost two years. Among the few gainers, shares in Austria's Erste Group Bank added 3.5 percent and...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 27- Energy shares dragged Wall Street slightly lower on Monday as crude prices fell further, while U.S. and German data weighed. Brent crude oil fell below $85 a barrel and U.S. crude dipped below $80 after Goldman Sachs slashed its price forecasts, citing abundant supply and lackluster demand. The largest decliner on the S&P 500 was Newfield...

  • *Morgan Stanley strategists remain' overweight banks'. PARIS/ LONDON, Oct 27- European stocks fell on Monday, as investors booked the gains they made after the European Central Bank's review of the region's banks and an index of German business sentiment dropped to its lowest in almost two years. Among the few gainers, shares in Austria's Erste Group Bank added 4.5...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 27- Global equity markets slipped on Monday, hit by weak German business sentiment and another decline in oil, while Brazil slumped after incumbent Dilma Rousseff narrowly won a second term over an opponent seen as more pro-business. "It's very hard to put a positive spin on what's going on in Europe," said Bernard Baumohl, managing director and chief...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 27- Energy shares dragged Wall Street lower on Monday as crude prices fell further, while readings on the services sector and home sales came in below forecasts. Brent crude oil fell below $85 a barrel and U.S. crude dipped below $80 after Goldman Sachs slashed its price forecasts, citing abundant supply and lackluster demand. Shares of Brazilian...

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 27- President Dilma Rousseff's narrow re-election victory met with cold reality on Monday as Brazil's financial markets tumbled on doubts that can restore confidence in the economy and maintain political support in a sharply divided nation. Brazil's benchmark Bovespa stock index fell around 5 percent in early trading, while Brazil's real...

  • Oct 27- Pfizer Inc ended an agreement with Pain Therapeutics Inc to develop and market Durect Corp's pain drug, Remoxy, sending the stocks of the two smaller drugmakers plummeting. Durect's shares fell as much as 46 percent in early trading on Monday, while Pain Therapeutics stock slumped 61 percent. Pain Therapeutics, which since 2002 has the license to develop...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 27- U.S. stocks opened lower on Monday, weighed by energy shares, after the S&P 500 closed its best week in nearly two years and ahead of data on U.S. services sector growth and home sales.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 27- U.S. stock index futures dipped on Monday after the S&P 500 closed its best week in nearly two years on Friday and ahead of data on U.S. services sector growth and home sales. *Shares of Brazilian companies traded in the United States tumbled after incumbent Dilma Rousseff won reelection in a runoff vote, defeating centrist and market favorite Aecio...

  • US STOCKS-Futures dip ahead of service sector data Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 7:43 AM ET

    *Sarepta Therapeutics shares fell 25.7 percent in premarket trading after it said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration requested additional data regarding a marketing application for its experimental muscle disorder drug. *Shares of Brazilian companies traded in the United States tumbled after incumbent Dilma Rousseff won reelection in a runoff vote,...

  • LONDON, Oct 27- European shares erased their early gains while futures on benchmark German government bonds turned higher on Monday after a key index of German business sentiment hit its lowest level in almost two years. The Munich- based Ifo think-tank's business climate index, based on a monthly survey of some 7,000 firms, fell to 103.2 from 104.7 the previous...

  • *Brazil markets set for losses after Rousseff election win. LONDON, Oct 27- European stocks, low-rated government bonds and the single currency all rose on Monday as financial markets gave a tentative thumbs-up to euro zone bank health checks. The euro nudged higher but was contained by key German data due out at 0900 GMT.

  • LONDON, Oct 27- Euro zone banks led European shares higher on Monday after the results of sector-wide financial health checks painted a brighter picture than many investors had expected. The Euro STOXX banking index rose 1.1 percent after Sunday's European Central Bank review concluded that capital holes identified at the end of last year had since then...

  • European shares rise on banks' health relief Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 4:08 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 27- Euro zone banks led a rally in European shares on Monday after the results of the region's banking sector health checks painted a brighter picture than many investors had expected. The Euro STOXX banking index rose 2 percent as investors gave a thumbs-up to the European Central Bank's health check of euro zone banks, describing it as a step in the...

  • SHANGHAI, Oct 27- Chinese shares fell on Monday, dragged lower by brokerages on uncertainty over the launch of a landmark scheme linking the Hong Kong and Shanghai exchanges. Financials were the main drags on the mainland market with CITIC Securities and Haitong Securities, the country's two biggest listed brokerages, both down 2.8 percent.

  • TOKYO, Oct 27- Japanese stocks rose on Monday to a 2-1/ 2 week high as upbeat U.S. data and a weaker yen lifted sentiment in the overall market, but volume was thin as investors awaited the outcome of a two-day U.S. Tokyo Electric Power Co soared 17 percent after the Nikkei reported that it will likely post a pre-tax profit of 125 billion yen for the year through March, up...

  • *Brokerages fall on Hong Kong- Shanghai stock scheme delay. SHANGHAI, Oct 27- Hong Kong and mainland Chinese shares fell on Monday, dragged lower by falls in brokerages on uncertainty over the launch of a scheme linking the Hong Kong and Shanghai exchanges. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng Index edged down 0.8 percent to 23,105.6 points.