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  • European shares pare gains on weak euro zone data Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 7:18 AM ET

    LONDON, Nov 14- Data showing the euro zone economy slowed sharply in the third quarter curbed a rally in European shares on Thursday, after dovish comments from next Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen spurred early buying.

  • UPDATE 3-Oil rises on U.S. stimulus, IEA outlooks Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 5:01 AM ET

    *Coming up: Yellen speech to Senate at 1500 GMT; EIA stockpile data at 1600 GMT. LONDON, Nov 14- Brent oil rose towards $108 per barrel on Thursday, bolstered by Federal Reserve comments which reassured investors that the U.S. would maintain stimulus measures for now, and a warning of likely rising prices from the International Energy Agency.

  • European shares bounce after Yellen comments Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 3:11 AM ET

    PARIS, Nov 14- European stocks rose early on Thursday after dovish comments by Federal Reserve chairman-designate Janet Yellen eased worries the U.S. central bank could start winding down its stimulus measures this year.

  • *Nikkei hits 6- month high, Asia ex- Japan shares off 6- week low. TOKYO, Nov 14- Japanese stocks led a broad rally in Asia on Thursday, spurred by Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen's comments which suggested global asset markets could count on the Fed's generous stimulus for some time.

  • TOKYO, Nov 14- The Nikkei share average jumped 2.1 percent to a near six-month closing high on Thursday, helped by dovish comments from Federal Reserve vice chair Janet Yellen and data showing the Japanese economy notched up its fourth straight quarter of growth.

  • Indian rupee recovers as central bankers provide comfort Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 12:07 AM ET

    MUMBAI, Nov 14- The rupee gained on Thursday as comments from nominee for Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen and India's central bank governor Raghuram Rajan delivered a two-dose boost of optimism for a currency that had fallen to a two-month low.

  • *Yellen expected to win Senate confirmation. WASHINGTON, Nov 14- Janet Yellen, President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the U.S. Federal Reserve, will offer a stout defense on Thursday of the central bank's aggressive monetary easing before a Senate panel that includes some tough Republican critics.

  • *Nikkei hits 3- week high, Asia ex- Japan shares off 6- week low. TOKYO, Nov 14- Asian stocks bounced from six-week lows on Thursday, spurred by Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen's dovish comments which suggested the U.S. economy could count on stimulus support for a longer period than markets anticipate.

  • TOKYO, Nov 14- The Nikkei share average raced to a three-week high on Thursday morning, supported by dovish comments from Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen and data showing the Japanese economy notched up its fourth straight quarter of growth.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 13- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Wednesday that the U.S. central bank would remain alert to preventing inflation from declining too far from its goal of 2 percent.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 13- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Wednesday that the U.S. central bank would remain alert to preventing inflation from declining too far from the Fed's goal of 2 percent.

  • NYMEX-U.S. crude lower on expected rise in inventories Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 7:42 PM ET

    The drop came even after Janet Yellen, who is poised to be the next head of the Federal Reserve, said she thinks the U.S. central bank has more work to do to aid the economy.

  • SINGAPORE, Nov 14- Gold extended gains into a second session on Thursday after Janet Yellen, likely the next chair of the Federal Reserve, indicated the U.S. central bank would continue to support the economy through its stimulus measures.

  • TOKYO, Nov 14- Asian share markets were set to bounce on Thursday after Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen said the Fed has "more work to do" to help the economy, spurring U.S. stocks higher and putting the dollar on the defensive.

  • SYDNEY, Nov 14- Investors made short shrift of the dollar early in Asia on Thursday after dovish comments from Fed Chairman-elect Janet Yellen suggested the U.S. central bank might not be near scaling back its stimulus, sending Treasury yields lower.

  • SILVER SPRING, Nov 13- A federal advisory panel recommended approval of Sanofi SA's experimental multiple sclerosis drug Lemtrada on Wednesday, but said the drug should be reserved for patients who have failed other therapies. Nathan Fountain of the University of Virginia School of Medicine and the panel's chairperson.

  • FOREX-Dollar tumbles on Yellen's dovish comments Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 5:24 PM ET

    *Sterling spikes after Bank of England report, UK jobs data. NEW YORK, Nov 13- The dollar dropped in late trading on Wednesday after Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen said the U.S. economy was performing "far short" of potential, suggesting the central bank is in no rush to withdraw its stimulus.

  • SILVER SPRING, Nov 13- A federal advisory panel recommended approval of Sanofi SA's experimental multiple sclerosis drug Lemtrada on Wednesday, but said the drug should be reserved for patients who have failed other therapies. Nathan Fountain of the University of Virginia School of Medicine and the panel's chairperson.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 13- Janet Yellen, President Barack Obama's nominee to chair the Federal Reserve, said the U.S. central bank has "more work to do" to help an economy and labor market that are still underperforming.

  • SILVER SPRING, Nov 13- Safety problems associated with Sanofi SA's experimental multiple sclerosis drug Lemtrada should not preclude approval of the drug, though it should be restricted to patients who have failed other therapies, an advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday.

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