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SINGAPORE, Oct 28- Gold was hovering near five-week highs on Monday as traders bet the U.S. *Spot gold had eased 0.3 percent to $1,348.44 an ounce by 0010 GMT, after posting a near 3- percent gain the week before. *Turkey and Kazakhstan raised their gold holdings in September, while Russia's bullion reserves eased, according to the International Monetary Fund.
After settling lingering issues over beef and cheese quotas, the EU and Canada inked a trade deal integrating two of the world's biggest economies.
Muriel Siebert, the first woman to hold a seat on the New York Stock Exchange, left $100,000 to her dog, the New York Post reported on Friday.
An employee at the center of a split between Google co-founder Sergey Brin and his wife has been removed from his orbit at the office, the New York Post reported.
U.S. national security agencies have built a vast and pricey web of intelligence-gathering tools since the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, according to the Washington Post.
Banks cut 5,500 branches across the European Union last year, 2.5 percent of the total, leaving the region with 20,000 fewer outlets than it had when the financial industry was plunged into crisis in 2008.
Royal Bank of Scotland is looking to appoint its former head of retail banking, Ross McEwan, as the new chief executive to replace Stephen Hester.
Euro zone officials have approved the transfer of 4 billion euros ($5.3 billion) of funding to Greece and euro zone governments are expected to approve disbursement by Monday.
Fitch Ratings has cut its credit grade for the European fund that provides rescue loans to Greece, Ireland and Portugal.
The Treasury said on Friday it will postpone enforcement of a new law that cracks down on offshore tax avoidance by Americans.
European leaders agreed on new steps to fight youth unemployment and promote lending to credit-starved small business on Thursday after deals on banking resolution and the long-term EU budget.
Bondholders in the U.S. alone would lose more than $1 trillion if yields leap, showing how urgent it is for governments to put their finances in order, the BIS said.
The European Union will seek on Friday to forge rules to force losses on large savers when banks fail, a sensitive reform that could shape how the euro zone deals with its sickly banks.
Japanese PM Abe said on Tuesday G-8 leaders expressed strong support for his "Abenomics" economic policies and heard no concerns about Japan's super easy monetary easing.
The United States and the European Union launched talks on Monday to create one of the world's most ambitious free-trade zones, as France again underscored its determination to protect its movies and culture.
OPEC predicted world oil demand will grow more quickly in the rest of 2013, indicating the group can keep pumping more oil than the ouptut target it set out last month.
OPEC oil exporters agreed on Friday to leave output policy unchanged on Friday as oil held around the group's preferred level of $100 a barrel.
America's shift toward self-sufficiency in energy will weaken its strategic interest in the Middle East, North Africa and the Persian Gulf, the globalpost reports.
Oil traders should not lose too much sleep worrying about what OPEC, often unpredictable and quarrelsome in the past, will do when it meets next week.
A draft law that EU lawmakers voted for on Monday would shield small depositors in future bank rescues, but customers with more than 100,000 euros could suffer losses.