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  • Asian stocks meander after China growth slows Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 1:09 AM ET

    The main reason the Dow did not perform as well as the other two indexes was IBM. IBM fell $12.95, or 7 percent, to $169.10 after the company reported earnings that missed Wall Street's expectations. IBM was the biggest decliner in both the Dow and in the S&P 500..

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 20- Gold ticked lower on Monday after two straight weekly gains, with strong U.S. economic data allaying fears over a slowdown in the global economy, supporting equities and dimming bullion's safe-haven appeal. *Spot gold had eased 0.2 percent to $1,235.20 an ounce by 0030 GMT, slipping for a third session. The Thomson Reuters/ University of Michigan...

  • *Fighting in Iraq raises political risk. NEW YORK, Oct 17- Oil prices rose slightly on Friday, bouncing from near four-year lows even while marking a fourth straight weekly loss, as investors bought back into a market they said was oversold, and as fighting in Iraq increased political risk. "It's corrective," said Andy Lebow at Jefferies LLC.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1900 GMT / 3:00 PM ET Sunday, 19 Oct 2014 | 3:01 PM ET

    LONDON- A series of Reuters interviews with officials, bankers and others involved in the European Central Bank's financial inspection of the euro zone's biggest banks show that in the seven months since it began, the ECB has had to shoot down countless pleas from banks and national supervisors for special treatment. STOCKHOLM/ OSLO/ COPENHAGEN- When it comes to...

  • *ECB unveils stress test results Oct 26. LONDON, Oct 19- When Europe announced its latest health check of top banks early last year it promised a "comprehensive assessment" of how well prepared they were to withstand another financial crisis. A series of Reuters interviews with officials, bankers and others involved in the European Central Bank's financial...

  • UK adds Qatari financier to terror sanctions list Sunday, 19 Oct 2014 | 6:21 AM ET

    LONDON— The British government has banned a Qatari financier it accuses of funding al-Qaida from doing business in the U.K.. The British move comes 10 months after U.S. authorities added al-Nuayami to a list of "Specially Designated Global Terrorists" and accused him of providing financial support to groups including al-Qaida and Somalia- based al Shabaab.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Oct 31 Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    BOSTON- Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren speaks before the "Inequality of Economic Opportunity in the United States" conference in Boston- 1230 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England Deputy Governor Jon Cunliffe and ECB Vice President Vitor Constancio discuss bank regulation- 1045 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Governor Jerome Powell...

  • Ebola causing some people to change travel plans Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 6:23 PM ET

    The virus has killed more than 4,500 in West Africa since the current outbreak began several months ago. Several people who contracted the disease there have been treated in the United States, but only three cases have been diagnosed in the U.S., all in Dallas. Still, Ebola fear increased when officials disclosed that a nurse tested positive for the virus just over...

  • BOSTON, Oct 17- Taking a page from his last job, Eaton Vance's new Chief Equity Investment Officer bets that reorganizing his analysts into new teams will boost performance. Since joining the Boston company in April from Goldman Sachs, Edward Perkin has regrouped Eaton Vance's 27 stock analysts into teams meant to develop investment ideas that match the...

  • Rules vary about travel to countries hit by Ebola Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 4:32 PM ET

    Demands are rising in Washington for the U.S. to ban travelers from countries in West Africa, but the Obama administration is resisting and says the screening measures already in place for travelers are more effective. There are no direct flights from Liberia, Guinea or Sierra Leone to the U.S. No direct flights from the three affected countries to London's...

  • UPDATE 8-Oil bucks downtrend to eek out small gain Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 3:54 PM ET

    *Fighting in Iraq raises political risk. NEW YORK, Oct 17- Oil prices rose slightly on Friday, bouncing from near four-year lows even while marking a fourth straight weekly loss, as investors bought back into a market they said was oversold, and as fighting in Iraq increased political risk. "It's corrective," said Andy Lebow at Jefferies LLC.

  • British broker Miller Insurance Services LLP said the product it created with U.S. broker William Gallagher Associates would also protect hospitals against any potential losses to revenue in the aftermath of a quarantine. The news comes as U.S. health officials said they were monitoring 16 people in Ohio, including one in quarantine, who had close contact...

  • *Platinum, palladium recover after sharp losses. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Oct 17- Gold dropped on Friday as U.S. equities rebounded but was still set for a second straight weekly gain as concerns over the global economy have raised speculation that the U.S. "Gold has had a good week because just about everything else has had a bad week," Macquarie analyst Matthew Turner said.

  • LONDON, Oct 17- Five companies have been short-listed to replace the century-old London gold benchmark with a new electronic system, which is expected to be in place within the next few months, the London Bullion Market Association said. Broker Autilla Ltd, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange jointly with Thomson Reuters, U.S. derivatives bourse Intercontinental...

  • A flat stock market debut for Jimmy Choo Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 11:56 AM ET

    LONDON— Jimmy Choo didn't look too sexy to the City. Britain's finance center in the city of London yawned Friday with the stock market flotation of the luxe stiletto maker. Jimmy Choo recorded sales of 282 million pounds in 2013 and wants to grow in Asia.

  • Wall Street followed Europe's lead, with all major stock indexes climbing more than 1 percent after earnings reports eased concerns about the impact of weak global demand on U.S. growth and businesses. Results at General Electric, Honeywell International Inc and Morgan Stanley topped expectations. GE rose 3.3 percent to $25.05, Honeywell gained 3.6 percent...

  • *HKEx sees bonanza in China after $2.2 bln LME takeover. To churn out profits, the LME plans to attract more financial investors such as hedge funds and expand its tentacles into mainland China, which for now remains elusive. As part of a strategy of expanding into China, the LME plans to add the Chinese currency as collateral for clearing of metals contracts by...

  • LONDON, Oct 17- "In short, this is not a takeover; it is a marriage". That's how Charles Li, chief executive of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, described the 1.38 billion sterling purchase of the London Metal Exchange back in 2012.. He was speaking at the LME's annual black-tie dinner at the Grosvenor House in London, conceding that it was the first time he himself, once...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 17- Top Goldman Sachs Group Inc executives are determined to keep compensation costs under control. Sources familiar with the matter inside Goldman Sachs described the restraint as a sign of the shifting mentality about bonuses at the bank: it wants to tightly control compensation, even if it has good quarters with big revenue gains.

  • Copper was the weakest metal, bouncing slightly after hitting six-month lows on concern about a surge of mine supply swamping the market. Copper is widely regarded as having some of the weakest fundamentals among base metals as a wave of fresh supply from new and expanded mines works its way onto markets. Highlighting worries about more supply was a 17.5...