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  • European stocks track Wall St gains ahead of Fed Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 4:09 AM ET

    PARIS, Sept 17- European shares rose in early trade on Wednesday, mirroring a rally on Wall Street sparked by a report that shifted investor expectations for the U.S.

  • Tycoon's arrest sends shock wave through Russia Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 2:48 AM ET

    Russia's rich have followed that rule for nearly a decade, and now fret the unspoken promise may be void. Market watchers are almost unanimous in saying that Yevtushenkov's house arrest is a move by the government and state-owned oil giant Rosneft to take control of his oil company, Bashneft.

  • *OPEC could trim 2015 output to 29.5 mln bpd- Badri.

  • CAERNARFON/YORK, Sept 17- Scotland's chance to vote for independence has lit hopes in other regions of Britain that a reworking of political ties might boost their chances of self-rule too.

  • Tycoon buys 30 Rolls-Royces for Macau hotel Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 12:54 AM ET

    HONG KONG— A Hong Kong tycoon has placed the biggest ever order for Rolls-Royce cars, agreeing to buy 30 Phantoms to chauffeur guests at a luxury resort he's building in the global gambling capital of Macau. Hung and Rolls-Royce executives signed the deal Tuesday at the company's Goodwood factory in England.

  • Asian stocks mostly down after Fed meeting Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 12:30 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The stock market got the reassurance it wanted from the Federal Reserve Wednesday. "The Fed is not going to take the punch bowl away," said Brad McMillan, chief investment officer for Commonwealth Financial. Major indexes drifted before the Fed released a statement at 2 p.m. Eastern time signaling little change in its interest rate policy.

  • Brent keeps gains, stays near $99 on OPEC output cut talk Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 12:11 AM ET

    *OPEC could trim 2015 output to 29.5 million bpd- Badri. The European benchmark sank to a 26- month low this week on continued worries about rising supplies and slower demand growth in China and Europe, but prices rose on Tuesday after OPEC's secretary general Abdullah al-Badri said the group could trim its 2015 output target by 500,000 barrels per day.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Sept 29 Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    STOCKHOLM- Sveriges Riksbank will release the minutes of September monetary policy meeting- 0730 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Sweden Central Bank Deputy Governor Martin Floden speaks on the topic "The economic situation and my views on monetary policy"- 0900 GMT.

  • Business Highlights Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 5:59 PM ET

    Alibaba risk: China's rise leaves out investors. WASHINGTON— American investors are clamoring to buy a stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, which is launching what may prove the biggest initial public stock offering ever. IPOs, according to research by Jay Ritter, a finance professor at the University of Florida.

  • Calpers exit could heap pressure on hedge fund fees Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 5:07 PM ET

    BOSTON, Sept 16- The California Public Employees Retirement System handed fellow U.S. pension funds a hefty club to beat down hedge fund fees and demand better returns this week when it voted to pull out of hedge funds entirely, investors said.

  • Mining giants may hoard cash as iron ore prices sag Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    Stung by slower growth in China, global miners have reined in expansion plans and brought in new management to sell assets and drive their mines harder, raising hopes that BHP Billiton alone could hand back up to $8 billion to investors.

  • *Gold still about $10 away from 8- month low. *Silver gains lift market out of oversold conditions. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Sept 16- Gold rose on Tuesday as a weaker dollar and rallying crude oil prices prompted bullion investors to cover bearish bets ahead of a closely watched policy statement by the Federal Reserve.

  • *U.S. stocks near record levels, Europe lower. *Crude oil rises on possible OPEC supply cut. "The rumor is won't change the' considerable time' language," said Quincy Krosby, market strategist at Prudential Financial in Newark, New Jersey, referring to the Fed's previously stated timeline of when it will raise rates.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 16- The dollar fell to nearly two-week lows against the euro and Swiss franc on Tuesday, pressured by a report that said the Federal Reserve was unlikely to change its dovish stance on near-zero interest rates at a two-day policy meeting that ends on Wednesday.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 16- U.S. After surrendering bigger price gains, driven in part by an independence referendum on Thursday in Scotland, yields on benchmark 10- year Treasury notes late on Tuesday were little changed at 2.582 percent.

  • *OPEC to cut output target in November meeting- Badri. *Russia to send troops to Crimea amid NATO exercises in Ukraine. NEW YORK, Sept 16- U.S. crude futures rose by more than $2 and Brent by more than $1 on Tuesday on the prospect of an OPEC production cut as well as on a weakening dollar and news that Libya had curbed output after rockets hit an area near a refinery.

  • *Russia to send troops to Crimea amid NATO exercises in Ukraine. NEW YORK, Sept 16- U.S. crude futures rose more by more than $2 and Brent by more than $1 on Tuesday on the prospect of an OPEC production cut as well as on a weakening dollar and news that Libya had curbed output after rockets hit an area near a refinery.

  • *U.S. stocks near record levels, Europe lower. *Crude oil rises on possible OPEC supply cut. "The rumor is won't change the' considerable time' language," said Quincy Krosby, market strategist at Prudential Financial in Newark, New Jersey, referring to the Fed's previously stated timeline of when it will raise rates.

  • MALVERN, Pa., Sept 16- As U.S. investors race into Vanguard Group mutual and exchange-traded funds at breakneck speeds, the No. 1 mutual fund company's overseas operations have expanded at a comparative snail's pace.

  • LONDON, Sept 16- Roche's decision to buy U.S. biotech company InterMune for $8.3 billion last month was "exceptional" and not a sign of more ambitious plans for major acquisitions, the Swiss drugmaker's chief executive said on Tuesday.