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  • LONDON, Oct 30- World shares rose modestly while the dollar weakened on Tuesday as the initial impact of a massive storm in the United States looked to have been less severe than feared.

  • LONDON, Oct 30- British oil group BP Plc raised its dividend on Tuesday, confident it can bounce back from a devastating U.S. oil spill with a rejigged business in Russia and a focus on exploration and oil production over fuel refining and gas.

  • LONDON, Oct 30- World shares rose modestly while the dollar fell on Tuesday as the initial impact of a massive storm in the United States looked to have been less severe than feared.

  • FOREX-Yen rallies broadly as BOJ easing underwhelms Tuesday, 30 Oct 2012 | 9:49 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 30- The yen rose broadly on Tuesday after monetary easing steps from the Bank of Japan's disappointed some market players who had positioned for a more aggressive increase in asset purchases. That has seen the yen unwind a lot of the softer tone we saw going into this meeting,'' said Jane Foley, senior currency strategist at Rabobank.

  • SYDNEY, Oct 30- The yen held near four-month lows versus the dollar on Tuesday as markets counted down to a certain policy easing by the Bank of Japan, though investors fear it will again stop short of the bold action the economy needs.

  • *Euro falls on worries over Greece, Spain. The euro was down slightly versus the dollar, hurt by uncertainty over whether Greece can agree to a deal on austerity and with no sign of when Spain might request aid.

  • *MSCI Asia ex- Japan down 0.2 pct, Nikkei flat. European shares were seen as lacklustre, with financial spreadbetters expecting London's FTSE 100, Paris's CAC-40 and Frankfurt's DAX to open down about 0.1 percent.

  • US election drives equity, rate volatility Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 7:49 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 26- A Republican win in the US presidential election on November 6 may not be as bullish for financial markets as many believe if the latest equity and rates moves are anything to go by. Romney had consistently trailed about seven percentage points in the Reuters/ Ipsos daily tracking poll of the popular vote but now leads Barack Obama by one point.

  • PARIS, Oct 26- S&P's move this week to cut credit ratings of French banks and signs the government is increasingly reluctant to embark on rapid economic reform are prompting investors to ask whether France can still justify its generous borrowing rates.

  • Equities retreat as euro zone crisis hits profits Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 11:08 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 26- European equity markets eased on Friday, on track for their worst week in a month on the back of a raft of gloomy corporate outlooks and a darkening technicals picture.

  • Prison, $7 billion fine for French rogue trader Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 8:13 AM ET

    Only the Bill Gates or the Warren Buffetts of the world could come up with the breathtaking sum an appeals court demanded Jerome Kerviel reimburse to Societe Generale as punishment for committing one of the biggest trade frauds in history. I think the judgment is protecting Societe Generale. "

  • LONDON, Oct 12- Peripheral banks unwilling or unable to lengthen their maturity profiles are building up a redemption hump which they will have to face just as billions of euros of cheap ECB money is coming up for repayment.

  • Short-end trap adds to peripheral bank funding woes Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 10:39 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 12- Peripheral banks unwilling or unable to lengthen their maturity profiles are building up a redemption hump which they will have to face just as billions of euros of cheap ECB money is coming up for repayment.

  • TOKYO, Oct 12- Japanese wireless service provider Softbank Corp is in talks with three major Japanese banks to borrow $23 billion to finance a bid for U.S. operator Sprint Nextel Corp, sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Friday.

  • *Softbank shares down as much as 17 pct in Tokyo* Softbank and Sprint have confirmed in talks* Broker warns of "unacceptable" gearing levels.

  • Societe Generale strategists expects a key pan-European index to fall 6.6 percent in the next six months as earnings downgrades and slower-than-expected progress in tackling the euro zone crisis hit sentiment after a rally in the third-quarter.

  • German ship owners call for state bailout Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 12:41 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, Oct 12- German ship owners have called for a state bailout as the sector continues to struggle with overcapacity, rising fuel costs and hard-pressed banks pulling back from lending to the industry.

  • TOKYO, Oct 12- Japanese wireless service provider Softbank Corp is in talks with three major Japanese banks to borrow $23 billion to finance a bid for U.S. operator Sprint Nextel Corp, sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Friday.

  • TABLE-Vietnam banks' assets, registered capital Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 11:04 PM ET

    Oct 12- The following table updates the assets and registered capital of banks in Vietnam, based on their latest published reports. Technological& Commercial Bank 12-11 180,531.2* 8,848. Petrolimex Group Bank 06-12 19,581.0 3,000.

  • European stock indexes look cheap compared with corporate credit indexes when removing financials from the benchmarks, sending a bullish signal for stocks, Societe Generale quantitative analysts say in a research note.