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  • DUBAI, Jan 29- Royal Bank of Scotland plans to sell or close its corporate debt and debt capital markets business in the Middle East and Africa, the latest pullback by the state-controlled lender from emerging markets to focus on its domestic business. This came on top of confirmation in November it was reviewing its options across its Central and Eastern Europe,...

  • LONDON, Jan 29- Credit ratings for a swathe of developing economies are at risk of falling into "junk" status and out of the top investment grade league, with up to a tenth of outstanding emerging market bonds possibly affected. Moreover, almost $1 trillion worth of securities would be affected if emerging entities with ratings of BBB/Baa2- two notches above junk-...

  • *Russia loses investment grade credit rating from S&P. *Brazil, Turkey, South Africa, Indonesia also at risk- bank. Russia this week became the first of the major economies to lose its investment grade status from Standard& Poor's, falling out off the top ratings category for credits deemed to have a low risk of default for the first time in a decade.

  • TOKYO, Jan 29- Nomura Holdings Inc reported a 45 percent rise in third-quarter net profits on Thursday, the biggest jump in its quarterly profits in a year, thanks to a strong performance by its retail equity business. Nomura, Japan's largest investment bank and brokerage, has benefited along with nearest rival Daiwa Securities Group Inc from a renewed appetite...

  • *Q3 profit Y70 bln yen vs Y39.5 bln analyst view. TOKYO, Jan 29- Nomura Holdings Inc reported a near 50 percent jump in third-quarter net profit on Thursday, as weakness in overseas bond-trading was offset by strength in the retail business of Japan's biggest investment bank and brokerage. Profit reached 70 billion yen in October-December versus the 39.5 billion...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 28- A federal judge on Wednesday said U.S. investors may pursue a nationwide antitrust lawsuit accusing 12 major banks of rigging prices in the $5.3 trillion- a-day foreign exchange market. The bank defendants include Bank of America Corp, Barclays Plc, BNP Paribas SA, Citigroup Inc, Credit Suisse Group AG, Deutsche Bank AG, Goldman Sachs Group Inc, HSBC...

  • FOREX-Dollar holds gains, Fed remains patient on policy Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 3:59 PM ET

    *Fed holds rates unchanged, repeats it is patient on policy. *New Zealand dollar drops to near four-year low. NEW YORK, Jan 28- The U.S. dollar strengthened on Wednesday in a broad advance that included gains against the euro and the Swiss franc, taking in stride the Federal Reserve's repeated message it remains "patient" in deciding when to raise interest rates.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 28- A federal judge on Wednesday said U.S. investors may pursue a nationwide antitrust lawsuit accusing 12 major banks of rigging prices in the $5.3 trillion- a-day foreign exchange market. The bank defendants are Bank of America Corp, Barclays Plc, BNP Paribas SA, Citigroup Inc, Credit Suisse Group AG, Deutsche Bank AG, Goldman Sachs Group Inc, HSBC...

  • NYSE stocks posting largest percentage increases Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 1:21 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest percentage gainers on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. Freescale Semiconductor Ltd. rose 18.3 percent to $31.16. Amira Nature Foods Ltd. rose 13.6 percent to $12.93.

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest percentage decreases Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 1:21 PM ET

    Radware Ltd. fell 11.9 percent to $19.72. Ezcorp Inc. fell 11.0 percent to $10.34. Westmoreland Coal Co. fell 10.5 percent to $26.16.

  • NYSE stocks posting largest percentage increases Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 1:36 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest percentage gainers on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. rose 19.3 percent to $12.50. Intrexon Corp. rose 8.6 percent to $31.88.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 27- A gauge of U.S. business investment plans fell for a fourth straight month in December, a potential sign that slowing global growth and falling oil prices were weighing on the economy. "The drop in will weigh on growth, though stronger consumer spending should keep GDP from slowing too much," said Chris Low, chief economist at FTN Financial in New...

  • WASHINGTON— U.S. consumers welcomed the new year with a surge in confidence. The Conference Board reported Tuesday that its consumer confidence index climbed this month to 102.9, highest level since August 2007— four months before the start of the Great Recession. "Consumers started the year in a buoyant mood," Andrew Hunter, an analyst at Capital Economics, wrote...

  • US new home sales jump 11.6 percent in December Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 10:11 AM ET

    The Commerce Department said Tuesday that new home sales climbed 11.6 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 481,000. The gains were not enough to offset essentially flat home-buying over the course of 2014. Just 435,000 new homes were bought last year, a modest 1.2 percent improvement from 2013.. "We may see continued momentum in new home...

  • NYSE stocks posting largest volume decreases Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 6:04 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest volume decliners on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. Aberdeen Greater China Fund: Approximately 2,400 shares changed hands, a 89.6 decrease from its 65- day average volume. The shares fell$. 02 or. 2 percent to $10.29.

  • NYSE stocks posting largest percentage increases Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 1:53 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest percentage gainers on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. Post Holdings Inc. rose 17.8 percent to $48.83. MeadWestvaco Corp. rose 14.0 percent to $51.35.

  • Mega-funds start to beat retreat from emerging markets Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 12:38 PM ET

    LONDON, Jan 26- Big pension, insurance and sovereign funds that kept faith with emerging markets during the massive selloffs of 2013 and 2014 may be starting to waver, potentially depriving the sector of a key source of support. But years of weak returns and cloudy growth prospects are now souring the mood, with the World Bank this month again cutting its growth...

  • *Nordea, Deutsche Bank lead with results this week. LONDON, Jan 26- The euro zone's attempt to kick-start its stagnant economy should provide a bright spot for European bank bosses in a results' season that will be grim for investment bank revenues, sluggish for returns and where cost-cutting is key. Deutsche Bank's co-CEO Anshu Jain said QE could cause "real...

  • HONG KONG, Jan 26- Dalian Wanda Group, China's biggest commercial real estate conglomerate, said on Monday it is investing $1 billion in a prime property development close to Sydney Harbor, its second large investment in Australia. Australia was the third top destination for Chinese property investment after the United States and Britain in the first eleven...

  • HONG KONG, Jan 26- U.S. private equity firm Blackstone Group said it has agreed to sell a prime Sydney office building to China's Dalian Wanda Group for about A $415 million. China's biggest property conglomerate plans to build a 5- star hotel as well as luxury residential and retail developments at the location, the company said in a statement.