SEOUL, Jan 28- U.S. crude rose on Monday, hovering near $96 per barrel, after data from Europe signalled signs of economic recovery while supply worries stemming from persisting tensions in the Middle East and Africa also supported prices. *U.S. crude climbed 11 cents to $95.99 a barrel, after settling down 7 cents at $95.88 on Friday.
SINGAPORE, Jan 28- U.S. 10- year Treasuries held steady on Monday after a sell-off last week on news European banks will repay more emergency loans than expected, suggesting that the region's banking sector is on the mend.
SINGAPORE, Jan 28- Internal reviews by banks in Singapore have found evidence that traders colluded to manipulate rates in the offshore foreign exchange market, according to a source with knowledge of the inquiries. The investigations into Libor led to fines of $1.5 billion for UBS AG and $451 million for Barclays Plc for rate rigging.
*Government says Paris Club deal worth $6 bln. Jan 28- Myanmar has cleared its arrears to the World Bank and Asian Development Bank and secured a huge debt write-off by creditor countries grouped in the Paris Club, clearing the way for aid donors to step up work to support the government's reforms.
*Honeywell, McDonald's profit despite shaky sales. McDonald's Corp was able to beat Wall Street's profit forecasts by keeping its locations open on Christmas and rolling out the cult favorite McRib sandwich in December.
LONDON, Jan 27- The Federal Reserve's ultra-loose monetary policy is a root cause of the "currency wars" that some see as a looming threat to the world economy, but don't expect the U.S. central bank to signal a shift back to normal any time soon.
DUBLIN, Jan 22- One of the world's largest leasing firms has warned India the failure of troubled carriers like Kingfisher Airlines to return airplanes when they cannot pay their bills could put the country's aviation growth at risk by scaring away new funding.
BERLIN/ PARIS, Jan 23- Britain's European partners heaped scorn on Prime Minister David Cameron's demand for radical reform of the EU and promise of an "in-out" referendum on UK membership, calling it reckless and ignorant of EU decision making.
LOS ANGELES, Jan 25- President Barack Obama's promise to attack climate change is likely to light a fire under federal agencies slow to comply with a mandate to cut energy use- which could be very good news for companies that specialize in systems that save power.
SHANGHAI, Jan 28- China's yuan softened slightly on Monday, despite a fall in the dollar overnight, as traders say the central bank appears committed to keeping the exchange rate stable at least through the Chinese New Year holiday.
*3 M confirms forecast of 6-10 percent 2013 profit growth. *To cut 300 jobs as 3 M merges security, traffic safety arms. Jan 24- 3 M Co began to unveil on Thursday some of the steps Chief Executive Officer Inge Thulin is making to improve profitability at underperforming units.
*Sony jumps on Citigroup upgrade. TOKYO, Jan 28- Japan's Nikkei share average breached the 11,000- point level at Monday's open to a fresh 32- month high after the yen dropped sharply over the weekend, but it pulled back to be down by mid-morning as investors awaited local earnings for further cues.
LONDON, Jan 27- Bank of America has begun moving $50 billion of derivatives out of its Irish-based operations into its British subsidiary, The Financial Times reported on its website on Sunday, citing people close to the operation.
DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 27- As the titans of Wall Street banks gathered to network, gossip and consider the future of their beleaguered industry in Davos over the past week, one common worry emerged: who is going to take over when we leave?
SINGAPORE, Jan 28- Apple Inc's iconic iPhone is losing some of its lustre among Asia's well-heeled consumers in Singapore and Hong Kong, a victim of changing mobile habits and its own runaway success. In Singapore, Apple's products were so dominant in 2010 that more devices here ran its iOS operating system per capita than anywhere else in the world.
SOFIA, Jan 27- Bulgarians are expected to vote in favor of building a new nuclear power plant in their first referendum in the post-communist era on Sunday, challenging the government's decision to abandon the multi-billion-dollar project.
TORONTO, Jan 27- All systems are go for Canada's auto parts sector. The fortunes of Magna International Inc, Linamar Corp and Martinrea International Inc are tightly tied to the Detroit Three and the health of the U.S. vehicle market.
NEW YORK, Jan 27- U.S. stocks have been on a tear in January, moving major indexes within striking distance of all-time highs. The Standard& Poor's 500 Index is up 5.4 percent this year and above 1,500- climbing to the spot where Wall Street strategists expected it to be by mid-year.
*Iraq tells Exxon must chose Kurdistan or southern oilfields. BAGHDAD, Jan 27- Iraq has told Exxon Mobil it must choose between working in its southern oilfields or in Kurdistan, and Baghdad expects the U.S. oil major to make a final decision in a few days, its oil minister said on Sunday.
*UK Q4 GDP -0.3 pct qq versus -0.1 pct estimate. LONDON, Jan 25- Britain's economy shrank more than expected at the end of 2012 with a North Sea oil production slump, lower factory output and a hangover from London's Olympics pushing it perilously close to a "triple-dip" recession.