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  • *China's implied oil demand set to grow 3 percent this year. *Statoil shuts Statfjord C platform in North Sea. At 1453 GMT, Brent crude futures were up $1.26 at $61.32 a barrel, off an earlier high of $61.75.

  • *China's implied oil demand set to grow 3 percent this year. *Statoil shuts Statfjord C platform in North Sea. At 0955 GMT, Brent crude futures were up $1.50 at $61.54 a barrel, while U.S. crude was up $1.23 at $49.40 a barrel.

  • *MSCI world index strains for all-time high. *Gold rebounds from 7- week low plumbed in previous session. Following Wall Street's gains on Tuesday and more rises in Asia overnight, however, MSCI's 46- country world index was up 0.1 percent at 433.29 points and straining for the 434.24 all-time peak it scaled in September.

  • In a 2006 audit, the Bank of Italy found that Antonveneta was inefficient, inadequately governed and filled with debts likely to default. Months later, the Bank of Italy approved its takeover with few reservations. "Clearly the Bank of Italy overestimated the strength of Monte dei Paschi at the time," said Nicolas Veron, a senior fellow at the Bruegel think tank.

  • *MSCI world index strains for all-time high. *Gold rebounds from 7- week low plumbed in previous session. Following more rises for Wall Street and in Asia overnight, MSCI's 46- member All Country World Index was up 0.2 percent at 433.74 points and straining for the 434.24 all-time peak it scored back in September.

  • *FTSE 100 hits record high above 1999 peak. PARIS, Feb 24- European stocks rallied on Tuesday, with both Britain's FTSE 100 and Germany's DAX hitting record highs, after U.S. Shares in National Bank of Greece, Alpha Bank, Bank of Piraeus and Eurobank surged 16-20 percent.

  • *RBS under pressure to focus on lending in Britain. LONDON/ HONG KONG, Feb 24- Royal Bank of Scotland will hand restructuring chief Rory Cullinan the task of overseeing another major scaling back of its investment bank, sources told Reuters, allowing it to focus on lending to British households and businesses. Chief Executive Ross McEwan said last year that he...

  • Greek shares rally on bailout extension moves Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 8:54 AM ET

    *Europe enjoys best earnings season in nearly four years. PARIS, Feb 24- Greek shares surged on Tuesday, outpacing modest gains in pan-European indexes after Athens delivered a list of economic reforms to the euro zone that it hopes will secure a four-month extension of its financial lifeline. Shares in National Bank of Greece were up 16 percent, Alpha Bank up 15...

  • Greek shares rally on bailout extension expectations Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 7:01 AM ET

    *Europe enjoys best earnings season in nearly 4 years. PARIS, Feb 24- Greek shares surged on Tuesday, outpacing modest gains in pan-European indexes after Athens delivered a list of economic reforms to the euro zone that it hopes will secure a four-month extension of its financial lifeline. Volatile Greek banking stocks were the top gainers across Europe, with...

  • *Jyske Bank falls after unexpected 4 Q loss. *BHP, Telefonica Deutschland rally after results. Denmark's Jyske Bank fell 6.8 percent after it swung to an unexpected loss in the fourth quarter, weighed down by hefty charges for non-performing loans.

  • *Markets eye outcome of Greece talks with creditors. *Platinum pares losses after sliding to 5-1/ 2 year low. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Feb 18- Gold rose on Wednesday, rebounding above a six-week low after minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest meeting showed policymakers were concerned about raising interest rates too soon.

  • PRECIOUS-Gold falls to six-week low on Greek deal hopes Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 10:29 AM ET

    *Markets eye outcome of Greece talks with creditors. LONDON, Feb 18- Gold hit a six-week low on Wednesday, extending the previous day's steep losses, as hopes for a successful resolution to Greece's debt talks sent European stocks to a seven-year high. "The market remains relatively positive that in the end there will be an agreement between the euro zone and Greece,...

  • RPT-Oil dances to a more volatile beat Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 4:34 AM ET

    LONDON, Feb 11- Oil volatility has jumped to the highest level since the financial crisis, jolting traders who had been adjusting to a period of predictable declines following a near 60 percent crude crash between June and January. "This is a very dynamic market with a lot of volatility," said Rune Bjornson, head of trading at Norway's state-backed Statoil, at the...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Feb 6- Gold fell more than 2 percent on Friday as global stock markets and the dollar rose on stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs data, raising expectations that the Federal Reserve will increase interest rates by midyear. "The U.S. employment report was good and there has been quite a sharp adjustment in interest rates expectations, with 10- year...

  • *China 2014 gold consumption fell by a quarter. LONDON, Feb 6- Gold fell up to 2 percent on Friday as global shares and the dollar rose after monthly U.S. non-farm payrolls data showed the United States job market remained on a strong footing. "The U.S. employment report was good and there has been quite a sharp adjustment in interest rates expectations, with 10- year...

  • LONDON, Feb 4- Oil prices fell on Wednesday after a new build in U.S. crude stock levels put a global glut back in focus, cutting short a rally that pushed up prices by about 19 percent over the past four sessions. But a report from the industry group American Petroleum Institute showing U.S. crude stocks rose more than 6 million barrels last week pushed prices down on...

  • Equals euro era record of July 2009. BRUSSELS, Jan 30- Euro zone consumer prices fell at a record-equalling pace in January, more steeply than expected and supporting the backers of the European Central Bank's money-printing plan to combat sustained deflation. The 0.6 percent decline this month matched the lowest figure during that period, in July 2009.

  • LONDON, Jan 27- Brent crude futures held above $48 on Tuesday as a weaker dollar offset the impact of a global supply glut, with traders questioning if the nearly 60 percent price fall since June has run its course. Brent hit $45.19 on Jan. 13, the lowest since 2009 and down from a June 2014 peak of $115.71, but has since traded in a narrow band of $47- $50.62.

  • LONDON, Jan 27- Brent crude oil future prices held above $48 on Tuesday as a weaker dollar offset the impact of a global supply glut, with traders questioning if the nearly 60 percent price fall since June has run its course. Brent hit $45.19 on Jan. 13, the lowest since 2009 and down from a June 2014 peak of $115.71, but has since traded in a narrow band of $47- $50.62.

  • LONDON, Jan 26- Gold fell more than 1 percent on Monday as traders cashed in gains that took the metal to five-month highs last week, with the wider markets shrugging off news that an anti-austerity party had won elections in Greece. Greek leftist leader Alexis Tsipras, whose Syriza party swept to victory in a snap election on Sunday, was set to become prime minister...