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  • LONDON, May 25- Crude oil futures edged up on Monday as firm global demand vied with a strong dollar, but a public holiday in the United States and much of Europe kept trading muted. Front-month Brent crude gained 6 cents to $65.43 a barrel by 1400 GMT, after touching an intraday low of $64.72. The market drew support from figures showing strong demand across Asia and...

  • UPDATE 4-Oil prices edge down as dollar strengthens Monday, 25 May 2015 | 6:58 AM ET

    LONDON, May 25- Crude oil futures edged lower towards $65 a barrel as the dollar strengthened on Monday, with a public holiday in the United States and much of Europe keeping trading muted. Front-month Brent crude shed 17 cents to $65.20 a barrel by 1052 GMT. U.S. crude was down 35 cents at $59.37 a barrel.

  • LONDON, May 25- Crude oil futures dipped below $65 a barrel as the dollar strengthened on Monday, with a public holiday in the United States and much of Europe keeping oil trading volumes muted. Front-month Brent crude fell 62 cents to $64.75 a barrel by 0828 GMT. U.S. crude was down 46 cents at $59.26 a barrel.

  • UPDATE 1-Oil prices edge up on firm Asian, U.S. demand Sunday, 24 May 2015 | 11:21 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, May 25- Crude oil futures edged up on Monday, buoyed by healthy Asian appetite and demand from the U.S. driving season. Front-month Brent crude prices had gained 2 cents to $65.39 per barrel by 0312 GMT. Japan's customs-cleared crude oil imports rose 9.1 percent to 3.62 million barrels per day in April from the same month a year earlier, the Ministry of...

  • LONDON, May 24- For Rivka Micklewaite and fellow students, securing a pledge this week from Oxford University to avoid direct investments in companies producing coal or tar sands is just the beginning. The second-year engineering student from Balliol College is not alone. Norway's $900 billion sovereign wealth fund and the Church of England are among recent...

  • Wall Street's record high on Thursday lifted Asian stocks on Friday, a day that will be packed with key European and U.S. economic data as well as speeches from Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen and European Central Bank president Mario Draghi. European shares struggled to match that, but the leading index of European shares was still poised for its biggest...

  • Her statement comes just one day after the SEC gave JP Morgan Chase& Co, Citigroup Inc, UBS AG, Barclays Plc and the Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc a series of waivers to let them continue their usual securities business. But all the banks won SEC waivers to let them continue being "well-known seasoned issuers" or WKSIs- a status that lets them raise capital quickly...

  • *PMIs point to 0.4 pct euro zone growth in Q2- Markit. LONDON/ NEW YORK, May 21- U.S. and euro zone business growth slowed in May while China's factory sector contracted again, reinforcing the need for major central banks to continue supporting economic growth. Growth in euro zone business activity also weakened in May, just two months after the European Central Bank...

  • WASHINGTON, May 21- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose slightly more than expected last week, but the underlying trend continued to point to a rapidly tightening labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 274,000 for the week ended May 16, the Labor Department...

  • *Deal values Omnicare at $12.7 bln, including $2.3 B debt. May 21- Drugstore operator CVS Health Corp said Thursday it will spend $10.1 billion to buy Omnicare Inc, a company that supplies prescription medicines to nursing, assisted living and other healthcare facilities. They could renegotiate their supply contracts given the volume, "said FBR analyst Steven...

  • *Deal values Omnicare at $12.7 bln, including $2.3 bln debt. May 21- CVS Health Corp, the second-largest U.S. drugstore operator, said on Thursday it will buy pharmacy services provider Omnicare Inc for $10.1 billion to expand in the growing market serving the senior patient population. CVS offered $98 per Omnicare share, representing a premium of 4 percent to...

  • May 21- CVS Health Corp, the second-largest U.S. drugstore operator, said on Thursday it will buy pharmacy services provider Omnicare Inc for $10.1 billion to expand in the market serving the elderly. CVS's $98 per share offer represents a premium of 4 percent to Omnicare's closing price on Wednesday. Omnicare's stock had risen 9.5 percent since April 30 when...

  • *PMIs point to 0.4 pct euro zone growth in Q2- Markit. *No signs of a Q2 pickup in Asia- HSBC. LONDON/ SYDNEY, May 21- Euro zone business growth was weaker than expected this month and factory activity in Asia's top two economies remained stuck in low gear, putting the onus squarely on the United States to drive a pick-up in global growth.

  • *Shanghai stocks focus on potential positives of weak China PMI. TOKYO, May 21- Stock market gains were capped on Thursday in much of Asia in the wake of China's downbeat factory activity data, but shares in Shanghai focused on the potential positives from the weak reading and rallied. Spreadbetters forecast a slightly lower open for Britain's FTSE, Germany's DAX...

  • *China factory activity contracts for third straight month in May. *No signs of a Q2 pickup in Asia- HSBC. The lacklustre performance in China and Japan, along with alarmingly weak export data from South Korea and Taiwan, put the burden of supporting global growth squarely on Europe and particularly the United States, which is struggling to get back on track after a...

  • But move would be good for rice exporters Thailand, Vietnam. JAKARTA, May 21- Indonesia's president could be forced to backtrack on promises to curb rice imports, with analysts saying the country may ship in as much as 1.6 million tonnes of the staple grain this year due to soaring prices at home and the threat of a strong El Nino. "Sometimes Indonesia's policy isn't...

  • *HSBC flash PMI signals persistent weakness in economy. The poor reading, which followed a raft of downbeat April data, reinforced analysts' views that Beijing has to take bolder steps to combat a protracted slowdown, as growth threatens to drop below 7 percent for the first time since the global financial crisis. The preliminary HSBC/ Markit Purchasing Managers'...

  • *Asia stocks subdued after soft China data, lower Wall Street. TOKYO, May 21- Japanese shares hit a new 15- year high on Thursday on hopes that its long-moribund economy was finally coming to life, but weak China factory activity capped stock market gains in much of the rest of Asia. But, reflecting the overall more sombre mood with overnight losses on Wall Street and...

  • *MSCI Asia-Pacific index little changed. TOKYO, May 21- Asian stocks treaded water early on Thursday, with overnight Wall Street losses acting as a drag, while the dollar held to broad gains after minutes from the Federal Reserve's April minutes contained no major surprises. We maintain our view of a first hike in September, "strategists at Barclays said.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, May 20- A U.S. regulator has granted a series of waivers to JPMorgan Chase& Co and four other major banks allowing them to continue their usual securities business, after they agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges. Four of the banks- Barclays Plc, JPMorgan, Citigroup Inc and the Royal Bank of Scotland Plc- pleaded guilty to manipulating foreign...