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  • Foreign exchange trading in Brazil is estimated at about $3 trillion a year, excluding swaps and derivative transactions. The banks named in the Cade probe are Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Barclays Plc, Citigroup Inc, Credit Suisse Group AG, Deutsche Bank AG, HSBC Holdings Plc, JPMorgan Chase& Co, Morgan Stanley& Co, Nomura Holdings Inc,...

  • TORONTO, July 2- Royal Bank of Canada was the top adviser on Canadian equity issues in the first half of 2015 as acquisitions and the energy industry's need to strengthen balance sheets fueled record high deal flow, according to data from Thomson Reuters. The investment banking units of Bank of Montreal and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce rounded out the top...

  • SAO PAULO, July 2- Brazil antitrust watchdog Cade opened on Thursday an investigation over alleged currency rigging by a group of 15 global banks, the first of its kind in one of the world's busiest foreign exchange markets. In a statement, Cade said the banks colluded to influence benchmark currency rates in Brazil by aligning positions and pushing...

  • LONDON, July 2- Oil prices edged higher on Thursday as the U.S. dollar slipped following weaker-than-expected U.S. non-farm payrolls data. Brent futures were trading 60 cents higher at $62.61 per barrel at 1247 GMT. "Overall, production was supported by increased output from the Gulf of Mexico," Barclays said in a note following the publication of the inventories...

  • *Glencore takeover risk rises as shares fall. LONDON, July 2- Anglo American is planning to cut between 5 and 20 percent of staff at head offices around the world, sources close to the matter said, in an effort to keep shareholders on side and respond to a commodity price rout that has hit profits. Anglo American declined to comment.

  • *Glencore takeover risk rises as shares fall. LONDON, July 2- Anglo American is planning to cut between 5 and 20 percent of staff at head offices around the world, sources close to the matter said, in an effort to keep shareholders on side and respond to a commodity price rout that has hit profits. Anglo American declined to comment.

  • Brent futures were trading 29 cents higher at $62.30 per barrel at 0946 GMT. "Overall, production was supported by increased output from the Gulf of Mexico," Barclays said in a note following the publication of the data. Outside the United States, supply from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries rose to a three-year high of 31.60 million barrels...

  • SINGAPORE, July 2- Oil prices edged up on Thursday, partially recovering from price falls of 2.5 to 4 percent a day earlier as U.S. stockpiles rose for the first time in months on the back of high production. Following a 4.2- percent drop on Wednesday, front-month U.S. crude futures were trading at $57.07 per barrel at 0628 GMT, up 11 cents from their last settlement.

  • *MSCI Asia-Ex Japan up 0.4 pct; Shanghai index down 0.9 pct. Shares in Shanghai and Shenzhen have lost a quarter of their market capitalization since the rout began, according to Thomson Reuters data. Broader investor sentiment is also expected to remain cautious in the coming weeks, thanks to growing uncertainty over whether Greece can step back from an...

  • SINGAPORE, July 2- Oil prices steadied on Thursday after the main crude benchmarks tumbled 2.5-4 percent a day earlier as U.S. stockpiles rose for the first time in months on the back of high production. Following a 4.2 percent drop on Wednesday, front-month U.S. crude futures were trading at $56.94 per barrel at 0420 GMT, down 2 cents from their last settlement.

  • SINGAPORE, July 2- Oil prices were broadly unchanged from their previous close in early trading on Thursday after tumbling 4 percent a day earlier as U.S. stockpiles rose for the first time in months on the back of high production. Following Wednesday's drop, front-month U.S. crude futures were trading at $56.95 per barrel at 0015 GMT, down 1 cent from their last...

  • Fed, industry at odds over bond market liquidity Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 4:32 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, July 1- The Federal Reserve and major banks are at odds over whether conditions in the U.S. bond market are deteriorating or merely in a temporary state of flux as investors adapt to new rules, with policymakers and lenders disagreeing over even basic metrics to assess the problem. Over the last week a majority of the Fed's five governors have spoken...

  • *China activity surveys hint at some leveling out, no rebound. SYDNEY, July 1- Growth in China's services sector picked up in June while big Japanese companies planned to ramp up spending at the fastest pace in a decade, offering hope that prospects are improving for Asia's largest economies despite sluggish factory growth. Wednesday's data fueled expectations...

  • *Conflicting reports on Greece debt deal before referendum. In choppy trading, U.S. benchmark yields bounced up from one-week lows set during Monday's rally due to a weekend breakdown in talks between Athens and international lenders ahead of Tuesday's deadline for Greece to repay the International Monetary Fund $1.77 billion. The Treasuries market seems...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, June 29- Mergers and acquisitions worldwide in the second quarter of 2015 almost matched the record set in the second quarter of 2007, according to preliminary Thomson Reuters data, as big companies turned to deals to boost their market share. These include Royal Dutch Shell Plc's $70 billion acquisition of British rival BG Group Plc, cable...

  • TORONTO, June 29- General Electric on Monday said it agreed to sell its fleet management arm in the United States, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand to Canada's Element Financial for $6.9 billion, moving it a step further in its plan to shed financial assets. The sale is part of a plan unveiled in April to divest about $200 billion in GE Capital assets as it moves away...

  • *Athens market shut as Greece imposes capital controls. LONDON, June 29- Euro zone stocks headed on Monday for their biggest fall since 2011, with southern European banks in particular getting pummelled, after Greece shut its banks and imposed capital controls amid deepening crisis. The blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index sank 3.9 percent, with benchmark indexes in...

  • June 29- Canada's Element Financial Corp said it will buy General Electric Co's fleet management operations in the United States, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand for C $8.6 billion in cash. The sale would be part of a plan it unveiled in April to divest about $200 billion in GE Capital assets as it moves away from finance and focuses on manufacturing industrial...

  • ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 26- From renaming an ice cream flavor to flying the gay movement's rainbow flag, many American corporations celebrated Friday's U.S. Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage and said it made good sense for their businesses. "We applaud today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality, which will help families across the...

  • SAO PAULO, June 26- United Airlines has agreed to pay $100 million for a 5 percent stake in Azul SA, Brazil's third-biggest airline, as it attempts to catch up with U.S. rivals with more established ties in South America's biggest air travel market. Delta Air Lines Inc bought a 3 percent stake in Brazil's No.2 airline Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA for $100...