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  • JGBs yields hit highest in months on Fed risk Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 2:56 AM ET

    TOKYO, Sept 16- Japanese government bond yields rose to their highest levels in some months on Tuesday, tracking higher U.S. bond yields on expectations of earlier rate increases by the U.S. Given that uncertainty, market players are worried that demand at an auction of 1.2 trillion yen 20- year JGBs on Wednesday could be weak.

  • SYDNEY/ SINGAPORE, Sept 16- The dollar eased on Tuesday with investors reluctant to do much as they waited for fresh guidance on interest rates from the Federal Reserve, while the Australian dollar held above a six-month trough.

  • *Nikkei sheds 0.4 pct in early trade after Japan holiday. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was slightly higher in early trade.

  • SYDNEY, Sept 16- The U.S. dollar loitered in familiar territory early on Tuesday with investors reluctant to do much as they waited for fresh guidance on interest rates from the Federal Reserve, while the Australian dollar rebounded from a six-month trough.

  • *Takeover of SABMiller seen costing nearly $122 bln. LONDON/ BRUSSELS, Sept 15- SABMiller's rejected bid for smaller brewer Heineken has revived talk about deals that could reshape the global beer industry in coming months. "We believe SABMiller could now be considered to be' in play' and view AB InBev as a potential acquirer," said Numis analyst Wyn Ellis.

  • Sept 15- Apple Inc said many customers will need to wait until next month for their new iPhones after a record 4 million first-day pre-orders were logged, double the number for the iPhone 5 two years ago. Apple sold 5 million of these phones in the first weekend. Apple sold 9 million iPhone 5 Ss and 5 Cs, which were launched last year, in the first three days in stores.

  • HONG KONG/ BEIJING, Sept 15- Data showing that the Chinese economy quickly lost steam in August caused some economists on Monday to trim their 2014 growth forecasts for the country. Barclays Capital reduced its projection to 7.2 percent from 7.4.

  • *China slowdown worries curb risk appetite. SYDNEY, Sept 15- Asian stocks stumbled to their lowest in five weeks on Monday after a batch of weak data out of China raised the specter of a sharp slowdown in the world's second-biggest economy. The Australian dollar, considered a liquid proxy for China plays, also took a hammering and slumped to a six-month low.

  • SYDNEY, Sept 15- Asian stocks stumbled to a five-week low on Monday after a batch of disappointing data out of China raised the spectre of a sharp slowdown in the world's second-biggest economy. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan slipped 0.4 percent to its weakest level since the middle of August.

  • ICL's parent company, conglomerate Israel Corp, set a nominal fundraising target of about $522.4 million through an initial public offering of 62 million ordinary shares, ICL said in a filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • Russia sanctions to stall Exxon’s Arctic oil plans Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 8:31 PM ET

    Exxon Mobil’s ambitions in Russia appear to have been dashed, at least until the Ukraine crisis is resolved. The NYT reports.

  • Sept 12- Israel Chemicals Ltd, a Tel Aviv- based maker of fertilizer and specialty chemicals, filed with U.S. regulators to list on the New York Stock Exchange. ICL, which has exclusive permits to extract potash and bromine from the Dead Sea, is a subsidiary of Israel Corp and the second largest company on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by market value.

  • Sept 12- Israel Chemicals Ltd, a Tel Aviv- based maker of fertiliser and speciality chemicals, filed with U.S. regulators to list on the New York Stock Exchange. Morgan Stanley and Barclays are the lead underwriters for the IPO, the company said. ICL is a subsidiary of Israel Corp and the second largest company on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by market value.

  • Germany's DAX, down 0.4 percent, underperformed the market after the United States and the European Union tightened sanctions on Russia over its intervention in Ukraine. Germany imports a significant amount of gas from Russia and sold it about 36 billion euros of goods last year, almost a third of the EU's total.

  • LONDON, Sept 12- Banks caught up in the British investigation into alleged manipulation of global currency markets are pushing for a coordinated settlement that would reduce their exposure to potential reputational damage, banking and legal sources told Reuters.

  • Next for Corporate America: Body wires and wire taps? Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 11:22 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Sept 12- Wall Street executives may have personally escaped the wrath of the U.S. Department of Justice but executives at companies accused of foreign bribery schemes may not be so lucky.

  • *Aveva tumbles after warning about currency impact. LONDON, Sept 12- European equities edged lower in late trading on Friday, with investors refraining from making strong bets on stocks ahead of Scotland's referendum and the U.S. At 1416 GMT, the FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares was down 0.1 percent at 1,382.66 points.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 12- Shares of Netflix Inc rose modestly in premarket trading on Friday after Barclays upgraded the online movie renter to "equal weight" from "underweight," citing the benefit of overseas expansion.

  • *Barclays shares up 1.4 pct, Aviva down 0.8 percent. LONDON, Sept 12- Barclays has appointed banking and insurance veteran John McFarlane as its new chairman to oversee the British bank's efforts to stamp out wrongdoing and improve performance. McFarlane, a Scot, will step down as chairman of British insurer Aviva and take the Barclays hot seat in April.

  • SINGAPORE/ SYDNEY, Sept 12- The dollar set a fresh six-year high against the yen on Friday, continuing to draw strength as investors bet that the U.S. The dollar touched a high of 107.39 yen, its strongest level since September 2008, and last traded at 107.35 yen, up 0.2 percent from late U.S. trade on Thursday.