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  • Aug 28- Barclays PLC has agreed to raise up to $275 million to fund Detroit's exit from municipal bankruptcy, the city announced on Thursday. The financing will involve financial recovery bonds issued through the Michigan Finance Authority then purchased by Barclays at a price equal to par, according to deal's term sheet.

  • BEIJING, Aug 28- Activity in China's vast factory sector likely weakened in August as demand faltered, a Reuters poll showed on Thursday, reinforcing expectations that further policy steps may be needed to keep economic growth on track.

  • *Bureau Veritas falls, Essilor advances. LONDON, Aug 28- European shares retreated from a one-month high on Thursday, with uncertainty regarding the European Central Bank's possible move to ease policy to stimulate growth prompting investors to trade cautiously.

  • *H1 revenue falls to $82.3 billion. LONDON, Aug 28- Revenue at the world's 10 largest investment banks fell 5 percent in the first half of the year, as continued weakness in fixed income trading departments outweighed a strong rebound in advisory services on deals, new data showed on Thursday.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 27- Investors are warming up to a possible victory by Marina Silva in Brazil's presidential election as the popular environmentalist emerges as their best shot at avoiding four more years of a government they strongly dislike.

  • Renault could turn Russia crisis to its advantage Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 11:27 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Aug 27- Renault, the major carmaker with most at stake in Russia, could turn a market crisis to its advantage as Moscow considers a subsidy scheme to steady demand and a weaker rouble undermines rivals that make fewer parts locally.

  • Dearth of oil finds threatens long-term supplies, price Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 8:48 AM ET

    STAVANGER, Norway, Aug 27- The rate of oil discoveries continues to disappoint after a record low last year and firms could even cut their exploration budgets to save on costs, a risk to long-term supplies and prices, industry executives said.

  • SYDNEY/ SINGAPORE, Aug 27- The dollar hit a 13- month peak against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday, with the euro still struggling amid expectations of further policy easing from the European Central Bank.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 26- U.S. crude rose on Tuesday, as supportive U.S. economic data overshadowed concerns about slowed growth in other oil consuming economies and ample global oil supplies. Brent crude fell 15 cents to settle at $102.50 a barrel, after reaching $103.40 during the session.

  • *Libya calls for foreign help to protect oil infrastructure. U.S. crude jumped $1 after an industry group reported that U.S. consumer confidence rose in August to its highest level since October 2007 on improved feelings about the current state of the economy, but later trimmed gains after failing to push through a resistance point at $94.35, analysts said.

  • *Libya calls for foreign help to protect oil infrastructure. The benchmark is headed for a second straight monthly decline in August as slow growth in China and Europe has curbed oil demand and led to a supply glut in the Atlantic Basin, offsetting the impact on prices from world political tensions.

  • *Libya calls for foreign help to protect oil infrastructure. Brent crude rose 18 cents to $102.83 a barrel by 1235 GMT, after closing up 36 cents. Investors have unwound a global political risk premium in Brent, discounting the possibility of supply disruption despite conflicts in Iraq, Libya and Ukraine.

  • *Libya calls for foreign help to protect oil infrastructure. Investors have unwound a global political risk premium in Brent, discounting the possibility of supply disruption despite conflicts in Iraq, Libya and Ukraine.

  • TOKYO, Aug 26- Asian shares held firm while the euro hit one-year lows on Tuesday as investors increasingly expect the European Central Bank to expand liquidity as soon as next week to boost the sagging euro zone economy.

  • *Libya calls for foreign help to protect oil infrastructure. *Russia, Ukraine presidents to meet over crisis. The benchmark is set for a second monthly decline in August as slow growth in China and Europe has curbed oil demand and led to a supply glut in the Atlantic Basin, offsetting the impact on prices from geopolitical tensions.

  • HONG KONG, Aug 26- China shares fell again on Tuesday as investors sold recent outperformers ahead of a deluge of initial public offerings, while the Hong Kong market was tepid with its benchmark index hovering around a more than six-year high.

  • HONG KONG, Aug 26- China shares fell again on Tuesday as investors sold recent outperformers ahead of a deluge of initial public offerings, while the Hong Kong market was tepid with its benchmark index hovering around a more than six-year high.

  • TOKYO, Aug 26- Asian shares got off to a firm start on Tuesday as investors warmed up to the idea of more monetary stimulus by the European Central Bank to boost the sagging euro zone economy.

  • Sales of US new homes fall in July Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 10:04 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Fewer Americans bought new homes in July, evidence that the housing sector is struggling to gain traction more than five years into the economic recovery.

  • TORONTO, Aug 22- Royal Bank of Canada on Friday reported a bigger-than-expected increase in quarterly earnings, driven by strong results from its wealth management and capital markets divisions. Shares in the bank hit a lifetime high of C $82.15 early on Friday before easing 1.2 percent to C $80.67 on a negative day on the Toronto Stock Exchange.