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  • *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...

  • UPDATE 3-Oil prices mixed, all eyes on Greece Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 2:58 AM ET

    *WTI and Brent should find support at $59 and $62.38- Phillip Futures. *Market monitoring Iran nuclear talks ahead of June 30 deadline. "Traders and investors are very much on tenterhooks on the outcome," said Ben Le Brun, a market analyst at OptionsXpress in Sydney, following another failed round of talks to finalize a cash-for-reform pact for Greece.

  • *To sell less than 20 pct Match Group in IPO. The media mogul's IAC/Interactive Corp said it was planning to list its dating business, which includes the popular dating site Match.com and mobile app Tinder. Investors cheered the move- IAC shares jumped 7 percent to a record high- even though an IPO was long expected after the company brought its dating services...

  • *China c.bank to "moderately" increase short-term liquidity. SHANGHAI, June 25- China stocks rose for the third straight day on Thursday as banking heavyweights gained on Beijing's decision to abolish lenders' debt-to-loan ratio, and as the central bank moved to increase short-term liquidity. But Hong Kong shares lost ground, dragged down by gloomy global...

  • NEW YORK, June 25- Two big trades in oil options worth nearly $60 million last week boosted volatility in that market and revived speculation among traders that U.S. producers are placing hedges to guard against another price rout this fall. Traders and bankers said the deals bore the hallmarks of Mexico's finance ministry and its national oil company Pemex.

  • *U.S. first quarter GDP sees second substantial revision. WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, June 24- The Federal Reserve says it will depend on straightforward data analysis in deciding when to raise U.S. interest rates. The large, half a percentage point revision to estimated U.S. first quarter gross domestic product issued on Wednesday by the Bureau of Economic...

  • METALS-London copper turns higher, Greece in focus Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 3:45 AM ET

    *China's copper imports down 12 pct in January-May. MELBOURNE, June 24- London copper erased early losses on Wednesday to turn higher, as the focus shifted from a seasonal decline in demand to optimism over a potential deal on Greek debt and as the dollar weakened. "Clearly, the issues in Greece are impacting sentiment and no one really wants to jump on board here just...

  • *Euro back around $1.1200, attention on German IFO. LONDON, June 24- The dollar index eased after hitting its highest in over a week as U.S. 10- year Treasury yields dipped on Wednesday, with investors' focus slowly shifting from Greece to prospects for higher U.S. interest rates. Reasonably good U.S. data, comments from Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell, who said...

  • SINGAPORE/ SYDNEY, June 24- The dollar hovered near its highest in over a week against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday as the market's focus shifted from Greece to prospects for higher U.S. interest rates. The market seems to be shifting its focus back to underlying factors such as the divergence in the monetary policy stances of the Fed and the European...

  • TOKYO, June 23- Asian shares and U.S. stock futures rose on Tuesday, bolstered by hopes that Greece's latest budget proposals would stave off a debt default and lead to a deal with lenders later this week. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.3 percent, while Japan's Nikkei share average jumped 1.2 percent to a fresh 15- year high as...

  • TOKYO, June 23- U.S. stock futures rose in early Asian trading on Tuesday, bolstered by hopes that Greece's latest budget proposals would stave off a debt default and lead to a deal with lenders later this week. European Council President Donald Tusk called the Greek proposals "a positive step forward," and said the aim was to have Eurogroup finance ministers...

  • *Equities rise on Greece deal optimism. LONDON, June 22- Gold fell more than 1 percent on Monday as global equities jumped on possible signs of progress in Greek debt talks, which curbed safe-haven demand for the metal. Spot gold fell as much as 1.4 percent to a session low of $1,183.75 an ounce and was down 1.3 percent at $1,184.10 an ounce by 1409 GMT, well below its...

  • LONDON, June 22- The euro rose against the safe-haven yen and Swiss franc on Monday, as a new Greek offer for a cash-for-reforms deal raised hopes of an agreement between the debt-laden country and its creditors, boosting investors' risk appetite. The euro, whose resilience has surprised many in the face of growing worries that Greece could default and leave the...

  • LONDON, June 22- Gold eased on Monday as the dollar rose and as European equities jumped on possible signs of progress in Greek debt talks, which curbed safe-haven demand for the metal. "It is difficult to call on Greece, we haven't seen much buying above $1,200 and wider financial markets are hopeful that there will be a last-minute solution that will avoid a Greek...