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  • WASHINGTON, July 29- Contracts to buy previously owned U.S. houses unexpectedly fell in June after five straight months of increase, suggesting some cooling in home resales activity after recent hefty gains. It is important to bear in mind that there is still plenty of fundamental support for the housing market, "said Jennifer Lee, a senior economist at BMO...

  • UPDATE 3-Barclays to speed up cost-cuts and asset sales Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 11:31 AM ET

    LONDON, July 29- Barclays' new chairman sought to stamp his mark on the bank on Wednesday by accelerating the sale of assets and cost cutting after the group produced a 12 percent increase in second-quarter profits. Chairman John McFarlane, who arrived at Barclays in April with a reputation for taking bold action, laid out his plans for the bank after ousting Chief...

  • LONDON, July 29- Major currencies that are closely linked to commodities prices were back on the defensive on Wednesday as oil prices fell again and traders awaited the outcome later in the day of a U.S. But even with a more encouraging tone on China's stock markets limiting the damage, the Canadian and Australian dollar were both down by 0.2-0.3 percent in...

  • Fed expected to push ahead with rate hike plan Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 6:28 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen testifies during a hearing before Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee July 16, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

    The Fed is expected to point to a growing U.S. economy and stronger job market as it sets the stage for a possible interest rate hike in September.

  • LONDON, July 29- Barclays' new executive chairman sought to stamp his mark on the bank on Wednesday by accelerating the sale of assets and cost cutting, after the group reported an 12 percent rise in profit and another big charge to compensate customers. Chairman John McFarlane, who arrived at Barclays in April with a reputation for taking bold action, laid out...

  • China auto sales slump hits industry fortunes Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 4:09 AM ET

    BEIJING— General Motors Co.' s $5 billion initiative to create cars for China and other emerging markets comes just as automakers face a collapse in the booming Chinese demand they were counting on to power their growth. On Wednesday, Volkswagen AG said its second-quarter profit fell 16 percent due partly to weakness in China, where first-half sales fell 0.5...

  • LONDON, July 29- Major currencies that are closely linked to commodities prices were back on the defensive on Wednesday as oil prices inched lower and traders awaited the outcome of a U.S. The New Zealand dollar was again the exception to that rule, gaining after the country's central bank governor played down the chances of further deep cuts to interest rates...

  • Barclays reports sevenfold increase in profits Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 4:07 AM ET

    LONDON— Barclays, Britain's second largest bank, said Tuesday that second quarter profit increased sevenfold, boosted by earnings from investment banking and a 496 million pound gain on assets acquired from Lehman Brothers in 2008.. While Barclays is performing well, "there is more that can be done to deliver better returns for shareholders, faster," McFarlane...

  • WASHINGTON, July 29- The Federal Reserve is expected on Wednesday to point to a growing U.S. economy and stronger job market as it sets the stage for a possible interest rate hike in September. With a slew of employment, inflation and GDP reports to come before its September meeting, the Fed is unlikely to hint too strongly about its plans, Barclays economists...

  • *Zurich spokesman says RSA would complement business. *RSA says has received no proposal from Zurich. *Zurich shares down 1.8 pct, RSA up 18 pct.

  • LONDON, July 28- While local Chinese fret over the bursting of the Shanghai stock bubble, global investors are more worried about the yuan currency which once seemed destined to rise inexorably. A decade after China released the yuan from its peg to the dollar, ever more international money managers no longer regard the currency as a one-way appreciation bet...

  • *SuperValu 1st- qtr profit rises 42 pct. July 28- SuperValu Inc said it was exploring a spinoff of its discount grocery chain Save-A-Lot into a publicly traded company as the retailer looks to insulate the fast-growing unit from its slower-growing grocery wholesale and food retail businesses. SuperValu's Save-A-Lot business has been growing in the past seven...

  • July 28- SuperValu Inc said it was exploring a spinoff of its discount grocery chain Save-A-Lot as a publicly traded company. Save-A-Lot, a no-frills store chain, operates more than 1,300 stores across the United States, SuperValu said on Tuesday. The business has been focusing on fresh produce and meat and improving its offerings to appeal to a wider customer...

  • Following recent speculation, Switzerland- based Zurich, a 45 billion Swiss franc firm offering a range of life and general insurance products, said it was looking at a bid. "Zurich notes the recent market speculation in relation to RSA Insurance Group PLC and confirms that the company is evaluating a potential offer," it said on Tuesday. Barclays analysts said...

  • Forget US earnings—Europe may be about to surprise Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 12:53 PM ET

    After a week dominated by U.S. quarterly results, it's time for Europe's earnings season to get into full swing, and so far the signs are upbeat.

  • July 27- New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office is preparing a civil case against Credit Suisse Group AG related to its Crossfinder dark pool, the Fox Business network reported. The exact nature of the case against Credit Suisse is unclear but it would be similar to the civil action against Barclays, Fox Business said, citing one person with...

  • Earnings season could turn ugly: Trader Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 10:23 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Earnings have been largely positive this season, but some traders say bad news could be right around the corner.

  • Minefield for market with Fed, earnings, commodities Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 8:08 AM ET
    An oil trader works on the floor of the New York Mercantile Exchange.

    The Fed meets next week, but a commodities meltdown and earnings season are adding to concerns about global growth and may steal some of its thunder.

  • Figures from ETF Securities, one of the largest issuers of exchange traded products, show a small net inflow so far this year after an outflow of nearly 20 percent in 2014.. Across the sector, indices and ETFs saw a net inflow of $400 million in April and a further $400 million in May, according to data from Barclays. "If you do look longer-term into demand trends, you're...

  • July 24- Johnson Controls Inc said on Friday it planned to spin off its $22 billion automotive business in the next 12 months and reported quarterly earnings roughly in line with analysts' expectations. "I think there is a little disappointment with the spin versus a sale," said UBS analyst Colin Langan. The company said automotive income from continuing...