The dollar dropped from six-year highs against the yen on Wednesday, weighed down by a fall in U.S. Treasury debt yields.» Read More
LONDON/ BRUSSELS, Sept 25- A row over how strictly new rules on bankers pay are enforced in Britain and across Europe flared on Friday after the European Union banking regulator was reported to be preparing to clamp down on allowances being paid to staff.
*China official PMI seen at 51.2 in Sept vs 51.1 in Aug Data due on Oct 1 at 0100 GMT. BEIJING, Sept 26- Growth in China's manufacturing sector probably steadied in September as factory orders held up, a Reuters poll showed, providing some welcome relief for those who worry the Chinese economy is quickly losing steam.
*Demand from U.S. investors, Europe, UK. LONDON, Sept 26- Lloyds Banking Group has sold a further 11.5 percent stake in TSB in a 161 million pound share placing to investors that required no discount to the market price following strong demand. They see TSB as a viable challenger to Britain's "Big Four" banks- Lloyds, Royal Bank of Scotland, Barclays and HSBC.
*Asia gets off to rocky start after sharp drop on Wall Street. TOKYO, Sept 26- Asian shares got off to a rocky start on Friday after a sharp drop on Wall Street, which curbed enthusiasm for the dollar even after the U.S. unit touched multi-year highs in the previous session.
DETROIT, Sept 25- The Detroit City Council unanimously approved a resolution on Thursday that would keep a state-appointed emergency manager in control of the city's historic bankruptcy case, while returning city governing powers to elected officials.
NEW YORK, Sept 25- Dow Chemical Co has kicked off a process to sell its epoxy and chlorine businesses, hoping to find a single buyer for them in what is set to be a multibillion-dollar deal, according to people familiar with the matter.
Vantage Energy said it has postponed its initial public offering of common shares, citing unfavorable market conditions.
JPMorgan was the top performing investment bank in the first half of the year, making $11.5 billion in revenue, data showed on Thursday.
The euro hit a 22-month low against the dollar on Thursday on the prospect of diverging monetary policy.
LONDON, Sept 25- JPMorgan was the top performing investment bank in the first half of the year, making $11.5 billion in revenue and ranking first for both its fixed income and deals advisory businesses, data showed on Thursday.
The euro's drop to its lowest against the U.S. dollar in almost two years may be just the beginning, with some expecting falls to levels last seen in 2003.
Ex-board members of Barclays are to give evidence to the UK's anti-fraud agency in a probe into the bank's dealings with Qatar, the FT reports.
*Euro breaks below $1.2800, at 14- month lows. *New Zealand dollar skids to one-year lows. SYDNEY, Sept 25- The euro languished at 14- month lows in Asia on Thursday after reported remarks from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi rekindled expectations of more policy steps to support the euro zone.
Vantage was expecting the offering of 23.6 million shares to be priced between $24 to $27 per share, valuing the company at up to $1.95 billion, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission earlier this month.
*Euro breaks below $1.2800, hits 14- month lows. SYDNEY, Sept 25- The euro languished near a 14- month trough early in Asia on Thursday after surrendering overnight to stop-loss selling as a major chart bulwark at $1.2800 gave way.
NEW YORK/ SYDNEY, Sept 23- Swiss commodity trader Mercuria, known best for its energy prowess, is now mounting an audacious challenge to metal titans like Glencore Plc and Trafigura AG, but not in the way that industry sources had expected.
The yen rose after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe voiced concern about the economic impact of its fall to a six-year low.
HONG KONG, Sept 24- Hong Kong shares ended higher for the first time this week on Wednesday lifted by a stronger China market, with investor sentiment recovering after better-than-expected Chinese manufacturing activity. China Construction Bank Corp and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China each added more than 1 percent.
*Asia stocks steady; China up, Japan, Australia down. TOKYO, Sept 24- U.S. air strikes in Syria left Asian stock markets jaded on Wednesday, setting the stage for another soft session for European shares.
*China Mobile rises on report iPhone 6 in final review. HONG KONG, Sept 24- China shares maintained the previous day's momentum on Wednesday, pulling up Hong Kong markets, with companies linked to the military and railway infrastructure leading gains.