European stocks finished higher on Wednesday after a bumper day of earnings, while investors awaited news from a two-day policy meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve.» Read More
*Barclays cuts Brooks Automation Inc to underweight from equal weight. *Barclays cuts Edwards Group Ltd price target to $11 from $13; rating. *Barclays cuts KLA Tencor Corp price target to $50 from $60; rating.
Oct 2-:* Barclays raises CBS Corp price target to $40 from $38; rating equal weight* Barclays raises CBS Corp price target to $40 from $38; rating equal weight. *Barclays raises News Corporation price target to $29 from $28; rating. *Barclays raises News Corporation price target to $29 from $28;.
LONDON, Oct 2- Euro zone money markets have shown tentative signs of recovery in recent weeks along with improving appetite for risk in the region, but even the optimists say the crisis will have to be past before interbank lending is back to normal.
NEW YORK, Oct 2- The much-awaited bond from Dutch brewer Heineken to take out a EUR2.5bn bridge loan for its acquisition of Asia Pacific Breweries was announced today, and early indications are that it will raise up to US $3.25 bn.
Volcker, architect of the "Volcker Rule" governing so-called proprietary trading by U.S. investment banks, will appear before the commission on Oct. 17 to compare and contrast banking behaviour and practices between Britain and the United States.
NEW YORK, Oct 1- Hedge fund manager William Ackman is blaming Procter& Gamble's top management for the consumer products company's problems, but said he understands the board wants to give the CEO more time to repair years of damage.
*European Commission to receive recommendations on Tuesday By John O'Donnell. Bank of Finland Governor Erkki Liikanen, who led the group of academics and experts set up by the European Commission, will announce their verdict on how best to reform bank structures in the wake of the crisis that began five years ago.
NEW YORK, Oct 1- Hedge fund manager William Ackman, who has been pushing mall operator General Growth Properties to sell itself, on Monday said a deal with rival Simon Property Group would be beneficial to all parties and push the stock price dramatically higher.
NEW YORK, Oct 1- UBS AG on Monday lost a bid to suspend a federal regulator's lawsuit accusing it of misleading Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into buying billions of dollars of risky mortgage debt.
Irene Tse, who headed the North America operations of the Chief Investment Office, told the firm she is resigning to focus on "entrepreneurial ventures," according to a memo on Monday from Chief Operating Officer Matt Zames, a copy of which was obtained by Reuters.
By Matt Scuffham and Myles Neligan. LONDON, Oct 1- Stockbrokers involved in the planned stock market listing of British insurer Direct Line reported good interest from private investors in London's first big retail share offering for six years, although some potential investors are unconvinced.
NEW YORK, Oct 1- General Electric launched a $7 billion sale of notes on Monday, taking advantage of prevailing low rates in what will be the third-largest sale of corporate debt in the US so far this year. Barclays, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley are the joint bookrunners.
LONDON, Oct 1- The Czech Republic, rated A1/AA-/A+, will increase a 3.875% May 2022 issue by a further EUR750m, lead managers Barclays, Ceska, SG CIB and UniCredit said on Monday. The new total issue size will be EUR2.75bn.
He will be based in London. Willett joins from Royal Bank of Scotland, where most recently he was chairman of corporate finance for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. A top Morgan Stanley broker, Jonathan Madrigano, who last year managed about $2 billion in client assets left the company's brokerage division on Friday to join J.P. Morgan Securities.
LONDON, Oct 1- London's Canary Wharf business district, home to global banks HSBC, Barclays and Citigroup, wants to attract entrepreneurs with a new centre for technology start-ups focused on financial services.
The bank named Tom Willett as head of mergers and acquisitions, Europe. He will be based in London. Willett joins from Royal Bank of Scotland, where most recently he was chairman of corporate finance for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Oct 1- Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc:. *Barclays raises Allscripts Healthcare Solutions price target to $13. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
LONDON, Oct 1- The spread on the tap of the Czech Republic's 3.875% May 2022 bond has been fixed at 116 bp over mid-swaps, according to officials involved with the sale. Leads Barclays, Ceska, SG CIB and UniCredit plan to close the book at 1245 GMT and have already attracted orders in excess of EUR1.5bn. Keywords: CZECH REPUBLIC/ BOND TAP.
The bank named Tom Willett as head of mergers and acquisitions, Europe. Willett joins from the Royal Bank of Scotland, where most recently he was chairman of corporate finance for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Murphy joins Barclays from HSBC, London, where he was a director in the project& export finance.
*Files for IPO of up to $300 million- SEC filing. *Says Credit Suisse, Citigroup, Barclays, UBS Investment Bank, Jefferies. *Says intends to apply to list common units on the New York Stock Exchange.