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  • Asian shares hit fresh highs on Tuesday, as investors deemed a Greek exit from the euro zone unlikely.

  • HONG KONG, Jan 26- Li Ka- shing's hectic start to 2015 has meant record Asia M&A, loan and equity deals so far this month- good news for investment bankers close to the 86- year-old Hong Kong tycoon's empire. The brisk business- $108 billion of Asia M&A makes it the best start to a year, according to Thomson Reuters data- raises hopes that the Chinese Year of the Goat could...

  • European QE lifts Asian equities to new highs Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 3:47 AM ET
    A board of stock indicators shows upward momentum on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Asian equity markets posted an upbeat performance on Friday, after the European Central Bank unleashed a massive stimulus package to resuscitate the euro zone.

  • Midday movers: Exxon Mobil, Amazon, Boeing & more Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 1:07 PM ET
    Exchange Place NYSE

    Some of Wednesday's midday movers:

  • Markets await ECB decision, expect big bazooka Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 10:19 AM ET
    A euro sign sculpture is seen in front of the headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt, Germany.

    Traders won't be content with $500 billion in ECB bond-buying. Some want $1 trillion, or an open-ended QE program.

  • MELBOURNE, Jan 19- BHP Billiton Ltd may be forced to slash its planned $4 billion spending this year on U.S. shale wells and book writedowns on its shale assets as it battles plunging prices for its biggest earners iron ore, oil and copper. Other candidates for cuts in its $14.2 billion capital and exploration spending plan could be its longer-dated projects like...

  • HOUSTON, Jan 13- Royal Dutch Shell Plc said on Tuesday it received U.S. approval to export a very light form of crude oil that has undergone minimal processing. Shell had been working with the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security on how to ship lightly processed condensate overseas without violating a decades-old crude export ban, the...

  • HOUSTON, Jan 13- Royal Dutch Shell Plc said on Tuesday it received U.S. approval to export a very light form of crude oil that has undergone minimal processing. Shell had been working with the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security on how to ship lightly processed condensate overseas without violating a decades-old crude export ban, the...

  • Jan 13- Former Xstrata Plc Chief Executive Mick Davis is considering a bid for Vale SA's nickel business, the Bloomberg reported. Davis's investment vehicle X2 Resources values Vale's nickel business at $5 billion to $7 billion, Bloomberg said, citing two people, who asked not to be identified because the negotiations are private. X2 has raised about $4.8...

  • About one year after the Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz first raised the four-decade-old ban as an item for discussion, the Department of Commerce on Dec. 30 took steps toward allowing export of the oil. Congress passed the export ban after the 1970 s Arab oil embargo led to snaking lines at gas stations and fears of a global energy shortage.

  • US agency gives quiet nod to light oil exports Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 7:18 AM ET
    A worker for Raven Drilling, helps line up a pipe while drilling for oil in the Bakken shale formation outside Watford City, North Dakota.

    A U.S. export authority told some oil companies that they should consider exporting a lightly processed form of crude oil without formal permission.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 30- The main U.S. export authority is telling some oil companies that they should consider exporting a lightly processed form of crude oil called condensate without formal permission, according to people familiar with the discussions. In conversations that may help clear the way for more overseas sales of U.S. shale oil, the Commerce...

  • Early movers: MTW, GILD, SNE, AAPL, ICE & more Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 7:54 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • The Australian Securities Exchange with boards displaying stock movements in downtown Sydney

    Asian stocks pulled back sharply on Monday, as investors fretted about the relentless slide in energy prices and declining manufacturing sentiment in Japan. Also in focus was a hostage incident in Sydney.

  • HOUSTON, Dec 4- Kinder Morgan Inc might export condensate as part of a resurrected plan to move Texas crude to Southern California via a converted natural gas pipeline, energy intelligence firm Genscape Inc reported in a blog post on Thursday. It would be the first major crude pipeline from Texas into California, giving the Golden State access to cheaper inland...

  • Cramer Remix: The best stocks to own now Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 7:07 PM ET

    It’s this stock, and its partner in crime, that "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer believes are heading higher.

  • Cramer: Cut the line on bottom fishing! Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 6:12 PM ET

    Jim Cramer has seen a hideous return for bottom fish stocks. Here are the stocks he considers to be the top fish for the year.

  • Traditionally strong December begins on weak data Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 10:23 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on the morning of November 28, 2014 in New York City.

    December kicks off with weak data from China and Europe and generally disappointing Black Friday weekend sales in the United States.

  • *U.S. light oil exports to Asia only started 4 months ago. SINGAPORE, Dec 1- An aggressive strategy by Mideast Gulf producers to exploit the lowest oil prices in five years to defend market share is showing signs of bearing fruit as U.S. crude exports to Asia grind to halt. Last week Ali al-Naimi, the oil minister of OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia, warned his fellow OPEC...

  • *U.S. light oil exports to Asia only started 4 months ago. SINGAPORE, Dec 1- U.S. crude exports to Asia are grinding to a halt just four months after they began, in a sign of how an aggressive strategy by Gulf producers to defend their market share is starting to bear fruit. The move shows how the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, with its influential...