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  • *Fed may raise short-term rates in first quarter- BlackRock. NEW YORK, Sept 12- Traders piled into U.S. short-term interest rates options on Friday, adopting a bearish posture on the view the Federal Reserve will signal next week that interest rates will be notably higher by the end of next year.

  • *BlackRock also keen on China's e-commerce sector. TIANJIN, China, Sept 12- The restructuring of China's state-owned enterprises and the liberalisation of its financial markets now provide key opportunities for investment that rarely existed before, BlackRock Inc's head of China equities told Reuters.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 9- U.S. stocks were lower on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 looking to close out its fifth decline of the past six sessions, as investors struggle to find anything that looks like a bargain following a long-running rally that has taken indexes to repeated records.

  • American recovery drives the dollar sharply higher Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 11:54 AM ET

    NEW YORK— In the world of currencies, the dollar is starting to look like a safe home in a tough neighborhood. A strengthening American economy, combined with a gloomy outlook for growth elsewhere, is pushing the U.S. currency sharply higher.

  • LONDON, Sept 7- European stock market listings are kicking off again after a summer break, but many companies hoping to copy successful flotations earlier in the year now have to convince investors weary from a flood of new names and burned by high prices.

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 8- Faced once again with the prospect of rate rises in the United States, investors in Asia are no longer selling and running as in the past, choosing instead to stay in markets like India and South Korea, that are relatively sheltered from global forces.

  • LONDON, Sept 7- European stock market listings are kicking off again after a summer break, but many companies hoping to copy successful flotations earlier in the year now have to convince investors weary from a flood of new names and burned by high prices.

  • S&P 500 hits record on dividend stocks, Ukraine Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 1:52 AM ET

    The stock market also got a lift from a cease-fire agreement between Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists, aimed at bringing an end to nearly five months of fighting. Stocks had slumped at the beginning of August amid worries that the conflict in Ukraine would spiral out of control and inflame tensions between Russia and the West.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks, euro dip ahead of ECB meeting Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 4:32 AM ET

    *MSCI ex-Japan Asia shares retreat from 7- year high. LONDON, Sept 4- A month-long march higher for European and Asian stock markets stalled on Thursday on concerns the European Central Bank will do nothing immediate at its meeting later in the day to address a deteriorating economic outlook.

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 4- The European Central Bank faces intense market pressure to take policy action on Thursday and risks losing credibility if it fails to back up a dovish message delivered by President Mario Draghi late last month.

  • Russia investment fund hides US advisers' names Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 3:46 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— A $10 billion investment fund backed by the Russian government that has avoided being targeted by U.S. economic sanctions over the invasion of Ukraine redesigned its website Tuesday and made it more difficult to find names of prominent U.S. and European executives on its international advisory board.

  • INSIGHT-US inflation bonds back in vogue Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 1- U.S. investors are back in the hunt for inflation protection for the first time in two years as rising housing costs- particularly for rent- suggest inflation may finally be waking from its post-recession slumber.

  • *Warren Buffett flags support for' passive' investing. LONDON, Aug 31- Warren Buffett built a fortune of nearly $60 billion from astute stock picking, but when the 83- year-old dies, the vast majority of the money he leaves his wife will be parked in a fund that simply moves in step with an index.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 28- The U.S. systemic risk council will meet on Sept. 4 to discuss naming nonbank financial firms for tougher regulatory oversight, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Thursday.

  • UPDATE 1-ECB hires BlackRock to help develop ABS plan Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 12:21 PM ET

    BlackRock, the world's largest money manager, will provide advice on the design and implementation of a potential ABS purchase program, but all final decisions will be taken by the ECB itself, the spokesman said.

  • Aug 18- Asset manager Eaton Vance Corp's quarterly profit narrowly beat analysts' estimates, as it investment advisory and administrative business fees increased 6 percent. Net income attributable to the company's shareholders rose to $77.9 million, or 63 cents per share, from $23.2 million, or 18 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • Here's why Treasury yields will keep on falling Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 8:46 AM ET

    Why experts say you shouldn't bet against the U.S. bond market rally anytime soon.

  • Conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East, and record low bond yields in Europe, have unleashed a stampede into Treasuries, knocking benchmark 10- year yields to 2.30 percent, a 14- month low at one stage on Friday.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 12- BlackRock Inc, which has been heavily promoting alternative investments to retail investors, intensified that effort on Tuesday with the launch of a new multi-manager fund.

  • *Gold shares up 22%, heavily outperform basic gold price. LONDON, Aug 8- Gold mining shares are bouncing back from a disastrous 2013 and are expected to far outperform the price of the metal in coming months as company efficiency measures lure investors back to the sector.