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India stocks have sped ahead, rallying more than 23 percent so far this year, but Goldman Sachs sees a potential speed bump from looming share sales.
LONDON, July 23- The latest quarterly Reuters poll of base metals analysts was out earlier this week, and it lays bare the extent to which the entire market was blindsided by Indonesia's January ban on the export of unprocessed minerals.
HOUSTON, July 23- U.S. oil and gas company Apache Corp told Reuters it is looking at ways to wring more cash out of its valuable mineral rights, as it and other energy companies face investor pressure to tap more profits from the North American shale boom.
SYDNEY, July 23- Brazil's BTG Pactual has received a green light from the London Metal Exchange to set up warehousing operations in Singapore, marking the investment bank's first foray into Asia as builds out its physical metals business.
*Credit Suisse CEO says "potential abuses" in the system. *CEO Dougan says Credit Suisse is working with regulators. ZURICH, July 22- Credit Suisse, one of the biggest players in "dark pools", is working with regulators to stamp out potential abuses in the alternative trading venue, the boss of the Swiss bank said on Tuesday.
LONDON, July 22- Citi has hired Credit Suisse banker Nicolas Desombre to lead its investment bank in France, the latest in a series of senior hires in Europe to help strengthen its operations in the region. In a memo to employees seen by Reuters, Citi said Desombre will also run its global insurance business alongside Gautam Chawla.
PARIS, July 22- Danone is expected to report a steep fall in first-half profit on Friday due to weak sales of baby food in Asia and dairy products in Europe, with some analysts skeptical it will see a big enough rebound to meet full-year targets.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
*Credit Suisse to exit commodities trading. ZURICH, July 22- Credit Suisse Group AG reported its biggest quarterly loss since the peak of the financial crisis in 2008, the result of a 1.6 billion Swiss franc settlement with U.S. authorities over helping its clients evade taxes.
GENEVA— Credit Suisse, Switzerland's second-biggest bank, posted a second-quarter net loss of 700 million Swiss francs Tuesday after paying the largest penalty ever imposed in a U.S. criminal tax case.
Credit Suisse reported a loss of 700 million Swiss francs ($779 million) in the second quarter, impacted by litigation costs.
ZURICH, July 22- Credit Suisse said on Tuesday it was winding down its commodities trading to focus its resources on more profitable areas of its business.
July 21- Volume in Barclays Plc's private U.S. trading venue, or "dark pool," fell 79 percent in the week and a half after the New York attorney general accused the British bank of giving an unfair edge to high-speed traders, according to data released on Monday.
Even as traders monitor the world's hot spots, corporate earnings news could be a positive for stocks in the week ahead.
BRASILIA, July 18- The market is getting ahead of itself if it thinks Brazil's central bank could start cutting interest rates again to rescue a weakening economy, a member of the government's economic team told Reuters.
The eruption of conflict earlier this year over Ukraine's borders and subsequent economic sanctions against Russia has caused a sharp drop-off in corporate debt issuance from Eastern Europe, including Russia, and massive capital flight from that country.
*Expects full-year earnings of $3.06/ shr vs est $3.09. July 18- Apparel retailer VF Corp, which owns brands such as Timberland and The North Face, reported a fall in gross margins for the first time in nine quarters and forecast a full-year profit below the analysts' average estimate.
Hedge funds piled into what seemed a one-way bet in early June, grabbing up oil contracts as the rapid advance of Islamist insurgents in northern Iraq threatened supplies from OPEC's second-largest producer at the same time that peak summer demand was approaching.
Morgan Stanley's earnings jumped as stronger performances by its investment banking and wealth management businesses made up for a fall in bond trading.
*New company will list on NYSE, delist from Milan. MILAN, July 16- Italy's GTECH will buy U.S. slot machine maker International Game Technology for $4.7 billion, shifting the lottery operator away from its struggling domestic market and making it a major player in the casino business.