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  • LONDON, Sept 17- London's trading rooms are gearing up for an extra long shift to cover Scotland's independence referendum and drafting in extra staff, anticipating a surge in activity when the result comes through early on Friday. The vote on whether Scotland should end its 300- year-old union with England was set for a nail-biting finish.

  • *Coming Up: Fed statement 1800 GMT. LONDON, Sept 17- Gold inched up for a third straight session on Wednesday as the dollar eased and speculation mounted that the Federal Reserve would vow to maintain interest rates at low levels when the U.S. central bank concludes its policy meeting later in the day.

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 17- Gold inched up for a third straight session on Wednesday as speculation mounted that the Federal Reserve would vow to maintain interest rates at low levels when the U.S. central bank concludes its policy meet later in the day.

  • *China, Singapore sentiment slips to neutral from positive. MUMBAI, Sept 17- Business sentiment among Asia's top companies fell sharply in the third quarter, weighed down by worries about China's slowing economy, a possible end to the U.S.

  • *Size $500 mln; order book about $1.5 billion. DUBAI, Sept 16- Goldman Sachs raised $500 million with its debut sale of Islamic bonds on Tuesday, becoming the first conventional U.S. bank to issue sukuk as Islamic finance develops beyond its traditional homes in the Middle East and southeast Asia.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Sept 15- Gold rose on Monday after weak Chinese factory data, but the precious metal hovered just above an eight-month low as investors worried that the Federal Reserve may start hinting at plans to raise U.S. interest rates sooner than expected.

  • SANTANDER, Spain, Sept 15- Ana Botin, the new chairwoman of Santander, told shareholders on Monday she would defend the legacy of her father at the helm of the euro zone's biggest bank and her priorities include maintaining its generous dividend policy.

  • *SocGen, BTMU, Goldman set up sukuk programmes since June. Sept 14- Islamic bond programmes from a trio of big conventional banks are set to expand the boundaries of Islamic finance, helping open the market to first-time issuers while testing the banks' ability to win over industry purists.

  • HSBC paying $550M to resolve mortgage bond claims Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 4:59 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— British bank HSBC has agreed to pay $550 million to resolve U.S. claims that it misled U.S. mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac about risky mortgage securities it sold them before the housing market collapsed in 2007.. The Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees Fannie and Freddie, announced the settlement Friday with HSBC.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 12- HSBC Holdings Plc is expected to pay $550 million to resolve a U.S. regulator's claims the bank made false representations in selling mortgage bonds to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac before the financial crisis, a person familiar with the matter said Friday.

  • China's yuan slips, but set to rise slightly for the week Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 11:03 PM ET

    HONG KONG, Sept 12- China's yuan slipped against the dollar on Friday after the central bank fixed a weaker midpoint for a second consecutive day, but it was set to rise slightly for the week as market sentiment on the currency improves.

  • LONDON, Sept 11- Gold fell to its lowest level in 7-1/ 2 months on Thursday, as European shares edged up and the dollar traded around a 14- month high while tensions in Ukraine seemed to be easing. Spot gold slipped 0.4 percent to $1,243.25 an ounce by 1156 GMT, after dropping to its lowest since Jan. 31 at $1,238.86 in earlier trade.

  • MUMBAI, Sept 11- A government drive to expand banking services in India is giving a boost to home-grown card payment network RuPay, which expects to quadruple the number of users by March and make debit cards more acceptable in a nation where cash is still king.

  • LONDON, Sept 11- Gold fell near a three-month low on Thursday, as European shares edged up and the dollar traded around a 14- month high while tensions in Ukraine seemed to be easing. Spot gold slipped 0.2 percent to $1,246.15 an ounce by 1001 GMT, after dropping to a three-month low of $1,243.56 in the previous session.

  • *Eldest daughter Ana Botin to succeed- sources. MADRID, Sept 10- Banco Santander named Ana Botin as its new head on Wednesday after her father Emilio's sudden death, making her one of the top women in banking and continuing her family's century-old management of what is now the euro zone's biggest lender.

  • *Eldest daughter Ana Botin to succeed- sources. MADRID, Sept 10- Banco Santander quickly appointed Ana Botin as its new head on Wednesday after her father Emilio's sudden death, continuing the Botin family's century-old management of the lender which now ranks as the euro zone's largest bank.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Sept 10- Gold fell 0.7 percent on Wednesday, trading near its lowest in seven months at just over $1,240 an ounce, pulled down by fears that encouraging economic data could prompt the U.S.

  • MADRID, Sept 10- Emilio Botin, patriarch of one of Europe's top corporate dynasties who died on Tuesday at 79, was credited with turning a local Spanish lender into one of the world's biggest banks and helping to drive Spain's remarkable economic growth of the 1990 s.

  • *Eldest daughter Ana Botin to succeed- sources. MADRID, Sept 10- Emilio Botin, one of Spain's most powerful men who transformed Santander from a small domestic lender into the euro zone's biggest bank, has died of a heart attack, aged 79..

  • UPDATE 3-Santander patriarch Emilio Botin dies aged 79 Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 6:03 AM ET

    *Eldest daughter Ana Botin seen as likely successor. MADRID, Sept 10- Emilio Botin, one of Spain's most powerful men who transformed Santander from a small domestic lender into the euro zone's biggest bank, has died of a heart attack, aged 79..