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  • Investors still in the dark as cyber threat grows Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 9:29 AM ET

    LONDON/ BOSTON, Aug 28- Investors are being poorly served by a haphazard approach from fund managers to the growing threat of cyber crime damaging the companies in which they invest, with a lack of clarity from the businesses themselves compounding the problem. "I don't see any visible stand asset managers are taking, like they do on other social responsibility...

  • *China's car sales have fallen for last 4 months. SINGAPORE, Aug 27- China's falling auto sales have been at the forefront of concerns that its economy is slowing much faster than expected, weighing on oil prices. To stem the tide, China's central bank has cut interest rates and reserve requirement ratios for banks by 25 basis points and lowered reserve...

  • *China cuts interest rates, helping global stock market rebound. NEW YORK, Aug 25- Oil rose as much as 3 percent on Tuesday as oversold conditions brought some buyers back to the market, but a lingering supply glut and worries about the slowing economy in top commodities consumer China kept crude prices near 6-1/ 2- year lows. "Forty dollars a barrel is not sustainable...

  • UPDATE 10-Oil rebounds but still near 6-1/2-year lows Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 12:10 PM ET

    *China cuts interest rates, helping global stock market rebound. NEW YORK, Aug 25- Oil rose more than 3 percent on Tuesday as oversold conditions brought some buyers back to the market, but a lingering supply glut and worries about the slowing economy in top commodities consumer China kept crude prices near 6-1/ 2- year lows. China cut interest rates on Tuesday and...

  • BRUSSELS, Aug 25- European Union antitrust authorities are investigating possible anti-competitive practices in precious metals trading as they joined other regulators in a crackdown on possible rigging of the markets. The EEA refers to the 28- country European Union, plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. "In April 2015, the European Commission issued a...

  • UPDATE 6-Oil rallies but still near 6-1/2-year lows Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 4:53 AM ET

    *Tanker fixtures to Asia drop, indicating weak demand. LONDON, Aug 25- Oil bounced back from heavy losses on Tuesday but global oversupply and worries over the severity of the economic slowdown in China, the world's top commodity consumer, kept prices near 6-1/ 2- year lows. "It all depends on the European stock market," Commerzbank oil analyst Carsten Fritsch told...

  • *Tanker fixtures to Asia drop sharply, indicate weak demand. *HSBC says more trouble ahead, but no repeat of 1997 Asian crisis. And there's probably more to come, "said Frederic Neumann, HSBC's co-head of Asian Economics Research, in a note to clients.

  • *Tanker fixtures to Asia drop sharply, indicate weak demand. *HSBC says more trouble ahead, but no repeat of 1997 Asian crisis. And there's probably more to come, "said Frederic Neumann, HSBC's co-head of Asian Economics Research, in a note to clients.

  • SEOUL/ HONG KONG, Aug 25- British retailer Tesco has received three separate binding bids for its South Korean unit from a consortium of Affinity Equity Partners and KKR& Co, Carlyle Group LP, and MBK Partners, people familiar with the matter said. Homeplus, as Tesco's South Korean unit is called, MBK Partners, KKR, Affinity and Carlyle declined to comment.

  • *HSBC says more trouble ahead, but no repeat of 1997 Asian crisis. China's major stock indexes slumped more than 6 percent to 8- month lows in early trade on Tuesday before paring losses, after a catastrophic Monday that destabilised financial markets around the world and sparked fears of a hard landing for the Chinese economy, the world's biggest commodity...

  • SEOUL/ HONG KONG, Aug 21- Private equity firms have formed three separate teams to bid for Tesco's South Korean business valued at about $6 billion, four people with knowledge of the matter said on Friday, in what is tipped as Asia's biggest ever private equity deal. Asia- based Affinity Equity Partners has linked up with U.S. private equity firm KKR& Co, while Carlyle...

  • LONDON, Aug 21- World stock markets tumbled towards their worst week of the year on Friday and commodities got another kicking, as more alarming data from China sent investors scurrying to the safety of bonds and gold. The data from China showed its giant manufacturing sector slowing at the fastest pace since the depths of the financial crisis in 2009,...

  • TOKYO/ SINGAPORE, Aug 21- Global stocks tumbled on Friday after a survey showed Chinese factories contracted at their fastest pace since the depth of the global financial crisis in 2009, sending investors scurrying to the safety of bonds and gold. Oil prices and emerging market assets also took a hammering, as fears of a China- led deceleration in global growth...

  • China's yuan slips as mainland stocks slide Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 11:00 PM ET

    HONG KONG, Aug 19- China's yuan edged lower on Wednesday as stocks fell over 2 percent in opening trades, though a broadly flat yuan fixing checked sharp losses for the currency. Traders in China's currency markets have been wary of sharp swings in daily fixing rates after the central bank's surprise devaluation of its currency by nearly 2 percent on Aug. 11.

  • *US rate hike, China slowdown hit Asian shares. TOKYO, Aug 18- Asian shares fell to a two-year low on Tuesday on worries that cooling demand in China will weigh on the trade-reliant region, while the dollar held firm after strong U.S. housing data offset concerns from a weak manufacturing report. Concerns that the slowdown in China will hurt other Asian countries...

  • *Thai baht at 6- year low after Bangkok bomb attack. Japan's Nikkei rose 0.1 percent and most shares markets in Asia rose, lifting the MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan 0.4 percent from its two-year low marked on Monday. Still, one would hesitate to brush it aside when it is hitting the lowest level since April 2009, when the world was still...

  • *Thai baht at 6- year low after Bangkok bomb attack. The dollar-denominated MSCI broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was flat near its two-year low marked on Monday. Still, one would hesitate to brush it aside when it is hitting the lowest level since April 2009, when the world was still reeling from the aftermath of the Lehman shock, "said Chotaro...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 14- BNP Paribas SA has agreed to pay $115 million to settle U.S. investor lawsuits accusing 16 major banks of rigging prices in the $5.3 trillion- a-day foreign exchange market, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday. Of those banks, the plaintiffs have announced the terms for only four of their settlements, leaving unconfirmed how much BNP...

  • *China's gold holdings up 19 tonnes in July. LONDON, Aug 14- Gold steadied on Friday as investors weighed the impact of China's currency intervention on the timing for the first U.S. interest rate increase in nearly a decade. Bullion was set to end a seven-week losing streak after China's yuan devaluation earlier this week increased uncertainty over the global...

  • *Gold ended 5- day rally on Thursday, longest since May. *China's central bank says no reason for yuan to fall further. MANILA, Aug 14- Gold steadied away from a three-week high on Friday as China calmed jittery global markets, with upbeat U.S. retail sales refreshing expectations for a near-term increase in U.S. interest rates.