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  • Expectations the central banks would chart different courses dragged the euro from around $1.40 in May 2014 to a 12- year low below $1.05 in March, when the European Central Bank launched its trillion euro plus asset purchase program. HSBC now expects the euro to end 2015 at $1.15, up from $1.1220 on Wednesday. The Fed is seen as the hawk while the ECB is the dove, " HSBC...

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    Energy shares across Asia climbed Wednesday after oil prices surged overnight, helping to pull most Asia markets into positive territory.

  • EU to close tax loopholes for multinationals Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015 | 1:05 PM ET
    European Union flags fly at the entrance of the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium September 29, 2015.

    Today EU finance ministers agreed to exchange info on cross-border tax rulings to better detect abusive tax practices of multinationals.

  • European shares end higher led by auto, oil stocks Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015 | 12:53 PM ET

    Auto sector among top gainers led by Renault. *SABMiller drops on reported rejection of InBev offer. MILAN, Oct 6- European shares closed higher on Tuesday, led by auto and oil sector stocks and helped by expectations central banks in Europe and the United States will maintain an equity-friendly monetary policy.

  • *TeliaSonera drops 3 pct after newspaper report. *Bouygues rises after defending standalone strategy. LONDON/ MILAN, Oct 6- European shares edged higher on Tuesday, extending strong gains in the previous session, with sentiment helped by expectations central banks in Europe and the U.S. will keep an equity-friendly monetary policy in the coming months.

  • European shares slip lower, led by Germany Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015 | 4:31 AM ET

    *TeliaSonera drops 3 pct after newspaper report. *Bouygues rises after defending standalone strategy. Joe Rundle, head of trading at ETX Capital, said that the data and problems at Volkswagen partly explained the underperformance of Germany's blue-chip DAX index.

  • HONG KONG, Oct 6- Saudi Aramco, the world's biggest oil producer, is in talks to acquire a stake in a China National Petroleum Corp refinery as well as retail assets, people familiar with the matter said- a deal that would help it sell more of its output to China amid growing competition. The sale of a stake in an established refinery marks a departure from the past for...

  • UK: Fresh threat of blue-chip exit Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015 | 12:40 AM ET

    George Osborne, the U.K.’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, has pledged further tax cuts to the country’s businesses - but with conditions attached.

  • Oct 6- Saudi Aramco, the world's biggest oil producer, is in talks with China National Petroleum Corp to buy some of the Chinese oil company's marketing, retail and refining assets, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. Saudi Aramco has hired Deutsche Bank to advise on the transaction, while CNPC is working with HSBC Plc and one other mainland bank on the...

  • First brokers to face court over Libor rigging Monday, 5 Oct 2015 | 11:05 PM ET

    Six former brokers will face a London jury on Tuesday over allegations they were part of a conspiracy to rig benchmark interest rates.

  • *India opening a mine a month, to double coal output by 2020. *China, Indonesia, India burn 71 pct of world's newly dug coal. MAGADH, India, Oct 6- Deep in the thickly forested hills in its east, India last month started production at what it hopes will in five years be Asia's biggest coal mine.

  • *UK Q2 underlying sales seen down 1.0-1.5 pct. With former Unilever executive Dave Lewis brought in just over a year ago to revive Tesco's fortunes after a drop in UK market share, investors will want to see evidence of improvement in its key home market when it publishes second-quarter sales and first-half results on Wednesday. Of those that have, HSBC sees an...

  • *Price range of 12- 14 eur/ shr, below initial plans. *IPO size cut from 2.5 bln eur to 975 mln eur- sources. Schaeffler announced a price range for the offer of between 12 and 14 euros, to raise around 975 million euros.

  • Asian shares rally on dovish Fed expectations Monday, 5 Oct 2015 | 2:14 AM ET
    Hong Kong Stock Exchange

    Asian stocks kicked off the week on a positive note after a weak U.S. employment report cooled expectations for an imminent U.S. rate hike.

  • First brokers stand trial over Libor Sunday, 4 Oct 2015 | 8:33 AM ET
    Thomas 'Tom' Hayes, 35, a former trader at banks including UBS Group AG and Citigroup Inc., left, and his wife Sarah, arrive for his trial at Southwark Crown Court in London, U.K., on Friday, July, 24, 2015.

    The first brokers to face prosecution in the global Libor investigation over allegations they helped traders to manipulate the rate will go on trial this week in London, the FT reports.

  • *Declines follow economic slowdown in China. TARKWA, Ghana, Oct 2- In the boom times when the price of gold was soaring, Ebenezer Sam-Onuawonto had a dream job and a dollar salary many times the national average in this mining town in southwestern Ghana. At one end of the wealth scale, the rout has affected huge companies such as Swiss-based trading and mining company...

  • Financial spreadbetters expect Britain's FTSE 100 to open 0.3 percent up, Germany's DAX to open 0.4 percent higher, and France's CAC 40 to open 0.6 percent up. Hong Kong stocks led the region's gainers with a 2.6 percent rise, lifted by a bounce in the Chinese Enterprise Index which tracks Chinese companies listed in Hong Kong, after latest policy steps to shore up...

  • HONG KONG/ TOKYO, Oct 2- Asian stocks edged up on Friday and looked likely to end the week with tiny gains, although the outlook remained grim as investors continued dumping emerging market assets as their growth expectations faded. "The difference between new orders and inventories is a good leading indicator for industrial production in Asia," said Frederic...

  • *UK Consumer Rights Act comes into force on Oct. 1. UK firms that have traditionally brought group claims here, such as Stewarts Law, are seeing U.S. rivals such as Hausfeld launch hiring sprees and others opening shop in London. Britain's new Consumer Rights Act introduces the first "opt-out" class actions for breaches of UK or EU competition law from Oct. 1.

  • LONDON, Sept 30- A former foreign exchange trader fired by Royal Bank of Scotland said he was a scapegoat and that the state-backed bank had "dishonestly contrived" his dismissal to divert attention from its own failings. Ian Drysdale is claiming unfair dismissal in a London court after being sacked in February by RBS for gross misconduct. RBS, which is 73 percent...