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  • 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.

  • *China's central bank says no reason for yuan to fall further. MANILA, Aug 14- Gold edged lower on Friday after the yuan firmed as China bid to calm jittery global markets, while upbeat U.S. retail sales renewed expectations for a near-term increase in U.S. interest rates. But bullion was still set to end a seven-week losing streak after China's yuan devaluation...

  • HSBC Holdings Plc, Barclays Plc, BNP Paribas SA and Goldman Sachs Group Inc are among the latest banks to reach settlement in the class action litigation, Christopher Burke, the lawyer, said in federal court in Manhattan. Goldman Sachs has agreed to pay $129.5 million, a person familiar with the matter said. The Wall Street Journal in June reported that HSBC would...

  • HSBC Holdings PLC, Barclays PLC, BNP Paribas SA and Goldman Sachs Group Inc are among the latest to banks reach settlement in the class action litigation, Christopher Burke, a lawyer for the investors, said in Manhattan federal court.

  • HSBC Holdings PLC, Barclays PLC, BNP Paribas SA and Goldman Sachs Group Inc are among the latest to banks reach settlement in the class action litigation, Christopher Burke, a lawyer for the investors, said in Manhattan federal court.

  • *Results of SUMMIT trial with Breo due as early as Sept. *U.S. partner Theravance eligible for royalties on sales. LONDON, Aug 13- GlaxoSmithKline is banking on a major clinical trial to revive its flagging respiratory medicine business, with billions of dollars of sales riding on a positive result.

  • Yuan slide seen adding to StanChart's Asian challenges Thursday, 13 Aug 2015 | 8:10 AM ET

    LONDON, Aug 13- Already faced with a battle to revive the fortunes of banking group Standard Chartered, new Chief Executive Bill Winters is now confronted with another challenge in the shape of China's yuan devaluation. London- based Standard Chartered is the European bank most exposed to Asia's economic weakness and currency volatility, which come just as...

  • NEW DELHI, Aug 13- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reform agenda suffered another major setback on Thursday when lawmakers ended the summer parliament session acrimoniously and without approving a tax reform bill aimed at faster economic growth. Debate descended into insults that spilled to the streets, where opposition lawmakers marched and...

  • *Atom set to become Britain's first digital-only bank. DURHAM, England, Aug 12- Atom Bank's mobile banking app is so commercially sensitive that its developers won't even allow it to be demonstrated. The bank, whose founder believes can transform consumer banking in Britain, is in the final stages of preparation before launching its first products later this...

  • Earnings season shows euro zone's gain, FTSE's pain Wednesday, 12 Aug 2015 | 10:30 AM ET

    *Forecasts for FTSE 100 earnings growth slashed. So while this year euro zone companies are projected to grow earnings by 13.4 percent, FTSE 100 members are set to see theirs decline by 11.5 percent. "It's euro zone within Europe that is strong, and any weakness is in the FTSE 100," said Patrick Moonen, senior multi-asset strategist at NN Investment Partners.

  • TAQA, which is 74.1 percent owned by the Abu Dhabi government and which reports second-quarter earnings on Thursday, declined to comment. The DMO needs to approve fundraising by Abu Dhabi government-related entities under rules introduced to prevent excessive borrowing by state companies in the wake of Dubai's debt problems at the turn of the decade.

  • HONG KONG, Aug 12- Beijing's efforts to support collapsing shares have pulled Chinese stocks back to around 4,000 points, but index-linked funds trading at discounts tell a less optimistic story. Outflows in China ETFs began in mid-June when the market tumbled 30 percent in a span of just one month after a 110- percent rally from November to June.

  • BEIJING, Aug 9- Producer prices in China fell to a near six-year low in July while consumer inflation remained subdued, signalling the world's second-largest economy was still facing deflationary pressures and that Beijing has room to further support the sluggish economy. The index, which tracks the factory-gate selling prices of firms from miners to...