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*HSBC final PMI suggests China manufacturing stable. LONDON, Dec 2- World shares dipped and the dollar strengthened on Monday, as investors waited for key U.S. data this week after a decent reading on China manufacturing and some mixed euro zone PMIs.
SINGAPORE, Dec 2- Thailand's currency and stock market have been battered by the month-long anti-government protests in the country's capital, but investors are still pricing in short-term turbulence rather than a long-drawn political and economic crisis.
*HSBC final PMI for Nov suggests China manufacturing stable. TOKYO, Dec 2- Asian shares and the dollar treaded water on Monday, as investors cautiously awaited key U.S. data this week after a decent reading on China manufacturing calmed worries about the health of the world's second-biggest economy.
BEIJING, Dec 2- Asia's manufacturing-sector expansion held around multi-month highs in November, factory surveys showed, with China maintaining its momentum but growth in other key exporters such as Japan, South Korea and Taiwan picking up speed.
BANGALORE, Dec 2- Indian manufacturing returned to growth last month as a strong rise in orders pushed factories to step up production, a business survey showed on Monday, suggesting a slow economic recovery is on its way.
BEIJING, Dec 2- China's factory growth stabilised in November aided by firm demand, a pair of surveys showed, a sign of resilience in the world's second-largest economy that augurs well for its plans for structural reforms.
China's factory activity maintained steady growth momentum in November, boosted by resilient new orders, though the pace of expansion eased slightly from October, final HSBC/ Markit Purchasing Managers' Index showed.
*HSBC's final China PMI next, after preliminary flash reading of 50.4. HSBC will release its final report on China's manufacturing sector, after its preliminary flash reading came in at 50.4. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down slightly in early trade, while ASX/200 index was up about 0.1 percent.
SYDNEY, Dec 2- Commodity currencies were the star performers early in Asia on Monday in what would otherwise have been a featureless start to a heavy week of central bank policy meetings.
WASHINGTON _ Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for November, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for September and October, 10 a.m..
WASHINGTON _ Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for November, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for September and October, 10 a.m.. WASHINGTON _ House Education and the Workforce subcommittee hearing on financial aid for college.
LONDON, Nov 29- More than 3,500 bankers in Europe earned 1 million euros or more last year after a big jump across the continent and in Britain, which had 12 times as many high earners as any other country.
LONDON, Nov 29- More than 3,500 bankers in Europe earned 1 million euros or more last year after a big jump across the continent and in Britain, which had 12 times as many high earners as any other country. The latest data from the European Banking Authority shows that 3,529 bankers in the EU earned at least 1 million euros in 2012, up 11 percent in 2011..
LONDON, Nov 29- Ending the Great Stagnation that is taxing Western policy makers may depend as much on the Chinese Communist Party as it does on the world's leading central banks.
LONDON, Nov 28- In the 1990 s, London- based investment banks rewarded top employees with gold bars, fine wine and oriental carpets to dent the impact of higher payroll taxes.
DUBAI, Nov 27- Dubai's success in bidding to host the 2020 World Expo will trigger billions of dollars of investment in the emirate, but it may risk a repeat of the boom-and-bust cycle which nearly caused financial collapse just a few years ago.
BRASILIA/ SAO PAULO, Nov 27- Brazil's Supreme Court began reviewing a two-decade old case on savings-account interest payments on Wednesday that could cost banks almost a third of their market value if they lose and throw a wrench into Latin America's largest economy.
BRASILIA, Nov 27- Brazil is widely expected to raise interest rates for the sixth consecutive time on Wednesday, taking borrowing costs back to double digits as policymakers race to contain naggingly high inflation in Latin America's largest economy.
BRASILIA/ SAO PAULO, Nov 27- Brazil's Supreme Court on Wednesday begins reviewing a two-decade old case on savings accounts that could cost banks almost one-third of their market value and throw a wrench into Latin America's largest economy.
NEW YORK, Nov 26- The dollar fell against the euro and the yen on Tuesday, weighed down by lower U.S. bond yields and data showing U.S. consumer confidence unexpectedly slipped in November.