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NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 6- Just over three decades ago, Goldman Sachs bought a niche coffee-and-gold trading firm called J. Aron& Company, becoming one of the first banks to enter the commodity markets. On Thursday, Deutsche Bank, one of the five biggest players of the past decade, said it would quit commodities trading under regulatory pressure, cutting 200 jobs.
SINGAPORE, Dec 5- Bank statements for almost 650 of Standard Chartered Plc's private banking clients have been found on the laptop of an alleged website hacker in Singapore, the police and the British lender said on Thursday.
LONDON, Dec 5- European shares looked to be stabilising after three days of sustained selling on Thursday, as focus turned to the European Central Bank's monthly meeting for any sign it is readying further support measures.
*China Mobile outshines rivals after reported Apple iPhone deal. HONG KONG, Dec 5- China shares slipped from multi-week highs early on Thursday led by telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp as investors took profits after Beijing issued long-awaited 4 G licenses to China's three biggest mobile operators.
European equities closed lower after U.S. jobs data increased concerns that the Federal Reserve would "taper" its bond-buying program soon.
*Standard Chartered falls as it warns on profits. Standard Chartered was a stand out faller, dropping 6.3 percent in heavy volume as it warned that profit would probably drop this year after Asian growth slowed over the past five months. "We prefer HSBC for its more diversified earnings stream and higher dividend yield."
*J.C. Penney jumps after November sales. NEW YORK, Dec 4- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday, ahead of a flurry of economic data, including a report on the labor market. "Markets are holding steady ahead of major economic data today, there's a lot of it," said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at Rockwell Global Capital in New York.
*J.C. Penney jumps after November sales. NEW YORK, Dec 4- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday, ahead of a flurry of economic data, including a report on the labor market. *Investors will eye the November employment report from Automatic Data Processing at 8:15 a.m. EST for clues on hiring ahead of Friday's key payrolls report.
LONDON, Dec 4- European shares inched down on Wednesday, steadying after the previous session's steep losses, with Asia- focused bank Standard Chartered leading the decliners after it warned its profits will likely fall.
LONDON, Dec 4- Standard Chartered warned that 10 years of record earnings are likely to end this year, with profit set to fall because of losses in Korea, a slowdown in its key Asian markets and tougher regulations.
LONDON, Dec 4- European shares traded flat on Wednesday, steadying after the previous session's steep losses, with Asia- focused bank Standard Chartered the leading decliner after it warned its profits were likely to fall.
Asia-focused bank Standard Chartered said its income this year is likely to be similar to 2012, after a slowdown in Asian growth.
LONDON, Dec 4- Asia- focused bank Standard Chartered warned that profit is likely to fall this year after a slowdown in Asian growth over the past five months. Standard Chartered shares were down 4.5 percent at 0837 GMT, the biggest faller on the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index.
*Gabon debt seen less attractive than Nigeria, Angola. JOHANNESBURG, Dec 2- Gabon plans to raise at least $500 million via a new 10- year Eurobond to fund infrastructure investment and will buy back up to $140 million of its 2017 Eurobond, according to a preliminary prospectus seen by Reuters.
*Citigroup has 34 mln retail accounts in Asia. HONG KONG, Nov 29- Five insurers including Metlife Inc and AIA Group Ltd have submitted final bids to have their products distributed by Citigroup in Asia, a deal estimated to generate more than $10 billion in revenue over 15 years, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.
*Pessimistic France falls behind Germany, Spain and Italy. BRUSSELS, Nov 28- Most Europeans felt more optimistic about a recovery in the euro zone in November, but pessimism in France underlined the sluggish performance of the bloc's second-largest economy.
SINGAPORE/ HONG KONG, Nov 26- Singapore's DBS Group Holdings and ABN AMRO are among the suitors to place final bids for Societe Generale's Asia private bank, in a $400 million deal, as smaller players exit the region's competitive private banking business.
*SocGen's Asia private bank unit manages $13 bln. SINGAPORE/ HONG KONG, Nov 26- Singapore's DBS Group Holdings, ABN AMRO and Credit Suisse have submitted final round bids for Societe Generale's Asian private bank, which is being valued at around $400 million, people familiar with the matter said.
HONG KONG, Nov 25- China Cinda Asset Management Co Ltd lifted the lid on how Beijing turns bad loans from its banks into profits, issuing a prospectus on Monday for an initial public offering that has reeled in some of the world's biggest investors.
WASHINGTON, Nov 20- The U.S. The Fed's decision in September to delay the "taper" came as a surprise and has lit a fire under global stock markets, sending Wall Street to record highs as it quickly became clear there would be no scaling back of stimulus for a while. "We think the Fed will be patient," said Thomas Costerg, an economist at Standard Chartered.