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  • HONG KONG, May 23- Not long after Hanergy Thin Film Power Group began its annual shareholder meeting at a plush Hong Kong hotel this week, the Chinese solar company's shares went into free fall. Once the meeting was under way, several massive sell orders involving millions of shares overwhelmed the market, according to an analysis of Thomson Reuters trade log data.

  • NEW YORK, May 22- U.S. stock investors have been enjoying an extended period of low volatility and steady gains, but with the Federal Reserve on track to raise interest rates this year and major indexes near records, the market could get a bit choppier in coming weeks. Fed Chair Janet Yellen on Friday said she expected the U.S. central bank to raise rates in 2015,...

  • NEW YORK, May 22- Quest Diagnostics Inc shares jumped to a record high on heavy volume on Friday following chatter on Twitter and elsewhere that the lab testing company may be trying to sell itself. The stock rose as much as 20.5 percent and was briefly halted on the New York Stock Exchange. "It's rumors of them selling themselves but they're being really quiet," said...

  • Quest Diagnostics shares up on takeover speculation Friday, 22 May 2015 | 12:07 PM ET

    NEW YORK, May 22- Quest Diagnostics Inc shares jumped on heavy volume on Friday following chatter on Twitter and elsewhere that the lab testing company may be trying to sell itself. "It's rumors of them selling themselves but they're being really quiet," said JMP Securities analyst J.T. Haresco. The speculation also spurred a surge in activity in Quest Diagnostics'...

  • BEIJING/ SINGAPORE, May 22- China's independent buyers of liquefied natural gas are taking their first cargoes of the fuel as Beijing permits third-party use of idle capacity at import terminals and approves the new players' long-term plans to build their own facilities. Privately run city gas distributor ENN Group and onshore LNG investor Guanghui Energy Co...

  • BEIJING/ SINGAPORE, May 22- China's independent buyers of liquefied natural gas are taking their first cargoes of the fuel as Beijing permits third-party use of idle capacity at import terminals and approves the new players' long-term plans to build their own facilities. Privately run city gas distributor ENN Group and onshore LNG investor Guanghui Energy Co...

  • *Fed Chair Janet Yellen speech awaited. LONDON, May 22- Gold rose on Friday as the dollar's rally stalled ahead of U.S. inflation data, but the precious metal was still on course for its biggest weekly decline in four weeks. "We get inflation data from the U.S. economy and comments from Yellen later today, which will impact short-term price direction," Danske Bank senior...

  • HONG KONG/ SINGAPORE, May 22- The blistering sell-off in Chinese solar firm Hanergy Thin Film Power Group this week burnt several index-tracking stock funds, exposing the flaws in some of these investment structures especially in volatile markets like China. China- focused equity ETF and index assets under management have grown more than three-fourths to...

  • SINGAPORE, May 22- Gold held steady just above $1,200 an ounce on Friday, remaining on course for its steepest weekly decline in four weeks as the dollar regained momentum, hurting the metal's safe-haven appeal. *Spot gold was little changed at $1,207.01 an ounce by 0048 GMT, after dropping 0.3 percent in the previous session. *Data from Thomson Reuters' Lipper...

  • SINGAPORE, May 22- Copper was steady early on Friday but on track for its biggest weekly decline since March as a firmer dollar weighed on prices along with weak Chinese demand. *Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange was off 0.1 percent at $6,253 a tonne by 0034 GMT, and down 2.5 percent so far for the week. *Investors in U.S.-based funds pulled $597 million...

  • BlackBerry to buy up to 12 mln shares for cancellation Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 6:15 PM ET

    May 21- Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd said it plans to buy back 12 million shares, sending its stock up nearly 2 percent in extended trading in the United States. BlackBerry said it would buy the shares, representing about 2.6 percent of its outstanding public float, over the Nasdaq Stock Market or on the Toronto Stock Exchange, subject to approval.

  • *China approves nearly 2 tln yuan of projects in year. SHANGHAI, May 22- The concrete building shells, attended by motionless cranes and piles of rubbish, were supposed to be an affordable housing project for nearly 40,000 Shanghai residents, but now stand testament to China's slowing economy. Though China has since the start of last year given the green light to...

  • *U.S. sells $13 bln 10- year TIPS to solid demand. NEW YORK, May 21- U.S. "There were fears about a sharp spring recovery, but the data haven't rebounded smartly," said Robert Tipp, chief investment strategist at Prudential Fixed Income in Newark, New Jersey.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 21- In Goldman Sachs Group Inc's latest move to bolster its street cred as a cool, tech-savvy bank, the firm held its annual shareholder meeting in its San Francisco headquarters on Thursday. In just the past few weeks, Goldman has hired an executive to build a digital lending platform, co-led a $50 million investment in a bitcoin startup and...

  • *Shopify also debuts on Toronto Stock Exchange. *Stock priced at $17, above expected range of $14- $16. Shopify, which also debuted on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Thursday, is the first Canadian company to be listed on a U.S. exchange this year.

  • TREASURIES-U.S. bond yields fall on economic worries Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 11:04 AM ET

    *U.S. to sell $13 bln 10- year inflation bonds. NEW YORK, May 21- U.S. "The economic news is still soft in the second quarter," said Gary Pollack, head of fixed-income trading for private wealth management at Deutsche Bank Asset and Wealth Management in New York.

  • May 21- Shares of Shopify Inc, a Canadian e-commerce software maker, rose as much as 69 percent in their market debut on the New York Stock Exchange, valuing the company at $2.14 billion. Shopify, which also started trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Thursday, is the first Canadian company to be listed on a U.S. exchange this year. Shopify's initial public...

  • *CME working on loco London futures contract. LONDON, May 21- The Chicago Mercantile Exchange is developing a European gold futures contract to serve customers in London, three sources familiar with matter said. "Comex futures are deliverable at Comex warehouses, instead with London futures you would take delivery at your London vault," the source added.

  • TREASURIES-U.S. 30-year bonds fall ahead of Fed minutes Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 11:07 AM ET

    *Greece debt concerns spur earlier safety bids for bonds. "The April FOMC minutes might have a hawkish tone," said Todd Colvin, senior vice president at Ambrosino Brothers in Chicago. Companies raised $38 billion in the bond market on Monday and Tuesday, according to IFR, a Thomson Reuters unit.

  • *Greece debt concerns rekindle safety bids for bonds. Treasuries prices were higher on Wednesday, as concerns about Greece's ability to meet its debt payments renewed safe-haven demand for bonds ahead of the release of the Federal Reserve's record of its April policy meeting. "The market bounce is driven in part on worries Greece can't make its June debt...