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  • *China yuan drop fuels speculation over riyal. DUBAI, Jan 7- The Saudi Arabian riyal hit a record low against the dollar in the forwards market on Thursday as sliding oil prices caused some international banks and funds to bet the kingdom may eventually be pushed into devaluing its currency. One-year dollar/riyal forwards climbed as high as 900 points in very...

  • Jan 7- Click on http://tmsnrt.rs/1Od1i1f for a table that compares U.S. retailers' December same-store sales with analysts' estimates as published by Thomson Reuters.

  • Pension funds such as the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board and sovereign wealth funds such as China Investment Corp, the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and the Kuwait Investment Authority have already invested in Australian assets and could be prominent players in the new government sales. "There's a massive amount of money looking for yield," said...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 6- Stocks across the globe fell on Wednesday to their lowest in nearly three months as a move to weaken China's currency fuelled fears about the strength of the world's second largest economy and as Brent crude hit its lowest since 2004.. A nuclear test by North Korea added to a growing list of geopolitical worries including a row between Saudi Arabia...

  • Jan 6- U.S. stocks closed at their lowest level since early October on Wednesday, weighed down by fresh concerns over China and slower global growth and as energy shares tumbled with oil prices. Shares of Apple briefly dipped below $100 for the first time since Aug. 24 and the stock was the biggest drag on both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq. Weak data from China triggered...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 6- The global Twitterati set their sights on Twitter on Wednesday, widely decrying a reported plan by the microblogging site to blow out its length limit to as much as 10,000 characters. That is the day I leave this website, "tweeted Kyla Jackson. Paul Courtney tweeted: "The script for entire Princess Bride Cliffs of Insanity rope climb& Inigo/Westley...

  • Lion Point, co-founded in 2014 by former portfolio managers from Elliott Management and Perry Capital, said Ally ignored this request and also chose to make their private discussion public via its release on Monday. Lion Point is targeting a $9 billion company in its first such campaign while holding less than 1 percent of Ally's stock. Ally, the largest auto...

  • *FOMC minutes of Dec meeting expected at 2 p.m. ET. Jan 6- U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday as fresh concerns over the impact of a slowdown in China on the global economy, a sharp fall in oil prices and heightened geopolitical concerns sent investors scurrying to safe havens. The year got off to a shaky start after weak data from China triggered declines in global markets,...

  • TAIPEI, Jan 6- Foxconn, assembler of most of Apple Inc's latest iPhones, will cut working hours over the week-long Lunar New Year holiday, a person familiar with the matter said, in a rare move that analysts interpreted as a sign of softening demand. But this year Foxconn will have a normal break, "the person said, referring to the Lunar New Year which falls on Feb. 8.

  • LAS VEGAS, Jan 5- Automakers, not technology companies, are in the driver's seat in developing self-driving, "autonomous" cars, and Japan's Toyota Motor Corp is best positioned to lead the way, according to a new report on patents for the fast-evolving technology. As automakers enter agreements with Silicon Valley companies to develop self-driving cars, Tesla...

  • DETROIT, Jan 5- Automakers on Tuesday set a new U.S. sales record for 2015 even as December sales fell short of expectations, and most forecasters said the new year will be even better. For full year 2015, U.S. sales hit a record of 17.47 million vehicles, breaking the mark of 17.41 million vehicles in 2000, according to Autodata Corp, as low gasoline prices, easy credit...

  • Shares of Apple suppliers Skyworks Solutions, Qorvo Inc and Cirrus Logic, among others, also fell following the report. Other companies affected include Sony Corp, which makes image sensors used in iPhones, and electronic parts makers TDK Corp, Alps Electric Co Ltd and Kyocera Corp, the paper reported. LCD panel manufacturers Japan Display Inc, Sharp Corp and LG...

  • LAS VEGAS, Jan 5- Automakers, not technology companies, are in the driver's seat in developing self-driving, "autonomous" cars, and Japan's Toyota Motor Corp is best positioned to lead the way, according to a new report on patents for the fast-evolving technology. As automakers enter agreements with Silicon Valley companies to develop self-driving cars, Tesla...

  • GM, the top seller in the United States, said monthly sales rose 5.7 percent from a year ago, and Ford Motor Co, the No. 2 U.S. automaker, reported a jump of 8 percent. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Nissan Motor Co Ltd posted double-digit U.S. sales gains in December, Fiat Chrysler up 13 percent and Nissan up 19 percent. Fiat Chrysler is the No. 4 seller of vehicles in the U.S....

  • DETROIT, Jan 5- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Nissan Motor Co Ltd on Tuesday each posted double-digit U.S. sales gains in December, with major automakers expected to experience a new record year. Fiat Chrysler said sales rose 13 percent while Nissan showed a 19 percent gain over a year earlier. Fiat Chrysler is the No. 4 seller of vehicles in the U.S. market, and Nissan...

  • LONDON, Jan 5- Global investment banking fees fell 8 percent in 2015 compared to a year earlier, with a boom in mergers and acquisition activity failing to offset a slump in equity and debt capital markets fees, Thomson Reuters data published on Tuesday showed. Regionally, fees in Europe declined 16 percent compared with a year ago, Asia Pacific fees fell 12 percent...

  • SEOUL, Jan 1- Following are South Korea's preliminary export and import figures for December, released by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy on Friday:. DEC* NOV Balance 7.2 10.3 Exports 42.6 44.4 -13.8 -4.8 Imports 35.5 34.1 -19.2 -17.6* Revised figures released on Dec 15. NOTES:- Reuters poll: Exports were seen down 10.9 percent in December over a year earlier...

  • *Apple weighs on Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq. Dec 31- Wall Street dropped on Thursday, leaving the S&P 500 marginally lower for a year marked by record highs as well as a major selloff. The S&P 500 hit a record high in May only to slump 11 percent over eight days in August over fears of a China- led global economic slowdown.

  • *Pep Boys down; Bridgestone pulls out and Icahn agrees to buy. Dec 30- Wall Street dropped on Wednesday as Brent crude slid towards 11- year lows and Apple weighed on the S&P 500 index, which clung to a meager gain for 2015.. The S&P energy sector was the poorest performer among the 10 major sectors, down 1.47 percent after forecasts of a short winter in North America and...

  • LONDON, Dec 30- German Bunds were set to end their most volatile year since 2011 with yields higher than at the end of 2014 after a failed bid to break below zero raised questions about their safe-haven status and showed the limitations of ultra-easy monetary policy. On Wednesday, the last trading day of 2015, 10- year Bund yields, the benchmark for euro zone...