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*Sales rise 6 pct to $25.76 bln, misses est $26.65 bln. March 6- Warehouse retailer Costco Wholesale Corp reported a bigger-than-expected 15 percent fall in quarterly profit as unusually deep discounting in the holiday shopping season hurt margins, sending its shares down as much as 3.6 percent.
WASHINGTON, March 6- Individual investors have been fleeing the U.S. municipal bond market for more than a year, and data released by the Federal Reserve on Thursday shows they now hold the smallest amount of the debt in more than seven years.
Costco Wholesale Corp on Thursday said U.S. sales at stores open at least a year rose 3 percent, while L Brands Inc reported a better-than-expected 2 percent rise, lifted by gains at its Victoria's Secret lingerie chain.
*EU Commission subjecting France to enhanced monitoring. PARIS, March 6- France is facing pressure to deliver on long-promised, deep budget savings in the next couple of weeks to keep the increasingly strained faith of its EU partners, bond markets and ratings agencies.
Feb 6- Click onfor a table that compares U.S. retailers' reported February same-store sales with analysts' estimates published by Thomson Reuters.
LONDON, March 6- BP Plc said regulators from the United States and Asia have asked it for information after the European Commission's started an investigation last year into suspected manipulation of oil prices. London- based BP, Europe's second-largest oil company, made the disclosure in its annual report released on Thursday.
Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters forecast a 4 percent drop. Total revenue for the four week fiscal month ended March 1 edged up 0.2 percent to $89.5 million. Buckle Inc. said Thursday that it will report its fiscal fourth-quarter and full-year financial results on March 14.
March 6- Warehouse retailer Costco Wholesale Corp reported a bigger-than-expected 15 percent fall in profit as unusually deep discounting in the holiday shopping season hurt margins, sending its shares down about 3 percent in premarket trading.
FRANKFURT, March 6- Germany's Merck KGaA, the worlds largest maker of liquid crystals for display screens, reported an unexpected rise in underlying profits on Thursday as the benefits of its cost cutting campaign more than offset the impact of weaker foreign currency exchange rates.
NEW YORK, March 5- Oil slid further on Wednesday, weighing on a key commodities index, but gold, nickel and coffee prices rose as investor attention returned after a brief pause over the Ukraine crisis.
LONDON, March 5- The Bank of England revealed on Wednesday that allegations of rigging of world currency markets had been flagged as far back as mid-2006 as it suspended a staff member as part of a probe into what it knew about the alleged manipulation.
NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 5- Arabica coffee futures surged above $2 per lb for the first time in two years on Wednesday, on heavy investor buying as concern about crop damage from a drought in top grower Brazil continued to fuel the volatile market.
LONDON, March 5- The Bank of England suspended a staff member on Wednesday as part of a probe into what it knew about alleged manipulation of world currency markets and revealed that rigging allegations had been flagged as far back as mid-2006.
*Cocoa moves sideways, underpinned by firm demand. NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 5- Arabica coffee futures surged on heavy investor buying on Wednesday, nearing a two-year high as concern about crop damage from a drought in top grower Brazil continued to fuel the volatile market, while raw sugar jumped to a four-month high. Cocoa on ICE Futures U.S. and Liffe were firm.
March 4- Investment banker Ken Moelis' boutique investment firm, Moelis& Co, filed to go public as it looks to take advantage of rising demand for independent advisory services and an improving market for public offerings in the United States.
HONG KONG, March 5- The volume of M&A activity in South Korea has posted its strongest start to the year since 2008, rising 18 percent to date and dominated by a spate of private equity dealmaking.
NEW YORK, March 4- Oil and gold prices tumbled on Tuesday after Russia said it would only use military force against Ukraine as a last resort, easing political tensions that sent some commodity markets rallying a day earlier.
The New York- based company, led by Wall Street dealmaker Kenneth Moelis, will look to take advantage of an improving U.S. IPOs by dollar volume since 2000, according to Thomson Reuters data, as large floats such as Hilton Worldwide Holdings and Plains GP Holdings lifted deal proceeds 21 percent to $56.4 billion.
PARIS, March 4- More than 400 people have signalled they would join a class action against Mt. Selachii has received over 400 expressions of interest in joining a class action, according to the law firm's co-founder Richard Howlett.
MOSCOW, March 4- Russian companies are putting plans for bond deals on hold while banks assess the impact on investor demand of a slump in financial markets following Russia's military intervention in Ukraine. Russia paid a heavy financial price on Monday for its military action in Ukraine, with stocks, bonds and the rouble plunging.