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SAO PAULO, March 11- Moelis& Co LLC, the financial firm founded by banker Ken Moelis, opened an office in Brazil on Tuesday, the latest move by an independent investment bank into the merger and acquisitions business in Latin America's biggest economy.
BEIJING, March 11- China's central bank governor said on Tuesday that the country's deposit rates are likely to liberalised in one to two years- the most explicit timeframe to date for what would be the final step in freeing up banks to set their own interest rates.
NAIROBI, March 10- Kenya will push ahead with a debut Eurobond even though market conditions have deteriorated and it is not clear what yield it will have to pay, Finance Minister Henry Rotich said on Monday.
RIO DE JANEIRO/ LONDON, March 10- Emerging stocks fell over 1 percent on Monday after poor Chinese export data re-ignited global concerns of a slowdown in the world's No. 2 economy and pushed Chinese shares to a five-year closing low.
NEW YORK, March 9- March 9 marks the five-year anniversary of the bottom for U.S. equities, the culmination of a 56.8 percent plunge in the S&P 500 from its previous record as the economy fell into its worst recession since the Great Depression. Category 2009 Now S&P market cap $6.14 trillion $17.49 trillion U.S. debt outstanding $10.95 trillion $17.47 trillion.
SINGAPORE, March 10- Singapore's Temasek Holdings is shedding the skin of a sprawling sovereign investment house, cutting stakes in big publicly listed companies as it puts more money into growing private companies and private equity firms in search of better returns.
NEW YORK, March 9- Five years ago, the United States was in the midst of its worst recession in seven decades, and stocks were feeling it. On this day in 2009, the S&P 500 hit its nadir, closing at 676.53.
NEW YORK, March 9- March 9 marks the five-year anniversary of the bottom for U.S. equities, the culmination of a 56.8 percent plunge in the S&P 500 from its previous record as the economy fell into its worst recession since the Great Depression.
NEW YORK, March 7- Copper tumbled 4 percent to a seven-month low on Friday while silver and aluminum lost more than 1 percent each after the first bond default by top metals buyer China sparked global growth concerns.
NEW YORK, March 7- Friday's stronger-than-expected payrolls report did more than ease concerns about U.S. economic fundamentals- it also seemed to justify Wall Street's record levels, suggesting the market's uptrend could continue.
LONDON, March 7- Global activity in initial public offerings has leaped 70 percent to hit $28.2 billion in 2014 so far, compared with the same period last year, Thomson Reuters data showed on Friday.
NEW YORK, March 6- Gold rose 1 percent on Thursday, nearing four-month highs hit earlier in the week, as the dollar tumbled against the euro and oil, copper and corn climbed too, pushing commodities broadly higher. Gold prices were boosted by the European Central Bank's decision not to take fresh action to inject liquidity into the euro zone market.
NEW YORK, March 6- U.S. private equity group Carlyle said assets at its commodities hedge fund Vermillion fell by more than half in the nine months to December, suggesting investor redemptions at the fund after some negative returns.
BOGOTA, March 5- Some arabica coffee buyers in Colombia have ripped up supply contracts with exporters, setting off a price war for high-quality beans in the first sign a 75 percent surge in prices so far this year is starting to disrupt the market, exporters say.
*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.