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  • US STOCKS-Futures edge higher after two-day decline Friday, 1 Nov 2013 | 7:23 AM ET

    *First Solar jumps after results, outlook. NEW YORK, Nov 1- U.S. stock index futures edged slightly higher on Friday, indicating a Wall Street rebound following two days of losses spurred by concerns over Federal Reserve policy.

  • HONG KONG, Nov 1- A top Goldman Sachs banker in Asia is relocating to the United States to take on a global role, people familiar with the matter told Reuters, after playing a key part in the firm's efforts to broaden its business amid a drop in equity offering volumes.

  • *Surpasses previous high set on Jan. 10, 2008. MUMBAI, Nov 1- India's benchmark BSE index surged to a record on Friday as blue chips rallied on the back of strong foreign buying, in a remarkable turnaround from two months earlier, when the rupee hit record lows and threatened a crisis of confidence.

  • *Shares surge on earnings, Sydney Airport proposal, dividend. SYDNEY, Nov 1- Australia's top investment bank Macquarie Group Ltd booked a better-than-expected 39 percent increase in first-half net profit, bolstered by a strong performance from its asset management division.

  • SEOUL, Nov 1- Following are South Korea's preliminary export and import figures for October, released by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy on Friday:. OCT* SEPT Balance 4.9 3.7 Exports 50.5 44.7 +7.3 -1.5 Imports 45.6 41.0 +5.1 -3.6* Revised figures released on Oct. 14.

  • *Silver sees largest daily loss in 6 weeks. *Corn sets 3- year low on expectations of a record harvest. *Coffee hits fresh 4-1/ 2 year low on increase in supplies.

  • TORONTO, Oct 31- Barrick Gold Corp said on Thursday it would stop development of its Pascua-Lama mine in South America indefinitely, a surprise reversal on a project that has already cost the world's largest gold producer more than $5 billion.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 31- Investors in funds based in the United States poured $11.8 billion into stock funds in the latest week, marking the third straight week of big inflows into the funds, data from Thomson Reuters' Lipper service showed on Thursday.

  • *Exxon Mobil shares rise after results beat Wall St forecast. Dragging on the Dow and the S&P 500, Visa Inc lost 3.5 percent to $196.67 after the world's largest credit and debit card company reported a 28 percent drop in quarterly profit.

  • *Ariad says working with FDA to find a way to bring drug back. WASHINGTON, Oct 31- Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc has suspended sales of its leukemia drug Iclusig after an investigation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found that a significant number of patients developed life-threatening blood clots or narrowing of the veins.

  • TORONTO, Oct 31- Barrick Gold Corp said on Thursday it would stop development of its Pascua-Lama mine in South America indefinitely, a surprise reversal on a project that has already cost the world's largest gold producer more than $5 billion.

  • LONDON/ HOUSTON, Oct 31- Oil industry shareholders concerned about poor returns and costly projects urged executives from Big Oil this week to return cash to shareholders- and at least one of the world's top five petroleum companies fully acquiesced.

  • *Silver down more than 3 pct, platinum group metals slump. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Oct 31- Gold and other precious metals fell on Thursday as commodity funds sold to square books at the end of October, and as investors kept selling after the Federal Reserve's latest policy outlook offered few surprises. Gold's daily decline was the second biggest among commodities.

  • *Exxon Mobil shares rise after results beat Wall Street forecast. NEW YORK, Oct 31- U.S. stocks edged up on Thursday, though trading was subdued a day after a Federal Reserve policy announcement that kept its stimulus plan in place.

  • DETROIT, Oct 31- U.S. auto sales to be reported on Friday are expected to be up 12 percent from a year ago as the federal government shutdown did not greatly impact consumer purchases.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 31- U.S. stocks barely budged on Thursday as investors exercised caution in the wake of the Federal Reserve's policy announcement and some encouraging economic data.

  • *Cocoa rises as investors seize on low prices. Cocoa futures on both ICE and Liffe were firm but trading within the range of recent sessions. The contract has dropped around 26 percent in 2013 so far, making it the second weakest performer, next to Chicago Board of Trade corn, on the Thomson Reuters/ CoreCommodity CRB index, a global benchmark for commodities.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St edges lower, but Exxon gains on results Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 10:20 AM ET

    *Facebook volatile after results, Exxon shares higher. Expedia also advanced following its results, topping the S&P 500 percentage gainers, while Facebook Inc fluctuated between steep gains and losses.

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 31- Gerdau SA, the largest steelmaker in the Americas, on Thursday reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit, with rising sales volumes and cost controls in Brazil offsetting declining margins in North America, Europe and India.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St set to open flat, near record levels Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 8:56 AM ET

    *Facebook rises in premarket, trading could be volatile. Optimism about earnings was boosted by Exxon Mobil Corp, one of the largest U.S. companies by market cap, which reported adjusted third-quarter earnings that beat expectations, sending shares 0.8 percent higher to $89.53 in premarket trading.

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