*Brussels will review any state capital injections. DUBLIN/ FRANKFURT, Sept 16- For the first time since its financial crisis struck in 2008, Europe is carrying out stress tests that could force change at banks with strong political connections.» Read More
*GDP and c/a data due June 8, core orders June 11. TOKYO, June 6- Japan's leading indicator of capital spending is expected to fall in April after a record jump the previous month, a Reuters poll showed, but analysts see a moderate recovery in corporate spending supported by positive earnings.
LONDON, June 6- U.S. oil major Exxon Mobil is in line to take over as operator of the giant Kashagan field in an attempt to fix the beleaguered $50 billion project offshore Kazakhstan, industry publication Nefte Compass reported on Friday.
LONDON, June 6- Emerging European currencies hovered near their ECB-driven highs on Friday as investors switched attention to U.S. employment data, along with D-Day meetings of world leaders for signs of a thaw in relations between Russia and Ukraine.
*Price gains limited by easing Ukraine tension, ample supply. LONDON, June 6- Brent crude oil rose above $109 a barrel on Friday, buoyed by optimism that monetary stimulus in the euro zone will lift economic growth and demand for fuel. "Extra liquidity could mean more money for oil," Carsten Fritsch of Commerzbank said.
POWELL: MARKET EXPECTATIONS WELL-ALIGNED WITH FED GUIDANCE ON PACE AND UPCOMING END OF ASSET PURCHASES.
FED'S POWELL: FED'S FORWARD GUIDANCE HAS SUPPORTED ECONOMY.
POWELL: FORWARD GUIDANCE HAS BEEN EFFECTIVE AT SHAPING MARKET EXPECTATIONS, HOLDING DOWN VOLATILITY.
LONDON, June 6- Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell said on Friday that the U.S. central bank's forward guidance on interest rates has boosted the U.S. economy by keeping medium- and long-term borrowing costs lower than they otherwise would have been.
TRIPOLI, June 6- Libya has lost $30 billion due to 10 months of protests at oilfields and export terminals but has sufficient foreign currency reserves to keep the country running, a central bank official said.
*Euro back above $1.3600 after ECB action. LONDON, June 6- The euro held on to gains against the dollar on Friday, a day after investors covered bets against the single currency in response to long-promised steps by the European Central Bank to bolster growth.
LONDON, June 6- Vodafone, the world's second-biggest mobile phone company, said government agencies in a small number of countries in which it operates have direct access to its network, enabling them to listen in to calls.
LONDON, June 6- European stocks and bonds rose on Friday, buoyed by the European Central Bank's promise of another tidal wave of deflation-dousing liquidity, but investors retained a note of caution ahead of the latest U.S. employment report.
BERLIN, June 6- German exports rose at the fastest pace in nearly two years in April while industrial output inched up, and the Bundesbank raised its 2014 growth forecast for Europe's largest economy.
TAIPEI, June 6- The personal computer is evolving from one-size-fits-all into a spectrum of screen sizes- keyboard optional, said Intel Corp's global head of PC chips, in a trend that could rejuvenate the computing industry's slowest growth segment. Over the past year, global sales of Intel- based all-in-one desktop PCs have grown 16 percent, Skaugen said.
HONG KONG, June 6- Hong Kong's main share index snapped a three-week winning streak on Friday, dragged down by China's state banks and a weaker Macau gaming sector. The Hang Seng Index closed down 0.7 percent at 22,951.00 points. The Macau gaming sector was broadly lower, with Wynn Macau and MGM China Holdings both down more than 2 percent.
NEW DELHI, June 6- Monsoon rains reached India's southern coast a few days later than usual on Friday, offering relief to farmers eagerly waiting for the start of the wet season that is crucial for their summer crops.
BEIJING, June 6- China will further cut the reserve requirement ratio for some banks when appropriate, the bank regulator said on Friday, just a week after the government lowered the RRR for the second time in two months to bolster economic growth.
EDINBURGH, June 6- Periphery blue chips led European shares towards their eighth straight week of gains on Friday, continuing to see uplift after the European Central Bank eased policy further, though trade was cautious ahead of U.S. jobs data.
HONG KONG, June 6- China shares posted their first weekly loss in four, as investors pulled money out of the market while awaiting direction from major economic data in the coming week. China Merchants Bank slid 1.6 percent, Industrial Bank sank 1.2 percent, and China Minsheng Banking Corp fell 0.8 percent.
BANGALORE, June 6- The Indian rupee will only make scant gains in the next 12 months as the economy remains weak, although optimism around a new government and a narrowing current account deficit will underpin the currency, a Reuters poll found.