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Healthcare spending in Saudi Arabia is set to increase to around 174 billion riyals in 2017 from 68.7 billion in 2010, according to a November 2012 report from Riyadh- based NCB Capital.
CAIRO, Nov 6- Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood failed in an attempt on Wednesday to overturn a court ruling banning it, the state news agency said, another blow to the debilitated Islamist movement. A court in September outlawed the Brotherhood after the army overthrew President Mohamed Mursi in July following mass protests against his rule.
Nov 6- U.S. health insurer Humana Inc reported a lower third-quarter profit on Wednesday and said spending related to health exchanges and the Medicaid program for the poor would reach 50 cents to 90 cents per share in 2014.. The company said it expected 2014 earnings of $7.25 to $7.75 per share including those costs.
*Gold up after 3- percent drop over 7 sessions. *But could break below $1,300 before Friday jobs report- analysts. LONDON, Nov 6- Gold advanced on Wednesday, halting its longest losing streak in nearly six months as the dollar fell on continued talks of extending the lifespan of the U.S.
*3- quarter profit $1.39/ share vs estimate $1.34/ share. Nov 6- Canadian auto parts manufacturer Magna International Inc reported a nearly 13 percent rise in quarterly sales as its European business improved. In Europe, production sales jumped 18 percent to $2.36 billion.
LONDON, Nov 6- Copper ticked higher on Wednesday for a second session as the dollar weakened and investors kept up hopes of extended U.S. monetary stimulus.
AMSTERDAM, Nov 6- ING said it should complete its restructuring two years ahead of schedule, meaning the Dutch banking and insurance group could be one of the first euro zone casualties of the 2008 global crisis to emerge from a state rescue.
TOKYO, Nov 6- Toyota Motor Corp is closing in on a record profit set before the Lehman crisis after topping up its annual net profit forecast by nearly $2 billion and outperforming Japanese rivals as its expansion plans bear fruit.
Nov 6- Canadian oil and gas producer Talisman Energy Inc reported a smaller quarterly net loss compared with the year-earlier quarter, when it took a $1.04 billion impairment charge.
LONDON, Nov 6- Last month's dive in euro zone inflation has put a European Central Bank rate cut back on the agenda, but with bank-to-bank lending rates already near zero, markets are struggling to see what difference it might make. In recent months, further ECB cuts had all but been written off.
Nov 6- Canadian auto parts manufacturer Magna International Inc reported an 18 percent drop in quarterly profit, hurt by restructuring charges. The company's net income fell to $319 million, or $1.39 per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30 from $390 million, or $1.66 per share, a year earlier. The charges reduced net profit by $33 million, or 14 cents per share.
GENEVA, Nov 6- Atmospheric volumes of greenhouse gases blamed for climate change hit a new record in 2012, the World Meteorological Organization said in its annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin on Wednesday.
*Gold flat after longest losing streak in nearly 6 months. LONDON, Nov 6- The euro tip-toed away from a seven-week low on Wednesday as talk of extending the lifespan of the U.S. European shares had already inched to a new five-year high better-than-expected results, including from world No. 1 jobs agency Adecco, which flagged increasing demand in Europe.
The Austrian company missed analysts' forecasts for operating and core earnings in the quarter to end-September but said it expected a improvement in the second half thanks to growing momentum in Europe, China and North America.
LONDON, Nov 6- Three years ago, a trip to the Southern Kenya production facilities of Canadian company Africa Oil attracted only seven potential investors. In a world of low yields and paltry growth, the attraction of frontier markets- the lesser developed emerging markets in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America- is pretty clear.
Nov 6- Starbucks Corp is looking for thousands of good men- and women. Starbucks cafes on or near military bases will share a portion of each sale with non-profit organizations that help veterans re-enter the workforce. Seattle- based Starbucks said it will have specialized recruiters to match the unique skills of veterans and their spouses with company jobs.
*Militias fight gun battles in Libyan capital Tripoli. LONDON, Nov 6- Brent oil rose to $106 a barrel on Wednesday, supported by a fall in U.S. oil product inventories and worries about prolonged weakness in supply from Libya as the peak winter heating season looms.
LONDON, Nov 6- The euro rose against the dollar on Wednesday as uncertainty over how the European Central Bank will react to a sharp drop in euro zone inflation left investors wary of pushing the currency any lower. The euro was up 0.15 percent at $1.3498, above a low of $1.3442 hit on Monday and trendline chart support at $1.3454.
CAIRO, Nov 6- Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood lost an appeal on Wednesday against a court decision to ban the group and seize its funds, court sources said.
*Pace of growth in euro zone business activity dips in Oct. *Growth in Germany, France steady, Italy disappoints. LONDON, Nov 6- The pace of the recovery in euro zone private sector business eased slightly last month, although less than originally estimated, according to surveys on Wednesday that also showed mounting job losses.