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  • *Gold heading for eighth session of losses. LONDON, March 11- Gold fell 1.1 percent to its lowest in more than three months on Wednesday and looked set for an eighth straight losing session as a robust dollar and expectations of higher U.S. rates curbed appetite for the metal. Spot gold reached its lowest since Dec. 1 at $1,147.10 an ounce in earlier trade and was down 1...

  • PRE-TAX PROFITS FOR BROKER/DEALER OPERATIONS AT NYSE MEMBER FIRMS FALLS 4.5 PCT TO $16 BLN IN 2014- NYS COMPTROLLER.

  • AVERAGE WALL STREET BONUS RISES 2 PCT TO $172,860 IN 2014- NY STATE COMPTROLLER.

  • LONDON, March 11- Brent crude rebounded from a one-month low below $56 a barrel on Wednesday as traders bought the international benchmark and sold its U.S. rival, after data showed a large increase in U.S. oil stocks last week. "The fear of global supply glut that sent crude prices to six-year lows continues to hang over the market," said Gene McGillian, senior analyst...

  • Air Force officials are due to meet with Pentagon chief arms buyer Frank Kendall on Wednesday to map out an acquisition strategy for the new program, David Madden, executive director of the Air Force's Space and Missiles Systems Center told a breakfast meeting hosted by the nonprofit Mitchell Institute. Lockheed Martin Corp is under contract to build the...

  • *SanDisk rallies, Goldman adds to Conviction Buy list. NEW YORK, March 11- U.S. stocks were little changed on Wednesday, off their highs of the session, as investors continued to focus on when the Federal Reserve would adjust its rate policies. Wall Street fell sharply on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 suffering its biggest one-day decline in two months, surpassing a...

  • The infection, if confirmed, threatens to widen trading restrictions from countries such as Taiwan, Singapore and Nicaragua that have already limited U.S. poultry exports due to bird flu outbreaks in states ranging from Minnesota and Missouri to California. Arkansas producers have been on alert for the virus since Minnesota and Missouri confirmed cases of...

  • *EU, Indonesia, India, Turkey have imposed duties in 2015. This year alone, measures taken to protect steelmakers have been taken in the European Union, Indonesia, India, Turkey, and now Iran. "A steel import tax has been imposed... to protect local steel mills against dumping of China, Russia and Turkey," said Keyvan Ja' fari Tehrani, head of international affairs at the...

  • Apple says some services down for all users Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 11:00 AM ET

    March 11- Some Apple Inc services, including the App store, iTunes store, Mac App store and iBook store, were down for users worldwide on Wednesday. "Customers may be unable to make purchases from the App Store, iTunes Store, iBooks Store, or Mac App Store," the company said on its website. Blooomberg, which first reported the outage, said users in several countries,...

  • BERLIN, March 11- Germany dismissed Greek demands to pay World War Two reparations after leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accused Berlin of using legal tricks to avoid paying compensation for the Nazi occupation of his country. Berlin is keen to draw a line under the issue and officials argued on Wednesday that Germany has honoured its obligations,...

  • INTERVIEW-Shale oil to dominate Russia-OPEC talks in June Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 10:47 AM ET

    MOSCOW, March 11- Russia said on Wednesday it would meet OPEC in June to discuss the impact of shale oil on global markets, just days before the producers' group decides whether its policy of high production is sufficient to stifle the U.S. energy boom. The comment, from Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak, comes as Saudi Arabia has said in recent weeks it wanted...

  • GE to base its renewables unit in France - Alstom chief Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 10:39 AM ET

    PARIS, March 11- General Electric Co will base its renewable energy unit in Paris and put a Frenchman in charge of the division after it completes the purchase of the energy activities of France's Alstom, Alstom chief Patrick Kron said on Wednesday. "With regard to its commitments in terms of headquarters, General Electric will go above and beyond its commitments,"...

  • *Andorra takes control of private-owned bank BPA. ANDORRA LA VELLA, March 11- Andorra's financial authorities said on Wednesday a money laundering probe at Banca Privada D' Andorra had no implications for the rest of its banking sector, as the lender's Spanish unit also distanced itself from the case. Andorra-- a small principality and tax haven in the Pyrenees...

  • FOREX-Euro slides further on record negative bond yields Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 10:34 AM ET

    NEW YORK, March 11- The euro extended its unrelenting fall on Wednesday, dropping 1 percent to below $1.06 for the first time in 12 years as the European Central Bank's 1.1 trillion bond-buying program hammered the region's bond yields to record negative levels. "For many investors, parity is the next big psychological level, but it might take some time," said...

  • Polish car production leaps in February Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 10:31 AM ET

    WARSAW, March 11- Polish car production leapt 22.7 percent year-on-year in February, the fastest rate of increase since August 2011, industry monitor Samar said on Wednesday. The industry produced 61,587 passenger cars and trucks in February, the highest number of cars in three years, Samar said. Volkswagen, General Motors' Opel unit and Fiat all produce locally...

  • *Officials meet at 1300 GMT in Brussels. BRUSSELS/ ATHENS, March 11- Greek representatives started talks with official international creditors in Brussels on Wednesday, taking the first step towards an agreement on the reforms Greece must implement to unblock further aid as Athens runs out of money. It is the first such meeting between Greece and its official...

  • LONDON, March 11- The world's main clearing houses will be scrutinized by global markets regulators to ensure they can withstand extreme market shocks unaided by taxpayer money. The International Organization of Securities Commissions announced on Wednesday it was undertaking a review of stress testing by clearing houses, also known as central...

  • *Stock funds in Europe outnumber listed stocks. LONDON, March 11- When British investment firm Hargreaves Lansdown compiled a list of the best funds for its clients more than a decade ago, it came up with 150 names. The shrinkage of Hargreaves'' Wealth 150' list is all the more striking because assets in funds for British retail investors have grown two and a half times...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St modestly higher in rebound from selloff Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 10:05 AM ET

    *SanDisk rallies after Goldman adds to Conviction Buy list. NEW YORK, March 11- U.S. stocks rose modestly on Wednesday in a partial rebound from the previous session's sharp decline, though investors continued to focus on when the Federal Reserve would adjust its rate policies. Wall Street fell sharply on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 suffering its biggest one-day...

  • MUNICH, March 11- Germany's MAN SE will expand cost cutting at its core truck division to all business areas in a bid to improve profitability, as parent Volkswagen steps up its efforts to forge a global force in trucks. VW hired ex-Daimler executive Andreas Renschler last month to align MAN with its Swedish subsidiary Scania and create a global business to...