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  • Draghi's ECB surprise puts off bigger QE for now Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 9:25 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, Sept 5- The European Central Bank's surprise interest rate cut and new schemes to bolster lending have allowed its president to swerve a thorny debate over full-scale money printing in the hope that such a move may never be needed.

  • LONDON, Sept 5- The euro hit a session high against the dollar and European shares pared losses on Friday after data showed U.S. jobs growth slowed in August, raising chances that rates will stay low for a longer period than markets had expected.

  • *Payrolls data weaker than expected. NEW YORK, Sept 5- U.S. stocks were poised to dip slightly at the open on Friday following a weaker-than-expected payrolls report which allayed investor concerns of an imminent interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve.

  • Now they're hoping that Apple will do it for them. Next week, Apple Inc is expected to stride into the market for wearable accessories that link wirelessly up to phones and create a template for other firms that have struggled to create products consumers would want to be seen in.

  • Sept 5- Family Dollar Stores Inc rejected Dollar General Corp's $9.1 billion sweetened takeover offer, saying it was not reasonably likely to be completed on the terms proposed.

  • *10 cents move in euro: 1 bln euro swing in Airbus's op profits. *Airbus, Sanofi, Luxottica seen among big winners.

  • OTTAWA, Sept 5- The Canadian economy unexpectedly lost a net 11,000 jobs in August from July as well as a whopping 111,800 positions from the private sector, Statistics Canada data indicated on Friday.

  • Sept 5- U.S. job growth slowed down sharply in August and more Americans gave up the hunt for work, giving a cautious Federal Reserve more reasons to wait a bit longer before raising interest rates. *Headline NFP: 142,000 vs 225,000. COMMENTS: WAYNE KAUFMAN, CHIEF MARKET ANALYST AT PHOENIX FINANCIAL SERVICES IN NEW YORK:.

  • OTTAWA, Sept 5- Canadian labor productivity in the second quarter grew 1.8 percent from the first quarter as businesses boosted their output at a much faster pace, Statistics Canada said on Friday. Market analysts had expected productivity to rise by 1.6 percent. Statistics Canada said the number of hours declined, also contributing to productivity growth.

  • INSTANT VIEW 1-August U.S. payrolls Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 8:35 AM ET

    Sept 5- U.S. job growth slowed down sharply in August and more Americans gave up the hunt for work, giving a cautious Federal Reserve more reasons to wait a bit longer before raising interest rates. *Headline NFP: 142,000 vs 225,000. COMMENTS: RICK MECKLER, PRESIDENT, LIBERTYVIEW CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC, JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY:.

  • *Average hourly earnings up 6 cents, work week steady. WASHINGTON, Sept 5- U.S. job growth slowed down sharply in August and more Americans gave up the hunt for work, giving a cautious Federal Reserve more reasons to wait a bit longer before raising interest rates.

  • LONDON, Sept 5- The euro hovered near a 14- month low on Friday and headed for its longest weekly losing streak against the dollar in its history after the European Central Bank's surprise move to cut rates and embarking on a trillion-euro asset-buying binge.

  • PARIS/ DUBLIN, Sept 5- Ryanair is in advanced talks to buy around 100 of a high-density version of Boeing's 737 MAX jetliner in a potential $10 billion deal that could be finalized within weeks, two people familiar with the matter said.

  • The euro plummeted 1.6 percent on Thursday- its steepest fall in almost three years- to a 14- month low of $1.2920 after the European Central Bank cut rates to new lows and launched an asset purchase programme to ward off deflation. The single currency inched up 0.1 percent on Friday at $1.2962, still firmly below $1.30.

  • Copy of letter seen by Russia's Grain Union, Reuters. MOSCOW, Sept 5- Russia, one of the world's largest wheat exporters, said on Friday it was not considering grain export curbs as an option to balance domestic demand during the 2014/ 15 marketing season.

  • *Gap falls in premarket after August sales. NEW YORK, Sept 5- U.S. stock index futures fell on Friday, putting the S&P 500 on track for its first lower week out of five, as investors awaited the monthly employment report.

  • *Gold set for third weekly drop in four. LONDON, Sept 5- Gold prices recovered from their lowest in nearly three months on Friday as a stock market rally sparked by a European Central Bank rate cut ran out of steam, but gains were capped ahead of key U.S. payrolls data later in the day.

  • *New costs could encourage BP to reduce Russia exposure. LONDON, Sept 5- The prospect of up to $18 billion in new fines for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill could encourage BP to sell off some of its Russian interests, which already look at risk of being dragged into a political standoff between Moscow and the West.

  • Britain eases rules for foreign bank branches Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 7:53 AM ET

    LONDON, Sept 5- Foreign banks can operate as branches in Britain but only if they hold minimal deposits and meet other safeguards under new Bank of England rules partly aimed at making it easier for Chinese wholesale banks to set up shop in London.

  • *Denmark's Vestas to build 1st stealth turbines in France. PARIS, Sept 5- France is building the world's first wind farm with turbine blades designed to minimise interference with radar systems, using technology partially inspired by stealth warplanes.