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  • FRANKFURT, Sept 26- Germany's Rocket Internet is bringing its planned initial public offering forward by a week, citing "exceptional investor demand across all points of the price range" for its shares. The first day of trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange is slated for Oct. 2 and settlement is planned for Oct. 6.

  • TORONTO, Sept 26- BlackBerry Ltd reported a much smaller-than-expected quarterly loss on Friday and said it was turning its focus to growth and investments. The Waterloo, Ontario- based company reported a net loss of $207 million, or 39 cents per share, for the second quarter ended Aug. 30. That compared with a year-earlier loss of $965 million, or $1.84 per share.

  • PARIS, Sept 26- European stocks rose on Friday, shrugging off declines on Wall Street, with euro zone banks leading the gains on expectations they will be the big winners in the European Central Bank's drive to stave off deflation. Spain's Banco Santander rose 0.8 percent, Italy's Intesa SanPaolo gained 1.6 percent and BNP Paribas added 1 percent.

  • LONDON, Sept 26- The dollar held just below a four-year high against a basket of currencies on Friday, fueled by the biggest yield advantage over the euro in nearly 15 years as the Federal Reserve contemplates hiking interest rates.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Sept 26- Global warming in Africa may soon move bond markets. In 2016, the first climate change bonds will be issued from Africa- unique instruments that will enable the world's poorest continent to tap both capital markets and donor funds to bolster its defenses against extreme weather events such as prolonged drought or extreme heat.

  • BlackBerry reports smaller quarterly loss Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 7:12 AM ET

    TORONTO, Sept 26- BlackBerry Ltd reported a smaller quarterly loss on Friday in an early sign that its drawn-out turnaround efforts might be working. The Waterloo, Ontario- based company reported a net loss of $207 million, or 39 cents per share, for the second quarter ended Aug. 30. That compared with a year-earlier loss of $965 million, or $1.84 per share.

  • *Hungary stops shipping gas to Ukraine, cites higher imports. BUDAPEST, Sept 26- Hungary has secured increased gas imports from Russia's Gazprom, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday, a day after Hungary's pipeline operator FGSZ stopped shipping gas to Ukraine.

  • SEATTLE, Sept 26- Microsoft Corp will unveil a new name for its best-known product on Tuesday when it offers the first official glimpse of its latest Windows operating system.

  • BERLIN, Sept 26- German truckmaker MAN SE has cut the profit forecast for its main division, citing falling truck demand in core European markets and the effects of the Russia- Ukraine crisis. "The problem for MAN is they're overly focused on Europe," said Hanover- based NordLB analyst Frank Schwope, noting falling demand for heavy-duty commercial vehicles.

  • BEIRUT, Sept 26- Al Qaeda's affiliate in Syria, the Nusra Front, is facing mounting pressure from its own members to reconcile with its rival Islamic State and confront a common enemy after U.S.-led air strikes hit both groups this week.

  • *Libya's oil output increases to 925,000 bpd. LONDON, Sept 26- Brent crude held near $97 a barrel on Friday but headed for its biggest monthly drop since April 2013 as rising supplies outweighed fears that U.S.-led strikes against Islamist militants in Syria and Iraq would disrupt oil production.

  • Secretive Russian oil giant has no fear of sanctions Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 6:33 AM ET

    Vladimir Bogdanov's Surgutneftegas has no Western debts, no foreign partners on its huge Siberian fields and uses no Western drilling technology, making it virtually immune to sanctions imposed on Russia to try and persuade it to change course over Ukraine.

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 26- A decision to remove oversight of bankers' pay from the European Commission's financial services portfolio was made before Britain's Jonathan Hill was nominated for the post, officials said on Friday.

  • *Tin up, Commerzbank sees end of tin price weakness. LONDON, Sept 26- Copper rose on Friday on near term supply tightness, but remained near recent three-month lows on worries over an expected supply surge and weak demand from top consumer China.

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 26- A decision to remove oversight of bankers' pay from the European Commission's financial services portfolio was made before Britain's Jonathan Hill was nominated for the post, officials said on Friday.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 26 (Reuters)- The Russian rouble hit a new record low against the dollar on Friday, hurt in part by companies' foreign debt repayments, while shares in conglomerate Sistema plunged after another twist in a criminal investigation into its chairman.

  • LONDON, Sept 26- Gold edged up on Friday, looking set to snap a three-week losing streak, as equity markets slipped, but investors remained wary that a strong dollar could drive prices down again to break an important support level of $1,200 an ounce.

  • Sept 26- Authorities in San Francisco and Los Angeles have threatened to put a brake on the popular ride-sharing services that are roiling the traditional taxi industry, accusing them of violating California state and local laws.

  • LONDON, Sept 26- Trading house Gunvor reported a healthy rise in core earnings on stable revenues in the first six months of 2014 despite a brief spell of turmoil when its co-founder, Russian businessman Gennady Timchenko, was put on a U.S. sanctions list.

  • MUMBAI, Sept 26- Standard and Poor's raised the outlook for India's "BBB-minus" rating back to "stable" from "negative," saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi government's "strong" mandate would allow it to implement fiscal and economic reforms.