BEIJING, Dec 18- China's home prices fell in November for a third consecutive month versus year-ago levels, pointing to a persistent property downturn despite efforts by authorities to energise the market. The deceleration in the property market, which accounts for about 15 percent of China's economy, will intensify concerns that a softening housing sector...» Read More
BULLARD SAYS HE DISAGREES WITH FED'S DESCRIPTION OF LABOR RESOURCES.
ST. LOUIS FED PRESIDENT BULLARD SAYS WORRIED ABOUT INFLATION EXPECTATIONS SLIPPING IN EUROPE, ECB NEEDS TO TAKE ACTION.
*Russia aid convoy crossed border without OK, Ukraine says. NEW YORK, Aug 22- U.S. stock index futures were slightly lower on Friday, after the latest flare of tensions between Ukraine and Russia and ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.
BUENOS AIRES, Aug 22- Argentina on Friday accused the U.S. judge who called the country's new debt restructuring plan illegal of making "imperialist" comments against the South American nation.
*Gold steady after 5- day losing streak. *Coming up: Fed Chair Yellen speaks at Jackson Hole at 1400 GMT. LONDON, Aug 22- Gold steadied above a two-month low on Friday after a five-day losing streak and was headed for its biggest weekly loss in five, hurt by strong U.S. economic data and speculation the Federal Reserve could hike interest rates sooner than expected.
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*FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.4 pct, Euro STOXX 50 down 0.8 pct. *Ukraine concerns unleash volatility into market. LONDON, Aug 22- European shares fell on Friday following a brisk two-week rally as a ratcheting up of tensions in Ukraine fed into investors already cautious ahead of a speech by U.S.
Aug 22- U.S. power company Dynegy Inc said on Friday that it would buy 12,500 megawatts of coal and gas generation assets from Duke Energy Corp and Energy Capital Partners, in two deals valued at $6.25 billion. The deal will almost double Dynegy's power-generation capacity.
LONDON, Aug 22- The last few days have brought a couple of "official corrections", to coin news agency jargon, about the tin market. Because the second "official correction" came from Peter Kettle, markets manager at ITRI. Speaking in the Reuters Global Base Metals Forum earlier this week, he conceded that the forecast deficit is unlikely to appear this year.
*Safe-haven currencies gain as Russia- Ukraine tension flares. LONDON, Aug 22- The yen and the Swiss francs rose against the euro on Friday, helped by safe-haven inflows after a Russian aid convoy crossed into Ukraine without permission from Kiev, rattling investors.
FRANKFURT, Aug 22- German venture capital firm Rocket Internet and Zalando, Europe's biggest fashion retailer, are each on the brink of announcing plans to list on the Frankfurt stock exchange, several sources with knowledge of the matter said.
BUENOS AIRES, Aug 22- Argentina on Friday accused the U.S. judge who called the country's debt restructuring plan illegal of making "imperialist" comments against the South American nation. Argentine Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said U.S.
JACKSON HOLE, Wyo., Aug 22- The deep recession of 2007-2009 dealt no more permanent damage to the U.S. labor market than other recent downturns, according to a research paper prepared for a central banking conference that disputed the notion it left unusually heavy economic scars.
Canada's largest bank reported net income of C $2.38 billion, or C $1.59 a share, for the third quarter ended July 31, compared with C $2.29 billion, or C $1.51 a share, a year earlier.
*Ukraine: Russian aid convoy crosses border without permission. The latest development in the Ukraine crisis that has seen Russia and the West imposing economically damaging sanctions on each other prompted investors to seek refuge in top-rated assets. Ukraine said will not use any force against the Russian convoy, as it wishes to avoid provocations.
Aug 22- Automation and increasingly sophisticated computers have boosted demand for both highly educated and low-skilled workers around the globe, while eroding demand for middle-skilled jobs, according to research to be presented to global central bankers on Friday.
LONDON, Aug 22- London copper hit its highest price in a fortnight on Friday and was on track for its biggest weekly rise since early July as brightening U.S. economic prospects eclipsed concerns over China and Europe.
JACKSON HOLE, Wyo., Aug 22- The U.S. labor market has become steadily less dynamic since 1990, with workers seemingly locked into particular jobs and a more sluggish process of job creation and destruction in the private sector, according to research to be presented to global central bankers on Friday.
ARGENTINA'S CABINET CHIEF CAPITANICH SAYS U.S.
Citigroup says it cannot sell investments in hedge funds and private-equity funds to clients after a deal with the SEC, according to the WSJ.