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  • *Trader expressed concern to Bank of England about deals. LONDON, Nov 13- An independent report into the Bank of England's role in the global currency market has raised questions about the relationship between commercial bank dealers and brokers for the first time since regulators began investigating trading practices. Included in the 57- page report are...

  • *Treasury concludes this week's $66 bln in auctions. NEW YORK, Nov 13- U.S. "Once the 30- year auction was done, the market breathed a sigh of relief and you got some buying," said Lou Brien, strategist at DRW Trading in Chicago.

  • Dow Jones says Halliburton in talks to buy Baker Hughes Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 3:53 PM ET

    Nov 13- Oil services provider Halliburton Co. is in talks to buy rival Baker Hughes Inc., Dow Jones reported on Thursday, citing unidentified sources. Baker Hughes shares were halted in New York Stock Exchange trading due to volatility. At its latest stock price of $51.63, Baker Hughes has a market capitalization of about $22 billion.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 13- U.S. Senate Democrats expanded the ranks of their party leadership on Thursday to include Senator Elizabeth Warren, a leader of the party's liberal wing and a possible presidential contender in 2016.. Democrats, who lost control of the Senate in last week's midterm elections, created a new post for Warren as a strategic policy adviser to help...

  • PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov 13- A top U.S. central banker who has consistently pushed for easier monetary policy suggested Thursday that he could support an interest rate hike next year if he starts to see inflation rising faster than he now expects. In remarks prepared for delivery to a symposium at Stanford University, Minneapolis Fed President Narayana...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 13- BlackBerry Ltd struck partnerships with Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and other high-profile players to enhance the capabilities of the new mobile-device management and security platform it unveiled on Thursday, and its shares jumped 8 percent. BlackBerry's Nasdaq-listed shares were up 8.7 percent at $12.25, their highest since August...

  • OTTAWA, Nov 13- The evolution of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin bears close watching for any threats to the financial system that could arise from more widespread use, although electronic money does not currently pose a risk to stability in Canada, a top Bank of Canada official said on Thursday. As money and payment technologies progress, the Bank of Canada is...

  • "The principles released today provide a measure of needed certainty to farmers regarding the protection of their data," said Bob Stallman, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, which spearheaded the effort to craft industry wide standards on farm data. The principles were developed after a pair of meetings organized by the Farm Bureau since April...

  • *World gold demand dips 3 pct as China buying slides- WGC. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Nov 13- Gold fell on Thursday, as another sharp pullback in crude oil prices and improving U.S. jobs data decreased bullion's appeal as a hedge, and continued outflows from gold-backed ETFs suggested the precious metal is susceptible to further losses. "Physical buyers have responded...

  • *Buffett to return $4.7 billion worth of shares to P&G. Nov 13- Berkshire Hathaway Inc has agreed to acquire Procter& Gamble Co's Duracell battery unit in a complex transaction that lets Berkshire Chairman Warren Buffett buy a business he has supported for two decades and shave his company's tax bill. The transaction announced on Thursday helps P&G Chief...

  • Nov 13- Dow AgroSciences' decision to severely restrict U.S. introduction of its Enlist genetically modified crops and herbicide- billed as the company's most important product launch ever- came after extensive talks with U.S. grain leaders who fear roiling trade with China, a company executive said Thursday. The deep involvement of the grain industry in...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 13- Energy shares fell their most in a month Thursday as crude prices slid, dragging on Wall Street despite gains in Wal-Mart and other consumer stocks. The Dow and S&P 500 earlier hit intraday highs, with Wal-Mart and Apple at all-time records. Wal-Mart rose 4.2 percent to $82.50 after posting a 2.9 percent increase in third-quarter revenue.

  • FACTBOX-Five facts about Keystone XL pipeline Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 2:34 PM ET

    House of Representatives prepared to vote on Friday to approve TransCanada Corp's controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline that will help transport oil from Canada to the U.S. The Senate could take up the bill next week, possibly on Tuesday, setting up a potential showdown with the White House. The 1,179- mile pipeline would move 830,000 barrels per day of oil...

  • *Payments to Kurdish civil servants, oil exports for Baghdad. Zebari, who is a Kurd, described the step as a "major breakthrough" that would reduce friction between the KRG and Baghdad. Baghdad stopped paying for KRG civil servant salaries in protest against the Kurds' exporting oil to Turkey independently.

  • Nov 13- Wal-Mart Stores Inc same-store sales, helped by lower gas prices, rose for the first time in seven quarters, but the world's largest retailer warned it was preparing for a bruising holiday season as it moves to match prices with online outlets. Wal-Mart said on Thursday comparable sales at stores open at least 12 months rose 0.5 percent in the third quarter...

  • The U.S. government's Energy Information Administration said stocks at the Cushing, Oklahoma, delivery hub for U.S. crude rose 1.7 million barrels for the week ended Nov. 7, while gasoline stocks surged 1.8 million barrels. Even with decent numbers like these, the market can't rally, "said Kyle Cooper, managing director at IAF Advisors in Houston.

  • A tit for tat round of sanctions between the United States and Europe and Moscow over Russia's involvement in eastern Ukraine has seen capital raising by Russian companies forced to a virtual halt. But now sanctions prohibit Western investment banks from helping Russian companies deemed to be complicit in the Kremlin's Ukraine policy to raise capital and...

  • TABLE-Investment banking fees from Russia Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 2:14 PM ET

    LONDON, Nov 13- Investment banking fees from Russia have collapsed for Western banks in 2014 but fees from emerging markets as a whole are up 10 percent versus full-year 2013, ThomsonReuters data shows. For an article click Following is a table on fees earned by banks from Russian debt and equity capital markets, loans and merger& acquisitions this year and in...

  • CHICAGO, Nov 13- United Parcel Service Inc expects full-year 2015 earnings per share to fall within a range of $5.45 to $5.70, the company's chief financial officer Kurt Kuehn said on Thursday. Chief Executive Officer David Abney also told investors that the Atlanta- based company will return $30 billion to shareholders over the next five years.