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  • NEW YORK, Nov 4- The Republican takeover of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday could lead to new legislative measures that directly effect the energy sector and other slices of the equities market. Republican Senate candidates picked up formerly Democratic seats in Iowa, North Carolina, Montana, Colorado, West Virginia, South Dakota and Arkansas, more than the six gains...

  • SHANGHAI, Nov 5- China shares fell on Wednesday due to profit-taking, but energy-related shares limited falls after the country's power authority said work had started on an ultra-high voltage power project. "The index is adjusting, it faces profit-taking pressures," said Wang Weijun, analyst at Zheshang Securities in Shanghai, adding the index was expected to...

  • JAKARTA, Nov 5- Indonesia's gross domestic product grew 5.01 percent in the third quarter from a year earlier, its slowest in five years, highlighting the challenge that the new President Joko Widodo faces trying to turn around Southeast Asia's largest economy. Growth in the G20 economy has trended lower since a peak in 2010 as exports suffered from weak global...

  • *BOJ ready to act again if price goal threatened-Kuroda. *Adds weak yen positive for Japan's economy. TOKYO, Nov 5- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, who last week stunned global financial markets by expanding a massive monetary stimulus program, said the central bank is ready to do more to hit its 2 percent price goal and recharge a tottering economy.

  • TABLE-Details of Indonesia's Q3 GDP Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 11:18 PM ET

    JAKARTA, Nov 5- Indonesia's gross domestic product in the third quarter expanded 5.01 percent from a year earlier, slower than the 5.10 percent median forecast in a Reuters poll, and the weakest since 2009. The statistics bureau released on Wednesday the following breakdown of the GDP data for the quarter ending September. y/y q/q Q3 2014 5.01 2.96 Q2 2014 5.12...

  • JAKARTA, Nov 5- Indonesia's economy expanded 5.01 percent in the third quarter from a year earlier, slowing from 5.12 percent growth in the second quarter and its weakest pace since 2009, the statistics bureau said on Wednesday. The country's gross domestic product grew 2.96 percent in the third quarter from the previous quarter. The median forecasts from a...

  • *Peru cuts copper output forecast; China grid to add power lines. *Coming Up: Euro zone Markit services PMI Oct at 0900 GMT. SYDNEY, Nov 5- London copper slipped on Wednesday for the second day to a near two-week low and Shanghai zinc shed 2.5 percent as weak China economic data compounded a selloff that started in oil and spilled over into base metals.

  • DALLAS, Nov 4- Voters appeared to back a ban on hydraulic fracturing in the North Texas town of Denton, which could become the first city in the Lone Star State to outlaw the oil and gas extraction technique behind the U.S. energy boom. Fracking was pioneered in Texas at the Barnett shale formation where Denton is located. The Ohio cities included Athens, Gates Mills,...

  • *Many Chinese firms fare badly- Transparency International. BERLIN, Nov 5- The world's biggest companies disclose little or no financial details about their operations abroad, according to a report by Transparency International which singled out Chinese firms but also U.S. tech giants like Amazon and Google. The Berlin- based anti-corruption watchdog named...

  • *European Commission cuts forecast for euro zone economic growth. SINGAPORE, Nov 5- Brent crude dropped further below $83 a barrel on Wednesday, stretching losses into a fifth session, as weak economic data from top energy consumer China stoked worries about demand in a market that is already battling a deepening global supply glut. U.S. crude slipped 5 cents to...

  • SYDNEY/ TOKYO, Nov 5- The dollar nursed modest losses on Wednesday as investors took some profits on a four-session rally that swept the greenback to multi-year highs, while the euro was helped by report of a rift at the European Central Bank over its easing strategy. The euro bounced to a high of $1.2577 from a two-year low of $1.2439. It last traded at $1.2560.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 4- With Congressional election results so far confirming expectations, a Republican takeover of the U.S. Senate will likely deal investors a result that could have a direct effect on the energy sector and other slices of the equities market. Republican Senate candidates picked up formerly Democratic seats in Montana, Colorado, West Virginia, South...

  • *BOJ ready to act again if price goal threatened-Kuroda. *Latest stimulus was pre-emptive move vs price risks. TOKYO, Nov 5- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, who last week stunned global financial markets by expanding a massive monetary stimulus program, said the central bank is determined to do whatever it takes to hit its 2 percent inflation in two years.

  • LONDON, Nov 4- A deal to rescue the UK's Milford Haven oil refinery has collapsed, operator Murphy Oil said late on Tuesday, forcing it to permanently shutter the plant as the latest victim of a deep slump in the European refining industry. Klesch Refining Limited, run by billionaire investor Gary Klesch, had agreed to buy the idled plant in July, but the deal was...

  • TOKYO, Nov 5- Japanese stocks stepped back on Wednesday morning as heavyweight Softbank tumbled after slashing its profit forecast, while the broader market took a breather after outsized gains inspired by a fresh stimulus drive by the Bank of Japan. We're seeing investors taking profits this morning, "said Takashi Hiroki, chief strategist at Monex in Tokyo.

  • BEIJING, Nov 5- Growth in China's services sector weakened further in October as new business cooled, a private survey showed on Wednesday, reinforcing signs of a gradual economic slowdown that could prod the government to unveil fresh stimulus measures. The services purchasing managers' index compiled by HSBC/ Markit pulled back to 52.9 in October- the weakest...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 4- At least three oil companies are still actively bidding for Citgo Petroleum Corp, the U.S. refining arm of Venezuela's PDVSA, even after the country's finance minister said that the auction was no longer going ahead, according to three people familiar with the situation. The investment bank hired by PDVSA to conduct the sale, Lazard Ltd, has not ended...

  • BEIJING, Nov 5- Growth in China's services sector weakened to its lowest in three months in October as new business cooled, a private survey showed on Wednesday, reinforcing signs of a slowdown in the economy that could prompt policymakers to announce more stimulus measures. The services purchasing managers' index compiled by HSBC/ Markit pulled back to 52.9 in...

  • TOKYO, Nov 5- Japanese government bond prices slipped on Wednesday as investors booked gains after a Bank of Japan-inspired rally. Immediate focus was on the 2.4 trillion yen 10- year JGB auction, the first major debt sale the Ministry of Finance is conducting after Friday's BOJ easing. The Government Public Pension Fund, the largest public pension fund in the...

  • SYDNEY, Nov 5- London copper steadied on Wednesday not far from its lowest in a fortnight, after a steep sell-off in oil in the prior session spilled across into metals and sent Shanghai zinc down more than two percent. *Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange traded flat at $6,652.25 a tonne by 0119 GMT from the previous session when it fell one percent and...