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  • Nov 22- Shares of Vince Holding Corp, controlled by private equity firm Sun Capital Partners Inc, rose about 50 percent in their market debut, valuing the luxury apparel company at about $1.08 billion.

  • LONDON, Nov 22- European regulators have recommended approval of a new drug from Gilead Sciences to treat hepatitis C and an HIV medicine from GlaxoSmithKline, both of which are expected to be major sellers.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 22- Shares of Intel Corp fell nearly 5 percent on Friday after Wall Street came away from its investor meeting craving more evidence that the chipmaker can forge a strong mobile presence to drive up revenue and margins.

  • Nov 22- Shares of Pretium Resources Inc nearly doubled after the Canadian miner said gold output from its 10,000- tonne bulk sample program at Brucejack in British Columbia topped its target of 4,000 ounces.

  • Nov 22- A unit of Caterpillar Inc is being probed by federal investigators to determine if it had dumped train parts into the ocean off California as part of a scam to charge customers for parts they didn't need, the Wall Street Journal reported.

  • LONDON, Nov 22- Copper hit a one-week high on Friday, lifted by a weaker dollar against the euro, signs of economic growth in Germany and a temporary supply shortfall after a typhoon-hit Philippine smelter halted some shipments.

  • LONDON, Nov 22- Luxembourg, Cyprus, the British Virgin Islands, Switzerland and the Seychelles do not meet international standards on tax transparency, potentially putting investments in the countries at risk, a global tax forum said on Friday.

  • *Whitbread, Kuehne& Nagel climb on broker upgrades. LONDON, Nov 22- European shares inched higher on Friday, consolidating near multi-year highs as investors awaited a new catalyst to drive equities out of their current tight trading range.

  • *Bank of Canada under no pressure to hike rates. Statistics Canada said annual inflation in October dipped below the Bank of Canada's target range, dropping to a five-month low of 0.7 percent from 1.1 percent in September.

  • SAO PAULO, Nov 22- Brazil opened two of its busiest airports to private investors on Friday, awarding $9 billion worth of contracts in a hotly contested auction as the country overhauls crowded terminals ahead of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.

  • *Ontario ban could be imitated by other provinces. Pharmacy companies saw the private-label drugs as a way to reduce the impact of Ontario regulations designed to lower the cost of generic drugs. The Ontario rules have weighed on the earnings of the drugstore chains, including Shoppers Drug Mart Corp, a principal appellant in this case.

  • Nov 22- More than 40 percent of U.S. public universities and nonprofit colleges face lower or anemic tuition revenue growth and declining enrollment in fiscal 2014, according to a survey released by Moody's Investors Service on Friday.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 22- U.S. stocks were little changed on Friday amid a dearth of data and ahead of a holiday-shortened week in the United States, a day after the Dow industrials broke 16,000 for the first time.

  • Nov 22- Shares of Vince Holding Corp, controlled by private equity firm Sun Capital Partners Inc, rose about 50 percent in their market debut, valuing the luxury apparel company at about $1.08 billion.

  • *Law easing Gazprom export monopoly to take effect in 2014. MOSCOW, Nov 22- Russia's lower house of parliament gave its final backing on Friday to amendments that would end Gazprom's gas export monopoly by letting rival companies send super-cooled gas by tanker to the fast-growing Asian market.

  • *Biogen says now ready to launch oral medicine in Europe. LONDON, Nov 22- Biogen Idec has won 10 years of regulatory exclusivity for its top-selling multiple sclerosis drug Tecfidera in Europe, paving the way for its launch in markets that could account for a large chunk of future sales.

  • Comcast considering bid for Time Warner Cable -CNBC Friday, 22 Nov 2013 | 10:15 AM ET

    Comcast shareholders are encouraging management to consider a Time Warner Cable deal, these sources told CNBC. Shares of Time Warner Cable jumped 7.3 percent to $129.71 in morning trading, while Comcast was up 3 percent at $48.85. Time Warner Cable prefers Comcast to buy it, the report said.

  • Goldman Sachs puts uranium trading desk up for sale Friday, 22 Nov 2013 | 10:14 AM ET

    LONDON, Nov 22- Goldman Sachs Group Inc is shutting its uranium trading desk, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday. The New York Post reported in 2010 that the bank had absorbed stockpiles of uranium when it acquired the trading operations of Constellation Energy Group. The new was first reported by industry publication SparkSpread.

  • *Concern about global growth, demand in China. LONDON, Nov 22- Leading fund managers have little interest in most commodities next year due to worries about demand in top buyer China and slow global growth, but some are targeting platinum group metals due to supply concerns.

  • LONDON, Nov 22- Once a source of rich returns for yield-hungry investors, emerging markets are hammering home a long-ignored truism: banking on currency strength to enhance returns on stocks and bonds is not a one-way ticket to profits.

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