MOSCOW, Jan 30- Russia's rouble was little changed in early trade on Friday, ahead of a central bank monetary policy meeting at which the bank is expected to leave it key interest rate on hold. At 0703 GMT, the rouble was about 0.2 percent stronger against the dollar at 68.61 but lost 0.1 percent to trade at 77.79 versus the euro. For rouble poll data see.» Read More
LONDON, Sept 19- British financial markets rose and a collective sigh of relief echoed across the investment and business community on Friday after a Scottish vote against independence averted the deep uncertainty a United Kingdom break-up would have unleashed. Royal Bank of Scotland said it had scrapped contingency plans to relocate to England.
EDINBURGH, Sept 19- Scottish nationalist Alex Salmond resigned as leader of his party on Friday and will quit as First Minister of his country after losing an independence referendum. "For me as leader my time is nearly over but for Scotland the campaign continues and the dream will never die," Salmond told reporters in Edinburgh.
NEW YORK, Sept 19- The head of the New York Stock Exchange's listing business said on CNBC on Friday that millions of orders in Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd at the high end of the indicated range have not yet been matched. Scott Cutler also told CNBC that the opening trades in Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd. were expected shortly, some time after 11:15 a.m. EDT.
Sept 19- For-profit college operator ITT Educational Services Inc disclosed on Friday that it may face civil charges by the U.S. securities regulator following investigations related to two private education loan programs for its students.
MOSCOW, Sept 19- Russian bank VTB will have to take legal action to recover debts from Mechel after other attempts to help the struggling steelmaker failed, RIA news agency quoted VTB's chief executive as saying on Friday. Mechel wants its main creditor banks, which besides VTB include Sberbank and Gazprombank, to restructure its debt.
SCOTTISH NATIONALIST LEADER ALEX SALMOND RESIGNS AFTER LOSING INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM.
Sept 19- TD Ameritrade has seen the number of investor orders for shares of Alibaba Group Holding hit 70 percent of the number of orders that came in during premarket trading at the Facebook initial public offering.
ROME, Sept 19- Italian public sector workers plan a one-day demonstration on November 8 to protest against spending cuts and Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's overhaul of the public administration, unions said on Friday.
LONDON, Sept 19- Europe's FTSEurofirst 300 index hit a 6-1/ 2- year high on Friday after Scotland's vote against independence and Spanish shares outperformed as concerns about the Catalan separatist movement eased.
NYSE LISTING CHIEF CUTLER ABOUT 25 MLN ORDERS MATCHED AT HIGH END OF ALIBABA'S INDICATED RANGE OF $87- $89- CNBC.
NYSE LISTING CHIEF CUTLER SAYS STILL ABOUT 30 MINUTES AWAY FROM ALIBABA OPEN- CNBC.
TD AMERITRADE MARKET STRATEGIST SAYS PREMARKET ORDERS FOR ALIBABA SHARES RUNNING 3 TIMES HIGHER THAN FOR TWITTER IN ITS DEBUT.
TD AMERITRADE MARKET STRATEGIST SAYS PREMARKET ORDERS FOR ALIBABA SHARES RUNNING ABOUT 70 PCT OF WHAT IT SAW IN FACEBOOK DEBUT.
NEW YORK, Sept 19- Stock markets around the world rose on Friday after Scotland voted to remain in the United Kingdom and removed an element of uncertainty for equity markets, which were on track for a week of strong gains. Investors were also eagerly awaiting the initial public offering of Alibaba Group, slated to debut on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday.
NEW YORK, Sept 19- A top New York Stock Exchange executive said on CNBC on Friday that the so-called "green shoe" option will be exercised for underwriters to buy additional shares in the Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd. initial public offering.
NEW YORK, Sept 19- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's shares are expected to surge in their first day of trading on Friday as many investors that received fewer shares than they had hoped lined up orders to buy what looks likely to be the largest IPO in history.
NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 19- Apple Inc's latest phone lured throngs of gadget lovers, entrepreneurs and early adapters to its stores in New York, San Francisco and other cities around the world in the latest sign of strong initial demand for the new, larger generation of iPhones.
*Copper eyes flat week after 3 weeks of falls. LONDON, Sept 19- Copper steadied on Friday and was on track to end the week flat, breaking a string of three straight weekly declines, as some investors bet a recovering U.S. economy would boost metals demand.
NEW YORK, Sept 19- An Egyptian man said Friday he would plead guilty in New York to charges connected with the deadly 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. Adel Abdul Bary, 54, said in court he would plead guilty to conspiracy to make a threat to use an explosive device, making a threat to use an explosive device, and conspiracy to murder Americans.
NEW YORK, Sept 19- U.S. Treasury prices rose on Friday as long maturities with relatively fat yields put up the best gains at the end of a trading week dominated by Federal Reserve policymakers and a failed referendum that could have broken up Britain.