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  • PPI rises unexpectedly but core stays tame. NEW YORK, Nov 18- U.S. "The headline was firmer than expected, but the sub-text reveals no inflation pressures and are closer to the traditional way we looked at PPI," said David Ader, head of government bond strategy at CRT Capital in Stamford, Connecticut.

  • *No policy change seen after Oct. 31 stimulus. TOKYO, Nov 19- The Bank of Japan is expected to hold policy steady when its two-day meeting ends on Wednesday, but what it has to say about the country's slide into recession may unsettle markets already digesting the government's decision to call a snap election. Having stunned markets with a surprise monetary easing...

  • The application is part of IBM's attempt to shift its focus to cloud computing and data analytics from the hardware services that had long been the company's bread and butter. "We came at this from the perspective that this is about changing the game, not just incremental improvements in e-mail," Jeff Schick, IBM's general manager of social solutions, told Reuters.

  • MOSCOW, Nov 18- Russians increased their foreign-currency bank deposits in October while the size of their rouble deposits fell, central bank data showed on Tuesday, pointing to rising concern over a steep slide in the rouble. Russians had 3.856 trillion roubles' worth of foreign-currency deposits as of Nov. 1, compared to 3.421 trillion roubles on Oct. 1, an...

  • JERUSALEM, Nov 18- A move by Israel's telecoms regulator to create a wholesale market for fixed-line phone and Internet services will hurt Bezeq, the country's largest telecoms provider, Bezeq said on Tuesday. After a two-year debate, Communications Minister Gilad Erdan announced late on Monday that Bezeq, one of Israel's two fixed-line operators, must lease...

  • FOREX-Euro gains on sentiment data, yen steady Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 18- The U.S. dollar weakened against the euro on Tuesday on a better than expected survey of German sentiment and was steady against the Japanese yen after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he would call an early election to seek a fresh mandate for his economic policies. "The German ZEW index came in much, much better than expected," said Sireen...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 18- Backers of the Keystone XL oil pipeline hope a vote in the U.S. Senate late on Tuesday will send a bill clearing the way for the controversial project to President Barack Obama. Republican Senator John Hoeven of North Dakota, who introduced the bill with Landrieu, was asked on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program on Tuesday if there were enough votes to...

  • Shell wins India tax case Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 9:39 AM ET

    MUMBAI, Nov 18- The Bombay High Court on Tuesday ruled in favour of the Indian unit of Royal Dutch Shell Plc in a multi-million dollar tax dispute, the latest verdict against the tax department that has been vigorously pursing claims against foreign firms in India. A rash of high-value tax claims on foreign firms including IBM Corp and Nokia Oyj in the past year has...

  • *AstraZeneca designates oncology as new growth driver. LONDON, Nov 18- AstraZeneca touted an "industry-leading" line-up of hot new cancer drugs on Tuesday, aiming to show investors it has a strong independent future just days before takeover rules would allow Pfizer to launch a new bid. AstraZeneca, which saw off a $118 billion approach from Pfizer in May, is his...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 18- U.S. stocks opened flat on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 holding near its record close from the previous session, as an increase in producer prices failed to cut into a trend of benign inflation.

  • PUTIN SAYS ROUBLE'S RATE WILL BE SET BY MARKET MOVES, NOT BY SPECULATORS.

  • Talk about OPEC's response to a 30- percent drop in global oil prices since June intensified this week after Venezuela called for increased cooperation within the cartel, as well as with non-members including top producer Russia. A special global meeting is being planned "very soon", Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Monday, while the head of...

  • RUSSIAN PRESIDENT PUTIN SAYS THE MORE CENBANK TRIES TO ARTIFICIALLY CONTROL ROUBLE RATE THE MORE IT ATTRACTS SPECULATORS.

  • LONDON, Nov 18- Here are some key facts about avian influenza, after cases of H5N8 bird flu were detected on farms in Germany and the Netherlands:. The World Organisation for Animal Health says animal feed can be another factor in transmission of the disease-- if wild birds and others have access to the same feed-- as well as equipment and clothing.

  • DETROIT, Nov 18- Ford Motor Co on Tuesday said it is recalling about 65,000 Fusion sedans in North America because the key can be removed from the ignition even if the car is not in the "park" position 30 minutes after the ignition is off, the company said. Affected are some 2014 and 2015 model year Fusion sedans, including Ford's primary version as well as Energi and...

  • *Producer prices rise 0.2 percent, above expectations. WASHINGTON, Nov 18- U.S. producer prices unexpectedly rose in October, but the underlying trend continued to point to a benign inflation environment that could persuade the Federal Reserve to keep interest rates very low a bit longer. The Labor Department said on Tuesday its producer price index for final...

  • Exhilway Asia Ventures to file for U.S. IPO Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 8:52 AM ET

    Nov 18- Exhilway Asia Ventures, the investment advisory arm of Exhilway Global, said it planned to file for an initial public offering of common stock with U.S. regulators.

  • Among the companies targeted in letters sent by Senator Elizabeth Warren, a member of the Senate Banking Committee, and Representative Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, were banks, investment firms and other financial service providers. In letters to two of the 16 companies, Citigroup and U.S. Bank,...

  • Talk about OPEC's response to a 30- percent drop in global oil prices since June intensified this week after Venezuela called for increased cooperation within the cartel, as well as with non-members including top producer Russia. The head of Russia's state-backed oil giant Rosneft will fly to Vienna on Nov. 25, two days before OPEC members meet in the city.

  • Nov 18- Struggling department store chain Sears Canada Inc reported its 10th loss in 15 quarters, showing little sign that its turnaround plans are bearing fruit. Sales at the company's stores has been declining for years, faced with tough competition from U.S.-based rivals such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc, Target Corp and Nordstrom Inc.. Sears Canada, most of whose...