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  • HONG KONG, Nov 15- China's CSI300 share index posted its biggest gain in two months on Friday, after local media reports provided some details on the reforms the Communist Party had agreed at a policy meeting, easing initial disappointment earlier this week.

  • MOSCOW, Nov 15- Aeroflot, the state-controlled Russian airline, on Friday ruled out buying or aiding stricken Italian carrier Alitalia, which is seeking a cash injection to keep flying.

  • LONDON/ NEW YORK, Nov 15- In the mid-1990s the London Metal Exchange was embroiled in a criminal investigation after the discovery that a trader- nicknamed Mr 5 Percent for the share of the world's copper he reputedly controlled- had spent years manipulating its systems to hoard copper and boost the price.

  • SINGAPORE, Nov 15- Brent oil held above $108 a barrel on Friday, heading for its biggest weekly gain since early July on expectations the Federal Reserve will stick with its easy money policy for now.

  • Nov 15- The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency is collecting records of international money transfers under the same law that the National Security Agency uses to collect Americans' phone and Internet records, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

  • TOKYO, Nov 15- A slide in the yen spurred Tokyo's Nikkei share average 2 percent higher on Friday to above 15,000 for the first time in six months, helping the benchmark post its best weekly rise in four years.

  • *Face scans, heat sensors, phone signals used to track shopper. *Mobile ad spending seen tripling to $39 bln in 2018. BERLIN, Nov 15- The next time you walk into a shop, consider this:.

  • The previous day, hedge fund managers, oil princes and oligarchs were bidding by telephone at Christie's when the auction house sold Francis Bacon's "Three Studies of Lucian Freud" for a record $142.4 million, in what was seen as a test of the global art market's health.

  • CHICAGO, Nov 15- Traders itching to "strangle" or "straddle" the newly launched shares of Twitter Inc will finally get their chance on Friday when trading in the social media company's options launches on U.S. exchanges.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 15- Almost three months before the botched launch of HealthCare.gov, a U.S. health official expressed frustration with a main contractor working on the website, fearing quality assurance issues could "crash the plane at take-off," according to government documents obtained by Reuters.

  • Zimbabwe's rusting factories put Mugabe in a bind Friday, 15 Nov 2013 | 1:00 AM ET

    CHEGUTU, Zimbabwe, Nov 15- Across Zimbabwe, dozens of factories lie idle with peeling paint, rusting machines and broken roofs in once bustling industrial districts, symbols of the huge economic challenge facing President Robert Mugabe and his ZANU-PF party.

  • SYDNEY, Nov 15- Asian share markets sped ahead on Friday as investors took comfort in the prospect of extended U.S. monetary stimulus, while a falling yen had Japanese stocks gunning for their biggest weekly increase in almost four years.

  • HONG KONG, Nov 15- China shares outpaced most Asian peers on Friday, after local media reports provided some details on the reforms the Communist Party had agreed at a policy meeting, easing initial disappointment earlier this week.

  • SHANGHAI, Nov 15- China's short-term funding rates staged a rare mid-month jump this week, while government bond futures hit record lows for the second straight week, as the central bank tightened liquidity in money markets.

  • *Subaru exec says Toyota decision a surprise-reports. DETROIT/ TOKYO, Nov 15- Fuji Heavy Industries, the makers of Subaru cars, said on Friday it would stop assembling Toyota Motor Corp's Camry at its Indiana plant and use the spare capacity to build its own cars.

  • China's reform agenda "unprecedented", official says Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 11:43 PM ET

    BEIJING, Nov 15- China's reform plan approved by party leaders is "unprecedented" and fundamental changes are expected following the decision to upgrade the role of markets in the economy, a senior party official said in comments published on Friday.

  • *Senate insists on a smaller A $100 bln rise to A $400 bln. SYDNEY, Nov 15- Australia has the makings of a budget drama that faced Washington a month ago, but analysts see the debt ceiling impasse more as a case of political posturing rather than a ticking timebomb.

  • SYDNEY, Nov 15- Shares in GrainCorp fell 5 percent on Friday after a media report said Australia's prime minister will reject an A $3.0 billion takeover by Archer Daniels Midland Co..

  • China's yuan steadies on suspected intervention by PBOC Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 11:02 PM ET

    HONG KONG, Nov 15- China's yuan steadied against the dollar on Friday on suspected central-bank intervention via big state-owned banks to stem the currency's rise after an early bout of dollar-selling by companies.

  • SINGAPORE, Nov 15- Brent oil futures held above $108 a barrel on Friday, heading for its biggest week since early July on expectations the Federal Reserve will stick with its easy money policy for now.

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