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  • LONDON, Nov 25- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney and other BoE policymakers are speaking to the Treasury Committee in Britain's parliament. BOE's JON CUNLIFFE, ON INFLATION RISKS. BOE'S KRISTIN FORBES ON RISKS TO UK ECONOMY.

  • *Oil under pressure ahead of this week's OPEC meeting. LONDON, Nov 25- Bets on more central bank support kept European shares at a two-month high and the region's bond yields at record lows on Tuesday, as oil prices hovered at just under $80 a barrel ahead of an OPEC meeting this week. Asian stocks had dipped despite another record high for Wall Street overnight, and...

  • VIENNA, Nov 25- Russia's most powerful oil official, Igor Sechin, was due in Vienna on Tuesday for talks with OPEC members as the group's leader Saudi Arabia kept the market guessing about its response to flagging oil prices. Sechin, the head of state oil company Rosneft and a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, is expected to meet OPEC officials amid...

  • *OPEC meets in Vienna on Thursday to discuss production. LONDON, Nov 25- Brent crude oil prices steadied under $80 a barrel on Tuesday ahead of a key meeting of OPEC oil producers to decide on oil production levels for next year. Several OPEC members want the group to cut production dramatically to ease a global supply glut, but Saudi Arabia, the biggest exporter,...

  • BEIJING, Nov 25- Chinese Internet firm Tencent Holdings Ltd is partnering with Time Warner Inc's HBO network to stream its TV shows, which are known for their provocative content and may draw scrutiny from the country's authorities. Tencent will be the exclusive online provider of HBO series such as "Game of Thrones"- which features gore, nudity, and incest- "True...

  • LONDON, Nov 25- Copper was steady on Tuesday as investors weighed signs of monetary policy easing in top consumer China against worries that the measures would not necessarily translate into more metals demand. Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange was up 0.03 percent at $6,677 a tonne, slipping from a three-week high of $6,772.50 touched on Friday...

  • ANKARA, Nov 25- Turkey has entered exclusive preliminary talks with U.S.-based Westinghouse Electric Company, part of Japan's Toshiba group, on building the country's third nuclear power plant, Westinghouse said. Turkey currently has projects for two nuclear plants, which are expected to cost $20 billion and $22 billion respectively. In 2013, a consortium of...

  • Google's latest innovation: A spoon? Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 4:14 AM ET
    Shirin Vala, 65, who is an essential tremor patient, uses a Liftware Spoon to eat without spilling at her home in Oakland, Calif.

    Just in time for the holidays, Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon for people with tremors.

  • Wal-Mart merchandising boss to leave: Report Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 4:01 AM ET
    Wal-Mart

    Wal-Mart's chief merchandising officer, Duncan Mac Naughton, is expected to leave the world's largest retailer just days before Black Friday.

  • VIENNA, Nov 25- Russia's most powerful oil official, Igor Sechin, was due in Vienna on Tuesday for talks with OPEC members as the group's leader Saudi Arabia kept the market guessing about its response to flagging oil prices. Sechin, the head of state oil company Rosneft and a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, is expected to meet OPEC officials amid...

  • NAIROBI, Nov 25- Kenya's largest mobile phone firm Safaricom said on Tuesday it had signed a deal with the government to construct a security system worth 14.9 billion shillings. The awarding of the contract to Safaricom, which is 40 percent owned by Britain's Vodafone, had sparked a row when critics complained that it had been awarded without an open bidding...

  • NEW DELHI, Nov 25- India's economic growth probably slowed to around 5 percent in the three months to September, slipping from 5.7 percent in the previous quarter, two senior finance ministry sources said, putting pressure on the central bank to cut interest rates. The sources said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley would argue forcefully for Reserve Bank of India...

  • LONDON, Nov 25- The yen rose on Tuesday after Bank of Japan minutes showed the hurdle to further quantitative easing was high and as the dollar struggled to make much headway before a second reading of U.S. growth data. The dollar last traded 0.3 percent lower at 117.96 yen, while the euro was down 0.4 percent at 146.44 yen. "We saw inflows from investors and exporters...

  • MOSCOW, Nov 25- Crimeans should pay off their debts to Ukrainian banks despite now living under Russian law, a Russian central bank official was quoted as saying, marking a change in position by Moscow which had suggested ignoring any payment demands. His spokesman later said Putin was referring to the fact that the banks' branches had closed in Crimea since...

  • New FDA rules will put calorie counts on menus Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 3:43 AM ET
    Water menu at Ray's and Stark in Los Angeles.

    Whether they want to or not, consumers will soon know how many calories they are eating when ordering off the menu at chain restaurants.

  • *FTSEurofirst 300, Euro STOXX 50 both flat. The euro zone Euro STOXX 50 was flat at 3,212.26 points. "A small pullback from here towards 3,190 is normal," said Roelof-Jan van den Akker, a senior technical analyst an ING in Amsterdam.

  • MOSCOW, Nov 25- The Russian rouble rose on Tuesday morning, extending recent gains as imminent monthly tax payments outweighed a softening of the oil price ahead of an OPEC meeting. The rouble has risen for each of the preceding five sessions, against the backdrop of a stabilisation of the oil price before Thursday's OPEC meeting where the oil producers' club may...

  • MILAN, Nov 25- South Korea's Lotte Duty Free said on Tuesday it was casting an eye over assets including Italy's World Duty Free but there had been no meetings between the two, after a report about a possible tie-up boosted shares in the Italian travel retailer. Italian daily Il Corriere Della Sera reported on Monday that World Duty Free was sounding out Lotte Duty...

  • *OPEC meets in Vienna on Thursday to discuss production. SINGAPORE, Nov 25- Brent crude oil prices fell towards $79.20 on Tuesday as traders lowered their expectation of a significant output cut by OPEC, but the market received some support from an uptick in German GDP and hopes of strengthening U.S. data later in the day. "Investors appear to have lowered the...

  • Euro zone indexes pause after two-day rise Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 3:15 AM ET

    LONDON, Nov 25- Euro zone shares marked time on Tuesday after a two-day rise that left some key regional indexes in "overbought" territory on a technical basis. Germany's DAX was up 0.1 percent while France's CAC was flat. "The market was pretty' overbought' so a small pullback from here towards 3,190 is normal," said Roelof-Jan van den Akker, a senior technical analyst...