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NEW YORK, June 28- The U.S. dollar's share of known reserves held by global central banks edged higher in the first quarter, data from the International Monetary Fund showed on Friday.
NEW YORK/ WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va., June 28- S eptember could be an opportune time for the Federal Reserve to consider scaling back its assets purchase, an influential official of the U.S. central bank said on Friday, though he said the Fed must take a long view of economic progress and not be blinded by the most recent data.
June 28- You could be forgiven for missing the latest installment of market panic over the past ten days. The proximate cause of the swoon was June's monthly statement from the Federal Reserve and Ben Bernanke's comments that the Fed might taper its purchases of bonds sooner than many market players had anticipated.
While agencies and some analysts have calculated recovery values on OGX bonds in the 50 s, Michael Roche of The Seaport Group said market prices indicate less than half that.
Fed Governor Jeremy Stein highlighted September as a possible time when the U.S. central bank will need to consider reducing the quantitative easing program while speaking on Friday in New York.
WASHINGTON, June 28- Technology licensing company Rambus Inc won a victory in a U.S. appeals court on Friday, as the court overturned a patent office decision to toss out one of its key patents. Patent and Trademark Office to declare invalid a Rambus chip patent which had been used to sue Nvidia Corp and a long list of other companies for infringement.
WASHINGTON, June 28- The Obama administration on Friday issued its final rule requiring health insurance coverage of contraceptives for the employees of religiously affiliated universities, hospitals and other institutions, just as the new policy faces mounting legal challenges.
Accenture and BlackBerry both tumble after results. *Molycorp climbs after SEC investigation.
Treasury yields, the benchmark against which all other assets are measured, has set in motion a process that Morgan Stanley analysts describe as a "malign rise in real interest rates"- an exogenous policy tightening dictated by the Fed. Markets are "mimicking the classic effects of a tightening of EM monetary policy," Morgan Stanley told clients.
LONDON, June 28- European shares fell on Friday, closing a volatile quarter with their first monthly loss in over a year, as investors worried about a future reduction in U.S. monetary easing.
*Trade cautious ahead of USDA report. Wheat futures on the Chicago Board of Trade fell to a one-year low on harvest pressure, falling for a seventh straight session in the longest losing streak for the spot contract in 3-1/ 2 years. USDA was expected to estimate June 1 U.S. corn stocks at 2.845 billion bushels, a 16- year low and almost 10 percent less than a year ago.
*EMA backs Celltrion's Remsima and Hospira's Inflectra. The European Medicines Agency said on Friday that its experts had backed approval of two copycat versions of Johnson& Johnson and Merck& Co's blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis drug Remicade- the first time a green light has been given for such antibody-based medicines.
WASHINGTON, June 28- The Obama administration on Friday issued its final rule requiring health insurance coverage of contraceptives for the employees of faith-affiliated universities, hospitals and other institutions.
*Timing, market positioning added to sharp market moves. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke may have lit the touchpaper on the market rout of recent weeks, but some of the fuel was rather prosaic.
*World equity markets rise as unease over QE withdrawal fades Gold to close worst quarter on records back to 1968. NEW YORK, June 28- World equity markets rose for a fourth day on Friday but the quarter was set to finish in the red for stocks and other assets as fears of an early withdrawal of U.S. monetary stimulus spiked volatility and weighed on markets.
The Paris- based carmaker and founding Peugeot family have repeatedly declined to comment on a Reuters report that the founding shareholder is ready to hand over control in return for a new cash injection from GM. "A dilution of the family would not be good news," a spokesman for Peugeot's moderate CFTC union said.
LONDON, June 28- European shares turned flat on Friday towards the end of a choppy session, as investors cautiously positioned for the end of the quarter in light volumes. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 turned positive at 1506 GMT, before trading down 0.1 percent at 1,156.88 points, following a reversal in commodity related stocks.
LONDON, June 28- For a few hours in the dark, cold winter evenings between October 2015 and March 2016, Britain's National Grid may come uncomfortably close to being forced to disconnect some electricity customers as demand exceeds supply.
NEW YORK, June 28- The S&P 500 and Nasdaq turned higher while the Dow pared losses in late morning trading on Friday, with the S&P 500 led by gains in the consumer discretionary sector. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 0.40 points at 15,024.09. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 10.95 points, or 0.32 percent, at 3,412.82.
DETROIT, June 28- The battle in six-cylinder pickups takes an interesting twist this fall with the launch of the 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor and the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel.