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  • Nov 4- Ireland's Velti Plc said it would sell its mobile marketing business in the United States, Britain and India to a unit of Blackstone Group LP, and that it had filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 for its remaining U.S. operations.

  • BlackBerry calls off sale, to replace CEO -Globe Monday, 4 Nov 2013 | 8:27 AM ET

    Nov 4- BlackBerry Ltd is abandoning a plan to sell itself and will instead raise some $1 billion and replace its chief executive, the Globe and Mail newspaper said on Monday, citing sources. The Globe said the smartphone maker plans to raise the $1 billion by selling convertible notes. BlackBerry couldn't immediately be reached for comment.

  • Nov 4- Kellogg Co reported a 3 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by a fall in cereal-making costs, and said it would slash 7 percent of its workforce by 2017.. Net income of the world's largest cereal manufacturer rose to $326 million, or 90 cents per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 28 from $318 million, or 89 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • LONDON, Nov 4- Brent crude futures fell towards $105 a barrel on Monday, extending heavy losses on Friday, as concerns the U.S. Brent crude for December delivery fell 45 cents to $105.46 a barrel by 1255 GMT to reach a fresh four-month low after dropping $3 on Friday.

  • Nov 4- U.S. oil and gas producer Linn Energy LLC agreed to raise its purchase price for Berry Petroleum Co by $600 million to $4.9 billion, the companies said in a statement. The higher price follows a drop in shares of LinnCo LLC, a holding company set up by Linn for acquisitions.

  • *Weyerhaeuser to sell homebuilding unit for $2.7 bln. NEW YORK, Nov 4- U.S. stock index futures advanced on Monday, indicating the S&P 500 will continue to rise after four straight weeks of gains and build on its latest record high.

  • *Boeing in talks to assemble 777 X jet at Everett- source. Nov 4- Boeing is in advanced talks with a leading union to assemble its new 777 X jet and build its wings in the Seattle area, a source familiar with the negotiations told Reuters.

  • LONDON, Nov 4- Hong Kong investor Knight Dragon has taken full ownership of a development in east London's Greenwich Peninsula after paying its British partner Quintain Estates 186 million pounds for its 40 percent stake.

  • *Panama Canal expansion to make Asia more accessible. LONDON, Nov 4- A U.S. energy drilling boom is revolutionising the niche market for liquefied petroleum gas, bringing down global prices and challenging established exporters in the Middle East.

  • Nov 4- CME Group Inc, the largest U.S. futures exchange operator, on Monday reported a rise in quarterly profit amid increased demand for over-the-counter clearing. Net profit at the Chicago- based exchange operator rose to $236.7 million, or 71 cents a share, in the third quarter, from $218 million, or 66 cents a share.

  • *Gold, oil seen vulnerable to Fed tapering expectations. LONDON, Nov 4- Robust euro zone factory data lifted the single currency off a six-week low on Monday and boosted shares, but did little to shift expectations that the European Central Bank was about to signal a policy easing.

  • BERLIN, Nov 4- Europe should aim to fix liability rules in its new single resolution mechanism for failing banks by 2015 rather than by 2018 to avoid uncertainty, European Central Bank Executive Board member Joerg Asmussen said on Monday.

  • *Fitch upgrades Spain outlook to stable from negative. LONDON, Nov 4- Spain's bonds outpaced other euro zone debt on Monday after Fitch upgraded its credit ratings outlook, in a market underpinned by bets the European Central Bank could signal further monetary easing this week.

  • *Weyerhaeuser selling homebuilding division for $2.7 bln. NEW YORK, Nov 4- U.S. stock index futures advanced on Monday, indicating the S&P 500 will continue to rise after four straight weeks of gains that have left the index at its latest record high. *Economic data expected on Monday includes August and September factory orders at 10 a.m..

  • DHAKA, Nov 4- Bangladesh's official wage board proposed a 77 percent rise in the minimum wage for garment workers on Monday after a string of fatal factory accidents this year thrust poor pay and conditions into the international spotlight.

  • *All eyes on ECB meeting amid talk of policy loosening. LONDON, Nov 4- Gold edged higher on Monday as the dollar retreated but stayed under pressure from talk the European Central Bank may loosen monetary policy and speculation the Federal Reserve may scale back U.S. stimulus later this year.

  • MILAN, Nov 4- U.S. corn futures fell on Monday, on course for a fourth straight session of declines and the longest slide in more than three months, weighed by expectations a report this week will confirm the United States is headed for a bumper harvest.

  • Nov 4- U.S. oil and gas producer Linn Energy LLC raised its purchase price for Berry Petroleum Co by $600 million to $4.9 billion, the two companies said in a joint statement.

  • *Boeing in talks to assemble 777 X jet at Everett- source. Nov 4- Boeing is in advanced talks with a leading union to assemble its new 777 X jet and build its wings in the Seattle area, a source familiar with the negotiations told Reuters.

  • *HSBC up on strong quarterly earnings. *Ryanair, Weir fall on profit warnings. LONDON, Nov 4- Shares in banking heavyweight HSBC gained on Monday on strong results, in a rising market supported at five-year highs by expectations of additional monetary stimulus from the European Central Bank.

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