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LONDON, June 20- Euro zone debt fell across the board on Thursday and was expected to weaken further after the U.S. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said the U.S. economy was growing fast enough to allow the central bank to trim its $85 billion monthly stimulus, with the goal of ending it in mid-2014.
*Findings apply to RBS, Lloyds, Barclays, Co-op, Nationwide. LONDON, June 20- Britain's banks will have to raise 13 billion pounds of extra capital and meet new a new cap on lending ahead of international peers as the Bank of England seeks to curb risk in the financial sector.
*FTSEurofirst 300 down 2.2 pct, Euro STOXX 50 falls 2.6 pct. LONDON, June 20- European shares fell on Thursday, with mining and luxury stocks among the top fallers, as markets around the world took fright after Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke called time on its bond-buying programme and weak Chinese economic data.
*MSCI World drops 1.9 pct in biggest 1- day fall for 12 months. LONDON, June 20- The clear signal from the U.S. MSCI's benchmark index for emerging equities slumped by more than 3.3 percent and shares across the Asian Pacific region outside Japan recorded their biggest daily drop since late 2011..
LONDON/ MADRID, June 19- U.S. private equity firm Warburg Pincus is trying to persuade European banks to sell it more of their businesses by buying minority stakes that allow them to share in any future upside, a senior executive told Reuters on Thursday.
*Gold plunges to lowest in 33 months. *Oil slips more than $2, biggest daily drop in more than a month. Gold sank to its weakest since September 2010 as the Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's surprisingly strong commitment to end the central bank's asset-buying by the middle of 2014 dented bullion's appeal as a hedge against inflation.
LONDON, June 20- Factory output in China, the world's second largest economy, weakened to a nine-month low in June, combining with a continued recession in the euro zone to threaten a global recovery led by the United States.
*Bahrain underperforming Gulf bonds by large margin. DUBAI, June 20- Bahrain faces a dilemma in coming days as it decides whether to issue a sovereign bond at a time of extreme volatility in global markets.
The MSCI emerging stock index was down by over 3.3 percent, hitting its lowest level since July 2012 and heading for its biggest one-day fall since Oct 2011, with weekly losses of more than 6 percent, as U.S. 10- year Treasury yields surged to 15- month highs.
LONDON, June 20- Copper fell to a fresh 1-1/ 2 month low on Thursday, hit by the U.S. Federal Reserve's intention to begin scaling back stimulus measures later this year and further evidence that the economy of top metals consumer China is slowing down. China is the world's top consumer of copper, accounting for around 40 percent of global refined demand.
*Gold slides 4 pct to lowest since September 2010. LONDON, June 20- Gold prices tumbled to their lowest in more than 2-1/ 2 years on Thursday, and silver fell more than 6 percent after the U.S.
LONDON, June 20- Former UBS trader Tom Hayes appeared in a London court on Thursday accused of conspiracy to defraud in connection with a global investigation into the Libor interest rate rigging scandal.
PARIS, June 20- Airbus said it won orders and commitments at the Paris Airshow for 466 aircraft worth a total of $68.7 billion based on list prices. The deals signed at the air show include firm purchase orders for 241 planes worth $39.3 billion, Airbus said on Thursday at a news conference at the show.
LONDON, June 20- The U.S. Federal Reserve's explicit signal it will stop pumping money into the world economy and data showing China's economy slowing down swept across financial markets on Thursday, sinking bonds, shares and commodities alike.
PARIS, June 20- Airbus said it had won orders from Spirit Airlines and United Airlines at the Paris Airshow on Thursday. The 35 planes are worth $11.6 billion at list prices. The 30 A321s are worth $3.2 billion at list prices.
*China June flash HSBC PMI hits 9- month low. LONDON, June 20- Oil fell on Thursday to a one-week low near $104 a barrel, pressured by a survey pointing to a slowing Chinese economy and the U.S. Brent crude was down $1.80 to $104.32 a barrel by 0840 GMT, while U.S. oil declined $1.89 to $96.35.
LONDON, June 20- The dollar rose on Thursday as global asset markets adjusted sharply after the Federal Reserve confirmed that it would begin reducing the pace of stimulus this year as the economic outlook improves.
*Thailand, Philippines buy 200,000 T of Black Sea wheat. SINGAPORE, June 20- Wheat buyers in Asia are looking to replace Indian and Australian cargoes in the lower-end feed grain market with cheaper supplies from the Black Sea, which will be returning to the region after a three-year gap.
LONDON, June 20- European shares extended losses on Thursday, with a key index down more than 2 percent and closing in on two month lows. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index fell as much as 2.1 percent to an intraday low of 1,155.94 points- close to a low of 1,154.30 points reached in late April.