BANGKOK, Oct 31- Thailand's factory output fell but exports and consumption rose on Friday, suggesting the economy is struggling to gain momentum after a coup ended months of political unrest five months ago. "Overall, Thailand's economy is seeing a gradual recovery but the environment is still weak in terms of household spending and private investment," said...» Read More
Stocks on Wall Street were lower, following declines across Europe, but emerging market stocks rose, lifted in part by rising Brazilian and Mexican shares. MSCI's all-country world index of equity performance in 45 countries, fell 0.03 percent, while the pan-European FTSE Eurofirst 300 index of regional shares fell 0.4 percent to 1,374.98.
ANKARA, June 3- Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday he hoped the central bank would cut interest rates further, criticising its stance and raising further concerns about political interference in monetary policy.
NEW YORK, June 3- Activist investor Carl Icahn acquired 6.8 million common shares of Fannie Mae and 5.7 million common shares of Freddie Mac from Fairholme Funds, a court filing showed Tuesday. As of March 31, Fairholme owned a 1.65 percent stake in Fannie Mae and a 2.64 percent stake in Freddie Mac, according to Thomson Reuters data.
LONDON, June 3- Gold fell to a four-month low on Tuesday, on course for a six-day losing streak after upbeat U.S. data kept the dollar close to a multi-month high versus a basket of currencies, offsetting the positive impact on the metal of lower equities markets.
*TAP plans to bring Azeri Shah Deniz II gas to Italy and Turkey. BAKU, June 3- France's Total and Germany's E.ON plan to withdraw from a pipeline scheme to bring Azerbaijan's gas to Italy, an Azeri official said, as falling Italian demand puts energy projects there into doubt.
June 3- Moody's Investors Service said Illinois could face a structural deficit as the U.S. state failed to extend income tax rates that ended on Dec. 31. Moody's said the failure to extend the tax rates would reduce the state's revenue by an estimated $1.8 billion in the year starting July 1.
General Motors Co, Ford Motor Co and Chrysler Group beat analysts' expectations, as did Toyota Motor Corp and Nissan Motor Co. GM and Chrysler said May sales were the best for that month in seven years, and Nissan set a sales record for the month.
FRANKFURT, June 3- German drugmaker Bayer AG said on Tuesday its chief executive Marijn Dekkers is to step down at the end of 2016 for family reasons and the group's chief financial officer is moving over later this year to take charge of strategy to ensure continuity. Marijn Dekkers will be extended by just two years on expiration of the initial five-year period.
*Libya burning reserves due to oil export blockade. TRIPOLI, June 3- Libya's currency is under heavy pressure as a breakdown in security and a collapse of oil revenues due to port blockades have badly disrupted public finances and an economy already burdened by exploding state salary and subsidy bills.
*Factory orders rise 0.7 percent in April. WASHINGTON, June 3- New orders for U.S. factory goods rose for a third straight month in April, pointing to strength in manufacturing and the broader economy. The Commerce Department said on Tuesday new orders for manufactured goods increased 0.7 percent.
June 3- Prosensa Holding NV said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had outlined an accelerated regulatory approval path for its most advanced drug, aimed at treating a muscle disorder. Prosensa said it would file for European approval in the near future.
More than 77,000 foreign banks and financial institutions have agreed to share US tax information with the IRS.
*Dow, S&P 500 ended at records on Monday. NEW YORK, June 3- U.S. stocks edged lower in early trading on Tuesday, receding from record levels as traders found few reasons to buy following a string of gains. Slightly more than 60 percent of stocks traded on both the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq fell on the day.
T. ROWE PRICE SAYS ROGERS TO REMAIN COMPANY'S CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER.
T. ROWE PRICE SAYS BRIAN ROGERS TO STEP DOWN AS MANAGER OF FIRM'S $30 BILLION EQUITY INCOME FUND, JOHN LINEHAN TO TAKE OVER FUND.
June 3- AT&T Inc raised its full-year revenue forecast for a second time, citing strong growth in its equipment installment plan even as its service revenue stagnated. Net subscriber additions to the company's wireless services are expected to exceed 800,000 in the second quarter, it said, well above Wall Street estimates of 525,000..
*Court says could make key broad ruling on June 16. BUDAPEST, June 3- Hungary's top court ruled on Tuesday that the exchange rate margin applied by OTP Bank on a foreign currency mortgage was unfair and invalid, a ruling that could guide government plans to tackle problem forex loans. The court said that ruling could be made on June 16.
WASHINGTON, June 3- New orders for U.S. factory goods rose for a third straight month in April, pointing to strength in manufacturing and the broader economy. The Commerce Department said on Tuesday new orders for manufactured goods increased 0.7 percent.
DETROIT, June 3- General Motors Co, Chrysler Group and Nissan Motor Co on Tuesday reported higher-than-expected U.S. new car sales in May, with consumer demand continuing to gather strength as temperatures rise across the country. GM and Chrysler said May sales were the best in seven years, and Nissan set a sales record for the month.
LONDON, June 3- A potential shortfall in investment in production in the Middle East could create a $15 increase in the oil price by 2025, the energy arm of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said.