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  • TOKYO, Nov 13- The dollar took time out from its rally against the yen and euro on Thursday as traders awaited Chinese and U.S. data for fresh catalysts, while the Australian dollar slid after a central bank official said an intervention on the currency has not been ruled out. The British pound languished at 14- month lows versus its U.S. peer after dovish messages...

  • TIMELINE-Takata air bag recalls Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 10:30 PM ET

    Honda and Takata deny fault and settle for an undisclosed sum. Her family sues Honda and Takata for more than $75 million in April 2011, claiming they knew of the air bag problems as early as 2004. Honda and Takata settle in January 2013 for $3 million, according to court documents. April 27- Honda recalls 896,000 Honda and Acura 2001-03 cars in order to find...

  • JGBs mostly steady as 5-year sale results awaited Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 10:19 PM ET

    TOKYO, Nov 13- Japanese government prices were mostly steady on Thursday, as investors positioned for the day's 5- year sale. The Ministry of Finance offered 2.7 trillion yen of 5- year JGB with a coupon of 0.2 percent, re-opening the September issue instead of the October issue. In the superlong zone, the 20- year yield was up 0.5 basis point at 1.305 percent, its...

  • *Asian shares flat, eyes on China data. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan ticked up 0.1 percent. Saudi Arabia's oil minister did not make clear on Wednesday whether the kingdom would support a cut in oil production at the OPEC meeting on Nov. 27, even as he dismissed talk that the country is engaged in a "price war" with fast-growing U.S. shale...

  • REUTERS POLL-ANY FURTHER BOJ EASING SEEN ONLY AFTER JUNE 2015- ECONOMISTS.

  • *Any further Bank of Japan easing to occur only after June. TOKYO, Nov 13- The Bank of Japan is expected to come up well short of its 2 percent inflation goal despite the latest burst of monetary stimulus, a Reuters poll showed, adding to growing doubts about the BOJ's strategy to re-energise a long-stagnant economy. "The BOJ's stance is not to ease policy in an...

  • REUTERS POLL-BOJ TO FALL WELL SHORT OF 2 PCT INFLATION GOAL DESPITE LATEST EASING.

  • TOKYO, Nov 13- Japanese companies overwhelmingly want Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to delay or scrap a planned tax increase, a Reuters poll shows, highlighting concerns that it could derail a fragile economic recovery. As expectations grow that Abe will soon announce he is putting off the unpopular measure, the Reuters Corporate Survey found that nearly three in...

  • S.Korea c.bank keeps rates unchanged, as expected Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 8:55 PM ET

    SEOUL, Nov 13- South Korea's central bank kept interest rates steady on Thursday, in line with market expectations, as it monitors the effects of its two rate cuts this year as well as policy decisions in the United States and Japan. The Bank of Korea's monetary policy committee kept its base rate unchanged at 2.0 percent, that matches a record low, a media official...

  • *Takata rises on air bag chemical modification announcement. After big gains in the previous two sessions on expectations Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is preparing to delay a second rise in the sales tax in an attempt to keep Japan's sluggish economy recovery on track, investors stepped back to assess the wider economic picture. "I think the mood in the market is...

  • *Sept core machinery orders +2.9 pct vs f'cast -1.9 pct. TOKYO, Nov 13- Japan's core machinery orders unexpectedly rose for the fourth straight month in September and manufacturers grew more confident this month, suggesting the economy may be finally starting to gather speed after the hit from an April sales tax hike. Thursday's data also offered an encouraging...

  • SINGAPORE, Nov 13- U.S. crude edged lower to around $77 a barrel in early Asian trade on Thursday after OPEC said demand for its oil will fall next year, while Saudi Arabia kept its silence about a possible cut in production. *U.S. crude for December delivery was trading 12 cents lower at $77.06 a barrel at 0057 GMT, after dipping as low as $76.86. *Global demand for oil from...

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares weaken ahead of Chinese data Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 7:58 PM ET

    TOKYO, Nov 13- Asian shares slipped slightly on Thursday as investors looked to a run of Chinese economic indicators due later in the day, while Wall Street shares ended a five-day winning streak as falling oil prices hurt energy stocks. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan ticked down 0.1 percent with resource-heavy Australian shares...

  • PRECIOUS-Gold treads water; U.S. dollar, data in focus Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 7:58 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, Nov 13- Gold was steady on Thursday as investors waited for U.S. data for possible cues, but sentiment remained fragile as optimism over an economic recovery and a strong dollar dimmed bullion's appeal as a hedge. *Spot gold was flat at $1,159.86 an ounce at 0046 GMT, after easing 0.3 percent the session before. *The metal has seen an intense sell-off since...

  • Televisa, Mexico's top broadcaster and pay TV provider, is rolling out services that compete with Slim's phone company. Televisa executives filed a complaint with Mexico's new telecom regulator, claiming that Telmex had sent calls made to a cable TV service line to the phone of one of Televisa's customers during four hours last Friday. The new regulations are...

  • TOKYO, Nov 13- The dollar took time out from its rally against the yen and euro early on Thursday as traders awaited a batch of Chinese and U.S. data, while the British pound languished at 14- month lows versus its U.S. peer after dovish messages from the Bank of England. The yen stabilised somewhat after Japan's top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga cooled...

  • Global banks entering higher-stake phase of forex probes Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 7:36 PM ET

    WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Nov 12- The $4.3 billion in civil settlements struck Wednesday between six global banks and U.S. and U.K. authorities over foreign exchange market manipulation sets the stage for negotiations over related ongoing probes that could bear much more severe consequences. Citigroup, UBS, HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland, JPMorgan Chase& Co and Bank of...

  • In a series of rapid developments that unfolded just hours after Congress returned from a seven-week recess, there were indications the measure could pass and be sent to Obama sometime next week. Landrieu, who chairs the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, is fighting for her political life as she faces a runoff race early next month that will...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 12- The U.S. State Department must halt plans to expand an oil sands pipeline route from Canada to Wisconsin until possible environmental harm has been closely studied, several green groups said in a lawsuit filed on Wednesday. An Enbridge Inc proposal for its Line 3 pipeline from Alberta to Wisconsin is part of a $7.5 billion upgrade on its system...

  • SHANGHAI, Nov 13- China plans to establish a new bank to fund development of the " New Silk Road", pouring billions of dollars into projects to revive intercontinental land routes and maritime links through central Asia, state media reported Thursday. The official China Securities Journal said related government departments would establish the " Marine Silk...