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  • BRUSSELS, Jan 28- New European Union sanctions against Russia could include further capital markets restrictions, making it harder for Russian companies to refinance themselves and possibly affecting Russian sovereign bonds and access to advanced technology for the oil and gas sectors, EU officials said on Wednesday. EU foreign ministers are set to ask the...

  • WILLISTON, N.D., Jan XX- North Dakota's oil industry is pushing to change the state's radioactive waste disposal laws as part of a broad effort to conserve cash as oil prices tumble. That's because rules prohibit North Dakota landfills from accepting anything but miniscule amounts of radiation. But the oil industry says allowing North Dakota's landfills to...

  • EU MULLS FURTHER RESTRICTIONS ON RUSSIA'S CAPITAL MARKET ACCESS, ADVANCED OIL, GAS TECHNOLOGY-OFFICIALS.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 28- U.S. front-month February RBOB gasoline futures rose sharply on Wednesday after weekly government data from the Energy Information Administration showed gasoline inventories fell 2.6 million barrels last week, against expectations for a small build. The price rise for gasoline futures came as crude oil futures were under pressure amid...

  • LONDON, Jan 28- Oil slipped to $49 a barrel on Wednesday after U.S. crude stocks soared to the highest on record last week, and as a firmer dollar weighed on prices. "Refined product demand continues to be the sole source of strength for the market, but it is not enough to overcome the tidal wave of crude oil supplies for now," said John Kilduff at Again Capital LLC in New...

  • *Expects 2015 rev $31.3 bln- $31.5 bln vs est $31.2 bln. *Rev $8.36 bln vs est $8.04 bln. Jan 28- General Dynamics Corp, maker of Gulfstream jets, tanks and war ships, forecast better-than-expected revenue for 2015 as aircraft orders touched their highest in more than three years.

  • St. Jude outlook lower on foreign exchange impact Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 10:52 AM ET
    Illustration of St. Jude Medical's LibraXP device

    St. Jude Medical on Wednesday predicted that foreign-exchange headwinds would pressure its sales and dampen its outlook for the coming year.

  • *Barclays cuts 2015 forecast to $44 a barrel from $72 for Brent. Jan 28- Barclays Plc and Goldman Sachs Group Inc issued even more bearish forecasts for oil prices on Wednesday, predicting no significant recovery in the first half of 2015.. Barclays slashed its 2015 Brent crude oil price forecast to $44 a barrel from $72, while Goldman said it expected prices for...

  • Jan 28- Boeing Co reported a 23 percent increase in core fourth-quarter profit on Wednesday, topping analysts' estimates and sending its shares up 4.3 percent. Boeing forecast a rise in cash flow to $6.2 billion in 2015, at the top end of expectations, from $4.3 billion at the end of the year. Boeing's results showed strong year-end performances across its...

  • Canada provides new C$200 mln loan to Ukraine Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 10:41 AM ET

    OTTAWA, Jan 28- Canada will provide a second C $200 million low-interest loan to Ukraine, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced on Wednesday. Canada provided a first loan for that amount in September. The second one will be delivered by Export Development Canada, the government's export agency, and is conditional on the approval of the next review of Ukraine's...

  • ABU DHABI, Jan 28- National Bank of Abu Dhabi is expecting a tougher 2015 as lower oil prices hit economic growth and growing competition squeezes profit margins, the head of the United Arab Emirates' largest lender by assets said on Wednesday. NBAD was the latest UAE lender to post strong fourth-quarter earnings, beating analyst forecasts with a 27.6 percent...

  • RBOB GASOLINE FUTURES UP MORE THAN 1.5 PERCENT ON EIA DATA SHOWING GASOLINE STOCKS FELL LAST WEEK.

  • Jan 28- Camel cigarettes maker Reynolds American Inc's shareholders approved its $25 billion acquisition of Newport menthol cigarette maker Lorillard Inc, a deal that would combine the No.2 and No.3 U.S. cigarette companies. A combination of Reynolds and Lorillard would create an entity that would control about 40 percent of the U.S. cigarettes market.

  • US STOCKS-Apple, Boeing lift Wall Street; Fed eyed Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 10:30 AM ET

    *Yahoo unveils plan to spin off Alibaba stake. NEW YORK, Jan 28- U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday, boosted by earnings including Apple and Boeing, while focus could shift later in the day to the Federal Reserve's first two-day policy meeting of the year. Boeing added 4.2 percent to $138 after handily beating top- and bottom-line expectations.

  • U.S. Senator Rand Paul re-introduces "Audit the Fed" bill Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 10:29 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Jan 28- Rand Paul, a Republican Senator from Kentucky and a potential 2016 presidential candidate, re-introduced a bill on Wednesday that would expose monetary policy discussions and decisions to a Congressional audit. The Fed's monetary policy deliberations are currently exempt from Government Accountability Office audits, though the Fed...

  • TORONTO, Jan 28- AGF Management Ltd posted fourth-quarter earnings and revenue that missed expectations on Wednesday as the Canadian fund manager recorded a decline in income from management and advisory fees. Assets under management at AGF Management, one of Canada's largest independent fund managers, rose 2 percent to C $35.11 billion at the end of...

  • *Cedi slumped 31 pct vs dollar last year. ACCRA, Jan 28- Ghana's central bank is ready to intervene "vigorously" this year to ensure a much more stable currency, a senior bank official said on Wednesday, after the cedi slumped 31 percent against the dollar in 2014.. Yao Abalo, head of treasury at Bank of Ghana, told Reuters that the central bank viewed the current pressure...

  • Jan 28- Apple Inc's blockbuster results and a ballooning cash pile may prompt the company to boost share buybacks and dividends this year, with some analysts expecting the iPhone maker to return more than $200 billion to investors. "We had to increase our cell widths and chart heights after Apple's blow-out December-quarter print," RBC Capital Markets analysts...

  • ACCRA, Jan 28- Ghana's cedi will be much more stable this year, after slumping 31 percent against the dollar in 2014, as it will be supported by robust interventions, a senior central bank official said on Wednesday. Yao Abalo, head of treasury at Bank of Ghana, told Reuters that the central bank viewed the current pressure on the cedi as seasonal and temporary, and had...

  • *Sale of stake in Greece's biggest utility halted. A swift series of announcements signaled the newly installed government would stand by its anti-austerity pledges, setting it on course for a clash with European partners, led by Germany, which has said it will not renegotiate the aid package needed to help Greece pay its debts. After announcing a halt to the...