LONDON, March 11- Gold rose nearly one percent on Tuesday as fears of a slowdown in Chinese economic growth and worries about the crisis in Ukraine sapped appetite for risk.» Read More
NEW YORK, Sept 19- Sprint Corp and T-Mobile US Inc said on Thursday that they had not applied to participate in Canada's upcoming spectrum auction in time for Tuesday's deadline. Bigger rival AT&T Inc declined to comment on whether or not it had submitted an application.
LONDON, Sept 19- German bond yields fell to their lowest in a month on Thursday and euro zone bonds rallied across the credit spectrum after the U.S. Riskier assets also rose a day after the Fed opted not to trim its $85 billion a month bond-buying programme, citing strains in the economy from tight fiscal policy.
NEW YORK/ TORONTO, Sept 19- A transformation in how some Canadian cable TV companies sell channels to consumers might be a sign of things to come in the much bigger U.S. market. Walt Disney Co, Time Warner Inc and others worry that subscribers will drop less-popular channels.
*JPMorgan slips, bank to pay regulators $920 million in penalties. *Agilent jumps, to spin off part of its business. NEW YORK, Sept 19- U.S. stocks dipped on Thursday a day after the S&P 500 hit a record high as the market ralled on the Federal Reserve's surprise decision to maintain its stimulus intact.
WASHINGTON, Sept 19- Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday plowed ahead with a bill to gut President Barack Obama's healthcare law while temporarily funding other government programs, ignoring a warning from the White House that the measure would be vetoed.
*First-quarter adj. earnings/shr $0.37 vs est $0.39. *Sees second-quarter earnings/share of about 55 cents vs est 63 cents. Sept 19- ConAgra Foods Inc forecast current-quarter profit well below estimates, hurt by a drop in sales of brands such as Marie Callender's frozen meals and Chef Boyardee pastas.
OAKVILLE, Ontario, Sept 19- The Canadian government hopes BlackBerry Ltd, which is considering selling itself, can make it on its own, Industry Minister James Moore said on Thursday, but he added that he recognized the rapidly changing issues it faces.
FRANKFURT, Sept 19- Deutsche Lufthansa unveiled a $19 billion order for new jets on Thursday as its outgoing chief executive warned the historic investment must not dilute the resolve of Europe's largest airline to stay in the black.
LONDON/ FRANKFURT, Sept 19- The ECB is likely to choose U.S. consultants Oliver Wyman as the' project manager' for a review of the loan books of 130 of the euro zone's biggest banks, according to sources familiar with the process.
HELSINKI, Sept 19- Former Nokia boss Stephen Elop stands to receive around 18.8 million euros in "termination payments" if the company's shareholders agree to sell its handset business to Microsoft, Nokia said on Thursday.
BERLIN, Sept 19- After Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has wielded perhaps the most influence during Europe's debt crisis.
*Bonds yields drop in Japan, Germany. NEW YORK, Sept 19- World shares rose and bond yields fell on Thursday, a day after the U.S. While Wall Street's major indexes showed little follow-through on Thursday, markets that were closed at the time of the statement-- including those in Europe and Asia-- surged.
NEW YORK, Sept 19- The dollar remained near a seven-month low against a basket of major currencies on Thursday after the Federal Reserve left its stimulus program unchanged, surprising investors who had positioned for a scaling back in its stimulus.
WASHINGTON, Sept 19- U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said he was confident that majority Republicans in the chamber would pass a stop-gap U.S. funding measure on Friday that denies money for "Obamacare" health insurance reforms. "We will deliver a big victory in the House tomorrow and then this fight will move over to the Senate where it belongs.
LONDON, Sept 19- Billionaire Canadian philanthropist John McCall MacBain has donated 75 million pounds to help expand Oxford University's prestigious Rhodes scholarship programme to elite students from China, Russia and Brazil.
Sept 19- Agilent Technologies Inc will spin off its slowing electronic measurement business into a public company by the end of next year to focus on its fast-growing healthcare business. Shares of Agilent, carved out of Hewlett-Packard Co in 1999, rose as much as 8 percent on the New York Stock Exchange in early trading.
Sept 19- Canada and the provinces of Ontario and British Columbia intend to start their proposed new common securities regulator by July 1, 2015, three months before the next federal election, according to the agreement they signed on Thursday.
NEW YORK, Sept 19- Oil slipped on Thursday after Iran's president said his country was not seeking war with any other nation, helping unwind a risk premium and foster speculation of a recovery in oil exports to the West. Brent crude for November delivery fell 70 cents to $109.90 a barrel by 11:12 a.m. EDT, while U.S. crude was down 26 cents at $107.81.
NEW YORK, Sept 19- Roche Holding AG is not raising financing to acquire BioMarin Pharmaceuticals, a Roche spokesman told Reuters Thursday, contradicting a report that had lifted BioMarin shares almost 10 percent in pre-market trading.
MINSK, Sept 19- Belarus said on Thursday it was ready to repatriate the head of Russian potash producer Uralkali, arrested last month to protests from Moscow, but wanted a change of ownership in the firm that would restore strong commercial links with Belarus.