*EU emissions trading provoked ire from U.S., China, others. The scheme had pitted European states against China, the United States, India and others, who said it violated their sovereignty.» Read More
*Euro extends post-ECB fall; Germany cuts growth outlook. NEW YORK, Dec 7- The dollar rose against the euro and yen on Friday after data showed U.S. employment grew faster than expected in November, but the less encouraging details limited gains.
ATHENS, Dec 7- Greece's biggest banks asked their boards to approve selling back as much as their entire holdings of national debt, banking sources said on Friday, putting Athens on track to meet a target set by its international lenders.
NEW YORK, Dec 7- U.S. stocks opened higher on Friday in the wake of data showing U.S. employment grew more than forecast in November, defying expectations of a sharp pull back relating to Superstorm Sandy. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 57.29 points, or 0.44 percent, to 13,131.33. The Nasdaq Composite Index climbed 13.69 points, or 0.46 percent, to 3,002.96.
NEW YORK, Dec 7- Boeing Co said customers cancelled orders for six planes worth nearly $1.9 billion, and booked orders for two planes worth $700 million. The company didn't identify which customers had cancelled or placed the orders. In its latest tally, Boeing showed cancellations for five 747-8 jumbo jets and a 767. The new orders were for two 747 s.
Dec 7- China- based Suntech Power Holdings Co Ltd said it had concluded that it had been defrauded by a partner in a solar development fund, which would require it to reduce its net income for 2010 by between $60 million and $80 million. The scandal involves investment fund GSF Sicar, a Luxembourg- based company that develops solar power plants.
SAO PAULO, Dec 7- Automobile production in Brazil is expected to shrink this year for the first time in a decade, the national automakers' association said on Friday. Industry group Anfavea revised its 2012 forecast to a 1.5 percent output drop, down from a prior outlook for 2 percent growth.
WASHINGTON, Dec 7- U.S. employment grew faster than expected in November as the hit from superstorm Sandy on payrolls was less forceful than many feared. Nonfarm employment increased by 146,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department said on Friday, defying expectations of a sharp pull back related to superstorm Sandy.
Dec 7- Ford Motor Co is recalling 19,106 2013 Fusion sedans in the United States to replace faulty headlamps, federal safety officials said on Friday. The latest recall involves headlamps that could become hazy and dimmer over time, Ford said in documents filed with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
WASHINGTON, Dec 7- With about three weeks left before the "fiscal cliff" deadline, the task of avoiding the steep tax hikes and spending cuts was down to talks between Republican House Speaker John A. Boehner and President Barack Obama, according to Capitol Hill aides.
*Aetna to pay $60 mln, plus up to $60 mln more. The accord calls for Aetna to pay $60 million into a general settlement fund, plus as much as $60 million more depending on how many people submit claims. Aetna said it will take a $78 million after-tax charge in the current quarter for the settlement, and that the charge will not affect operating earnings.
*Austria's cenbank cuts 2013 GDP forecast to 0.5 pct. BRATISLAVA/ FRANKFURT, Dec 7- A European Central Bank policymaker said on Friday the bank had had a "very serious" debate about cutting interest rates this week and that a cut was possible next year if the euro zone economy does not pick up.
*Facebook post by Netflix executive triggers SEC notice. NEW YORK, Dec 7- Wall Street was set for a higher open on Friday in the wake of data showing U.S. employment grew in November, defying expectations of a sharp pull back relating to Superstorm Sandy.
*Brazil real flat, Mexico peso gains 0.2 pct. SAO PAULO, Dec 7- Brazil's interest-rate futures rallied on Friday after higher-than-forecast inflation data reduced the scope for additional monetary easing next year, while the Mexican peso gained after encouraging U.S. payrolls data.
NEW YORK, Dec 7- U.S. Nonfarm employment increased by 146,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department said on Friday, defying expectations of a sharp pull-back related to superstorm Sandy. "It's stronger than expected on the surface but the unemployment rate fell for the wrong reasons," said Richard Gilhooly, interest rate strategist at TD Securities in New York. "
*U.S. stock index futures point to higher open on Wall Street. U.S. stock index futures recovered from earlier losses after the data to point to a stronger start on Wall Street, while the benchmark Treasury 10- year note yield spiked to 1.64 percent, up from 1.58 percent before the numbers.
Dec 7- Aetna Inc on Friday said it agreed to pay as much as $120 million to settle litigation over its practices on the payment of claims for services by providers with which Aetna does not have a contract.
*Bid by Chinese consortium to value ILFC at about $5.5 billion. By Michael Flaherty and Denny Thomas. HONG KONG, Dec 7- A group of Chinese companies, including the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, is in talks to buy American International Group Inc's aircraft leasing unit for about $5.5 billion, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday.
NEW YORK, Dec 7- The dollar rallied against the euro and yen on Friday after data showed U.S. employment grew faster than expected in November. Nonfarm employment increased by 146,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department said on Friday, defying expectations of a sharp pull-back related to superstorm Sandy.
NEW YORK, Dec 7- U.S. 30- year Treasuries bonds fell a full poia3410reuff. b f BC-MAREKTS-USA- BONDS/ (UR 12-07 0062. NEW YORK, Dec 7- U.S. 30- year Treasuries bonds fell a full point in price on Friday after data showed that employers added more jobs than expected in November.
BUDAPEST, Dec 7- ECB President Mario Draghi said on Friday that Hungary's central bank must retain its independence to be credible- a rare public warning about undue political influence ahead of a change in the bank's leadership.