SYDNEY, Aug 29- London copper futures were mostly unchanged on Friday, but prices were on track for their biggest monthly loss since March on worries that escalating tensions in Ukraine could set back global growth and hit metals demand. *The most-traded October copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange fell 1 percent to 49,740 yuan a tonne.» Read More
*World's top futures operator takes on Euronext market. *Traders doubt success, say bid for Euronext better option.
FED' S BULLARD SAYS POLICYMAKERS MUST CONSIDER WHETHER THEY WILL BE FEEDING NEW BUBBLES EVEN AS THEY NORMALIZE MONETARY POLICY.
FED' S BULLARD SAYS BELIEVES YELLEN WAS JUST REPEATING THE VIEW HELD IN PRIVATE SECTOR.
FED' S BULLARD- YELLEN'S ASSERTION THAT' CONSIDERABLE PERIOD' MEANS SIX MONTHS IS IN LINE WITH PRIVATE SECTOR SURVEYS.
BRUSSELS, March 21- Goldman Sachs and world No.1 cablemaker Prysmian will be charged along with France's Nexans and several Japanese cable firms next month by the EU for operating an industry price-fixing cartel, four people with knowledge of the matter said on Friday.
*Moscow says it will respond in kind. NEW YORK, March 21- Crude oil futures rose $1 on Friday as traders scrambled to cover short positions after the U.S. and EU imposed sanctions on Russia, the world's second largest oil producer, renewing fears of a supply disruption.
LONDON, March 21- Nasdaq OMX's new London- based derivatives exchange has achieved 10 percent market share in one of its contracts, a level of liquidity that will draw more market participants to connect, its chief executive said.
March 21- Pacific Investment Management Co on Friday launched the Pimco Global Income Opportunities Fund, one of the largest closed-end funds to list on the Toronto Stock Exchange, according to a statement by the firm.
LONDON, March 21- European shares edged higher in choppy trading on Friday and recorded their biggest weekly gain in a month, helped by a rally in basic resources stocks and some positive technical buying signals.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 21- Twitter said on Friday that it hopes access to its service in Turkey will be restored soon. "We stand with our users in Turkey who rely on Twitter as a vital communications platform. We hope to have full access returned soon, "the company said in a tweet on Friday.
WASHINGTON, March 21- A Senate proposal to overhaul the U.S. housing finance system would make mortgages more expensive and less available, especially in minority communities, a coalition of consumer advocates and civil rights groups warned on Friday.
MOSCOW/ BRUSSELS, March 21- President Vladimir Putin signed laws completing Russia's annexation of Crimea on Friday, as investors took fright at a U.S. decision to slap sanctions on his inner circle of money men and security officials.
March 21- Nordstrom Inc is postponing the opening of its discount Rack stores in Canada until 2017, to focus on the launch of its full-line department stores there, its first department stores abroad.
March 21- Endocyte Inc's shares more than doubled after the company said its cancer drug was recommended for conditional approval in Europe for ovarian cancer and that the drug improved survival rates in lung cancer patients.
PARIS/ GENEVA, March 21- CME Group Inc, the world's largest futures exchange operator, is working on plans to launch a European milling wheat contract in a direct challenge to Euronext's Paris- based wheat market, several sources familiar with the matter said.
*Barroso, Van Rompuy smile when asked about Italy budget. *PM Renzi says Italy will respect 3 pct deficit limit. However the reaction in Italy reflected questions over how well Renzi's fast-talking style and his promises to end the austerity policies which have dominated the EU's response to the euro zone debt crisis will go down in Brussels.
LONDON, March 21- European shares headed for their biggest weekly gain in a month on Friday, supported by a rally in basic resources stocks and some positive technical buying signals.
TORONTO, March 21- The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has agreed to buy U.S. life insurance and reinsurance provider Wilton Re Holdings Ltd for $1.8 billion from a group of private equity firms, the first foray by the global dealmaker into the U.S. insurance business.
LONDON, March 21- Britain's government may have damaged its own ambitions to revamp the country's infrastructure using private sector money after new economic policies hobbled a key industry's incentive to invest.
MOSCOW, March 21- Far from dividing Vladimir Putin's inner circle, U.S. sanctions are drawing them ever closer together behind the former KGB spy and his drive to create a Great Russia.