Sept 18- Stock market indexes provider MSCI Inc declared its first-ever quarterly dividend and more than doubled its stock repurchase program to $850 million from $300 million. MSCI will pay Goldman Sachs $300 million in cash and expects to receive about 4.5 million shares of its common stock.» Read More
UKRAINE'S KUBIV SAYS HAS BEEN IN DIALOGUE WITH RUSSIAN MONETARY AUTHORITIES, UKRAINIAN BANKS ALSO TALKING WITH RUSSIAN COUNTERPARTS.
UKRAINE'S CENTRAL BANK HEAD KUBIV SAYS RUSSIA'S INCURSIONS IN EASTERN UKRAINE CREATE MACROECONOMIC RISKS FOR COUNTRY.
KUBIV SAYS UKRAINE NEEDS HEALTHIER BANKING SYSTEM, REDUCED NUMBER OF BANKS FROM CURRENT 181 BANKS.
UKRAINE'S KUBIV SAYS CENTRAL BANK TO SHIFT TO FULL INFLATION TARGETING WITHIN 12 MONTHS.
UKRAINE'S KUBIV SAYS KIEV WILL PAY RUSSIA $386 PER 1,000 CUBIC METERS OF GAS, PREVIOUS DISCOUNTED PRICE.
LUXEMBOURG, April 14- European Union foreign ministers will hold talks on Monday to discuss how to toughen sanctions against Russia for its actions in Ukraine without losing the support of some EU governments worried about antagonising a power with an energy stranglehold over Europe.
*Australia keen to sell live cattle to China. SYDNEY/ BEIJING, April 14- Hot on the back of winning lower tariffs for beef exports from its largest buyer Japan, Australia is setting its sights on winning another major prize for its beef industry by persuading China to open its market to live cattle sales.
SATSUMASENDAI, Japan, April 14- On the main road leading from the Sendai nuclear plant in southern Japan, a construction crew is laying down asphalt to widen the evacuation route in the event of a future disaster.
MUMBAI, April 14- Namdev Desai, manager of a small restaurant near the ruling Congress party's office in south Mumbai, has stocked up on cold sugary drinks in the past few weeks to quench the thirst of party workers during India's ongoing general elections.
*Less money for safety work demanded after Rana Plaza. DHAKA, April 14- Bangladesh garment factory owners say they are soaking up much of the cost of nearly doubling wages as some global retailers balk at price hikes, leaving less money for safety improvements urged by apparel chains after last year's Rana Plaza disaster.
Security experts initially told companies to focus on securing vulnerable websites, but have since warned about threats to technology used in data centers and on mobile devices running Google Inc's Android software and Apple Inc's iOS software.
COEURE- ASSET PURCHASES IN THE EURO AREA WOULD NOT BE ABOUT QUANTITY BUT ABOUT PRICE.
ECB'S COEURE- ASSET PURCHASES ARE AN INSTRUMENT WE ARE READY TO USE IF WE DEEM NECESSARY.
WASHINGTON- For a bunch of people who just agreed the global economy is doing better, top officials from the world's rich and poor nations sound rather worried. -IMF-ECONOMY/, moved, by Jan Strupczewski and Krista Hughes, 870 words. PARIS- Two years ago, Greece's debt crisis almost brought the euro zone crashing down.
PARIS, April 13- Chinese economic growth data this week will offer the clearest indication yet of whether the world's second-largest economy will dodge a "hard landing". The International Monetary Fund warned last week on the risk of a "hard landing" in China.
*Glencore says proceeds will materially de-leverage balance sheet. Glencore agreed to sell Las Bambas to secure approval from China's competition authorities for its takeover of miner Xstrata because Beijing feared the merged group would have too much power over the copper market.
*Ukraine gives separatists until 0600 GMT Monday to lay down arms. KIEV/ SLAVIANSK, Ukraine, April 13- Ukraine has given pro-Russian separatists a Monday morning deadline to disarm or face a "full-scale anti-terrorist operation" by its armed forces, raising the risk of a military confrontation with Moscow.
Glencore said it had sold its interest to a consortium owned 62.5 percent by the Hong Kong- listed MMG Ltd, 22.5 percent by Guoxin International Investment Corp Ltd and 15.0 percent by Citic Metal Co Ltd.. Glencore agreed to sell the mine in return for Beijing's blessing for its $35 billion purchase of Xstrata.
The Obama administration's timeline for having ready the new health care law's online sign-up system "was just flat out wrong"
Glencore said it had sold its interest to a consortium owned 62.5 percent by the Hong Kong- listed MMG Ltd, 22.5 percent by GUOXIN International Investment Corp Ltd and 15.0 percent by CITIC Metal Co Ltd..