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  • LONDON, Nov 30- Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government said on Monday all crude oil that moved through its pipeline to the Turkish port of Ceyhan, as well as all cargoes loaded at that point, had been verified and there was no question as to their origin. The ministry statement added that every cargo loaded at Ceyhan, the outlet for shipments from northern Iraq, was...

  • CHICAGO, Nov 30- U.S. online sales grew 14 percent on Cyber Monday, on track to set a record, leading some retail websites, like Target Corp's, to crash temporarily due to high customer traffic. Website outages and slow checkouts during the five-day shopping spree starting Thanksgiving Thursday, were also reported at PayPal Inc, department store chain Neiman...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 30- Factory activity in the Midwest shrunk in November and contracts to buy previously owned U.S. homes rose marginally, the latest suggestions that economic growth will probably remain modest in the fourth quarter. "It suggests that there is no obvious uplift for growth in the near-term," said Millan Mulraine, deputy chief economist at TD...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 30- The International Monetary Fund on Monday, as expected, admitted China's yuan into its benchmark currency basket in a victory for Beijing's campaign for recognition as a global economic power. The IMF executive board's decision to add the yuan, also known as the renminbi, to the Special Drawing Rights basket alongside the dollar, euro, pound...

  • VIENNA, Nov 30- OPEC oil output has risen in November from the previous month, a Reuters survey found on Monday, led by a rebound in Iraqi exports after bad weather had temporarily halted supply growth from the group's second-largest producer. OPEC supply has risen in November to 31.77 million barrels per day from 31.64 million in October, according to the survey,...

  • Nov 30- Morgan Stanley plans to cut up to 25 percent of its fixed-income jobs, Bloomberg reported, citing people with familiar with the matter. The workforce reduction will be across all regions and is set to take place in the next two weeks, Bloomberg said, citing two of the people. Morgan Stanley declined to comment on the Bloomberg story.

  • Nov 30- U.S. stocks were lower in early afternoon trading on Monday as health and consumer discretionary stocks declined and investors awaited key economic data including the November jobs report. While the U.S. central bank is likely to raise interest rates for the first time since June 2006, the European Central Bank is expected to unveil fresh monetary...

  • "The holiday season is the most significant contributor to annual retail sales," said Chicago- based Erica Rannestad, senior analyst of precious metals demand at the GFMS metals analysts team in Thomson Reuters, commenting on platinum jewelry. Imports from Thailand and France more than doubled. U.S. imports of gold jewelry rose 12 percent in the July-September...

  • VIENNA, Nov 30- OPEC is set to debate a technical increase of its production ceiling later this week to accommodate returning member Indonesia, delegates said on Monday, while hopes of a meaningful dialogue with rival non- OPEC members all but faded. Indonesia asked OPEC this year to renew its membership, aiming to benefit from closer ties with oil producers.

  • Nov 30- The following table shows OPEC crude oil output in millions of barrels per day in November and October and September, according to a Reuters survey published on Monday. OPEC is pumping much more than its notional target of 30 million bpd. There are no individual quotas disclosed for the OPEC member countries.

  • "WE DO THINK INFLATION EXPECTATIONS MAY BE TOO SANGUINE"- BLACKROCK'S RUSS KOESTERICH.

  • BLACKROCK'S KOESTERICH SAYS HE PREFERS TREASURY INFLATION PROTECTED SECURITIES TO REGULAR U.S.

  • *Ukraine, Venezuela, Argentina 2015 top global performers. LONDON, Nov 30- Labelled the emerging market "toxic trio" until not so long ago, the high-yielding bonds of Ukraine, Argentina and Venezuela have come up smelling of roses for those who were brave enough to buy into them at the start of the year. Ukraine's debt restructuring, pro-business Maurico Macri's...

  • CHICAGO, Nov 30- Sales on Cyber Monday, the busiest day of the year for internet shopping, were up 14 percent from a year earlier, totalling $490 million between midnight and 10 a.m. ET, according to estimates by Adobe Digital Index.

  • Nov 30- Morgan Stanley plans to cut up to 25 percent of its fixed-income jobs, Bloomberg reported, citing people with familiar with the matter. The workforce reduction will be across all regions and is set to take place in the next two weeks, Bloomberg said, citing two of the people. Morgan Stanley declined to comment on the Bloomberg story.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 30- The International Monetary Fund on Monday admitted China's yuan into its benchmark currency basket in a victory for Beijing's campaign for recognition as a global economic power. The IMF's executive board agreed to add the yuan, also known as the renminbi, to its Special Drawing Rights basket alongside the dollar, euro, pound sterling and yen,...

  • Nov 30- BATS Global Markets Inc is expected to file a prospectus for an initial public offering as early as December, the Wall Street Journal reported, in what would be the exchange operator's second attempt at going public. Morgan Stanley and Citigroup Inc have been tapped to lead a group of banks to work on the IPO, the newspaper reported, citing people familiar...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 30- The International Monetary Fund on Monday admitted China's yuan into its benchmark currency basket in a win for Beijing's campaign for recognition as a global economic power. The IMF's executive board agreed to add the yuan, also known as the renminbi, to its Special Drawing Rights basket alongside the dollar, euro, pound sterling and yen, in a...

  • CONNECTICUT ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE SAYS PLANS TO INVESTIGATE BREACH AT TOYMAKER VTECH HOLDINGS LTD.

  • Nov 30- U.S. regulators are investigating whether Wells Fargo& Co has pushed employees too hard to meet sales targets while turning a blind eye to questionable behavior, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. Wells Fargo has a reputation for being better than peers like Bank of America Corp and JPMorgan Chase& Co at selling multiple products to its customers,...