LONDON, Nov 28- Following OPEC's decision on Thursday to leave production unchanged, Brent crude futures experienced the first three-standard deviation down-move since the flash crash of May 2011 and before that the depths of the recession in March 2009. With U.S. markets and financial institutions closed for the Thanksgiving holiday, limited liquidity...» Read More
EU'S OETTINGER SAYS TO CONSIDER IF WESTERN COMPANIES COULD RENT STORAGE CAPACITY IN UKRAINE.
MOSCOW, June 16- Russian natural gas exporter Gazprom reduced supplies to Ukraine on Monday after Kiev failed to meet a deadline to pay off its gas debts in a dispute that could disrupt supplies to the rest of Europe.
EU'S OETTINGER SAYS UKRAINE INTENDS TO FULFIL GAS TRANSIT COMMITMENTS.
EU'S OETTINGER SAYS MAY HAVE A PROBLEM IN EUROPE IF GAS STORAGE NOT FILLED.
VIENNA, June 16- European Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said on Monday he was aiming to arrange further talks to solve the gas pricing row between Moscow and Kiev, which has led Gazprom to reduce supplies to Ukraine.
MILAN, June 16- Italian lottery operator GTECH said on Monday it was in preliminary talks to buy Las Vegas- based slot machine maker International Game Technology in a deal that could involve a cash and paper offer.
TOKYO, June 16- A pattern of spending on hostess bars and overseas junkets for local pension fund officials went unchecked by senior managers at Deutsche Bank's Japanese securities arm, who failed to prevent or turned a blind eye to expenses that could be prosecuted as bribery, previously undisclosed details of a regulatory investigation show.
EU'S OETTINGER SAYS WILL SOUND OUT PROSPECTS FOR FURTHER TALKS IN UKRAINE- RUSSIAN GAS STANDOFF.
VIENNA- EU'S OETTINGER SAYS ASSUMES UKRAINE HAS 12 BLN CUBIC METERS GAS RESERVES.
HONG KONG, June 16- Hong Kong shares finished a tick lower on Monday, with investors remaining cautious and awaiting direction from a U.S. The Hang Seng Index closed down 0.1 percent at 23,300.7 points. The China Enterprises Index of the leading offshore Chinese listings in Hong Kong inched up 0.1 percent.
ZURICH, June 16- Actelion Ltd said its experimental heart and lung drug Selexipag met its primary goal in a late-stage study, giving the Swiss biotech company a potential second big seller to replenish its product pipeline.
LONDON, June 16- Oil demand in the United States grew at the fastest pace in the world in 2013, outstripping China for the first time since 1999 as the world's top economy reaped the benefit of the shale boom, oil major BP said on Monday.
PARIS, June 16- Airbus Group and Safran said on Monday they had agreed to create a 50-50 joint venture in space launchers, combining Airbus's launch systems with Safran's propulsion systems, to help to compete with new low-cost rivals.
SEOUL, June 16- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is emerging as a major player in its local debt market, buying more South Korean-issued bonds as it juggles a $60 billion cash pile.
*Dollar/yen dips as Tokyo shares slip on Iraq conflict. LONDON, June 16- The yen and the Swiss franc rose on Monday, with the Japanese currency trading near a four-month high against the euro as investors sought a safe haven amid escalating conflict in Iraq.
PARIS, June 16- French Prime Minister Manuel Valls refused on Monday to yield to the demands of striking rail workers seeking to derail a planned reform of the sector as their stoppage entered a six day.
NEW DELHI, June 16- India's wholesale price inflation rose to a five-month high in May, adding to worries that disappointing rains could lead to higher food prices and turmoil in Iraq could cause a spike in global oil prices.
*CCI hires Singapore- based trader for naphtha- mkt sources. *Firm currently trades fuel oil, petchem from Singapore. SINGAPORE, June 17- U.S. company Castleton Commodities International LLC is expanding its oil product trading in Asia to include naphtha, market sources said.
MUNICH, June 16- German engineering group Siemens and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries are expected to present their joint move on France's Alstom in Paris on Monday, challenging a formal offer from General Electric.