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  • LONDON, Feb 7- Brent crude oil slipped to around $107 a barrel on Friday as U.S. jobs data raised concern about prospects for demand growth for the world's top oil consumer. "We're still essentially going sideways with some negative momentum given what we are seeing in the emerging markets and China in recent weeks," said Simon Wardell, analyst at Global Insight.

  • LONDON/ OSLO, Feb 7- Norway's Statoil abandoned its 2020 production target on Friday and slashed spending plans so it could pay more to shareholders, becoming the latest oil major to acknowledge the fading appeal of new energy projects.

  • *EU puts pressure on Switzerland to change rules. Inc is shifting its main European tax base to Ireland from Switzerland, a Reuters examination of company statements and accounts shows, as pressure mounts on the Alpine nation to abolish some corporate tax incentives.

  • CHICAGO, Feb 7- CBOE Holdings Inc, which runs the largest U.S. stock-options market, reported a rise in quarterly profit on Friday as higher trading volumes led to more income from transaction fees. The earnings represented CBOE's "best fourth-quarter results ever," the company said.

  • LONDON, Feb 7- Countries such as Hungary, lacking the protection of high interest rates, may take the hit from the next selloff wave in emerging markets now bold rate hikes have made the likes of Turkey too costly to bet against.

  • *Employment +29,400, after -44,000 in Dec. *Jobless rate falls to 7.0 pct from 7.2 pct in Dec. OTTAWA, Feb 7- The Canadian economy in January recouped 29,400 of the 44,000 jobs lost in December, registering an even larger jump in full-time positions, while the unemployment rate fell to 7.0 percent from 7.2 percent, Statistics Canada said on Friday.

  • CRUDE OIL FUTURES EXTEND LOSSES, BRENT OIL TURNS NEGATIVE AFTER WEAK U.S.

  • US TREASURIES YIELDS FALL AFTER PAYROLLS, 10- YEAR NOTES YIELD 2.65 PERCENT.

  • Amazon tests Brazil's retail jungle with its Kindle Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    SAO PAULO, Feb 7- Amazon Inc. started selling its Kindle online in Brazil on Friday, expanding from ebooks into retail for the first time in Latin America's biggest and most challenging ecommerce market. The world's largest online retailer launched an Internet bookstore in Brazil in 2012, a low-risk landing on this $11 billion emerging ecommerce market.

  • LONDON, Feb 7- The euro fell back against the dollar on Friday, hit by criticism of the European Central Bank's bond-buying programme by a German court and by the prospect of U.S. jobs data that is likely to underline the contrast with a fragile euro zone.

  • *Germany refers ECB's OMT to European Court of Justice. LONDON, Feb 7- Spanish yields fell close to eight-year lows on Friday as investors bet a German court decision to refer a complaint against the ECB's bond-buying plan to Europe's top court had reduced the risk it could be curbed.

  • ZURICH, Feb 7- The sharp sell-off in emerging markets has hit growth in Vontobel's asset management business, causing the Swiss bank to miss annual profit expectations and making its targets for this year a stretch, it said on Friday.

  • NEW DELHI, Feb 7- India on Friday cut its estimate of annual growth for the fiscal year to 4.9 percent from 5 percent because of a contraction in the manufacturing and mining sectors.

  • CHICAGO, Feb 7- CBOE Holdings Inc, which runs the largest U.S. stock-options market, reported a rise in quarterly profit on Friday as higher trading volumes led to more income from transaction fees. The earnings represented CBOE's "best fourth-quarter results ever," the company said.

  • *Copper set to post biggest weekly rise this year. PARIS, Feb 7- Stocks, oil and some base metals climbed on Friday on hopes that a U.S. jobs report due out shortly will ease concerns over the pace of global economic growth, and emerging market assets got a lift following their recent sell-off.

  • Apollo's fourth-quarter profit drops 37 percent Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 7:42 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Feb 7- Apollo Global Management LLC reported a 37 percent drop in fourth-quarter profit per share on Friday despite a big rise in the value of its private equity funds, as it failed to match the carried interest income from a year ago. Economic net income after taxes totaled $1.06 per share, compared with $1.69 a year earlier.

  • BERLIN, Feb 7- German exports unexpectedly fell on the month in December and industrial output declined, signalling that the brighter global outlook does not yet mean it can rely on foreign demand to power growth.

  • BERLIN, Feb 7- German exports unexpectedly fell on the month in December and industrial output declined, signalling that the brighter global outlook does not yet mean it can rely on foreign demand to power growth.

  • LONDON, Feb 7- Israel has taken a step closer to becoming a natural gas exporter after Australia's Woodside Petroleum Ltd signed a deal to take a 25 percent stake in the huge East Mediterranean Leviathan gas field.

  • KIEV, Feb 7- Ukraine's central bank tried to dampen fears about its currency on Friday after imposing new capital controls to bolster the hryvnia that banks said were likely to cripple trade and lead to a currency black market.