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*Bund yields edge up as uncertainty over Scotland subsides. LONDON, Sept 19- Spanish bonds and stocks were Europe's top performers on Friday as markets viewed Scotland's vote against independence as diminishing prospects of a stronger push for secession in Catalonia.
BRUSSELS, Sept 19- U.S. video streaming service Netflix is in talks with cable and telecoms groups to distribute its content in Belgium, Belgian media reported on Friday, the day the company launched its on-demand service in the country.
MOSCOW, Sept 19- Russian energy companies Rosneft and Novatek have asked for 80 to 150 billion roubles each this year from the National Wealth Fund and a decision will be taken soon, Russia's finance minister was quoted as saying on Friday.
CAIRNS, Australia, Sept 19- Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Friday there was no discussion on currency moves at his meeting with U.S. He also said the two agreed on the need to achieve sustainable economic growth in Japan and the United States as the euro-zone economy stagnates.
LONDON, Sept 19- Sterling fell back against the dollar on Friday to stand lower on the day, handing back all of its gains since the first signs overnight that Scotland was voting "No" to splitting off from the United Kingdom.
RUSSIAN PM MEDVEDEV SAYS TALK ABOUT MAKING RUSSIA CLOSED ECONOMY INAPPROPRIATE, RUSSIA WILL STICK TO BASIC PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMIC POLICY.
*Vivendi accepts Telefonica's stake in Telecom Italia. PARIS/ MADRID, Sept 19- French media group Vivendi has closed the deal to sell its Brazilian broadband business GVT to Spain's Telefonica for cash and shares worth around 7.2 billion euros, the companies announced on Friday.
RUSSIAN FINANCE MINISTER SILUANOV SAYS ROSNEFT AND NOVATEK MAY EACH RECEIVE 80- 150 BLN ROUBLES FROM NATIONAL WEALTH FUND THIS YEAR- ITAR TASS NEWS AGENCY.
*Sterling gains as Scotland voters decide to stay in UK. LONDON, Sept 19- British markets rallied and the rest of Europe followed suit on Friday as Scotland's decision to stay in the United Kingdom eased investors past the latest in a recent run of global political obstacles.
LONDON, Sept 19- Brent crude slipped towards $97 a barrel on Friday, not far above 26- month lows reached at the start of the week, despite signs oil producers may cut production to arrest price falls.
HONG KONG, Sept 19- Hong Kong shares had solid rises on Friday, after Alibaba Group's red-hot initial public offering underpinned U.S. bourses, but they were still down for for the week. HSBC Holdings, top boost on the Hang Seng, added 1.7 percent to a seven-month high and Standard Chartered rose 0.9 percent.
BRASILIA, Sept 19- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has clawed back support at the expense of her main opponent in next month's presidential election, a poll showed on Friday, suggesting the runoff that should decide the vote is too close to call.
NEW DELHI, Sept 19- An Indian TV news anchor has been sacked after she referred to Chinese President Xi Jinping as' Eleven' Jinping, apparently confusing Xi's name with the Roman numerals XI, a senior official at the state television channel said on Friday,.
LONDON, Sept 19- British Prime Minister David Cameron said the issue of Scottish independence had been settled "for a generation" on Friday but pledged a swift constitutional shake-up after what he called "a clear vote" by Scots to stay part of the United Kingdom.
SOCHI, Russia, Sept 19- Russia's investment climate will not improve unless there are changes in the country's leadership and political will for such an improvement, former Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin said on Friday.
LONDON, Sept 19- Sterling climbed to a two-year peak against the euro and a two-week high against the dollar on Friday after Scottish voters rejected independence, averting a break-up of the United Kingdom and prolonged uncertainty.
Edinburgh, Sept 19- As Scotland's regions reported their decisions in a momentous independence referendum to the central counting operation in Edinburgh in the early hours of Friday morning, the "Yes" supporters' mood grew ever more deflated. Hopefully we can get on now with a timetable for a federal UK with Scotland as the leader, "he said.
*Copper to target $6,800 again soon- Triland. *Next week's flash HSBC PMI for China in focus. MELBOURNE, Sept 19- London copper prices were on track to extend their losing streak to a fourth straight week on Friday, hurt by concerns over slowing economic growth in top consumer China and a looming increase in U.S. interest rates.
RUSSIA'S FORMER FINANCE MINISTER KUDRIN SAYS THAT WITHOUT GOVERNMENT CHANGES AND POLITICAL WILL, RUSSIA'S INVESTMENT CLIMATE WILL NOT IMPROVE.
TOKYO, Sept 19- Japanese government bond prices were steady to slightly higher on Friday, erasing earlier losses despite gains in share prices, helped by short-covering after a recent sell-off. The 10- year JGB futures price rose 0.09 point to 145.50 while the 10- year cash JGB yield dipped 0.5 basis point to 0.560 percent.