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  • Nov 25- Pandora Media Inc presented its listeners with British singer Adele's best-selling album "25", days after streaming companies said the album would not be available for streaming at release. The album "25" was originally expected to sell more than 1 million units in North America in its first week, as estimated by Billboard magazine. Sales of the album...

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Nov 26-- The dominant theme of commodity markets in recent months, in virtually every article or conversation at events, has been how much lower can prices possibly go. The answer is simple, they will stop falling when the point of maximum pain is reached. Even if one takes the view that prices have been hit by softer-than-expected demand...

  • *Copper, zinc also gain sharply in Shanghai, London. MANILA, Nov 26- Nickel in Shanghai surged more than 7 percent on Thursday amid expectations of production cuts, leading a broad-based rally in base metals after an early-week rout that pulled prices to multi-year lows. London copper, zinc and nickel jumped more than 3 percent, and copper and zinc in Shanghai...

  • SHANGHAI, Nov 26- China stocks edged up on Thursday, supported by property and resources firms as investors drew confidence from a slew of analysts' forecasts that generally painted a rosy outlook for the equity market next year. Hong Kong stocks rebounded, along with European and other Asian markets, as anxiety from Turkey's downing of a Russian fighter jet...

  • *GSK cut 40 pct of China sales reps after bribery scandal. SHANGHAI, Nov 26- GlaxoSmithKline Plc has cut 40 percent of its sales reps in China and axed some units as it eyes a return to growth in 2016, after sales plunged during a bribery scandal that landed it with a record $490 million fine in 2014.. The British firm is gambling on a new, cleaner image to reboot its...

  • SHANGHAI, Nov 26- China's yuan stayed flat against the dollar on Thursday for the third consecutive trading session after the central bank set the daily guidance rate marginally weaker. The People's Bank of China set the midpoint rate at 6.3896 per dollar prior to market open, 0.03 percent weaker than the previous fix 6.3877. Granting foreign investors greater...

  • SINGAPORE, Nov 26- Brent and U.S. crude oil futures were nearly flat on Thursday on light trading due to the U.S. It settled up 5 cents, or 0.11 percent, at $46.17 a barrel the day before, after falling more than $1 to a session low $45.03. The flat to slightly positive moves in benchmark prices appear to be in line with sideways trading for the dollar index, said Ric Spooner,...

  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Nov 26- The dollar was back on a bullish footing on Thursday, dusting off its latest setback helped by upbeat U.S. data and monetary easing expectations that dragged down the euro. The index sunk as low as 99.312 the day before in the wake of rising geopolitical tensions following the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkey that led investors to cut...

  • TOKYO, Nov 26- Japanese stocks rebounded on Thursday morning, but shares in suppliers of parts for the iPhone's LCD screens slumped after the Nikkei business daily reported on Apple's plans to introduce organic light-emitting diode displays for its iPhones in 2018.. Sharp Corp shares fell 4.7 percent and Japan Display Inc plunged 7.5 percent during the...

  • U.S. crude's West Texas Intermediate futures flirted in both negative and positive territory in morning trade, slipping 2 cents, or 0.05 percent, to $43.02 a barrel as of 0133 GMT. It settled up 5 cents, or 0.11 percent, at $46.17 a barrel the day before, after falling more than $1 to a session low $45.03. Stocks rose 1 million barrels in the week to Nov. 20, the ninth...

  • MANILA, Nov 26- Nickel in Shanghai rallied more than 7 percent on Thursday and London prices also jumped ahead of a meeting among Chinese producers on Friday to discuss possible production cuts. Nickel for January delivery on the Shanghai Futures Exchange was up 6.4 percent at 71,220 yuan a tonne by 0143 GMT after rising as far as 71,700 yuan.

  • SEJONG, South Korea, Nov 26- South Korea on Thursday said its own testing showed that Volkswagen AG intentionally manipulated a diesel emissions device in vehicles with an older engine, and ordered the recall of 125,522 cars. South Korea is the first country after the United States to announce measures based on it own testing to address the diesel emissions...

  • Nov 25- A U.S. lawsuit raises new questions about the competence of Sumner Redstone and his ability as executive chairman of Viacom Inc and CBS Corp to run the two media companies. In a probate lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Manuela Herzer, one of the billionaire media mogul's former girlfriends, described him as mentally vacant, "listless" and...

  • TAIPEI, Nov 26- Taiwan stocks rose on Thursday, paced by gains in Fubon Financial Holdings after it posted a record net profit for the first nine months of the year. Bigger rival Cathay Financial added 0.8 percent. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.173 to T $32.474 per U.S. dollar.

  • SEJONG, South Korea, Nov 26- South Korea on Thursday said its own testing showed that Volkswagen AG intentionally manipulated a diesel emissions device in vehicles with an older engine, and ordered the recall of 125,522 cars. In September, Europe's biggest auto manufacturer admitted that it installed software in up to 11 million diesel vehicles worldwide that...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Nov 25- Argentina's automakers said on Wednesday the reforms promised by president-elect Mauricio Macri would take a while to bear fruit in Latin America's third largest economy and they expected their sector to remain stagnant throughout the first half of 2016.. Argentina's car industry has struggled in recent years due a stagnant domestic...

  • The class action lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, accuses Goldman Sachs Group, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Credit Suisse Group, Barclays Plc, BNP Paribas SA, UBS, Deutsche Bank AG, and the Royal Bank of Scotland of colluding to prevent the trading of interest rate swaps on electronic exchanges, like the ones on which...

  • SINGAPORE, Nov 26- Gold hovered close to its lowest in nearly six years on Thursday, as the dollar held at multi-month highs and U.S. economic data reinforced market expectations of an interest rate hike this year. *Spot gold was little changed at $1,070.80 an ounce by 0031 GMT, after dropping 0.4 percent on Wednesday. *Gold had seen some safe-haven bids earlier in the...

  • The EPA wants to study the product further after it found that the company's Dow AgroSciences unit claimed the two active ingredients work better together, according to court documents. "The information suggests that EPA's analysis may have understated the phytotoxicity of the product," the EPA said in the court filing. Dow Chemical said it has sent the EPA all...

  • Nov 25- The Reuters story published Wednesday with the key word slug SUMENERREDSTONE-LAWSUIT/ MANUELA HERZER has been changed to SUMNERREDSTONE-LAWSUIT/ MANUELA HERZER.