*Numbers came out right after China c.bank cut rates. SHANGHAI, March 1- Hours after China's central bank cut interest rates to battle slowing growth and rising deflationary risk, an official survey showed on Sunday that activity in China's factory sector contracted for a second straight month in February. Accounting for 48 percent of China's $10.2 trillion...» Read More
MADRID, Sept 19- Spain's Telefonica said on Friday it had closed a deal to buy Brazilian broadband unit GVT from Vivendi for 4.66 billion euros cash plus its stake in Telecom Italia and an about 7.4 percent stake in its new company, Telefonica Brasil.
DEPUTY BRITISH PRIME MINISTER NICK CLEGG SAYS SCOTTISH' NO' TO.
DEPUTY BRITISH PRIME MINISTER NICK CLEGG SAYS' ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTED' SCOTS HAVE REJECTED INDEPENDENCE.
SCOTTISH NATIONALIST LEADER SALMOND SAYS SCOTLAND WILL EXPECT LONDON TO HONOUR ITS PLEDGES OF MORE POWERS RAPIDLY.
SCOTTISH NATIONALIST LEADER SALMOND SAYS SCOTLAND HAS DECIDED NOT TO BECOME AN INDEPENDENT COUNTRY, HE ACCEPTS DEFEAT.
SCOTTISH VOTERS HAVE REJECTED INDEPENDENCE, RESULTS SHOW NO VOTE EXCEEDS 50 PERCENT OF TURNOUT.
SHANGHAI, Sept 19- China's yuan firmed against the dollar on Friday after the central bank set a marginally stronger midpoint, leaving the currency little changed on the week.
NEW YORK, Sept 19- Though diet studies disagree about what's worse for you, carbohydrates or fat, most say nice things about eating protein, including its potential for better weight control. In July, Taco Bell started selling high-protein meals, which contain Greek yogurt options and twice the meat as in its traditional burritos and bowls.
The Yamal plan, a $27 billion investment to tap vast natural gas reserves in northwest Siberia, aims to double Russia's stake in the fast-growing market for liquefied natural gas. Russia has said it will make sure Yamal has the resources it needs to keep building.
TOKYO, Sept 19- Japan's economy is likely to rebound less than previously expected this quarter, while inflation will stay below the central bank's target well into the future, a Reuters poll showed, compounding worries about the sputtering recovery.
EDINBURGH, Sept 19- Scotland has chosen to stay in the United Kingdom, spurning independence in a historic referendum that had worried allies and investors, results showed on Friday with more than two thirds of the vote declared. Supporters of the United Kingdom have won 54 percent of the vote, according to Reuters calculations, and that share could climb.
REUTERS POLL- JAPAN FY 2014/ 15 GDP GROWTH +0.3 PCT, FY 2015/ 16 +1.3 PCT.
REUTERS POLL- JAPAN JULY-SEPT ANNUALIZED GDP SEEN AT +3.6 PCT,, OCT-DEC GDP +2.1 PCT.
REUTERS POLL- JAPAN FY 2014/ 15 CORE CPI EXCLUDING TAX-RISE EFFECT.
*Dollar at six-year high vs yen. CAIRNS, Australia, Sept 19- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Friday he saw no problem with recent currency moves as the dollar scaled a six-year high versus the yen due to growing expectations for higher interest rates in the United States.
LONDON, Sept 19- British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday congratulated Alistair Darling, the man who spearheaded the campaign against Scottish independence, as partial results indicated Scotland had voted to stay in the United Kingdom by a clear margin.
MOSCOW, Sept 19- Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said Russia, Ukraine and the European Union had preliminarily agreed to hold new talks on resolving a gas-pricing dispute between Russia and Ukraine on Sept. 26, Russian news agencies reported on Friday.
LONDON, Sept 19- British stocks were set to open higher on Friday while previously inflated bets on high volatility in the currency market over the next week fell away as the "No" camp looked set for victory in Scotland's independence referendum. Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond conceded defeat in the vote after the bulk of results had leant towards "No".
*CAR Inc surges 28 pct in HK debut. HONG KONG, Sept 19- Hong Kong's benchmark index rose on Friday following gains on U.S. exchanges, but trimmed earlier gains as a weaker Chinese market weighed on sentiment. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong fell 0.3 percent.