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  • *Fed cuts bond purchases to $65 bln a month as expected. LONDON, Jan 30- The dollar rose against a basket of currencies as well as the safe-haven yen on Thursday as investors positioned for robust growth data from the world's largest economy which would increase the greenback's allure.

  • Manufacturer 3M posts 11 percent rise in net income Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 7:39 AM ET

    The company, whose products include Post-it notes and film for flat-panel televisions, said net income rose to $1.1 billion, or $1.62 per share, from $991 million, or $1.41 per share, a year earlier.

  • LONDON, Jan 30- Global equities hit 3 1/ 2- month lows on Thursday, as a stimulus cut by the U.S. Currencies in South Africa and Hungary also hit multi-year troughs, and the Turkish lira approached this week's earlier record low.

  • *2013 sales rise 3 pct to 46.78 billion Sfr. BASEL, Jan 30- Roche offered shareholders a lower-than-expected dividend payout after reporting an 18 percent rise in full-year net profit, potentially a sign the Swiss pharmaceuticals group might be keeping its cash for deals.

  • *Slower money supply growth may herald euro stocks fall. *Indicator peaked in April 2013. LONDON, Jan 30- Euro zone equity investors should pay heed to a steep slowdown in money supply growth- history suggests the indicator leads stock markets by around 12 months.

  • The company said it had earned $728 million, or 67 cents per share, in the fourth quarter. That compared with $827 million, or 74 cents per share, in the year-earlier quarter, when Lilly took charges for asset impairments and restructuring. Global sales fell 2 percent to $5.81 billion, but topped Wall Street forecasts of $5.46 billion.

  • Jan 30- Harley-Davidson Inc posted a higher quarterly profit on Thursday, lifted by growing global sales of its motorcycles. The Milwaukee- based company posted a fourth-quarter net profit of $75.4 million, or 34 cents a share, up from $70.6 million, or 31 cents a share, last year.

  • Northrop profit falls due to lower aerospace revenue Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 7:22 AM ET

    Jan 30- U.S. weapons maker Northrop Grumman Corp reported a 10 percent fall in quarterly profit, partly due to lower sales in its aerospace business. Net profit fell to $478 million, or $2.12 per share, in the fourth quarter, from $533 million, or $2.14 per share, a year earlier. The company said it expects revenue of $23.5 billion to $23.8 billion in 2014..

  • ConocoPhillips quarterly profit higher on asset sales Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 7:19 AM ET

    Jan 30- ConocoPhillips, the largest U.S. oil company without refining operations, on Thursday said its fourth-quarter profit rose, helped by the sale of its Algerian business and other assets. Profit in the quarter was $2.5 billion, or $2.00 per share, compared with $1.4 billion, or $1.16 per share, a year earlier.

  • Jan 30- AutoNation Inc, the largest U.S. automobile dealer group, sped by Wall Street earnings expectations on Thursday on robust sales of luxury cars like Mercedes-Benz and BMW. AutoNation showed net income of $109.4 million, or 89 cents per share, in the fourth quarter, versus $83.2 million, or 67 cents per share a year ago.

  • OSLO, Jan 30- Norwegian telecoms group Telenor will spend less on developing its new network in Myanmar than investors expected and predicted it would start generating cash within three years in a country with the world's lowest mobile penetration rate.

  • Jan 30- JD.com, China's second-largest e-commerce company behind Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, said on Thursday it plans to raise up to $1.5 billion in an initial public offering in the United States.

  • Colgate-Palmolive quarterly profit falls 6 pct Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 7:17 AM ET

    Jan 30- Colgate-Palmolive Co, the world's largest toothpaste maker, reported a 6 percent fall in quarterly profit, hurt by a stronger dollar. Excluding items, Colgate-Palmolive earned 75 cents per share. Colgate-Palmolive said foreign exchange fluctuations hurt sales by 4.5 percent.

  • Jan 30- Dover Corp, the maker of pumps, drill bits and other industrial products, posted a higher quarterly profit, helped by higher sales in its engineered systems business. Net income from continuing operations rose to $210.8 million, or $1.22 per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from $208.2 million, or $1.16 per share, a year earlier.

  • *Statoil to pay $235 mln to PTTEP. OSLO, Jan 30- Norway's Statoil is stepping up its exposure to the environmentally controversial extraction of oil from Canadian sands, paying $235 million to take full control of some assets it had previously shared with Thai energy firm PTTEP.

  • Occidental Petroleum posts higher fourth-quarter profit Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 7:14 AM ET

    Jan 30- Occidental Petroleum Corp said its fourth-quarter profit jumped from a year earlier when it wrote down the value of gas properties in the U.S. midcontinent by $1.1 billion. Net income rose to $1.64 billion, or $2.04 cents per share, in the quarter ended Dec. 31, from $336 million, or 42 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • Jan 30- Athletic apparel maker Under Armour Inc reported a 28 percent jump in fourth-quarter profit, driven by strong sales of its fleece offerings and ColdGear Infrared products. Net income increased to $64.2 million, or 59 cents per share, from $50.1 million, or 47 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose 35 percent to $682.8 million in the quarter ended Dec. 31.

  • Jan 30- PulteGroup Inc, the No.2 U.S. homebuilder, reported a 9 percent rise in revenue from home sales as low supply allowed the company to sell houses at higher prices, sending its shares up 5 percent before the bell.

  • Harley-Davidson posts higher quarterly profit Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 7:10 AM ET

    Jan 30- Harley-Davidson Inc posted higher quarterly profit on Thursday, lifted by growing global sales of its motorcycles. The Milwaukee- based company posted a fourth-quarter net profit of $75.4 million, or 34 cents a share, up from $70.6 million, or 31 cents a share, last year.

  • Jan 30- Viacom Inc reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue due to a 30 percent drop in sales from its film entertainment division, which includes the movie studio Paramount Pictures. Viacom also owns cable networks MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon.