*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
PARIS, Sept 14- A bitter public attack by a jilted ex-partner, a cabinet melt-down and the admission of broken economic promises have meant an uncomfortable three weeks for Francois Hollande.
LONDON, Sept 14- Financial asset prices are at "elevated" levels and market volatility remains "exceptionally subdued" thanks to ultra-loose monetary policies being implemented by central banks around the world, the Bank for International Settlements said on Sunday.
The total AUM of emerging market funds tracked by the Boston- based EPFR Global consultancy had risen to $1.4 trillion from $900 million before the Lehman crisis, it added. While these amounts are dwarfed by the AUM of funds dedicated to the United States or Europe, they are large relative to emerging stock and bond markets.
*Fund manager Pohjola sharing its trade system with peers. LONDON, Sept 14- Stock investors who recognise the risks of trading in anonymous "dark pools" but are unwilling to spurn them have found an alternative: club together.
*Ukraine conflict, sanctions darken mood in Europe. Federal Reserve may give clearer hints on when it will hike the cost of borrowing in the United States in the coming week, as struggling Europe braces for a tight vote in Scotland on whether to leave the United Kingdom.
*To list shares in Dubai on Oct. 2. DUBAI, Sept 14- Dubai's Emaar Properties is seeking to raise as much as 5.8 billion dirhams from an initial public offer of shares in its shopping malls unit that is expected to be the Gulf's biggest stock sale since 2008..
LONDON, Sept 14- A chance to buy the candy empire of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is the kind of opportunity in a fast-growing market that would normally have multinational confectioners- like Nestle or Cadbury's parent Mondelez- drooling at the prospect.
THETFORD, England, Sept 14- Standing with bags of groceries outside discount store Lidl in Thetford, eastern England, Jodie McGloughlin explains simply why she turned her back on Britain's biggest retailer- its high prices. "People no longer feel that Tesco is on their side," said Marc Cave, who worked with the retailer for nearly ten years during its heyday. "
MOSCOW/ KIEV, Sept 14- Russian mobile firms face being squeezed out of Ukraine after Kiev signalled it would favour European companies in future airwave auctions to curb Moscow's influence in the country.
*SocGen, BTMU, Goldman set up sukuk programmes since June. Sept 14- Islamic bond programmes from a trio of big conventional banks are set to expand the boundaries of Islamic finance, helping open the market to first-time issuers while testing the banks' ability to win over industry purists.
TOKYO, Sept 14- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Sunday he remained "neutral" on whether to proceed with a hike in Japan's sales tax to 10 percent, adding that decision would hinge on the strength of economic indicators for the current quarter. "The economy is a living thing and we are thinking about this in a neutral way," Abe told public broadcaster NHK.
*Scottish nationalists warn BP and some banks. *Rupert Murdoch visits, says Scotland' alive with debate'. At stake is not just the future of Scotland, but that of the United Kingdom, forged by the union with England 307 years ago.
EDINBURGH, Sept 13- Support for Scottish independence from the United Kingdom has taken the lead over unionists five days before a referendum in an ICM poll reported by the Sunday Times. The poll was taken for the Telegraph newspaper but was reported by the Sunday Times on its front-page before its official release.
ICM POLL SHOWS SCOTTISH SUPPORT FOR INDEPENDENCE AT 54 PCT- SUNDAY TIMES SAYS.
ICM POLL SHOWS SCOTTISH SUPPORT FOR STAYING PART OF UNITED KINGDOM AT 46 PCT- SUNDAY TIMES SAYS.
PANELBASE POLL SHOWS SCOTTISH SUPPORT FOR INDEPENDENCE AT 49 PERCENT.
EDINBURGH, Sept 13- Support for Scottish independence has risen, a poll for the Sunday Times showed, leaving a referendum on Thursday over whether to split with the rest of the United Kingdom balanced on a knife edge.
PANELBASE POLL SHOWS SCOTTISH SUPPORT FOR STAYING PART OF UNITED KINGDOM AT 51 PERCENT.
BRASILIA, Sept 13- Brazil federal prosecutors have filed criminal charges against Eike Batista, accusing the fallen tycoon of market manipulation and seeking to freeze up to $1.5 billion reais worth of his financial assets and properties.
OPINIUM POLL SHOWS SCOTTISH SUPPORT FOR STAYING PART OF UNITED KINGDOM AT 53 PCT.