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  • Oct 5- Hewlett-Packard Co plans to break in two, separating its computer and printer businesses from its corporate hardware and services operations, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. The company plans to announce the move as early as Monday, the Journal said in a report on its web site that cited people familiar with the matter. The division would be made...

  • TEL AVIV, Oct 5- Israel plans to issue minority stakes of up to 49 percent in state-owned companies on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange over the next three years, a move the Finance Ministry said would bring in revenue of 15 billion shekels. The move, which is common in many other Western countries, is also expected to develop and strengthen Israel's capital market, the...

  • Oct 5- Hewlett-Packard Co plans to break in two, separating its computer and printer businesses from its corporate hardware and services operations, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. The company plans to announce the move as early as Monday, the Journal said in a report on its web site that cited people familiar with the matter. The division would be made...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 5- Hewlett-Packard Co. *Plans to break in two, Wall Street Journal says. *Split would separate personal computer, printer businesses- WSJ.

  • DALLAS, Oct 5- The first person to develop Ebola in the United States was struggling to survive at a Dallas hospital on Sunday after his condition worsened to critical, the director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control said. Thomas Eric Duncan became ill after arriving in the Texas city from Liberia two weeks ago- heightening concerns that the worst Ebola...

  • *Kiev says two servicemen killed over last 24 hours. KIEV/ DONETSK, Ukraine, Oct 5- Ukraine's military accused Russian-backed separatists of again violating a month-old ceasefire on Sunday, saying their forces came under attack in several parts of the east including the airport at the big city of Donetsk. Two Ukrainian service staff were killed in the past 24...

  • BERLIN, Oct 5- The International Monetary Fund will cut its estimates for German economic growth in 2014 and 2015 to about 1.5 percent for each year because of the crises in Ukraine and the Middle East, weekly German magazine Der Spiegel said on Sunday. The IMF, which is due to publish the forecasts on Tuesday, predicted in July that Europe's largest economy would...

  • BERLIN, Oct 5- The European Central Bank's plans to buy rebundled packages of debt have drawn sharp criticism from officials in Germany, including the head of the Bundesbank, the ECB's former chief economist and allies of Chancellor Angela Merkel. It will include buying debt with a "junk" credit rating from Greece and Cyprus as long as such countries are under a...

  • CHICAGO, Oct 5- Sears Holdings Corp.' s deepening financial troubles have forced insurers and banks to raise the cost of guaranteeing payment to vendors, rattling the retailer's supply chain as the company heads into the key holiday season. In the past three weeks, the retailer twice has turned to its billionaire CEO Eddie Lampert's hedge fund for a cash infusion--...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 5- The suddenly unstoppable U.S. dollar is posing a triple threat to American companies' profits: driving up the costs of doing business overseas, suppressing the value of non-U.S. sales and, perhaps most worryingly, signaling weak international demand. "You will get some companies that have failed to meet expectations based on the weakness we're...

  • *75 percent chance virus will hit France by Oct 24. LONDON, Oct 5- Scientists have used Ebola disease spread patterns and airline traffic data to predict a 75 percent chance the virus could be imported to France by October 24, and a 50 percent chance it could hit Britain by that date. Nigeria, Senegal and now the United States- where the first case was diagnosed on...

  • ISTANBUL, Oct 5- Selling everything from their sofas to their wedding rings, Bank Asya clients are battling to shore up the Turkish lender against what they say is a government-orchestrated bid to scuttle it. Social networking sites in Turkey are plastered in notices from customers trying to raise funds in the form of deposits for the bank.

  • ISTANBUL, Oct 5- Selling everything from their sofas to their wedding rings, Bank Asya clients are battling to shore up the Turkish lender against what they say is a government-orchestrated bid to scuttle it. Social networking sites in Turkey are plastered in notices from customers trying to raise funds in the form of deposits for the bank.

  • BERLIN, Oct 5- The International Monetary Fund will cut its estimates for German economic growth in 2014 and 2015 to around 1.5 percent for each year due to the crises in Ukraine and the Middle East, weekly German magazine Der Spiegel said on Sunday. In July the IMF predicted Europe's largest economy would expand by 1.9 percent this year and by 1.7 percent next year.

  • LONDON, Oct 5- World policymakers gather in Washington later this week to ponder how to sustain economic recovery at a time when the United States is about to turn off its money taps. Given the same G20 finance ministers and central bankers met in Australia only two weeks ago it is not hard to guess how the debate will go: most of the western world will urge the euro...

  • *Media blitz on Khamenei health unprecedented in Islamic Republic's history. BEIRUT, Oct 5- Images of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei appearing frail and in bed have raised questions about the seriousness of his condition, and who might eventually succeed him. What followed was unprecedented in the 35- year history of the Islamic Republic.

  • *Iran steel exports surge to 1.26 mln T from Jan- July 2014. *Foreign firms line up to tap Iran steel sector- Tehran. LONDON/ MOSCOW, Oct 5- Iran is increasing steel exports and courting foreign investors in an ambitious bid to quadruple steel output in a decade and replace at least a small part of the massive revenue it loses due to sanctions on its oil sales.

  • Brazil election eve polls suggest Neves ahead of Silva Saturday, 4 Oct 2014 | 6:58 PM ET
    Presidential candidate Aecio Neves of the Brazilian Social Democratic Party (PSDB) waves to supporters during a campaign rally in Mogi das Cruzes October 1, 2014.

    Brazilian candidate Aecio Neves is heading into Sunday's election with a slight edge over environmentalist Marina Silva, new polls showed on Saturday.

  • Bill Gross says happy to get back to investment roots Saturday, 4 Oct 2014 | 6:45 PM ET
    Bill Gross

    "Managing money is in my blood," Bill Gross, who is the co-founder of Pacific Investment Management Co., told Barron's this weekend.

  • With Europe flirting with deflation, Japan not far from recession and a slowing economy in China, the world's No. 2 economy, there are worries the recovery from the deep 2007-2009 crisis is losing traction. A copy of the draft, which was obtained by Reuters, praised the World Bank for its response to the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 3,400 people in West...