BEIJING, Dec 18- China's home prices fell in November for a third consecutive month versus year-ago levels, Reuters calculations from official data showed on Thursday, pointing to an intractable property downturn despite government efforts to energize the market. Yu Liang, president of leading residential developer China Vanke Co said at the weekend China...» Read More
*Cameron apologizes for hiring Andy Coulson. LONDON, June 24- Rebekah Brooks, the former boss of Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper arm, was acquitted on Tuesday of orchestrating a campaign to hack into phones and bribe officials in a case that has shaken the British political establishment.
NEW YORK, June 24- Jack Bogle, a celebrity for low cost investors, faces a disconnect with his own fan base when it comes to corporate governance. Meanwhile, investors are increasingly moving cash to Vanguard and rivals like BlackRock Inc, known for index funds and other low-cost products, giving the firms more influence.
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*34 new commodity funds through May, lowest since H1 2006. *Only two new "discretionary" funds, both by same trader. NEW YORK, June 24- Commodity fund launches have slowed dramatically, heading for an eight-year low, data from industry tracker Preqin showed, after years of weak returns and some high-profile fund failures in the commodities sector.
The estimate reinforces concerns about weak business travel during the World Cup raised by executives of Brazil's two biggest airlines, Gol Linhas Aereas SA and the TAM division of Latam Airlines Group SA.
BELFORT, France, June 24- In a joint trip to the eastern town of Belfort that is the cradle of their cooperation in France, the bosses of Alstom and General Electric defended their tie-up as good for business, jobs and France.
June 24- Walgreen Co, the largest U.S. drugstore operator, withdrew its profit and revenue forecasts for 2016, saying it had yet to work out several aspects of its planned acquisition of European drug retailer Alliance Boots Holdings Ltd..
LONDON, June 24- Multinational companies will not be given too much power by a trade agreement between the European Union and the United States, the EU's trade chief said on Tuesday, seeking to reassure consumer and environmental groups opposed to the pact.
Consumer confidence at highest level since January 2008. WASHINGTON, June 24- U.S. consumer confidence jumped to its highest level in nearly 6-1/ 2 years in June and sales of new homes surged in May, the latest signs that the economy has regained momentum.
GENEVA, June 24- Global foreign direct investment will rise 12.5 percent to $1.62 trillion this year as the economic recovery tempts China, private equity and big companies to spend their warchests, a U.N. survey said on Tuesday.
Debt chiefs for Spain, Italy and Portugal attending a bond market conference in London all sounded bullish on their fundraising prospects after a market rally that has driven interest rates for governments to record lows in recent months.
WASHINGTON, June 24- AT&T Inc's proposed merger with DirecTV does not compare with other mergers shaking up the telecommunications industry because the companies largely provide different services, AT&T's chief executive told lawmakers on Tuesday.
BISMARCK, North Dakota, June 24- Enterprise Products Partners LP said on Tuesday it will build a 1,200- mile pipeline from North Dakota's Bakken oil fields to Cushing, Oklahoma.
WASHINGTON, June 24- A GlaxoSmithKline Plc plant in Canada that makes the flu vaccine Flulaval has been cited by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for failing to meet quality control standards.
*Syngenta declines to comment on report of Monsanto talks. ZURICH, June 24- Syngenta's shares jumped on Tuesday after a media report that the Swiss crop chemical maker had been in talks about a $40 billion takeover by U.S. rival Monsanto Co to create the world's largest agrochemical company.
June 24- Carnival Corp, the world's largest cruise operator, forecast an adjusted profit below market estimates for the current quarter, blaming increased competition in the Caribbean.
NEW YORK, June 24- Bernard Madoff's former accountant pleaded guilty on Tuesday to helping the convicted swindler perpetrate his massive Ponzi scheme. Paul Konigsberg, 78, a former senior tax partner at Konigsberg Wolf& Co, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy and two counts of falsifying the records of a broker-dealer before U.S.
NEW YORK, June 24- Brent crude resumed its upward trend, climbing above $114 a barrel on Tuesday, as it received support from fighting in Iraq, supply disruption in Libya and expectations of a decline in U.S. crude inventories.