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  • UPDATE 1-Juno Therapeutics files for IPO Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 7:23 AM ET

    Nov 17- Juno Therapeutics Inc, a biopharmaceutical company that is working on cancer treatments, filed with U.S. regulators for an initial public offering of common stock. Seattle- based Juno, which has raised more than $310 million in funding since April this year, counts venture capital firm ARCH Venture Fund VII LP as one of its major investors, with a stake of...

  • LONDON, Nov 17- An experimental lupus drug from AstraZeneca significantly improved the symptoms of lupus in a mid-stage clinical trial, boosting prospects for a medicine the company believes could become a major seller. AstraZeneca's sifalimumab works in a different way to Benlysta by targeting interferon, a protein involved in inflammation.

  • *Says transaction values Baker Hughes at $78.62 per share as of november 12, 2014. *Says deal to be accretive to HALLIBURTON cash flow by the end of year one. *Halliburton and Baker Hughes reach agreement to combine in stock and cash transaction valued at $34.6 billion.

  • RUSSIAN CENBANK SAYS REPO AUCTION RESULTS SHOW THERE IS NO DEFICIT OF FOREIGN CURRENCY AMONG BANKS.

  • Halliburton to buy Baker Hughes for $34.6 bln Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 6:56 AM ET

    Nov 17- Halliburton Co, the world's second-largest oilfield services provider, said it would buy smaller rival Baker Hughes Inc for about $34.6 billion in cash and stock. Halliburton said the offer was worth $78.62 per Baker Hughes share, based on Halliburton's closing on Nov. 12. The offer is a 31 percent premium to Baker Hughes' Friday close on the New York Stock...

  • RUSSIAN CENBANK PLACES $87.7 MLN WORTH OF 1- YEAR DOLLAR REPOS AT AVERAGE RATE OF 2.1388 PCT.

  • LONDON, Nov 17- Hedge funds have been badly wrong-footed by the slide in oil prices over the past five months, and by trying to turn their positions around have accelerated the rout. By the middle of June, hedge funds had a net long position in WTI-linked futures and options contracts equivalent to almost 413 million barrels of crude oil, according to the U.S....

  • *Mersch says should let existing stimulus take effect. FRANKFURT, Nov 17- European Central Bank Executive Board member Yves Mersch warned on Monday about the negative side effects were the central bank to start buying up government debt, urging political leaders instead to reform their economies to boost growth. "Easing of monetary policy cannot work...

  • Juno Therapeutics files for IPO Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 6:32 AM ET

    Nov 17- Juno Therapeutics Inc filed with U.S. regulators for an initial public offering of its common stock. Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan and Goldman Sachs& Co were underwriting the IPO, the biopharmaceutical company told the U. S Securities and Exchange Commission in a preliminary prospectus on Monday. The filing included a nominal fundraising target of about...

  • *Shock Japan GDP data hits stocks in Asia, Europe. *Wall Street set to open lower. LONDON, Nov 17- Data showing Japan slipped into recession in the third quarter raised concerns on Monday about global economic health, hitting stocks and the price of oil.

  • *Gold holds gains after 2 percent rise on Friday. LONDON, Nov 17- Gold held near a two-week high on Monday as global shares fell after data showed Japan had slipped into recession, raising concerns about global growth, but strength in the dollar kept the metal's gains in check. Spot gold was down 0.1 percent at $1,188.00 an ounce by 1049 GMT after peaking at $1,193.95,...

  • LONDON, Nov 17- Most base metals were steady or firmer on Monday, supported by forecasts for developing shortages, but news that Japan had slipped into recession capped the upside. "On a fundamental basis, we continue to think that metals with deficits will still be able to outperform," said Nicholas Snowdon, metals analyst at Standard Chartered in London.

  • LONDON, Nov 17- German bond yields fell on Monday after data showing Japan unexpectedly slipped into recession in the third quarter, stoking investor concerns about global growth. The data, coupled with deteriorating relations between the West and Russia over the Ukraine conflict prompted investors to sell equities and park money in safe-haven bonds such as...

  • MOSCOW, Nov 17- The Russian rouble weakened on Monday morning, dragged down by falling oil prices and fears of new European Union sanctions against Russia. The price of oil, Russia's major export, softened on Monday following a rally on Friday, with Brent down over $1 at just over $78 a barrel after the International Energy Agency on Friday said it expected downward...

  • BERLIN, Nov 17- Rocket Internet, the global e-commerce investor, expects to launch at least another 10 start-ups in 2015 and said it would work more closely with Facebook on advertising. Rocket Internet, whose shares have had a bumpy ride since listing last month, said its 12 most successful companies saw average growth in gross merchandise volume-- a measure of...

  • *World's third-largest economy slips into recession. *Abe expected to announce election for Dec. 14. TOKYO, Nov 17- Japan's economy unexpectedly slipped into recession in the third quarter, setting the stage for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to delay an unpopular sales tax hike and call a snap election two years before he has to go to the polls.

  • *JD.com Q3 revenue up 61 pct to $4.73 bln vs $4.67 bln expected. BEIJING, Nov 17- China's JD.com Inc, the country's No. 2 e-commerce company, posted on Monday a better-than-expected 61 percent jump in third-quarter revenue as its number of customer accounts more than doubled to 46.1 million from a year ago. JD.com, a distant rival to giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd,...

  • BEIJING, Nov 17- China's Sinopec Group has pledged to spend $4.6 billion over three years to address safety concerns related to its oil pipelines, after authorities asked for two of the firm's pipelines to be temporarily shut down following inspections. The State Administration of Work Safety ordered the company, parent of Asia's top refiner- Sinopec Corp, to...

  • CANBERRA, Nov 17- Australia sealed a landmark free trade agreement with its top trade partner China on Monday, concluding a decade of negotiations. Once the framework of the deal signed by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Canberra is fully implemented, 95 percent of Australia's exports to China will be tariff free.

  • *Shock Japan GDP data hits stocks in Asia, Europe. LONDON, Nov 17- Shares fell and the oil price slid on Monday after data showed Japan had slipped into recession, raising concerns about global growth. It also shaved $1 off the price of Brent crude oil and sent ripples across Europe, where the FTSEurofirst 300 pan-European share index was down 0.3 percent.