LONDON, March 2- Hedge funds and large speculators increased their bets on rising Brent crude oil prices last week to their highest for more than seven months, exchange data showed on Monday. Speculators increased their net long positions in Brent futures and options by 11,371 contracts to 182,783 in the week to Feb. 24, InterContinentalExchange data shows.» Read More
WASHINGTON, Sept 10- The U.S. Export-Import Bank would provide financing for exports of Airbus Group jetliners, provided they are assembled in the United States with sufficient content from U.S. suppliers, the bank's head said on Wednesday. "We're about U.S. jobs," Ex-Im Bank President Fred Hochberg told the Reuters Aerospace and Defense Summit in Washington.
NEW YORK, Sept 10- A U.S. judge said on Wednesday he would wait for a decision on a pending appeal before ordering Citigroup Inc to comply with a subpoena seeking details of any threats from Argentina to process payments the court had blocked.
NEW YORK, Sept 10- A rebound in Apple shares helped push U.S. stocks higher on Wednesday for the first session in three, while the energy sector lagged as crude prices fell.
Sept 10- Auto-parts maker Visteon Corp is exploring a plan to split into two companies focused on electronics and climate controls, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Visteon, once a part of Ford Motor Co may consider selling or spinning off the electronics business, the report said.
Sept 10- Apple Inc's launch of its own tap-to-pay system using near-field communication in its new iPhones and smartwatches may not be a game changer after all. Apple is betting on the popularity of its iPhones and the convenience and security of its payment system to prompt customers and retailers to make the shift.
Sept 10- Federal Reserve policymakers are retooling their strategy for raising short-term interest rates, trimming the U.S. central bank's swollen balance sheet and eventually returning monetary policy to a more normal setting. A lot has changed since they first agreed on a set of "exit strategy principles" in June 2011.
NEW YORK, Sept 10- 21 Vianet Group Inc's shares were down sharply and among the mostly actively traded stocks on the Nasdaq on Wednesday. Earlier, the stock attracted big bearish bets in the options market after a short-selling research firm issued a report on the China- based data center service provider, accusing the company of questionable business practices.
*Cameron visits Scotland to beg Scots to keep the UK. *Party leaders Miliband, Clegg also speak in Scotland. EDINBURGH, Sept 10- British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday begged Scots not to rip apart the United Kingdom's "family of nations", flying to Scotland to man the barricades against a surge in support for independence eight days before a referendum.
US DISTRICT COURT JUDGE GRIESA SAYS WILL NOT TAKE ANY ACTION ON SUBPOENA OF CITIGROUP UNTIL BANK'S APPEAL OF ORDER IS ARGUED NEXT WEEK.
The largest percentage gainer on the New York Stock Exchange was Daqo New Energy, which was rising 11.54 percent, while the largest percentage decliner was Pulse Electronics, down 19.35 percent. Among the most active stocks on the NYSE were Brazil's Petrobras, down 3.42 percent to $17.22 and Rite Aid, up 1.75 percent to $6.41.
LONDON, Sept 10- Fiat Chrysler's outgoing chairman of its sports car division Ferrari will receive a combined severance package of 26.95 million euros, with nearly half to be paid in a lump-sum by next February, the company said on Wednesday.
HOUSTON, Sept 10- Alon USA Energy intends to restart its refinery in Bakersfield, California in 2016 after a string of upgrades to enable it to process light inland U.S. crude that will arrive via a new oil-by-rail facility, Chief Executive Paul Eisman told Reuters on Wednesday.
NEW YORK, Sept 10- The dollar strengthened to a six-year high against the yen on Wednesday as U.S. "There are so many factors that are supporting the dollar at the moment, mainly its better performance in the U.S., which will likely bring a more hawkish tone from the Fed," said Sireen Harajli, a foreign exchange strategist at Mizuho Corporate Bank in New York.
WASHINGTON, Sept 10- The U.S. Navy is completing its recommendations after a detailed study of possible options for the Navy's next small warship, and plans to brief Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel soon, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said on Wednesday.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 10- Google Inc has acquired the maker of a high-tech spoon that helps people suffering from neurodegenerative tremors to eat, the Internet company's latest foray into the healthcare and biotechnology market.
NEW YORK, Sept 10- Shares of electronics retailer RadioShack were down sharply for a second straight session on Wednesday as Wedbush Securities said a bankruptcy filing was imminent. RadioShack, due to report its second-quarter results early Thursday, was down 10.1 percent to $0.8451.
NEW YORK, Sept 10- Accounting firms PricewaterhouseCoopers and Crowe Horwath must face a lawsuit accusing them of professional malpractice and breach of contract for not catching a fraud that led to the 2009 collapse of Colonial Bank, a federal judge has ruled.
*Eldest daughter Ana Botin to succeed- sources. MADRID, Sept 10- Banco Santander named Ana Botin as its new head on Wednesday after her father Emilio's sudden death, making her one of the top women in banking and continuing her family's century-old management of what is now the euro zone's biggest lender.
ZURICH/ FRANKFURT, Sept 10- Apple Inc's iPod upended the music industry, and its iPhone knocked Nokia off its smartphone perch, but Swiss watch makers breezily dismissed warnings that the technology giant's new wristwatch gadget could do something similar to them.
NEW YORK, Sept 10- Healthcare stocks, high-quality small-cap companies, and Mexican bonds are among the assets most likely to beat passive indexes in the year ahead, according to portfolio managers who presented at the Legg Mason Investor Day in New York on Wednesday.