TOKYO, Aug 28- Japanese fund managers marginally trimmed their holdings of stocks in August, as a slide in global risk assets markets prompted them to raise holdings of safe-haven bonds, a Reuters survey found on Friday. Federal Reserve could delay hiking interest rates, "said Soichiro Monji, chief strategist at Daiwa SB Investments. The MSCI World Index tumbled...» Read More
Despite employment uncertainty, a slight increase in willingness to spend was recorded in the survey of 3,500 Chinese consumers by global information firm, Nielsen, as inflation pressure eased, income growth expanded in double digits and government rebate programmes supported spending.
FRANKFURT, Nov 6- Hannover Re does not expect to be blown off course by damage from Hurricane Sandy in the United States, the German reinsurer said on Tuesday, as it beat quarterly profit forecasts and lifted expectations for this year and next.
*2013 budget deficit seen at 6 pct vs 4.5 pct by Spain. MADRID, Nov 6- The European Commission has set dire economic forecasts for Spain until 2014, a newspaper reported on Tuesday, shooting down the targets set out by Madrid and potentially pushing it closer to seeking euro zone aid.
LONDON, Nov 6- Low-risk German government bonds edged up, with investors wary of placing big bets before Tuesday's close-run U.S. election and a Greek parliamentary vote on crucial austerity measures.
*Gazprom still faces challenge over ``take-or-pay'' clauses. MOSCOW/ WARSAW, Nov 6- Gazprom has reached a new agreement with Polish natural gas monopoly PGNiG on pricing of Russian gas deliveries to Poland, ending its last major pricing dispute in Europe.
LONDON, Nov 6- The euro fell to a two-month low against the dollar on Tuesday, with the outlook for the single currency clouded by uncertainty over a parliamentary vote in Greece on budget and labour reforms. Opinion polls show Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney in a dead heat, although the president has a slight advantage in several swing states.
YOKOHAMA, Japan, Nov 6- Counting the cost of anti-Japanese protests in a territorial dispute with China, Nissan Motor Co cut its full-year net profit forecast by a fifth to $3.99 billion, and said it had lost share in its biggest market.
*HSBC slides after saying U.S. fine may exceed $1.5 bln. HONG KONG, Nov 6- Hong Kong shares slipped further from 2012 highs as investors took profits in some recent outperformers, with turnover subdued ahead of the U.S. presidential election later on Tuesday.
LONDON, Nov 6- World shares and the dollar steadied on Tuesday as investors waited for the U.S. election result, while uncertainty over Greece's next aid payment kept the euro at a two-month low. The MSCI index of world stocks was steady at 329.88 points as European markets opened.
DUBAI, Nov 6- Credit Suisse and Qatar's sovereign wealth fund have set up an asset management joint venture as the gas-rich Gulf state looks to beef up its financial centre and the Swiss bank seeks to tap strong growth in the region.
*Anger, resignation on streets of Athens. ATHENS, Nov 6- Tens of thousands of Greek workers began a 48- hour strike on Tuesday to protest a new round of austerity cuts that unions say will devastate the poor and drive a failing economy to collapse.
LONDON, Nov 6- Stronger technology stocks helped European equities to edge higher on Tuesday, although uncertainty around the outcome of the U.S. presidential election is expected to cap moves throughout the session. These are good levels to buy,'' Philippe Gijsels, head of research at BNP Paribas Fortis Global Markets in Brussels, said.
*NYSE net quarterly revenue off 21 pct to $559 mln. LONDON, Nov 6- NYSE Euronext, the world's largest stock exchange operator, reported net revenue down 21 percent to $559 million for the third quarter, citing weaker trading in the United States and Europe.
HONG KONG, Nov 6- Hong Kong shares slipped further from 2012 highs with a second-straight loss on Tuesday, as investors took profits on some recent outperformers ahead of the U.S. presidential election.
YOKOHAMA, Japan, Nov 6- Nissan Motor Co cut its full-year net profit forecast by a fifth to $3.99 billion, joining rival Honda Motor, after car sales tumbled in China, the world's biggest autos market, amid anti-Japanese protests over a territorial dispute.
YOKOHAMA, Japan, Nov 6- Nissan Motor Co cut its full-year net profit forecast by 20 percent to 320 billion yen, joining rival Honda Motor, after car sales tumbled in China, the world's biggest autos market, amid anti-Japanese protests over a territorial dispute.
*NYSE net quarterly revenue off 21 pct to $559 mln. *NYSE Euronext earnings per share at $0.44. LONDON, Nov 6- NYSE Euronext, the world's largest stock exchange operator, reported net revenue down 21 percent to $559 million for the third quarter, citing weaker trading in the United States and Europe.
*Greece funding deal unlikely next week- source. SINGAPORE, Nov 6- Brent oil traded in a tight range below $108 per barrel on Tuesday, hurt by uncertainty ahead of the U.S. elections and renewed worries about Greece and the euro zone crisis, which could delay a global economic recovery and dampen oil demand.
DUBAI, Nov 6- Credit Suisse Group has set up an asset management venture with key shareholder and sovereign wealth fund arm Qatar Holding, the Swiss banking group said on Tuesday.
HONG KONG, Nov 6- China shares had their worst day in a more than a week on Tuesday, with retail investors spooked by a mainland news report that suggested institutional investors who previously invested in exchange-traded funds had sold into strength last week.