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  • Nov 6- Health insurer Cigna Corp reported a 7.2 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by strong performance in its commercial business. Net income attributable to the company's shareholders rose to $547 million, or $2.10 per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, from $534 million, or $2.01 per share, a year earlier. Cigna manages insurance plans for large...

  • Nov 6- Health insurer Humana Inc, which agreed to be bought by Aetna Inc for $37 billion in July, reported a 9.2 percent rise in quarterly revenue as it added more members to its individual Medicare Advantage business. The company's net income rose to $314 million, or $2.09 per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, from $290 million, or $1.85 per share, a year earlier.

  • NEW DELHI, Nov 6- India's Tata Motors Ltd on Friday reported a 4.3 billion rupee net loss in the July to September quarter, dragged down by weaker sales in China and a one-time loss related to vehicles damaged in a port explosion. Strong sales of its JLR cars, especially in China, have long propped up profits at Tata Motors, but the company has been struggling with...

  • FRANKFURT, Nov 6- The European Central Bank has no reason to ease policy now and a deposit rate cut, touted at its last meeting as one option, could undermine its forward guidance and hinder its credibility, Governing Council member Ardo Hansson said. Recent economic data has been surprisingly strong, and in any case, the ECB still has months to decide whether to...

  • HANSSON: ECB HAS "BIT MORE" POLICY SPACE ON DEPOSIT RATE THAN THOUGHT YEARS AGO.

  • ECB'S HANSSON: EURO AREA HAS LITTLE ROOM TO INCREASE FISCAL SPENDING.

  • ECB'S HANSSON: DEPOSIT RATE CUT WOULD UNDERMINE CONCEPT OF FORWARD GUIDANCE.

  • *China industry faces increased pressure- ministry. LONDON, Nov 6- Copper broke below $5,000 a tonne on Friday to within striking distance of six-year lows, as the dollar rallied ahead of U.S. jobs data expected to nudge the Federal Reserve towards its first interest rate hike in almost a decade. Still, a flurry of output cuts by copper miners is helping prices build a...

  • DAM COLLAPSE AT VALE, BHP MINE IN BRAZIL HAS LEFT DOZENS MISSING, MORE THAN 30 INJURED, 2 CONFIRMED DEATHS, CASUALTIES LIKELY TO RISE- FIREFIGHTER.

  • *China allows IPOs to resume after July suspension. BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, Nov 6- China's securities regulator said on Friday it would allow the resumption of initial public offerings in China, lifting a suspension put into effect in July as regulators desperately tried to slow a devastating stock market crash. China Securities Regulatory Commission spokesman...

  • LONDON, Nov 6- Crude oil prices were on track to post weekly losses on Friday as an oversupply of physical oil and a strong dollar bedevilled the market. Brent crude futures had risen 40 cents to $48.38 a barrel by 1010 GMT, still on track to fall more than 2 percent from the previous week. U.S. crude futures were trading at $45.45 a barrel, up 25 cents from the previous...

  • *Gold gains after seven days of losses. LONDON, Nov 6- Gold rose on Friday on lower European stocks, but was set to post its biggest weekly drop since July as investors shunned the metal on renewed speculation of a December U.S. rate hike. "The technical picture has weakened this week after the Fed officials' comments, and prices are struggling above the $1,100 area,"...

  • BERLIN, Nov 6- Puma is optimistic that new products like Rihanna women's wear and running shoes promoted by Usain Bolt could restore the German sportswear firm to health in 2016 as it dismissed reports of a sale by majority owner Kering. Shares in Puma were up 4.1 percent at 1015 GMT after Bloomberg reported late on Thursday that France's Kering was open to...

  • *Sept current account +2235.2 bn yen, data due 2350 GMT Nov. 9. TOKYO, Nov 6- Japan's economy probably slipped into technical recession in July-September due to a drop in capital spending and soft external demand and private consumption, a Reuters poll showed. Despite slowing growth and inflation, the Bank of Japan is in no mood to ease policy further anytime soon,...

  • *Says Vueling's Alex Cruz to take over BA exec chairmanship. LONDON, Nov 6- British Airways- owner IAG raised its earnings growth target for 2016-2020 to more than 12 percent a year on Friday, showing its confidence at a time when rivals are struggling to push through the sort of cost cuts it made years ago. IAG's focus on growing profit at its portfolio of airlines...

  • SHANGHAI, Nov 6- Chinese brokerages have almost finished investigating and closing suspected "grey margin" accounts, a spokesperson for the Chinese Securities Regulatory Commission said at a regular press conference on Friday. Illegal margin loans from grey margin lenders was a major factor amplifying leverage and volatility in China's stock markets this...

  • LONDON, Nov 6- The dollar was at three-month high on Friday and world shares headed for their fifth of six weeks of gains, ahead of U.S. jobs data expected to nudge the Federal Reserve towards its first interest rate hike in almost a decade. Investors in both Europe and Asia used the wait for the data to skim off some of the week's profits in global stock markets.

  • *Sees 2015 core profit $5.2 bln- $5.4 bln; $6- 7 bln previously. BRUSSELS, Nov 6- ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steel producer, cut its full-year profit forecast on Friday, saying that cheap Chinese exports had hit steel prices and customers were holding off making new orders. While ArcelorMittal has little presence in China, the Chinese market is the largest...

  • BRDO PRI KRANJU, Slovenia, Nov 6- Slovenia's banking sector is not sustainable in its current form, the country's central bank chief said on Friday, advocating a reduced number of lenders. "The current structure of the banking sector in Slovenia is not sustainable in the long term, considering the size of the sector and the economy as a whole," Bostjan Jazbec, who also...