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  • *30,000 to 40,000 will need shelter, New York mayor says. NEW YORK, Nov 4- A housing crisis loomed in New York City as victims of superstorm Sandy struggled on Sunday without heat in near-freezing temperatures, and officials fretted displaced residents would not be able to vote in Tuesday's presidential election.

  • *Seoul concerned about recent volatility of won exchange rate. MEXICO CITY, Nov 4- South Korea will not hit its 2012 GDP target of 3.3 percent growth after three slow quarters, but expects recent stimulus measures to drive a modest rebound in the fourth quarter, Finance Minister Bahk Jae- wan said on Sunday.

  • HONG KONG, Nov 5- International Lease Finance Corp, the aircraft leasing arm of American International Group Inc, has shrugged off threats from a growing number of domestic players in China, its biggest single market, saying it has the ``first mover'' advantage with over 200 planes on order.

  • The near term is always always uncertain,'' Christian Murck, president of the American Chamber of Commerce in China and independent director of J.P. Morgan Chase Ltd, told Reuters. A lighter regulatory touch on bond writing, derivatives and funding channels are seen as crucial to foreign banks' growth in China.

  • *Romney has said will declare China currency manipulator on ``day one''. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney would lack the legal power to label China a currency manipulator on his first day in office should he win Tuesday's election, offering him a way out of what experts say is the weakest claim on the issue for years.

  • JAKARTA, Nov 5- Indonesia's economy is seen growing at its slowest pace in two years in the third quarter, as the global downturn finally catches up with a country whose resilience has made it a magnet for foreign investors this year.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 4- The U.S. housing market is on the mend, but the so-called ``missing piston'' of the world's biggest economy doesn't have enough power to get the broader recovery firing on all cylinders any time soon.

  • ``Our goal is to try to get people out of the shelters,'' Napolitano said at a news conference in New Jersey with Governor Chris Christie. Earlier in the day, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg estimated the city needs temporary housing for as many as 40,000 city residents.

  • Toyota returns; wants time to show it's changed Sunday, 4 Nov 2012 | 8:52 PM ET

    *Toyota less likely than rivals to cut FY f'casts on China row. *Toyota shares up 20 pct YTD, easily beating Honda, Nissan. This year has seen improved sales in the United States, Toyota's biggest market, and in Southeast Asia.

  • MEXICO CITY, Nov 4- Finance chiefs of leading economies pressed the United States on Sunday to avert a series of spending cuts and tax hikes that could hurt global output, though some countries saw Europe's debt crisis as the No. 1 danger.

  • *Investment boom is legacy of party boss aiming for China's top ruling body. TIANJIN, China, Nov 5- Dong Zizhou casts his fishing net from the shore and fixes his gaze on a stand of 15 unfinished skyscrapers rising like concrete skeletons beside the Hai River, heralding China's ambition to develop the world's largest financial centre.

  • LOS ANGELES, Nov 4- ``Wreck-It Ralph,'' Disney's animated film about a videogame character who destroys everything in his path, scored the highest-grossing opening weekend in Disney animation history with $49.1 million, as box office attendance picked up in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy.

  • MEXICO CITY, Nov 4- Finance chiefs of leading economies pressed the United States on Sunday to avert a series of spending cuts and tax hikes that could hurt global output, though some countries saw Europe's debt crisis as the No. 1 danger.

  • *New York mayor says 30,000 to 40,000 need housing. NEW YORK, Nov 4- With freezing temperatures forecast, tens of thousands of people hit by superstorm Sandy need temporary housing, New York officials said on Sunday, but it was not immediately clear where they could all be sheltered.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 4- Some 143,000 New York City voters will be reassigned to different polling sites for Tuesday's U.S. presidential election in the wake of superstorm Sandy, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Sunday.

  • MEXICO CITY, Nov 4- Finance chiefs of leading economies pressed the United States on Sunday to show how it can avert a series of spending cuts and tax hikes that could hurt global output, though some countries saw Europe's debt crisis as the No. 1 danger.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 4- A housing crisis loomed in New York City as victims of superstorm Sandy struggled on Sunday without heat in near-freezing temperatures, and officials fretted displaced residents would not be able to vote in Tuesday's presidential election. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said 30,000 to 40,000 people in New York City alone would need housing.

  • Nov 4- Energy companies in New York and New Jersey brought more facilities online after commercial power was restored on Sunday but fuel shortages continued to trouble the region with some facilities still offline nearly a week after Hurricane Sandy hit the U.S.

  • *China to anoint new leaders, go slow on reform shift. *Fresh euro zone turmoil looms if Greece rejects austerity. The election, of course, is on Tuesday for the White House and Congress.

  • Northeast fell to 1.9 million on Sunday morning, down from 2.5 million the previous afternoon, although a quarter of New Jersey and almost a tenth of New York remained in the dark, the Department of Energy said.