HONG KONG, May 4- China's yuan edged down against the dollar on Monday after a private survey showed activity at the country's factories shrank at the fastest rate in a year. The HSBC/ Markit Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 48.9 in April- the lowest level since April 2014- from 49.6 in March, as demand faltered and deflationary pressures persisted.» Read More
MEXICO CITY, Nov 5- The world's leading economies gave themselves a bit more wiggle room on Monday to meet targets for cutting budget deficits rather than risk worsening a slowdown in many countries, chief among them the United States.
MEXICO CITY/ LONDON, Nov 5- International watchdogs, working to tighten-up global regulation after the financial crisis, are moving ahead with plans to extend their reach to ``shadow banks'' such as money-market funds that handle trillions of dollars in short-term investments.
Nov 5- Demand Media Inc reported record quarterly revenue and profit on Monday because more people are visiting its websites such as eHow, LiveStrong and Cracked. The better-than-expected results, also buoyed by a partnership with Google Inc's YouTube, prompted Demand Media to raise its full-year outlook.
SYDNEY, Nov 6- The euro languished at eight-week lows versus the greenback on Tuesday, having fallen broadly as a Greek parliament vote on a new austerity package loomed. The single currency was at $1.2790, having fallen as far as $1.2767 following a break of the Oct. 1 trough around $1.2804.
*Transocean shares up after results, Time Warner off on video demand. *Apple's stock gains 1.4 pct and bolsters the Nasdaq. The Nasdaq was the strongest of the three major U.S. stock indexes, helped by a rally in Apple Inc, the most valuable publicly traded U.S. company.
*Millions struggle with lengthy journeys to and from work. NEW YORK/ BELMAR, N.J., Nov 5- Commuters battled unruly crowds on the trains and snarled traffic on the highways Monday at the start of the first full work week since superstorm Sandy devastated the U.S.
*Greece funding, China leadership adds to uncertainty. NEW YORK, Nov 5- Oil rebounded on Monday from the previous session's sharp loss while metals and crop prices mostly fell as financial markets treaded warily ahead of the U.S. presidential election and amid recovery work on the destruction left by Hurricane Sandy.
NEW YORK, Nov 5- The euro fell to a near two-month low against the U.S. dollar on Monday on uncertainty over a Greek vote on reforms needed to secure international aid and as investors awaited the U.S. elections on Tuesday. Mostly I think the fear is something is going to go wrong with the Greek austerity vote,'' said Steven Englander, head of G10 strategy at Citi.
NEW YORK, Nov 5- World stocks fell and the dollar edged up on Monday as investors played it safe before Americans choose their president and Greece headed into two key votes to secure further rescue funds.
The two top interlocutors are the International Monetary Fund in Washington and the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, far outstripping the politicians officially in charge of running the 17- nation single currency area.
Democratic President Barack Obama and his challenger, Republican Mitt Romney, dashed through a handful of swing states, stumping for votes on the last day of the race for the White House.
DETROIT, Nov 5- General Motors Co secured an $11 billion revolving credit facility, more than doubling its financial cushion and further strengthening the balance sheet of the largest U.S. automaker. Thirty-five banks from 14 countries, led by JPMorgan Chase& Co and Citigroup Inc, participated in the deal.
*NYSE teams up with Brazil's ATG for liquidity pool. NYSE is a minority partner with about 20 pct stake.
ISTANBUL, Nov 5- Turkey regained its investment grade credit rating on Monday after an 18 year gap, endorsing an economic transformation achieved in the past decade under Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan.
MEXICO CITY, Nov 5- The Reserve Bank of India may ease monetary policy in January if growth and inflation develop as expected, Governor Duvvuri Subbarao said on Monday.
LONDON, Nov 5- Copper hit two-month lows on Monday as the U.S. presidential election, a leadership transition in China and two central bank meetings this week kept risk-prone investors on the sidelines of financial markets.
*Netflix shares up 1 pct. Nov 5- Netflix Inc adopted a poison pill defense against a hostile takeover, days after activist investor Carl Icahn disclosed a stake in the video rental company. The move is aimed at preventing an outsider who lacks Netflix board approval from accumulating a stake of 10 percent or more, the company said in a statement.
NEW YORK, Nov 5- Oil prices rose on Monday in very choppy trading as investors remained cautious ahead of the U.S. presidential election and with the recovery from Hurricane Sandy under way in the affected East Coast region.
NEW YORK, Nov 5- The euro fell to a near two-month low against the U.S. dollar on Monday on uncertainty over a Greek vote on reforms needed to secure international aid and as investors awaited the U.S. elections on Tuesday.
Nov 5- TE Connectivity Ltd reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit, but the maker of electronic connectors used in cars and consumer devices gave a forecast below Wall Street estimates, saying the economy was weaker than expected.