*Euro shows resilience even as Ukraine tensions continue. TOKYO, March 11- The yen remained trapped in narrow ranges in Asian trade on Tuesday after the Bank of Japan stood pat and gave no indication that further easing steps were in the cards yet.» Read More
NEW YORK, Nov 21- U.S. stock index futures rose on Thursday, following three days of declines on the S&P 500, as traders digested the Federal Reserve's latest assessment of the economy ahead of inflation and job market data. "The market is trying to figure out if a December taper is good or bad," said Art Hogan, managing director at Lazard Capital Markets in New York.
Nov 21- Dollar Tree Inc reported a 19 percent drop in quarterly profit due to weaker sales at stores open for more than a year, sending its shares down 5.3 percent in premarket trading. Net income fell to $125.4 million, or 58 cents per share in the third quarter ended Nov. 2, from $155.4 million, or 68 cents per share a year ago.
*UK needs 200 bln new energy investment by end of decade. LONDON, Nov 21- The risk of political intervention in Britain's power market is threatening to push up the cost of UK energy projects at a time when the country desperately needs fresh investment to build new generating capacity.
*Major powers resume talks on Iran nuclear programme. LONDON, Nov 21- Brent oil futures inched above $108 a barrel on Thursday as the market waited for further indications on whether a preliminary deal between world powers and Iran over Tehran's nuclear programme could be reached this week.
*German Finance Minister says ECB alone cannot solve crisis. BERLIN, Nov 21- German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble issued an unusual warning to the European Central Bank on Thursday, saying rate decisions must not offer "false stimulus" and that monetary policy alone would not solve the euro zone crisis.
Nov 21- Target Corp on Thursday reported comparable sales rose a smaller than expected 0.9 percent in the third quarter, blaming what it called "constrained" consumer spending, and it lowered its full year profit forecast.
*Sears reports wider quarterly net loss. NEW YORK, Nov 21- U.S. stock index futures rose on Thursday, following three days of declines on the S&P 500, as traders digested the Federal Reserve's latest assessment of the economy ahead of key inflation and job market data. *The U.S. Labor Department releases the October Producer Price Index at 8:30 a.m. EST.
ATHENS, Nov 21- Greece more than doubled its forecast for a budget surplus before interest payments this year, hinting at light at the end of the tunnel for its battered economy and boosting its chances of securing more leeway on its debts to the EU and IMF.
BERLIN, Nov 21- German parties negotiating the formation of a new government have signalled that they want certain domestic banks shielded from external oversight by the European Central Bank once it assumes new supervisory powers next year.
Nov 21- Abercrombie& Fitch Co reported a quarterly loss, with comparable-store sales declining for the seventh straight quarter as the teen apparel retailer struggles with the changing tastes of young shoppers.
PARIS, Nov 21- French cosmetics giant L'Oreal has created a new travel retail division to make the most of a 17- billion-euro market that is booming as a new, moneyed middle class emerges from China to Brazil.
DUBAI, Nov 21- If Turkey buys a missile defense system from China, it would not be able to integrate it with NATO or U.S. systems and would miss out on decades of training, support and upgrades that come with U.S. systems, a top U.S. official said at the Dubai Airshow.
*Miners fall following weak China data. *Johnson Matthey buoyed by results. LONDON, Nov 21- European shares were lower in midday trade on Thursday after Federal Reserve comments rattled nerves about the central bank's stimulus policy, and miners were weaker after Chinese data.
LONDON, Nov 21- Before sitting down to negotiate with someone, make sure they have the authority to deliver their side of the deal.
LONDON, Nov 21- SABMiller, the world's second-largest brewer, said emerging markets would continue to drive sales and earnings while European and North American consumers drink less beer.
Nov 21- Sears Holdings Corp, which operates its eponymous department stores and the Kmart discount chain, reported a wider quarterly net loss as sales fell at both chains and it invested in more promotions targeting rewards members.
DUBAI, Nov 21- The Dubai Airshow produced a harvest of deals for the world's biggest and flashiest jets this week, but for those unable to afford a $400- million A380 superjumbo there is always an alternative- the poor man's private jet.
*China copper importers face shortfall after typhoon-traders. LONDON, Nov 21- Copper dipped on Thursday after two days of gains as concern about temporary shortages of refined metal were outweighed by a firmer dollar, a fall in Chinese factory activity and worries about earlier-than expected U.S. central bank tapering.
BEIJING, Nov 21- China and the European Union will begin talks on a landmark treaty aimed at boosting investment that lags behind burgeoning trade and at tackling thorny market access issues, the two sides announced at a summit on Thursday. Europe is China's most important trading partner and for the EU, China is second only to the United States.
*Indexes still in industry consultation phase. SINGAPORE, Nov 21- Metals consultancy CRU Group plans to launch in 2014 indexes that will for the first time price the fees miners pay smelters to produce copper, cashing in on a trend of commodities pricing moving towards spot markets from long-term contracts.