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  • SHANGHAI, Oct 27- Hong Kong shares fell on Monday, dragged down by a slide in brokerages amid uncertainty over the launch date of a closely-watched scheme linking the Hong Kong and Shanghai stock exchanges. The head of the Hong Kong stock exchange said on Sunday the stock trading agreement between Hong Kong and Shanghai, hailed as a milestone to open up China's...

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 27- The current glut in global oil markets is likely to persist next year due to slack demand and may even worsen as U.S. lawmakers look set to approve exports of the country's booming crude production, said Daniel Yergin, vice chairman of IHS CERA. The dramatic fall in global oil prices- down around 25 percent since June- is a result of global oil markets...

  • SHANGHAI, Oct 27- Chinese shares fell on Monday, dragged lower by brokerages on uncertainty over the launch of a landmark scheme linking the Hong Kong and Shanghai exchanges. Financials were the main drags on the mainland market with CITIC Securities and Haitong Securities, the country's two biggest listed brokerages, both down 2.8 percent.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 27- The Russian rouble opened 0.2 percent stronger against the dollar on Monday after S&P reaffirmed Russia's sovereign rating. At 0605 GMT, the rouble was at 41.91 versus the dollar. Standard& Poor's ratings agency affirmed Russia's sovereign rating on Friday at a notch above junk status, warning a downgrade may follow if more sanctions are imposed...

  • *Sees Q1 2015 WTI crude at $75/ bbl vs $90/ bbl previously. *Sees Q1 2014 Brent at $85/ bbl vs $100/ bbl previously. Goldman analysts said in a report released late on Sunday that it expects U.S. benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude to fall to $75 a barrel and Brent to $85 a barrel in the first quarter of 2015, both down $15 a barrel from its previous forecast.

  • RUSSIAN CENBANK CONDUCTS 113.64 BLN ROUBLES WORTH OF FOREX MARKET INTERVENTIONS ON OCT 23.

  • TOKYO, Oct 27- Japanese stocks rose on Monday to a 2-1/ 2 week high as upbeat U.S. data and a weaker yen lifted sentiment in the overall market, but volume was thin as investors awaited the outcome of a two-day U.S. Tokyo Electric Power Co soared 17 percent after the Nikkei reported that it will likely post a pre-tax profit of 125 billion yen for the year through March, up...

  • SYDNEY, Oct 27- Negotiations for an ambitious trade pact among Pacific countries made significant progress over the weekend but there is still a gap between Japan and the United States over market access and other hurdles, trade representatives said on Monday. The 12- nation Trans-Pacific Partnership is central to President Barack Obama's policy of...

  • HONG KONG, Oct 27- Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have created a volatile environment, making it too risky for China to launch a stock connect scheme between Shanghai and the former British colony, Chinese brokerage Haitong International said on Monday. "The external market environment in Hong Kong is not stable now," said Lin Yong, chief executive officer at...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 27- Most pension funds and other institutional investors worldwide expect to meet their five-year investment goals and are increasingly confident they can get there using traditional stocks and bonds, a survey showed on Monday. Among those surveyed, 91 percent of institutional investors said they expected to hit their targets in five years, up...

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 27- Despite opposition from nearly half of Brazil's voters, leftist President Dilma Rousseff won re-election on Sunday and will have another four years to try to revive growth in a once-booming economy gone stagnant. The 66- year-old Rousseff, who was a Marxist guerrilla in her youth, overcame growing dissatisfaction with the economy, poor public...

  • BRASILIA, Oct 27- President Dilma Rousseff narrowly won re-election by spending heavily and promising to extend the fight against poverty but she will need to restore order to public finances in her second term to get Brazil's stalled economy back in gear. To do so, she needs to move swiftly to staunch the bleeding in Brazil's fiscal accounts, which has added...

  • Tesla offers leasing options for new Model S in U.S. Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 1:59 AM ET

    Oct 27- Tesla Motors Inc unveiled a leasing policy for its new Model S with an option for buyers in the United States to return the car within three months of purchase. U.S. Bank will offer a lease for buyers of the new Model S, lowering monthly lease payments by as much as 25 percent, Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk said in a blog post dated Oct. 25. Last year Tesla...

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Oct 27- India, poised to become the world's largest importer of thermal coal, appears to be opening up its domestic mining sector to foreign competition just as Indonesia, its biggest supplier, is making it harder for exporters. On a superficial level it appears that India and Indonesia are choosing different paths for their coal sectors,...

  • TOKYO, Oct 27- Brent crude futures fell below $86 a barrel on Monday after Goldman Sachs cut its price forecasts for the contract and for U.S. oil in the first quarter of next year by $15. The U.S. investment bank said in a research note on Sunday that it had cut its forecast for West Texas Intermediate to $75 a barrel from $90 and that for Brent to $85 from $100, with rising...

  • KIEV, Oct 26- Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko hailed a sweeping victory for pro- Europe parties in an election on Sunday, saying the vote showed people backed his plan to end a separatist conflict, his pro-Western course and democratic reforms. With 18.50 percent of the vote counted, the central election commission gave the Poroshenko bloc 21.69 of the vote...

  • TOKYO, Oct 27- Takata Corp is considering booking a quarterly charge of 2- 3 billion yen to cover the cost of additional recalls of vehicles fitted with potentially defective airbags, two people familiar with the matter said. The additional charge- on top of 75 billion yen previously set aside for airbag recalls- would cover the projected cost of recent recalls...

  • Under the revised terms, Williams Partners will merge with a subsidiary of Access Midstream in a unit-for-unit exchange of 0.86672 common units of Access Midstream for every Williams common unit. Williams first proposed the merger in June, with Access Midstream acquiring William Partners at an exchange ratio of 0.85 plus an additional $0.81 per Williams...

  • *Brokerages fall on Hong Kong- Shanghai stock scheme delay. SHANGHAI, Oct 27- Hong Kong and mainland Chinese shares fell on Monday, dragged lower by falls in brokerages on uncertainty over the launch of a scheme linking the Hong Kong and Shanghai exchanges. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng Index edged down 0.8 percent to 23,105.6 points.

  • HONG KONG, Oct 27- The protracted delay of a stock connect scheme between Shanghai and Hong Kong will threaten the inclusion of China's benchmark A-shares in the MSCI emerging markets index, a top Chinese asset manager said on Monday. The Hong Kong- Shanghai connect scheme is a landmark project set to connect the equity markets in the two cities.