*Ukraine, China slowdown and copper rout sap risk appetite. LONDON, March 13- The euro hit a new 2-1/ 2 year high against the dollar on Thursday as concerns over China's economy and international tensions over Ukraine took the fizz out of an attempted rebound in riskier assets.» Read More
WASHINGTON, Nov 12- Emerging markets are likely to see considerably more impact from higher U.S. interest rates when the Federal Reserve pulls back from its massive monetary stimulus, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said on Tuesday.
GENEVA, Nov 12- South Sudan has almost $1 billion in forex reserves and will use some to defend its new exchange rate, Finance Minister Aggrey Sabuni Tisa said on Tuesday, a day after the new republic devalued its currency. South Sudan will finish paying back foreign loans within 2-3 months and is discussing rescheduling its debt to domestic creditors, Tisa said.
*Bank of England has told banks to strengthen defences. LONDON, Nov 12- A cyber attack on financial markets played out in one of London's historic halls on Tuesday in a "war game" simulation designed to test the City's defences against online saboteurs. The Bank of England has told banks to strengthen their defences against cyber attacks.
SAO PAULO, Nov 12- Brazil's corn exports in 2013 have surpassed last year's record as the agricultural superpower gained international market share with U.S. stocks still low, but the United States is set to make a huge comeback in 2014..
*Conflicting signals from Iran talks add volatility. NEW YORK, Nov 12- U.S. oil futures fell sharply on Tuesday as investors speculated on when the U.S.
NEW YORK, Nov 12- Hedge fund Eminence Capital LLC on Tuesday said Men's Wearhouse Inc would explore strategic options, including a merger with Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc..
CARLINVILLE, Illinois, Nov 12- Buyers of U.S. farmland appear undaunted by falling grain prices, paying top dollar for prime parcels coming up at autumn auctions although showing a more cautious tone than in recent years, farmland auction participants said at a sale last week.
*Hanwha SolarOne posts bigger third-quarter loss. *Hanwha SolarOne down 12 pct. Nov 12- Yingli Green Energy Holding posted a sharp fall in third-quarter loss due to robust demand from solar power plants in China and said it expects the country to account for nearly half of its shipments in the current quarter.
WASHINGTON, Nov 12- President Barack Obama plans to name Timothy Massad, a lawyer who earned his spurs at the country's bank bailout program, as the next head of the U.S. swaps regulator, according to a White House official.
ROME/ MILAN, Nov 12- Cash-strapped Italian airline Alitalia is planning the first mass firing since it was privatised in 2008 to shrink costs and lure potential new partners while top shareholder Air France-KLM refuses to commit to a firm investment.
Still, the tendency of markets to perform well in the past two months has some "people saying,' Hey, you gotta ride the bull until the end of the year,"' said Michael Matousek, head trader at U.S. Global Investors Inc. in San Antonio.
NEW YORK, Nov 12- T-Mobile US Inc is considering buying spectrum from an unidentified private party and would use some of the proceeds of a planned $2 billion share offering to finance such a deal, the company said in a regulatory filing on Tuesday.
LONDON, Nov 12- Greek bond yields jumped on Tuesday on concerns that a proposal for German parties to hold nationwide referendums for major European decisions may complicate Athens's efforts to overcome its debt crisis.
WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Nov 12 (Reuters)- US Airways Group Inc and American Airlines have agreed to give up landing spots and gates at several U.S. airports to win U.S. antitrust approval for their proposed merger, the Department of Justice said on Tuesday.
*Wall Street edges lower with Fed speakers in focus. A measure of global equity performance was down slightly as stocks on Wall Street and in Europe fell, a day after the Dow Jones industrial average hit yet another record close.
CARACAS, Nov 12- Venezuelan bonds dropped sharply on Tuesday after President Nicolas Maduro ordered a military takeover of an electronics chain and authorities arrested dozens of people for purported price gouging.
*Sterling hits 2- month low vs dollar on UK inflation data. The dollar was last up 0.5 percent to 99.67 yen, with the peak of 99.79 yen its strongest since Sept. 13. Better-than-expected U.S. payrolls last week and also the outlook for easier monetary policy in Europe is helping the dollar, "said Niels Christensen, currency strategist at Nordea in London.
Larger rival DirecTV also added more customers than expected in the third quarter, while cable providers Time Warner Cable Inc, Comcast Corp and Charter Communications Inc all reported video subscriber losses. Dish also got a bit of a boost from Time Warner Cable's protracted fight with CBS Corp..
NEW YORK, Nov 12- T-Mobile US Inc said on Tuesday it would not participate in a spectrum auction the U.S. government plans to hold in January but still left investors in suspense over how it will use the proceeds from a roughly $2 billion stock offering.
*Boeing says would consider Japan if workers reject deal. Details of the unsolicited proposal emerged on the eve of a crucial vote by 31,000 Boeing workers on a contract that may determine whether the 777 X is built in Washington state, the home of nearly all Boeing's commercial jet manufacturing.