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  • *Investors pump $48 million into nano-technology company. TEL AVIV, Nov 24- An Israeli company says it has developed technology that can charge a mobile phone in a few seconds and an electric car in minutes, advances that could transform two of the world's most dynamic consumer industries. The company has raised $48 million from two rounds of funding, including...

  • *Lower oil price to cost Russia $90- 100 billion a year. MOSCOW, Nov 24- Lower oil prices and Western financial sanctions imposed over the Ukraine crisis will cost Russia around $130- 140 billion a year- equivalent to around 7 percent of its economy- Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Monday. "We're losing around $40 billion a year because of geopolitical...

  • IRAN AND WORLD POWERS AGREED TO CONTINUE TALKS DURING THE COMING WEEKS- STATE NEWS AGENCY IRNA.

  • Nov 24- Merck& Co Inc will buy worldwide commercial rights to NewLink Genetics Corp's experimental Ebola vaccine. The Public Health Agency of Canada, which originally developed the vaccine, will retain non-commercial rights to the drug. The U.S. National Institutes of Health has announced plans to start a large late-stage study of the vaccine in early 2015..

  • US STOCKS-Futures rise, boosted by merger activity Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 8:14 AM ET

    *RenaissanceRe to buy Platinum for $1.9 bln. NEW YORK, Nov 24- U.S. stock index futures rose on Monday, indicating that major indexes would move further into record territory, on the back of multiple merger deals and hopes that China will take further accommodative monetary policy action. Equities closed a fifth straight week of advances Friday, with the Dow and S&P...

  • Nov 24- Private equity firm Carlyle Group LP is looking to raise about $5 billion for a fund that can hold stakes in companies for as long as 20 years, Bloomberg reported. The company expects to make investments that do not fit within the mandate of its sixth main buyout fund, which raised $13 billion last year, Bloomberg said, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • Nov 24- Trina Solar Ltd cut its full-year solar module shipment forecast, largely due to the cancellation of a 130 megawatts solar project in Inner Mongolia, sending the company's shares down as much as 5.4 percent premarket. Trina Solar said it expected solar module shipments of 1,045-1,095 megawatts in the current quarter, compared with the 1,063.8 MW it...

  • LONDON, Nov 24- The euro inched up against the dollar on Monday after a stronger-than-expected German business survey offered some respite, though it stayed close to a two-year low on bets of more easing in the euro zone. On Friday European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi threw the door open for more drastic measures as he stressed that "excessively low" inflation...

  • UPDATE 1-BioMarin to buy Prosensa in $840 mln deal Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 7:39 AM ET

    Nov 24- BioMarin Pharmaceuticals Inc said it would buy Dutch drug developer Prosensa Holding NV for about $840 million including milestone payments, aiming to add to its portfolio of drugs to treat rare diseases. BioMarin will offer $17.75 for every Prosensa share and make two milestone payments of $80 million each following U.S. and European approvals for...

  • MOSCOW, Nov 24- Russia, in desperate need of higher oil prices, is making a last-ditch attempt to sway this week's OPEC meeting by suggesting Moscow could cut output if the group does the same. Non- OPEC member Russia needs an oil price of $100 per barrel to balance its budget. Citing sources, Kommersant daily newspaper said Russia might suggest cutting its oil...

  • VIENNA, Nov 24- A senior European Central Bank policymaker played down prospects on Monday for any immediate buying of government bonds by the ECB, underscoring skepticism about such a move to print money in the euro zone. Asked by reporters what would prompt further ECB action, such as adding state bonds to its shopping list of assets, Ewald Nowotny, a member of the...

  • US STOCKS-Futures higher, building on recent gains Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 7:14 AM ET

    *RenaissanceRe to buy Platinum for $1.9 bln. NEW YORK, Nov 24- U.S. stock index futures rose on Monday, indicating the market's recent strength would continue during a week that's expected to see light action ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday. *Equities closed a fifth straight week of advances Friday, with the Dow and S&P 500 ending at closing records on...

  • *Euro STOXX 50 up 1 pct, FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.4 pct. The euro zone Euro STOXX 50 index was up 1 percent at 3,225.47 points at 1150 GMT, taking its gain since the close on Thursday to 4 percent. Around Europe, Germany's DAX index and France's CAC 40 rose 0.8 percent and 0.9 percent, respectively, outperforming a 0.1 percent fall in Britain's FTSE 100 and Switzerland's SMI.

  • AMSTERDAM, Nov 24- ASML, the world's largest maker of lithograpy machines for the semiconductor industry pushed back its sales growth goal on Monday in a belated recognition of the struggle it has been having in commercialising its next generation of products. "We believe the market was looking for ASML to reach the disclosed financial targets by 2018," ING...

  • NEW DELHI, Nov 24- The United States wants to step up its trade dialogue with India, Trade Representative Michael Froman said on Monday, after the resolution of a global trade dispute paved the way for President Barack Obama to visit India. In India for the first round of high-level trade talks since the breakthrough, Froman urged progress on key areas of U.S....

  • BEREZNIKI, Russia, Nov 24- Russia's Uralkali, the world's biggest potash producer, is preparing to restart operations at half its Solikamsk-2 mine, where work was halted last week after an accident, its chief executive said on Monday. Moscow- listed shares in Uralkali were up by more than 4 percent on the day. Shares in Uralkali fell sharply last week after the water...

  • MOSCOW, Nov 24- Moscow- listed shares in Russian potash producer Uralkali rose 4 percent after the company said it was preparing to restart production at half of its Solikamsk-2 mine, where work was halted last week after an accident. At 1132 GMT, Uralkali shares were up around 4 percent on the day in Moscow. In London, the company's global depositary receipts were up...

  • UPDATE 2-BT in talks to buy UK mobile operator Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 6:31 AM ET

    LONDON/ MADRID Nov 24- Britain's BT Group is in early stage talks with Spain's Telefonica on a deal to buy UK mobile operator O2, with two sources saying it has also begun negotiations with EE as it seeks a return to the British consumer mobile market. Both Telefonica and BT confirmed they were in talks after Spanish website El Confidencial reported that O2 could be...

  • MOSCOW- LISTED SHARES IN RUSSIA'S URALKALI UP OVER 4 PCT ON DAY AFTER COMPANY SAYS PREPARING TO RESTART PRODUCTION AT HALF OF DAMAGED MINE.

  • BioMarin to buy Prosensa in $840 mln deal Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 6:24 AM ET

    Nov 24- BioMarin Pharmaceuticals Inc said it would buy Dutch drug developer Prosensa Holding NV for about $840 million including milestone payments, aiming to add to its portfolio of drugs to treat rare diseases. BioMarin will offer $17.75 for every Prosensa share and make two milestone payments of $80 million each following U.S. and European approvals for...