SEOUL, Dec 21- Seoul prosecutors have launched an investigation into a leak of non-critical data at South Korea's nuclear power operator, the prosecutors' office said on Sunday, as worries mount about nuclear safety and potential cyberattacks from North Korea. Concern over potential cyberattacks from North Korea has got worldwide attention since the...» Read More
*Comes after a string of disappointing Tokyo debuts. TOKYO, Sept 10- Japan's largest recruitment company Recruit Holdings said it is planning an initial public offering worth $1.8 billion, which will test investor appetite for big Tokyo listings after some weak debuts this year.
NEW YORK, Sept 10- Apple Inc and GT Advanced Technologies Inc were among the biggest movers in premarket trading on Wednesday, with both seeing heavy action a day after Apple's latest product launch event. Apple rose 0.4 percent to $98.41 on volume of almost 349,000 shares, making it the most active stock on Nasdaq before the opening bell.
LONDON, Sept 10- Global shares struggled on Wednesday as markets added to bets on an early U.S. rate hike while nagging concerns over Scotland's future unnerved investors in Europe, hurting sterling and helping the dollar hold on to recent gains.
*Eldest daughter Ana Botin to succeed- sources. MADRID, Sept 10- Emilio Botin, one of Spain's most powerful men who transformed Santander from a small domestic lender into the euro zone's biggest bank, has died of a heart attack, aged 79..
CARSON CITY, Nev., Sept 10- Nevada lawmakers on Wednesday will consider controversial tax breaks estimated at up to $1.3 billion for Tesla Motors Inc to build its $5 billion battery factory in the state. "It's exciting that a company such as Tesla has chosen Nevada," said Kirkpatrick, a North Las Vegas Democrat.
*Jitters over Scotland vote rattle investors. PARIS, Sept 10- European stocks fell for a fourth straight session on Wednesday, erasing what was left of the gains spurred by the European Central Bank's rate cut and additional measures unveiled last week to support the region's economy.
MADRID, Sept 10- Spain's Santander appointments and remunerations committee will propose Ana Botin as the new chairwoman of the bank to the board of directors, which is expected to back the appointment, this afternoon, two sources said on Wednesday.
He did not say whether they would touch on an "oil-for-goods deal" which Tehran and Moscow have been discussing as a way to get round Western sanctions imposed on Russia over the Ukraine crisis and on Tehran over its nuclear programme.
NEW YORK, Sept 10- U.S. stock index futures were a touch higher on Wednesday, suggesting investors found few reasons to jump back into the market even after a recent string of weakness. *The S&P 500 fell sharply on Tuesday, closing under its 14- day moving average for the first time since Aug. 12, a cautious signal for short-term momentum.
SPAIN'S SANTANDER BOARD OF DIRECTORS EXPECTED TO BACK APPOINTMENT OF ANA PATRICIA BOTIN AS NEW CHAIRWOMAN- SOURCES.
SPAIN'S SANTANDER APPOINTMENTS AND REMUNERATION COMMITTEE TO PROPOSE APPOINTMENT OF ANA PATRICIA BOTIN AS NEW CHAIRWOMAN- SOURCES.
LONDON, Sept 10- Copper prices steadied on Wednesday near a one-month low, after hefty falls in the previous session, as the dollar's surge against a basket of currencies stabilized, while nickel slipped as supply worries eased.
LONDON, Sept 10- Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia told OPEC it reduced its oil output in August by 400,000 barrels per day, a cutback coinciding with a drop in oil prices towards the kingdom's preferred level of $100 a barrel.
BRUSSELS, Sept 10- European Commission President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker unveiled on Wednesday the next European Union executive for the 2014-2019 period. Below is the roster of the new European Commission:. AUSTRIA: Johannes Hahn, 56, outgoing regional policy commissioner from the center-right.
LONDON, Sept 10- London Stock Exchange Group said on Wednesday that its shareholders have approved the company's planned $2.7 billion takeover of U.S. index compiler and asset management firm Frank Russell.
MOSCOW, Sept 10- Russia should conclude all new export contracts with Asia in roubles, First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov was quoted as saying on Wednesday by Itar-Tass news agency. Shuvalov also said that China had asked Russia to ease the law on foreign investment into its strategic sectors, Itar-Tass reported.
RUSSIA'S FIRST DEPUTY PM SHUVALOV SAYS CHINA ASKS RUSSIA TO EASE LAW ON FOREIGN INVESTMENTS IN STRATEGIC SECTORS, SAYS NEW EXPORT CONTRACTS WITH ASIA SHOULD BE IN ROUBLES.
TOKYO, Sept 10- Japan's nuclear regulator on Wednesday approved the restart of a nuclear power station, the first step to reopening an industry that has been idle since the Fukushima disaster, as the government pushes for the permanent closure of older reactors.
BRUSSELS, Sept 10- Jean-Claude Juncker, the incoming president of the European Commission, handed key economic and financial responsibilities to French and British members of a restructured, 28- strong team he unveiled on Wednesday.
*Sapin says France will need more time to rein in public finances. PARIS, Sept 10- France announced on Wednesday it was breaking the latest in a long line of promises to European Union partners to cut its public deficit, conceding it now would take until 2017 to bring its finances in line with EU rules.