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  • NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley participates in panel on "Financial Regulation Nine Years on from the GFC-- Where Do We Stand?" PRAGUE- European socialist leaders including UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, Member of the European Parliament Sergei Stanishev, Slovakia Prime Minister...

  • Dec 2- Starbucks Chief Executive Howard Schultz's decision to step down is unlikely to hamper growth at the world's biggest coffee chain as his successor Kevin Johnson is well suited to take the helm, analysts said. The company's shares were down 2.5 percent at $57.02 on Friday as investors worried that the exit of one of Wall Street's most regarded CEOs would...

  • An American tourist stands near the Houses of Parliament the day after the majority of the British public voted to leave the European Union on June 25, 2016 in London, England.

    Brexit fears for U.K. based companies were stoked on Friday as multi-national businesses continued to eye a move abroad.

  • Dec 2- Starbucks Chief Executive Howard Schultz's decision to step down is unlikely to disrupt growth at the world's biggest coffee chain as his successor Kevin Johnson is well suited to take the helm, analysts said. Starbucks Corp said on Thursday that Schultz would step down as CEO on April 3 to focus on new high-end coffee shops, handing the top job to Chief...

  • LONDON, Dec 2- The dollar was on course for its first weekly fall in four weeks against the euro and a basket of currencies on Friday, with investors trimming bets against the single currency before U.S. jobs numbers and Italy's constitutional referendum. Bets on the euro have largely been taken on options markets this week, driving implied volatility of the...

  • TOKYO, Dec 2- Japanese authorities are set to recommend new fair disclosure rules that aim to prevent company executives leaking insider information, part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to improve corporate governance and encourage foreign investment. Marking the first time that Japan will adopt statutory rules on corporate disclosure, the move will...

  • *Asia ex- Japan, Nikkei post weekly gains. SINGAPORE, Dec 2- Asian shares joined Wall Street and Europe in surrendering some recent gains on Friday, retreating on the possibility of faster-than-expected U.S. interest rate increases that boosted 10- year U.S. Investors in Europe remain nervous ahead of a constitutional referendum in Italy and a presidential...

  • TOKYO, Dec 2- Japanese government bonds were mostly lowers on Friday, pressured by an overnight drop in U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's policies would fuel higher inflation. But this framework of keeping the 10- year yield near zero is not economically reasonable because this level discourages lending, former central bank policymaker Sayuri Shirai said...

  • TOKYO, Dec 2- Japan's Nikkei share average dropped on Friday as investors locked in gains ahead of U.S. jobs data later in the day, but the benchmark index still rose for the fourth consecutive week. The Nikkei ended 0.5 percent lower at 18,426.08 points, but gained 0.2 percent on the week. The broader Topix as well as the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 were both down 0.4 percent...

  • *Euro/dlr 1- week implied volatility up before Italy's vote. TOKYO, Dec 2- The dollar eased from a 9-1/ 2 month high against the yen on Friday, with investors cautious ahead of a looming U.S. jobs report that could set the market's tone in coming days. On Thursday, the dollar had risen to 114.83 yen, recording a gain of 13.5 percent from its Nov. 9 trough near 101 yen.

  • *Asia ex- Japan, Nikkei on track for weekly gains. SINGAPORE, Dec 2- Asian shares lost some of their recent gains on Friday, after lackluster sessions on Wall Street and Europe, while 10- year U.S. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dropped 0.6 percent, but remained on track to end the week up 0.6 percent.

  • TOKYO, Dec 2- Japan's Nikkei share average was poised for a weekly gain but dipped as investors locked in gains ahead of U.S. jobs data later in the session, with losses kept in check as higher Japanese yields lifted financial shares. "Profit-taking ahead of the weekend is the likely cause of today's Nikkei drop," said Hiroki Allen, chief representative of Superfund...

  • PRAGUE- European socialist leaders including UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, Member of the European Parliament Sergei Stanishev, Slovakia Prime Minister Robert Fico and Czech Republic Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka hold a meeting in Prague- 1730 GMT. TOKYO- Asian Development Bank Institute holds a conference...

  • WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases international trade data for October, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases revised third-quarter productivity data, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases factory orders for October, 10 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for October, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve...

  • PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Dec 1- Chicago wheat futures were little changed on Thursday as a weaker dollar and higher oil prices encouraged the cereal market to consolidate after a five sessions of declines driven by global supply pressures. The Chicago Board of Trade most-active wheat contract was 0.2 percent higher at $4.03-1/ 2 a bushel by 1147 GMT.

  • Dec 1- The oil price rally sparked by an OPEC-Russia deal to cut output is likely to be short-lived, say traders in Asia, because the agreement may only draw more supplies from storage tanks and more crude shipments from the United States. And even without increased supplies from elsewhere, if the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and Russia do...

  • *OPEC- driven surge in oil prices lifted U.S. yields and dollar. *Euro capped by concerns over Italy's referendum. LONDON, Dec 1- The dollar traded just off a 9-1/ 2- month high against the yen on Thursday, steadying after a jump along with U.S. bond yields on the details of a deal to cut OPEC oil output.

  • *OPEC- driven surge in oil prices lifted U.S. yields and dollar. *Euro capped by concerns over Italy's referendum. LONDON, Dec 1- The dollar traded just off a 9-1/ 2- month high against the yen on Thursday, steadying after a jump along with U.S. bond yields on the details of a deal to cut OPEC oil output.

  • *OPEC- driven surge in oil prices lifted U.S. yields and dollar. *Euro capped by concerns over Italy's referendum. LONDON, Dec 1- The dollar traded just off a 9-1/ 2- month high against the yen on Thursday, steadying after a jump along with U.S. bond yields on the details of a deal to cut OPEC oil output.

  • *OPEC- driven surge in oil prices lifted U.S. yields and dollar. *Euro capped by concerns over Italy's referendum. LONDON, Dec 1- The dollar traded just off a 9-1/ 2- month high against the yen on Thursday, steadying after a jump along with U.S. bond yields on the details of a deal to cut OPEC oil output.