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  • LONDON, Sept 27- Fear of a "hard" Brexit that would see Britain lose access to Europe's single market and erect tough barriers to immigration and trade kept sterling under pressure below $1.30 on Tuesday in a week short of an alternative domestic focus for markets. Scotland's external affairs minister Fiona Hyslop was the latest to say on Monday that the UK...

  • *Asia stocks ex- Japan swing higher, euro shares to start firm. SYDNEY, Sept 27- Asian shares recovered from an early bout of nerves while the Mexican peso surged on Tuesday as investors awarded the first U.S. presidential debate to Democrat Hillary Clinton over Republican Donald Trump. As early risk aversion faded, MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares...

  • *Rogers hired to change mindset of LVMH managers. PARIS, Sept 26- When LVMH hired former Apple music executive Ian Rogers to craft a digital strategy, investors may have hoped for some quick results. Changing mentalities and priorities at LVMH takes time, according to sources close to the 78 billion euro group controlled by France's richest man, Bernard Arnault.

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks rebounded Tuesday and climbed after a survey showed consumer confidence is at a nine-year high, a sign Americans will keep spending in the months to come. U.S. consumer confidence reached its highest level this month since August 2007, according to the Conference Board. Katie Nixon, chief investment officer for Northern Trust, said it's even...

  • *Asia stocks ex- Japan recoup losses, Nikkei swings higher. SYDNEY, Sept 27- Asian shares recovered from an early bout of nerves while the Mexican peso surged on Tuesday as investors awarded the first U.S. presidential debate to Democrat Hillary Clinton over Republican Donald Trump. As early risk aversion faded, MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 26- Perry Capital, the hedge fund firm founded by Richard Perry and Paul Leff in 1988, plans to wind down its main hedge funds, according to a letter sent to investors on Monday and seen by Reuters. "Although I continue to believe very strongly in our investments, process and team, the industry and market headwinds against us have been strong, and the...

  • *Asia stocks ex- Japan recoup losses, Nikkei off 0.4 pct. SYDNEY, Sept 27- Asian shares recovered and the Mexican peso surged on Tuesday as investors seemed to award the first U.S. presidential debate to Democrat Hillary Clinton over Republican Donald Trump. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan bounced to be up 0.2 percent, while South Korea...

  • *Asia stocks ex- Japan recoup losses, Nikkei off 0.4 pct. SYDNEY, Sept 27- Asian shares recouped early losses on Tuesday and the dollar edged away from a one-month trough against the yen, suggesting investors judged Democrat Hillary Clinton was winning her debate against Republican Donald Trump. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan...

  • *Asia stocks ex- Japan recoup losses, Nikkei off 0.4 pct. SYDNEY, Sept 27- Asian share markets recouped early losses on Tuesday and the dollar edged away from a one-month trough against the yen, suggesting investors judged Democrat Hillary Clinton was winning her debate against Republican Donald Trump. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan...

  • *Asia stocks ex- Japan down 0.3 pct, Nikkei off 1 pct. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan lost 0.4 percent, with the technology and financial sectors both down more than 1 percent. The debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump starts at 0100 GMT and could have a big impact with the race seemingly so close.

  • *Asia stocks ex- Japan down 0.3 pct, Nikkei off 1 pct. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan eased 0.3 percent in early trade, while South Korea fell 0.6 percent. The debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump starts at 0100 GMT and could have a big impact with the race seemingly so close.

  • Treasury Secretary Jack Lew meets with Brazilian President Michel Temer and Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer speaks on "Why Study Economics?" WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gives semi-annual testimony on Federal Reserve supervision and regulation of the...

  • Treasury Secretary Jack Lew meets with Brazilian President Michel Temer and Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer speaks on "Why Study Economics?" WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gives semi-annual testimony on Federal Reserve supervision and regulation of the...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 26- Perry Capital, the hedge fund firm founded by Richard Perry and Paul Leff in 1988, plans to wind down its main hedge funds, according to a letter sent to investors on Monday and seen by Reuters. "Although I continue to believe very strongly in our investments, process and team, the industry and market headwinds against us have been strong, and the...

  • BARNSLEY, Britain _ MAM Software Group Inc. on Monday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $1.4 million. On a per-share basis, the Barnsley, Britain- based company said it had net income of 12 cents. MAM Software shares have fallen 16 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • *Oil prices rise on hopes of OPEC production freeze. NEW YORK, Sept 26- Stock prices around the world fell on Monday ahead of the first U.S. presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, while oil prices rose in advance of an informal OPEC meeting in Algeria on hopes for an output cut. Deutsche Bank shares hit a record low on worries about Germany's...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Sept 26- Gold steadied on Monday, after a retreat in the dollar helped it build on last week's gains but moves were muted with markets awaiting a U.S. presidential debate for pointers as to the outcome of November's election. Spot gold was at $1,337.40 an ounce by 2:57 p.m. EDT, up 0.01 percent, while U.S. gold futures for December delivery settled up...

  • *Iran downplays chance of output freeze, some in OPEC hopeful. Key OPEC member Iran, the fourth largest crude exporter which is still trying to recapture output before Western sanctions in 2012, downplayed the chances of a deal while some OPEC members remained hopeful. Implied volatility, a gauge of how much oil prices move, was at its highest since April 18, when...

  • *Oil prices climb on hopes of OPEC production freeze. NEW YORK, Sept 26- Stock prices around the world fell on Monday ahead of the first U.S. presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, while oil prices rose in advance of an informal OPEC meeting in Algeria on hopes for an output cut. Deutsche Bank shares hit a record low on worries about Germany's...

  • *Only Fitch holds investment grade rating on Turkey. *Some see opportunity given Turkey fundamentals. ISTANBUL/ ANKARA, Sept 26- On the first trading day after Moody's downgraded Turkey's sovereign rating to "junk," the reaction in Istanbul and Ankara was swift and predictable-- stocks and the lira took a beating and policymakers accused the agency of playing...