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  • LONDON, Nov 6- London's financial sector will lay off 13,000 staff in 2013 after a weak year for dealmaking, a study forecast on Tuesday, slashing employment in one of the UK's key economic motors to its lowest since the early 1990 s.

  • *Europe's big economies see no improvement going into Q4. *Ireland, Italy represent few bright spots. LONDON, Nov 6- The fourth quarter has so far brought no improvement in the fortunes of most of Europe's economies, which now risk shrinking more than previously expected, surveys showed on Tuesday.

  • *China spot copper demand still sluggish. Worries about a fiscal cliff in the U.S., an upcoming leadership transition in China and Greece's strike over a new austerity package also kept sentiment in check.

  • *Greece funding deal unlikely next week- source. LONDON, Nov 6- Brent crude held over $107 per barrel on Tuesday, as uncertainty ahead of the U.S. elections and renewed worries about Greece and the euro zone crisis headed traders' concerns.

  • LONDON, Nov 6- Stronger travel and tech stocks helped European equities to advance on Tuesday and charts signalled more gains, although uncertainty about the outcome of the U.S. election is likely to cap moves throughout the session. President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney will have a close fight in Tuesday's election.

  • LONDON, Nov 6- Low-risk German government bonds edged up, with investors wary of placing big bets before Tuesday's close-run U.S. election and a Greek parliamentary vote on crucial austerity measures.

  • LONDON, Nov 6- The euro fell to a two-month low against the dollar on Tuesday, with the outlook for the single currency clouded by uncertainty over a parliamentary vote in Greece on budget and labour reforms. Opinion polls show Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney in a dead heat, although the president has a slight advantage in several swing states.

  • LONDON, Nov 6- World shares and the dollar steadied on Tuesday as investors waited for the U.S. election result, while uncertainty over Greece's next aid payment kept the euro at a two-month low. The MSCI index of world stocks was steady at 329.88 points as European markets opened.

  • LONDON, Nov 6- Stronger technology stocks helped European equities to edge higher on Tuesday, although uncertainty around the outcome of the U.S. presidential election is expected to cap moves throughout the session. These are good levels to buy,'' Philippe Gijsels, head of research at BNP Paribas Fortis Global Markets in Brussels, said.

  • *NYSE net quarterly revenue off 21 pct to $559 mln. LONDON, Nov 6- NYSE Euronext, the world's largest stock exchange operator, reported net revenue down 21 percent to $559 million for the third quarter, citing weaker trading in the United States and Europe.

  • *NYSE net quarterly revenue off 21 pct to $559 mln. *NYSE Euronext earnings per share at $0.44. LONDON, Nov 6- NYSE Euronext, the world's largest stock exchange operator, reported net revenue down 21 percent to $559 million for the third quarter, citing weaker trading in the United States and Europe.

  • MEXICO CITY, Nov 5- International groups tasked with safeguarding the world banking system conceded they would miss a deadline for new rules aimed at limiting risk and boosting transparency in the $648 trillion over-the-counter swaps market.

  • MEXICO CITY/ LONDON, Nov 5- International watchdogs, working to tighten-up global regulation after the financial crisis, are moving ahead with plans to extend their reach to ``shadow banks'' such as money-market funds that handle trillions of dollars in short-term investments.

  • The two top interlocutors are the International Monetary Fund in Washington and the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, far outstripping the politicians officially in charge of running the 17- nation single currency area.

  • LONDON, Nov 5- Copper hit two-month lows on Monday as the U.S. presidential election, a leadership transition in China and two central bank meetings this week kept risk-prone investors on the sidelines of financial markets.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 5- Oil prices rose on Monday in very choppy trading as investors remained cautious ahead of the U.S. presidential election and with the recovery from Hurricane Sandy under way in the affected East Coast region.

  • *Greece, U.S. elections underpin demand for safety. LONDON, Nov 5- Two-year German bond yields fell below zero on Monday as low-risk assets rallied before an uncertain U.S. presidential election and another make-or-break parliamentary vote in Greece.

  • LONDON, Nov 5- A U.S. fine for anti-money laundering rule breaches could cost HSBC significantly more than $1.5 billion and is likely to lead to criminal charges, Europe's biggest bank said on Monday.

  • LONDON, Nov 5- European shares fell on Monday, as mounting provisions at HSBC hit banks while political uncertainty in Greece also impacted sentiment, with investors avoiding taking large, new positions before the U.S. election.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 5- The pace of growth in the U.S. services sector slowed modestly in October, though a measure of employment improved to its highest in seven months, underscoring expectations the economic recovery will remain modest.