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  • LONDON- Bank of England holds Monetary Policy Committee meeting. LONDON- Bank of England announces interest rate decision- 1100 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England will release the minutes from its August policy meeting- 1100 GMT.

  • NEW YORK— In one of his first forays into policy as a presidential candidate, Republican Donald Trump calls for the deportation of all 11 million people estimated to be living in the country illegally while allowing the "really good people" to return. Deporting them all "is impractical and is opposed by a large majority of Americans," said Clint Bolick, an Arizona...

  • NEW YORK, July 30- Crude futures settled down on Thursday, pressured by a rally in the dollar which countered bullish sentiment from a drawdown in U.S. stockpiles that was much steeper than expected. Global benchmark Brent neared a six-month trough earlier this week and U.S. futures neared four-month lows, pressured by a global glut, a resurgent dollar and China's...

  • July 30- Virgin America Inc, a low-cost airline partly owned by billionaire Richard Branson, said it expects business to improve in Dallas, a major airline hub where competition has led to increased discounting. Dallas, which accounts for 12 percent of Virgin America's total capacity, is the hometown of No. 1 U.S. airline American Airlines Group Inc and Southwest...

  • NEW YORK, July 30- Crude futures erased early gains on Thursday after bullish sentiment from a drawdown in U.S. stockpiles was checked by a rally in the dollar. Oil has lost more than $10 a barrel over the past month, with global benchmark Brent nearing a six-month trough earlier this week and U.S. futures near four-month lows, amid a global glut, resurgent dollar and...

  • LONDON, July 30- Hopes the worst is over for big banks' financial market trading look premature, with the latest snapshot of earnings and volumes suggesting the pressure on these operations remains intense. "FICC revenues for the Coalition Index will decline in Q2 this year versus Q2 last year, and the first half versus the first half last year," said George...

  • Oil has lost more than $10 a barrel over the past month, with global benchmark Brent nearing a six-month trough earlier this week and U.S. futures near four-month lows, amid a global glut, resurgent dollar and recent stock market tumble in China. Brent was up 50 cents, or 1 percent, at $53.88 a barrel by 10:27 a.m. EDT, extending its slight rise in the previous session.

  • NEW YORK, July 30- Exchange operator BATS Global Markets plans to put a rule in place that would allow it to crack down more promptly on manipulative trading behavior on its exchanges. BATS said on Thursday its "Client Suspension Rule," which requires approval from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, would allow the company to halt manipulative conduct...

  • Q2 GDP data supports view on Fed rate hike. *Greenback gains against major currencies. NEW YORK, July 30- The dollar rose to its highest level this week on Thursday as news of faster U.S. economic expansion in the second quarter supported the notion that the U.S.

  • NEW YORK— After starting the day broadly lower, U.S. stocks recovered nearly all of their losses by mid-afternoon Thursday and were trading near breakeven. A batch of disappointing results from Procter& Gamble, Facebook and others weighed on the market. NO SALE: Consumer products giant Procter& Gamble fell $3.20, or 4 percent, to $77.43.

  • *British arm becomes main profit engine, Spain lags. The stronger growth points to progress in Chairwoman Ana Botin's plan to improve profits by expanding lending rather than through acquisitions, as the bank tries to ride an economic recovery in Europe. In Britain-- now the group's biggest profit engine ahead of Brazil-- lending rose nearly 3 percent from the end...

  • LONMIN: VICTIM OF PRICE FALLS AND MANAGEMENT WOBBLES@* Platinum producers hit by falling prices, rising costs* Lonmin seen bleeding more quickly than others* Shares hit lowest levels since 1979. LONDON/ JOHANNESBURG, July 30- Platinum producer Lonmin is facing its deepest crisis to date, hurt by a downturn in the metal and haunted by a mixture of bad luck and...

  • LONDON, July 30- Specialist insurance market Lloyd's of London said on Thursday it planned to apply for an onshore reinsurance license and open an office in Malaysia, as part of its push into emerging markets. In Asia, Lloyd's already has an office in Singapore and it opened an office in Dubai earlier this year. Nelson said around $130 million in business was...

  • LONDON, July 30- BAE Systems, Europe's biggest defence contractor, is still waiting on securing the new aircraft orders it needs to meet its annual earnings target, it said on Thursday. The company, which generates about a fifth of its total sales from Saudi Arabia, needs to sell more Typhoons to Saudi and other Middle East customers to keep production of the jet...

  • NEW YORK— Delphi Automotive PLC on Thursday reported a 69 percent surge in second-quarter profit, beating Wall Street expectations, and disclosed it is buying HellermannTyton Group to boost its auto technology offerings. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.33 per share. Seven analysts surveyed...

  • LONDON— The former hosts of the BBC's popular "Top Gear" program, who left amid scandal over an off-set dustup, have signed up to present a new car show for broadcaster Amazon Prime. Amazon said Thursday that Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond have committed to three series of the show, with the first to be broadcast in 2016.. The BBC says the show will...

  • MADRID, July 30- Spain's economy grew at its fastest rate since 2007 in the second quarter with more growth expected ahead, although the pace of recovery may flag as the effect of supportive cheap money and low inflation starts to wear off. Since Spain emerged from a prolonged downturn in mid-2013, economic growth has been driven by a steady rise in consumer...

  • *China bonded copper premiums jump $10 to highest since March. *Indonesia's Timah sees tin export delay to August. LONDON, July 30- Copper slipped on Thursday, weighed down by a firmer dollar after the Fed set the scene for a possible interest rate rise and on jitters about China after its share market retreated.

  • PARIS, July 30- French carmaker Renault reported on Thursday that first-half profit surged on rebounding European demand- but not enough to meet soaring investor expectations from the recovery, or concerns about weaker pricing. Despite hitting its highest operating margin in a decade, at 4.8 percent, Renault's shares fell as much as 7.5 percent as investors...

  • *Europe set for busy day of data. Europe's stock markets had initially started brightly but began to fade as attention switched from company earnings from the likes of Siemens and Deutsche Bank to upcoming euro zone unemployment, business sentiment and German inflation data. Q2 gross domestic product data also due later that could reinforce the rate hike view,...