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  • FRANKFURT- European Central Bank governing council meeting. NEW YORK- Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen holds a news conference- 1930 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board holds open meeting to discuss a final rule establishing long-term debt and total loss-absorbing capacity requirements for global systemically important banking organizations- 1600...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 9- Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc has struck a preliminary deal to buy the 61 percent of British pay-TV firm Sky Plc it does not already own for around $14 billion, five years after a political scandal wrecked a previous bid. People familiar with the matter said Fox had pounced after Britain's vote to leave the European Union in...

  • *OPEC to meet non- OPEC countries in Vienna in Saturday. OPEC will meet non- OPEC producing countries in Vienna on Saturday, hoping non- OPEC will commit to cutting 600,000 barrels per day after its own members agreed to cut 1.2 million bpd last week. OPEC sources said nine non- OPEC countries were set to join the meeting: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Oman, Mexico, Russia, Sudan,...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 9- Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc has struck a preliminary deal to buy the 61 percent of British pay-TV firm Sky Plc it does not already own for around $14 billion, five years after a political scandal wrecked a previous bid. People familiar with the matter said Fox had pounced after Britain's vote to leave the European Union in...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 9- Oil prices rose about 1 percent on Friday on hopes that non- OPEC producers meeting in Vienna over the weekend would agree to output restrictions following limits OPEC announced last week to curb an oil glut. On Saturday, OPEC oil ministers will meet non- OPEC producers in Vienna to seek help in curbing a global glut. Russia plans to hold more talks on...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 9- U.S. stocks closed higher on Friday as more investors piled in on the presidential election rally while the euro continued to weaken after the European Central Bank's decision a day earlier to extend economic stimulus. Treasury yields climbed with benchmark yields marking a fifth consecutive week of increases on stronger-than-forecast data...

  • BRIEF-SKY BOARD MEMBER SAYS FOX APPROACH "WORTH PUTTING TO. Dec 9- Martin Gilbert, Member Of Sky's independent committee assessing Fox approach says:. *it's a "good premium", "worth putting to shareholders".

  • *OPEC to meet non- OPEC countries in Vienna in Saturday. OPEC will meet non- OPEC producing countries in Vienna on Saturday, hoping non- OPEC will commit to cutting 600,000 barrels per day after its own members agreed to cut 1.2 million bpd last week. OPEC sources said nine non- OPEC countries were set to join the meeting: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Oman, Mexico, Russia, Sudan,...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 9- Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox has struck a preliminary deal to buy the 61 percent of British pay-TV firm Sky Plc it does not already own for around $14 billion, five years after a political scandal wrecked a previous bid. People familiar with the matter said Fox had pounced after Britain's vote to leave the European Union in June...

  • *Russia energy minister says no oil talks with OPEC on Friday. NEW YORK, Dec 9- Oil prices rose about 1 percent on Friday on hopes that non- OPEC producers meeting in Vienna over the weekend would agree to output restrictions to go along with the limits OPEC announced last week to curb a glut of oil. On Saturday, OPEC oil ministers will meet non- OPEC producers in Vienna to...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 9- U.S stocks followed Europe higher on Friday as investors piled in on the post-Trump-election rally while the euro weakened against the dollar as investors continued to digest the European Central Bank's Thursday decision to extend economic stimulus. Treasury yields climbed, with benchmark yields on track for a fifth straight week of...

  • *Russia energy min says no oil talks with OPEC on Friday night. NEW YORK, Dec 9- Oil prices rose about 1 percent on Friday, trading within a narrow range, on hopes that non- OPEC producers meeting in Vienna over the weekend would agree to cut output to bolster the group's own agreement to limit production. On Saturday, OPEC oil ministers will meet non- OPEC producers in...

  • *OPEC to meet non- OPEC countries in Vienna in Saturday. OPEC will meet non- OPEC producing countries in Vienna on Saturday, hoping non- OPEC will commit to cutting 600,000 barrels per day after its own members agreed to cut 1.2 million bpd last week. OPEC sources said nine non- OPEC countries were set to join the meeting: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Oman, Mexico, Russia, Sudan,...

  • LONDON, Dec 9- Following are five big themes likely to dominate the thinking of investors and traders in the coming week and the Reuters stories related to them. 1/ FED UP, UP AND AWAY? The dollar has begun to stalk higher again and it is likely to break into at least a brisk trot if Yellen& Co. flag the chance of a string of increases, especially following Mario Draghi's...

  • *Russia to hold more talks before OPEC, non- OPEC meeting. NEW YORK, Dec 9- Oil prices rose about 1 percent on Friday, trading within a narrow range, on hopes that non- OPEC producers meeting in Vienna over the weekend would agree to cut output to bolster the group's own agreement to limit production. On Saturday, OPEC oil ministers will meet non- OPEC producers in Vienna to...

  • LONDON, Dec 9- Britain's top stock index recorded its biggest weekly rise in five months, with a late boost on Friday when Sky shares surged by more than 25 percent on a takeover approach from Twenty-First Century Fox. Sky shares recorded their biggest ever one-day percentage gain after the European pay-TV group said it had been approached by Rupert Murdoch's...

  • Dec 9- Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc has made a $14.1 billion bid for the remaining shares of European pay-TV group Sky Plc that the U.S. company does not already own, the British broadcaster said on Friday. By owning all of Sky, Fox, whose cable networks include Fox News and FX, the New York- based media company would have control of a distribution...

  • Sky said Friday that Murdoch's entertainment conglomerate 21st Century Fox has reached a preliminary deal to buy the rest of Sky for 10.75 pounds per share, the equivalent of about 11.2 billion pounds. Stock of 21st Century Fox fell more than 3 percent in afternoon trading in New York. Taking control of Sky would give 21st Century Fox, which owns cable networks...

  • *OPEC to meet non- OPEC countries in Vienna in Saturday. OPEC will meet non- OPEC producing countries in Vienna on Saturday, hoping non- OPEC will commit to cutting 600,000 barrels per day after its own members agreed to cut 1.2 million bpd last week. OPEC sources said nine non- OPEC countries were set to join the meeting: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Oman, Mexico, Russia, Sudan,...

  • Dec 9- European pay-TV group Sky Plc said on Friday it had received a takeover approach from Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, the company's largest shareholder. Sky's shares were up 26 percent at 10 pounds in late trading in London, while Fox's shares were up 4.3 percent. Fox Chief Executive James Murdoch was named chairman of Sky this year, fueling...