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  • Orix Corp and the leasing units of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc are among the bidders, the sources said. Officials at Orix, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings were not available for comment. GE Capital spokeswoman Susan Bishop confirmed the...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 4- U.S. medium- and long-dated Treasuries prices rose on Friday, while short-dated prices were slightly lower, after U.S. monthly employment data supported the perception that the U.S. Nonfarm payrolls increased 173,000 last month as the manufacturing sector lost the most jobs since July 2013, the Labor Department said on Friday.

  • LONDON, Sept 4- European shares looked set to end the week lower after jobs data from the United States triggered selling pressure as investors try to gauge the timing of the next U.S. rate hike. I think more and more investors blame central banks for not acting in the current environment to bring stabilization, "said Ingo Speich, portfolio manager at Union...

  • BERLIN, Sept 4- Philips Electronics will emerge from its radical transition away from the lighting industry as a more profitable company focused on consumer healthcare, the head of the group's Personal Health business told Reuters. The Dutch conglomerate, which is shedding its lighting business and LED components operation, aims to tap a growing market for...

  • OTTAWA, Sept 4- Canada's top court ruled on Friday that a group of Ecuadorean villagers could pursue a multi-billion pollution lawsuit against Chevron Corp in the Canadian province of Ontario. The villagers are now going after Chevron assets for countries in Canada, Brazil and Argentina. "Canadian courts, like many others, have adopted a generous and liberal...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 4- U.S. job growth slowed in August, but the unemployment rate dropped to a near 7-1/ 2- year low and wages accelerated, keeping alive prospects of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike later this month. Nonfarm payrolls increased 173,000 last month after an upwardly revised gain of 245,000 in July, the Labor Department said on Friday.

  • TORONTO, Sept 4- Canada's BlackBerry Ltd said on Friday it will buy rival mobile software provider Good Technology Corp for $425 million, to boost its ability to help corporate clients manage smartphones running on different operating systems. More than half the devices running on Good's systems are Apple Inc products such as the iPhone.

  • *Caterpillar falls after broker downgrade. Sept 4- Wall Street opened lower on Friday as investors assessed August jobs data, which showed that fewer-than-expected jobs were added to the economy even as unemployment rate dropped to its lowest in more than seven years. The report underscored the U.S. economy's steady recovery in the face of volatile global...

  • ANKARA, Sept 4- World financial leaders will agree to calibrate and communicate monetary policy carefully to avoid triggering capital flight, but will not call an expected Federal Reserve rate rise a risk to growth, a draft communique showed on Friday. Many emerging market economies are concerned that when the U.S. The draft indirectly also addressed the...

  • LONDON, Sept 4- Despite a brutal sell-off of financial assets last week and volatility that reached its highest since the 2008-2009 crisis, predictions of a systemic market breakdown have proven wide of the mark so far. U.S. blue-chips saw their biggest intraday tumble on record, China suffered its biggest sell-off since 2007 and the VIX volatility gauge rose...

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks opened lower Friday after a mixed U.S. jobs report left investors uncertain about the outlook for the Federal Reserve's interest rate policy. While the steady hiring could encourage the Fed to raise interest rates for the first time in almost a decade later this month, some economists think that a sharp economic slowdown in China could cause...

  • *Gold prices head for second weekly loss. LONDON, Sept 4- Gold prices fell towards a second weekly loss on Friday after U.S. payrolls data failed to allay uncertainty over the prospect of a near-term interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve. Spot gold was down 0.4 percent at $1,120.80 an ounce at 1346 GMT, while U.S. gold futures for December delivery were down...

  • Twelve companies sent through offers to supply Egypt with 45 LNG cargoes for 2015/ 2016 shipment and now two appear to have been knocked out, traders said, based on the latest communication by EGAS. Among the 10 companies invited to attend the workshop are Noble Group, PetroChina, Shell, Gunvor, Vitol, Trafigura, Gas Natural, BP and Engie. Egypt has emerged as a major...

  • *Asset swap with BASF gives Russians more access. FRANKFURT/ MILAN, Sept 4- Russia's Gazprom has bolstered its industrial presence in the heart of Europe with two major gas deals that were announced on Friday despite ongoing tensions with Moscow over the conflict in eastern Ukraine. The first of the deals, an asset swap with German chemicals group BASF that gives...

  • Beginning Tuesday, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is reassigning gates at its 65- year-old bus terminal in Manhattan in a bid to reduce delays and overcrowding for the 110,000 passengers who use it daily. The Port Authority also will display signs at strategic locations and staff also will be on hand to direct passengers to their gates.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 4- U.S. medium- and long-dated Treasuries prices rose on Friday, while short-dated prices were slightly lower, after U.S. monthly employment data supported the perception that the U.S. Nonfarm payrolls increased 173,000 last month as the manufacturing sector lost the most jobs since July 2013, the Labor Department said on Friday.

  • Fifth Third Bank announced Thursday it's selling the branches to First National Bank of Pennsylvania. Fifth Third Bank had announced plans in June to shutter or sell about 100 of its 1,300 branches nationwide because of a customer-shift toward electronic banking. First National Bank of Pennsylvania is a subsidiary of FNB Corp. and has been expanding its...

  • G20 FINANCIAL LEADERS SAY WILL CAREFULLY CALIBRATE AND CLEARLY COMMUNICATE MONETARY POLICY ACTIONS TO LIMIT NEGATIVE SPILLOVER EFFECTS- DRAFT.

  • G20 FIN LEADERS REITERATE RESOLVE TO TACKLE TERRORIST FINANCING, DEEPEN INFORMATION EXCHANGE-- DRAFT.

  • G20 FIN LEADERS SAY FINAL PACKAGE ON CORPORATE BASE EROSION AND PROFIT SHIFTING ACTION PLAN EXPECTED BY OCTOBER, TO BE PRESENTED TO G20 LEADERS IN NOVEMBER-- DRAFT.