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  • BEIJING, Sept 3- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday he would talk to Russian President Vladimir Putin about what could be done to stabilize world oil markets and prices. Maduro made the comments as the two men, both leaders of major oil producing countries, began talks in Beijing, after attending a military parade to mark 70 years since the end of...

  • BUDAPEST, Sept 3- A train full of migrants bound for Sopron, a town near the Austrian border, has left Budapest's eastern railway station, a Reuters reporter witnessed on Thursday.

  • A TRAIN FULL OF MIGRANTS LEFT HUNGARY EASTERN RAILWAY STATION, BOUND FOR SOPRON NEAR AUSTRIAN BORDER- REUTERS REPORTER.

  • MSCI's emerging equity index rose 0.26 percent, with a 2 percent Wednesday rally on Wall Street improving overall equity sentiment. "It's helpful that China is closed as the large swings had created volatility and uncertainty in other markets," said William Jackson, senior emerging markets economist at Capital Economics. Investors are eyeing an interest rate...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Sept 3- Impala Platinum plans to raise 4 billion rand to fund the development of two shafts at its strike-ridden South African operations, the company said on Thursday, news that sent shares tumbling to 12- year lows. Impala, along with rivals Lonmin and Anglo American Platinum, is still recovering from last year's record five-month strike that...

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 3- Embattled commodity merchant Noble Group is expanding its Singapore oil team to focus on growing regional demand despite a price rout that has hurt some companies trading crude oil and refined products. Noble, one of Asia's biggest commodity traders, is expanding its oil desk even as it remains under pressure from a dispute that started when...

  • BEIJING, Sept 3- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro offered to discuss measures to stabilize oil markets and prices with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday.

  • *Ukraine simmers after moves to give more autonomy to rebels. *Chances of fulfilling end-of-year aims of Minsk deal seem dim. *Poroshenko sees hope in West keeping sanctions on Russia.

  • NEW ORLEANS— BP is going back to a federal appeals court in a case involving businesses' damage claims from the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Now, BP is seeking restitution and interest on some of the money paid out prior to October 2013— before the revision was approved. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments Thursday.

  • BEIJING- VENEZUELA'S MADURO OFFERS TO DISCUSS MEASURES TO STABILISE OIL MARKETS WITH PUTIN.

  • Brent was 20 cents lower at $50.30 a barrel by 0840 GMT, having gained 94 cents in the previous session. U.S. crude was just 5 cents lower at $46.20 a barrel, up from the day's low of $45.65, after settling up 84 cents on Wednesday. Olivier Jakob, managing director of PetroMatrix, said the market was quietening down after the extreme moves, with public holidays in the...

  • FRANKFURT, Germany— The latest on the European economy as the European Central Bank meets to discuss its monetary policy:. Consumer confidence appeared to be particularly buoyant in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, where retail sales spiked by 1.4 percent during the month. European stocks are up as investors expect European Central Bank President Mario...

  • Financial data company Markit, which compiled the figures, said Britain's overall economic growth rate was likely to slow to 0.5 percent in the three months to September from an above-average 0.7 percent in the second quarter. "Even after allowing for usual seasonal influences, August saw an unexpectedly sharp slowing in the pace of economic growth," Markit's...

  • LONDON, Sept 3- World stocks rose on Thursday, lifted by the strong rally on Wall Street the previous day, but investors were cautious ahead of a potentially critical 24 hours that will include a European Central Bank policy meeting and the latest U.S. jobs data. Germany's DAX was up 1.8 percent at 10,231 points, France's CAC 40 was up 1.6 percent and Britain's FTSE...

  • *Trust banks bought highest value of Japan stocks since March 2009. *Foreigners sold highest value in cash Japan stocks since March 2014. "The figure shows that foreign investors were extremely risk-averse," said Seiichi Miura, an investment strategist at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities, adding that global investors grew more concerned that China's...

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 3- The European Central Bank is set to cut its inflation forecasts on Thursday but hold back from concrete policy action, promising only to beef up its bond-buying program if prospects weaken further. The bank is expected to leave interest rates unchanged and argue that the chance of missing its medium-term inflation target has increased due to...

  • *EasyJet surges on positive profit outlook. LONDON, Sept 3- European shares rose sharply on Thursday, tracking strong gains on Wall Street and ahead of a European Central Bank meeting that investors expect will deliver a boost to markets following recent turmoil. Focus will be on stressing that the ECB stands ready to act, " Robert Parkes, equity strategist at HSBC,...

  • DHAKA, Bangladesh— A court in Bangladesh's capital indicted the two owners of a garment factory and 11 others on homicide charges Thursday for a 2012 fire that killed 112 workers. It is the first time that factory owners have been prosecuted in Bangladesh's lucrative garment industry, the world's second largest after China. Delwar Hossain and his wife Mahmuda...

  • LONDON, Sept 3- The euro steadied on Thursday, having rallied 1.5 percent on a trade-weighted basis since China devalued the yuan last month, with the focus on whether the rise could prompt the European Central Bank to try to talk it down. ECB President Mario Draghi will address a news conference at 1230 GMT, less than an hour after an interest rate decision.