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    Patrick Jany, CFO at Clariant, explains to CNBC why the company cut its sales forecast for the full year, citing 'further softening' in Europe as the major reason.

  • LONDON, Oct 30- World shares rose modestly in subdued trading on Tuesday as investors and traders readied for U.S. markets to reopen after a massive storm that wrought destruction across the eastern United States.

  • LONDON, Oct 30- UBS's retreat from lucrative fixed income markets around the world is unlikely to be followed by its rivals, although rising costs and tougher regulations make more deep cuts at other banks inevitable.

  • LONDON, Oct 30- Britain is edging closer to its vision of low-carbon energy based on large-scale nuclear power and fossil fuels with carbon capture, which contrasts with small-scale renewable energy which many of its European neighbours favour.

  • *Job losses mostly in Switzerland, United States, Britain. *Q3 net loss of 2.172 bln Sfr vs Reuters poll 457 mln Sfr. Zurich- based UBS will focus on wealth management and a smaller investment bank, ditching much of the trading business that ran up $50 billion in losses in the financial crisis and is embroiled in a global LIBOR rate-fixing investigation.

  • LONDON, Oct 30- World shares rose modestly in subdued trading on Tuesday as investors waited to see the full impact of a massive storm that wrought destruction across the eastern United States.

  • *Job losses mostly in Switzerland, United States, Britain. *Q3 net loss of 2.172 bln Sfr vs Reuters poll 457 mln Sfr. Zurich- based UBS will focus on wealth management and a smaller investment bank, ditching much of the trading business that ran up $50 billion in losses in the financial crisis.

  • LONDON, Oct 30- World shares rose modestly while the dollar weakened on Tuesday as the initial impact of a massive storm in the United States looked to have been less severe than feared.

  • *Job losses mostly in Switzerland, United States, Britain. Zurich- based UBS will focus on its private bank and a smaller investment bank, ditching much of the trading business that ran up $50 billion in losses in the financial crisis, as well as a $2.3 billion hit, which trader Kweku Adoboli, now on trial on charges of fraud and false accounting, is accused of running up.

  • *Job losses mostly in Switzerland, United States, Britain. Zurich- based UBS will focus on its private bank and a smaller investment bank, ditching much of the trading business that ran up $50 billion in losses in the financial crisis, as well as a $2.3 billion hit, which trader Kweku Adoboli, now on trial on charges of fraud and false accounting, is accused of running up.

  • LONDON, Oct 30- World shares rose modestly while the dollar fell on Tuesday as the initial impact of a massive storm in the United States looked to have been less severe than feared.

  • *Job losses mostly in Switzerland, United States, Britain. Zurich- based UBS will focus on its private bank and a smaller investment bank, ditching much of the trading business that ran up $50 billion in losses in the financial crisis, as well as a $2.3 billion hit from trader Kweku Adoboli last year, now on trial on charges of fraud and false accounting.

  • TOKYO/ BEIJING, Oct 30- Heavy equipment makers are pinning their hopes on a stimulus fuelled rebound in China in 2013, after suffering another bruising quarter as the global economy slowed faster than expected with little respite seen before the end of the year.

  • *Q3 net loss of 2.172 bln Sfr vs Reuters poll 457 mln Sfr. Zurich- based UBS will focus on its private bank and a smaller investment bank, ditching much of the trading business that made most of its $50 billion in losses since the financial crisis began, including $2.3 billion by trader Kweku Adoboli, now on trial defending charges of fraud and false accounting.

  • *Q3 net loss of 2.172 bln Sfr vs Reuters poll 457 mln Sfr. The move will focus the Zurich- based lender and wealth manager around its private bank and a smaller investment bank, ditching much of the trading business that saw it lose $50 billion in the financial crisis and one suspected rogue trader lose $2.3 billion last year.

  • ZURICH, Oct 30- UBS is expected to reveal plans on Tuesday to wind down its fixed income business and fire 10,000 bankers, with shareholders cheering one of the biggest bonfires of finance jobs since the implosion of Lehman Brothers in 2008..

  • MADRID/ ROME, Oct 29- Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy kept financial markets guessing on Monday over whether he will seek a credit line from the euro zone's rescue fund but said he would do so ``when I think it is in the interests of Spain''.

  • NEW YORK- Hurricane Sandy, the monster storm bearing down on the U.S. East Coast, strengthens after hundreds of thousands move to higher ground, public transport shuts down and the U.S. stock market suffers its first weather-related closure in 27 years (STORM-SANDY/ moved, pix, tv, graphic, by Daniel Trotta, 910 words). Politics puts Italy, Spain back in market focus.

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  • ZURICH/ LONDON, Oct 29- Shares in UBS soared on Monday after media reports the Swiss bank would announce up to 10,000 job cuts as it takes the knife to its investment banking operations, particularly its fixed income business.