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  • Hints on the future trajectory of rates could emerge after market close when Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gives a speech on inflation and monetary policy in Ohio. The pan-European STOXX 600 ended little changed, near 10- week highs hit in the previous session, while Germany's DAX added 0.1 percent and Spain's IBEX fell 0.3 percent. Big oil firms Royal...

  • The company signed up 115 new clients in the fourth quarter ended Aug. 31, adding commercial banking customers such as Danske Bank and Banco Santander Totta to its largely investment banking client base. The company said its revenue rose 13.7 percent to $326.6 million in the fourth quarter ended Aug. 31. FactSet's net income fell to $59.6 million or $1.52 per...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— The leader of the Standing Rock Sioux and an attorney for private North Dakota landowners believe the builder of the Dakota Access pipeline got off too lightly when it settled allegations that it violated rules including those dealing with artifacts discoveries. The agreement between North Dakota's Public Service Commission and Texas- based...

  • Harvey slammed into the U.S. Gulf Coast in the final days of Darden's fiscal first quarter ended Aug. 27, while Irma first hit the United States on Sept. 10. Harvey reduced Darden's first-quarter same-store sales by about 30 basis points and its earnings per share by 1.5 cents versus what was expected before that storm, Darden Chief Financial Officer Rick Cardenas...

  • Sept 26- U.S. stocks gave up early gains on Tuesday as rising tensions between the United states and North Korea weighed, while investors awaited Fed Chair Janet Yellen's speech for more clarity on interest rate hikes. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Joseph Dunford said the United States should assume that North Korea has the ability to hit U.S. mainland...

  • LONDON, Sept 26- Britain's banks may have to comply with the world's first set of rules for coping with cyber attacks and other outages, Bank of England Deputy Governor Sam Woods said on Tuesday. The theft of 2.5 million pounds from 9,000 customers of Tesco Bank last November rang alarm bells for regulators and put cyber security high up on their priority list.

  • *U.S. to sell $26 bln two-year notes at 1 p.m.. Treasury yields rose on Tuesday ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and a $26 billion sale of two-year notes, which kicks off this week's $88 billion short- and medium-dated government debt supply. Yellen is scheduled to speak at 12:45 p.m. about "Inflation, Uncertainty, and Monetary Policy" at the...

  • The British pound climbed nearly 7 percent to a 15- month high above $1.3650 earlier this month as expectations rose of a November rate increase by the Bank of England. "Markets have priced in too much of central bank rate increases over the coming months, as much as one rate hike for every two quarters, and that is at odds with the underlying state of the economy," said...

  • *French president delivers speech on future of Europe. In a nearly two-hour speech delivered two days after the German election in which Chancellor Angela Merkel's alliance underperformed, limiting her freedom to manoeuvre on Europe, the 39- year-old French president held little back in terms of sweep, self-assurance and aspiration. "The only path that...

  • PARIS, Sept 26- The number of people in France registered as out of work rose in August to its highest level in a year, Labour Ministry data showed on Tuesday, casting a cloud over an otherwise improving economic outlook. The jobless total in mainland France rose by 22,300 last month to reach 3,540,400, the highest since August 2011. While economists have been busy...

  • A preliminary review by FDA scientists concluded that data to establish effectiveness of the drug, ataluren, "are not persuasive," according to a review posted on the FDA's website. The FDA has asked the advisers to decide whether the drug is effective or whether the data is inconclusive. Morgan analyst Anupam Rama said the FDA report's negative tone makes "...

  • TORONTO, Sept 26- Canada's main stock index retreated on Tuesday from a four-month high hit in the previous session, as a drop in commodity prices weighed on the shares of oil and mining companies. U.S. crude futures were down 0.9 percent to $51.75 a barrel. Regulatory hearings for the company's C $8.2 billion Line 3 crude oil pipeline upgrade are to begin in the U.S....

  • SEC CHAIR SAYS CANNOT SAY "WITH 100 PERCENT CERTAINTY" THAT 2016 BREACH WAS ONLY CYBER INTRUSION OF AGENCY.

  • North Korea has boosted defences on its east coast, a South Korean lawmaker said, after the North said U.S. The latest U.S.- North Korea development came as market participants were still reckoning with the German election, in which Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term but her party was weakened by a surge in far-right support. "The market has really been...

  • TORONTO, Sept 26- Ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc said on Tuesday that it will stop operating in the Canadian province of Quebec next month, pulling out to avoid following tough new regulations announced last week. Uber's Quebec general manager, Jean-Nicolas Guillemette, said the company would cease operations in the province on Oct. 14.

  • ABU DHABI/ DUBAI, Sept 26- Qatari's third-biggest lender, Commercial Bank, is in talks to sell its $217 million stake in Abu Dhabi- listed United Arab Bank, joining several Qatari companies exiting the United Arab Emirates due to a widening Gulf rift. Commercial Bank CEO Joseph Abraham told Reuters on Monday that board meetings at United Arab Bank were now held by...

  • MONTREAL— WeUber said Tuesday it will cease operations in Quebec next month if the province doesn't rescind new rules it introduced last week. He said it makes it impossible for the service to continue in Quebec. The announcement did not go over well in Quebec.

  • TEHRAN, Iran— A semi-official news agency in Iran says authorities have filed charges against the CEO of the popular encrypted messaging app Telegram. ISNA's report Tuesday quoted Tehran prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi saying Telegram's popularity with the Islamic State group, as well as the ease by which child pornographers, human traffickers and drug...

  • LONDON, Sept 26- The European Union's London- based banking watchdog has lost nearly a tenth of its staff in just two months as fewer people apply for jobs and more leave because of Brexit. From its base in Canary Wharf, one of London's two main business districts, the European Banking Authority is responsible for fleshing out the bloc's banking laws.

  • REUTERS SUMMIT- EU BANKING WATCHDOG SAYS IT HAS LOST NEARLY TENTH OF STAFF SINCE JULY DUE TO BREXIT UNCERTAINTY.