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  • Top Economic Events Polling Unit Diary Today in Washington Political and General News. 27- Nov United States Sale of 2- year notes 27- Nov United States Sale of 5- year notes 27- Nov Italy Zero-coupon/BTPi auction 27- Nov Norway Auction of Treasury bills 28- Nov United States Sale of 7- year notes 28- Nov Italy Bills auction 28- Nov Japan Auction of 40- year...

  • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24 BOGOTA- Bank of Colombia holds Board of Director's meeting followed by a press release and a press conference. **PRAGUE Czech National Bank Vice Governor Mojmir Hampl to participate in a discussion on Czech insurance policy 0730 GMT. CHISINAU- National Bank of Moldova announces interest rate decision.

  • SAO PAULO, Nov 23- Equities markets across Latin America fell on Thursday amid light Thanksgiving trading, led by the blue-chip IPSA index in Chile, where investors are still jittery over a weak performance by conservatives in elections over the weekend. Additionally, workers at BHP Billiton Ltd's major Escondida copper mine in Chile walked off the job...

  • FRANKFURT- ECB Bank Supervisory Chief Daniele Nouy speaks at 18. WINONA, Minneapolis- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari participates in a moderated question-and-answer session before an event hosted by Winona State University- 2330 GMT. **NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley participates in a...

  • FRANKFURT- ECB Bank Supervisory Chief Daniele Nouy speaks at 18. WINONA, Minneapolis- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari participates in a moderated question-and-answer session before an event hosted by Winona State University- 2330 GMT. **NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley participates in a...

  • TORONTO, Nov 23- Canada's biggest securities regulator on Thursday ruled that Omega Securities could continue to run its two alternative trading systems ahead of a hearing on whether it is operating in breach of Ontario provincial law. A three-person panel of the Ontario Securities Commission denied a request from its own enforcement staff that Omega halt...

  • *Cathay proposing cuts to pilot housing allowances. *China short of captains for growing aviation industry. Pilot recruitment firms have flocked to Hong Kong hoping to attract established pilots from loss-making Cathay, which has this year axed 600 jobs in its biggest round of staff cuts in almost 20 years.

  • TORONTO, Nov 23- Canada's biggest securities regulator on Thursday ruled that Omega Securities could continue to run two alternative trading systems ahead of a hearing on whether it is operating in breach of Ontario provincial securities law. A three-person panel of the Ontario Securities Commission denied a request from the agency's enforcement staff...

  • ONTARIO SECURITIES COMMISSION SAYS REJECTS STAFF REQUEST TO SUSPEND ALTERNATIVE TRADING SYSTEM OPERATIONS OF OMEGA SECURITIES.

  • Nov 23- Uber Technologies Inc said on Thursday that it discussed a massive data breach with potential investor SoftBank Group Corp ahead of going public with details of the incident on Tuesday. Uber described its early discussion with SoftBank when asked to comment on a Thursday Wall Street Journal report on the disclosure, which the newspaper said occurred...

  • CARACAS, Nov 23- Washington has asked the government of leftist Nicolas Maduro for access to Venezuelan-American executives of U.S.-based refiner Citgo detained in Caracas this week, a State Department official said on Thursday. All six men are being held in the headquarters of Venezuela's military counterintelligence department in Caracas, the...

  • TORONTO, Nov 23- Canada's main stock index ended flat on Thursday, boosted by gains for energy and mining stocks but weighed by losses among its financial issuers.

  • A look at the AP Municipal Bond Index for Wednesday, Nov. 22:. Yield increased 11 basis points over the last week to 1.41 percent. It was 3 basis points on Nov. 15.

  • SANTIAGO, Nov 23- Chilean state copper company Codelco said on Thursday it produced slightly less copper from January to September 2017 than it did in the same period a year ago but rebounded from a year-earlier loss as prices for the metal improved. He added the company posted more than $1.6 billion in pretax profit for the first nine months of 2017 versus an $18...

  • Nov 23- Consumer goods maker Unilever NV has begun working with executive search firm Egon Zehnder International to help to identify a successor to Chief Executive officer Paul Polman, Sky News reported on Thursday. No date has been set for Polman's retirement, but he is expected to step down in about 18 months, Sky News said, citing people close to the matter.

  • *Markets in United States, Japan closed on Thursday. LONDON/ CALGARY, Alberta, Nov 23- Gold prices steadied on Thursday to trade nearly flat after rising nearly 1 percent in the previous session as the dollar extended its swoon amid reduced expectations for U.S. interest rate hikes next year. "Gold is obviously still in need of a spark, but we still see a chance of it...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Nov 23- U.S. crude hit a two-year high in thin trade on Thursday as the shutdown of a major crude pipeline from Canada and a draw on fuel inventories pointed to a tightening market, despite rising output from U.S. producers. West Texas Intermediate crude was up 54 cents at $58.56 per barrel by 2:00 p.m. EST, close to a two-year peak of $58.58 touched...

  • LAS VEGAS— Big-box stores won't be the only ones offering discounts to shoppers in Las Vegas this Black Friday. More than 40 dispensaries in the Sin City area will offer discounts on marijuana flower products, edibles such as chocolates, and concentrates, the Las Vegas Sun reported Wednesday. This will be the first Black Friday since legal sales of recreation...

  • *Ghana, Ivory Coast aim to process more beans for stable revenue. ACCRA, Nov 23- Ghana and Ivory Coast need to focus more sharply on improving farmers' incomes if they are to achieve initiatives to guarantee stable revenue from the commodity, the CEO of Swiss chocolatier Barry Callebaut said on Thursday. Ghana and Ivory Coast produce more than 60 percent of global...

  • *Germany in political crisis after coalition talks collapse. *EU fears prolonged drift in economic powerhouse Germany. BERLIN, Nov 23- The leader of Germany's Social Democrats came under growing pressure on Thursday to drop his opposition to a new "grand coalition" with Angela Merkel's conservatives, with senior politicians arguing the party had a duty to...