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  • UK DATA PROTECTION REGULATOR ICO SAYS HAS "HUGE CONCERNS" OVER UBER'S CONCEALING OF DATA BREACH INVOLVING TENS OF MILLIONS OF USERS.

  • VIENNA— Austrian police say cyber thieves transferred bitcoins worth more than 100,000 euros from a man's account while he was logged in on a restaurant's public wireless network. A police statement Wednesday says the bitcoins were moved to an "unknown, non-traceable account" after the unidentified 36- year old logged in southeast of the city of Innsbruck on...

  • Nov 22- Financial technology company Ion Investment Group said on Wednesday it would buy a controlling stake in Dealogic, which provides financial content and analytics, from Carlyle Group LP and Britain's Euromoney Institutional Investor. European financial publisher Euromoney said it would sell its entire stake in Dealogic to Ion Investment for about...

  • *Euro zone hurdled past growth forecasts in 2017. LONDON, Nov 22- The surprise economic star of 2017, when it wraps up next month, will have been the euro zone: growth looks set to come in at 2.2 percent compared with a forecast this time last year of just 1.4 percent. Or that it is simply the result of 2.2 trillion euros in already-being-rolled-back European Central...

  • LONDON, Nov 22- European shares opened slightly higher on Wednesday, losing some of the momentum that pushed stocks in Asia and on Wall Street to new highs overnight on continued faith in synchronized economic growth around the world. The FTSE was up 0.2 percent, about four hours before British finance minister Philip Hammond presents his budget, under pressure...

  • *Palladium rise to highest since Nov. 10. "We are not really sure that this will have much of an impact given that the decision to raise rates in December is pretty much a forgone conclusion," INTL FCStone analyst Edward Meir said. The Fed is "reasonably close" to its goals and should keep gradually raising U.S. interest rates to avoid the dual pitfalls of letting...

  • *Germany 30- year Bund yields at lowest since Sept. *Germany to sell 1 bln euros of 30- year debt. LONDON, Nov 22- The yield curve in Germany, the euro zone's benchmark government bond issuer, flattened to its lowest level in more than two months on Wednesday, catching up with the pronounced flattening of the U.S.

  • LONDON, Nov 22- Travel firm Thomas Cook reported a fall in full-year profit margins in its British business on Wednesday due to intense competition in Spain, sending its shares tumbling. Tour operators and airlines have ramped up capacity in Spain and other Western Mediterranean destinations, in response to security concerns in other markets such as Tunisia...

  • LONDON, Nov 22- The euro edged higher for a second consecutive day on Wednesday, recouping more than half of its losses sustained after the German coalition collapse as investors bought the single currency on expectations of strong economic growth. "Regardless of what the German political outcome will be, the implementation of the economic policies will...

  • BERLIN— The heads of two influential German business lobby group say the country needs a new government soon in order to tackle important issues facing the economy. Talks on forming a four-party coalition collapsed late Sunday; Chancellor Angela Merkel has signaled she's willing to keep negotiating with other parties or lead hers into new elections.

  • *Trade between China, North Korea has slowed since U.N. sanctions. The new curbs show the Trump administration's focus on hurting trade between China and North Korea, which it sees as key to deterring Pyongyang from its ambition to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the United States. The latest sanctions included blacklisting three Chinese...

  • Nov 22- Hong Kong's main Hang Seng index ended above 30,000 points for the first time in 10 years, amid signs Chinese investors are stepping up buying of Hong Kong stocks. China's H-shares index also closed up. **China's main Shanghai Composite index closed up 0.59 percent at 3,430.5479 points while its blue-chip CSI300 index ended up 0.25 percent.

  • In a statement late Tuesday, CEFC China Energy Co. distanced itself from the corruption, money laundering and conspiracy charges filed against former Hong Kong home secretary Patrick Ho and Cheik Gadio, a former Senegal foreign minister. Details of the case in court papers provide rare insights into China's ambitions in Africa, highlighted also in the ties...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Nov 22- South Africa's headline consumer inflation slowed to 4.8 percent year-on-year in October, in line with market expectations, from 5.1 percent in September, data from Statistics South Africa showed on Wednesday. On a month-on-month basis, inflation slowed to 0.3 percent in October from 0.5 percent in September. Core inflation, which...

  • BEIJING, Nov 22- China took steps to rein in the rapidly growing and lightly regulated market for online micro-lenders in the government's latest crackdown on internet finance, sending shares of U.S.-listed Chinese financial firms into a tailspin. The information office of the State Council, or Cabinet, referred Reuters to the People's Bank of China and other...

  • *Recommends tariff on imports above 1.2 million units. WASHINGTON/ SEOUL, Nov 22- The U.S. International Trade Commission on Tuesday recommended tariffs to keep Samsung and LG from flooding the U.S. market with inexpensive washers, a step that would protect American appliance giant Whirlpool Corp.. The ITC found last month that surging imports harmed domestic...

  • *Outside U.S., OPEC to meet Nov. 30 to discuss production targets. SINGAPORE, Nov 22- Oil prices jumped by 1 to 2 percent on Wednesday as ongoing cuts of piped Canadian crude to the United States added to falling U.S. crude inventories, while expectations of a prolonged OPEC- led production cut also offered support. Traders said the firm price lift was due to drop in crude...

  • BEIJING/ MELBOURNE, Nov 22- Zinc rallied more than 1 percent in London on Wednesday, tracking strength in Shanghai steel prices on expectations that Chinese mills will restock following forced production cuts over winter. *LME ZINC: London Metal Exchange zinc was up 1.4 percent at $3,236 a tonne by 0738 GMT, its highest since Nov. 11. *SHFE ZINC: Shanghai Futures...

  • *Crude orders could help Venezuela settle unpaid bills. *IOC has production joint ventures in Venezuela. IOC chairman Sanjiv Singh confirmed he had received a letter from Venezuela seeking to sell crude.

  • *Outside U.S., OPEC to meet Nov. 30 to discuss production targets. SINGAPORE, Nov 22- Oil prices jumped by over 1 percent on Wednesday as ongoing cuts of piped Canadian crude to the United States added to falling U.S. crude inventories, while expectations of a prolonged OPEC- led production cut also offered support. Traders said the firm price lift was due to drop in...