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  • Dec 11- The S&P and the Dow opened little changed on Monday after reports of an explosion in New York's busy Port Authority commuter hub, while the Nasdaq was slightly higher as technology stocks rose. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 11.25 points, or 0.05 percent, to 24,340.41. The S&P 500 gained 0.85 points, or 0.032057 percent, to 2,652.35.

  • *Canadian dollar at C $1.2857, or 77.78 U.S. cents. *Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz due to speak on Thursday. TORONTO, Dec 11- The Canadian dollar was little changed against its U.S. counterpart on Monday as investors turned attention to both a Federal Reserve interest rate decision and a speech by Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz later in the week.

  • *Prices edge higher after New York attack. *Output rise undermines OPEC- led efforts to tighten market. LONDON, Dec 11- Oil prices edged higher on Monday, reversing earlier losses, after an explosion in New York refocused the market on the geopolitical risk.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 11- Two fund managers are going back to U.S. securities regulators for permission to launch exchange-traded funds based on the bitcoin, filings showed on Monday, after Sunday's listing of futures contracts based on the digital currency,. REX Shares LLC and Van Eck Associates Corp are both proposing bitcoin funds that would use futures to access the...

  • Dec 11- Wall Street was set to open higher on Monday, recovering from a brief pullback in stock futures after reports of an explosion in New York's busy Port Authority commuter hub. Local news channel WABC cited police sources as saying a possible pipe bomb detonated in a passageway below ground at Port Authority. But it's never enough to really rout a stock market...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Dec 11- South African exchange operator JSE launched an investigation on Monday into whether Steinhoff broke disclosure rules, heaping pressure on the retailer as it tries to contain an accounting scandal. Shares in Steinhoff fell by 80 percent last week after the international retail group, whose brands include Poundland and Mattress Firm,...

  • TEVA ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE LAUNCH OF GENERIC VIAGRA TABLETS IN THE U.S.

  • Dec 11- Tepid holiday sales forecasts from two of the three major U.S. videogame producers have not dampened investors' confidence in one of the past decade's major stock market success stories for a simple reason: they almost always beat them. In five bumper years, Activision Blizzard Inc, Electronic Arts Inc and Take-Two Interactive Software Inc have...

  • LONDON, Dec 11- The British government will accept a proposal by lawmakers to make sure they can have more oversight of the process of severing ties with the European Union, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday. Several lawmakers, including members of the governing Conservative Party, have challenged May's government over its plans to copy...

  • Dec 11- 3 M Co would sell substantially all of its communication markets business to Gorilla Glass maker Corning Inc for $900 million in cash, the companies said on Monday.

  • FUND MANAGERS FILE FOR BITCOIN ETFS AS FUTURES ON THE CRYPTOCURRENCY LIST-FILINGS.

  • FRANKFURT, Dec 11- U.S. bicycle-sharing start-up LimeBike said on Monday it has begun operating in two European cities, marking the first overseas expansion move by U.S. firms seeking to keep pace with vastly better-funded Chinese rivals' own international moves. Silicon Valley- based LimeBike, a company which only launched early in 2017, starts offering free...

  • PARIS, Dec 11- French state-controlled utility EDF said on Monday it plans to accelerate its roll-out of solar energy in France to help the government's fight against climate change. EDF chief executive Jean-Bernard Levy said the utility will invest about 25 billion euros to develop 30 gigawatt of solar capacity in France between 2020 and 2035..

  • PARIS, Dec 11- French state-controlled utility EDF said on Monday it plans to accelerate its roll-out of solar energy in France to help the fight against climate change. EDF chief executive Jean-Bernard Levy said the utility will invest about 25 billion euros to develop 30 gigawatt of solar capacity in France between 2020 and 2035.. "The acceleration of solar in...

  • *Uzbekistan opens the door, a crack. *Uzbekistan to seek World Bank loan of up to $1 billion- source. *Uzbekistan pulls students, teachers, nurses from cotton fields- sources.

  • *Uzbekistan opens the door, a crack. *Uzbekistan to seek World Bank loan of up to $1 billion- source. *Uzbekistan pulls students, teachers, nurses from cotton fields- sources.

  • TASHKENT, Dec 11- Some mosques in Uzbekistan are starting to broadcast the Muslim call to prayer from loudspeakers for the first time in a decade as they take advantage of a more tolerant official attitude toward Islam since President Islam Karimov died last year. The new boldness is a response to decisions by President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to liberalise the...

  • *Uzbekistan opens the door, a crack. *Uzbekistan to seek World Bank loan of up to $1 billion- source. *Uzbekistan pulls students, teachers, nurses from cotton fields- sources.

  • *Uzbekistan opens the door, a crack. *Uzbekistan to seek World Bank loan of up to $1 billion- source. *Uzbekistan pulls students, teachers, nurses from cotton fields- sources.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Dec 11- Argentina on Monday authorized low-cost airline Norwegian to fly about 60 aircraft in the country, opening 72 local and 80 international routes to the company starting next year in a move the government said would generate 3,200 direct jobs in Argentina. Norwegian, Europes third-largest budget airline by passenger numbers, will start...