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  • NEW YORK, Nov 24- Investors poured $9.4 billion into U.S.-based stock ETFs in the week ended Wednesday, the group's eighth consecutive week of inflows, against the backdrop of record closing highs on major markets, Lipper data showed on Friday. U.S.-based investment-grade corporate bond funds attracted $2.6 billion of inflows in the latest week, their 10th...

  • *Negative rate policy hurting banks- BOJ Suzuki. *Monetary policy less effective if banks' health in bad shape. TOKYO, Nov 25- Bank of Japan board member Hitoshi Suzuki said there is room to debate a fine-tuning of the central bank's yield curve control policy, the Mainichi paper reported, signaling the chance it may raise interest rates before inflation hits its...

  • SAO PAULO, Nov 24- Colombia's central bank lowered its main interest rate in a surprise move on Friday, while Mexico's peso strengthened after the nation's central bank chief said it was undervalued on a day of otherwise quiet activity in Latin American markets. Colombia's peso closed down slightly, as did the country's IGBC main stock index.

  • *Negative rate policy hurting banks- BOJ Suzuki. *Monetary policy less effective if banks' health in bad shape. TOKYO, Nov 25- Bank of Japan board member Hitoshi Suzuki said there is room to debate a fine-tuning of the central bank's yield curve control policy when inflation approaches its 2 percent target, the Mainichi newspaper reported on Saturday.

  • LONDON, Nov 24- Confectionery maker Mondelez, Lidl, Mars and other consumer goods producers have pulled advertising from YouTube after Britain's Times newspaper found the video-sharing site was showing clips of scantily clad children alongside the ads of major brands. Comments from hundreds of paedophiles were posted alongside the videos, which appeared...

  • TOKYO, Nov 25- Bank of Japan board member Hitoshi Suzuki said there is room to debate a fine-tuning of the central bank's yield curve control policy when inflation approaches its 2 percent target, the Mainichi newspaper reported on Saturday. "It's inappropriate for interest rates to show no changes until the 2 percent inflation target is hit, and then jump...

  • NEW YORK— Richard Cordray, the first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, tendered his resignation Friday and simultaneously named his own successor, setting up the consumer agency for another battle with the Trump White House over control of the powerful federal watchdog. By naming English as deputy director, Cordray, an Obama appointee,...

  • SAO PAULO/ LISBON, Nov 24- The chief executive of Oi SA has resigned, its largest shareholder said on Friday, as the Brazilian telecommunications firm enters a crucial phase in Latin America's biggest-ever bankruptcy proceedings. A spokeswoman for Portugal's Pharol SGPS SA, which owns about 27.5 percent of Oi's voting shares and is part of a controlling...

  • TORONTO, Nov 24- Canada's main stock index pushed higher on Friday, led by modest gains for its heavyweight financial and energy sectors in a broad rally that helped it notch a 0.7 percent gain on the week. *The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index ended the session up 33.79 points, or 0.21 percent, at 16,108.09. *Discount retailer Dollarama Inc rose 1.2...

  • Macy's Inc., up 44 cents to $21.07. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., up 22 cents to $13.70. SandRidge Energy Inc. up $1.40 to $18.90.

  • BERLIN, Nov 24- Germany's Social Democrats agreed on Friday, under intense pressure, to hold talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel on renewing their outgoing coalition government, but pledged that party members would have the final say on any deal. SPD leader Martin Schulz told a news conference the party leadership had reached the decision out of a sense of...

  • SYRIAN OPPOSITION CHIEF NEGOTIATOR SAYS RUSSIA'S SOCHI CONGRESS DOES NOT SERVE POLITICAL PROCESS, FOCUS SHOULD BE ON UN-BACKED GENEVA PEACE TRACK.

  • *Canadian dollar at C $1.2714, or 78.66 U.S. cents. TORONTO, Nov 24- The Canadian dollar was little changed against a broadly weaker U.S. currency on Friday and gained 0.4 percent against the greenback on the week, but could face pressure next week if tepid retail sales data is any indication of broader economic health. "Retail sales was awful, and the Canadian dollar is...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 24- Richard Cordray, the director of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, formally resigned on Friday and named a deputy director as his replacement, setting the stage for a political and legal battle over the regulator's leadership. However, the White House has already said it plans to name its own interim leadership at the regulator,...

  • TORONTO, Nov 24- Canada's main stock index ended up on Friday, with broad gains led by modest moves higher for its heavyweight energy and financial sectors while gold miners weighed. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed up 33.79 points, or 0.21 percent, at 16,108.09. It added 0.7 percent over the course of the week.

  • Ikea is relaunching a recall of 17.3 million chests and dressers, which are prone to tipping if not properly anchored. Other recalled consumer products include carabiners used for linking harnesses and ropes when rock climbing. Here's a more detailed look:.

  • VANCOUVER, Canada _ Aurcana Corp. on Friday reported a loss of $823,000 in its third quarter. The Vancouver, Canada- based company said it had a loss of 1 cent per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • SAO PAULO/ LISBON, Nov 24- Brazilian telecommunications firm Oi SA's chief executive has resigned, a spokeswoman for Oi's largest shareholder said on Friday, two weeks before crucial talks in Latin America's biggest-ever bankruptcy proceedings. A spokeswoman for Portugal's Pharol SGPS SA, which owns about 27.5 percent of Oi's voting shares and is part of a...

  • The stock market had a half session on what is known as Black Friday, the day after the Thanksgiving holiday and the unofficial start of the U.S. holiday shopping season. On Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, U.S. shoppers spent more than $2.87 billion online, according to Adobe Analytics. Adobe, which measures 80 percent of online transactions at the largest 100 U.S. web...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, Nov 24- Uber Technologies Inc plans to move ahead with a deal to bring in Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp as a major investor by disclosing the pricing early next week in formal tender offers to the ride-hailing service's investors, two people familiar with the plans said on Friday. SoftBank and Dragoneer Investment...