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  • Treasuries declined, giving back some of their biggest gain in eight months, before data that economists said will show above-average performance in the U.S. The benchmark 10-year yield rose from the lowest level in four weeks before the European Central Bank announces its latest policy decisions today amid signs the region’s …

  • [video] ECB to Detail Stimulus Plan in Naples @ Bloomberg - 28 minutes ago

    Oct. 2 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Jonathan Ferro reports on today's "Top Headlines." He speaks on Bloomberg Television's "On The Move." (Source: Bloomberg)

  • Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd., which provides about 95 percent of South Africa ’s power, may take years to start all six units at its first new power plant in decades, according to a National Planning Commission member. “According to senior Eskom sources, the second unit is scheduled to come online 2 1/2 years after the first …

  • U.S. stock-index futures fell, indicating the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index will retreat for a fourth day. Twitter Inc. rose 2.1 percent in premarket trading. Tesla Motors Inc. advanced after Chief Executive ...

  • Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying faced calls to open a dialogue with pro-democracy protesters who have choked city streets for nearly a week as students threatened to invade government buildings if he doesn’t step down. After midnight, several hundred protesters marched to Leung’s office where they confronted …

  • The labor-market recovery that Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen seeks is proving incomplete as many U.S. The proportion of people working less than 35 hours a week for economic reasons in 2012 who found full-time work within a year fell to 49 percent from 61 percent in 2006, according to research by the Federal Reserve …

  • The first radio links with pilots were lost just as the pre-dawn crush of flights into Chicago began. Air-traffic controllers in a nondescript Federal Aviation Administration building about 40 miles from the city switched to backup channels. “I opened the door, walked in two or three steps,” said Peter Hartman, a technician …

  • Islamic State extremists have herded hundreds of women to be given to its fighters in Syria as a reward or sold as sex slaves and have summarily executed women in professions, according to the United Nations. About 500 women and girls of the Yezidi and Christian minority communities were given to Islamic State fighters …

  • Oct. 2 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg’s Elliot Gotkine reports on IPO announcements and performance in Middle East markets. He speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “On The Move.” (Source: Bloomberg)

  • Rising volatility is boosting the Parker Global Currency Manager Index, which jumped 3.29 percent last quarter in its biggest gain since soaring 4.93 percent in the last three months of 2004.

  • Oct. 2 (Bloomberg) – BMW Head of Sales Ian Robertson discusses new additions to BMW’s car line and worldwide car sales. He speaks with Hans Nichols on Bloomberg Television’s “On The Move.” (Source: Bloomberg)...

  • Russian stocks fell for a second day as crude oil, the nation’s biggest export earner, slumped and investors weighed the risk of new sanctions over Ukraine. The Micex Index (INDEXCF) dropped 1 percent to 1,385.47 by 12:29 p.m. in Moscow. OAO Gazprom, the nation’s biggest natural-gas producer, retreated 1 percent. Yandex …

  • Orange SA (ORA) , France’s largest phone company, reached an agreement to distribute Netflix Inc. (NFLX)’s video-streaming service in the country, Chief Executive Officer Stephane Richard said today. “We’ll be adding Netflix to our set-top box services starting November,” Richard said during a conference in Paris today. …

  • Rubber sank to its lowest level in more than five years even as industry groups in Thailand and Indonesia, the world’s two biggest producers, called on their members to restrain sales. The Thai Rubber Association asked its members not to sell below $1,500 a metric ton, about the level now for ribbed, smoked sheet on the …

  • Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne’s housing-market stimulus doesn’t pose a risk to financial stability and hasn’t been the key driver of property-price growth, according to the Bank of England. In a letter to the Chancellor published in London today, BOE Governor Mark Carney , said there were “no material” threats …

  • U.K. construction grew at the fastest pace in eight months in September, helped by a surge in commercial building. A Purchasing Managers’ Index by Markit Economics rose to 64.2 from 64 in August, Markit said in London today. Economists had forecast a decline to 63.5, based on the median estimate in a Bloomberg News survey. …

  • Bread and milk are topping investor shopping lists as grocers from Loblaw Cos. (L) to Metro Inc. (MRU) vault Canadian consumer-staple stocks to the top of the market for the first time since 2008. The shift into companies selling essential goods comes as slowing economic growth in China and Europe send commodity prices …

  • [video] Orange Says It's Working on Netflix Deal @ Bloomberg - 1 hour 12 minutes ago

    Oct. 2 (Bloomberg) -- Orange SA is working on a distribution agreement with Netflix Inc. and may unveil it in the coming weeks, said Pierre Louette, deputy chief executive officer at France’s largest carrier. ...

  • The ruble gained for the first time in six days as the central bank said it’s ready to provide banks and companies with foreign currency to alleviate a shortage. The currency strengthened 0.2 percent to 44.2739 versus the central bank’s target basket of dollars and euros at 11:54 a.m. in Moscow. The central bank will …

  • “Our expectation is to get back to profit as soon as possible” in Europe, Chief Executive Officer Mark Fields said today in a Bloomberg Television interview at the Paris Motor Show. Ford cut its global earnings forecast on Sept. 29 and said its European operations will miss a target of becoming profitable in 2015 because …

  • Eurofighter Typhoon combat plane deliveries to Germany have been put on hold following the discovery of a construction flaw in fuselage assemblies made by BAE Systems Plc (BA/) , Europe’s biggest defense company. BAE halted fuselage production last month after checks revealed possible quality deficiencies in drilling work, …

  • When Mario Draghi writes his first check to pay for asset purchases, he might not use much ink. While the European Central Bank president pledged to start a program this month to buy asset-backed securities and covered bonds, initial buying in those markets will probably be modest, according to two euro-zone central bank …

  • Russia isn’t considering capital controls, a move that would undermine one of the country’s monetary-policy achievements, according to central bank Chairman Elvira Nabiullina . First is the lack of limits on capital movements,” Nabiullina said today at an investment forum organized by VTB Capital in Moscow. Speculation …

  • It was four years ago last week that Brazilian Finance Minister Guido Mantega declared a “currency war” was underway as the U.S. Just last week, Swiss National Bank President Thomas Jordan said he could “immediately” supplement a cap on the franc, and the Czech Republic kept a similar ceiling on its koruna.

  • Oct. 2 (Bloomberg) -- Peter Long, chief executive officer for TUI Travel Plc, says the company saw "strong trading" in the German and the U.K. markets during the summer. He speaks to Mark Barton ...

  • U.K. Stocks Drop for a Fourth Day as Ashtead Declines @ Bloomberg - 1 hour 51 minutes ago

    The first four-day drop in almost two months for U.K. stocks sent the benchmark FTSE 100 (UKX) Index near its lowest level since March. The FTSE 100 declined 31.23 points, or 0.5 percent, to 6,526.29 at ...

  • [video] Visa Is Best Way to Pay and Be Paid: Kapoor @ Bloomberg - 1 hour 56 minutes ago

    Oct. 2 (Bloomberg) – In today's "Brandstanding" segment, Visa Head of Marketing for Asia-Pacific Rajiv Kapoor discusses Visa's marketing strategy across Asia, how they're boosting the company's ...

  • Rocket Internet AG (RKET), the German company known for replicating businesses from Groupon Inc. to Airbnb Inc., fell on its first day of trading after completing the biggest initial public offering in Germany since 2007. The transaction, coming on the heels of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and Zalando SE -- another company …

  • Rocket Internet AG (RKET) , the German company known for replicating businesses from Groupon Inc. to Airbnb Inc., fell on its first day of trading after completing the biggest initial public offering in Germany since 2007. The stock lost 12 percent to 37.50 euros at 9:34 a.m. in Frankfurt, valuing the startup investor …

  • [video] Paris Motor Show: Volvo Unveils New XC90 @ Bloomberg - 2 hours 8 minutes ago

    Oct. 2 (Bloomberg) – Volvo Cars President & CEO Hakan Samuelsson discusses Volvo's new XC90, autonomous driving and the company's outlook for growth with Bloomberg's Hans Nichols at the Paris Motor Show. ...

  • Evonik Industries AG (EVK) is seeking acquisitions for its consumer, health and nutrition unit as well as the resource efficiency division to grow faster than the chemical market. Chief Executive Officer Klaus Engel is reorganizing Evonik, making the units separate legal entities to give them more independence.

  • Oscar Pistorius , the Paralympic gold medalist, spoke to an ex-girlfriend the day before he killed Reeva Steenkamp, according to Eyewitness News. Pistorius was freed on bail last month after a conviction of manslaughter for killing Steenkamp early on the morning of Feb. 14 last year. Police didn’t uncover a nine-minute …

  • In past elections, Valentina Kuzmanova was swayed by parties that promised jobs or social benefits in Bulgaria, the European Union’s poorest state. The school teacher in Burgas, on the Black Sea , is one of the thousands of Bulgarians whose savings sit frozen in Corporate Commercial Bank AD, which failed in June because …

  • Vancouver Airport August Airfreight Rises 13.3% @ Bloomberg - 2 hours 25 minutes ago

    The following table shows cargo volumes at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) for August from data provided by the airport authority. ================================================================================ ...

  • Oct. 2 (Bloomberg) -- The European Central Bank needs to stimulate "animal spirits" in the region's "sluggish" economy, according to Nicholas Gartside, international chief investment ...

  • The Reserve Bank of Australia posted its lowest underlying earnings for at least 16 years in the 12 months ended June 30 as Governor Glenn Stevens ’s salary rose above A$1 million ($879,800). The nation’s central bank reported “exceptionally low” underlying earnings of A$442 million, reflecting a sustained period of low …

  • [video] VW CEO Sees `Need for Action' on SUVs, Pickups @ Bloomberg - 2 hours 50 minutes ago

    Oct. 2 (Bloomberg) -- Volkswagen AG has a leading position in passenger cars but has "some need for action" in the sports-utility vehicle and pickup segment, according to Chief Executive Officer ...

  • Japanese stocks plunged, with the Topix index dropping the most in almost seven months after the yen climbed against the dollar, weakening the earnings outlook for exporters. Japan Airlines Co. sank 4.6 percent to lead losses in the transport sector, which dropped the most among the 33 Topix index industry groups. Carmakers …

  • Burqa-clad women wanting to observe parliamentary proceedings in Australia will be forced to watch in glass enclosures away from other members of the public under new rules issued today. The move comes a day after Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said he found the Islamic burqa -- a head-to-feet loose garment worn …

  • The following table shows cargo volumes at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport as reported on the airport’s website. ================================================================================ Aug. ...

  • German 10-year (GDBR10) bond yields were within a basis point of the lowest level in a month as European Central Bank officials gather in Italy to set monetary policy. Spanish benchmark yields were three basis points from a record-low as investors awaited details of the ECB’s asset-backed securities-purchase plan announced …

  • Virgin Money Holdings (UK) Plc, the U.K. lender backed by billionaire Richard Branson , plans to raise 150 million pounds ($243 million) in an initial public offering. The U.K. mortgage and savings bank is the latest company seeking to challenge Britain’s four biggest banks and expand with a share sale, after TSB Banking …

  • Oct. 2 (Bloomberg) – In an exclusive interview, Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth discusses the new Jaguar XE model, the possibility of a new SUV coming soon from Land Rover and his commitment to the Russian ...

  • European stock-index futures fell, after equities closed at their lowest level in more than five weeks, as investors awaited the outcome of the European Central Bank ’s policy review. Hochtief AG may be active after a report that the German builder is close to the sale of its Formart property-development unit. BP Plc …

  • Oct. 2 (Bloomberg) – Bloomberg's Caroline Hyde reports on what could be the biggest IPO in Germany this year as shares of Rocket Internet begin trading today in Frankfurt. She speaks to Anna Edwards, Mark ...

  • Oct. 2 (Bloomberg) – Institute of International Finance Chief Economist Lubomir Mitov discusses the effect of western sanctions on Russia, what President Putin can do to revive the economy and why he thinks ...

  • Oct. 2 (Bloomberg) – Bloomberg's Hans Nichols reports on the Paris Motor Show, Europe's biggest car event. He speaks to Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn about the challenges in the SUV market and when ...

  • Russia ’s central bank didn’t sell foreign currency to prop up the ruble on Sept. 30 as concern over capital controls sent it sliding past the threshold that would trigger an intervention, data showed today. Data released on the central bank’s website today showed no sales of foreign currency. Russia moved away from drawing …

  • Emaar Malls Group PJSC, whose public offering last month was the largest in Dubai in seven years, jumped 20 percent on its first day of trading. The unit of the United Arab Emirate’s biggest-listed developer Emaar Properties PJSC (EMAAR) climbed to 3.49 dirhams at 10:01 a.m. local time as more than 88 million shares were …

  • The Jakarta Composite Index (JCI) sank 1.9 percent, paced by PT Bank Central Asia. Hyundai Motor Co. led South Korean stocks to a three-month low after its sales in the U.S. Malaysia’s ringgit added 0.6 percent versus the dollar after the government raised fuel prices to narrow the fiscal deficit. Chinese, Hong Kong …

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