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S&P 500 ends at record high boosted by tech shares

U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday boosted by tech shares, with the S&P 500 and Dow industrials closing at records, while the energy sector was once more the largest weight on the market as crude prices continued to flirt with multi-year lows.

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Hertz

Carl Icahn raises stake in car rental company Hertz

Activist investor Carl Icahn raised his stake in U.S. car rental company Hertz Global Holdings Inc to 10.77 percent from 8.48 percent. The billionaire was already Hertz's largest shareholder and in the past few months had successfully pushed for management changes and won board seats on the company.

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Financial Markets Tokyo

Asia shares climb on U.S. optimism, oil pressured before OPEC

Asian stocks edged up on Wednesday after data showing the U.S. economy growing at a relatively solid pace calmed investor anxiety over slowing global growth, while the Australian dollar languished near four-year lows against the dollar.

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China

Asian shares wobble, oil skids ahead of OPEC

Asian shares gave back some of their China-inspired gains on Tuesday, while oil prices slumped ahead of this week's OPEC meeting.

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Natixis

Fund boards, management go on high alert around bond liquidity

U.S. fund firms are taking extra measures to make sure they don't get stuck holding hard-to-sell bonds in the event that fixed income markets see a massive race to the exits when interest rates start to rise.

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European Factors to Watch-Shares set to extend Friday's rally

European stocks were set to open slightly higher on Monday, adding to Friday's sharp rally sparked by dovish comments from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi and a surprise interest rate cut in China.

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Japan

Asia stocks jump as China, Europe step up stimulus

Asian share markets were broadly higher on Monday as the prospect of further policy stimulus in China and Europe whetted risk appetites while sending the euro skidding.

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People's Bank of China

China's rate-cut likely to hurt banks, curb new loans to small borrowers

China's latest interest rate cut is set to dent the profitability of domestic lenders, especially mid-sized banks, which are already suffering from higher bad loans and a slowdown in profit growth.

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Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

China's ICBC to set up offshore yuan center in Los Angeles

China's Industrial and Commercial Bank (ICBC) signed a pact with the Los Angeles city government to promote cross-border yuan trade and set up an offshore renminbi center in California, the bank said on Saturday.

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Madrid

China rate cut, European stimulus hints lift markets

World stock markets and oil prices rallied on Friday, fueled by hopes for global growth after China rolled out a surprise interest rate cut and the European Central Bank indicated it would step up asset purchases to boost the euro zone economy.

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Wall Street

Giving thanks for big stock gains

U.S. stock investors head into the Thanksgiving holiday thankful for the market's recent strength, which puts major indexes on track for another year of double-digit gains, though the swiftness of the advance has raised eyebrows.

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Ebola

Ebola becomes latest stock scam, SEC says

U.S. regulators warned investors of stock scams tied to West Africa's Ebola outbreak and suspended trading in four small companies that they said have made unverifiable claims about products to prevent or treat the deadly virus.

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New York Federal Reserve

U.S. Fed awards $163.03 billion reverse repos Thursday

The Federal Reserve awarded $163.03 billion in overnight fixed-rate reverse repurchase agreements on Thursday at an interest rate of 0.07 percent to 44 bidders, according to the New York Federal Reserve website.

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U.S. 10-year TIPS breakeven rate rises after auction

The U.S. 10-year inflation breakeven rate rose mid-afternoon Thursday after relatively strong demand at a $13 billion auction of 10-year Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities.

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Yen

Asia shares take comfort from U.S. data, yen nurses losses

Asian shares took solace from data showing broad U.S. economic strength even as signs of spreading weakness in China and Europe checked risk appetite, while the yen nursed its losses after sliding to multi-year lows against the dollar and euro overnight.

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