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00:59What to watch on Wall Street March 4 
USA Today - 9 Hours ago
in the retail space, plus key jobs data: that's what to watch on Wall Street for March 4. Clothing retailers Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) and American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) report earnings before the markets     Add Comment

China Stock-Index Futures Rise Before Services Data, Meetings 
La Repubblica - 9 Hours ago
(Bloomberg) -- China’s stock-index futures rose before data on the nation’s services trade and the start of the National People’s Congress on Thursday. Futures on the CSI 300 Index expiring in March,     Add Comment

CANADA STOCKS-TSX ends lower as major banks weigh 
Reuters India - 9 Hours ago
2:37am IST TORONTO, March 3 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index ended lower on Tuesday in a broad decline led by heavyweight banking stocks, as No. 3 lender Bank of Nova Scotia posted a lower-than-expected
TSX slips as banks weigh; energy a lone bright spot Reuters Canada
TSX ends lower as major banks weigh Yahoo! Canada
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Here's why Nasdaq 5000 should spook you 
Fortune - 9 Hours ago
The market is scarier than it looks. On Monday, the Nasdaq Composite index hit 5000 for the first time since March 9, 2000. The number invoked the ghost of tech bubble’s past, most specifically the dot-com     Add Comment
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>>   Commodities
METALS-London copper steadies in thin trade; central bank data watched 
Reuters Africa - 9 Hours ago
MELBOURNE, March 4 (Reuters) - London copper firmed on Wednesday, after falling more than one percent in the previous session, as easier policies by European and Chinese central banks outweighed concerns     Add Comment

METALS-London copper steadies in thin trade; central bank data watched 
CNBC - 9 Hours ago
MELBOURNE, March 4 (Reuters) - London copper firmed on Wednesday, after falling more than one percent in the previous session, as easier policies by European and Chinese central banks outweighed concerns
London copper steadies in thin trade; central bank data watched Sharenet
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GRAINS-Soybeans rise as farmers stop sales in Argentina, wheat dips 
Reuters Africa - 9 Hours ago
SINGAPORE, March 4 (Reuters) - U.S. soybean futures edged higher on Wednesday snapping two sessions of losses on bargain buying and news of a strike by framers in Argentina, although gains were capped     Add Comment

NYMEX-U.S. oil holds above $50 ahead of EIA data 
Reuters India - 11 Hours ago
5:38am IST SINGAPORE, March 4 (Reuters) - U.S. crude held on to overnight gains to stay above $50 a barrel on Wednesday, supported by geopolitical tensions in the Middle East and a rise in Saudi
U.S. oil holds above $50 ahead of EIA data Sharenet
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>>   Corporate finance
LPL Financial names CFO Arnold president after Moore resigns 
Reuters - 11 Hours ago
(Reuters) - LPL Financial Holdings , the biggest U.S. independent brokerage firm, promoted Chief Financial Officer Dan Arnold to the role of president on Tuesday following the resignation of Robert Moore.
LPL Financial names CFO Arnold president after Moore ... Reuters
Moore to Leave LPL; Arnold Tapped as President AdvisorOne
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Corporate tax cut to make India competitive: Shaktikanta Das 
Economic Times - 11 Hours ago
NEW DELHI: The government has said the proposed phased reduction in corporate tax rate will make India more competitive in attracting investments and creating jobs. "It is not that this decision (of     Add Comment

Government mulls abolishing minimum alternate tax after corporate tax breaks are  
Economic Times - 11 Hours ago
NEW DELHI: India could abolish minimum alternate tax (MAT) once corporate tax exemptions are eliminated as part of the government's plan to reduce the corporate tax rate to 25% from 30% and provide an
Govt mulls abolishing MAT after corporate tax breaks are phased out Economic Times
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3/4/2015: BUSINESS: ‘Corporate tax cut will bring back investor confidence’ 
Hindustan Times - 9 Hours ago
NEW DELHI: With limited fiscal space, it was not possible to provide further exemption in personal income tax slabs, revenue secretary Shaktikanta Das told HT, while explaining the rationale behind the     Add Comment
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>>   IPO
Voya Financial Inc announces secondary common stock offering by ING Group 
Reuters UK - 9 Hours ago
Voya Financial Inc:Enters into an agreement with a syndicate of underwriters to sell Voya Financial common stock in an underwritten public offering.Says it will not be issuing or selling common stock,     Add Comment

MALAYSIA PRESS-Malaysia's Qualitas may pursue IPO over outright sale of business-The  
Reuters UK - 10 Hours ago
Malaysian healthcare group Qualitas Healthcare Corp has decided to pursue a listing next month as an optimum route for the future growth of the company, the Edge Financial Daily reported on Wednesday,     Add Comment

Catalent, Inc. Announces Upsize and Pricing of Secondary Public Offering of Common  
CNBC - 10 Hours ago
SOMERSET, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Catalent, Inc. (“Catalent”) (NYSE:CTLT), the leading global provider of advanced delivery technologies and development solutions for drugs, biologics and consumer health
Press Release: Catalent, Inc. Announces Upsize and Pricing of Secondary Public Offering  iMarketReports
Catalent, Inc. Announces Upsize and Pricing of Secondary Public Off... Finwin
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Actavis Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Senior Notes in Connection with  
Reuters - 11 Hours ago
PR Newswire DUBLIN, March 3, 2015 DUBLIN , March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Actavis plc (NYSE: ACT) today announced that it has priced an offering of $21 billion aggregate principal amount of senior     Add Comment
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>>   Fed watch
Shelby Says He Will Seek Bipartisan Legislation Aimed at Fed 
La Repubblica - 9 Hours ago
(Updates with Fed chair’s comments in ninth paragraph.) “I do see some interests that might be put together hopefully in a legislative package,” Richard Shelby, Republican of Alabama, said Tuesday in     Add Comment

Yellen Says Fed Seeks to Avert ‘Capture’ by Banks It Oversees 
La Repubblica - 10 Hours ago
(Bloomberg) -- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, countering criticism from members of Congress, said the central bank is trying to avoid being too cozy with the Wall Street firms it supervises and wants
Yellen Says Fed Seeks to Avert 'Capture' by Banks It Oversees American Banker
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Fed's Yellen questions whether Wall Street ethics up to par 
Reuters UK - 10 Hours ago
(Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Federal Reserve took a swipe on Tuesday at unlawful and unethical behavior at banks, saying it raises questions over whether the values embedded on Wall Street have improved
Fed's Yellen questions whether Wall Street ethics up to par (Reuters) Yahoo!Xtra
Fed's Yellen questions whether Wall... The Fiscal Times
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A complication for the Fed: Rate cuts by other central banks 
SiliconValley.com - 11 Hours ago
WASHINGTON -- The world's central banks are injecting a new complication into the Federal Reserve's decision on when to raise interest rates from record lows: They're cutting their own rates. Last     Add Comment
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>>   Stockwatch
Bona Film Group Ltd gives Q1 2015 net income guidance above analysts' estimates 
Reuters UK - 9 Hours ago
Thomson Reuters is the world's largest international multimedia news agency, providing investing news , world news , business news , technology news , headline news, small business news, news alerts,     Add Comment

Digital Daesung declares annual cash dividend for 2014 
Reuters UK - 9 Hours ago
Thomson Reuters is the world's largest international multimedia news agency, providing investing news , world news , business news , technology news , headline news, small business news, news alerts,     Add Comment

MALAYSIA PRESS-Malaysia's Qualitas may pursue IPO over outright sale of business-The  
Reuters UK - 10 Hours ago
Malaysian healthcare group Qualitas Healthcare Corp has decided to pursue a listing next month as an optimum route for the future growth of the company, the Edge Financial Daily reported on Wednesday,     Add Comment

Asian Stocks Follow U.S. Retreat as Aussie Climbs on Growth Data 
La Repubblica - 10 Hours ago
(Bloomberg) -- Asian stocks fell, with the regional benchmark slipping from a six-month high, following declines in the U.S. where indexes were knocked from records. Australia’s dollar gained and bonds
Asian Stocks Follow U.S. Retreat; Aussie Holds Gains After GDP La Repubblica
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>>   Mergers & acquisitions
Lenovo absorbs new acquisitions 
CHINAdaily.com.cn - 9 Hours ago
Yang Yuanqing, Chairman and CEO of Lenovo Group, speaks at the Grand Opening Ceremony for the Lenovo MIDH Wuhan Operation Center in Wuhan city, Central China's Hubei province, December 19, 2013. [Photo/IC]     Add Comment

Dan Marino to buy Auberge condo on Fort Lauderdale beach [Sun Sentinel] 
BusinessWeek - 9 Hours ago
March 04--Dan Marino, Hall of Fame quarterback and empty nester to be, is buying a place on Fort Lauderdale beach. Marino and wife Claire are taking a unit at Auberge Beach Residences & Spa, according     Add Comment

Pellet plant developer seeks to buy former Mattawamkeag school [Bangor Daily News,  
BusinessWeek - 10 Hours ago
March 04--MATTAWAMKEAG, Maine -- Residents will vote this month on whether to allow a developer to turn the former Dr. Carl Troutt School into a small-scale wood pellet manufacturing facility that would     Add Comment

Uber buys a mapping company, but this isn’t its first acquisition 
GigaOm - 10 Hours ago
Uber bought mapping company deCarta today, as first reported by Mashable and confirmed by the on-demand ride company. The San Jose-based startup provides technology for turn-by-turn navigation and local     Add Comment
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>>   Economics
Here's the most confusing chart in Australia's 4th Quarter GDP 
Business Insider Australia - 9 Hours ago
Australia’s GDP looks unremarkable with a print of 0.5% seasonally adjusted for the 2014 December quarter. That’s right on downward-revised market expectations. The big contributor to the 0.5% growth     Add Comment

Asian shares mixed, but Aussie firms on Australia Q4 GDP 
CNBC - 9 Hours ago
Asian shares traded mixed on Wednesday as a negative finish on Wall Street and a strengthening Japanese currency damped sentiment. Overnight, U.S. stocks pulled back from recent highs, closing     Add Comment

UPDATE 1-Australia economy finds spark of life in consumer spending 
CNBC - 9 Hours ago
* Q4 GDP grows 0.5 pct q/q, 2.5 pct y/y as expected * Household consumption rises most since early 2012 * Low resource prices remains a big drag on incomes SYDNEY, March
Australia economy finds spark of life in consumer spending Reuters India
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Aussie Holds Gains With Commodity Currencies After GDP Report 
La Repubblica - 9 Hours ago
(Bloomberg) -- Australia’s dollar held gains from Tuesday after a government report showed that growth was in line with ecnomists’ forecasts. The Aussie led currencies of commodity producing nations     Add Comment
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