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Emerging Stocks Fall After China Factory Data Trails Estimates 
La Repubblica - 5/21/2015
(Bloomberg) -- Emerging-market stocks fell for a fourth day as technology companies retreated and a Chinese manufacturing gauge missed estimates. China’s equities climbed. Samsung Electronics Co. slid     Add Comment

European Stocks Little Changed Near Three-Week High; Tesco Rises 
Bloomberg - 5/21/2015
European stocks were little changed, with the Stoxx Europe 600 Index poised for its biggest weekly advance in a month. The Stoxx 600 declined 0.2 percent to 405.78 at 8:13 a.m. in London. The gauge     Add Comment

China stocks close at seven-year highs despite weak factory survey 
CNBC - 5/21/2015
SHANGHAI, May 21 (Reuters) - China's main stock indexes hit seven-year closing highs on Thursday despite a weak factory activity survey, and intense buying pushed Shenzhen's start-up board ChiNext up     Add Comment

UPDATE 3-Oil edges up after US crude stocks fall; China data weigh 
Reuters Africa - 5/21/2015
* China May HSBC flash PMI shrinks to 13-month low * U.S. crude stockpiles fall for 3rd week - EIA * Consensus remains that market is 1.5-2.5 mln bpd oversupplied (Adds quotes, updates prices)     Add Comment
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>>   Commodities
Japan buys 116,905 tonnes food wheat via tender 
Reuters Africa - 5/21/2015
TOKYO, May 21 (Reuters) - Japan's Ministry of Agriculture bought a total of 116,905 tonnes of food quality wheat from the United States, Canada and Australia in a regular tender that closed late on Thursday.     Add Comment

Reuters Daily Commodities Brief - May 21 
Reuters Africa - 5/21/2015
To access the newsletter, click on the link: here You can also read Reuters Daily Commodities Brief via TOPNEWS Commodities & Energy page or if you would like to receive this newsletter through your email,     Add Comment

$120 million to support local community landcare projects 
Bloomberg - 5/21/2015
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Boston Business Journal Honors CloudLock as a 2015 "Best Places to Work" Winner Citybizlist
Americans for Fair Skies Applauds Dutch Action to Stop Gulf Subsidy Distortions Bloomberg
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Indonesia could backtrack on rice imports as prices rise, El Nino looms 
Reuters Africa - 5/21/2015
* Rowing back on policy could be embarrassing for president * But move would be good for rice exporters Thailand, Vietnam * Govt decision on imports expected by June By Michael     Add Comment
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>>   Corporate finance
James Hardie shares are soaring on a share buyback 
Business Insider Australia - 5/21/2015
Shares in James Hardie soared after the building products company announced a share buyback and a special dividend. The company will pay a second-half dividend of US 27 cents per share and a full year     Add Comment

Metals consumers to share their views on commodity risk... 
San Francisco Chronicle - 5/21/2015
The 5th Metals Trading Risks 2015 Summit, organised by IRN on 10-11 June at the Hôtel Royal in Geneva, will focus on market, counterparty, regulatory, financial and supply chain risks affecting metals
Metals consumers to share their views on commodity risk management at the 5th Metals  Tutorial Finder
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Time may not be right for corporate bond funds 
South China Morning Post - 5/21/2015
Corporate bond fund investors react badly, if intelligently, to losing money which may mean some bond funds run into and also cause trouble when a selloff in illiquid markets starts. Given two trends
Corporate bond funds + illiquidity = risk Reuters
SAFT ON WEALTH-Corporate bond funds + illiquidity = risk Yahoo! Finance
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ANZ, Westpac book meetings for SABMiller bond issue 
Australian Financial Review - 5/21/2015
SABMiller is coming to the Australian bond market. The company's bankers ANZ and Westpac notified investors on Thursday morning that it would be holding briefings in the first week of June with the     Add Comment
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>>   IPO
Line Said to Prepare Dual Listing Before Japan Post Offering 
La Repubblica - 5/21/2015
(Updates with closing share prices in third paragraph.) The Tokyo-based company aims to sell shares around September to avoid competing for investors with state-owned Japan Post, the people said, asking     Add Comment

$120 million to support local community landcare projects 
Bloomberg - 5/21/2015
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Boston Business Journal Honors CloudLock as a 2015 "Best Places to Work" Winner Citybizlist
Americans for Fair Skies Applauds Dutch Action to Stop Gulf Subsidy Distortions Bloomberg
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Telecom Italia says to sell 40 pct of tower unit in IPO 
Reuters UK - 5/21/2015
MILAN May 21 Telecom Italia said on Thursday it would sell up to 40 percent of its Infrastrutture Wireless Italiane (INWIT) tower unit in an initial public offering on the Milan bourse. The Italian     Add Comment

Auris Medical Holding AG announces closing of public offering of common shares 
Reuters UK - 5/21/2015
Auris Medical Holding AG:Closes public offering of 5,275,000 of common shares at public offering price of $4.75 per common share.Says it grants underwriters 30-day option from May 14 to purchase up to     Add Comment
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>>   Fed watch
Topix Posts Longest Winning Streak in Three Months on Yen, Fed 
La Repubblica - 5/21/2015
(Bloomberg) -- Japanese stocks rose for a fifth day, capping the longest winning streak since February, after the yen slid as investors weighed minutes from the Federal Reserve’s latest meeting. Mazda     Add Comment

India Rupee Gains Most in a Week as Dollar Drops on Fed Minutes 
Bloomberg - 5/21/2015
India’s rupee rose the most in a week as signs the Federal Reserve will delay raising interest rates boosted demand for emerging-market assets. The rupee gained 0.2 percent to 63.7063 a dollar at 11:05     Add Comment

FOREX-Dollar not far from 2-week high, takes Fed minutes in its stride 
Reuters - 5/21/2015
* Fed minutes confirm June rate hike very unlikely * China PMI shows weakness continues By Ian Chua and Hideyuki Sano SYDNEY/TOKYO, May 21 (Reuters) - The dollar stepped back in Asian trade on Thursday
Dollar not far from two-week high, takes Fed minutes in its stride Reuters UK
Dollar not far from two-week high, takes... The Fiscal Times
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Euro Pares First Weekly Loss Since April as ECB Counters Fed 
La Repubblica - 5/21/2015
(Bloomberg) -- The euro pared its first weekly loss since April as the European Central Bank’s renewed emphasis on stimulus was countered by uncertainty over the Federal Reserve’s path towards monetary     Add Comment
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>>   Stockwatch
Westar Energy declares dividend. Download free Congoo NetPass for access
Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel - 5/20/2015
Topeka, Kan., May 20, 2015 - The Westar Energy, Inc. ( NYSE:WR ) Board of Directors today declared a quarterly dividend of 36 cents per share payable July 1, 2015, on the company's common stock.  The     Add Comment

KRONOS WORLDWIDE, INC. ANNOUNCES QUARTERLY DIVIDEND AND RESULTS OF ANNUAL STOCKHOLDER  Download free Congoo NetPass for access
Townhall Finance - 5/20/2015
DALLAS, TEXAS - May 20, 2015 - Kronos Worldwide, Inc. ( NYSE:  KRO ) announced that its board of directors has declared a regular quarterly dividend of fifteen cents ($0.15) per share on its common stock,
KRONOS WORLDWIDE : Announces quarterly dividend and results of annual stockholder  4 Traders
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Endurance's Board of Directors Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.35 per Ordinary  Download free Congoo NetPass for access
The Boston Globe - 5/20/2015
PEMBROKE, Bermuda - May 20, 2015 - Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. ( NYSE:ENH ), a Bermuda-based provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, today announced that its Board of Directors
Endurance''s Board of Directors Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.35 per Ordinary  Nasdaq
Endurance's Board of Directors Declares Quarterly Dividend of and#36;0.35 per Ordinary  SPi World News
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DENTSPLY International Inc. Declares Cash Dividend Download free Congoo NetPass for access
The Boston Globe - 5/20/2015
York, PA - May 20, 2015 - DENTSPLY International Inc. (NASDAQ-XRAY) today announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.0725 per share of common stock, an indicated annual     Add Comment
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>>   Mergers & acquisitions
Suddenlink Chairman and CEO Statement on Altice Agreement to Acquire Company Download free Congoo NetPass for access
The Boston Globe - 5/20/2015
ST. LOUIS (May 20, 2015) -- Suddenlink Chairman and CEO Jerry Kent made the following statement today, regarding the announcement that Altice S.A. has agreed to acquire Cequel Corporation, which does     Add Comment

Elbit Systems Ltd signs agreement to acquire NICE Systems' Cyber and Intelligence  
Reuters - 5/21/2015
Elbit Systems Ltd:Signs agreement to acquire NICE Systems Ltd.'s Cyber and Intelligence division for a total amount of up to $157.9 million.Says that out of total amount, $117.9 million will be paid in     Add Comment

UPDATE 1-Booker to buy Londis and Budgens grocery store chains 
Reuters Africa - 5/21/2015
(Adds details, quote, share price) May 21 (Reuters) - Booker Group Plc, Britain's biggest cash-and-carry wholesaler, has agreed to buy the Londis and Budgens chains to expand its network of grocery     Add Comment

India's Strides Arcolab to buy some Australia drug assets from Aspen Pharmacare 
Reuters UK - 5/21/2015
MUMBAI May 21 Indian drugmaker Strides Arcolab Ltd said on Thursday it has agreed to buy a generic drugs business in Australia from South Africa's Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Ltd for about A$380 million     Add Comment
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>>   Economics
Merkel- can't imagine Russia back in G8 until common values met 
Reuters - 5/21/2015
"The developments in Ukraine are the reason that we will meet in Elmau as Group of 7 and not a Group of 8," she said in a speech in parliament, referring to the meetings in Bavaria next month without     Add Comment

Danish consumer confidence fell to 13.0 points in May 
Reuters - 5/21/2015
Full-year 2014 Consumer confidence 13.0 13.7 7.3 The monthly survey asks a cross section of Denmark's population its views on current personal and national economic trends, along with consumer intentions     Add Comment

Nikkei flat after hitting 15-year high as market awaits BOJ 
CNBC - 5/21/2015
TOKYO, May 21 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average ended flat on Thursday after hitting a fresh 15-year high as investors took profits ahead of the Bank Of Japan's two-day policy meeting on Friday.     Add Comment

A Good Possibility Fed Will Lower Rates: Shvets 
Bloomberg - 5/21/2015
Macquarie Securities Head of Asian Strategy Viktor Shvets discusses U.S. interest rates, the country’s inflation target and Japan’s economy. He speaks to Bloomberg’s Zeb Eckert, Shery Ahn, Yvonne Man     Add Comment
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