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Exclusive: Morgan Stanley commodities staff spooked by CEO comment

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Joshua Roberts Morgan Stanley Chairman and Chief Executive James Gorman speaks during the Institute of International Finance Annual Meeting in Washington October 10, 2014. So this past Monday, when co-head of the commodities business Simon Greenshields held a meeting for senior staff, he was met with a barrage of questions from colleagues who hadn't been told about the plans either before or after the call, people familiar with the situation said.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @danwilchins: Great scoop from @LaurenLaCapra : Morgan Stanley commodities staff are terrified of being "optimized." reut.rs/10870z4 $MS

Oct 31, 2014

RT @danwilchins: Great scoop from @LaurenLaCapra : Morgan Stanley commodities staff are terrified of being "optimized." reut.rs/10870z4 $MS

Oct 31, 2014

RT @danwilchins: Great scoop from @LaurenLaCapra : Morgan Stanley commodities staff are terrified of being "optimized." reut.rs/10870z4 $MS

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Thousands denounce HSBC board member's likening of Hong Kong people to freed slaves

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Bobby Yip Pro-democracy protesters hold up umbrellas and chant slogans to mark the one-month anniversary of the Occupy civil disobedience movement as they block a main road at Mongkok shopping district in Hong Kong October 28, 2014.
Oct 31, 2014

Oh dear. “@jennablan: Thousands denounce HSBC board member's likening of Hong Kong people to freed slaves reut.rs/1wMogq7

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Thousands denounce HSBC board member's likening of Hong Kong people to freed slaves reut.rs/1wMogq7

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Thousands denounce HSBC board member's likening of Hong Kong people to freed slaves reut.rs/1wMnXeP via @reuters

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RT @galileo44: Thousands denounce HSBC board member's likening of HK people to freed slaves reut.rs/1wMnXeP via @reuters #occupyhk #occupycentral

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Morgan Stanley commodities staff spooked by CEO comment

mobile.reuters.com — Exclusive: Morgan Stanley commodities staff spooked by CEO comment By Lauren Tara LaCapra NEW YORK (Reuters) - During Morgan Stanley's ( MS.N) public earnings call earlier this month, Chief Executive James Gorman made a remark that hit his commodities staff like a bombshell: the bank plans to further "optimize" its business of owning and trading stuff like oil, natural gas, electricity and metals.
Oct 31, 2014

Morgan Stanley CEO said on Q3 call bank would 'optimise' commodities unit. Staff knew nothing about it @LaurenLaCapra reut.rs/10a9Zqe

Oct 31, 2014

RT @LaurenLaCapra: My piece today --> Exclusive: Morgan Stanley commodities staff spooked by CEO comment mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKB…

Oct 31, 2014

RT @LaurenLaCapra: My piece today --> Exclusive: Morgan Stanley commodities staff spooked by CEO comment mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKB…

Oct 31, 2014

RT @LaurenLaCapra: My piece today --> Exclusive: Morgan Stanley commodities staff spooked by CEO comment mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKB…

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Burkina Faso army colonel says president has left power: TV

af.reuters.com — OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore has left power, a colonel in the presidential guard announced on Friday, according to television channel Burkina24. Lieutenant-Colonel Issaac

Special Report: Tsunami evacuees caught in $30 billion Japan money trap

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Carlos Barria/Files 1 of 9. A man stands in front of the fully burnt Kadonowaki elementary school after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, northern Japan in this April 7, 2011 file photo.
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Special Report: Tsunami evacuees caught in $30 billion Japan money trap reut.rs/1wKIDmH via @reuters

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Tsunami evacuees caught in $30 billion Japan money trap reut.rs/1wKIDmH a @Reuters @specialreports by Taiga Uranaka & @slodek

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Special Report: Tsunami evacuees caught in $30 billion Japan money trap reut.rs/1wKIDmH via @reuters

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Special Report: Tsunami evacuees caught in $30 billion Japan money trap reut.rs/1wKIDmH

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Banks boost FX settlement war chest to as much as $6.5 bln

reuters.com — Royal Bank of Scotland on Friday became the latest bank to make provisions in its third-quarter earnings report, putting aside $640 million specifically for potential settlements in the global inquiry that has been running for more than a year.

Judge issues order enforcing Ebola isolation of defiant Maine nurse

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Ashley L. Conti/Bdn Nurse Kaci Hickox (L) and her boyfriend Ted Wilbur address the media during an informal meeting with the news media outside their home in Fort Kent, Maine October 29, 2014.
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RT @Reuters_Health: Judge issues order enforcing Ebola isolation of defiant Maine nurse reut.rs/1xIk0pS

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RT @Reuters_Health: Judge issues order enforcing Ebola isolation of defiant Maine nurse reut.rs/1xIk0pS

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RT @Reuters: Judge issues order enforcing Ebola isolation of defiant Maine nurse reut.rs/1pbegpE

U.S. third-quarter wage gains largest since 2008

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Brian Snyder A ''Help Wanted'' sign in the window advertises a job opening at a dry cleaners in Boston, Massachusetts September 1, 2010. The Employment Cost Index, the broadest measure of labor costs, increased 0.7 percent after advancing by the same margin in the second quarter, the Labor Department said on Friday.
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U.S. wage gains in the third quarter were the strongest since 2008. reuters.com/article/2014/1…

Oct 31, 2014

US wage gains last quarter largest since 2008 -- evidence of "diminishing" labor market slack? reuters.com/article/2014/1… via @reuters

Beijing bans Halloween costumes on subway ahead of APEC

reuters.com — Next month's meeting of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders is being billed as the Chinese capital's highest-profile international event since the 2008 Olympics. Aside from widespread traffic controls and road closures, starting from Saturday and running until Nov. 12, the city is massively ramping up security, which is what appears to have prompted the Halloween warning.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @BarbaraDemick: Boo! Halloween spooks Chinese govmt, fearing that costumes on the subway could cause social instability. reut.rs/1wLwNbZ

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Boo! Halloween spooks Chinese govmt, fearing that costumes on the subway could cause social instability. reut.rs/1wLwNbZ

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RT @nvanderklippe: Clearly the most important story in China today - "Beijing bans Halloween costumes on subway ahead of APEC" reuters.com/article/2014/1…

Oct 31, 2014

Clearly the most important story in China today - "Beijing bans Halloween costumes on subway ahead of APEC" reuters.com/article/2014/1…

Oct 31, 2014

RT @meghara: Attn badly behaved foreigners-- Beijing says they'll arrest you for dressing in costume on the subway this Halloween reuters.com/article/2014/1…

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The takeaway from six years of economic troubles? Keynes was right.

blogs.reuters.com — Now that the Federal Reserve has brought its program of quantitative easing to a successful conclusion, while the French and German governments have ended their shadow-boxing over European budget "rules," macroeconomic policy all over the world is entering a period of unusual stability and predictability.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @Kaletsky: Forget #QE, #BoJ, #ECB. Keynesian fiscal dominance is back; finance ministers are more important than central banks: blogs.reuters.com/anatole-kalets…

Oct 31, 2014

“The very success of monetarism … means that the era of monetary dominance is over.” HT @BruceBartlett reut.rs/1wL8njJ via @Reuters

Oct 31, 2014

RT @Kaletsky: Forget #QE, #BoJ, #ECB. Keynesian fiscal dominance is back; finance ministers are more important than central banks: blogs.reuters.com/anatole-kalets…

Oct 31, 2014

The takeaway from six years of economic troubles? Keynes was right reut.rs/1wL8njJ

White House says Syria strategy working, policy on Assad clear

reuters.com — White House spokesman Josh Earnest said U.S. strategy against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq was working. He denied Washington was focused on weakening the Islamic militants at the expense of its parallel goal of pushing Assad out of power.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @LizSly: The White House refutes criticisms of its Syria policy. "The policy that we have for Assad is really clear" reuters.com/article/2014/1…

BOJ unexpectedly eases monetary policy further

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Yuya Shino A security guard salutes at the entrance of the Bank of Japan building in Tokyo January 22, 2014. The central bank decided to increase the pace at which it expands base money to about 80 trillion yen ($726 billion) per year. Previously, the BOJ targeted an annual increase of 60-70 trillion yen.
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Japan's central bank shocks markets with more easing as inflation slows #BOJ #economy reut.rs/1wLtcKY via @reuters

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Japan's central bank shocks markets with more easing as inflation slows reuters.com/article/idUSKB…

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Japan's central bank shocks markets with more easing as inflation slows reut.rs/1wLu5Dl

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Japan's central bank shocks markets with more easing, via @reuters reuters.com/article/2014/1…

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Iran hits back after West chastises Tehran on rights

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Pierre Albouy Mohammad Javad Larijani, secretary of Iran's High Council for Human Rights and advisor to the chief of the judiciary on international affairs, who is leading Iran's delegation, speaks during the United Nations (U.N.) Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group meeting to review Iran's human rights record, at the (U.N.)
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My update - #Iran hits back after West condemns its human #rights record reut.rs/1wMOFmA

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RT @ReutersIran: Iran hits back after West condemns its human rights record reut.rs/1ucELgn

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"West should consider #qisas system" #Iran rights chief says after West condemns its human rights record reut.rs/1wMOFmA via @reuters

Oct 31, 2014

My take - #Iran hits back after U.S. and West chastise Tehran on #rights reut.rs/1wMOFmA

UBS cannot arbitrate with Nasdaq over Facebook IPO: court

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Lucas Jackson The falling price of Facebook's stock is seen on a screen reflected in the window of the Nasdaq building in New York August 16, 2012. By a 2-1 vote, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York upheld a lower court judge's conclusion that UBS' claims were not subject to arbitration.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @FinanzLinksWelt: UBS cannot arbitrate with Nasdaq over Facebook IPO: court: NEW YORK (Reuters) - A divided U.S. appeals… dlvr.it/7NG8Fw REUTERS

U.S. consumer sentiment at highest since July 2007

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Jim Young/Files A shopper walks down an aisle in a newly opened Walmart Neighborhood Market in Chicago in this September 21, 2011 file photo. The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's final October reading on the overall index on consumer sentiment finished at 86.9, the highest level since July 2007, up from 84.6 at the end of September.

WHO says two suspected Ebola cases in Mali, 57 contacts sought

reuters.com — An epidemiological presentation by both agencies, given on Thursday and seen by Reuters on Friday, breaks down the girl's journey from Guinea to Mali with her grandmother, five-year-old sister and her uncle, and shows she may have had contact with 141 people in all, 57 of them yet to be identified.

Muslim men over 50 return to Jerusalem's Aqsa mosque, tension high

reuters.com — The Muslim quarter of the Old City was calm early in the day, the Muslim holy day, and police said pre-dawn prayers had passed off without incident. However, security was tight ahead of midday prayers, when more people were expected to attend.
Oct 31, 2014

Muslim men over 50 pray at Jerusalem's Aqsa mosque amid tight security @LukeReuters reut.rs/1nVk71x via @reuters

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Muslim men over 50 pray at Jerusalem's Aqsa mosque amid tight security reuters.com/article/idUSKB…

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Muslim men over 50 pray at Jerusalem's Aqsa mosque amid tight security reuters.com/article/idUSKB…

UPDATE 1-Rouble volatility jumps to record 20 pct after rate rise

reuters.com — By Sujata Rao LONDON Oct 31 (Reuters) - One-month implied volatility on the rouble - a gauge of expected swings in a currency - surged to new record highs on Friday, as the spot exchange rate shrugged off an outsize 150 basis-point interest rate rise to resume its slide.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @reutersMikeD: Rouble now down 3.6% even after maxi rate rise, implied volatility jumps to record 20 pct reut.rs/1wN63aZ

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RT @reutersMikeD: Rouble now down 3.6% even after maxi rate rise, implied volatility jumps to record 20 pct reut.rs/1wN63aZ

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Rouble now down 3.6% even after maxi rate rise, implied volatility jumps to record 20 pct reut.rs/1wN63aZ

Crucial Iowa Senate race tied; Romney, Clinton lead for 2016: Reuters/Ipsos poll

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque 1 of 2. U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA) holds up what he said was a 20-year-old General Motors giveaway screwdriver with the slogan 'Safety Comes First at GM,' as he questions GM Chief Executive Mary Barra during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on GM's recall of defective ignition switches, on Capitol Hill in Washington April 1, 2014.
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Crucial Iowa Senate race tied; Romney, Clinton lead for 2016: Reuters/Ipsos poll reut.rs/1nUf5Ck

Oct 31, 2014

Romney leads '16 GOP field in Iowa, Clinton way ahead among Dems, Warren 2d in @ReutersPolitics /Ipsos poll: reuters.com/article/2014/1…

Oct 31, 2014

With all the talk of Paul Ryan's 2016 thoughts, there's this: our new poll has him down just 41-42 v Clinton in Iowa. reut.rs/1whVdKU

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Happy Iowa: 60%+ think the state's headed in the right direction—just 28% are positive about the rest of the country. reut.rs/1whVdKU

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