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National Bank of Canada faces website glitch: Bloomberg

(Reuters) - A glitch in National Bank of Canada's website may have exposed personal information of about 400 customers, Bloomberg reported, citing an email statement from the bank.

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National Bank of Canada faces website glitch -Bbg

Sept 21 (Reuters) - A glitch in National Bank of Canada's website may have exposed personal information of about 400 customers, Bloomberg reported, citing an email statement from the bank.

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Syrian army fights IS in Deir al-Zor as U.S.-backed forces loom

DEIR AL-ZOR, Syria (Reuters) - The Syrian army field commander standing by the Euphrates River predicted that Islamic State militants would very soon be "purged" from its opposite bank.

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UPDATE 2-Banks boost European shares after Fed signals December hike

* Siemens, Alstom rise on rail merger talk (Adds details, closing prices)

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Exclusive: Macquarie leapfrogs Goldman to join top tier of commodity banks

LONDON (Reuters) - Australia's Macquarie Group Ltd has overtaken Goldman Sachs to break into the top three banks for commodities business, having significantly expanded its U.S. energy operations in recent years while rivals cut back.

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Wells Fargo CEO to testify before Senate as questions linger over scandal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wells Fargo Chief Executive Tim Sloan is due to testify before Congress on Oct. 3 as the bank deals with fallout from a sales scandal a year ago that continues to spark new revelations.

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UPDATE 2-Wells Fargo CEO to testify before Senate as questions linger over scandal

WASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Wells Fargo Chief Executive Tim Sloan is due to testify before Congress on Oct. 3 as the bank deals with fallout from a sales scandal a year ago that continues to spark new revelations.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises as banks boosted, miners hurt by Fed

TORONTO, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index inched higher on Thursday morning as gains for heavyweight banking stocks offset declines for gold and base metal miners hurt by the U.S. Federal Reserve's signal of another interest rate increase this year.

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Wells Fargo CEO to testify before Senate banking panel on October 3

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wells Fargo Chief Executive Tim Sloan is due to testify before the Senate Banking Committee on Oct. 3, sources familiar with the scheduled meeting said.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX flat as resource stock falls offset by big bank gains

TORONTO, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index was little changed in early trade on Thursday, as gold and base metal miners weighed with a fall in commodity prices and heavyweight financials rose.

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UPDATE 1-Wells Fargo CEO to testify before Senate banking panel on Oct. 3

WASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Wells Fargo Chief Executive Tim Sloan is due to testify before the Senate Banking Committee on Oct. 3, sources familiar with the scheduled meeting said.

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BRIEF-Brookline says if deal not consummated under some circumstances, First Commons Bank agreed to pay co termination fee of $2.2 mln‍​

* Brookline Bancorp says if deal not consummated under some circumstances, First Commons Bank agreed to pay co termination fee of $2.2 mln‍​ - SEC filing Source text: (http://bit.ly/2hlltCh) Further company coverage:

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Wells Fargo CEO due to testify before Senate banking panel October 3

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tim Sloan, the chief executive officer of Wells Fargo , is due to testify before the Senate Banking Committee on October 3, said sources familiar with the scheduled meeting.

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Wells Fargo CEO due to testify before Senate banking panel Oct. 3

WASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Tim Sloan, the chief executive officer of Wells Fargo, is due to testify before the Senate Banking Committee on October 3, said sources familiar with the scheduled meeting.

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BRIEF-iCapital Network to buy U.S. private equity access fund platform from Deutsche Bank

* iCapital Network to acquire US private equity access fund platform from Deutsche Bank

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ECB may ask fintech banks to hold bigger buffers

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - High-tech banks looking to enter the fintech zone may be asked to hold bigger liquidity and capital buffers due to the unique nature of their risks, the European Central Bank said in draft licensing guidelines on Thursday.

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CORRECTED-(OFFICIAL)-UK retail sales surge in August, likely to boost BoE rate hike bets

(Corrects paragraph 6 on likelihood of flat Q3 retail sales, after ONS corrects estimate given to media) By David Milliken LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - British retail sales unexpectedly surged in August, official figures showed on Wednesday, boosting the chance that the Bank of England will raise interest rates in November. Last week the BoE said it was likely to raise interest rates in the coming months if the economy and inflation pressures strengthen as expected. Wednesday's

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BRIEF-Maxwell Technologies enters into amendment no. 5 to loan and security agreement​

* Maxwell Technologies Inc - ‍ on sept 20, co entered into amendment no. 5 to loan and security agreement, as amended with East West Bank - sec filing​

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Toys 'R' Us plans holiday hires including toy demonstrators

(Reuters) - Toys "R" Us Inc, the U.S. toy retailer that filed for bankruptcy protection this week, said on Thursday it is hiring part-time seasonal workers to staff its stores for the holidays, including for a new position of toy demonstrator.

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CEE MARKETS-Forint hits 4-month low after Fed tightening signal

* Forint, zloty fall as Fed signals balance sheet tightening * Forint hits 4-month low on loose Hungarian cbank policy * Hungarian debt yields hesitate near record lows By Sandor Peto and Jan Lopatka BUDAPEST/PRAGUE, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Central Europe's most liquid currencies, the forint and the zloty fell on Thursday after the Federal Reserve signalled balance sheet tightening and one more rate hike in 2017. "Tighter policy by the Fed cuts liquidity in the world and aff

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Fed's 'Great Unwinding' lifts dollar, yields and bank stocks

LONDON (Reuters) - Signals the Federal Reserve will hike U.S. interest rates again this year and begin the 'Great Unwinding' of a decade of aggressive stimulus, drove the dollar to a two-month high versus the yen on Thursday and sent bonds and commodities lower.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Fed's 'Great Unwinding' lifts dollar, yields and bank stocks

* Oil prices near highest since April/May on output cut hopes

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UPDATE 1-Banks boost European bourses after Fed signals December rate hike

* Capita slumps 14 pct as hunt for new CEO drags on (ADVISORY- Follow European and UK stock markets in real time on the Reuters Live Markets blog on Eikon, see cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets)

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Banks boost European bourses after Fed signals December rate hike

LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - The banking sector drove a strong open for European stocks on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve signaled a likely December rate hike and announced it would begin trimming its balance sheet in October.

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Florence declined and London may too, banks warn ahead of May's speech

LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Britain is in danger of losing its place in the financial world much in the same way Florence did after its Renaissance heyday, an industry group warned on Thursday.

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Toys 'R' Us CEO sees future with smaller shops

NEW YORK, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Toys "R" Us Inc will shrink its stores and revamp its bigger outlets through its bankruptcy process, which may end with the company's return to the public markets, Chief Executive David Brandon said on Wednesday.

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ECB to wind down stimulus starting early 2018: BlackRock's Rieder

NEW YORK (Reuters) - BlackRock Inc portfolio manager Rick Rieder said on Wednesday that investors should look for the European Central Bank to withdraw some of its stimulus beginning early next year.

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BlackRock's Rieder: Investors should expect ECB taper 'early next year'

NEW YORK, Sept 20 (Reuters) - BlackRock Inc portfolio manager Rick Rieder said on Wednesday on Twitter that investors should "look for tapering" from the European Central Bank following an announcement by the U.S. Federal Reserve that it would reduce its own balance sheet.

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UPDATE 1-Jakks Pacific expects 2017 loss due to Toys 'R' Us bankruptcy

Sept 20 (Reuters) - Toy maker Jakks Pacific Inc said on Wednesday it expects to report a net loss in fiscal 2017 due to charges related to bankruptcy of the biggest U.S. toy store chain Toys 'R' Us Inc.

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Jakks Pacific expects 2017 net loss due to Toys 'R' Us bankruptcy

Sept 20 (Reuters) - Toy maker Jakks Pacific Inc said it expects to report a net loss in fiscal 2017 due to charges related to the bankruptcy of Toys 'R' Us Inc.

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BRIEF-JAKKS says ‍does not anticipate any long-term material adverse impact from Toys 'R' Us bankruptcy ​

* JAKKS comments on Toys ‘R’ Us bankruptcy; updates 2017 forecast

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UPDATE 2-M&A, Spain turmoil liven up Europe stocks

* Banks in focus ahead of Fed policy decision (Recasts, adds details, closing prices)

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Pirelli's IPO books covered on base deal size - bank memo

MILAN, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Demand for the initial public offering of Italian tyremaker Pirelli has reached an amount sufficient to cover the base size of the offer on the third day of the share sale, a memo sent by banks to investors said on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 4-Bank bailout hits Russia as B&N asks central bank for aid

* Analysts do not see risk of sector-wide crisis (Updates throughout with new details, comments)

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Austrian bank BAWAG PSK expects to decide on IPO next week

VIENNA/FRANKFURT, Sept 20 (Reuters) - BAWAG PSK, the Austrian bank majority owned by U.S. private equity group Cerberus Capital Management, expects to formally announce next week whether it will go ahead with a share offer, two people familiar with the matter said.

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Futures flat as investors focus on Fed meeting

(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday as investors awaited clues from the Federal Reserve meeting on whether the central bank will raise interest rates for a third time this year.

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US STOCKS-Futures flat as investors focus on Fed meeting

Sept 20 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday as investors awaited clues from the Federal Reserve meeting on whether the central bank will raise interest rates for a third time this year.

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Getting your kid to bank summer earnings

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Linda Rogers' father set her up for retirement when she was just a teenager.

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CEE MARKETS-Hungarian bond yields hit record low on central bank easing

* Hungarian bonds up to 10 years trade at record-low yields * Hungarian central bank eased policy contrary to global trend * CEE assets are mostly rangebound, investors watch Fed meeting By Sandor Peto BUDAPEST, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Hungarian bonds traded at record-low yields and the forint slipped on Wednesday, a day after Hungary's central bank (NBH) eased policy, including cutting its overnight deposit rate deeper into negative territory. The bank cut its inflation for

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Eurowings wins union backing to speed up hiring amid Air Berlin turbulence

BERLIN (Reuters) - Lufthansa budget unit Eurowings has agreed a deal with the Verdi union that will allow it to hire new cabin crew at short notice from rivals such as bankrupt Air Berlin .

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At least 10 dead, 92 missing in eastern Congo floods: local official

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - At least 10 people have died and another 92 are missing in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo due to flooding after torrential rains caused a river to overflow its banks, a local official said on Wednesday.

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T-Mobile U.S. explores takeover of Sprint: source

(Reuters) - U.S. wireless carrier T-Mobile US Inc is exploring taking over rival Sprint Corp in an all-stock deal, after SoftBank Group Corp offered to give up its majority ownership of Sprint, a person familiar with the matter said.

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Credit Bank of Moscow sees no direct risks from B&N troubles

MOSCOW, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Russia's Credit Bank of Moscow (MCB), which was recently included by the central bank in a list of systemically important banks, does not see a risk of direct losses from the problems facing its peer, B&N Bank, it said in an email.

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UPDATE 1-Shopping surge in August boosts British rate hike bets

* August retail sales +1.0 pct m/m vs +0.2 pct forecast * Sterling jumps, 10-year gilt yields highest since Feb * Retailer Kingfisher says sales of high-cost items steady * BoE survey reports consumer weakness, peak of inflation effect (Adds market reaction, wraps in BoE agent's survey) By David Milliken and William Schomberg LONDON, Sept 20 (Reuters) - British retail sales unexpectedly surged in August, official figures showed on Wednesday, boosting the chance the Bank

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MOVES-Bank of America promotes Jim O'Neil to co-head of CIB EMEA - memo

LONDON, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Bank of America Merrill Lynch has promoted Jim O'Neil to co-head its corporate and investment bank in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), according to a memo seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Russian bank bailout talk hits Moscow financial shares, elsewhere flat pre-Fed

LONDON, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Russia's bank and financial shares index fell on Wednesday after a lender asked authorities for a bailout, while other emerging assets flatlined, awaiting the outcome of the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting.

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MOVES-BAML promotes O'Neil in Europe leadership reshuffle

LONDON, Sept 20 (IFR) - Bank of America Merrill Lynch has promoted Jim O'Neil, who previously ran the UK government body that managed the taxpayers' holdings in bailed out banks, to co-head its corporate and investment bank in Europe.

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Wells Fargo's lone outsider aims to clean up bank's reputation

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Before a sales scandal upended its reputation, Wells Fargo & Co was something of a proud outsider in Washington and on Wall Street compared to its big bank peers.

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How $5 billion of debt caught up with Toys 'R' Us

(Reuters) - Toys "R" Us Inc has been making $400 million in interest payments on its debt every year, largely due to its $6.6 billion leveraged buyout in 2005. This week, it succumbed to its debt burden, leading to the biggest bankruptcy of a U.S. retailer since that of Kmart in 2004.

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BRIEF-Walter Investment Management says co entered into a commitment letter with Barclays Bank

* Walter Investment Management Corp - on September 13, Walter Investment Management Corp entered into a commitment letter with Barclays Bank PLC - SEC filing

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T-Mobile US explores takeover of Sprint: source

(Reuters) - U.S. wireless carrier T-Mobile US Inc is exploring taking over rival Sprint Corp in an all-stock deal, after SoftBank Group Corp offered to give up its majority ownership of Sprint, a person familiar with the matter said.

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UPDATE 4-Toys 'R' Us seeks bankruptcy to survive retail upheaval

* CEO says company won't engage in "race to the bottom" (Recasts lead; adds details on court hearing, approval of loan request; updates share prices to close)

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U.S. bankruptcy judge says will approve loan for Toys 'R' Us

WILMINGTON, Del (Reuters) - The U.S. Bankruptcy judge overseeing the Chapter 11 of Toys 'R' Us said on Tuesday he would approve the company's request to borrow more than $2 billion to help stabilize the largest U.S. toy chain as it builds inventory for the year-end shopping season.

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Jefferies' profit rises on healthy M&A, debt and equity deals

(Reuters) - U.S. investment bank Jefferies Group LLC's third-quarter profit more than doubled as it earned more from advising on debt and equity offerings as well as mergers and acquisitions.

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UPDATE 3-Jefferies' profit rises on healthy M&A, debt and equity deals

Sept 19 (Reuters) - U.S. investment bank Jefferies Group LLC's third-quarter profit more than doubled as it earned more from advising on debt and equity offerings as well as mergers and acquisitions.

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MOVES-Rombouts to co-head Goldman EMEA corporate derivatives

LONDON, Sept 19 (IFR) - Goldman Sachs has moved Jeroen Rombouts, one of its most senior foreign exchange bankers, to its investment banking division to co-head corporate derivatives in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

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Wall St. little changed as investors focus on Fed meeting

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed on Tuesday as investors held back from making major bets ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy meeting that is expected to roll out a plan to pare the central bank's debt holdings.

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Toys 'R' Us seeks bankruptcy to survive retail upheaval

(Reuters) - Toys 'R' Us Inc, the largest U.S. toy store chain, which filed for bankruptcy late Monday, will ask a judge on Tuesday for permission to borrow money so that it can start paying suppliers to ensure it has Lego building blocks and Barbie dolls for the holiday season.

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Wall St. little changed ahead of Fed's policy meeting

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed in morning trading on Tuesday as investors avoided taking major bets ahead of the two-day Federal Reserve meeting that is expected to roll out a plan to pare the central bank's bond holdings.

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Wall St. opens slightly higher ahead of Fed meet

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened slightly higher on Tuesday, with the Dow hitting another record, ahead of the two-day Federal Reserve meeting that is expected to roll out a plan to pare the central bank's bond holdings.

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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens slightly higher ahead of Fed meet

Sept 19 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened slightly higher on Tuesday, with the Dow hitting another record, ahead of the two-day Federal Reserve meeting that is expected to roll out a plan to pare the central bank's bond holdings.

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UPDATE 1-Investment bank Jefferies' quarterly profit doubles

Sept 19 (Reuters) - U.S. investment bank Jefferies Group LLC's third-quarter profit more than doubled from a year ago, as it earned more from advising on debt and equity financing as well as mergers and acquisitions.

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Two Indian renewable power producers plan to sell $750 mln in domestic bonds -sources

* Greenko to sell 30 bln rupees in rupee-denominated bonds -bankers

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RPT-Deutsche Bank CEO faces board grilling on turnaround progress

FRANKFURT, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Two years into the job as Deutsche Bank's chief executive, John Cryan faces its board this week amid growing investor frustration over the speed of his turnaround plans.

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Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy ahead of holiday season

(Reuters) - Toys 'R' Us Inc, the largest U.S. toy store chain, filed for bankruptcy protection late Monday, the latest sign of turmoil in the retail industry that is caught in a viselike grip of online shopping and discount chains.

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BRIEF-Toys R Us Inc files voluntary chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

* Toys R Us Inc lists assets and liabilities between $1 billion to $10 billion - court document Further company coverage:

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Toys ‘R’ Us, Crippled by Competition and Debt, Files for Bankruptcy

The toy store chain will get $3 billion in financing to continue paying employees and suppliers as it deals with Chapter 11.

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UPDATE 2-Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy ahead of holiday season

* Operations outside US, Canada not part of bankruptcy (Adds comments from CEO, analyst; background)

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UPDATE 1-Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy protection

Sept 18 (Reuters) - Toys 'R' Us Inc, the largest U.S. toy store chain, filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday, the latest sign of turmoil in the retail industry caught in a viselike grip of online shopping and discount chains.

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Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy protection

(Reuters) - Toys "R" Us Inc, the largest U.S. toy store chain, filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday, the latest sign of turmoil in the retail industry caught in a viselike grip of online shopping and discount chains.

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Goldman Sachs names new chairman for Asia Pacific - memo

HONG KONG, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc has named veteran banker Ken Hitchner as its new chairman and chief executive officer in Asia Pacific excluding Japan, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Florida Community Bank to re-open all retail banking centers

* Florida Community Bank to re-open all retail banking centers

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UPDATE 3-Brazil's BNDES lambasts JBS CEO switch, seeks family's removal

RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO, Sept 18 (Reuters) - JBS SA's decision to replace the Brazilian company's jailed chief executive with his father was a sign of "deviousness" and should be investigated, the head of state development bank BNDES, the company's second-largest shareholder, said on Monday.

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Transaction banking revenues rise 4% in H1

LONDON, Sept 19 (IFR) - Global transaction banking revenues rose 4% to US$13.8bn in the first half of this year from a year ago, led by a jump in cash management income in the Americas and Asia, analysis firm Coalition said.

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UPDATE 2-Brazil's BNDES lambasts JBS CEO switch, seeks family's removal

RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO, Sept 18 (Reuters) - JBS SA's weekend move to replace the Brazilian company's jailed chief executive with his father showed "deviousness" and left in place a situation of "terrible governance" at the world's No. 1 meatpacker, the head of state development bank BNDES said on Monday,

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BRIEF-County Bancorp ‍entered into a credit agreement with U.S. Bank National Association​ - SEC Filing

* County Bancorp Inc - ‍Entered into a credit agreement with U.S. Bank National Association​ - SEC Filing

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MOVES-JPMorgan hires Amazon exec for retail 'customer experience'

NEW YORK, Sept 18 (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co has hired Marbue Brown, an Amazon.com Inc quality control veteran, to oversee customer experiences with Chase branches, digital sites, mobile apps and call centers, the bank said on Monday.

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Toy companies' shares tumble on concerns of Toys 'R' Us bankruptcy

(Reuters) - Shares of U.S. toy companies Mattel Inc and Hasbro Inc fell on Monday on concerns that retailer Toys "R" Us, a major customer, could be filing for bankruptcy protection before the holiday sales season.

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BRIEF-Ultra Petroleum provides operational and financial update

* Ultra Petroleum says its bank group has approved an increase in borrowing base under its senior secured credit facility from $1.2 billion to $1.4 billion​

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Toy companies' shares fall on concerns of Toys 'R' Us bankruptcy

(Reuters) - Shares of U.S. toy companies Mattel Inc and Hasbro Inc fell on Monday on concerns that retailer Toys "R" Us, a major customer, could be filing for bankruptcy before the holiday sales season.

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Wall St. clings to records, helped by banks; tech falters

(Reuters) - The S&P 500 clung to a small gain on Monday, led by financial stocks ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting, while Nasdaq pared gains sharply as technology stocks reversed course after news of a pricing change at Amazon.com's web services business.

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US STOCKS-Wall St clings to records, helped by banks; tech falters

* Three major Wall Street indexes hit new highs then pare gains

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JPMorgan handles bitcoin-related trades for clients despite CEO warning

NEW YORK (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co has been routing customer orders for bitcoin-related instruments, a spokesman said on Monday, despite the bank's chief executive's calling the crypto currency "a fraud."

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MOVES-Lazard debt restructuring banker returns to Toys "R" Us

Sept 18 (Reuters) - Toys "R" Us Inc has been relying on the debt restructuring advice of investment bank Lazard Ltd as it prepares to file for bankruptcy and now the struggling U.S. toy retailer has decided it wants to bring some of Lazard's expertise inhouse.

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Banks, chips help Wall St. scale record levels

(Reuters) - The three major U.S. indexes were trading at record levels on Monday, powered by gains in financial, technology and industrial stocks, with focus on Federal Reserve's policy meet.

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US STOCKS-Banks, chips help Wall St scale record levels

* Orbital ATK jumps on Northrop Grumman's $7.8 bln buyout deal

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EMERGING MARKETS-LatAm currencies weaken ahead of Fed meeting

By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Latin American currencies weakened on Monday as traders focused on this week's meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve, which is expected to announce it will begin trimming its massive portfolio. Investors widely bet that at the end of its two-day meeting on Wednesday, the Fed will take its next step in winding down the massive stimulus it introduced to fight the financial crisis. The U.S. central bank may also offer additional hints

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Geneva toilets flush with cash

GENEVA (Reuters) - Geneva prosecutors are investigating after toilets in a bank and three restaurants were blocked by about $100,000 in high-denomination euro banknotes, they said on Monday.

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BRIEF-Quest Rare Minerals gets second extension to file proposal under bankruptcy act

* Quest obtains a second extension of the delay to file a proposal under the bankruptcy and insolvency act (Canada)

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REFILE-UPDATE 1-Brazil's BNDES wants Batistas out of JBS management after CEO switch

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 18 (Reuters) - The family calling the shots at Brazilian meatpacker JBS SA is unfit to run the company, the head of state bank BNDES said on Monday, insisting on new management after the Batista family named a new chief executive at a late Saturday board meeting.

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BRIEF-Toronto-Dominion Bank amends normal course issuer bid

* The Toronto-Dominion Bank amends its normal course issuer bid to repurchase for cancellation up to an additional 20 million of its common shares

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Banksy Strikes Again, With Nod to Basquiat

Two new Banksys, which appear to be a homage, of sorts, have popped up at the Barbican Center, days ahead of a show of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s work.

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Macquarie strengthens European research team

(Reuters) - Australian investment bank Macquarie Group Ltd hired analysts Grant Sporre, Serafino Capoferri, Domenico Santoro and Robert Sage to strengthen its European research team.

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MOVES-Macquarie strengthens European research team

Sept 18 (Reuters) - Australian investment bank Macquarie Group Ltd hired analysts Grant Sporre, Serafino Capoferri, Domenico Santoro and Robert Sage to strengthen its European research team.

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MOVES-Credit Suisse overhauls IBCM top team in Europe

LONDON, Sept 18 (IFR) - Credit Suisse has appointed Mathew Cestar and Jens Welter co-heads of its investment banking and capital markets (IBCM) business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa as part of a raft of changes at the top of the business.

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Goldman Sachs names new investment banking co-heads for Southeast Asia

(Reuters) - Goldman Sachs named Udhay Furtado and Harry Naysmith co-heads of its investment banking unit in Southeast Asia, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters.

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MOVES-Goldman Sachs names new investment banking co-heads for Southeast Asia

Sept 18 (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs named Udhay Furtado and Harry Naysmith co-heads of its investment banking unit in Southeast Asia, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX inches higher as banks, energy stocks gain

TORONTO, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index inched higher in early trade on Monday, helped by gains in heavyweight financial and energy sectors while gold miners weighed.

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New Banksy works mark Basquiat show at London's Barbican

LONDON (Reuters) - Two murals by British street artist Banksy have appeared at London's Barbican center to mark an exhibition of the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, a U.S. artist who achieved fame through the New York graffiti scene.

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Credit Suisse looks to make an impact with new investment wing

ZURICH (Reuters) - Credit Suisse has set up a new department to nurture socially conscious investing, the latest effort by a major bank to cater for growing demand for so-called impact investing.