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GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares up at end of down week, oil prices retreat

NEW YORK, March 27 - Wall Street and European stocks edged ahead on Friday but remained en route to a losing week while U.S. Treasury debt prices jumped on government data indicating U.S. economic growth was slowing.

UPDATE 1-Police seek two people unaccounted for after New York explosion

NEW YORK, March 27 - Two people remained unaccounted for on Friday in the wake of an apparent gas explosion that destroyed four New York City apartment buildings and injured 19 people, police said.

Regulatory News 5:25pm GMT

MOVES-Cavanagh exits BofA Merrill after nine-year stint

LONDON, March 27 (IFR) - John Cavanagh has left his position at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in London, where he was head of debt capital markets product solutions in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.

Regulatory News 5:22pm GMT

Baker Hughes, Halliburton shareholders approve merger

March 27 - Shareholders on Friday voted to approve the mergers of rival oilfield services firms Baker Hughes Inc and Halliburton, bringing the proposed deal that still lacks regulatory approvals a step closer to finalization.

Regulatory News 5:16pm GMT

RPT-IPOVIEW-Shaky markets slow US IPO momentum

March 27 - The number of U.S. initial public offerings fell sharply in the first quarter as shaky equities and commodities markets took their toll, after a record number of companies went public last year.

Regulatory News 5:11pm GMT

IPOVIEW-Shaky markets slow US IPO momentum

March 27 - The number of U.S. initial public offerings fell sharply in the first quarter as shaky equities and commodities markets took their toll, after a record number of companies went public last year.

Regulatory News 4:05pm GMT

GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares advance at end of down week, oil prices retreat

NEW YORK, March 27 - Wall Street and European stocks edged ahead on Friday but remained en route to a losing week as U.S. Treasury debt yields declined on government data indicating U.S. economic growth was slowing.

Regulatory News 3:34pm GMT

UPDATE 1-Investor groups ready bids for German motorway station group

FRANKFURT/LONDON, March 27 - Several investor groups are preparing to bid for German motorway service station group Taoutnk & Rast in a deal worth up to 3.5 billion euros ($3.8 billion), sources familiar with the transaction said on Friday.

TRLPC: Investor demand strong for highly leveraged US loans

NEW YORK, March 27 - Strong investor demand for a $700 million leveraged acquisition loan from cereal maker Post Holdings Inc shows that institutional investors are willing to buy the highly leveraged loans that U.S. regulators are trying to curb.

Regulatory News 2:30pm GMT

GLOBAL MARKETS-European stocks head for biggest weekly fall of the year

* European shares up but head for worst week since mid-December

Regulatory News 12:26pm GMT
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