* Canadian dollar at C$1.1134 or 89.81 U.S. cents * Bond prices mostly lower across the maturity curve By Leah Schnurr TORONTO, Oct 2 - The Canadian dollar firmed against the greenback on Thursday, recovering some of its recent losses, but analysts expect the move to be short-lived with the currency likely to see further declines. Several factors have been pulling the loonie lower but the major driver has been the U.S. dollar's ongoing strength as the U.S. economy pick
* Notes recent press speculation around a potential offer for company
Oct 2 - Struggling Sears Holdings Corp said it would raise up to $380 million by selling most of its stake in Sears Canada Inc through a rights issue, generating much-needed cash ahead of the crucial holiday shopping season.
TORONTO, Oct 2 - Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd said on Thursday it was still in talks with the Mongolian government to resolve issues that have delayed the underground expansion of its Oyu Tolgoi gold and copper mine in the country.
* Hundreds protest outside meeting (New story with Draghi comments)
SAO PAULO, Oct 2 - Brazil "sacrificed" its savings goal to invest in healthcare and education, Finance Minister Guido Mantega said in an interview published online by Globo News on Thursday, three days before a presidential election.
LONDON, Oct 2 - The euro gained against the dollar while euro zone bond yields rose on Thursday as European Central Bank President Mario Draghi gave no hints of an imminent sovereign bond buying programme in his post-meeting news conference.
* Investors seen short before Friday jobs report * Jobless data Thursday supports improving economy * ECB leaves rates unchanged By Karen Brettell NEW YORK, Oct 2 - U.S. Treasuries prices fell on Thursday as investors reset bets that yields may increase, a day before Friday's highly anticipated employment report, taking back much of Wednesday's rally that some attributed to short covering. Treasuries posted their best day since last September 2013 on Wednesday as U
* Says privatisation to continue, no currency restrictions
NAPLES, Italy, Oct 2 - The European Central Bank on Thursday outlined its plans to buy secured debt, part of wider plans to encourage banks to lend more and bolster the flagging euro zone economy.
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