LONDON/MOSCOW, Aug 1 - Mathematically Russia has enough reserves to hold out for at least two years before Western sanctions start to choke the economy, but it must avoid reawakening the "sleeping dragon" of investor panic.
SAO PAULO, Aug 1 - Loans aimed at financing investment projects are likely to be the main driver of an acceleration in Banco Bradesco SA's loan book growth during the second half of this year, Chief Financial Officer Luiz Carlos Angelotti said on Friday.
* Expectations of early interest rate hike had hit stocks
TURIN, Italy, Aug 1 - Fiat will not seek a U.S. listing if its merger with Chrysler to form Dutch-registered Fiat Chrysler Automobiles fails, in the case that enough of the shareholders who voted against it exercise their exit rights, its CEO said on Friday.
NEW YORK, Aug 1 - The spreads on longer-dated U.S. interest swap rates over Treasuries yields pared their earlier widening early Friday as a weaker-than-forecast reading on U.S. payrolls growth in July pared some worries about the Federal Reserve raising interest rates before the second half of 2015.
* Iliad bid $15 bln for 56.6 pct of T-Mobile US at $33/share
CHICAGO, Aug 1 - Chicago said its budget deficit was on track to shrink to just below $300 million in 2015, but a state-mandated increase in pension payments would expand gaps in the future.
* Yields fall after data shows wages flat in July * Data offsets inflation fears from labor costs increase on Thursday By Karen Brettell NEW YORK, Aug 1 - U.S. Treasuries yields dropped on Friday after employers added 209,000 jobs in July, fewer than expected, and wage growth was stagnant in the month. Yield have risen since strong gross domestic product for the second quarter on Wednesday increased expectations that the economy is gaining momentum. The selloff acc
TURIN, Italy, Aug 1 - Fiat shareholders have approved the Italian carmaker's and its U.S. unit Chrysler's incorporation into a Dutch-registered entity on Friday, a move aimed at boosting the world's seventh-largest auto group's appeal with foreign investors and paving the way for a U.S. share listing.
Aug 1 - Scientific Games Corp, a maker of slot machines for casinos, will buy larger rival Bally Technologies Inc for about $3.27 billion to expand its electronic and table games and online lottery businesses.
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