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GLOBAL MARKETS-China stocks extend selloff, keep Asia in check

TOKYO, May 29 - Chinese share markets extended a bruising selloff on Friday after the previous day's plunge, while the dollar took a breather from a sharp run up this week.

UPDATE 3-Group proposes investing $3.5 bln in Puerto Rico utilities -source

NEW YORK, May 28 - A consortium of York Capital Management, NRG Energy Inc and ITC Holdings Corp have proposed investing as much as $3.5 billion in Puerto Rico's electrical infrastructure, a source familiar with the consortium said on Thursday.

UPDATE 1-Brazil frees up reserve requirements to bolster home lending

BRASILIA, May 28 - Brazil's central bank on Thursday eased reserve requirements to foster lending to the housing and agribusiness sectors, but raised returns on term deposits, in a move that officials said will have a neutral effect on monetary policy.

Standoff brewing over Illinois budget, reforms

CHICAGO, May 28 - Illinois Republican Governor Bruce Rauner's so-called turnaround agenda hit another obstacle on Thursday when a key Senate committee dominated by Democrats rejected his proposal to freeze local property taxes.

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Stockton, Calif., argues against appeal of its bankruptcy plan

SAN FRANCISCO, May 28 - Stockton, California, urged an appellate court on Thursday to back the city's exit from municipal bankruptcy after a holdout creditor appealed its plan.

Brazil's central bank says changes reserve requirement rules

BRASILIA, May 28 - Brazil's central bank said on Thursday it has changed reserve requirement rules for rural and real state savings as well as term deposits.

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UPDATE 1-Group proposes to invest in Puerto Rico utility infrastructure -source

NEW YORK, May 28 - A consortium of York Capital Management, NRG Energy and ITC Holdings have proposed investing as much as $3.5 billion in Puerto Rico's electrical infrastructure, a source familiar with the consortium said on Thursday.

UPDATE 1-Moody's upgrades Morgan Stanley's baseline credit assessments

May 28 - Moody's Investors Service upgraded Morgan Stanley and its affiliates' baseline credit assessments to 'baa2' from 'baa3', citing the investment bank's increased business diversification and prospects for improved profitability.

FIFA arrests spur Brazil to probe soccer corruption

BRASILIA, May 28 - Brazilian police began investigating allegations of corruption in its soccer industry on Thursday, prompted by the arrests of top officials at world soccer body FIFA in a U.S. bribery probe.

Moody's upgrades Morgan Stanley's baseline credit assessments

May 28 - Moody's Investors Service upgraded Morgan Stanley and its affiliates' baseline credit assessments to 'baa2' from 'baa3', citing the investment bank's increased business diversification and prospects for improved profitability.

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