CANADA STOCKS-TSX may open higher on upbeat China export data
Nov 12 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index looked set to open higher on Monday, after data showed that China's export growth climbed to a five-month high above 11 percent, beating expectations and adding to recent data suggesting an economic growth recovery.
* Comments by China's two top banking officials playing down the risks of bad debt in the banking system provided the latest upbeat signal from Beijing suggesting seven straight quarters of slowing growth have ended.
* Research In Motion Ltd said that it planned to introduce its long-delayed BlackBerry 10 platform and devices on Jan. 30.
* The investment company Leucadia National Corp said it will buy Jefferies Group Inc, in a deal that values the investment bank at about $3.6 billion.
* The euro zone will not release a new loan tranche to Greece despite the country's tough 2013 budget as there is no agreement yet on how to make its debt sustainable, but Athens is set to get two more years to cut debt, officials said.
* Gold prices may hit $2,000 an ounce in 2013 as rising costs and production constraints hold supply in check, while demand from central banks and Chinese consumers keeps climbing, Barrick Gold Corp, the world's biggest gold producer, said.