UPDATE 2-Weak trading, bleak commissions drag profits drown for China's brokers
* 2017 bright spots include bonds, IPOs, M&A (Recasts with overview on brokerages; adds background on other brokerages)
Oct 14 Levin Capital Strategies
* Reports 25.2 Pct Passive Stake In Fluidigm Corp As of oct 13 - SEC filing
* Levin Capital Strategies says purchased the shares of Fluidigm Corp based on its belief that the shares, when purchased, were undervalued
* Levin Capital Strategies says it has not acquired the shares in fluidigm corp with a purpose or effect of changing or influencing control of the co Source text for Eikon: (bit.ly/2dq3idN) Further company coverage:
* Trump vows to move on to tax cut legislation (Adds Trump quotes, lawmaker reaction)
WASHINGTON, March 24 After failing to repeal Obamacare, Republicans in the U.S. Congress quickly pivoted on Friday to President Donald Trump's next priority: overhauling the federal tax code, but their plan has already split the business community.