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  • MOSCOW, April 29- The McDonald's fast food chain said its lawyers were investigating after entrepreneurs in separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine started selling McDonald's-style hamburgers out of a restaurant that the company shut down two years ago. The company said it pulled out of the Ukrainian city of Luhansk in May 2014 for security reasons after...

  • *Tepid data sours outlook on U.S. growth in second quarter. NEW YORK, April 29- U.S. The further evidence of another quarter of anemic economic growth, together with investors' anxiety about the outcome of Britain's June 23 referendum on whether to leave the European Union, will likely keep the Federal Reserve from raising rates at its June 14-15 policy meeting,...

  • European equities finished the last trading day of the month sharply lower, as a raft of disappointing earnings dragged stocks deep into the red.

  • *Fund rises 4.25 billion euros, at lower end of target. MILAN, April 29- Italy's new bailout fund is set to own around 90 percent of Popolare di Vicenza after investors bought a fraction of the mid-tier bank's 1.5 billion euro cash call, three sources close to the matter said. Earlier on Friday it said it had raised 4.25 billion euros, at the lower end of a 4- 6 billion euro...

  • CHICAGO, April 29- Chicago Board of Trade soybean futures weakened on Friday, weighed down by some end-of-month profit-taking as well as signs that supplies on the cash market remained ample, traders said. CME Group on Thursday evening reported 527 deliveries against the expiring CBOT May soybean contract. At 10:50 a.m. CDT, CBOT July soybeans were down 1-1/ 2...

  • *Mozambique could benefit from partner with strong skillset. *Expects payment delays in Venezuela. MILAN, April 29- Italy's Eni is well on track to sell assets worth 5 billion euros in the next two years as the oil major looks for resources to fund high-profile projects in Egypt and Mozambique and offset the impact of lower oil prices.

  • LONDON— The eurozone economy has grown back to the size it was back in 2008, according to new figures. Here is a look at some other key indicators for the 19- country bloc, its best- and worst-off member states, and other major economies. Treasury, Japan's ministry of finance.

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  • ATLANTA, April 29- Delta Air Lines Inc sees opportunities for the airlines in which it owns equity stakes to cooperate more in the next five years, Delta's incoming Chief Executive Ed Bastian told reporters in Atlanta on Friday. Delta's incoming President Glen Hauenstein later told reporters sitting on one of the airline's widebody aircraft in Atlanta that...

  • *U.S., Europe stocks fall on disappointing earnings. NEW YORK, April 29- The yen hit an 18- month high on Friday as investors bet the Bank of Japan might be done adding fresh stimulus to the economy, while stocks in Europe and Wall Street headed lower as earnings failed to inspire higher valuations. U.S. equities fell about 0.7 percent, following declines in Europe...

  • OSLO, Norway— Norwegian Aviation Authority bans all helicopters like one that crashed near Bergen from flying.

  • ANKARA, April 29- Turkey's central bank will promote the head of its markets division to deputy governor, officials told Reuters on Friday, elevating another banker with Islamic finance credentials to its policy-setting committee. Like his new boss, Kilimci is a 40- year-old graduate of the political science and international relations department of the...

  • ZURICH, April 29- Credit Suisse's leadership came under fire on Friday from shareholders disgruntled by a share slide amid a major restructuring of Switzerland's second-biggest bank. Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam and Chairman Urs Rohner faced criticism over a 40 percent share price drop since Thiam took charge last July, plans to cut 6,000 jobs and the...

  • NEW YORK, April 29- The U.S. dollar was on track for its biggest weekly percentage decline against the yen since the 2008 financial crisis in the aftermath of the Bank of Japan's decision not to ease policy further, while strong euro zone growth data boosted the euro. The dollar was last down 0.69 percent against the yen at 107.35 yen on Friday after hitting an 18-...

  • SANTIAGO, April 29- Chilean retailer Cencosud has put on hold its plan to publicly list its shopping center unit on a stock exchange, its chairman told shareholders on Friday. We're not in a rush, "Cencosud Chairman Horst Paulmann said at the company's annual shareholders meeting. Cencosud, the owner of Jumbo supermarkets, Paris department stores and the Easy home...

  • LONDON, April 29- More than 100 executives from Britain's financial services industry, including hedge fund managers Crispin Odey and Paul Marshall, have signed a letter backing Britain's withdrawal from the European Union, the main Brexit campaign group said on Friday. The investors said that while membership had been good for Britain and London since 1973,...

  • *Coming up: China official factory PMI on May 1 at 0100 GMT. LONDON, April 29- Aluminium hit a nine-month peak on Friday as speculators pushed prices higher thanks to a weaker dollar, but analysts were wary about a possible retreat. Copper and other industrial metals also clawed higher ahead of new economic data in China that investors hope will confirm that a...

  • *Exports to Europe still short of Iran's target. LONDON, April 29- Two European refiners are set to receive their first oil cargoes from Iran since international sanctions were lifted in January against the country, which is ramping up crude exports in a battle to take back market share. Iran has pledged to increase production following sanctions lifting, and it...

  • NEW YORK— Drug maker Sanofi says it is still committed to its $9.3 billion acquisition offer for Medivation, even though the pharmaceutical firm has rejected its bid. Sanofi has offered $52.50 per Medivation share. Sanofi said that even though San Francisco- based Medivation has chosen to not engage in talks, it is still focused on the combination and will go...

  • With several virtual reality devices such as the Oculus Rift being released in 2016, Newzoo have looked into consumer demand for them.