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  • Business events scheduled for the coming week Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 1:43 PM ET

    Restaurant Brands International Inc. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens. WASHINGTON— Standard& Poor's releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for February, 9 a.m.; The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for April, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set interest rates. WASHINGTON— Commerce...

  • LONDON, April 23- Deutsche Bank traders sent casual messages to colleagues politely asking them to rig global interest rate benchmarks, as a six-year criminal campaign of fraud became routine practice at Germany's biggest bank, British regulators said on Thursday. While other banks have already been implicated in rate rigging- including Britain's Barclays,...

  • LONDON/ NEW YORK, April 23- U.S. and British authorities fined Deutsche Bank $2.5 billion, accused Germany's largest lender of obstructing regulators and ordered it to fire seven employees in the eighth global settlement of alleged benchmark interest rate rigging. U.S. regulators fined Deutsche Bank $2.12 billion and UK watchdogs imposed a $340 million...

  • PARIS, April 23- French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron has written to Renault boss Carlos Ghosn to defend the government's surprise stake increase in the carmaker and reject claims it endangers the Renault-Nissan alliance. France's stake in Renault and influence over Nissan, which is 43.4 percent- owned by the French carmaker, has long been a sensitive...

  • LONDON/ SYDNEY/ NEW YORK, April 23- Business activity weakened in China and Japan in April and growth slowed in Europe and the U.S., suggesting the global economy may be less robust than policymakers are predicting. In China, where the government has been engineering a rebalancing of its economy towards domestic spending and away from reliance on exports of...

  • LONDON/ NEW YORK, April 23- U.S. and British regulators fined Deutsche Bank $2.5 billion and its British subsidiary pleaded guilty to criminal wire fraud on Thursday as it became the eighth financial group to settle allegations of rigging interest rate benchmarks. Britain's Financial Conduct Authority said the misconduct involved at least 29 Deutsche Bank...

  • Deutsche Bank to pay $2.5B for interest rate violations Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 8:14 AM ET

    ALBANY, New York— Deutsche Bank has agreed to pay $2.5 billion in a settlement with U.S. and British authorities over the manipulation of benchmark interest rates used globally for its own financial gain. Deutsche Bank has fired "numerous" employees who were involved and is installing an independent monitor at its New York branch, according to New York's...

  • TOKYO, April 23- Honda Motor Co on Thursday flew its HondaJet business aircraft for the first time in Japan, bringing to life a dream cherished by legendary founder Soichiro Honda, but the automaker said sales of the jet in Asia remain years away. Speaking at an event to mark the aircraft's first appearance outside the United States, Michimasa Fujino, Chief...

  • The sudden drop in the euro zone flash composite Markit Purchasing Managers' Index was driven by sharply slower growth in manufacturing orders in Germany and France, suggesting recent optimism about the euro zone may be overdone. Factory order growth slowed particularly in France, but also in major goods exporter Germany, and the euro zone's No. 1 economy,...

  • Honda shows new business jet in Japan Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 4:55 AM ET

    TOKYO— Honda, known for making motorcycles and cars, is showing its new sleek business jet in Japan for the first time, billing it as quiet, quick and green. The jet, on show at Tokyo's Haneda airport on Thursday, is the culmination of founder Soichiro Honda's longtime dream to have a plane in Honda Motor Co.' s lineup. Honda Aircraft Chief Michimasa Fujino told...

  • FOREX-Kiwi sinks on central bank comments, dollar gains Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 3:58 AM ET

    *New Zealand dollar hammered by hint at lower rates. LONDON, April 23- The New Zealand dollar was by far the biggest mover on major currency markets on Thursday, sinking 1.5 percent after a senior central banker pointed to the need for lower, not higher, interest rates. "It is a pretty easy way for the Reserve Bank to try and ensure that New Zealand does not lose out...

  • JGBs slip, taking cue from overseas debt selloff Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 3:50 AM ET

    TOKYO, April 23- Japanese government bonds fell on Thursday, pressured by an overnight selloff in U.S. Treasuries after a sharp rise in the yields on German Bunds. An auction of 40- year Japanese government bonds produced a highest accepted yield of 1.470 percent, with 33.2167 percent of the bids accepted at that yield, the Ministry of Finance said.

  • Toyota beats VW, GM for top place in global vehicle sales Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 12:48 AM ET

    TOKYO— Toyota Motor Corp. is still at the top in global vehicle sales after the first quarter, selling 2.52 million vehicles around the world, outpacing rivals Volkswagen and General Motors even as weakness in Japan dragged on its growth. Volkswagen edged out U.S. automaker General Motors Co., which reported global sales of 2.4 million vehicles earlier this...

  • Stocks turn lower after weak global economic surveys Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 12:16 AM ET

    TOKYO— Shares turned lower in European trading on Thursday, sapped by gloomy manufacturing data from the eurozone, China and Japan. HSBC bank said a preliminary version of its index based on a survey of factory purchasing managers in China fell to its lowest point in a year in April. EARNINGS: In corporate earnings, networks giant Ericsson was its shares slide 8...

  • *Asia still facing tough conditions, more China stimulus seen. April 23- Manufacturing activity in Asia's top two economic powerhouses slowed further in April, a disappointing outcome that calls for yet more stimulus and puts pressure on the United States and Europe to do more of the heavy lifting to drive global growth. The flash HSBC/ Markit Purchasing...

  • *NTT Docomo hits 11- year high. TOKYO, Apr 23- Japanese stocks rose on Thursday as investors sought to pick up stock seen as undervalued and presenting positive earnings prospects, with the likes of Nomura Holdings and large cap Japan Tobacco surging on strong demand. Large-cap Japan Tobacco Inc was Tokyo's biggest gainer, climbing 4.8 percent.

  • NEW YORK, April 22- The Apple Watch will launch with a whisper rather than a bang on Friday, an unusual start for the company that may reflect early uncertainty about demand for Apple Inc boss Tim Cook's first new product. Apple was unsure whether the watch would create the lines snaking around stores that the company has historically seen with its iPhones, said...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to May 5 Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- The Atlantic holds summit on the economy. WASHINGTON- Senate Finance Committee holds hearing on nominations of Anne Elizabeth Wall to be a deputy undersecretary of the Treasury and Brodi Fontenot to be chief financial officer, U.S. Department of the Treasury- 1800 GMT. RIGA- Germany's Bundesbank board member Andreas Dombret speech on developing...

  • Cramer: Fairy tale stocks ready for a big comeback Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 6:11 PM ET
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    Jim Cramer's five stocks that are hard to kill and ready for a big turnaround. Could they be good spec plays for your portfolio?

  • After a sluggish start, US stocks finish higher Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 10:05 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Investors cheered moves by Google and credit-card companies on Wednesday and sent the stock market to a solid gain. Google's new wireless service, dubbed "Project Fi," costs around $20 a month for basic service and charges customers for the amount of data they use. Google's stock gained $6.25, or 1 percent, to $549.18.