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  • The path to a wearable future lies in academia Monday, 4 May 2015 | 5:00 PM ET

    May 5- For a glimpse of what is, what might have been and what may lie ahead in wearable devices, look beyond branded tech and Silicon Valley start-ups to the messy labs, dry papers and solemn conferences of academia. Any academic interested in wearable technology would look at today's commercial products and say "we did that 20 years ago," said Aaron Quigley, Chair of...

  • Treasuries prices fell on Monday, with the long-end of the curve suffering the most of the sell-off and extending the prior week's declines amid low trading volumes because of holidays in Tokyo and London. Analysts said a combination of factors affected the 30- year Treasury, including negative yields in Europe and a drop in demand for new bonds, plus hints of...

  • *Volcafe raises Brazil coffee crop forecast. NEW YORK, May 4- Raw sugar futures on ICE tumbled 3 percent on Monday, pressured by the weak currency in Brazil, the world's biggest sugar producer, while arabica coffee fell to a seven-week low after an influential trade house raised a key crop forecast. It makes the ethanol price fall so sugar's basically tracking it, "...

  • Treasuries prices turned slightly negative while hewing to narrow ranges on Monday, marking a mixture of consolidation from last week's sharp decline and low trading volumes given holidays in Tokyo and London. I think the market is looking for some stability and toward Friday's payrolls data, "said Justin Lederer, an interest rate strategist at Cantor...

  • *Upbeat German data helps push Europe shares higher. NEW YORK, May 4- Global equity markets rose on Monday, lifted by the biggest gain in U.S. factory orders in eight months and solid manufacturing data in Germany, while German bund yields rose as investors shook off deflation fears that had gnawed European bonds. When viewed with a report from the European Central...

  • NEW YORK, May 4- The dollar edged higher on Monday in thin trading after a two-week drop tied to data suggesting the U.S. economy might be stabilizing following a soft patch in the first quarter. The greenback moved in tight ranges against major currencies as trading was thinned by market holidays in Britain and Japan. The dollar should tread water or soften going...

  • Cognizant Technology Solutions, a technology consulting business, was the biggest gainer in the Standard& Poor's 500 index after it reported earnings that beat the expectations of Wall Street analysts and raised its outlook for earnings and sales for the year. Tyson Foods, the maker of Jimmy Dean sausage products, was another company whose stock gained after...

  • NEW YORK, May 4- U.S. Treasuries prices were modestly higher on Monday, hewing to narrow ranges on a combination of consolidation from last week's sharp decline and low trading volumes given holidays in Tokyo and London. "A lot of U.S. data this week and I've been thinking the front-end will be more informative, because if you do get a pickup in data over this week, then...

  • *Gold snaps 3- day losing streak, but still below $1,200. London, May 4- Gold rose on Monday as prices rebounded from the previous session's six-week low, but remained under pressure as the dollar firmed and buyers remained cautious on the timing of a U.S. interest rate hike. Spot gold was up 0.4 percent at $1,182.80 an ounce at 0926 GMT, while U.S. gold futures for June...

  • LONDON, May 4- European shares rose on Monday, led higher by Germany after upbeat factory activity, while the dollar steadied following signs the U.S. economy may be emerging from a recent soft patch. Euro zone powerhouse Germany's manufacturing sector lost some momentum in April but continued to expand while in France the sector's final PMI showed activity...

  • LONDON, May 4- Euro zone manufacturing growth eased in April but factories raised prices for the first time in eight months, according to a survey that also showed headcount rose at the fastest pace in nearly four years. Any signs of inflationary pressure will be welcomed by the European Central Bank, particularly as it only had a marginal impact on growth.

  • LONDON— Global stocks rose sharply Monday at the start of a potentially big week for markets as they tracked an end-of-week rebound on Wall Street. Monday's gains in Europe followed Friday's strong performance on Wall Street when the Dow rose 1 percent at the S&P gained 1.1 percent. GREECE PROGRESS: Officials said Greece made progress with its creditors over...

  • NYMEX-U.S. crude edges away from 2015 high Sunday, 3 May 2015 | 8:08 PM ET

    TOKYO, May 4- U.S. crude oil futures dipped from 2015 highs and towards $59 a barrel in early Monday trading, after posting the biggest monthly gain in six years in April. *U.S. crude for June delivery was down 10 cents at $59.05 a barrel by 0000 GMT. *Trading activity was expected to be low on Monday as London, Europe's main oil dealing hub, is closed due to a public holiday.

  • Reflecting this uncertainty, analyst valuations vary widely, with Morgan Stanley predicting it may start with a market worth of A $8.5 billion and Investec around $12 billion. But if commodity prices are weak, it's going to be a bit more problematic, "said Paul Xiradis, chief executive of Ausbil Investment Management, a BHP Billiton Ltd shareholder.

  • LONDON— Britain's retailers might just be rejoicing as much as Kate and Wills about the birth of a new baby princess. "The royals having a baby girl is most likely to result in a financial windfall for everyone— U.K. tourism and retailers alike," said Tonya Williams Bradford, a marketing expert at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. People want to copy what the...

  • LONDON, May 3- In 1990, an assessment called Project Rainbow paved the way for HSBC to move from Hong Kong to Britain. Project Rainbow assessed HSBC's future base by considering whether it was operationally effective, tax efficient, politically acceptable, consistent with bank regulatory requirements, in the best interests of shareholders and compatible...

  • LONDON— Ian Robinson, co-owner of a small investment firm in London, is watching Britain's general election this Thursday with unease. A victory for Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party could bring Britain a step closer to leaving the 28- nation European Union, a move many companies fear would cause damage by increasing costs of doing business on...

  • Sterling suffers bout of UK poll nerves Saturday, 2 May 2015 | 5:25 AM ET
    British Prime Minister David Cameron

    Sterling dropped sharply against the dollar as markets brace for a potentially messy outcome to the election, the Financial Times reports.

  • *Iraq exports reach 3.08 million bpd in April. NEW YORK, May 1- Oil prices eased off 2015 highs on Friday after Iraq said its crude oil exports hit a record in April, and on pressure from a stronger dollar. June Brent crude fell 32 cents to settle at $66.46 a barrel, after falling to $65.52 and having earlier matched Thursday's 2015 peak of $66.93.

  • NEW YORK, May 1- U.S. prosecutors said Friday their efforts extradite from Spain a former JPMorgan Chase& Co executive charged in connection with the bank's $6.2 billion "London Whale" scandal had hit a dead end. In a filing in Manhattan federal court, prosecutors said Spanish authorities have decided not to appeal an April 23 ruling by a court rejecting the...