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  • *Gold prices recover from five-week lows. LONDON, April 27- Gold rose back above $1,185 an ounce on Monday, recovering from the previous session's five-week low, as investors awaited the Federal Reserve's policy meeting later this week for clues on the timing of a U.S. rate increase. Spot gold was up 0.6 percent at $1,186.10 an ounce at 1213 GMT, while U.S. gold futures...

  • *U.S. rig count drops to lowest since 2010- Baker Hughes. Brent fell 20 cents to $65.08 a barrel by 1145 GMT, having touched $65.61 earlier in the session. Fighting in Yemen raged on as Saudi Arabia continued its air strikes against Houthi militia forces in Aden.

  • HONG KONG, April 27- A move by British banking giant HSBC to relocate its headquarters back to Hong Kong would present major challenges to the city's banking watchdog, regulatory experts said. HSBC's $2.6 trillion balance sheet is nearly eight times the size of Hong Kong's economic output. HSBC said on Friday it had ordered a review into whether it should move its...

  • *Investors eye Fed, Bank of Japan meetings this week. LONDON, April 27- World shares hit a new high on Monday, with European stocks joining the rally after early falls, as investors looked ahead to central bank meetings this week and put aside worries over Greece. Deutsche Bank, down 3.8 percent, took its toll on the index as investors gave a big strategic overhaul under...

  • *Markets, policymakers taken by surprise. *2016 inflation could be significantly higher. LONDON, April 27- Whisper it, but the next challenge for financial markets and policymakers may not be deflation, but the remarkable surge in oil prices from the six-year low touched in January.

  • UPDATE 3-Investors question Deutsche Bank's overhaul Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 6:10 AM ET

    *To exit 7-10 countries but invest in India, China. FRANKFURT, April 27- Deutsche Bank's biggest strategic overhaul under co-chief executives Anshu Jain and Juergen Fitschen got a thumbs down from investors on Monday who judged it too little too late. Germany's flagship lender has trailed rivals under the tenure of Jain and Fitschen who despite the...

  • *U.S. rig count drops to lowest since 2010- Baker Hughes. LONDON, April 27- Brent crude reversed early gains to fall below $65 on Monday as the dollar strengthened, offsetting signs that U.S. shale output may have started to decline and concerns that fighting in Yemen could disrupt Middle East supplies. Brent fell 47 cents to $64.81 a barrel by 0936 GMT, having touched...

  • *U.S. rig count drops to lowest since 2010- Baker Hughes. LONDON, April 27- Brent crude prices steadied above $65 a barrel on Monday, supported by signs that U.S. shale output may have started to decline and concerns that fighting in Yemen could disrupt Middle East supplies. Fighting in Yemen raged on as Saudi Arabia continued its air strikes against Houthi militia...

  • *World shares hit new high, Greece worries pull Europe down. LONDON, April 27- World shares hit a new high on Monday, led by China, though the global rally faded in Europe as investors looked ahead to central bank meetings in the United States and worried over Greece. The FTSEurofirst 300 index was down 0.4 percent, hit by concern about a lack of progress in talks between...

  • FOREX-All eyes on Fed as dollar halt reaches 7 weeks Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 3:57 AM ET

    *Dollar steadies after weak investment numbers on Friday. LONDON, April 27- The dollar steadied in the lower half of an increasingly intransigent range on Monday, after sliding late last week following another round of disappointing U.S. economic data. "The real problem last week was the lack of anything new to go on, which probably left us more exposed to the...

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks slumped on Monday as investors looked ahead to a flood of earnings reports this week. Stocks appeared headed for new highs in the morning, but drifted lower in afternoon as health care companies dropped sharply. With little news moving markets, "I think we have some profit-taking here," said chief stock strategist Phil Orlando, of Federated...

  • Asian markets rise after Wall Street gains Sunday, 26 Apr 2015 | 11:42 PM ET

    BEIJING— Asian stock markets rose Monday after Wall Street gained on strong earnings and investors looked ahead to Apple results and this week's U.S. Sydney's S&P ASX 200 added 0.7 percent to 5,973.30 and Seoul advanced 0.2 percent to 2,163.17. Taiwan, Singapore and Manila also rose.

  • MELBOURNE, April 27- London nickel extended gains by 2 percent at one stage on Monday to hit a one-month high, fanning a rally in Shanghai on the prospect of a looming deficit. Three-month nickel on the London Metal Exchange hit $13,475, its loftiest since March 27, before trading up 1.3 percent at $13,365 a tonne by 0200 GMT following a 3.9 percent advance in the...

  • MELBOURNE, April 27- London nickel extended gains by two percent to hit a one-month high on Monday, fanning a rally in Shanghai on prospects a looming deficit this year will cut feed used by China's stainless steel makers. *Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange firmed by 0.3 percent to $6,047 a tonne, while the most traded June contract on the Shanghai...

  • *Raids on MQM party in Karachi welcomed by some. ISLAMABAD, April 27- The chief of Pakistan's main spy agency is spearheading a campaign to wrest control of the teeming port city of Karachi from a powerful political party, the military's latest, and some say boldest, foray into civilian life in recent years. "There is a quiet, creeping takeover of Karachi by the...

  • LONDON, April 26- Scotland is likely to win self rule in the next few years while the economic divide between the international powerhouse of London and the rest of the United Kingdom will deepen, media tycoon Rupert Murdoch said on Sunday. Scots rejected independence in that referendum, but the Scottish National Party is now forecast to win the majority of...

  • *UK faces election on May 7. LONDON, April 26- Britain's Labour Party on Sunday ruled out a post-election deal with Scottish nationalists after Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives said such a tie-up could spark the biggest constitutional crisis since the 1936 abdication of the king. With Labour and the Conservatives level in most polls and neither on...

  • LONDON— There is still time to save lives— that's why governments and aid agencies Sunday rushed doctors, volunteers and equipment to Nepal without waiting for the dust to settle. U.N. spokeswoman Orla Fagan, who is heading to Nepal, said preventing the spread of disease is one of the most important tasks facing aid workers who are arriving. They will use military...

  • *UK faces election on May 7. LONDON, April 26- Britain's Labor Party on Sunday ruled out a post-election deal with Scottish nationalists after Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives said such a tie-up could spark the biggest constitutional crisis since the 1936 abdication of the king. With Labor and the Conservatives level in most polls and neither on...

  • NEW YORK, April 26- Four-hundred miles from the near overflowing tanks at the U.S. oil hub in Cushing, Oklahoma, a second glut in the Permian Basin of West Texas is pressuring oil prices once again as pipeline disruptions strand millions of barrels in the region. Stockpiles in Cushing, the delivery point for the U.S. futures contract, hit a record in the week to March 13,...