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  • State Department employee is accused of sending threatening emails to college-aged women in the U.S. from his computer at the U.S. Embassy in London, authorities said. Authorities apprehended him last week at Atlanta's airport as he prepared to board a flight back to London after visiting relatives in Georgia. Investigators say he began working at the London...

  • First Libor defendant faces jury trial in London Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 10:30 AM ET

    *Former trader Hayes to go on trial in London. LONDON, May 21- Tom Hayes, a former star trader at UBS and Citigroup, will next Tuesday become the first person to face trial by jury over allegations he conspired to rig global Libor interest rates when his case begins in London. The trial marks a new phase in a seven-year, global inquiry that has culminated in banks and...

  • Asia stock markets mostly higher, China at 7-year high Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 10:15 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The stock market eked out another record close on Thursday as rising oil prices boosted energy stocks. Best Buy was among the biggest gainers after reporting earnings that exceeded the expectations of Wall Street analysts. Lumber Liquidators, a specialty retailer of hardwood flooring, plunged after its CEO abruptly quit the company.

  • NEW YORK, May 21- The U.S. dollar weakened against the euro on Thursday for the first time this week, as investors burnt by a dramatic selloff over the past month were reluctant to enter new positions, and as euro zone activity showed nascent signs of recovery. "People are reluctant to put on strong dollar positions, so they are lagging what you can see in terms of...

  • LONDON, May 21- The past year's sharp oil price fall may have a longer-lasting effect on British inflation than the Bank of England assumes, but the central bank would be wise to look through such one-off effects, a BoE policymaker said on Thursday. Martin Weale, who last year voted in vain for the central bank to start to raise interest rates, said the BoE's Monetary...

  • *Deutsche Bank reshuffles management board. *Rainer Neske, retail chief and others to depart. FRANKFURT, May 21- Deutsche Bank boosted the power of co-chief executive Anshu Jain in a management shakeup, but shareholders dismissed the moves as insufficient and demanded more changes to restore confidence in the leadership of Germany's largest bank.

  • Court awards some $1.8 million to phone hacking victims Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 8:34 AM ET

    LONDON— Britain's High Court has awarded actress Sadie Frost, sports star Paul Gascoigne and a group of other claimants some 1.2 million pounds in damages after their phones were hacked by journalists seeking scoops for the Mirror Group Newspapers. Trinity Mirror PLC said Thursday it would consider an appeal. Britain's phone-hacking scandal erupted in 2011...

  • FOREX-Euro boosted by data, rise in Bund yields Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 7:36 AM ET

    LONDON, May 21- The euro rose against the dollar on Thursday for the first time this week, helped by nascent signs of a recovery in euro zone activity and a rise in German Bund yields which narrowed the spread over U.S. Despite the drop, data compiler Markit said, the euro zone is on track to grow at 0.4 percent in the current quarter. The euro touched a high of $1.1182, up...

  • *GRAPHIC: UK retail sales http://link.reuters.com/raz24v. LONDON, May 21- British retail sales surged in April as consumers took advantage of falling prices and unusually warm weather encouraged shoppers to buy new clothes. Retail sales volumes rose by a stronger-than-expected 1.2 percent from March, the biggest monthly increase since November, the Office...

  • *CME working on loco London futures contract. LONDON, May 21- The Chicago Mercantile Exchange is developing a European gold futures contract to serve customers in London, three sources familiar with matter said. "Comex futures are deliverable at Comex warehouses, instead with London futures you would take delivery at your London vault," the source added.

  • TOKYO— Vying to keep pace with China's rising influence and economic clout, Japan plans to provide $110 billion to help develop roads, ports and other infrastructure in Asia in the next five years, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday. "Asia has a voracious infrastructure demand, reaching as much as 100 trillion yen annually," Abe said, adding that "we should seek'...

  • *Deutsche Bank reshuffles management board. FRANKFURT, May 21- Deutsche Bank has beefed up the powers of co-chief executive Anshu Jain and reduced the influence of his partner Juergen Fitschen in a management shake-up aimed at improving performance and mollifying shareholders. The changes, revealed late on Wednesday, make Indian-born Jain accountable for...

  • *PMIs point to 0.4 pct euro zone growth in Q2- Markit. *No signs of a Q2 pickup in Asia- HSBC. LONDON/ SYDNEY, May 21- Euro zone business growth was weaker than expected this month and factory activity in Asia's top two economies remained stuck in low gear, putting the onus squarely on the United States to drive a pick-up in global growth.

  • LONDON— The head of the U.K. arm of Airbus has warned the aerospace company would reconsider its investments in Britain should the country vote to leave the European Union. Kahn says that should Britain vote to leave, Airbus would reconsider future investment if business conditions were more favorable in other parts of Europe. Airbus also has European...

  • *Shanghai stocks focus on potential positives of weak China PMI. LONDON, May 21- World shares hovered near record highs on Thursday after downbeat Chinese manufacturing data put pressure on Beijing for more stimulus and the Federal Reserve signalled an increase in U.S. interest rates is still some way off. Top euro zone leaders will meet later in Latvia, where...

  • JOHANNESBURG, May 21- South African's Investec reported a 10.2 percent rise in full-year profit on Thursday, helped by a strong showing at its asset management and lending businesses. Investec, which is also listed in London, said adjusted earnings per share totalled 47.5 pence in the year ended March compared with 43.1 pence a year earlier.

  • World stocks uneven after Chinese, eurozone data Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 1:53 AM ET

    TOKYO— World stock markets were lackluster Thursday after China's economy showed new signs of weakness but the Shanghai benchmark surged on hopes for more government stimulus. France's CAC 40 shed 0.4 percent to 5,112.55 and Germany's DAX dropped 0.6 percent to 11,774.01. Britain's FTSE 100 was little changed at 7,006.80.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to June 3 Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    SINTRA, Portugal- European Central Bank forum on central banking. Speakers:- ECB President Mario Draghi and board member Peter Praet, IMF Economic Counsellor Olivier Blanchard, BoE Governor Mark Carney, Central Bank of Mexico Governor Agustin Carstens, Central Bank of Ireland Governor Patrick Honohan, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, May 20- A U.S. regulator has granted a series of waivers to JPMorgan Chase& Co and four other major banks allowing them to continue their usual securities business, after they agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges. Four of the banks- Barclays Plc, JPMorgan, Citigroup Inc and the Royal Bank of Scotland Plc- pleaded guilty to manipulating foreign...

  • LONDON, May 20- The European Central Bank said on Wednesday it would stop providing journalists embargoed copies of its speeches, as a storm grew over one of its top policymakers giving hedge funds a head start on market-sensitive information. On Monday, ECB Executive Board member Benoit Coeure gave a speech to an invitation-only dinner of fund managers,...