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  • BERLIN/ FRANKFURT, April 2- Families of those killed aboard the Germanwings flight are likely to receive vastly different payouts depending on their nationality, where they bought the ticket, and how much they earned, even though they all shared the same fate, lawyers said. But in air crashes, the amounts awarded for pain and suffering vary by country, with victims...

  • *China would be first emerging nation to join IMF currency basket. BRUSSELS, April 2- China is closer to joining the major league of reserve currencies with a deal possible later this year to include the yuan in the International Monetary Fund's unit of account, international finance officials say. However the United States, where China's growing economic and...

  • *Chinese companies snap up $391 bln of foreign assets in decade. HONG KONG, March 27- ChemChina, which could soon face the task of integrating Italian tyre-maker Pirelli after its $7.7 billion bid, can take heart in the knowledge that Chinese buyers have made a decent fist of growing global brands in recent years. Success stories include the landmark 2004 purchase...

  • *Athens says will repay IMF as scheduled on April 9. Greece sends updated list of reforms to lenders. Euro zone officials said, however, that institutions representing the lenders- the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the IMF, got the list too late for it to be discussed by euro zone deputy finance ministers at a teleconference on Greece on...

  • *Dan Cochran steps down as chief of staff. NEW YORK, April 1- Two members of UBS AG's Wealth Management Americas' executive committee have stepped down, while Robert McCann, the Swiss bank's most senior executive in the United States, is among six officials whose titles have changed from chief executive to president. Dan Cochran, 68, who joined in 2010 to coordinate...

  • *Athens says will repay IMF as scheduled on April 9. *Athens prefers joint venture for biggest port. ATHENS, April 1- Greece has sent an updated list of reforms to lenders in the hope of satisfying their demands for more detail and unlocking aid needed to avoid a default, a government official said on Wednesday.

  • *Athens says will repay IMF as scheduled on April 9. *Athens prefers joint venture for biggest port. In an interview with German daily Der Spiegel, Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis said that if foreign creditors do not send Athens further funds by April 9, the government would first pay salaries and pensions and then come to an agreement with lenders on paying the...

  • BERLIN/ LE VERNET, France, April 1- A video of the final seconds aboard the Germanwings plane that crashed in France last week has been discovered, reports said on Wednesday, just hours before executives visiting the crash site dodged questions about the mental health of the pilot. The video was found on a mobile phone belonging to one of the passengers killed on the...

  • Uber files complaints against German and Spanish bans Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 8:35 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, April 1- Uber has filed complaints with Brussels against Spain and Germany over their bans on the mobile phone taxi-hailing service, ramping up the U.S. company's battle against legal challenges across Europe. A spokesman for the company said it had filed a similar complaint against Spain on Monday. "We have received two complaints against France and...

  • METALS-Nickel bounces off near six-year low, tin slides Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 8:24 AM ET

    *China official PMI edges up to 50.1 in March. *China bonded nickel premiums jump $15 on bargain hunting. LONDON, April 1- Nickel bounced off its lowest level in nearly six years on Wednesday as some investors betting on price falls locked in profits, but concerns about Chinese economic growth weighed on most base metals.

  • *EU yet to decide, could favour China to win favour with Beijing. In a draft letter seen by Reuters, the head of the European Commission's Legal Service, Luis Romero Requena, warned the head of the trade directorate that the EU would not have a good case to disregard the effects of the World Trade Organization viewing China as a more market-based economy-- a status that...

  • Credit cards that save you money overseas Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Tourists at Eiffel Tower Paris

    Credit cards can save you money when you travel, or cost you big time. Here's how to get the most bang for your buck on that European vacation.

  • *China official PMI edges up to 50.1 in March. *China bonded nickel premiums jump $15 on bargain hunting. Three month nickel on the LME rebounded 1 percent to $12,515 a tonne by 1027 GMT after earlier hitting a near six-year lows of $12,310 and following a 3.8 percent slump on Tuesday.

  • BRUSSELS, April 1- Belgian molecular diagnosis company Biocartis Group is planning a listing on Euronext Brussels to fund expansion, it said on Wednesday, seeking to take advantage of growing European interest in the sector. Europe has a far thinner line-up of promising biotech start-ups, but Belgium and the Netherlands are viewed as regional hotspots.

  • SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France— Just over a week after a Germanwings plane crashed into the French Alps, investigators have finished retrieving human remains from the crash site and are now trying to match them with DNA profiles from the 150 people killed— an arduous task that could leave families waiting for months. Francois Daoust, head of the France's IRCGN...

  • BERLIN, April 1- A video showing the chaotic final seconds on board the Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps last week has been discovered near the site, Germany's Bild daily reported on Wednesday, saying it had seen the footage. The video was found on a mobile phone belonging to one of the passengers killed on the flight when German pilot Andreas...

  • It takes something more audacious to sell beachfront property these days to the global ultra-wealthy who arrive in Miami with millions to spend on second or third homes. With a slew of residential and hotel developments, Miami is embracing the notion that homes, like cars, handbags and jewelry, should carry luxe designer labels. Miami is luring Argentinians,...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to April 15 Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    STONE MOUNTAIN, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams moderates "Policy Session 3: Financial Stability: How Essential Should Financial Stability Be to Central Banks?" before the 2015 Financial Markets Conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta- 1230 GMT. STONE MOUNTAIN, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of...

  • WASHINGTON, March 31- The Obama administration's plan for U.N. climate change talks encountered swift opposition after its release Tuesday, with Republican leaders warning other countries to "proceed with caution" in negotiations with Washington because any deal could be later undone. The White House is seeking to enshrine its pledge in a global climate...

  • *Corn stocks as of March 1 reached 7.7 billion bushels- USDA. The "double-barrel bearish corn updates" from the U.S. Department of Agriculture suggest corn prices will drop below the 2015 low of about $3.66 a bushel, said Rich Feltes, vice president of research for brokerage RJ O'Brien. The USDA, in a quarterly report, said farmers and grain elevators had 7.7 billion...