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  • ZURICH, May 28- No longer is schmoozing over long lunches and fine wines enough; Swiss private bankers are turning to video games and virtual reality to attract a new generation of sceptical clients and see off digital rivals. In a fifth floor office just off Zurich's main shopping street, researchers at UBS are testing dozens of technologies to see what could...

  • Norway oil fund to slash coal investments Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 1:20 AM ET

    STOCKHOLM— Norway has made a big move toward dropping investments in coal companies by its massive $900 billion sovereign wealth fund because of their impact on climate change. "Coal is by far the biggest source of greenhouse gases, so this is a big victory for the climate," said committee member Torstein Tvedt Solberg of the opposition Labor Party.

  • WASHINGTON— During his transition from Florida governor to likely presidential candidate, Jeb Bush served on the boards or as an adviser to at least 15 companies and nonprofits, a dizzying array of corporate connections that earned him millions of dollars and occasional headaches. "Board of directors and advisory boards are in charge of high-level oversight,"...

  • MELBOURNE, May 28- London copper edged up on Thursday as the dollar eased on vague hopes of a Greek debt deal, but prices were curbed as seasonal demand passes its peak and by plentiful supply. *The most-traded August copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange slipped 0.2 percent to 44,120 yuan a tonne. *Chile's environmental regulator filed charges against...

  • *Vague hopes of deal for Greece underpin shares. *Investors still cautious amid uncertainty on Greece. TOKYO, May 28- Asian shares edged up on Thursday on vague hopes of a rescue deal for Greece while the dollar was at the helm in currency markets on expectations that the U.S.

  • SINGAPORE, May 28- Gold struggled to recover from a two-week low on Thursday as a robust dollar and the prospects of higher U.S. interest rates dented demand for the metal. *Spot gold was little changed at $1,186.95 an ounce by 0048 GMT, not far from a two-week low of $1,183.76 reached in the previous session. *Greece and its international creditors have converged on...

  • May 27- A majority of Americans support new trade deals, a Reuters/ Ipsos poll showed on Wednesday, even as President Barack Obama struggles to win support for legislation key to sealing a signature Pacific Rim trade agreement. The House of Representatives is expected to consider a bill to speed trade deals through Congress in June, after it passed the Senate by a...

  • May 27- As General Electric Co seeks to unload most of its finance assets, it is prioritizing the sale of businesses that provide lending to U.S. and European private equity firms, and to healthcare-related businesses, GE Capital's top executive said on Wednesday. We have to get those done quickly, " Keith Sherin, chief executive of GE Capital, told an investor...

  • ATHENS, May 28- Greece and its international creditors have converged on key points on a cash-for-reforms deal but talks still have some room to cover before an agreement is clinched, the country's economy minister said on Thursday. Greece's leftist-led government said on Wednesday it is starting to draft an agreement with its euro zone partners and the...

  • MEXICO CITY, May 27- Mexico is working hard to prevent outbreaks of a bird flu epidemic that has stricken the U.S. poultry and egg industry in recent months, a senior Mexican agriculture ministry official said on Wednesday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, was responding to comments on Tuesday by a world health official who said that Mexico was...

  • HOUSTON, May 27- Shareholders of the top two U.S. oil companies on Wednesday rejected proposals to add directors with climate change expertise to their boards, but a measure passed at one, Chevron Corp, could give new power to minority investors with environmental concerns. Proposals to add an independent director with expertise in climate change received the...

  • Experts involved in past deep water searches say the search to find MH370 could easily miss the plane as Dutch company Fugro NV, the firm at the forefront of the mission, is using inappropriate technology for some terrain and inexperienced personnel for the highly specialized task of hunting man-made objects. "Fugro is a big company but they don't have any...

  • MEXICO CITY, May 27- Mexico's Communications and Transport Ministry has said it will ask the Public Administration Ministry to audit its contracts with builder OHL Mexico, which has become embroiled in a corruption scandal. Recordings were leaked online this month of individuals, alleged to be OHL Mexico officials, discussing overcharging for a public works...

  • Tiffany and Michael Kors are big market movers Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 4:34 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Tiffany& Co., up $9.01 to $94.54. Michael Kors Holdings Ltd., down $14.66 to $45.93.

  • *Euro rises against dollar as Greece default fears fade. *Michael Kors slumps on weak sales, weighs on rivals. *Chipmakers Broadcom, Avago surge on M&A talks.

  • Aegean Marine beats 1Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 4:21 PM ET

    ATHENS, Greece _ Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings of $12.2 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 24 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • NEW YORK, May 27- Oil prices fell by up to 3 percent for a second straight day on Wednesday as a resurgent dollar weighed on the market ahead of U.S. inventory data. Other factors held little sway, including France's warning to Iran that it was ready to block a final deal on Tehran's nuclear program unless Iran provided full access to inspectors.

  • May 27- A nun-turned-developer was ordered to pay nearly $1 million for lavish spending and for hiring an ex-con known as Frankie the Fish while building a Mississippi casino, a court ruled on Wednesday. Sandra Manno, a one-time mayor of Marlton, New Jersey, who had spearheaded a vote to legalize gambling in the state, was ordered by a Delaware judge to pay $970,123...

  • NEW YORK, May 27- European stocks lead major markets higher on Wednesday and the euro edged up on signs, later dismissed, that Greece and its creditors were drafting an agreement that would provide Athens much-needed debt relief. Greece's government said it is starting to draft an agreement with creditors including the European Union and the International...

  • *U.S. expected to press Europe to reach deal on Greece. DRESDEN, Germany, May 27- G7 ministers and central bank heads convened on Wednesday to discuss how to revive global growth and China's increasing clout, while keeping a close eye on the protracted talks to avoid a Greek default. The United States is likely to use the talks, running through to Friday, to press Europe...