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  • WASHINGTON, April 24- The notion that one man trading from his parents' house in a working class London suburb had a material role in the 2010 Wall Street flash crash has aroused increasing skepticism from investors and traders since charges were brought on Tuesday. The U.S. has asked UK authorities to hand over Navinder Singh Sarao, 36, after his arrest this week...

  • *Euro gains dwindle as Greece gets aid warning. NEW YORK, April 24- Data showing a seventh straight monthly decline in U.S. business spending plans knocked the dollar lower on Friday and gave Federal Reserve policymakers even less reason to raise near-zero interest rates any time soon. The euro backed away from a two-week high against the dollar after euro zone...

  • *Futex HQ based in Woking, suburb outside London. WOKING, Britain, April 24- The British trader accused of sparking market chaos in 2010 cut his teeth in a drab building in a sleepy suburb that highlights how "day traders" dreaming of glory have to first tackle grim offices, zero glamour and high risk. Navinder Singh Sarao- who has been accused by U.S. authorities of...

  • PITTSBURGH— A man scammed a South Korean steel company out of $375,000 by claiming he worked with a Japanese talent agency that could help the company book a concert by musician Pharrell Williams, FBI agents in Pennsylvania said. At least one woman lost $185,000 from December 2013 to August 2014 in the scam, the FBI said. The 28- year-old Segbefia used a company he...

  • *Fifty line up at one Tokyo store, more in Berlin. NEW YORK/ TOKYO, April 24- The Apple Watch launched quietly around the world on Friday without the usual frenzy or fanfare for an Apple Inc rollout, as a handful of boutiques in major cities like Tokyo and Paris sold the timepiece- but not for purchase at its own stores. Shops included The Corner in Berlin, Colette in Paris,...

  • Business events scheduled for the coming month Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 1:33 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for April, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for March, 10 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases international trade data for March, 8:30 a.m.; Institute for Supply Management releases its service sector index for April, 10 a.m..

  • *Saudi-led coalition continues Yemen bombings, driving Brent up. NEW YORK, April 24- Oil prices diverged on Friday, with Brent hitting 4-1/ 2 month highs on continued fighting in Yemen while U.S. crude fell on concerns of another upcoming stock build, though both benchmarks headed toward weekly gains. "It's a push and pull situation with the Yemen tensions giving...

  • *Hong Kong seen as most likely destination for HSBC. *Investors urge HSBC, StanChart to mull move after UK tax rise. LONDON, April 24- HSBC, Europe's biggest bank, has ordered a review into whether it should move its headquarters out of Britain and potentially back to its former home in Hong Kong, threatening London's reputation as a global hub for finance and...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO— When Frenchman Gwenel Lecourieux was gearing up to move to Brazil, the country with its swelling upper class and world-renowned hunger for luxury goods seemed like the perfect place to set up his dream business, selling high-end watches. Brazil doesn't track the number of foreign residents leaving the country, but signs indicate the country's...

  • *Euro trims gains as Greece gets aid warning. NEW YORK, April 24- Data showing a seventh straight monthly decline in U.S. business spending plans knocked the dollar lower on Friday and gave Federal Reserve policymakers even less reason to raise near-zero interest rates any time soon. The euro backed away from a two-week high against the dollar, however, after euro...

  • *Fifty line up at one Tokyo store, more in Berlin. TOKYO, April 24- A small group of Japanese tech-addicts lined up in Tokyo to become the first consumers to buy the Apple Watch from selected stores on Friday, but there was no sign of the frenzy that usually accompanies Apple Inc product rollouts. They include The Corner in Berlin, Colette in Paris, Maxfield in Los...

  • *Futex HQ based in Woking, suburb outside London. WOKING, Britain, April 24- The British trader accused of sparking market chaos in 2010 cut his teeth in a drab building in a sleepy suburb that highlights how "day traders" dreaming of glory have to first tackle grim offices, zero glamour and high risks. According to former Futex trader Simon Maelzer and comments on...

  • *Hong Kong seen as most likely destination for HSBC. *Investors urge HSBC, StanChart to mull move after UK tax rise. LONDON, April 24- HSBC, Europe's biggest bank, has ordered a review into whether it should move its headquarters out of Britain and potentially back to its former home in Hong Kong, threatening London's reputation as a global hub for finance and...

  • *Euro retreats as little breakthrough made on Greece. LONDON, April 24- The euro retreated from a two-week high against the dollar on Friday as lingering hopes that cash-strapped Greece was making progress toward securing fresh funding were dashed. Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the chairman of the euro zone finance ministers, said Greece still needs to deliver a list of...

  • LONDON, April 24- British Prime Minister David Cameron courted English voters on Friday ahead of a tight UK- wide election, promising to create a separate rate of income tax for England and to give English lawmakers greater powers. England is by far the most populous part of the four-nation United Kingdom and southern England in particular has long been a...

  • *Hong Kong seen as most likely destination for HSBC. *Investors urge HSBC, StanChart to mull move after UK tax rise. Shareholders have urged HSBC to consider moving back to its former Hong Kong home after a big jump in UK bank tax and other costs and regulations associated with being based in London.

  • *Saudi-led coalition continues Yemen bombings. *OPEC surplus nears 10- year high of 2 mln barrels. LONDON, April 24- Brent crude looked set to finish the week near 2015 highs on Friday as air strikes in Yemen stoked concerns over the security of Middle East oil shipments.

  • HSBC considers moving headquarters from Britain Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 5:10 AM ET

    LONDON— Global bank HSBC said Friday it is considering moving its headquarters from London due to tougher regulation since the 2008 financial crisis, a politically charged announcement two weeks before Britain's national election. Douglas Flint, chairman of the sprawling multinational, cited concerns over reforms including a demand to separate HSBC's...

  • LONDON— Anglo-Swedish drug-maker AstraZeneca PLC reported a 7 percent fall in net profit for the first quarter of 2015, as cheaper copies of one of its best-sellers ate into sales. Chief Executive Pascal Soriot said AstraZeneca was bolstering its oncology division, with 72 trials of cancer drugs underway. AstraZeneca shares fell 2.4 percent to 47.13 pounds...

  • Stocks rise on tech earnings; Nasdaq adds to record Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 4:43 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks advanced slightly Friday as investors cheered the quarterly results of three large technology companies: Google, Microsoft and Amazon. Next week, more than 150 companies in the S&P 500 will report their results, including such market-moving names as Apple, Ford, Visa, Pfizer and Exxon Mobil. Microsoft, Amazon and Google all rose sharply after the...