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  • UPDATE 2-Russia deepens energy cooperation with Argentina Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 10:56 AM ET

    MOSCOW, April 23- Russia and Argentina signed documents deepening energy cooperation on Thursday, underlining Moscow's drive to develop ties with South America since coming under Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis. Russian state-owned gas producer Gazprom signed a memorandum on cooperation with Argentinian state oil company YPF, while Russia's...

  • The Spanish High Court said it would not send Martin-Artajo to the United States for judgment because the alleged crimes had not taken place in that country. However, the United States could pursue action against Martin-Artajo in Spain, it said. Extraditions from Spain to the United States are rare and Madrid has tended to shun requests to send its citizens to be...

  • NEW YORK— Fifteen years, one month and thirteen days. Google, which didn't exist as a public company in 2000, also makes up a notable percentage of the index. "It's a major psychological barrier, but in the end, it's just a number," said Scott Wren, senior global equity strategist at Wells Fargo Advisors.

  • *Saudi-led coalition resumes bombing of Yemen. LONDON, April 23- Brent crude oil rose more than a dollar to above $64 a barrel on Thursday on heightened concerns over the security of Middle East supplies as a civil war escalated in Yemen. Yemen is a tiny oil producer but the Bab el- Mandeb Strait on its southern coast controls access to the Red Sea, Suez Canal and the...

  • MADRID— Spain's National Court has rejected the extradition to the United States of a former JPMorgan Chase& Co. trader wanted for allegedly falsifying bank records, but said the U.S. can take legal action against him in Spain. The court said in a statement Thursday that it rejected the request because the events in question occurred in Britain, not in the country...

  • LONDON/ NEW YORK, April 23- U.S. and British regulators fined Deutsche Bank $2.5 billion and its British subsidiary pleaded guilty to criminal wire fraud on Thursday as it became the eighth financial group to settle allegations of rigging interest rate benchmarks. Britain's Financial Conduct Authority said the misconduct involved at least 29 Deutsche Bank...

  • WASHINGTON, April 23- Deutsche Bank will pay U.S. and British authorities $2.5 billion and its London subsidiary will plead guilty to wire fraud for manipulation of benchmark interest rates, U.S. authorities said on Thursday. As part of the deal, Germany's largest bank also entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with the U.S. Justice Department and...

  • *German, UK yields fall after Wednesday's sell-off. *Wall Street set for subdued start. European stock markets initially opened higher, spurred by multi-year highs in Asia, but sluggish euro zone and German purchasing manager data and conflicting numbers from France sent indexes into the red.

  • Deutsche Bank to pay $2.5B for interest rate violations Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 8:14 AM ET

    ALBANY, New York— Deutsche Bank has agreed to pay $2.5 billion in a settlement with U.S. and British authorities over the manipulation of benchmark interest rates used globally for its own financial gain. Deutsche Bank has fired "numerous" employees who were involved and is installing an independent monitor at its New York branch, according to New York's...

  • British stocks flat after retail sales drop Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 8:06 AM ET

    *FTSE 100 barely changed after retail sales figures. *WPP falls after disappointing Q1 sales. Utilities stocks including United Utilities and SSE were up more than 1 percent after a broker update from Citi said election volatility would affect the sector going forward, adding that National Grid was the most immune in its view.

  • FRANKFURT, April 23- Deutsche Bank faced a multi-billion-dollar fine on Thursday as British and U.S. officials prepared to announce a legal settlement over alleged attempts at its London- based subsidiary to manipulate interest rate benchmarks. Deutsche Bank is likely to pay more than $2 billion to U.S. and British authorities over the attempted...

  • *Yoox/ Net-a-Porter merger may be a game-changer. PARIS, April 23- The merger of the world's two biggest online fashion stores, Net-a-Porter and Yoox, sends a warning to luxury brands to embrace the Internet with more vim after years of resistance. Top brands such as Prada and LVMH's Christian Dior still baulk at the idea of selling clothing online as well as through...

  • GLOUCESTER, England, April 23- Like millions of other British voters, Karl Wakeman supported Margaret Thatcher's Conservatives in the 1980 s and then Tony Blair's New Labour in the late 1990 s. But now, as Britain heads towards a general election on May 7, the 49- year-old from Gloucester has no time for either of the two parties that have dominated British politics...

  • *Japan shares make another 15- year top amid bullish sentiment. *Bunds claw back some of sell-off, UK yields flat. European stock markets opened higher, spurred by multi-year highs in Asia, but the mood soured after sluggish euro zone and German purchasing manager data followed another dire set of numbers from France.

  • FOREX-Kiwi sinks on central bank comments, dollar gains Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 3:58 AM ET

    *New Zealand dollar hammered by hint at lower rates. LONDON, April 23- The New Zealand dollar was by far the biggest mover on major currency markets on Thursday, sinking 1.5 percent after a senior central banker pointed to the need for lower, not higher, interest rates. "It is a pretty easy way for the Reserve Bank to try and ensure that New Zealand does not lose out...

  • NEW YORK, April 22- The Apple Watch will launch with a whisper rather than a bang on Friday, an unusual start for the company that may reflect early uncertainty about demand for Apple Inc boss Tim Cook's first new product. Apple was unsure whether the watch would create the lines snaking around stores that the company has historically seen with its iPhones, said...

  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, April 22- The five years it took regulators to bring high-profile charges against a UK trader underscore how hard it is to spot wrongdoing in fast-developing markets, and may herald problems in detecting future mishaps. Navinder Singh Sarao, 36, was arrested in London on Tuesday, charged with market manipulation and wire fraud.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, April 22- An anonymous tipster who claims to have led the U.S. government to bring charges against alleged "flash crash" trader Navinder Singh Sarao could potentially reap millions of dollars under a federal whistleblower award program. The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission's whistleblower program, created after the 2010...

  • *Sarao bought CME seat for $435,000. LONDON/ CHICAGO, April 22- A British man accused of market manipulation that contributed to the May 2010 Wall Street "flash crash" said he opposed being extradited to the United States, while the operator of the market where he traded sought to rebut prosecutors' suggestion that futures helped cause the crash.

  • LONDON/ CHICAGO, April 22- A British man accused of market manipulation that contributed to the May 2010 Wall Street "flash crash" said he opposed being extradited to the United States, while the operator of the market where he traded denied that futures, as prosecutors have argued, caused the crash. Bail for Navinder Singh Sarao, 36, was set at 5 million pounds, along...