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  • Banks lead Britain's FTSE lower, focus on election Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 11:59 AM ET

    LONDON, May 5- Britain's top share index ended lower on Tuesday tracking sharp losses in the U.S. market, with HSBC leading the banking sector down after saying a bank levy was hampering its ability to pay a higher dividend. After trading higher in the first, the blue-chip FTSE 100 index gave up gains and finished 0.8 percent weaker at 6,927.58 points, dragged down by...

  • The stand-off between Greece and its creditors also curbed appetite for equities. "Greece is not going to get sorted out any time soon. At the moment, I'm more bearish than bullish and I would sell on any stock market rally, "said Terry Torrison, managing director at Monaco- based McLaren Securities.

  • *Greece debt talks hit snags. NEW YORK, May 5- The dollar fell from three-week highs against the yen and one-week peaks versus the euro as a mixed batch of U.S. economic data added to uncertainty about the pace of future interest rate increases. The euro recovered from one-week lows to trade 0.4 percent higher at $1.1187, disregarding a report that said the...

  • BRUSSELS, May 5- The European Commission has approved a joint venture between Mondelez International and D.E Master Blenders to create the world's biggest standalone coffee company on condition they sell some businesses first. The EU executive said on Tuesday that Mondelez of the United States must sell its Carte Noire business across the European...

  • SANTIAGO, May 5- Chile's economy grew at a modest pace in March, as a gradual rebound in the top copper producer was weighed down by devastating floods and mudslides in its northern region, central bank data showed on Tuesday. "Without this catastrophe, growth in March would have been above 2 percent, that is, above growth in February," Finance Minister Alberto Arenas...

  • LONDON, May 5- British IT entrepreneur Mike Lynch said Hewlett-Packard Co had failed to produce a "smoking gun" to back its claim that he masterminded a complex fraud to inflate the value of Autonomy by as much as $5 billion before HP bought it in 2011.. The U.S. company is suing Autonomy founder Lynch and former Autonomy finance director Sushovan Hussain in London...

  • *No policy change seen at June 5 OPEC meeting- delegates. *OPEC delegates cite higher prices, stronger oil demand. LONDON/ DUBAI, May 5- OPEC countries are set to maintain current production levels at a meeting next month, three delegates said, as Gulf states continue to focus on market share and a rally in crude prices mutes calls from other members for supply cuts.

  • European shares fall as Greek stocks slide Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 9:38 AM ET

    LONDON, May 5- European shares fell on Tuesday as renewed worries over Greece weighed on the region's stock markets. Greece stepped up diplomatic efforts with its euro zone partners on Tuesday to avoid running out of money this month, when it must make a big debt repayment to the International Monetary Fund as cash reserves dry up. Talks continued with the IMF,...

  • Opinion polls suggest the Labour Party or the Conservative Party will not win a majority to the House of Commons, meaning as many as ten different varieties of government are possible. That could lead to horse trading and pork barrel politics, fueling uncertainty over Britain's economic path, particularly over the public finances, its future in the European...

  • LONDON, May 5- Rising expectations that Norway's central bank will cut interest rates this week pushed the Norwegian crown further away from six-month highs against the euro on Tuesday. Norges Bank kept its benchmark rate at 1.25 percent at its last meeting on March 19, surprising many in the market and sending the crown soaring. Traders said the Reserve Bank of...

  • LONDON, May 5- European markets were firmer on Tuesday after an extended weekend break, bucking fears of slowing demand from China and despite debt stand-off fears depressing Greek stocks. The European Commission sent positive signals on the economy, saying euro zone economic growth would be stronger than previously expected this year thanks to cheaper oil, a...

  • The Nashville, Tennessee- based company said Tuesday that it earned $591 million, or $1.36 per share, in the quarter that ended March 31. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.22 per share. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $9.66 billion.

  • FOREX-Dollar steadies after grim April Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 8:09 AM ET

    LONDON, May 5- The dollar inched up against the euro on Tuesday but its longer-term rally remained in uncertain territory after the worst monthly performance in almost four years in April. The Aussie dollar gained half a percent after the Reserve Bank of Australia hinted its cycle of interest rate cuts might have ended for now with a quarter percentage point...

  • *Quarterly net profit 1.98 bln Sfr vs 1.1 bln Sfr in poll. ZURICH, May 5- Switzerland's UBS reported its biggest quarterly profit in nearly five years on Tuesday, justifying the bank's decision to refocus on wealth management and slim down its investment bank. Inflows of cash from rich customers in Asia and a surge in foreign exchange dealing after the Swiss...

  • BRUSSELS, May 5- The European Commission said on Tuesday it had approved a joint venture between two of the world's biggest coffee processors, Mondelez International of the United States and Dutch firm DE Master Blenders, conditional on asset sales. A spokeswoman for DE Master Blenders declined to comment, and officials at Mondelez were not immediately...

  • LONDON, May 5- HSBC warned on Tuesday that Britain's bank tax was preventing it from raising dividend payouts and that was a key concern of investors as the bank assesses whether to move back to Hong Kong from London. Europe's largest bank has ordered a review of whether it should shift its headquarters because of the cost of operating from London and said it would...

  • All the metals on the London Metal Exchange saw a wave of buying, which pushed nickel to a six-week high, as the London market reopened after a UK public holiday on Monday. Base metals seem to be following the herd, "said Richard Fu, director of Asian Commodities Trading for Societe Generale Newedge in London. "The fundamentals in zinc are good," said Nic Brown, head of...

  • *Saudis consider halt to Yemen bombing for humanitarian aid. "The protesters closed the pipeline to the port," Mohamed El Harari, spokesman for state oil firm NOC, said, adding that several oilfields in eastern Libya would have to close. Brent crude oil was up 55 cents at $67.00 a barrel by 1045 GMT, after touching a 2015 high of $67.10 on Monday.

  • *Comic persona underlies Boris Johnson's popularity. LONDON, May 5- London's Mayor Boris Johnson was campaigning on the city streets days before Britain's general election when a young woman, thrilled to meet this political celebrity, loudly hailed him as "prime minister to be". Johnson, who is standing to be a Conservative member of parliament and backing party...

  • HSBC first quarter pretax profits up 4 percent Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 5:31 AM ET

    LONDON— HSBC, Europe's biggest bank, said Tuesday that pretax profits were up 4 percent to $7.1 billion in the first quarter from a year earlier, even as it beat back increasing regulatory costs. Gulliver says HSBC will continue "to deliver cost-savings over the remainder of 2015 and beyond." "In our opinion, HSBC still has some seriously heavy lifting to do if it is to...