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  • RIO DE JANEIRO, April 24- Petrobras' decision to take a massive $17 billion write-down to account for overvalued assets and corruption-related costs is only the start of a broad overhaul needed to revive Brazil's troubled state-owned oil company. While many have focused on the $2.1 billion, or 12 percent of the write-down, related to money siphoned off in a...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, April 24- Petrobras' decision to take a massive $17 billion write-down to account for overvalued assets and corruption-related costs is only the start of a broad overhaul needed to revive Brazil's troubled state-owned oil company. While many have focused on the $2.1 billion, or 12 percent of the write-down, related to money siphoned off in a...

  • LONDON, April 24- Deutsche Bank's expected move to sell much of its retail banking business will see it join a growing list of banks choosing to shrink and simplify to survive. HSBC has already sold or shut 77 businesses and could yet dispose of big operations in Brazil or Turkey. Credit Suisse's incoming CEO Tidjane Thiam is expected to slash trading operations...

  • NYSE stocks posting largest percentage increases Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 1:24 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest percentage gainers on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. Adeptus Health Inc. rose 18.2 percent to $61.65. Skechers USA Inc. rose 14.5 percent to $86.87.

  • LONDON/ NEW YORK, April 23- U.S. and British authorities fined Deutsche Bank $2.5 billion, accused Germany's largest lender of obstructing regulators and ordered it to fire seven employees in the eighth global settlement of alleged benchmark interest rate rigging. U.S. regulators fined Deutsche Bank $2.12 billion and UK watchdogs imposed a $340 million...

  • That has focused attention on other AbbVie drugs with blockbuster potential, including Viekira Pak, a new hepatitis C medication approved in the U.S. in December. But U.S. sales of $138 million in the first quarter came in below expectations of $215 million, on average, according to survey figures cited by analyst Robyn Karnauskas of Deutsche Bank.

  • *Ericsson, Bilfinger slump; Michelin surges. LONDON, April 23- European shares slipped on Thursday, with Germany's DAX index underperforming following a disappointing purchasing managers' survey while weak results from Ericsson hit technology stocks. Tech shares were hit as telecom equipment maker Ericsson slumped 12 percent after it posted...

  • European shares fall after business surveys disappoint Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 4:35 AM ET

    *Ericsson, Bilfinger slump; Michelin surges. LONDON, April 23- European shares gave up early gains on Thursday after a survey showed growth in Germany's private sector slowed and French business activity barely grew in April. Mobile telecom equipment maker Ericsson fell 8.1 percent after saying it expected sales in its main North American market to stay...

  • UPDATE 2-Oil prices edge lower on rising US inventories Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 3:33 AM ET

    SINGAPORE, April 23- Oil prices fell slightly on Thursday as rising U.S. crude inventories due to robust shale production outweighed concerns over renewed air strikes in Yemen. Saudi-led coalition warplanes continued bombing Yemen on Wednesday despite an announcement by Riyadh a day earlier that it was ending its campaign of air strikes.

  • Pace $2.1B takeover extends tax inversion deals Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 3:04 AM ET
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    Pace, the world's largest maker of TV set-top boxes, has agreed a $2.1 bn takeover by Arris, a US networking equipment maker.

  • SINGAPORE, April 23- Oil prices held steady on Thursday as renewed fighting in Yemen countered worries over rising U.S. crude inventories due to still-robust shale production. Saudi-led coalition warplanes continued bombing Yemen on Wednesday despite an announcement by Riyadh a day earlier that it was ending its campaign of air strikes.

  • FOREX-Dollar mixed after jump in U.S. home resales Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 3:52 PM ET

    *Sterling hits 5- week high vs dollar on upbeat Bank of England. A National Association of Realtors report showing an increase in March of existing home sales to an annual rate of 5.19 million units, the highest level since September 2013, suggested the U.S. economy may be shrugging off sluggishness. In a subdued session for most major currencies, sterling topped...

  • FOREX-Dollar firms slightly on jump in U.S. home sales Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 11:50 AM ET

    *Sterling hits 5- week high vs dollar on upbeat Bank of England. The increase in March of existing home sales to an annual rate of 5.19 million units reported by the National Association of Realtors was the highest level since September 2013. In a subdued session for most major currencies, sterling topped $1.50 after Bank of England minutes emphasized hopes for a...

  • Coventry plant closes after gaming company merger Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 7:00 AM ET

    Rhode Island- based GTECH and International Game Technology completed a $6.4- billion merger earlier this month. The Providence Journal reports workers were notified Tuesday that the Coventry plant would be closing by the end of the year. Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.com.

  • FACTBOX-Britain's biggest corporate losses Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 6:41 AM ET

    ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND, Feb. 2009-- At the height of the financial crisis, RBS said a record loss of 24.1 billion pounds reflected a 16.2 billion pound writedown against acquisitions, including its takeover of parts of Dutch rival ABN Amro in 2007, plus a further 7.9 billion pounds in operating losses. VODAFONE GROUP, May 2006-- Mobile phone operator Vodafone...

  • HONG KONG, April 22- UBS, Singapore's Temasek Holdings and French bank BNP Paribas are among half a dozen preliminary bidders to buy up to a 10 percent stake in state-owned Postal Savings Bank of China for at least $3 billion, people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday. PSBC is preparing for an initial public offering next year, which could raise...

  • LONDON, April 22- Britain's markets regulator has fined Bank of America Merrill Lynch a record 13.2 million pounds for failing to report transactions properly over seven years. The Financial Conduct Authority said on Wednesday that Bank of America's Merrill Lynch International arm incorrectly reported 35 million transactions and failed to report...

  • FOREX-Euro steadies, Aussie up after core inflation Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 3:53 AM ET

    LONDON, April 22- The euro recovered some ground against the dollar on Wednesday in the absence of major developments over Greece, while the Australian dollar rose after inflation data suggested an interest rate cut was not imminent. The threat that Greece could fall out of the euro in a disagreement over the terms of financial aid from the rest of Europe has yet...

  • Under Armour and Teva are big market movers Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 4:31 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Under Armour Inc., down $4.24 to $83.52. Harley-Davidson Inc., down $6.05 to $55.72.

  • NYSE stocks posting largest percentage increases Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 1:45 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest percentage gainers on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. Allegheny Technologies Inc. rose 14.4 percent to $34.65. GasLog Ltd. rose 7.9 percent to $23.01.