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  • London stakes its claim as global bitcoin hub Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 6:57 PM ET
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    London, center of the $5-trillion-a-day global currency market, now wants to be home to a controversial upstart - bitcoin.

  • INSIGHT-London stakes its claim as global bitcoin hub Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 12:33 PM ET

    *Bitcoin backers say UK attitude makes London attractive. *World's biggest bitcoin networking group is London- based. LONDON, April 15- London, centre of the $5- trillion- a-day global currency market, now wants to be home to a controversial upstart- bitcoin.

  • DUESSELDORF, Germany, March 30- Latecomers to the digital age, big German companies have started teaming up with start-ups to shake up their conservative business culture and keep pace with a world increasingly dominated by nimble tech giants. More than half of the firms on Germany's blue-chip DAX index trace their roots back to the 19th century or earlier.

  • FRANKFURT, March 27- Nine months after Apple and IBM began working together on building mobile apps for businesses, some of the first fruits are about to appear at UK pharmacy chain Boots, which has begun equipping store employees with iPads to serve shoppers in the aisles. Companies across dozens of different industries are now eyeing how these mobile business...

  • NEW YORK, March 26- U.S. stocks fell for a fourth straight session on Thursday, but indexes ended well off session lows with support from economic data and earnings, including Accenture's.

  • *SanDisk tumbles after outlook cut, hits chipmakers. Semiconductor stocks were under pressure for a fourth straight session as SanDisk tumbled 18.1 percent to $66.47 after cutting its revenue outlook. The headwinds for SanDisk are company-specific according to King Lip, chief investment officer at Baker Avenue Asset Management in San Francisco.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St lower in wake of air strikes on Yemen Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 9:42 AM ET

    *SanDisk tumbles in premarket after outlook cut. NEW YORK, March 26- U.S. stocks fell at the open on Thursday to put the S&P 500 on track for a fourth straight decline, after Saudi Arabia and its allies launched air strikes on Yemen. "Obviously the situation in Yemen is being used as the excuse for this pullback, which is a continuation of yesterday," said Peter Cardillo,...

  • *SanDisk tumbles in premarket after outlook cut. NEW YORK, March 26- U.S. stocks were poised for a lower open on Thursday to put the S&P 500 on track for a fourth straight decline, after Saudi Arabia and its allies launched air strikes on Yemen. Obviously the situation in Yemen is being used as the excuse for this pullback, which is a continuation of yesterday, "said Peter...

  • March 26- Consulting and outsourcing company Accenture Plc raised its full-year revenue growth forecast for the second time as it won more business, mainly in its outsourcing unit, from companies looking to cut costs. Accenture's shares rose 3 percent in premarket trading on Thursday. Accenture, which gets a little more than half of its revenue from outside...

  • US STOCKS-Futures down after Saudi air strikes on Yemen Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 7:38 AM ET

    *SanDisk tumbles in premarket after outlook cut. NEW YORK, March 26- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Thursday to put the S&P 500 on track for a fourth straight decline, after Saudi Arabia and its allies launched air strikes on Yemen. *Oil prices spiked, with Brent crude up 3.4 percent to $58.40 and U.S. crude up 3.5 percent to $50.93 after warplanes from Saudi...

  • Outsourcing company Accenture's revenue rises 5 pct Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 7:12 AM ET

    March 26- Consulting and outsourcing company Accenture Plc's quarterly net revenue rose 5 percent, helped by growth in its outsourcing business as North American companies look to cut costs. Accenture's net income rose to $743.2 million, or $1.08 per share, from $722.3 million, or $1.03 per share, a year earlier. Net revenue rose to $7.49 billion from $7.13...

  • LONDON, March 26- From the shabby streets of east London, some of the brightest minds in technology and banking are plotting a revolution. Investment in fintech firms in Britain and Ireland swelled to $623 million last year, more than double the $264 million seen in 2013 and representing 42 percent of fintech investment in Europe, according to research by...

  • This is what could drive stocks this week Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 5:49 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks, stuck in their own zigzag pattern, remain vulnerable to the whims of unusually volatile currency markets in the week ahead.

  • Watch for stock volatility next week Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 6:31 PM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks, stuck in their own zigzag pattern, remain vulnerable to the whims of unusually volatile currency markets in the week ahead.

  • *Sberbank, Santander, BBVA set up $100 mln fintech funds. *Banks step up investments, partnerships with tech start-ups. LONDON, March 17- Hoping to link with tech entrepreneurs and get ahead of a wave of digital innovation, Europe's top banks are setting up multi-million dollar investment funds, hiring scouts in Silicon Valley and hosting "speed dating" sessions.

  • *China and the United States pose challenges. PARIS, Feb 9- Alexandre Ricard becomes head of Pernod Ricard on Wednesday, putting the founding family back in charge of the world's second-largest spirits maker when growth in its two key markets has slowed. To live up to those hopes, Ricard must pep up the performance in the United States and China and has only limited...

  • Pernod scion inherits China, U.S. growth challenges Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 10:12 AM ET

    *China and the United States pose challenges. PARIS, Feb 9- Alexandre Ricard becomes head of Pernod Ricard on Wednesday, putting the founding family back in charge of the world's second-largest spirits maker when growth in its two key markets has slowed. To live up to those hopes, Ricard must pep up the performance in the United States and China and has only limited...

  • PARIS, Feb 2- In the final year of his turnaround plan, Alcatel-Lucent's boss is pushing the telecom network gear maker to diversify its customer base by selling Internet equipment to large technology companies and multinational corporations. Since it was formed in a merger 2006, Alcatel-Lucent has never been free cash flow positive and has only posted a...

  • Orange County, Ca. Jan 27- Welcome to the utility industry's future- or at least that's what Southern California Edison is hoping. Here in a non-descript, 53,500- square-foot building, the $12 billion utility's research team is testing everything from charging electronic vehicles via cell phone to devices that smooth out the power created by rooftop solar...

  • Orange County, Ca. Jan 27- Welcome to the utility industry's future- or at least that's what Southern California Edison is hoping. Here in a non-descript, 53,500- square-foot building, the $12 billion utility's research team is testing everything from charging electronic vehicles via cell phone to devices that smooth out the power created by rooftop solar...