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  • Lloyds bank settles with US, UK over market fixing Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 9:43 AM ET

    LONDON— Lloyds Banking Group says it will pay 218 million pounds to U.S. and British authorities to settle allegations it manipulated benchmark interest rates.

  • Branson, whose investment in the airline is restricted by U.S. foreign investment rules, owns a 22 percent stake in Virgin America through the Virgin Group and a hedge fund.

  • UPDATE 1-Virgin America files for U.S. IPO Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:54 AM ET

    July 28- Virgin America Inc, the low-cost airline partly owned by Richard Branson, filed for an initial public offering of shares as it looks to expand in the recovering U.S. airline market. Branson owns a 22 percent stake in Virgin America through the Virgin Group and a hedge fund.

  • Virgin America files for U.S. IPO Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:17 AM ET

    July 28- Virgin America Inc, the low-cost airline partly owned by Sir Richard Branson, filed for an initial public offering of shares.

  • LONDON, July 28- The U.S. dollar hovered near six-month highs against a basket of major currencies on Monday, with data and policy releases this week set to determine whether its strongest week since March last week prefaces a broader move higher. The euro had stabilised a touch in an Asian session weakened by a holiday in Singapore.

  • *Gaza fighting subsides with Hamas backing 24- hour truce. *U.S., EU prepare more sanctions on Russia over Ukraine conflict. SINGAPORE, July 28- Brent crude slipped near $108 a barrel on Monday as fighting between Israel and Hamas Islamist militants subsided in Gaza, but some analysts said falls may be limited.

  • FOREX-Dollar index holds near six-month peak Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 1:37 AM ET

    TOKYO/ SYDNEY, July 28- The U.S. dollar hovered near six-month highs against a basket of major currencies on Monday, holding onto solid gains made last week as investors turned bearish on the euro.

  • *Gaza fighting subsides with Hamas backing 24- hour truce. *U.S., EU prepare more sanctions on Russia over Ukraine conflict. SINGAPORE, July 28- Brent crude slipped below $108 a barrel on Monday as fighting between Israel and Hamas Islamist militants subsided in Gaza, but some analysts said falls may be limited.

  • FOREX-Market takes a shine to the dollar, shuns euro Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 7:36 PM ET

    SYDNEY, July 28- The U.S. dollar hovered near six-month highs against a basket of major currencies early on Monday, holding onto solid gains made last week as investors turned bearish on the euro.

  • WASHINGTON, July 25- A mixed reading on the health of U.S. business investment on Friday suggested the economy may not have rebounded as strongly in the second quarter as previously believed, but it offered hope for the rest of 2014..

  • *Gold fix company to detail new code of conduct. LONDON, July 25- The company operating the gold price' fix' has appointed a supervisory committee to oversee the century-old system of benchmarking gold prices ahead of the implementation of stricter regulations, its website showed on Friday.

  • Europe shares close higher on PMI data, bank gains Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 11:47 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Thursday, after a business activity index showed the euro zone rebounded in July.

  • NEW YORK, July 24- Barclays Plc called for the dismissal on Thursday of a lawsuit from the New York attorney general alleging the bank lied to clients about its high-speed trading venue, calling it unjustified because Barclays' customers were never misled.

  • LONDON, July 24- When Sam Molinaro took on the job of shifting unwanted assets for UBS- all 430 billion Swiss francs worth of them- his phone began to ring ceaselessly and his meetings diary filled up fast with potential buyers. "They thought,' you're going to be getting rid of these assets, this is great'," recalled Molinaro, former finance chief at U.S. bank Bear Sterns.

  • *US tech stocks buoyed by Apple; Facebook at record high. Those measures were proposed after a Malaysian Airlines plane was downed over Ukraine last week, killing 298, possibly by a missile furnished by Russia.

  • *US tech stocks buoyed by Apple; Facebook at record high. LONDON, July 24- The euro pulled off 8- month lows against the dollar on Thursday after the bloc's private sector expanded at its fastest rate in three months in July, and emerging equities hovered near 17- month highs after strong Chinese data.

  • *Asian growth outlook dims with feeble China, India recovery. BANGALORE, July 24- The outlook for emerging Asia has dimmed further this year on weak demand for exports, although growth in India is expected to accelerate into 2015 even as China is held back in part by a slowing property market, Reuters polls showed.

  • July 23- Britain's markets regulator and a group of global banks are in talks to reach a first settlement in a currency-rigging probe, with a deal possible this year, Bloomberg reported.

  • *Tech stocks boosted by Apple, Facebook hit record high. The HSBC flash PMI for China came in at 52.0 for July, well above forecasts of a small rise to 51 in July and the highest reading in 18 months. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan gained 0.2 percent, and Australia notched another six-year peak.

  • *Tech stocks boosted by Apple, Facebook hits record high. The news injected some life into what had been a very sluggish session, and helped China's CSI300 index of leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share jump 1.1 percent. Japan's Nikkei added 0.2 percent while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan gained 0.3 percent.