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  • April 21- Hints that U.S. regulators could veto Comcast Corp's proposed $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable Inc have investment bankers worried about whether they will get paid, with smaller advisory firms particularly on edge. Boutique investment banks such as Allen& Company, Centerview Partners and Paul Taubman's PJT Partners have limited resources...

  • April 20- Halliburton Co's decision to cut fewer jobs and keep its logistics network intact to capitalize on its pending merger with Baker Hughes Inc could give Schlumberger NV an edge at a time when cost cuts look like the best way forward. "I think in the very near term, Schlumberger is going to make more money than Halliburton because it's not carrying the extra...

  • *Blue-chip FTSE 100 finishes 0.8 pct higher. LONDON, April 20- Mining stocks helped Britain's top share index rebound on Monday after China moved to support stuttering growth in the world's biggest consumer of metals. The FTSE 350 mining index rose 2 percent, the top sectoral gainer, after China cut the amount of cash that banks must hold as reserves.

  • LONDON, April 20- Mining stocks helped Britain's top share index rebound on Monday, benefiting from stimulus measures in China to support stuttering growth in the world's biggest consumer of metals. The FTSE 350 mining index rose 1.7 percent, the top sectoral gainer, after China cut the amount of cash that banks must hold as reserves to help combat a slowdown in...

  • April 20- Nomad Holdings Ltd said it would buy Iglo Foods Holdings Ltd, Europe's biggest frozen foods business and the company behind the Birds Eye brand, for about 2.6 billion euros from a company backed by private equity group Permira. Nomad Holdings was founded by Noam Gottesman and Martin Franklin. Nomad Holdings said it plans to change its name to Nomad Foods...

  • LONDON, April 20- Oil prices fell to under $63 a barrel on Monday after Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi said production in the world's biggest crude exporter would stay near record peaks around 10 million barrels per day in April. Brent crude was trading down 82 cents at $62.63 by 1120 GMT, down from an intraday peak of $64.34. Naimi earlier this month said...

  • LONDON, April 20- European companies are heading for their best earnings season in four years, sharply outperforming their U.S. counterparts on the back of a weak euro and improving economic conditions. Investors see a pick-up in profits as crucial for underpinning confidence in Europe's nascent economic recovery, validating the European Central Bank's...

  • LONDON, April 20- Oil prices eased from early highs to under $64 a barrel on Monday after Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi said production in the world's biggest crude exporter would stay near record peaks around 10 million barrels per day in April. Brent crude was trading up 23 cents at $63.70 by 0832 GMT, down from an intraday peak of $64.34.

  • *Copper price recovers on supply concerns- Barclays. MELBOURNE, April 20- London copper rallied to its highest level in four weeks on Monday, before gains frittered away, after China cut the amount of cash that banks must hold as reserves to help combat a slowdown in growth in the world's second-biggest economy. The move could help buttress copper prices, which are...

  • Brent crude was trading at $63.73 per barrel at 0748 GMT, down from an intraday peak of $64.34, while U.S. crude for May delivery was at $56.14 a barrel, down from an earlier high of $56.65. Naimi earlier this month said Saudi Arabia produced 10.3 million bpd of crude in March, eclipsing a previous record of 10.2 million bpd, in what is seen as a move to defend market share...

  • *China cuts bank reserves, adds liquidity. Crude oil was also buoyed by China cutting bank cash reserves, the second industry-wide cut in two months, adding more liquidity to bolster slowing growth. Brent crude was up 80 cents at $64.25 a barrel by 0628 GMT.

  • *Iraqi Kurdish forces widen buffer around Kirkuk. SINGAPORE, April 20- Oil prices rose on Monday, extending last week's gains as a drop in the number of U.S. rigs drilling for crude pointed to lower supply later in the year, while China's latest stimulus measure also underpinned the market. Brent crude was up 70 cents at $64.15 a barrel by 0532 GMT.

  • SANTIAGO, April 20- When Antofagasta Chief Executive Diego Hernandez took the stage at the world's biggest copper conference last week, he talked about the growing risks mining companies face from rising worker salaries in South America due to staff shortages and strong unions. Last year, Antofagasta agreed to four-year contracts, including pay increases...

  • Shares of Mylan NV rose $2.98, or 4.5 percent, to $69.82. Earlier this month Mylan offered to buy generic drug and ingredients maker Perrigo for about $29 billion, or $205 per share. Perrigo, which is based in Ireland, said it would review Mylan's offer.

  • WASHINGTON, April 17- U.S. consumer prices increased for a second straight month in March on rising gasoline and housing costs, a sign of inflation that should keep the Federal Reserve on course to start raising interest rates this year. "The data should allay the disinflation concerns that predominated earlier this year and, on the margin, increase the Fed's...

  • *Firm guides to trading profit of no more than 1.4 bln stg. LONDON, April 17- Tesco will point to recent signs of recovery when Britain's biggest retailer reports annual results on Wednesday, though an expected big writedown on the value of its stores could highlight the work still needed to mend its finances. Since joining in September from consumer goods group...

  • *Dollar index on track for worst week in month. LONDON, April 17- The dollar fell for a fourth straight day on Friday, coming close to its one-week low, after a run of weak U.S. economic data cast doubt on prospects for a Federal Reserve interest rate rise in coming months. said Peter Kinsella, senior FX strategist at Commmerzbank in London.

  • Financial spreadbetters expected Britain's FTSE 100 to open up by 12 to 15 points, or 0.2 percent higher. Europe's stock markets have lately pushed to multi-year peaks, with both the FTSE and DAX setting record highs this year as new economic stimulus measures from the European Central Bank offset worries about Greece's fiscal woes. MSCI's broadest index of...

  • SINGAPORE, April 17- The dollar wallowed near a one-week low against a basket of major currencies on Friday and was on track for its biggest weekly drop in a month in the wake of poor U.S. economic data. "It has been a run of weak data in recent weeks, and that's clearly undermining the dollar at present," said Mitul Kotecha, head of FX strategy, Asia-Pacific for Barclays in...

  • Bank of America settles currency-rigging lawsuit Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 12:00 PM ET

    NEW YORK, April 16- Bank of America Corp has settled its portion of a U.S. antitrust lawsuit in which investors accused 12 major banks of rigging prices in the foreign exchange market. Bank of America is the third bank to settle investor claims related to the $5.3 trillion- a-day currency market. Scott& Scott said Bank of America's settlement will "mirror" the earlier...