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  • LONDON, May 6- The euro rose towards recent two-month highs against a softer dollar on Wednesday, buoyed by rising German 10- year Bund yields that hit their highest this year and narrowed the gap over U.S. The euro was also helped by business surveys that pointed to nascent signs of a pick up in the euro zone and news that Greece has made a 200- million-euro interest...

  • *New Zealand dollar hit by soft wages data. SINGAPORE/ SYDNEY, May 6- The dollar slipped on Wednesday, staying on the defensive after disappointing U.S. trade data for March painted an even bleaker picture of the economy in the first quarter. Mitul Kotecha, head of currency strategy for Asia-Pacific at Barclays in Singapore, said recent moves in yield differentials...

  • Ongoing caution over Greece hinders euro zone. GLASGOW, May 5- Shares of Swiss bank UBS were the top performers in Europe on Tuesday, rising on the back of its highest quarterly profit in nearly five years, as gains for non-euro zone shares helped European stocks into positive territory. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was up 0.5 percent at 0756 GMT, though...

  • *Total revenue $2.91 bln vs est. May 4- Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp expects its healthcare business to drive growth this year, helped by its acquisition of healthcare IT services provider TriZetto Corp and the implementation of the U.S. Barclays analyst Darrin Peller said companies that have more exposure to healthcare and financial industries, and...

  • WASHINGTON, May 4- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday allowed Barclays Plc to claim about $4 billion of disputed assets as part of its hurried purchase of much of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc's brokerage unit at the height of the 2008 financial crisis. The U.S. top court declined to hear an appeal filed by Lehman's creditors, leaving intact an August 2014 ruling by the...

  • WASHINGTON, May 4- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday allowed Barclays Plc to claim about $4 billion of disputed assets as part of its hurried purchase of much of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc's brokerage unit at the height of the 2008 financial crisis.

  • SHANGHAI, May 4- China stocks rose on Monday, with construction and utility stocks taking the lead, as poor Chinese factory activity reinforced expectations of fresh government stimulus. Further underscoring the need for more stimulus to shore up faltering growth, the State Information Center, a top government think tank forecast that China's economy could...

  • *Treasuries lost 0.53 pct in April after March gains- Barclays. Investors have pared their holdings of U.S. government debt since mid-April, as heavy debt supply and diminished pessimism about Europe reduced the safe-haven allure of Treasuries, German Bunds and British gilts. "The fundamentals in Europe are turning and there may be an acknowledgement of that,"...

  • The five banks are JPMorgan Chase& Co, Citigroup, British banks Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays and Swiss bank UBS. RBS and Barclays this week set aside a further $1.71 billion for investigations and litigation involving foreign exchange. RBS's $510 million brought its total FX provision to $1.1 billion and Barclays' additional $1.2 billion raised its...

  • *Treasuries lost 0.53 pct in April after March gains- Barclays. NEW YORK, May 1- The U.S. Treasuries lost 0.53 percent in April, following a 0.63 percent gain in March, an index compiled by Barclays showed.

  • The MSCI emerging equity index was marginally weaker on the day and was set to chalk up the steepest weekly losses since mid-March, down more than 1 percent. That was after weak corporate earnings dented sentiment on Wall Street and data showed China's manufacturing sector barely grew in April. There was little liquidity, with stock markets in Russia, Turkey and...

  • *France wants Renault to stay in control of alliance. PARIS, April 30- The French government's move to tighten its hold on Renault, crowned by a rare public defeat for CEO Carlos Ghosn on Thursday, has exposed competing visions for the carmaker and its alliance with Nissan. Ghosn must now decide whether to fight or negotiate for closer Renault-Nissan integration,...

  • *China's official PMI shows manufacturing sector barely grew. TOKYO, May 1- An index of Asian shares recovered from session lows but struggled to stay positive on Friday after weak corporate earnings dented Wall Street, while the dollar clawed back some losses after suffering its worst monthly performance in four years against a basket of six major currencies.

  • NEW YORK, May 1- U.S. oil producers are rushing to take advantage of the rebound in oil markets by locking in prices for next year and beyond, safeguarding future supplies and possibly paving the way for a rebound in production. The flurry of hedging activity in the past month will help sustain producers' revenues even if oil markets tumble again, which is bad news for...

  • TOKYO, May 1- Asian shares dipped on Friday after weak corporate earnings dented Wall Street, while the dollar nursed its losses after marking its worst monthly performance in four years against a basket of six major currencies. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.4. Friday's activity is likely to be subdued, with some of Asia...

  • *France wants Renault to stay in control of alliance. PARIS, April 30- The French government's move to tighten its hold on Renault, crowned by a rare public defeat for CEO Carlos Ghosn on Thursday, has exposed competing visions for the carmaker and its alliance with Nissan. Ghosn must now decide whether to fight or negotiate for closer Renault-Nissan integration,...

  • TOKYO— Once at the leading edge of consumer electronics, Sony Corp. is now more lumbering giant than trend-setter after falling behind competitors such as Samsung Electronics Co. and Apple Inc.. Sony watchers are urging the down-on-its-luck company to rediscover its pioneering ethos. Back in the 1960 s, Sony dominated in TVs with its own technology called...

  • LONDON, April 30- Royal Bank of Scotland said it expects to settle with U.S. authorities investigating alleged foreign exchange manipulation in the coming weeks and set aside a further 334 million pounds to cover the cost. The bank was fined $634 million by British and U.S. regulators last November, being one of six institutions which paid out a combined $4.3...

  • LONDON, April 29- Sterling at a seven-week peak against a basket of currencies and UK stocks near record highs suggest Britain's most unpredictable general election for a generation holds no particular fears for investors. History shows there have rarely been sizeable moves in UK assets in the three months either side of a general election.

  • DAX closes down 3%; Europe sells off as euro gains Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C., U.S.

    European equities tumbled on Wednesday to close sharply lower as investors reacted to sharp gains in the euro against the dollar.