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  • *Broadcom, Avago shares slip after big rise on Wednesday. May 28- Avago Technologies Ltd agreed on Thursday to buy Broadcom Corp for $37 billion in the largest merger of chipmakers ever, turning a lesser known company run by a ferocious dealmaker into one of the biggest industry players. Avago, which serves the wireless and industrial markets, is offering Broadcom...

  • Telecity, which runs computer centers that process traffic on the Internet, said in a statement its board had recommended Equinix's offer, and as such was terminating an all-stock deal to buy Netherlands- based Interxion Holding NV for $2.2 billion. Equinix Chief Executive Steve Smith said he had looked closely at Interxion and Telecity as targets but...

  • *Seven oil and gas discoveries made in recent weeks. LONDON, May 29- Exploration firms have made a rare run of oil and gas discoveries in recent weeks as more targeted search strategies bear fruit, but they offer little respite to a sector that remains severely bruised by the oil price slump. Seven successful discoveries with potential to become commercial have...

  • *Seven oil and gas discoveries made in recent weeks. LONDON, May 29- Exploration firms have made a rare run of oil and gas discoveries in recent weeks as more targeted search strategies bear fruit, but they offer little respite to a sector that remains severely bruised by the oil price slump. Seven successful discoveries with potential to become commercial have...

  • UPDATE 4-Oil gains 1 percent on U.S. inventory drop Friday, 29 May 2015 | 4:37 AM ET

    LONDON, May 29- Crude oil prices rose around 1 percent on Friday after U.S. inventories fell for a fourth straight week, although prices were set for a weekly drop on a stronger dollar. July Brent was up 60 cents at $63.18 a barrel by 0820 GMT. Data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Thursday showed crude oil inventories fell by 2.8 million barrels last...

  • By Henning Gloystein and Florence Tan. July Brent crude climbed 47 cents to $63.05 a barrel by 0506 GMT but was set drop for a second straight week. Data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration showed on Thursday that crude oil inventories fell by 2.8 million barrels last week, down for the fourth week ahead of Monday's Memorial Day holiday, which...

  • By contrast, Japanese data released earlier on Friday showed Japan's core consumer prices barely rose and household spending unexpectedly fell in the year to April, casting doubt on the Bank of Japan's view that a steady economic recovery was lifting inflation toward the central bank's 2 percent target. A warning from Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso...

  • NEW DELHI, May 29- India's government and businesses are pushing for an interest rate cut next week even though data on Friday may show output is expanding faster than China's, in the latest sign of concerns that the figures are masking weaknesses in the economy. But New Delhi, worried that companies are not investing enough and that a period of low inflation may be...

  • May 28- What happens to an industry which develops a new offering so fantastic that ownership of its product is cut in half? That will lead to a more than doubling in annual mileage per car over the next 25 years but bring vehicles per household down by nearly 50 percent, argues Barclays auto analyst Brian Johnson. To' survive,' General Motors would need to cut North...

  • *Broadcom, Avago shares slip after big rise on Wednesday. May 28- Avago Technologies Ltd agreed to buy Broadcom Corp for $37 billion in the biggest chip industry deal ever, creating a company that will be able to supply chips used in everything from iPhones to servers used in data centers. Avago, a maker of chips for the wireless and industrial markets, is offering...

  • FOREX-Rallying dollar powers to 12-1/2-yr high vs yen Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 8:20 AM ET

    *Dollar touches 124.36 yen, highest level since December 2002. LONDON, May 28- The dollar powered to a 12-1/ 2- year high against the yen on Thursday, as investors bet that U.S. interest rates will rise later this year while monetary policy remains ultra-loose in Japan. The dollar soared to 124.36 yen as a rise in Tokyo stocks also helped to boost risk appetite and hurt...

  • Jeb Bush and corporate boardrooms: 15 cases Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 3:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Jeb Bush served on the board of directors or as an adviser to at least 15 companies and nonprofits since leaving office as Florida governor in early 2007. Here are the 15, his role for each, the years he served and his pay in the cases it is known:. Tenet Healthcare Corp., publicly traded hospital operator in Dallas. Rayonier Inc., publicly traded timber...

  • WASHINGTON— During his transition from Florida governor to likely presidential candidate, Jeb Bush served on the boards of or as an adviser to at least 15 companies and nonprofits, a dizzying array of corporate connections that earned him millions of dollars and occasional headaches. "Board of directors and advisory boards are in charge of high-level...

  • LONDON, May 27- European banks Deutsche Bank, Barclays and UBS have seen their market share in foreign exchange trading slump in the past year, as U.S. banks led by Citigroup grabbed business, according to widely watched industry rankings. Citigroup kept its top spot as the leading foreign exchange trading bank with a market share of 16.1 percent, up from 16 percent...

  • *Signs of Greek woes spreading to Spain dent risk appetite. TOKYO, May 27- Asian stocks sagged and the dollar stood tall on Wednesday on growing prospects the Federal Reserve was on track to raise interest rates later this year and concerns that financial woes could engulf Spain in addition to Greece. Spreadbetters expected a modestly higher open for Britain's...

  • *Signs of Greek woes spreading to Spain dent risk appetite. TOKYO, May 27- Asian stocks sagged and the dollar stood tall on Wednesday on growing prospects the Federal Reserve was on track to raise interest rates later this year and concerns that financial woes could engulf Spain in addition to Greece. Taking a lead from Wall Street's slide, MSCI's broadest index of...

  • LONDON, May 26- Britain's top banks will be tested this year for their ability to cope with the type of market mayhem that followed the collapse of U.S. bank Lehman Brothers in 2008, the Bank of England said on Tuesday. Bank of England Deputy Governor Andrew Bailey, who also heads the central bank's Prudential Regulatory Authority, spoke last week of the need to look...

  • LONDON, May 24- For Rivka Micklewaite and fellow students, securing a pledge this week from Oxford University to avoid direct investments in companies producing coal or tar sands is just the beginning. The second-year engineering student from Balliol College is not alone. Norway's $900 billion sovereign wealth fund and the Church of England are among recent...

  • LONDON, May 26- Britain's top banks will be tested this year for their ability to cope with the type of market mayhem that followed the collapse of U.S. bank Lehman Brothers in 2008, the Bank of England said on Tuesday. Bank of England Deputy Governor Andrew Bailey, who also heads the central bank's Prudential Regulatory Authority, spoke last week of the need to look...

  • LONDON, May 26- The next change to bank capital requirements in Britain is likely to be a tightening rather than a loosening as the economic recovery moves towards a peak, a Bank of England policymaker has said. Martin Taylor, a member of the BoE's Financial Policy Committee, said a global deal on banking standards was close and the industry in Britain was well...