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  • 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.

  • Twitter's growth seen hinging on luring advertisers Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 10:01 AM ET

    April 29- Twitter Inc's slowing revenue and user growth has raised further doubts about its ability to entice advertisers to spend more on its platform- at least in the near term. Shares of the micro-blogging website operator, which warned on Tuesday that user growth was off to a slow start in April, fell 1 percent to $51.15 in early trading on Wednesday.

  • LONDON, April 29- Sterling at a seven-week peak against a basket of currencies and UK stocks near record highs are challenging a widely held view that uncertainty surrounding Britain's general election will unsettle markets. Investors worry that a weak administration would struggle to deal with Britain's big fiscal and current account deficits, and are...

  • KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC-40 fell 0.2 percent to 5,162.61 and Germany's DAX was flat at 11,810.94. Britain's FTSE 100 edged down 0.1 percent to 7,022.70. A Conference Board report on Tuesday showed that consumer confidence unexpectedly fell to its lowest in four months, knocked by a slowdown in hiring.

  • Barclays sets aside $1.2 billion to cover scandal cost Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 4:05 AM ET

    LONDON— Barclays set aside another 800 million pounds on Wednesday to cover the cost of allegations that it manipulated foreign exchange markets as Britain's second-biggest bank seeks to put the scandals of the past behind it. Barclays said the provisions helped push first-quarter net income down 52 percent to 465 million pounds. This figure excludes...

  • LONDON, April 29- Barclays set aside another 800 million pounds on Wednesday to cover potential settlements for alleged foreign exchange manipulation, hitting profits and reflecting its struggle to put past problems behind it. Barclays said it had now set aside 2.05 billion pounds to cover any settlement, after the extra provision to reflect "developments...

  • *Telefonica hikes prices 5-15 pct on most packages in Spain. MADRID, April 29- Telefonica's move to hike prices in Spain is a bold bet that could finally draw a line under a six-year slump, cut the firm's reliance on Latin America and give it a leg up over rivals on the lucrative premium telecoms market, sources and analysts say. The price increases, which range between...

  • SINGAPORE, April 29- Oil prices dipped on Wednesday as oversupply outweighed political uncertainty in Saudi Arabia where King Salman relieved the crown prince as well as several senior ministers and the chief executive of national oil company Saudi Aramco. In a surprise move, Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz on Wednesday sacked his younger half brother as...