A shareholder coup at newly merged commodities group Glencore Xstrata ousted chairman Sir John Bond on Thursday, along with all other former directors from Xstrata.» Read More
LONDON, May 20- Rising optimism about global growth pushed world shares to a near five-year high on Monday, while comments from Japan's economy minister that consumers could suffer if the yen falls further lifted it off a 4-1/ 2 low. MSCI's world index is at its highest since June 2008 as top European shares started the week up 0.2 percent.
MEXICO CITY, May 17- Mexico's annual economic growth slumped in early 2013 to its weakest in three years, prompting the government to cut growth estimates and backing expectations of another interest rate cut.
A shareholder coup at newly merged commodities group Glencore Xstrata ousted chairman Sir John Bond on Thursday, along with all other former directors from Xstrata.
LONDON/ ZUG, Switzerland, May 16- A shareholder coup at newly merged commodities group Glencore Xstrata ousted its chairman and all former Xstrata directors on Thursday, replacing him with former BP boss Tony Hayward, excoriated for his role in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
LONDON/ ZUG, Switzerland, May 16- A shareholder coup at newly merged commodities group Glencore Xstrata ousted chairman Sir John Bond on Thursday, along with all other former directors from Xstrata, replacing him with former BP boss Tony Hayward.
"You want to be in sectors that sell to the people who benefit from wage inflation: consumers," said John Lomax, head of emerging equity strategy at HSBC. Russian supermarket chain Magnit saw profits jump 28 percent in the first quarter and its shares have returned 190 percent since April 2010, according to Morgan Stanley.
By Lawrence White and Steve Slater. HONG KONG/ LONDON, May 15- HSBC will redouble cost-cutting efforts, including axing up to 14,000 more jobs, but Europe's largest bank was forced to soften a key performance target in the face of muted revenue.
HONG KONG/ LONDON, May 15- HSBC will redouble cost-cutting efforts, including axing up to 14,000 more jobs globally, as Europe's largest bank seeks to drive earnings and dividend growth in the face of muted revenue.
MOSCOW, May 15- The chief executive of Societe Generale's Russian unit was held in Moscow on Wednesday on suspicion of receiving bribes, dealing a blow to the French bank's hopes of achieving a turnaround on its primary foreign market.
*Plans to cut annual costs by up to another $3 bln. HONG KONG/ LONDON, May 15- HSBC plans to cut annual costs by up to another $3 billion and may axe a further 14,000 jobs as Europe's biggest bank strives to drive profits in the face of sluggish growth outside Asia.
MUMBAI/ BANGALORE, May 15- A breach of security at two payment card processing companies in India that led to heists at cash machines around the world has reopened questions on the risks of outsourcing sensitive financial services to the Asian nation.
HONG KONG, May 15- Hong Kong shares could start steady on Wednesday, with the Macau casino sector in focus after Galaxy Entertainment posted a record first quarter adjusted EBITDA of HK $2.8 billion. *Macau casino Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd said it booked a record first-quarter adjusted EBITDA of HK $2.8 billion, up 29 percent from a year earlier.
*Fitch upgrades Greece sovereign debt rating. NEW YORK/ LONDON, May 14- Gold prices fell on Tuesday, as economic optimism and another intraday record high in U.S. equities sapped bullion's safe-haven appeal. It erased earlier gains after the S&P 500 index rallied about 1 percent on broad gains in shares in banks and financial institutions.
*Nokia down as loses market share. *GDF Suez drops on stake sale. LONDON, May 14- European shares steadied near five-year highs on Tuesday after early losses, with charts pointing to further upside and improving U.S. economic fundamentals lifting the outlook for many European companies.
*Germany's stake in Commerzbank decreases to 17 pct. FRANKFURT, May 14- Commerzbank is offering shares at a deep discount in a 2.5 billion euro capital increase aimed at repaying funds it owes to the German government and insurer Allianz.
*Petrobras sells bond in six parts, demand tops $50 billion. RIO DE JANEIRO/ SAO PAULO, May 13- Brazil's state-controlled oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA sold $11 billion of global debt on Monday in the largest-ever bond offering by a Latin American company.
May 13- Barclays Plc, the first bank to settle with authorities over alleged manipulation of the Libor interest rate, on Monday won the dismissal of a U.S. lawsuit by shareholders who claimed they lost money because of the British bank's activity.
Thousands of private messages sent between users of Bloomberg's financial terminals have leaked online.
European shares closed lower on Monday, having pared losses after retail sales data in the U.S. came in better-than-expected. However, shares remained near the five-year highs hit in last week's global rally.
SHANGHAI, May 13- Investors convinced China's currency is once again a one-way bet upward should think again: signs of slowing economic growth could cut short the yuan's rally. Investors and companies have been pouring funds into China in recent months, helping send the yuan to a series of record highs.