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  • FRANKFURT, April 29- Deutsche Bank's pretax profit fell by 30 percent in the first quarter to 1.68 billion euros, the bank said on Tuesday, depressed by an industry-wide slump in bond trading revenue. The division includes Deutsche Bank's main trading unit- fixed income, currencies and commodities, or FICC.

  • NEW YORK, April 29- At the heart of Pfizer Inc's pursuit of British drugmaker AstraZeneca Plc is a shortage of attractive products in its own research pipeline, aggravated by a recent series of disappointing drug launches, according to some industry analysts and money managers.

  • *PBOC midpoint slightly stronger for 5th trading day. SHANGHAI, April 29- China's yuan barely moved on Tuesday, with traders saying that dollar demand from oil giants offset another stronger yuan midpoint-setting by the central bank. The People's Bank of China set its midpoint at 6.1556, up 0.01 percent from Monday.

  • *U.S. imposes more sanctions on Russia; Europe to follow. SINGAPORE, April 29- Brent crude held steady above $108 a barrel on Tuesday after posting its biggest daily fall in nearly a month on an imminent rise in Libyan exports, while investors shrugged off more U.S. sanctions on Russia.

  • LG Electronics Q1 profit jumps on solid TV sales Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 12:47 AM ET

    SEOUL, April 29- South Korea's LG Electronics Inc on Tuesday said its first-quarter operating profit rose 44 percent from a year earlier, beating analyst estimates, as growth in sales of high-end TV models helped offset losses from its handset business.

  • April 28- U.S. and Canadian customers of failed Tokyo- based bitcoin exchange Mt. The class action plaintiffs agreed to support a plan by Sunlot Holdings to buy the shuttered exchange and accept their share of bitcoins still held by Mt.

  • Earnings lift China stocks, Hong Kong gains on telecoms Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 12:33 AM ET

    BEIJING, April 29- Strong earnings lifted mainland stocks on Tuesday, allowing China's main index to break its four-day losing streak after insurance giant Ping An posted strong Q1 profit. Hong Kong shares rose, as mainland telecom operators China Mobile and China Unicom continued to rebound after last week's losses, with Unicom shares hitting a 15- week high.

  • Loeb to argue against Sotheby's poison pill on Tuesday Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 12:15 AM ET

    BOSTON, April 29- Sotheby's and its largest investor, Daniel Loeb, will open their arguments in court on Tuesday on whether the auction house should be allowed to restrict the billionaire's ownership stake, in a case that could reshape the world of shareholder activism.

  • April 28- U.S. and Canadian customers of failed Tokyo- based bitcoin exchange Mt. The class action plaintiffs agreed to support a plan by Sunlot Holdings to buy the shuttered exchange and accept their share of bitcoins still held by Mt.

  • Microsoft raises cloud pitch, targets Dropbox, Box Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 11:53 PM ET

    April 28- Microsoft Corp said it will increase its cloud storage offering for business users by 40- fold as the world's largest software company makes a case for businesses buying an all-in-one product from itself rather than buying technology "piecemeal" from multiple sellers.

  • *China domestic copper premiums hit near three year peak. SYDNEY, April 29- London copper steadied on Tuesday but was below a near two-month high, underpinned by tight supply in China, while top performer nickel was held below near 15- month highs on fading momentum ahead of a slew of holidays in Asia this week.

  • *Nokia says to focus on three remaining businesses. HELSINKI, April 29- Rajeev Suri will become the new chief executive of Finnish telecommunications gear maker Nokia, the company said on Tuesday, adding that it would return an extra 1 billion euros to shareholders from the sale of its phone unit.

  • Brent holds above $108; Libya, US inventories eyed Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 11:16 PM ET

    *US impose more sanctions on Russia; Europe to follow. SINGAPORE, April 29- Brent crude held steady at above $108 a barrel on Tuesday after posting its biggest daily fall in nearly a month on an imminent rise in Libyan exports, while investors shrugged off more U.S. sanctions on Russia.

  • SAO PAULO/ NEW YORK, April 28- Brazilian wireless and fixed-line carrier Grupo Oi SA took the biggest step yet toward combining with partner Portugal Telecom SGPS SA on Monday by completing Brazil's largest follow-on share offer in almost four years at the lowest price expected.

  • METALS-Copper, nickel edge up; traders eye holidays Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 9:58 PM ET

    SYDNEY, April 29- London copper rose on Tuesday but was hovering below a near two-month high, while top performer nickel also held below near 15- month highs on fading momentum ahead of a slew of holidays in Asia this week. *Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange edged up 0.2 percent to $6,762 a tonne by 0124 GMT.

  • SINGAPORE, April 29- U.S. crude inched closer to $101 a barrel on Tuesday, building on Monday's gains ahead of weekly inventories data as investors shrugged off more U.S. sanctions on Russia and an imminent rise in Libyan exports. *U.S. crude for June delivery edged up 8 cents to $100.92 a barrel by 0032 GMT after settling up 24 cents in the previous session.

  • SYDNEY, April 29- Asian share markets crept cautiously higher on Tuesday after Wall Street notched up a late rally, but conviction was sorely lacking with Tokyo shut for a holiday and plenty of major events looming later in the week.

  • Netflix in deal to pay Verizon for faster access Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 8:59 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES, April 28- Netflix Inc has reached a deal to pay Verizon Communications Inc for faster delivery of its TV shows and movies, the second arrangement to pay fees for quicker access that the company argues should be free.

  • April 29- EnergySolutions said it was taking Britain's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority to court after losing out on a $12 billion contract to decommission the country's oldest nuclear sites.

  • SINGAPORE, April 29- Gold traded below $1,300 an ounce on Tuesday, holding on to most of its losses from the previous session as strong U.S. data offset safe-haven bids from escalating tensions between Russia and the West.