*U.S. crude futures for October delivery fell 6 cents to trade at $93.90 a barrel as of 0004 GMT. *An Iraqi Kurdish crude oil tanker has reappeared off the coast of Israel having offloaded its cargo, ship tracking data on Reuters showed, in the latest sign the autonomous region is finding buyers for its oil in defiance of Baghdad.» Read More
MOSCOW, April 9- A surge in capital outflows from Russia underscores how international tensions over Ukraine are adding to the woes of Russia's already struggling economy. "Of course it's the conflict with Ukraine and the uncertainty about potential operations in eastern Ukraine that triggered such big outflows," said Alexei Devyatov, economist at Uralsib.
*Russia seeks to reassure West, Ukraine over troops. LONDON, April 9- Brent crude rose towards $108 a barrel as rising tension between Russia and Ukraine overshadowed the bearish impact of a steep rise in crude oil stockpiles in the United States.
MOSCOW, April 9- Russia's biggest gold miner Polyus Gold is considering delisting from London, Kommersant newspaper said on Wednesday, which would make it the first Russian company to heed a call by officials to bring assets home to survive Western sanctions.
Families, on average, expect to spend $978 this year on the prom, the annual rite of passage for American high schoolers, which is basically just a big dance, according to a survey released today by Visa Inc. That's down 14 percent from last year.
NEW YORK, April 9- When Jessica Yingling and Christopher Mahoney get married this May, they will be footing the bill for their wedding. Yingling and Mahoney, who live in San Diego and are getting married in Chicago, are among a growing number of couples over 30 who pay for their own weddings because they can afford it and want to keep control of the process.
*Dollar gains foothold after biggest one-day fall in months. *Crown hit by signs central bank to cut rates. LONDON, April 9- The Swedish crown was the major mover on developed currency markets on Wednesday, falling half a percent against the euro after the Riksbank signalled it was moving closer to cutting interest rates.
TOKYO, April 9- Japanese and U.S. trade negotiators made progress on Wednesday in trade talks meant to spur a broader Pacific trade pact and prepare for a visit by President Barack Obama, but they remain apart on key issues, both sides said. Trade Representative Michael Froman told reporters after a day of negotiations with Japanese Economy Minister Akira Amari.
LONDON/ MILAN, April 9- The European Central Bank has dismissed the latest appeal by the region's biggest lenders for concessions, including easier deadlines, to make rigorous health checks of their industry less logistically onerous, sources told Reuters.
IRAN SURPREME LEADER SAYS NONE OF TEHRAN'S NUCLEAR GAINS ARE TO BE CEDED- IRNA.
April 9- Constellation Brands Inc reported a fourth-quarter profit that nearly doubled, helped by strong sales of its beers such as Corona and Modelo Especial in the United States. Net income rose to $157 million, or 79 cents per share, in the quarter ended Feb. 28, from $82 million, or 43 cents per share, a year earlier.
That caused colossal losses for banks and tarnished securitisation, which has yet to recover in Europe with Nomura estimating the market now to be 650- 700 billion euros, half its pre-crisis size.
IRAN SUPREME LEADER SAYS U.S.
NEW YORK, April 9- U.S. stock index futures were flat on Wednesday, after the S&P 500 managed to halt a three-day losing skid, in the wake of earnings from Alcoa and ahead of the minutes from the last Federal Reserve meeting.
The deal announced by Ladbrokes on Wednesday follows a similar-sized acquisition last September when Ladbrokes- Britain's second-biggest bookmaker- bought online company Bookmaker.com. au and launched a website in Australia.
IRAN'S SUPREME LEADER SAYS AGREED TO NUCLEAR TALKS TO BREAK HOSTILE CLIMATE CREATED BY' ARROGANT POWERS'-IRNA.
MUMBAI, April 9- India's Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd plans to begin phasing out sales of generic drugs branded as Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd products in the United States after completing a $3.2 billion takeover of its loss-making rival, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.
IRAN'S SUPREME LEADER KHAMENEI SAYS IRAN NUCLEAR NEGOTIATORS MUST NOT YIELD TO ANY ISSUES "FORCED UPON THEM"- IRNA.
LONDON, April 9- The World Health Organisation wants a "concerted effort" to drive down the cost of new hepatitis C drugs that offer a cure for the liver-destroying virus but are unaffordable for most infected people worldwide.
LONDON, April 9- European shares rebounded on Wednesday, led by automakers, although caution ahead of the European earnings season could keep gains under check. Volkswagen rose 2.8 percent and Porsche 3.9 percent after Bernstein raised its ratings for the shares, traders said. It also said Volkswagen had extensive exposure to a European market recovery.