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  • BEIJING, April 26- China will expand a trial programme to make it simpler for multi-national firms to transfer funds within and outside the country, in a move that will further open its tightly controlled capital account.

  • SEOUL, April 26- The leaders of the Group of Seven major economies agreed on Saturday to swiftly impose further sanctions on Russian individuals over the Ukraine crisis, and the United States could unveil its new punitive measures as early as Monday, officials said.

  • CARACAS, April 25- Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday that 16 people had been arrested in a new round of inspections to find alleged price gougers whom the socialist government blames for the worst inflation rate in the Americas.

  • April 25- JPMorgan Chase& Co's global chairman of investment banking and veteran deal maker James Elliott will retire in June, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters.

  • WASHINGTON, April 25- The United States and Japan are edging into a new phase of trade negotiations after U.S. Talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 12- nation bloc which would span 40 percent of the world economy and extend from Asia to Latin America, have been deadlocked as the United States and Japan stared off over farm and auto exports.

  • MEXICO CITY, April 25- Mexico's Senate voted to approve an economic competition bill on Friday, sending it to the lower house for its consideration and helping to clear the way for other pending legislation, including laws that will implement a sweeping energy reform.

  • April 25- A committee created by a U.S. bankruptcy court to represent Detroit's retired workers said on Friday it reached an agreement in principle with the city over pensions and healthcare.

  • District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly said the settlement, which required American to sell takeoff and landing rights at airports in the New York and Washington areas and airport gates in five other cities, was "within the reaches of the public interest." In Washington, the Justice Department's Antitrust Division welcomed the decision.

  • April 25- A committee created by a U.S. bankruptcy court to represent Detroit's retired workers said on Friday it reached an agreement in principal with the city over pensions and healthcare.

  • NEW YORK, April 25- Wary of brokers who make their money by "riding the calendar" of new stock and bond issues rather than patiently building the firm's wealth management business, Morgan Stanley is cracking down where it hurts the most: compensation.

  • DIARY - Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 8 Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 8:02 PM ET

    April 26- For other related diaries, please. SEOUL- Bank of Korea Governor Lee Ju-yeol will give congratulatory remarks at a seminar hosted by the Korea Institute of Finance and the Korean Economic Association. The seminar will discuss the tapering of stimulus in the United States and the direction of future South Korean monetary policy- 0435 GMT.

  • NEW YORK, April 25- A federal judge on Friday rejected a bid by a U.S. lawyer to stall the enforcement of a ruling that found he used fraud to secure a $9.5 billion pollution judgment against Chevron Corp in Ecuador. District Judge Lewis Kaplan in March that barred him from collecting on a $9.5 billion judgment against Chevron in the United States.

  • BRDO PRI KRANJU, Slovenia, April 26- Slovenian Prime Minister Alenka Bratusek lost the leadership of her centre-left Positive Slovenia party to a challenger unwanted by her coalition partners on Saturday, a move that is likely to bring down her government and trigger an early election.

  • NEW YORK, April 25- At the end of a week that saw the top U.S. airline pilots' union win a ringing victory at JetBlue Airways, the union's head showed his willingness to offer both a carrot and a stick in future dealings with the industry.

  • In August, the U.S. Justice Department sued to block the merger of AMR Corp and US Airways, saying it would hurt consumers by leading to higher airfares. Several states including Arizona and Texas joined the lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

  • Apple offers to fix rare fault in older iPhones Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 6:52 PM ET
    Apple iPhone 5

    Apple has offered to replace faulty on-off buttons on the iPhone 5, a rare glitch that it said on Friday affected "a small percentage" of the phones.

  • Magistrate Judge James Francis in New York said Internet service providers such as Microsoft Corp or Google Inc cannot refuse to turn over customer information and emails stored in other countries when issued a valid search warrant from U.S. law enforcement agencies.

  • NEW YORK, April 25- Since late February, when investors fell out of love with biotechnology and other high-flying stocks, the market's fuel has been oil. The sector will look to build on recent gains when bellwethers Exxon Mobil Corp, Chevron Corp and ConocoPhillips report results next week.

  • Apple offers to fix faulty iPhones, a rare move Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 6:22 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 25- Apple Inc has offered to replace faulty on-off buttons on the iPhone 5, a rare glitch that it said on Friday affected "a small percentage" of the previous-generation smartphones.

  • WASHINGTON, April 25- The United States and the European Union are expected to impose fresh sanctions on Russian individuals on Monday in response to Moscow's alleged efforts to destabilize eastern Ukraine, sources familiar with the matter said.