HONG KONG, Sept 18- Hong Kong shares finished lower on Thursday after weak Chinese housing data heightened concerns of a deepening downtrend in the property sector that is weighing on the broader economy. China Resources Land sank 2.8 percent, a leading percentage loser on the Hang Seng, and China Overseas Land& Investment shed 1.8 percent.» Read More
WASHINGTON, April 10- Top finance officials from the Group of Seven developed nations said they discussed Ukraine's financing needs and the international response at an informal meeting on Thursday. "This included a discussion of the situation in Ukraine, its financing needs and the international response."
April 10- Shares of auto-lender Ally Financial Inc fell as much as 4.1 percent in their market debut on Thursday, taking the shine off the biggest U.S. initial public offering so far this year as investor appetite for big stock offerings shows signs of waning.
CHINA CENTRAL BANK'S YI GANG SAYS TWO-WAY FLUCTUATION OF RENMINBI CURRENCY "NORMAL".
*VIX, Wall Street's fear index, jumps 15 percent. NEW YORK, April 10- The Nasdaq suffered its biggest drop in two-and-a-half years on Thursday after another sharp selloff in biotech and momentum names, including Gilead Sciences and TripAdvisor, increasing investor anxiety about a broader pullback.
April 10- AlixPartners, a leading business turnaround advisory firm, sued two former managing directors on claims they breached employment contracts and stole trade secrets after they jumped to consulting firm McKinsey& Co..
CHINA'S YI GANG SAYS CHINA GROWTH A LITTLE BIT MORE, A LITTLE BIT LESS THAN 7.5 PERCENT "ACCEPTABLE".
In total, SAC Capital has agreed to pay $1.8 billion to resolve criminal and civil probes into insider trading. SAC Capital also agreed to be placed on probation for five years, and employ a compliance consultant, former federal prosecutor Bart Schwartz.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 10- Zynga Inc appointed former Best Buy executive David Lee its chief financial officer as Zynga continued reshuffling its ranks to try to return the "Farmville" creator to growth. Zynga has sought to revive its business by overhauling top management, trimming staff and introducing titles that can be played on smartphones and tablets.
Gox for a token payment of one bitcoin, or about $400, the Wall Street Journal reported citing sources. Gox, once the largest bitcoin exchange, filed for bankruptcy in Japan in February, saying hackers had stolen 750,000 bitcoins belonging to its customers and 100,000 of its own bitcoins after exploiting a security flaw in its software.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., April 10- A NASA mission to pluck samples from a distant asteroid and return them to Earth passed a major technical review, clearing engineers to begin building the robotic spacecraft, officials said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON, April 10- The United States could give Europe and Ukraine relief from energy dependence on Russia within months if it overturned the 40- year ban on most U.S. crude oil exports, the head of energy company Hess Corp. said on Thursday. He estimated that Europe and Ukraine could get relief from volatile oil prices in 90 days if the ban was overturned.
WASHINGTON, April 10- U.S. financial regulators on Thursday told banks to upgrade their systems as soon as possible if they are vulnerable to the recently uncovered "Heartbleed" bug, which exposes data to hackers.
NEW YORK, April 10- "Conscious uncoupling" might become all the rage now that actress Gwyneth Paltrow and musician Chris Martin have announced they are separating in a cooperative and respectful way. But there is nothing touchy feely about divorce in the eyes of the Internal Revenue Service.
Gox, the Wall Street Journal reported citing sources. The investor group is offering a token payment of one bitcoin, or about $400, to buy the exchange, the Journal said.
Chad Johnson, chief of the Investor Protection Bureau for the New York Attorney General, said state investigations now underway would show whether enforcement actions would be needed.
OTTAWA, April 10- Former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, 64, who steered Canada through the global financial crisis and then nearly eliminated the huge budget deficits he had run up in the process, died on Thursday just weeks after resigning.
*Greece makes successful return to bond markets. NEW YORK, April 10- Wall Street stocks tumbled on Thursday as investors exited technology and biotech shares, extending recent weakness and knocking the Nasdaq down by more than 3 percent.
*Ghana's TUC rejects a wage freeze. ACCRA, April 10- For a decade, Ghana powered ahead as it started pumping oil, won debt forgiveness, achieved coveted middle-income status and saw five years of economic growth above 8 percent that made it the envy of other African nations.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 10- Google Inc will take online orders for its Glass wearable gadget on April 15, in its biggest push to get the $1,500 wraparound Web-ready glasses out to the U.S. public.
*Biotech index has worst day since August 2011. NEW YORK, April 10- The Nasdaq suffered its biggest drop in two-and-a-half years on Thursday after another sharp selloff in biotech and momentum names, including Gilead Sciences and TripAdvisor, increasing investor anxiety about a broader pullback.