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  • *Former James Bond actor Roger Moore has died- Telegraph Source http://bit.ly/2q7gso7.

  • PARIS, May 23- French unions urged President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday not to try to hustle through his labour reform plans this summer, in contrast with calls from the main employers' group for swift measures to reinforce rising business optimism. The head of France's biggest moderate trade union said he had urged the newly-elected Macron to leave more time...

  • *Doubts mount over future demand growth in China, India. LONDON/ NEW YORK, May 23- The "war on sugar" being waged by governments and consumers to combat public health emergencies like diabetes is slowing growth in global demand, which along with other factors could signal a fundamental shift in consumption ahead. "Consumption is generally stagnating in developed...

  • PARIS, May 23- French unions urged President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday not to try to hustle through his labor reform plans this summer, in contrast with calls from the main employers' group for swift measures to reinforce rising business optimism. The head of France's biggest moderate trade union said he had urged the newly-elected Macron to leave more time for...

  • FORMER JAMES BOND ACTOR ROGER MOORE HAS DIED- TELEGRAPH.

  • THE HAGUE, May 23- Royal Dutch Shell shareholders on Tuesday widely rejected a proposal by an environmental group calling for the oil company to set and publish annual targets to reduce carbon emissions. As many as 94 percent of Shell shareholders who cast a vote decided against the resolution, according to preliminary results displayed during the company's...

  • LONDON, May 23- Companies' disclosure of risks to their business from climate change could become mandatory in a few years as investor pressure gathers pace, climate finance experts said on Tuesday. Investors have urged companies, particularly those operating in the oil, gas and coal sectors, to disclose the financial impact of long-term climate change and...

  • LONDON, May 23- Shares climbed and the euro hit a six-month month high before running out of steam on Tuesday, as the latest economic data made for encouraging reading, especially in Germany. Investors continued to grapple with U.S. uncertainty as President Donald Trump's first full budget plan loomed, and a suicide bombing in Britain subdued the pound.

  • WASHINGTON, May 23- The White House on Tuesday will ask Republicans who control the U.S. Congress- and federal purse strings- to slash spending on healthcare and food assistance programs for the poor as they push ahead on plans to cut taxes and trim the deficit. More than $800 billion would be cut from the Medicaid healthcare program for the poor and more than $192...

  • CAIRO, May 23- Egypt expects to raise 5- 7 billion Egyptian pounds through initial public offerings of state-owned companies during the 2017-2018 fiscal year beginning in July, deputy finance minister Ahmed Kouchouk told Reuters on Tuesday. That is lower than the 7.2 billion pounds the ministry in a draft budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year said it expected to...

  • NEW YORK— Microsoft is refreshing its Surface Pro tablet with longer battery life and faster processors. But Microsoft is hoping its under-the-hood improvements will help it compete with newer laptop-tablet hybrids from Samsung and others. Microsoft pioneered laptop-tablet hybrids, also known as 2- in-1s, with the original Surface in 2012.

  • BERLIN, May 23- Business morale in Germany hit its highest since reunification in May and an already rosy growth outlook brightened further, tapping into hopes that Berlin will ally with Paris in spearheading a broad-based economic revival in Europe. France is Germany's second biggest trading partner and europhile Emmanuel Macron's presidential election...

  • FRANKFURT, Germany— German automaker Daimler AG says prosecutors will be searching several of its offices in Germany as part of a preliminary investigation into suspected manipulation of diesel emission controls. Daimler said in its first-quarter earnings report that authorities in the U.S. and Europe had asked it for information about test results and...

  • May 23- Toll Brothers Inc's profit and revenue beat analysts' estimates, boosted by robust demand and the U.S. luxury homebuilder raised its sales forecast for fiscal 2017.. Shares of the company, which builds homes that can cost upwards of $2 million, rose 3.5 percent in premarket trading on Tuesday. "This was the best spring selling season we have had in over 10...

  • May 23- U.S. stocks looked set to open higher on Tuesday, shrugging off a deadly bomb blast in Britain and ahead of U.S. The plan also includes selling off half the country's huge oil stockpile, a proposal that weighed on crude oil prices as it threatened a future glut even as OPEC and its allies cut output to try and tighten the market. The budget will not pass in its...

  • *Plan would undermine OPEC- led effort to tighten markets. President Donald Trump's plan to sell off half the country's huge oil stockpile, threatening a future glut even as OPEC and its allies look set to extend output cuts in a bid to tighten the market. The White House plan to sell off half of the nation's 688 million-barrel oil stockpile from 2018 to 2027 aims to...

  • ATHENS, Greece _ Diana Shipping inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $26.5 million in its first quarter. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 37 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $27.6 million.

  • LONDON, May 23- Gold was little changed on Tuesday as the dollar steadied near 6-1/ 2 month lows and traders locked in profits following two weeks of gains, shrugging off heightened political risk following a deadly suicide attack in Britain. "Gold is taking a breather once again, its struggling to make it out of this $1,245- $1,265 range," said Ole Hansen, head of...

  • ISS recommended Taubman shareholders vote for hedge fund Land and Buildings Investment Management LLC's founder Jonathan Litt, and fellow dissident board candidate, Charles Elson, a University of Delaware finance professor and corporate governance expert. ISS also recommended shareholders vote for company nominee Buckley Marakovits, whose seat was...

  • NEW YORK, May 23- Financial and technology companies led by Bank of America Corp, SBI Holdings Inc, HSBC Holdings Plc, Intel Corp and Temasek Holdings have invested $107 million in R3 CEV, a startup which runs a big bank consortium seeking to develop blockchain technology, it said on Tuesday. Other major investors and companies leading the deal include ING Groep NV,...