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  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands— A Filipino lawyer has presented documents to the International Criminal Court which he says contain evidence of the alleged involvement of President Rodrigo Duterte in extrajudicial killings of suspected drug dealers and other crime suspects. Lawyer Jude Sabio presented a 77- page file outlining the allegations to prosecutors...

  • *OPEC looks set to extend output cuts through 2017. LONDON, April 24- Oil prices recovered some lost ground on Monday after big losses last week, driven by expectations that OPEC will extend output cuts till the end of 2017, although a relentless rise in U.S. drilling capped gains. Leading Gulf oil exporters Saudi Arabia and Kuwait gave a clear signal at a conference...

  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— Emirati and Malaysian officials say they've reached a deal over the indebted and troubled Malaysian investment fund 1 MDB, with the UAE set to receive $1.2 billion over this year. A filing on Monday on the London Stock Exchange says Abu Dhabi's International Petroleum Investment Co. will receive half the money by July 31 and the...

  • TOKYO— Nikon Corp. says it has taken legal action in the Netherlands, Germany and Japan over use of its semiconductor making technology by ASML Holding N.V. and Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH. Nikon said it had filed 11 patent infringement cases against ASML in the District Court of The Hague in the Netherlands. It also is filing patent infringement cases against ASML in...

  • LONDON, April 24- Emerging assets shifted up a gear on Monday as markets cheered the French election results, pushing developing stocks to a near-three week high and sending most emerging currencies surging against the dollar and euro. MSCI's emerging market index extended gains into a third day and rose 0.5 percent as bourses across Asia, Europe and Africa...

  • HONG KONG, April 24- HSBC Holdings Plc is confident it can maintain dividend payouts in the foreseeable future and expects to exceed risk-weighted asset and cost-saving targets, the bank's chief executive Stuart Gulliver said on Monday. The bank may have to move "some thousand roles" from Britain to Paris depending on how the country's Brexit negotiations with...

  • LONDON, April 24- Britain's top share index jumped on Monday as banking stocks surged after centrist Emmanuel Macron came out on top in the first round of France's presidential election. It delivers some potential upside in terms of what it could mean for Europe going forward, Dean Turner, economist at UBS Wealth Management, said. UK banks jumped 2.4 percent,...

  • AMSTERDAM _ Koninklijke Philips NV on Monday reported first-quarter net income of $247.2 million. On a per-share basis, the Amsterdam- based company said it had profit of 27 cents. Keywords: Royal Philips, Earnings Report.

  • LONDON, April 24- Britain's ruling Conservative Party said it would cap domestic energy prices if it retained power in an election in June, targeting an industry it accuses of not working properly and sending shares in the leading providers down sharply. Prime Minister Theresa May's government has previously said the energy market does not work properly and...

  • BEIJING _ New Oriental Education& Technology Group Inc. on Monday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $67.6 million. On a per-share basis, the Beijing- based company said it had net income of 43 cents. Keywords: New Oriental Education, Earnings Report.

  • HOUSTON _ Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc. on Sunday reported a loss of $16.4 million in its first quarter. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 14 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • BEIJING _ Changyou.com Ltd. on Monday reported first-quarter profit of $29.9 million. For the current quarter ending in July, Changyou.Com expects its per-share earnings to range from 46 cents to 56 cents. Changyou.Com shares have climbed 44 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • MURRAY HILL, N.J. _ C.R. Bard Inc. on Sunday reported first-quarter earnings of $178.1 million. For the current quarter ending in July, C.R. Bard expects its per-share earnings to range from $2.75 to $2.85. C.R. Bard shares have increased 13 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed roughly 5 percent.

  • BEIJING _ Sohu.com Inc. on Monday reported a loss of $68.2 million in its first quarter. For the current quarter ending in July, Sohu.com expects its results to range from a loss of $2.05 per share to a loss of $1.80 per share. Sohu.com shares have climbed 20 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • BRUSSELS, April 24- The European Union's statistics office Eurostat released on Monday the following data on the aggregated euro zone budget deficit and debt for 2016:. GDP market prices 9 932 307 10 143 506. 10 473 905 10 753 121.

  • MILAN, April 24- Banks rallied, powering European shares to their highest levels in more than a year, while volatility and safe-haven gold stocks slumped on Monday on abating political anxiety in the euro zone. Investors cheered the first-round results of France's presidential election in which centrist Emmanuel Macron took a big step towards leading his...

  • KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 added 3.9 percent in early trading to 5,255.62. Germany's DAX gained 2.5 percent to 12,354.94, while Britain's FTSE 100 rose 1.6 percent to 7,230.84. The outcome could lead to a reshaping of the country's political landscape and set up a showdown over France's participation in the European Union.

  • *Warsaw leads stock rebound on French vote, up 1.3 pct. BUDAPEST, April 24- Central European stocks and currencies rose on Monday after centrist Emmanuel Macron won the first round of France's presidential elections, taking a big step towards becoming president. Warsaw led a rebound of stocks, with its blue-chip index rising 1.3 percent by 0740 GMT.

  • HANOVER, Germany, April 24- Germany's telecommunications and IT industry association said on Monday it expects sales of software, hardware and IT solutions to rise by more than a fifth both this year and next year. Industry association Bitkom presented forecasts at the Hanover industrial technology trade fair which forecast turnover will rise by 21 percent...

  • LONDON, April 24- Sterling fell sharply against the euro on Monday as investors favored Europe's currency over Britain's in a wave of relief sweeping financial markets following results of the first round of France's presidential election. The pound rallied nearly 2 percent last week, hitting four-month highs against the euro, after British Prime Minister...