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  • PARIS, April 28- French drugmaker Sanofi reported higher-than-expected first-quarter profits on Friday, buoyed by its specialty care division Genzyme, by vaccines, and by consumer products acquired from Germany's Boehringer Ingelheim. The drugmaker, which confirmed its full-year outlook, said it was confident Dupixent, a drug for moderate-to-severe...

  • ZURICH, April 28- Swiss bank UBS kicked off 2017 with a 79 percent jump in net profit as a brighter outlook boosted its investment bank and client trading in its core wealth management business. Switzerland's biggest bank and the world's largest wealth manager said on Friday net profit for the first three months of 2017 was 1.3 billion Swiss francs.

  • SINAGPORE, April 28- Companies from Singapore to Finland are racing to improve artificial intelligence so software can automatically spot and block videos of grisly murders and mayhem before they go viral on social media. It is an approach that David Lissmyr, founder of Paris- based image and video analysis company Sightengine, says goes back to efforts in the...

  • SINAGPORE, April 28- Companies from Singapore to Finland are racing to improve artificial intelligence so software can automatically spot and block videos of grisly murders and mayhem before they go viral on social media. It is an approach that David Lissmyr, founder of Paris- based image and video analysis company Sightengine, says goes back to efforts in the...

  • SINAGPORE, April 28- Companies from Singapore to Finland are racing to improve artificial intelligence so software can automatically spot and block videos of grisly murders and mayhem before they go viral on social media. It is an approach that David Lissmyr, founder of Paris- based image and video analysis company Sightengine, says goes back to efforts in the...

  • SINAGPORE, April 28- Companies from Singapore to Finland are racing to improve artificial intelligence so software can automatically spot and block videos of grisly murders and mayhem before they go viral on social media. It is an approach that David Lissmyr, founder of Paris- based image and video analysis company Sightengine, says goes back to efforts in the...

  • ZURICH, April 28- Swiss bank UBS kicked off 2017 with its second-best start to a year since the financial crisis as a brighter outlook and a spike in trading levels boosted its investment bank and core wealth management business. Switzerland's biggest bank and the world's largest wealth manager said on Friday net profit for the first three months of 2017 rose 79...

  • MANILA, Philippines— Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says Southeast Asia's 10- member grouping could comprise the world's fourth-largest economy by 2030, but countries must work to ensure integration, bring down rising tariff barriers and expand e-commerce to benefit small enterprises that form the region's economic backbone.

  • The European Central Bank said it will host a meeting of banks on May 4 at its offices in Frankfurt. It will spell out in detail what those moving some of their operations out of London must do to apply successfully for a licence. Ireland's central bank will hold a similar gathering next month to advise groups considering a move to Dublin, which along with Frankfurt,...

  • Now, in Michigan, a broad coalition of opponents is entering a new frontier: Pushing to rip out and reroute an existing pipeline- Enbridge Inc.' s aging Line 5, which crosses the Straits of Mackinac. It also delivers about half the propane used to heat Michigan homes. The unprecedented demands to move an existing pipeline present steep political and regulatory...

  • NEW YORK, April 28- U.S. refiners have come out of maintenance season betting that big exports to Mexico and South America will help alleviate high product inventories and boost margins as the critical summer driving season nears. Instead, they are taking advantage of demand from places like Mexico and South America, where sputtering local refineries cannot...

  • SHANGHAI, April 28- China's main stock indexes fell on Friday and looked set for their third straight weekly loss on fears that regulators will step up their latest crackdown on riskier types of financing and speculation. While China's regulatory enforcement sprees have tended to wax and wane in the past, investors fear there may be no let up in the latest...

  • TAIPEI, April 28- Top executives of Foxconn, including founder and chairman Terry Gou, visited the White House on Thursday, Taiwanese TV footage showed, as the Apple Inc supplier ponders a $7 billion- plus U.S. investment in a display-making plant. Footage aired by TVBS television on Friday showed Gou entering and leaving one of the entry gates of the White House...

  • ZURICH, April 28- Swiss bank UBS kicked off 2017 with a 79 percent jump in net profit as a brighter outlook boosted its investment bank and client trading in its core wealth management business. Switzerland's biggest bank and the world's largest wealth manager said on Friday net profit for the first three months of 2017 was 1.3 billion Swiss francs.

  • NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, April 28- Growing tensions with North Korea should worry global electronics firms such as Apple Inc as they source key parts from South Korea, but investors are brushing off such concerns and snapping up shares in key exporters, heartened by robust earnings and big investment plans. South Korea, a U.S. ally and home to major electronics...

  • SHANGHAI, April 28- China's yuan firmed against the U.S. dollar on Friday, tracking its stronger offshore counterpart, but the Chinese currency is poised for a second straight losing month. The People's Bank of China set the midpoint rate at 6.8931 per dollar prior to market open, weaker than the previous fix 6.8896. "The onshore yuan was following the offshore spot...

  • *CFO Jennifer Li to step aside for new role as Baidu Capital chief. BEIJING, April 28- Baidu Inc on Friday forecast second-quarter revenue largely below estimates as the Chinese internet company continues to grapple with Beijing's restrictions on its lucrative medical advertisements segment, sending its shares down six percent in extended trading.

  • *Palladium hits highest since March 2015. Spot gold was up 0.1 percent at $1,264.81 per ounce, as of 0312 GMT, while U.S. gold futures were steady at. "Technically gold has not had a great week... there seems to be some pressure as the risk-on sentiment is still on despite Trump's tax plans disappointing and especially situation in North Korea does not seem to be inflamed,"...

  • WASHINGTON— The U.S. economy likely slowed significantly in the first three months of the year, though economists foresee a sharp rebound in the current April-June quarter on the strength of solid job growth, higher consumer confidence and stock-market records. A variety of factors are cited for the expected slowdown, ranging from warmer-than-usual weather...

  • NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, April 28- Growing tensions with North Korea should worry global electronics firms such as Apple Inc as they source key parts from South Korea, but investors are brushing off such concerns and snapping up shares in key exporters, heartened by robust earnings and big investment plans. South Korea, a U.S. ally and home to major electronics...