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  • April 23- Hong Kong shares ended lower on Monday, led by technology stocks, amid lingering worries over Sino-U.S. trade disputes that has embroiled Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE. **ZTE's Hong Kong- traded shares was suspended from trading last week, after the United States said it would ban American companies from selling components to the Chinese company...

  • INDICI ORE 10,25 VAR% CHIUS. 2017 EUROSTOXX50 3485,67 -0,24 3503,96 STOXX EUROPE 600 380,94 -0,24 389,18 STOXX BANCHE 178,3 -0,14 183,99 STOXX OIL&GAS 330,28 0,05 315,53 STOXX ASSICURAZIONI 295,01 0,05 288,35 STOXX AUTO 628,85 -0,35 614,77 STOXX TLC 270,98 -0,03 281,61 STOXX TECH 438,88 -0,1 367,87. MILANO, 23 aprile- Le borse europee sono deboli oggi,...

  • LONDON, April 23- Sterling slipped to a two-week low against the dollar on Monday as investors questioned whether the Bank of England would raise interest rates in May following weaker-than-expected economic data and cautious comments from governor Mark Carney. "We think the UK data this week may be enough to rekindle rate hike expectations," said ING FX...

  • LONDON, April 20- The Swiss franc, long a place to park cash during times of stress- and away from the taxman's eyes- may be losing its cachet, not least for Russian tycoons who face growing crackdown risks, from local regulations as well as at home. The franc slid on Thursday to 1.20 per euro, the level at which the Swiss National Bank in January 2015 abruptly abandoned as...

  • LONDON, April 23- The U.S. dollar rose to near a two-week high on Monday after a rise in U.S. The rise in the 10- year Treasury yield, spurred by worries about more inflationary pressures, increases in U.S. debt issuance and signs of a thawing of relations between the United States and China, left the gap between U.S. and German government bonds at a 29- year high.

  • SEOUL, April 23- General Motors Co's South Korean unit on Monday said it has reached a tentative wage deal with its labour union, meeting a key condition laid down by the U.S. automaker to prevent it filing for bankruptcy for the money-losing operation. The U.S. automaker shocked South Korea in February when it unveiled a major restructuring plan for the unit, which...

  • SEOUL, South Korea— General Motors says it has reached a tentative agreement with its South Korean labor union to a set of measures to cut costs and allocate new car models to existing GM Korea factories. The agreement Monday between GM and its union steers the American carmaker away from filing for bankruptcy protection for its loss-making Korean unit and...

  • LONDON, April 23- Investors shed euro zone government bonds on Monday morning after 10- year U.S. Signs of a thawing of relations between the United States and China are also putting upward pressure on yields, said an analyst. Treasuries hit its highest level since January 2014 at 2.9790 percent in European trade, and the spread over the German equivalent was...

  • SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, April 23- Japan's Inpex Corp and its partners have bought a cargo of liquefied natural gas to cool their Ichthys LNG plant in Australia ahead of a potential start-up of the much delayed facility, a company spokesman said on Monday. Taking such a step indicates the plant, in northern Australia's Darwin, is getting closer to starting output.

  • BEIJING, April 23- London aluminium prices rose concerns after the United States slapped sanctions on Russian producer United Company Rusal regained momentum. Most other base metals also rose but London nickel fell by as much as 2.2 percent, continuing its retreat from a three-year high of $16,690 a tonne seen on April 19 as fears of additional sanctions eased.

  • BEIJING, April 23- London aluminum prices rose concerns after the United States slapped sanctions on Russian producer United Company Rusal regained momentum. Most other base metals also rose but London nickel fell by as much as 2.2 percent, continuing its retreat from a three-year high of $16,690 a tonne seen on April 19 as fears of additional sanctions eased.

  • BEIJING, April 23- China's HNA Group will remain a "major investor" in Deutsche Bank, the aviation-to-financial services conglomerate said in a statement on Monday, citing a company spokesman. HNA, which has been selling equity investments and property as part of a group-wide restructuring, reduced its stake in the German lender to 7.9 percent, from about 8.8...

  • HANOVER, Germany, April 23- German engineering association raised its forecast for 2018 output growth to 5 percent from 3 percent, driven by strong demand from other European countries and the United States, its head said on Monday. Speaking at the Hannover Messe trade fair, VDMA President Carl Martin Welcker said U.S. Deliveries to Britain would probably shrink...

  • LONDON, April 23- European shares fell on Monday as results from Switzerland's biggest bank, UBS, disappointed investors, and a rise in U.S. The pan-European STOXX 600 was down 0.2 percent by 0720 GMT, starting a heavy week of earnings on the back foot. Consumer staples stocks, which investors have held as proxies to bonds for their stable revenues and income stream,...

  • SEOUL, April 23- General Motors' South Korean unit said that it has reached a tentative wage deal with its labour union on Monday, meeting a key condition laid down by the U.S. automaker to prevent it filing for bankruptcy for the loss-making operation. The U.S. automaker shocked South Korea in February when it unveiled a major restructuring plan for the unit, which...

  • SYDNEY, April 23- Australia's competition watchdog on Monday supported massive increases in financial penalties for companies caught doing the wrong thing, after widespread misconduct was exposed by an ongoing inquiry into the financial sector. Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Chairman Rod Sims said the government was correct to propose...

  • *Gains in Shanghai stocks led by Jilin Expressway Co Ltd and losses by Western Region Gold Co Ltd. *China's A-shares are at a 22.46 percent premium over H-shares. SHANGHAI, April 23- China's major stock indexes ended little changed on Monday, though tech firms were sold amid ZTE woes.

  • PARIS, April 23- Air France KLM shares fell on Monday as its Air France division faced further disruption to flights due to workers striking in protest over pay. Air France KLM shares were down 1.4 percent in early trading, among the worst performers on Paris' SBF-120 index. Air France predicted that 25 percent of its flights would be cancelled on Monday, the 10th day...

  • SHANGHAI— It was looking like a banner year for business in China. The company refused to sign an exclusive contract with Alibaba, and instead participated in a big sale promotion with its archrival, JD.com Inc. Tmall punished them by taking steps to cut traffic to their storefront, two executives told The Associated Press. As the Trump administration pushes...

  • LONDON, April 20- Trading activity on cryptocurrency exchanges has halved from its December peak, industry data shows, as retail interest in the virtual coins declines and the prices of many remain far below their recent highs. Average daily traded volumes across cryptocurrency exchanges fell to $9.1 billion in March and to $7.4 billion in the first half of...