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 2014-04-24 08:14   

Reuters

  BRIEF-Zhejiang Guyuelongshan Shaoxing Wine gets regulatory approval for private placement...

April 24 (Reuters) - Zhejiang Guyuelongshan Shaoxing WineCo Ltd* Says gets regulatory approval to issue 190.5 million newshares in private placementSource text in Chinese: http://link.reuters.com/qej78vFurther...



 2014-04-24 08:14   

AP

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  German business confidence rebounds in April...

BERLIN (AP) German business confidence has rebounded after dipping amid fears about the possible economic impact of the crisis in Ukraine.The Ifo institute said Thursday that its closely watched monthly confidence survey increased to 111.2 points in Apri...



 2014-04-24 08:11   

Reuters

  Barclays says "significant" drop in Q1 fixed income...

LONDON, April 24 (Reuters) - Barclays Plc said itsinvestment bank had seen a significant fall in income in itskey fixed income business in the first quarter, continuing aslump seen across the industry...



 2014-04-24 08:10   

Reuters

  South Africa c'act gap risk to financial system stability - cbank...

JOHANNESBURG, April 24 (Reuters) - South Africa's currentaccount deficit, while shrinking, presents a marked risk to thestability of the country's financial system, the Reserve Banksaid on Thursday.Africa's...



 2014-04-24 08:09   

AP

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  Pyongyang's pop queens stage comeback...

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) Step aside, Sea of Blood Opera. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's favorite guitar-slinging, miniskirt-sporting girl group, the Moranbong Band, is back. And these ladies know how to shimmy.After a six-month hiatus, the quee...



 2014-04-24 08:09   

Reuters

  Turkish March foreign visitors rise 0.6 pct - tourism ministry...

ISTANBUL, April 24 (Reuters) - The number of foreignvisitors to Turkey rose 0.6 percent year-on-year in March to1.85 million people, Tourism Ministry data showed on Thursday.Last year, the number of...



 2014-04-24 08:09   

Reuters

  Norway c.bank survey: banks see lower lending margins in Q2...

OSLO, April 24 (Reuters) - Norway's banks expect lowerlending margins to both households and companies in the comingquarter, the central bank said in a quarterly lending survey onThursday.Banks expect...



 2014-04-24 08:09   

Reuters

  Australia climate plan leaves emission cuts with government...

(Reuters) - Australia on Thursday released a draft climate plan that would leave the government responsible for funding the nation's emission cuts while the nation's biggest carbon emitters would only...



 2014-04-24 08:09   

Reuters

  Ifo surprises with rise as German business strong despite Ukraine...

BERLIN, April 24 (Reuters) - German business sentimentconfounded expectations with a surprise rise in April,signalling that Europe's largest economy is shrugging offtensions between the West and Russia...



 2014-04-24 08:09   

AP

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  Ukraine official: city hall cleared of protesters...

DONETSK, Ukraine AP -- Police have cleared the city hall in a southeastern Ukrainian city of pro-Russian protesters who had been occupying it for over a week, Interior Minister Avakov said Thursday, but local police officials and protesters presented quit...



 2014-04-24 08:08   

Reuters

  GLOBAL MARKETS-Juicy Apple buoys shares, euro volatility sinks...

* European shares rise as tech stocks enjoy rebound* Apple shares jump 8 pct after hours on buyback, results* New Zealand dollar up as central bank hikes rates, again* Euro/dollar implied volatility...



 2014-04-24 08:05   

Reuters

  Hong Kong shares end modestly higher on telecoms rebound, earnings...

BEIJING, April 24 (Reuters) - Hong Kong shares posted modestgains on Thursday, helped by a strong rebound in some telecomsshares after the previous session's sell-off, and by companyresults.The Hang...



 2014-04-24 08:05   

Reuters

  Japan's Tohoku to buy US Cameron LNG from M'bishi...

TOKYO, April 24 (Reuters) - Japanese utility Tohoku ElectricPower Co said on Thursday it has signed a basicagreement to buy 300,000 tonnes per year of U.S. liquefiednatural gas (LNG) for 16 years from...



 2014-04-24 08:04   

Reuters

  BRIEF-China property developer Beijing Capital's Q1 profit surges...

April 24 (Reuters) - Beijing Capital Development Co Ltd* Says Q1 net profit up 357.6 percent y/y at 324.5 millionyuan ($52.02 million)Source text in Chinese: http://link.reuters.com/gej78vFurther company...



 2014-04-24 08:04   

Reuters

  RPT-Fitch Summarises Reasons for UK Life Insurance's Negative Outlook...

(Repeat for additional subscribers)April 24 (Reuters) - (The following statement was released by the rating agency)Fitch Ratings says UK life insurers face threats to profitability from recently announcedgovernment...



 2014-04-24 08:04   

Reuters

  Australia climate plan leaves emission cuts with government...

April 24 (Reuters) - Australia on Thursday released a draftclimate plan that would leave the government responsible forfunding the nation's emission cuts while the nation's biggestcarbon emitters would...



 2014-04-24 08:03   

AP

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  Large Scania shareholder accepts Volkswagen bid...

STOCKHOLM (AP) Volkswagen has come closer to realizing its ambition to takeover Scania after the fourth largest shareholder in the Swedish truck maker announced it will accept the 6.7 billion-euro ($9.2 billion) bid.Fund manager Swedbank Robur on Thursda...



 2014-04-24 08:03   

Reuters

  UPDATE 1-Japan's JFE eyes 5 pct boost in crude steel output in 2014/15...

* Targets 30 mln T in crude steel output in 2014/15* Crude steel output rises 2.5 pct in 2013/14* Recurring profit in 2013/14 grew more than three-fold (Adds quotes)TOKYO, April 24 (Reuters) - JFE...



 2014-04-24 08:02   

Reuters

  UPDATE 1-Spain's Applus to raise $1.5 bln after pricing Madrid IPO...

* Sets price range for IPO at 13.25-16.25 euros - sources* Values firm at 2.4-2.8 bln euros including debt - source* Second corporate to float in Madrid this year (Adds value, details on banks, background)By...



 2014-04-24 08:01   

AP

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  Announcer relishes role as voice of Kentucky Derby...

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) The Kentucky Derby will have a new track announcer this year.Veteran announcer Larry Collmus will call the race for the thousands of fans at Churchill Downs and the millions watching on TV.Collmus has called the past three Derbys for...



 2014-04-24 07:59   

Reuters

  BRIEF-TSMC purchases machinery equipment worth T$500.6 mln from Gold Stone Devt...

April 24 (Reuters) - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing CoLtd* Says purchases machinery equipment worth T$500.6 million($16.53 million) from Gold Stone DevelopmentSource text on Eikon:Further company...



 2014-04-24 07:59   

Reuters

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  Palestinian unity pact upsets U.S....

Apr. 24 - U.S. says it's disappointed by the unity pact agreed between rival Palestinian groups in West Bank and Gaza. Paul Chapman reports....



 2014-04-24 07:58   

AP

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  Obama to Russia: More sanctions are 'teed up'...

TOKYO (AP) -- Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another round of economic sanctions "teed up" - even as he acknowledged those penalties may do little t...



 2014-04-24 07:58   

Reuters

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  Earthquake shakes British Columbia; no injuries reported...

SEATTLE (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 rattled the coast of British Columbia's Vancouver Island on Wednesday evening and was felt by hundreds of people in dozens of cities in Canada...



 2014-04-24 07:58   

AP

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  Arab-Israeli women break ground on pro soccer team...

PETAH TIKVA, Israel (AP) -- When the Israeli women's soccer team Hapoel Petah Tikva lost a number of its players to Israel's national team ahead of World Cup qualifiers, founder Rafi Subra made a decision that sets the team apart from many of its riva...



 2014-04-24 07:56   

Reuters

  Japan PM Abe and U.S. President Obama - what's in a name?...

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may have hoped to demonstrate his personal ties with President Barack Obama during the U.S. leader's state visit to Tokyo - but if how they addressed...



 2014-04-24 07:54   

Reuters

  FACTBOX-Key pending reforms facing India's next government...

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The biggest challenge for India's next government, due to take charge after election results in May, will be to pull the economy out of its deepest slump in decades.Thursday was...



 2014-04-24 07:53   

AP

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  Pineda says he'll learn from ejection for pine tar...

BOSTON (AP) -- The pine tar glistened on Michael Pineda's neck, improving his grip and inviting trouble.......



 2014-04-24 07:52   

Reuters

  UPDATE 1-Hungary central bank seeks to force banks into local government debt...

* Will convert two-week bills into 2-week deposits* Goal is to encourage banks to buy more govt securities* Some 600 to 1,000 bln forints could move out from cbankdeposits* Forint weakens on announcement...



 2014-04-24 07:51   

Reuters

  Spanish, Italian bond yields tick higher before debt sales...

LONDON, April 24 (Reuters) - Spanish and Italian bonds edgedup from their lowest levels in more than eight years on Thursdaybefore chunky debt sales by the two countries that should helpthem complete...




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