Spain’s borrowing costs hit new low

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Spain’s borrowing costs hit a fresh low, as investor appetite for eurozone periphery debt continues to improve

Henderson draws £3bn as Europe recovers

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Fund manager says demand from private investors strengthened in the first quarter, with European funds accounting for nearly half of all inflows

AstraZeneca hit by patent expiries

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AstraZeneca posts a drop in first quarter profits but does not comment on reports that it received a takeover approach from US firm Pfizer.

Bid news lifts European share markets

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Shares in French train and power plant builder Alstom surge following a report General Electric is considering a blockbuster bid worth more than $13bn

Bid news lifts European share markets

RSS icon09:21am 24 April 2014

Shares in French train and power plant builder Alstom surge following a report General Electric is considering a blockbuster bid worth more than $13bn

Tuition-fee change savings 'unclear'

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A study says the public cost of higher university fees and loans is "highly uncertain" and depends on how much future graduates will earn.

Investors renew interest in commodities

RSS icon08:15am 24 April 2014

The asset class is seen as a way for portfolio diversification as raw materials are not in step with equities or the dollar for the first time in years

Governments clash over pension costs

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The Scottish government disputes UK government claims about future pension costs in an independent Scotland.

South Korea growth beats forecasts

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South Korea's economy grows more than forecast in the first quarter, helped by a jump in construction and exports.

Hyundai Motor first-quarter profit unchanged; misses estimates

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SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's Hyundai Motor Co on Thursday missed analyst estimates by posting nearly flat net profit, as lacklustre U.S. performance offset increased sales in Korea and China....

Sale of blood transfusion test unit boosts Novartis first-quarter profit

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ZURICH (Reuters) - Two days after announcing a radical overhaul of its structure, Novartis posted first-quarter profit that beat expectations boosted by an exceptional gain from the sale of its blood...

ECB QE: real prospect or fantasy game?

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Bonds and equity markets have already anticipated any announcements – the risk is of a correction if Mario Draghi, ECB president, disappoints

Publicis says confident of winning UK tax residency

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PARIS (Reuters) - French advertising group Publicis said it and its merger partner Omnicom of the United States are confident they will win the right to have tax residency in Britain as planned....

Apple shares reach 2014 highs, Asian stocks lag

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SYDNEY (Reuters) - Shares in tech heavyweights Apple and Facebook held hefty after-hours gains on Thursday as their results handily outpaced Wall Street expectations, though Asian markets managed...

LME says up to quarter of its electronic trade comes from Asia

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HONG KONG (Reuters) - Up to a quarter of electronic trading volume on the London Metal Exchange (LME) comes from Asia-based participants, the bourse's head said on Thursday.

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Mexico's Slim, Telekom Austria reach ownership deal

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VIENNA/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's Carlos Slim struck an 11th-hour deal on Wednesday with the Austrian government that could give him effective control of Telekom Austria and allow the multi-...

UK employers agree average 2.5 percent pay rise in first quarter - survey

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LONDON (Reuters) - British employers raised pay in the first three months of 2014 at the same pace as a year ago, although current low levels of inflation should improve workers' spending power, a...

VIDEO: Obama's trade deal faces jobs question

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A potential free trade deal called the Trans Pacific Partnership is being seen as key to boosting growth in the Asia-Pacific region. But it has raised some questions about the impact on US jobs.

Facebook first-quarter revenue grows 72 percent on rising mobile ads

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's mobile advertising business accelerated in the first three months of the year, helping the Internet social networking company top Wall Street's financial...

Moving oil by rail safely major industry concern - Buffett

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warren Buffett, chairman of conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway , said on Wednesday that safety is a major priority for the rail industry, after a recent spate of accidents raised...

Qualcomm shares dip on weak outlook

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Shares in Qualcomm, one of the world's biggest mobile phone chipmakers, fall 5% in after-hours trading as it issues a weaker than expected growth outlook.

VIDEO: GSK and Novartis deal 'shows focus'

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Keith Lostaglio of consultants A T Kearney tells the BBC what is behind GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis's deal.

Apple expands buybacks by $30 billion, OKs 7-for-1 stock split

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc has approved another $30 billion (17.8 billion pounds) in share buybacks till the end of 2015 and authorized a rarely seen seven-for-one stock split, addressing...

Pension funds pile pressure on Barclays over governance

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LONDON (Reuters) - A group of British public sector pension funds has heaped pressure on Barclays ahead of its annual general meeting by saying it has governance concerns over the company's search...

S&P warns of bank rating 'uncertainties' in independent Scotland

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(Reuters) - Ratings agency Standard & Poor's said there were "important considerations and uncertainties" that factored into the creditworthiness of banks should Scotland vote to end its 307-year...

Tech sector brightens as Apple jumps 8 percent

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SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian markets could get a lift on Thursday after tech heavyweights Apple and Facebook beat Wall Street expectations, sending their stock up sharply and boosting Nasdaq futures....

Energy storage: The key to a smarter grid

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Can energy grids cope with higher demand and volatile supply

UK plans tougher pay rules for top company executives

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LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's stock-market listed companies should be able to claw back bonuses paid to poorly performing executive board members, a regulator proposed on Thursday, mirroring steps...

The unlikely debt capital of Britain

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The unlikely debt capital of Britain

Apple expands buybacks by $30 billion, OKs 7-for-1 stock split

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc has approved another $30 billion (17.8 billion pounds) in share buybacks till the end of 2015 and authorized a rarely seen seven-for-one stock split, addressing...