German Economic Expectations Drop Unexpectedly

TODAY: April 21, 2015 PUB DATE: April 21, 2015

By Nina Adam German economic sentiment unexpectedly deteriorated in April, a survey of financial analysts and institutional investors showed Tuesday, providing a healthy reality check about the German economy after a series of sharp increases in sentiment. The ZEW indicator ...

EU Puts Thailand On the Hook Over Illegal Fishing -- 2nd Update

TODAY: April 21, 2015 PUB DATE: April 21, 2015

By Trefor Moss MANILA--The European Union said Tuesday it will ban seafood from Thailand unless it clamps down on illegal fishing, while removing a similar threat from the Philippines and South Korea. Thailand was given six months to clean up ...

EU Puts Thailand On the Hook Over Illegal Fishing

TODAY: April 21, 2015 PUB DATE: April 21, 2015

By Trefor Moss MANILA--The European Union said Tuesday it will ban seafood from Thailand unless it clamps down on illegal fishing, while removing a similar threat from the Philippines and South Korea. Thailand was given six months to clean up ...

CURRENCIES: Dollar Turns Lower Against Euro, Pound

TODAY: April 21, 2015 PUB DATE: April 21, 2015

By Joseph Adinolfi and Carla Mozee, MarketWatch , Hiroyuki Kachi Rising Treasury yields led to a selloff in the buck, analysts say The dollar moved lower against its rivals Tuesday, wiping out most of its gains from a day ago, ...

H-P to Sell Snapfish Photo-Storage Business

TODAY: April 21, 2015 PUB DATE: April 21, 2015

Hewlett-Packard Co. said Tuesday that it has agreed to sell its Snapfish photo-storage business to District Photo, as part of the company's plan to split up its business. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed. H-P shares fell 0.7% to $33.17 ...

Canada Wholesale Trade Falls 0.4% in February

TODAY: April 21, 2015 PUB DATE: April 21, 2015

By Paul Vieira OTTAWA--Wholesale trade in Canada declined unexpectedly in February as sales hit their lowest level in six months. Wholesale trade receipts declined 0.4% to 53.62 billion Canadian dollars ($43.84 billion), Statistics Canada said Tuesday. The market consensus was ...

Teva Offers to Buy Mylan for $40 Billion -- 5th Update

TODAY: April 21, 2015 PUB DATE: April 21, 2015

By Jonathan D. Rockoff Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. has proposed to acquire rival Mylan N.V. for about $40 billion in cash and stock, a tie-up that would create the world's biggest generic drug company by sales. A Mylan spokesman couldn't ...

Greek, German Leaders Are Expected to Meet

TODAY: April 21, 2015 PUB DATE: April 21, 2015

By Nektaria Stamouli And Viktoria Dendrinou ATHENS--Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is expected to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a summit in Brussels on Thursday, a senior Greek government official said, as Greece and its international creditors try ...

Dollar Posts Mild Gains Against Yen on Rise in Stocks

TODAY: April 21, 2015 PUB DATE: April 21, 2015

By Hiroyuki Kachi The dollar staged a moderate increase against the yen in Asia trade Tuesday, with gains in major stock markets encouraging selling of the perceived safety of the Japanese currency. Around 0450 GMT, the dollar was at Y119.42, ...

Number of employees increased by 65 000

TODAY: April 21, 2015 PUB DATE: April 21, 2015

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2015-04-21 9:30 AM Nr 2015:583 Labour Force Survey (LFS), March 2015: Number of employees increased by 65 000 In March 2015, 4 767 000 persons aged 15-74 were employed, not seasonally adjusted. This is an ...

China Resources Enterprise to Sell Non-Beer Assets to Parent Company

TODAY: April 21, 2015 PUB DATE: April 21, 2015

By Chester Yung HONG KONG--Beverage and retail conglomerate China Resources Enterprise Ltd. (0291.HK) said Tuesday it will sell its non-beer business to its state-owned parent for HK$28 billion (US$3.6 billion). The Hong Kong-listed company said it will sell the non-beer ...

Slovak Telekom Share Sale Valued up to €1 Billion

TODAY: April 21, 2015 PUB DATE: April 21, 2015

Slovak Telekom, a Bratislava-based telecommunications company majority-owned by Deutsche Telekom AG (DTE.AG), said on Tuesday that the value for the remaining 49% shares set to sold by the state is about 750 million euros ($807.6 million) to EUR1 billion. Deutsche ...

China March Total Net Forex Sales CNY156.5 Billion

TODAY: April 21, 2015 PUB DATE: April 21, 2015

BEIJING--China's central bank and financial institutions sold a net 156.5 billion yuan ($25.2 billion) worth of foreign exchange in March, according The Wall Street Journal calculation based on central-bank data issued Tuesday. March's total net figure, which contrasts with a ...

Asian Shares: Hong Kong Stocks Rebound -- 3rd Update

TODAY: April 21, 2015 PUB DATE: April 21, 2015

By Chao Deng Stocks in Hong Kong rebounded Tuesday from their largest tumble of the year, pulled higher by a surge in China Resources Enterprise, while Australian shares inched higher amid signals that the country's central bank could soon cut ...