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31 minutes ago // BBC

business VIDEO: Hong Kong protests part of 'process'

David Sun Tak Kei, a director at Hong Kong's Audit Commission explains why China's proposed governance reforms have sparked protests.

32 minutes ago // Reuters

business Asian shares inch up; focus on central banks, Greece

TOKYO Reuters - Asian shares scaled seven-year highs following stellar earnings from a few U.S. hi-tech giants, but investors were cautious ahead of central bank meetings this week in the U.S. and Japan and on apparent deadlock in Greece's talks with creditors.

33 minutes ago // Reuters

business GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares inch up; focus on central banks, Greece

TOKYO, April 27 Reuters - Asian shares scaled seven-year highs following stellar earnings from a few U.S. hi-tech giants, but investors were cautious ahead of central bank meetings this week in the U.S. and Japan and on apparent deadlock in Greece's talks with creditors.

35 minutes ago // Reuters

business RUBBER-Tokyo futures rise in thin trade as oil prices climb

TOKYO, April 27 Reuters - Benchmark TOCOM rubber futures inched up on Monday, helped by higher oil and metals prices at the end of last week, but trade was thin as investors looked for clues on the economic outlook in top buyer China and plans by top rubber producers in Asia to boost prices.

36 minutes ago // The New York Times

business The Week Ahead: Apple Earnings, Automaker Results and New Products From Tesla

Apple, increasingly reliant on China for growth, reports on Monday; Ford will post earnings on Tuesday and Fiat Chrysler on Wednesday; on Thursday, Tesla is expected to announce two new battery products.

37 minutes ago // CNN

business Chipotle is now GMO-free

Chipotle co-CEO Steve Ells told CNNMoney that his restaurants are removing GMO ingredients from its food.

39 minutes ago // The New York Times

business Corinthian Colleges to Shut Down All 28 Remaining Campuses

Corinthian Colleges will shut down all of its remaining 28 ground campuses, displacing about 16,000 students, less than two weeks after the U.S. Department of Education announced it was fining the for-profit institution $30 million for misrepresentation.

43 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

business Deutsche Bank Profit Halves on Litigation Costs

German lender Deutsche Bank said its first-quarter net profit fell around 50% as strong revenue growth was outweighed by a record penalty.

44 minutes ago // Reuters

business UPDATE 1-For-profit Corinthian Colleges to shut down remaining campuses

April 26 Reuters - For-profit college operator Corinthian Colleges Inc, said on Sunday it will immediately shut down all its remaining campuses and cease substantially all other operations.

45 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

business Strong iPhone Sales Power Apple's Encore

Apple on Monday reports quarterly results. The numbers wont surpass the prior quarter, but analysts expect strong sales of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

50 minutes ago // CNN

business Google exec's girlfriend: He was magical

Dan Fredinburg was killed while hiking Mount Everest during the Nepal earthquake Saturday. Those close to him share what he was like.

50 minutes ago // Reuters

business PRESS DIGEST- British Business - April 27

The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

52 minutes ago // BBC

business Asian shares boosted by Wall Street

Asian markets have started the week higher, boosted by Wall Street's strong performance on Friday and a bounce in iron ore prices.

54 minutes ago // Reuters

business TABLE-Japanese insurers' investment plans in financial year to March 2016

TOKYO, April 27 Reuters - Japanese life insurers, which have combined assets of more than 180 trillion yen $1.51 trillion under management, are planning to continue increasing their foreign bond holdings while maintaining a cautious stance on domestic bonds. Following is a summary of the investment plans of Japan's biggest life insurance companies for financial year to March 2016, as obtained by Reuters in interviews and at news conferences this month. FOREIGN BONDS -------------------

57 minutes ago // The New York Times

business Chipotle to Stop Serving Genetically Altered Food

Starting Monday, nothing sold by Chipotle, which has more than 1,800 restaurants, will contain any genetically modified ingredients.

58 minutes ago // The Times of India

business Don't misuse Forms 15G, 15H to avoid TDS

Imprisonment and fines await those who wrongly file the two forms to avoid tax on interest income.

1 hour ago // The Times of India

business Lessons for a hoarder

Do not treat money as a commodity that should be accumulated for future use.

1 hour ago // The Times of India

business Delay in houses hits buyers

Housing projects are running 2-3 years behind schedule. Here's how it can hurt you.

1 hour ago // The New York Times

business Mergers Collapse Leaves Frustrated Cable Customers Out in the Cold

As soon as Comcast withdrew, Charter Communications was reported to be exploring a new bid for Time Warner Cable, but some predict consumers will lose no matter who buys whom.

1 hour ago // The Independent

business Small Talk: The crowdfunding industry has had three years of dramatic growth

Britains financial technology fintech sector has its first billion-dollar business. The crowdfunding platform Funding Circles announcement last week that it had completed a $150m fundraising means the business, launched less than five years ago, is now valued at $1bn and the financing round was over-subscribed.

1 hour ago // The Independent

business The Week Ahead: All on eyes on Centrica as British Gas owner unveils its interim results

All on eyes will be on Centrica today as the British Gas owner unveils its interim results. British Gas this month called on the services of new managing director Mark Hodges to take over at the energy provider. He joins in June and will hope to take the tiller with wind in the companys sails. Meanwhile, the gaming software firm Playtech, set up by Israeli billionaire Teddy Sagi, will update on its first-quarter trading.

1 hour ago // The Independent

business Rugby club grabs chance to join retail bond trend

The rugby club Wasps will today become the latest high-profile organisation to launch a retail bond. The sports business, which owns the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, is hoping to raise between 25m and 35m through 6.5 per cent seven-year bonds, with the investment due to be paid back on 13 May 2022.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

business Pico Rivera Wal-Mart closure a worry for city

The 2002 grand opening of Pico Rivera's Wal-Mart had all the hallmarks of a big event in a small town: The mayor, wielding oversized scissors, cuts a ribbon; the excited crowd streams through a balloon arch into the shining anchor of a new shopping center.

1 hour ago // The Independent

business Volkswagen head Ferdinand Piech loses power struggle with Martin Winterkorn

Volkswagen chairman Ferdinand Piech resigned from the motor giant on Saturday after more than two decades involved with the German firm. The move marks the end of an era, with the 78-year-old being the grandson of the inventor of the Volkswagen Beetle, Ferdinand Porsche.

1 hour ago // Reuters

business Pharmaceutical company Sobi said to be open to sale -Bloomberg

April 26 Reuters - Swedish pharmaceutical company Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB is open to potential takeover offers after its stock reached an all-time high, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

1 hour ago // The Independent

business British arms firms forced to improve ethics, claim critics

The Bribery Act has forced British defence companies to improve their ethical standards above rivals in France, Germany and the US, according to a group that has been typically critical of their anti-corruption practices.

1 hour ago // The Independent

business North-South gap widens in personal insolvencies

Bankruptcy figures today cast doubt on the Coalition parties claim that the recovery is lifting all parts of the country equally.

1 hour ago // Reuters

business PRESS DIGEST- Financial Times - April 27

April 27 Reuters - The following are the top stories in the Financial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

1 hour ago // The Times of India

business Shoppers are moving towards smaller stores: Walmart Intl CEO

David Cheesewright, president and CEO of Walmart International, a fast-growing segment of Walmarts overall operations with more than 6,400 stores in 26 countries outside the United States, was in India last week to review the global retail giants operations in the country.

1 hour ago // The Times of India

business Equity NFO collections surge five-fold in FY15

With the markets on a strong wicket throughout the year, mobilization made by fund houses from equity NFOs new fund offers surged about five-fold to a seven-year high in 2014-15.

1 hour ago // The New York Times

business White House Takes Cybersecurity Pitch to Silicon Valley

Computer industry mainstays are rolling out technology to block surveillance, including by the National Security Agency, which fears going dark on terror threats.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

business Signing up late for Medicare Part B can trigger a lifelong penalty

If Robert Bowman hadn't casually mentioned his upcoming 65th birthday to a friend, he might have missed his window to sign up for Medicare.

1 hour ago // The Times of India

business For Kotak, ING Vysya merger is like joint family moment

Uday Kotaks success in managing his financial conglomerate Kotak Mahindra Bank and its nine group companies stems from practical lessons in his early life.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

business China: the economic behemoth gives Australian mining a glimmer of hope

The announcement that Peoples Bank of China would cut its required reserve ratio provided some good news for the mining sector Continue reading...

1 hour ago // The Times of India

business USL to move Sebi with PwC findings, Mallya taps lawyers

United Spirits will inform the Securities Exchange Board of India Sebi on Monday about the findings of a PricewaterhouseCoopers PwC inquiry into the companys books even as Vijay Mallya, who was asked to quit as USL chairman over the weekend, has lined up a battery of top lawyers in an escalating boardroom battle.

1 hour ago // The New York Times

business The Latest Fashion, Trending on Google

The search giant is scanning its wealth of user-generated data for signs of fashion trends as it works to enhance its sales of online advertisements.