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European stocks slip in opening deals

The CAC 40 in Paris shed 0.48 percent to 5,009.63 compared with Tuesday's closeLondon (AFP) - Europe's main stock markets weakened at the start of trading on Wednesday, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index nudging 0.01 percent lower to 6,772.32 points.

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Universal bank model not at an end - ECB bank watchdog

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The re-working of many European banks' business models in response to regulatory changes does not spell an end to the universal bank, the European Central Bank's top bank supervisor, Daniele Nouy, told a German newspaper.

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Euro zone manufacturing picks up as weak euro boosts exports - PMI

LONDON (Reuters) - Manufacturing activity across the euro zone accelerated faster than previously thought last month, adding to signs the bloc's economy is recovering, a business survey showed on Wednesday.

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Business chiefs line up against Labour party

100 leaders say Labour win would threaten economic recovery

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Indonesian inflation picks up in March

Inddonesia's rupiah rose 0.33% to 13,027 to the dollar in afternoon tradeIndonesia's inflation picked up to 6.38 percent in March, official data showed Wednesday, as the price of fuel and rice rose in Southeast Asia's biggest economy. The cost of petrol rose last month after global oil prices briefly strengthened, mainly due to geopolitical tensions including the Yemen crisis, said agency chief Suryamin, who goes by one name.

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French manufacturing contraction eases in March - PMI

PARIS (Reuters) - The pace of contraction in France's manufacturing sector eased in March, according to the monthly purchasing managers' index collated by the Markit consultancy.

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Chipmaker Qualcomm sets out China designs

US company is on a mission to move past antitrust sanctions

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Challenger bank Shawbrook valued at £725m

Shares priced near top of range as bank moves to list before general election

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World's oldest person dies at 117

Misao Okawa (C), the world's oldest person, pictured on March 4, 2015 with her family at a nursing home in OsakaTOKYO (AP) — The world's oldest person has died nearly a month after celebrating her 117th birthday.

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