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REFILE-UPDATE 4-HSBC looks at moving HQ from Britain as tax and regulations bite

* Investors urge HSBC, StanChart to mull move after UK tax rise

24 Apr 2015

Canadian finance figure died in Mongolia of illness -police

ULAN BATOR, April 24 - A preliminary examination shows that Jim Doak, a well-known figure in Canada's financial industry who was found dead in his hotel room in Mongolia on Thursday, died of an unspecified illness, local police said on Friday.

24 Apr 2015

EU approves first new genetically modified crops since 2013

BRUSSELS, April 24 - The European Union cleared the import of 10 new types of genetically modified crops and two more kinds of cut flowers on Friday, its first authorisations in more than a year after a review of its blocked approval process.

24 Apr 2015

Poland's Synthos puts $170 mln investment in Brazil on hold

WARSAW, April 24 - Polish chemicals maker Synthos has put on hold its $170 million plan to build a synthetic rubber plant in Brazil on fears a key supplier may fail to provide the raw materials needed, its chief executive officer said.

24 Apr 2015

Russia's TMK says Q1 shipments down 3 pct y/y

MOSCOW, April 24 - TMK, Russia's largest maker of steel pipes for the oil and gas industry, said on Friday it had shipped 995,000 tonnes of steel pipe to consumers in the first quarter of 2015, down 3 percent year-on-year.

24 Apr 2015
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Parliament kicks off debate on GST

NEW DELHI - India's parliament began debating the goods and service tax (GST) on Friday that seeks to transform the country into a common market, but experts said compromises made to enlist the support of states risked diluting the impact of the biggest tax reform in decades.