... * FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.6 pct, lifted by surge in UBS. * Athens' ATG index down 3 pct as debt worries weigh. * Asset performance in 2015: link.
... * Evans says prefers early 2016 start to rate hikes. * Earlier start, if path is shallow, could still support economy. * Rate hike on table in June, decision will depend on data (Adds comments, background).
(Repeats to add PICTURE to slug). By Wayne Cole. SYDNEY May 5 (Reuters) - Australia's central bank cut interest rates for the second time this year on Tuesday, seeking to buttress the economy against sliding mining investment while heading off a harmful ...
LONDON - The British bank HSBC said that its profit rose slightly in the first quarter as it benefited from increased market activity, particularly after a �difficult� fourth quarter.
California's massive swimming pool industry faces a dilemma as the state heads into its summer season and a fourth year of historic drought conditions.