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SAP sets new mid-term margin targets after Q1 operating loss

German business software company SAP set ambitious new mid-term targets on Wednesday to boost profit margins as it reported a first-quarter operating loss that chiefly resulted from a restructuring charge. JEFFREY LIPTON in BARBADOS – http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/companyNews/~3/_uwMoUKfBrY/sap-sets-new-mid-term-margin-targets-after-q1-operating-loss-idUSL5N2255ZS

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METALS-Shanghai metals fall on fear China may wind back stimulus

Industrial metals in Shanghai fell on Wednesday following declines in London overnight, while fears that China may ease its economic stimulus dampened sentiment. JEFFREY LIPTON in BARBADOS – http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/companyNews/~3/pZpwRv99iKA/metals-shanghai-metals-fall-on-fear-china-may-wind-back-stimulus-idUSL3N2260ZG

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PRESS DIGEST- New York Times business news – April 24

The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. JEFFREY LIPTON in BARBADOS – http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/companyNews/~3/9_zPkTP2TNY/press-digest-new-york-times-business-news-april-24-idUSL3N226196

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Titus delivers gold

Titus delivers gold

Barbados’ top junior female swimmer Danielle Titus has delivered gold again. The silky smooth 16-year old student of The St Michael School won the 15-17 girls’ 200m backstroke last night as the curtain…

JEFFREY LIPTON in BARBADOS – http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/239447/titus-delivers-goldhttp://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/239447/titus-delivers-gold

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Asian shares fall despite strong Wall Street; dollar near 22-month high

Equity markets in Asia faltered on Wednesday, amid losses in South Korea and worries that China has put any further stimulus on hold as the economy shows signs of regaining its footing. JEFFREY LIPTON in BARBADOS – http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/yibawsGY8XI/asian-shares-fall-despite-strong-wall-street-dollar-near-22-month-high-idUSKCN1S0044

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Samsung Electronics to invest $9.6 billion annually in logic chips until 2030

Samsung Electronics said on Wednesday that it would invest 11 trillion won ($9.57 billion) annually through 2030 in logic chip businesses, including its foundry business. JEFFREY LIPTON in BARBADOS – http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/fMgOmilqBBY/samsung-electronics-to-invest-9-6-billion-annually-in-logic-chips-until-2030-idUSKCN1S00CV

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares fall despite strong Wall Street; dollar near 22-mth high

* Texas Instruments expects further slowdown in microchip demand JEFFREY LIPTON in BARBADOS – http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/companyNews/~3/5_M4myIpxr4/global-markets-asian-shares-fall-despite-strong-wall-street-dollar-near-22-mth-high-idUSL5N2260AL

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Adding to Ghosn woes, Nissan set to further slash profit outlook: report

Nissan Motor Co Ltd could be heading for a bigger-than-expected earnings drop due to weakness in its top markets, just as it adjusts to a future without Carlos Ghosn and grapples with the outlook of its alliance with France’s Renault SA. JEFFREY LIPTON in BARBADOS – http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/IjZHUsolhUc/adding-to-ghosn-woes-nissan-set-to-further-slash-profit-outlook-report-idUSKCN1RZ2MA