Stocks higher after China GDP data

Wall Street bounce helps mood despite Ukraine tensions

China GDP growth slows in first quarter

Expansion of 7.4% is slowest since third quarter of 2012

Mt Gox Bitcoin exchange in administration

Tokyo court orders liquidation of virtual currency exchange

Investment bank weighs on Credit Suisse

Pre-tax profits fall 36% on slide in debt trading

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Pro-Russia militia intensify defiance

Nato strengthens presence on its eastern border

Pressure on ECB as inflation falls

Sharp drop in March stokes eurozone deflation fears

US Treasury slams China over currency

Comes as China’s FX reserves hit nearly $4trn

Moelis IPO hit by market woes

Boutique bank raises $163m but cuts size and share offer price

Alibaba helps Yahoo meet profit forecasts

US internet group’s shares rise 10% on quarterly figures

Starbucks moves Europe HQ to London

Relocation means coffee chain will pay more tax in the UK

GM crisis a ‘catalyst for change’, says chief

Barra wants renewed focus on customers

Comment and Analysis

Risk seekers turn to Latin American bonds

Some countries, still labelled pariahs, are seen as opportunities

Tech groups transform how finance is done in China

The internet is making the country a much fairer place

Demonstrators make a barricade of burning garbage during a protest against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas

Cuba fed a president’s fears in Venezuela

Caracas is paying the price for Chávez’s misplaced trust, writes Moisés Naím

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