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(27-04-2011)
  • BUZZ-European earnings watch: movers & shakers
    ** Some big moves in early European trading following corporate result announcements despite flat to lower moves on the benchmarks. ** Unilever seen down 3 pct following weak Q3 sales as EM continues to ...More

  • Asia stocks hobbled by growth anxiety, China PMI fails to impress
    By Hideyuki Sano TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares sagged on Thursday after a retreat on Wall Street and falling crude oil prices rekindled investor anxiety over slowing global growth, while a mixed picture on Chinese manufacturing failed to impress markets. Japan's Nikkei share average fell 0.4 percent while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dropped 0.3 percent. European shares look set to slide, with spreadbetters expecting France's CAC 40 to fall as much as 0.8 percent, Germany's DAX 0.7 percent and Britain's 0.6 percent. ...More

  • Gold steadies above $1,240 as Asian equities slide

    A dealer displays gold pendants at a jewellery shop near the Grand Mosque during the annual Haj pilgrimage in MeccaBy A. Ananthalakshmi SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Gold steadied above $1,240 an ounce on Thursday as Asian stock markets weakened, but caution prevailed as the dollar hovered near one-week highs and outflows from bullion funds continued. Asian shares sagged after a retreat on Wall Street and falling crude oil prices rekindled investor anxiety over slowing global growth, while a mixed picture on Chinese manufacturing failed to impress markets.


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  • MIDEAST STOCKS-Global retreat may undermine region's rebound
    DUBAI, Oct 23 (Reuters) - A fresh decline in U.S. and Asian equities and global oil prices may take the steam out of Middle Eastern stock markets' rally on Thursday, offsetting the positive effect of generally strong earnings reported this week. Asian shares sagged on Thursday after a retreat on Wall Street and falling crude oil rekindled investor anxiety over slowing global growth. Brent crude fell for a second session running, hitting a one-week low just above $84 a barrel as a sharp rise in U.S. crude inventories reinforced oversupply concerns. ...More

  • Takata shares drop on report of US air bag probe

    A crash-test dummy at Takata's crash-testing facility on August 19, 2010 in Auburn Hills, MichiganShares in Japanese auto parts maker Takata sank 5.57 percent Thursday morning following on a report that US justice officials are investigating the firm over an air bag defect that may have killed several drivers. The firm fell to 1,592 yen ($15) by the break in Tokyo, after plunging 22 percent on Tuesday following an earlier air bag safety warning. The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that federal prosecutors in New York are probing whether Takata made misleading statements about the safety of its bags to US regulators. According to the New York Times, at least 139 injuries have been linked to Takata air bags, including 37 reported as exploding.


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  • TPG Capital-backed China Grand Auto halts up to $800 mln HK IPO-IFR
    HONG KONG, Oct 23 (Reuters) - China Grand AutomotiveServices, the country's largest car dealership, has decided toput on hold an up to $800 million Hong Kong initial publicoffering, IFR reported on Thursday, citing a source with directknowledge of the plans. China Grand Auto, backed by private equity firm TPG Capital, won't launch the IPO in 2014 and is also consideringwhether to list in China's domestic stock market instead, addedIFR, a Thomson Reuters publication. ...More

  • Asia stocks hobbled by growth woes, China PMI fails to impress

    Pedestrians look at an electronic board showing the stock market indices of various countries outside a brokerage in TokyoBy Hideyuki Sano TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares sagged on Thursday after a retreat on Wall Street and falling crude oil prices rekindled investor anxiety over slowing global growth, while a mixed picture on Chinese manufacturing failed to impress markets. Japan's Nikkei share average fell 0.5 percent while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dropped 0.2 percent.


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  • Auckland Airport confirms flat earnings
    Auckland International Airport's chairman expects this year's underlying net profit to be broadly in line with last financial year.More

  • South Korea's SK Hynix logs all-time high Q3 earnings

    A branch of SK Hynix in Seoul. The world's second-largest memory chip maker reported a record high quarterly net profit for the three months to SeptemberSK Hynix, the world's second-largest memory chip maker, reported Thursday a record high quarterly net profit for the three months to September on strong sales and currency earnings. Net profit came to 1.09 trillion won ($1.04 billion) in the third quarter, up 14 percent from a year earlier, the company said in a regulatory filing. Hynix attributed the profit growth to technology upgrades and higher margins for data-retaining NAND Flash memory chips.


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  • Australia shares dip as Wall St falls after Canada shooting
    Australian shares dipped 0.2 percent on Thursday, slipping from one-month highs as Wall Street turned lower following a shooting at the Canadian parliament which unnerved global investors. A gunman attacked ...More

  • Six Flags and Yahoo are big market movers
    Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Six Flags Entertainment Corp., up $4.40 to $38.90 The amusement park operator ...More

  • Yahoo earnings boosted by sale of Alibaba shares
    Yahoo stock rose six per cent on markets Wednesday after its earnings beat estimates, largely as a result of a big gain on the sale of part of its investment in Alibaba. Yahoo posted earnings of 52 cents a share on revenue of $1.09 billion, beating expectations of 30 cents per share on $1.05 billion. Net profit jumped to $6.8 billion, which included $6.3 billion from its Alibaba shares.More

  • JPMorgan was alerted of hiring concerns in China before U.S. probe: WSJ
    (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co executives in New York were aware of potential problems tied to its recruitment practices in China well before U.S. regulators launched a probe into the issue, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources and documents it reviewed. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is examining the extent to which JPMorgan executives at its headquarters were involved in overseas hiring, the report said. ...More

  • Private equity eyes 10 billion-euro Bayer plastics business - sources

    Bayer Management Board Chairman Wenning poses during a news conference in LeverkusenBy Arno Schuetze, Freya Berry and Pamela Barbaglia FRANKFURT/LONDON (Reuters) - Private equity firms are circling Bayer's 10 billion-euro (7.9 billion British pounds) plastics business, hoping to divert the German drugmaker from its plan to list the division, two people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. Advent, Carlyle , Cinven , CVC and KKR are among those eyeing MaterialScience after Bayer said in September that it planned to spin off the division through a stock market listing, helping it focus on its more profitable life sciences business. ...


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  • Private equity eyes $13 bln Bayer plastics business - sources
    FRANKFURT/LONDON, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Private equity firms are circling Bayer (Milan: BAY.MI - news) 's 10 billion-euro ($12.7 billion) plastics business, hoping to divert the German drugmaker from its plan to list the division, two people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. Advent, Carlyle, Cinven, CVC (Taiwan OTC: 4744.TWO - news) and KKR are among those eyeing MaterialScience after Bayer said in September that it planned to spin off the division through a stock market listing, helping it focus on its more profitable life sciences business. Given the size of the asset, the funds are also in discussions to form consortia, potentially with investors including sovereign wealth funds (SWFs). "All the SWFs and pension funds are being drafted in," one of the sources said.More

  • Boeing profit jumps 18 pct; raises 2014 earnings view

    The Boeing logo is seen at their headquarters in ChicagoBy Alwyn Scott (Reuters) - Boeing Co reported an 18 percent increase in quarterly profit and raised its full-year core earnings forecast for the third time, reflecting booming commercial aircraft demand and increasing profitability in its defense business. But shares of the Chicago-based aerospace and defense giant slipped 1.5 percent in early trading, as analysts viewed the profit gain as a given and raised concern about signs that the costs of the 787 Dreamliner were creeping higher. The company earned $1.36 billion, or $1.86 per share, for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, up from $1. ...


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  • Earnings, U.S. data help European shares regain after stress-test scare
    European shares nudged higher on Wednesday, supported by a raft of positive corporate earnings and mild inflation data from the United States which may encourage the U.S. Federal Reserve to keep interest ...More

  • Earnings, U.S. data help European shares regain poise after stress-test scare
    European shares nudged higher on Wednesday, supported by a raft of positive corporate earnings and mild inflation data from the United States which may encourage the U.S. Federal Reserve to keep interest ...More

  • CORRECTING and REPLACING Dialog Semiconductor Plc.: Third Quarter 2014 Earnings Call Invite Wednesday 29th October 2014
    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Please replace the release dated October 09, 2014 with the following corrected version due to multiple revisions. The corrected release reads: DIALOG SEMICONDUCTOR PLC.: THIRD ...More

  • Boeing profit jumps 18 percent; raises 2014 earnings view

    The Boeing logo is seen at their headquarters in ChicagoBy Alwyn Scott (Reuters) - Boeing Co reported an 18 percent increase in quarterly profit and raised its full-year core earnings forecast for the third time, reflecting booming commercial aircraft demand and increasing profitability in its defense business. But shares of the Chicago-based aerospace and defense giant slipped 1.5 percent in early trading, as analysts viewed the profit gain as a given and raised concern about signs that the costs of the 787 Dreamliner were creeping higher. The company earned $1.36 billion, or $1.86 per share, for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, up from $1. ...


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