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  • Egypt policeman kills hospitalised Islamist

    An Egyptian policeman was arrested Sunday for having shot dead an Islamist detained in a Cairo hospital with injuries from his arrest, the interior ministry said. The ministry, on its Facebook page, said the victim was a member of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood arrested as he tried to plant a…

    AFP
  • CRH to acquire ?6.5bn in cement assets from Holcim and Lafarge

    CRH, the Irish cement company, has made its biggest acquisition to date, reaching a deal to acquire ?6.5bn in assets being sold by larger rivals Lafarge and Holcim in order to win regulatory approval for ...

    Financial Times
  • #PreMarket Prep For The Week Of February 2: Trading Ideas For Equities, Bonds & Currencies

    We’ll cover day trading ideas, bond markets and macro events on this week’s #PreMarket Prep broadcast, sponsored by Marketfy. Be sure to tune in at 8:00 a.m. EST Monday-Friday here to tune in to the exciting ...

    Benzinga
  • Earnings Expectations For The Week Of February 2: Disney, Exxon, GM And More

    It is clear that the mixed earnings results seen so far have contributed to the volatility in the markets throughout January. While many of the market movers have already shared their most recent quarterly ...

    Benzinga
  • Kuwait jails stateless activist for insulting emir

    Kuwait's lower court Sunday sentenced a stateless activist for five years in jail for allegedly insulting the ruler of the oil-rich Gulf state, his lawyer said. Khaled al-Kafeefa told AFP that defendant Abdullah al-Enezi, who has apparently fled the country, was not present in court for the…

    AFP
  • Hellman & Friedman eyes bid for Auto Trader

    US private equity firm Hellman & Friedman is preparing a £2bn takeover bid for Auto Trader, the UK's largest marketplace for used cars, in a deal that would supersede one of this year's biggest initial ...

    Financial Times
  • Saudi frees women's rights activist close to blogger

    A woman who co-founded the Saudi Liberal Network Internet discussion group with blogging activist Raef Badawi has been freed after about three months in prison, her daughter said on Sunday. Suad al-Shammari had spent around 90 days at a women's prison in the Red Sea city of Jeddah, her daughter…

    AFP
  • Did Amazon Really Deserve Analyst Downgrade to Sell After Great Earnings?

    Amazon.com managed to show that the company can start caring about earnings and operating margin again. So, why did one analyst downgrade the stock to the dreaded Sell rating?

    24/7 Wall St.
  • Companies diary: February 2 - February 6

    Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters. Company announcements are of information publicly available before last week.

    Financial Times
  • PayPal And Dunnhumby Put $1.2m Into Pulsate, A Location Marketing Startup

    Pulsate, a startup with a platform to deliver content for brands based on a user’s location and preferences, has raised $1.2 million in funding from PayPal and Dunnhumby (the customer science company). The money will be used to expand the platform and service customers.Menlo Park-based Pulsate is a…

    TechCrunch
  • The week: February 2

    C Hedge fund Fortress Investment Group said goodbye to two executives amid the turmoil left by recent currency market upheaval. Chief risk officer Sherif Sweillam and portfolio manager Tye Schlegelmilch ...

    Financial Times
  • US top court weighs use of lethal injection drug

    The US Supreme Court is due to review the use of lethal injection drugs following several bungled executions that saw inmates gasping for air during prolonged killings. The court could ban the use of the controversial midazolam sedative, which was used in three botched executions in the United…

    AFP
  • Bahrain strips 72 of citizenship after unrest

    Sunni-ruled Bahrain said Saturday it had revoked the citizenship of 72 people convicted of "harming the interests of the kingdom", which has experienced unrest by its Shiite majority since 2011. The official BNA news agency said their nationality had been rescinded in a decree as part of measures…

    AFP
  • Egypt sets Morsi trial verdict for espionage May 16

    An Egyptian court set May 16 for a verdict in the espionage trial of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, who could be sentenced to death if convicted, an official said Saturday. Morsi, toppled by former army chief and now President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in 2013, faces several trials along with top…

    AFP
  • 54 arrests at Austrian far-right ball demo

    Police arrested 54 people after violence broke out as thousands protested against a ball organised by far-right groups and politicians in the Austrian capital of Vienna, local media reports said on Saturday. According to estimates, 5,000 - 9,000 people flooded into central Vienna on Friday to…

    AFP
  • Protect Your Business Name: Tips on How to Secure a Trademark (Infographic)

    By registering your business name and logo with the United States Patent and Trademark office, you can legally protect your brand.

    Entrepreneur