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Financial News from The Wall Street Journal

  • British Airways' Parent Saves on Plumbing @ The Wall Street Journal - 34 minutes ago

    Tired of flushing money away, British Airways parent IAG has sought to cut costs in unusual places, like its lavatories.

  • Rio Tinto Committed to Higher Investor Returns @ The Wall Street Journal - 51 minutes ago

    Rio Tinto PLC said it was committed to giving significantly more money back to shareholders in 2015 despite a sharp slide in iron-ore prices.

  • Europe Ups Ante in Web Battle @ The Wall Street Journal - 56 minutes ago

    Europe escalated its war against U.S. technology superpowers as the Continent’s two largest economies and the European Parliament backed fresh efforts to rein in the growing influence of companies such ...

  • Central Banks Are Pressed to Revisit the Golden Age @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 51 minutes ago

    The financial crisis and its aftermath have revived interest in gold as a monetary policy instrument, especially in Europe, where central banks face public pressure to buy gold or bring back home what ...

  • Brazil's Rousseff Names Economic Team @ The Wall Street Journal - 4 hours ago

    Following her re-election in October, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has picked the members of her new economic team who will face a huge task of boosting economic growth, fighting inflation and regaining ...

  • Lion Air Orders 40 More ATR Planes @ The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago

    Lion Group, the parent of Indonesian discount carrier Lion Air, placed a US$1 billion order with European aircraft maker ATR for 40 additional planes.

  • Coke, SABMiller Strike Africa Deal @ The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago

    Coca-Cola and SABMiller have struck a new multimillion-dollar brand and bottling deal as the companies, two of the world’s biggest drinks makers, eye a bigger share of the African beverage market.

  • Honda, Takata Recalls Began as Early as 2002 @ The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago

    Honda recalled a batch of Accord passenger cars in 2002 for Takata Corp. air bags at risk of rupturing, well before the company has said it first learned of injuries.

  • U.K. Takeover Rules Alter M&A Game @ The Wall Street Journal - 6 hours ago

    U.K. takeover rules known as “Put Up or Shut Up” are changing the way bankers run deals and have thwarted several large acquisitions so far this year.

  • India Unlikely to Appeal Tax Cases @ The Wall Street Journal - 6 hours ago

    Officials said they may not appeal the recent large tax cases India has lost against Vodafone Group PLC and Royal Dutch Shell PLC, signaling the country’s new government may be following through on its ...

  • EU Poised to Approve Lower-Cost Rockets @ The Wall Street Journal - 6 hours ago

    European politicians are poised to approve a new generation of lower-cost rockets, partly in response to competition from U.S. launch providers, government and aerospace-industry officials on both sides ...

  • In Thailand, Firms Add Apprentices @ The Wall Street Journal - 6 hours ago

    An increasing number of companies in Thailand, including many in the auto industry, are rolling out apprenticeship programs aimed at beefing up the country’s workforce.

  • German power utility E.ON has agreed to sell its Spanish assets to Australia’s Macquarie Group and Kuwait’s sovereign-wealth fund in a deal worth $3.1 billion.

  • O2 Should Have the Edge in BT's Wireless Talks, Analysts Say @ The Wall Street Journal - 7 hours ago

    As British fixed-line telecom giant BT Group PLC weighs getting back into wireless through a multibillion-dollar acquisition of either O2 or EE, O2 is looking like the better fit, analysts said.

  • Semapa Joins Bid for PT Portugal @ The Wall Street Journal - 7 hours ago

    Semapa will join forces with private-equity firms Apax Partners and Bain Capital in a joint bid to buy PT Portugal SGPS from its Brazilian owner, telecommunications firm Oi.

  • OPEC Decides: No Cuts. Here's What the Markets Think @ The Wall Street Journal - 7 hours ago

    OPEC has made its choice, and it wasn’t a surprise. There will be no change to output, a move that could have put in check a 30% price tumble since mid-June. Oil prices took the news badly along with oil-sensitive ...

  • Oil Price Falls After OPEC Stands Pat @ The Wall Street Journal - 7 hours ago

    OPEC members agreed to stick to the oil-producer group’s existing output target—a move that would require modest cuts in production but which stops well short of the stronger action some members had called ...

  • Standard General May Give Up Some of Its RadioShack Stake @ The Wall Street Journal - 7 hours ago

    Standard General LP has agreed to give up some of its potential stake in a recapitalized RadioShack Corp.

  • OPEC Decision Weighs on Canada Energy Stocks @ The Wall Street Journal - 8 hours ago

    Toronto stocks were lower in early trading as the heavily weighted energy sector slumped in the wake of the OPEC decision on Thursday.

  • BG's Pay Woes Are Performance-Related @ The Wall Street Journal - 8 hours ago

    Investors have baulked at the handsome pay package offered to the new chief executive of BG. On top of the proposed share award, measuring the new boss’ performance looks an issue.

  • Rostelecom to Cut Thousands of Jobs @ The Wall Street Journal - 9 hours ago

    State-controlled Rostelecom could lay off as many as 10,000 people annually over the next four years, a move that could weigh on Russia’s embattled economy.

  • Oil producers, Dominion Diamond, Parallel Energy and Stuart Olson are a few stocks we're eyeing today.

  • Indian Firms Feel Impact of Nigeria's Currency Devaluation @ The Wall Street Journal - 10 hours ago

    Nigeria’s move to devalue its currency is hurting the share prices of some companies in India.

  • Rémy Cointreau Takes a Bet on China @ The Wall Street Journal - 10 hours ago

    The French drinks maker is convinced that ultra-rich Chinese will again sip from the world’s most expensive bottles of cognac following a slump in demand that stems from an anticorruption campaign.

  • European Parliament Approves Google Breakup Resolution @ The Wall Street Journal - 11 hours ago

    The European Parliament overwhelmingly approved a resolution that calls for a possible breakup of Google, brushing aside last-minute objections from the U.S. Congress.

  • Carlos Slim to Invest Up To $875.4 Million in Spain's FCC @ The Wall Street Journal - 11 hours ago

    Two companies owned by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim will invest up to 700 million euros ($875.4 million) in FCC in exchange for 25.6% of the debt-laden Spanish builder.

  • RS Platou Shareholders Back Clarkson Takeover @ The Wall Street Journal - 13 hours ago

    Clarkson, the world’s largest shipbroker, said 92.6% of Oslo-based rival RS Platou’s shareholders have agreed to the takeover announced earlier this week.

  • Air India Rethinks Plan to Sell Jets @ The Wall Street Journal - 13 hours ago

    Air India is reconsidering plans to sell more of the long-range aircraft as its executives are concerned they could be accused of corruption if any politician claimed that the jets were sold at the wrong ...

  • Luxury Gives Thanks to America @ The Wall Street Journal - 14 hours ago

    Luxury-goods makers hooked on China should be thankful for America this year. French liquor maker Rémy Cointreau Thursday became the latest company to report dreadful sales in China.

  • Several FIFA sponsors are growing rankled over how world soccer’s governing body has handled its investigation into the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments.

  • Latest Takata Air-Bag Rupture Took Place in a Toyota @ The Wall Street Journal - 17 hours ago

    Toyota Motor Corp. says the recent case of a Takata Corp.-made air bag inflater exploding in Japan happened in a Toyota vehicle.

  • Efficient strategy is the name of the Black Friday shopping game, with consumers researching products and prices online in advance, and retailers helping them dive in and out for best prices.

  • Wal-Mart Makes Cuts in China @ The Wall Street Journal - 22 hours ago

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is cutting nearly 30 directors and midlevel managers in China, where the retailer is pushing to contain costs and improve slumping sales.

  • Ebola Vaccine Appears Safe in Test @ The Wall Street Journal - 23 hours ago

    National Institutes of Health researchers reported that a possible vaccine for the Ebola virus appears to be safe in early testing and that a clinical study in West Africa can go ahead as planned late ...

  • REIT American Realty Capital Hasn't Set Date Yet for Annual Meeting @ The Wall Street Journal - Wed, Nov 26, 2014 6:59 PM EST

    Real-estate investment trust American Realty Capital Properties Inc. said Wednesday that its board hasn’t yet determined when its annual shareholders meeting will take place.

  • Netflix Complaint Against Mike Kail Suggests Governance Problems, Experts Say @ The Wall Street Journal - Wed, Nov 26, 2014 6:58 PM EST

    Mike Kail appeared to have an unusually high degree of latitude to hire and pay vendors when he was at Netflix, said experts who reviewed the complaint against the current Yahoo CIO, who the video streaming ...

  • Salesforce Boosts CEO's Compensation @ The Wall Street Journal - Wed, Nov 26, 2014 6:44 PM EST gave Chief Executive Marc Benioff a nearly 8% raise in salary and target bonus and awarded him stock options with an indicated value of roughly $33 million.

  • Rio Tinto OKs Canada Diamond Mine Development @ The Wall Street Journal - Wed, Nov 26, 2014 6:39 PM EST

    Rio Tinto PLC approved a $350 million extension at a remote subarctic diamond mine in Canada that the resources group controls with Dominion Diamond.

  • Avanir to Provide More Human-Factor Data for Migraine Treatment @ The Wall Street Journal - Wed, Nov 26, 2014 6:13 PM EST

    Avanir Pharmaceuticals, which previously said the FDA had questions about “human factor” study data for a migraine treatment, said it will provide new data.

  • C&J Energy Begins Court-Ordered Solicitation of Alternatives to Nabors Deal @ The Wall Street Journal - Wed, Nov 26, 2014 5:12 PM EST

    C&J Energy Services has started its court-ordered process of seeking alternative deal proposals to its planned merger with a Nabors Industries unit.

  • Asian Tech Leaders Struggle to Find Successors @ The Wall Street Journal - Wed, Nov 26, 2014 5:02 PM EST

    Many of Asia’s aging tech titans found that leaving the companies they founded or helped build is proving to be as difficult a task as building their empires.

  • King Digital Entertainment's Chairman Steps Down @ The Wall Street Journal - Wed, Nov 26, 2014 4:53 PM EST

    King Digital Entertainment’s chairman, Melvyn Morris, has resigned from the post, effective immediately, the game developer said..

  • Appeals Court Bars Motorola Antitrust Lawsuit Against LCD Makers @ The Wall Street Journal - Wed, Nov 26, 2014 4:51 PM EST

    A federal appeals court on Wednesday threw out antitrust claims by phone maker Motorola Mobility that sought damages from Asian electronics companies for alleged price fixing on liquid-crystal-display ...

  • 5 Things to Read Today: Ferguson Protesters Look Forward, Shoppers Remain Cautious, and More #1: Ferguson Protesters Aim for Bigger Movement Many of the young people who have taken to the streets around ...

  • Woowa Brothers Attracts $36 Million in Funding Round @ The Wall Street Journal - Wed, Nov 26, 2014 4:33 PM EST

    Woowa Brothers, a South Korean startup that operates the country’s most popular food-delivery mobile service, attracted $36 million in a new round of funding led by Goldman Sachs.

  • In Taiwan, a Retirement Delayed 17 Years @ The Wall Street Journal - Wed, Nov 26, 2014 4:32 PM EST

    Delta Electronics’ founder Bruce Cheng originally planned to retire at the age of 60, but he didn’t end up retiring until he was 77. Cheng and the current chairman Yancey Hai, discuss a management transition ...

  • CFO Moves: Unisys, ThousandEyes @ The Wall Street Journal - Wed, Nov 26, 2014 4:27 PM EST

    Unisys appointed its finance chief interim chief executive; ThousandEyes named its first CFO.

  • Fed Poised to Tailor Rules for Insurance Firms @ The Wall Street Journal - Wed, Nov 26, 2014 4:23 PM EST

    The Federal Reserve’s proposed rules for General Electric Co.’s GE Capital unit indicate the Fed is willing to tailor regulations for “systemically important” nonbank financial firms.

  • FTC Clears Medtronic-Covidien Deal @ The Wall Street Journal - Wed, Nov 26, 2014 4:19 PM EST

    U. S. authorities on Wednesday approved Medtronic’s $43 billion merger with Covidien after requiring the spinoff of a drug-coated catheter business.

  • AT&T Backtracks on Threat to Halt Fiber Rollout @ The Wall Street Journal - Wed, Nov 26, 2014 3:51 PM EST

    AT&T Inc. on Wednesday backpedaled from a threat to freeze the rollout of its ultrafast Internet service because of uncertainty around the government’s net-neutrality rules.

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