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UPDATE 2-Brazil's BB Seguridade shares fall after profit miss

SAO PAULO, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Shares in Brazilian insurance holding company BB Seguridade opened sharply lower after its fourth-quarter profit missed estimates as lower interest rates and a fall in premiums written dragged on its results.

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Alibaba, Tencent rally troops amid $10 billion retail battle

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's tech giants Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and Tencent Holdings Ltd , worth a combined $1 trillion, are on a retail investment binge, forcing merchants to choose sides amid a battle for shoppers' digital wallets.

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Leftist and young buck lead as Mexico parties make presidential picks

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's political parties will formally choose presidential candidates on Sunday, setting the stage for a race between a leftist holding a strong lead, a young leader of a right-left coalition catching up, and a trailing ruling party candidate.

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Parents struggle with the unfathomable as they prepare to bury loved ones

Holding candles and each other, community members in Parkland, Florida, gathered Thursday night to honor the 17 people who were gunned down at the local high school.

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BRIEF-Ichor Holdings Entered Into Amended & Restated Credit Agreement

* ICHOR HOLDINGS - ‍ON FEB 14, ENTERED INTO AMENDED & RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT WHICH REPLACED CERTAIN CREDIT AGREEMENT, DATED AS OF AUGUST 11, 2015​

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Roche to buy Flatiron Health for $1.9 billion to expand cancer care portfolio

(Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG said on Thursday it would buy the rest of the privately held U.S. cancer data company Flatiron Health Inc for $1.9 billion to speed up development and delivery of breakthrough medicines for cancer patients.

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House panel weighs holding Bannon in contempt if he fails to show

The House Intelligence Committee has scheduled a Thursday meeting to hear testimony from Steve Bannon -- but it's an open question whether President Donald Trump's former chief strategist will even show up.

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Berkshire buys Teva, bites more Apple, feels IBM blues

(Reuters) - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Wednesday said it has taken a new stake in Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd , significantly boosted its holdings of Apple Inc and has nearly shed a less successful investment in IBM Corp .

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BRIEF-Greenlight Capital Takes Share Stake In Michael Kors, Under Armour Class A Shares

* GREENLIGHT CAPITAL INC TAKES SHARE STAKE OF 48,250 SHARES IN MICHAEL KORS HOLDINGS LTD - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Q2 Holdings Announces Qtrly Loss Per Share $0.13

* Q2 HOLDINGS, INC. ANNOUNCES FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL-YEAR 2017 FINANCIAL RESULTS

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BRIEF-Gardner Denver Acquires Runtech Systems

* GARDNER DENVER HOLDINGS INC - DEAL FOR APPROXIMATELY $93 MILLION

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China's Harbin Pharma to buy stake in U.S. health retailer GNC

HONG KONG, Feb 14 (Reuters) - China's state-controlled drugmaker Harbin Pharmaceutical Group Holding Co will buy an about 40 percent stake in U.S. nutritional supplements retailer GNC Holdings Inc for $300 million and are in talks for a joint venture in China, the companies said.

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BRIEF-GNC Holdings Says Launched Certain Amendments To Credit Agreement

* GNC HOLDINGS SAYS LAUNCHED CERTAIN AMENDMENTS TO CREDIT AGREEMENT DATED AS OF NOV 26, 2013​ - SEC FILING

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Shareholder Deason sues Xerox in U.S. to block Fujifilm deal

(Reuters) - Xerox Corp shareholder Darwin Deason asked a court on Tuesday to block the company's merger with Japan's Fujifilm Holdings Corp , claiming the U.S. photocopier maker's board failed shareholders by approving a deal that undervalues the company.

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Blue Apron puts EBITDA breakeven on table for late 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Blue Apron Holdings Inc said on Tuesday it could break even on a key measure of profitability earlier than Wall Street analysts had expected, fueling a brief surge in the meal-kit maker's shares.

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Investors most neutral on U.S. bonds since October -JPMorgan

NEW YORK, Feb 13 (Reuters) - The share of investors holding longer-dated U.S. Treasuries equal to their benchmarks rose to its highest in about four months following last week's market turmoil, JPMorgan Chase & Co's latest client survey showed on Tuesday. Benchmark 10-year Treasury yields hit a four-year high of 2.902 percent on Monday on concerns about rising inflation and increased borrowing to fund more federal spending. The 10-year yield swung in a 24 basis point trading range la

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Deason sues Xerox to block deal with Fujifilm

(Reuters) - Xerox Corp shareholder Darwin Deason asked courts on Tuesday to block the company's merger with Japan's Fujifilm Holdings , claiming board members at the U.S. photocopier maker had failed in their duty to shareholders.

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UPDATE 2-Deason sues Xerox to block deal with Fujifilm

Feb 13 (Reuters) - Xerox Corp shareholder Darwin Deason asked courts on Tuesday to block the company's merger with Japan's Fujifilm Holdings, claiming board members at the U.S. photocopier maker had failed in their duty to shareholders.

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Equity holdings in biggest one-month fall in two-years: BAML survey

LONDON (Reuters) - Global investors cut equity holdings by the most in two-years in February, a Bank of America Merrill Lynch survey showed on Tuesday, as world shares had their worst week since...

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Blue Apron ramps marketing back up, revenue drop smaller than feared

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Blue Apron Holdings Inc shares jumped 9 percent in premarket trading on Tuesday after the meal-kit maker reported a smaller-than-expected revenue drop and quarterly loss as a costly distribution hub switch forced it to slash marketing.

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Editorial: An End to Gaza’s Misery Is as Elusive as Peace

Holding two million people hostage is not the way to fight Hamas, and the suffering only nurtures more rage and militancy.

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Icahn, Deason urge Xerox shareholders to oppose Fujifilm deal

(Reuters) - Xerox Corp's plan to sell itself to Japan's Fujifilm Holdings has come under further pressure with Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason urging fellow shareholders to oppose the $6.1 billion deal.

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Ex-Nomura trader must face SEC charges over bond price lies: judge

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission may pursue its civil lawsuit accusing a former senior trader at Nomura Holdings Inc of lying to customers about bond prices in order...

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Officer was fired after he chose not to shoot a man. He's getting $175,000 settlement

A West Virginia city has agreed to pay a former police officer $175,000 to settle a wrongful-termination lawsuit after he was fired following his decision not to shoot a distraught suspect who was holding a gun.

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BRIEF-John P. Pecora Reports 7.37 pct Passive Stake In Saexploration Holdings As Of Dec 31, 2017

* JOHN P. PECORA REPORTS 7.37 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN SAEXPLORATION HOLDINGS INC AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2017 - SEC FILING‍​ Source text - (http://bit.ly/2BUgDbF) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Marc Chan Reports 9.5 Percent Passive Stake In China Biologic Products Holdings As Of Dec 31, 2017

* MARC CHAN REPORTS 9.5 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN CHINA BIOLOGIC PRODUCTS HOLDINGS INC AS OF DEC 31, 2017 - SEC FILING‍​ Source text - (http://bit.ly/2CffxTI) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited Reports 7.1 Pct Passive Stake In Evoqua Water Technologies As Of Dec 31

* TEMASEK HOLDINGS (PRIVATE) LIMITED REPORTS A 7.1 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN EVOQUA WATER TECHNOLOGIES CORP AS OF DECEMBER 31 - SEC FILING Source text : ( http://bit.ly/2G863fu ) Further company coverage:

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Pence raises prospect of talks with North Korea amid 'intensified' pressure

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States may be looking more favorably at diplomatic engagement with North Korea, possibly holding dialogue, as South Korea pushes forward with plans to establish grounds for a rare summit between the two Koreas.

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UK's SFO extends Qatari loan charge to Barclays operating arm

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Serious Fraud Office has charged Barclays Bank with unlawful financial assistance to Qatari investors, extending to the lender's operating arm the same charge it made against the holding company last June.

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Alibaba signs deal to offer Disney shows on video platforms

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's entertainment arm has signed a licensing agreement with Walt Disney Co in a deal that will provide the Chinese group's Youku video streaming platform with the largest Disney animation collection in China.

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Alibaba broadens offline reach with $865 mln Easyhome stake

BEIJING, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding will pay about 5.45 billion yuan ($866 million) for a 15 percent stake in China's Easyhome, a home improvement chain, as the internet giant expands its investments in offline and retail businesses.

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Alibaba kicks off sponsor deal in Pyeongchang

PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is launching a project that will create a "smarter" and more connected athletes' village and stadia and make all Olympics stakeholders "more money", its executives said on Saturday.

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Olympics-Alibaba kicks off sponsor deal in Pyeongchang

PYEONGCHANG, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is launching a project that will create a "smarter" and more connected athletes' village and stadia and make all Olympics stakeholders "more money", its executives said on Saturday.

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Exclusive: BMC Software explores IPO - sources

(Reuters) - U.S. business software company BMC Software Inc [BSII.UL] is holding conversations with investment banks about an initial public offering (IPO) that could value it at more than $10 billion, including debt, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

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China's Tencent to invest $474 million in Shanda Games

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's Tencent Holdings Ltd will invest 3 billion yuan ($474 million) in smaller peer Shanda Games, the target firm said in a statement to Reuters on Friday, a move that will boost Tencent's lead in the local video game market.

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China's Shanda Games says Tencent to invest $474 million

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's Tencent Holdings Ltd will invest 3 billion yuan ($474 million) in smaller peer Shanda Games, the target firm said in a statement to Reuters on Friday, a move that will boost Tencent's lead in the local video game market.

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Credit Suisse kept $300 million from brokers in closed U.S. unit: lawsuit

(Reuters) - A new lawsuit accuses Credit Suisse Group AG of withholding up to $300 million of pay from U.S.-based brokers who refused or were unable to move to Wells Fargo & Co after their private...

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BRIEF-Celsius Holdings Expands Product Distribution To Norway

* CELSIUS HOLDINGS, INC. EXPANDS PRODUCT DISTRIBUTION TO NORWAY; BCAA RECOVERY DRINK TO DEBUT IN FINLAND AND SWEDEN

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Alibaba to take $486 mln stake in China retail data firm

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's biggest e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd will invest $486 million for a stake in a domestic big- data firm focused on hotels and retail, as part of a push to deepen its offline presence.

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BRIEF-Axis Capital Holdings Q4 shr loss $0.46

* QTRLY NET PREMIUMS EARNED INCREASED BY 31% TO $1,211 MILLION

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End game looms for South Africa's Zuma

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - African National Congress (ANC) leader Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday he is holding direct talks with Jacob Zuma over a transition of power, in the strongest indication to date the South African president will step down after years of scandal.

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Chinese regulator raps internet firms over vulgar content

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A Chinese content regulator has rapped major tech companies, including Alibaba Holding Ltd, Tencent Holdings Ltd and Baidu Inc, for not doing enough to root out "harmful information" published on their platforms.

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Apple brings Alibaba-linked payment system into China stores amid market push

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Apple Inc will accept Chinese mobile payment app Alipay in its local stores, boosting its ties with giant e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding Ltd amid a push by the iPhone maker to revive growth in the world's No.2 economy.

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Array melanoma drugs show significant survival versus Roche drug in study

(Reuters) - A combination of experimental drugs from Array BioPharma Inc kept patients with advanced melanoma associated with a common gene mutation alive for nearly three years and twice as long as a rival Roche Holding AG medicine, according to data from a late stage study released on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Pinnacle Renewable Announces Closing Of Initial Public Offering Of Common Shares​

* PINNACLE RENEWABLE HOLDINGS INC - ‍CLOSING OF INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING AND SECONDARY OFFERING OF ITS COMMON SHARES​

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Array melanoma drugs show significant survival vs Roche drug in study

(Reuters) - A combination of experimental drugs from Array BioPharma Inc kept patients with advanced melanoma associated with a common gene mutation alive for nearly three years and twice as long as a rival Roche Holding AG medicine, according to data from a late stage study released on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-DHT Holdings Q4 Loss Per Share $0.05

* QTRLY ADJUSTED NET REVENUE $56.6 MILLION VERSUS $67 MILLION

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METALS-Metals buckle as 'risk off', strong dollar bite

MELBOURNE, Feb 6 (Reuters) - London nickel fell three percent on Tuesday, leading the base metals complex towards late January lows as "risk off" sentiment soured sharemarkets and safe-haven buying lifted the dollar. FUNDAMENTALS * COPPER: London Metal Exchange copper slid 1.4 percent to $7067.50 a tonne by 0145 GMT, paring 1.8 percent gains from the previous session and still holding above the $7,000 mark that has acted as a price floor for most of the year. Shanghai Futures E

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BRIEF-Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Says On Feb 5, Members Of Board Increased Size Of Board To 7

* SOCIAL CAPITAL HEDOSOPHIA HOLDINGS SAYS ON FEB 5, MEMBERS OF BOARD INCREASED SIZE OF BOARD TO 7 - SEC FILING Source text: [http://bit.ly/2BcpqEX] Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Double Eagle Energy Holdings III Secured Equity Commitments Of More Than $1 Billion

* DOUBLE EAGLE ENERGY HOLDINGS III - SECURED EQUITY COMMITMENTS OF MORE THAN $1 BILLION, ANCHORED BY FUNDS MANAGED BY AFFILIATES OF APOLLO GLOBAL MANAGEMENT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Fairfax to buy some of Carillion's Canadian services business

Feb 5 (Reuters) - Insurer Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd said on Monday it would buy some Canadian assets of bankrupt UK-based construction and services company Carillion for an undisclosed amount.

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BRIEF-Enstar To Acquire Full Ownership Of Kaylare

* ENSTAR GROUP LTD - SIGNED AN AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE A FURTHER 52% STAKE IN KAYLARE HOLDINGS LTD, PARENT COMPANY OF KAYLARE LTD

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Alibaba, another firm to jointly invest $1.24 bln in Wanda Film Holding

BEIJING, Feb 5 (Reuters) - China's Dalian Wanda Group said on Monday it will sell a combined 12.77 percent stake in Wanda Film Holding Co Ltd to Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd and Cultural Investment Holdings Ltd for a total of 7.8 billion yuan ($1.24 billion).

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Thailand's biggest wind power generator plans solar, hydro expansion

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's biggest wind power generator, Wind Energy Holdings (WEH), plans to invest into other sources of electricity including solar, hydro and biomass to back up its capacity, its chief executive told Reuters in an interview.

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Singtel to spend up to $413 million to nudge up stake in India's Bharti Telecom

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel) said it would spend up to $413 million on shares in India's Bharti Telecom, lifting its stake slightly in the holding company for Bharti Airtel to just under half.

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Ecuador votes for re-election limits, likely dashing Correa comeback

QUITO (Reuters) - Ecuadoreans on Sunday voted to prevent presidents from holding more than two terms in office, according to the elections council, a win for President Lenin Moreno that blocks his mentor-turned-adversary Rafael Correa from returning to power.

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Key to the Wells Fargo-Fed Deal: Holding Directors Accountable

A landmark settlement between Wells Fargo and the Fed shows regulators’ new emphasis on making board members responsible for their institutions’ conduct.

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BRIEF-Remark Holdings Announces New Agreement For Its KanKan SmartEyes Product

* REMARK HOLDINGS ANNOUNCES NEW AGREEMENT FOR ITS KANKAN SMARTEYES PRODUCT

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BRIEF-Jbs Usa Holdings Llc Says Successfully Priced At Par Their Offering Of Us$900.0 Million Aggregate Principal Amount Of Senior Notes Maturing February 15, 2028

* JBS USA LUX S.A. ANNOUNCES UPSIZING AND PRICING OF SENIOR NOTES OFFERING

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BRIEF-Cannae Holdings Says ‍Board Adopted A Resolution Increasing Size Of Company's Board Of Directors To Six​

* CANNAE HOLDINGS SAYS ‍BOARD OF DIRECTORS ADOPTED A RESOLUTION INCREASING SIZE OF COMPANY'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS TO SIX​ - SEC FILING Source text: [http://bit.ly/2GD0oPv] Further company coverage:

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Alibaba beats forecasts again, takes stake in affiliate Ant

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd , China's biggest e-commerce company, said on Thursday its third-quarter revenue jumped 56 percent, beating expectations as it shrugged off concerns about a wider market slowdown.

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Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed back at work after detention, company says

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is back on the job as chairman of global investment firm Kingdom Holding after being released from detention in an anti-corruption campaign, the company said on Thursday.

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Info Edge India to sell stake in food delivery firm Zomato to Alibaba's Ant

Feb 1 (Reuters) - Info Edge India Ltd said it will sell a stake in food delivery firm Zomato Media Pvt Ltd to Ant Financial, Alibaba Group Holding's payment affiliate, for $50 million.

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eBay shares head for record high on results, PayPal split

(Reuters) - Shares of e-commerce platform eBay Inc surged nearly 11 percent on Thursday after it reported strong results and launched a new partnership to take more control of payments on its sites from long-term partner PayPal Holdings Inc.

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Nomura Q3 net profit jumps 25 pct on domestic retail strength

TOKYO, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Nomura Holdings Inc, Japan's biggest brokerage and investment bank, said on Thursday its third-quarter net profit rose 25 percent as a strong global equities market boosted its domestic-focused retail division.

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Tencent-led group to invest $1.6 billion in menswear firm Heilan: sources

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Tencent Holdings Ltd is leading a deal to invest 10 billion yuan ($1.59 billion) in Chinese menswear group Heilan Home Co Ltd, upping a retail rivalry with fellow internet giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, sources with knowledge of the matter said.

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PayPal's shares fall after eBay announces new payment partner

(Reuters) - PayPal Holdings Inc's shares fell as much as 12 percent in after-hours trading on Wednesday after former parent company eBay Inc said it had signed up a new primary payment processor.

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Sears lays off 220 employees

(Reuters) - Struggling retailer Sears Holding Corp said it laid off about 220 employees primarily at its corporate headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, effective immediately.

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PayPal's fourth-quarter profit beats estimates, but forecast disappoints

(Reuters) - Payments processor PayPal Holdings Inc's fourth-quarter profit topped analysts' forecasts on strength in its merchant services business, but the company gave a disappointing forecast for first-quarter earnings, sending its shares lower.

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BRIEF-Ply Gem Holdings Enters Into A Definitive Agreement To Be Acquired By Clayton, Dubilier & Rice

* PLY GEM HOLDINGS, INC. ENTERS INTO A DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT TO BE ACQUIRED BY CLAYTON, DUBILIER & RICE (CD&R)

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Tencent forms electronic dance music label with Sony

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Tencent Music Entertainment Group, the music arm of Tencent Holdings, on Wednesday announced with Sony Music Entertainment that they are forming a new music label, marking Tencent's first move into having its own music label.

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Japan's Fujifilm to take over Xerox in $6.1 billion deal, create joint venture

(Reuters) - Japan's Fujifilm Holdings is set to take over Xerox Corp in a $6.1 billion deal, combining the U.S. company into their existing joint venture to gain scale and cut costs amid declining demand for office printing.

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Fujifilm to take over Xerox, combined into joint venture

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Fujifilm Holdings is set to take over Xerox Corp, and combine the U.S. company into their joint venture Fuji Xerox in an effort to cut costs, the companies said on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 1-South Africa's Capitec falls 20 pct after adverse report by Viceroy Research

JOHANNESBURG, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Shares in Capitec Holdings dropped as much as 20 percent after U.S. firm Viceroy Research said the South African lender overstates its financial assets and income, claims which the bank rejected.

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BRIEF-Veritex Holdings Reports Q4 Core Earnings Of $0.23/Share

* VERITEX HOLDINGS, INC. REPORTS FOURTH QUARTER AND RECORD YEAR-END 2017 RESULTS

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China's Wanda Commercial gets $5.4 billion from Tencent-led investors

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group's debt-laden commercial property arm will receive a boost from a group of investors, led by technology giant Tencent Holdings, that is set to buy a 14 percent stake in the company for $5.4 billion.

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Alternative assets raised to 23 percent of sovereign investors' holdings: PWC report

LONDON (Reuters) - Sovereign wealth funds have increased their exposure to alternative assets such as private equity, property, commodities and infrastructure to almost a quarter of their overall...

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Japan's Nomura bolsters its U.S. investment banking team

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Nomura Holdings Inc has beefed up its U.S. investment banking team as the brokerage and investment banking group looks to grab a bigger share of fees in the world's biggest economy.

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Ireland to hold abortion referendum at the end of May

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's government on Monday proposed holding a referendum to liberalize the country's abortion regime at the end of May, offering voters the first opportunity in 35 years to overhaul some of the world's strictest laws.

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BRIEF-Hunt Companies Equity Holdings Reports A 9.5 Pct Stake In Five Oaks Investment Corp

* HUNT COMPANIES EQUITY HOLDINGS LLC REPORTS A 9.5 PERCENT STAKE IN FIVE OAKS INVESTMENT CORP AS OF JANUARY 18- SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2nkTqGU) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Delta Technology says Xin Chao Resigned As CEO, Director On Jan 26

* DELTA TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LTD - ON JAN 26, XIN CHAO RESIGNED HIS POSITION AS CEO AND DIRECTOR ON THE BOARD OF DELTA TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LTD

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U.S. pensions seen adding bonds, paring stocks: Wells Fargo

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. pensions are expected to shift more money into bonds and out of equities to rebalance their holdings at month-end in the wake of strong gains in the stock market in January,...

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Corbus cystic fibrosis drug to get FDA review on flare-up data

(Reuters) - Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc said on Monday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will evaluate its experimental cystic fibrosis drug without requiring proof the product improves lung function, dramatically cutting the time and cost it will take Corbus to develop the drug.

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Alibaba looks to modernize Olympics starting in Pyeongchang

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, one of the few Olympics sponsors signed up until 2028, said it wants to upgrade the technology that keeps the Games running and will study the Pyeongchang Games to help find ways to save future host countries money.

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MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi's Kingdom soars on Alwaleed release, earnings hit SABIC

DUBAI, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Shares in Saudi Arabia's Kingdom Holding soared in early trade on Sunday after owner Prince Alwaleed bin Talal was released from detention, but top petrochemical producer Saudi Basic Industries fell on weak fourth-quarter earnings.

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Saudi's Kingdom Holding shares soar after Prince Alwaleed freed

DUBAI (Reuters) - Shares in Riyadh-listed international investment company Kingdom Holding soared at the opening on Sunday after the company's owner, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, was released after being detained for over two months in a corruption probe.

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Tennis: Sandgren denies right-wing views, apologizes for posts

(Reuters) - American tennis player Tennys Sandgren has denied holding right-wing activist views and denounced any implied association with those who do.

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U.S. holding Russia responsible for chemical weapons in Syria

WARSAW (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Saturday the United States believed it was Russia's responsibility to curb Syria's use of chemical weapons.

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Roche hemophilia drug lowers costs despite high price: ICER

Jan 26 (Reuters) - A costly new Roche Holding AG drug to treat the bleeding disorder hemophilia A could significantly reduce healthcare expenses for certain patients, a draft report from an independent U.S. nonprofit organization that evaluates clinical and cost effectiveness of new medicines said on Friday.

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Brazil's Lula appeals decision to seize his passport

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Lawyers for Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Friday appealed a decision to seize the former president's passport, on the heels of an appeals court ruling upholding his corruption conviction.

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BRIEF-Hoegh LNG Holdings Ltd Says Entered Into Sales Agreement With B. Riley FBR

* HOEGH LNG HOLDINGS LTD SAYS ENTERED INTO A SALES AGREEMENT WITH B. RILEY FBR,RELATING TO ITS COMMON UNITS, AS WELL AS ITS 8.75% SERIES A PREFERRED UNITS

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LPC: High demand helps US companies to cut leveraged loan pricing

NEW YORK, Jan 26 (Reuters) - The US leveraged loan market has opened with a bang, allowing junk-rated companies such as food packaging company Crown Holdings to reduce pricing further amid strong demand for floating rate assets.

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EXPLAINER-Moscow, markets ready for possible fresh U.S. sanctions

MOSCOW/LONDON, Jan 26 (Reuters) - The United States could release reports as early as Monday detailing the possibilities for expanding sanctions against Russia, including a list of prominent oligarchs and potential restrictions on the holding of Russian government debt.

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UPDATE 2-JD.com plans to make U.S. foray this year - Bloomberg

Jan 25 (Reuters) - China's JD.com Inc is preparing to enter the United States by the end of this year in a move that will challenge its Chinese rival Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and U.S.-based Amazon.com Inc, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday.

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HNA Group sells Sydney building to Blackstone for $161 mln - sources

HONG KONG, Jan 26 (Reuters) - China's HNA Group has reached a deal to sell a Sydney building to Blackstone Group for A$200 million ($161 million), two people with direct knowledge of the matter said, as the indebted conglomerate divests its holdings to raise cash.

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UPDATE 1-JD.com plans to make U.S. foray this year - Bloomberg

Jan 25 (Reuters) - China's JD.com Inc is preparing to enter the United States by the end of this year in a move that will challenge its Chinese rival Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and U.S.-based Amazon.com Inc, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday.

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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Jan 26

Jan 26 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 23 points higher at 7,638.4 on Friday, according to financial bookmakers. * GVC: GVC Holdings has made a provision of about 200 million euros ($250 million) in its 2017 accounts after its Greek unit was slapped with a tax bill from a local authority. * BT: BT still has work to do to restore shareholders' confidence after a difficult year that saw its shares plunge in the wake of an Italian account

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JD.com plans to make U.S. foray this year - Bloomberg

Jan 25 (Reuters) - China's JD.com Inc is preparing to enter the United States by the end of this year, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday, in a move that will challenge its Chinese rival Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and U.S.-based Amazon Inc.

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BRIEF-Investar Holding Q4 Earnings Per Share $0.25

* ANNOUNCES RECORD REVENUES FOLLOWING SECOND ACQUISITION IN 2017

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Why Is Pay Lagging? Maybe Too Many Mergers in the Heartland

Consolidation is often seen as a consumer problem. But it may also reduce competition for workers, especially outside big cities, holding down wages.