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MELBOURNE, Feb 19 (Reuters) - London metals started the week lower on Monday as a resurgent dollar dragged down prices from one-month highs hit the session before and the Lunar New Year holidays reduced liquidity. FUNDAMENTALS * COPPER: London Metal Exchange copper had slipped by 0.6 percent to $7,189 a tonne by 0104 GMT, erasing small gains from the previous session when prices hit the highest since Jan. 15 at $7,253. Volumes were exceptionally light across the complex with
Feb 19 (Reuters) - Gold prices edged up on Monday on a softer U.S. dollar and as investors bought the yellow metal as a hedge against inflation. FUNDAMENTALS * Spot gold rose 0.2 percent to $1,350.51 an ounce at 0120 GMT. It hit a three-week high oft $1,361.76 on Friday. * The metal rose 2.4 percent last week, its best weekly gain since the week ended Sept. 1. * U.S. gold futures slipped 0.2 percent to $1,353.10 per ounce. * The dollar index , w
MILAN, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Global dividends rose 7.7 percent to an all-time high of $1.25 trillion (1 trillion euros) last year boosted by a buoyant world economy and rising corporate confidence, Janus Henderson said on Monday, predicting another record year ahead.
PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron's approval rating has fallen below 50 percent to its lowest level since October last year, a poll showed on Sunday, as the government pushes ahead with plans to shake up France's costly civil service.
(Reuters) - Coca-Cola Co reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and sales on Friday as it sold more teas, coffees and vitamin water, offsetting sluggish sales of fizzy drinks, sending its shares up as much as 2 percent.
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday declined to approve Apricus Biosciences Inc's Vitaros, a cream to treat erectile dysfunction, for the second time in a decade, sending the company's shares down more than 70 percent before the opening bell.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Citigroup Inc raised Chief Executive Officer Michael Corbat's annual compensation by 48 percent to $23 million for 2017, a year in which the bank made more money from operations but still fell short of earlier targets.
NEW YORK, Feb 16 (Reuters) - Citigroup Inc raised Chief Executive Officer Michael Corbat's annual compensation by 48 percent to $23 million for 2017, a year in which the bank made more money from operations but still fell short of earlier targets.
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Walmart Inc is in talks to purchase a stake of more than 40 percent in Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart, a direct challenge to Amazon.com Inc in Asia's third-largest economy, two sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.
(Reuters) - Adults who get a flu shot are 36 percent less likely to get the disease, while for children the figure was an unexpectedly high 59 percent, U.S. health officials said on Thursday, predicting that the current "intense" season could continue for weeks.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin rose above $10,000 on Thursday for the first time in more than two weeks, as investors bought back the digital currency after having fallen 70 percent from its all-time peak hit in mid-December.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hunting by people and habitation destruction by oil palm, paper, logging and mining industries helped drive a startling drop of about 50 percent in the orangutan population on the island of Borneo from 1999 to 2015, scientists said on Thursday.
BRIEF-Sumitomo Corporation Equity Asia Limited Reports 11.06 pct Passive Stake In Iclick Interactive Asia Group Ltd As Of Dec 31, 2017
* SUMITOMO CORPORATION EQUITY ASIA LIMITED REPORTS 11.06 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN ICLICK INTERACTIVE ASIA GROUP LTD AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2017 - SEC FILING Source text - (http://bit.ly/2ErGiKy) Further company coverage:
LONDON, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Foreign exchange trading volumes jumped 24 percent in January from a year earlier, data from CLS showed on Thursday, as investors ramped up bets on a weaker dollar and uncertainty about the end of the era of cheap money stoked volatility.
MELBOURNE, Feb 15 (Reuters) - London copper rose for a fourth day to the highest in 10 days on Thursday, supported by a decline in the dollar and robust prospects for global growth. FUNDAMENTALS * London Metal Exchange copper rose by 0.3 percent to $7,186.50 a tonne by 0245 GMT. Prices have risen for a fourth straight session, gaining 6.4 percent during this period. Copper earlier climbed as high as $7,195, the highest since Feb. 5. * SHFE: The Shanghai Futures Exchange was
(Reuters) - Marriott International Inc reported a 7.7 percent rise in fourth-quarter revenue as more people booked its rooms at higher prices, helping the company reaffirm its 2018 forecast for a key performance metric.
* GREENLIGHT CAPITAL INC UPS SHARE STAKE IN BRIGHTHOUSE FINANCIAL INC BY ABOUT 62 PERCENT TO 11 MILLION SHARES - SEC FILING (Source For the quarter ended Dec 31, 2017 http://bit.ly/2nZmLXw) (Source For the quarter ended Sept 30, 2017 http://bit.ly/2nH0Owu) Further company coverage:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - United States health spending is projected to rise 5.3 percent in 2018, reflecting rising prices of medical goods and services and higher Medicaid costs, a U.S. government health agency said on Wednesday, an upward trend it forecasts for the next decade.
(Reuters) - Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc shares jumped more than 11 percent premarket on Wednesday, as analysts called its recruitment of Taco Bell chief executive Brian Niccol a potentially "transformational moment" after two years of brand-crushing food-safety scandals.
LONDON, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Shire, which is splitting its rare disease and hyperactivity drugs into two units, said 2018 sales would grow in mid-single digits and profits would rise at an even slower pace, after 2017 earnings per share climbed 16 percent.
(Reuters) - U.S. stock reversed course to trade half a percent lower on Wednesday after data showed consumer prices rose more than expected in January, with a measure of underlying inflation posting its biggest gain in a year.
LISBON (Reuters) - The number of foreign tourists visiting Portugal rose nearly 12 percent last year to a record 12.7 million people, contributing to the once-bailed out country's strongest economic...
LONDON (Reuters) - As OPEC watches a near 15 percent drop in the oil price in three weeks, important indicators in the physical crude market are flashing signals that the decline might be far from over.
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.
(Reuters) - Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Tuesday its lead experimental antibiotic to treat serious infections did not meet the main goals in a late-stage study, sending its shares plunging more than 60 percent in after-market trading.
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
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.
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:
(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were up more than 1 percent, attempting a rebound from Wall Street's worst week in two years, while volatility remained relatively elevated and U.S. bond yields hit new four-year highs.
LONDON, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Market seismographs are still twitching at levels almost twice the historical average and Wall Street's gauge of implied volatility needs to return below 20 percent for stocks to stabilise.
LOUISVILLE (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co said on Monday it will boost production targets for two large sport utility vehicles by 25 percent this year to challenge rival General Motors Co's hegemony in a highly profitable U.S. market segment and boost its own anemic profit margins.
NEW YORK, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Stock investors on Monday will be seeking to divine if the deepest weekly slide since January 2016 will continue or if the market will turn the corner after one of the most volatile five days in years. Equal parts science, art and luck may be needed to pick a bottom in the S&P 500. While it ended last week on an up note, the index was caught in its first correction in two years, after a 7 percent rally this year that culminated with a record high on Jan. 26,
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.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended a wild week with a burst of buying, pushing the S&P 500 up 1.5 percent on Friday, but still recorded their worst week in two years, and investors braced for more volatile trading days ahead.
NEW YORK, Feb 9 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended a wild week with a burst of buying, pushing the S&P 500 up 1.5 percent on Friday, but still recorded their worst week in two years, and investors braced for more volatile trading days ahead.
HOUSTON, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Texas oil and gas producers received 1,166 drilling permits last month, a 21 percent increase over year-ago levels, the state energy regulator said on Friday, after filings surged on the back of higher crude prices.
(Reuters) - United Parcel Service Inc and FedEx Corp shares fell 2 percent on Friday, after a report said Amazon.com Inc is preparing to launch a delivery service for businesses, which would directly compete with the U.S. package delivery companies.
(Reuters) - Shares of U.S. online travel services company Expedia fell 19 percent in premarket trading on Friday, after forecasting 2018 selling and marketing costs would outpace revenue growth as it battles rivals for market share.
PARIS (Reuters) - L'Oreal stands ready to buy Nestle's 23 percent stake in the firm should its Swiss shareholder choose to sell, and it could finance a purchase through cash, by selling its Sanofi stake or by borrowing, L'Oreal's CEO said.
LONDON (Reuters) - European shares posted limited losses on Friday morning after a fresh sell-off on Wall Street, which has now entered a correction with the benchmark S&P 500 and Dow industrials falling more than 10 percent from their Jan. 26 record highs.
LONDON, Feb 9 (Reuters) - European shares posted limited losses on Friday morning after a fresh sell-off on Wall Street, which has now entered a correction with the benchmark S&P 500 and Dow industrials falling more than 10 percent from their Jan. 26 record highs.
(adds analyst comment, updates prices) BEIJING, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Copper prices fell in London and Shanghai on Friday, extending recent declines following a renewed plunge in global equity markets and another big rise in copper inventories. The losses have put three-month London Metal Exchange (LME) copper, which is now trading below the $7,000 a tonne mark that had provided support so far in 2018, on course for a weekly drop of 3.1 percent, its biggest since early December. In a n
(Reuters) - Nvidia Corp's upbeat current-quarter revenue forecast on Thursday underscored surging demand for its graphics chips used in data centers, gaming devices and cryptocurrency mining, sending its shares up as much as 12 percent in extended trading.
Feb 8 (Reuters) - Nvidia Corp's upbeat current-quarter revenue forecast on Thursday underscored surging demand for its graphics chips used in data centers, gaming devices and cryptocurrency mining, sending its shares up as much as 12 percent in extended trading.
SAO PAULO, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Latin American equities fell sharply on Thursday, as local markets continued to mirror global caution following a sell-off in North America and Europe, while fears of more restrictive regional monetary policy also took a toll. Mexico's IPC was the region's biggest loser, falling 2.28 percent, while Brazil's Bovespa fell 1.49 percent. Chile's blue-chip IPSA index and Colombia's IGBC both fell more than 1.7 percent. Across the region, eyes were also on loc
(Reuters) - U.S. online travel services company Expedia Inc missed analysts' quarterly profit estimate on higher marketing expenses, sending its shares tumbling 15 percent in after-hours trading on Thursday.
Feb 8 (Reuters) - U.S. online travel services company Expedia Inc missed analysts' quarterly profit estimate on higher marketing expenses, sending its shares tumbling 15 percent in after-hours trading on Thursday.
(Reuters) - Nvidia Corp reported a 34 percent jump in quarterly revenue on Thursday, underpinned by strong demand for its graphics chips used in data centers, gaming devices, self-driving vehicles and in cryptocurrency mining.
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries on Thursday said its 2018 results would be weaker than expected and that it might encounter delays for an important new migraine drug, pushing the drugmaker's shares down more than 9 percent.
(Reuters) - Twitter Inc shares surged 22 percent at the market open on Thursday after it reported its first quarterly profit and better-than-expected revenue, helped by ads that better targeted users and sales growth outside the United States.
(Reuters) - Twitter Inc reported its first quarterly net profit and topped Wall Street targets on Thursday as video ad sales rose, while a clampdown on fake accounts brought the number of people using the social network in below expectations.
TOKYO, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Sumitomo Corp said on Thursday it expects its Ambatovy nickel-cobalt project in Madagascar to run at about a 50 percent utilisation rate in the January-March quarter, rising to 80 percent from April.
SEOUL (Reuters) - LG Electronics Inc said on Thursday it was planning to raise prices of its washing machines in the United States by about 4-8 percent, after the Trump administration slapped tariffs on large imported residential washers.
(Reuters) - Prudential Financial Inc, the largest U.S. life insurer by assets, on Wednesday reported a 7.6 percent rise in quarterly operating profit that topped analysts' estimates, helped by higher...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Suicide rates in the United States spiked almost 10 percent following the death in 2014 of actor Robin Williams, and spiked even more among men and those who ended their lives, like Williams, by suffocation, according to a study published on Wednesday.
(Reuters) - Wynn Resorts Ltd shares jumped 10 percent on Wednesday, as investors approved of the casino operator's decision to give company veteran Matt Maddox the top job, replacing casino mogul Steve Wynn who resigned following sexual misconduct allegations.
* THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON CORP REPORTS A 5.43 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN ATLANTIC CAPITAL BANCSHARES, INC. AS OF DEC 31, 2017 - SEC FILING Source text for Eikon: (http://bit.ly/2Bfrdc9) Further company coverage:
(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were down about a third of a percent, setting Wall Street for a lower open on Wednesday, an almost 2 percent gain in the previous session failing to calm the nerves following the Dow's biggest intraday fall on Monday.
(Reuters) - Shares of Snapchat owner Snap Inc rose as much as 24 percent in premarket on Wednesday after the company beat expectations for fourth quarter revenue and reported an acceleration in growth of active users for the first time as a public company.
BEIJING, Feb 7 (Reuters) - London metals on Wednesday recovered some of the ground they had lost in the previous session as global equities bounced back after days of sharp falls. FUNDAMENTALS * LME COPPER: Three-month copper on the LME was up 1 percent at $7,145 a tonne by 0154 GMT, recovering from a 1.3 percent drop in the previous session. * SHFE COPPER: The most-traded March copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange was down 0.1 percent at 53,080 yuan ($8,485.33)
(Reuters) - Snapchat owner Snap Inc on Tuesday reported surging growth in users and revenue in its latest quarter, reviving hopes that it can survive competition with Facebook Inc's Instagram and sending its shares up more than 20 percent.