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Sports Direct shareholders veto payment to brother of founder Mike Ashley

LONDON (Reuters) - Independent shareholders in Sports Direct on Wednesday voted against making a retrospective payment of 11 million pounds ($15 million) to the brother of founder and majority shareholder Mike Ashley for his work as an IT expert.

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BRIEF-Olympic Steel Increases And Extends Asset Based Credit Agreement To Support Future Growth

* OLYMPIC STEEL INCREASES AND EXTENDS ASSET BASED CREDIT AGREEMENT TO SUPPORT FUTURE GROWTH

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BRIEF-PPDAI Group Posts ‍Q3 Net Loss $0.3150/ADS Attributable To Ordinary Shareholders ​

* - ‍QTRLY NET LOSS PER ADS ATTRIBUTABLE TO ORDINARY SHAREHOLDERS $0.3150​

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BRIEF-J B Chemicals & Pharma Gets U.S. FDA Nod For Supplementary ANDA For Atenolol Tablets

* SAYS CO GETS SUPPLEMENTARY ANDA APPROVAL BY US FDA FOR ATENOLOL TABLETS

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Shareholders in Brazil´s Sanepar raise $302 mln with share offering

SAO PAULO, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Brazilian water and sanitation utility Companhia de Saneamento do Paraná priced its secondary share offering at 55.20 reais per unit, the company said in a securities filing late on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-ESSA Pharma announces overnight marketed equity offering

* ESSA PHARMA - TO USE NET PROCEEDS OF OFFERING PRIMARILY TO CONTINUE ONGOING PRECLINICAL DEVELOPMENT OF CO'S ANITEN COMPOUNDS Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Select Bancorp And Premara Financial Merger Receives Regulatory And Shareholder Approvals

* SELECT BANCORP AND PREMARA FINANCIAL MERGER RECEIVES REGULATORY AND SHAREHOLDER APPROVALS Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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New York comptroller to withdraw Exxon shareholder climate proposal

BOSTON, Dec 12 (Reuters) - New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli plans to withdraw a shareholder proposal it had filed for Exxon Mobil Corp annual meeting next year, his office said in a press release on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Essa Pharma Reports Qtrly Loss Per Share Of $0.07

* ESSA PHARMA ANNOUNCES FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR THE FISCAL FOURTH QUARTER AND YEAR ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2017

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Having older brothers increases men's likelihood of being gay, study says

If you're a guy with an older brother, there's an increased chance you're gay.

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BRIEF-Enzymotec Shareholders Approve Proposed Acquisition By Frutarom

* ENZYMOTEC SHAREHOLDERS APPROVE PROPOSED ACQUISITION BY FRUTAROM

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BRIEF-Ventas Increases Fourth Quarter 2017 Dividend

* VENTAS INC - BOARD RAISED COMPANY'S Q4 2017 DIVIDEND BY 2 PERCENT TO $0.79 PER SHARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Ra Capital Management Reports 16.2 Percent Passive Stake In Scpharmaceuticals

* RA CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LLC REPORTS 16.2 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN SCPHARMACEUTICALS INC AS OF NOVEMBER 17 - SEC FILING Source text for Eikon: (http://bit.ly/2Bzh23r) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Agios Pharmaceuticals Presents New Safety Data From Study on Leukemia Drug

* PRESENTS NEW SAFETY DATA FROM PHASE 1 EXPANSION STUDY EVALUATING ORAL IVOSIDENIB IN PATIENTS WITH R/R AML AND IDH1 MUTATION

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BRIEF-T. Rowe Price Associates Reports 11.7 Pct Passive Stake In Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

* T. ROWE PRICE ASSOCIATES INC REPORTS 11.7 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN ALNYLAM PHARMACEUTICALS INC AS OF NOVEMBER 30 - SEC FILING Source text : http://bit.ly/2ALIqHV Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Bristow Group Says Overall Liquidity Increases To About $496 Mln

* BRISTOW GROUP INC SAYS AS OF DECEMBER 8, 2017, OVERALL LIQUIDITY OF COMPANY INCREASED TO APPROXIMATELY $496 MILLION - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Anthera Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Outcome In The Phase 3 Result Clinical Study Of Sollpura

* ANTHERA PHARMACEUTICALS ANNOUNCES POSITIVE OUTCOME OF INTERIM FUTILITY ANALYSIS IN THE PHASE 3 RESULT CLINICAL STUDY OF SOLLPURA

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BRIEF-Friendable Updates Shareholders On Fan Pass Spin-Off And 2018’S Strategic Path Forward

* FRIENDABLE UPDATES SHAREHOLDERS ON FAN PASS SPIN-OFF AND 2018’S STRATEGIC PATH FORWARD

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GSK's new pharma head on lookout for cancer deals to boost pipeline

LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline will scout for deal opportunities in cancer medicine, as well as immunology, as the drugmaker seeks to rebuild its presence in oncology, its new head of pharmaceuticals told Reuters.

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BRIEF-Silence Therapeutics Says Sold Further Part Of Holding In Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc

* HAS SOLD A FURTHER PART OF ITS HOLDING OF COMMON SHARES IN ARROWHEAD PHARMACEUTICALS INC.

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UPDATE 1-Congolese lower house adopts new mining code that increases taxes

DAKAR, Dec 10 (Reuters) - The Congolese lower house of parliament has adopted a new mining code that will increase taxes and royalties, two members of parliament and an aide to the speaker said.

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BRIEF-Silence Therapeutics Cuts Stake In Arrowhead Pharma To 3.7 Pct From 6.4 Pct

* SILENCE THERAPEUTICS PLC CUTS STAKE IN ARROWHEAD PHARMACEUTICALS TO 3.7 PERCENT AS OF DECEMBER 8 FROM A STAKE OF 6.4 PERCENT AS OF NOVEMBER 29 - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2BPqQSX) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Cohbar Increases its Board Size To Six On John Amatruda's Appointment

* COHBAR INC - ON DEC, 6 BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF CO INCREASED NUMBER OF ITS DIRECTORS TO SIX AND APPOINTED JOHN AMATRUDA, AS A MEMBER OF BOARD-SEC FILING Source : ( http://bit.ly/2jaYtdY ) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Graco Announces 3-For-1 Stock Split And Increases Quarterly Dividend By 10.4 Percent

* GRACO ANNOUNCES 3-FOR-1 STOCK SPLIT AND INCREASES QUARTERLY DIVIDEND BY 10.4 PERCENT

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BRIEF-Linden Capital Reports A 5.1 Pct Passive Stake In Sucampo Pharmaceuticals

* LINDEN CAPITAL L.P REPORTS 5.1 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN SUCAMPO PHARMACEUTICALS INC AS OF DECEMBER 6, 2017 - SEC FILING Source text : [http://bit.ly/2jz2syj] Further company coverage:

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METALS-Shanghai copper prices turn positive on China data

SYDNEY, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Shanghai copper futures turned positive on Friday after data showed a jump in imports of the metal into China, the world's top consumer of the commodity.

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METALS-Shanghai copper set for soft finish to the week

SYDNEY, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Shanghai copper futures were on track to end the week in negative territory after opening softer on Friday, ignoring signs of supply-side support.

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BRIEF-Brandywine Realty Trust increases quarterly dividend by 12.5 pct

* BRANDYWINE REALTY TRUST INCREASES COMMON QUARTERLY DIVIDEND BY 12.5% AND CONFIRMS FOURTH QUARTER 2017 EARNINGS RELEASE AND CONFERENCE CALL

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Hormonal birth control increases breast cancer risk

Birth control can increase a woman's risk of breast cancer by up to 38%, depending on how long she has taken it, a new study finds.

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BRIEF-Mitel To Terminate Shareholders Agreement Dated April 27, 2010

* MITEL SAYS ON DEC 6, CO, SOME SHAREHOLDERS OF CO ENTERED TERMINATION AGREEMENT TO TERMINATE SHAREHOLDERS AGREEMENT DATED APRIL 27, 2010 - SEC FILING Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Pieris Pharma Received Clearance to Initiate Its First-In-Human Study In Australia For PRS-060/AZD1402

* PIERIS PHARMACEUTICALS - RECEIVED ETHICS AND REGULATORY CLEARANCE TO INITIATE ITS FIRST-IN-HUMAN STUDY IN AUSTRALIA FOR PRS-060/AZD1402

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Kiwi.com shareholders test market for possible sale

PRAGUE, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Shareholders in Kiwi.com are considering selling up to a majority stake in the Czech online travel agency, with a deal possible within months, one of the main owners said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-GW Pharmaceuticals Announces Pricing Of Public Offering Of ADSs Raising Gross Proceeds Of $276 Million

* GW PHARMACEUTICALS PLC ANNOUNCES PRICING OF PUBLIC OFFERING OF ADSS RAISING GROSS PROCEEDS OF $276 MILLION

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Proxy firm ISS advises shareholders to back Marcato at Deckers

BOSTON (Reuters) - Proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services on Wednesday suggested shareholders back hedge fund Marcato's choice of directors at Deckers Outdoor Corp, switching its...

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UPDATE 1-Proxy firm ISS advises shareholders to back Marcato at Deckers

BOSTON, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services on Wednesday suggested shareholders back hedge fund Marcato's choice of directors at Deckers Outdoor Corp , switching its recommendation after the U.S. fund made changes.

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BRIEF-Treasury Metals Increases Flow-Through Financing to C$4.25 mln

* TREASURY METALS ANNOUNCES INCREASE TO PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED FLOW-THROUGH FINANCING TO C$4.25 MILLION

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The World’s Biggest Starbucks Opens in Shanghai. Here’s What It Looks Like.

The company’s new store in China is aimed squarely at a country of tea drinkers that has emerged as a major core of its business.

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BRIEF-Perceptive Advisors reports 6.5 pct passive stake in Oncomed Pharmaceuticals

* PERCEPTIVE ADVISORS LLC REPORTS A 6.5 PCT PASSIVE STAKE IN ONCOMED PHARMACEUTICALS INC AS OF NOV 6 - SEC FILING Source text: [http://bit.ly/2nzZrC0] Further company coverage:

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METALS-Shanghai copper prices fall sharply on China demand jitters

(Adds analyst comment, updates prices) BEIJING, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Shanghai copper fell more than 3 percent on Wednesday, tracking a steep drop on the LME as investors wound in profits on concerns China could see a weaker first half of next year. Analysts said besides a rise in copper inventories, the selloff was fuelled by concerns about liquidity tightness in China towards the year-end, amid a government-led deleveraging push, and slowing investment in the country's power sector, a ke

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METALS-Shanghai copper prices fall sharply, track losses in London

BEIJING, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Shanghai copper fell more than 3 percent in early trade on Wednesday, tracking London prices which the session before saw their biggest drop since July, 2015. FUNDAMENTALS * SHFE COPPER: The most-traded Shanghai Futures Exchange copper contract was down 3.2 percent at 51,350 yuan ($7,758.44) a tonne at 0158 GMT, on course for its biggest one-day fall since November, 2016. * LME COPPER: Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange was trading up

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Brazil telecoms regulator rejects Oi shareholder petition

BRASILIA, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Brazil's telecommunications regulator Anatel said it rejected a petition by Societe Mondiale, a shareholder in Oi SA, to stop Aurelius Capital Management inking a debt restructuring accord with the struggling Brazilian telecoms company.

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BRIEF-Westlake Chemical Partners Lp Increases Capacity Of Revolving Credit Facility

* WESTLAKE CHEMICAL PARTNERS LP INCREASES CAPACITY OF REVOLVING CREDIT FACILITY

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UPDATE 1-Banorte shareholders vote to create Mexico's No. 2 bank

MONTERREY, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Shareholders in Mexico's Banorte on Tuesday approved the acquisition of Grupo Financiero Interacciones, which will create the country's second-biggest bank.

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BRIEF-The Hanover Insurance Group Increases Quarterly Dividend To $0.54 Per Common Share

* THE HANOVER INSURANCE GROUP, INC. INCREASES QUARTERLY DIVIDEND TO $0.54 PER COMMON SHARE

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BRIEF-Redhill Biopharma provides 2017 year-end business update

* REDHILL BIOPHARMA LTD - ‍COST REDUCTION PLAN IS IN PLACE TO GRADUALLY REDUCE AVERAGE QUARTERLY CASH BURN RATE IN 2018 TO APPROXIMATELY $8.5 MILLION​

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BRIEF-Actinium Pharmaceuticals Says Phase 2 Clinical Trial Planned For 2018 For Actimab-MDS​

* ACTINIUM PHARMACEUTICALS UNVEILS ACTIMAB-MDS AND PLANNED PHASE 2 TRIAL IN MYELODYSPLASTIC SYNDROMES TARGETED AT PATIENTS WITH HIGH-RISK P53+ GENETIC MUTATIONS

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BRIEF-Clean Commodities Increases Financing By Amendment

* SAYS CO AMENDED PROPOSED FINANCING TO RAISE GROSS PROCEEDS OF UPTO $1.5 MILLION BY ISSUANCE OF UPTO 20 MILLION COMMON SHARE UNITS AT $0.075/UNIT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Chinese investor increases stake in Dialog Semi to over 7 percent

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - China's top state silicon chipmaker has indirectly raised its stake in Dialog Semiconductor , whose share price has plummeted on signs it could lose its top customer Apple Inc .

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BRIEF-Focus Lightings Tech signs two purchasing contracts with Veeco Instruments (Shanghai)

* SAYS IT SIGNS TWO PURCHASING CONTRACTS WITH VEECO INSTRUMENTS (SHANGHAI) WORTH $69.7 MILLION Source text in Chinese: http://bit.ly/2AwYP39 Further company coverage: (Reporting by Hong Kong newsroom)

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BRIEF-Biopharma Credit Says Enetered Into Term Loan Agreement For Up To US$200 Mln With Lexicon Pharmaceuticals

* BIOPHARMA CREDIT PLC SAYS ENETERED INTO A DEFINITIVE TERM LOAN AGREEMENT FOR UP TO US$200 MILLION WITH LEXICON PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com)

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BRIEF-Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Secures Up To $200 Million Non-Dilutive Term Loan Financing

* LEXICON PHARMACEUTICALS SECURES UP TO $200 MILLION NON-DILUTIVE TERM LOAN FINANCING

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BRIEF-Array BioPharma Announces Redemption Of All Remaining 3% Convertible Senior Notes Due 2020

* ARRAY BIOPHARMA ANNOUNCES REDEMPTION OF ALL REMAINING 3.00% CONVERTIBLE SENIOR NOTES DUE 2020

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BRIEF-Depomed Announces Nucynta® Commercialization Agreement With Collegium Pharmaceutical

* DEPOMED ANNOUNCES NUCYNTA® COMMERCIALIZATION AGREEMENT WITH COLLEGIUM PHARMACEUTICAL

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Discovery increases stake in Oprah Winfrey Network

Dec 4 (Reuters) - Discovery Communications Inc said on Monday it has taken an additional stake in its joint venture with TV mogul Oprah Winfrey, increasing its stake to more than 70 percent.

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BRIEF-Breckenridge Pharmaceutical Announces Final Approval of ANDA Megestrol Acetate Oral Suspension

* BRECKENRIDGE PHARMACEUTICAL SAYS FDA GRANTED FINAL APPROVAL FOR ITS ABBREVIATED NEW DRUG APPLICATION FOR MEGESTROL ACETATE ORAL SUSPENSION

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BRIEF-Aurora Cannabis Increases Ownership Interest In Radient Technologies

* AURORA CANNABIS INCREASES OWNERSHIP INTEREST IN RADIENT TECHNOLOGIES

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BRIEF-Aerie Pharmaceuticals Appoints Heather Johnson As Regional Sales Director For Northeast Region

* AERIE PHARMACEUTICALS ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF HEATHER JOHNSON AS REGIONAL SALES DIRECTOR FOR THE NORTHEAST REGION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-KKR Says ADIA Becomes Minority Shareholder In KKR India Financial Services

* KKR & CO LP SAYS UNIT OF ABU DHABI INVESTMENT AUTHORITY HAS BECOME A SIGNIFICANT MINORITY SHAREHOLDER IN KKR INDIA FINANCIAL SERVICES

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Danish pharma company Alk Abello to invest 1 billion crowns in North America

(Reuters) - Danish pharma company Alk Abello said on Monday it would invest about 1 billion Danish crowns ($159.5 million) over the next three years to develop its North America business and said it expected earnings to be subdued during this period.

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Shareholders sue Australia's Crown Resorts over China marketing

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian casino operator Crown Resorts Ltd was slapped with a class action lawsuit on Monday for allegedly failing to inform shareholders of a marketing campaign in China that resulted in staff arrests and a slump in the share price.

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BRIEF-Corporate Capital Trust Increases Borrowing Capacity

* CORPORATE CAPITAL TRUST - ON NOV 28, BORROWING CAPACITY OF UNIT UNDER REVOLVING CREDIT FACILITY WITH SUMITOMO MITSUI BANKING WAS INCREASED TO $300 MILLION

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BRIEF-National Bank Increases The Dividend Of Its Common Shares

* NATIONAL BANK OF CANADA - ‍BOARD DECLARED INCREASE OF DIVIDEND ON COMMON SHARES FROM $0.58 TO $0.60 PER COMMON SHARE FOR QUARTER ENDING JAN 31, 2018​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Aveo Pharmaceuticals Files For Mixed Shelf Of Upto $200 Mln

* AVEO PHARMACEUTICALS INC FILES FOR MIXED SHELF OF UPTO $200 MILLION - SEC FILING Source text: [http://bit.ly/2Bzw8T1] Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Intellipharmaceutics launches additional strengths of generic Focalin XR in U.S.​

* SAYS ‍LAUNCHED 5&40 MG STRENGTHS OF ITS GENERIC FOCALIN XR CAPSULES IN U.S​

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UPDATE 1-Akzo Nobel shareholders approve chemicals split

AMSTERDAM, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Akzo Nobel gained shareholder approval on Thursday to spin off its 10 billion euro ($11.9 billion) chemicals division as part of plans to placate investors after the Dutch paintmaker rejected a takeover offer from rival PPG Industries.

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BRIEF-Moody's Says Pharma Manufacturers, Distributors Face Rising Risks Related To U.S. Opioid Crisis

* MOODY'S SAYS PHARMA MANUFACTURERS AND DISTRIBUTORS FACE RISING RISKS RELATED TO U.S. OPIOID CRISIS

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UPDATE 1-Nigeria's Seven-Up gets $60 mln takeover offer from majority shareholder

LAGOS, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Nigeria's Seven-Up bottling company has received an offer from its majority shareholder Affelka to buy out minorities for 19.33 billion naira ($60 million), vice chairman Sunil Sawhney told Reuters.

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BRIEF-Enanta Pharma Says Abbvie’s Maviret ‍is Now Commercially Available In Japan​

* ENANTA PHARMACEUTICALS - ABBVIE'S MAVIRET HAS BEEN APPROVED FOR REIMBURSEMENT BY MINISTRY OF HEALTH, LABOUR AND WELFARE

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Aviva to generate extra $4 billion, give more back to shareholders

LONDON (Reuters) - Aviva said on Thursday it expects to generate an extra 3 billion pounds ($4.04 billion) in cash over the next two years and will give more of it back to shareholders, sending shares in the British insurer higher.

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BRIEF-Monster Digital provides update regarding closing date for merger with Innovate Biopharmaceuticals

* MONSTER DIGITAL, INC. PROVIDES UPDATE REGARDING ANTICIPATED CLOSING DATE FOR MERGER WITH INNOVATE BIOPHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

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BRIEF-Adamis Pharma Submits Prior Approval Supplement To FDA For The Pediatric Version Of Symjepi

* ADAMIS PHARMACEUTICALS SUBMITS PRIOR APPROVAL SUPPLEMENT TO FDA FOR THE PEDIATRIC VERSION OF SYMJEPI

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Avianca Airlines, shareholder agree to withdraw lawsuits

Nov 29 (Reuters) - Avianca Holdings and a shareholder agreed to withdraw their lawsuits that were filed following disagreements over a planned partnership with U.S. carrier United Airlines, the Colombian airline said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Ikang Healthcare Group Extends Shareholder Rights Plan

* IKANG HEALTHCARE GROUP, INC. EXTENDS SHAREHOLDER RIGHTS PLAN

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BRIEF-U.S. FDA Grants Fast Track Designation For Idera Pharmaceuticals’ IMO-2125 In Combination With Ipilimumab

* U.S. FDA GRANTS FAST TRACK DESIGNATION FOR IDERA PHARMACEUTICALS’ IMO-2125 IN COMBINATION WITH IPILIMUMAB FOR TREATMENT OF PD-1 REFRACTORY METASTATIC MELANOMA Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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EBRD becomes minority shareholder in Romanian firm Black Sea Oil & Gas

Nov 29 (Reuters) - Romanian-based Black Sea Oil & Gas, controlled by private equity firm Carlyle Group LP

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BRIEF-CanniMed Therapeutics Says Board Adopted A Shareholder Rights Plan In Response To Aurora Cannabis' Offer​

* CANNIMED THERAPEUTICS ACTS TO PROTECT SHAREHOLDERS FROM AURORA CANNABIS’ OPPORTUNISTIC OFFER AND ENABLE FAIR VOTE ON NEWSTRIKE ACQUISITION WITH SHAREHOLDER RIGHTS PLAN

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BRIEF-CTI Biopharma Corp Says Co Entered Into A Loan And Security Agreement​

* CTI BIOPHARMA CORP - ‍ON NOVEMBER 28, 2017, CTI BIOPHARMA CORP ENTERED INTO A LOAN AND SECURITY AGREEMENT​

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BRIEF-Skyline Medical and Helomics Announce Joint Strategic Partnership With GLG Pharma

* SKYLINE MEDICAL AND HELOMICS ANNOUNCE A JOINT STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH GLG PHARMA

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Activist White Tale to take demands to Clariant shareholders

ZURICH (Reuters) - Activist investor White Tale said it would take its demands directly to Clariant's shareholders after the Swiss specialty chemicals maker snubbed its request for an independent strategic review and three seats on its board of directors.

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BRIEF-Temasek Holdings Exploring Sale Of Its Stake In Asian Drug Distributor Zuellig Pharma - Bloomberg Citing Sources

* TEMASEK HOLDINGS EXPLORING SALE OF ITS STAKE IN ASIAN DRUG DISTRIBUTOR ZUELLIG PHARMA - BLOOMBERG CITING SOURCES

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METALS-Shanghai nickel tumbles on doubts over steel demand

SYDNEY, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Shanghai nickel futures tumbled more than 2 percent in early trade on Tuesday as reforms in China threaten steel-intensive infrastructure projects.

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BRIEF-‍GFM entering into loan agreements with majority shareholder​

* ‍GFM ENTERING INTO LOAN AGREEMENTS WITH MAJORITY SHAREHOLDER​

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BRIEF-‍Inovio Pharma Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise In Preclinical Trial

* ‍INOVIO PHARMACEUTICALS SYNCON TERT CANCER IMMUNOTHERAPY COMBINED WITH CHECKPOINT INHIBITOR SYNERGISTICALLY SHRINKS TUMOR,IMPROVES SURVIVAL IN PRECLINICAL TUMOR MODEL​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 1-Hudson's Bay says more shareholders back Rhone investment

Nov 27 (Reuters) - Canadian retailer Hudson's Bay Co on Monday said almost two-thirds of its shareholders support a $500 million investment by Rhone Capital, which is being opposed by activist fund Land and Buildings LLC.

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BRIEF-Smoothwater Capital Increases Price To $10.25/Share In Its Proposed Acquisition Of Equity Financial Holdings

* SMOOTHWATER CAPITAL CORPORATION INCREASES PRICE TO $10.25 PER SHARE IN ITS PROPOSED ACQUISITION OF EQUITY FINANCIAL HOLDINGS INC.

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CEO of Brazil's Oi resigns as restructuring vote nears: shareholder

SAO PAULO/LISBON (Reuters) - The chief executive of Oi SA has resigned, its largest shareholder said on Friday, as the Brazilian telecommunications firm enters a crucial phase in Latin America's biggest-ever bankruptcy proceedings.

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UPDATE 2-CEO of Brazil's Oi resigns as restructuring vote nears -shareholder

SAO PAULO/LISBON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - The chief executive of Oi SA has resigned, its largest shareholder said on Friday, as the Brazilian telecommunications firm enters a crucial phase in Latin America's biggest-ever bankruptcy proceedings.

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UPDATE 1-CEO of Brazil's Oi resigns as restructuring vote nears -shareholder

SAO PAULO/LISBON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Brazilian telecommunications firm Oi SA's chief executive has resigned, a spokeswoman for Oi's largest shareholder said on Friday, two weeks before crucial talks in Latin America's biggest-ever bankruptcy proceedings.

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BRIEF-Supreme Pharmaceuticals enters LOI with the Alliance of Beverage Licensees​

* Supreme Pharmaceuticals Inc - ‍ Entered into a LOI with the Alliance of Beverage Licensees​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Clariant plans strategic update in 2018 amid shareholder pressure

ZURICH, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Clariant said on Friday it will update its strategy next year amid pressure from its largest investor which demanded three seats on the Swiss specialty chemicals maker's board after a failed merger attempt.

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BRIEF-Aurora Cannabis to acquire H2 Biopharma

* Aurora Cannabis Inc - ‍total contingent consideration for acquisition of H2, including closing and milestone payments, is $25 million​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 2-Teva Pharmaceutical set for major layoffs in Israel, U.S. -report

TEL AVIV, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Teva Pharmaceutical is expected to cut up to a quarter of its 6,860-strong workforce in Israel, and a few thousand more staff in the United States, media reported Thursday, though a minister said the figures may not be accurate.

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UPDATE 1-Teva Pharmaceutical set for major layoffs in Israel, U.S. -report

TEL AVIV, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries is expected to cut 20-25 percent of its workforce in Israel, where it employs 6,860 people, and a few thousand more jobs are to go in the United States, financial news website Calcalist said on Thursday.

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Teva Pharmaceutical set for major layoffs in Israel, U.S.: report

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries is expected to cut 20-25 percent of its 6,860 workers in Israel and a few thousand more in the United States, financial news website Calcalist reported on Thursday.

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Bayer pharmaceuticals head says there's no pipeline problem

LEVERKUSEN, Germany (Reuters) - Bayer is seeking to defend its pharmaceuticals business that will be diluted in importance by the takeover of Monsanto and faces a threat to revenues in 2024 when the blockbuster heart drug Xarelto loses its patent.

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Teva Pharmaceutical set for major layoffs in Israel, U.S. -report

TEL AVIV, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries is expected to cut 20-25 percent of its 6,860 workers in Israel and a few thousand more in the United States, financial news website Calcalist reported on Thursday.

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METALS-Shanghai aluminium snaps four-day losing streak

(Adds ShFE closing prices, updates LME prices) BEIJING, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Shanghai aluminium prices rose by 0.6 percent on Thursday, ending a four-day losing run despite some lingering bearish sentiment on the metal. Aluminium is still down by 8.3 percent in Shanghai so far this month, as Chinese winter smelting restrictions in force from mid-November turned out to be less severe than the market expected. It remains up by 10.9 percent year-to-date. "Supply-side reforms in the Ch

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METALS-Shanghai aluminium set to end four-day losing streak

(Adds analyst comment, technical data; updates prices) BEIJING, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Shanghai aluminium prices rose as much as 1 percent on Thursday, on track to end a four-day losing run despite some lingering bearish sentiment. The metal is still down by around 8 percent in Shanghai so far this month, as Chinese winter smelting restrictions in force from mid-November turned out to be less severe than the market expected. It remains up by 11 percent year-to-date. "Supply-side refo

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METALS-Shanghai aluminium on course to end four-day losing streak

BEIJING, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Aluminium rose by around 1 percent in early trade on the Shanghai Futures Exchange on Thursday, on track to end a four-day losing run. The metal is still down nearly 8 percent in Shanghai so far this month as winter smelting curbs turned out not to be as severe as the market had expected. * SHFE AlUMINIUM: Shanghai's most-traded aluminium contract was up 0.9 percent at 15,045 yuan ($2,279.30) a tonne at 0112 GMT, having begun November close to 16,400

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BRIEF-Forward Pharma announces completion of corporate restructuring plan

* Forward Pharma announces completion of corporate restructuring plan Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-‍Thermo Fisher Scientific recommends shareholders reject mini-tender offer by TRC Capital Corp​

* ‍thermo Fisher Scientific recommends shareholders reject mini-tender offer by TRC Capital Corporation​

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Shareholders urge TransCanada to back Keystone XL despite risk

CALGARY, Alberta, Nov 21 (Reuters) - TransCanada Corp should push ahead with an $8 billion Keystone XL pipeline expansion after the state of Nebraska on Monday approved a route that would raise the cost of the controversial project, some shareholders said. The approval quashed the last regulatory hurdle for the nearly decade-old project, but the Nebraska Public Service Commission denied TransCanada's preferred route. That opened the door to potential delays and emboldened activists who said they

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BRIEF-Westar Energy, Great Plains Energy shareholders approve merger

* Great Plains Energy and Westar Energy shareholders approve merger at special shareholder meetings

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BRIEF-Novelion Therapeutics provides update on agreement between Aegerion Pharma and U.S. Department of Justice

* Novelion Therapeutics provides update on agreement between Aegerion Pharmaceuticals and U.S. Department of Justice

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BRIEF-Pieris Pharmaceuticals appoints James Geraghty as chairman of board of directors

* Pieris Pharmaceuticals appoints James Geraghty as chairman of the board of directors

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Mellanox says welcomes shareholders' input after Starboard stake purchase

JERUSALEM, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Israeli chip maker Mellanox said on Tuesday it welcomed a dialogue with its shareholders after news that activist investor Starboard Value LP had bought a 10.7 percent stake in the company.

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BRIEF-Park West Asset Management reports 12.3 pct stake in PLx Pharma

* Park West Asset Management Llc reports 12.3 percent stake in PLx Pharma Inc ‍​as of November 20 - SEC filing

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BRIEF-‍Sprott Inc and Sprott Asset Management urged Central Fund of Canada shareholders to vote for plan of arrangement​

* ‍sprott Inc - co, Sprott Asset Management urged shareholders of Central Fund of Canada Limited to vote for plan of arrangement​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-ScPharmaceuticals Inc prices IPO of 6.4 mln shares at $14/share

* SCPHARMACEUTICALS INC. ANNOUNCES PRICING OF INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING

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BRIEF-Capital Southwest increases credit facility to $180 mln

* Capital Southwest increases credit facility to $180 million

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BRIEF-BROWN-FORMAN INCREASES CASH DIVIDEND BY 8.2 PERCENT

* BROWN-FORMAN CORP - ‍INCREASED QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND ON ITS CLASS A AND CLASS B COMMON STOCK BY 8.2% TO 19 3/4 CENTS PER SHARE​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Live Briefing: As House Prepares to Vote on Tax Bill, Trump Visits Capitol Hill and an Analysis Shows Tax Increases for Low-Income Taxpayers

The House is expected to approve a $1.5 trillion tax cut, though several New Jersey and New York Republicans may join Democrats in opposing the bill.

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BRIEF-MDU RESOURCES INCREASES QUARTERLY COMMON STOCK DIVIDEND TO 19.75 CENTS/SHARE

* ‍INCREASED CO'S QUARTERLY COMMON STOCK DIVIDEND TO 19.75 CENTS PER SHARE; PREVIOUS QUARTERLY DIVIDEND WAS 19.25 CENTS/SHARE​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Yangarra increases syndicated credit facility to $120 mln

* Yangarra increases syndicated credit facility to $120 million

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China's banking regulator plans to tighten shareholder rules

BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Nov 16 (Reuters) - China's banking regulator on Thursday published draft rules that increase scrutiny over the relationship between commercial lenders and their shareholders, the latest in a slew of measures taken by Beijing to bolster supervision of its financial system.

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BRIEF-South State Corp & Park Sterling Corp merger receives regulatory and shareholder approval​

* South State Corporation and Park Sterling Corporation merger receives regulatory and shareholder approval​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals announces positive top-line results from the second cohort of part A of the phase 2 achieve trial

* Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals announces positive top-line results from the second cohort of part A of the phase 2 achieve trial

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BRIEF-Talend announces offering of 2,750,000 American depositary shares by selling shareholders

* Talend announces offering of 2,750,000 American depositary shares by selling shareholders Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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At issue for Vanguard fund shareholders: how to manage success

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Reuters) - Vanguard Group Inc staged the largest-ever mutual fund shareholder proxy meeting on Wednesday facing a problem competing asset managers would welcome: how to manage...

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BRIEF-CDK Global increases regular quarterly cash dividend

* Cdk Global Inc - ‍approved a $0.01 increase in quarterly cash dividend to an annual rate of $0.60 per share​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Fox shareholders reject proposal to abandon dual-class shares

(Reuters) - A shareholder proposal calling for Twenty-First Century Fox Inc to do away with its dual-class share structure was rejected on Wednesday, based on preliminary results announced at the media company's annual meeting.

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Shareholders take aim at Murdochs with Fox voting rights push

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A shareholder proposal calling for Twenty-First Century Fox Inc to do away with its dual-class share structure may inflict a symbolic black eye on the media company's founder Rupert Murdoch and his family at its annual meeting on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 2-Shanghai Pharma buys U.S. Cardinal Health's China business for $557 mln

* Cardinal Health put business up for sale due to rule changes

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UPDATE 1-Shanghai Pharma buys U.S. Cardinal Health's China business for $557 mln

* Cardinal Health put business up for sale due to rule changes

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Shanghai Pharma buys U.S. Cardinal Health's China business for $557 million

(Reuters) - State-owned Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holding Co has agreed to acquire Cardinal Health Inc's China business, one of the nation's largest drug distributors, for $557 million.

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Shanghai Pharma buys U.S. Cardinal Health's China business for $557 mln

Nov 15 (Reuters) - State-owned Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holding Co has agreed to acquire Cardinal Health Inc's China business, one of the nation's largest drug distributors, for $557 million.

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BRIEF-Cardinal Health to sell its china business to Shanghai Pharma for $1.2 bln‍​

* Cardinal health signs definitive agreement to sell its china business to Shanghai Pharma

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BRIEF-Shanghai Pharmaceuticals' unit‍ signs deal to acquire Cardinal in Malaysia

* Says its unit‍ Century Global signs deal to acquire Cardinal Malaysia for about $557 million

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BRIEF-Genpact announces secondary equity offering on behalf of selling shareholders

* Genpact announces secondary equity offering on behalf of selling shareholders

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Deutsche Bank CEO meets with chief of big shareholder HNA: WSJ

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank's chief executive officer John Cryan has met with the chief of its major shareholder China's HNA, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Sun BioPharma Q3 loss per share $0.33

* Sun BioPharma files form 10-Q for third quarter 2017 and provides business update

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BRIEF-Zynerba Pharmaceuticals reports Q3 loss per share of $0.63

* Zynerba Pharmaceuticals reports third quarter 2017 financial results and operational highlights

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BRIEF-Jinzi Ham's unit to invest in Novabay Pharma and become its biggest shareholder

* Says unit signs agreement to buy shares in U.S. Novabay Pharmaceuticals Inc for a combined $27.06 million

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METALS-Shanghai nickel retreats on lacklustre China data

SYDNEY, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Chinese nickel futures on Tuesday pulled back, after leading most metals higher earlier in the session, following data from China which pointed to moderating growth over the next few quarters.

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BRIEF-Nordex CEO says happy with major shareholder Acciona

* Ceo says our view is that the production tax credit in the u.s. Market will remain untouched

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METALS-Shanghai nickel leads gainers on bet price still rising

SYDNEY, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Chinese nickel futures led gainers in early trading on Tuesday, building on hefty overnight gains in the London market as consumers built positions as a hedge against further price rises.

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Trump taps ex-pharma executive Azar as U.S. health secretary

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Monday said he is nominating former pharmaceutical executive and industry lobbyist Alex Azar to serve as U.S. Health and Human Services secretary, saying Azar would push to lower the price of medicines.

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BRIEF-Acushnet prices of offering of common stock by selling shareholder

* Acushnet holdings announces pricing of offering of common stock by selling shareholder

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BRIEF-Ra Capital Management says it purchased 850,000 shares of Kalvista Pharmaceuticals' common stock for about $7.2 mln

* Ra Capital Management says ‍​on Oct 12, it purchased 850,000 shares of Kalvista Pharmaceuticals' common stock for about $7.2 million - SEC Filing

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BRIEF-Chugai Pharma considering selling production rights of some medications to Taiyo - Nikkei

* Chugai Pharma considering selling production, sales rights of some 15 medications with expired patents to Taiyo Holdings for about 20 billion yen - Nikkei Source text : (http://s.nikkei.com/2iRwewI) Further company coverage:

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Trump to tap ex-pharma executive Azar as U.S. health secretary

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Monday said he will nominate former pharmaceutical executive and industry lobbyist Alex Azar to serve as U.S. Health and Human Services secretary, saying Azar would push to lower the price of medicines.

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Trump to tap ex-pharma executive Azar as health secretary

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Monday said he will nominate former pharmaceutical executive Alex Azar to serve as U.S. Health and Human Services secretary, saying Azar would push to lower the price of medicines.

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Trump picks ex-pharma exec to lead HHS

President Donald Trump on Monday announced he is nominating Alex Azar, a former pharmaceutical company executive, to succeed Tom Price as the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Trump says will nominate ex-pharma executive Azar as health secretary

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said he has chosen former pharmaceutical company executive Alex Azar to serve as U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary and vowed to lower the price of medicines.

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BRIEF-CGG says the general meeting of shareholders has approved the financial restructuring plan

* CGG: The general meeting of shareholders has approved the financial restructuring plan

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BRIEF-Redhill biopharma Q3 ‍loss per ordinary share US$0.09

* Redhill Biopharma reports 2017 third quarter financial results

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BRIEF-Reata Pharmaceuticals Q3 loss per share $0.50

* Reata Pharmaceuticals Inc announces third quarter 2017 financial and operating results

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BRIEF-Synergy Pharma files for a potential mixed shelf offering ‍​

* Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc files for a potential mixed shelf offering; size undisclosed - SEC filing ‍​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2mihpZ2) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Genesee & Wyoming carloads traffic in October increases by 12.2 pct

* Genesee & Wyoming Inc - ‍ G&W's traffic in October 2017 was 275,317 carloads, an increase of 29,973 carloads, or 12.2%, compared with October 2016​

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Short track: U.S. sets men's 5,000m relay world record in Shanghai

(Reuters) - The United States set a short track world record of 6:29.052 in the men's 5,000 meter relay at a World Cup event in Shanghai on Sunday, beating the previous record set by Canada in Calgary in 2012 by more than a second.

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BRIEF-ARENA PHARMA SAYS COMPLETED FULL ENROLLMENT IN ETRASIMOD PHASE 2 STUDY IN ULCERATIVE COLITIS​

* ‍COMPLETED FULL ENROLLMENT IN ETRASIMOD PHASE 2 STUDY IN ULCERATIVE COLITIS​

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BRIEF-NYX Gaming Group announces new shareholder meeting date and announces new commercial partnership with Scientific Games

* NYX Gaming Group Limited announces new shareholder meeting date, provides update on William Hill matters and announces new commercial partnership with Scientific Games

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BRIEF-Erytech Pharma ‍announces pricing of global offering of 5.4 mln new ordinary shares​

* ‍ANNOUNCES PRICING OF GLOBAL OFFERING TO SPECIFIED CATEGORIES OF INVESTORS OF AGGREGATE OF 5.4 MILLION NEW ORDINARY SHARES​

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BRIEF-Freehold Royalties increases 2017 production guidance

* Third quarter results: Freehold increases 2017 production guidance

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BRIEF-Graham Holdings Co increases stock buyback authorization

* Graham holdings company announces increased stock repurchase authorization

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BRIEF-EMC Insurance Group amends by-laws and increases board size

* Says ‍on Nov 6, 2017, with Robert L. Howe leaving the board in May​, Co's board amended by-laws to increase the size from 5-6 directors Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Drug bingo: EU readies vote for London-based pharma agency

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Nineteen EU governments will slug it out in a series of secret ballots in 10 days' time for the right to host the European Medicines Agency (EMA) once it leaves London after Brexit, EU officials said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Evoke Pharma signs commercial agreement with Thermo Fisher Scientific

* Announced selection of Patheon division of Thermo Fisher Scientific as commercial manufacturing partner for Gimoti​

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Ex-pharma exec Azar is top choice to run U.S. health agency: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Alex Azar, a former pharmaceutical company executive, is U.S. President Donald Trump's top pick to run the Department of Health and Human Services, two sources with knowledge of the confidential process said on condition of anonymity on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-RedHill Biopharma prices public offering of its American Depositary Shares

* RedHill Biopharma prices public offering of its American Depositary Shares

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BRIEF-Corbus Pharmaceuticals Q3 loss per share $0.14

* Corbus Pharmaceuticals reports 2017 third quarter financial results and highlights recent corporate and clinical advancements

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BRIEF-Pacira Pharmaceuticals reports Q3 non-gaap earnings per share $0.11

* Pacira Pharmaceuticals Inc reports third quarter 2017 financial results

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METALS-Nickel, copper lead Shanghai metals down

SYDNEY, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Nickel and copper led an across-the-board-decline in Chinese base metals on Wednesday, triggered by a sharp selloff overnight in London metals markets.

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BRIEF-Huntington Ingalls Industries increases quarterly dividend to $0.72 per

* Huntington Ingalls Industries increases quarterly dividend to $0.72 per share; authorizes a $1 billion increase in its share repurchase program to $2.2 billion

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BRIEF-Granite announces 2017 third quarter results and increases distribution

* Granite announces 2017 third quarter results and increases distribution

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BRIEF-Taro Pharmaceutical quarterly earnings per share $1.30

* Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd-qtrly ‍shr $1.30​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc files for mixed shelf of up to $100 million

* Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc files for mixed shelf of up to $100 million Source text: (http://bit.ly/2jazuqV) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-‍Pershing Square comments on today's ADP shareholder vote​

* ‍Pershing Square Capital Management comments on today's ADP shareholder vote​

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BRIEF-CTI BIOPHARMA FILES FOR MIXED SHELF OF UP TO $200 MLN‍​

* CTI BIOPHARMA CORP FILES FOR MIXED SHELF OF UP TO $200 MILLION – SEC FILING‍​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2zo6CPZ) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Scpharmaceuticals sees IPO of 6.4 mln shares to be priced between $14.00 and $16.00 per share‍​

* Scpharmaceuticals Inc sees IPO of 6.4 million shares of common stock to be priced between $14.00 and $16.00 per share - SEC filing‍​

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Custos seeks Johnston Press shareholder meeting for board shake-up

(Reuters) - Newspaper publisher Johnston Press Plc said it received a letter from its biggest shareholder and activist investor Custos Group, demanding a shareholder meeting for the removal of...

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Activist investor Custos demands general meeting of Johnston Press shareholders

(Reuters) - Newspaper publisher Johnston Press Plc said it received a letter from activist investor Custos Group AS demanding a general meeting of the company's shareholders.

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Shanghai's enthralling kinetic building

In Shanghai's historic Bund district, visitors circle a new theater with a brash -- and slowly rotating -- veneer of bronze-colored steel bamboo. Beside it, a pair of recently completed 590-foot-tall towers overlook the city's colonial-era buildings and the financial district just beyond.

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BRIEF-EMC Insurance Group increases and declares quarterly cash dividend

* EMC Insurance Group Inc increases and declares quarterly cash dividend, and announces executive officer appointments

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BRIEF-Rexahn Pharmaceuticals posts Q3 loss per share $0.04

* Rexahn Pharmaceuticals reports third quarter 2017 financial results and provides corporate update

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BRIEF-Flex Pharma Q3 loss per share $0.54

* Q3 earnings per share view $-0.61 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S

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BRIEF-Horizon Pharma reports Q3 Non-GAAP earnings per share $0.26

* Horizon Pharma plc announces third-quarter and year-to-date 2017 results

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BRIEF-Richmont Mines says ISS and Glass Lewis recommended that both Alamos and Richmont shareholders vote for plan of arrangement​

* Richmont Mines - ISS and Glass Lewis, two proxy advisory firms, recommended that both Alamos and Richmont shareholders vote for plan of arrangement​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Qihoo 360 chairman cites national interest in Shanghai backdoor listing

HONG KONG/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese cybersecurity software giant Qihoo 360 Technology Co Ltd said on Monday that the "national interest" was an important driver for its choice to return to the Chinese stock market via a potential $7.5 billion backdoor listing.

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Torrent Pharma to buy Unichem Labs' India business for $558 mln

(Reuters) - Torrent Pharmaceuticals said on Friday it would buy more than 120 brands from Unichem Laboratories in India and Nepal, and its manufacturing plant at Sikkim.

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Torrent Pharma to buy Unichem Labs' India business for $558 million

(Reuters) - Torrent Pharmaceuticals said on Friday it would buy more than 120 brands from Unichem Laboratories in India and Nepal, and its manufacturing plant at Sikkim.

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BRIEF-Jazz Pharma submits Vyxeo Marketing Authorization Application to European Medicines Agency

* Jazz Pharmaceuticals submits Vyxeosâ„¢ Marketing Authorization Application to European Medicines Agency for treatment of certain types of high-risk acute myeloid leukemia Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Cipher Pharmaceuticals announces new credit facility

* Cipher Pharmaceuticals Inc - ‍it has entered a new three-year, US$20.0 million senior secured term credit facility with Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce​

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BRIEF-‍Fosun International Ltd reports a 9.91 pct passive stake in Viewray Inc

* ‍Fosun International Ltd reports a 9.91 percent passive stake in Viewray Inc as of Oct 24, 2017 - SEC filing​​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2xTl0hH) Further company coverage:

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Apple's iPhone X hits the spot as long lines return from Sydney to Shanghai

SYDNEY/BEIJING (Reuters) - Long, snaking lines formed outside Apple Inc stores in Asia early on Friday as fans flocked to buy the new iPhone X, a turnout that contrasts with the more lackluster launches for the past two iterations of the premium smartphone.

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UPDATE 3-Apple's iPhone X hits the spot as long queues return from Sydney to Shanghai

* Underscores Apple's upbeat holiday revenue forecast (Adds details from Hong Kong)

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Apple's iPhone X hits the spot as long queues return from Sydney to Shanghai

SYDNEY/BEIJING (Reuters) - Long, snaking lines formed outside Apple Inc stores in Asia early on Friday as fans flocked to buy the new iPhone X, a turnout that contrasts with the more lackluster launches for the past two iterations of the premium smartphone.

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UPDATE 2-Apple's iPhone X hits the spot as long queues return from Sydney to Shanghai

* Underscores Apple's upbeat holiday revenue forecast (Adds details from Tokyo, Beijing, Hong Kong and Singapore)

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New SEC guidance could raise bar for some shareholder measures

BOSTON (Reuters) - Companies may have new grounds to keep shareholder proposals on social or ethical matters from coming to a vote at their annual meetings under guidance published late on Wednesday...

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BRIEF-Dicerna Pharmaceuticals Q3 loss per share ‍$0.92

* Q3 2017 loss per share ‍$0.92 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Shareholder sues GE after 'unacceptable' results hurt stock

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two weeks after General Electric Co's new chief executive vowed to shed $20 billion of assets, a shareholder has sued the company for failing to divulge its problems sooner and posting quarterly results that were "unacceptable, to say the least."

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BRIEF-Amag Pharmaceuticals Q3 loss per share $4.31

* Amag Pharmaceuticals announces third quarter 2017 financial results and business highlights

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METALS-Shanghai nickel surges to highest close in over two years

(Adds Shanghai closing prices) MELBOURNE/BEIJING, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Shanghai nickel soared by another 5.4 percent to mark its highest close in more than two years on Thursday, tracking an earlier rise in London nickel on expectations of new demand from electric vehicles (EVs). Battery makers are increasingly turning to nickel to help power growing global electric car sales, analysts and executives say. Celia Wang, a nickel analyst at Grandflow Resources in Shanghai, said the rally w

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METALS-Shanghai nickel surges 5.5 pct as battery bulls buy

(Updates prices, adds analyst comment) MELBOURNE/BEIJING, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Shanghai nickel soared by another 5.5 percent to its highest in almost a year on Thursday, tracking an earlier rise in London nickel on expectations of new demand from electric vehicles (EVs). Battery makers are increasingly turning to nickel to help power growing global electric car sales, analysts and executives say. Celia Wang, a nickel analyst at Grandflow Resources in Shanghai, said the rally was due to

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METALS-Shanghai nickel surges 5 pct as battery bulls buy

MELBOURNE, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Shanghai nickel soared 5 percent on Thursday after London nickel hit its highest in two years as expectations of new demand from electric vehicles drove bullish sentiment for the metal. FUNDAMENTALS * NICKEL: Shanghai nickel rallied to its highest since late November 2016, tracking gains in London, where LME nickel had hit the highest in more than two years above $13,000 a tonne on Wednesday. * EVS: Battery makers are increasingly turning to ni

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BRIEF-Allena Pharmaceuticals prices IPO of 5.3 mln shares at $14 per share

* Allena pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces pricing of initial public offering

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BRIEF-Conatus Pharmaceuticals reports Q3 revenue of $9.6 million

* Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc reports third quarter 2017 financial results and program updates

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BRIEF-Chimera Investment increases size of board‍​

* Chimera Investment Corp says increased number of directors who constitute board from seven to eight - SEC filing‍​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2h411K3) Further company coverage:

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Allergan assuages shareholder fears over losing Restasis patent

(Reuters) - Allergan Plc on Wednesday reassured shareholders that it would return to earnings growth in 2019 after losing a major patent ruling last month on its second-most important drug, dry-eye treatment Restasis.

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UPDATE 4-Allergan assuages shareholder fears over losing Restasis patent

Nov 1 (Reuters) - Allergan Plc on Wednesday reassured shareholders that it would return to earnings growth in 2019 after losing a major patent ruling last month on its second-most important drug, dry-eye treatment Restasis.