* Says its shareholder Fang Jiangtao has sold 1.4 percent stake in the company between Dec 7 and 30 [Source]
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. jury on Friday found the former chief executive of mobile aggregation company Mobile Messenger guilty of defrauding mobile phone customers by charging them millions of dollars for unwanted text messages.
Dec 15 (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty on Friday to charges that he traded on confidential, inside information that a former Celator Pharmaceuticals Inc employee supplied him, including that the company now owned by Jazz Pharmaceuticals Plc was planning to be acquired.
CARACAS/HOUSTON (Reuters) - Decisions at some joint ventures with foreign firms are delayed. A growing number of oil tankers sit idle because no one authorizes payments. Employees struggle to get approval for routine expenses, from taxis to training.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec 14 (Reuters) - The board of Brazilian telecommunications company Oi SA will meet on Friday, and will likely call a shareholders meeting to debate a restructuring deal struck by its executives and key creditors, two sources familiar with the board's thinking said on Thursday.
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BRIEF-Alaska Airlines Says Begins Nonstop Service Between San Francisco Airport And Kailua-Kona Airport
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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.
SAO PAULO, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Brazilian water and sanitation utility Companhia de Saneamento do ParanÃ¡ priced its secondary share offering at 55.20 reais per unit, the company said in a securities filing late on Tuesday.
Lost amid the sexual harassment and misconduct charges against Roy Moore over the past month is the fact that even before any of those allegations came to light, Republicans in Washington were deathly afraid of what the prospect of Moore in the Senate could do to the overall party brand.
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.
NEW YORK, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Ness Technologies S.A.R.L., a U.S. software engineering company, has sued Chinese conglomerate HNA Group accusing it of failing to adequately answer questions about its ownership in a U.S. review of takeovers by foreign companies, thereby causing their $325 million deal to fail.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The former chief financial officer of a company that licensed the name and recipes of the chef who inspired the tyrannical â€œSoup Naziâ€ character on the TV comedy â€œSeinfeldâ€ pleaded guilty on Monday to tax evasion, according to court records.
Dec 11 (Reuters) - Celebrity chef Mario Batali said on Monday that he has stepped away from his restaurant company and ABC said it asked him to step aside as co-host of a daytime food and talk show after he was accused of sexual harassment in a report by an online food trade publication.
TORONTO, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index inched higher in morning trade on Monday, boosted by gains for materials stocks including fertilizer companies, while gold miners moved in both directions and railway stocks weighed.
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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.
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.
BRIEF-Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger Likely To Stay At Company for Additional 2-3 Years If Deal With 21St Century Fox Goes Through- CNBC
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A strange turkey-sized, bird-like dinosaur that boasted a swan's neck, arms resembling flippers, long legs and a mouth full of needle-like teeth staked out a unique amphibious lifestyle in rivers and lakes about 75 million years ago in Mongolia.
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.
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Thirteen people, including civilians, were killed during a confrontation between Colombia's ELN rebels and dissidents from the now-demobilized FARC guerrilla group in a remote area known for drug trafficking, the country's ombudsman said on Tuesday.
(Reuters) - Denver-based startup Boom Supersonic said on Tuesday Japan's No.2 carrier Japan Airlines Co Ltd has invested $10 million in the company, which is building a supersonic passenger aircraft it claims will be faster, quieter and more affordable to fly than Concorde.
Dec 5 (Reuters) - Denver-based startup Boom Supersonic said on Tuesday Japan's No.2 carrier Japan Airlines Co Ltd has invested $10 million in the company, which is building a supersonic passenger aircraft it claims will be faster, quieter and more affordable to fly than Concorde.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - There was no agreement between the European Union and Britain on Brexit after a meeting on Monday between Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker, a source said.
(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.
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.
The Justice Department has agreed to allow congressional investigators to interview a key FBI employee believed to have served as the main contact, or "handler" of, former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele, who compiled the so-called "dossier" of allegations about President Donald Trump's connections to Russia, according to a department spokesperson.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday that he is optimistic the Senate and House of Representatives will reach a conference agreement on tax legislation that can be signed into law by President Donald Trump.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday there was "absolutely no collusion" between his campaign and Russia, his first comment on a guilty plea by his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
PARIS/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron called on Saturday for dialogue in Iraq between the central government in Baghdad and the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) within the framework of the Iraqi constitution.
Jared Kushner is the "very senior member" of President Donald Trump's transition team" who directed incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn to contact the Russian ambassador to the United States and other countries about a UN Security Council vote on Israeli settlements, sources familiar with the matter tell CNN.
(Reuters) - Unilever Chief Executive Paul Polman on Thursday defended his balancing of growth and margin, weighing in passionately after a weak third quarter on a debate sparked by this year's unwanted approach from Kraft-Heinz .
CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Enbridge Inc shares jumped as much as 6.2 percent on Thursday after North America's largest energy infrastructure company announced plans to sell C$3 billion ($2.3 billion) of noncore assets to focus on its central business.
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.
(Reuters) - A Turkish-Iranian gold trader on Thursday told jurors in a federal court in Manhattan that he met with representatives of an Indian company in 2012 to discuss moving Iranian funds out of India, a new development in a case that has so far centered on Turkey.
Nov 30 (Reuters) - A Turkish-Iranian gold trader on Thursday told jurors in a federal court in Manhattan that he met with representatives of an Indian company in 2012 to discuss moving Iranian funds out of India, a new development in a case that has so far centered on Turkey.
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.
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.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The actions of U.S. President Donald Trump's team are similar to the policies of his predecessor Barack Obama, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview, state-run RIA news agency reported on Thursday.
Nov 30 (Reuters) - Gaming machine maker Aristocrat Leisure Ltd said on Thursday it will acquire Seattle-based gaming company Big Fish Games, a unit of Churchill Downs , for $990 million in cash to increase its social gaming footprint.
(Reuters) - AT&T Inc's proposed seven-year ban on programming blackouts to distributors of some Time Warner Inc content shows that the company is willing to offer concessions to close its $85.4 billion bid for the programmer, AT&T's chief executive officer said on Wednesday.
Nov 29 (Reuters) - AT&T Inc's proposed seven-year ban on programming blackouts to distributors of some Time Warner Inc content shows that the company is willing to offer concessions to close its $85.4 billion bid for the programmer, AT&T's chief executive officer said on Wednesday.
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.
(Reuters) - Twenty-First Century Fox would never be interested in buying CNN, Fox Executive Chair Lachlan Murdoch said on Wednesday at a conference organized by the news website Business Insider in New York.
Nov 29 (Reuters) - Twenty-First Century Fox would never be interested in buying CNN, Fox Executive Chair Lachlan Murdoch said on Wednesday at a conference organized by the news website Business Insider in New York.
LONDON, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Digital mapping firm HERE said on Tuesday it plans to acquire Advanced Telematic Systems (ATS), a Germany-based company that provides "over the air" software updates for connected and autonomous vehicles.
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.
LONDON, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever is to buy U.S.-based company Sundial Brands, a maker of hair and skincare products, expanding deeper into the fast-growing personal care products market.
LONDON (Reuters) - Angl-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever is to buy U.S.-based company Sundial Brands, a maker of hair and skincare products, expanding deeper into the fast-growing personal care products market.
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.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries needs to take "deep, meaningful steps around the world" to secure its future, it said in a letter to the Israeli parliament on Monday, after media reports the company is set to cut thousands of jobs.
JERUSALEM, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries needs to take "deep, meaningful steps around the world" to secure its future, it said in a letter to the Israeli parliament on Monday, after media reports the company is set to cut thousands of jobs.
CARACAS, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday tapped a National Guard major general to lead state oil company PDVSA and the oil ministry as the OPEC member labors under near 30-year lows in oil production.
CARACAS, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday tapped a major general in the National Guard to head state oil company PDVSA and the OPEC country's oil ministry in what he said was an attempt to clean up the energy industry after a number of corruption scandals.
CARACAS, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday tapped Major General Manuel Quevedo to head of state oil company PDVSA and the country's oil ministry in what he said was an attempt to clean up the energy industry amid growing corruption scandals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SANTIAGO, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Chilean state copper company Codelco said on Thursday it produced slightly less copper from January to September 2017 than it did in the same period a year ago but rebounded from a year-earlier loss as prices for the metal improved.
SANTIAGO, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Workers for the two largest unions at Southern Copper Corp in Peru said on Wednesday they had started an indefinite strike, demanding a fair share of mining profits, while the company said the stoppage had not affected operations.
TAIPEI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Air China Ltd has indefinitely suspended flights between Beijing and Pyongyang, citing poor demand as North Korea faces growing sanctions from the United States over its nuclear weapons and missile programs.
Nov 21 (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc failed to disclose a massive breach last year that exposed the data of some 57 million users of the ride-sharing service, the company's new chief executive officer said on Tuesday.
(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] failed to disclose a massive breach last year that exposed the data of some 57 million users of the ride-sharing service, the company's new chief executive officer said on Tuesday.
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
SAO PAULO/BRASILIA, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Brazilian beef processor Minerva SA said on Tuesday that Russian authorities have temporarily suspended beef imports from Brazil, although Brazilian authorities had yet to confirm the extent of broader restrictions by Russia.
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.
The overture came soon after the Trump campaign was told of Russian â€œdirtâ€ on Hillary Clinton. As Donald J. Trump neared the Republican nomination, Moscow tried repeatedly to contact his campaign.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp said on Friday it had not entered into talks with any company to sell its personal computer business, denying media reports that it was in negotiations to sell the unit to Taiwan's Asustek Computer Inc.
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said on Thursday there was no link between a 400 million pound ($528 million) debt owed to Iran and the fate of a jailed Iranian-British aid worker.
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.
BRIEF-First Round Capital sells 110,482 shares of Blue Apron Holdings Inc's Class A common stock between Nov 13-14
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ROME (Reuters) - Gian Piero Ventura has left his role as Italy's national team coach, the country's football federation (FIGC) said on Wednesday, two days after the side failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
(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.
(Reuters) - Payments company Square Inc said it has started allowing select customers to buy and sell bitcoins on its Cash app, as it looks to tap into a craze that has sent the cryptocurrency up nearly sevenfold this year.
ROME (Reuters) - Gian Piero Ventura is no longer Italy's soccer coach, the Italian football federation (FIGC) said on Wednesday, two days after the national team failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
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.
SANTIAGO, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Chilean copper mine Collahuasi, a joint venture of Anglo American and Glencore, is postponing its plan to seek approval of an environmental impact study for an expansion until next year, the company told Reuters on Tuesday.
LONDON, Nov 12 (Reuters) - London mayor Sadiq Khan said on Sunday he supported efforts by the city's transport regulator Transport for London to try to reach a compromise with Uber after the taxi app confirmed it would appeal in a running row over workers' rights.
President Donald Trump unleashed a series of tweets Sunday morning as he nears the end of his epic 13-day diplomatic tour of Asia, going after "haters and fools" who question his ties to Russia and mocking the shape of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
CARACAS, Nov 10 (Reuters) - A Venezuelan state-run power company has defaulted on a $650 million bond that comes due in 2018 by failing to make an interest payment, the bond's trustee said on Friday, a confirmation of the OPEC nation's dire cash-flow crunch.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Nutrien, the company to be formed by year-end from the merger of Agrium Inc and Potash Corp of Saskatchewan, plans to expand its U.S. farm supply network and return cash to shareholders, Agrium Chief Executive Chuck Magro said on Wednesday.
Nov 6 (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox has held talks to sell most of its film and television assets to Walt Disney Co, which would gain new programming and expand its international reach, CNBC reported on Monday.
Nov 6 (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox film and television conglomerate has held talks to sell most of the company to media giant Walt Disney Co, CNBC reported on Monday, citing unidentified people familiar with the matter.
Nov 6 (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch-controlled Twenty-First Century Fox has held talks to sell most of the company to Walt Disney Co, CNBC reported on Monday, citing unnamed people familiar with the matter.
BRIEF-Richmont Mines says ISS and Glass Lewis recommended that both Alamos and Richmont shareholders vote for plan of arrangementâ€‹
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