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  • NEW DELHI, April 28- India said on Thursday it had asked Britain to deport Vijay Mallya, the liquor tycoon who flew to London last month as bankers pressed him to repay about $1.4 billion owed by his defunct Kingfisher Airlines. The Ministry of External Affairs has written to the British High Commission seeking Mallya's return so that "his presence can be secured...

  • The net income attributable to common shareholders rose to $171.3 million, or 3 cents per share, in the first quarter ended March 31 from $105.7 million, or 2 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue increased to $1.2 billion from $1.08 billion. Analysts on average had expected a profit of 3 cents per share on revenue of $1.18 billion, according to Thomson Reuters...

  • MEXICO CITY, April 27- America Movil said on Wednesday first-quarter profit fell more than 40 percent from a year ago, as mobile competition from AT&T Inc intensified in Mexico and it started paying rent on cell towers after a sweeping regulatory overhaul. The 2013 overhaul was aimed at curbing America Movil's 70 percent market share in Mexico by forcing it to...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 27- The trial over media mogul Sumner Redstone's advance healthcare directive should be open to the public, a California judge tentatively ruled on Wednesday in a lawsuit brought by an ex-girlfriend. But although Los Angeles Superior Court Judge David Cowan ruled that the public has a right to view the proceedings in a trial that will revolve...

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., April 27- The U.S. Air Force on Wednesday awarded billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX an $83 million contract to launch a GPS satellite, breaking the monopoly that Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co have held on military space launches for more than a decade. The Global Positioning System satellite will be launched in May 2018 from Florida, Air...

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., April 27- The U.S. Air Force on Wednesday awarded billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX an $83 million contract to launch a GPS satellite, breaking the monopoly that Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co have had on military space launches for more than a decade. The Global Positioning System satellite will be launched in May 2018, Air Force officials...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 27- The trial over media mogul Sumner Redstone's healthcare directive should be open to the public, a California judge said in a tentative ruling on Wednesday. Redstone's ex-girlfriend, Manuela Herzer, filed a lawsuit asking to be reinstated as the person in charge of Redstone's healthcare if he becomes unable to make decisions on his own.

  • SAO PAULO, April 27- Billionaire financier André Esteves, who was ousted as head of Brazil's Grupo BTG Pactual SA in November after his arrest in a spiraling corruption probe, has returned to Latin America's largest independent investment bank in a senior advisory role. Until then, BTG Pactual's fortunes had been closely tied to Esteves, Brazil's most...

  • *Trump to address critical issues, campaign says. WASHINGTON, April 27- Donald Trump will set aside his bad-boy antics on Wednesday and, with the help of a teleprompter to keep him on message, outline what his foreign policies would be if he is elected U.S. president in November, campaign aides say. "I'm probably the last on the trigger," Trump told ABC's "Good Morning...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, April 25- Oil and gas producer Husky Energy reported a first-quarter loss on Monday and said it has agreed to sell a partial interest in a package of Canadian midstream energy assets to two Hong Kong- based firms for C $1.7 billion in cash. Husky will retain 35 percent interest and remain operator of the assets, which are located in Alberta and...

  • LONDON, April 25- British department stores group BHS was placed into administration on Monday, putting the 88- year-old retailer in danger of disappearing from the high street and placing 11,000 jobs at risk. Going into administration, a form of creditor protection, means it is Britain's most high-profile retail casualty since Phones4U in 2014 and...

  • WASHINGTON, April 25- Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer's super PAC launched a $25 million youth voter drive on Monday in seven political battleground states to help elect candidates that champion climate change policies in November's general election. Those states are Pennsylvania, Iowa, Ohio, New Hampshire, Nevada, Illinois and Colorado.

  • SAO PAULO, April 25- Oi SA on Monday formally started talks to restructure $14.3 billion of bonds, pitting some of the world's biggest investors against each other as Brazil's most-indebted phone carrier fights for its survival. Reuters, citing sources, said the group of over 25 investment firms including BlackRock Inc, Citadel LLC and Pacific Investment...

  • *Fnac offers 170 pence per Darty share, up from 153 pence. PARIS/ JOHANNESBURG, April 25- French retailer Fnac raised its offer for Darty on Monday to around 900 million pounds in a final bid to win Europe's largest electronics goods chain in a battle with South Africa's Steinhoff. Fnac, declaring the offer its last, said it would pay 170 pence per Darty share in cash, up...

  • SAO PAULO, April 25- Oi SA on Monday formally started talks to restructure $14.3 billion of bonds, pitting some of the world's biggest investors against each other as Brazil's most-indebted phone carrier fights for its survival. Reuters reported earlier in the day that the group, which includes Pacific Investment Management Co, BlackRock Inc and Citadel LLC,...

  • LONDON, April 25- British department stores group BHS collapsed into administration on Monday, putting the 88- year-old retailer in danger of disappearing from the high street and placing 11,000 jobs at risk. Going into administration, a form of creditor protection, means it is Britain's most high profile retail casualty since Phones4U in September 2014.

  • LONDON, April 25- British department stores group BHS collapsed into administration on Monday, putting about 11,000 jobs at risk. Philip Duffy and Benjamin Wiles, managing directors of Duff& Phelps, have been appointed joint administrators, the restructuring firm said. Its placing into administration, a form of creditor protection, means it is Britain's most...

  • Oi will start talks to restructure $14.3 billion of bonds as early as Monday, sources familiar with the situation said.

  • The deal would include the sale of about a fifth of the companies' combined can making or producing plants across Europe, Brazil and the United States, Ball said in a statement on Monday. However, the deal earlier ran foul with European antitrust regulators as it would give the enlarged entity considerable market share in Europe, the United States and Brazil.

  • SAO PAULO, April 25- Oi SA will start talks to restructure $14.3 billion of bonds as early as Monday, sources familiar with the situation said, pitting some of the world's biggest investors against each other as Brazil's most-indebted phone carrier fights for its survival. According to a first source, Oi and adviser PJT Partners Inc will sit down with a group of...