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  • LOS ANGELES, April 20- A bid by media mogul Sumner Redstone's ex-girlfriend to have the 92- year-old billionaire examined by a neurologist she has hired was rejected by a California judge on Wednesday, a setback to her challenge of his mental competence. The former companion, Manuela Herzer, is fighting to be restored as the designated healthcare agent for...

  • April 20- Dish Network Corp Chief Executive Charlie Ergen said on Wednesday that talks to renew the satellite TV provider's contract to carry Viacom Inc programs have turned positive, though a deal remains uncertain ahead of a midnight deadline. A blackout would block Dish's 14 million subscribers' access to Viacom shows such as "Broad City" on Comedy Central...

  • WASHINGTON, April 20- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump would be inclined to replace Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen if he wins the White House despite supporting the U.S. central bank's efforts to keep interest rates low, he told Fortune magazine. In his interview, Trump said he "absolutely" backed efforts to diminish the Fed's power and allow...

  • WASHINGTON, April 20- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he would be inclined to replace Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen if he is elected U.S. president in the November election despite supporting the central bank's low interest rates, he told Fortune magazine. Yellen, the most powerful figure in world finance, took office in February 2014...

  • *Keen to invest in Southeast Asia, India. BANGKOK, April 20- Thai cash-and-carry chain Siam Makro Pcl said on Wednesday it plans to invest up to 9 billion baht this year to open stores at home and overseas, Chief Financial Officer Saowaluck Thitaphant said on Wednesday. Siam Makro, whose main customers are hotels, restaurants and small convenience stores, plans to...

  • SYDNEY, April 20- Mining giant BHP Billiton followed rival Rio Tinto in trimming its iron ore output guidance on Wednesday, helping to ease pressure on an oversupplied market. The world's no. 3 producer cut its Western Australia iron ore production for the year to June 30, 2016 by 10 million tonnes to 260 million tonnes, blaming a cyclone that ripped through the...

  • SYDNEY, April 20- Mining giant BHP Billiton cut its fiscal 2016 iron ore output guidance for a second time on Wednesday, helping ease pressure on an oversupplied market as bad weather curbed output. The world's no. 3 producer trimmed its Western Australia iron ore production for the year to June 30, 2016 by 10 million tonnes to 260 million tonnes, blaming a cyclone...

  • HANOI, April 20- Through supermarkets, malls, dairy and beer, Thai tycoons are pursuing deals in Vietnam that could break mergers and acquisitions records in the upwardly mobile market of 90 million people, at the expense of their Asian rivals. Billionaire beer magnate Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi is leading the Thai charge into Vietnam through his Thai Charoen...

  • KINSHASA, April 19- Randgold Resources has entered a joint venture in Democratic Republic of Congo with a company controlled by Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler and a state miner, the company said in a statement on Tuesday. The gold project in northeastern Congo with Moku Goldmines AG, majority-owned by Gertler's Fleurette Group, and state miner Sokimo could...

  • KINSHASA, April 19- Randgold Resources has entered a joint venture in Democratic Republic of Congo with a company controlled by Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler and a state miner, the company announced in a statement on Tuesday.

  • MEXICO CITY, April 18- A shareholder meeting of Mexican telecoms giant America Movil, which is controlled by the family of billionaire Carlos Slim, voted to create a 12 billion peso stock purchase fund, the company said in a statement on Monday.

  • BUENOS AIRES, April 15- A bank and a business group are likely to launch Argentina's first initial public offerings in over five years as foreign investors take new interest in Latin America's third largest economy, the head of the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange said. Adelmo Gabbi, president of Argentina's principal stock exchange, said he expected the IPOs to be...

  • NEW YORK, April 15- Steven A. Cohen is one step closer to managing other people's money again. The billionaire investor, barred by federal regulators from accepting external capital until January 2018, recently set up an investing firm, Stamford Harbor Capital, L.P.. "The SEC granted registration to Stamford Harbor Capital, L.P. Steve Cohen owns the entity, but...

  • COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., April 14- United Launch Alliance plans to cut up to 875 jobs, or about one-quarter of its workforce, before the end of 2017 to better compete against rivals bankrolled by billionaire entrepreneurs including Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, ULA's chief executive said on Thursday. In an interview with Reuters, ULA CEO Tory Bruno said another 400 to...

  • COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., April 14- United Launch Alliance plans to cut up to 875 jobs before the end of 2017 to better compete against rivals bankrolled by billionaire entrepreneurs including Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, ULA's chief executive officer said on Thursday. ULA, a partnership of Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co, expects a first round of 375 job cuts to be...

  • April 14- Tudor Investment Corp's clients have made requests in recent weeks to pull more than $1 billion from the hedge fund founded by billionaire Paul Tudor Jones after three years of dull returns, Bloomberg reported, citing sources. The investor redemption requests followed the exit of several veteran fund managers, Bloomberg said on Thursday, citing two...

  • CAIRO, April 14- Egypt's Beltone Financial will pursue its acquisition of CI Capital, the investment banking arm of the country's largest-listed bank, despite delays in regulatory approval, its deputy managing director Ahmed Salem said on Thursday. Commercial International Bank agreed in February to sell CI Capital to billionaire Naguib Sawiris' OTMT for...

  • MUMBAI, April 14- SunEdison Inc is in talks to sell minority stakes in its Indian solar projects to Finland's Fortum, two sources said, as the U.S. firm seeks funds to finish proposed plants in India amid concerns about its finances at home. Fortum, a state-controlled utility, said on Tuesday it planned to invest 200- 400 million euros in solar projects in India and...

  • Settlement talks between lawyers representing Redstone and former girlfriend Manuela Herzer, who filed the lawsuit last November, have broken down over the past 48 hours and litigation has "resumed," according to the Herzer court filing. In her lawsuit, Herzer is challenging her removal last year as Redstone's healthcare agent in favor of Viacom Chief...

  • April 13- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc's outgoing chief executive, Michael Pearson, consented to be deposed by a U.S. Senate committee later this month, after the panel threatened to hold him in contempt for failing to comply with a subpoena. The Senate Special Committee on Aging said on Wednesday that Pearson will be deposed on April 18 ahead of an...