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Leadership Business Events

  • *Q4 loss 2.35 bln Sfr vs 2.01 bln Reuters poll estimate. ZURICH, Feb 14- Credit Suisse will cut up to 6,500 more jobs in 2017, as Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam pushes ahead with a major restructuring which he said on Tuesday might now no longer include floating the bank's Swiss business. The additional job cuts come after Switzerland's second-biggest bank...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 14- Technology whizzes who helped Goldman Sachs eliminate hundreds of trading jobs over the past few years are venturing into the bank's flagship M&A business, making some junior bankers uneasy. A team of 75 programmers, internally referred to as "strats," has been developing technology to make Goldman's elite dealmakers more productive.

  • DUBAI, Feb 14- Dubai- based building company Drake& Scull announced a turnaround and capital restructuring plan on Tuesday as it reported another quarterly loss, the latest sign of how a slowdown in the Gulf's construction industry is hurting contractors. As part of its capital restructuring plan, DSI said it was considering proposing a rights issue of 500...

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    Technology whizzes who helped Goldman Sachs eliminate hundreds of trading jobs over the past few years are venturing into the bank's flagship M&A business, making some junior bankers uneasy.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 14- Technology whizzes who helped Goldman Sachs eliminate hundreds of trading jobs over the past few years are venturing into the bank's flagship M&A business, making some junior bankers uneasy. A team of 75 programmers, internally referred to as "strats," has been developing technology to make Goldman's elite dealmakers more productive.

  • TOKYO, Feb 13- Japan's Kirin Holdings Co said on Monday it would sell its Brazilian unit to Heineken NV subsidiary Bavaria S.A. for 2.2 billion Brazilian reais. The transfer will be executed immediately upon approval by Brazil's antitrust agency, Kirin said in a statement. Brasil Kirin operates 12 breweries and was created in 2011 after Kirin paid 6.3 billion...

  • SAO PAULO, Feb 10- A group of bondholders in Oi SA appealed on Friday a ruling by a Dutch court that refused to declare insolvent two subsidiaries in the Netherlands, the latest setback in a protracted legal battle to solve Brazil's largest bankruptcy case on record. "The restructuring should treat similarly situated creditors equally," the International...

  • SAO PAULO, Feb 9- A Cerberus Capital Management LP- led group of investors plans to unveil an alternative in-court restructuring proposal for debt-laden Brazilian phone carrier Oi SA as early as next month, right after finalizing due diligence procedures, a person with direct knowledge of the plan said on Friday. Oi filed for Brazil's largest-ever bankruptcy...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 9- Zenefits is laying off nearly half its staff as the software startup grapples with the fallout of insurance violations that resulted in hefty penalties from state regulators. Employees were alerted to the layoffs in a memo sent by Jay Fulcher, who started as the San Francisco- based company's CEO on Monday. Fulcher said Zenefits would move...

  • MUMBAI/ LONDON, Feb 9- Tata Steel UK has signed a 100 million pound deal to sell its speciality steel business to Liberty House Group, as the firm's Indian owner Tata Steel Ltd's presses on with restructuring its European operations. The deal, which is subject to regulatory clearances, secures 1,700 jobs, mostly in South Yorkshire in the north of England, Britain's...

  • MUMBAI/ LONDON, Feb 9- Tata Steel UK has signed a 100 million pound deal to sell its speciality steel business to Liberty House Group, part of Indian owner Tata Steel Ltd's drive to restructure its European operations. Today's news also marks another important step forward in realising a more sustainable future for our Port Talbot-based supply chain in the UK, "...

  • MADRID, Feb 9- Spain's Telefonica is in talks with private equity firms KKR, CVC and Ardian as well as sovereign fund GIC about the sale of a 49 percent stake in its telecom masts subsidiary Telxius, four sources said. A successful sale would only be a small step in bringing down Telefonica's 50 billion euros of debt, but it would go a long way in showing investors its...

  • Twitter's net loss widened to $167.1 million, or 23 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from $90.24 million, or 13 cents per share, a year earlier. Restructuring charges in the latest quarter ballooned to $101.2 million from $12.9 million a year earlier. Revenue rose 1 percent to $717 million.

  • Feb 8- Corn Flakes maker Kellogg Co said on Wednesday it would stop distributing its U.S. snacks business' products directly to stores and switch to its more widely used warehouse model to cut costs and adapt to a changing retail landscape. The distribution model change is part of an expanded "Project K" program, which Kellogg launched in 2013 to save up to $475...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 8- A U.S. federal appeals court dismissed an emergency appeal by opponents of Peabody Energy Corp's reorganization plan on Wednesday, saying any complaints should be lodged after the plan is confirmed by the bankruptcy court. A bankruptcy panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals did not address the merits of the motion. Peabody hopes to emerge...

  • LONDON, Feb 8- Luxury sports car maker McLaren Automotive said it will create more than 200 jobs in Britain by bringing production of its carbon-fibre chassis from Austria to northern England, a move it said had been initiated long before the Brexit vote. The carbon fibre chassis, which helps to keep the top-end sports cars as light as possible, is currently built...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 6- Opponents of Peabody Energy Corp's reorganization plan have filed an emergency appeal against a key piece of the coal producer's proposal they say violates U.S. bankruptcy law by prematurely requiring creditors to promise support it. At the heart of creditors' complaints are the terms of a $1.5 billion private recapitalization that Peabody...

  • Feb 6- Eastern Outfitters LLC, the parent of discount chain Bob's Stores and outdoor retailer Eastern Mountain Sports, filed for bankruptcy protection on Sunday, the latest U.S. retailer to do so amid increased competitive pressure facing the sector. Eastern Outfitters listed assets and liabilities in the range of $100 million to $500 million, according to...

  • TOKYO, Feb 6- Shares in Japan's Takata Corp were untraded with a glut of sell orders on Monday after sources said the struggling air bag maker had selected Key Safety Systems as the final bidder for its restructuring, raising a concern that the U.S. auto parts supplier could lead Takata into a bankruptcy. Reuters reported on Saturday that Takata's steering...

  • *UK banks must separate retail, investment banking operations. LONDON, Feb 5- Barclays Plc is about to overhaul its back office operations under a restructuring to help it comply with new post-crisis rules forcing British banks to ring-fence their retail operations from their riskier business. While Barclays was not among those that needed a UK...