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Leadership Business Events

  • TOKYO, Jan 20- Japan's Toshiba Corp has begun preparations to sell a minority stake in its core chip business, people with knowledge of the matter said, as it urgently seeks funding to help avoid being crippled by an upcoming multi-billion dollar writedown. The industrial conglomerate has distributed non-disclosure agreement forms to various funds...

  • ST. LOUIS, Jan 19- A U.S. bankruptcy judge denied on Thursday a request by Peabody Energy Corp shareholders to order the appointment of an official equity committee in the coal miner's Chapter 11 restructuring, crushing hopes of a recovery for investors. Bankruptcy Judge Barry Schermer asked why more money should be spent on legal fees when unsecured creditors...

  • Jan 19- Insurance broker Aon Plc is in advanced talks to sell its employee benefits outsourcing unit to buyout firm Clayton Dubilier& Rice LLC for nearly $4.5 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. The divestiture would undo much of Aon's 2010 acquisition of human resources services provider Hewitt Associates Inc for $4.9 billion,...

  • BEIJING, Jan 19- Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd, China's top state chip manufacturer, revealed plans on Thursday to build a $30 billion memory chip factory as the government seeks to boost local production capacity. The firm is targeting a monthly capacity of 100,000 wafers in phase one of the development which will cost $10 billion and is located in Nanjing.

  • ST. LOUIS, Jan 19- Peabody Energy Corp, the world's largest private-sector coal producer, is squaring off in court with shareholders who claim their stock should not be wiped out in the company's $8 billion Chapter 11 bankruptcy, given a rise in prices for the fuel. Shareholders led by hedge fund Mangrove Partners hope to prove at a hearing in St. Louis on Thursday...

  • *Bidders want court-led turnaround for Japan ops- source. TOKYO, Jan 19- U.S. buyout firm Bain Capital has joined Key Safety Systems in the U.S. auto parts supplier's bid to rescue Takata Corp, a source said, as the Japanese firm struggles for survival after a massive recall linked to its faulty air bags. Shares in Takata closed 17.3 percent lower, falling by their daily...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 18- Puerto Rico's federal oversight board said on Wednesday it was willing to extend key deadlines that would give the debt-laden U.S. territory's government more time to negotiate restructuring deals with holders of its roughly $70 billion in bonds. In addition to its nearly $70 billion in debt from a myriad of public issuers, Puerto Rico is...

  • Jan 18- Puerto Rico's federal oversight board said on Wednesday it was willing to extend key deadlines that would give the debt-laden U.S. territory's government more time to negotiate restructuring deals with holders of some $70 billion in bonds. In a letter to Governor Ricardo Rossello, the oversight board said it "is favorably inclined" to grant the...

  • By Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen and Teis Jensen. COPENHAGEN, Jan 18- Enzymes maker Novozymes will cut 198 jobs and invest more in emerging markets, it said on Wednesday, adding it could time take to recapture past growth rates amid uncertainty over U.S. renewable energy policy and the takeover of a key partner. "This is a new reality for Novozymes," Chief Executive Peder...

  • SYDNEY, Jan 18- Hong Kong's flag carrier Cathay Pacific Airways will cut jobs and consider shifting some flights to its short-haul arm after completing the biggest review of its business in two decades, it said on Wednesday. Will Horton, a Hong Kong- based analyst for aviation consultancy CAPA, described what had been said so far as underwhelming given the scale...

  • SYDNEY, Jan 18- Hong Kong's flag carrier Cathay Pacific Airways will cut jobs and consider shifting some flights to its short-haul arm after completing the biggest review of its business in two decades, it said on Wednesday. The company laid out the results of the review in a document seen by Reuters that was e-mailed to its 33,700 employees on Wednesday after 350...

  • BRASILIA, Jan 18- Brazil's Oi SA is considering changing a restructuring plan challenged by a group of creditors to offer banks and bondholders part of asset sale proceeds, newspaper O Estado de S.Paulo said on Wednesday. The proposed changes are being discussed by Oi's chief executive Marco Schroeder, investors and creditors, and could be presented by the end...

  • TOKYO, Jan 18- Toshiba Corp is in talks to sell a minority stake in its flash memory business to U.S. chips business partner Western Digital Corp in a bid to boost its capital base, a source briefed on the discussions said on Wednesday. Toshiba said in a statement earlier that it had been considering various options for its memory business, including a spin-off, but...

  • The Saskatoon, Canada- based company said it expects to report a net loss for 2016 citing asset impairments resulting from fair market assessments at the end of the year. Cameco said it plans to reduce workforce at the McArthur River, Key Lake and Cigar Lake operations by 10 percent. "The current earnings expectations do... reflect the consequences of a continued...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 17- Caesars Entertainment Corp has wrapped up the $18 billion bankruptcy of its main operating unit, allowing the casino company to focus on restoring the tarnished Harrah's, Caesars and Horseshoe brands after two years of Chapter 11 proceedings. Caesars' subsidiary, Caesars Entertainment Operating Co Inc, won court approval on Tuesday for a plan...

  • Retailers filing for bankruptcy in the past year include Aeropostale Inc, Pacific Sunwear of California Inc, Sports Authority, Vestis Retail Group and American Apparel. An affiliate of private equity firm Sycamore Partners agreed to provide a $25.75 million "stalking horse" bid for the company's intellectual property, which includes its trademarks, website...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 17- Caesars Entertainment Corp's main operating unit won court approval on Tuesday for a plan to shed $10 billion of debt and end a contentious $18 billion bankruptcy filed nearly two years ago to the day. Bankruptcy Judge Benjamin Goldgar said at a hearing in Chicago after approving the reorganization plan. The Caesars subsidiary, Caesars...

  • Jan 17- Limited Stores LLC, parent of U.S. women's apparel chain The Limited, said on Tuesday it filed for bankruptcy, the latest brick-and-mortar retailer to reorganize as shoppers shift to fast-fashion retailers and online competitors. Sun Capital Partners Inc, the private equity owner of Limited Stores LLC, disclosed on Friday in a letter to investors that...

  • Jan 17- Limited Stores LLC, owner of U.S. women's apparel chain The Limited, said on Tuesday it filed for bankruptcy. Limited Stores also said it agreed to sell its intellectual property and some related assets to an affiliate of private equity firm Sycamore Partners. Limited Stores, which filed for Chapter 11 protection in the Delaware bankruptcy court, said on...

  • TOKYO, Jan 17- Asahi Group Holdings Ltd is open to the possibility of more acquisitions, its chief said, even after Japan's biggest beer maker sealed $10 billion worth of deals to buy European assets from Anheuser-Busch InBev SA NV last year. The brewer, known for Japan's best-selling "Super Dry" beer, has been expanding beyond its domestic market as alcohol...