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  • Dec 29- After years of running flat out, U.S. Gulf Coast refiners are lining up repairs to plants in 2017- but facing a severe labor shortage that could delay work, drive up costs and raise accident risks. "Putting off work definitely affects the safety of the refinery," said Ed Lee, an independent refinery safety consultant who worked at Royal Dutch Shell for three...

  • *Lonza to increase equity capital by up to 3.3 bln Sfr. Dec 15- Lonza Group AG announced its biggest ever acquisition on Thursday with a deal to buy Capsugel, a U.S. maker of capsule products and other drug delivery systems, for $5.5 billion in cash to broaden its product range as a pharmaceuticals industry supplier. The Swiss company's shares fell by over 7 percent on...

  • *Oct core orders +4.1 pct m/m vs forecast +1.0 pct. TOKYO, Dec 12- Japan's October core machinery orders rose for the first time in three months to beat expectations, government data showed- a tentative sign of a pickup in capital expenditure. "Machinery orders are basically flat but picking up slightly," said Takeshi Minami, chief economist at Norinchukin Research...

  • *Oct core orders +4.1 pct m/m vs forecast +1.0 pct. TOKYO, Dec 12- Japan's core machinery orders rose 4.1 percent in October from the previous month, Cabinet Office data showed on Monday, in a tentative sign of a pickup in capital expenditure. Japan's economy also grew much slower than initially estimated in the third quarter as capital expenditure dried up and...

  • TOKYO, Dec 12- Japan's core machinery orders rose 4.1 percent in October from the previous month, Cabinet Office data showed on Monday, in a tentative sign of a pickup in capital expenditures. The rise in core orders, a highly volatile data series regarded as an indicator of capital spending in the coming six to nine months, compared with economists' median estimate...

  • *BOJ Tankan due at 2350 GMT on Dec 13. *Machinery orders due at 2350 GMT on Dec 11. "A weaker yen than the big manufacturers had estimated reduced the worries about corporate profits while both Japan's and overseas economies are expected to continue to grow moderately," said Takayuki Miyajima, senior economist at Mizuho Research Institute.

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  • Sprint Nextel Corp and Japan's SoftBank Corp have reached an agreement with U.S. authorities on the national security aspects of the Japanese firm's pending $20.1 billion deal to win control of the U.S. wireless carrier.

  • A Bangladesh factory where Wal-Mart Stores and Inditex inspectors spotted cracks in the wall this month is still making Wrangler shirts for the world's largest apparel maker, U.S.-based VF Corp.

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  • Japan's core machinery orders rose for a second straight month in November in a sign that companies may gradually increase capital spending, but uncertainty over the global economy could continue to pressure the Bank of Japan to ease policy.

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