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  • LONDON, Oct 31- Anglo American has boosted its platinum margins by as much as 5 percent after relaunching its customer relationships and ending an exclusive marketing contract with Johnson Matthey, CEO Mark Cutifani said on Monday. Big miners are looking for ways to add shareholder value and extend a recovery that has made them the top gainers on London's blue...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 28- Seventy-five percent of internet use will be mobile in 2017, up slightly from this year, as a growing number of consumers around the world access the web on smartphones and tablets, media buying agency Zenith forecast this week. Mobile advertising expenditure in 2018 will total $134 billion, which "is more than will be spent on newspaper, magazine,...

  • *Shares down as much as 4 pct in extended New York trading. BEIJING, Oct 28- Chinese internet search giant Baidu Inc warned investors fourth-quarter revenue will slide, hitting shares, as a government crackdown on healthcare advertising that tipped the firm into its first-ever quarterly sales drop bites even harder. Though the latter was better than analysts...

  • EXCLUSIVE-CHIPOTLE HAS HIRED GOLDMAN SACHS, MORGAN STANLEY, CRISIS PR FIRM JOELE FRANK AND LAW FIRM WACHTELL, LIPTON TO DEFEND AGAINST ACTIVIST ACKMAN- SOURCES.

  • Propelled by strong advertising on mobile devices and video site YouTube, Alphabet's net income climbed 27 percent to $5.06 billion. The company authorized a $7 billion repurchase of its Class C stock, pleasing investors who had been craving more after a $5 billion repurchase last year. Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai touted the company's gains in the...

  • Oct 27- Google parent Alphabet Inc reported stronger-than-expected quarterly revenues and earnings on Thursday, helped by strong advertising sales on mobile devices and YouTube, and the search company authorized a $7 billion repurchase of its Class C stock. The company posted third-quarter adjusted earnings per share of $9.06 on revenue of $22.45 billion.

  • Oct 27- Google parent Alphabet Inc reported a 20.2 percent rise in quarterly revenue on Thursday, helped by robust sales of advertising on mobile devices and YouTube, and the search company authorized a $7 billion repurchase of its Class C stock. Google has been dogged by concerns about how it would nudge its vast web advertising business toward mobile, but the...

  • Oct 27- Google parent Alphabet Inc reported a 20.2 percent rise in quarterly revenue on Thursday, helped by robust sales of advertising on mobile devices and YouTube, and the search giant said it would repurchase about $7 billion of its Class C stock. Alphabet, along with Facebook Inc, dominates the fast-growing mobile advertising market. Google's ad revenue...

  • FRANKFURT, Oct 25- Research and development spending by the world's biggest companies is accelerating into software and services while investment in physical products is falling sharply, an annual study by consulting firm PwC's Strategy& unit has found. The study is both a reflection of current spending priorities by the top 1,000 companies in North America,...

  • FRANKFURT, Oct 25- Research and development spending by the world's biggest companies is accelerating into software and services while investment in physical products is falling sharply, an annual study by consulting firm PwC has found. The study is both a reflection of current spending priorities by the top 1,000 companies in North America, Europe, Japan,...

  • LONDON, Oct 14- Tesco appeared to emerge victorious from a pricing row with Unilever on Friday, with its shares rising 5 percent and analysts saying Britain's biggest retailer had scored a public relations coup by casting itself as the consumer's champion. Though details of the agreement between the supermarket group and one of its main suppliers were not...

  • LONDON, Oct 14- Tesco appeared to emerge victorious from a pricing row with Unilever on Friday, with its shares rising 4 percent and analysts saying Britain's biggest retailer had scored a public relations coup by casting itself as the consumer's champion. Though details of the agreement between the supermarket group and one of its main suppliers were not...

  • Oct 13- MediaBrix, a fast-growing startup whose software delivers "moment-based" mobile advertising, is going after one of the most difficult demographics in the ad business- teens. Again, a positive relationship is established, the New York- based company says. "From day one, MediaBrix has focused on putting the human experience at the center of mobile advertising,"...

  • Oct 13- Verizon Communications Inc said on Thursday it plans to close call centers in five states, including its home state of New York, as the No. 1 wireless company trims head count and reorganizes operations in a saturated wireless market. The consolidation involves Verizon call centers near Rochester and Orangeburg, New York; Bangor, Maine; Lincoln, Nebraska;...

  • Oct 13- MediaBrix, a fast-growing startup whose software delivers "moment-based" mobile advertising, is going after one of the most difficult demographics in the ad business- teens. Again, a positive relationship is established, the New York- based company says. "From day one, MediaBrix has focused on putting the human experience at the center of mobile advertising,"...

  • Oct 13- Verizon Communications Inc plans to close call centers in five states, including its home state of New York, the No. 1 U.S. wireless company said on Thursday. The consolidation involves Verizon call centers near Rochester and Orangeburg, New York; Bangor, Maine; Lincoln, Nebraska; Wallingford and Meriden, Connecticut; and Rancho Cordoba, California, the...

  • MUMBAI, Oct 13- Indian IT outsourcing group Tata Consultancy Services Ltd said its next two quarters will be better after clients held back on spending in the three months to September. Net profit in the three months ended Sept. 30 rose to 65.86 billion rupees, up from 60.73 billion rupees in the same period last year and ahead of analysts' forecasts of around 62.93...

  • Oct 13- Verizon Communications Inc, the No. 1 U.S. wireless company, said on Thursday it would close call centers in five states, including its home state of New York. The consolidation involves Verizon call centers near Rochester and Orangeburg, New York; Bangor, Maine; Lincoln, Nebraska; Wallingford and Meriden, Connecticut; and Rancho Cordoba, California, the...

  • The United States is the biggest market for India's $150 billion software services outsourcing industry, followed by Europe. Net profit in the three months ended Sept. 30 rose to 65.86 billion rupees, up from 60.73 billion rupees in the same period last year and ahead of analysts' forecasts of around 62.93 billion rupees. The United States is the biggest market...

  • BOSTON, Oct 11- A 2016 Nobel Prize winner said executive pay plans have grown too complex and cited the overuse of consultants, remarks that pay specialists on Tuesday said echoed the complaints of many investors about ever-more detailed compensation statements. Finland's Bengt Holmstrom, a co-winner of the Nobel Economics Prize for his work on contract...