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  • M&A boom sees 60% of global firms in market to buy Monday, 26 Oct 2015 | 10:14 AM ET

    Global companies'appetite for acquisitions has hit a six-year high, with nearly six out of every 10 companies hoping to lock in a deal, data out on Monday showed.

  • LONDON, Oct 26- European shares fell in early trading on Monday as euphoria about the prospect of further central bank policy easing faded, with investors warning against over-confidence ahead of another week of interest rate decisions. Comments on Monday from a key economic adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who said the Bank of Japan did not need to boost...

  • Aberdeen in search for buyer as EMs take toll Monday, 26 Oct 2015 | 1:47 AM ET

    Aberdeen Asset Management has sounded out potential buyers for the group as the emerging markets slump hits profits, the FT reports.

  • Oct 23- Thomson Reuters Corp on Friday reported third-quarter sales that missed estimates due in part to the strong dollar, but the news and information company's profit beat Wall Street expectations. Thomson Reuters, the parent of Reuters News, competes for financial customers with Bloomberg LP, as well as News Corp's Dow Jones unit. The uncertainty in global...

  • Oct 23- Procter& Gamble Co reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit and said it expected organic sales to grow from the current quarter as it moves through a "portfolio cleanup." Shares of P&G, which sold 43 brands to Coty Inc in July, rose as much as 4.8 percent on Friday. Some analysts, however, said the company needed to "decentralize" its operations to move...

  • *Profit $0.98/ shr vs est. Oct 23- Procter& Gamble Co reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit and said it expected growth in organic sales in the current quarter as its turnaround efforts begin to pay off. Shares of P&G, which sold 43 brands to perfume maker Coty Inc in July, rose more than 2 percent in premarket trading on Friday.

  • Oct 22- Microsoft Corp reported better-than-expected quarterly adjusted revenue for the ninth quarter in a row, boosted by burgeoning demand for its cloud products, sending it shares soaring in after-hours trading on Thursday. Microsoft's shares rose as much as 9.8 percent to $52.75 in after-hours trading, their highest since March 2000.

  • Oct 22- E-commerce company Amazon.com Inc on Thursday recorded a surprise profit for the second quarter in a row, propelled by higher sales in North America and its cloud computing business, and its shares rose 11 percent. Chief Financial Officer Brian Olsavsky told reporters on a conference call that the balance between investing and cost controls "will be...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 22- Alphabet Inc, known until recently as Google Inc, introduced its first share buyback and beat Wall Street's profit forecast on Thursday, sending its stock to its highest-ever level in after-hours trading. Mature technology companies such as Apple Inc and Microsoft Corp have come under intense pressure in recent years to give back more...

  • Oct 22- E-commerce company Amazon.com Inc recorded a surprise profit for the second consecutive quarter, propelled by higher sales in North America and growth in its Amazon Web Services cloud business, and its shares rose 11 percent. Sales in North America, its biggest market, rose 28.3 percent to $15.01 billion in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, helped by robust...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 22- Alphabet Inc, known until recently as Google Inc, reported better-than-expected revenue and profit in the third quarter, boosted by strong advertising sales driven by YouTube and mobile search. Revenue rose to $18.68 billion from $16.52 billion a year earlier, above the $18.53 billion, on average, that Wall Street expected, according to...

  • Oct 22- Microsoft Corp reported better-than-expected quarterly adjusted revenue, boosted by burgeoning demand for its cloud products, sending it shares soaring more than 6 percent in extended trading on Thursday. Under Chief Executive Satya Nadella, Microsoft has been shifting its focus to software and cloud services as demand for the Windows operating...

  • *China results rebound, boost margins. Oct 22- McDonald's Corp shares hit an all-time high on Thursday after Chief Executive Steve Easterbrook said a rebound in quarterly restaurant sales showed that his turnaround plan is starting to work. China's same-restaurant sales, which had plummeted after a food safety scandal in July 2014, were up a whopping 26.8...

  • Oct 22- Shares of for-profit hospital operators slumped on Thursday, a day after Community Health Systems Inc joined market leader HCA Holdings Inc in estimating weaker-than-expected results for the third quarter. Shares of Community Health were down 32 percent at $27.41, while Tenet Healthcare's stock was down 17.86 percent at $28.52 in afternoon trading.

  • Better search rankings seen key to eBay's growth Thursday, 22 Oct 2015 | 12:08 PM ET

    Oct 22- After a surprisingly strong quarter shorn of PayPal, further growth for eBay Inc will rest on its ability to make its website more visible to those searching for items to buy. EBay's shares rose as much as 13.5 percent on Thursday, a day after the company reported a better-than-expected profit for its first quarter since it spun off PayPal Holdings Inc, the...

  • Oct 22- U.S. stocks rallied after two days of losses, boosted by strong results from McDonald's and Dow Chemicals and hints of the European Central Bank extending its stimulus program. Shares of McDonald's jumped 6 percent to $108.67 after its quarterly earnings and revenue beat estimates as demand recovered in China. European Central Bank President Mario...

  • *Perrigo shares down about 3 pct; Mylan shares down 4.4 pct. Shares of Perrigo- which also said it would cut about 800 jobs, or 6 percent of its workforce- were down about 3.6 percent in morning trading. Mylan has been repeatedly spurned by Perrigo since April, forcing the generic drugmaker to take its buyout offer directly to Perrigo's shareholders.

  • LONDON, Oct 22- Shares in Pearson fell a further 8 percent on Thursday, taking the total wiped off its market value in two days to 2.2 billion pounds, as analysts said the education company could need to overhaul its whole strategy. In South Africa the group was hit by an unexpected reduction in the purchase of textbooks. In the United States it has been caught up in the...

  • *Dow Chemicals, Southwest Airlines up after results beat. Shares of Dow component McDonald's soared 7.5 percent to $110.18 after its quarterly earnings and revenue beat estimates as demand recovered in China. Dow Chemicals rose 5.6 percent to $50.11 while Southwest Airlines rose 5.9 percent to $43.47 after the companies reported strong results.

  • *Dow Chemicals, Southwest Airlines up after results beat. Shares of Dow component McDonald's jumped 7.5 percent to $110.20 premarket after its quarterly earnings and revenue beat estimates as demand recovered in China. Dow Chemicals rose 4.8 percent to $49.75 premarket, while Southwest Airlines rose 2.9 percent to $42.25 after both reported strong results.