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  • *Airbus building completion centre in Tianjin. BEIJING, Oct 29- China and Germany signed a deal on Thursday that will see Chinese airlines buy 130 jets manufactured by Airbus Group SE, sending shares in the European planemaker higher. Shares in Airbus, the world's second-largest aerospace company behind Boeing Co, were up 2 percent at 60.87 euros by 0845 GMT.

  • *Nintendo shares slide 10 pct, reversing early gains. TOKYO, Oct 29- Japan's Nintendo Co on Thursday pushed back the much-awaited launch of its videogame service for smartphones by a few months to March 2016, disappointing gaming fans as well as investors who drove its shares down by more than 10 percent. Chief Executive Tatsumi Kimishima, a former banker who...

  • SYDNEY, Oct 29- Australian vitamin maker Blackmores Ltd said it would join dairy producer Bega Cheese Ltd to produce and sell baby formula to China, sending shares in both firms to record highs. Blackmores, which reported an almost tripling in third quarter profit on strong vitamin sales to China, said it would start the formula sales within months, expanding into...

  • TOKYO, Oct 29- Japan's Nintendo Co on Thursday pushed back the launch of its videogame service for smartphones to March 2016, a much-awaited move announced by its previous CEO who died earlier this year. The news knocked Nintendo's shares down more than 10 percent in morning trade, erasing earlier gains. Chief Executive Tatsumi Kimishima, a former banker who...

  • Pfizer said to be in talks with Allergan Thursday, 29 Oct 2015 | 7:07 AM ET
    Pfizer headquarters in New York.

    Pfizer has held early talks with Allergan to discuss what could be the biggest takeover deal this year, according to media reports.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 27- Twitter Inc gave a disappointing revenue forecast and reported slower user growth than expected, pushing shares of the microblogging company down about 13 percent. The forecast, which came even as Twitter beat third-quarter profit and revenue estimates, suggested that more time is needed for a turnaround as social media competition...

  • *IBM to buy back additional $4 billion in shares. SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 27- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating how the International Business Machines Corp recognized revenue for certain deals in the United States, Britain and Ireland, IBM said on Tuesday, news that sent its shares down 4 percent. IBM, the world's largest technology services...

  • Oct 27- Twitter Inc shares fell 12 percent as the microblogging company gave a disappointing revenue forecast and reported slower user growth than expected, a sign that more time is needed for a turnaround. Twitter on Tuesday forecast fourth-quarter revenue within a range of $695 million and $710 million, well below analysts' average estimate of $739.7...

  • Oct 27- Gilead Sciences Inc on Tuesday said its third-quarter profit rose 70 percent, but sales of its key hepatitis C drugs were largely in line with Wall Street estimates and shares of the biotechnology company fell slightly. After adjusting for one-time items, Gilead earned $3.22 per share, beating the average Wall Street estimate of $2.87 per share,...

  • Oct 27- Gilead Sciences Inc on Tuesday said its quarterly profit rose 70 percent, but sales of its key hepatitis C drugs were largely in line with Wall Street estimates, and shares of the biotechnology company were little changed. For the third quarter, Gilead posted net income of $4.6 billion, or $3.06 per share, compared with $2.7 billion, or $1.67 per share a year...

  • IBM says SEC investigating company's accounts Tuesday, 27 Oct 2015 | 2:02 PM ET

    Oct 27- International Business Machines Corp said the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was investigating the company's accounts. IBM said the investigation related to the company's revenue recognition with respect to certain deals in the United States, Britain and Ireland. Shares of the world's largest technology services company were down 3...

  • Oct 27- GrubHub Inc, an online food order and delivery company, reported a quarterly profit that missed expectations, as higher costs weighed on margins. GrubHub's shares slumped more than 29 percent to a record low in early trading on Tuesday after the company's revenue forecast for the current quarter was also less than expected. GrubHub's net income rose to...

  • UPDATE 1-Pfizer profit beats as vaccine sales rise Tuesday, 27 Oct 2015 | 7:21 AM ET

    Oct 27- U.S. drugmaker Pfizer Inc reported a much better-than-expected quarterly profit, mainly helped by demand for its pneumonia vaccine and breast cancer drug, Ibrance. Pfizer's shares were up about 4 percent in premarket trading. Pfizer raised its 2015 revenue range by $1 billion to $47.5 billion- $48.5 billion.

  • Oct 27- Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd reported a 32 percent rise in. Alibaba's New York- listed shares were up 8.5 percent in premarket trading on Tuesday. Mobile revenue nearly tripled to $1.66 billion, with mobile GMV accounting for 62 percent of total GMV transacted on Alibaba's China retail marketplaces.

  • 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.