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  • TORONTO, March 23- Canada's main stock index fell on Wednesday as gold miners and other materials stocks weighed with lower gold and other commodity prices, and insider trading charges sunk Amaya shares. Shares in gambling website operator Amaya Inc fell 21.5 percent to C $14.57, after its chief executive was charged with insider trading by Quebec's...

  • *Asia ex- Japan fall, Nikkei surrenders gains. SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, March 23- Asian shares slipped in subdued trading on Wednesday as investors pulled back on positions ahead of the long Easter weekend, opting for caution following the suspected Islamic State suicide bomb attacks in Brussels. Financial markets took in their stride news of the attacks in Brussels...

  • The oil market is reaching some stability after earlier volatility, the vice chairman of Saudi petrochemicals giant SABIC said.

  • TORONTO, March 22- Canada's main stock index fell on Tuesday, led by losses for financial stocks as deadly blasts in Brussels prompted a flight towards safe-haven assets such as gold, helping boost shares of gold miners. Thirty-four people were killed in attacks on Brussels airport and a rush-hour metro train in the Belgian capital on Tuesday, according to...

  • An iron ore oversupply still needs to "work through the system," Fortescue chairman Andrew Forrest warned.

  • TORONTO, March 21- Canada's main stock index ended higher on Monday, helped by rising financial and telecom stocks and by a surge in Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc after it parted ways with its CEO and invited an activist investor to its board. Valeant shares settled up 8.5 percent at C $37.90 after it said its chief executive, Michael Pearson, would...

  • TORONTO, March 21- Canada's main stock index rose on Monday as Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc's shares surged after the drugmaker added an activist investor to its board. Valeant shares were up 12.3 percent at C $39.22 after Chief Executive Officer Michael Pearson stepped down and the company appointed William Ackman to its board.

  • March 21- Embattled Canadian drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc said on Monday that Chief Executive Michael Pearson will step down and that the company appointed activist investor William Ackman to its board. Shares rose 3.8 percent to $28 in early trading. The company said it had started a search for a successor to Pearson, who used a...

  • FRANKFURT, March 21- Shares in German drugs and pesticides maker Bayer rose more than 5 percent on Monday after sources close to the matter told Reuters that Monsanto was interested in a deal with its crop science business. Bayer's shares gained as much as 5.4 percent on Monday, and at 1235 GMT were up 3.2 percent at 102.45 euros, a 7- week high. Bloomberg at the...

  • A share price board at the stock exchange in Sydney.

    Elmer Funke Kupper has resigned with immediate effect as MD and CEO of the Australian Securities Exchange, to focus on an police investigation.

  • Sir Martin Sorrell

    China is playing a bigger role on the world stage, as entrepreneur-driven firms snag assets abroad, according to WPP CEO Martin Sorrell.

  • March 18- A group of former Affymetrix Inc executives offered to buy the gene testing and analysis provider for about $1.5 billion, looking to derail the company's deal with Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.. The company's shares rose above the offer price to $16.15, before giving back some of the gains to be up at $16.04 in afternoon trading. The bid from Origin...

  • March 18- Bank of America Corp said its board has authorized share repurchase of up to $800 million, in addition to the $4 billion share buyback announced earlier. The bank's shares were up 1.34 percent at $13.58 in premarket trading on Friday. JPMorgan Chase& Co said on Thursday it would repurchase up to $1.88 billion in common shares through the second quarter.

  • NEW YORK, March 17- Wall St moved higher on Thursday to push the Dow into positive territory for the year, commodity prices rose on the back of a weaker dollar, boosting shares in the energy and materials sectors.

  • An aerial view of the London Stock Exchange Paternoster Square

    CNBC takes a look how the Deutsche Boerse-LSE deal could reorder the major players in the sector.

  • March 16- Solar company SunEdison Inc said it had delayed filing its annual report beyond the extended due date after identifying material weaknesses in its financial reporting controls, sending its shares down 20 percent in premarket trading on Wednesday. SunEdison "yieldco" TerraForm Power Inc, whose shares were down more than 14 percent, also said it had...

  • *CEO sees many opportunities in Russia. A central plank of Chief executive Cees' t Hart's new approach is that Carlsberg will remain in Russia, despite the many challenges it has faced there. The Dutchman was brought in last year to solve Carlsberg's problems in Russia, which date back to its takeover of Russia's largest beer brand Baltika in 2008..

  • LONDON, March 16- European stocks rose slightly on Wednesday, as a rise in the shares of energy companies propped up the region's markets. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index and the euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index were both up by 0.3 percent by 0805 GMT. Shares in Deutsche Boerse and London Stock Exchange also rose after the two stock market...