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  • *Suez shares top performer on Paris' SBF-120 market. PARIS, Dec 20- Shares in French utility Suez climbed on Tuesday after business radio station BFM reported that Engie- which already owns 33 percent of Suez- was examining a full takeover bid for it. Suez shares rose by around 4 percent, making them the top-performing stock on France's SBF-120 equity index, which was...

  • Dec 19- Swiss drugmaker Novartis on Monday said it signed a licensing deal to co-develop a fatty liver disease drug with Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc, under which the small U.S. company will receive $50 million up front. Conatus shares rose to $4.20 in extended trading from a Nasdaq close at $1.96. Conatus has the option to co-commercialize emricasan in the...

  • TORONTO, Dec 19- Canada's main stock index rose for the third straight day on Monday, led by the industrial and materials groups, while shares of BlackBerry Ltd climbed as it opened an autonomous driving research center. At 11:35 a.m. EST, the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was up 40.37 points, or 0.26 percent, to 15,292.57.

  • Dec 18- Stocks slated to deliver large gains in 2017 range from movie-theater chain AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc to two companies with ties to billionaire Sam Zell- Equity Commonwealth and Real Industry Inc, Barron's said in a report. AMC will attract more cinephiles thanks to a strong lineup of films in 2017 and renovations to its theaters and those of...

  • Dec 16- Shares of Trivago rose as much as 10.7 percent in their debut on Friday, valuing the hotel booking platform at about $2.89 billion. Düsseldorf, Germany- based Trivago's stock rose to a high of $12.18 in early trading. Trivago, which is mostly owned by U.S. online travel firm Expedia Inc, offered 26.1 million American depository shares at $11 each on Thursday,...

  • *potential deal could come next week- Bloomberg. Dec 16- Shares in Swiss biopharmaceuticals company Actelion surged more than 8 percent to a record high after Bloomberg reported that talks with French suitor Sanofi were nearing an agreement that could be worth about $275 per share. The potential deal, which could come as soon as next week, would value Actelion at...

  • *potential deal could come next week- Bloomberg. Dec 16- Shares in Swiss biopharmaceuticals company Actelion surged more than 8 percent to a record high after Bloomberg reported that talks with French suitor Sanofi were nearing an agreement that could be worth about $275 per share. The potential deal, which could come as soon as next week, would value Actelion at...

  • Dec 15- Trivago GmbH, the hotel search platform that is majority owned by U.S. online travel firm Expedia Inc, priced its initial public offering on Thursday far below expectations. The offer priced 26.1 million American depository shares, down from a planned 28.5 million, at $11 per ADS. Reuters had earlier reported that the company is expected to price its IPO at...

  • SYDNEY, Dec 16- Shares in Mayne Pharma Group Ltd plunged as much as 24 percent on Friday after several U.S. states filed a lawsuit alleging the Australian pharmaceutical firm had engaged in a conspiracy with others to fix prices on two generic drugs. Twenty U.S. states filed the lawsuit on Thursday and named, apart from Mayne Pharma, Mylan NV, Teva Pharmaceuticals,...

  • *Lonza to increase equity capital by up to 3.3 bln Sfr. Dec 15- Swiss pharmaceutical supplier Lonza Group AG on Thursday announced a deal to buy Capsugel, a U.S. maker of capsules and other drug delivery systems, from KKR& Co LP for $5.5 billion in cash to broaden its product range. Shares of Lonza fell nearly 5 percent on concerns about the acquisition's cost, more than...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 15- Yahoo Inc came under renewed scrutiny by federal investigators and lawmakers on Thursday after disclosing the largest known data breach in history, prompting Verizon Communications Inc to demand better terms for its planned purchase of Yahoo's internet business. Shares of the Sunnyvale, California- based internet pioneer fell more than 6...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 15- Yahoo Inc came under renewed scrutiny by federal investigators and lawmakers on Thursday after disclosing the largest known data breach in history, prompting Verizon Communications Inc to demand better terms for its planned purchase of Yahoo's internet business. Shares of the Sunnyvale, California- based internet pioneer fell more than 6...

  • Dec 15- Verizon Communications Inc is looking at ways to modify its $4.8 billion deal to buy Yahoo Inc's core internet business after the technology company disclosed a second massive data breach, sources told Reuters on Thursday. Yahoo Inc shares fell almost 5 percent after the breach of data belonging to more than 1 billion users was disclosed, following...

  • *Lonza to increase equity capital by up to 3.3 bln Sfr. Dec 15- Swiss pharmaceutical supplier Lonza Group AG on Thursday announced a deal to buy Capsugel, a U.S. maker of capsules and other drug delivery systems, from KKR& Co LP for $5.5 billion in cash to broaden its product range. Shares of Lonza fell nearly 5 percent on concerns about the acquisition's cost, more than...

  • Dec 15- Yahoo Inc shares fell more than 5 percent on Thursday after the technology company disclosed a second massive data breach that raised fears Verizon might kill a deal to buy its core internet business. Silicon Valley- based Yahoo said late on Wednesday that it had uncovered a 2013 cyber attack that compromised data of more than 1 billion user accounts, the...

  • Dec 15- Yahoo Inc shares fell almost 5 percent on Thursday after the technology company disclosed a second massive data breach that raised fears Verizon might kill a deal to buy its core internet business. Silicon Valley- based Yahoo said late on Wednesday that it had uncovered a 2013 cyber attack that compromised data of more than 1 billion user accounts, the...

  • Dec 15- Yahoo Inc shares fell almost 5 percent on Thursday after the technology company disclosed a second massive data breach that raised fears Verizon might kill a deal to buy its core internet business. Silicon Valley- based Yahoo said late on Wednesday that it had uncovered a 2013 cyber attack that compromised data of more than 1 billion user accounts, the...

  • Dec 15- Yahoo Inc's shares fell as much as 3.8 percent on Thursday, a day after the company said that more than 1 billion user accounts were compromised in a security breach in August 2013. Verizon, which has agreed to buy Yahoo's core Internet business for $4.83 billion, had said at the time that it might withdraw from the deal. "The prior breaches were not seen to have...

  • NEW YORK/ TORONTO, Dec 15- Bombardier Inc shares rose on Thursday after the Canadian plane and train maker said it expects earnings and revenue to increase in 2017, and investors pressed management on the cost of value guarantees for older jets at an investor day in New York. Late on Wednesday, Bombardier said it is aiming for consolidated earnings before...

  • MILAN, Dec 15- Mediaset shares fell on Thursday after France's Vivendi said it had reached its initial goal of amassing a 20 percent stake in Italy's biggest private broadcaster. Vivendi Chairman Vincent Bollore is interested in Mediaset as part of his plan to create a southern European media group but he has fallen out spectacularly with Mediaset's founder,...