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  • *Futures rise: Dow 99 pts, S&P 12.25 pts, Nasdaq 33.75 pts. April 13- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Wednesday after strong Chinese trade data raised hopes that the world's second largest economy was beginning to recover. The stock was up 2.3 percent at $60.65 in premarket trading.

  • Prices of LNG are hovering around 18-year-lows, but the outlook for the industry is still solid, an Australian minister suggests.

  • A regulatory filing by a group identifying itself as Integrated Device shareholders said it made an offer to buy the company for $32 per share in cash. The filing was the first and only information that Integrated Device has received from this group, the company's chief executive, Greg Waters, said in a statement, adding that the company has not communicated with...

  • Benchmark Brent edged up over $43 per barrel on hopes that a meeting of major producers on Sunday would result in a deal to curb a persistent global oversupply. Shares of Alcoa were down 3.2 percent at $9.43 in premarket trading. "The market has been in a small consolidating phase, biding time and waiting for the next driver that will dictate the next move in...

  • LONDON, April 12- European shares slipped on Tuesday, with luxury good stocks among the worst performers after France's LVMH posted first quarter sales below forecasts. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was down 0.2 percent. However, Italy's FTSE MIB outperformed, advancing 0.6 percent as shares in its banks rose after Italian financial institutions...

  • TOKYO, April 12- Japanese stocks rose on Tuesday as the yen began to retreat from the previous day's 17- month high against the dollar, lifting shares of exporters as well as recently battered banks. Japan's automakers, which rely heavily on overseas sales for profits, outperformed the index after the yen lost about 0.3 percent to the dollar by the end of trading.

  • Weaker-than-expected demand has hit the once-buoyant liquefied natural gas (LNG) market, but the slump is attracting new customers.

  • Got yourself a dissatisfied wannabe scientist or hairstylist at home? Don't worry, KidZania is likely heading your way.

  • April 8- U.S. stock index futures rose on Friday, boosted by a surge in oil prices and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's positive comments on the economy. *Crude rose more than 3 percent as encouraging economic indicators in the United States and Europe boosted hopes of rising demand. *Shares of Intercept Pharmaceuticals rose 5.2 percent to $172.50 premarket...

  • TOKYO, April 8- Japan's Nikkei rose on Friday in volatile trade, reversing earlier weakness as the dollar firmed against the yen, lifting risk appetite, but a sharp drop in Fast Retailing shares limited gains on the benchmark. The Nikkei share average gained 0.5 percent to 15,821.52, crawling back from its intraday low of 15,471.80. Fast Retailing Co shares...

  • Relypsa shares jumped as much as 68 percent on the news on Thursday, giving it a market capitalization of close to $1 billion. The stock was up 50 percent at $21.78 percent at mid-afternoon. Relypsa is working with investment bank Centerview Partners Holdings LLC to review offers, the people said this week.

  • Shares of Conagra, known for its Chef Boyardee pasta and Healthy Choice dinners, were up 2.8 percent at $46.70 in premarket trading on Thursday. Sales in ConAgra's commercial foods business, which includes Lamb Weston, rose 6.1 percent to $1.07 billion in the third quarter ended Feb. 28. ConAgra, under pressure from activist hedge fund Jana Partners LLC, announced...

  • JAKARTA, April 6- Shares of PT Bumi Resources Minerals Tbk surged as much as 22 percent on Wednesday on hopes that the Indonesian miner would reap profits from selling a stake in Newmont Mining Corp's Indonesian operations to a consortium. The broader Jakarta stock exchange was up 0.4 percent. Bumi Resources Minerals is controlled by family-owned...

  • People walk past a panel displaying China stock market indexes, which were down more than seven percent and were suspended for the rest of the day, for the second time this week, in Hong Kong, China January 7, 2016.

    Fitch Ratings believes strongly that China has the administrative and financial resources to avoid a disruptive slowdown to near-zero growth.

  • LOS ANGELES, April 5- Walt Disney Co Chief Executive Bob Iger could be asked to postpone his retirement a third time to help smooth the transition to a new leader of the storied media company, analysts suggested after Monday's surprise resignation of Chief Operating Officer Tom Staggs. Disney shares fell 1.7 percent to end at $97 on Tuesday as investors digested...

  • NEW YORK/ HAMBURG, April 5- Shares of B/E Aerospace Inc and Zodiac Aerospace SA fell on Tuesday after Boeing Co said it would buy seats directly from a new supplier for its top-selling 737, a step that could cut into the sales of the two biggest makers of airplane seats. The industry spends about $4.6 billion a year on seats, about two-thirds with B/E Aerospace and...

  • Shares of the company, in which activist investor Starboard Value LP disclosed a 7 percent stake in February, jumped as much as 13 percent to $10.89 on Tuesday. The departures of CEO Sehat Sutardja and President Weili Dai come a month after an audit-committee probe found the management had put significant pressure on sales teams to meet targets.

  • NEW YORK, April 5- Shares of B/E Aerospace Inc and Zodiac Aerospace SA fell sharply on Tuesday after Boeing Co said it would buy seats directly from a new supplier for its top-selling 737, a step that could cut into the sales of the two biggest makers of airplane seats. Shares of Zodiac fell 3.9 percent on Tuesday and were trading at 17.145 euros, down 2.2 percent in...

  • NEW YORK, April 5- Shares in Allergan Plc opened down more than 15 percent on Tuesday, a day after the U.S. Treasury Department proposed new tax regulations that analysts said could kill its $160 billion agreement to be bought by Pfizer Inc.. Pfizer's deal to buy Dublin- based Allergan was conceived under rules that would have allowed the company to move its...

  • Valeant's U.S.-listed shares were up 16 percent at $30.27 in premarket trading. The drugmaker said on Tuesday it was on schedule to file its annual report on or before April 29 and that it would be in compliance with all financial covenants in its credit facility at the end of each affected quarterly period. The company said last week it had asked its lenders for...