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  • Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd.

    Alibaba promised to cooperate with global brands on stamping out fake products, despite being turfed from the top anti-counterfeiting coalition.

  • PARIS, April 27- French retailer Fnac is set to clinch a takeover deal for electronics chain Darty after rival bidder Steinhoff effectively dropped out of the race on Wednesday. South African furniture retailer Steinhoff said it would not raise its latest 160 pence a share offer for Darty because that would "no longer create sufficient value for its...

  • *Fnac offers 170 pence per Darty share, up from 153 pence. PARIS/ JOHANNESBURG, April 25- French retailer Fnac raised its offer for Darty on Monday to around 900 million pounds in a final bid to win Europe's largest electronics goods chain in a battle with South Africa's Steinhoff. Fnac, declaring the offer its last, said it would pay 170 pence per Darty share in cash, up...

  • PARIS, April 21- French retailer Fnac said on Thursday it would offer 145 pence per share to buy Darty, Europe's third-largest electronics retailer, trumping an offer from Conforama, part of South African retail conglomerate Steinhoff. Conforama on Wednesday had increased its offer to 138 pence, valuing Darty at approximately 742 million pounds.

  • April 20- Conforama has increased its cash offer for shares in electronics retailer Darty Plc it does not already own to 138 pence per share, Conforama's parent company said on Wednesday. Earlier in March, Steinhoff, through French-based unit Conforama, offered 673 million pounds in an all-cash deal to acquire Darty, trumping a competing takeover bid from a...

  • Lexmark gets bought for $2.54B

    Lexmark International agrees to be acquired by a Chinese group led by Apex Technology.

  • Apple launches new MacBook

    The tech giant says its newest laptop computer has a faster processor and longer battery life.

  • PARIS, April 14- French retailer Casino, under pressure from an activist U.S. investor, beat first-quarter sales forecasts on Thursday, showing a recovery in its home market and a slower decline in consumer electrics demand in recession-hit Brazil. The group, which saw its credit rating cut to junk status last month by Standard& Poor's, also kept its goals for...

  • Apple ditching plastic bags

    The tech giant is making an eco-friendly change by switching to paper bags.

  • iPhone SE wooing Android users

    CNBC's Josh Lipton reports from a Palo Alto Apple Store where CEO Tim Cook made a surprise appearance today about how the launch of the iPhone SE has lured some Android users to make the switch.

  • Tim Cook arrives at Palo Alto Apple Store

    CNBC's Josh Lipton reports from a Palo Alto Apple Store where Apple CEO Tim Cook appeared to meet with potential customers

  • *Germany's Metro surges on demerger plans. LONDON, March 30- European shares rose on Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen called for caution in raising U.S. interest rates, while German retailer Metro surged on demerger plans. Yellen's comments showed how efforts by the Fed and European Central Bank to keep rates low were hitting returns on bonds...

  • *Germany's Metro surges on demerger plans. LONDON, March 30- European shares rose on Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen called for caution in raising U.S. interest rates, boosting equities, while German retailer Metro surged on demerger plans. Hampstead Capital hedge fund manager Lex Van Dam said Yellen's comments highlighted how measures...

  • LONDON, March 30- European shares rose on Wednesday as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen called for caution on raising interest rates, boosting equities, while German retailer Metro surged on demerger plans. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index advanced 1 percent. Britain's FTSE 100 rose 1.2 percent, Germany's DAX gained 0.7 percent while the euro zone's...

  • Other uses for Facebook's Oculus Rift

    The virtual reality headset could move on from gamers, and into the commercial space.

  • The size is right for iPhone SE?

    Francine Lai, Investment Advisor at Gerber Kawasaki, and Lance Ulanoff, Chief Correspondent at Mashable, discuss Apple's product announcement including the new market for the iPhone SE. CNBC's Mike Santoli and "Fast Money" trader Jon Najarian also give their thoughts.

  • NYT's Manjoo: Smaller, cheaper iPhone good for growth markets

    Farhad Manjoo, Tech Reporter for The New York Times, talks with CNBC's Jon Fortt in Cupertino ahead of Apple's product event on Monday.

  • Walt Mossberg on iPhone: Still a significant hold out on bigger screens

    Walter Mossberg, Editor-at-Large at Re/Code, talks to CNBC's Jon Fortt in Cupertino about what consumers and investors should expect from the Apple event today.

  • Pro: Expectations for Apple event pretty low

    Discussing what both investors and consumers are looking for at Apple's event with Walter Piecyk, wireless research analyst & managing director at BTIG.

  • PARIS, March 9- Retailer Casino responded to pressure from U.S. activist investor Muddy Waters with a renewed pledge to cut its debt using proceeds from disposals and the promise of improved profits and cash flow in its main French market. Muddy Waters "shorted" Casino in December, saying the French group was "dangerously leveraged," sparking a share price fall..