Australian financial services firm MFS said on Monday it will sell a 65 percent stake in its Stella tourism business to private equity firm CVC Asia Pacific, raising enough cash to meet its short-term debt obligations.
Shares of Motorola rose 10 percent Friday after the company said it was considering splitting off its mobile phone division, the company's biggest unit.
Yahoo nonexecutive Chairman Terry Semel is leaving the board, the Internet company said Thursday, announcing the end of its formal ties with the ex-CEO credited with reviving the company and then losing touch.
Motorola said on Thursday it is considering separating its loss-making mobile phone unit, in an apparent concession to demands from activist investor Carl Icahn, sending its shares up 12.7 percent.
Liberty Media's John Malone, a longtime business partner of Barry Diller, took action Monday to oust Diller from the board of the IAC/InterActiveCorp Internet conglomerate.
Sprint Nextel said Thursday Chief Financial Officer Paul Saleh and two other top executives would leave the company in a new management shake-up as the No. 3 U.S. mobile service grapples with subscriber declines.
Retailer Sears Holdings, looking to turn around its business after recent profit declines, detailed a new structure that separates its business units and simplifies the way they are managed, and its shares shot up as much as 19 percent.
Japanese electronics firm Fujitsu said on Monday it would put its struggling semiconductor operations into a new unit, in a move that could smooth the way for partnerships with other chipmakers.
UBS, the biggest European casualty of the U.S. subprime crisis, said it was shrinking its investment banking business, cutting staff and drastically downscaling its exposure to risky investments.
The Austrian capital is the city where the old EU meets the new EU. Teeming with international organizations, it's also the city that was the first to foray into Eastern European banking and the destination for tasty pastry.
British music company EMI is to axe up to 2,000 jobs in a restructuring plan by its new private-equity owners to save up to 200 million pounds ($392 million) a year and recast itself for the digital age.
Merrill Lynch is expected to suffer $15 billion in losses stemming from soured mortgage investments, almost double its original estimate, prompting the firm to raise additional capital from an outside investor.
It's that time of the year again, when Germany's trade unions traditionally put their wage demands on the table for the opening rounds of the annual ritual that is called "collective wage bargaining". And, with the economy growing at a robust pace still and with corporate profits on the rise, the voice of the unions is getting louder again. We've already had some taste of strike this season. Is there more to come?
British aero-engine maker Rolls-Royce Group plans to cut 2,300 jobs from among its managerial, professional and clerical staff to help offset rising costs and the effect of the weak dollar.
An evocative smell from childhood can quickly trigger the realization that cost cutting is not a strategy, but a reaction that, without corresponding investment, will doom industries.
James Cayne has resigned as chief executive officer of Bear Stearns, amid widespread concern over his management of the Wall Street firm, CNBC has learned.
Citigroup has dismissed about 30 employees in its structured credit group which helps put together collateralized debt obligations, a source familiar with the matter said.
Novartis plans a restructuring that will result in job cuts and the removal of several layers of management, according to an interview with CEO Daniel Vasella in the Wall Street Journal Europe.
Rupert Murdoch's younger son James is to return to News Corp. to head its Asian and European operations in a move that appears to make him heir apparent to the global media empire.
The new head of the International Monetary Fund plans to cut up to 15 percent of the organization's staff in an attempt to stabilize the fund's finances as demand for its loans drops, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.