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  • DUBLIN _ Prothena Corp. on Tuesday reported a second-quarter loss of $18.3 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Dublin- based company said it had a loss of 59 cents. Prothena shares have more than tripled since the beginning of the year.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 4- Boeing Co said on Tuesday it had updated the technical specifications, or performance characteristics, of its jetliners to reflect the way airlines use them and also the trend toward heavier passengers, seats and cargo. The world's biggest plane maker stressed that the airplanes themselves have not changed. But since it does not reveal specific...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 4- Global crude prices rose from multi-month lows on Tuesday, helped by a stock market rally in No. 2 oil consumer China, but abundant supply and a weak demand outlook make crude's rebound unlikely to hold, traders and analysts said. Brent, the world benchmark for oil, and U.S. crude settled up for the first time in four sessions, a day after Monday's 5 percent...

  • WASHINGTON— Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush earned more than $9 million over the last 17 months from speaking fees and an assortment of business interests, including a health services firm in Puerto Rico and an online lending operation, according to newly released financial records. He also owns a variety of real estate interests stretching from...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 4- The International Monetary Fund should put off any move to add the yuan to its Special Drawing Rights currency basket until September 2016, an IMF staff report said, a move that would effectively end the Chinese currency's chances of an early inclusion. The report, published on Tuesday, comes after Beijing launched a major diplomatic push for...

  • WILLEMSTAD, Netherlands Antilles _ Orthofix International NV on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $3.6 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles-based company said it had profit of 19 cents. Orthofix shares have risen 16 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Aug 4- Hollywood studio DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc reported a bigger-than-expected 40 percent jump in quarterly revenue, helped by the box-office success of "Home" and strength in its television business. "Home"- its only movie release of the year- had one of the best openings for an original movie made by DreamWorks, pulling in $54 million in its opening weekend,...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 4- The dollar rose on Tuesday as a top U.S. Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart told the Wall Street Journal said it would take "significant deterioration" in the U.S. economy for him to not support a rate hike in September. "He is seen as a swing vote and he has become increasingly hawkish," said Ian Gordon, G10 currency strategist at Bank of America Merrill...

  • Platinum, palladium fall on oversupply, weak China demand. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Aug 4- Gold retreated from intraday highs on Tuesday as the dollar moved higher and a voting member of the U.S. Gold prices fell from their highs after Atlanta Federal Reserve President Dennis Lockhart said it would take "significant deterioration" in the U.S. economy for him to not support a...

  • Aug 4- Forget Milwaukee and Brooklyn- Lagos and Dar es Salaam are the new brewery hot spots, according to U.S. mutual fund managers as they tap Africa's emerging beer companies in pursuit of long-term returns on investment. Africa is expected to see the largest increase in the legal drinking age population by 2018, while in western Europe and North America, the...

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Aug 4- Corn futures edged higher on Tuesday, recovering from a six-week low as bargain-buying and an outlook for drier U.S. weather offset pressure from comfortable global supply. Grains were supported by dry conditions in parts of the eastern corn belt, and as traders adjusted positions ahead of private forecasts this week and the U.S....

  • TORONTO, Aug 4- AGF Management Ltd, one of Canada's largest independent fund managers, expects its push into the institutional segment and infrastructure-related investments to drive growth over the next few years, its top executive said on Tuesday. AGF aims to reach C $45 billion to C $50 billion in assets under management in the next three to four years, Chief...

  • LONDON/ MILAN, Aug 4- Russia's Vimpelcom and Hong Kong's Hutchison Whampoa are close to a deal to merge their Italian mobile phone businesses, sources close to the deal said. "Negotiations have become serious," a second source said, adding that Hutchison Managing Director Canning Fok had met with Vimpelcom counterparts in London several times this month.

  • ATHENS, Aug 4- Both Greece and its lenders said on Tuesday they were optimistic they could broker a deal within days on a multi-billion euro bailout, striking a surprisingly upbeat tone on a process previously fraught with bitterness. A bailout worth up to 86 billion euros must be settled by Aug. 20-- or a second bridge loan agreed-- if Greece is to pay off debt of 3.5...

  • WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases international trade data for June, 8:30 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Institute for Supply Management releases its service sector index for July, 10 a.m.. ROME— Italy's largest bank UniCredit announces its second-quarter earnings.

  • LONDON, Aug 4- Britain's Serious Fraud Office is poised to file more criminal charges in connection with its investigation into alleged rigging of benchmark interest rates after sealing the world's first Libor conviction in a jury trial on Monday. Green has staked his reputation on a successful prosecution in the investigation into the suspected...

  • FRANKFURT/ PARIS, Aug 4- Apple Inc, the world's most profitable mobile phone maker, has denied working on a plan to market communications services directly to consumers and bypass the telecom companies on which it has long relied to sell its products. Business Insider had on Monday reported that the iPhone maker was testing a so-called mobile virtual network...

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Aug 4- Chicago corn and wheat futures edged higher on Tuesday, recovering from six-week lows while soybeans rose off a one-week low as a technical bounce and bargain-buying offset pressure from comfortable global supply. Grains were supported by dry conditions in parts of the eastern corn belt, and as traders adjusted positions ahead of...

  • Texaco filed several lawsuits in the 1990 s accusing Ecuador of violating the contract. Calls for comment to a lawyer for Ecuador and the Ecuadorean embassy in Washington were not immediately returned. In the case at hand, Chevron initiated an arbitration proceeding at The Hague in 2006, claiming the Ecuadorean courts failed to resolve the lawsuits in a...

  • *BMW down as earnings momentum slows. Greece has had to introduce capital controls and is seeking a new bailout deal following a debt crisis. Many investors have cut their exposure to Greece, which accounts for only a fraction of the overall European economy, and are focusing more on "core" European markets such as Germany and France, or Spain and Italy in the south.