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  • *EDF board votes 10-7 in favor of UK project-source. PARIS, July 28- The board of French EDF on Thursday gave the go-ahead for the state-controlled utility's controversial project to build two nuclear reactors in Hinkley Point, Britain, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters. If Magnin had not resigned and had voted against Hinkley Point, the Hinkley...

  • *H1 operating margin in France unchanged at 1.8 pct. PARIS, July 28- Retail giant Carrefour pledged on Thursday to boost operating margins in its cut-throat domestic market, after posting higher profits from Brazil and southern Europe, and signalled it is open to investors in its loss-making China arm. Half-year operating profit in France fell 3 percent to 312...

  • PARIS/ SYDNEY, July 28- Chicago soybean futures turned lower during European trading on Thursday after weaker than expected weekly U.S. exports and as traders set concerns about dryness in the U.S. The most active soybean futures contract on the Chicago Board of Trade was down 0.3 percent to $9.98-1/ 4 a bushel at the end of the overnight session at 1245 GMT.

  • NEW YORK— Sliding ad revenues and costs from shutting down some operations in Paris led to a second-quarter loss at The New York Times Co.. In a statement, New York Times CEO Mark Thompson said he expects digital ad declines to improve in the second half of the year. Overall, the New York- based company reported a second-quarter loss of $211,000, or less than 1 cent per...

  • July 28- Boeing Co could end production of its iconic 747 aircraft, as the world's biggest plane maker faces falling orders and pricing pressure, according to a regulatory filing. "On the 747 program, we decided to reduce future production expectations and revenue assumptions to account for current and anticipated weakness in the air cargo market," Chief...

  • PARIS— French energy company EDF is due to decide Thursday whether to go ahead with a major nuclear power plant project in southwest England that some consider too costly, including one board member who announced his resignation. Environmental activists oppose the project at a time when some countries, like Germany, are moving away from nuclear energy.

  • LONDON, July 28- Britain's June 23 referendum decision to leave the European Union has had far-reaching consequences for the world's economy, businesses, investors and politics. Britain's Foreign and Commonwealth Office is working overtime to persuade people that the country is still a viable international player despite turning its back on the EU.

  • LONDON, July 28- Britain's June 23 referendum decision to leave the European Union has had far-reaching consequences for the world's economy, businesses, investors and politics. Britain's Foreign and Commonwealth Office is working overtime to persuade people that the country is still a viable international player despite turning its back on the EU.

  • LONDON, July 28- Britain's June 23 referendum decision to leave the European Union has had far-reaching consequences for the world's economy, businesses, investors and politics. Britain's Foreign and Commonwealth Office is working overtime to persuade people that the country is still a viable international player despite turning its back on the EU.

  • LONDON, July 28- Britain's June 23 referendum decision to leave the European Union has had far-reaching consequences for the world's economy, businesses, investors and politics. Britain's Foreign and Commonwealth Office is working overtime to persuade people that the country is still a viable international player despite turning its back on the EU.

  • LONDON, July 28- Britain's June 23 referendum decision to leave the European Union has had far-reaching consequences for the world's economy, businesses, investors and politics. Signs of Brexit stress: 1) Dealership Inchcape expects UK car market growth to slow after Brexit. 2) Countrywide, the UK's biggest lettings and estate agency company, warns on full-year...

  • LONDON, July 28- Britain's June 23 referendum decision to leave the European Union has had far-reaching consequences for the world's economy, businesses, investors and politics. Signs of Brexit stress: 1) Dealership Inchcape expects UK car market growth to slow after Brexit. 2) Countrywide, the UK's biggest lettings and estate agency company, warns on full-year...

  • LONDON, July 28- Britain's June 23 referendum decision to leave the European Union has had far-reaching consequences for the world's economy, businesses, investors and politics. Signs of Brexit stress: 1) Dealership Inchcape expects UK car market growth to slow after Brexit. 2) Countrywide, the UK's biggest lettings and estate agency company, warns on full-year...

  • LONDON, July 28- Britain's June 23 referendum decision to leave the European Union has had far-reaching consequences for the world's economy, businesses, investors and politics. Signs of Brexit stress: 1) Dealership Inchcape expects UK car market growth to slow after Brexit. 2) Countrywide, the UK's biggest lettings and estate agency company, warns on full-year...

  • LONDON, July 28- A dollar retreat boosted emerging assets on Thursday, with stocks at new 11- month highs despite fresh wobbles on Chinese equity markets, while the Turkish lira continued its recovery, firming to one-week highs. MSCI's emerging equity index rose 0.25 percent despite pullbacks in Asian markets, where some concern is rising over volatility in...

  • PARIS— French energy company Total SA says its net income fell 30 percent in the second quarter to $2.09 billion due to the impact of lower oil prices. The Paris- based company said its sales for the April-June period were $37.22 billion, down from $44.72 billion in the year-earlier period. Chairman and CEO Patrick Pouyanne said the company will continue to focus...

  • CBOT soybeans bounded to session highs after the U.S. Department of Agriculture said at midmorning that exporters sold 131,000 tonnes of U.S. soybeans to top global importer China. Most-active CBOT November soybeans were up 19 cents at $9.92-3/ 4 per bushel as of 11:40 a.m. CDT, on pace for their biggest daily gains in 1-1/ 2 weeks. You put it all together, you get a...

  • PARIS, July 27- France will help grain farmers cope with an expected plunge in revenue after torrential rain and a lack of sunshine in late spring hit the country's cereal crops. First results of the still ongoing harvest point to a crop of soft wheat, the most cultivated cereal in France, at some 30 million tonnes this year, growers group Orama said on Wednesday.

  • *John Paul eyes sales of $170 mln in 2018 vs $60 mln in 2016. PARIS, July 27- AccorHotels said on Wednesday it had entered exclusive talks to buy concierge service provider John Paul, as it pushes further into new hospitality services and beefs up its response to the challenges of Airbnb. Under the terms of the deal, AccorHotels- the world's fifth-largest hotel group-...

  • *Chicago wheat little changed after falling over 3 pct on Tuesday. HAMBURG, July 27- Chicago wheat fell on Wednesday, as dealers weighed up the impact of falling European Euronext futures against a crop tour forecasting lower U.S. harvest yields. The Chicago Board Of Trade's most-active September wheat contract fell 0.1 percent to $4.14-1/ 2 a bushel at 1057 GMT.