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Uwe Parpart, Managing Director, Head of Research at Reorient Financial Markets, says India needs to decide soon on whether it wants its economy to be market-driven or state-controlled.
Feb 27- Salesforce.com Inc raised its full-year revenue forecast and said it aims to improve its adjusted operating margin, after quarterly revenue grew more than expected on strong sales at ExactTarget, an email marketing firm it acquired in June.
A. Bank, Men's Wearhouse shares up in after-market trading. Feb 27- Men's apparel retailer Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc rejected Men's Wearhouse Inc's revised takeover offer calling it inadequate, but said it was willing to talk with its larger rival about a higher bid.
The cloud computing company's stock reversed direction to trade up at $66.40 in extended trading, after closing at $66.20 on the New York Stock Exchange. The San Francisco- based company on Thursday also raised its 2015 revenue forecast to $5.25 billion to $5.3 billion from $5.15 billion to $5.2 billion.
Feb 27- Salesforce.com Inc, the world's biggest maker of online sales software, reported a better-than-expected 37 percent rise in quarterly revenue helped by strong sales at its newly acquired email marketing firm ExactTarget. The company also said Graham Smith, chief financial officer since 2008, will retire in March 2015.
Tesco in Britain and Walmart in the United States, are selling their own branded tablets pitched at customers unwilling to pay $400 or more for an Apple or Samsung product.
Feb 27- Pharmacy benefit manager Catamaran Corp forecast full-year profit below analysts' estimates, sending its Toronto- listed shares down as much as 12 percent. The Schaumburg, Illinois- based company said it expected adjusted earnings of $2.04- $2.19 per share for 2014, which analysts said was probably due to lower margins.
Feb 27- Pacira Pharmaceuticals Inc said a late-stage study showed the painkiller, Exparel, significantly reduced pain for a wider range of patients after surgery, sending its shares up 5 percent in premarket trading. Exparel, launched in the United States in April 2012, is a sustained-release formulation of a local anesthetic, bupivacaine.
Feb 26- Shares of Sturm Ruger& Co Inc slid as much as 12 percent after the gun maker's quarterly profit missed Wall Street estimates for the first time in four years due to higher costs aimed at increasing production.
Feb 26- Shares of Sturm Ruger& Co Inc slid 12 percent after the gun maker's quarterly profit missed Wall Street estimates for the first time in four years due to higher costs aimed at increasing production.
*Fourth-quarter adj profit $0.27/ share vs est $0.41. Feb 26- Chesapeake Energy Corp reported quarterly results that missed Wall Street estimates by a wide margin because of weak production, sending its shares sharply lower on Wednesday. Chesapeake's stock fell as much as 8 percent on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday morning.
Feb 26- Lowe's Cos Inc reported strong growth in quarterly sales, showing that the No. 2 U.S. home improvement retailer was narrowing the gap with market leader Home Depot Inc.. Home Depot on Tuesday reported a 3 percent decline in sales in the same period, which was marked by winter storms and record cold in much of North America.
Feb 26- Lowe's Cos Inc reported strong sales growth in the fourth quarter, showing that the No. 2 U.S. home improvement retailer was closing in on market leader Home Depot Inc.. The company said its net sales rose 5.6 percent to $11.66 billion in the fourth-quarter ended Jan. 31.
Feb 26- Eighteen brokerages, including Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, and Citigroup, agreed to end their participation in analyst survey programs as a result of the New York Attorney General's investigation into the early release of Wall Street analyst sentiment.
*Property index has fallen 10 percent in three months. BANGKOK, Feb 26- Political unrest and an over-supplied $20 billion real estate market in Thailand are the latest challenges threatening developers who are cancelling new launches in the hopes of staving off a bubble.
BEIJING/ HONG KONG, Feb 25- China's corporate debt has hit record levels and is likely to accelerate a wave of domestic restructuring and trigger more defaults, as credit repayment problems rise.
*India violates intellectual property rights- U.S. group. NEW DELHI, Feb 25- India has decided to block investigations by the United States into its trade policies and patent laws and prepare for a battle at the World Trade Organization, a move that could escalate already-strained tension between the two countries.
Feb 25- Oilfield services provider Weatherford International Ltd said it would divest five businesses, exit another as it struggles with weak demand in North America, and has identified 6,192 positions for job cuts as part of a previously announced plan.
*Expects 1st- qtr adj revenue of $145- 147 mln. Feb 25- Endurance International Group Holdings Inc, a provider of internet domain names, reported a 17 percent rise in quarterly revenue as the company added more subscribers, sending its shares up 16 percent after the bell. Endurance also forecast adjusted revenue of $145- 147 million for the first quarter.
Feb 25- Anika Therapeutics Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its drug to treat pain and improve joint mobility in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee, more than four years after it first filed for approval.