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  • Oct 24- Delphi Automotive Plc reported a 12.5 percent rise in quarterly profit as demand for its auto parts rose in Asia and North America. Net income attributable to Delphi rose to $305 million, or $1.02 per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30 from $271 million, or 87 cents per share, a year earlier. Excluding items, Delphi earned $1.16 per share.

  • Lear Corp profit up 24 pct as seating sales rises Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 7:16 AM ET

    Oct 23- Lear Corp, a maker of auto seats and electrical power systems, reported a 24 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by a rise in global vehicle production. Net income attributable to the company rose to $140.1 million, or $1.72 per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 27, from $112.8 million, or $1.38 per share, a year earlier. On an adjusted basis, Lear earned...

  • P&G to split off Duracell battery business Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 7:15 AM ET

    Oct 24- Procter& Gamble Co said it would split off its Duracell battery business into a separate company as it looks to focus on its faster-growing brands. Net income attributable to Procter& Gamble fell to $1.99 billion, or 69 cents per share, in the first quarter ended Sept. 30 from $3.03 billion, or $1.04 per share, a year earlier. The maker of Pampers diapers and Tide...

  • Australia says missing plane hunt will take months Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 6:57 AM ET

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean is progressing well but will likely take many months because of the huge area involved, an Australian official said Friday. Peter Foley, an Australian search coordinator, said there is optimism with two ships using high-tech sonar devices to search for...

  • Rapid UK economic growth slows slightly in 3rd quarter. LONDON- Britain's rapid economic recovery eased as expected during the third quarter, as services output growth slowed and manufacturing expanded at the weakest pace in 18 months, official data shows. BRUSSELS- France and Italy make fresh commitments to reform to persuade Germany and the European...

  • Myanmar army kills journalist it calls Karen rebel Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 4:23 AM ET

    YANGON, Myanmar— Myanmar's army shot dead a journalist who was detained while covering clashes between the army and ethnic rebels at the rugged border, saying he reached for a soldier's gun during an attempted escape, the press council said Friday. It released a military statement that said Aung Naing was arrested Sept. 30 after an attack on the army near...

  • British woman dies during Thai cosmetic surgery Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 3:56 AM ET

    BANGKOK— A British woman has died under anesthesia during a cosmetic procedure by an uncertified surgeon at a clinic in Thailand's capital, authorities said Friday. The 24- year-old patient stopped breathing after receiving an anesthetic during the operation Thursday night, said Boonruang Triruangworawat, director-general of the Health Service Support...

  • BANGALORE, Oct 24- Emerging Asia will contribute less to the global economy in 2015 than was expected just months ago as a slowdown in China drags on growth in the region, partially offset by acceleration in the United States, Reuters polls showed. Estimates for 2015 GDP growth were either cut or left unchanged for nine Asian countries in the latest poll of over 200...

  • *For poll data click on. BEIJING, Oct 24- China's economy is likely to grow at its slowest pace in 24 years this year and will cool further in 2015, weighed down by a cooling property sector and factory overcapacity and as top leaders push structural reforms, a Reuters poll showed. The median estimate from 41 analysts, most of whom are based outside of China, predicts...

  • SHANGHAI, Oct 24- Australia, Indonesia and South Korea skipped the launch of a China- backed Asian infrastructure bank on Friday as the United States said it had concerns about the new rival to Western-dominated multilateral lenders. China's $50 billion Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is seen as a challenge to the World Bank and Asian Development Bank,...

  • SHANGHAI, Oct 24- Australia, Indonesia and South Korea skipped the launch of a China- backed Asian infrastructure bank on Friday as the United States said it had concerns about the new rival to Western-dominated multilateral lenders. China's proposed $50 billion Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is seen as a challenge to the World Bank and Asian...

  • DIARY - Emerging Markets Economic Events to Nov 4 Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 8:02 PM ET

    Oct 24- For other related diaries, please. COLOMBO- Sri Lankan President and Finance Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa presents 2015 budget in the parliament. SEOUL- South Korea's Central Bank Governor Lee Ju- yeol and Finance Minister Choi Kyung- hwan will appear before lawmakers.

  • Speculation over whether the UBS will stay in Stamford has swirled for years as the Swiss bank reorganizes and cuts staff, the Stamford Advocate reported. The Advocate said the building was "officially on the market, further signaling the Swiss banking giant is preparing to pack its bags and leave Stamford in the near future." However Jay Hruska, vice chairman of...

  • Oct 23- Pandora Media Inc, operator of the leading Internet radio service, reported a lower-than-expected increase in listeners in the third quarter, sending the company's shares down 6 percent in extended trading on Thursday. Despite its huge user base, Pandora faces stiff competition from Spotify, Apple Inc's Beats online streaming service, Google Inc, and...

  • Oct 23- Qlik Technologies Inc reported strong third-quarter revenue and forecast full-year revenue largely above analysts' average estimate, helped by higher demand for its business analytics software. The company, which competes with Tableau Software Inc and Splunk Inc, said it expects full-year adjusted profit of 18- 22 cents per share on revenue of $550-...

  • The FDA also asked the company to submit a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy for the drug, Natpara. The FDA extension follows an 8-5 vote in favor of the drug's approval by an FDA advisory panel in September. The FDA set Jan. 24 as the review date for the drug.

  • JAKARTA/ SINGAPORE, Oct 24- Honda Motor's Mobilio, a spacious yet affordable multi-purpose vehicle, has nearly doubled its market share this year, triggering a price war with Toyota Motor in Indonesia, the latest battleground for global carmakers. Toyota and its Daihatsu Motor affiliate have long enjoyed a more than 50 percent market share in Indonesia- where...

  • Oct 23- Property and casualty insurer Chubb Corp raised its full-year profit forecast on Thursday after a drop in catastrophe losses and higher premium income helped the company report stronger-than-expected third-quarter earnings. Chubb's shares rose about 4 percent in extended trading after closing at $94.26 on the New York Stock Exchange.

  • Fewer-than-expected people tune in to Pandora in Q3 Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 4:45 PM ET

    Oct 23- Pandora Media Inc reported a lower-than-expected increase in the number of people tuning in to its Internet radio in the third quarter, sending its shares down 4 percent in extended trading. The company posted an adjusted profit of 9 cents per share, on revenue of $239.6 million. Analysts on average were expecting a profit of 8 cents per share on revenue of...

  • Oct 23- Touchscreen chip maker Synaptics Inc reported lower-than-expected first-quarter revenue and adjusted profit, hurt by weak demand from smartphone makers, sending its shares down 8.5 percent in extended trading. The company, which makes fingerprint ID and touchscreen chips for Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's smartphones, reported an adjusted profit...