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  • ZURICH, Feb 10- UBS Group AG has warned about the impact on profit of the surging Swiss franc and negative interest rates, while also disclosing another tax investigation in the United States involving wealthy clients. Shares in UBS slid more than four percent to 15.42 francs by 1225 GMT, despite the bank trebling its dividend from the previous year and saying it...

  • TOKYO, Feb 10- Canon Inc plans to buy network video surveillance leader Axis AB for about 23.6 billion Swedish crowns, the biggest purchase ever for the Japanese company that is trying to expand beyond the shrinking camera market. At 1008 GMT, shares of Axis were up 48 percent at 336.70 crowns. The deal will make Canon a top player in the video surveillance market,...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Feb 10- South Africa's Kumba Iron Ore plans to cut jobs, production costs and capital spending to cope with expected weak prices of the commodity this year, it said on Tuesday, after reporting a fall in 2014 earnings. The Anglo American subsidiary, whose shares fell around 3 percent in early trading, said crude steel production was forecast to recover...

  • Feb 9- U.S. apparel retailers Urban Outfitters Inc and Aeropostale Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly sales after holiday sales in the United States rose the most since 2011.. Urban Outfitters shares rose 7.5 percent in extended trading, while Aeropostale's stock jumped 21.2 percent. Aeropostale's net sales fell 11 percent to $594.5 million in...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 9- Stock indexes worldwide slipped on Monday on fears of Greece leaving the euro zone and concerns over conflict in Ukraine, while oil prices surged after an optimistic demand forecast from OPEC. Tensions rose further on Monday after European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Greeks should not expect the euro zone to accept the...

  • *Oil rises on OPEC forecast of greater demand, less supply. NEW YORK, Feb 9- Stock indexes worldwide slipped on Monday after weaker-than-expected Chinese trade data and on uncertainty about Greece's position in the eurozone, while oil prices rose after an optimistic demand forecast from OPEC. Tensions rose further on Monday after European Commission...

  • Allergan Actavis

    M&A experts forecast there will be more major pharma deals in 2015 — but the U.K. won’t be a focus and the deals won’t be done for tax reasons.

  • HONG KONG, Feb 9- Hong Kong shares fell on Monday, dragged down by banking and property stocks on concerns over China's economy after it reported worse-than-expected January trade data. The Hang Seng index fell 0.6 percent, to 24,521.00, while the China Enterprises Index lost 0.4 percent, to 11,647.42 points. Among the most actively traded stocks on Hong Kong's...

  • TOKYO, Feb 9- Japanese government bond prices slipped on Monday after a solid reading on U.S. non-farm payrolls hit Treasuries to send their yields spiking. A regular bond-buying operation by the Bank of Japan, a part of its extensive monetary easing scheme, and sluggish Tokyo shares helped limit JGB losses. Treasury yields jumped on Friday, with the benchmark 10-...

  • 11M Buffalo Wild Wings sold on Super Sunday Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    A Buffalo Wild Wings location in Detroit.

    That number will help current quarter earnings, but CEO Sally Smith tells CNBC fourth quarter results were held back some by higher chicken costs and higher labor costs.

  • *fourth-qtr adj profit $0.64/ shr vs. est $0.66. Feb 6- CBOE Holdings Inc, operator of the largest U.S. stock-options market, reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit as higher expenses offset a surge in trading volumes. Net income allocated to common stockholders rose to $49.1 million, or 58 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from $45.6...

  • BRASILIA, Feb 6- Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff tapped a confidant from a state-run bank to be the next chief of Petrobras, government sources said Friday, disappointing investors who were hoping for a more independent and market-friendly figure to help steer the oil company out of a severe corruption scandal. Shares of the company slumped nearly 7 percent...

  • Europe shares dip; Sunrise climbs in market debut Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 4:14 AM ET

    *Statoil rises after maintaining dividend. Shares in Tate& Lyle were the biggest losers across Europe, sinking 14 percent after the British ingredients company said annual profits would be below the range it forecast in September, hit by a weak performance in sweeteners in its third quarter. Shares in Norwegian oil firm Statoil rose 2.5 percent after it...

  • Hong Kong shares down on profit-taking pressure Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 3:06 AM ET

    Feb 6- Hong Kong shares edged down on Friday as investors took profits, remaining cautious over the state of China's economy after the brief filip given by the central bank loosening liquidity earlier this week. Among the most actively traded stocks on Hong Kong's main board were China National Culture Group Ltd, up 8.9 percent at HK $0.12, South East Group Ltd, up...

  • Feb 5- Action camera maker GoPro Inc forecast a current-quarter profit that could miss Wall Street expectations and said its chief operating officer was resigning, sending its shares down nearly 18 percent after the bell. Nina Richardson, chief operating officer for the last two years, will leave the company effective Feb. 27, GoPro said in a regulatory filing.

  • Feb 5- Yelp Inc signed up fewer subscribers and business customers in the fourth quarter, raising concerns about the consumer review website operator's slowing growth in the United States and its ability to boost revenue from overseas markets. Only 3 percent of Yelp's sales come from overseas markets, where it competes with companies such as TripAdvisor Inc, a...

  • Feb 5- Expedia Inc on Thursday posted a fourth-quarter profit below analysts' expectations and over 30 percent lower than the same quarter a year ago, due in part to currency headwinds and heavy competition in China. Expedia, which recently slipped behind The Priceline Group Inc to become the world's second largest travel services company by bookings, earned...

  • Feb 5- Action camera maker GoPro Inc said its chief operating officer was resigning and forecast first-quarter profit slightly below Wall Street's expectations, sending its shares down nearly 18 percent after the bell. Nina Richardson will leave the company effective Feb. 27, GoPro said in a regulatory filing, without giving a reason for her departure.

  • BUZZ-LinkedIn Corp: Q4 profit beats estimates Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 4:38 PM ET

    BUZZ-LINKEDIN CORP: Q4 PROFIT BEATS ESTIMATES@** Corporate networking site's shares up 6.7 pct at. **Q4 profit/share of $0.61 brats average analysts estimate of $0.53. **Q4 revenue rises 44 pct to $643.4 million, above analysts' estimate of $616.8 million.

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 5- Walt Disney Co named Thomas Staggs, the head of its theme parks and resorts unit, as chief operating officer of the company on Thursday, putting him in the lead to succeed Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger in 2018.. Disney shares rose 1.2 percent to $102.52 in afternoon trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Staggs and Chief Financial Officer Jay...