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  • Nissan CEO: Japan female bosses goal too ambitious Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 2:19 AM ET

    Nissan Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn is advocating that women make up 10 percent of Nissan's managerial ranks in Japan by 2017.. But Ghosn said he wasn't about to rush things just because having women visible in management ranks has become more topical in Japan.

  • Novartis cites momentum in 3 percent profit rise Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 2:07 AM ET

    GENEVA— Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis AG posted a 3 percent rise in second-quarter profits Thursday, reflecting what it described as solid growth and an increased focus on core products.

  • Business events scheduled for Thursday Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 1:58 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases housing starts for June, 8:30 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m..

  • UN: Nations hide rise in private digital snooping Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 6:14 AM ET

    GENEVA— Governments on every continent are hiding an increasing reliance on private companies to snoop on citizens' digital lives, the U.N. human rights office said Wednesday. Stepping into a fierce debate over digital privacy rights, the U.N. office says it has strong evidence of a growing complicity among private companies in government spying.

  • *Portugal jitters seen as sign of things to come. LONDON, July 15- Investors are bracing for more "mini-crises" in the euro area's periphery- like that triggered by Portugal's biggest listed bank last week- after a two-year rally that has left stocks and bonds looking pricey.

  • *Report backs reform of existing ECB and 4 p.m. London fixes. At the center of the investigations is activity around the 4 p.m. currency fix in London, a 60- second window where key exchange rates are set. The Financial Stability Board, based in Basel in Switzerland, said it had no access to any evidence or knowledge of any details of the investigations.

  • DAKAR, July 15- The death toll from an Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to 603 since February, with at least 68 deaths reported from three countries in the region in the last week alone, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.

  • But Washington sees bright side of findings. GENEVA, July 14- World Trade Organization judges said on Monday the United States broke its rules in imposing hefty duties on Chinese steel products, solar panels and a range of other goods that Washington argues enjoyed government subsidies.

  • *Banks top gainers after strong Citigroup results. LONDON, July 14- European equities rose on Monday, rebounding from near two-month lows after their biggest weekly loss in four months, with banks leading the rally following strong earnings from Citigroup.

  • GENEVA, July 14- World Trade Organization judges found on Monday that the United States had violated global trade rules by imposing punitive import duties on a range of Chinese steel products, solar panels and other goods that Washington said enjoyed government subsidies.

  • WTO sides with China, India in 2 US trade disputes Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 11:39 AM ET

    GENEVA— The world trade body has ruled against the United States in two disputes with India and China, telling the U.S. government it must abide by international rules.

  • Banks boost European equities after Citibank earnings Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 11:27 AM ET

    *Banks top gainers after strong Citigroup results. LONDON, July 14- European equities rose on Monday, rebounding from near two-month lows after their biggest weekly loss in four months, with banks leading the rally following strong earnings from Citigroup.

  • Swiss Lindt buys US candy maker Russell Stover Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 3:48 AM ET

    GENEVA— Swiss chocolate maker Lindt& Spruengli says it is buying U.S. manufacturer Russell Stover Candies, Inc., for an undisclosed sum. Lindt CEO Ernst Tanner said Monday that the purchase provides "a unique opportunity for us to expand our North American chocolate business."

  • Business events scheduled for the coming week Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 2:10 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases retail sales data for June, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases business inventories for May, 10 a.m.. BERLIN— Germany's ZEW institute releases its monthly index of investor confidence in Europe's biggest economy.

  • *BoE outlines two possible leverage ratio supplements. LONDON, July 11- The Bank of England proposed on Friday that Britain's biggest banks should set aside from 2019 more capital than planned under global rules being drawn up to prevent a repeat of the financial crisis.

  • *EU regulators cleared German part of Cemex, Holcim deal early this month. BRUSSELS, July 11- Europe's antitrust regulator has objected to Cemex's plan to acquire Holcim's Spanish units, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday, denting the Mexican cement producer's hopes of getting EU approval without concessions.

  • *Central Bank outlines two possible leverage ratio supplements. LONDON, July 11- The Bank of England proposed on Friday that Britain's biggest banks should set aside from 2019 more capital than planned under global rules being drawn up to prevent a repeat of the financial crisis.

  • LONDON, July 9- As global watchdogs warn that euphoric financial markets are divorced from economic reality and acting out some reprise of the credit bubble and bust of the past decade, fears of another subprime timebomb are inevitable.

  • France, Germany, Britain, eastern Europe to see selloffs. PARIS, July 7- Cement makers Lafarge SA and Holcim Ltd proposed a multi-billion euro series of asset sales on Monday as they seek regulatory approval for their merger to create the world's biggest cement maker.

  • LONDON, July 6- The drugs don't work- and neither does the market, when it comes to antibiotics. Totally resistant forms of the lung infection emerged in India just a few years ago and have now been detected worldwide.