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  • March 31- Alloys maker Carpenter Technology Corp said on Tuesday that it will cut about 10 percent of its salaried workforce, or 200 jobs, to reduce costs amid weak oil and gas prices. Services to oil and gas companies accounted for about 16 percent of Carpenter Technology's adjusted sales in the second quarter ended Dec. 31. Carpenter Technology forecast a loss of...

  • Alloys maker Carpenter Technology to cut 200 jobs Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 4:52 PM ET

    March 31- Alloys maker Carpenter Technology Corp said on Tuesday that it will cut about 10 percent of its salaried workforce, or 200 jobs, to reduce costs amid weak oil and gas prices.

  • SAO PAULO, March 31- Brazilian engineering conglomerate Grupo OAS requested court protection from creditors for nine of its units on Tuesday as it grapples with the fallout from a scandal at state-controlled Petrobras, a key customer. Under terms of the petition, which OAS filed in a São Paulo state court, the company sought creditor protection for...

  • Under terms of the petition, which OAS filed in a São Paulo state court, the company sought creditor protection for Construtora OAS SA, OAS SA, OAS Imóveis SA, SPE Gestão e Exploração de Arenas Multiuso, OAS Empreendimentos SA, OAS Infraestrutura SA, OAS Investments Ltd, OAS Investments GmbH e OAS Finance Ltd..

  • TOKYO, March 31- Citigroup Inc has agreed to sell its credit card unit in Japan to Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, the companies said on Tuesday, as the U.S. bank slims down globally to bolster its profitability. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the year, Citigroup and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc said in separate statements.

  • European shares up, head for best quarter in years Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 3:18 AM ET

    LONDON, March 31- European shares edged higher in early trading on Tuesday and headed for their best quarterly performance in several years, with Kingfisher leading the market higher following its plans to sell about 60 B&Q stores in Britain. Shares in Europe's biggest home improvement retailer were up 4.6 percent after the announcement of store closure...

  • HONG KONG, March 31- Troubled Chinese property developer Kaisa Group Holdings said it would not report its 2014 results as scheduled on Tuesday as it needed more time to assess its cash flow. Larger peer Sunac China Holdings, which has proposed a takeover, urged the bondholders to accept Kaisa's debt restructuring plan or risk the company running out of cash by...

  • NEW YORK, March 30- A federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit accusing Philip Falcone and his Harbinger Capital Partners LLC of misleading investors by taking a majority stake in wireless company LightSquared Inc without disclosing the investment or its risks. Once known as SkyTerra Communications Inc, LightSquared filed for bankruptcy protection in...

  • SAO PAULO, March 30- Volkswagen AG has furloughed 4,200 workers at its second largest factory in Brazil for three weeks, a local union said on Monday, as disappearing demand forces carmakers in the country to manage excess capacity. As exports to Argentina have plunged and demand in Brazil hits its worst downturn in over a decade, VW is cutting a shift at the Taubate...

  • SAO PAULO, March 30- Volkswagen AG has furloughed 4,200 workers at its second largest factory in Brazil for three weeks, a local union said on Monday, as a demand crisis forces domestic carmakers to manage excess capacity. As exports to Argentina have plunged and demand in Brazil hits its worst downturn in over a decade, VW is cutting a shift at the Taubate plant and...

  • Who's Yoox and why does it want Net-a-Porter? Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 9:40 AM ET
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    Luxury goods group Richemont has said it is in talks over a potential "business combination" between its online retailer Net-a-Porter and Yoox.

  • NEW YORK, March 30- Morgan Stanley has agreed to sell a compressed natural gas business that came under regulatory scrutiny shortly after its launch last year, according to a document obtained by Reuters and three people familiar with the matter. Two Morgan Stanley managers who were involved with Wentworth, Alberto Chiesara and Ryan Comerford, are leaving to...

  • Volvo is in advanced talks with several U.S. states and will announce a location within weeks, Chief Executive Hakan Samuelsson said in embargoed comments made before the announcement. The plant will serve export markets as well as the United States, where Volvo is aiming for a return to annual sales of 100,000 vehicles. The choice of the United States over...

  • March 27- Dow Chemical Co said it would separate a significant part of its chlorine business and sell it to smaller rival Olin Corp in a tax-efficient deal valued at about $5 billion. The transaction, structured as a Reverse Morris Trust deal, allows Dow to sell its non-core U.S. Gulf Coast chlor-alkali and vinyl, global chlorinated organics and epoxy assets...

  • March 27- Dow Chemical Co said it would separate most of its chlorine business and sell it to smaller rival Olin Corp in a tax-efficient deal valued at about $5 billion. The transaction, structured as a Reverse Morris Trust deal, allows Dow to sell its non-core U.S. Gulf Coast chlor-alkali and vinyl, chlorinated organics and epoxy assets without having to pay taxes.

  • MADRID, March 27- Andorra will create a' bad bank' to group the assets of Banca Privada d' Andorra linked to illicit activity, it said late on Thursday, as the principality battles to rebuild the reputation of its banking system. Andorra, a small mountainous state whose economy relies heavily on financial services, took control of BPA this month after the U.S....

  • WILMINGTON, Del., March 26- A deal to keep 1,740 RadioShack Corp stores open hangs in the balance in a Delaware court after its top creditor, a losing bidder in an auction for the bankrupt retailer, called the process a "sham" and demanded a new sale. RadioShack, which filed for bankruptcy last month, told a U.S. While RadioShack's attorney told the court the deal saved...

  • NEW YORK, March 26- Wireless venture LightSquared on Thursday concluded three years of litigation with creditors, securing U.S. Bankruptcy Court approval of a plan to end its Chapter 11 case and repay in full its largest creditor, Dish Network Corp Chairman Charles Ergen. Under the plan greenlighted by Judge Shelley Chapman in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York,...

  • WILMINGTON, Del., March 26- RadioShack Corp's rescue deal to keep 1,740 stores open was attacked on Thursday by the bankrupt retailer's top creditor, a failed bidder who called the auction a sham and sought a new sale. RadioShack, which filed for bankruptcy last month, told a U.S. An attorney for Salus Capital Partners, which is owed $150 million and is RadioShack's...

  • WASHINGTON, March 26- Russia's $3 billion holding of Ukrainian debt should be classified as' official' debt, an IMF spokesman said on Thursday, weighing in on what has become a contentious issue in Kiev's economic situation. But Russia, which holds a $3 billion Eurobond from Ukraine, has so far refused to participate in the restructuring. Russia, which Western...