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  • Moller-Maersk will hand shareholders a $6.6 billion windfall in dividends this year after it sells its 20 percent stake in Denmark's biggest bank Danske. Analysts had expected Maersk to announce the divestment of some assets on Wednesday as part of its strategy of focusing on its core shipping and oil divisions- but the Danske Bank stake had not been among the...

  • TORONTO, Feb 24- Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd on Tuesday agreed to sell the remainder of its stake in SouthGobi Resources, in an attempt to finally sever ties with the Mongolian coal miner that was once worth over C $3 billion. Turquoise Hill, a unit of Rio Tinto, in July agreed to sell the majority of its stake in SouthGobi to Hong Kong- listed National United...

  • Sterne Agee deal makes us more relevant: Stifel CEO Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 10:09 AM ET
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    Stifel Financial's purchase of Sterne Agee is about becoming more relevant to clients, CEO Ron Kruszewski tells CNBC.

  • MILAN, Feb 24- Italian conglomerate Finmeccanica has agreed to sell its rail assets to Japan's Hitachi in a potential 1.9 billion euro deal that will cut its debt by 15 percent and help it to refocus on aerospace and defence. Hitachi, meanwhile, will gain a stronger foothold in Europe to compete with bigger rivals such as Germany's Siemens and France's Alstom,...

  • LONDON/ MILAN, Feb 23- Hitachi Ltd has agreed to buy Italian conglomerate Finmeccanica's rail and signal assets, sources close to the matter said, a deal expected to top $2 billion and give the Japanese firm a stronger foothold in Europe to compete with bigger rivals. For Hitachi, which relocated its rail division to London last year, the main focus of the deal is rail...

  • Two metals and mining giants in $3.1B merger Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 7:35 AM ET
    Technicians install solar panels on a house in Mission Viejo, Calif.

    Metals and mining companies Grupo FerroAtlantica and Globe Specialty Metals have entered an agreement to combine their businesses.

  • WILMINGTON, Del, Feb 20- Bankrupt electronics retailer RadioShack Corp received court approval on Friday for its plan to try to sell the leases to more than 1,100 stores that it will close by the end of February. RadioShack first proposed closing many of the locations early last year as it struggled to turn around its money-losing operations, but lenders...

  • TOKYO, Feb 20- Japan Display Inc is considering building a plant to supply smartphone screens for Apple Inc and is negotiating with the U.S. company for investment in the project, a person familiar with the situation said on Friday. Global iPhone sales, notably in China, have surged to make Apple the most profitable company in history. Japan Display wants Apple to...

  • TOKYO, Feb 20- Japan Display Inc is considering building a plant to supply smartphone screens for Apple Inc, which may shoulder much of the 200 billion yen investment, Japanese media said on Friday. Japan Display, formed in a government-backed deal in 2012 from the ailing display units of Sony Corp, Toshiba Corp and Hitachi Ltd, has endured a rocky spell since its...

  • TOKYO, Feb 20- Japan Display Inc is considering building a new plant to supply smartphone screens for Apple Inc, which may shoulder much of the 200 billion yen investment, Japan's Nikkan Kogyo newspaper said on Friday. The proposed plant in Ishikawa, central Japan, would start operations in 2016 and is expected to produce panels mainly for Apple but also for other...

  • Feb 19- Upscale department store operator Nordstrom Inc reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit as it spent more on technology upgrades and store expansion, and increased discounts at its Rack brand stores in the holiday shopping season. Nordstrom also forecast a bigger loss for its Canada business in 2015 as it continues its expansion with store...

  • A man walks past an electronic board displaying share prices at the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Thursday, April 10, 2014.

    An Indonesian telecom found a way to restructure its debt over creditor objections: it loaned itself money and counted its own votes toward approval.

  • TIMELINE-Indonesia's Bakrie Telecom restructuring process Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    BACKGROUND Bakrie Telecom Tbk set up a special purpose vehicle- Bakrie Telecom Pte Ltd- to sell a $380 million bond in New York in 2010. The bond matures in May 2015 and bears an 11.5 percent coupon. Bakrie Telecom Tbk guarantees the bond while Bakrie Telecom Pte Ltd lends the proceeds to the listed parent company under an inter-company loan agreement.

  • But investors who have sued PT Bakrie Telecom Tbk and its subsidiaries in New York over a $380 million bond say they were barred from voting on the restructuring. The bond's trustee Bank of New York Mellon said that violated both the terms of the bond contract and the law, without specifying which country's law, according to a letter to Bakrie Telecom seen by...

  • MOSCOW, Feb 18- Indebted Russian coal and steel producer Mechel has sold its U.S.-based Bluestone coal business back to its original owner, the James Justice family, in an attempt to free up cash to service its debt, Mechel said on Wednesday. Six years ago, Mechel bought the business from the Justice family from West Virginia for $436 million in cash plus preferred...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 18- Malaysian state fund 1 MDB said it would explore asset sales as well as the sale of development rights in prime property projects as it seeks to cut down on debt- a burden that has put pressure on the ringgit and the country's sovereign credit rating. The strategic review is new CEO Arul Kanda's attempt to make a break with years of controversy...

  • Feb 17- Oilfield services giants Schlumberger Ltd and Halliburton Co and many others in the oil and gas industry have announced plans to lay off thousands of people in the past few months as global oil prices have nearly halved since June. In January, crude prices fell to their lowest in more than five years, hurt by a global supply glut and OPEC's refusal to curtail...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 17- A judge said on Tuesday that if General Motors Co is found to have violated car owners' constitutional rights by hiding ignition-switch defects during its bankruptcy, he would consider narrowing the legal protections afforded the company under its 2009 bankruptcy sale. Judge Robert Gerber, at a hearing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan,...

  • Feb 17- Saladworks LLC, which calls itself the largest U.S. franchised fresh salad chain, filed for bankruptcy on Tuesday to fend off litigation by Commerce Bancorp Inc founder Vernon Hill II, its minority shareholder. Commerce was sold in March 2008 to Toronto-Dominion Bank. Hill in March 2008 invested $7.75 million for a 30 percent equity stake, with founder...

  • Feb 17- Walter Energy Inc forecast a 10 percent drop in sales volume of steel-making coal for 2015 due to sluggish Chinese and European demand, sending its shares down as much as 11 percent. Walter had said in April it would stop production at its Wolverine and Willow Creek mines in British Columbia and temporarily lay off about 700 employees.