*Malaysia Airlines to cut staff by 30 pct to 14,000. KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29- Malaysia Airlines, the country's loss-making flag carrier, will cut 30 percent of its workforce as part of a sweeping restructuring that will cost 6 billion ringgit, majority investor Khazanah Nasional said.» Read More
*Bagtyarlyk field to boost Turkmen gas exports to China. BAGTYARLYK FIELD, Turkmenistan, May 7- China cemented its position as the top importer of Turkmen gas, ahead of Russia, at a ceremony on Wednesday to open a new plant at a major field, attended by the Turkmen president seated on a lavishly gilt throne.
May 6- U.S. fertilizer company Mosaic Co said on Tuesday it will eliminate more than 500 jobs in the next year as it reported a larger-than-expected 43 percent drop in quarterly profit.
*Uncertainty over India stance on foreign retailers. DUESSELDORF, May 5- German retailer Metro AG wants to step up expansion in India and is planning to have 50 wholesale stores in the country by 2020, up from 16 now, as part of a broader strategy for growth in emerging markets.
Oncor avoided bankruptcy because of a credit provisions called a ring-fence put in place in 2007 to satisfy Texas legislators and regulators worried about the $40 billion debt created in the leveraged buyout by a group of private equity firms led by KKR& Co LP.
*Judge favors settlement over litigation; parties hesitant. NEW YORK, May 2- A U.S. bankruptcy judge on Friday urged settlement talks in a dispute between General Motors Co and plaintiffs seeking compensation for the lost value of their cars stemming from a massive recall over a faulty ignition switch, though neither side seemed ready to negotiate quite yet.
New York bankruptcy Judge Robert Gerber oversaw GM's bankruptcy. Now the same judge must decide whether to lift the shield he put in place.
NEW YORK, May 2- A U.S. bankruptcy judge on Friday urged settlement talks in a dispute between General Motors Co and plaintiffs seeking compensation for the lost value of their cars stemming from a massive recall over a faulty ignition switch.
NEW YORK, May 1- Five years ago, New York bankruptcy Judge Robert Gerber oversaw the historic bankruptcy of General Motors, establishing a new company that is shielded from liability for the actions of its precursor.
WILMINGTON, Del, May 1- The largest power company in Texas, Energy Future Holdings Corp, began its bankruptcy turnaround by securing approval for an interim loan after seven hours of contentious arguments in a Delaware bankruptcy court.
WILMINGTON, Del, May 1- Hearings kicked off one of the biggest-ever U.S. bankruptcies on Thursday with creditors of Energy Future Holdings Corp, the largest power company in Texas, airing grievances over timing, value and how to administer the case.
HOUSTON, April 30- Texas- based power company Energy Future Holdings has $11.8 billion in debtor-in-possession loans to back operations through the massive Chapter 11 bankruptcy that it filed for on Tuesday.
April 29- Britain's Rolls-Royce said on Tuesday it was in talks with Germany's Siemens AG to sell a unit that makes equipment for the oil and gas industry and power-generation gear for utilities.
Energy Future filed for bankruptcy protection, seven years after its record leveraged buyout stacked it with debt just as prices for its electricity plunged.
April 29- Winthrop Realty Trust said its trustees adopted a liquidation plan for the company that could fetch at least $13.80 per share. A meeting with shareholders for approval of the plan would be held before August and liquidation will be completed within two years, the Boston- based real estate investment trust said in a statement.
April 29- Encana Corp, Canada's largest natural gas producer, said it had agreed to sell about 90,000 net acres in east Texas for about $530 million to an undisclosed buyer, as part of a plan to cut its dependence on low-value natural gas.
April 29- Energy Future Holdings, a Texas power company, filed for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday, seven years after its record leveraged buyout stacked it with debt just as prices for its electricity plunged. The company said it entered bankruptcy with significant deals in place with creditors that would eliminate approximately $40 billion in debt.
April 29- Encana Corp, Canada's largest natural gas producer, said on Tuesday it had agreed to sell about 90,000 net acres in east Texas for about $530 million to an undisclosed buyer.
April 29- Leading Texas power company Energy Future Holdings filed for bankruptcy on Tuesday, seven years after its record leveraged buyout stacked it with debt just as prices for its electricity plunged.
April 29- A unit of Texas power company Energy Future Holdings, Texas Competitive Electric Holdings Co LLC, filed for bankruptcy on Tuesday, seven years after Energy Future's record leveraged buyout stacked it with debt just as electricity prices plunged.
*Costa to open five new stores in France. LONDON, April 29- Britain's Whitbread beat forecasts with a 16.5 percent jump in full-year profit and said it would expand its Costa Coffee chain in France after a trial showed strong demand.