Judge Harlin Hale in Dallas granted temporary bankruptcy protection to Mt. Gox, which had filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan in February. Gox said without bankruptcy protection the company would be irreparably harmed by a proposed class action in Chicago federal court and a breach of contract case in Seattle federal court.» Read More
March 4- Asset manager Legg Mason Inc said it will buy privately held QS Investors to expand its portfolio of investment products. New York- based QS Investors has $4.1 billion assets under management and about $100 billion in assets under advisory, Legg Mason said in a statement on Tuesday.
LONDON, March 4- Glencore Xstrata said that Minmetals is the preferred bidder for its Peruvian copper mine Las Bambas, an asset it agreed to sell to secure approval from China's competition authorities for its takeover of miner Xstrata. How long the negotiations will take is hard to say, but we are in discussions, "Chief Executive Ivan Glasenberg said.
In a filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Syncora Guarantee Inc warned that lawsuits will be filed over the Detroit Institute of Arts' collection, which the city is not selling at this point to help pay its $18 billion in debt.
*Bitcoin exchange files for Ch. 11- type bankruptcy protection in Japan. *Investor lawsuit filed in Chicago seeking to recoup losses.
*Bitcoin exchange files for Ch. 11- type bankruptcy protection in Japan. Gox, once the world's biggest bitcoin exchange, filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan on Friday, saying it may have lost nearly half a billion dollars worth of the virtual coins due to hacking into its faulty computer system.
*Offers C $17.75 per Mega Brands share, premium of 36 pct. Feb 28- Mattel Inc, the world's No. 1 toymaker, said it agreed to buy Canada's Mega Brands Inc for about $460 million, including debt, to expand its construction and arts and crafts offerings.
Chief executive Mark Karpeles, bowing in contrition and wearing a suit instead of his customary T-shirt, apologised in Japanese at a news conference for the company's collapse, blaming "a weakness in our system."
Dealmaking has kicked off again, with the level of mergers and acquisitions activity in 2014 almost at the pre-financial crisis levels of 2007.
Gox, once the world's biggest bitcoin exchange, has filed for bankruptcy protection at the Tokyo District Court, Japanese media reported on Friday. The website of Tokyo- based Mt. Gox went dark on Tuesday, raising concerns about the future of the unregulated virtual currency.
Oleo e Gas, formerly known as OGX, filed Latin America's largest ever bankruptcy on Oct. 30. OSX gets nearly all of its revenue from Oleo e Gas and its a principal creditor of the company. Both OSX and Oleo e Gas are controlled by Brazilian tycoon Eike Batista.
"The issues here are incredibly important not just for Argentina but for the U.S. government and all foreign sovereigns," said Paul Clement, at a briefing on the case at the Argentine embassy in Washington, D.C..
RIYADH/ KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia, Feb 27- Saudi Arabia's government plans to sell a 15 percent stake in National Commercial Bank, the country's largest lender by assets, in an initial public offer that would be the kingdom's first bank IPO since 2008..
AMSTERDAM, Feb 27- Dutch lender Rabobank said net profit dipped 2 percent last year as a $1 billion fine for rigging benchmark interest rates and hefty real estate impairments were only partly offset by the sale of its fund management business.
Feb 26- General Electric Co said it would pay $1.7 billion to Japan's Shinsei Bank Ltd to end exposure to interest repayment claims related to the sale of its Japanese consumer loan business to the bank in 2008.. GE said on Wednesday the deal would reduce fourth-quarter and 2013 earnings by $1 billion and earnings per share by 9 cents.
Feb 25- Oilfield services provider Weatherford International Ltd said it would divest five businesses, exit another as it struggles with weak demand in North America, and has identified 6,192 positions for job cuts as part of a previously announced plan.
Feb 25- Oilfield services provider Weatherford International Ltd said it would divest five businesses, exit another and lay off 6192 employees as it struggles with weak demand in North America. The company, which is being probed for violations of the United Nations oil-for-food program in Iraq, on Tuesday also reported a wider quarterly net loss.
Feb 24- Retirees, unions and others opposed to Detroit's financial restructuring plan will have a chance to argue their case at a trial starting in mid-June, according to an order on Monday by the judge overseeing the case. Detroit and its creditors have until Friday to file objections to U.S.
Feb 24- Debt-laden Chinese solar company LDK Solar Co Ltd said it filed an application for provisional liquidation in the Cayman Islands. LDK Solar, incorporated in the Cayman Islands, said it has made "considerable progress" in its discussions with key offshore creditors.
*G Asset Management offers to buy stake in Barnes& Noble or Nook. *Groupon shares drop after company forecasts loss. NEW YORK, Feb 21- U.S. stocks slipped on Friday on options-related trading, with the S&P 500 facing resistance as it flirts with its record high even as economic data continues to underwhelm.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Feb 21- Sikorsky Aircraft, the helicopter unit of United Technologies Corp, on Friday said it would lay off 600 workers beginning in the next few weeks, citing continued "challenging and unstable economic conditions."