GO
Loading...

Business Events

More

  • BRIEF-RadioShack files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 5:14 PM ET

    *Files for chapter 11 bankruptcy-- court records. *Files with U.S. bankruptcy court in Delaware. *Says has $1.2 billion assets, $1.39 billion debts as of November 1, 2014.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 5- Sprint Corp aims to expand its retail footprint with 500 stores this year and is considering troubled electronics retail chain Radioshack's prime real estate, Chief Executive Marcelo Claure told Reuters on Friday. "We're looking at RadioShack very closely, in terms of what's going to happen. Radioshack is preparing to shut down and sell...

  • Greek radicals play it safe with debt advisers Lazard Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 2:08 PM ET

    LONDON, Feb 5- Soon after politicians from the far-left Syriza party won power in Greece they said they had hired Lazard to advise them on restructuring their debt. Lazard cemented its position as the eminence grise of debt negotiations when it secured the biggest restructuring deal in history for Athens in 2012.. Geopolitical turmoil and economic shocks keep...

  • BT agrees EE deal, to raise $1.5B via a placing Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 4:18 AM ET

    BT said it would raise $1.5 billion through a placing of new shares to fund its 12.5 billion pounds ($19 billion) acquisition of EE.

  • Weatherford to cut 5,000 jobs as it fights oil slump Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 12:49 AM ET

    Feb 5- Weatherford International Plc plans to cut 5,000 jobs, or about 9 percent of its workforce, by the end of the first quarter as the oil services company tries to save costs amid sinking oil prices and budget cuts. Schlumberger NV, the world's largest oilfield services provider, is laying off 9,000 employees, while Baker Hughes Inc is reducing its headcount by...

  • Apparel retailer Cache files for bankruptcy Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 6:28 AM ET

    Feb 4- Apparel retailer Cache Inc filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and the company said it was seeking a "stalking horse" bidder for its assets. The company said it had received commitment for debtor-in-possession financing of up to $22 million from Salus Capital Partners LLC. The mall-based retailer said in December that it was evaluating strategic...

  • *Total deal value of about $5.8 bln, including $2.6 bln debt. Feb 3- J M Smucker Co has agreed to buy Big Heart Pet Brands for $3.2 billion, snapping up the popular Meow Mix and Milk-Bone brands in its first venture into the fast-growing U.S. pet food market. Big Heart is owned by private equity firms Kohlberg Kravis Roberts& Co LP, Vestar Capital Partners, Centerview...

  • Feb 3- J M Smucker Co, the maker of Folgers coffee, said it would buy pet food maker Big Heart Pet Brands, known for brands such as Meow Mix and Milk-Bone, for $3.2 billion to enter the pet food market. Big Heart, formerly Del Monte Corp, changed its name following the sale of its fruit, vegetable, and other consumer foods business in February last year.

  • Feb 3- Much hangs on the interpretation of a word, and in the case of Greece and the euro zone that word is: insolvent. "This is the trouble over the last five years with Greece. Creditors decline new advances, existing loans, where possible, are called and the debts of the insolvent, Greece, are no longer acceptable as collateral.

  • *FY op profit down 14 percent to $6.5 billion. *Net earnings down 8 percent to $4 billion. LONDON, Feb 3- BG Group Plc has written $6 billion off the value of its oil and gas business in the fourth quarter to reflect the slump in the price of oil, forcing it to cut budgets and jobs this year.

  • Feb 2- Apple Inc said it plans to invest $2 billion to convert a failed sapphire glass plant in Arizona into a data center. Apple teamed up with GT Advanced Technologies Inc, to set up the plant in Mesa in 2013 to manufacture scratch-resistant sapphire screens for Apple devices. But GT Advanced filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in October and closed the plant, which...

  • AT&T to sell data centers worth $2 bln - sources Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 6:06 PM ET

    NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 2- AT&T Inc is selling some data centers worth about $2 billion as it continues its streak of asset sales, people familiar with the matter said on Monday. AT&T and its rival Verizon have been selling non-core assets in recent months. Verizon is close to announcing divestitures of wireless towers and wireline markets worth $10 billion,...

  • Feb 2- Apple Inc said it plans to invest $2 billion to convert a failed sapphire glass plant in Arizona into a data command center. Apple partnered with GT Advanced Technologies Inc, to set up the plant in Mesa in 2013 to manufacture scratch-resistant sapphire screens. But GT Advanced filed for bankruptcy last October and closed the plant, after the company's...

  • Feb 2- Verizon Communications Inc is nearing wrapping up deals to sell more than $10 billion in assets, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Divesting assets could also help Verizon repurchase some shares it issued after it announced the Vodafone deal, he added. In 2013, Verizon announced its plans to acquire the 45 percent...

  • VAROUFAKIS DEBT RESTRUCTURING PLAN DOES NOT INVOLVE PRIVATELY HELD BONDS- SOURCE.

  • Feb 2- Troubled electronics retailer RadioShack Corp is preparing to shut down the chain in a bankruptcy deal that would see half the stores taken over by Sprint Corp, Bloomberg News reported, citing people with knowledge of the discussions. Sprint and RadioShack have also had talks about co-branding the stores, Bloomberg reported, citing two anonymous...

  • Feb 2- Troubled electronics retailer RadioShack Corp is preparing to shut down the chain in a deal that would see half the stores taken over by Sprint Corp, Bloomberg News reported, citing people with knowledge of the discussions. Sprint and RadioShack have also had talks about co-branding the stores, Bloomberg reported, citing two anonymous sources.

  • *Lafarge and Holcim selling assets as part of merger. DUBLIN, Feb 2- Irish building supplies group CRH has agreed to pay 6.5 billion euros for assets Lafarge and Holcim were obliged to sell ahead of their planned merger. France's Lafarge and Swiss peer Holcim announced merger plans last year, hoping to cut costs and tackle overcapacity and weak demand.

  • *Lafarge and Holcim selling assets as part of merger. DUBLIN, Feb 1- Irish building supplies group CRH said on Sunday it had agreed to pay 6.5 billion euros for assets Lafarge and Holcim were obliged to sell ahead of their planned merger. France's Lafarge and Swiss peer Holcim announced merger plans last year, hoping to cut costs and tackle overcapacity and weak...