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PARIS, May 2- Sanofi SA:.
LONDON, May 2- British oil and gas company BG Group, under pressure after a series of setbacks, delivered better-than-expected quarterly earnings on Thursday and gave reassurance that its huge growth projects were on track.
BAGHDAD, May 2- Iraq's Asiacell, majority-owned by Qatar Telecom, reported on Thursday a 31 percent increase in net profit in 2012 to 662 billion dinars from 504 billion dinars in 2011..
LONDON, May 2- Schroders PLC:. *Auto alert- Schroders PLC quarterly pretax profit 115 million STG. versus 95.5 million STG year ago.
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ZURICH, May 2- Swisscom said net revenues fell 2.4 percent in the first quarter as record customer growth failed to offset weakening market prices. First quarter net profits fell 12.4 percent to 390 million Swiss francs missing average expectations for 407 million in a Reuters poll.
BRUSSELS, May 2- Cofinimmo SA:. *Net result per share at end March EUR 1.70 versus EUR 1.90 in Q1 2012. *Rental income rises 1.1 percent in Q1 versus end 2012.
SINGAPORE, May 2- Singapore shares touched a five-year high on Thursday, with DBS Group Holdings rising over 4 percent, its biggest daily gain in more than three years after posting a record profit for the first quarter. "DBS remains an Outperform and our high-conviction top pick in Singapore banking," said CIMB Research.
*Q1 profit 467.9 mln dirhams vs 333.13 mln dirhams a yr ago. DUBAI, May 2- Du, the United Arab Emirates' No.2 telecom operator, posted on Thursday a 40.5 percent rise in first-quarter profit, beating analysts' estimates as lower taxes, reduced operating costs and a rising customer base added to the bottom line.
DUBAI, May 2- Dubai contractor Drake and Scull International said on Thursday its first-quarter net profit surged 47 percent as its main businesses grew on the back of increased orders from its key market Saudi Arabia, helping beat analysts' forecasts.
*India's main share index gains 0.32 percent, while the broader NSE index is up 0.36 percent. *Mortgage lender Housing Development Finance Corp Ltd. *Shares in IDFC Ltd gain 2.7 percent after its Jan-March profit rose 57 percent to 5.26 billion rupees, beating analyst estimates.
*Net profit 5.09 bln rupees vs 7.41 bln rupees estimate. *Chairman says pricing stability is returning in India. NEW DELHI, May 2- Bharti Airtel Ltd reported a 50 percent fall in quarterly profit that capped the third straight year of declining earnings at India's top telecommunications carrier.
MUMBAI, May 2- Shares in Bharti Airtel fell as much as 4.9 percent in early morning trade on Thursday after posting lower-than-expected quarterly earnings. Net profit fell to 5.09 billion rupees in the Jan-March quarter versus the consensus forecast of 7.41 billion rupees. The company said results were hit by higher depreciation, amortisation, interest, tax.
*India's Bharti Airtel Ltd says March-quarter standalone net profit 10.84 billion rupees* Source text:* Further company coverage.
NEW DELHI, May 2- Bharti Airtel Ltd reported a 50 percent fall in quarterly profit that capped the third straight year of declining profit at India's top telecommunications carrier.
May 2- Proxy advisory firm Glass Lewis told Hess Corp's shareholders late on Tuesday they should vote to elect five new board members nominated by activist hedge fund Elliot Management.
HONG KONG/ SEOUL, May 01 Fitch Ratings is maintaining Japan- based Sharp Corporation's Long-Term Foreign- and Local-Currency Issuer Default Ratings of' B-' on Rating Watch Negative. Sharp's cash balance was JPY164bn at end-December 2012, significantly short of the JPY908bn debt and commercial paper maturing in 2013..
SEOUL, May 2- South Korea's main KOSPI share index was down 0.40 percent at 1,956.03 as of 0141 GMT. "Telecommunication firms will easily achieve double-digit net profit growths in the first quarter," said Misong Kim, an analyst at Hyundai Securities.
May 1- Western Energy Services Corp:. quarterly dividend* Q1 revenue C $98 million. *Q1 earnings per share C $0.24.
May 1- Idera Pharmaceuticals Inc:. *Announces pricing of public offering of common stock and warrants. *Says public offering priced at $0.50 per share.