KIEV, Dec 6- Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich met Russia's Vladimir Putin on Friday to lay the grounds for a new "strategic partnership" to shore up Ukraine's creaking economy in defiance of protesters back home enraged by his U-turn away from Europe.» Read More
LOS ANGELES, Sept 2- "Instructions Not Included," a Spanish-language film with English subtitles, generated $10 million in ticket sales over the four-day Labor Day weekend, a record for a Spanish film in the United States and a sign of the potential the Hispanic market represents for Hollywood.
SINGAPORE, Aug 30- London copper was set to wrap up its biggest monthly gain in nearly a year on Friday on signs the global economy is edging towards recovery, although prices touched a three-week low on fresh strength in the dollar.
NEW YORK, Aug 29- Oil prices retreated sharply on Thursday as a possible strike on Syria remained uncertain, driving traders to book profits ahead of a holiday weekend in the United States, while signs of strong U.S. economic growth drove sent the dollar to a three-week peak.
*Vodafone in talks with Verizon to sell share of joint venture. NEW YORK, Aug 29- U.S. stocks closed modestly higher on Thursday as the economy showed signs of improvement, but uncertainty over possible military action against Syria continued to pressure markets.
NEW YORK, Aug 29- Strong growth in the U.S. economy and signs of a delay in expected Western military strikes on Syria lifted equities worldwide on Thursday and pushed the dollar to two-week peaks.
NEW YORK, Aug 29- Strong growth in the U.S. economy and signs of a delay in expected Western military strikes on Syria lifted equities worldwide on Thursday, but investors were on edge over potential turmoil in the Middle East. Wall Street rose for a second day, boosted by a possible large deal between Vodafone and Verizon.
*Vodafone in talks with Verizon to sell out of U.S. venture. NEW YORK, Aug 29- Wall Street was set to rise at the open on Thursday on growing signs a timeline for launching a Western military strike on Syria could be delayed, though caution lingered across markets.
TORONTO, Aug 28- Bombardier Inc signed a preliminary deal on Wednesday to sell 100 short-haul Q400 NextGen aircraft in Russia and set up a joint-venture assembly line for the planes in that country.
TORONTO, Aug 28- Bombardier Inc signed a preliminary deal on Wednesday to sell 50 of its Q400 NextGen aircraft to Russian industrial and defense conglomerate Rostec as part of a broader agreement that will lead to a final assembly line for the planes in Russia.
MOSCOW, Aug 26- The head of Russia's largest potash producer Uralkali has been detained in Belarus, Russian news agencies reported on Monday, escalating friction between the two ex-Soviet neighbours after the collapse of a joint sales pact.
BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, Aug 23- Popular electric carmaker Tesla Motors Inc's plans to enter the world's biggest auto market have stalled after a businessman in China claimed trademark rights to the name, people close to the California- based company have told Reuters.
China's second largest supermarket chain, which signed a joint venture with British retailer Tesco Plc earlier this month, is trying to accelerate growth at home and fend off competition from market leader Sun Art Retail Group Ltd.
MEXICO CITY, Aug 19- Mexican state oil monopoly Pemex plans to form a new company to explore for and exploit shale gas and deep-water crude in the United States as it seeks to branch out beyond its borders, the company's CEO said in a newspaper interview.
BEIJING, Aug 18- China hopes to suspend its laws governing foreign investment in proposed free trade zones, the cabinet said, in a sign the world's second-biggest economy could open further to foreign competition.
*But punishing Egypt could be counter-productive. PARIS, Aug 15- Having failed to dissuade Egypt's military-dominated rulers from launching a bloody crackdown on supporters of an ousted Islamist president, Western governments are venting condemnation and groping for ways to influence the outcome.
*Seadrill plans to list North Atlantic Drilling in U.S. OSLO, Aug 15- Seadrill, the world's biggest gas and oil rig company by market capitalisation, is to sell part of its North Atlantic Drilling subsidiary to take on a strategic partner with expertise on Arctic operations.
*China hopes overseas expertise will help unlock massive shale resources.
Aug 1- CME Group Inc, the world's biggest futures exchange operator, reported a 27 percent rise in quarterly profit, beating expectations, as trading jumped both at home and abroad. A pipeline of brokers in China is eager to sign on to CME Group as full members, he said, further boosting prospects overseas.
*Marathon holds 16.3 pct stake in Waha Oil Company. TRIPOLI/ LONDON, July 26- U.S. oil company Marathon Oil Corp is studying the sale of its stake in a key Libyan oil consortium in a sign unrest in the country and limited financial incentives are wearing down foreign firms, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.
SAO PAULO, July 26- Early signs of weakening demand for bigger business jets will keep pressure on Brazilian planemaker Embraer SA, executives said on Friday, as economic growth slows in China and competition remains fierce in the United States.