MOSCOW, Sept 19- Russian bank VTB will have to take legal action to recover debts from Mechel after other attempts to help the struggling steelmaker failed, RIA news agency quoted VTB's chief executive as saying on Friday. Mechel wants its main creditor banks, which besides VTB include Sberbank and Gazprombank, to restructure its debt.» Read More
*Now sees adj EBITDA at 380- 400 mln eur vs 419 mln in 2013. FRANKFURT, July 1- Shares in Bilfinger slumped on Tuesday after the German engineering and services group issued a profit warning and said it would have to restructure its power business, entailing "significant" job losses.
June 27- Women's fashion retailer Bebe Stores Inc said it would exit its unprofitable "2 b bebe" business, under which it sells affordable apparel and accessories, by July as part of a cost-cutting program. The company said it would take a pretax charge of $5 million- $6 million related to the closure of the 2 b bebe business, including 16 mall-based stores.
June 25- Bank of America Corp is laying off 540 workers at its loss-making legacy assets and servicing business, which handles delinquent mortgage loans.
JOHANNESBURG, June 24- The world's three biggest platinum firms signed a wage deal with South Africa's AMCU union on Tuesday but said that fallout from a five-month strike made job cuts and restructuring inevitable, setting the scene for more labor turmoil.
Cosmetics maker Avon Products said it would cut about 600 jobs, including in its North America unit, as the company struggles to return to profit.
*Platinum strike dragging South Africa towards recession. The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union last week put a broad pay offer agreed "in principle" with producers to its members. Impala Platinum said the additional demands included a 3,000 rand "come-back bonus" and a moratorium on all restructuring and retrenchments.
TORONTO, June 16- Canada's Bombardier Inc said on Monday that it has laid off more than 100 staff and let go 110 contract workers in the United States and Mexico due to delays in the flight test program for its all-new Learjet 85 business jet.
FRANKFURT, June 16- Opel, the European arm of General Motors, has reached a severance deal with workers at its Bochum factory in Germany, it said on Monday, a crucial step in the automaker's restructuring.
PARIS, June 11- France's third biggest mobile operator Bouygues Telecom plans to cut 1,516 jobs or 17 percent of its staff to reduce costs to ensure its survival in a market where prices are down by nearly one-third.
PARIS, June 11- France's third-placed mobile operator Bouygues Telecom plans to get rid of 17 percent of its staff, or some 1,516 workers, in a bid to cut costs to ensure its independence in a turbulent market where prices fell by one-third last year.
KUALA LUMPUR, June 10- Malaysia will unwrap plans to restructure loss-making Malaysian Airlines within six to 12 months, a state investor said, as a slump in business since the disappearance of Flight MH370 leaves the carrier set to exhaust its cash reserves by mid-2015.
RIO DE JANEIRO, June 3- Creditors of Brazilian tycoon Eike Batista's Oleo e Gas Participacoes SA approved a restructuring plan for the oil company that could lead to a quick resolution of the largest bankruptcy in Latin America's history, lawyers said on Tuesday.
The involvement of managers underscores the growing complexity and unpredictability of labor relations in China. Yue Yuen's strike wasn't the first time in recent years managers, rather than front-line workers, helped orchestrate industrial action in China.
*Storm comes as Siemens is considering bid for Alstom. BERLIN/ MUNICH, May 30- The chief executive of German conglomerate Siemens tried to calm a brewing storm over job cuts on Friday after he let slip at an investor conference in New York that his plan to restructure the company could put up to 11,600 staff at risk.
MUNICH, May 30- The chief executive of German conglomerate Siemens said up to 11,600 jobs could be at risk in a restructuring plan he unveiled earlier this month that aims to save the company 1 billion euros annually. Previously Siemens had been structured along sectoral and regional lines.
LONDON, May 27- BHP Billiton, the world's largest diversified mining company, may cut jobs at its Worsley Alumina operations in Australia after completing a review of the business, the company said on Tuesday.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 22- Hewlett-Packard Co plans to cut as many as 16,000 more jobs in a major ramp-up of CEO Meg Whitman's years-long effort to turn around the personal computer maker and relieve pressure on its profit margins. It recorded sales of $27.3 billion in its fiscal second quarter, ended April 30, just shy of the $27.41 billion Wall Street had expected.
JOHANNESBURG, May 22- The National Union of Mineworkers said South Africa's labour movement will be the ultimate loser from a rival union's 17- week platinum strike, which could lead to layoffs and new restrictive government rules.
TOKYO, May 22- Sony Corp may finally be serious about restructuring, setting aside up to $1 billion this fiscal year to cut staff, but the hard-nosed figures in its latest results still include noticeably rosy forecasts. Sony missed the forecasts it set for its TV and smartphone divisions last year as it struggled to compete with more nimble rivals.
*Air Berlin examining business model. FRANKFURT, May 15- Air Berlin said it is looking at all options, including its business model, as it prepares to launch a fundamental restructuring aimed at restoring the loss-making airline to profitability.