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  • TOKYO, Nov 25- Japan's loss-making Sony Corp plans to slash its TV and mobile phone product line-ups to cut costs, counting on multi-billion dollar revenue surges for its buoyant PlayStation 4 and image sensor businesses over the next three years. Having lost ground to nimbler rivals like Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd in consumer electronics, Sony...

  • TOKYO, Nov 25- Japan's loss-making Sony Corp said it's targeting a near 70 percent jump in revenue for its electronic devices division over the next three years, even as it warned further restructuring is in store for its TV and smartphone units. The ambitious plan to hoist revenue at the division housing its growing image sensor business, to between 1.3 trillion...

  • LONDON, Nov 21- Euro zone indexes were set for their first weekly gain this month as they rose early on Friday, with traders awaiting speeches from European Central Bank policymakers for clues as to whether more stimulus may be under way. French conglomerate Bouygues was the top riser among large European stocks, up 3.3 percent, after the chief executive of Altice...

  • YEKATERINBURG/ MOSCOW, Russia, Nov 20- Russia's VSMPO-Avisma, the world's largest titanium producer, dismissed concerns on Thursday that its output could be affected by a mine accident suffered by its main raw material supplier, Uralkali. VSMPO, whose biggest customers are Airbus and Boeing, said it had enough stocks of carnallite ore, a raw material used in...

  • MOSCOW, Nov 14- A Russian court extended the house arrest of Vladimir Yevtushenkov, chairman of the Sistema business conglomerate, on Friday for four months. Yevtushenkov, one of Russia's richest men, was placed under house arrest on suspicion of money laundering related to Sistema's acquisition of Bashneft, an oil producer. In October, Moscow's Arbitration...

  • *Samsung Group heirs' holdings worth 5.6 trln won. SEOUL, Nov 14- Shares in Samsung SDS Co Ltd, the IT services arm of the Samsung Group, doubled on debut on Friday, unlocking $5 billion for the conglomerate's three heirs as they plan a generational succession at South Korea's dominant conglomerate. SDS is 19.05 percent owned by the three children of Samsung...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 13- The U.S. Export-Import Bank has mischaracterized potentially hundreds of large companies and units of multinational conglomerates as small businesses, a flaw in its record keeping that could undermine the export lender's survival strategy. "Rarely does Ex-Im miss a opportunity to claim that it primarily helps small business, but Ex-Im is...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 13- The U.S. Export-Import Bank has mischaracterized potentially hundreds of large companies and units of multinational conglomerates as small businesses, a flaw in its record keeping that could undermine the export lender's survival strategy. A Reuters analysis showed companies owned by billionaires like Warren Buffet and Mexico's...

  • Nov 6- Canadian telecom and media conglomerate Quebecor Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by higher revenue in its telecommunications business. Quebecor, controlled by the Péladeau family, said in July that it was close to a decision on whether to expand its wireless operations outside its home province of Quebec.

  • Quebecor posts quarterly profit Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 6:40 AM ET

    Nov 6- Canadian telecom and media conglomerate Quebecor Inc reported a quarterly profit, compared with a year-earlier loss, helped by a large non-cash gain. The company posted a profit of C $45.1 million, or 37 Canadian cents per share, in the third quarter ended September, compared with a loss of C $188.8 million, or C $1.53 per share, a year earlier.

  • BERLIN, Nov 6- German engineering group Siemens resigned itself to another year of flat sales on Thursday after reporting that one-off charges hit profits again in the fourth quarter, this time for wind turbines. Siemens, one of Germany's biggest companies and a major exporter of goods from trains to hospital equipment, said it first aimed to improve the...

  • Loews profit drops on lower investment income Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 8:12 AM ET

    Hotel, energy and financial services conglomerate Loews reported a 26 percent drop in quarterly profit, partly due to lower investment income.

  • Nov 3- Hotel, energy and financial services conglomerate Loews Corp reported a 26 percent drop in quarterly profit due to lower investment income and weaker earnings from its oil rig and insurance subsidiaries. Net income attributable to Loews fell to $208 million, or 55 cents per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, from $282 million, or 73 cents per share, a...

  • Nov 3- Hotel, energy and financial services conglomerate Loews Corp reported a 26 percent drop in quarterly profit, partly due to lower investment income. Net income attributable to Loews fell to $208 million, or 55 cents per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, from $282 million, or 73 cents per share, a year earlier. Loews, controlled by New York's wealthy Tisch...

  • NAIROBI, Oct 31- Kenya, like other nations on a continent that boasts some of the fastest growth rates in the world, is racing to upgrade neglected infrastructure, improve regulations and revise often outdated economic figures to spur investment. But Kenya's challenges, many of which are mirrored across Africa, are formidable if it wants to build on recent gains.

  • JAKARTA, Oct 31- Indonesia's mining-to-telecoms conglomerate Bakrie Group will negotiate with creditors to restructure part of its $8 billion in debt rather than sell major assets, people familiar with its strategy say. Some creditors sued one Bakrie company in New York while a Jakarta supplier has asked an Indonesian court to supervise a debt...

  • MOSCOW, Oct 30- Russia won court approval on Thursday to seize shares held by a billionaire businessman's company in oil producer Bashneft over its "improper privatisation", marking a success for the latest state move to reclaim prized corporate assets. Moscow's Arbitration Court ruled in favour of prosecutors who said Bashneft was unlawfully sold to local...

  • MOSCOW, Oct 30- The Moscow Arbitration court ruled on Thursday that shares in Bashneft owned by Russian conglomerate Sistema should be returned to the state after an "improper privatization." A Reuters correspondent at the court said the judge had ruled in favor of the General Prosecutor's office, which argued that oil producer Bashneft was unlawfully...

  • The U.S. company, which is expected to get more than $1 billion from the planned sale, and Hyundai are working with separate investment banks on the deal, the person said. GE's spokesman in South Korea, Bill Joh, declined to comment on the matter, while representatives at Hyundai could not be immediately reached for comment. In response to a local South Korean media...

  • *Sistema lost 72 percent of its capitalisation since July. Russian prosecutors filed the suit last month to regain state ownership of Bashneft, saying there had been alleged violations in the privatisation and subsequent sale of the oil producer to Russian oil-to-telecoms conglomerate Sistema in 2009.. Sistema's shares, which lost 70 percent after it...