SEOUL, Nov 28- Insiders say staff at Samsung Electronics have never been so anxious ahead of the annual reshuffle, as a weak smartphone performance and its worst earnings in three years are expected to cost many jobs. Squeezed by Chinese rivals like Xiaomi Technology at the low end and Apple's iPhones at the top, Samsung's share of the smartphone market has also...» Read More
MOSCOW, Sept 17- An investigation over the sale of shares in oil producer Bashneft was extended until January 2015, Interfax news agency said on Wednesday, citing a lawyer representing one of the suspects in the case. Vladimir Yevtushenkov, chairman of conglomerate Sistema which owns Bashneft, was put under house arrest on Tuesday.
LONDON, Sept 17- Shares in Russian oil-to-telecoms conglomerate Sistema tumbled on Wednesday after its head Vladimir Yevtushenkov was accused by Russian investigators of money-laundering in connection with the company's acquisition of oil producer Bashneft.
Sept 17- Activist investor Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund Management LP, which holds a $1.6 billion stake in DuPont, called on the chemical conglomerate to separate its high-growth agriculture and other businesses from units that generate strong cash flows.
MOSCOW, Sept 17- Russia's oil-to-telecom conglomerate Sistema said on Wednesday that the acquisition of oil assets in the Republic of Bashkortostan was legal and transparent after its chairman was placed under house arrest in connection to the deal. "Sistema's management believes that the acquisition of BashTEK group was legal and transparent.
ICL's parent company, conglomerate Israel Corp, set a nominal fundraising target of about $522.4 million through an initial public offering of 62 million ordinary shares, ICL said in a filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
MOSCOW, Sept 12- State-owned Rostec said on Friday new European Union sanctions would have little impact on the Russian conglomerate's arms exports or on its chief executive, an ally of President Vladimir Putin.
*22 euro- a-share Fosun bid 1 euro higher than Bonomi's. PARIS, Sept 12- Chinese conglomerate Fosun launched a last-minute counter offer for holiday group Club Mediterranee on Friday, outbidding Italian tycoon Andrea Bonomi hours before the deadline on a takeover saga that dates back to May last year.
*22 euros a share Fosun bid one euro higher than Bonomi's. PARIS, Sept 12- Chinese conglomerate Fosun launched a last-minute counter offer for holiday operator Club Mediterranee on Friday, hours before a deadline for rival proposals to a bid from Italian tycoon Andrea Bonomi.
HONG KONG, Sept 12- China shares rose on Friday, as August lending data helped ease some growth fears and two shipbuilding conglomerates led gains on reforms in that industry. Among top index boosts, China Shipbuilding Industry soared 5.1 percent and China CSSC Holdings surged by the 10 percent daily limit.
JOHANNESBURG, Sept 10- South African conglomerate Bidvest on Wednesday appointed Barclays and Investec as advisers for a possible listing of its food business on the London Stock Exchange.
DUBAI, Sept 9- A steering committee of creditors of Saudi Arabian conglomerate Ahmad Hamad Algosaibi and Brothers has been formed to negotiate its debt restructuring, Algosaibi said on Tuesday.
MOSCOW, Sept 9- Russian farming conglomerate Rusagro Group hopes the state will help it boost pork output to replace Western imports banned in tit-for-tat moves over Ukraine, but is still waiting for funds from a previous subsidy program.
Sept 8- Grupo Aval, Colombia's largest banking conglomerate, said it expects to raise $1.1 billion through an initial public offering in the United States. The group said it expects to list its American Depositary Shares on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "AVAL". It listed JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs as underwriters for the IPO.
NEW DELHI, Sept 8- The jailed chief of India's Sahara conglomerate has won 15 days more from the Supreme Court to use his makeshift office in prison to negotiate the sale of his group's trophy overseas hotels and raise $1.7 billion in bail money.
NEW DELHI, Sept 5- India's Sahara conglomerate would rather mortgage its trophy overseas hotel properties than sell them to raise the $1.7 billion in bail money for its jailed chairman, a senior company executive told Reuters.
However, a successful sale of the masts would help Vimpelcom cut Wind's debt, which stood at 9.6 billion euros in June and has so far proved one of the hurdles to a proposed merger with 3 Italia, the smallest of the country's four network operators behind Telecom Italia, Vodafone and Wind, the sources said.
JOHANNESBURG, Sept 1- South African conglomerate Bidvest is considering a London stock market listing for its food business to help to fund future growth, the company said after announcing an 11 percent rise in annual profit.
SEOUL, Sept 1- Samsung Heavy Industries will absorb Samsung Engineering for about $2.5 billion, the latest step in a restructuring at South Korea's largest conglomerate that has accelerated since the controlling Lee family's patriarch was hospitalised in May.
A&E, which is jointly owned by Walt Disney Co and media group Hearst Corp, is investing $250 million in Vice Media, which started as a Canadian magazine and has ballooned into a multimedia conglomerate known for producing edgy videos and news reports.
Transtar's owner, private equity firm Friedman Fleischer& Lowe LLC, has hired investment banks Bank of America Corp and Harris Williams& Co to run an auction for the company, the people said this week. Friedman Fleischer& Lowe, Transtar and Bank of America declined to comment.