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  • LONDON, May 18- Top executives at one of the world's largest makers of construction machinery have said Britain could be better off outside the European Union, a contrast with the view of many businesses which favour remaining in the bloc. We could exist on our own, peacefully and sensibly, " Anthony Bamford, head of the family-owned JCB group and a major donor to...

  • Japan machinery orders will be a non-event: CIBC   Sunday, 17 May 2015 | 7:54 PM ET
    Japan machinery orders will be a non-event: CIBC

    Patrick Bennett, FX strategist at CIBC, explains why Japanese markets will have a fairly muted reaction to Monday's machinery orders data and discusses the recent movements in dollar-yen.

  • Japan's machinery orders recover in March Sunday, 17 May 2015 | 7:53 PM ET

    Japan's machinery orders rose 2.9 percent on month in March, slightly better than the 1.8 percent forecast from a Reuters poll of economists.

  • WASHINGTON— A plunge in energy-related drilling and sluggish manufacturing sent U.S. industrial output down for a fifth straight month in April. Last year's steep decline in oil prices, from about $110 a barrel to $50 in January, has forced energy firms to rapidly scale back operations. Companies like Caterpillar are exporting fewer trucks, bulldozers and...

  • Is your kid playing with your capex? Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 7:02 PM ET

    Companies – even new ones – appear to be skipping out on capex, but that spending may just not get counted because your kid is playing with it, UBS said.

  • *Atlas Copco, Commerzbank and UPM Kymmene among top fallers. LONDON, April 28- European equities fell on Tuesday following some weaker-than-expected corporate updates, with mining equipment group Atlas Copco sliding after results while a new share issue hit Commerzbank. UPM-Kymmene also fell around 10 percent after its quarterly core profit missed...

  • *Q1 order intake 25.5 bln SEK vs mean forecast 26.4 bln. STOCKHOLM, April 28- Sweden's Atlas Copco said on Wednesday that weak demand for its mining equipment and large compressors had slumped further in the first quarter, leaving its shares on track for their worst day in four years. Atlas and its peers in a Nordic cluster of mining gear suppliers, including...

  • REFILE-Caterpillar quarterly profit rises Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 8:34 AM ET

    CHICAGO, April 23- Caterpillar Inc on Thursday reported a higher quarterly net profit despite a dip in revenue, citing a boost from the strong U.S. dollar on imported goods, especially from Japan, and a pre-tax gain from the sale of a third-party logistics business. The world's largest construction and mining equipment maker reported first-quarter net income of...

  • Caterpillar quarterly profit rises Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 7:44 AM ET

    CHICAGO, April 22- Caterpillar Inc on Thursday reported a higher quarterly net profit despite a dip in revenue, citing a boost from the strong U.S. dollar on imported goods, especially from Japan, and a pre-tax gain from the sale of a third-party logistics business. The world's largest construction and mining equipment maker reported first-quarter net income of...

  • Nokia, miners help European shares reach new 14-year high Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 5:27 AM ET

    *Nokia gains after deal, Alcatel-Lucent slips. LONDON, April 15- European shares touched a new 14- year high on Wednesday, with Nokia gaining after agreeing to buy rival telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent, and firmer oil and metals prices boosting energy and mining stocks. Shares in Royal Dutch Shell, Tullow Oil and BP rose 0.8 to 2.4 percent.

  • *Bradken rejects cut-price offer, third in less than a year. SYDNEY, April 2- Koch Industries Inc and Pacific Equity Partners have made a $325 million approach for Australia's Bradken Ltd- half the price of bids it received last year and one that was summarily knocked back by the mining equipment maker. Bradken said the proposal did not represent fair value and it...

  • *Jan machinery orders -1.7 pct vs f'cast -4.1 pct. TOKYO, March 11- Japan's core machinery orders fell 1.7 percent in January from the previous month, underscoring the challenges facing the government as it attempts to nudge firms into boosting spending on wages and equipment with its aggressive stimulus policies. "Capital spending is recovering, although at a...

  • *Jan machinery orders -1.7 pct vs f'cast -4.1 pct. TOKYO, March 11- Japan's core machinery orders fell 1.7 percent in January, suggesting that companies remain reluctant to increase capital expenditure given the uncertain economic outlook. The data underscores the challenges Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the Bank of Japan face as they attempt to nudge firms...

  • ATHENS, Feb 25- Greece's new left-wing government will not block Canadian firm Eldorado Gold Corp.' s mining operations in the country's north but will review permits for a processing plant at the site, a senior energy ministry official said on Wednesday. "The mining will not stop," the official told reporters, a day after Greece climbed down from pledges to halt...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 23- Across the U.S. Many rent payments- which vary from a few thousand dollars for a tiny farm to millions for a major operation- are due on March 1, just weeks after the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimated net farm income, which peaked at $129 billion in 2013, could slide by almost a third this year to $74 billion. In Iowa, the nation's top corn and soybean...

  • Feb 20- Farm equipment maker Deere& Co posted a 43 percent fall in first-quarter profit and cut its full-year profit forecast as lower corn prices and weak farm income weighed on demand for agricultural machinery. The company also has operations in Canada, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Russia and South Africa among others. The United States and Canada...

  • Feb 20- Farm equipment maker Deere& Co posted a 43 percent fall in quarterly profit on Friday, hurt by a decline in sales of tractors, harvesters and other farm machinery. Net income attributable to Deere fell to $387 million, or $1.12 per share, in the first quarter ended Jan. 31, from $681 million, or $1.81 per share, a year earlier. Sales fell 16.6 percent to $6.38 billion.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 17- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Tuesday disclosed a new stake in agricultural and construction equipment maker Deere& Co, one of a handful of changes in its stock holdings during the fourth quarter. Berkshire reported a 17.1 million-share stake, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing that detailed its...

  • *Dec core machinery orders +8.3 pct vs f'cast +2.4 pct. TOKYO, Feb 12- Japan's core machinery orders rose in December at the fastest pace in six months, and companies expect orders to increase in the current quarter in an positive sign that business investment will underpin a firm recovery for the recession-hit economy. "Corporate earnings have been good recently,...

  • Here's a positive sign for corporate Japan   Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 7:20 PM ET
    Here's a positive sign for corporate Japan

    Peter Boardman, managing director at Tradewinds, says the jump in December's core machinery orders before the implementation of a corporate tax cut, signals a positive outlook for corporate Japan.