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  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Dec 11- If you were looking for a sign that coal prices have finally bottomed out, then the ramping up of merger and acquisition activity is often a good indicator. In the past few days, a flurry of announcements have hit the headlines, including Anglo American's proposed sale of coal assets in Australia and South Africa, and Peabody Energy and...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 8- The Janus Global Unconstrained Bond Fund, which Pimco co-founder Bill Gross started managing in October, attracted an estimated $770 million in November, bringing assets to more than $1.2 billion, according to Morningstar data released on Monday. Last month, Soros Fund Management LLC, which famed investor George Soros chairs, invested $500...

  • Dec 8- Teen apparel retailer Delia* s Inc filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and said it had hired advisers to help liquidate its assets. Delia* s said on Monday Salus Capital Partners LLC will give it a $20 million debtor-in-possession credit facility to continue operations, conduct store closings and closeout sales. The case is In re: Delia* s Inc, U.S....

  • Delia*s files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 7:54 AM ET

    Dec 8- Teen apparel retailer Delia* s Inc filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and said it had hired advisers to help liquidate its assets. The company listed total assets of $74 million and liabilities of $32.2 million in its filing on Sunday with a U.S. bankruptcy court. The company also said Chief Executive Tracy Gardner and Chief Operating Officer Brian...

  • Dec 5- Delia* s Inc said it was liquidating assets and would file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection "in the very near term," becoming the second teen retailer to go out of business in as many days. Delia* s announcement wiped out more than 85 percent of the company's market value on Friday. Sales at Delia* s, which has 95 mall-based stores, has fallen for six quarters in a...

  • Apparel retailer Delia*s to file for bankruptcy Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 9:35 AM ET

    Dec 5- Teen apparel and accessories retailer Delia* s Inc said it was liquidating assets and would file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection "in the very near term," wiping out more than 85 percent of its market value. New York- based Delia* s, which launched a review of strategic alternatives in September, said it was unable to sell itself or secure financing to allow it...

  • Eni asset sales hit trouble due to oil rout Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 12:40 PM ET

    *Oil plunge complicating Mozambique, Saipem stake sales- sources. CEO Claudio Descalzi still needs to raise 6 billion euros under an 11 billion euro program lasting until 2017. The firm has pinned its hopes on selling minority stakes in its Mozambique gas field, and non-core assets such as its 43 percent holding in oil services contractor Saipem.

  • *To pay dividend of 0.50 euro/ share for 2014, 2015. *Sells Spain, Portugal assets to Macquarie for 2.5 bln euros. FRANKFURT, Dec 1- Germany's top utility E.ON said it would split in two, spinning off power plants to focus on renewable energy and power grids, a dramatic response to industry changes that could trigger similar moves at European peers.

  • *To pay dividend of 0.50 euro/ share for 2014, 2015. *Sells Spain, Portugal assets to Macquarie for 2.5 bln euros. FRANKFURT, Dec 1- Germany's biggest utility E.ON announced plans on Sunday to split in two and spin off most of its power generation, energy trading and upstream businesses, responding to a crisis that has crippled the European energy sector.

  • *Oil prices slide as OPEC opts not to cut output. LONDON, Nov 27- Gold eased on Thursday, hurt by a sharp drop in oil prices, strength in the dollar and fresh outflows from bullion-backed funds, with traders cautious ahead of this weekend's Swiss referendum on central bank bullion assets. Spot gold was down 0.3 percent at $1,193.85 an ounce at 1549 GMT, while U.S. gold...

  • LONDON, Nov 27- Gold eased on Thursday, hurt by gains in the dollar index and fresh outflows from bullion-backed funds, with traders cautious ahead of a U.S. holiday and this weekend's Swiss referendum on central bank bullion assets. Spot gold was down 0.2 percent at $1,195.60 an ounce at 1100 GMT, while U.S. gold futures for December delivery were down $2.30 an ounce...

  • SINGAPORE, Nov 27- Gold dipped for a second session on Thursday, holding below $1,200 an ounce, as outflows resumed from the top bullion exchange-traded fund and traders remained cautious before an upcoming Swiss referendum on central bank bullion assets. "Gold is stuck on either side of $1,200 with a break of $1,190 or $1,205 needed for the next leg in either...

  • SINGAPORE, Nov 27- Gold held just below $1,200 an ounce on Thursday, despite weak U.S. data that would have typically boosted prices, as traders awaited stronger cues from a Swiss referendum on central bank bullion assets over the weekend. *Spot gold edged up 0.1 percent to $1,198.70 an ounce by 0035 GMT. *Outflows from SPDR Gold Trust, the world's largest gold-backed...

  • *BHP aims for at least $4 bln in savings by June 2017. MELBOURNE, Nov 24- BHP Billiton stepped up its cost-cutting plans on Monday as the world's biggest miner battles a sharp slide in iron ore, coal and oil prices, and said the unloved assets it is spinning off are still making money despite the rout. BHP expects to reap savings of at least $4 billion by June 2017, up from an...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 21- Aereo Inc, the online video streaming company backed by media mogul Barry Diller, has filed for bankruptcy protection. In a filing with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York, Chief Financial Officer Ramon Rivera said getting protection from creditors should provide "necessary breathing room" for Aereo to sell its assets, recapitalize or...

  • PRECIOUS-Gold edges above $1,160/oz as dollar softens Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 5:33 AM ET

    *World gold demand dips 3 pct as China buying slides-WGC. LONDON, Nov 13- Gold edged higher on Thursday as a softer tone to the dollar helped support prices, though continued outflows from bullion-backed funds showed investor sentiment remained weak as other assets rose. Spot gold was up 0.1 percent at $1,161.85 an ounce at 1021 GMT, while U.S. gold futures for...

  • LISBON, Nov 11- Angolan investor Isabel dos Santos said on Tuesday she was willing to change the terms of her bid to buy Portugal Telecom if necessary, to prevent Brazil's Oi from selling PT's assets to a rival party. Dos Santos launched the bid for Portugal Telecom, a holding company with a 25.6 percent stake in the combined Oi-PT company, partly in an attempt to...

  • MUMBAI, Nov 11- India raised the minimum capital requirement for so-called shadow banks and tightened rules on deposits and bad loans to avoid any potential risk to the economy from these rapidly growing finance firms by regulating them like traditional banks. Assets of shadow banks, which include Capital First Ltd, Mahindra& Mahindra Financial Services Ltd...

  • LISBON, Nov 10- Brazilian telecom company Oi said on Monday it would push ahead with plans to take over the operational assets of Portugal Telecom, dismissing a gambit by Angolan businesswoman Isabel dos Santos that could scupper the deal. Oi announced last year a deal to merge with Portugal Telecom's phone and cable TV networks. But dos Santos, who is listed by...

  • Dendreon files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 2:22 AM ET

    Nov 10- Biotechnology company Dendreon Corp filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday and said it has reached agreements on the terms of a financial restructuring with certain bond holders. Dendreon said the restructuring may take the form of a stand-alone recapitalization or a sale of the company or its assets. Under the agreements, the senior...