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  • 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...

  • Open vs. shut: The 2 headed coin of transparency Sunday, 9 Nov 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Two studies offer different conclusions about whether big companies offer too little disclosure about their operations, or perhaps too much.

  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Nov 5- The dollar rose to a seven-year high against the Japanese yen on Wednesday after a victory by Republicans in the United States' mid-term elections raised hopes for an end to political gridlock in Washington, boosting sentiment for riskier assets. "Although the election results were not a complete surprise, the risk-on mood grew following...

  • Blackstone-led group unloads $2.27B in Hilton stock Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 8:19 AM ET
    Tyler Henritze, senior managing director of real estate for Blackstone, attends the initial price offering (IPO) of Hilton Worldwide (HLT) on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell on December 12, 2013 in New York City.

    Shareholders associated with the Blackstone Group are set to launch a massive secondary offering of Hilton Worldwide stock, the company said.

  • Nov 2- Altice SA said it made a fully financed offer to buy the Portuguese assets of Portugal Telecom from Oi SA. "These assets comprise the existing business of Portugal Telecom outside of Africa and excludes Portugal Telecom's Rio Forte debt securities, Oi treasury shares and Portugal Telecom financing vehicles," Altice said. It said the offer values the assets...

  • 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...

  • Oct 28- Miner and oil producer Freeport-McMoRan Inc said on Tuesday it is working toward reducing its debt to a targeted $12 billion by 2016 but that weak commodity and credit markets were making it tough to get good prices for assets. The Arizona- based company has sold nearly $5 billion worth of assets this year, including oil assets in Texas and copper mines in...

  • FRANKFURT, Oct 27- The European Central Bank's plan to buy private sector assets may fall short of its goal and pressure is likely to build for bolder action early next year, with government bond purchases an option, ECB sources said. ECB President Mario Draghi has said he wants the purchase plans, together with the provision of new cheap loans to banks, to increase...

  • *Deal would deconsolidate 2.6 bln euros of debt. MADRID, Oct 23- Spanish builder ACS will postpone until at least early 2015 a planned listing of its wind and solar power generating assets, a source with knowledge of the company's plans said on Thursday, joining a growing list of European firms pulling share offerings amid tough market conditions.

  • LONDON, Oct 21- Banks and shares in peripheral countries led a European rally on Tuesday after sources told Reuters the European Central Bank is considering buying corporate bonds to revive the region's economy. After a year-long review of Europe's 130 biggest banks, the ECB is set to announce on Oct. 26 which have valued their assets properly and which have not,...

  • LONDON, Oct 20- Portuguese government bond yields jumped on Monday as financial concerns over one of the country's largest listed companies and the approaching bankruptcy of the Espirito Santo family shook investor confidence in the fragile peripheral economy. The liquidation of the assets of Espirito Santo holding company Rioforte virtually ensures...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 17- Morgan Stanley, which has spent three years throwing out bad apples from its fixed income trading portfolio, now wants to put the freed up money into businesses that bear healthier fruit. The bank's risk-weighted fixed-income trading assets have shrunk to $190 billion, close to its target of $180 billion by the end of next year, giving Morgan...

  • BRASILIA, Oct 15- The main subsidiary of Brazilian tycoon Eike Batista's iron ore mining company MMX Mineracao e Metalicos SA filed a bankruptcy protection petition before a Brazilian court on Wednesday. MMX Sudeste Mineracao SA, the unit that holds MMX's main mining assets, made the request after negotiations with creditors and efforts to seek new investors...

  • LONDON, Oct 14- Gold retreated from an earlier four-week high on Tuesday, losing momentum as lackluster euro zone data hurt the euro versus the dollar, though fears over global growth limited losses. Spot gold was at $1,234.45 an ounce at 1410 GMT, down 0.2 percent, after briefly touching a four-week high of $1,237.90/ oz earlier. "For zero-yielding assets held as a...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 14- Many thousands of Americans who lost their homes in the housing bust, but have since begun to rebuild their finances, are suddenly facing a new foreclosure nightmare: debt collectors are chasing them down for the money they still owe by freezing their bank accounts, garnishing their wages and seizing their assets. The two big...

  • BOSTON, Oct 13- Abigail Johnson has taken another big step toward being the next leader of Fidelity Investments after the company said she will add the title of chief executive to her duties. Over the past decade, Boston- based Fidelity, which had managed assets of $2 trillion at the end of August, has ceded its once-powerhouse status to Vanguard Group as its...

  • Texas discount chain Alco Stores files for bankruptcy Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 10:10 AM ET

    Oct 13- Texas- based discounter Alco Stores Inc filed for bankruptcy, joining the list of smaller U.S. retailers seeking protection from creditors. Alco said it had an initial, or "stalking horse," bid from a joint venture including Tiger Capital Group LLC, SB Capital Group LLC and Great American Group WF LLC. As of July, the company listed assets of $221.8 million and...

  • *Singapore launches 25 kg gold contracts on Monday. LONDON, Oct 13- Gold prices rose on Monday as the dollar fell and worries over the global economic outlook hit investors' appetite for risk, lifting the appeal of assets perceived as safer. "It would appear that the global risk aversion is the only friend to gold and that is reflected in a slightly lower dollar and the...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 10- An index of global equities fell to a seven-month low and oil hit a two-year low on Friday, continuing a string of weakness built on worries about weak worldwide economic growth. Assets tied to expectations for improved growth have been hit by a recent raft of weak indicators from Europe at a time when other big economies, including China, Japan and...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 8- A year after the epic collapse of his industrial empire, Brazilian tycoon Eike Batista's financial and legal troubles appear far from over. Once worth more than $30 billion and listed as the world's eighth-richest man by Forbes Magazine, Batista says his debts now exceed his assets by $1 billion and the value of his remaining stakes in the oil,...