SEOUL, April 24- South Korean steelmaker POSCO on Thursday cut forecast for sales and investment for this year after its first quarter profit missed estimates as China's slowing economy curbed demand for steel. POSCO cut its sales forecast for this year by around 2 percent to 30.3 trillion won from the previous 31 trillion won, it said in an earnings statement.
AMSTERDAM— Unilever PLC, the maker of consumer products such as Dove soaps and Ben& Jerry's ice cream, said Thursday that the stronger euro dented its revenues in the first quarter of the year. It noted modest improvements in Europe and a big 6.6 percent rise in emerging markets.
LONDON, April 24- AstraZeneca highlighted progress with new cancer drugs that may revive its fortunes as it posted a 17 percent fall in core earnings per share on Thursday, reflecting patent losses on profitable older medicines.
SEOUL, April 24- South Korean steelmaker POSCO reported an 11 percent drop in quarterly operating profit on Thursday, missing estimates, as China's slowing economy curbed demand for steel.
TOKYO, April 24- Canon Inc raised its full-year operating profit target by a slight 1.4 percent after strong sales of office copiers and printers in the first quarter.
Bernard Charlès, CEO of Dassault Systèmes, says it is the "right time" for the Accelrys acquisition as the industry continues to need innovation.
Benny Loft, CFO of Novozymes, says the company had a strong first quarter and is growing across all industries.
Bracken Darrell, president and CEO of Logitech, says if Apple releases a keyboard cover for the iPad the market would "explode" which would help the company. Logitech currently makes tablet keyboard covers.
GENEVA— Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis AG has reported a 24 percent increase in profit for the first quarter, helped by selling off less-profitable parts of its business.
Government needs to increase labor flexibility and overhaul its tax system if it is to remain competitive, chief tells CNBC.
Jerry Braakman, chief investment officer at First American Trust, says Apple and Facebook reported "great" results and owning technology stocks is still attractive.
CNBC's Steve Sedgwick unpacks Facebook's earnings and asks whether the revenues justify the stocks valuations.
CNBC's Geoff Cutmore runs through Apple's earnings and discusses some of the risks the company faces.
David Garrity, Principal at GVA Research, says Apple's decision to raise its dividend and step up its stock buyback program signaled confidence in the tech giant's outlook.
Despite earnings beating expectations, David Williams, CEO of Williams Capital Advisors, says concerns still linger as to whether Facebook's giant acquisitions can pay off.
WASHINGTON, April 23- U.S. weapons maker Northrop Grumman Corp on Wednesday reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit and raised its earnings forecast, despite a drop in sales and continued concerns about cuts in U.S. military spending.
Bert Dohmen, President & Founder at Dohmen Capital Research Institute and Scott Nations, President & Chief Investment Officer at NationsShares, debate about Apple's performance in the second-quarter.
SEOUL, April 24- SK Hynix Inc., the world's second-largest memory chipmaker, reported a 35 percent rise in first-quarter operating profit as a key China plant returned to full production and boosted sales.
SEOUL, April 24- South Korea's SK Hynix Inc said on Thursday its first-quarter operating profit picked up sharply from a year earlier, spurred by a rise in shipments of personal computer memory chips as a key China factory resumed full production.
Scott Nations, President & Chief Investment Officer at NationsShares, likes Apple but describes why its seven-for-one stock split may not be that beneficial for investors.