*ING, Adecco rally after beating earnings forecasts. Investors welcomed forecast-beating results from Dutch banking and insurance group ING and Adecco, the world's No. 1 staffing agency, while cement major Lafarge confirmed debt reduction targets for this year and next. ING, Adecco and Lafarge rose as much as 5.7 percent.
Thomas Schulz, CEO of FLSmidth, says that the company's larger-than-expected operating loss is part of a "normal" cyclical downturn in the minerals industry.
LONDON, Nov 6- Egypt- focused gold miner Centamin said core profit dropped by more than a third in the third quarter, hit by a sharp drop in bullion prices, but said it was well-placed to exceed a targeted increase in full-year output. The price at which Centamin sold bullion in the quarter shrank by more than a fifth compared with a year earlier.
Nancy McKinstry, CEO of Wolters Kluwer, discusses year-over-year pay increases.
TOKYO, Nov 6- Toyota Motor Corp raised its annual profit forecast on Wednesday, closing in on records set before the Lehman crisis as the weaker yen and growing sales in a healthy U.S. market sharply boost earnings.
Patrick Kron, chairman and CEO of Alstom, says that the company is facing price pressure and is "enhancing" its cost cutting measures.
Julian Roberts, CEO of Old Mutual, says that the U.K.'s economy is improving but more needs to be done to bring a sustainable recovery.
TOKYO, Nov 6- Toyota Motor Corp raised its annual net profit forecast by 13 percent on Wednesday, backed by a weaker yen that makes exports more profitable and by solid vehicle sales in the United States, its biggest market.
Patrick Flynn, CFO of ING, says that banks need to regain the trust of the public after a string of fines and scandals have hit the sector.
Dutch lender ING missed profit expectations on Wednesday as the bank announced its restructuring, after years of state aid, was finally nearing completion.
*Fast Retailing hits 2- month low after Uniqlo Oct sales down Y/Y. TOKYO, Nov 6- Japan's Nikkei average held steady on Wednesday as a fall in Fast Retailing Co Ltd after weak October sales offset gains in companies rebounding from a recent battering on the back of disappointing quarterly earnings.
NEW YORK, Nov 5- Office Depot Inc on Tuesday closed its deal to buy smaller rival OfficeMax Inc but both U.S. office retailers reported third-quarter results that missed Wall Street's profit targets, underscoring the challenges the combined company will face.
DETROIT, Nov 5- Electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc forecast profit and sales below Wall Street estimates, and reported third-quarter deliveries of its Model S that disappointed some analysts.
LOS ANGELES, Nov 5- Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox Inc TV and film company reported quarterly earnings that missed Wall Street expectations, dragged down by investments in new cable channels and a weaker performance by its movie slate. Wall Street analysts on average had expected 35 cents per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
LOS ANGELES, Nov 5- Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox Inc TV and film company reported quarterly earnings on Tuesday that missed Wall Street expectations as the company invested in the launch of new U.S. cable channels. Wall Street analysts on average had expected 35 cents per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
LOS ANGELES, Nov 5- Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox Inc TV and film company reported higher revenue for the quarter that ended in September, following the split of the company's entertainment and publishing businesses. Adjusted earnings-per-share were 33 cents, down from 38 cents a year earlier.
Tesla is reporting Q3 EPS of $0.12 ex-items on revenue of $603 million, with CNBC's Phil LeBeau.
Cole Wilcox, Longboard Asset Management, and James Albertine, Stifel Equity Research, react to Tesla's earnings. Wilcox says Q3 earnings are going to be seen as disappointment to momentum players.
Tesla Motors delivered quarterly earnings and revenue that surpassed analysts' expectations on Tuesday, but the volatile stock plunged.
21st Century Fox is reporting Q1 EPS of $0.33 ex-items on revenue of $7.06 billion, with CNBC's Julia Boorstin.