*Sees H1 sales of 3 bln euros including EUV sales. AMSTERDAM, April 16- ASML, the world's biggest manufacturer of tools for semiconductor chip makers, trimmed its first-half sales forecast on Wednesday, blaming slower second-quarter sales to some customers. ASML had previously forecast sales of 3 billion euros excluding the EUV systems.» Read More
*Italy's FTSE MIB among worst performing stock indexes. *AB Foods drops as Suedzucker warns on sugar outlook. Traders cited a read-across to the food and textile retailer's sugar business from a profit warning by German mid-cap sugar producer Suedzucker.
*Italy's FTSE MIB among worst performing stock indexes. *AB Foods drops as Suedzucker warns on sugar outlook. Among individual stocks, Associated British Foods fell 4 percent, with traders citing a read-across to the food and textile retailer's sugar business from a profit warning by German mid-cap sugar producer Suedzucker.
ISTANBUL, April 4- Ratings agency Fitch cut its growth forecasts for Turkey on Friday, citing slower domestic lending growth and signs that consumer and investor confidence are moderating. Turkey targets medium-term economic growth of 5 percent, which the central bank has said it expects to achieve by mid-2015 after shortfalls in 2012 and 2013..
April 3- Canadian department store operator Hudson's Bay Co, which bought U.S. luxury chain Saks Inc last year, forecast weaker-than-expected 2014 earnings as it spends more to build up its online shopping sites.
March 27- Accenture Plc warned that weakness in its consulting business that hurt second-quarter results would carry on though the year, sending its shares down as much as 8 percent. Accenture raised its full-year profit forecast and the lower end of its revenue forecast.
LONDON, March 27- European stock indexes dipped lower on Thursday after a profit warning at fashion retailer Hennes& Mauritz knocked its shares down almost 4 percent. The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index also declined by 0.4 percent to 3,119.22 points.
*Cuts 2014 adj profit forecast to $1.00- $1.10/ share. March 25- Slot-machine maker International Game Technology said it would cut 7 percent of its workforce and lowered its adjusted earnings forecast for the year, citing a steeper-than-expected fall in gaming revenue in North America.
BANGKOK, March 21- Thailand's central bank cut its 2014 forecasts for economic growth and exports, and sees only fractionally higher inflation, suggesting it has room to keep monetary policy easy to help the economy cope with the country's protracted political crisis.
March 14- U.S. packaged foods group General Mills Inc estimated quarterly earnings below analysts' expectations due to lower sales volumes and increased marketing spending in its U.S. yogurt business.
LONDON, March 13- Britain's Wm Morrison Supermarkets sparked fears of an industry price war on Thursday after it posted its lowest profit for five years and said it would invest 1 billion pounds in price cuts over three years to win back customers.
LONDON, March 13- Britain's Wm Morrison Supermarkets sparked talk of an industry price war on Thursday after it posted its lowest profit for five years and said it would invest 1 billion pounds in price cuts over three years in a bid to recover.
PARIS, March 13- European stocks were steady on Thursday, halting their two-week slide, although a sell-off among UK retailers after a profit warning by Morrison's kept investors on edge. Worries over China's pace of economic growth as well as tensions in Ukraine also weighed on sentiment.
*FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.2 pct, Euro STOXX 50 up 0.2 pct. PARIS, March 13- European stocks inched higher early trade on Thursday, halting their two-week slide, although a sell-off among UK retailers after a profit warning by Morrison's limited the rebound.
March 12- U.S. railroad CSX Corp warned first-quarter earnings would be hit by about 10 cents per share as a severe winter hit operations and volumes. The company expects full-year earnings to grow at a more modest rate than previously forecast, Chief Financial Officer Fredrik Eliasson said at a JP Morgan conference in New York City on Wednesday.
In the past two days, U.S. apparel retailers, American Eagle Outfitters and Urban Outfitters Inc have warned that results in the current quarter would be hurt by stiff competition and choppy sales trends at malls.
GENEVA, March 12- Global airlines expect to make $1 billion less profit this year than previously hoped, denting a U.S.-led recovery, as the Ukraine crisis pushes up the industry's fuel bills, the International Air Transport Association said on Wednesday.
*Says expects 1st- quarter earnings/share $0.00 vs est $0.13. March 11- Teen apparel retailer American Eagle Outfitters Inc forecast earnings for the current quarter that fell short of analysts' expectations, saying a severe winter had hurt demand.
*Cuts 2015 earnings/share forecast to $3.40- $3.70 vs $3.80- $4.00. *Estimates fourth-quarter adjusted earnings/share $0.75- $0.80 vs est $0.93. Woodlands, Texas- based Conn's operates 79 stores in Texas, Louisiana, Arizona, Oklahoma and New Mexico, catering mainly to lower income shoppers.
*Cuts 2015 earnings/share forecast to $3.40- $3.70 vs $3.80- $4.00. Conn's operates 79 stores in Texas, Louisiana, Arizona, Oklahoma and New Mexico. For the year ending Jan. 31, 2015, Conn's forecast earnings of $3.40- $3.70 per share, down from a range of $3.80- $4.00 issued in December.
Gavin Oldham, executive chairman of Share Centre, discusses growth in U.K. companies and their prospects.