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.» Read More
*Says committed to rebuilding confidence of UK govt. LONDON, Nov 14- Serco, the embattled contractor accused of overbilling the British government, revealed the extent of its problems by announcing heavy one-off charges and a profit warning on Thursday.
*Cuts FY earnings/share view to $4.08- $4.23 from $4.15- $4.35. Nov 14- Department store chain Kohl's Corp cut its full-year earnings forecast after reporting weaker-than-expected third-quarter results due to a surprise fall in same-store sales. The company cut its full year earnings forecast to $4.08- $4.23 per share from $4.15- $4.35.
LONDON, Nov 14- Serco Group Plc, the embattled contractor accused of overbilling the British government, took a raft of charges and warned of lower profits on Thursday as problems in Britain, Australia and the United States began to bite.
*Cuts 2013 earnings forecast to 20- 25 cents/ share from 45- 55 cents. Nov 12- Amedisys Inc reported a surprise quarterly loss due to higher costs per patient visit and lower admissions at its centers, and the home healthcare provider cut its full-year earnings forecast.
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group said its first-half net profit increased 53% on the year to 5 billion dollars. Sachiko Kishida reports.
LONDON, Nov 11- The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development cut its growth forecasts for central and eastern Europe and North Africa on Monday, citing weak demand for their exports and unfinished reforms. "Inflation has slowed, particularly in central and southeastern Europe.
LONDON, Nov 11- The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development cut its 2013 and 2014 growth forecasts for central and eastern Europe and North Africa on Monday, citing weak external demand and unfinished structural reforms. The EBRD's forecasts for its regions of operation included a drop of half a percentage point for the biggest economy, Russia.
*Auto gain after Peugeot says French car registrations rise. *Airlines fall as Ryanair warns on profits. Autos performed strongly after Peugeot said French car registrations rose in October, while airlines fell on a profit warning from Ryanair.
LONDON, Nov 4- European shares rose on Monday, with sentiment buoyed by increased expectations the European Central Bank will strike an equities-friendly dovish tone at a policy meeting this week. That follows a surprise drop in euro zone inflation to 0.7 percent in the year to October, well below the ECB's target of just under 2 percent.
Nov 1- Bruker Corp, a maker of scientific instruments, cut its full-year forecast after reporting lower-than-expected quarterly results, partly due to weak demand from microelectronics customers. Bruker also said it would cut 150 jobs in its X-ray instruments business. Bruker lowered its full-year earnings forecast to 72- 76 cents per share from 80- 83 cents.
*Sony tumbles 10 pct after slashing guidance. TOKYO, Nov 1- Japanese stocks inched higher on Friday morning, helped by solid earnings from the likes of Panasonic and mobile operator SoftBank Corp, but the mood was somewhat dimmed by a plunge in Sony Corp shares on a profit-warning.
*Third-quarter earnings $1.74/ share vs est. Oct 31- NII Holdings Inc, which provides telecom services under the Nextel brand in Latin America, said it would miss its full-year profit forecast, mainly due to subscriber losses in Mexico and higher investments in its 4 G network.
Oct 31- NII Holdings Inc, which provides telecom services under the Nextel brand in Latin America, said it will miss its full-year adjusted operating profit forecast, largely due to subscribers losses and higher investments.
*Cuts 2013 trading profit forecast to 3.5- 3.8 bln euros. *Weak Latam and loss in Europe offset Chrysler profit. MILAN/ DETROIT, Oct 30- Italian carmaker Fiat cut its 2013 profit and sales forecasts on Wednesday as a third-quarter slump in Latin America offset a strong performance at Chrysler, the No.3 U.S. automaker it controls.
Oct 29- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc lowered its full-year revenue forecast and said it would cut about 15 percent of its workforce after sales of its hepatitis C drug plunged in the third quarter. The company's hepatitis C treatment, Incivek, was hugely popular when it was launched in May 2011 and revenue from the drug topped $1 billion in a few months.
Oct 29- 3 D Systems Corp cut its earnings forecast for 2013 as it spends more on research and expanding its retail presence, sending its shares down 7 percent in premarket trading. 3 D Systems said it was also investing in developing new products and growing capacity at metal 3 D printer maker Phenix Systems, which it acquired in July.
Oct 29- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc lowered its full-year revenue forecast and said it would cut about 370 jobs after sales of its hepatitis C drug plunged in the third quarter. The company said it now expects full-year revenue in the range of $1 billion to $1.05 billion, down from its previous forecast of $1.1 billion to $1.2 billion.
TOKYO, Oct 29- Japanese stocks slid on Tuesday, hit by a sharp drop in Komatsu Ltd after the world's second-largest construction equipment maker issued a profit warning, dragging down other companies exposed to emerging markets.
*Komatsu tumbles 8.6 pct after cutting profit outlook. TOKYO, Oct 29- Japanese stocks slid on Tuesday morning, hit by Komatsu Ltd dropping sharply after the world's second largest equipment maker issued a profit warning, dragging down other companies exposed to emerging markets.
JOHANNESBURG, Oct 25- South Africa's African Bank Investments issued its second profit warning in five weeks on Friday, flagging a 90- percent plunge in full-year earnings due in part to rising bad debts among its core market of low income borrowers.