March 7- Shares of digital coupon company Coupons.com Inc nearly doubled in their trading debut, valuing the company at over $2.2 billion and underscoring the popularity of technology IPOs. Coupons.com is the third technology company to go public this year, after the successful debuts of Care.com Inc and Varonis Inc..» Read More
FRANKFURT, Jan 10- Roman Catholic Church- owned bookseller Weltbild, which competes with online retailer Amazon.com in Germany, filed for insolvency on Friday after its sales shrank and it unexpectedly found itself unable to obtain fresh financing.
*Consumer prices rise 5.91 pct in 2013 vs 5.84 pct in 2012. BRASILIA, Jan 10- Inflation in Brazil ended 2013 higher than expected after surging in December, stymieing President Dilma Rousseff's hopes that a flurry of aggressive interest rate hikes and tax breaks for key industries would tame consumer prices.
Swatch Group rose 4.6 percent after saying it expected "dynamic growth" this year, easing concerns of a downturn in export destination China. The personal and household goods sector is likely to profit the most from an expected rise in demand, " Christian Stocker, strategist at UniCredit in Munich, said.
Indonesia looks set to prohibit more than $2 billion worth of annual nickel ore and bauxite shipments as part of a plan to push miners into downstream processing and boost long-term returns from its mineral wealth.
At the state-run Peugeot dealership in Havana on Friday morning, where prices ranged from $91,000 for a 2013 model 206 to $262,000 for a 508, people walked away shaking their heads in disgust. I am going to die before I can buy a new car, " Roberto Gonzales, a state driver, said, walking back to his 1950 s Plymouth.
Brazil posted a trade surplus of $2.561 billion in 2013, the Trade Ministry said on Thursday. The worsening trade balance is a serious challenge for Brazil, which is struggling with a subdued global economy and productivity shortcomings at home.
NEW YORK, Dec 19- American Securities LLC has bought a majority stake in Frontier Spinning Mills Holding Corp, the second-largest U.S. yarn producer, taking advantage of low energy costs and booming yarn exports to China.
AMSTERDAM, Dec 12- Every year Singaporeans and Malaysians choke on smoke when farmers and plantation firms in neighbouring Indonesia clear the land with fires during the dry season. Last summer, Philips diverted stocks of air purifiers from Hong Kong and China to the area in time for the worst pollution in 16 years.
LONDON, Nov 29- Ending the Great Stagnation that is taxing Western policy makers may depend as much on the Chinese Communist Party as it does on the world's leading central banks.
A Reuters study found that Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei controls a massive financial empire built from property seizures from ordinary Iranians.
There's the court order authorizing the takeover of her children's three Tehran apartments in a multi-story building the family had owned for years. It was taken by an organization that is controlled by the most powerful man in Iran: Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
NEW YORK, Nov 5- Companies that sell consumer goods, such as electronics, cars and appliances, are leading the U.S. market in earnings and share gains, but high valuations and fund managers' big weightings in the sector pose major investment risks.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 1- Brazilian industrial output returned to growth in September, led by capital goods manufacturing, suggesting businesses remained confident of stronger economic growth ahead.
Oct 25- Procter& Gamble Co is chugging along with its turnaround, posting a quarterly profit that met Wall Street's expectations and holding to its annual forecasts as the world's largest household products maker gets a lift from cost cuts and a lower tax rate. Shares of P&G slipped 0.5 percent to $80.20 in premarket trading on Friday.
Oct 25- Procter& Gamble Co's quarterly profit met Wall Street's expectations on Friday helped by growth overseas, cost cuts and a lower tax rate, and the world's largest household products maker maintained its financial forecasts for the year.
Oct 25- Procter& Gamble Co posted a higher quarterly profit on Friday, as the world's largest household products maker benefited from some growth overseas, cost cuts and a lower tax rate. The maker of Pampers diapers and Tide detergent earned $3.03 billion, or $1.04 per share, in the fiscal first quarter, up from $2.81 billion, or 96 cents per share, a year earlier.
*Third-quarter adj. earnings $2.72/ share vs est $2.61. *Third-quarter appliance sales rise in Europe and North America. Oct 22- Whirlpool Corp, the world's No. 1 home appliance maker, raised its full-year earnings forecast after a recovering U.S. housing market and consumer sentiment in Europe boosted sales of refrigerators, dishwashers and air conditioners.
*Analysts' value of unit ranges from 2 bln- 5.5 bln stg. LONDON, Oct 22- Reckitt Benckiser may sell its pharmaceuticals unit, which has been suffering from declining sales of its main heroin addiction drug, to focus on growing consumer health and household cleaning products businesses.
LONDON, Oct 18- European shares rose to a five-year high on Friday after robust growth data from China boosted luxury goods and mining stocks, while good results from Accor helped raise the travel and leisure sector.
LONDON, Oct 18- European shares rose to a new five-year high on Friday after robust growth data from China boosted luxury goods and mining stocks, while good results from Accor helped to raise the travel and leisure sector.