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SANTIAGO, April 8- A falling copper price and an improving economy in Europe will lift European smelter and producer Aurubis's sales volumes growth of copper wire this year, from flat growth last year, a company executive said on Monday.
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PARIS/ TOKYO, March 17- Renault and Japanese alliance partner Nissan unveiled their boldest steps yet to combine key operations and pursue economies of scale to rival auto giants like Volkswagen.
PARIS/ TOKYO, March 17- Renault and alliance partner Nissan unveiled plans on Monday to integrate key operations and pursue economies of scale to keep up with big rivals like Volkswagen.
LONDON, March 13- European metal products manufacturers are seeing the most favourable conditions for buying copper in over two years as prices drop and the euro strengthens, and some are buying forwards to lock in cheap supply.
TOKYO, March 13- Japan's core machinery orders rose in January at the fastest pace in almost a year, rebounding from a record decline in the previous month, in a positive sign that long-dormant business investment will start to accelerate and contribute to the broader economy.
TOKYO, March 13- Japan's core machinery orders jumped 13.4 percent in January, rebounding from a record fall in the previous month, in a positive sign that business investment is poised to pick up. The month-on-month rise was much faster than a 7.0 percent increase forecast by economists, according to the median from a Reuters poll.
TOKYO, Feb 12- Japan's core machinery orders fell 15.7 percent in December, dropping for the first time in three months after a hefty gain in the previous month, government data showed on Wednesday.
SHENZHEN, China/ PARIS, Feb 11- Aston Martin's sweeping recall of its high-end sports cars last week raises larger questions about the risk to global automakers of sourcing key parts thousands of miles away in China without implementing adequate quality control measures.
Jan 29- Praxair Inc, the largest industrial gas supplier in the Americas, raised its dividend by 8 percent and set another $1.5 billion share buyback plan, after its quarterly profit rose due to strong sales and acquisitions.
NEW DELHI, Jan 28- India is set to become the first country since World War Two to buy a military aircraft from Japan, helping Prime Minister Shinzo Abe end a ban on weapons exports that has kept his country's defence contractors out of foreign markets.
*PM Abe seeking to bolster Japan's military. TOKYO, Jan 27- Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is in advanced talks to supply parts for the F-35 stealth fighter to Britain's BAE Systems, in what would be the first involvement of a Japanese manufacturer in a global weapons programme, according to people with knowledge of the discussions.
TOKYO, Jan 16- Japan's core machinery orders jumped to a five-year high in November, a sign companies may be ready to ramp up investment and increase wages-- key elements in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's strategy to revive the world's third-biggest economy.
TOKYO, Jan 16- Japan's core machinery orders jumped in November for the second straight month of gains, a sign companies may ramp up investment to meet strong domestic demand and boding well for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's efforts to revive the economy.
TOKYO, Jan 16- Japan's core machinery orders rose a bigger-than-expected 9.3 percent in November, government data showed on Thursday, marking the second straight month of gains in a sign companies may ramp up investment to meet strong domestic demand.
NEW YORK, Jan 15- U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 climbing to an all-time closing high after strong earnings from Bank of America and data signaled that the economy was improving.
*Some factories in China closing early on weak orders, spiralling costs. DONGGUAN/ KUNSHAN, China, Jan 16- Scores of factories in China's manufacturing heartlands have closed earlier than usual for the country's biggest annual holiday due to weak orders and rising costs, workers and owners say, suggesting a rocky outlook for a key sector of the economy.
*Bank of America shares jump after earnings. NEW YORK, Jan 15- U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 hitting a record high after strong earnings from Bank of America and data pointed to improvement in the economy.
*Bank of America climbs after earnings. NEW YORK, Jan 15- U.S. stocks rose modestly on Wednesday, putting the S&P 500 on track to build on its biggest gain in nearly a month, after strong data and earnings from Bank of America pointed to continued improvement in the economy.
"Shareholder activism and the prospect that shareholders can exercise authority over a company's strategies, especially their capital and portfolio strategies, acts as a real restraint on corporate freedom of activity," said Gene Sykes, co-head of global mergers and acquisitions at Goldman Sachs.