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  • LONDON, Sept 29- Shares in Balfour Beatty plunged on Monday after the British construction firm cut its profit forecast for the third time in less than five months, blaming increased losses on the mismanagement of a number of UK contracts.

  • LONDON, Sept 29- Shares in Balfour Beatty plunged on Monday after the British construction firm cut its profit forecast for the third time in less than five months, blaming increased losses on the mismanagement of a number of UK contracts.

  • LONDON, Sept 29- Shares in Balfour Beatty plunged on Monday after the British construction firm cut its profit forecast for the third time in less than five months, blaming increased losses on the mismanagement of a number of UK contracts.

  • Bulgaria counts cost of bank crisis ahead of election Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 2:00 AM ET

    SOFIA, Sept 25- Daniel Bozhilov may soon have to turn to friends for cash to keep his small consulting business afloat because he is a customer of Corpbank, which shut its doors in June after a run on deposits.

  • Sept 24- Consulting and outsourcing company Accenture Plc said it expects profitability to improve this fiscal year as it focuses on trimming operating costs.

  • Babak "Bobby" Yazdani, who founded Saba in 1997 and resigned as chief executive in March 2013, was not charged with misconduct over the scheme, which involved falsified time-sheets by consultants at an Indian subsidiary, the SEC said.

  • YOUR MONEY-Ten ways to put your retired iPhone to work Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 11:38 AM ET

    One creative example: At the Missouri University of Science and Technology, a biology class is making old iPhones into microscopes. Using less than $10 worth of supplies, the old phones are mounted onto a lens and can magnify an object to 175 times its size. Even an old phone with a cracked screen can be repurposed, says Josh Smith, editor of GottaBeMobile.com.

  • *Comes after a string of disappointing Tokyo debuts. TOKYO, Sept 10- Japan's largest recruitment company Recruit Holdings said it is planning an initial public offering worth $1.8 billion, which will test investor appetite for big Tokyo listings after some weak debuts this year.

  • Japan staffing firm Recruit plans IPO worth $1.8 bln Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 2:24 AM ET

    TOKYO, Sept 10- Japan's largest recruitment company Recruit Holdings Co Ltd said it is planning an initial public offering worth 193 billion yen, one of the biggest listings in the country this year. Keen to offset a shrinking market in Japan, it has snapped up a slew of foreign companies in recent years, including online job search site Indeed.com.

  • *Carillion raises merger offer for third time. LONDON, Aug 19- British construction firm Carillion ramped up the pressure on Balfour Beatty to reopen merger talks on Tuesday, making a third offer which valued the engineering company at 2.1 billion pounds.

  • Aug 15- Deloitte LLP's Chief Executive Officer Joe Echevarria plans to retire later this month to follow his interest in public service, the accounting and consulting firm said on Friday. Deloitte LLP is the member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company. Subsidiaries of Deloitte LLP include audit firm Deloitte& Touche LLP.

  • SYDNEY, Aug 14- More wealthy Chinese are moving their money out of China to invest in Australia's property market as a corruption crackdown in the world's second biggest economy gathers momentum, property consultants and lawyers said.

  • Mobile security company Lookout raises $150 million Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 8:01 AM ET

    Aug 13- Mobile security company Lookout Inc said it raised $150 million from a group of investors including Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs Group Inc.. San Francisco- based Lookout, whose customers include AT&T Inc and T-Mobile US Inc, said the latest round of financing was led by T. Rowe Price Associates Inc..

  • FRANKFURT, Aug 7- Volkswagen's 5 billion euro cost-savings plan hit a major setback after labor leaders forced management to axe McKinsey, the consultants working out the cuts, three sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Thursday.

  • ZURICH, Aug 7- Adecco, the world's largest staffing company by sales, expects a modest economic recovery to keep demand for temporary workers stable in Europe as it reported a slight slowdown in underlying revenue growth in the second quarter.

  • ZURICH, Aug 7- Adecco, the world's largest staffing company, said underlying revenues grew 5 percent in the second quarter as it continued to benefit from a fragile recovery in European economies.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 4- Private equity firm GTCR LLC is looking to sell home security company Protection 1 for more than $1.5 billion and has tapped Morgan Stanley to assist with the effort, according to people familiar with the matter. Another buyout firm, Blackstone Group LP, acquired home security company Vivint Inc for more than $2 billion in 2012..

  • NEW YORK, July 15- After helping a girlfriend through the messy, tangled finances left in the wake of a parent's death, John Kerecz had a message for his own mom and dad: Get your paperwork in order.

  • *Adecco, Randstad seen benefiting from subsidies, auto sector. LONDON, July 29- Despite high unemployment, weak economic growth and complex labour laws, France is offering an unlikely glimmer of hope to beaten-down staff recruitment firms such as Adecco and Randstad.

  • *Sees 3rd- qtr profit of $1.46- $1.54/ shr vs est $1.45. July 21- Staffing company ManpowerGroup Inc said its weak performance in France dragged on the company's revenue in the second quarter, sending its shares down as much as 5 percent.