MADRID, Nov 27- Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim is set to become the largest investor in Spanish builder FCC after agreeing to buy top shareholder Esther Koplowitz's part of a $1.3 billion capital increase. But the investment of around 700 million euros in FCC, one of the Spain's top employers, is his highest profile move in the country. In a statement to Spain's...» Read More
MOSCOW, Sept 4- Before the Internet, Anton Nossik remembers painstakingly copying out Soviet dissident Joseph Brodsky's forbidden writings on a clattering typewriter for samizdat publications.
Sept 3- Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will return as head of Bloomberg LP, the data and financial news company he founded, replacing Daniel Doctoroff who has decided to step aside, the company said on Wednesday. Bloomberg LP, in which Bloomberg is the majority shareholder, said Doctoroff would step aside as president and chief executive at year-end.
NEW YORK, Sept 3- Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has sold his entire stake in Family Dollar Stores Inc, making a profit of about $200 million on the investment, according to sources familiar with the matter on Wednesday. Dollar Tree Inc agreed in July to buy Family Dollar for $8.5 billion.
Sept 3- Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp, controlled by billionaire investor Carl Icahn, said it would separate its motorparts and powertrain businesses into two publicly traded companies. Federal-Mogul shares were up 2.4 percent at $17.67 in early trading on the Nasdaq. Icahn Associates Corp held about 80 percent of Federal-Mogul as of June 30.
PARIS, Sept 3- A long and bitter battle that has gripped the luxury goods industry and pitted two of France's richest families against each other came to an unexpected end on Wednesday when LVMH and Hermes agreed to a truce.
--Clyde Russell is a Reuters columnist. LAUNCESTON, Australia, Sept 3- There was maybe more than a touch of hubris in Rio Tinto boss Sam Walsh's recent comment that it's time for other iron ore producers to "really feel the consequences" of the current low price.
NEW YORK, Sept 2- U.S. judges are imposing increasingly long prison terms for insider trading, a Reuters analysis shows. In 2011, former billionaire and Galleon Group hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam received an 11- year sentence for an insider trading scheme that netted him $63.8 million in illicit profits.
MIAMI, Sept 1- When Charlie Crist last governed Florida, his green energy and climate policies made him few friends among the state's powerful electricity corporations.
MUMBAI, Aug 30- India's federal police have filed charges against a former minister, his media mogul brother, and a Malaysian tycoon over alleged corruption to help Malaysia's Maxis group take control of an Indian mobile phone carrier eight years ago.
India's Reliance Industries plans to invest about $13 billion in energy projects, including a 400,000 barrels per day crude refinery.
NEW DELHI, Aug 29- India's Reliance Industries Ltd plans to invest about $13 billion in energy projects, including a 400,000 barrels per day crude refinery at its Jamnagar complex, documents seen by Reuters show. The refinery would process cheap, heavy crudes that are increasingly available to Asia as the shale boom has cut U.S. demand for the grades.
The subpoenas are aimed at a US $4.7 bn facility provided by China Development Bank, ICBC and BOC to finance the construction of two hydroelectric dams in Patagonia and a US $2.1 bn loan from China Development Bank and ICBC to finance the Belgrano Cargas railway project.
Greek businessman and ship owner Victor Restis last year sued UANI for defamation after the New York- based group, whose advisors include former intelligence officials from the United States, Europe and Israel, accused him of violating sanctions on Iran by exporting oil from the country.
RIO DE JANEIRO/ PARIS, Aug 27- Brazil's Grupo Oi SA unveiled plans on Wednesday to take over Telecom Italia's local mobile unit, in a move sources said was aimed at breaking up the country's second-biggest wireless carrier and upstaging merger bids by foreign rivals.
TORONTO, Aug 26- Burger King Worldwide Inc announced plans to buy Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc for C $12.64 billion in a cash-and-stock deal that would create the world's third-largest fast-food restaurant group.
*Jindal Steel, Hindalco shares plunge after court decision. NEW DELHI, Aug 25- India's top court on Monday declared as illegal government allocations of coal blocks since 1993, jeopardising projects built around the blocks and threatening to exacerbate a shortage of the fuel.
But Bridget Fitzpatrick, a lawyer for the SEC, said the proposed award was appropriate given "egregious" violations that allowed the Wylys to accumulate "staggering wealth." The companies were Sterling Software Inc, Michaels Stores Inc, Sterling Commerce Inc and Scottish Annuity& Life Holdings Ltd, now Scottish Re Group Ltd..
The action, part of the Elliott's quest to recover around US $1.7 bn in claims from its decade-long dispute with the sovereign, will target financial institutions including Citigroup, HSBC and Standard Chartered, the source said.
*Berlin fears response from Putin if eastern rebels crushed. BERLIN/ KIEV, Aug 21- After months of ratcheting up pressure on Vladimir Putin, concern is mounting in Berlin and other European capitals that an emboldened Ukraine's military successes in the east are reducing the chances of a face-saving way out of the crisis for the Russian leader.
Aug 21- Sears Holdings Corp, owner of Sears department stores and Kmart discount chain, reported its ninth straight quarterly loss as sales continued their decade-long fall. Loss attributable to shareholders widened to $573 million, or $5.39 per share, in the second quarter ended Aug. 2 from $194 million, or $1.83 per share, a year earlier.