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  • *Telecom Italia board to examine Fintech's proposal Friday. MILAN/ BUENOS AIRES, Sept 25- Investment company Fintech has asked Telecom Italia to further extend an agreement to buy the Italian group's controlling stake in Telecom Argentina, Telecom Italia said on Thursday, in a last-minute attempt to ensure the sale does not fall apart.

  • UPDATE 2-Sears Canada CEO to step down by year-end Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 3:59 PM ET

    Sears Canada, which is majority-owned by Sears Holdings Corp, is facing intense competition and has seen its market share erode for years. Campbell's departure comes the same week that the New York Post reported that Sears Holdings' efforts to sell its 51 percent stake in Sears Canada failed to garner any acceptable bids.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 25- Russian businessmen are backing Vladimir Putin over Ukraine but fear the country is being forced down a path towards less democracy, more central control of the economy and isolation that recalls the Soviet "evil empire".

  • NEW YORK, Sept 24- The rapid economic transformation of Myanmar, less than two years after transitioning from military control and opening itself to the world, is not without its rough patches, the nation's top economic minister said on Wednesday.

  • COLUMN-Alibaba and China's slowdown: James Saft Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    Sept 23- Is it a) funny, b) disturbing, or c) irrelevant that Alibaba went public at a sky-high valuation just at the point at which the red-hot economy which spawned it seems content to settle into a creaky middle age?

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 23- Spain's Telefonica is considering a range of tie-up options in Mexico with broadcaster Grupo Televisa, including creating a new telecommunications company together, a person with knowledge of the matter said.

  • *Jimmy Choo aims to join London stock market next month. PARIS/ LONDON, Sept 23- Jimmy Choo set out plans on Tuesday to join the London Stock Exchange next month in a deal that could value the upmarket shoe maker at more than 700 million pounds, seeking to woo investors with the prospect of expansion in Asia.

  • Africa's youngest billionaire  Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 6:20 AM ET
    Ashish Thakkar, founder and chief executive officer of Mara Group.

    Ashish Thakkar, Mara Group founder, discusses starting a business in Africa and the impact of Ebola on trade.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Sept 22- Argentine President Cristina Fernandez met on Monday with Argentina bondholder and billionaire financier George Soros, who is suing a U.S. bank caught in the middle of the country's latest default.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Sept 22- Argentine President Cristina Fernandez on Monday will meet bondholder and billionaire financier George Soros, who is suing a U.S. bank caught in the middle of the country's latest debt default, a government minister said.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 22- Asian companies will replace Western majors if they quit energy projects in Russia due to sanctions over Moscow's role in Ukraine, Natural Resources Minister Sergei Donskoi said.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 22- Asian companies will replace Western majors if they quit energy projects in Russia due to sanctions over Moscow's role in Ukraine, Natural Resources Minister Sergei Donskoi said.

  • ZURICH, Sept 22- Swiss pump maker Sulzer said it had ended talks over a merger with Dresser-Rand Group Inc after Germany's Siemens offered to buy the U.S. oilfield equipment maker for $7.6 billion. "Sulzer has terminated the talks with Dresser-Rand," Sulzer spokesman Verena Goelkel said in an emailed statement on Monday.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 21- The U.S. drive to end its reliance on Russian rocket motors got a boost this week when Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos unveiled a new engine project, but officials and industry insiders say it will take years and hundreds of millions of dollars to develop a locally built alternative.

  • ABUJA, Sept 20- Nigeria's oil minister announced a 213 billion naira bail-out package for power companies on Saturday, nearly a year after the sector was privatised.

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 19- General Electric Co and Germany's Siemens are considering bids for compressor and turbine maker Dresser-Rand that could derail a merger between Dresser-Rand and Swiss pump maker Sulzer, according to media reports.

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 19- Germany's Siemens is considering a bid for compressor and turbine maker Dresser-Rand that could potentially derail a merger between Dresser-Rand and Swiss pump maker Sulzer, according to several media reports on Friday.

  • Oracle's dual CEOs  Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 7:21 AM ET
    Oracle CEO Larry Ellison.

    CNBC's Jon Fortt and Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Yale School of Management, discuss the two CEOs named to replace Larry Ellison at the helm of Oracle; Mark Hurd and Safra Catz.

  • Ellison's departure 'disruption': Sonnenfeld  Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 7:17 AM ET

    This is a Band-aid solution, says Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Yale School of Management, providing insight into Oracle's management shakeup and other major changes at top-tier companies, including IBM. And CNBC's Jon Fortt, shares insight.

  • The Yamal plan, a $27 billion investment to tap vast natural gas reserves in northwest Siberia, aims to double Russia's stake in the fast-growing market for liquefied natural gas. Russia has said it will make sure Yamal has the resources it needs to keep building.