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  • Oct 24- Private equity groups including Apax Partners LLP and Bain Capital are planning to bid for Portugal Telecom from Brazilian telecommunications company Groupo Oi SA, the Financial Times reported. Groupo Oi said earlier that it has been approached by several groups for purchase of Portugal Telecom, including France's Altice, which is backed by...

  • DONETSK, Ukraine, Oct 24- The clanging of repairs to tanks and heavy armored vehicles rings out from a factory in eastern Ukraine that is owned by the country's richest man but was taken over by pro-Russian rebels. The steel and energy multi-billionaire is, as always, saying little but showing signs of positioning himself for all possible outcomes to the...

  • MEXICO CITY, Oct 23- Mexico's America Movil said on Thursday its third-quarter net profit fell 38 percent compared with a year earlier, missing expectations as taxes and exchange rate losses rose. The company, which is controlled by the family of billionaire Carlos Slim, said net profit in the July-September period fell to 10.12 billion pesos from 16.38 billion...

  • MEXICO CITY, Oct 23- Mexico's America Movil on Thursday said its third-quarter net profit fell 38 percent compared to a year earlier as taxes rose and the cost of sales jumped. The company, which is controlled by the family of billionaire Carlos Slim, said profit in the July-September period fell to 10.12 billion pesos from 16.38 billion pesos a year earlier.

  • Zuckerberg speaks Chinese, Beijing students cheer Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 11:02 AM ET
    Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg speaks during a dialogue with students as a newly appointed member to the advisory board for Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management in Beijing, Oct. 22, 2014.

    China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. He delighted an audience of students in Beijing recently by chatting in Mandarin.

  • LONDON, Oct 23- The chairman of Britain's biggest grocery chain, Tesco, announced his resignation on Thursday after the company reported a bigger than expected hole in its finances and said accounting transgressions went back further than initially thought. Tesco, Britain's biggest private employer and once the juggernaut of its retail sector, has lost half...

  • Oct 23- Canadian oil and gas producer Husky Energy Inc reported an 11.5 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by a 10 percent increase in production. Canada's No.3 integrated oil company, controlled by Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka- shing, said total production rose to 341,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, from 309,000 boepd...

  • Oct 23- Husky Energy Inc, Canada's No.3 integrated oil company, reported an 11.5 percent rise in third-quarter profit, helped by an increase in production. The company, controlled by Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka- shing, said net income rose to C $571 million, for the quarter ended Sept. 30, from C $512 million a year earlier. The Calgary, Alberta- based company said total...

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Oct 23- There is now no doubt that the big three global iron ore miners are producing record amounts in their bid to dominate the industry. With the lowest cash costs, in the region between $20 to $30 a tonne, and plans to strip out even more costs, they can survive and prosper even if iron ore prices remain weak. The spot price in Asia is down 39...

  • *China, HK fees account for 55 pct of AsiaPac region in 2014. HONG KONG, Oct 23- Private firms have overtaken state-owned companies this year for the first time as the biggest drivers of investment banking revenues in China- a sign of how Beijing's reforms are transforming private capital's role in the world's second-largest economy. Private firms are also...

  • BRASILIA, Oct 22- A Brazilian court has approved a bankruptcy protection petition filed by MMX Sudeste Mineracao SA, an iron-ore mining company controlled by Brazilian tycoon Eike Batista, the company said on Wednesday in a securities filing. The decision was taken by a court in Belo Horizonte in the Minas Gerais state. MMX Sudeste holds nearly all the...

  • Fidelity star manager cuts Herbalife bet in third quarter Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 3:21 PM ET

    BOSTON, Oct 22- One of Fidelity Investments' top stock pickers cooled on Herbalife Ltd in the third quarter, cutting his stake in the company after a profit miss and fresh allegations from billionaire investor William Ackman that it is a fraud. Steve Wymer, who runs the $41 billion Fidelity Growth Company Fund disclosed reducing his stake in Herbalife in a...

  • Mark Cuban on politics and prosperity   Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 8:16 AM ET
    Mark Cuban on politics and prosperity

    Billionaire investor Mark Cuban talks to CNBC about how to change the political conversation to focus on business and success rather than getting bogged down in social issues.

  • BOSTON, Oct 21- Allergan Inc said on Tuesday it saw no evidence to support claims by hostile suitors Valeant Pharmaceuticals and hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management that its chief executive officer had spearheaded a campaign to spread misinformation. Pershing Square, run by billionaire William Ackman, has been working with Valeant for months to...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 21- Former SAC Capital portfolio manager Mathew Martoma on Tuesday lost a bid to stay out of prison while he appeals his insider trading conviction, three weeks before he is due to begin serving a nine-year sentence. District Judge Paul Gardephe in New York denied Martoma's request for bail pending his appeal, as well as a separate request to delay his...

  • BOSTON, Oct 20- Billionaire investor William Ackman, whose fund is the largest shareholder in Allergan Inc., and Valeant Pharmaceuticals said the botox maker's Chief Executive Officer David Pyott tried to discredit Valeant as it was making a hostile takeover bid, court documents showed. Ackman's hedge fund has been working with Valeant for months to craft a...

  • MEXICO CITY, Oct 20- America Movil, Latin America's biggest phone company, on Monday said it holds nearly 60 percent of Telekom Austria after its extended offer for the Austrian company closed last week. The purchase increases the sway billionaire businessman Carlos Slim holds over the Austrian phone company, after the initial offer period saw Slim's America...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 20- Corporate America's cash stockpile increased to a record $1.65 trillion in mid-2014 from $1.64 trillion at the end of 2013, although the pace of growth has slowed sharply, Moody's Investors Service said on Monday. "U.S. corporate cash balances continue to grow on the back of modest economic expansion," Richard Lane, Moody's senior vice president,...

  • New York, Oct 17- Suvretta Capital Management, founded by a former portfolio manager for billionaire investors George Soros and Steven A. Cohen, is generating net returns of 6 percent year-to-date, despite this week's stock market drop and wild gyrations, according to two sources familiar with the situation. The majority of flows into equity strategies over the...

  • Oct 17- The bankrupt Trump Taj Mahal casino received court approval on Friday to break its labor agreement, a key condition for a rescue deal with billionaire Carl Icahn, and the union promptly announced a plan to picket the Atlantic City, New Jersey hotel. Parent company Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc has said trimming $14.6 million from its annual union...