LONDON, Feb 27- British Airways-owner International Airlines Group raised its 2015 profit forecast by more than 20 percent, outperforming struggling continental rivals and sending its shares to an all-time high. IAG, which is trying to acquire Ireland's Aer Lingus, said on Friday that the profit increase would be driven by cost control across the group and...» Read More
October 9- Following are terms and conditions. of a bond priced on Tuesday.
Oct 9- Continental Resources Inc, the top oil producer in the Bakken region, said on Tuesday it expects to cut $1 million off the cost of its average well there by the end of 2013, as it takes on one of the biggest challenges in the booming oil basin.
*Sources say UK, France propose broad state voting cap. *Germany said to maintain demand for parity with France. PARIS/ LONDON, Oct 9- France and Britain made a breakthrough over state shares in a merger between EADS and BAE Systems, making an extension of a deadline for negotiations more likely but putting the two nations on a collision course with Germany.
CAIRO, Oct 9- Egypt's new government is studying ways to develop the mobile telecoms sector, including the idea of issuing a licence for a fourth operator, though a decision will not be taken until the first quarter of 2013, the telecoms minister said on Tuesday.
KABUL, Oct 8- Inhaling deeply on a cigarette, Laila Haidari sits on the floor of a new Kabul restaurant wondering if it will one day allow her to repay an eye-watering $26,000 borrowed from friends to launch a daring project to aid Afghan drug addicts.
Oct 9- Carfinco Financial Group Inc:. Carfinco Financial Group Inc. announces that a cash dividend of 4.0 cents per share has been declared for October 2012, an increase of 14.3% from September's cash dividend of 3.5 cents per share. The payable date is October 31, 2012, the record date is October 19, 2012, and the ex-distribution date is October 17, 2012.
VIENNA, Oct 9- Vienna's stock exchange said on Tuesday it feared losing even more trade as a result of a tax on financial transactions set to be introduced in Austria and some other euro zone countries.
RIGA, Oct 9- Latvia's prime minister urged parliament members on Tuesday to support next year's deficit-cutting budget despite tensions in the centre-right coalition over demands for additional spending.
TAIPEI/ HONG KONG/ SINGAPORE, October 09 Fitch Ratings has affirmed the ratings of Taishin Financial Holdings Company and its subsidiaries, Taishin International Bank and Taishin Securities Co., Ltd. The Outlooks are all Stable.
*NATO seeks ways to make scarce funds go further. *NATO chief calls for rises in defence spending post-austerity. BRUSSELS, Oct 9- NATO ministers wrestled on Tuesday with how to prevent austerity-driven defence cuts in many member countries from undermining the power of the 63- year-old Western alliance.
SYDNEY, Oct 9- Australian bourse operator ASX Ltd. has a technical problem that is affecting the publication of market announcements and is working to resolve it, a spokeswoman for the exchange said on Tuesday. "We are working towards a speedy resolution," the spokeswoman said.
SYDNEY, Oct 9- Australia attracted a record number of tourists in August as a flood of visitors from China defied the high local dollar, helping support spending and employment in a country fretting about a cool down in its mining boom.
HONG KONG/ SINGAPORE, October 09 Fitch Ratings has downgraded and simultaneously withdrawn the rating on the notes of Corsair No.4 Limited Series 6 due to tranche default. The transaction is a synthetic corporate CDO referencing corporate obligations mainly in the U.S. and Europe.
Oct 9- Edwards Lifesciences Corp:. *S&P Capital IQ cuts Edwards Lifesciences target price to $101 from. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
NEW DELHI, Oct 9- India should scrap a law that taxes asset transfers retrospectively, a government panel recommended in a draft report that could save Britain's Vodafone.
helped reverse the gains made by so-called rand hedges like British American Tobacco. "The stronger rand is causing the rand hedges to come off a little bit, that's why the market is negative," said Malcolm Moller, an equities trader at Vunani Securities.
*Growth, Greece worries stoke safety bids for bonds. Treasuries prices rose on Tuesday in advance of a three-year debt sale as safe-haven bids for bonds emerged on anxiety about weak global growth and Greece's ability to meet the terms of a bailout.
SINGAPORE Oct. 9, 2012-- Standard& Poor's Ratings Services today assigned its' BBB-' issue rating to the proposed issue of senior unsecured notes by Syndicate Bank. The rating on the notes reflects the long-term counterparty credit rating on the bank. RELATED CRITERIA AND RESEARCH-- Banks: Rating Methodology And Assumptions, Nov. 9, 2011.
HONG KONG, Oct 9- Sotheby's sold HK $2 billion worth of Asian and Chinese artwork and luxury goods in its autumn sales in Hong Kong on Tuesday, a 37 percent decline from the same period last year as the market consolidates on a weaker China economy. The tally was also some 18 percent less than the $316 million Sotheby's sold in its Hong Kong spring sales.
*Allegations have put BBC in spotlight. LONDON, Oct 9- Jimmy Savile, the late BBC TV star at the centre of a child sex scandal that has shaken Britain's state-funded broadcaster, may have abused up to 25 victims some as young as 13 over four decades, police said on Tuesday.