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  • NEW YORK— Delphi Automotive PLC on Thursday reported a 69 percent surge in second-quarter profit, beating Wall Street expectations, and disclosed it is buying HellermannTyton Group to boost its auto technology offerings. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.33 per share. Seven analysts surveyed...

  • LONDON— Second-quarter profit at taxpayer-owned Royal Bank of Scotland rose 27 percent, it announced Thursday, but warned the cost of past scandals may continue to weigh on earnings. Net income for the period advanced to 293 million pounds from 230 million pounds a year earlier as the value of RBS's stake in U.S.-based Citizens Bank increased.

  • BEIJING— Most major global markets rose Thursday after the U.S. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX gained 0.5 percent to 11,263.71 and France's CAC-40 was up 0.6 percent at 5,047.43. Britain's FTSE 100 gained 0.7 percent to 6,680.37.

  • US pending home sales slip in June Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 10:03 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The number of signed contracts to buy homes fell in June, as limited supplies of homes on the market are holding back possible sales growth. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index declined 1.8 percent to 110.3 last month. "We could see a bit of a slowing in the recent upward trend in...

  • UPDATE 1-Poland's richest man, Jan Kulczyk, dies at 65 Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 4:50 AM ET

    WARSAW, July 29- Poland's richest man, Jan Kulczyk, died on Tuesday night at 65 due to surgery complications, a spokeswoman at Kulczyk Holding said. Kulczyk Holding spokeswoman, Marta Wysocka declined to comment beyond saying he had died as a result of surgery complications. His most valued asset though was the 3- percent stake in the brewing company SABMiller.

  • WASHINGTON— Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee. For American consumers who have become used to flat or even falling prices for several years, an unfamiliar sight has emerged in many corners of the economy: Inflation is ticking up.

  • July 28- Honeywell International Inc has made its largest purchase in more than a decade, agreeing to buy the utility consumption metering business of Britain's Melrose Industries Plc for about $5.1 billion. The move, announced on Tuesday, is the first major deal for Honeywell, the U.S. diversified industrial manufacturer, since it laid out a five-year plan in...

  • July 28- Honeywell International Inc said it would buy the utility consumption meter business of Britain's Melrose Industries Plc for 3.3 billion pounds to boost its presence in high-growth regions. "Elster's gas business offers products in high demand among natural gas customers and brings a strong, global distribution network and numerous...

  • Nigeria tech enclave springs up in Lagos suburb Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 7:52 AM ET

    LAGOS, July 27- At first glance, Yaba is like many other parts of Nigeria's sprawling commercial capital: a cacophony of car horns and shouting street vendors, mingling with exhaust fumes and the occasional stench of sewage. But in between the run-down buildings in this seemingly inauspicious part of Lagos, a city of around 21 million, tech start-ups are taking...

  • US new-home sales hit June slump Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 10:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Fewer Americans bought new homes in June, a possible sign that the real estate market might not be as hot as it appeared at the start of summer. The Commerce Department said Friday that new-home sales slumped 6.8 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 482,000. The report also revised May sales down to a rate of 517,000 from 546,000..

  • The resignation of nine Toshiba executives, including the CEO, for doctoring books places the company beside the growing rogues' gallery of corporate desperados. The Houston company set a new standard for creative accounting practices. Tyco's CEO Dennis Kozlowski became the singular image of excess on Wall Street, throwing a $2 million birthday party for his...

  • CF Industries and Exelixis are big market movers Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 4:32 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Morgan Stanley, down 16 cents to $40.04. CF Industries Holdings Inc., down $3.92 to $65.

  • CF Industries in talks with OCI for potential deal Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 7:11 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Fertilizer maker CF Industries Holdings Inc. said Monday that it is in preliminary discussions with competitor OCI N.V. on a potential combination involving some of that company's businesses. Deerfield, Illinois- based CF Industries said in a written statement that it would provide no further comment at this time. CF's market capitalization is more...

  • European shares near six-week highs, OCI surges Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 3:23 AM ET

    LONDON, July 20- European shares edged higher on Monday, closing in on fresh six week highs, with Greece fears receding further as the country's banks re-opened and with Dutch chemical firm OCI surging on merger talks. Greek banks are ready to open their branches across the country after a three-week shutdown, officials said, although trading shares in these...

  • July 17- U.S. fertilizer maker CF Industries Holdings Inc is in advanced merger talks with Amsterdam- listed chemical company OCI NV, the Wall Street Journal reported. Shares of CF Industries, which has a market value of about $14.8 billion, were up 7.4 percent at $67.22 after the report. Both CF Industries and OCI were not immediately available to comment on the...

  • CF Industries in merger talks with OCI - WSJ Friday, 17 Jul 2015 | 1:32 PM ET

    July 17- U.S. fertilizer maker CF Industries Holdings Inc is in advanced merger talks with the Netherlands- based chemical company OCI NV, the Wall Street Journal reported. Both CF Industries and OCI were not immediately available to comment on the report. CF Industries and OCI are in discussions about a tie-up that could be reached as early as this month, the...

  • *Rake to leave as Barclays deputy chairman later in year- sources. *Exit from Barclays follows key role in ousting of CEO. LONDON, July 15- British payments processing firm Worldpay is set to take a step nearer a stock market listing by appointing Barclays' deputy chairman Michael Rake as its new chairman on Wednesday, people familiar with the matter said.

  • *UK tap-and-go payments have surged in recent years. LONDON, July 14- Apple introduced its mobile payments service to Britain on Tuesday as Barclays became the last major UK bank to sign up for the U.S. tech giant's effort to capitalise on the increasing comfort among British consumers with making tap-and-go purchases. "We actually think that the UK can be our...

  • SAO PAULO, July 14- Shares of Brazil's Gerdau SA plunged the most in almost four months on Tuesday after the Americas' largest steelmaking group announced plans to spend 1.986 billion reais buying out a number of units as part of a broad reorganization program. Under the plan, Gerdau will buy the remaining stakes it does not yet own in Gerdau Aços Longos SA, Gerdau...

  • *Latest foreign player to leave Switzerland. ZURICH, July 14- Geneva's Syz is buying Royal Bank of Canada's Swiss private bank for an undisclosed sum, a deal that it expects to help more than double its profit from 2017.. RBC becomes the latest foreign bank to leave private banking in Switzerland, where the Toronto- based bank manages 10 billion Swiss francs on...