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STOCKHOLM, July 30- Sweden's economy grew less than forecast in the second quarter, as exports were virtually flat, preliminary data showed, reinforcing expectations that interest rates will remain close to zero for at least another 12 months.
*Expects 2nd- qtr revenue of about $345 mln vs est $328 mln. *Expects 2nd- qtr adj earnings $0.27/ shr vs est $0.20. July 24- RF Micro Devices Inc forecast quarterly results above market expectations, helped by higher demand for its chips that connect devices such as Apple Inc's iPhone and Samsung Electronics Co's smartphones to networks.
*Investors wary after Malaysian plane downed over Ukraine. LONDON, July 18- European shares edged lower on Friday as the downing of a passenger plane over Ukraine stoked tensions between Russia and the West and outweighed some strong earnings reports from Sweden.
*Ericsson surges after earnings to provide support. LONDON, July 18- European shares fell on Friday as the shooting down of a passenger plane over Ukraine stoked tensions between Russia and the West and sapped appetite for assets which depend on economic growth.
*Ericsson surges after earnings to provide support. EDINBURGH, July 18- European stocks fell on Friday, extending losses made late in the previous session after a passenger plane was shot down over eastern Ukraine, stoking tensions between Russia and the West.
TOKYO, July 16- Japan's KDDI Corp and Sumitomo Corp, in partnership with Myanmar's state-backed telecoms operator, plan to invest about $2 billion over the next decade to expand service in one of the world's least-connected countries.
Quarterly earnings growth and clues from companies' commentaries will tell whether there really will be a bounce back in growth in the second half.
For the larger companies, the initiative ensures that their own suppliers are robust and "demonstrates a recognition that a healthy supply chain is good for business," the White House said in a statement.
June 18- Contract electronics maker Jabil Circuit Inc reported a smaller-than-expected core loss for the third quarter, helped in part by lower restructuring charges. The company, whose top customers include Apple Inc, Cisco Systems Inc and Ericsson, reported a core loss of 6 cents per share.
LONDON, June 3- European shares gave up some of their recent gains in early trade on Tuesday ahead of fresh inflation and unemployment data from the eurozone.
The cost-intensive cellular baseband business has been losing market share and has weighed on Broadcom's margins. Broadcom on Monday said it would sell or wind down the business as soon as it could, saving some $700 million annually.
Chipmaker Broadcom said it was looking to sell or wind-down of its cellular baseband business.
Hong Kong, May 22- China Mobile Ltd has awarded its second batch of 4 G contracts, with ZTE Corp and rival Huawei Technologies Ltd securing the bulk of the deal, two industry sources with direct knowledge of the situation told Reuters on Thursday.
WASHINGTON, May 20- President Barack Obama gathered executives from several major international companies on Tuesday, including Ford Motor Co and Deutshe Lufthansa AG, to discuss a White House initiative to encourage investment in the United States.
President Obama will gather business leaders on Tuesday to boost a program the White House says has helped bring $18 billion in investments.
Shares of RF Micro, whose customers include Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co, rose about 7.5 percent in extended trading after the chipmaker also posted a better-than-expected profit for the fourth quarter.
April 29- RF Micro Devices Inc, a maker of chips that connect mobile devices to networks, forecast quarterly revenue above analysts' estimates due to higher demand from smartphone makers.
*Infineon, Nokia lead tech share rally after good results. LONDON, April 29- European shares rose on Tuesday, led by tech stocks as estimate-topping results from chipmaker Infineon and telecommunication gear maker Nokia brightened the outlook for the sector.
HELSINKI, April 29- Nokia named the man who led a turnaround at its main telecoms network business as its new chief executive on Tuesday, boosting investors' confidence in the future of the company following the sale of its once dominant handset arm.
*Infineon, Nokia lead rally in tech shares after results beat. LONDON, April 29- European shares rose on Tuesday, led by tech shares as estimate-topping results from chipmaker Infineon and telecommunication gear maker Nokia brightened the outlook for the sector.