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  • By Manolo Serapio Jr SINGAPORE, Feb 27- Shares in China's steelmarkers outshone long-time international rivals in 2014 as Chinese mills overwhelmed buyers with cheap prices. Shares of Hebei Iron and Steel, the listed unit of top Chinese producer Hebei Steel Group, soared more than 90 percent last year. While those gains mirrored the broader rally in Chinese...

  • Armstrong World's floorings business recorded sales of $1.26 billion in 2014, or about 49 percent of total revenue. Armstrong World also reported smaller-than-expected fourth-quarter revenue, hurt by lower sales in the Americas as well as a stronger dollar. Armstrong World exited its European flooring business in December due to cooling housing demand...

  • *Q4 adjusted loss 23 cents/ share vs est 32 cents. Feb 12- Rig contractor Hercules Offshore Inc said it slashed its workforce by nearly a third and cut salaries, as the company keeps a tight leash on costs to counter a fall in demand due to a slump in crude oil prices. Oil and gas producers, drillers and services providers such as Cenovus Energy Inc, BG Group Plc,...

  • *Q4 adjusted loss of 23 cents/ share vs estimate of 32 cents. *Company had cut 15 pct jobs, shut 4 rigs in Gulf of Mexico. Larger rival Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc and land driller Patterson-UTI Energy Inc have warned of a challenging 2015..

  • MOSCOW, Feb 8- Russia has put 199 major companies on a list of strategic firms eligible for state assistance under the government's plan to help the ailing economy, the Economy Ministry said on Sunday. Russia is sliding towards recession and Moscow has come up with an anti-crisis plan promising state support for various sectors of the economy but giving few...

  • Feb 5- Investment bank and asset manager Lazard Ltd reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as a jump in corporate dealmaking boosted M&A advisory fees. Lazard's M&A and other advisory fees rose 17 percent to $297.2 million in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from a year earlier. Among the deals Lazard advised on during the quarter were specialty...

  • *Banks bulking up include Barclays, RBS, SocGen, Naxitis. SYDNEY, Feb 5- European investment banks that scaled back in Australia after the global financial crisis are scrambling to rebuild advisory and financing teams, keen for a slice of A $90 billion worth of privatisations expected in the next three years. With investors focused on countries possessing high...

  • *BMW and China dealers reach settlement over subsidies. *Dealers say $820 mln deal struck, BMW declines confirm details. SHANGHAI/ FRANKFURT, Jan 5- BMW will pay 5.1 billion yuan to auto dealers in China who pressured the world's top luxury carmaker to share the cost of overstocked showrooms, BMW's main Chinese dealership group said on Monday.

  • *BMW and China dealers reach settlement over subsidies. SHANGHAI/ FRANKFURT, Jan 5- BMW will pay 5.1 billion yuan to auto dealers who pressured Europe's top luxury carmaker to share the cost of overstocked showrooms in the world's largest car market, BMW's main Chinese dealership group said on Monday. BMW started subsidizing its dealers in 2012 due to falling...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 7- With the U.S. third-quarter. While most Standard& Poor's 500 companies beat analysts' expectations for third-quarter earnings, many just barely topped estimates, said Pankaj Patel, head of quantitative research at Evercore ISI in New York. Of the S&P 500 companies that had reported results as of early this week, 66 percent exceeded expectations,...

  • Oct 30- Western Union Co, the world's largest money-transfer company, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as the company benefited from its digital money transfer services. Western Union has cut prices and invested heavily in its online and mobile businesses to better compete with fast-growing rivals such as MoneyGram International Inc,...

  • Oct 21- Omnicom Group Inc said it was on track to exceed its full-year organic revenue growth target, thanks to increased advertising by U.S. businesses. Omnicom, whose $35 billion merger with France's Publicis Groupe SA was called off in May, forecast full-year organic revenue growth of around 4 percent in February. Omnicom's clients include Apple Inc,...

  • UPDATE 1-U.S. ad spending boosts Omnicom third quarter Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 8:29 AM ET

    Oct 21- Omnicom Group Inc, the No. 1 U.S. advertising company, reported quarterly revenue and profit above analysts' expectations, boosted by higher ad spending in the United States. Omnicom, whose merger with France's Publicis Groupe SA was aborted in May, said revenue rose 7.4 percent to $3.75 billion in the third quarter while ad revenue rose 12.5 percent.

  • CHICAGO, Oct 14- CME Group Inc plans to eliminate 5 percent of its global workforce, or about 150 jobs, with most cuts hitting its Chicago headquarters, the world's largest futures exchange operator said on Tuesday. A spokeswoman declined to say how much money the cost cuts will save at CME, which owns the Chicago Board of Trade and New York Mercantile Exchange.

  • Oct 6- Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc said it would sell its flagship Waldorf Astoria New York hotel to a Chinese insurance company for $1.95 billion, one of the highest prices per room ever paid for a U.S. hotel. Anbang Insurance Group Co Ltd will pay $1.38 million per room for the Manhattan hotel that was once home to Marilyn Monroe, in a deal that will see Hilton...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 2- Private equity firm Silver Lake Partners LP is looking to sell IPC Systems Inc, a provider of communication systems for Wall Street traders, to exit one of its longest-held investments, according to people familiar with the matter. Silver Lake, which acquired IPC from Goldman Sachs Group Inc's private equity arm in 2006 for $800 million, has hired...

  • Fed caution about rate hike right move: Ray Dalio Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 9:55 AM ET
    Ray Dalio, Bridgewater Associates

    Ray Dalio, founder of the world's biggest hedge fund Bridgewater Associates, says the Fed should wait for inflation signs before hiking interest rates.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 29- Evraz North America, the U.S. unit of Russian steelmaker Evraz, wants to raise about $400 million from an initial public offering of between 25 percent and 35 percent of its shares, two banking sources in Moscow said on Monday.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 29- Evraz North America, the U.S. unit of Russian steelmaker Evraz, wants to raise about $400 million from an initial public offering of between 25 percent and 35 percent of its shares, two banking sources in Moscow said on Monday.

  • UPDATE 1-Steelmaker Evraz's U.S. unit files for IPO Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 1:05 PM ET

    Sept 26- Evraz North America Ltd, the U.S. unit of Russia's largest steelmaker Evraz Plc, filed with U.S. regulators in an initial public offering of ordinary shares.