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  • May 29- Humana Inc is considering selling itself after receiving multiple expressions of takeover interest, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday, highlighting the potential for further consolidation in the U.S. health insurance industry. Humana is working with investment bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc on the potential sale, the person said, asking...

  • May 29- Health insurer Humana Inc is considering selling itself and it has received indications of takeover interest, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources familiar with the matter. Aetna Inc and Cigna Corp are among the possible bidders for Humana, the Journal reported. Humana, Aetna and Cigna could not be immediately reached for comment.

  • That was the 25th straight weekly decline, bringing the total rig count down to 646, the lowest since August 2010, oil services company Baker Hughes Inc said in its closely followed report. The market has been eyeing the U.S. rig count and the increases of a few rigs in some basins over the past few weeks ahead of next week's meeting of the Organization of the...

  • May 29- Health insurer Humana Inc is considering selling itself and it has received indications of takeover interest, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources familiar with the matter. Aetna Inc and Cigna Corp are among the possible bidders for Humana, the Journal reported. Humana, Aetna and Cigna could not be immediately reached for comment.

  • Telecity, which runs computer centers that process traffic on the Internet, said in a statement its board had recommended Equinix's offer, and as such was terminating an all-stock deal to buy Netherlands- based Interxion Holding NV for $2.2 billion. Equinix Chief Executive Steve Smith said he had looked closely at Interxion and Telecity as targets but...

  • *H1 sales 1.5 bln eur, adjusted EBITDA 180 mln eur. FRANKFURT, May 29- German perfume retailer Douglas plans a stock market listing this year, consisting of a sale of existing shares and a capital increase of around 70 million euros, in what would mark its return as a publicly listed company. The initial public offering may take place as soon as within four weeks and the...

  • *Brent crude seen averaging $61.60 2015- Reuters survey. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries is likely to decide at its meeting in Vienna next week to keep its joint production target unchanged at 30 million barrels per day but maintain output above that level, analysts said. "That should keep a lid on prices," Carsten Fritsch, senior oil and...

  • STOCKHOLM, May 29- Swedish builder Skanska said on Friday its LaGuardia Gateway Partners consortium had been selected as preferred bidder in a $3.6 billion project to build a new terminal at New York's LaGuardia Airport. Skanska said its share of the equity investment would be up to 40 percent, while its share of the construction contract is 70 percent.

  • Industrial hub Ulsan a warning for cooling South Korea Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 5:00 PM ET

    ULSAN, South Korea, May 29- The port of Ulsan was the cradle of South Korea's breakneck industrialisation. Now, the main production site for big manufacturers such as Hyundai Motor and oil refiner SK Innovation risks becoming the country's rust belt. The world's largest shipbuilder, Hyundai Heavy Industries Co, suffered an operating loss last year of about $3...

  • LONDON, May 28- Tom Hayes, a former trader charged with conspiring to rig benchmark interest rates, had become such a powerful player in 2008 that Goldman Sachs tried to hire him with a $3 million signing-on bonus, a London court was told on Thursday. Mukul Chawla, prosecuting for Britain's Serious Fraud Office, alleged that Hayes, who joined UBS in Tokyo in 2006, was...

  • WASHINGTON, May 28- Andrew J. "Buddy" Donohue has agreed to return to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to serve as the chief of staff for SEC Chair Mary Jo White, the agency said on Thursday. Donohue, currently a managing director at Goldman Sachs Group Inc, is a very familiar face both within the SEC and in the investment management industry.

  • LONDON, May 28- Britain's top share index outperformed pan-European equities on Thursday despite disappointment over first-quarter UK growth data, thanks to some positive trading updates and an improving corporate earnings outlook. But some investors said UK equities were looking more attractive relative to the euro zone, having underperformed around...

  • Britain's FTSE outperforms despite growth, trade worries Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 11:23 AM ET

    LONDON, May 28- Britain's top share index outperformed pan-European equities on Thursday, despite disappointment over first-quarter UK growth data, thanks to some positive trading updates and an improving corporate earnings outlook. "We continue to see value in the UK, which underperformed other European markets in the run-up to the election," said Alan Mudie,...

  • US STOCKS-Futures edge lower as Greece worries weigh Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 7:24 AM ET

    May 28- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Thursday, weighed down by concerns about Greece's ability to strike a deal with its creditors. *European officials downplayed talk that Greece and its lenders were drafting an agreement that would provide Athens much-needed debt relief. *Broadcom shares rose 0.85 percent to $57.64 in premarket trading after Avago...

  • HANGZHOU, China, May 28- China Cinda Asset Management offered on Thursday nearly $7 billion in soured loans to investors in its largest ever sale, underscoring government pressure on banks and asset managers to settle China's debt pile as economic growth stalls. Its promotion comprised 35.3 billion yuan in outstanding principle and 8 billion yuan in interest...

  • Goldman tops 2015 City of London bank bonus charts Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 6:42 AM ET

    LONDON, May 27- Bankers at Goldman Sachs received the highest bonuses in London's banking industry this year but bonuses paid out by the top 10 banks were down overall compared to last year, a survey published on Wednesday showed. Goldman Sachs bankers received an average bonus of 194,000 pounds, some 14 percent more than their peers at second-placed Morgan...

  • Traders highlight dollar, financials Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 2:00 PM ET

    CNBC's "Halftime Report" traders tackled the markets as trading entered the second half.

  • *OPEC meets next week; Iran sees no output change. Friday's weekly data showed U.S. drillers cut the number of rigs by just one last week and Goldman Sachs said prices were at a level that would spur activity, adding to a growing list of headwinds crude faces that include rising OPEC supply. On Sunday, Iran said the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries...

  • TORONTO, May 26- Barrick Gold Corp said on Tuesday it has forged a strategic tie-up with Zijin Mining Group Co and agreed to sell the Chinese miner a stake in a mine in Papua New Guinea as a first step toward further collaboration. Thornton, who took over the reins at Barrick from Peter Munk in 2014, spent years working in China after stepping down from a senior role at...

  • Opening statements are expected to begin on Tuesday in Manhattan state court in the criminal case against former Dewey& LeBoeuf chairman Steven Davis, 62; ex-executive director Stephen DiCarmine, 58; and ex-chief financial official Joel Sanders, 57.. Prosecutors from the Manhattan District Attorney's office say the defendants overstated revenue and...