*EU puts pressure on Switzerland to change rules. Inc is shifting its main European tax base to Ireland from Switzerland, a Reuters examination of company statements and accounts shows, as pressure mounts on the Alpine nation to abolish some corporate tax incentives.
OSLO, Feb 6- Drillers face a year of pain as they take delivery of a slew of new vessels ordered during boom times just as oil companies ruthlessly tighten spending on offshore exploration. Drilling stocks are already down by 20 percent since late last year but analysts at Barclays estimate that there is another 35 percent downside, even under a base case.
Treasuries after factory activity in China contracted in January for the first time in six months. A decline in the flash Markit/HSBC Purchasing Managers' Index in China, the world's second-largest economy, reinforced concerns about global growth, especially in commodity-sensitive emerging markets.
*Noble Corp falls, biggest loser in S&P on the day. NEW YORK, Jan 23- U.S stocks fell on Thursday, with the selloff accelerating in afternoon trading, hurt by disappointing manufacturing data in China and a mixed bag of U.S. corporate earnings.
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 1- Malaysia's UMW Oil& Gas Corp climbed as much as 11 percent in its market debut, as investors bank on the company's close ties with state oil firm Petroliam Nasional Bhd to provide it with a steady stream of revenue for years to come.
SAN FRANCISCO/ KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia, Oct 27- G lobal energy service giants are banking on a boom in Saudi oil and gas drilling over the next few years to revive profits that are being squeezed by overcapacity in the North American market.
Oct 24- Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc posted a higher-than-expected quarterly profit, but delays in getting rigs out of the shipyard weighed on its prospects for 2014, and its stock fell 3 percent.
Oct 24- Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc posted a quarterly profit that beat analysts' estimates due to higher utilization of rigs used in shallow and ultra-deepwater drilling. Bigger rivals Noble Corp and Ensco Plc both reported higher-than-expected quarterly profits as rates paid for their rigs improved.
With a deadline hanging over Congress, stocks could be whipped by headlines from Washington but should ultimately be able to limp through the drama.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
CNBC’s Analytics team looked at the stocks that have average consensus estimates farthest above their current stock prices. Here's what they found.
In a note to clients, Goldman Sachs strategist David J. Kostin on Wednesday identified what he thinks are the top 40 most undervalued stocks.
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Earnings season kicks into high gear in the week ahead. Plus, at least 10 Fed speeches. How risk-averse are investors? Oh, this is going to put them to the test. Rest up.
First, a soft ISM, now a soft ADP and soft ISM Services. Weaker economic data and global growth fears weigh on markets.
A flood of earnings reports, including major technology and industrial companies, could make or break the stock market’s surprise January rally in the week ahead.
Noble has performed well, and yesterday option traders were targeting the offshore-drilling contractor.
Shell may have moved an oil rig that ran aground off Alaska last week partly to avoid millions of dollars in taxes, U.S. Rep. Ed Markey said, raising even more questions about the oil company's decision on the timing of the move.
An oil drilling rig owned by Royal Dutch Shell ran aground in Alaska after drifting in stormy weather, highlighting the serious risks of working in an offshore region where some in the industry see huge potential.