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A federal judge expressed a tentative view that the U.S. Justice Department will be able to show evidence that Apple engaged in a conspiracy to increase e-book prices.
May 9- Shares in Barnes& Noble Inc rose 32 percent in premarket trading on Thursday after a report that its partner Microsoft Corp is considering an offer to acquire all of Nook Media's digital assets.
SINGAPORE, May 7- Asia cash premiums remained well supported as traders continued to factor in for tighter supplies in June due to slimmer Western arbitrage flows into Asia. -U.S. oil major Chevron sold 20,000 tonnes of 380- cst to Singapore trader Hin Leong at an outright price of around $619 a tonne, or a premium of around $3.30 a tonne.
SINGAPORE, May 6- Asia cash premiums were firmer on Monday, rising nearly $1 on expanding concerns over thinner June arbitrage supply flows from the West into Asia. Western traders Mercuria and Glencore were extremely aggressive in their bids at both the front and back-end of the trading cycle May 21- June 5.
Barnes & Noble aims to make its "Nook" tablets more appealing to consumers by offering buyers access to Google's apps store, hoping to generate interest in the device.
SINGAPORE, May 3- Asia cash premiums were higher on Friday after more than 120,000 tonnes of high sulphur fuel oil was traded in over-the-counter trade at strong premiums, reflecting concerns over lower arbitrage supply flows from the West in June.
During OTC trade, Swiss-based trader Mercuria posted a bid for a 20,000 tonne cargo of 180- centistoke loading May 23-27 at a premium of $4 a tonne and $4.50 a tonne for a similar sized cargo loading between May 28 through June 1.
FRANKFURT, April 30- Shares in German media conglomerate RTL Group slipped below their issue price in their first day of trading on Frankfurt's stock exchange, following the world's largest share offering of a media group in eight years.
SINGAPORE, April 30- Asia cash premiums and front-month timespreads remained firm on Tuesday, as an anticipated delay to Western arbitrage flows was expected to tighten supply availability within the second half of May, traders said.
NEW YORK, April 29- Publishing house Macmillan moved on Friday to settle a raft of antitrust suits accusing it of conspiring with other publishers to raise e-book prices, hammering out a $26 million settlement with a group of states and individuals, court filings show. Macmillan is a unit of Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH, based in Germany.
SINGAPORE, April 29- Asia cash premiums and front-month timespreads strengthened on Monday reflecting lower-than-expected Western arbitrage flows from Europe into Asia for May that are likely to arouse fears in the middle of the month of a near-term supply shortage, traders said.
"The market is well supplied, I'm not sure the deals are reflective of tightening supply, it's more a case of a trading play which is designed to lift up the premium in that part of the month," a Singapore- based trader said. "There was some tightness at the start of the month, but it shouldn't be the case now, because of the low-density supply flow into Singapore next month."
SINGAPORE, April 25- Asia fuel oil cash premiums were steady on Thursday, but are expected to be weighed down as supply improves, traders said. "Previously there was a perception of tightness that might have been a little overdone, but now, with no shortage of blending components, the market seems to have allowed better sense to prevail," a Singapore- based trader said.
Apple CEO Tim Cook must testify in a federal antitrust lawsuit that alleges price-fixing by Apple and e-book publishers, a judge ruled Wednesday.
NEW YORK, March 13- Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook must sit for a deposition in the U.S. government's lawsuit against the company over alleged price-fixing in the e-book market, a judge ruled on Wednesday. The government had argued that Cook likely had relevant information about Apple's entry into the e-books market.
*Deal values BMG at 1.1 bln eur incl debt- Bertelsmann CEO. FRANKFURT, March 1- Bertelsmann AG, Europe's largest media company, is buying out its partner in music rights company BMG, banking on pop fans splashing out on more digital downloads.
Feb 25- Barnes& Noble Inc said its chairman, Leonard Riggio, plans to make an offer for the company's bookstores, a deal that would result in splitting them off from the company's Nook device and e-book business, which has been losing ground to Amazon.com.
Feb 25- Barnes& Noble Inc said its chairman, Leonard Riggio, plans to make an offer for the bookseller's retail business, a deal that would result in splitting off the traditional book business from the company's Nook devices, which have been losing ground to Amazon.com' s Kindle.
Feb 25- Barnes& Noble Inc Chairman Leonard Riggio, joining a growing list of executives lining up to buy the fading companies they founded, offered to buy the bookseller's declining retail business, leaving it to focus on its more promising Nook e-reader and college bookstores.
Apple may find itself in hot water if the Justice Department's antitrust allegations involving e-books go to trial.