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  • Aided by foreign technology acquired during three decades of development, China has the highest number of reactors being built and ambitions to export its home-grown models to an overseas market worth hundreds of billions of dollars. And in a sign of progress on exporting its own nuclear technology, China signed a preliminary agreement last month to sell its...

  • BRASILIA/ SAO PAULO, March 5- A corruption scandal at state-run oil company Petrobras has entered a volatile new phase that could lead to jail for some of Brazil's best-known politicians and business leaders while making a likely recession even worse. A prosecutor's motion on Tuesday to open investigations against 54 individuals, reportedly including the...

  • MILAN, Feb 24- Italian aerospace and defence group Finmeccanica has agreed to sell its rail business to Hitachi Ltd in a deal which will cost the Japanese conglomerate up to 1.9 billion euros and cut Finmeccanica's debt by 15 percent. For Hitachi the acquisition will give it a stronger foothold in Europe where it competes with the world's top three train makers-...

  • MILAN, Feb 24- Italian conglomerate Finmeccanica has agreed to sell its rail assets to Japan's Hitachi in a potential 1.9 billion euro deal that will cut its debt by 15 percent and help it to refocus on aerospace and defence. Hitachi, meanwhile, will gain a stronger foothold in Europe to compete with bigger rivals such as Germany's Siemens and France's Alstom,...

  • LONDON/ MILAN, Feb 23- Hitachi Ltd has agreed to buy Italian conglomerate Finmeccanica's rail and signal assets, sources close to the matter said, a deal expected to top $2 billion and give the Japanese firm a stronger foothold in Europe to compete with bigger rivals. For Hitachi, which relocated its rail division to London last year, the main focus of the deal is rail...

  • BRUSSELS— The European Union opened an in-depth probe of General Electric's $14.1 billion takeover of the power division of French company Alstom on Monday fearing higher prices and less choice. In international business, the European Commission wields major power since its rejection of a multinational deal has thwarted mergers and takeovers in the past,...

  • *Areva issues fifth profit warning in seven months. PARIS, Feb 23- French state-controlled nuclear group Areva said it expects a 2014 net loss of about 4.9 billion euros, mostly due to asset writedowns and provisions, notably connected with its much-delayed Olkiluoto 3 reactor in Finland. Areva's latest profit warning, the fifth in seven months, comes ahead of the...

  • Feb 17- China is considering combining its huge state-controlled oil companies to better compete with the world's biggest producers, the Wall Street Journal reported. Other options include merging China National Offshore Oil Corp, or CNOOC, and Sinochem Group, the report said. China said late last year that it would merge the country's top two state-owned...

  • BRUSSELS, Feb 9- Rich nations provided nearly $15 billion over a decade from 2003 to 2013 to fund exports of coal-fired power plant and coal mining technology, data seen by Reuters shows, defying calls to end subsidies for the most polluting of the fossil fuels. A document prepared late last year by the Paris- based Organisation for Economic Cooperation and...

  • MUNICH/ FRANKFURT, Feb 6- Siemens Chief Executive Joe Kaeser applied the finishing touches to his overhaul of the German industrial group with the announcement on Friday of 7,800 job cuts designed to streamline management and speed decision-making. The roughly 2 percent cut to the trains-to-turbines group's global workforce will generate productivity...

  • *Q4 net profit $680 mln vs poll avg $720 mln. ZURICH, Feb 5- Swiss engineering group ABB took a cautious stance on earnings for the coming months after a strong U.S. dollar, sluggish global economy and a slide in oil prices caused it to miss expectations in the fourth quarter. Like rivals Siemens and Schneider Electric, ABB has been grappling with delayed capital...

  • *Q4 net profit $680 mln vs poll avg $720 mln. Like rivals Siemens and Schneider Electric, ABB has grappled with a sluggish global recovery that has delayed capital spending by its customers, which include utility companies and oil, gas and mining firms, as well as a slide in oil prices. The Zurich- based company said fourth-quarter orders fell 6 percent to $9.37...

  • HELSINKI/ FRANKFURT, Jan 29- Nokia reported higher than expected profits at its core Networks business on Thursday, on the back of strong sales in North America, but group profits took a knock from higher costs at its Technologies unit which handles its patents and develops new products. The Finnish company, which sold its former flagship phones business to...

  • *Networks business grew 8 pct in q4 driven by North America. HELSINKI, Jan 29- Finland's Nokia on Thursday reported stronger-than-expected quarterly profits for its core network equipment business on the back of network roll-outs for faster 4 G mobile services in North America. Nokia, which ranks third in the global network gear market after Ericsson and...

  • *U.S. stocks fall on disappointing earnings; MSCI global index slips. NEW YORK, Jan 27- World stock indexes fell on Tuesday following disappointing company earnings, while the dollar retreated after an unexpected decline in U.S. durable goods orders. All three major U.S. stock indexes ended more than 1 percent lower, with shares of Microsoft, down 9.3 percent, and...

  • *Ericsson and Philips fall after weak updates. LONDON, Jan 27- Renewed concern over Greece and weak results at companies such as Siemens and Philips halted a winning run on European stock markets on Tuesday. The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index also declined 1.4 percent after a similar eight-day winning streak.

  • Siemens chairman says to stay on until 2018 Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 9:35 AM ET

    MUNICH, Jan 27- Gerhard Cromme, the powerful chairman of German industrial group Siemens, will stay on until the end of his contract in 2018, he told shareholders at Siemens' annual general meeting on Tuesday, a year after facing public calls to resign at the same event. Cromme, 71, has been on Siemens' supervisory board since 2003, during which time he has seen off...

  • MUNICH, Jan 27- Siemens Chief Executive Joe Kaeser faced tough questions on Tuesday about his stewardship of Europe's biggest engineering group, 18 months after overthrowing his predecessor in a messy boardroom coup. Siemens shares fell more than 3 percent and Kaeser, 57, faced criticism at the company's annual meeting in Munich. "Even if you are the right man at...

  • *Ericsson and Philips fall after weak updates. LONDON, Jan 27- Renewed concern over Greece and weak figures from leading companies such as Siemens and Philips halted a winning run on European stock markets on Tuesday. The benchmark Athens ATG equity index fell 3.6 percent and Greece's borrowing costs rose.

  • LONDON, Jan 27- The euro rose and shares slipped in Europe on Tuesday as mixed corporate earnings and concerns over Greece kept investors cautious ahead of a busy week which will include the first policy meeting of the U.S. Although core bond yields held near those lows, lower-rated yields edged higher after Europe signalled it would not yield to a new Greek...