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May 9- Private equity firm Carlyle Group LP reported flat first-quarter profit and a decline in cash generated from managing and selling assets, despite strong capital markets that have allowed its peers to boost earnings. On a post-tax basis, this translated into $1.02 per adjusted unit, beating analysts' average forecast of 94 cents in a Thomson Reuters poll.
*Costco, L Brands miss estimates. May 9- Costco Wholesale Corp and Victoria's Secret parent L Brands Inc reported smaller-than-expected sales gains in April, when consumer mood swooned on concerns about the job market recovery.
*Cold weather in Brazil attracts some coffee buying-trade. The market continued to climb up from a three-year low at $1.3270 per lb on April 29, basis July, pressured by expectations of an abundant off-year crop in Brazil.
LYNNWOOD, Wash.-- Action-sports clothing and equipment retailer Zumiez Inc. said Wednesday its sales improved in April, and a key sales measurement surpass Wall Street expectations. Zumiez said its total sales grew 12 percent to $43 million over the four weeks ended May 4.
May 7- Alabama's Jefferson County will brief a federal judge on Thursday on its progress toward exiting from bankruptcy, as the county appears likely to become the first big U.S. local government to impose losses on bondholders since the 1930 s.
*Risks include high valuation, competitive threats By Ransdell Pierson. TARRYTOWN, N.Y., May 7- Just two years ago, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals was a relatively obscure biotech company in the village of Tarrytown, a picturesque New York suburb better known for "Rip Van Winkle," "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," and other creations of hometown author Washington Irving.
*Shares jump five-fold in two years, market value $26 bln. TARRYTOWN, N.Y., May 7- Just two years ago, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals was a relatively obscure biotech company in the village of Tarrytown, a picturesque New York suburb better known for "Rip Van Winkle," "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," and other creations of hometown author Washington Irving.
SAO PAULO, May 7- Brazil's Gerdau SA slightly beat first-quarter net income estimates on Tuesday as costs rose less than expected, signaling that the largest steelmaker in the Americas is banking on prudence to bolster profits.
*Westjet Airlines Ltd said it expects revenue per available seat mile to decline in the second quarter, hurt by the timing of the Easter and Passover holidays and cancellation of some business by travel agency Thomas Cook.
SAO PAULO, May 7- Gerdau SA, the largest steelmaker in the Americas, posted on Tuesday first-quarter net income of 160 million reais, according to a securities filing. Profit at the Porto Alegre, Brazil- based company rose 12 percent from the prior quarter, but fell 60 percent from the same quarter of 2012, the filing said.
NEW YORK, May 7- Major stock indexes in Germany and the United States hit all-time highs on Tuesday after data bolstered expectations that Germany has returned to growth, and a successful bond sale in Portugal indicated the country is on track to exit its bailout.
HONG KONG, May 7- Philippine conglomerate Cosco Capital plans a share offer worth up to $500 million to bolster liquidity and free float after a recent corporate restructuring, IFR reported on Tuesday, citing sources familiar with the deal.
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WHAT: Federal Reserve Consumer Installment Credit, March. IFR COMMENTARY: "Consumer credit should have seen a 19th straight month of growth in March, though we look for a gain of about $12 bln, which would be below the six-month trailing average of+ $14.2 bln. --by Theodore Littleton of IFR Markets, a unit of Thomson Reuters.
*Rate-setting scandals in US, London triggered review in Singapore. SINGAPORE, May 7- Mukesh Kumar Chhaganlal said he tried to warn his manager at UBS AG about the "increasingly unrealistic" currency rates being set last year for the Indonesian rupiah against the dollar.
May 7- Non-deliverable forwards are used to hedge or speculate against currencies when exchange controls make it difficult for foreigners to trade in the spot market directly. The idea is the same as a regular foreign exchange forward- an investor or company wants to lock in an exchange rate for a certain period in the future.
*Q1 aftertax ENI/share $1.89 vs Street view $1.24. NEW YORK, May 6- Apollo Global Management LLC reported a 72 percent increase in first-quarter profit, its best quarterly results as a publicly listed alternative asset manager, as it took advantage of favorable capital markets to exit investments.
*A private equity group made up of Bain Capital and Golden Gate Capital Corp are nearing a deal to acquire BMC Software and an announcement could come as early as Monday, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.
NEW YORK, May 6- Apollo Global Management LLC reported a 72 percent increase in first-quarter profit per share, its best quarterly results as a publicly listed alternative asset manager, as it took advantage of favorable capital markets to exit investments.
NEW YORK, May 6- Apollo Global Management LLC on Monday reported a 72 percent increase in first-quarter profit per share, easily beating expectations as it took advantage of favorable capital market conditions to exit investments.