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  • Feb 8- Shares of companies offering data analytics and cloud services, including Tableau Software Inc, fell sharply again on Monday amid worries that their customers were cutting spending. Tableau shares fell another 10 percent to $37.28. RBC Capital Markets analysts asked in a research note.

  • *Dollar falls to lowest vs yen since November 2014. NEW YORK, Feb 8- The dollar fell to a 15- month low against the yen on Monday as a renewed slide in oil prices and doubts about the effectiveness of the Bank of Japan's negative interest-rate policy drove investors back into the safe-haven currency. "A bit of it is positioning," said Charles St-Arnaud, senior...

  • The company's shares plunged 51 percent to $1.50 in early trading. Chesapeake, which has more than $10 billion in debt, has been hit by a steep fall in both oil and gas prices. Chesapeake reported cash and cash equivalents of approximately $1.8 billion on Sept. 30, according to public filings.

  • LONDON, Feb 8- British prosecutors have delayed the start of their third Libor trial after new information was provided by Barclays, the former employer of the latest group of traders charged with conspiracy to manipulate financial benchmark interest rates. The trial will mark a watershed for the SFO, which has obtained one conviction but seen six brokers...

  • *U.S. shale, OPEC complicate oil price recovery. PARIS/ BRUSSELS, Feb 8- Green power is cheap enough to compete with fossil fuels and will buck the trend of falling investment in oil and gas as it can offer long-term returns sheltered from political risk, investors and industry analysts say. The differences this time include the depth of uncertainty over any oil...

  • BERLIN, Feb 8- Volkswagen's former head of group quality control Frank Tuch has left the carmaker as chief executive Matthias Mueller overhauls senior management positions following the emissions test-rigging scandal. Volkswagen said on Monday that Tuch quit the company at his own request "to take on new responsibilities elsewhere". Tuch was appointed as...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 8- U.S. "Weakness in global equities is adding pressure on Treasuries," said Ian Lyngen, senior government bond strategist at CRT Capital in Stamford, Connecticut. Investors concerned about slowing growth noted data showing China's foreign reserves fell for a third consecutive month in January as the central bank dumped dollars to defend the yuan...

  • Brent futures fell 68 cents to $33.38 a barrel, a 2 percent loss, by 10:36 a.m. EST, paring a fall of as much as 3.3 percent earlier in the session. "With the possibility of a production cutting deal quickly fading into the sunset, market participants are once again left to focus on the reality of the oversupplied global market," Energy Management Institute analyst...

  • *Company postpones fourth-quarter results to Feb. 29. Feb 8- Shopping center owner and operator Brixmor Property Group Inc said its CEO and two other top officers resigned after an internal review found that its financial statements were tampered with, sending its shares down as much as 25 percent. "The board is disappointed to have learned of the conduct and lack...

  • *U.S. crude falls below $30 per barrel. Feb 8- Wall Street was deep in the red on Monday, as technology stocks extended a selloff from Friday and U.S. crude oil slipped below $30 per barrel, sending investors scurrying for cover to safe-haven assets. "Equities are in a' go-nowhere-fast' mode, with a downward bias in the near term," said Terry Sandven, chief equity strategist...

  • *Drug fails to beat placebo in mid-stage trial. Feb 8- BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc said its lead drug failed to reduce the frequency of recurrent swelling in patients with hereditary angioedema, sending its shares skidding as much as 68 percent in early trading on Monday. The results will clearly work in the favor of British drugmaker Shire Plc, which has two...

  • LONDON, Feb 8- The price of gold jumped more than 2 percent on Monday to touch its highest level since June, extending last week's sharp gains, as sliding stock markets and worries over global economic growth prompted investors to seek safety in hard assets. Spot gold reached a peak of $1,198.70 an ounce, its strongest since June 22, after breaking key resistance at...

  • ATHENS, Feb 8- Greece's lenders still need to be persuaded that Athens can plug a bigger than expected fiscal gap when talks on reforms needed under an international bailout resume next week, the finance minister said on Monday. Talks between the heads of the EU/IMF mission reviewing Greece's progress and the government over a tough pension reform plan, fiscal...

  • MILAN/ LONDON, Feb 8- European shares touched a 16- month low on Monday with investors rattled over a slowdown in global economic growth and newly concerned about the region's banking sector. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was down 3.1 percent at 1,243.21 points by 1521 GMT, its lowest level since October 2014. Shares in Deutsche Bank fell 6.5 percent,...

  • TORONTO, Feb 8- Canada's main stock index fell on Monday as heavyweight banking and energy stocks lost ground, offsetting gains among gold miners. Oil prices fell as a meeting of producing countries Saudi Arabia and Venezuela showed few signs that steps would be taken to deal with a supply overhang. At 10:17 a.m. EST, the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX...

  • Feb 8- Pfizer Inc, which agreed to buy Allergan Plc for $160 billion last year, unveiled its management line up for the combined company, once the deal closes in the second half of 2016.. Pfizer agreed in November to buy Botox-maker Allergan in a deal meant to slash Pfizer's tax rate as the tax-inversion deal would shift its headquarters to Dublin.

  • Feb 8- Chipotle Mexican Grill stores will be closed for four hours on Monday for a nation-wide meeting for its restaurant employees on food safety, after several outbreaks of food-borne illnesses linked to the chain. Chipotle, whose sales and stock has been hammered by outbreaks of E. Coli and Norovirus linked to its chain, said in a tweet on Monday it would be live...

  • Feb 8- The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying industrial commodities, registered a new all-time low on Monday on muted vessel demand. Chinese markets are closed from Feb. 8 to Feb. 12 for the Lunar New Year holiday. Average daily earnings for capesize vessels, which typically transport 150,000- tonne cargoes such as...

  • *EU countries may fast-track political accord on tax. BRUSSELS, Feb 8- New rules requiring multinational corporations to reveal tax and financial data to authorities in all EU countries where they operate may be agreed by the bloc's states as soon as March, EU diplomats said on Monday. In a bid to curb multinationals' tax avoidance, which is estimated by the...

  • Feb 8- Natural gas producer Chesapeake Energy has hired restructuring lawyers from Kirkland& Ellis, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The company's shares fell 38 pct to $1.88 in early trading, hitting their lowest since 1999.. Chesapeake, which has more than $10 billion in debt, has been hit by a steep fall in both oil and gas prices.