HONG KONG/ SYDNEY, Dec 9- Bankers in Australia have much to cheer this Christmas as fees from underwriting IPOs surge 10- fold this year, and many are now betting on an equally active year in 2014 as a slew of private equity exits keep the market busy.» Read More
SEOUL, July 30- Samsung C&T Corp said on Tuesday it had won a 2.19 trillion won order to build part of the Riyadh Metro project in Saudi Arabia. The South Korean builder said in a regulatory filing it had won the order as part of a consortium of unidentified partners, of which Samsung C&T's portion amounts to $1.97 billion.
TOKYO, July 30- Japan's jobless rate hit its lowest level in four and a half years in June and the availability of jobs hit the highest in five years, boding well for the government's efforts to revive the economy and end deflation.
TOKYO, July 30- Japan's Nikkei share average is expected to drop for the fifth session on Tuesday as the yen's decline falters, with many investors sitting on the sidelines as they wait for corporate earnings and key events later in the week such as a U.S.
WASHINGTON, July 29- Lockheed Martin Corp and the Pentagon have reached agreement on orders for the next two batches of F-35 fighter jets, a deal worth over $7 billion, a person briefed on the discussions told Reuters on Monday. The total includes 60 F-35s for the U.S. military, and 11 for Australia, Italy, Turkey and Britain.
WASHINGTON, July 29- Images of a scientific observation buoy floating in what appeared to be an Arctic lake near the North Pole lit up the online world in the past week, sparking questions about whether this was a sign of global warming. Also, the buoy was never quite at the North Pole, oceanographer James Morison said in a telephone interview.
LONDON, July 30- African Barrick Gold is being sued in Britain's High Court by a group of Tanzanians who say the company was complicit in the killing by police of at least six villagers at one of its mines in incidents dating back two years.
MADRID, July 30- Spain's two-year slump is close to coming to an end, official data is expected to show, but with weak real economic data and new austerity casting a long shadow, a sustained recovery may still be far off.
*2nd- qtr FFO 27 cents/ shr vs Wall Street forecast of 25 cents. NEW YORK, July 29- General Growth Properties Inc said on Monday it had a 17 percent increase in a key measure of quarterly profit, beating Wall Street expectations, and said it had reached an agreement to sell its stake in a Brazilian shopping center company.
WASHINGTON, July 29- The International Monetary Fund said on Monday that Ukraine must participate in post-program monitoring because of its relatively large debt to the Washington- based lender, subjecting its economic policies to greater scrutiny.
WASHINGTON, July 29- The White House on Monday shot back at critics who claim Obamacare is leading to higher healthcare costs, slower job growth and rising numbers of part-time workers, saying the latest economic statistics show none of those effects.
"Despite all the noise on Wall Street, we saw a record number of 80,000 new distributors in the U.S. in the second quarter," said Walsh. Herbalife, whose weight-loss and nutrition products are sold through a network of independent individuals all over the world, has spent much of 2013 caught in the crosshairs of two Wall Street titans.
WASHINGTON, July 29- The U.S. power market regulator took a step toward charging JPMorgan Chase& Co. with gaming electricity prices on Monday, confirming months of media reports about "manipulative" trading schemes that have rattled the bank.
WASHINGTON, July 29- U.S. bank regulators, wary of upsetting the fragile housing market, are moving cautiously in fashioning dozens of new rules to prevent reckless underwriting and other mortgage market abuses.
NEW YORK, July 29- General Growth Properties Inc said on Monday it had a 17 percent increase in a key measure of quarterly profit, beating Wall Street expectations, and said it had reached an agreement to sell its stake in a Brazilian shopping center company.
In a report, the Government Accountability Office said two USDA agencies did not routinely check master lists compiled by the government to assure payments go only to living recipients. Contracts with USDA often are voided by death, but payments can flow to heirs for work already performed.
NEW YORK/ TORONTO, July 29- Richard Baker is doubling down on his attempt to revive big-name department stores with a $2.4 billion bid to buy Saks Inc, bringing the New York retailer into Canada and under the same roof as Lord& Taylor and Canada's Hudson's Bay.
The West Clark Community Schools district failed to submit annual reports or notices required by statute for a 2005 bond issue and then, in an official statement for a 2007 bond sale underwritten by City Securities Corporation, said it had complied with disclosure obligations, the SEC said.
LONDON/ NEW YORK, July 29- BMW aims to win a "meaningful" segment of the electric car market with its i-series battery-powered models by offering luxurious styling and packages designed to help owners overcome the traditional hurdles to electric car ownership.
*Quebec government promises taxpayers they won't pay. OTTAWA, July 29- The Quebec government has ordered the rail and fuel companies involved in a devastating train crash that killed 47 people in the town of Lac Megantic to pay for cleaning up the crude oil that spilled in the town and surrounding lakes and rivers.
July 29- Nutritional products giant Herbalife reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings on Monday amid strong demand for its products and raised its forecast for 2013, signaling to its high-profile detractors that the company is confident about the months ahead.