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  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 13- BlackBerry Ltd unveiled its new mobile-device management and security platform on Thursday and struck wide-ranging partnerships to bolster its capabilities, sending its shares more than 6 percent higher. The new platform, the BlackBerry Enterprise Service, or BES 12, will allow corporations and government agencies to manage and make...

  • LONDON, Nov 13- Apollo Global Management is planning to bid for all GlaxoSmithKline's mature drugs, joining an auction expected to value the business at more than $3 billion, according to four people familiar with the process. GSK, Britain's biggest drugmaker, is looking to divest its mature prescription medicine products sold in North America and western...

  • Nov 13- Hachette Book Group and Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday they reached a multi-year agreement for e-book and print book sales after months of fighting that pitted authors, agents and publishers against the world's largest online retail store. Amazon, which pulled several of Hachette's books from its inventory, will immediately resume selling all of...

  • Nov 13- Chimerix Inc said its experimental broad-spectrum antiviral was one of two agents to be tested in a trial in confirmed Ebola patients in West Africa. Chimerix and the University of Oxford are in process of finalizing an agreement to supply the drug, brincidofovir, for the study. The study will be led by the university on behalf of the International Severe...

  • *Ericsson sees slightly slower growth in main markets. STOCKHOLM, Nov 13- Telecom equipment and services group Ericsson plans to cut 9 billion Swedish crowns of costs a year, including reducing staff, to help it cope with weaker growth prospects for its markets, it said on Thursday. While its North American market is slowing with operators such as Verizon and AT&T...

  • MEXICO CITY, Nov 13- Mexico's Energy Minister Pedro Joaquin Coldwell and Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi have held talks in which both agreed that all efforts should be made to stabilize international oil markets, Mexico's government said on Thursday. Mexico's energy ministry issued a brief statement summing up the participation of the officials at...

  • BOSTON, Nov 13- Hedge fund Marcato Capital Management has bought a 1.6 percent stake in the Bank of New York Mellon, becoming the second prominent activist investor in recent months to disclose a position in the world's largest custody bank, according to a regulatory filing. San Francisco- based Marcato's stake is valued at $688 million, making it the biggest...

  • MEXICO CITY, Nov 13- Mexico's Energy Minister Pedro Joaquin Coldwell and Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi have held talks in which both agreed that all efforts should be made to stabilize international oil markets, Mexico's government said on Thursday.

  • LISBON, Nov 13- Portugal's recently-privatised postal service CTT left the door open on Thursday to joining the bidding for PT Portugal, the local operating business of Portugal Telecom which is now owned by Brazilian group Oi, saying it was monitoring the sale process. Oi has said it might sell Portugal Telecom's operations in Portugal after its protracted...

  • *Chimerix, University of Oxford are in process of finalizing definitive agreement for supplying Brincidofovir for the planned clinical trial. *Says the World Health Organization and local health authorities are also participating in this clinical research. *Chimerix Inc says trial will be led by University of Oxford on behalf of international severe acute...

  • Europe shares inch up; oil slump hits energy sector Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 12:34 PM ET

    *Brent drops through "pain threshold" of $80 a barrel. Brent futures tumbled more than 2 percent to below $79 a barrel, hitting a four-year low, dragged down in part by data showing China's economy lost momentum again in October. Both oil majors Total and BP fell 0.9 percent, while oil services firms Seadrill and Saipem dropped 4.3 percent.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 13- The U.S. Export-Import Bank has mischaracterized potentially hundreds of large companies and units of multinational conglomerates as small businesses, a flaw in its record keeping that could undermine the export lender's survival strategy. A Reuters analysis showed companies owned by billionaires like Warren Buffet and Mexico's...

  • HOUSTON, Nov 13- Oilfield Water Logistics LLC, which transports, treats and disposes of water for energy companies in the U.S. shale oil boom, said on Thursday it bought competitor WestWater Energy, the latest step towards consolidation in the fragmented sector. The acquisition means Dallas- based OWL, a recently formed company backed by a unit of private equity...

  • UPDATE 3-Buffett's Berkshire buys P&G's Duracell Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 12:09 PM ET

    *Buffett to return $4.7 billion worth of shares to P&G. Nov 13- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc said on Thursday it would buy Procter& Gamble Co's Duracell battery unit in a stock swap, taking over a business the billionaire has supported for nearly two decades. The addition of Duracell, whose batteries are known for their copper-colored tops, gives...

  • By Oludare Mayowa and Chijioke Ohuocha. LAGOS, Nov 13- Nigeria's naira currency fell 2.7 percent against the dollar on Thursday, despite central bank intervention, with foreign investors also selling bonds and stocks as the price of oil tumbled to a four-year low, dealers said. This has led to increased expectations of a tightening of monetary policy- to help draw...

  • Nov 13- Wal-Mart Stores Inc same-store sales, helped by lower gas prices, rose for the first time in seven quarters, but the world's largest retailer warned it was preparing for a bruising holiday season as it moves to match prices with online outlets. Wal-Mart said on Thursday comparable sales at stores open at least 12 months rose 0.5 percent in the third quarter...

  • MARCATO SAYS BNY MELLON STAKE TOTALS $688 MILLION AS OF SEPTEMBER 30.

  • ACTIVIST HEDGE FUND MARCATO CAPITAL MANAGEMENT TAKES STAKE IN BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON- REGULATORY FILING.

  • Letter from North Dakota: The Oil Party Rocks On Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 12:06 PM ET

    WILLISTON, N.D., Nov 13- Falling oil prices have spooked Wall Street and even parts of Texas. But in North Dakota's booming oil patch, the crude-fueled party carries on. "The oil price drop is a topic of discussion here," said Joel Lundeen, an owner of The Bakken Club, a $5,000 initiation fee dining establishment in Williston, the de facto capital of the state's oil boom "But...

  • UPDATE 1-Russia's Gazprom put 2015 investments at $18 bln Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 11:59 AM ET

    *Gazprom to start research for new gas route to China. MOSCOW, Nov 13- Russia's Gazprom will invest 839.2 billion roubles next year, the bulk for development of the Yamal peninsula gas deposits and also including research for a new gas pipeline route to China, the company said on Thursday. Gazprom signed a memorandum at the weekend that it hopes will lead to...