Oct 1- Communications and events company UBM Plc said it would acquire Advanstar Communications, a privately-held trade show organizer, for $972 million in cash to increase its focus on the events business in North America. Shares in the FTSE -250 company fell more than 3 percent on Wednesday to their lowest in more than two years.» Read More
TOKYO, May 15- Japan's economy grew 1.5 percent in January-March from the previous quarter, posting its biggest expansion since July- September 2011, as consumer spending jumped ahead of an April 1 sales tax increase, government data showed on Thursday.
NEW YORK, May 14- AT&T Inc is working with investment bank Lazard Ltd as it negotiates a potential takeover of DirecTV, the country's top satellite TV operator, according to people familiar with the matter.
NEW YORK, May 14- Network equipment maker Cisco Systems Inc posted a shallower-than-expected 5.5 percent drop in quarterly revenue, as recovering demand in regions like the United States and Northern Europe helped offset sluggish sales in emerging markets.
DAKAR, May 14- The International Monetary Fund says it will delay the disbursement of $6 million in aid to Mali pending a clarification from the government on the purchase of a $40 million presidential jet, an IMF spokesman said.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 14- Google Inc is already getting requests to remove objectionable personal information from its search engine after Europe's top court ruled that subjects have the "right to be forgotten," a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.
DAKAR, May 14- The International Monetary Fund says it questions the rationale of and procedures that led to Mali buying a $40 million presidential jet given the country's pledges to fight poverty, a spokesman said.
BUENOS AIRES, May 14- Argentina will increase child welfare payments by 40 percent to $6.84 billion a year for the country's poor, President Cristina Fernandez announced on Wednesday.
IMF SAYS IT QUESTIONS RATIONALE OF MALI BUYING $40 MLN PRESIDENTIAL JET GIVEN PLEDGE TO FIGHT POVERTY- IMF SPOKESMAN.
IMF SAYS SOUGHT MORE INFORMATION ON DEAL AND SEPARATE $210 MLN STATE GUARANTEE OF LOAN CONTRACTED BY PRIVATE FIRM FOR ARMY SUPPLIES.
IMF SAYS GETTING INFORMATION ON DEALS WILL DELAY NEXT $6 MLN TRANCHE OF CREDIT DUE IN JUNE.
VANCOUVER, May 14- Canada unveiled new rules on Wednesday to enhance pipeline safety and spill response, ahead of the development of new projects proposed to carry crude from Alberta's oil sands to coastal ports for export.
WASHINGTON, May 14- Despite several fiery mishaps involving fuel produced in North Dakota's Bakken energy patch, cargo from the region does not need special handling when it moves on the tracks, the leading voice for U.S. refiners said on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, May 14- Six U.S. senators asked antitrust regulators to take a hard look at Pfizer Inc's plan to buy rival AstraZeneca PLC if the two companies reach a deal, saying they had "significant concerns" about how the proposed transaction would affect consumers.
*Turkey declares national mourning for three days. SOMA, Turkey, May 14- Furious Turks heckled Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and jostled his entourage on Wednesday as protests erupted in several cities over a coal mine disaster in which at least 274 people died, making it the worst industrial accident in the nation's history.
May 14- Prima BioMed Ltd said its experimental lead treatment improved survival in some ovarian cancer patients without the disease worsening. CVac, like Dendreon Corp's prostate cancer vaccine Provenge, is a form of immunotherapy that stimulates the patient's immune system to target and destroy tumors.
May 14- ExOne Co reported quarterly revenue much below analysts' expectations as the company sold fewer 3 D printers and micromachinery. ExOne's machines, which cost anything between $100,000 and $1.5 million, can print on diverse materials such as stainless steel, bronze, glass, silica sand and ceramics.
May 14- When the world's leading cancer doctors meet in Chicago next month, new treatments from Merck& Co, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co and Roche Holding AG that help the immune system fight disease are expected to capture much of the spotlight.
WASHINGTON, May 14- Six U.S. senators have asked antitrust regulators to take a hard look at Pfizer Inc's plan to buy rival AstraZeneca PLC if the two companies are able to reach a deal, saying they had "significant concerns" about the proposed transaction's effect on consumers.
DENVER, May 14- Wal-Mart has settled lawsuits with the families of 23 people who died from a 2011 listeria outbreak traced to cantaloupe grown at a Colorado farm and sold by the retailer, both sides said on Wednesday. "Both Wal-Mart and my clients are pleased to get this behind us," Marler said.
WASHINGTON, May 14- A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday denied a request by industry groups to delay the implementation of a new rule that requires companies to determine if their products may contain "conflict minerals" from a war-torn part of Africa.