SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 27- A previously undisclosed hacking campaign against military targets in Israel and Europe is probably backed by a country that misused security-testing software to cover its tracks and enhance its capability, researchers said. The attack program relied on software usually sold by Boston- based Core Security to companies and other...» Read More
RUSSIA'S CENTRAL BANK SAYS WILL PROVIDE BANKS WITH LIQUIDITY THROUGH EXISTING INSTRUMENTS IF ADDITIONAL RISKS EMERGE DUE TO WESTERN SANCTIONS.
ARGENTINE DEBT NEGOTIATORS WILL HOLD FURTHER TALKS WITH HOLDOUTS ON WEDNESDAY- GOVT SOURCE.
MOSCOW, July 30- Russia's Economy Ministry has drafted a regulation introducing import duties on Ukrainian goods, a draft document showed, in an apparent response to Kiev's trade deal with the European Union. Moscow fears that Ukraine may re-export EU products into Russia, avoiding duties that Russia imposes to protect its own output.
MOSCOW, July 30- Russia's Economy Ministry has drafted a regulation introducing import duties on Ukrainian goods, a draft document showed, in an apparent response to Kiev's trade deal with the European Union.
RUSSIAN ECONOMY MINISTRY DRAFTS REGULATION ON IMPOSING DUTIES ON UKRAINIAN IMPORTS- DOCUMENT.
July 30- Top bankers in Britain will be held directly accountable for decisions they take under proposals published on Wednesday to make it easier for regulators to punish misbehaviour and claw back bonuses if cases of misconduct.
July 30- Energizer Holdings Inc, the maker of Energizer and Eveready batteries, reported a 26 percent fall in quarterly profit as household goods sales fell nearly 11 percent due to higher competition and the loss of two key retail customers.
*Twitter rallies in premarket after blockbuster results. NEW YORK, July 30- U.S. stock index futures rose on Wednesday as investors sought bargains following a period of weakness and looked ahead to data on economic growth and comments from the Federal Reserve following its latest policy meeting. *Twitter Inc surged 27 percent to $49 in heavy premarket trading.
LONDON, July 30- Cement makers lead declines on European equity indexes on Wednesday as Switzerland's Holcim and Germany's HeidelbergCement reported disappointing results, blaming weak emerging-market currencies.
BUENOS AIRES, July 30- Argentina's Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said on Wednesday he would make "no comment" on the last-ditch debt negotiations in New York, with the country facing until the end of the day to avert its second default in 12 years.
July 30- Navigation equipment maker Garmin Ltd reported an 11.7 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by higher sales of its GPS-based fitness products. The company's net income rose to $182 million, or 93 cents per share, in the first quarter ended June 28, from $172.5 million, or 88 cents per share, a year earlier.
McDonald's and its franchisees can be held liable in complaints that the company violated employee rights, an official at the U.S. NLRB said.
July 30- Thomson Reuters Corp reported on Wednesday a 1 percent rise in revenue on growth in its Legal and Tax& Accounting divisions. The news and information company said that total second-quarter revenue from ongoing businesses was $3.15 billion, compared with analysts' expectations of $3.13 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
July 30- Oil and natural gas producer Hess Corp said it plans to form a publicly-traded master limited partnership comprising its pipeline and storage assets in North Dakota's Bakken oil shale field. Hess said it expects the partnership to file a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in the fourth quarter.
*HeidelbergCement, Holcim confirm outlook for 2014. FRANKFURT, July 30- Cement makers HeidelbergCement and Holcim stuck to targets for a rise in 2014 earnings, saying solid growth in North America and cost cuts should offset unfavorable currency effects, which weighed on second-quarter results.
*BBVA Q2 profit falls 39 pct year on year. *BBVA shares up, Popular flat. MADRID, July 30- Spain's BBVA posted a lower-than-expected drop in second-quarter lending revenue on Wednesday, helped by resilience in its biggest markets Mexico and improvements in other overseas markets such as Turkey.
July 30- Canada's Torstar Corp reported a 7 percent decline in revenue at its media business, which publishes the country's largest daily newspaper, the Toronto Star. Revenue in the media business fell to C $237.3 million as the company continued to struggle with low print advertising sales.
*Mechel's debt totals $8.6 bln. MOSCOW, July 30- Russia has prepared two different options for bailing out indebted coal miner Mechel and both involve a change in ownership, President Vladimir Putin's top economic aide said on Wednesday.
July 30- U.S. health insurer Humana Inc said on Wednesday that second-quarter profit fell due to investments in the exchanges created under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law as well as costly new hepatitis C drug treatments. Humana said membership growth and a lower share count due to stock buybacks had helped offset some of the new costs.
LONDON, July 30- Russian shares posted their biggest jump in a month on Wednesday as investors were relieved that new sanctions announced by Brussels and Washington on Tuesday were as expected and not tougher. The United States added three state-owned banks to its sanctions list- VTB, Russian Agricultural Bank and Bank of Moscow.