LONDON, March 14- Brent crude oil steadied above $107 a barrel on Friday, on track for a third weekly loss amid worries over Chinese economic growth and rising U.S. stockpiles, although tension in Ukraine heightened worries over Russian oil supplies.» Read More
It is only the latest example of France taking aim at U.S.-based Internet giants. Last week the country's data protection watchdog moved closer to fining Google for the way it stores and tracks user information after the search engine ignored a three-month ultimatum to bring its practices in line with local law.
NEW YORK, Oct 3- U.S. Treasuries prices slipped on Thursday as investors moved to the sidelines, awaiting a breakthrough in Washington to end the first government shutdown in 17 years.
DUBAI, Oct 3- Saudi water and power project developer ACWA Power plans to sell an $800 million debut Islamic bond this year and list on the Saudi stock exchange around the end of 2014 as it ramps up production capacity, its chief executive said on Thursday.
OSLO, Oct 3- Norwegian Air CEO Bjoern Kjos was on his way to Thailand last month to celebrate the opening of his budget airline base but instead got a lesson in why many low-cost carriers have failed in the long-haul market.
NEW YORK, Oct 3- U.S. stock opened slightly lower on Thursday amid lingering market uncertainty as a partial U.S. government shutdown extended to a third day and leaders in Congress showed no sign of progress towards resolving the stalemate.
Oct 3- Tropical storm Karen, the 11th named storm of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, has formed over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in its latest bulletin. Karen is packing maximum sustained winds near 60 miles per hour and moving north-northwest at near 13 miles per hour.
BOSTON, Oct 3- Hedge fund manager William Ackman has restructured his $1 billion short bet against Herbalife Ltd in order to cut the risk of further mark-to-market losses, he told investors in a quarterly letter.
Oct 3- U.S. drugmaker Eli Lilly and Co, which is trying to rebound from painful patent expirations on its medicines, said it would have to cut costs to achieve its financial goals through 2014, but would buy back $5 billion of its stock over time.
NEW YORK, Oct 3- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower open on Thursday amid lingering market uncertainty as a partial U.S. government shutdown extended to a third day and leaders in Congress showed no sign of progress towards resolving the stalemate.
BANGKOK, Oct 3- Laos is to forge ahead with a second hydro power dam on the Mekong river, side-stepping its commitment to consult its downstream neighbours before starting work.
LONDON, Oct 3- Copper fell on Thursday as longer-term uncertainty over surpluses made itself felt, but the metal's losses were limited by dollar weakness due to U.S. government turmoil. Copper has lost almost 9 percent this year against a growing surplus. "Copper's fundamentals are deteriorating," said Stephen Briggs, strategist for BNP Paribas.
LONDON, Oct 3- High-rated euro zone bonds fell on Thursday as generally upbeat European economic data prompted investors to sell as a batch of bond sales weighed on the market. Market participants said bond sales by Spain, France and Britain also weighed on the market in trading thinned by a public holiday in Germany.
Oct 3- Constellation Brands Inc reported higher quarterly earnings on Thursday and the alcoholic beverage company raised its full-year outlook following the acquisition of Grupo Modelo's U.S. beer business.
NEW DELHI, Oct 3- Indian banks will offer cheaper loans to stimulate demand for two-wheelers and other consumer durables as Finance Minister P. Chidambaram tries to pull the economy out of the worst slowdown in a decade ahead of national elections due by next May.
*Britain and Germany still lead the way in September. LONDON, Oct 3- A return to growth last month for French and Italian companies buttressed a tentative economic recovery in Europe, where Britain and Germany continued to lead the way, surveys showed on Thursday.
DUBAI, Oct 3- A slew of IPO plans in Dubai shows the stock market is finally regaining its role as a fund-raising source for companies. That is a sign that the wounds of the global financial crisis, and Dubai's real estate crash of 2009-2010, have largely healed.
LONDON, Oct 3- The rising number of Britons putting off retirement may help explain something that has been puzzling economists- why the Bank of England thinks unemployment will be slow to fall despite a stronger economy. More than 1 million people over the age of 65 in Britain are in employment.
Oct 3- Alcoholic beverage company Constellation Brands Inc reported higher quarterly earnings on Thursday, helped significantly by the acquisition of Grupo Modelo's U.S. beer business.
NEW YORK, Oct 3- U.S. stock index futures fell on Thursday amid lingering market uncertainty as a partial U.S. government shutdown extended to a third day and leaders in Congress showed no sign of progress towards resolving the stalemate. The situation in Washington has pressured equities, with the S&P 500 having dropped in eight of the past 10 sessions.
Oct 3- U.S. drugmaker Eli Lilly and Co, which is trying to rebound from painful patent expirations on its medicines, said it would be able to meet its financial goals through 2014 with difficulty and announced it would buy back $5 billion of its stock over time.