*China developers seeking new capital sources as liquidity tightens. HONG KONG, Aug 27- Global private equity firm Carlyle Group is in advanced talks with China Vanke Co Ltd, the country's largest property developer, to buy stakes in nine of its shopping malls, two people with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.» Read More
HAVANA, March 26- Cuba is proposing a new Cuban foreign investment law that would cut the profits tax in half to 15 percent and exempt most investors from paying it for at least eight years, official media said on Wednesday.
NEW YORK, March 26- U.S. stock opened higher on Wall Street Wednesday as geopolitical tensions eased after Western powers agreed to hold off on more damaging economic sanctions against Russia unless it went beyond its seizure of Crimea.
NEW YORK, March 26- Working parents of young children face a disappointing calculus. A family in the middling 28 percent marginal tax bracket could see the second earner's salary cut by 43 percent or more, once state, Social Security and Medicare taxes are included.
*Louis Dreyfus Commodities full-year net income $640 mln. PARIS, March 26- Global trading group Louis Dreyfus Commodities B.V. reported a sharp fall in full-year net profit on Wednesday as an improved second-half performance failed to offset a first half hit by a severe U.S. drought.
March 26- Canadian fund manager AGF Management Ltd reported a 10 percent rise in quarterly profit as lower stock compensation expenses more than offset the impact of a decline in revenue.
LONDON, March 26- Britain's small energy suppliers have benefited from consumers' dissatisfaction with gas and electricity prices. About half a million customers have opened accounts with independent providers in recent months, mostly leaving the established "Big Six" suppliers in protest against steep tariff increases.
*Politics loom large over UK energy sector. LONDON, March 26- Riding a wave of public anger at soaring utility bills, a group of tiny British suppliers have prised away hundreds of thousands of customers from the energy giants which dominate the gas and power market, a Reuters analysis of company data showed.
*Fed to buy $2.25 bln- $2.75 bln notes due 2021-2024. NEW YORK, March 26- U.S.
At the same ceremony Airbus is set to agree the sale to China of at least 150 aircraft worth $20 billion, and possibly as many as 200, in a deal that could include both planes and helicopters.
March 26- BlackBerry Ltd said it received U.S. government security clearance for its solution that separates and secures work and personal data on mobile devices powered by Google Inc's Android platform and Apple Inc's iOS operating system.
WASHINGTON, March 26- Orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods rebounded in February and shipments snapped two straight months of declines, providing fresh signs the economy was shaking off some of its winter gloom.
*Hossam Shabib sentenced to death along with 528 others. CAIRO, March 26- Hossam Shabib says he has always been a respectable Egyptian doctor who served his community and stayed out of trouble.
*West holds off on more severe sanctions against Russia. *Facebook buys Oculus for $2 bln, shares up in premarket.
March 26- Darden Restaurants Inc shareholder Barington Capital asked the company to find a new chief executive and appoint an independent chairman. The hedge fund and Starboard Value LLP have opposed Darden's plan to spin off its Red Lobster restaurant chain and have asked that the plan be put to a shareholder vote.
PROFIT TAX REDUCED TO 15 PCT FROM 30 PCT UNDER CUBA'S PROPOSED FOREIGN INVESTMENT LAW- OFFICIAL MEDIA.
CUBA'S PROPOSED FOREIGN INVESTMENT LAW OFFERS 8- YEAR TAX HOLIDAY FOR MOST NEW INVESTMENT- OFFICIAL MEDIA.
MOSCOW, March 26- The Russian economy may contract markedly this year and the country could see record capital outflow of $150 billion if the crisis over Moscow's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea deepens, the World Bank warned on Wednesday.
CUBA'S PROPOSED FOREIGN INVESTMENT LAW OFFERS BIG TAX BREAKS FOR NEW INVESTORS- OFFICIAL MEDIA.
DETROIT, March 26- Nissan Motor Co is recalling 1,053,479 vehicles globally, mostly in the United States, to fix software that could deactivate the front passenger airbag.
WASHINGTON, March 26- Orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods rebounded more than expected in February and shipments snapped two straight months of declines, providing fresh signs the economy was shaking off some of its winter gloom.