SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 18- EBay Inc Chief Executive John Donahoe will get an exit package worth an estimated $23 million after the company splits from payments unit PayPal next year, according to an agreement highlighted in a securities filing on Thursday. The figures could change depending on the performance of eBay's share price next year. "John's transition...» Read More
LONDON, July 1- Sweden's renewable energy support scheme is compatible with European Union law, the EU's top court ruled on Tuesday, in a judgment that means member states will avoid a radical overhaul of their renewable energy laws.
TOKYO, July 1- Tokyo prosecutors said on Tuesday they will charge the Japanese unit of Novartis AG and a former employee in connection with allegations of data manipulation in promoting its best-selling blood pressure drug Diovan.
MOSCOW, July 1- Russia's Gazprom said on Tuesday gas flows to Europe via Ukraine remained stable and that volumes had risen this year, proof that foreign clients still wanted Russian gas. Russia cut gas supplies to Ukraine on June 16 in a dispute over unpaid bills but has continued to supply gas which Ukraine sends on to Russia's clients in Europe.
ZURICH, July 1- Switzerland's financial regulator said on Tuesday it was investigating staff at BNP Paribas' Swiss arm after the French bank admitted violating U.S. sanctions against Sudan, Cuba and Iran, in part by using Geneva to conceal wrong-doing.
China Credit Trust Co Ltd's "Credit Equals Gold #2" wealth management product, which raised 1.3 billion yuan from investors in 2011, may face difficulties repaying them when the product matures on July 25, the China Securities Journal reported, citing a statement by the company to investors.
*55- day moving average at $1.3698 is big resistance. LONDON, July 1- The euro held near a six-week high against the dollar on Tuesday, threatening a break past $1.37 that could quickly see it back at levels expected to provoke at least a verbal response from the European Central Bank.
*Growth led by Germany and periphery but France contracts. A resurgence in the bloc's periphery countries supported Germany, which was again the driving force, despite slower growth due to extra public holidays. Markit's final Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index for the euro zone fell to 51.8 in June from May's 52.2, its lowest since November.
*BNP Paribas rises on relief at U.S. sanctions settlement. LONDON, July 1- European shares edged higher on Tuesday, with BNP Paribas among the top performers after it settled a U.S. sanctions case, a relief to investors.
LONDON, July 1- European shares edged higher on Tuesday, with BNP Paribas among the top performers as traders expressed relief at the fact that the French bank had settled a U.S. sanctions case. BNP Paribas rose 2.7 percent, making it the best performer in percentage terms on the FTSEurofirst index.
SHANGHAI, July 1- China's main stock indexes ended flat on Tuesday, as targeted stimulus measures and upbeat purchasing managers' index data failed to boost investors' appetites. Analysts said the figure was expected to be good following the earlier release of an upbeat HSBC/ Markit PMI for June.
ST PETERSBURG, Russia, July 1- Russian central bank governor Elvira Nabiullina said on Tuesday the rouble's long-term stability could be ensured only by curbing capital flight. "The rouble's long-term stability is possible only by lowering the outflow of capital," Nabiullina told a central bank conference in St Petersburg.
In a convoy that stretches hundreds of meters, the trucks travel east across northern Israel, bringing goods from Europe to customers in Jordan and beyond. The number of trucks crossing between Israel and Jordan has jumped some 300 percent since 2011, to 10,589 trucks a year, according to the Israel Airports Authority.
BNP PARIBAS SHARES SEEN UP 2-3 PCT AT OPENING- TRADERS.
PARIS, July 1- BNP Paribas SA:.
BNP PARIBAS SAYS NO NEED FOR ISSUE OF ADDITIONAL TIER 1 INSTRUMENTS.
BNP PARIBAS SAYS LEVERAGE RATIO WILL BE IMPACTED, TO STAY ABOVE 3 PCT.
BNP PARIBAS CFO SAYS WILL HAVE RELEVANT CASH FOR THE SETTLEMENT, LIQUIDITY SITUATION IS AMPLE.
HONG KONG, July 1- Pro-democracy protesters gathered for a mass march in Hong Kong on Tuesday, with one burning a photograph of the city's leader and another calling for him to be sacked, in what could be the biggest challenge to Chinese Communist Party rule in more than a decade.
BNP PARIBAS SAYS HAS NOT OBSERVED ANY MASSIVE UNCERTAINTY AMONG CLIENTS IN RESPECT OF DOLLAR CLEARING.
BNP PARIBAS CFO MACHENIL SAYS WITHOUT SETTLEMENT, DIVIDEND PAYOUT RATIO WOULD INDICATE A 2 EURO PER SHARE.