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  • JOHANNESBURG, Jan 29- South Africa's Reserve Bank left interest rates on hold on Thursday and dampened chances for a rate cut in coming months due to lower oil prices, saying this would require a sustained decline in inflation. "The MPC is of the view that the bar for further accommodation remains high and would require a sustained decline in the inflation rate and...

  • Royal Caribbean, whose cruise lines include Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruise, has been battling tough competition in the Caribbean from smaller rivals such as Europe's MSC Cruises, who offer cheaper packages. "The company continues to experience highly competitive Caribbean pricing through the first quarter, but...

  • Dice Holdings misses Street 4Q forecasts Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 10:57 AM ET

    NEW YORK _ Dice Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $6.5 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 13 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in March, Dice Holdings said it expects revenue in the range of $63.5...

  • MakeMyTrip reports 3Q loss Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 10:54 AM ET

    GURGAON, India _ MakeMyTrip Ltd. on Thursday reported a loss of $3.6 million in its fiscal third quarter. MakeMyTrip expects full-year revenue in the range of $137 million to $138 million. MakeMyTrip shares have decreased slightly since the beginning of the year.

  • Potash's profit beats as sales rise, costs fall Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 10:52 AM ET

    Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by strong potash sales and lower costs.

  • Denmark cuts key interest rate to -0.5 percent Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 10:50 AM ET

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark— Denmark's central bank has decided to cut its interest rate on certificates of deposit by 0.15 percentage points to -0.5 percent to keep the krone currency stable against the euro. Danmarks Nationalbank says Thursday that the rate reduction will take effect Friday and follows interventions it made in the currency market to keep the...

  • New York Community Bancorp posts 4Q profit Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 10:48 AM ET

    WESTBURY, N.Y. _ New York Community Bancorp Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $131.2 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 27 cents per share. New York Community Bancorp shares have dropped nearly 3 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Las Vegas Sands beats, still keen on Macau Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 10:47 AM ET

    The casino empire's executives assured analysts Wednesday that tales of Macau's demise are unfounded.

  • Jan 29- U.S. refiners Valero Energy Corp and Phillips 66 reported better-than-expected quarterly profits as they processed more cheap crude oil at a time when demand for gasoline increases. San Antonio- based Valero said net income from continuing operations attributable to stockholders fell to $1.22 billion, or $2.22 per share, for the quarter ended Dec. 31...

  • Fed could wait until September to lift rates -BlackRock Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 10:47 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Jan 29- The U.S. "Using words such as solid growth and strong employment gains would allow the Fed to continue down previously telegraphed mid-year lift-off, but recognizing the near-term softness in inflation, combined with referencing international conditions, provides the central bank with the ability to wait until September to begin the...

  • Jan 29- Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf on Thursday signed an executive order reinstating a moratorium on new leases for oil and natural gas development in state parks and forests. Officials in Pennsylvania were not immediately available to say how much gas and oil energy companies produce from state forest and park land. Drilling for gas in the Marcellus...

  • Shake Shack IPO is hot but can it match Chipotle? Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 10:45 AM ET

    The IPO market lately has been particularly fruitful for so-called fast-casual chains such as Shake Shack rival Habit Restaurants Inc and others that hope to replicate the red-hot growth of burrito chain Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. Preliminary demand on Wednesday prompted Shake Shack to raise its expected IPO price to a range of $17 to $19 per share from...

  • Potash Corp's shares rose more than 3 percent Thursday in Toronto and New York, touching their highest level since May 2012 in Toronto. Potash Corp sold 2.5 million tonnes of potash, the most ever in a fourth quarter and up 42 percent year over year. Potash Corp, the second-biggest potash producer by output after Russia's Uralkali OAO, reported fourth-quarter...

  • JetBlue Airways profit beats on cheaper fuel Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 10:42 AM ET

    JetBlue Airways reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as it benefitted from lower fuel prices and flew more passengers.

  • Timken beats 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 10:42 AM ET

    CANTON, Ohio _ Timken Co. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $41.9 million. On a per-share basis, the Canton, Ohio- based company said it had profit of 47 cents. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 61 cents per share.

  • LONDON, Jan 29- Greece's credit rating could be cut if talks with its international creditors do not make progress by the time of Fitch's next review in May, one of the firm's senior ratings directors said on Thursday. Fitch is the last of the big three ratings agencies, after Standard and Poor's and Moody's, to send a warning to Greece's new anti-bailout coalition.

  • Early Glance: Coal companies Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 10:40 AM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 02 or 1.6 percent, to $0.96. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 06 or. 2 percent, to $29.73. Peabody Energy rose$. 02 or. 3 percent, to $6.12.

  • Early Glance: Gold companies Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 10:40 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 21 or 1.7 percent, to $12.40. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 42 or 1.7 percent, to $23.84.

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 10:40 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 08 or. 1 percent, to $139.54. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 19 or. 2 percent, to $86.63.

  • Early Glance: Media companies Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 10:40 AM ET

    Comcast Corp. fell$. 23 or. 4 percent, to $54.36. Walt Disney Co. fell $1.01 or 1.1 percent, to $91.67. Gannett fell$. 44 or 1.4 percent, to $31.17.